"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
A British Marine killed in Afghanistan last year left a huge sum from his life insurance policy to his friends so that they could go to Vegas and have a blowout in his memory...about $160,000 of blowout for 32 people. Takes a big guy to think of his friends like that, and also fairly awesome that he was wild enough to will such a thing. Rest in peace good man.
While we wait for someone to create an MGoRegistry for Brian (MDen? American Tailgater?), I thought I'd throw an idea out to the community regarding the mascot fiasco.
It seems that Brandon's motivation for even considering such a horrific idea was rooted in marketing. He wants added publicity for the university through a mascot, which leads to additional revenue. At least I hope that's why and it isn't just so he can get the mascot on one of those ESPN commercials. This idea seems short-sighted to me. How much marketing or revenue can such a mascot really bring in - especially at the expense of alienating a large portion of the fan base?
Here's my idea - why not create an animal habitat and bring in some actual wolverines? You can create this habitat in the area between Crisler and Michigan Stadium. During game-days it would be free admission with a ticket stub and all the kids he wants can come get their picture taken near the wolverines. When there isn't a game going on they can charge a small amount of money (kids free, alums discounted, etc.) to come and see the habitat. They can put in some nice museum-like information, including a history of the original wolverine mascots, Biff and Bennie.
I can already picture the panning camera shots of kids jostling for position in front of the glass while ABC comes back from commercial during a Michigan beat down of a rival.
Special Bonus: While confirming the names of the original live mascots, I came upon this unique "fact" on Wikipedia:
Blogger Brian Cook, owner of the popular blog MGoBlog, was given the middle name "Biff" by his parents as a tribute to this legend of Michigan sports.
Can any readers confirm whether this is true?
Michigan is winning in all but two categories, keep it up! Jalen Rose is tied with Mateen Cleaves for best basketball player of the 90s and Tyrone, Tim, and Anthony are all behind Tico Duckett for best running back of the 90s.
The parking lot/asphalt football field next to Elbel is being torn up right now. Roller Hockey enthusiasts and streetballers weep.
Rumor has it that it is to be replaced by Field turf to be used by the MMB. Another rumor has it that pretty soon all of elbel will be turfed and no longer to be open to the public.
Let's get Michigan ahead! I watched the "Best Basketball Duos" this morning.