"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Especially ironic given that the guy works for Tressel: http://chronicle.com/article/Presidents-Defend-Their-Pay-as/126971/#
(Mods: feel free to kill if the comments start to go down a political road.)
Given the general relevance of Muppets to the board, I thought it perhaps worthwhile to suggest using caution when comparing professional athletes to said delightful Hensonistas:
MUNICH (AP) -- Star goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is suing another goalie for telling a TV audience he belonged in the "Muppet Show.''
Lehmann recently came out of retirement to return to Arsenal. While working as a television commentator in September, Lehmann criticized the performance of Tim Wiese of Werder Bremen in a Champions League game against Tottenham.
Wiese responded a day later in a newspaper, saying Lehmann should "go to the Muppet Show'' and be treated "on a couch.'
'Lehmann has filed a lawsuit and is demanding more than $28,000 for having his "personal rights violated.'' A Munich court will hear the case this week.
I would love to belong in the Muppet Show, personally. I've undergone so much Pavlovian conditioning that whenever I see them, I get the unique physiological response (e.g., heart palpitations, feeling of warmth, some salivation) that only accompanies Michigan victories.
We've had some good and not so good April Fools jokes today. In the spirit of the day, what are some of the best/worst rumors you've heard in the past year regarding any MIchigan sport?
My favorite- Bo Pelini to LSU to replace Miles so that Miles can come up to Ann Arbor. I was so desperate for truth I believed it. Shame on me.
Just wanna bring to your attention that U-M is hosting the annual regional Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competition this year. Our regional is the North Central region and our competitors are MSU, Michigan Tech, Wayne State, Toledo, Ohio Northern, U of D, WMU, and Lawrence Tech.
Saturday's festivities go from 9 am til 5 pm at Pierpont and Duderstadt buildings on north campus. The steel bridge competition (UMich steel bridge won last year's regional and went to nationals) starts around 10:30 am and the concrete canoes will be on display and have their presentations starting around 2.
Sunday is concrete canoe race day up at Independence Lake, in Webster (a good 10 minute drive up US-23 from campus). Canoe races start at 9 and are the men's endurance, men's sprint, women's endurance, women's sprints, and co-ed sprint.
If you live in the area and have nothing to do this weekend, come check out this cool competition.
Bell's Brewery to start serving in cans...
No idea if they'll put Oberon in a can, but it's so popular, I gotta believe they will. Seems to me the yeast at the bottom would be more difficult to get out of a can, maybe?
Of course, beer is best served in appropriate glassware. But between cans and bottles, I'll take the bottle every time. Unless only cans are available, in which case I will just shut up and drink.
I just got an e-mail that Lloyd Carr will be speaking at the School of Public Health on April 5th at 3:30 PM in the SPH II Auditorium. He joins Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher of the Michigan NeuroSport Program and Dr. David Sleet, Associate Director for Science, CDC National Injury Prevention and Control.
The talk is entitled "Play Smart: Injury Prevention on and off the Field" and is free and open to the public. They are requesting that if you plan on attending, you register here: http://www.sph.umich.edu/scr/playsmart/
Hope some of you can make it out for this! Go Blue!