national champs baby
With the EDSBS Charity Bowl ending tomorrow, Michigan Men laughed heartily at Texas' use of their oil money to close the gap by retaking a commanding lead.
The key culprit in that is Michigan, the fanbase who treated even a meager challenge to their title like an existential threat. 290 very generous people donated to this year's Charity Bowl so far. ONE HUNDRED AND ONE OF THEM CLAIMED MICHIGAN AS THEIR SCHOOL. Of that $25K plus, almost $7K comes from Michigan.
It sounds like the only thing that will keep Michigan from a three-peat is a T. Boone Pickens intervention. Don't let that keep you from donating though, sounds like the charity (RRISA) is a worthy cause
Dear Columbus MGoBloggers,*
I'm writing to invite you to the Second Annual Berkshire Triathlon benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is a non-competitive sprint distance triathlon followed by a BBQ at our home.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 8th. A $50 check written out to "Nationwide Children’s Hospital" (which is 100% tax deductible) gets you into the triathlon, a dri-fit shirt, all you can eat City BBQ, and complimentary refreshments (including adult beverages). The swim is at Devon Pool, the bike is up the Olentangy Trail, and the run is at Beekman Park. For all of the info, please visit www.berkshiretri.org.
You can do the triathlon solo, only do part of it, or you can do it as a team of 2 or 3 people. We are also looking for a few volunteers to help out on “race day.” So if that’s your thing, just let us know.
Last year's event was super fun and we hope that you can join us this year. Feel free to pass this info along to your friends. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23rd to secure your spot.
* Apologies if this is not board worthy, but there seems to be a sizeable Columbus community on the blog and I figured this might be of some interest to them. Plus, we're trying to grow the event and its "off-season" on the board.
It's the dog days of the off season, wherein only Baseball, Softball and a few assorted -ball and non-ball sports are played. There's little news other than recruiting tidbits to share. Furthermore, we are composed of mostly 40 and under nerds and nerdettes (Herm notwithstanding), so I figure nobody will likely complain if I suggest we all watch this over and over and over.
More than anything else, I just want this movie to prove that traditional sci-fi (future setting, aliens, unexplained technology, etc), still works when the writing is strong. The crop for this kind of sci-fi has been so weak lately.They've all been either present-day/one-day in the future kind of things that try to basce it all around sounding legitimately sciency, or really, they've been flops. I'm counting on this to live up to one of the best books ever written, and right a stricken genre.
As the title indicates, WDIV is reporting that Drew and Mike of 101.1 WRIF will be replaced by Dave and Chuck the Freak, formerly of 89x. Drew and Mike's last broadcast will be May 17th. As someone who really enjoyed Dave and Chuck's show on 89X, this is great news. Unfortunate, though, for the Drew and Mike fans.
Stephen M. Ross – Michigan grad and owner of the Miami Dolphins – has signed his name on the Giving Pledge with the goal of donating half of his wealth to charity. As many may know, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates started it a few years ago. Ross along with others were announced recently as new members in the group.
Prominent in real estate, Stephen M. Ross founded Related Companies and today is the owner of the Miami Dolphins. In his pledge letter, he says "I turned a 10-page business plan" -- created after he'd been fired by a New York financial firm -- "into over a $15 billion business." Formerly private in his philanthropy, he says he joined The Giving Pledge hoping to inspire others to give.
Good for him and all the others. Great to see people willing to make such sacrificies in this world.
But it's nothing new, and it could be way, way, WAY worse.
Although, actually, in a way, I like this little guy. I think it's because it's embarassing to the Buckeyes and also because in the modern day, somebody would see this and scream RACIST! (Seriously... it's like the head of a Black character from a 1930's cartoon).