frank beamer #1
I learned an interesting fact about the University of Michigan today. I thought I would post it as a quiz question to see if anyone knew the answer. I'll post the answer in a few minutes.
The University of Michigan was opened in Ann Arbor in 1837, why does the University Seal have 1817 on it?
Well done to both DGlenn26 & Jeremy, plus 1 to you both. I took a tour of downtown Detroit today put on by Preservation Wayne and when the guide told me the story I was suprised I didn't know it.
Follow up, who founded the University? Judge Augustus B. Woodward, the Governor of the Michigan Territory, drew up a plan for a college which he dubbed the University of Michigania with the blessing of President Thomas Jefferson. Woodward Ave. is named for him and he designed the hub and spokes design of the downtown streets.
I enjoy history and it was neat to hear about the birth of the University of Michigan.
Edited in Bold.
My wife and I were driving through Ann Arbor the other day for a visit and spotted this beauty parked in the lot of the car dealership off Jackson Ave.
Could you? Would you? The wife said she would drive this baby in a heartbeat.
More pics here:
Okay, there's all this stuff out there re: Rich Rod, the Quarterbacks, the NCAA, the Defense... So I've been tipping back a few of my favorite brews, and I got to thinking - "back when I didn't have any money, what was the worst beer I spent my money on?". The short answer is "too many", the longer answer goes like this...
I'm a 1982 high school grad so these beers are dated, but still suck. In no particular order, here are the beers my buddies and I drank to get a buzz: Goebel, Milwaukee's Best, Buckhorn, Hamm's and Schlitz.
So what's your worst beer? Happy Friday Night!
As the title states, can anyone confirm that Canada is in the dark when it comes to shipping.
I presume that this question has been asked in the past, so I'm just trying to remind people.
The plan as of this moment is to get down for a game eventually (hopefully this year), but it would be nice to be sporting some swag as I enter.
I appreciate your time. Go Blue.
If anyone is interested, there's a fascinating show on HDT right now (8-9 EST) called "Wolverine Revealed". I randomly found it while flipping through channels and can't stop watching.
It's just about wolverines and a guy that's been photographing them for 19 years.
Fifth "did you know"....
... that Dennis Fizgerald won a golf medal in wrestling at the 1963 Pan American Games, and set the Michigan Wolverines football record with a 99-yard kickoff return?
Anyone else think someone at Wikipedia is an alum as this is the second U of M football reference in about a month and the fourth or fifth in about six months?