at least it's not just us?
[ed-S: senior haikus are coming]
Dear Readers of MGoBlog,
I have read Brian's twitter reactions, and I hope to help improve the MGoBlog community through improved board content.
Haikus are almost certainly MGoBlog's poetry form of choice. These are generally viewed as three lines of poetry following a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. However, I have come across a fantastic resource that discusses why this form does not have to be followed precisely (link). A few other pointers from the website:
1. Haikus tend to examine the thing which caused an emotion and not the emotion itself.
2. Haikus, while not following a 5-7-5 structure precisely, are still sparingly worded and are written in three lines.
3. February is National Haiku Writing Month.
I hope this enriches your poetry and improves the board!
I know that we've got quite a few of us on the blog who will be enjoying Latkes, Dreidels, Sufganiyot, Gelt, and candlelightings tonight, so Happy Hannukah everyone.
This is a holiday that celebrates Miracles (including, in fact a miracle upset!), may we have a miraculous victory come our way on Saturday. I figure there will be a "Thankful" thread at some point tomorrow as well but to those of you who don't celebrate Hannukah, let me wish you and yours a happy early Thanksgiving. Go Blue, and Beat Ohio
[EDIT: Yeah, I forgot how to embed in here; working]
The above is obviously an ASU AD PSA.
Below, 2 M Thank You ads as they appeared in the ND UTL II program and The Wolverine mag- directed soley to donors like Steven M. Ross (and others paying seat licenses, etc).
I think this provides a sharp contrast b/t the 2 athletic depts: how they think about the people that support their programs. I wonder if the M AD even considers M as having fans, or they just think about donors. Maybe fans are too fickle for the AD, so they'd prefer to think about donors instead? Perhaps your worth in the M AD's eyes is not measured in loyalty or even fickleness, but rather in dollars donated to the AD?
Clearly producing a cheezy turkey day video isn't the point, but it does provide a bit of insight and context regarding how the M AD thinks about fans/donors relative to another AD.
For those of you local to Ann Arbor or planning to visit for The Game. Mani Osteria & Bar was named the best pizza in Michigan by Mlive. They visited 33 reader submitted restaurants around the state and chose the Ann Arbor location as the best.
The founders of Mani wanted to have both a family-style Italian restaurant and high-style dining, and they hit the mark. "I hope we are re-energizing the Italian-American cuisine. It's something I grew up with," said chef Brendan McCall. "We want this to be approachable, like an Italian American diner restaurant.....this should be a family restaurant. That's the end goal." The staff was extremely knowledgeable and provided great service, answering questions on pizzas and the ingredients. A lot has been written about their wood-fire stoves, but the star of the menu is Executive Chef McCall, who pushes the boundaries of typical flavors. Take the Cippolini pizza -- our choice for Michigan's Best Pizza 2013 -- with mozzarella, roasted arugula, bacon and balsamic, for example, as well as the savory Sausage & Peppers with smoked scamorza, pepperonata and chile pesto. After a few bites, we wanted to keep eating more. The sauce also shines, and features San Marzano tomatoes that are strained and blended with spices to give it a rich and zesty bite. The cheeses are rich and buttery and the ingredients are locally sourced. Their most popular pizza is the Margherita, which has fior di latte, san marzano tomatoes and basil.
It's Friday night, and time for a friday night open/drinking thread.
Whats in everyone's glasses tonight?
Okay. Stuff happens. We move on. Hopefully without bashing high schoolers on the twitter (seriously guys, do not contact recruits).
We've lost our mojo, baby.
Let's find our happy place.
let us all cheer up and watch puppies, and other stuff.