"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
We're a few weeks out from October 31st, so the Halloween parties are right around the corner. Post your costume ideas here.
I've always felt that costumes are for trick-or-treaters and college students going to parties. As I've aged though, I've also discovered that that parents are encouraged to be in costume at kids' events as well, so hopefully this is a thread most people can make use of.
I personally have never been fond of wearing big/ornate costumes and favor those that are clever and super easy to make...think Jim from The Office:
Last year I was so inspired by Brady Hoke that I taped a football to my shoe and wore a T-Rex hat: Puntasaurus.
Last week I was trying to identify Ace's old band but couldn't connect him with any. However last night in the MGoRadio thread user kevin holt posted about an old tweet Ace made in reference to Jonathan Slemrod being hired as Marco Rubio's aide:
@cjane87 Holy crap, Jonny has made some major moves since being the drummer in our high school ska band.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) May 29, 2015
The name Jonny Slemrod matches the contact name for the Ann Arbor based band After School Special:
Googling this band leads to a page where Jonny and an Ace are listed as band members and Seth is a fan:
Unfortunately the tracks in the playlist there do not work (at least not for me). Is anybody able to get the audio to work or able to find some tracks somewhere else on the interwebs? I need some new workout music.
UPDATE! The Ann Arbor District Library appears to have a copy of a cd that has a track (So You're a Senior) by Ace's band! The track can be downloaded from their website but only for active library card holders (I'm not as i'm in West MI). Somebody that does have a card wanna check it out?
I didn't see this posted yet, but the Times World University Rankings were released recently.
Michigan was tops in the Big Ten at 21, with Northwestern at 25. Only two in the top 25 of the rankings.
This is probably old news to veterans and many Ann Arbor residents who know about Team Red, White, and Blue and it's links to UM already, but I'd never heard of them until this piece on NPR's Morning Edition today. (LINK) The story opens up in Gallup Park and details how Team RWB started up as a way for veterans to connect with each other and the community through fitness activities. Started 5 years ago, now has 83k members.
Mike Erwin, Army vet of Aghanistan and Iraq, founded the group when he was a grad student at UM and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Link to Team RWB website
Just got my notice from the Alumni Association for the annual Official AAUM Homecoming tailgate, and lo and behold who is listed as a "special guest"?
"Appearances by special guests including: University President Mark Schlissel, MGoBlog creator Brian Cook, and New York Times bestseller John U Bacon."
Dear Leader has now gone mainstream. Cue the Ric Flair "Stylin & Profilin" gifs..