The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Road tripping from California to Michigan (Grand Rapids area) in August and looking to fill the family truckster with Michigan beer to share upon my return. Since nothing is distributed here (I'm not in San Diego), people get excited to taste fresh bottles and I have lots of orders from friends for Founders, Bell's and 3 Floyds since I have to drive through Munster, IN. Anway, it has been a few years since I have been back in Michigan so looking for new things to bring back. Tasted a bottle from Dark Horse this year that impressed me so definatley heading there. But Marshall is about as far east as I will be going and only want to buy freshies straight from breweries, so any advice would be great. Also, great to know opinions on possible brewery only beers at the established places that I should seek out.
In less than 2 weeks, on Tuesday, August 11th, Brian will be making an appearance in downtown Washington, DC. He’ll be doing a presentation followed by a Q&A session with the audience, so be sure to bring all of your burning questions. This is an event sponsored by The University of Michigan Club of Greater Washington, DC, and will be held at 6:30 in the private back room area of RFD Washington. Food will be provided and there will be specials on drinks for purchase. The event is filling up fast, but you can still get tickets by clicking the register now link within the event info at http://alumni.umich.edu/connect/event/evening-brian-cook-mgoblog. Tickets are $20 for AAUM members and $25 for non-members. Hope to see a bunch of you there.
Well, back on an actual Tuesday again! We're a hateful buch of car nerds, as last week's "Cars you hate" thread saw >100 responses.
This week, let's get the bragging and whatever the opposite of bragging is. What is the FASTEST car you've owned/driven/ridden in (whatever makes the best story) and similary, what is the SLOWEST? Slow could mean your jalopy, or that 48 HP Austin Healey that's so fun at the limit... despite the limit being low.
Let's hear about the fast and the slow
I thought it might be interesting to see how people weigh their loyalties to the various teams they follow.
If you want something a little more concrete, rank the teams you follow in order of how happy you would be if they won a championship. I'm thinking specifically pro and college big 4 sports teams, but feel free to throw in national teams or non-revenue sports teams as well if that's your bag.
1. Michigan Basketball
Spending the late 90s and early 00s as the only UM basketball fan in my school was tough, but that makes the current success that much better.
2a. Indiana Pacers
Indiana kid's gonna Indiana. I spend about 5 minutes as part of my morning routine seething about the fact Reggie Miller(and Austin Croshere) never got a ring, but I have that slight disdain for pro sports holding be back from calling them #2 alone.
2b. Michigan Football
I had the great pleasure of getting into sports right after UM won the football title in 97, so I haven't gotten the good pleasure of enjoying a championship as it happened.
4. Indianapolis Colts
Of course the team I care least about is the only one that has won a championship while I've been following them. All hail St. Peyton. All hail St. Andrew.
5. Any team representing the USA in international competition.
Share yours so that I know who to downvote reflexively if you like teams that I don't.
The trailer for the latest 007 installment has been released. Daniel Craig reprises his role as Bond in Spectre. The movie is scheduled for release on November 6.
Forbes Magazine is out with its list of top colleges in the U.S.
19 - Northwestern
45 - Michigan
68 - Illinois
70 - Wisconsin
82 - Maryland
107 - Indiana
108 - Minnesota
119 - Purdue
155 - thebucksarenuts
166 - Penn St.
169 - MSU
177 - Rutgers
192 - Iowa
280 - Nebraska
The full list can be seen here: http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/