TO THE HOT TAKE CANNON
For those high school senior/parents of high school senior mgobloggers out there, the decisions are up in Wolverine Access. I personally didn't get in, but I'm not too bummed about it. Congratulations to everyone that was able to get in! Hopefully mgoblog will be well represented in the BBA class.
Feel free to vote for your favorite pub, but here is my plug for Conor's...
I have no association with Conor's other than the fact it's a great place in Ann Arbor. Also, very authentic and not just a crappy bar that brands itself Irish. It was designed and BUILT in Ireland and imported. Plus, there's good food and good spirits.
Here's more about it: http://www.conoroneills.com/annarbor/about-conor-oneills-irish-pub/
Link to vote for best Irish pub:
Anyone who has ever attended a game in Columbus can relate... There's a serial pooper on the loose in Akron. He's hit 19 cars so far:
11 B1G schools make the list of top 100 in the world with Michigan leading the pack. Go Blue!
#61 < PSU < #70
#71 < MSU, Purdue, Rutgers, Minnesota < #80
#81 < OSU < #90
#91 < Maryland < #100
Just saw in the Chicago Trib that (LINK) two fraternity students were expelled for their role in the racist chant at OU. Those of you who are interested have already been following the story. University of Oklahoma president Boren indicated that this was not the end of sanctions.
I still am waiting to see what happens with the Michigan Sammie episode at Treetops in January. I know the amount of estimated damages has quadrupled, and is yet to reach a final determination. I also am curious what the University will do regarding individual students.
Both the racist chants at OU and the property destruction by UofM fraternity students, have caused me to reflect on my time in a fraternity at Michigan. Especially being a house with roots in the south (albeit founded after the Civil War.) Did my fraternity have racist chants or wanton destruction of property?
As for racism, I know that we had guys in the house who were Jewish, Asian, and Indian. I don't remember any African-American men, but there were no stipulations against them. We didn't have any race specific fraternity songs or chants. As far as property destruction goes, most damage was internal (trashed house after parties.) I had other problems with the fraternity rituals, but none regarding race. I'm curious about the experience of others who were in fraternities, whether at Michigan or elsewhere. Was there anything which upon reflection, you regret, in terms of going along with something that was just wrong?
Wow. The series started off kind of slow, but tonight's episode is one that this show will be remembered for.