I can't believe we have lost Emerson, Lake and Arnold Palmer in the same year...
Totally off topic, but this is too cool. Nike originally designed self-lacing shoes for Back to the Future II. Marty McFly puts them on when he travels to the future - 2015.
Although Nike did demo a prototype last year (they actually gave them to Michael J Fox), just like the Cubs, they were a year late in getting us the real things.
The HyperAdapt is now available by appointment only in NYC in limited numbers for a cool $720.
I'm no sneakerhead, but I am a bit of a geek and BTTF fan, so this is just really interesting to me.
ESPN has a nice write-up on the development (see below) and there are now plenty of reviews and vides of the shoes in action across the interwebs.
BUMPED - LSA
A worthy target for the Michigan Money Cannon. Craig from Hoover Street Rag and a few other Michigan outlets and Twitter accounts are attempting this week to raise at least $10,000, to match Harbaugh's fine with a donation to The ChadTough Foundation for DIPG research. This is a great cause with previous support from the Wolverine community. They're already at over $1,800 after 15 hours.
EDIT: A couple things. About $2700 has been donated in the less than 90 minutes since this post. Obviously, it didn't all come from here, but still impressive. This place is awesome.
Also, I'd like to be very clear that I am not really at all involved in the fundraising, nor was it my idea. I just gave it the signal boost to the MGoBoards. Your gratitude belongs to Craig Barker at Hoover Street Rag (@cdbarker, @hooverstreet), as well as Maize and Go Blue (@maizeandgoblue), @SupportUofM, and Maize and Blue Nation (@maizebluenation). They are the masterminds. I'm just this guy, you know?
I am going to ask the question that many others on the board have asked: where is Alumn96? He went from being a core poster on this board to dissapearing. According to his profile, he hasn't posted in 36 weeks. Does anyone know him personally? Is everything OK with him?
I hear they're going to hire Jerry Sandusky when he gets out of prison....
Remember: NO POLITICS.
.....and politics, Godwin's Law and so many other things just in the first few replies. - LSA
Can we have a kickstarter to fix this or something? Yeah I know, we lost rabble rabble rabble, but it really is infuriating during the game.