I was a Taylor House (South Quad) resident from 1979-81. On Homecoming Saturday at zero-dark thirty, the RA's came through the halls and dragged us out of bed. We'd march (using a very broad definition of "march") down to the Huron River and pull on a long rope (with the folks from Gomberg house on the other end of the rope/other side of the river).
We were 1-1 during my two years.
I was not a fan.
Does this still happen?
Here's an article with a great photo from the 1969 ToW (which pre-dates my years by a decade). Gotta love the Jack Purcells on the guy at the front of the rope!!! And, the mildly amused expression on the face of the kid on the left border of the photo.
I'll put the photo here ...
I don't see much information on mgoblue.com about the women's softball fall ball games. I'm hoping someone (MGoSoftball or others) have been following how the ladies have looked this fall as Team 40. I know they beat MSU the other night - I think the final was 6-4 - and played another half dozen games or so (no results on the schedule on the team site).
Are Betsa/Blanco splitting pitching duties?
How do the bats look without the Sierras leading off the line up?
Who's taking over fielding spots for the departed seniors in the field (2/3 of the outfield and 2nd base, as I'm recalling right now)?
How do the freshmen look?
The bye week feels like a good time to catch up on another favorite M sport.
Last year I posted a link to the Michigan Cycling Team's kit order for alumni and friends and it was greated with a warm reception.
The Michigan Cycling team is a Club-sport who competes in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. Other teams in our conference include MSU, OSU, Notre Dame, Indiana, Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois, Case Western, Louisville, Northwestern, Cincinatti, Marquette, Miami (NTM), and a bevy of other small schools. Our conference also features a few schools that consider cycling a varsity sport including Marian and Lindenwood.
The kit order is once again live and this year they're added a couple more options including a special edition "Great Lakes" jersey.
These are the same exact uniforms that the team will be racing in next spring.
More information about the team can be found here :http://www.umcycling.org/
Below is a copy and paste of the information lifted from the team's facebook page:
Prices do tend to run a bit high, but such is the nature of being a small fish in the big pond of paying university royalties and the like. Any proceeds go towards helping get team member's to races and most importantly nationals.
Greetings Michigan Alumni, Parents, and Friends!
It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, Harbaugh has the football team rolling, and its time to stock up on all of that great Michigan cycling gear!
This year we have our classic Maize and Blue jerseys as well as some fun additions, including a special edition Great Lakes jersey and a warm winter jacket. Not only are you guaranteed to look great, but every purchase helps a Michigan student get to a race.
To login and place an order, please follow the link below:
The size chart can be found here:
If you have any questions, please feel free to email rgburnet at umich dot edu.
The store will be open until October 23rd. Once the store closes, it is closed for good. All orders should arrive in December before Christmas.
Note: Please note that all custom team store products are PREORDERS. All orders will be put into production once the store closes and will be delivered approximately 10-12 weeks after. You must place your order before the store closes.
With no game on our horizon this week, I am daring to ask an OT question slightly out of season. For years my father-in-law and I have made a bet here and there on Michigan games. He'd take ohio or MSU in a big game, and the deal was that the loser of the bet had to buy a $5 lotto ticket and if we ever hit it, we'd split the pot (yes, I have just about run out of $5 bills at this point...). I note that the Powerball lottery is just north of $100 Million right now.
My question to the board is this: If you won some gargantuan lottery with a 9-figure pay-off, what would you do with the money? Buy stuff? Go places? Share with friends/family? Make a huuuuge donation to 'Beveled Guilt'? Retire?
Where would you be 5 or 10 yrs after the big win?