This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Yeah buddy, Go Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stevie Wonder, John Harbaugh, Vladimir Putin, Ron Jeremy,
Harbaugh skydives into Ingalls Mall and then busts through the doors while Highway to the Danger Zone plays
A nice article concerning the team, courtesy of Intel: LINK
Two videos; one from Intel, which looks more closely at the team and the World Solar Challenge, and a second, from another corporate sponsor: Siemens. The second video is all about the WSC. If you ever wondered what that race is really like, you'll want to watch this video.
Big props to the current team, for maintaining an amazing winning tradition. The Top 4 teams finished within an hour of each other after 2500 miles of racing (from Darwin, on Australia's northern coast to Adelaide, on the southern coast - basically bisecting the country). The car (Aurum) posted the fastest finishing time, ever, for a UM Solar entry (38:54:09 @ 88.1 kph avg.). For comparison, Stanford University's entry finished 6th, 90 minutes later. The only other US teams (Principia & MIT) finished 17th and 23rd, respectively.
When you think about the Top 3, Dutch teams Nuon (winner) and Twente (2nd) are professionals while third place, Tokai University, has (deep) funding from Panasonic. Fourth place is rather impressive, to say the least. The students that comprise the team take the Fall semester off to compete in the WSC, the race takes up that much of their time.
This summer brings the American Solar Challenge where Aurum will be competing to win it's sixth straight championship. Go Aurum, Go Blue.
In case you haven't seen it yet, last night in the Calgary vs Nashville game, Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman gets up woozy from a crushing hit into the boards and starts making his way towards the bench. Along the way he runs into a linesman skating backwards, and proceeds to drill him right in the back of the head and shoulders.
Wideman claims it was unintentional and states he has apologized to the linesman in question, no word yet on possible suspension by the NHL. It did not draw a penalty in the game.
Video can be found at the following LINK but I'm having trouble embedding for the board, sorry.
My wife and I are due for our first child in the first week of May so we are coming into the home stretch. After some intial scares with the pregnancy, we have been given a clean bill of health and all thumbs up.
So in honor of that and Brian's new addition, let's talk some ideas for Michigan legacy baby names! My wife and I are both alumni, but I'm a much bigger fan than her. So just flat out going "Bo" is probably not going to happen. I like Fielding and Woodson for first names, but have yet to run it by the better half. Oh, I should mention, we are not finding out the sex so, could go either way!
It is just after 3:30pm in the PNW. The next of a series of winter storms is blowing in off the Pacific, driving me into the house. I spent the day pruning pinot grigio grapevines - a normal January activity. It's been blustery enough I swear, for a couple of honey pots to tumble by. Now, it is no longer a day, let alone a night, fit for man or beast. Though my wife thinks I'm being cruel, but I'm not letting the beast in. Chris Robins can take care of his own damn bear.
Gratefully, I've a basketball game to take in. I've heard said it is only Rutgers and 'nothing to worry about.' Uhuh. Famous last words before a real shit storm right?
To quell the pregame jitters and shelter me from the storm, I've Chinaco Anejo Tequila. Nice sipping with an ice cube: Smoky, with a hint of licorice in the end.