First post, but I figured this is safe since it doesn't ask for medical or parenting advice, and I haven't seen this mentioned on the board. Anyway, I came accross an interesting article today from ESPN's Wright Thompson about Michael Jordan at 50. It's a little long, but worth the read IMHO. Interesting how much his competitive drive seems to be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Having grown up in the 80's and 90's, I can't believe MJ is FIFTY. I'm thankful that I got to see him play at his best, and I'm not sure we'll ever see a player/icon like him again.
The Softball Team headed to Boca Raton this weekend to play in the annual Owl Classic Tourney. Overall the ladies had a good day by splitting the two games. In the first game they mercied Florida Atlantic University 10-2 in 5 innings. In the second game they lost a close one to Long Island Universidy 2-1. The afternoon temperature was 72 degrees and not a cloud in sight.
Sara Driesenga was the hero in the first game vs our old friend and former Wolverine, Mandy Gardner. Sara went 2 for 2 with 5 RBIs and a run scored from a HR. Ashley Lane also hit a dinger. Sara was the winning pitcher by scattering 3 hits. She gave up 1 ER with 1 BB and 4 Ks. Great job Sara.
In the second game, the defense committed 3 errors in the 2-1 lose against LIU. Amy Knapp had the big gun by going 2 for 2 with a run scored. We ended up with 6 hits. Alice Fitzpatrick was the starting pitcher and took the loss. She pitched 2 innings and gave up both ERs. Sara came in and shut it down the rest of the game.
It is nice to see Coach Hutch give Alice some innings against quality opponents. This loss certainly hurts but the benefit to Alice and her growth certainly will benefit the team in years to come. We just could not string enough hits together to push across a few more runs.
Haylie Wagner is nursing a "boo-boo" and did not see any action. She is anxious to get out there, Im sure.
Only 10 days after he was picked up by the rams, the Titus Young Saga continues with him reportedly about to be released. This guy is a crazy muthafucka doe.
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I'd like to pre-emptively apologize to all of the Sparty fans who'll be sure to write in and complain that this is not at all how a sofa looks after it's been torched on a porch. I'm sorry-- I have no reference. I've never burned a couch, sofa or loveseat. Not even a futon.
I'd never make it as a Sparty... Thank you Jesus.
Friday Fun will involve me drawing something about Michigan athletics. I'll do it on Friday, and it might even be Fun.
Some new formatting news for the New Year:
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One of the stranger things I've ever heard. Apparently a hacker got into the emergency systems of two news stations and set off a report for a zombie attack.
Obviously NOT REAL, but for humor's sake...
(Tourist version only...)