Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
Bleacher Report has a really interesting article about how 2 kids who grew up playing various little league through high school sports together now have contracts worth a combined $291.5M. Apparently, Clayton Kershaw and Matthew Stafford were childhood buddies. Pretty crazy.
Before they were Matthew Stafford, starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions and first overall NFL draft pick, and Clayton Kershaw, two-time Cy Young Award winner and ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers, they were two little boys playing soccer as their moms and dads cheered and their friends played alongside.
They played on the same youth soccer, baseball, football and basketball teams together. They played freshmen football and two years of varsity baseball together and both graduated from Highland Park High School in 2006 after dominant final seasons.
Kershaw compiled a 13-0 record with an ERA of 0.77. In a five-inning mercy-rule game, he struck out all 15 batters.
Stafford led the Highland Park football team to a 15-0 record and a state championship (59-0) by throwing for 4,013 yards and 38 touchdowns.
The news article is here :
According to the Ann Arbor News, UM is seeking approval for a new $12 million golf club house.
I think it is needed and fits in with the whole upgrade of the south university athletic campus paid for by the big donors. The club house is very dated and could be used better to host university functions.
btw the progress on the field hockey complex is rapid and it looks very impressive.
If the mods want to take this down, feel free. My friend sent me this article from the LSA Magazine featuring Michigan School of LSA Alums in Detroit either opening new businesses or working with or starting charities. It is really cool feature on Michigan Alums with creative ideas attempting to build and grow with Detroit. Here is the article:
Of note and for disclosure purposes, it is also a bit of a shameless plug as I have had friends work with Summer in the City and am friends with the guys who started the business Red House Imports. Both are great organizations. Regardless, all the alums in the article appear to be doing great things in the city.
SLIGHT MOD EDIT - fixed the link. LSA
Here are the final results of the ESPN bracket:
I'll toot my horn and note that I finished in 2nd based on tiebreaker. I didn't want Germany to win, but I figured it would be inevitable.
So: final thoughts on the game and tourney in general?