to play football, not to play trumpet
Might not be big news on a busier day, but U-M was again well represented at the Ice Dancing Championships today. U-M's own Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their 4th consecutive title. Maia and Alex Shibutani were runner up again, with Alex as U-M currently, and his sister at Huron high. Third place was Madison Hubbell and Zackary Donohue, not with any U-M ties I can find, but from Michigan proper. And out of the medal hunt but in 4th was Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt. Lynn is premed at U-M (and pretty damn cute), and Logan is an Eastern Michigan grad, so Washtenaw County represent!
Always good to see Michigan people do well, and the Detroit-Canton-Ann Arbor chain is owning American Ice Dancing right now it seems. Congrats to all of them, and Go Blue!
For all MGoBloggers in Ann Arbor,
Michgan Book and Supply (located at the intersection of State and North University) has a 75% off Michigan Apparel that is definitely worth a look. This sale covers almost all Michigan merchendise in the store, with the only exception being Sugar Bowl related items. Otherwise it's pretty much everything, including—much to my surprise—jerseys (you can get a #16 jersey with sewn on letters for about $19).
I went there this afternoon off the recommendation of a friend, and it was awesome. So I figured I'd share with the rest of the MGoBloggers, because honestly, can any of us have enough Michigan stuff?
EDIT: Forgot to add, the sale—from what I was told by the cashier—doesn't have a set date when it will end, and will continue until they sell enough of their stock. That being said, from what she said it seems like they still have a lot left to sell, so I'd guess the sale will last for a few more days.
Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Columbus will host the 2013 NHL All-Star Game, to be held the weekend of January 26-27.
Columbus was one of a handful of cities who had yet to host the All-Star Game.
For those interested, link is here.
So this is pretty random. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (aka The Law Firm) is the nephew of Cash Money Records founder Birdman (aka Baby). Birdman tweeted that he is willing to put up $5,000,000 on the Pats next Sunday. Benny has wisely refused comment. I'd take him up on that but my funds are tied up in some different ventures and I'm not that liquid at the moment.
The real question is what does Mannie Fresh think of this match up?
Starting last week, several college basketball coaches are competing to raise the most money for their chosen charities. All you need is a noble heart, a healthy disdain for losing to Ohio at anything and a ESPN account and you can cast a vote that will help Coach John Beilein win $100,000 dollars for donation to the charity of his choice which happens to be The St Louis center. The St. Louis Center is a caring, residential, family living and learning environment providing for the physical emotional, and spiritual needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Visit the Coaches' Challenge from this link here:
promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/infiniti/2012/m/index and vote for Coach Beilein every day through February 27.
The four region winners will then enter the Final Four, which runs through March 8, and the winning coach/charity will be announced March 9. Right now Ohio and Michigan are tied for the lead at 32% apiece and we should all know the travesty that occurred the last time we tied Ohio in something, and for those that have the animosity about November 24, 1973, you know exactly what I am talking about. This may not be redemption for that day but, you still get the joy of beating Ohio at something while contributing to the greater good, and what better way for you to start or end your day.
Looks like Craig James' Senate race is not looking good. I guess skeletons in ones closet can be a problem. Or just railroading a popular coach out of town...