i like 'em both
This is for the right to play the Netherlands in the World Cup Finals.
Germany v Spain -- 2:30pm EST
ESPN, ESPN3, various networks, etc
I personally am rooting for Germany to play the Dutch. I like Spain, but Deutschland has proven to be a formidable force to play against.
EDIT: By the way I have to work at 3:30pm so I won't even be able to watch the whole thing :(
Normally Tigers information isn't very important to me. I grew up in a southern suburb of Houston before interleague. The Tigers were just some far away team for me. Today, one of the other kids I played with all the way from peewee leagues at the local Dad's Club is now a Tiger, so I feel like I'm a fan of the Tigers.
Robbie Weinhardt was called up in place of Galarraga today. The guy was always the top guy growing up, destroying my teams year after year. I remember when I was 8, and we were in 8 & 9 year olds. The kid not only threw a no hitter against us, but he also had the only two hits of the game, both solo home runs.
Even in high school, he was a great kid. I was his bullpen catcher by that time, and he was all business all the time when it was his night to pitch. When it wasn't, he was the guy in the club house we all rallied around.
After a stint with Hill College, he transfered to Oklahoma State where and was moved permanently to the bull pen. He was drafted as a junior by his hometown Astros in the 38th round, but instead, passed on that tremendous opportunity to complete his degree. Robbie graduated and was drafted in the 10th round of 2008 by the Tigers.
Obviously he has moved up pretty quickly. After just 2 seasons in the minors, he's finally made it to the big show.
As per http://capgeek.com/ Pat Eaves has signed a 1 year 750,000 contract...100,000 more than Drew Miller.
A friend of mine at work is hosting a Michigan Pinball Expo for the next 4 days. I told him I would post something on all the forums I visit. I started to type something up, but instead decided to just copy an paste an email that he sent out to our company. I think it best describes the event.
If you are of a tl;dr mindset, Pinball Expo at Oakland University the next 4 days. Tickets are $10/day today or $15 at the door. http://mipinball.com
Most of you know my passion for all things pinball. I attend many shows, play in a league, and champion pinball where ever and when ever I can. Pinball is far from dead, hobbyists and collectors help keep the game of pinball alive, along with pinball shows and tournaments around the country, Arcade operators still buy and put pins on location, but it has become less profitable in the realm of video games and other technologies competing for the quarters of people young and old. Little that you might know, Michigan is actually one of the hot beds for pinball, right behind Chicago (the birthplace of pinball), and California. The amount of games in some of my friends private collections is astonishing. We spend hours and weeks, even months, restoring our pins to the grandest condition we can, all for the love of the game, and to have our friends and families over to play them.
The one thing that the Metro Detroit area has been lacking for many years is it's own pinball show. There are huge shows in Chicago, Texas, Pittsburgh (home of the world pinball championships), Boston, and many smaller shows dotted around the country. There is even a small show in Kalamazoo every April, Pinball At The Zoo, which is a decent small show for the MI, OH, IN crowd. This year, my fellow pinheads and I are working to bring a show to Metro Detroit to rival those big shows that happen in the other big cities. The show will be located at Oakland University from July 8th - July 11th, 8am - midnight (5pm Sunday), in the banquet hall located upstairs from the main food court area. We will have almost 100 games set on free play from all eras of history in pinball. Not to mention we will be featuring a prominent bank of tournament pinballs from the sole remaining manufacturer of pinball in the world, Stern Manufacturing. There will be tournaments that are targeted at all ages, all skill levels, with cash prizes paid out.
This whole event is being put together with families in mind. We want to encourage people to play pinball again, and show kids who might have never seen a pinball machine (or a working one) before what it's all about. New games that would appeal to families such as Iron Man, Spiderman, Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons and Pirates of the Caribbean will all be present.
Even though this is our first year doing this in the Metro area, the amount of support and pledges of assistance and games is overwhelming. The show is already a hit on paper, we just need people to come and attend to help make it more of a success.
In closing, please consider this my impassioned Girl Scout cookie, Boy Scout peanut tin, Pampered Chef trinket, attend an OSB event plea to consider attending at least one day if you can. We're not looking to make a profit and get rich off this, but to bring a world class pinball show to a Metro Detroit area that has been aching for one for many years now. Ticket pre-sales are up on the website and you can save money by purchasing tickets ahead of time versus at the door. The website will have much more content added this coming week, but you can ask me any questions you might have in the meantime.
I'd like to add that they put a great deal of time, effort, and money into this this year and are hoping to get enough returns to pay for another run next year. As much as you are a fan of Michigan Football, he is 10x the fan of Pinball (He brought in 5 pinball machines to our work for us and has several others at his house). If you have some free time this weekend, I strongly encourage you to stop by. If nothing else, I'll be there Sunday and you can possibly meet me.
Just came across this article , How junior college star God's Gift Achiuwa got his name
"From Providence's God Shammgod to Seattle's Austen Powers to Alabama State's Chief Kickingstallionsims, college basketball has featured dozens of players with memorable names.
By this time next year, we could have another name to add to the list.
Meet God's Gift Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9 forward at Erie Community College who has already caught the attention of some high-profile Division I programs because of both his stellar play and unusual name. The Nigeria native's father is a minister, so the first name he chose for his son is a reflection of the family's devout religious beliefs."
So do you call him God?