Quick Lion Kim update from the last of the practice days at The Masters...
Par 3 competition is the highlight today. Lion finished T-30 right now with E after 9 holes of competition. Haven't seen any highlights of his outfit for today. Stat: No Par 3 contest winner has ever won the Masters. So Lion's got that going for him, which is nice. Wish he'd be sporting a Hagelin hockey jersey for the Par 3 but whatever. Stodgy Augusta.
And BTW- does anyone else think Ryo Ishikawa looks like a drunk anime artist picked out his clothes? Jeebus the light blue / pink / gray combo is not happening for me.
"I bet him after the Canadiens scored that Chicago wouldn't score again," the caller said.
"When they scored ... I gave him five bucks," the caller said. "I slipped it through the glass. He took it with no questions whatsoever. I wrote on the $5 bill with a Sharpie, 'Habs rule.' "
"I went triple or nothing after the second period, nobody scored. Into the overtime, I went, 'Marty, I'll give you 5-to-1 the Canadiens win the game.' He took the bet. When the Canadiens scored in overtime, he handed me back a wad of $5 bills. And inside ... was the $5 bill that I gave him that he crossed out 'Habs rule,' and wrote 'Turco rules.' "
I found this pretty funny.
MMB Drum Major auditions are slated to begin tomorrow, April 6th. For those who don't know, the process is as such:
All DM candidates do a pre-audition for the MMB staff. Staff then picks the best candidates based on their pre-audition, and to follow that audition, the final candidates will audition again for the whole marching band on the day of the spring meeting (the last day of classes, April 19th), who will then elect the best candidate to the position. Tomorrow is the pre-audition at Elbel field. This year, there are 7 candidates. One had to drop out because of injury - otherwise there would be 8.
The pairings are out for Thursday and Friday at the Masters.
Lion Kim is paired with Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal in the 12:31 tee time. I like the pairing. It should be a great experience for Lion, playing with the two veterans.
What's everyones predictions?
It's in the fourth inning, but we could use an open thread for baseball and not top 20 lists. Who else thinks the new yankee stadium is just far to small?
After that shitty officiating I thought I would share a funny story.
We took our 14U SB team to the game today. It was the first time for all of them on campus, including the other coach (who is a huge Sparty fan), It was rather nice. So we went to the M Den so the girls can get T shirts. Then we went to ( BWW) to have lunch. The game was at 2 so we had a lot of time.
We finished lunch at about 12;30 so I decided to take them to the diag to take in a little Michigan. Here is the problem: I FORGOT IT WAS HASH BASH
For those who have never witnessed Hash Bash, think of Haight/Ashbury with a few less people. Pot, hippies and Protests everywhere. There were hippies everywhere. A cloud hung over the diag but not from weather. One of the girls said, Coach, I see smoke. What is on fire?"
I looked at my other coach and said "oh shit". We agreed to let them see all the Michigan History. As we entered the diag from the north, we walked past the tower then we walked to the steps to look at the huge banner of Bob Marley, There was a group of people thumping on bongos. We stood there for maybe 30 second and one of the girls asked, "Hey coach, whats that smell?", sarcastically.
I laughed my ass off. It was the first time for all of them. So we explained the whole 1960s counter culture and the lifestyle in San Fransico and how it carried over into most campuses by the late 1960s.
What an interesting day. Im still laughing at this. After we left the diag, one girl said, Im hungry. Is there a Taco Bell here?"
I thought I was going to shit my pants because I laughed so hard. I think she had a contact buzz.
What a great day to be a Michigan Wolverine.