“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
On this day 13 years ago, we lost a beloved Wolverine.
James earned an A.B. degree in economics and was president of the U-M Alumni Club of New York and served on U-M’s National Library Leadership Council.
On September 11th, 2001 Jimmy was going to work for his last day at Julien J. Studley Inc. in the WTC. He had accepted an offer from another company in Midtown, and went in to move out and say goodbye.
Jim was on the 86th floor, trapped and unable to access the stairwell when the building collapsed.
Left behind are Jim's wife Jill and daughter Nicole. Please take a minute to say a prayer for this family and remember all of the lives lost on that day.
So there has been a partial verdict in the trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius, for his killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge today ruled not guilty for premeditated murder. However, the judge then called a recess for the rest of the day, and the court will be back in session tomorrow to rule on whether or not he is guilty of a lesser charge (i.e. manslaughter). That is an odd legal system they have down there in South Africa - they announce a verdict on the main charges, then take a recess until the next day before announcing the verdicts on the other charges. Never seen that before in a trial.
What do you think the verdict will be tomorrow? Guilty of manslaughter or negligent homicide? How much jail time do you think the Blade Runner deserves?
<EDIT> If you follow the link from the BBC, there's a handy chart at the bottom of the article that spells out what some of the lesser charges Oscar can get convicted of, and what their jail sentences typically are (in some cases there are mandatory minimums).
Men's Cross Country
First year under new head coach Kevin Sullivan
Ranked #22 in pre-season poll.
Opened with a non-scoring Michigan Open, where they mostly just ran as a group.
Stated as heading to Kentucky Invitational in Lexington this Saturday but for some reason it's not listed on their schedule. Black and Gold Invitational in Iowa City on September 20th would be next.
(I doubt that this should be OT because its CRex, but if it should be then shoot me)
CRex where are you??? I think this place could use one of your stories right now to take everyones minds off of that game last saturday... its been like over a year if not longer since you have posted an epic saga and i'm sure that everyone would love to know what has happened with the little sister...
This morning TMZ got a hold of, and released the full video of the Ray Rice incident from this past spring. Previously, there was only video of Ray Rice dragging his unconcious fiancee from the elevator.
It's pretty ugly. To summarize for anyone who doesn't want to watch it- Ray Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator. They appear to be arguing, the doors close, and Ray Rice hits her in the face. He backs up from her, and she steps toward him and then he punches her, and knocks her out.
Don't know if I saw it on here on not, but there were a few places where people were arguing that we didn't know the full story, and speculation maybe she attacked him. It's clearly not the case, and the fact that
Roger Goodell supposedly had full access to this video when he made the suspension decision, and only chose Rice only got a 2-game suspension is disgusting.
Update: The NFL claims they've never seen the video until today:
"We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today."
Today is a special day. Not the longest rivalry, but certainly a memorable one for fans is ending later tonight and I felt my regular game ritual just wasn't sufficient for such an event. While we all give some mostly-deserved crap towards ND, they have been a part of Michigan football for decades and ending that rivalry is a big deal.
Accordingly, I decided to come up with a drink to commemorate the occasion. A drink so glorious and ND-inspired that generations will look back on it and wish they had invented it.
I call it, THE NOTRE DAME FIG THING SMOOTHIE. Inspired of course by our Irish friends marketing department:
First, we'll need our ingredients:
Figs, obviously, in honor of Notre Dame. I included some yogurt to thicken it and some frozen peas to add the necessary touch of green. Feel free to use any substitute as a green vegetable though, it will all taste excellent. I also included some chicken broth mix in honor of ND's manner of ending the rivalry. Some whisky as part of the Irish tradition (I didn't have Irish whisky so Famous Grouse had to do). And finally some lemon juice as an homage to Brian and the others who ate a lemon this week.
Now that we figured that out, it was time to make it:
This is turning out even better than I expected. For those of you at home interested in trying the fig thing smoothie, that was 2 yogurts, about 2 cups of frozen peas, 6 small dried figs, half a teaspoon of chicken broth mix, and liberal amounts of whisky and lemon juice. Feel free to experiment though. This drink will be great no matter what.
Once blended to the proper consistency, it was time to serve:
Excellent! Note that the fig on top as a garnish adds an extra touch of class to this gourmet drink.
I personally found I probably could have blended everything a bit longer. My smoothie had a bit of a chunky texture (see above) to it that never really went away. Readers may wish to blend to a more liquid consistency
And that's the end result. How did I feel? Proud. Fulfilled. Grateful that the the Fig Thing Smoothie exceeded my wildest expectations and did not cause me to vomit. The perfect drink to celebrate our last game with the Irish Fig Things.
I now welcome you, MGoBrethren, to put forth your own Fig Thing-Inspired recipes, so we can all share in this wonderful beverage that (thankfully, as I have a few more sips of it), may never have to be made again.