I know it doesn't have the same impact as the return of football (American), but there is something so warming and comfortable to be able to turn on the TV on weekends with a cup of joe and watch Prem league.
Curious to see how Man U does with some new management at the helm and if LC can keep up nearly the level they had last season.
"We played a bunch of cowards."
Isn't she just wonderful?
[Ed-Ace: After deleting ten or more sexist/misogynistic comments I decided to lock the thread. We're serious about getting rid of this crap. Consider this a warning before accounts start Bolivia'd.]
This incarnation of the USA Olympics team probably has FOUR of the greatest-of-all-time athletes in their Olympic sports.
Michael Phelps - men's swimming -- 22 gold medals in 4 Olympics and a block-M tattoo.
Simone Biles - women's gymnastics -- 3 straight world championships followed by Oly gold medal. Won the all-around with a larger margin of victory than the last 7 Olympic champs combined. Hardest routines in history of sport. Will probably earn 3 more golds (floor, beam, vault). Utterly dominant over the competition. No female gymnast of any era can claim to be as dominant or as good as she is.
Melo -- men's basketball -- OK this is debatable, BUT: While he's not Jordan or Kobe and his NBA skillz and career aren't GOAT ... in the Olympics, he's USA's all-time scorer and this year will become the first male basketball player ever to win 3 straight golds. Carried the team (with Irving) the other night, showing how he's elevated to being the team leader. This is arguable, but if you asked who is the "best" Olympian on men's hoops, he probably has to be your first answer.
Kerri Walsh Jennings - women's beach volleyball -- 3 straight Olympic golds and a fourth in sight (with a different partner this time).
Katie Ledecky may some day be on this list, but at the moment she is not the GOAT in women's swimming. Yet.
We are a year out from having the first one go off to college.
She is busy researching schools and we were talking tuition and room and board last night. Uhm. Yeah. Things have changed in that regard since when I went to school on a magnitude of about 10X. When I stopped playing hockey, painting houses all summer was enough to pay for my last two years of tuition and board. Not so these days!
It is hoped that we would avoid debt of any kind for the kids's school, and so the question is:
How are you/do you plan on paying your kids' college costs?
Thank you, and hopefully many good ideas are shared.
It's Home Brew Wednesday! Open a cold one after work to celebrate.
This brings us to Week 3 and our next topic - best recipe. What is the best beer you've ever made? Was there anything different about the brewing process for this particular recipe? Where'd you find the recipe? Pictures as always are a plus.
That's right, folks, our long national nightmare is over, and for the first time in what seems like years, there's a Michigan sports score to report! After letting a 1-0 halftime lead slip away, Palo Alto freshman Katie Foug got ahold of a loose ball inside the six yard box and gave it the little toe-poke it needed to even the score a 2 goals apiece with just 27 seconds to go. WVU reached the Elite 8 last season in the women's soccer tournament, and the game was in Morgantown, so hopefully getting a result in the exhibition there will prove to be a positive sign for the team going forward.
First competitive match of the year will be this Thursday at 1 PM in Ann Arbor. Michigan will face another Elite 8 team from last year in the Virginia Cavaliers.