I did not make this headline up
i want to be entertained and need a good laugh on this hump day, so let's talk about bad stadium experiences.
I was at the opening day in 2009 at comerica where there was a massive brawl outside the park before it even opened. I think it's on youtube. Anyways, I had a coke in my hand and a dude fighting got pushed into me and the coke went everywhere, splashing on the drunk next to me who probably had anger issues and he tried to fight me.
After brushing off Alabama twice in Tuscaloosa and delivering dominant performances against over-matched Lipscomb and JMU squads this past week, the Michigan softball team is ranked 3rd in the nation in both polls (released today). The Wolverines predictabl leapfrogged the Crimson Tide, now ranked #4/#5 nationally. A season-opening loss to still-undefeated Florida is remains the only blemish on the Maize & Blue's record.
The tough schedule continues this weekend as Michigan travels to Tempe to face #21 Arizona State twice, along with two meetings with Toledo and one with Binghamton. Arizona State has struggled a bit this year, including a 4-1 loss to Minnesota. These match-ups will provide an interesting measuring stick between the two prime contenders for the Big Ten crown. The always-tough Sun Devils can't be taken lightly, however, having handed #6/#4 Oklahoma one of their few losses.
The SB Team rolled the Tide again today 4-1 in Tuscaloosa at the Easton Bama Bash tourney. We mercied Lipscomb 13-1 in the early game.
Against Bama, Haylie was the starter and winner. She pitched all 7 innings, allowed 5 hits (1 ER), 1 BB and recorded 1 K.
Tera and Kelly went deep in the 3rd Inning to put us up 4-0. Tera HR came with 2 on. Romo went 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Kelly was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and the HR RBI.
Against the Bison, Sara was the starter and pitched a shortened complete-game. She gave up 1 ER off 4 hits. She gave up 0 BB and recoreded 2 Ks.
Lauren kept the hot bat going with a 2 for 3 performance with 4 RBIs and a run scored. Kelsey went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Aiden recorded her first HR and went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Romo also went 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and an RBI.
We are now 4-1 against top 5 teams. The only loss was the opener 2-1 against top-ranked Florida. The Team is really start to pour it on now. The ladies looked like they were having a great time today. Even when the Tide had the bases loaded in the 6th, the ladies looked relaxed.
This is the hottest start we had in a very long time. All 3 pitchers are lights-out and the bats are popping. I cannot wait for May.
There seems to be a wide range of interests and intellectual curiosity here on our favorite Michigan sports blog, so I thought I'd share this blog post I stumbled upon the other day. Given that most of us are currently living in a place that has likely seen sub-zero temperatures in recent days, here is a really interesting, provocative, and even terrifying blog post for you to chew on with a single malt by the fire if you have an hour this weekend. I have absolutely no background in science or technology (English major), and so I approach this subject with ignorance. I had no idea that the possibilities suggested here were indeed QUITE within the realm of reality in the near future. One of the great writers and actual real-life inventors in this realm is Ray Kurzweil, who is credentialed to the Nth degree on the subject, and I have already found some stuff on him, including some great TED Talk videos he's recently made. Anyway, if you have interest, read and react. If you'd rather talk about depth at the tight end position, move along, move along.
It should have happened five years ago but I will still be watching.
To kick off the night's drinking thread, I thought I'd share my recent beer drinking story.
I got a pretty neat birthday gift back in December--my girlfriend went to 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co in Ferndale, MI and picked out 25 beers from Michigan to celebrate my 25th birthday.
Neither of us are beer aficionados by any stretch, so many of the beers were new to me. We split one of the beers between us about every other night for the last month and a half and recently finished them all. List of the 25 beers in order that we tried them, with my favorite ten bolded and ones I hadn't tried before italicized:
North Peak's American Wheat IPA
Bell's Christmas Ale
Mayan Mocha Stout
How Now Brown Cow
Phat Abbot Ale
Bell's Cherry Stout
Greenbush White winter ale
Atwater's Purple Gang Pilsner
North Peak's Chocolate Stout
Bell's Midwestern Pale Ale
Bell's Two Hearted
Crooked Tree IPA
Atwater's Dirty Blonde
North Peak's IPA
Bell's Third Coast
Huma Lupa Licious
Some thoughts: I really like beer. Also, I had no taste for IPAs until I tried all these beers. I still can't get behind Huma Lupa, but maybe with time.
So, MGoFriends, what's on tap?