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I know Brian has recently posted about AFC Ann Arbor and I know there are some of you who are local that are pretty interested in this. We are starting a supporters group for the team. We are known as the Main Street Hooligans and I just wanted to let everyone know that we will be having a gathering at Conor O'Neill's on April 18th at 8pm. We are just looking to get some people together so we could all meet each other and go over what our group will be about and just get to know one another before the first game on May 1st. So it will be a low-pressure/high alcohol event and should be a good time. I would love to meet anyone who is interested in singing along with us on gameday. I have had a surprisingly high number of people tell me they were interested in what we are doing so I think this could be pretty big and I'm definitely looking forward to it. We have a limited number of tee shirts and I'll be tallying up the number of people who would want a scarf to submit an order if there's enough interest in that. I hope to see some of you there!
Here is the link:
Alright, let's get this out of the way to save a few heart attacks. No one from any Michigan sports team is quitting, injured, transferring, etc. It's April Fool's Day. STOP IT! I can see you thinking about posting that Jabrill Peppers tore is ACL or had his arm cut off in a band saw. Don't do it. Let's just have a nice day.
The SB Team remained #4 this week dispite losing to a horrible Iowa team at Alumni Field. We are #4 in both polls. Also the first RPI poll of the season was released and we are #4 there too. In some years, the RPI is the best predictor of final seedings and in a couple of years, the RPI was exact match to the final top 8 seeds.
If this year is like others, it looks good for us dispite a few bad loses recently. Remember, the top 8 seeded teams host the Super Regional provided that team win their Regional. The winner of the 8 Super Regionals advance to the World Series in Oklahoma City starting 28MAY.
The RPI Poll: #1 Florida, #2 LSU, #3 Auburn, #4 Michigan and #5 Florida State. For the Big Ten, Minny is #19 , NW is #31 and Nebraska is having a terrible year at #53.
The Coaches Poll: #1 Oregon, #2 LSU, #3 Florida, #4 Michigan, and #5 Alabama
The USA Softball Poll: #1 Oregon, #2 LSU, #3 Florida, #4 Michigan and #5 Oklahoma
Thought I'd pass along Greg Garno column in the Daily featuring quotes never uttered by a Michigan fan -- the one complaining about Beilein's loud, uneducated tirades may be the best.
I watched the Justin Bieber Roast last night which was as good as expected. It got me thinking about some of my favorite comedians. Of course the famous ones, everyone knows about, but there are some really good, lesser known guys. Moshe Kasher is one of my favorite guys, and he was one of the writers for last night's roast. For the family men, Tom Papa is also very talented.
Trever Noah (A South African comedian who is replacing Jon Stewart on the Daily Show)
Any recommendations or favorites?
Michigan has quality Ultimate teams, both Men’s and Women’s. The Men’s team finished the regular season last year ranked 16 in the nation, and had a great tournament, ending up tied for 5th. There’s a good documentary about last year’s tournament run here:
This year they’re playing well but not getting the same results. Easterns, one of the major tournaments leading up to nationals, is being played this weekend in Myrtle Beach. Last year MagnUM kinda came out of nowhere to win the tourney; this year on the first day UM went 1-3, beating NC St., playing really close games against last year’s national runner-up UNC and a very good FSU squad, losing both late. Then they seemed to lose focus in the final game against a Northwestern team that hadn’t sniffed a win going in to the last game.
In the consolation bracket, they lost this morning to Maryland, then to Carleton College, a small school but Ultimate powerhouse in Minnesota. Right now they’re playing either Northwestern or Cornell for 15th place at the tourney. Follow them here: https://twitter.com/magnUMultimate. Also, if you’re interested, the tourney semis are being streamed live right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcmVzuUwGg4
And the finals at 3:00 here: http://ultiworld.com/live/. Only available live without registering.