"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
3 wins from bringing the trophy back to Ann Arbor. Harbaugh effect!
Since we're all in the softball mood, check out the e-mail exchange between the softball coaches at Missouri and Missouri State. It. Is. Epic.
The Missouri coach obviously went to the David Brandon Institute of Intelligent Electronic Communications.
If you like craft beer AND variety, then you will have a busy summer if you live in the Ann Arbor area. Here is each one:
Salt Springs Brewery is opening in a former church building in Saline
Pointless Brewery & Theater After the wife gets a devastating lung cancer diagnosis, an Ann Arbor couple is opening a brewery/theater (cool idea. Sorry: Freep link)
Glasshouse Brewery will be opening on the west side of Ann Arbor off Liberty near Wagner road
Ypsi Ale House is set to open in downtown Ypsilanti sometime this summer
Craft beer enthusiasts, we have our work cut out for us.
EDIT: Thanks to BJNavarre for pointing out that there is (at least) a 5th one opening, also in Saline: Stony Lake Brewing
Go get 'em team #38
link for score and gamecenter http://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/softball/d1/2015/05/29
link for tourney bracket http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/softball/d1
I am celebrating with enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Today I was accepted to Michigan. A lifelong dream. Life is beyond good. I'm polishing off a bottle of Moet and going to watch some hockey and savor this feeling. I will upvote ANYTHING right now. So let's do it. Hail to the Victors!
This piece on M softball in The Detroit News yesterday is interesting, and it's definitely not a stretch to think Harbaugh is looking to create a program identity similar to what Hutch has built in her 31 year tenure and somewhat detailed in the article.
For those that aren't going to read the article, that basically comes down to fun, excellence, and playing for a coach with a tough love reputation.
Hutch (on dancing and leading the wave):
The music comes on and that's how they stay loose, and we let them do it as long as they don't get out of control or do any of that dirty dancing. It's fun to be on the field and it's fun for the players to be with their teammates. I feel like that's been a trademark of Michigan softball. People who come to our games say, 'I love to watch you play -- the kids have so much fun.' We smile a lot and we win a lot. And I believe we win because we have fun.
CC: Dennis Norfleet threads.
I knew Hutch was intimidating, I knew she was fierce and intense – just from watching that on TV, I wasn't expecting that to change. I was only expecting that to get harder, more difficult. But she's tough on us because she loves us and she wants us to be successful. She wants us to leave here as great Michigan women.