Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
The Michigan Daily
I'm not done with the first two so I don't know how this stacks up, but I would say read it, if only for the pure Gerg quotes like "still trying to reprogram the program."
Touching article about Roundtree and Shaw's upbringing through Pee-Wee football and how it helped prepare them for their future football careers as Wolverines. It's always nice to hear about where our team comes from. GO BLUE!
So, if anyone was wondering how much AnnArbor.com sucks, here's a true testament. Here's their top article: http://www.annarbor.com/news/gay-porn-director-to-invade-university-of-m...
So there's a gay porn director secretly filming on Michigan's campus, as The Michigan Daily "reported today." That's pretty funny news, definitely worth swiping and posting as your lead story... Except it's an article from 2005. Ruh-roh. Maybe you shouldn't have fired 95 percent of your staff and replaced them with illiterate imbeciles who are willing to work for peanuts. And then, created the situation that allowed them to pass off other people's four-year-old work as original content.
The Daily put a disclaimer at the top of the article on their website. It reads: "For our annarbor.com visitors, this story is from 2005. It was inexplicably linked. We apologize for the inconvenience."
EDIT: The AnnArbor.com "article" has been taken down from the front page, though the link remains live.
I worked at the Daily for four years and held various editor positions. I can say that, without a doubt, this is the best article I've ever read in that newspaper: http://www.michigandaily.com/content/life-death-and-football-story-unlik...