I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Hopeforpahokee@gmail.com if anyone has info or help to offer
Last thread on the topic from me, but a week from today the AAUM-Chicago is having their football preview event. Brian and others are featured guests and speakers.
I'll post a recap after the event, and I'll see other Chicago Wolverines there
2013 Michigan Football Preview Night with Brian Cook, Gerry Dinardo, and Sam Webb - UPDATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30-8pm
Where: Jenner & Block, LLP, 353 N. Clark, 45th Floor
Cost: $25 for Alumni Association members; $40 for non-members
Details: Join us next week for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. Following a cocktail reception, we’ll hear from three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football. Brian Cook (MGoBlog) will discuss a few X-factors for success in the Wolverines’ coming season; Sam Webb (WTKA & GoBlueWolverine) will talk about U of M’s incoming players and Coach Hoke’s 2014-15 recruiting; and Gerry Dinardo (Big Ten Network & 670 The Score) will discuss the Wolverines’ schedule and his view of how they'll fare in the Big Ten and nationally. Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A where our speakers will field questions from you! For more information on our panelist, visit our club's homepage.
The cost of attendance includes light appetizers, beer, and wine, and all profits from the event will go toward our club's scholarship fund for Chicago-area U of M students. Space for this event is limited, so register now!
UPDATE: Brian will be signing copies of MGoBlog's preview magazine, Hail To The Victors 2013, for attendees that purchase it.
Registration: To register, click here or call the Alumni Association at 800-847-4764.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Preview Event with Special Guests - SAVE THE DATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Downtown Chicago (further details TBA)
Details: Come join us for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. The event will feature three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football: (1) Brian Cook from MGoBlog (also formerly AOL Fanhouse and The Sporting Blog); (2) Sam Webb from WTKA, GoBlueWolverine, and The Detroit News; and (3) Gerry Dinardo from the Big Ten Network and 670 The Score. Each of our panelists will discuss a few specific topics before answering questions from you! Further details, including location, to follow.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at email@example.com
Got an email with the above information from the U of M Chicago Alumni Association. Mark your calendars, Brian's coming to the Windy City. After hearing about last year's event in DC I'm thrilled that Brian will be travelling west on I-94. I know we've got a big contingent of MGoBloggers in Chicago, and I look forward to meeting some of you IRL.
Someone posted recently about the Alumni Association "Football Saturdays" application process and whether or not anyone had received a response as of yet...
I just got an email with approvel for the Ohio/CMU package. Obviously I'm happy, but if you haven't gotten your approval/denail email yet, they should be coming soon. For those of you who were approved, you have 2 weeks from today to login and complete the purchase. Otherwise, the tickets will be reassigned to someone else.
I hope all of your ticket hopes and dreams come true!
So it's been a few years since I graduated and I'm debating jumping into the Alumni Association pool. What are your experiences? If you bought a multi-year membership, have you found that it's worth it? (What is the gold membership anyway?) I'm not just wondering about sports tickets and things either; Healthcare insurance, travel, etc. are also fair game for discussion.
And just because a post doesn't seem right if it a post doesn't have a picture...
Desmond Howard took the time to come out and speak at the UM Club of Washington DC's annual meeting and scholarship fundraiser last night. I know this has been said before, but he's just a tremendously nice and genuine guy in real life. He walked around the room for about half an hour before speaking, just taking pictures with alumni in attendance, and then he stuck around for an hour afterward to sign autographs.
Anyway, nothing groundbreaking here, but I thought you guys might be interested in a few of the things he said in his speech and then in the Q&A session afterward:
- Predicted another 10-year-war between Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer - or, as Desmond referred to him, "Urban Liar" - but was confident that we have the better end of that coaching comparison.
- Said that Alabama is beatable because we're catching them early in the season, and Nick Saban takes a while (longer than normal, at least for the SEC) to work out the chemistry in his program. Cited last year's Bama-Penn State game as evidence that we could win.
- Predicted that a Bama victory would make Denard Robinson the prohibitive favorite to win the Heisman trophy, and said that Denard and sophomore RB DeAnthony Thomas from Oregon are his preseason favorites for the Heisman.
- Said that his greatest football moment was being named Superbowl MVP.
- Wholeheartedly endorsed the "unretirement" of Gerald Ford's jersey, along with others, and seemed extremely excited that a former President would be joining him among the Michigan "legends"
- At the end, the alumni chapter presented him with an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in his honor at the request of Senator Richard Lugar. He seemed pretty touched by it, and I thought it was cool that the event happened to fall on Flag Day.
Like I said, nothing terribly newsworthy, but it was a great event and much thanks to the DC alumni chapter and to Desmond.