Nice piece in the Detroit News from John U. Bacon regarding Tom Brady's beginnings at Michigan. Some nice anecdotes baked into a story we know but don't mind rehearing.
A tidbit (but go read the whole thing):
He lived in an apartment building with a single washer and dryer in the basement. When another student had left a load of laundry in the dryer too long, and went down to get it, he expected to see his clothes in a pile. Instead, he saw Tom Brady standing at the dryer folding his T-shirts, and leaving them in a neat stack. An entitled jock, he was not.
[EDIT - Based on the initial comments, I'm SAF not going to change the title.]
event sponsored by UM Club of Greater Detroit
any net proceeds go to the scholarship fund
Our next Monthly Meeting will be held on THURSDAY, February 12, 2015
(I guess Brian, Seth and Ace are out)
NO MEMBERS OF PRESS ALLOWED at this event.
at Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150. This is a special Dinner Event. Our featured speaker this month is bestselling author, writer, public speaker, and college instructor, John U. Bacon. Along with John, our special Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be former U of M running back and host of “View from the Backfield”, Jamie Morris. After the program, John will be available for book sales and signings.
The cost for the event is $35 per person (general seating) or a Table of 8 (reserved seating) @ $260. Cost includes full dinner buffet with soda, beer and wine included in the cost. A cash bar for mixed drinks will be available.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, and our speakers.
Payment is available by advance sales only!!!
Register at https://www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org/events/Feb2015meeting, please click the "Register Now" button. Credit card and Paypal payments are accepted.
Please Register no later than 5:00 PM by Monday February 9th(**one week from now).
So the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs have mastered marketing to an extent I could not even believe. They've started a new uniform design marketing campaign called "Smell the Change."
The new Saturday jersey is amazing. It's bacon themed. We're talking a red shirt with Pigs spelled out and bacon underlining it. We're talking white pants with bacon piping down the legs. We're talking a gray hat with a slice of bacon as the logo. Bacon. Bacon bacon.
And we're not stopping there. They have a gray shirt with the bacon logo on it for $18. For just $4 more, we're talking $22, they'll sell you the same shirt that smells like bacon! For up to 10-15 washes! CAN I GET A DOZEN NOW?
Three and Out kept getting pushed down my priority list until just recently. Despite the fact that I live in Florida and don't really wear socks very often, when I came across the following text, I knew I had to have these...
But before the players do any of those things, they stand in line at the equipment managers’ window to get the gear they deem most important. It’s not the $257 helmets or $330 shoulder pads or even the $150 jerseys.
Nope. It’s the $4 socks. But not just any socks. Twin City socks—the thickest you can find.
Center David Molk, at the front of the line, handed me a pair. They are so dense, you could wear them as slippers around the home—or fill them with water.
“Best part of being a Michigan football player,” Molk said, holding up a pair, “is these socks.” Every one of his teammates—and I mean every one—agreed with that assessment.
At dinner Molk approached linebacker Jonas Mouton, who was enjoying a huge helping of pretty much everything.
Molk asked Mouton if he knew where his Twin City socks had gone.
“I don’t know, man,” Mouton replied, taking a bite out of his drumstick and chewing very slowly. “Go see Big Jon.” Falk, that is, the equipment manager.
“It’s dinner,” Molk said. “He’s not here.”
“Go see him tomorrow,” Mouton said, picking up a roll.
“I want them now.”
“Guess you’ll just have to wait, then.”
After Molk turned and walked to the back of the buffet, ticked off, Mouton leaned forward and said, “I’m wearin’ ’em.”
Just a little googling reveals a huge number of cuts, styles, etc. from Twin City. So my question to the board is: does anyone know what kind the players get that are supposedly so good? If not, I would settle for a product review from anyone who has bought these, including the style they got and whether they lived up to expectations set by the description in the book. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Yes, my first thread on the MGoBoard is about socks.
Please hurry football season, etc., etc.
[Ed-M: You can haz it too.]
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