Mike Lantry, 1972
Apparently, Man v. Food has either stopped or will be stopping in Ann Arbor for an episode this upcoming season, which starts tonight at 9. Anyone hear anything about where they will be filming around town?
I'll bet my life they're going to visit Blimpy, but where else? Bagel Fragel? Zingermans? Where could the food challenge possibly be?
So, we've heard plenty about 'this guy looked great, this guy looked terrible'. I just had myself a boatload of fun, and I have some questions about it.
I went to the spring game by myself, (and later met up with my cousin), because nobody else wanted to go and it presented a good opportunity to go walk through campus and do the things I've always read about but never done. It generated some questions though, so I'm bringing them to you.
I parked in the Red Lot on State, which was a nice change, because I always park on AA-Saline. I walked north on State, past Newsterban, Yost, and the buildings along there. Along the way, I noted all of the brick wall sections outside of Newsterban and Yost had chalk block M's scrawled on them. I've been down there before but never noticed it. Question one: Is this always a game day tradition? Who does it?
I continued past BOX, which had a monster party going on as usual, up past law and the Quadrangle, eventually arriving at Blimpy Burger where I got my first ever. I was even first in line! A big line formed right after me, including some people who had NO idea it was the spring game. WTF people?! Question the second: the old woman who did the grilling, has she been there since they opened in 1953? She's so awesome. Also: Why, for the love of God, was there a Sparty inside BEFORE they opened up? He reached behind the counter for the tip cup while I was there! Tell me a Sparty doesn't own Blimpy Burger.
After that, I walked into south downtown, and purchased a shirt at Underground Printing. The 'No Mascot' shirt, to be specific. They have too nice a storefront. With that name, it should be some rat hole in the wall or something.
I left there, and returned to the stadium, going down through where the Social Work building is, and then past the Ross Business building. Hot dang, that is a seriously awesome looking building. But it does bring up one more critical question. Does attending school at U of M ensure you have rock hard calves? That was a bit of a hike!