University of Michigan study concludes that married couples who have similar drinking habits tend to have better marriages.
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This is way, way OT, and certainly irrelevant to many of you. I feel compelled to give some gentle advice that may be helpful to one or two of the readers here. The reason is the struggle I see in my own daughter's marriage, significantly caused by sports.
I myself have been a Michigan fan for many years, attending games when I can, making it out to several Rose Bowls, and watching Michigan football and basketball games whenever I can catch them. Oh, and obsessively reading mgoblog. So my daughter knows casual fandom.
My daughter was ok with this, and has even been to games with me. However, she didn't really know what she was getting into when she got married to a diehard sports fan. My son-in-law's life revolves around sports. He loves watching games all day Saturday and all day Sunday, along with whatever games are on TV Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night. And basketball games the others nights. He knows tons of stats for the NFL and NBA, and watches all things Green Bay, and goes to Bucks and Brewers games regularly. He watches the WWL, and follows several blogs. And his addiction to sports is breaking up their marriage.
I actually don't blame him: I think my own daughter was clueless about what it meant to be married to an obsessive sports fan. I can't predict whether or not their marriage will last. Because following sports is so much part of his life, I don't think it is fair to ask him to change. But I also don't know that she is prepared to live life with someone whose every waking moment revolves around sports and cars.
My advice? Just make sure, if you are heavily addicted to sports, that your potential mate really understands how far your addiction goes. And that your mate either shares your addiction, or is fine with doing most things separately. Because if your partner expects to be doing different things with you on the weekends, and you expect your weekend to go mostly to following sports, there is going to be a problem.
Congats to Brandon and Kate, who met on ESPN's Big Ten blog comments section, ended up meeting IRL, and got married on last weekend (the bye weekend, of course).
Dec. 22, two days before the five-year anniversary of the night the lives of Brock Mealer and his entire family changed, he will get married.
He met Haley Frank less than two years ago after escorting her to a fundraiser at a Fricker's restaurant for a young cancer patient. At that point, Mealer was invited to attend all sorts of events to tell his story or to just be there as a source of inspiration.
But this one, he didn't want to attend alone. So he picked Haley up at her house, entering into a relationship that has led him to this point.
After seeing 100+ responses to a question about whether one should attend law school or not, I want to raise the idea of an OT tab where users can ask questions as often as they would like. Sample questions could be, I need a laptop, what model would you suggest? Do snow tires really help rear wheel drive vehicles? Was American Reunion a good movie? Where are some good areas to sit at a Tigers game?
I think the OT tab would be better than having some specific questions being posted on the main board as they are today. I am not sure how difficult this addition would be, but I do feel it would be nice to have. There are a lot of smart people on this board who share similar interests and it is great to hear outside, unbiased opinions.