"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Just as I'm stuck out of the country for 6 weeks on a business trip :(
But seeing internet friends IRL?
Hope you get your turnout.
They could maybe get a higher turnout of they presented it as "An Evening with Chad Kroeger of Nickleback"
How would one go about having a similar event like this in Chicago? I know a ton of my fellow MGoBloggers would love to attend. MGoShoe....any advice?
My guess is the first step would be to email the Alumni Association and Brian about it. I know the Chicago AAUM had Gerry DiNardo in for a pre-season thing, so they do these kind of events.
Basically do the same thing, except this time not have it suck.
Thanks for the input! I'll reach out to the local club president. Maybe an event prior to the 2013 football season makes the most sense...potentially a panel event with a BTN representative (since they are based here).
About how you left the site because he was driving you crazy? Because that'd be awesome. I might fly in for that.
But in all seriousness, it sounds like a great event. Though every time I hear "An Evening With..." I picture smoking jackets, pipes, good liquor, and piano music played lightly in the background.
MGoShoe, I figure you might be a good person to ask about this. I moved to DC in August from Ann Arbor (BA 2008, worked for U-M until now) and want to try to be more engaged with the UM Alumni Club. Do you know a good place to start or a good person to talk with? I have seen a ton of different committees on the site but I don't know what half of them even mean...
I will do both of these, thanks.
The DC Club is very, very excited about this event. A big thanks to Brian, MGoShoe, and Jacqueline the President of the NYC club for helping make this happen.
MGoShoe is correct, I am the person to speak with if you are interested in getting involved with the club. I'd love to hear from you expatriate, plus any others who are in DC and have any questions about the DC alumni club. http://www.umdc.org
UMDC Vice President
I will be there, and with my girlfriend if she's interested. I got excited for this when I saw it in the email, it was a great idea.
I mean...you do get beer, wine, and appetizers. Money is generally accepted in exchange for those products.
You must not be from around here.
False. I never make mistakes.
RDT, is that you? You little rascal!
and how much beer do I get?
I'll be there too -- should be a fun evening.
I can't make it, guys. I guess you'll have to reschedule.
To any time after December 20th...PLEEEZE
Is there any chance of Heiko and Al Borges doing a panel discussion for the Cincinnati alumni club? I'd be willing to travel to Columbus or Louisville as well. ;-)
Brian's gal looks suspiciously like Rosemary Woods.
No way I can get down to DC from Baltimore by 530 on a Thursday. Doubt I will be even leaving my office by then
In the same boat. And I have a work event that evening that was this close to being cancelled. I really need a hug from that creepy guy scaring that panda.
I guess they wanted someone who knows what he's talking about instead.
For throwing rotten fruits and vegetables.
Now come to Colorado so that I can join! Lodo's! Ill put $100 towards your plane ticket! Any other contributors?
Definitely attending. Can you make it mandatory for people to show up wearing the photo bomb t-shirt?
Gopoohgo, come down from Baltimore, the first ~45 minutes are meant for mingling, Brian won't start speaking until later!
You had so many fans, that radio gig must be workin out fer ya
but now in Texas must be so pissed!
Can u attend if ur not an alum?
Considering the events of the week in conference?
Can't wait to see reaction to Brian saying it's horrible the region he's talking to is now in the Big Ten.