A great "story" (it's his weekly commentary for Michigan Public Radio in transcribed form) from John U. Bacon on the origins of the Banner and its connections to the hockey team.
Bacon Touches on The Banner
I clicked on this link expecting to hear about how the football team will be running out of the tunnel with strips of bacon that they would then whip at the banner with as they ran through. But I guess the commentary you provided is good too.
This thread is now about bacon. Delicious bacon. Not NPR bacon.
I wish I could have a grilled BLT for lunch today. Thick slices of bacon with juicy tomato and lettuce piled up on bread with some provolone cheese on top. Then have it buttered and grilled on a panini press. I need to find one of these ASAP.
Just had a bacon and cheese burger. Hmm hmmhmm. If I wasn't on my phone I would post the 'bacon is good for me!' video
'round these parts, the best deal in town is a JBC from Wendy's (junior BACON cheeseburger) for 99 cents. Might have to go grab one of six of those for lunch today after this thread.
Friday lunchtime everyone heads to the pub for a burger and pint. Drinking culture in England > drinking culture in America
American football > English (world) football
Awesome representing Michigan from Great Britain though. +1 for that.
True that. I actually play American football here at university. Season starts this weekend with the 'War of the Roses'. The rivalry is pretty similar to the Brown Jug as in we dominate every year.
"I firmly believe that bacon has the potential to bring about world peace" - Anonymous
More info on Tactical Bacon...
"Now what exactly makes this bacon so tactical?
Firstly, the 9-ounce can has an amazing shelf life of ten years. Once you pop the top, you’ll uncover 54 bacon strips coiled up and smooshed together in lard for $15.99. Moreover, it’s advertised as a perfect companion for camping, hunting, zombie standoffs, end-of-the-world scenarios and more. Plus, you could probably use an unopened can as a defense mechanism."
But Oscar Meyer makes a delicious Turkey Bacon. Crisps up nicely in the microwave. Do steer clear of the Jennie-O version though.
I don't mind turkey bacon, but the problem I tend to have is that they are always too thin for my tastes. Do they have thick cut turkey bacon?
Has a thicker cut Turkey Bacon. Of course it is more expensive but it is Whole Foods which equals deelish.
I don't eat meat and because of it my ex boyfriend still tells me I hate America and am a communist.
Does eating chocolate covered bacon on a stick make me a true American?
p.s. now that I made a post regarding bacon. The recent ads on MGoBlog were for Bacon Bits.
But I presume it's there. I'm a little disturbed by the inclusion of "Ice cold water" in the signage; I didn't know that anybody had to pay for water. It just comes out of a hose.
But yeah, eating chocolate covered bacon on a stick, that came out of the back of a modified four-wheel drive pickup, does make you a true American. Anybody doubts you; just show them your AR-15.
Could you do one with Sir Francis Bacon?
In college my girlfriend took a class her senoir year that was taught by John Bacon. It was on the history of college athletics (I don't actually know what it was called). She loved it and the more she told me about it I wished I had taken in. They had frequent guests like Brandstatter and Deirdorf, and the best part: the required reading was Bo's lasting lessons. Who wouldn't love that class?
I had tried getting into that class every semester since freshman year. Even with the 104 credit head start on the registration process my last semester, I could never get it into my schedule. Damn economics program.
Yeah one of the perks to being an athlete is you can get pretty much any class you want through priority registration. It makes sense in season though, as you pretty much have to get classes at a certain time.
Yes and your tests get graded separate from the rest of us non athletic folk.
I would hang out during the office hours of my favorite Econ professor and the GSI's would grade the exams separate.
I also took an accounting exam with the soccer team and we got some extra minutes and boy did I need them.
Magnus covered in bacon as this week's "Slightly attractive Michigan Blogger of the Week"
I'm only slightly disappointed.
Be careful what you ask for...
baked potato. french fries.
Great story and a nice reminder about how important history and tradition, and the enduring legacy, of Michigan athletics.
Bacon: The candy of meats.
One little factual error, the banner that was stolen by Syracuse fans the night before the '98 game was never recovered, though it was spotted being hung out of a parking structure in New York the day of the '99 game at the Carrier Dome.
I say, come and get it.
John U. Bacon is an amazing storyteller. He can make any U-M athletics-related story interesting.