5th straight US championship for them. Favored to win Gold next year at Olympics.
If you dont know who this refers to, check your UM Fan credentials again.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Current U of M student and Ann Arbor native Evan Bates is part of the 2nd place duo. It's not Karl Malone's fault that he played in the same era as Michael Jordan.
Probably too late to post this since it's dropped off page 1, but now that I've watched my tape of the finals, I feel compelled:
The male halves of all three ice-dancing medal teams are in the picture above (as their slightly younger selves), along with their then college roommate, Trevor Young (a pairs skater who then posted he was going to come back to do a Masters in Industrial and Operations Engineering). I believe Alex Shibutani (lower right-hand corner) and his sister Maia had been silver medalists the last two years, and Evan had been out with an injury. Now that Evan's back with a new partner, they've swept the medals, and all with exquisite routines. Congrats again. (And I love that the picture is courtesy of Meryl!)
I initially thought, "what in the hell did Streep and Sheen do?"
Fail for me.
that's what I thought too.
You know what they did. They "DID IT" ... the nasty!
It had been Meryl Streep and Charlie Weis.
Looking at that couple, I sure hope they did it again tonight. And taped it.
You're disgusting. ( i laughed out loud...)
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Seriously. He's a hunk.
It might not be a bad idea to have heard of the Michigan relay runner.
Who is running in the 4x1 is probably more important, considering they actually compete in an M jersey.
No disrespect at all to these M ice dancers, but they're not UM athletes, they're athletes who are UM students. It's great that many of you know them, but it does now affect your UM fanhood if you don't know who they are.
I'm sure there are many UM students doing incredible things that most of us don't know about.
But I bet you don't mind associating him with the University. And he didn't even really finish being a student. We had a number of athletes track and otherwise at the last Olympics. They're kind of a big deal around the world.
It wasn't worded the most politically, but he didn't say "if you didn't watch it you're not a real Michigan fan." No one said you have to like ice dancing. Just HEARD of them. And if one has never heard of them I'm guessing that person is just a fan of football; and maybe basketball, now. The type of guy screaming to "take Denard out, put in Tate!" last season probably thinks of himself as a diehard fan too. Just not a very well informed one.
that girl was hot
and then later find out it was actually HIM (Charlie...)!
Friends of theirs and very proud!
If you do know who this refers to, double check to make sure you still have a set of testicles.
My sister is a former US champion figure skater. As much as I hate the sport my balls are still there.
You get a pass for extenuating circumstances. Others? Not so much
I checked. Testicles still there.
Is my statement any more outrageous than the op's? Clearly hyperbole but whatever
Not to worry. There are a lot of easily offended nancies on this blog.
Glad to see redneck concepts of gender norms are alive and well even among Michigan fans, even if it's just for a bad punchline. You make Coors Light and Buffalo Wild Wings' marketing department's proud.
The only one who had that thought...
Hey, I fucking love Coors Light. I can drink a shitload of it without spending much money, and I try to drink as much of it as possible, especially during the summer. There's nothing gender normative about it.
The only real problem with it is when my dumb wife mistakes it for her Diet Coke when I tell her to grab me one from the fridge.
FUCK, GUYS, I CAN'T FIND THEM, I'VE CHECKED EVERYWHERE, SOMEONE RADIO FOR HELP!!!
There need to be a This is Awesome tag.
I think you meant to say "Wow, I did not know about these two kickass Michigan students and their accomplishments in the world arena for their sport. Thank you"
I mean, it's fine, even understandable, to not know sh*t about ice dancing, even without a genital check. But I'd like to think that Michigan fans would be glad to fill in that small knowledge gap given who Davis/White are.
Yes, tremendous, laudable accomplishment. Certainly more notable than anything I've accomplished in my 25 years. But my not knowing who they are at first mention doesn't make me any less of an M fan than the OP.
The last time they won a medal I made an (allegedly) inappropriate joke and lost all of my points for a month.
Now I wanna hear the joke.
Two figure skaters walk into a bar...
...and say "ouch"
I want gold to join silver back here in Ann Arbor! Go Blue!
Last Olympics I tried to pretend I knew Meryl because I was friends with a girl in her sorority. And yes this was the cool story broiest thing I have ever posted here
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman, would it?
I'd take a pretty girl like that with talent and ambition over a Kate Upton type any day.
nevertheless, i agree
Yet another example of the excellence for which the University of Michigan stands.
Hail to the Victors!
Representin the U-M well. no matter the sport.
Some of you guys out there need to check yourselves and quit trying to call out people for knowing or supporting these things.
A real man doesn't need to prove things to anyone, especially strangers on a blog.
Evan Bates, another Wolverine, won silver in the same competition with his partner Madison Chock.
there somewhere, but I'm too hungover to find it.
Thanks for the support? From some of you anyway... and I see you David. Haha, for as much as I do this skating thing, I'm actually a bigger U of M football fan. I'm on this site as often as possible as it's a great distraction from training. I'm not much of a poster, but that doesn't mean I'm not clinically addicted.
Thanks again and-