Tonight's event was a lot of fun, and I got to see some old acquaintances and make some new ones, in some cases even including people to whom I didn't owe any apologies.
Marlin Jackson raised some money for his charity, Jerome Jackson talked about his experiences at Michigan and with Lloyd, and Chris Perry outed himself as Section 1 by asking Marlin and Jerome a question that started out about something important and ended with a Title IX reference.
I think Chris Perry's contributions were probably the highlight of the night. He's clearly a funny guy. But for me, it was Marlin. In addition to being a stand up guy, he picked out the SQuad-West Quad snowball fight as his favorite off-field moment, and later he let me tell him the story of how I totally owned him in one of those fights (by hitting him with a snowball and then ducking behind some girl who absorbed the return fire on my way to celebrate heroically). He even signed a couple of photos of himself as a Colt for my dad, an Indiana native, and father-in-law, still a Colts fan despite having been jilted during his youth in Baltimore.
The beer was good and flowed freely until we drank it all. The food must have been good, because it had been inhaled by the time I arrived just before 8.
Before I shut up and let others fill in the rest, I just want to say thanks to Seth, Brian, and the rest of the MGoStaff for another great event.