Stop being depressed about all the sad things going on, and be a kid again! Ann Arbor is having its first snow of the year right now. WOO
OT: First snow!
Man would it be awesome if the game against OSU was a snow-bowl. I'd love to see a foot of snow when the Buckeyes come to town.
I'm not sure that would be in our favor.
instead, I fail to see how that's a bad thing.
Someone who runs a 4.4 40 vs someone who runs a 4.9 40....the gap inbetween those two people shrink a helluva lot when there is a foot of snow.
Unless you are talking about Denard, in which case his Dilithium melts the snow in front of him for a clear lane to the end zone. :)
Snowball fight time!
I was walking up to the dude when I first noticed it. I looked up at the sky, and then me and this asian dude shared a look of complete disgust and depression followed by us both shaking our heads and walking our seperate directions.
It's wayyyyyy too early for this.
I think you should appreciate the snow and the twisted things that come from it.
You're absolutely correct.
I actually tend to enjoy it quite immensly, but the biggest bummer is that I can't ride my motorcycle any more. Makes the trip to north campus a hell of a lot longer!
Weather.com says we'll have sun the next 7 of 9 days.
Asian guy at the Dude? PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Well that lasted a whole 90 seconds.....
that's what she said?
holy shit dude when did you sent to Bolvia?
Actually it snows from january to april in michigan so technically its not the first time its snowing this year
But it is the first snow of the season.
If you're excited about snow, you must rent?
Oh how I love sitting on my couch, sipping hot chocolate, and watching my landlord clear the driveway.
Shoveling the drive is one of the rare cathartic experiences life provides.
At first I read "cathartic" as "cardiac" and I considered suggesting that you not shovel anymore . . .
Too bad I can't see outside at all...
My favorite part of the first snow of the season was walking by all the freshmen who were super excited and taking pictures of the snow falling. They have no idea what they are in for.
There was a kid in our dorm who was from Puerto Rico. First time it hit like 53 degrees he pulled up his windbreakers to his chin (in October or whatever) and said "dudes, you cannot tell me it gets colder than this!"....we just all chuckled as we were still in our short sleeve shirts, or a sweatshirt.
By November he had one of those old Wayne Fontes Parkas.
I was young, but I still remember Wayne Fontes and his parkas. I haven't thought about this in a looooooong time.
Thank you for a trip down memory lane....
It was right around this time of year that Fontes' teams would start winning all of a sudden to save his job. Good times.
so don't put away the jean shorts yet
Fuck that noise.
I hope for your sake in Michigan that most of the leaves are off the trees by now. We got our first snow of the year a couple of weeks ago in the northeast. The weight of the snow combined with the weight of the leaves caused a lot of branches to fall. My buddy in Western Mass was without power for 6 days.
Huh. So that's the lethal combination that results in such long-lasting power outages. It started snowing in Madison yesterday, but it was bullshit anger-driven horizontal hate sleet. It was like an arctic hurricane. The gentle flurries today are so much nicer.
bullshit anger-driven horizontal hate sleet
Brilliant. I've been looking for just the right moniker for that shit for years. You've nailed it.
Yay!!!! Just in time for me to drive home from the airport and then shovel the driveway at the end of a long workweek. This is JUST what I wanted.
Probably not thread worthy since it is unconfirmed, but there are rumors going around 247sports and Alabama sites that Dee Hart is leaving their program.
reasons as to why?
Some people say he's pissed that he didn't play against LSU because his ACL is healing quickly. That's all I've seen.
If that's the reason, Dee isn't very smart.
EDIT: Now people are saying he got into a fight with one of the coaches about something and was kicked off the team.
Is it wrong that I'd still welcome him with open arms even if he did fight a coach? Heck if he fought Saban I'd shake his hand and give him a scholie.
Somehow, I haven't looked out my office window in Strong Hall this afternoon. It's good to be reminded that no matter how frustrated I get at my computer, there is always beer... I mean snow!
I just moved back to Ann Arbor after living in Arizona and hadn't seen snow in 5 years (including countless trips back to Michigan and other snow bound states in that time span). Needless to say, as soon as it started snowing I dropped what I was doing at work and ran outside to frolic. I give my new found fascination with snow 2 weeks until I relearn to hate the stuff...
I like it, but the first appearance of snowflakes makes my wife suicidal. She'd rather live in southern CA.
Wish I was there. I love the white stuff.
Nothing was worse than the day I went to the Dude in 2008 in flip flops and shorts when it was 70 degrees out. Upon leaving early the next morning there was 4-5" of snow on the ground. I'll never be fooled again, Mother Nature. Never again.
a news truck
i live near Marquette (Negaunee) and we got 12 inches of wet snow with 45 mph winds all yesterday. that was our first snow. Ann Arbor would shut down if that happened
"Ann Arbor would shut down if that happened"
... everything except for the university, that is.
downstaters more credit, we can handle that kind of snow cuz
I refuse to give anyone south of Lansing credit.
Case in point: We stayed in AA overnight after the Big Chill last year and between AA and Lansing we saw 15 cars in the ditch.
Lansing to Mt Pleasant we saw none.
You downstaters dont know how to drive.
Us SW Michiganders know a little bit about snow. That lake likes to dump snow on us. Nothin like the UP but more than the rest of the state.
Did you even see 15 cars total between Lansing and Mount Pleasant?
You think fellow Michiganders can't drive?? Come visit Long Island after a brief dusting, a light rainstorm... even sunset throws those people off. I have a theory that New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvannia plates are all yellow because it's part of a color-code to warn other drivers.