CBS guys just said Tom Brady ordered a spread for his linemen last night from his favorite spot in Ann Arbor - Mr Spots. I've never been there - whats the scoop?
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Spots wings are the best. Even Chris Webber says so.
Surprised he went to something on campus even though whenever went to school at u of m.
Keep in mind, for his first three seasons at Michigan, he was basically the Coner. Griese was Griese's kid, and Dreisbach had most of a year of starting while Griese was drying out, plus all the hype.
Brady became the starter during the 2nd game of his redshirt junior season (a game we lost to Donovan McNabb's Orangemen) and then was kind of Navarre-ian until he stopped staring down receivers and some of his linemen got healthy enough to give him a pocket. His senior season half the fanbase was split on whether it should be him or Henson. "Put in Henson!" was the assholes' "Fire Dick Rod" cat-call of the late '90s.
He was tall, but still scrawny enough that he looked more like Lloyd Brady than Mr. Jailsexme. If people saw him on campus, it wasn't like you ran into a huge star (it was for A-Train and Henson, and I imagine Woodson x eleventy billion). You'd say "good game," or "how did you almost lose to Indiana?" or "man, do you guys have any chance against Ohio State this year?"
Point: From his arrival in August 1995 until September 1998, he probably wasn't recognized except by the more ardent football fans. By the time he started to look like maybe he had star potential, it was November 1999 and Michigan was coming off of losses at MSU and against Illinois. He graduated just a month later, had his best game in the Orange Bowl, and still his star was so low in the sky that he got drafted in a throwaway round to sit behind Bledsoe and Bishop. There was plenty of time in there to sit on the deck of Mr. Spots (or just stop by to pick up to-go wings) without being harangued by fans.
I'm probably wrong, but I think he was trying to make the joke about Webber, (mentioned in Lutha's comment) being erased from the record books.
The banners came down, but Webber's autographed picture is still on the wall at Spot's.
nevermind me. [whistle whistle]
No worries. I was in the Brady camp, too, though I was a little worried when his first pass ever was to UCLA linebacker Philip Ward for a 42 yd TD. Unrecognizable especially then in '96.
Spot's wings are a religious experience. That's the scoop.
I didn't know they delivered to Detroit
It's Tom Brady, I'm sure they were willing to make an exception.
And Brady can probably afford any special delivery fee. Not sure, but probably.
It's on the road, but you can still hope you catch Mrs. Brady in her working clothes.
a reference on National TV versus a long delivery? Hmmm.....wonder what all this advertising is worth...
or whoever else is on delivery that day
I had Mr. Spots wings with my now-fiancee for our first official date after watching UM shut out LSSU 4-0 in 2004. Clearly, Michigan hockey and Mr. Spots is the 1-2 combo for relationship success.
Rotel and Velveeta definitely come in a close 2nd place for world famous queso success
Spots has always been my favorite spot in Ann arbor. The steak bogus and cheese fries are second to none. In fact the last time I was in there before I graduated I saw Henne and long eating in there and talked to them for a while about their time in Miami. Great guys. They even signed the back of my spots receipt. If you has never been there you are missing out. It's an incredibly underrated place.
Steak hoagie is what I meant. My iPhone messed that up.
I was wondering why I hadn't ever seen the Steak Bogus. Very funny typo.
Michigan got quite a bit of publicity in this game. Fun to focus on the great things Michigan has to offer.
I just figured that was the vegan version. (Soy or seitan?)
Then you should try the steak bogus. It's a little of a mess, but so worth it.
Does that come with the wack fries and bummer shake?
Sorry to keep posting but I seriously cannot say enough about spots. I've missed it so much since graduation. The next best thing to the food is the memorabilia. They have lots of great autographs and pictures of old players like Brady, Morrison, red, etc all claiming tags spots is there favorite place.
But really, is Mr. Spots OT?
Props to Brady treating his O-linemen right...
Don't forget--Bo said Spots has the best tuna fish sandwich in town. His autographed picture on their wall says so. One of the first times I ever went there Steve Everitt was in there eating and chatting with the employees. It's a great plave to eat and run into football players, I've seen a ton of them there.
But no wings to match.
I never made it down that far on the State Street block for Mr. Spot's. Always got caught up at Campus Corner, BTB, and Rod's for a collider. I'm sure it's great.
Spot's is right next door to BTB, and is further north than both Rod's and Campus Corner...
The wings are solid, but I usually get the Philly Original and cheese fries. A friend of mine and I hit up the cheese fries after every win on Saturdays.
Nice choice but emperor's chicken from china gate (preferably the #18 lunch special) would have been the superior selection. That place hasn't changed at since I graduated 10 years ago. Hail Chef Jan!
Or the fine wait staff?
Another thing that hasn't changed in ten years. They have a discriminating eye when it comes to personnel decisions
I still think San Fu has better Chinese than China Gate. Family place, and the owner frequently delivers himself and is awesome
Sounds to me like you need to get yourself to Middle Kingdom.
Middle Kingdom has the best Chinese food ever
It's run by Chef Jan's daughter and husband. Other family members work there too.
Might be the perfect follow-up to a day of American food gluttony.
There are no words adequately describe my envy. Always one of the highlights for me when i go back for a game
Mr. Spots was started in Bowling Green (ohio) by some BGSU lax players from Phily. They graduated and opened a second place in A2 back around when I was in school in the late 1980s (it was there by 1987, but I get the feeling, it'd been there only a few years). I lived at the corner of Hill and State (go sig eps!) and ate there all the time -- wings or stake hoagies (sp?). Now, when ever I get back to the motherland, I take the wife/kids/friends there. It's a favorite of Michigan hockey and football players. Bo loved it to. Nuff said.
Also lived at corner of State & Hill in late 80's, too bad our house is no longer there. Bucket of extra hot wings from Mr Spots was our regular meal after returning to the house most evenings! My romates and I would sit down on the floor with the bucket and a roll of paper towels and go to town! Great memories - I introduced my son to Spots at the football game and now he loves it also. its the only thing he wants to eat whenever we go down for games (that and a Pizza Bob's shake!)
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Should have gotten BTB instead.
Wasn't there when Brady was, I don't think.
Mr. Spot's chicken fingers = delicious.
I have been to Buffalo - have tried the vaunted Duffs and Anchor Bar wings (the first are allegedly the best in the world, the second is the place where buffalo wings were invented). No comparison. Spots wings are the best.
Nice choice, Tom Brady.
and find myself reading about wings. Every single post.
I remember Brady eating at Spots (used to walk past every day on our way to getting one of the older frat bros to buy me liquor at Campus Corner).
No wonder his linemen looked so slow in the 1st half today, if they were hung over enough to get Spots wings the night before. Course, you can't have the wings without the waffle fries.