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|1 day 14 hours ago||A special place in my heart for the NIT||
The 2004 NIT was my first time seeing an M basketball game live. According to the history book, Michigan beat a local team (Rutgers) for the championship. Didn't remember that, but remembered speaking to Tommy Amaker. Lovely guy. (Seriously.)
Also didn't remember that the semifinal game was a win against Oregon.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Somehow the stories sound new in his words||
This interview was hysterical.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I don't see any NCAA games there||
NIT and conference tourneys. Still trying to see the OkSt game and haven't found it anywhere, other than highlights.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Yeah, it's all about Harbaugh. Either way.||
I don't tweet, ergo I am not?
And didn't the Harbaughs have a premature baby recently? Was the bball season foremost in his mind? I bet today (unfounded rumor from my imagination) he was sitting in front of the TV feeding the little babe with bottled [whole] milk so Sara could take a break, with the devious plan of making sure the colors and music and cheers of Michigan permeated the developing little brain.
|1 week 4 days ago||Heard the first two games on the official audio broadcast||
Definitely sounded like home games.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also offended, and didn't even read it correctly||
Thought it said #wearJordan.
Either way, It's the sort of thing we'd associate with Brandon. Besides being dang ugly, that thing down the arm.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Practice Jerseys||
Did they have names on them? Were they their names?
Following the game on Gametracker, I was surprised to see that Kam Chatman, Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert were on the roster. None got any playing time... Guess they just showed up to show support.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He was also a team physician for the US Women's Team||
And had been for many years. (The women's team on that level are usually young girls-to-teenagers.) So this has been a national story for some time. I believe I saw a segment on 60 Minutes recently, and because the Americas Cup was held this weekend (an annual competition in the US with select elite US & international men's and women's gymnasts), it was also covered during the meet on NBC.
EDIT after reading other comments: Generally the allegations from the former US program gymnasts were of "inappropriate touching" in the context of medical exams, young girls at the time and now old enough to know why they were uncomfortable. And they did trust him, and apparently he did help them medically. But many have come forward now to confirm what others have reported.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Looks like he's been up to a lot for a long time||
Looked at his IMDB.com page, and surprised to find besides his 93 listed acting credits, there are other credits for all sorts of things behind the scenes. LINK. Not Just an Actor.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My fear is that the site will turn into those white-space things||
I understand why people complain that our common addiction isn't always available when we most need it, but I love the layout.
Too many other sites I need to use have switched to lots of white space and pale text floating there with too much space between lines, requiring constant cursoring and difficulty reading. Is it that they're designed for phone-readers? As someone who likes to see lots of text at a glance... On an actual computer... that's easy to read and kind to the eyes...
Please say that's not in the plan!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||A moral victory!||
Or at least a moral 4th place. Glad you had a place to put it in writing.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Caris was there!||
I finally saw him play just last night in Bklyn! (A couple highlight-quality assists.)
Radio guys said a few alum players were there (Tim Hardaway & Josh Bartelstein?), maybe to watch Walton's record-breaking night? Spoke to the team before the game. Posbang them all.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Puh-RAM-uss||
I live across the river from NJ, but I hear about them on the news a lot. Weather, traffic, stuff like that.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Two more success stories (out of the only two I know about)||
A friend's dad recently passed away "naturally" in his mid-90s, years after his (quadruple or quintuple) bypass surgery. He was still going to Yankee games with his sons only a couple years before, when the long trip into the Bronx and the stairs in the stadium just got too much (for the legs, not the heart).
My own dad had completely successful bypass in the early days of the surgery, after surviving two separate heart attacks, both times lucky enough to be either in the hospital (where he worked) or surrounded by other MDs at a medical convention. Being a doctor he knew the risks, but was willing to take the risk rather than "live like an invalid." When he eventually passed away (from something else), his heart was the strongest in the ICU, proudly pumping away. We didn't want to lose him even then, of course, but we had him years longer than without the surgery.
It is so much more routine today, and well worth the trouble.
All the best to your dad and all of you who are there to cheer him on.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Forgive me for benefiting from your distress||
Since my primary NFL interest is following our alumni, preseason is when I can get cheap seats on Ebay and see our rookies get playing time, even those who might be UDFAs. With both the Jets & the Giants here, that means at least 6 other teams coming in to play them, and the number of guys in the picture, the odds are pretty good this year there'll be at least one game of interest.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
I knew nothing about draft status, recruiting, or much of anything about what goes into football or coaching, but I was already in NYC, watching the few Michigan games then broadcast nationally, and I'd see Brady pulled for this kid who didn't seem to play any better, and wondered why Brady had to wait two years to get on the field and this kid with no experience couldn't wait his turn.
Then there was the Ohio State game, broadcast nationally of course, and there was a feature of Steinbrenner leading the cheers at the OSU pep rally the night before the game. No wonder Steinbrenner was so eager to get Henson off the field at Michigan, and no wonder Carr felt the pressure to get him ON the field to keep him from jumping ship for baseball. No proof, but sure made sense to me.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Steinbrenner Effect & Baseball||
Henson was Yankees property, Steinbrenner was an OSU booster...
Carr was quoted years later that Henson was put in because he needed some on-field time in the games because his summer baseball commitments didn't allow enough off-season football. Conspiracy theory given credence when Steinbrenner gave then-starter Henson a now-or-never $1,000,000 come-to-Yankees after his junior year.
Did the platooning affect Brady's draft status? Then the other Drew got injured...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You made your point||
To you he's a random source. But enough reputable sources have by now vouched for this particular reputable source as being a highly reputable source. He doesn't post guesses, and knows what he can share and what he can only hint at. Time to move on.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Too late for me to edit, but eager to learn from my mistakes||
So does it make a difference that it's "cool story, sis" [or, apparently, "un-cool story, sis"]? Which might reflect on the type of details I wasn't actually privy to and, if I had been, would of course only be girl-talk details like, "Golly, were you a freshman or sophomore? Did you meet him in a class? Did you go out for pizza? Did he know you don't like football?")?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Watching with a friend who has a friend who dated Belicheck||
long ago in college. [Sorry, sworn to secrecy on details.]
Friend's friend wasn't really interested in football, but we did go out with her and her now husband to watch one of those other Tom Brady superbowls and weren't allowed to bring up her pre-husband history, though it was eons ago. The husband likes football and the excuse for the get-together watch was that I was from Michigan and obsessed with Brady.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Moonlight, Lion...||
Very different kinds of movies, obviously, but more involving to me. (Both of these have incredible child actors, by the way.) Arrival, especially if you miss "intelligent" science fiction...
I know a couple of people who hated LaLaLand, thinking it phony. But then one is a musician and the other a former Rockette. For me it eventually paid off, but took a long way to get there.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Considering he's from Columbus, Ohio||
It's a legitimate reference. Fortunately he's already answered with his choice.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Seth had trouble with iTunes too?||
I feel so much better! Not that I don't have sympathy. Just thought it was my dreadful software karma. Two 2-3 hr sessions trying to register with iTunes to get a free limited-time movie download, the sessions divided by the totally unresponsive "help" e-mail that came 48 hrs later: "We understand you're having trouble signing in on your new iTunes account. So sorry. To solve this problem, first sign into your iTunes account..." [Honest.]
Actually, the guy at the Apple Store was the one bright spot. He helped me redo everything I'd done, but this time it worked. So I could go home and sign on. But that's all I could do successfully without using the rest of my evening dealing with their help lines. Will spare the rest of the saga/rant. Suffice it to say I'm reluctant to trust a software company with such abysmally designed software.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
Hadn't heard anything about her in a while, so wasn't sure.
So maybe that's her in the pool? Suppose it doesn't hurt that the up-and-coming women's swim team beat OSU last night 212-88... (The men's team won too, of course, for those curious. But this might be the first time the women are ranked higher than the men, #7 to #9. Someone in the know feel free to correct me.)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||He actually is a swimmer||
And isn't his sister joining the M swim team?
[EDIT: Talking about Martin, not Frey. Unless Frey & Harbaugh also jumped into the pool.]
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Appreciate the M-related play-by-play||
Or at least highlights, being NFL-network-deprived.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Roster Numbers (etc. from official roster||
Our guys on the North Team. [Apologies for the funky formatting in transfer; those aren't really links.]
43 Chris Wormley DE 6-5 297
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Big Brothers Big Sisters||
When I was a senior in high school, this was our congregation's youth group project. The local branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters paired each of us with a child (checking their national website, I see the age range for the kids is 6-18). They describe it as mentoring the child, but for me at 18, it seemed more like simply being there as a friend, being able to share experiences they wouldn't otherwise have access to, letting them know there was something else out there.
My strongest memory was when my best friend and I took our girls out for an activity and had milk and cookies afterwards. My charge, generally quite shy and quiet, said, "We have milk at home, too. But it's for the baby."
The downside for me was that only a few months later I had to leave for Ann Arbor and felt I was abandoning my girl. But she sent me a lovely note wishing me well "up at college." Something I've never forgotten. (And this post makes me wonder if I'd be able to track her down years later through BBBS and see what became of her.)
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||From Senior Bowl tweets||
UM WR Amara Darboh only Top 5 total workload player to increase workload every day over 3 days of practice
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Fortunately Rodd... Rodi...||
Last year's transfer QB was already here before we learned that we couldn't remember how to spell his name.