- Member for
- 2 years 46 weeks
- Current value
- TV - Sex in the City & Gilmore Girls re-runs (of which I give my wife incessant shit, but I end up watching them anyways), Glee, Gossip Girl, American Idol (which has absolutely jumped the shark), somehow getting pulled into the train wreck known as Jersey Shore
- Movies - known to sob during the approriate "Man Cry" parts in movies too numerous to mention
- Drink - sometimes I like a "strong" Cosmo
- Food - watch way too much Food Porn programming on TV, know what a charger plate is
|1 day 2 hours ago||Dennis Franklin||
....followed closely (in no particular order) by Tom Brady, Rick Leach and John Harbaugh. Dennis Franklin was Michgan's QB when I first fell in love with UM Football. Back in the glory days of the Big 2/Little 8 and the 10 Year War, he had an astounding 30-2-1 record as a starter yet never went to a bowl game. Unfortunately, the 2 losses and 1 tie were all against Ohio, with the two loses by a combined total of 5 points. He didn't have gaudy stats, but was a great leader and clutch performer - a true Michigan Man.
|1 week 1 day ago||What is planned for the dirt...||
....portion of the field at Ray Fisher and Alumin Field? Will these be real dirt cut-outs around a traditional infield or base areas? Or will they do they take the still-getting-used-to-approach of inserting brown Field Turf to simulate infield dirt ala Indiana or Minnesota?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Got Chalk?||
POTUS Sweet 16 = 1-4 Seeds in 3 Regions + 1-3, 5 Seeds in West
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Note the "Maize-like" color....||
....on the uniform piping. Outstanding!! Not one bit of eye-blinding adidas Sun highlighter to be found. However, the Sun-like color striping on the socks doesn't seem to match the Maize-ish trim on the uniform.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Great line from a Feb/2000 SNL Weekend Update||
"And I'm Tina Fey. And here are tonight's top stories..."
FEY: "Despite being named Super Bowl MVP, controversial linebacker Ray Lewis was rejected by both Disney and Wheaties for their post-Super Bowl ad company's endorsements. However, Lewis did get an endorsement with Double Murder Brand Peanut Butter."
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Bulleit Bourbon Manhattans....||
...over crushed ice
|41 weeks 4 days ago||White Socks...||
...for both away and home uniforms. This is a critical component to maintain UMs traditional uniform legacy. The contrasting white socks just look better, are more traditional and is unique when compared to what everyone else wears.
Back in the 70s and 80s, UM was one of the few teams along with USC and PSU that bucked the previaling football fashion trend and continued to wear black vs white shoes. At some point during the late Carr era, UM players started wearing black/blue socks while USC and PSU maintained their traditional black shoes/white socks. Blue socks, even with the home uniform, IMO puts UM in the "me too" category for college football uniform trends as it relates to shoe/sock combinations (see Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Diet Vernors....||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Totally agree....||
...I'm surprised that all of the focus has beeen on possession rather than establishing that he was in bounds in the first place.
I attended this year's Sugar Bowl and finally got around to watching the replay this week on TiVo. Overall, the game looked much worse from a UM perspective the second time around on TV than in person. Our offense was absolutely overmatched and we were fortunate to get the win, so I can understand VT's lingering sour grapes on the game, but their "solution" for a second replay official is ridiculous.
Reading today about the extent of Molk's injury, it's amazing he was able to walk that night let alone play the entire game, and provides a significant reason why the offense was so ineffective. Also, I remember reading that Lewan wasn't 100%? Was there a UFR completed for the game? (couldn't find one in a site search)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Bring back white socks...||
....to complete the classic UM uniform
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Lookin' like a brown liquor evening...||
....Jack and Vernors
|2 years 1 week ago||Makers Mark Manhattan||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Three Words....||
......Koleman Kamp Kitchen
never understimate the value a utility table/base kamp alpha at a tailgate
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I was born a poor black child....||
...suprised this quote didn't come up sooner on this thread.
But seriously, great topic. Grew up in middle class Royal Oak (LONG before it beacame chic, hip (?) and over-priced). Latch key kid - Dad was an Architect, Mom worked for Sports Illustrated in an advertising sales office in the Fisher Building in downtown Detroit. In this capacity, there were always "extra tickets" available to the Tigers (Tiger Stadium) Wings (Olympia!!), Pistons (Cobo Hall) and UM Football. My sister, 5 years older, provided the Almost Famous influences, bringing me up on a healthy dose of Led Zepplin, Who, Santana, Stones, Yes, Hendrix, et al.
Pre-Cable (3 network channels, CBC and WKBD Channel 50), my media exposure to UM Football was limited to the annual televised UM/OSU game on ABC, 1 game/year in person at the Big House (always a big deal) and the Saturday evening Al Ackerman-led local news highlights of UM beating the living daylights out of one of the Little 8 (oh how I miss those days). Between the helmets, Bo, the triple option, Big Ten domination and Dennis Frankiln (still to this day, for some reason, my favorite all-time UM player), I was an instant fan-for-life.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Brown Liquor Friday....||
.....a stiff Manhattan(s) over crushed ice
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Jack and Vernors...||
.....a delicious Motown variation of the Jack and Ginger.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Eastern Quad had the best||
Wake and Bake
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I saw the headline...||
Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident
...on my Google homepage and thought I was reading an Onion article.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Me too....||
....a hopefully uneventful 4-ish hour drive up I-75 thru the Ohio "Cornbelt "
|2 years 39 weeks ago||A Good Mix of College and Pro....||
Bengals Season Ticket Holder - should be competitive this year with Baltimore & Pittsburgh
UM Home Games - UConn, Illinois, Wisconsin
OSU v Wisconsin in Madison - a Weekend Guys Trip centered around a John Daley-esque RV (what could possibly go wrong?). Really looking forward to a day of HEAVY drinking leading up to the 8:00 kickoff (must.....pace.....myself). Great atmosphere - a football game in Madison should be on everyone's Bucket List.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Count me in as a fan of the PBR...||
....but is has to be ridiculously cold.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Braylon is Beard-tastic!!|
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more....||
.....the chili is truly an acquired taste, the quality and size of the dog is abysmal and there's WAY too much cheese for my taste. The Cheese Coney is more of a SW Ohio phenomena - people who grew up in this area absolutely love them and have definite opinions on Skyline vs Gold Star. Give me a Lafayette Coney any day of the week
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Excellent List....||
....by Wonk. Having a good table to prep and serve food is critical to a successful tailgate. I bought one of these at Bass Pro Shops:
Very functional, folds up small and a great conversation piece - you'll be the envy of your fellow tailgaters.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Spot-On Assessment....||
....of the Cincinnati neighborhoods by Big Gay Heart. Additional intel on the food, bar and music scene can be found here:
CityBeat's 2010 Best Of Picks listed here:
My favorite place in Cincinnati to see music and hang out with the local, professional drinkers is the Southgate House:
Best of luck on your new endeavors and welcome to the neighborhood!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||My List of Shame||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Buckwheat Zydeco..||
......tonight at the Southgate House; TBD hot meat on the BBQ Saturday.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Tallest UM WR....||
.....has to be Paul Jokisch, listed here on the 1985 Roster at 6'8" 240 lbs:
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Never underestimate the value and importance of Leadership...||
.....within any organization. It's great to see Ricardo step up as de facto leader of the Freshman class as well as our most effective recruiter.
While we've had obvious gaps in overall talent and experience these past two seasons that manifested into an 8-16 buzz kill, we've also had a major void in player leadership on both sides of the ball. I see Molk and Forcier (even in the role of Co-QB) stepping up this year as our clear leaders for Offense, maybe not with the flair of a Mike Hart, but providing a critical leadership role nonetheless. We desperately need someone to step up on Defense; hopefully someone like Martin, Roh or Obi.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I was at the game....||
....Freshman year. To corroborate points that have already been mentioned, I was 1 of 100,000+ pissed off Michigan fans who couldn't believe we were about to be tied by Fucking Indiana......at home no less. I don't care if they were "good" that year - Indiana?!?! Once IU tied it up with seconds to go, several thousand left the stadium in disgust. Even with the Lawrence Reid’s heads up, WTF fumble play out of bounds, no one in the stadium thought we had a chance to score on the game’s final play. The play evolved thru 3-4 distinct phases; the perfect pass, catch, evading two tacklers and AC high stepping into the endzone. Thru each phase, the resulting fan reaction gradually crescendoed from a hear-a-pin-drop despondence into an absolute stand-clearing frenzy.
Besides this being a Top 5 moment in UM’s storied football history, the significance of the game and play was the establishment of Anthony Carter as a legitimate, go-to receiver & return threat as a true Freshman. Bo knew what he had in the young AC as well as John Wrangler and gradually started opening up his play book beyond the traditional UM belly option series. By all accounts, 1979 was a disappointing year for UM Football; the next year, the Wrangler/Carter duo played a big part in giving Bo his first Rose Bowl victory.