landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|20 hours 32 min ago||Irving K. Pond left a much||
Irving K. Pond left a much greater legacy than scoring the first Michigan touchdown. He became a very successful architect, and his firm Pond and Pond designed and built the student union buildings at Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, and Kansas. On the UM campus they also did the League and the Student Publications Building.
|23 hours 7 min ago||I had never heard of Elmer Gedeon until now.||
I had never heard of Elmer Gedeon until now. Thanks for sharing, OP.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Where bats?||
|1 day 13 hours ago||Very occasionally. Oklahoma||
Very occasionally. Oklahoma sometimes has their student band play when they make the WCWS, but Michigan is the only school with a dedicated band. This was the Alumni Band's 19th season playing for Michigan Softball.
Just one more thing that makes this Michigan of ours a special place.
|1 day 13 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 18 hours ago||Yup! Jonathan Frakes had a||
Yup! Jonathan Frakes had a back issue and it was more comfortable for him to sit down that way (he's also quite tall, 6'2" or 6'3"). It's also the reason he was always leaning on things.
|1 week 2 days ago||I saw a Tesla with the vanity plate||
I saw a Tesla with the vanity plate LOLGAS.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I can't say I like the house||
I can't say I like the house much, but I'd be willing to buy two Cokes for it.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||/thread||
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I know he's in the||
I know he's in the neighborhood south of Geddes and bordered by Washtenaw on the south/west and Huron Parkway on the east. Is that Arbor Hills? Like you said, really nice neighborhood, but not ostentatious.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Damn, he bought the house in||
Damn, he bought the house in 1995 for $637k, now he's trying to sell it for $7 million? I know home values in Ann Arbor and inflation have to be factored in, but...
Edit: looks like they built the house, so maybe the previous price was just for the empty lot.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Damn. Played too sloppy to win. Hopefully this is||
Damn. Played too sloppy to win. Hopefully this is a major motivator for the tournament.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A guy I worked with played||
A guy I worked with played high school football in Virginia against a team that had Sean Glennon at QB (started for a few years at VT), Evan Royster at RB (3-year starter for Penn State), and Eddie Royal at WR (played for the Broncos, Chargers, and currently with the Bears).
He said it did not go well for his team.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A Rom Bomb would let SiLo||
A Rom Bomb would let SiLo take it nice and easy around the bases.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That could be the reason for||
That could be the reason for the change since the umpire has been squeezing the pitchers.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The one thing that can undo||
The one thing that can undo this team is mental mistakes. Those pop up a little too often for comfort sometimes.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Rom. Bomb.||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure that was really an||
Not sure that was really an out, but I'll take it! See ya, Penn State.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oh man, CF and LF are going||
Oh man, CF and LF are going to get chewed out for that one.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Got back the run we gave||
Got back the run we gave them, so that's good. In fact, they haven't gotten anything we haven't handed to them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Alright, my outrage meter is||
Alright, my outrage meter is scaling back since he called the same pitch a ball for us.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||WTF??? How was that not a||
WTF??? How was that not a strike?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Win with character. Win with||
Win with character. Win with cruelty.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It wasn't the Dean who tried to get it pulled, it||
It wasn't the Dean who tried to get it pulled, it was the chair of the Department of Musical Theatre.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Former PA announcer Howard||
Former PA announcer Howard King passed, not current PA announcer and longtime MMB announcer (since 1970) Carl Grapentine.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"Band, take the field" is the||
"Band, take the field" is the band announcer's line, not the PA announcer. Carl has done both since 2006, but he has been the band announcer since 1970.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I agree, it's a smart pick.||
I agree, it's a smart pick. He's an insurance policy if Carr doesn't continue to develop, and the Raiders could trade Cook for a fair amount if he develops well. And 4th round backup QBs aren't a huge financial investment.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Quite a bit...||
First, a ticket stub from the 1964 Michigan-Navy game. It was the second game of the season, and #8/9 Michigan beat #6/5 Navy 21-0. Michigan went on to a 9-1 season, winning the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl along the way, with the only loss a 21-20 nail-biter to Bob Griese's #5 Purdue.
Next, the October 30, 1950 issue of Life magazine, which contained a photo essay by legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. You've almost assuredly seen his most famous photo "V-J Day in Times Square" of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II. In 1950, Eisenstaedt chronicled the Michigan Marching Band's journey to New York City to perform at the Michigan-Army game at Yankee Stadium. #18 Michigan fell to #1 Army 27-6.
Following the musical vein, a piece of piano sheet music from 1904 entitled "Men of Yost," a little-known march dedicated to the great Point-a-Minute teams of 1901-1904.
I also have tome relics of the three great stadiums/arenas at Michigan. An original California redwood seat that was in Michigan Stadium from 1927 until the 1990s (they were covered with vinyl covers in the 1960s but the wood was still underneath), a brick from Yost that fell off during a heavy snowstorm when I was a student, and a row number from Crisler that fell off the seat I was sitting in during the 2011 NCAA Selection Show.
Before they started manufacturing Little Brown Jug repicas, the only way to have one was to make your own, so about 5 years ago I did just that. Mine is a 3-gallon jug (the real one is 5 gallons) and recently updated with the new score column and the last few scores.
And finally, probably the most unusual piece of UM memorabilia I own, given to me by one of my groomsmen when I got married. It's from a book written by a UM geology professor right after World War I about why, in his opinion, the war broke out. But what makes it unique is who owned this particular copy. The author inscribed it to him.
"To Fielding H. Yost, With the best regards of Wm H. Hobbs, Ann Arbor, Oct 3, 1922."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You must have told this story||
You must have told this story before, because I remember it! And the reason I remember it is because a friend and I grabbed a few Yost bricks after they were fenced off and were walking back when a cop car pulled up right next to us and turned on its lights. We both almost shit our pants, but the cop was actually pulling over a car. Then I read your story a while later and realized that we were in no danger whatsoever.