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|1 day 4 hours ago||So much...||
That I taught my dog to relieve himself when he hears the word "Buckeye."
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Paulaner...||
from Munich. But my time zone is +6 from you all so I've started all over again. Circle of life.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Beat ohio||
I expect between now and game time there'll be a bunch of these "where to see the game in New York/Chicago/Keego Harbor" kinds of requests, but I've got to get mine out there: Zurich (Switzerland). Anyone remotely near here who's organizing a "beat ohio" gathering?
For ideas, in Zurich, there's Paddy O'Reilly's, the Lion and--of course--Hooters!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Switzerland||
I live in Zurich but believe it or not they have three locations!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Score||
Me = 0
Hooters = $75
(I live overseas and this'll be the only place with the game on)
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Radio||
I'm in a hotel on the W coast of Scotland with marginal wifi and am thinking maybe Frank Beckmann is my best bet. I've been blocked in the past from radio in the States--anyone know of a foolproof Michigan Football Network feed? I know Mgoblue.com says they'll carry the game live but I want to have plans B and C just in case.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Paulaner||
From Munich. One of just a handful of decent beers here in Switzerland. Would love a Sierra Nevada or Dale's.
|1 year 1 week ago||Buy It||
That photo is part of the lore that makes Michigan football so special and I would hang it on my wall in a second. I'm proud that we have enough mgosportsmanship to appreciate that not only has intense competition has made us better, it has made us the storied program that we are.
That said, this is coming from a guy who taught his dog to relieve himself on the command "Buckeye." In fact, we can't even safely use that word in the house (not that we would ever want to). While no doubt Woody would disapprove, I'm certain that I know what Bo would think. Or thinks.
I've since moved to Switzerland, and I'm quite sure there are hundreds of Swiss who--after seeing it in action--now think that word is American slang for "take a leak." So my dog and I both get satisfaction out of it.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Beat ohio from Venice||
Took a long weekend in Italy to get away from the horrible Swiss winter and am wearing the colors here. Walking across St Mark's (San Marco) Sq an hour ago and got a loud "Go Blue!" from an enthusiastic young woman.
It's great to be an expat Wolverine!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Think Victory Everybody||
Please, please, please. It's long past time.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Minutes are hours||
Love that video.
Anyone else think time is standing still--maybe even going backward? Down to about 19 1/2 hours now. Then a damn good shot at sweet, sweet redemption.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Liking It||
Highly recommend it. Am sitting out on a deck on a little chalet looking out at the Alps, having a good German beer, and just dialed up Frank Beckmann.
Not bad, but sure would love to be tailgaiting with the maize and blue faithful in front of Little Brother's cute little stadium right about now.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Awesome||
I'm in Zurich and I thought was out of the way. You not only want to watch MI football, but to do it in a bar in a country that is almost entirely dry. From Bavaria (this weekend) I raise my glass to you sir!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Switzerland||
Funny, we moved here from Colorado. We like it. Super expensive though.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Timing||
Consider yourselves lucky back in the States. Here in Switzerland it's:
Michigan Football: 1AM
Detroit Tigers: 2AM
Detroit Red Wings: 3AM
And unfortunately the Zurich Hooters will be closed. Thank God for Slingbox.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||State Street Barber Shop||
Bill's the best. I had him cut my hair the day before my wedding (nearly 25 years ago) and I never looked better. I moved away 20 years ago and he still knows my name. Quality guy.
Course Coach and 4 has a great legacy. My wife (then girlfriend) lived across the street from that block and the only time I ever encountered Bo personally was one morning leaving my girlfriend's place in my 7 Up "company car," which was a 1986 Escort wagon that naturally said "7 Up" on the side. It was about 5:30 or 6 am and Bo was just pulling his Oldsmobile away from the curb in front of Coach and 4.
He scowled at me. I will always treasure that memory.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Guinness at the bar||
Course it's the afternoon here in Switzerland. Took a 2-hour bikeride to try to kill time and try to get my mind off the clock (didn't work). Filets on the Weber for dinner with bride, a nice Bordeaux, then it's fire up the Slingbox for the start of the Hoke era!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||"We're at the threshold of hell"||
Kind of living in the Worst State Ever, but awesome anyway. Thank you.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Oskar Schindler||
My father is one of the non-Jews saved by Oscar Schindler.
My dad (now 87) was a B-24 crewman whose left wing was hit by three dud anti-aircraft shells while flying a resupply mission for the 101st and 82nd Airborne near Arnheim, Holland in September, 1944. (A bridge too far).
I always thought the odds of three dud shells in succession was an unbelievable coincidence. When I saw Liam Neesom say "not a single piece of live ammunition will leave this factory" I had a moment of recognition. When I asked my dad about it, he said it was the first thought he had when he saw that scene. I've since confirmed that among a wide range of armaments, Schindler's factory turned out that kind of AA.
Maybe it's coincidence? But I prefer to be grateful.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Ray||
Was struck by the fact that nowhere did he defend the program's integrity. Think the SI article has something pretty damning in it.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Thank You!!||
No other options here in Switzerland. Really appreciate the link.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Thanks Brian||
Always appreciate your prose, but especially tonight. Yes, the wait is intense. Hours have morphed into days.
Especially here in Europe, where the game starts at 1am. To paraphrase the immortal words of Bob Ufer, I've had all day and a part of the next to "think victory."
Last time I posted was from the Zurich Hooters. Still live here in Zurich; sure wish Hooters was open at 1am.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Sehr schoen!||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Hooters Zurich||
Know it sounds crazy, but if there are any other fans here in Zurich, I got Hooters to put on the game. Only place in town, so far as I can tell.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Stream||
Same here in Ireland. But it's Guinness.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Sir Charles||
I have this:
personally autographed. It's the AP reprint version, about 24" x 16." It's in my office, and I get a lot of great comments about it.