this may be of some local interest
- Member for
- 6 years 47 weeks
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Costs||
I agree with above comments regard costs. We have a very similar situation, UM family ties, out of state, similar scores. He got in to Michigan and Purdue among others.
He went to Purdue. It turned out that for us, engineering out of state at Purdue, considering lower tuition and better scholarship/aid, was $20K/year less than UM. Saved $80K and played quads for 4 years on the Purdue drumline. Worked out OK.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Undergrad orientation.||
East Quad. Went home and told my mom I had found the person I would marry. She accepted the invitation for the first date, then called and canceled. It took a couple of years but we finally got together and were married in Ann Arbor our third year of med school 30 years ago this December. Best decision I ever made.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||This is not just about concussions...||
This is also about subconcussive hits.
It is not just about football, but soccer as well. My son played 4 years of center midfield collegiate soccer...5 career concussions and hundreds and hundreds of headers.
I've seen the movie and I thought Will Smith was pretty good.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||On the bench. Right in front||
On the bench. Right in front of us in fact. We had a hard time seeing the game because of all of the folks coming down the aisle to get pics during the game.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Roma v Madrid||
We were there. Most were kids and they were just escorted off. They were rougher with the adults.
Half were out to meet the players, get a signature, get a pic...the others went straight toward Ronaldo. Nobody really got that close to him before they were intercepted.
The security at the game was pretty weak.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Rose Bowl 2005||
We surprised the kids with tix to the Rose Bowl in 2005. They lost our luggage on the flight out from St Louis. You know the outcome of the game. My wife and I have boarded the plane to fly home, seated in the same row across the aisle from one another, kids in the middle and window seats. A hungover Texas football player boards, pauses at our row, and vomits up and down and around the aisle.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||We live in MO but||
We've managed to get our kids to several games over the years, including a painful Rose Bowl loss to Texas. Things happen, and I find myself the proud parent of a tenors player in the Purdue Marching Band...who admitted that when they played at the Big House last fall that he had trouble remembering which team he was supposed to be cheering for.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||I'm biased||
I'm an Michigan lifer, but my oldest kid is a Purdue freshman in mech eng and tenors player on the Purdue drumline. Needless to say, we now see some Purdue games. The irritating thing about the BBD is that in a stadium, the timing of the beats is always off. The bigger the stadium, the more the beat is off. Last Saturday in Michigan Stadium it was off by more than we've ever heard before.
Still the AAMB is a pretty darn good band.