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|1 day 22 hours ago||For those who don't know,||
For those who don't know, Bernstein is on the Board of Regents...and for the non-Detroit locals, son of attorney Sam Bernstein whose commercials have permeated through local Detroit TV for at least the past 30+ years. They also have their name plastered on Fox Sports Detroit's studios (The Call Sam Studios). Even my avatar was a spokesman at one point in the late 00s.
|1 day 22 hours ago||In case anyone's wondering||
Michigan vs. Northwestern during Green's 1981-85 tenure:
1981: Michigan 38, Northwestern 0
|2 days 10 min ago||Looks like it was cardiac||
Looks like it was cardiac arrest...very sad news. He'll be remembered for coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in the NFL...but he also was head coach at Northwestern and Stanford in the 80s/early 90s.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Same for NYC||
My rule of thumb when I lived in NYC (and will be again when I move there in a month) is if a movie is ridiculously advertised everywhere in Manhattan and the Subway, it probably stinks. When I was in intern in NYC in 2003, posters and advertisements for Gigli were everywhere. The movie sunk like a rock.
Hollywood is out of ideas, period. In the past 3-4 years I've gone to the cinemas maybe 2-3 times per year, max (the last movie I saw was the latest X-Men movie and I don't remember what happened because it wasn't memorable). I never thought that would happen, but this is what happens when mainstream production is crap and movie ticket prices are inflated.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Variety of schools||
For me, it's Syracuse since I have cousins who live there and one received a Master's degree (rooted for them in hoops as a kid unless it was against Michigan); Georgetown (worked there for four years...of course, that complicated things with Syracuse family); and Columbia (got my master's degree there...at least the basketball team's been decent for the last decade unlike the football team); BU for hockey (a good friend went to law school there). As a kid, I loved UNLV because of Jerry Tarkanian (Armenian power).
|1 week 1 day ago||Explosions rocking Turkish Parliament||
|1 week 1 day ago||This guy loved talking Turkey||
This guy loved talking Turkey
|1 week 1 day ago||I honestly couldn't tell you,||
I honestly couldn't tell you, but they sure look like that. This link takes you to a video that clearly shows protestors ducking for cover when shots ring out in Istanbul.
|1 week 1 day ago||Crazy situation. A couple||
Crazy situation. A couple friends of mine are in Turkey right now and they're OK in Istanbul and Antalya and I have many friends who have relatives in Istanbul. The live video feeds that are popping up from people's phones and social media feeds are surreal...like this one:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1986ish on...||
My earliest sports memories are from the late 1980s. I remember my dad was BBQ'ing during one of the 1988 NBA Finals games and I kept running in and out of the house updating him on the score and if the Pistons were winning or losing. I also remember watching random Tigers games from 1986 on WDIV when they'd preempt Wheel of Fortune and/or Jeopardy! for games. I remember when the Red Wings lost to Edmonton in the 1987 conference finals (my youngest brother was born at the start of the series) and watched the Oilers celebrate the Stanley Cup soon after that on CBC. When it comes to Michigan, I remember being intrigued by the Rose Bowl and seeing the Wolverines on New Year's Day and Bo's face and voice. I don't know why, but I couldn't help but laugh at hearing Bo talk--maybe I saw a grandfatherly thing in him (aw shucks exterior to kids even though he was rough and tumble when it came to the business of coaching players).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Arkansas game getting cut||
SI's Ryan Krasnoo (a Michigan alum, according to his Twitter page) also citing sources that the rivalry is back on. Krasnoo adds that the Arkansas game will get cut and the athletic department will take a $2 million loss.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If Harbaugh's going to visit||
If Harbaugh's going to visit the Armenian Tavern, he might as well just visit the Armenian Quarter. Of course, I'm biased about this since I'm Armenian and my dad's side of the family lived in the AQ for decades.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It is indeed Billy||
It's Bill Bonds from the mid-1980s at the end of his commentary on the Michigan-Ohio State game. It's worth watching for the twist ending after his rant.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy||
Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy said that whoever the Pistons draft won't be an immediate contributor, but if they provide solid minutes over the length of their rookie contract it's a win in his book. Pretty much he's drafting best player available (although they do need a backup PG and a stretch PF). I almost feel like they'll need to deal for a veteran backup PG instead of relying on a rookie to handle that duty.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My top 5||
My top 5:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Coen Brothers version of True Grit
Once Upon a Time in the West
|6 weeks 1 day ago||ESPN commercial||
Here's an old ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial with Howe teaching Keith Olbermann how the game was played in the good ole days. RIP Mr. Hockey
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Ackerman-Canham 1984 interview||
WDIV just posted a clip of Ackerman interviewing Michigan AD Don Canham during the 1984 season. Ackerman pushes Canham pretty hard on the subject of whether or not Michigan should accept the Holiday Bowl bid with the 6-5 record. Canham closes the interview with probably a classic line that gets Ackerman to laugh.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing beat Channel 7 in the 70s|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Ali is one of those cultural||
Ali is one of those cultural icons of the last 50-60 years that had a huge impact on American society, not just sports. And like stated before, his torch lighting at the 1996 Summer Olympics was one of those moments you never forget. I had goosebumps watching that at my cousins' house in Los Angeles while visiting for the summer.
Below is a clip of Ali's appearances as a mystery guest on the old game show "What's My Line" (one from 1965, the other 1970).
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Baby steps through the summer||
Baby steps through the summer time...baby steps to September.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if Billick will||
I wonder if Billick will teach the Rutgers camp players how to play the Match Game.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Actually met Sanderson||
"Cool story bro" from New Year's Day 2013. I was out in LA visiting other Michigan friends in our annual LA New Year's trip (which started with the 2004 Rose Bowl) and we ended up watching the Outback Bowl at one of the alumni bars. He seemed like a pretty chill guy. None of my friends recognized him when he said his name but I knew his history. Bonus from that day: Rudy Tomjanovich was also at the bar.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Art/foreign/indy films:||
Art/foreign/indy films: Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, enough said) and Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman).
Mainstream Hollywood film (EDITED): I take back my original answer of Transporter. Honest-to-goodness worst film I saw in the theater was The Island. Michael Bay, enough said.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Ishtar||
While on the subject of bad movies from Columbia Pictures in 1987: Ishtar.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Unfortunately as I write||
Unfortunately as I write this, a fellow Michigan classmate is burying his mother who died six weeks after going to the hospital for what was thought to be severe back pain but ended up being metastasized liver cancer.
To me, the toughest part of dealing with the death of a loved one is the grieving process. In 1999-2000 while I was in my final two years of high school, my family lost a cousin who died in a freak car wreck near Flint and left behind a wife and an infant son and two close family friends (one to Leukemia, one to suicide due to mental illness that he hid very well from almost everyone).
That second-semester junior year was awful as the cousin died just a few weeks into the term and instead of just taking the day off for the funeral and going back to school the next day to eventually flunk an AP Macro Economics exam, I should have just taken the week off to grieve properly. The twat AP Econ teacher didn't help things either as he pretty much told me "too bad" about my circumstances.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone on their losses...cancer sucks. Addiction sucks. Depression sucks.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey||
Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey were my go-to for Tigers games that weren't on PASS since we didn't get that channel on cable. Tigers games on the radio really haven't been the same without those two together. RIP.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely the 1-credit||
Definitely the 1-credit GeoSci courses if they still offer them and Biology of AIDS.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Went running this afternoon,||
Went running this afternoon, filled my post-run shake with 8 oz of whole milk. Tasted great. Feel like a million bucks. When it comes to nutrition: Harbaugh uber alles.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||Bill Bonds.||
Bill Bonds avatar speaks for himself...but if you aren't familiar with Detroit TV history, Bonds was a longtime anchor on WXYZ-TV until his relationship with booze got the best of him 21 years ago, costing him his job. He died in December 2014. The quote of his I've used comes from a rant he had while taping a 5 p.m. news promo circa 1983.
Link to said Bill Bonds rant (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWzyHkEPU0s
Link to Bill Bonds commentary on Michigan-Ohio State game (worth watching if you want to see where I got my avatar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39xHIGrBWxs
Link to Bill Bonds/Bo Schembechler Interview clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMH99kFw_Xo
Translator = meaning of my last name...82 = year I was born (congrats, you know how old I am).
|19 weeks 3 days ago||This||
I grew up watching Pink Panther Strikes Again as a kid on video (pretty much wore the thing out) and that was my first exposure to Michigan football: Gerald Ford going nuts because a lunatic ex-chief inspector interrupts Michigan vs. Navy to threaten to make the United Nations building disappear.
Later in the movie when the CIA agent calls the White House late at night, Ford's talking in his sleep "Put me in coach!" The phone rings and then he yells, "What's the score??!!" As he turns the bedside lamp on we see he's sleeping under a Michigan blanket with the Block M prominently seen.