As promised I have met the lemon challenge my friend Wolverine Devotee issued on Monday night with a friend I'm sure you will all recognize.
I hope you like it.
I'm hoping this is ok to share. This is my first post so my images may not work or may be too large. I apologize in advance.
Sunday evening I was browsing eBay looking for cool Michigan items to display in my basement. One of the items I've been looking for is a seat from the stadium renovations that happened in the late 90's and early 00's. I've missed on a few of them but found a seller with a handful of them listed. Without reading too much of the description I messaged to ask the seller a question concerning missing items from the certification.
The seller got back to me quickly and answered my question while striking up a conversation based on my Pittsburgh related user id. Sending messages back and forth, I informed him although I love Pittsburgh pro sports I am a Michigan fan first and foremost. I also told him I fell in love with Ann Arbor when I made my first trip there. On that trip my brother donated a kidney to my Mom.
After a few more messages, and out of the blue, the seller told me he'd like to send me a seat free of charge from his Mom to my Mom. I was floored. I offered to at least pay shipping but he refused. After this, I also shared that my Mom was undergoing a mastectomy the following day to remove a cancerous lump. I also read more of the description and connected the dots the best I could. Seeing his signed his last message "M" I believed I was talking to Matt Schembechler, son of Millie and Bo.
2 days later, this arrived (accompanied with a note signed by Matt with best wishes to my family):
I'm hoping this was ok to share. I couldn't resist because it was one of the nicest things that could've happened to my family the night before surgery. My Mom really liked the story and couldn't believe he would do something so nice.
Lastly, Go Blue, Cancer Sucks!
I know, I know. CFN. Consider the source, son!
But hey, they DID predict UM 52, App State 13 during Week 1, so there's that.
I think Michigan surprises everyone, improves from last week, and blows ND's house down in epic fashion thanks to Touchdown Neezus!
It won't even be that close.
Michigan 37, Notre Dame 20
I actually like Will Muschamp. His distaste for Urban Meyer is pretty well known around this blog, and certainly wins him points.
For those who don't know, Muschamp suspended 3 players for the opener against Idaho. But then the game against Idaho was suspended due to weather and ultimately will never be played.
So then this:
But the non-game did serve one purpose. It allowed Florida coach Will Muschamp to free three players from disciplinary jail based on time served. Gators Darious Cummings, Demarcus Robinson and Jay-nard Bostwick were reinstated after being suspended for a game that wasn’t played.
So if there is a winner from The Opener That Never Happened, it’s the three Florida Gators who got off with time served. One play.
Thoughts? Say the App State game was cancelled - would we be ok with Glasgow playing the next game?
I am here in LV for a couple of days and went to place a few bets and noticed that the line for UM/ND has moved. Opened at +6, then last Saturday was +5.5 and is now +3.5. I was told that betting interest in the game has been the highest so far this year.
For those of you who don't already watch The League on FXX, you should. It's hilarious and they had cameos at the NFL Combine with Rich Eisen, Taylor Lewan, Mike Evans, and a few others. Feel free to delete if not thread worthy etc....
It's Notre Dame week. More specifically, it's the last Notre Dame week. I wanted to make a few different wallpapers for this game, but only had time finish one. I figure one is still better than none, right?
Anyway. The photo I used is from the 2012 game (I believe it was taken by ESPN). I chose this one because Michigan will be wearing away jerseys this week. It's also just a really cool photo. I used a color pop effect to really bring out the maize and blues. I think it looks pretty cool. Kinda neon-ish.
Anyway, here it is. Hope you like it. Go Blue! (click for full size)