Supermodel UM Fan

Supermodel UM Fan

Submitted by umhero on November 27th, 2011 at 12:16 PM

I saw this retweet in my Twitter and was thrilled by where it lead.

Visit to see what this Michigan fan is all about.  You're Welcome.


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Amazing photo!"@tomarmetta@KateUpton Go"


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Heading to Ann arbor now for the Michigan Ohio state game tomorrow! Go BLUE!!

Ann Arbor Tailgates Cookbook now available

Ann Arbor Tailgates Cookbook now available

Submitted by CleverMichigan… on November 22nd, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Hey everyone, 

After submitting a recipe for the charity cookbook earlier in the year, I got this email yesterday:


Hello tailgate enthusiasts,

Happy Holidays! Thanks to your submissions, our Ann Arbor Tailgates cookbook is printed and ready to sell. Each and every one of your tailgate recipes, pictures, and remembrances is featured. We could not have done it without you! Thank you again!

This cookbook is a must-have for any football fan or avid cook. Additionally, the sale of these cookbooks directly supports IHN @ Alpha House, a local shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness.

If you would like to order a copy of Ann Arbor Tailgates, you may:

  1. Use the online form by clicking here:
  2. Call or email Helen Starman: 734.822.0220 or [email protected]

Questions? Please contact Helen Starman: 734.822.0220 or [email protected].

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!



Cookbooks are $20 each, full of tasty recipes, and proceeds go to a great cause, so go order or pick one up today and enjoy our last home tailgate!

Charity Announcement: Adopt-a-Shelter is Dec. 3

Charity Announcement: Adopt-a-Shelter is Dec. 3

Submitted by Seth on November 21st, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Ed-Seth: Throwing this up front -- I still need a photographer.

 Click for Genesis House Wish ListClick for Booth Shelter Wish List

Hello givers and give-ettes. It's that time of year again when I hit you up to help this event I help with. This time it's with Amazon Wish Lists.

Adopt-a-Shelter is a one-day event at two Detroit homeless shelters where we give the clients a Christmas party and allow the parents to "shop" for donated gifts worth $10 to $20. The shelters are the Booth Evangeline (the larger, for families), and Genesis House II (smaller, for women & children).

Activities for the kids include a pizza party, Santa Claus, a teen game room, face-painting, artwork, dancing, and (at Booth) the opportunity to become one of those people in Metro-Detroit who can time_to_help_logo_1.15.2010opine on the subject of Mitch Albom's height in real life. Most of the activities are a diversion for the kids while their parents…

Shop in a gift room filled with donated, unwrapped gifts. The parents can each select a certain number of gifts for themselves and their family members (this is why they have to be unwrapped). Anything left over goes to the shelters—every year we have a ton left over, and every year they've managed to give it all away in a few months after we leave.

What You Can Do

We're looking for 1) Activity Help, 2) Gift Donations, and 3) Volunteers.

1. Activities Assistance:

Photographer - We have a Santa, but I need a PHOTOGRAPHER for the Booth site, preferably someone who does this professionally. We accept pro bono but if you have pay requirements you can let me know what they are. If you have a way to print the photos, that's key (we tried a photo printer last year but one was way too slow—if you know a better way to do it please share). Between all the middle age Jewish ladies (read: have Bar Mitzvah-age kids) and the local press coverage 5595-T(Mitch will mention with donors on his radio show), I'm pretty sure you'll get some business out of it. E-mail me.

Teen Game Room Captain – I've done it for years. You organize events for between 8 and 25 teens. There's a table hockey system, and a bunch of board games there but in the past we've organized Jeopardy-like games, or brought in TVs and videogame systems and had an all-out Madden-off.

Other activity leaders: Teen dance group who can teach some kids their moves. Manicure room. Caricatures. Food setup. People who did these last year have been contacted but haven't said yes or no yet.


Snacks and stuff: Vendors, we need help in our efforts to find donations of food including bagels, donuts, milk, orange juice and/or other breakfast confections for the morning meal.

2. Gift Donations

Gift donations should be unwrapped, tasteful, and between $15-$20. Stuff that needs batteries should come with batteries. No guns, no swords, no violent comic books. Historically we tend to fall short with stuff for young moms.

  • AGE RANGE: The age of the children range from Newborn to 17 years old, with most of the children being between the ages of 4-11 years old.
  • SIZES: A variety of sizes ranging from newborn to 3X are needed. The larger sizes (2X and 3X are for girls.)
  • TOYS: Age-appropriate toys and educational toys are needed.
  • TOILETRIES: All types of toiletries are needed, except NOTHING with ALCOHOL in it. Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Body Lotion, Women’s Deodorant, Body Wash, Soap, Washcloths, Towels.

If you would like to donate, I have set up an Amazon wish list for either site. You don't have to order what's on there – they're ideas. Links:


If you can't find something you want, buy something else and ship to that address. Or check back – we're still updating it.

Infant/Toddler Child (4-12 years) Teen Parent
Diapers Underwear Underwear Underwear
Sleepers Sweat suits Sweat suits Sweat suits
Onesies Socks Socks Purses
Socks Hats Hats Socks
Hats/mittens Mittens Mittens Hats
Coats Coats Coats Mittens
  $15 Gift certificates for Payless shoes $15 Gift certificates for Payless shoes Coats
  Board games Board games $15 Gift certificates for Payless shoes
  Stuffed animals Radio walkman Resume paper and envelopes
  Activity books Jewelry kits Radio walkman
  Puzzles Puzzles Crossword puzzles
  Dolls Books Books
  Books Notebooks/pens  
  Toy cars/trucks    

3.) Volunteer

The Genesis House site has enough volunteers but we can always use more at the Booth Evangeline site. This site is organized by Mitch Albom's Time to Help program; he and Ken Brown will be there:

  • Time: 8:30 – noon
  • Date: Dec. 3, 2011
  • Location: Booth Evangeline Salvation Army, 20775 Pembroke Ave., Detroit, MI  48219. Same spot as last year. Parking is available at the school next door.
  • To sign up: Visit the Time to Help volunteer sign-up page. (Note: it should be up in a few days. You can also e-mail me and I'll remind you when it's up).

Can't I Just Give You Money?

This is not the preferred option for me. Last year I set up a Paypal account and then spent three times as much as I received and I don't like taking your money. If you can't find something on the Amazon list above, donate to S.A.Y. Detroit, the umbrella organization for Detroit charities, and specify in the comments what it's for.

OT: Meaningless fan poll declares Detroit best sports city

OT: Meaningless fan poll declares Detroit best sports city

Submitted by Sambojangles on November 18th, 2011 at 2:34 PM…

The Sporting News conducted a bracket-style poll that found Detroit to be the best sports city in North America (it beat out Chicago in the final and Montreal and New York in earlier rounds). 

I'm biased, but I think it's fair. Detroit is one of few cities that has 4 major sports teams that are all pretty much equally relevant, and 3 of them play downtown. Also, the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry lives within metro Detroit, as people there move west on weekends to cheer for their teams. As a city, fandom is balanced but still fanatic and passionate about their teams.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Blood Battle - Information on how to participate!

Michigan vs. Ohio State Blood Battle - Information on how to participate!

Submitted by profitgoblue on November 17th, 2011 at 9:32 AM

[Ed:  Credit for this post goes to user M Wolve.]



This year marks the 30th year of the annual U of M vs. OSU Blood Battle, which is a competition between the two schools to see who can collect the most pints of blood during a two week long competition leading up to the football game. For the past 3 years U of M has come out victorious, last year collecting 100 pints of blood more than OSU.
The overall record of this competition is 17-11-1.  This competition is always a little too close for comfort, which is why Blood Battle needs everyone from the community to come out and donate. The competition began Nov. 3 and will be ending Nov. 18. You can sign up at and enter the sponsor code: "goblue". You do not have to be a student to participate.  Here is a list of the remaining drives on campus. Now is your chance to actually bleed Maize and Blue! 
11/17: Mosher Jordan- Jordan Lounge* 2:00 - 8:00pm

11/17: Union Ballroom 2:00 - 8:00pm

11/18: East Quad- Benz Library* 2:00 - 8:00pm

11/18: Business School 10:00-4:00pm

11/18: Union Ballroom 2:00 - 8:00pm

(Drives marked with an * are limited to members of the residence halls only.)
WTKA Interview from yesterday link:
For those of you who have been to any of the games this season- remember the "Be a hero at the Big House" campaign?  This is what it was for, as well as organ donations.  My younger sister is a co-chair for Blood Battle.  She will be on the field halfway through the second quarter of the OSU game where she will either be handed the trophy or watch OSU walk off with it.  If we lose, her head will explode.  Please don't let this happen.
If anyone has any questions I'll reply as soon as I see them.  Thank you.

OT-Where to park before game?

OT-Where to park before game?

Submitted by Yonkers on November 16th, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Hey Everybody,

Well this weekend my parents are giving me the oppurtunity to go up to Ann Arbor with a friend by myself to go to the game. I'm only 16 and have been up to games a handful of times, but I really have no idea to park, I just want to figure out before I end up in Ann Arbor and dont know where to go, so where are the best places to park that are relatively close to the stadium and not complete parking hellholes? 


OT? - An M-Go Airplane

OT? - An M-Go Airplane

Submitted by mikoyan on November 14th, 2011 at 4:03 PM

So I am out in irvine this week because our other office has an ISO audit at the end of the week.  The office is on the approach path for John Wayne Airport, so I took the opportunity to do a little planewatching (what can I say, I'm a plane nut).  So imagine my surprise as  I see this coming in for a landing. 

Friday Penn State Thread (See Moderator Sticky - Put all PSU information here)

Friday Penn State Thread (See Moderator Sticky - Put all PSU information here)

Submitted by BiSB on November 11th, 2011 at 7:55 AM

I know people are peeved about this, and I'm sorry. For now, this thread should serve as the home for:

  • All "Sandusky/Paterno/McQueary/Curley should be ashamed" opinion pieces
  • All predictions
  • All conspiracy theories
  • All rumors
  • All interviews or other public figure reactions

New, actual news (McQueary fired, PSU/Nebraska game cancelled or moved, etc.) can be posted as its own thread.

Also, a reminder that while pedophilia jokes are never really "acceptable," for the foreseeable future they are worth a one- to two-week trip to Deepest, Darkest Bolivian.