Way OT: I released an album last year

Way OT: I released an album last year

Submitted by Eye of the Tiger on May 16th, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Since it's still the offseason, and content/news is scarce, figured this would be okay! 

So I'm a musician in addition to a Michigan fanatic, and released an album of synthwave last year. In case you're not familiar with synthwave, it's a '80s retro music featuring the vintage synthesizer and drum machine sounds of the era. You may recognize it from films like Drive  and Kung Fury, or video games like Far Cry: Blood Dragon. It's a fun style of music that doesn't take itself too seriously. 

If you're interested in giving it a listen, here's the LINK. (It's also on Spotify, Apple Music and so forth.)

 

MSU Settles With Victims for 500 Million

MSU Settles With Victims for 500 Million

Submitted by LongLiveBo on May 16th, 2018 at 11:45 AM
1.3 Million Per Victim The settlement will cost the school at least $500 million. Attorney Jamie White, who represented dozens of women who sued the university, confirmed the settlement. He said $425 million is to be paid now and $75 million will be held in reserve. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/05/16/michigan-sta… settlement will cost the school at least $500 million.

ESPN and Netflix to Produce a 10 Part Jordan Doc

ESPN and Netflix to Produce a 10 Part Jordan Doc

Submitted by LongLiveBo on May 15th, 2018 at 8:29 PM

ESPN & Netflix will release a 10-part documentary in 2019 about Michael Jordan called #TheLastDance

Director Jason Hehir (The Fab 5 & Andre The Giant) had access to 500 hours of unseen MJ footage!
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OT: The Americans (spoilers)

OT: The Americans (spoilers)

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on May 15th, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Again, spoilers ahead...

I assume we must have fans of the show on the board.  I'm just now caught up, and the Jennings seems headed for disaster.

Questions: How far do you think Philip is willing to go to help Oleg?  Will he be willing to risk Elizabeth's arrest or death?  Will Elizabeth ever refuse an assignment because it involves, say, killing two parents and leaving them to be found by their young son?  Will either Philip or Elizabeth survive?  What will become of Paige?

Also, who do you think is going to win the Cold War?  Will the Soviet system collapse because of its sclerotic management and misguided understanding of human nature?  Or will the contradictions of capitalism lead to a proletarian revolution in which the capitalists sell the revolutionaries the very rope the revolutionaries use to hang them?  

OT: American Dream - Detroit (two free tickets)

OT: American Dream - Detroit (two free tickets)

Submitted by MGoArchive on May 15th, 2018 at 8:27 AM

I have two tickets to the Michael Bolton documentary 'American Dream - Detroit' that I unfortunately can't use due to a work obligation.

More info on the documentary - https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2018/05/14/review-michael-bolton-american-dream-detroit-doc-love-city/34908103/

The showing is tonight at AMC 30 in Sterling Heights at 7pm.

shoot me an e-mail if you'd like see the movie. Tickets will be e-mailed 

mgovault at gmail dot com

OT: RIP Margot Kidder ("Lois Lane")

OT: RIP Margot Kidder ("Lois Lane")

Submitted by American Hotel on May 14th, 2018 at 9:08 PM
I figured there'd be enough Superman fans amongst us to post this. I also would like to believe that Mr. Reeve flew Ms.Kidder up to heaven personally. They had supernatural chemistry together. Margot Kidder, Actress Who Found Movie Stardom in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 69 https://nyti.ms/2IiRVoY

NCAA Softball tournament bracket announced - 5 Big Ten teams

NCAA Softball tournament bracket announced - 5 Big Ten teams

Submitted by oriental andrew on May 13th, 2018 at 10:43 PM

They just announced the brackets for the 2018 NCAA softball tournament. 

None of the 5 Big Ten teams are seeded and hosting a regional. Looks like Michigan fading down the stretch really hurt our ladies there. So this is how it stacks up for the conference. 

https://www.landof10.com/big-ten/2018-ncaa-softball-tournament-bracket-…

First, Michigan is in the Lexington regional hosted by #16 Kentucky. They play notre dame in the first round on Friday at 12pm ET on ESPN2. The winner of that series takes on the winner of Kentucky-UIC (Illinois Chicago). 

The winner of that series would take on the winner coming out of the Eugene bracket hosted by overall #1 Oregon. 

 

Other Big Ten teams:

  • ohio state is in the Gainesville regional hosted by #2 Florida.
  • Minnesota takes on Texas in teh Seattle regional hosted by #5 Washington.
  • Northwestern plays Cal in the Athens regional hosted by #7 Georgia.
  • Wisconsin plays Oregon State in the Tuscaloosa regional hosted by #12 Alabama. 
  • Other than the Eugene regional games, looks like they all play on Friday. 

 

GO BLUE! 

Men's Tennis Advances to Sweet 16

Men's Tennis Advances to Sweet 16

Submitted by Mocha Cub on May 13th, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Congrats to the Men's tennis team on advancing to the Sweet 16. They defeated Notre Dame 4-0 with wins at 1 & 3 doubles (doubles counts for one point) as well as 3, 4 and 6 singles. This is the first time in 10 years that the men have advanced to the Sweet 16. Their next match will likely be against the #2 seeded UCLA Bruins next Friday, May 18th at 9 am (match will be played at Wake Forest, the host for the final rounds of the NCAA tournament). Go Blue!