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!

OT - What Are You Doing for Mother's Day?

OT - What Are You Doing for Mother's Day?

Submitted by xtramelanin on May 12th, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Mates,

So with Mother's Day only hours away you all better have made plans to spoil the mothers in your life.  In reality its a combination of wife day, mother's day, and GF day, but with no football to miss.  Common gifts include flowers, fancy meals, visits to mom, or in our case, acts of service (clean house for mgowife).  

So the simple question is:  What are you doing for the mothers in your life?

With a shout out to our lady mgobloggers who are the moms, happy Mother's day, ladies.

XM

Softball Facing MSU in B10 Quarterfinal

Softball Facing MSU in B10 Quarterfinal

Submitted by South Bend Wolverine on May 11th, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Wot it says on the box!  Big Ten Tournament play begins for the Maize & Blue against MSU.  MSU spoiled the party last year, and while everyone will deny it, you know that game's in the back of everyone's mind tonight.  Beaubien gets the start, it's up to her to keep MSU down so the O can go to work.

Beaubien Top-10 Finalist for National Freshman & National Player of the Year

Beaubien Top-10 Finalist for National Freshman & National Player of the Year

Submitted by South Bend Wolverine on May 10th, 2018 at 9:20 PM

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released the lists of the top-10 finalists for the National Freshman of the Year award and the National Player of the Year award.  Fresh off taking down the Big 10 Freshman of the Year and Pitcher of the Year titles, Meghan Beaubien continues her assault on the trophy case.

Beaubien is one of only 3 freshmen to make it onto both lists, indicating that she has a legitimate shot at the Freshman of the Year award.  She'll probably have to wait a year or two before making a serious run at National POY, but you never know.  The top 3 for both of these awards will be released on May 23, and the awards presented at a banquet before the WCWS on May 29.

Beaubien is the first Wolverine to be in the top-10 as a freshman since Sierra Romero.  I'll just leave that fact out there for you to ponder.

Links (sorry, I'm a luddite & still don't know how to hyperlink):

https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7829:schu…

https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7828:top-…

OT: Jets-Preds Game 7 open thread

OT: Jets-Preds Game 7 open thread

Submitted by American Hotel on May 10th, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Ah, "Game Seven"...the two best words in the English language after "breakfast burrito."  This has been a positively scintillating series to date, and the winner tonight has to be considered the Cup favorite going forward. Winnipeg carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation, but it's hard to resist the appeal of a NashVegas vs. Vegas matchup. GAME ON!