I'll be at gate 10 as usual but Im not that excited about this "match". Who's got a tailgate I can crash at about 1:45. I would probaly only imbibe in one drink and a light repast since I have to represent U of M for the next five hours. Trusted bloggers XM, RobF, Seth and even my MGoBlinddate can vouch for me as a decent guy. I won't regale you with my stories of meeting Woodson, McElwain, Griffey Jr, Tomlin all within the last four months (maybe I'll talk about my favorite Bens (Bredeson, Mason, and Herbert)).
So.... that was unexpected. In the greatest coaching mic drop we have seen in some time, Zinedine Zidane, known to most casual soccer fans for the head butt that got him a red card in the 2006 World Cup final, has resigned as manager of Real Madrid, just a few days after they won their third consecutive Champions League. He was only at the helm for three years, making his trophy case that much more impressive. Can't think of a recent American sports equivalent, though I hope my fellow mgobloggers can chime in.
BBC full coverage: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44315700
Worded differently: what's an unpopular view that you feel very strongly about for Michigan athletics? Gut-feelings are at home here, but bonus points are awarded (not actually awarded) for some evidence. Examples include stuff like, "Harbaugh is overrated," &c.
Looks like Wayne County has "chosen" the Dan Gilbert proposal for the fail-jail site downtown. "Chosen" in quotes because the Walsh proposal remains on the table officially, but the county is now in deeper negotiations with Gilbert and hopefully rolling toward a formal agreement. Great news for those of us wanting to see an MLS franchise in Detroit, as well as for anyone who appreciates simple common sense in their county governments.
Looks like the NCAA is following pro sports' examples and pulling events out of North Carolina due to their sexual orientation and gender identity laws.
Affected championship games:
2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup (Cary), Dec. 2 and 4.
2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships (Greensboro), Dec. 2 and 3.
2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds (Greensboro), March 17 and 19.
2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional (Greenville), May 8-10.
2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships (Cary), May 22-27.
2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship (Cary), May 26 and 28.
2017 Division II Baseball Championship (Cary), May 27-June 3.
The release does mention that if a North Carolina team earns the right to play a championship game in their home state, it will be held there.
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I'll be travelling to the Big House for the first time in my life in the month of July -- and couldn't be happier about it -- to take in the Real Madrid-Chelsea match.
Does anyone have any details about parking for the game? Obviously, there will be no golf course parking in the middle of the summer. I am wondering, which lots are going to be open? Would you advise a pre-pay?
For those who are also going to the game, where do you plan on parking?
Thanks very much. I am really looking forward to this.
Multiple news outlets reporting that Klinsmann is likely out as the USMNT coach and is off to Southampton for the same position.