January 29th, 2010 at 1:53 AM ^

I know the double ventral "delta" fins help the Learjet's stall characteristics, but they also totally ruin the silhouette of an otherwise beautiful airplane.

Ghost of Bo

January 29th, 2010 at 11:59 AM ^

The Emporer is, indeed, Kirk Herbstreit. I know what you're thinking: "How could Herbie be the Emporer? He seems like such a nice guy. He even had nice things to say about Tate this season!"

That is all part of Herbie's ruse. Much like the young Senator Palpatine, Herbie has charmed his way into the seat of ultimate power (backed by ESPN's empire).

Yeah, he looks wholesome; but don't be fooled. Tressel is merely a pawn; Kirk Herbstreit is the true fucking puppetmaster.


January 29th, 2010 at 11:33 AM ^

Rich Rogel was the founder and CEO of Preferred Provider Organization of Michigan (PPOM). Before entering the medical management field, Mr. Rogel worked as a management consultant for Arthur Young & Co. and as a corporate finance associate in for Burnham & Co. For eight years, he owned and administered a multi-specialty medical center. In 1982, he founded PPOM, the first operational PPO in Michigan. This plan offered its services to more than 1,100,000 employees and dependents in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. PPOM won awards as Michigan's fastest growing private company and placed as high as 40th in the INC. Magazine 500.

Currently, Mr. Rogel invests independently and has been the angel investor for CoolSavings, Geneworks, Inergi LLC, and several other companies. He was also formerly the President of Tomay Inc and served as the chairman of Mobile Path Services, Inc. He is Past President of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Chair of Michigan's capital campaign, and on University President Coleman's Advisory Board. He resides in Colorado where he helped found The Youth Foundation, serving on the Executive Committee and chairing the Education Committee. He also has positions on the Board of Trustees for the Progressive Policy Institute.

Mr. Rogel graduated as valedictorian from the University of Michigan Business School


January 29th, 2010 at 10:07 AM ^

How do you know this, because I am very skeptical? I know Rich personally, and actually am married to someone whom he put through UM. He is an unbelievable man, but I don't think the plane is his. Not 100% sure, but would just like to know more.

It looks pretty obvious that it is registered to a law firm. Now, it is possible that this law firm could have registered it for one of their clients. But in that case I'm guessing it is Taubman's. The law firm is based in Southfield and specializes in real estate. Also the "T" in the T&M Air could be Taubman.