Pat Forde Responds

Submitted by TorontoBlue on September 7th, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I emailed him the link to Brian's long post about eating and drinking in Ann Arbor so he'd have someplace good to write about in his column next week and he wrote me back:

Jim: Thanks for the hospitality and references, I appreciate it. I've been pretty well scheduled by some folks who live there, so I'm just going with their flow. I'm sure I will enjoy the weekend.

Pat Forde

Sent: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:07 pm
Subject: Ann Arbor Bar & Restaurant Review

Hope you are coming in with the GameDay crew for UTL (Under The Lights) in Ann Arbor this Sat.  Here’s a link to a very complete review of local establishments for food & drink.

My son and I will be having a couple mason jars at Dominick’s Friday after golf, then dinner at the Red Hawk, then a few cold one’s at Ashley’s.  See the article for reviews of each.




September 7th, 2011 at 3:35 PM ^

Say what you will about Forde, but he does have a reputation for answering all his emails. I don't like the guy, but he's not the uppity you-can't-touch-me type that Albom, Sharp and Rosenberg are.


September 7th, 2011 at 8:53 PM ^

I have mixed emotions about Forde.   He is very likable, but that seems to be the only reason he has his job. Ultimately, though, you have to ask yourself a question:

Would you rather sit for a couple of hours and have beers with Forde or Skip Bayless?  I'm pretty sure I know what about 95 percent of the answers would be.


September 7th, 2011 at 7:28 PM ^

Speaking of cool story bro, my cousin-in-law was on Storage Wars because she's a self storage manager in Norwalk.  The guy Barry is an actor and they stock the units beforehand for every episode. 

She has said that their company has made a killing at their auctions since the show started from people thinking their going to find a collector car or something.


September 7th, 2011 at 3:48 PM ^

I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.


September 7th, 2011 at 5:31 PM ^

" I've been pretty well scheduled by some folks who live there, so I'm just going with their flow." - Pat Forde

Is it possible to be "well-scheduled"? Would he tell us if he was poorly scheduled?


September 7th, 2011 at 6:37 PM ^

polite-speak for :

"You poor unwashed heathen, I shall be jetting in expeditiously. Upon my arrival, I shall be whisked away to your poor little town by those of a social strata of which you are unaccustomed. We shall dine on your curious local offerings, and retire to your insignificant American football game, whereupon I'll further my epicurean exploration and wash said down with your delightfully poor local fruit of the vine. 

Later, I will halfheartedly and drunkenly compose a scathing 1000 word indictment about the local goings on, and then jet off to another miserable midewestern burg of similar mediocrity.

Cheers, and go fuck yourself,