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07/10/2015 - 10:26am Clyde's Drive In in the Soo. 

Clyde's Drive In in the Soo.  Good burger and head over a little bit and you've gone one of the best view of ships in the area.

Also West Side Deli on the other side in the Soo.  Good view but not great for taking pictures of ships.

02/20/2015 - 9:38pm Don't get me wrong...he

Don't get me wrong...he values talent....but I don't think talent will help if you run afoul.

02/20/2015 - 3:18pm I'm an Eastern Michigan

I'm an Eastern Michigan graduate and Michigan fan but lately due to my photography activities, I've been following Eastern much closer.  I'd like to think that we picked up a coach that will treat character on the same level as talent.  At the beginning of the season, three Eastern players were involved in an incident with a relative of one of the people accused of killing Demarius Reed.  those people were promptly kicked off the team.  Apparently, he also has a no swearing policy and seems to be a pretty stand up guy.  But sadly, he seems to swimming up the stream against coaches who flaunt the NCAA.....

02/12/2015 - 11:26am It's hardly a farm system. 

It's hardly a farm system.  The most a player who transfers under this system can give is one year.  That pretty much means that he has to be ready to play from the get go.  My only close experience with this rule is the Rob Bolden transfer to EMU last season.  It seemed that he was rusty in his role at quarterback (given that he only played for Penn State in that role).  He looked decent at some points and looked like crap at others....hardly like some players that come to Detroit from Toledo......

 

02/11/2015 - 11:30am I don't mind the tweak to

I don't mind the tweak to mention the Eagles....but "sons and daughters"....Although having been on the sidelines for 5 years now...it's grown on me...

12/23/2014 - 1:27pm I honestly don't get it.  It

I honestly don't get it.  It seems like most NFL teams have a coaching carousel and your average coach lasts 3 years at the most.  Granted there are a couple of exceptions (Pittsburgh comes to mind) but for the most part, the coach is the easiest thing to get rid of when you are trying to show "improvement".

12/23/2014 - 1:27pm I honestly don't get it.  It

I honestly don't get it.  It seems like most NFL teams have a coaching carousel and your average coach lasts 3 years at the most.  Granted there are a couple of exceptions (Pittsburgh comes to mind) but for the most part, the coach is the easiest thing to get rid of when you are trying to show "improvement".

12/19/2014 - 4:35pm I hear that their running

I hear that their running backs are allegedly deadly...

12/19/2014 - 9:40am Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone.

Hopefully this Harbaugh stuff will be clear by the end of next week.

12/18/2014 - 10:46pm there are only a handful of

there are only a handful of teams where you can have the same longetivity that you would have in certain college teams....the Patriots, Steelers and Giants.

12/18/2014 - 4:50pm He doesn't have a rabbit or

He doesn't have a rabbit or prize race horse does he?

12/18/2014 - 4:49pm He doesn't have a rabbit or

He doesn't have a rabbit or prize race horse does he?

12/18/2014 - 4:48pm He's a Centauri...

He's a Centauri...

12/15/2014 - 11:11am I'm pretty sure they got a

I'm pretty sure they got a half win somewhere....

12/15/2014 - 9:44am I saw that Eastern was

I saw that Eastern was projected to win 2.5 games.  How the hell do you win half a game?

Oh wait, never mind.  I'll take the Western game.  We lost 48-0 in the first half but won 7-3 in the second half.  There's our half game.

12/12/2014 - 10:10am Tomorrow is Beat Army

Tomorrow is Beat Army day...

 

And thanks....took that at Fleet Week a couple years ago.

12/12/2014 - 9:38am And the obligatory...Go

And the obligatory...Go Navy!

 

12/12/2014 - 9:33am Happy Friday everyone...
Hope

Happy Friday everyone...

Hope they beat Arizona....

Go Lions....

 

12/09/2014 - 2:51pm I have a pass for the court..

I have a pass for the court.. :)

12/05/2014 - 10:50pm Try 0 and 12....

Try 0 and 12....

11/21/2014 - 4:42pm Let's see....going to the EMU

Let's see....going to the EMU basketball game tonight and probably tomorrow night.  Depends on the weather for everything else.

11/21/2014 - 4:41pm Like this:

Like this:

11/19/2014 - 3:59pm Well my neighbor's son is

Well my neighbor's son is dating the daughter of the janitor at Schembechler Hall and he said that....

would that count as a source?

11/18/2014 - 3:56pm He'll be able to devote his

He'll be able to devote his full attention to moonlighting job as coach of the Oakland U Basketball Team

11/14/2014 - 9:14am This weekend should be fun. 

This weekend should be fun.  Going through an ISO-17025 today.  Hopefully it wont take too long.  Tomorrow heading to K'zoo to take pictures of a football game.  Go Eagles.

11/07/2014 - 1:49pm Somewhere in there should be

Somewhere in there should be impact to the game or some such.....

I mean the Lions back up to the back up running back should get more games than say Reggie Bush...

11/07/2014 - 9:48am I've seen that plane flying

I've seen that plane flying into John Wayne one of the times I was out there.

11/07/2014 - 9:47am Introducing my new

Introducing my new kitty....Chessie...

 

No Eastern game this weekend....so I'll probaby go chasing ships.

11/06/2014 - 1:44pm Building an 0 and 16 team is

Building an 0 and 16 team is no accident.....that is epic level incompetence.

11/06/2014 - 1:43pm The Lions brought in that

The Lions brought in that jackass GM and that jackass GM had to bring in his own people even though he was sitting on a guy that brought the Lions 1 field goal short of the playoffs despite having every reason to quit.  I realize that they needed to hire a new GM but they should have at least given Moeller a chance.  And honestly, the jackass' treatment of Moeller is why I didn't like him from day one.  It seemed like, "Maybe I'll keep you or maybe I wont" knowing full well he was going to fire him.  Should have cut him loose immediately.

11/06/2014 - 10:44am speaking of cats....I got a

speaking of cats....I got a new one after losing my last one ot jaw cancer....

 

Her name is Chessie.

11/06/2014 - 10:36am I was tempted to vote

I was tempted to vote Dantonio for Governor.  If he won, he'd have to take and wouldn't be Michigan State coach anymore.

 

10/31/2014 - 1:08pm Dave Brandon Leaving

Exclusive picture of Dave Brandon leaving the compound...

 

10/31/2014 - 10:16am Just lost my kitty of 13

Just lost my kitty of 13 years this week.  I'm kind of bummed about that.

Taking pictures of Eastern and Central tomorrow...Go Eagles.

Consequently, not sure if I'll be able to watch Michigan...but Go Blue!

 

10/29/2014 - 4:28pm The Wolverine Way is pretty

The Wolverine Way is pretty good too.

10/29/2014 - 4:26pm They also have one (or two?)

They also have one (or two?) at the Detroit Zoo.  If the weather is right, he is normally pretty active.

10/27/2014 - 8:49pm Well I was listening to the

Well I was listening to the other broadcast......

10/27/2014 - 6:42pm Fortunately, I only heard it

Fortunately, I only heard it on the radio as I was out taking photos at the time.

 

Speaking of which, is Brandon the reason why I can't hear the games on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes anymore?

10/24/2014 - 3:22pm I went to Eastern Michigan

I went to Eastern Michigan University and my plan at the time was to transfer to Michigan in my sophomore year.  I wanted to go into Aerspace Engineering at the time.  I never bothered to transfer and ended up graduating from Eastern.  I'm proud of my degree because when you look at the percentage of people to do end up graduating.

It's funny, I do photography for a blog that covers Eastern Michigan and during the week of our visit to East Lansing, one of my co-bloggers wrote a fairly decent article about how the football axis has shifted there.  I made a comment that it was all cyclical and Michigan would come back.  Of course the assholes at the RCMB took that as a sign to make fun of me (I'm brave enough to have my profile picture there and yes, I'm a bit on the heavy side).  It was a picture that was taken as the Dossin Museum on Belle Isle and I'm at the helm of the William Clay Ford pilothouse.  So one of the geniuses from there was going to post, "Is he the Capt of the SS Cinnabun (sic)?".  I guess not realizing that I'm one of the administrators...but one of my co-bloggers took that comment down.  So they can display just as much arrogance and assholeness that they accuse Michigan folks of displaying.  But on a side note, I'm not going to let that group of assholes cloud my judgement for State fans as 99% of them I meet are pretty cool people.

But back to the main topic....every college team has it's group of fans that never went to the college in question or have ties to the college.  I suspect even Eastern has that group.

10/24/2014 - 10:44am tomorrow I will be on the

tomorrow I will be on the sidelines as Eastern Michigan takes on those folks from Northern Illinois.  I hope to see my Eagles/Hurons victorious.  It's a home game, so I should be able to catch most of Sparty getting theirs.

And remember this, 70 years ago tomorrow, a group of destroyers, destroyer escorts and escort carriers weren't given a chance as they faced some of the baddest ships the Japanese had to offer.  They took a beating but they put up enough of a fight that the Japanse withdrew...

 

10/24/2014 - 10:23am And they say your name

And they say your name doesn't determine where you will go.

10/24/2014 - 10:21am The poem is pretty cool.

The poem is pretty cool.

10/21/2014 - 11:14am Sometimes upsets happen.  I

Sometimes upsets happen.  I mean, one time a group of destroyers, destroyer escorts and escort carriers stood up to some of the most powerful ships the Japanese had to offer.  They put up such a fight that the Japanese decided to turn tail.

10/17/2014 - 9:51am Not travelling to

Not travelling to Massachusetts to see Eastern play those guys.  Trying to figure out what to do tomorrow.  Debating on whether I should go to the Zoo or catch ships.   Will have to check marine traffic and see what's coming down.

10/17/2014 - 9:50am But was it a good practice?

But was it a good practice?

10/16/2014 - 1:57pm But raising money takes a

But raising money takes a real sacrifice, wearing pink is easy...

10/14/2014 - 11:01am I hope so.  I love what

I hope so.  I love what Creighton is doing.

10/14/2014 - 10:55am They didn't quit at the end

They didn't quit at the end of the game, they kept fighting until the bitter end.  Eastern put up a heck of a game and a heck of a performance by their freshman quarterback.

 

Some joker (me) posted pictures here:

 

 

 

http://eagletotem.net/blog/2014/10/11/eastern-michigan-vs-buffalo-bulls…

10/13/2014 - 11:43am Ron English did such a bang

Ron English did such a bang up job at Eastern, why not? :)

10/13/2014 - 12:39am At least Terry Bowden decided

At least Terry Bowden decided to go back to coaching.