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02/03/2012 - 5:59pm Another rare post from a

Another rare post from a ong-time avid MGo stalker.  While Diamond would be a good addition to the team talent-wise, I am much less excited about him, or Garnett (similar note re talent), person-wise and team-wise.  It is clear to me that Garnett knew all along that he would be going to Stanford, and that he just strung out and lead on the Michigan fan base and, worse, fellow recruits for his personal enjoyment and aggrandizement.  I have no idea who Diamond has meant to commit to all along and now.  Perhaps it was/is Michigan.  But it is similarly clear to me that he has been and remains most interested in his own personal aggrandizement, in particular his 'documentary' (if anyone should be interested) and his own look-only-at-me-post-signing-date announcement (going along with his similarly self-aggandizing coach), rather than 'The Team! The Team!'  Give me Pipkins multiplied over and over again, instead, please. 

10/02/2011 - 7:11pm Zilch.  Even locals find it

Zilch.  Even locals find it hard to park every day (two-hour max metered parking), and Central Street traffic even on 'normal' days is getting quite bad: locals (like me) avoid it.  I have enjoyed your posts over the years, and especially your appreciation for 'minor' sports.  if there is a way for you to private message me, I can try to help you out with parking.

10/02/2011 - 7:01pm I doubt both.  But who

I doubt both.  But who cares?  I have been a fan and follower of Mgoblog for several years (although less so since TomVH departed for greener pastures), but I generally have no information worth posting.  Just trying to be helpful on this particular thread.

10/02/2011 - 6:24pm Parking/tailgating

As far as I know, there is no good place to tailgate unless you arrive early enough (how early is early enough I have no idea) to park in the parking lots at the stadium.  (I'd offer my house, but my wife would not appreciate that.)  As for parking, apart from the stadium parking lots, again the options are quite limited.  It might well be best to park in one of the public parking structures in downtown Evanston or Chicago (but VERY expensive in downtown Chicago) and take the El or Metra up to Central Street in Evanston (El stop is a few blocks east, Metra is a few blocks west; there are interesting restaurants and shops west on Central Street).  There is limited parking (for a reasonable price) in the elementary and middle school parking lots on Green Bay Road just south of Central Street.  Otherwise, you can head west or east into the residential neighborhoods (not mine, please!) until you find a parking spot.

10/02/2011 - 5:54pm places in/near Evanston

Definitely check out the Bahai Temple at the northern border with Wilmette.  Here are some places in or on the border of Evanston highly rated and frequented by locals:

Seafood: Davis Street Fish Market
Pizza (by far the best) (take out): Piero's
Steaks/prime rib (Pete Miller's is OK; EJ's is much better): EJ's
Chinese: Pineyards
Irish pub (atmosphere, including dart boards, pool, beers, etc., rather than food; near Prairie Moon, already recommended): Tommy Nevins
Breakfast (Charlie Trotter has taken his staff here) (minimal seating): Sarkis; also (much larger but still can be long lines) Walker Bros. Original Pancake House
There is a popular shack hot dog place on the southwest side of the west parking lot at the stadium.