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I am the lizard king


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I go to the UM game every year. My favorites are a tie: Gonzo's catch in 2005, Wil Allen interception in 2002; seeing Bo and Woody on opposite sidelines in 1978, the singing of Carmen Ohio in Michigan Stadium after JT's first win in 2001; Brian Robiski's end zone catch in 2006; Troy Smith entering the field for his final Michigan game in 06; Evan Turner's shot; Beanie's long TD run in Ann Arbor; Art the Dart dancing into the end zone in 81... there are more....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, michigan killer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, michigan killer
  • NFL TEAM: Bucs and Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Caps
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs and Heat (unlikely combo that it is)
  • MLB TEAM: Rays and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: DC United

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Jun 2017

Mr. Fatpants,

did games last 4 hours because of commercial breaks?

did you have to enter the stadium 40 minutes early because of security?

did you stay for Carmen (which didn't start until Tress came in)?

I am in the stadium for close to 5 hours for 60 mins of football. I like that.  Not complaining.  But getting some wifi that works is a necessity. This is 2017.

Comment 02 Jun 2017

10 years ago night games were fantastic. There were not very many and the games had national exposure. Now it has switched. Just as many games at night. But roll at 3:30 and your team is the one they are TALKING ABOUT during the night game. 

There needs to be a mix. But starts between 3 and 6 are pretty sweet. IMO  

The Game -- when in Ann Arbor -- MUST be at noon. I need to get out of that hell hole before it is too dark. I could get killed. 

Comment 15 May 2017

I think it would be great if we paid players and charged them for :

  • *tuition. Out-of-stare would be more.
  • tutoring. 
  • Food and rooms that are a cut above the rest of the campus. 
  • books
  • travel other than for games (including parents to bowl games)
  • tickets for family.
  • The stipend they already get. 
  • Any clothing (suits ties, t shirts) and gear beyond game and practice gear. 
  • Any medical care other than that directly related to their sport. 

So let's pay players each 250k a year and see who gets more out of this.  I'm in! 

Seriously, I am ok with paying these guys. But they do get a lot coming to Ohio State.