Tuesday, November 20, 2007

14-3 Buckeyes - The Dominant Force

I can't sum up the Ohio State Michigan game in one word, in fact, I can't sum it up in one post, but here is a shot at it:

  • LLLLLLoyd Carr - we will miss you. We were confident that not even you could get these Michigan players to respond to the biggest game in their Michigan career. I guess you should have announced your resignation before the game - to attempt to inspire them more. (Btw - your retirement press conference had people asleep in it).
  • Ohio State was dominant on both sides of the line.
  • I forgot that it could actually rain for 4 hours straight while it was 35 degrees.
  • Mike Hart - the single biggest mouth in the history of NCCA athletics went home 0-4 and has and never will win a big game in his college football career. Sure glad you left millions on the table this year to come back and 'Beat Ohio State' Mike. How did that turn out for you?
  • Chad Henne - perhaps the MVP for Ohio State for the game. You just knew when he was in the game, Michigan had no chance.
  • Jake Long - hey pal, at least you don't open your mouth. Then again, you did just get owned by Vernon and Ironhead. Top 5 pick eh?
  • The fact that I saw a number of "Mike Hart for Heisman" t-shirts being worn on game day brought out a chuckle (and plenty of ammunition for hazing and taunting).
  • I am pretty sure everyone around me was tired of hearing me cheer loud for Chad Henne. He was my favorite player on the field during gameday.
  • Jim Tressel is still one of the top 3 coaches in all of college football. Illinois had me scratching my head, but Tressel showed yet again that he can inspire and will a team to win - especially on the biggest stage of the year.
  • If you can't take the heat, why show up? I wasn't surprised, but it still puzzles me that a Michigan fan would show up in the stadium and be shocked to hear an OSU fan sling some mud across the bow. You all lost to Appalachian state dude.
  • Scherer was confronted by a 60-year old man who was ready to throw fists to defend his pathetic Michigan team's performance. He was later sucker punched by the 60-year old man's son. Class, nothing but class Michigan fan.
  • Immediately following the game, Scherer and I were surrounded by approximately 10 Michigan fans that wanted to take out some of their frustration on the 'OSU section leaders' in Section 34 Row 22. Thankfully, there still are some educated Michigan fans that do attend the game.
  • On the way out the door, I still had Michigan fans hazing me about the Illinois loss. This after their "national championship senior starters" put up 97 offensive yards total. Hey Michigan fan - time to start working on your post-game loss hazing skills.

This sums up the intelligence level north of the Ohio state line. More to come....

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Cali Lewis Digs Sonos

Cali Lewis' GeekBrief.TV video podcast (www.geekbrief.tv) is one of my favorite. It is the first video podcast I watch when browsing what I have on my iPod. She recently featured Sonos. Check it out.

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A Trip to Boston

Boston is a city that I haven't been able to explore enough of in my 34 plus years. It is a city rich with history and a passionate sports audience. Rachel and I had 2008 planning to get done in Cambridge this past week, so it gave me some time to take in some of the gems of the city.

I was able to finally see a Celtics game at the new Garden. I was surprised that the venue seemed so outdated already. I am familiar with places like Staples Center and America West (Suns) facilities - they both blow the Garden away. The food was marginal. There didn't appear to be any 'non-fried' options for food. The stadium itself also seemed a bit archaic....I didn't feel like I was on top of the action like I do in those other arenas.

I also had the chance to eat at what is thought to be the oldest running restaurant in all of the United States - The Union Oyster House. It was established in 1826 and it also claimed to be where the first toothpick was invented. The clam chowder was incredible and the restaurant itself was charming.

I am not sure when I will get back to Boston again, but hopefully it will be soon (need to check out the Red Sox next time I am in town)

(The photos represent my seats at the Celtics/NJ game (Game 7 of season for Celtics) and a photo I took of the sign that greets the customers at the oldest restaurant in the US.)

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Hawker Introduces Thirsty Light

Our good friend Chris Hawker and Trident Design have done it again with the all new Thirsty Light (http://www.thirstylight.com/). In a world where technology continues to improve life, Chris has taken the 'duh' factor out of something so simple as house plants and has created a product that truly serves a purpose for consumers. First the PowerSquid, then the Onion Goggles, now Thirsty Light....what is up your sleeve next Chris?

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LLLLLoyd Carr Fan Club

In the spirit of cheering on our favorite (now former) Michigan coach, we had these t-shirts made. It was the icebreaker for many 'conversations' had with the maize and blue fools in Ann Arbor. Limited edition!

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