Friday, June 30, 2006

EDSBS Roundtable

I'm going to participate in this one because yes, I do like talking about myself. And I'm getting paid to do it. Gotta love blogging at work!

1. Education. List the region of the country you were born in, what universities you attended and at least one other you would have attended if your alma mater didn’t exist.

I was born in Henderson, KY. Let’s just call it Louisville. My degree is from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, to clarify to any Sparties who immediately reply “Dearborn doesn’t count!” to anyone who says they went to U of M. And either way you didn’t get in...) If I didn't get into Michigan, I probably would have gone to Oakland or something for a year and tried to transfer. I'm not really sure. Michigan is the only place I applied.

2. Sports Affiliations. List your top 10 favorite teams in all of sports in decending order. For instance, your alma mater’s football team may be number 1, but perhaps there is a professional team that squeezes in before you get to your alma mater’s lacrosse team.

1. Michigan Hockey
2. Green Bay Packers (though this is more like a 1A)
3. Bryan Herta
4. Michigan Football
5. Detroit Red Wings
6. Detroit Pistons (4-5-6 are all on the same plateau as well)
7. We’ll lump the rest of the racers I like in here… Tony Kanaan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon
8. Michigan Basketball
9. Michigan Non-Revenue sports
10. Louisville Cardinals Football and Basketball
and like Spinal Tap, this one goes to 11...
11. Texas Longhorns Football (thanks to the Rose Bowl story which I’ve told many a time)

3. Movies. List the movie you’ve watched the most, your favorite sports related movie, the movie you secretly love but don’t like to admit it (possibly a chick flick or b film), and the movie you were (or still are) most looking forward to from this summer’s season.

Most watched: It’d pretty much have to be either Swingers, Rounders, Frequency or Eurotrip
Fave sports movie: Miracle, Mystery Alaska, Rounders, The Mighty Ducks, Days of Thunder all could potentially make the cut depending on my mood. Driven did not.

Shame flick: Bring It On...Kirsten Dunst AND Eliza Dushku? Yes please.

I’m adding a category here…

Movie you hated that everyone else loved: Napoleon Dynamite. Absolutely the biggest waste of two hours and eight dollars ever. I laughed twice. Seriously.
Wedding Crashers is right up there as well. It was ok, but not nearly as funny as everyone seems to think...

4. Music. List your favorite band from middle school, high school, college and today. Also, as with the movies, include the song you secretly love but don’t like to admit. If Nickleback is involved in any of these responses, please give a detailed explanation as to why, god, why.

Middle school: The Rembrandts, Yeah Friends theme!!!

High school: Crowded House (yes the “Hey now, Hey now, Don’t Dream it’s Over” band) Still love em. There aren’t any singer/songwriters finer than Neil Finn.

College: Kasey Chambers

Shamelove song: “4ever” by The Veronicas. Actually, I own that cd and it’s one of my favorite albums I’ve bought this year. I can’t stop listening to it. Every song is just so damn catchy!

5. Books. Favorite book you’ve finished, worst book you’ve finished and the book you really should read but haven’t gotten around to it.

Favorite: The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver—Millions and millions of times better than the movie. Everything by Deaver is just gold. “Kill Me” by Stephen White, “Blue Ice” by John Bacon, and the entire Prey series by John Sandford are right there.

Worst: “The Obscene Diaries of a Michigan Fan”—too many leaps in logic, WAY too much hearsay. I pretty much thought I was buying mgoblog in book form. It just wasn’t what I expected.

Book we should read but haven’t: Probably that book about broadcasting that my girlfriend bought me. She’s gonna snap if I don’t read it soon. Too many good books all came out at the same time though! I have to get through those first!!

6. Travel. Favorite city you’ve ever been to and the one place you still must visit before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Fave city: Toronto. I love everything about that place. And yet strangely, it’s Green Bay, Wisconsin that has me missing it.

City we need to go to: Sydney, Australia. I have to get down under at some point in my life. Preferably while Shane Nicholson, Kasey Chambers, the Finns, Mark Seymour, Dave Dobbyn, The Veronicas, Mick Thomas, Paul Kelly, The Whitlams, and The John Butler Trio are all touring...

7. What do you love most about college football in 20 words or less?
The years come and go, but Sparty’s still our bitch. Oh, and the renewed hope each summer.

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