Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ode to the Tigers

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I've been fortunate to go to several Tigers games this season! Thanks to season-ticket-holding friends and businesses, I've only had to pay for one of those games. :) Last night's loss to Tulsa was rough - as my college roommate Kathy (pictured with me above) says, almost every Tigers game I watch or listen to takes a day off my life. I can confidently say that we have the worst refs anywhere. Kathy, who was at the UT game last month, reported that we got better calls in the heart of Orange Country than we ever do at home.

I LOVE Tiger basketball, and even though we're not having the best season ever, I'm proud of our team. I love Coach Pastner and the positive influence he's had on the players and the fans - anyone who thinks he ought to be fired needs to broaden their perspective. I love that the players are staying classy despite continued obstacles. I love the atmosphere at home games, and I love the pep band, which has to be one of the best in the country (I know band - you can trust me on this). I'm so glaaaaad I [went] to the U of M!

There's an alumni watch party for the Gonzaga game at Brookhaven Pub on Saturday. Anyone going? I think it could be fun, but I'm not usually one to go to public watch parties where I don't know anyone. Or to pubs. Especially in the middle of the afternoon.


  1. You reminded me how long it's been since I've been to a game of any kind ... oh, I miss it! I need to find a way to get my family of seven in for cheap (or free) ... live games are some of my most fun memories of stuff we did as a family when I was growing up. But we were in California and Dad liked baseball, so it was usually like the A's or the Giants ... and if we were lucky, it was both.

  2. that's the pub that Richard's band plays at every Thursday. It can get wild on Thursday nights, but I bet its pretty tame on Sat afternoon