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- Michigan 2010 signee, CB Courtney Avery, is quite the athlete. He was picked No. 1 in his local high school basketball all-star game: "It feels good; it feels great," said Avery, his No. 1 honor coming just five days after he signed a national letter of intent to play football for Michigan. "Growing up, I always looked forward to going to the game and watching a lot of the old Lexington players. I've probably been going to the games since fifth grade."
- Interview with 2011 defensive tackle from Springfield, Ohio, Kevin Williams from TomVH at Mgoblog: TOM: "What about Michigan stands out to you?" KEVIN: "I love their tradition. Like I said, when I went to that basketball game when I was younger, it was just a crazy feeling. To know that much history is there, it’s overwhelming."
- For those of you who were pro wrestling fans in the '80s, here's a very good write up on Andre the Giant. I had no idea he was such the drinker: When Andre arrived in New York to begin his long working relationship with the McMahon family, his reputation as both a serious student of the nightlife and an extravagant spender was already a topic of speculation and wonder among East Coast wrestlers and promoters. Andre might make $15,000-$20,000 for a single appearance at Madison Square Garden, and a substantial amount of that went to settling the bar tabs he piled up as he boozed his way up and down Manhattan until sunrise. Andre’s generosity matched his size. He often invited a gang of fellow wrestlers along for the ride, as he disliked drinking alone, and picked up some truly staggering tabs. Andre was going to have a good time and went out of his way to make sure everyone else did, too...A very green rookie wrestler named Hulk Hogan toured Japan several times with Andre and witnessed the Giant’s alcohol consumption first hand. According to Hogan, Andre drank, at a minimum, a case of tall boys during each bus ride. When he finished a can Andre would belch, crush the can in his dinner-platter-sized hand, and bounce the empty off the back of Hogan’s head. Hogan learned to count each thunk, so he could anticipate when Andre was running low. Whenever the bus stopped, it was Hogan’s job to scamper off to the nearest store, buy as many cases of beer as he could carry, and make it back before the bus departed, a sight that never failed to make Andre roar his bassoon-like laugh. The story goes on to talk about Andre drinking 16 bottles of wine in four hours and hitting the bar for about 100 beers in one sitting. (HT mgoblog)