There are just 65 Days Left Till Kick-off, but we're running a little behind on the Countdown. So with 66 Days Left, we'll double up the countdown until we get caught up! So, here's #86 and #85 in our continuing Series of 100 Days to Football and 100 Reasons to Love Ann Arbor.
#86 - Red Hawk Bar & Grill
Grad Student Chicks Dig it. via farm1.static.flickr.com
The Red Hawk is one of those places on campus that seems to have just enough class to make it an awesome third date spot when you're looking to score, but doesn't really help. Maybe that was just me. In all seriousness, the Red Hawk has an excellent menu and a top notch draught beer list. Even when you weren't trying to use it as an dating device, it was a great place to grab a drink or a bite with some friends. It still is, and that's why it's #86 on our Countdown and Reason #86 to Love Ann Arbor.
#85 - The Naked Mile
Chubby people without clothes, running. No, it's not pretty. via www.pub.umich.edu
I got a bunch of emails about this one, so into the Countdown it goes. At every University there's a tradition that won't die the death it so richly deserves. At Michigan, that tradition is the Naked Mile. Apparently begun in 1986, the Naked Mile involves graduating Seniors running through campus naked on the evening of the last day of classes. Everyone gets loaded. A bunch of pervs with cameras show up. Some dude and some girl inevitably stumble and fall in their stupor, scratching up (and for one unfortunately soul, off) their respective baby making parts. No matter. People do it every year. Also a result it's turned into a rather celebrated excuse to throw a party. A party in the spring (sometimes, it's usually cold as hell)? I guess it's not all bad, so it's #85 in our Countdown and Reason #85 to Love Ann Arbor.
If you've got suggestions on places you'd like to see, email me with a photo or a description and we'll get your favorite hangouts in the countdown as well.