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Monday, December 18, 2006

What are the odds: U-M #3 in another poll!

Forbes.com has released their poll of America's 10 Smartest Cities and once again U-M finds itself on the outside looking in as Ann Arbor finished third behind Boulder, Colorado and Bethesda, Maryland.

Wolverine fans were incensed because Ann Arbor had been ahead of Bethasda most of the year. But for the last two weeks, Bethesda's mayor has been lobbying hard for his city to be #2.

"Nobody wants to see a Boulder-Ann Arbor rematch," said Bethesda mayor Tom Gillesano. "Plus, Ann Arbor didn't even win their state. Grosse Pointe Park was voted smartest city in Michigan. You should have to win your own state before you get a shot at the title."

Gillesano went on to say that he thought Maryland was the toughest state and, as such, deserved the opportunity.

CBS football analyst Gary Danielson also gave the nod to Bethesda, putting up a graphic on Forbes.com in which he compared Michigan cities to Maryland cities.

"It was simply an off year for Michigan," said Danielson. "Battle Creek? Kalamazoo? Taylor? Flint? Those cities are filled with retards. I'd bet most of them don't even have GEDs. But look at Maryland -- you have Annapolis, Chevy Chase, Baltimore City. Plus, if you throw in Washington, D.C., it's an easy call."

In a related story, Boulder, CO mayor Mark Ruzzin chose not to vote in the final poll, a move which Ann Arbor mayor John Hieftje called "slick."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just like the band formerly called "The Dead Schembechlers" you guy can always be counted on to come to the table with stuff that adds fuel to the best rivalry in sport.

Here's a die hard Buckeye fan (Dad was one of Woody's Boys) who appreciates what you do.

Andy said...

Now THAT was funny...

Good job Yost.

Wolf Blitzer said...

Gary Danielson, great unbiased tv analyst? or the GREATEST unbiased TV analyst? Those are the only two choices, you have to pick one. If it helps your decision, Urban Meyer put him down as the greatest.

Anonymous said...

funny post guys-

MonkeyWrench32 said...

Dead on about Flint.

DevilGrad said...

Boulder got smarter when Gary Barnett left.

Whooo! Montgomery County, Maryland, represents. (This is the only sort of poll in which we place in the top ten.)

srudoff said...

don't forget to mention boulder-aches

Haga said...

Another Monkey Co resident (Actually went to school in Bethesda) and yep, as far as polls goes, this is about the only one we can expect to be high up in...LOL.. Unless It's Germantown, they somehow got all the athletes in Montgomery County...

Howard21 said...

I heard the judges accidently gave Boulder an extra vote, and now Boulder refuses to give up the victory. The real winner should be Maryland.

Anonymous said...

The system is broke. I demand a playoff.

Anonymous said...

kalamazoo > east lansing > ....................................................................................> koko the chimp > baltimore...............