Here's a list of some random web sites I enjoy visiting. No guarantees if you'll find them interesting as well, but I'd encourage you to check them out.
This is my blog, which I started back in January 2005. It contains a pretty wide range of topics, from Lean Pockets to being on ESPN to my bizarre love of traffic signs.
The University of Michigan student newspaper, where I was a sports writer for four years. On the main page, just type in "Schick" in the search box and my 100 most recent stories will come up.
If I could direct you to one in particular, it would be my column on the fight songs of the Big Ten. It is one of my favorites, since it showed off my freakish knowledge of fight songs. But I was most surprised to see that it also won the 2005 Golden Circle Award for Best Collegiate Sports Column by Columbia University. (If the PDF isn't clear enough, try the Word or text only version)
This is actually the creation of former Daily editor Brady McCollough, but I'm hosting the pages for the league. Feel free to check out how little I know about NCAA football.
My "Must Clicks"
If you've never been to the Internet Movie Database, you're missing out. Hardly a day goes by when I don't learn something new about my favorite movies.
Despite my extensive knowledge of the show "Seinfeld," even I need to reference the exact particular quote or remember which episode a quote was used. This site is amazing, as it catalogued all 179 episodes of the show and the search function is especially handy.
For some reason, I have always loved traffic signs. This site allows you to create your own personalized highway signs, which I play around with all the time.
I have yet to find a better source of college fight songs on the web. It not only has the fight song for every school in division I-A, it also has other songs by the schools' marching bands.
My favorite James Bond site, with information on not only the films, but also the original Ian Fleming novels as well.
The unofficial home to Tony Kornheiser contains a great archive of clips from all three of his radio shows and a link to the radio station's internet stream.
Blogs I Read
- Hot Clicks
- Uni Watch
- Fear the Fin
- Creative Procrastination
- FAIL Blog
- Texts from Last Night
- Passive-Aggressive Notes
- What Would Tyler Durden Do
These guys already have made more progress than me to see America, but have some pretty cool sites nonetheless.
Roger Johnson has completed his quest to visit all 50 states and has captured all the welcome signs. He also has a great site full of pictures from across the country and has a bunch of links for each state for places of interest.
Jim Poserina is in the midst of completing the same feat as I, and has a nicer looking site than mine as well.
James Teresco has a great collection of welcome signs from all 50 states. For most states, he has multiple signs from different state borders.
These sites provided me with some of the background information and other goodies on my site. My site would look 10 times worse without their input.
David Nicholson boasts an impressive collection of license plates dating back to 1969.
This is the essential site for one location of all the state facts and symbols.
This site provided me with the free outlines for each state map, which I took and filled in the details.
A very thorough site with great flag graphics, as well as many historical flags and their backgrounds.
Home to the State Quarter program, this site contains how each state selected the design for their quarter and the meaning of the symbols used in the design.