BEST BUY!!! .. and Football.

Even if Michigan ends up losing the bowl game, at least Mike Hart gets a New PS3. The Vibe I have gotten from the news is that everyone is thinking about next year and kids are not happy about coach's being fired. In my last post I said Mallet isn't going anywhere and to stop talking about it. I was wrong....

"I'm not concentrating on that right now," Mallett said during Wednesday's media function as Michigan prepares for the Capital One Bowl against Florida on Jan. 1. "We're going to play a bowl game. I'm not going to talk about (my future) right now."

What will factor in on Ryan staying?

"That's big," Mallett said. "He recruited me and everything. So it's kind of
important. We're going to see how it plays out."

I hope RR keeps Scot Loeffler but it's looking bleak. I have heard Scot has many offers from other schools. He's a Pro style teacher of the game. I just don't see RR keeping him. I think Ryan could be awesome in RR's O but he has to give it a chance. I think Ryan maybe 50/50 right now. Speaking of Ryan, take a look at this bizarre picture. Not sure why it's so mind boggling to me but it is..

I don't know maybe it's just me. But it's weird.

On to the Best Buy shopping spree!

So I guess the team got some nice things. They work hard so it is deserved. I just hope all this crap doesn't hurt them for the game. With all the things flying around on this team, I just can't see them winning this game. I hate to say it but it hurts. The Gators are a very good team. I hope we win but it's gonna be tough. Guys are just thinking about next year or the NFL. Carr deserves a win but it maybe impossible for this team to focus on it and come out and match the Gator speed.

Big Break Over

Well to any of my readers, I have been on a big break. Since Thanksgiving. Alot has happened since then.. Like Michigan has hired a new coach, Michigan Basketball still sucks, Tons of Mallett rumors and I got a Michigan Mini Helmet for Xmas. Lets start with the new head man in AA.

RR in AA

Do I like the hire? Yes. I do have a few worries with this hire. Let run with my worries.

-Will our WR become nothing but blockers and zombies who catch 5-10 yard passes. Are the days of long bombs to the special #1 jersey over? I can't think of one good WR. That could because I can throw better then Pat White. I just don't wanna see our WR Talent be wasted and "if" we keep getting that "NFL" WR Talent we have always had.

-That bring me to my next worry. How will Michigan players do at the next level under RR? The spread really will not get you ready for the NFL. Michigan has always had lots of good pros. I feel that may go away with not having Pro style QB's and funny spread O's. I feel College football maybe getting to the point where if you wanna win you run the Spread. If you wanna put out good pros(unless you are USC)and lose, run the pro style. I guess time will tell.

-Is the Spread the real deal? Or is it a flash in the pan? I remember when the Option was the rage, now I really don't think it works well at all unless you are playing NCAA 08 on the XBox 360. I guess the Spread has been solid but I have my worries with almost everyone going to it.

-3-3-5? What the hell is that? This is a big worry. That if he does go with this that it will be long days in the Big Ten. The Wiss's of the worlds would run all day on this. I don't know much about it but I will say I don't like it.... for what ever reason.

-Will anything be lost? Number one jerseys etc? I hope not. I love what Michigan offers with all its history. I hope RR keeps it alive.

As for as getting kids to come to UM. I think the place does the job for you at times. So I am not worried about it. I know he can get kids to come. I do like the hire. It brings Michigan up with the times. It was needed. We don't wanna be the next Miami or FSU. Next years UM team won't look a thing like this years. All new starters and Offence. Its gonna be bizarre...

Michigan Basketball Still Sucks

Found this on google and it gave me a chuckle. Gone are the days of Cwebb, Rose and others posing for pics. Now we have..... Reed...A kid who isn't on the team anymore. I know its gonna take a bit for coach B to work some magic but its been so long and this team is pretty bad. Getting beat by TA was bad but it being "Harvard" made it even worse. If Coach B had to win one game this season it was that one. They did alright when UCLA came to town. I think we are 3 years away from getting to the big dance. I think we said that when TA first showed up... Sigh..

Ryan Mallett Leaving?

NO! Stop asking and talking about it!

I also got a Mini UM Helmet for xmas. Its cool. Well be back in a few days for the bowl game. The last old fashion Michigan football game ever maybe.

The 43rd Turkey Bowl

Not to many of my readers will care much about this article but it's something very important to me and my family. Every year on thanksgiving my family has a football game. The first Turkey bowl game was held in 1964. My Grandpa,Dad and uncle started the game. This year will be the 43rd game. It's something that everyone in the family looks forward to and some what of a bragging right for the year. I have been playing since middle school. I have played longer then that but doesn't really count since I was young and really didn't play.. Just sorta ran around and got a pass here and there for fun. When I was younger I remember just standing off to the side with my cousin Charley just watching and getting in the game here and there. Watching my Dad,Grandpa uncles and older cousins go to war no matter the weather. As I got older I started to play more and then it became something I couldn't wait for. It's something very special to the Aylsworth family. It's something that will go on to the end of time. The great thing about the game is that anyone can play. You don't have to be an Aylsworth to play. We have had many different friends and even yes even Girls can play. I am at the moment trying to get Girls taken out of the game but have had no luck(I'm kidding, don't roll you're eyes ladies). The game has even made it in the local news. Everyone around Greenville Michigan knows that if they drive by the practice fields on Thanksgiving morning that they will see the Aylsworth family playing turkey bowl.

Getting back to weather, we have played in it all.. Some years its great out and some years it's a real bitch! In Turkey Bowl 41 the temp was -10 with the wind and had a good amount of snow on the ground. When you threw the ball in the air, it just sorta got caught in the wind and then would take a dive bomb into the snow. Alot of dinks and dumps that day. There was one big play in the game when Mike Packard used his cannon to unleash a 40 yard bomb to myself(Ryan Aylsworth) for a TD that wrapped the game up. I have no idea how we did since it was so nasty out but it happened. It was like God smiled on our team for 5 seconds. It doesn't matter how bad it is. We still play. This year looks like it may snow but I doubt anything as bad as TB 41.

The rules are very simple. Two straight completions is a first down. Most TDs win.. Some years have came down to field goal kicks.

My Take
My take on the game as late. There has been some great TB games the last 5 years and only one blow out. The game is something that makes my Thanksgiving very special. Makes me happy and thankful I have such a great family. The last few years the game seems to be getting bigger and bigger with more people. It's something that has bothered me but it's what happens with us kids growing up and starting families of our own. I am just as much at fault since I have invited two new people this year. Last year was the most amount of people that I can remember. It was very crowed on the Field it felt like 10 on 10 football. Just to many people and only one ball to go around. Maybe the problem is that I really wanna have fun in this game and I am very competitive. My idea for this year is that if we have at least 20 people(which I think will happen) we should split off into 4 teams of 5 and then you have 2 games going on and winners meet for the TB championship. I think a mini tourney like that could only add to turkey bowl. Play games to three Tds and the winner goes on and loser play a 3rd place game during the championship. I think people would have alot more fun and everyone would see the ball and make bragging rights even greater. I am sure I would have problems convincing people of that(the more older folk) but it's something I think makes sense with all those people. It will be like trying convince the NCAA to drop the BCS crap and start a college football tourney. Just throwing that out there.. If you like it, take it.. If not throw it back.

The Players
Here are some of the faces that have made Turkey Bowl what it is...

The Legends
These are the fine men who started and made Turkey bowl

Grandpa- CLAUDE Aylsworth(retired)

Sorry no pic of Gramps.. I did a Google image search but no luck. Probley because Gramps doesn't even know what the Internet is.. But anyway Gramps started the game. He still wonders around the field watching the game and sometimes spotting the ball. Not sure if Grandpa will make it to the game this year after a very serious surgery in which we almost lost him. I am so thankful that he is still here today to enjoy the turkey bowl with us. He makes impact on everyone around him and we have him to thank for all of this. Thanks Grandpa CLAUDE!

Uncle Jon- Jon Aylsworth(active)

Many would say Jon took TB to the next level. Made it is what it is today. He spread the word about the game. Jon pretty much runs this thing right now. But his son Jack seems to be next in line to keep it going. While picking teams every year Jon will make claim that he has never lost. It's sorta a Tradition for Jon to say that. Is that True? No.. Is it funny? Yes. Jons only weakness on the field is my zubaz...

My Dad- Tom Aylsworth(retired)

My dad also one of the starters of this great game. Since I can remember my dad hasn't really done much on the field. I can remember him playing hard when I was very young. It's pretty fuzzy. My best memory of my dad is in his last Turkey Bowl where he was in the backfield smoking and really being a poor Free safety... He might as well just laid down and smoke.. O wait he did. Health issues put a end to his career. The sad thing is that he doesn't even show up anymore. He just settles for asking how the game went while he stuffs his face with a turkey leg during dinner.

The Prime Timers

Theses guys the players in there prime. The guys who gives us Turkey Bowl Highlights.

Cousin-Jack Aylsworth

Jack has been great on and off the field. He has started making yearly shirts and hoodies. Jack been someone that will take this game to next level once his father steps off the field. On the field Jack has had many highlights and many low lights.. One low light is when Mike Packard push Jack to the ground and Jack was never the same the rest of the game. He cried like a girl the rest of the game about how that wasn't fair. This was like four years ago... But Jack has fielded many winning teams and doesn't really have a position. He sorta plays everywhere. Jack will go down in TB hall of fame.

Family Friend-Mike Packard

Mike has been in the game for sometime. Mike maybe the best QB to ever touch a Turkey Bowl football. Mike has a cannon of an arm and at times takes risk, it pays off most the time. Mike has had many long bombs for Tds and my favorite QB. Mike highlights also include a 5 ints in one game playing D and his low day was when he was still drunk from the night before and came to the game smelling of Jim Bean and Indian food. Mike threw about 4 Int that day and lost. Mike is also know for being someone that will get in your head and take you out of your game as he did to Jack a few years back. Mike has made his mark.

My Brother-Justin Aylswoth

Justin(my bro) is whats "next" in the turkey Bowl. Justin has size and a good nose for the ball. Justin really has just started coming around a few years back. Justin scored a Few TDs last year and is ready to take the next step as a Great WR in the series. Alot like his older brother in many respects. Justin still has some work to do on the D side of the ball. Justin will be going into the this years game in the Best shape of his life. "You are all Witnesses".

Me-Ryan Aylswoth

It's hard to write about myself. I don't like to toot my own horn but I am the prime time Game breaker. The WR deep threat that can strike at anytime. I play the game to hard since it's just for fun and I take it very serious. I have hooked up with Mike on many TDs and think about Turkey bowl in June. I look forward to this. I shocked the turkey bowl world last season with wearing Chicago Bull Zubaz's! For you young kids that zebra stripped pants. They gave me an edge. My quote to the other team is "Give them nothing, but take from them everything".

Cousin-Steve Davis

Steve has played many many years. Since he was young. Steve in many ways is the "X-Factor". Steve plays hard and is the best team player out there. For some reason Steve always looks the warmest to me when it's cold out. I swore he doesn't get cold at all and this makes him a threat since he's always "Hot!". Watch out for this Cat. Steve will make his mark this year.

2nd Cousin-Spencer Calkins

The Calk has played on and off for some time. His legend in this game is saying he will show up and then not and then the next year not being invited and then he shows up. No one ever knows when Spence is gonna show. Spencer has a great football back ground since he played for Greenville High.

Cousin-Charley Kemp

My cousin Charley was a freakin force in this game. The fastest guy on the field. Maybe the Best WR to play the game. Almost impossible to cover and ran great routes. Turkey bowl really misses Charles due to the fact that he is in the NAVY at the moment and instead of making the family proud on the football field he makes us proud in the NAVY. Hopes he can get home one day to soon to play again.

The Girl
Cousin-Amy Aylswoth

Amy has played for a long time and has made her mark as a great girl player. Amy is the only girl to INT a pass and return it for a touchdown. She also handles punts or tries to at least.


This year may have a few new comers and they make impacts.. or not.

Ryan Millard

Friend from work. Played football growing up and can throw a football with the best of them. maybe has a great future in the TB.

Jose Alegria

Jose a roommate of mine is small and nimble. He may not look like much but he plays hard. He's got some Mike Hart in him. It's tough being a rookie in this game, we will see how he does.

Candace Taylor

My wife to be and best friend. The TB doctors did not clear her to play last year due to a nasty cold. Candace at the moment is sick again. Will see be cleared? Only time will tell. She can catch well for a Girl so watch out!

I am not sure what will happen this year but I can assure you it will be fun and make everyone's Thanksgiving a special one. Thanks to the family for being great and thanks to all who read. I hope this gives everyone a insight into my family and my thanksgiving. For my regular readers, we will be back with a R&R show after Thanksgiving. God bless. GO BLUE!

New R&R! We talk Carr and the % Game

New R&R Show! Smack Sparty!

On the latest R&R Show we bring on a MSU fan Mike Packard who makes such bold predictions that Brain Hoyer will go Pro and MSU will play in the motor city bowl. That and more in this newest R&R show.

R&R Show 7 and Cross Bones!

This week on the R&R Show we talk Minn game and Trash Drew Stanton. Also some Nut Michigan fan talks football with me at a gas station. New shirt as well. We have a Michigan Helmet and Cross bones. Enjoy and go blue!

Fresh Baked R&R Show and some AA

On the R&R Show we have our guest host play some Meeeeechigan Trivia and we talk Michigan vs Zook. We also would like to show some love with this new AA shirts. He's playing like a superstar this year and he deserves a few shirts. Also some common Go Blue shirts and a new AT shirt as well. Enjoy the show and shirts!

R&R Show 5 and and AT become friends

R&R Show 5! We talk Purdue game,Mid season grades and Mike Hart Heisman hopes. Alot of BS as always. We also had the guest host drawing for next weeks show. The winner is... ahh you will have to watch the show. and aMAIZEings Ts are working on a shirt and I hope we will have that for you soon. ENJOY!

R&R Bye Week and Hart Breakers

The Ryan & Ryan Show is on a Bye week, for a number of reasons. We have a few tech problems at the moment and what can we say about the EM game? The R&R crew has a Man crush on Mike Hart and the rest of the team...... Well we love Arrington too. On the next show we talk Purdue game,Play the Michigan stock market and announce the winner of the guest host contest. We do have a few Ts for Mike big record. ENJOY!

R&R Show 4! Trashing BTN! Wanna Host?

Sorry we got the show up so late this week. Ryan had to run to Vegas and blow tons of dollars on $50 stakes and hang out with beautiful women. So the show is late and we are sorry. We talk NW game(a little bit),Mario and trash the hell out of the BTN and comcast. We are also having a drawing for a guest host to come on the show. So if you are interested please leave you're name and email in the comments section. If you are viewing this through myspace, please leave you're name in the posted blog on myspace or message me it. The tapping for the show will be for the Purdue game. You must be available on Tue around 4pm to do this show, its through the phone.. So you gotta have one of those too. We will have the drawing on the next upcoming show, so you only have tell Oct 7th to get you're name in! Thanks for listening! GO BLUE!

Number 1 in the BCS!

Yes thanks to all the people who has been listening to the R&R Show. Keep sending those great emails with topics. We will be doing a special drawing for a guest host soon and maybe a "Best michigan fan triva show". We are now the number 1 BCS Michigan youtube show! The rankings

1.The R&R Show

Ahh.. Alright maybe the only.. Thanks! GO BLUE! Beat NW and thanks to all who listen.

R&R Show 3 and New Ts!

Well I thought I should youtube it to make it easier. I hope it does. There are 4 parts so enjoy! We talk Penn State game, All time Michigan greats and Henne. I had issues with the last 2 parts so I didnt have time to add pics to what we are talking about. Please keep the comments and emails coming for topics you would like to see us talk about! We also have 2 new shirts! A new Mario shirt and Warren Shirt! Check thoses out!

The R&R Show EPS 2.. ND and New Joe Pa Shirt!

Well here is Show 2. You can find the first show under this one. We talk about the ND game, Mr.Sears and the good ol MAIL BAG! I also say something perverted.. Ahh I didn't mean to.. And I feel idiotic. Thanks to all who sent to the mail bag! Keep them coming for the next show! Leave topic idea's in the comments area or on the myspace. Thanks! Enjoy!

R&R Show 2

Great new Joe Pa Shirt! Pre game sale! Save a few bucks!Lets make it 9 in a row!

The R&R Show Eps 1

Well, we got our first podcast show up. I hope you all enjoy it and I hope we don't sound like bumbling idiots. There are a few glitches(come on it was our first show!) Ryan's audio was giving us problems. I fixed it up the best I could. This will be fixed by next weeks show.Please give us comments about what you think and if you have any questions or topics you would like us to talk about on the show, please leave a message in the comment section or on my myspace. Please leave a name or something(myspace address) so I can give you a bit of a shout out on the show when talking about it you're requested topic. Enjoy!

Click below for the first show!

We talk about The Duck game, carr and Mario Doggingham

The R&R Show EPS 1

Podcasting and Losing

Well, I don't even want to talk about the ASU game, I'll skip that. I do want to chat about the Duck game.. I was there. I'm in the middle of setting up my podcast. Watch for that in the comming days(hope by Thur). We will also have some new Ts comming. So lots of new stuff comming! Check back soon! Prey to God for help and GO BLUE!

Comming Soon! *If anyone has any topics or questions they would like discussed on the first show, please leave a comment or message me on myspace*

The Sky is Falling

More later when I wake up from this Nightmare.

Wolverine! Slash Slash!

X-Men+Michigan Football= FREAKING SWEET!!

Any X-men/Michigan fan will get a kick out of our new Wolverine T! We also have a shirt for that Big QB from Texas! Check em out!