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The Y(
by Matt Rennie
and Jeff Sheran
Best Introduction
Read this story.
Best Michigan Athlete
Mike Barrowman
This elite swimmer doesn't
belong in the Best of Ann Arbor -
he belongs in the Best of Earth. If
you glance at the media guide
description of most athletes, the first
line states something like: "Sure-
handed receiver" or "Hard-hitting
defenseman." Barrowman's reads:
"Top 200 meter breaststroker in the
The 5-foot-11 senior lowered his
world record for the fourth time at
the World Championships in Perth,
Australia in January. He also took
his second consecutive Swimmer-
of-the-Year award, his third straight
NCAA Championship, and honors
as a Sullivan Award finalist.


gar in Sports

Best Play
Desmond Howard's 95-
yard Kickoff Return vs.
Michigan State
After providing the Wolverines'
only pass-offense in the game,
Howard's gazelle-like cutback tied
then-No. 1 Michigan with the spoil-
hungry Spartans, 21-21. We can only
speculate how fans would
remember Howard's achievement if
not for...
Most Disappointing
Desmond Howard's failed
two-point conversion
attempt vs. Michigan State
Perhaps this should be subtitled,
"Worst officiating call(s)." In one of
the most inept displays by a group
of referees, these Big Ten
boneheads chose to ignore both that
Howard held onto the ball and that
he was tripped by Spartan defender
Eddie Brown.

Best Coach
Tie: Red Berenson[Bev Fry
Berenson led the icers to
greatness they hadn't experienced
since he was lacing up the skates
himself. After years of struggling to
gain respectability, the Michigan
hockey team reached the NCAA
tournament for the first time in 15
seasons and beat Cornell in the first
Although less documented, Fry's
efforts with the women gymnasts
were even more impressive. Since
joining the team two seasons ago,
Fry has led Michigan from last place
in the Big Ten to third, and a
projected title for next season.
Best Performance
Jon Vaughn's 489 rushing
yards in consecutive games
against Notre Dame and
The one-time Heisman hopeful
exploded into the Michigan
backfield and through opposing
defenses. An ensuing injury allowed
Ricky Powers' emergence as a
future Best of recipient, and
hastened Vaughn's departure for the

Best athlete Mike Barrowman raises his fist to celebrate winning the 200
m breaststroke at the Big ten Men's swimming & diving championships
last March. Or maybe he's just signalling his solidarity with the RWL.
Brands at Big Ten
NFL. Someone should have told Wrestling Championships
the redshirt sophomore that NFL In his only losing effort of the
defenders grow as big as Greg tournament, Gilbert shocked Iowa's
Skrepenak & Co., who created for Brands with a controversial near fall
Vaughn those conveniently vast in the match's opening seconds.
tunnels in the line of scrimmage. Brands, ranked No. 1in the nation,
had never been put on his back in
Most Exciting Event his career before Gilbert scored the
Joey Gilbert vs. Tom 30-second near fall. But the referee
never whistled the pin.
The sophomore 134-pounder
dropped the major decision, 24-14,
and took second in the conference.
He later took third at the NCAA
Tournament, losing his only match
APPLICATIONS to Brands in the semifinals. *

By the way, the bucket no longer
says "Kentucky Fried Chicken."
Now its "KFC." Kind of like how
New Kids on the Block has become
"NKOTB" and Burger King has
become "BK."
Best Subs
Best place for subs is subway.
Wow, what a bold choice. Almost,
but not quite, as bold as picking
Kentucky Fried Chicken for fried
Best Sandwiches
Zingerman' s
Again, you're not going to get
the quadruple bypass corned beef
of New York, but Zingerman's piles
it on. With the basic sandwich
meats, or with any of their more,
well, eclectic selections, you really
can't get a "bad" sandwich here.
And Noah likes the pickle.
Best Chipati
Pizza Bob's
You think you're eating healthy
with all those veggies and greens.
Actually, the wonderful pita bread,
cheese, and special sauce make this
a fairly caloric adventure. Would
you believe someone wrote on their
ballot, "What the hell is a
[chipatil?" Obviously, this character
has not been in Ann Arbor long.
Best Steak
Mountain Jack's
The best of a sparse lot. This is
due to the fact that Ann Arbor steak
establishments prefer to keep a low
profile for fear of having pig blood
hurled at them by tofu-eating
Best Hot Wings
Mr. Spot's
Best Ice Cream/Yogurt
From french silk to grasshopper pie,
Stucchi's has revolutionized Ann
Arbor ice cream.

Best Cafe
Best Coffee
Best Hot Chocolate
Espresso Royale Caf6
We found the coffee to be
playful yet articulate, elegant yet
understated. The only problem is
trying to keep a carry-out cup of
coffee hot while you walk to class.
Caf6 Pretentious is recognized
for more than its coffee. Remember
it caters to self-styled intellectuals
and avant garde cultural critics in a
myriad of desserts and beverages.
And they have a frothing good cup
of hot chocolate to boot.
Best Cheap Beer
It's hard to beat the $1 pitchers
on Monday, the $2 ones on
Wednesday, and the 3 p.m. to 8
p.m. happy hour on Friday with $1
pitchers. You can't complain about
that, but sometimes it gets a little
too crowded and hot.
Best Place for Hard
Village Corner
First of all, "you can't buy
there." Second of all, liquor prices
are the same, no matter where in
Michigan you go. So you tell me,
why was this a category in the first
[Editor's Note:For selection and
convenience, you idiots!]
Hardest Place to Buy
Village Corner
They have a book containing
photos of the drivers licenses in
each of the 50 states, and Guam.
Gourmet specialists Noah Finkel,
Eric Lemont, and Andrew Levy
analyzed the food results of our poll.

Best Bookstore
It's got no real competition - but
even if it did, it would probably still
Best Textbooks
Best Used Books
Dawn Treader
When you come right down to it,
this store has a much cooler name
than its competition.
Best Women's Clothing
Best Men's Clothing
Urban Outfitters
Where else can you be ignored
by hip employees in cool clothes
while browsing through placemats
and bell-bottoms, dresses that make
you look pregnant and T-shirts
advertising Marcia Brady Creme
Best Thrift/Used
Tie: Urban Outfitters,
Salvation Army
Ever wonder where the risqu6
crowd gets its clothing? Try the
Salvation Army, the store for the
poor, and Urban Outfitters, where
you can buy clothes that look used
but aren't.
Best Lingerie
Victoria's Secret
Competing with the likes of
Frederick's of Hollywood on the
national level, Victoria's Secret may
not stand a chance. But hey, it's the
only store in Ann Arbor to offer 300

Best Businesses


square feet of silk boxers and G-
strings (for both sexes), as well as a
room full of good-smelling soaps.
Dark horse candidate: South
Quad. South Quad?! This has got to
be the person who snatched all of
my undies from the dryer last year.
I'm glad you liked my taste.
Best Records
Wherehouse Records
A chain that replaced the social
wasteland of Upstair's Charley's,
Wherehouse features late-night
attractions with long lines for good
deals on new stuff. Also a terrific
pick-up spot.
Best Used Records
Never underestimate students'
ability to recognize a good deal whet
they see one.
Best Photocopying
Open 24 hours, Kinko's is most
adept at taking advantage of seniors
who need to send out resumds on
fancy Kinko's paper with fancy



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