Greetings again, my fellow Wolverines! Last week, I was able to drop the first official wallpaper of the season in my vintage schedule wallpaper based on a schedule card from 1969. This week, I’m happy to bring you the wallpaper for our first opponent of the season, the Utah Utes.
In preparing to do this wallpaper, I did a good amount of research on the Ute people, for whom the team is named. The Ute people are also the namesake of the state of Utah, itself. The word “Ute,” in the native tongue of the Ute people, Shoshonean, means “land of the sun” or “ the high place.” The Ute people were a highly-artistic people, making all sorts of beaded jewelry for use in battle and for trade. The Ute were also some of the earliest adopters of the horse in America (reports state as early as 1580). They were fierce warriors and with the addition of horses, became excellent big game hunters, as well. They were also highly spiritual, and are credited as being the first documented (by approx. 200 years) peoples to make use of a process called “mechanoluminescence” in their ceremonies. It’s said that they would use clear quartz crystals inside of translucent buffalo hide rattles. When rattled, the friction and mechanical stress of the crystals impacting each other would create a light that would be visible through the hide rattles. They believed this was evidence that the spirits were being called to their ceremonies.
I had a lot of fun researching the Ute people and it reminded me of the excellent time I had when doing research for the CMU wallpaper. I loved learning about the Chippewa and the Ute were the same experience. That being said, I hope that we stomp them on the football field. Respect gained for their history or not, I want them crying in defeat.
The image I used for the wallpaper below is of an actual Ute Tipi (or Teepee) on file at the Library of Congress. I hope I did a job that is both respectful and artistically-sound. Let me know! As always, I appreciate constructive criticism and/or suggestions for future works. Have a wonderful day and GO BLUE!
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Well, it's that time again, ladies and gentlemen - it's wallpaper season. For this season's schedule wallpaper, I went with a design based on (ok, copied from) a vintage schedule card from 1969.
I like how it turned out, but I do wish I could find an image of Harbaugh in the exact same profile as Bo from the '69 card. If you know of one (I looked around to no avail), I would be very grateful to the person who pointed me to it. I ended up choosing a picture that embodies how I hope to see Jim on the sidelines during our games - enjoying some Michigan domination. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this wallpaper. As always, I welcome constructive criticism and/or suggestions for new wallpapers. Let me know what you think. GO BLUE!
EDIT: Fixed the font with a font more like what is in the original per numerous suggestions. Thanks for the input, it looks a lot better, guys.
EDIT 2: Added mobile (iPhone 5) variation.
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If it wasn't for UNLV, and instead of UNLV Michigan had, say, a UCF type team (which is coming in 2016, look out), M's schedule might be the toughest this season, but UNLV should provide a major breather.
Utah and BYU are physical, tough tests and Michigan will have to score to beat Oregon State (which hopefully won't be like scaling a mountain given Oregon State's defense).
It's July filler but what else are we going to do right now you guys
If I'm late to the party on noticing the extent of startups in A2 then so be it.
But I thought it was very cool and wanted to share.
A lot of interesting businesses are establishing themselves in A2 who are making products and solutions to real, global business problems.
Michigan and Ann Arbor should be proud of this trend.
Well folks the Freshman from the 2015 class just recieve there numbers Brian Cole and Zack Malzone already chosen there numbers 12 and 81 . As Dick Vital always says here's the diper dandys chosen numbers
QB Zack Gentry-10(Tom Brady's old number ,no sweat right)
DE/LB Reuben Jones-4(Usaually and offensive player gets number 4 but Deveon Smith has that number on the offensive side of the ball)
WR Grant Perry-9( he does remind me of Jeremy Gallon but we will see)
CB Keith Washington-6 ( Jabrill Peppers and Channing Stribling also wear single-digit numbers for the secondary)
TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr-8( He's the third player that wears that number on the team. QB Jow Hewlett to swich to another number.)
RB Karon Higdon-22( Michigan legend Ty Law worn that number)
S Tyree Kinnel-17 (Two Time SB Champ Larry Foote wore that number)
K Andrew David-16( Denard enough said)
OL Jon Runyan Jr-75( Jon Sr wore 69 but Jon Jr wanted to keep 75)
OL Grant Newsom - 77( Legendary Number worn by Jake Long and recently Taylor Lewan)
MOD EDIT - The title made my head hurt. I will invite the OP to do the remainder of the cleanup, should they choose to do so. Also, for those of you wondering why this bears a vague resemblence to a writeup Steve Lorenz did for Rivals, it is because this is a transcribed (and uncited sadly) version of that writeup. - LSA