fair point that
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Harbaugh to Kolesar TD bomb that clinched the game against OSU. One of the biggest moments in the history of the big house.
Two sections taken from the Toledo Blade 11/24/85:
The kickoff goes into the end zone and Gerald White runs three yards on the first play. On the next play, Harbaugh notices safety Sonny Gordon is moving in to blitz. It means the Buckeyes will be in one-on-one coverage.
"It was a delayed blitz," Harbaugh said. "It gave me just enough time to throw it. Either the tight end or the wide out would be open."
The wide receiver was open. John Kolesar caught the ball around Ohio's 40 and outran William White into the end zone.
"We didn't know the guy was that fast," Pepper Johnson, Ohio State linebacker, said.
"I messed up," William White said.
"I'm sure they watched me on film and thought I would run that post pattern across the face of the defender (William White) on the play," Kolesar said. "I just dipped in and went over the top (ran around behind White)."
Getting open was the easy part. Getting the ball in hand was the hard part.
Kolesar said the contact lense in his right eye rolled up on the top of his eye, blurring his vision, and then he lost the ball in the lights.
"I lost track of the ball for about two or three seconds," he said. "I have to credit my eighth grade coach for the catch. He used to make us lay on our backs, throw the ball up, and then close our eyes and catch it by sort of feeling it into our hands."
See video of the play and Bo's thoughts in the first reply:
Some interesting things going down in 247's crystal ballz today, all related to the DL.
- DT Jordan Elliott - who Steve Lorenz indicated is one of the top 3 guys UM wants for the DL class - had both Ace and Lorenz crystall ball to UM today. He will be on campus this weekend. Buzz building on him.
- DT Chris Daniels - who is also a UM target - suddenly has a OU crystal ball to Oklahoma from Lorenz.
- DT/DE Mr. Gary - who visited Ole Mi$$ this weekend just got a crystal ball projection from David Johnson to UM. Who is David Johnson? 247's Ole Mi$$ writer.
Tea leaves - Gary "It's happening... even Ole Mi$$ money won't sway you to the SEC...". Chris Daniels - we only have room for so many DT spots and Jordan Elliott is headed our way. Thank you for your interest.
As the infamous 'Sheed Wallace said "(crystall) Ballz don't lie". Esp if they are Ace, Lorenz, and Wiltfong ballz.
(Disclosure: If everything above is correct I take credit; if it's all wrong, it is Mr. Yost's fault.)
Beat Ohio 2015 - 1920 x 1080 (click for full size)
Beat Ohio 2015 - square (click for full size)
Here's another one. May do some more and post them all in a diary or something. Until then, enjoy!
Photo cred: Patrick Barron via MGoFilckr
Go Blue! Beat Ohio!
PS: shoutout to all the mgodesigners out there. Love all the creativity this week. Keep it up!
Ohio Bobcats (7-4)
Northern Illinois Huskies (8-3)
Live on ESPNU
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL
Bowling Green Falcons (8-3)
Ball State Cardinals (3-8)
Live on ESPN3
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
Michigan Monday is up at Ohio State site "The Ozone."
I will go ahead and block quote a few nuggets from the article.
EDIT: This is NOT Michigan Monday. But still an interesting article.
It would be just like it was in 1969, a first-year coach and his inspired and hungry troops ready to repeat history, spoiling everything the favored Buckeyes had planned for another Big Ten and national title.
The second edition of the “Ten-Year War” would break out right before our very eyes.
What is that, you say?
It didn’t happen that way?
Just when you least expect it, the football Gods have a funny way of stunning the narrative and distributing humility along the way.
Michigan has done its part, however. The Wolverines are 9-2 and could have been 10-1 if not for a miracle that handed Michigan State the play of the year back in October. On the flip side, they really could be 7-4, if not for last-second survivals at Minnesota and at Indiana in consecutive weeks.
The important part is that they are much, much better than the mediocre teams that Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke put together the past 10 years.
The bottom line: Michigan is Michigan again and the sky is blue in Ann Arbor again and many wonder if the pendulum of momentum in the series is about to swing North again.
As for the Buckeyes, they will not strut into Ann Arbor as the story line suggested. History will not repeat itself. There is no doubting they are a wounded duck now, shot down by that same Michigan State squad and now lacking the confidence to consistently gain a first down, much less dominate these Wolverines.
Meyer has to be downright shocked at his team’s offensive problems, which have been consistent from the time he tinkered with two quarterbacks and was as indecisive as the junior high school cheerleader dating two handsome boys at once. What would have been the odds that these Buckeyes would not score 50 or more points even once this season – against a schedule that included two MAC teams, Hawaii, Rutgers, Maryland, Illinois and Indiana?
If Meyer can put that psychology degree to use this week and get Ohio State mentally ready to play, especially after one of his best players criticized the coaching staff for the world to hear, because let’s face it -- that’s his uphill battle -- then maybe the Buckeyes have a fighting chance Saturday. Because this team’s problems are not physical. They lie strictly underneath those Buckeye leaf stickers.
“We’re just not operating at maximum capacity,” Meyer admitted Monday. “But we’re still 10-1. So what I am trying to do now is (put) every ounce of ability, every ounce of energy and focus is going on trying to win this game.”
Maybe, just maybe, the tables have been turned with Ohio State’s stunning loss and turmoil last week. Maybe, just maybe, the Buckeyes have the favored Wolverines right where they want them.
That’s only wishful thinking.
Michigan will win this game.
I felt that way a week ago before the Michigan State stunner and that feeling is much stronger today, obviously.
There are a few silver linings to a Michigan win in Harbaugh’s debut as head coach against the Buckeyes: It won’t be an upset, and, as long as the Spartans defeat Penn State as expected later in the day, the Wolverines won’t have a chance at the Big Ten championship much less anything bigger.
Yep, thank God for muffed punts and the miracle of all plays.