Mike Lantry, 1972
Somewhere around 11:45, in just over 2 hours, the Michigan locker room will be filled with a group of young men who bled, sweat and vommitted for each other, enduring one of the most tumultuous stretches in the history of this storied program. Their stories are known by most here, but they aren't looking for sympathy. At every obstacle they've faced, every time someone tried to tear down the thing they were here to build, they fought through. Those who have remained have a dedication that cannot be questioned. They have a bond that will last until the last one of them is buried. They will sit, some in silence, at least one reading bible verses, some with their knees bouncing in adrenalined-filled anticipation. They will write the names of lost loved ones, of prayers and inspirational messages on the tape on their wrists, towels and belts. Some will shout occassionally at each other or to no one in particular, slapping their helmets.
A hush will fall over them as a short-sleeved, chubby man from deep in enemy territory enters the room. They will bend on one knee in reverent anticipation, packed shoulder to shoulder, hands resting on their winged helmets. They will need no special reminder of today's importance, as their leader has made it abundantly clear to them from the day he stepped foot in Ann Arbor.
"Men," Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke will say.
And team 132 will flood the hallowed entrance to the Big House, prepared to break the very will of the scarlet and gray. Today, for the 58th time in this rivalry's storied history, they will succeed.
It will be Michigan again, MICHIGAN.
I am headed back to Houston from Destin, FL today and will be stopping in Pensacola to watch the Michigan/Ohio football game and was wondering if there was a preferred choice in Pensacola for watching the game.
Looking forward to everyone's input.
We only have a few hours left. Let's empty out our arsenal!!!
Welp, it's the night before (or morning of) the Mich-OSU game. I haven't been more excited since 2006. Apparently every at the brown jug is excited too. Time to start getting pumped up...10 hours to go!
Full report will be sent to Ace, but here is are some quick hits from tonights game.
La Costa Canyon wins 13-6 in a cold, sloppy game in southern California. Westview came into the game a double digit underdog, but led going into the 4th quarter after a 75yard TD catch by Taylor McNamara. A quick slant that he proceeded to break some tackles and dive in from the 3yards out to complete the play for a TD. La Costa Canyon powered their way down the field behind their strong offensive line and often found large holes going left behind Erik Magnusson. After taking the lead 13-6 with 5 minutes left, Magnusson had a huge 3rd down tackle when Westview was trying to respond on the next drive. Statistcally I'd guess La Costa out gained Westview by over 200 yards, but the cold conditions and the wet field led to some sloppy play and stalled out drives for LCC in the red zone.
I'll pass the stats and more impressions to Ace for his weekly roundup.
Go Blue! Beat Ohio!!
Here we are, on the eve of the game. And while we hate Ohio (State) with every fiber of our beings, that does not change the fact that many of us have misguided friends or loved ones who cheer for the Buckeyes. Obviously, dealing with these people will be easier this holiday season after a victory, but you will still have to see them. So with only 30 shopping days left until Christmas, I have setup an Etsy account to peddle cheaply made crap that you can give to your cousin's dick husband instead of the usual forties of Camo or Skoal variety packs.
As always with Etsy, each product is handmade with found materials (from in my neighbors' garbage), so quantities are limited and are priced accordingly.
Jim Tressel Angel Tree Topper
Bask in the glow of a tragic hero. Wonder at his pureness as he gazes down upon his Christmas kingdom.
Two AA batteries not included.
Terrelle Pryor Doily Angel
This is a charming small angel, about twelve inches across, that attaches nicely to a window with a small suction cup hook. It's slimness is convenient because it does not interfere with closing blinds or curtains. Light enough to be hung on a mirror for an unexpected seasonal touch. At first glance, it appears to be a large intricate doily cut from paper. That is the first impression when hung on a window and viewing it from outside. Folding the paper angel's wings forward gives a feeling of motion. This would make a great seasonal decoration for any window. Please contact me if you need a quantity.
Small suction cup not included.
$47.98 USD (Bulk Discounts available)
"TatGate: Redemption" 10 Piece Nativity Set
Celebrate in your own way, this wondrous event that is about to occur before our very eyes. Our "TatGate: Redemption" nativity set feature finely crafted figurines, with rich colors and detailed expressions. They are a pleasure to behold and a joy to own. The high quality of these figurines ensure that they will be a family keepsake for generations to come.
- 1 Terrelle Pryor Shepherd Boy
- 1 Virgin Jim Tressel
- 1 Devier Posey (Delivering frankincense)
- 1 Boom Herron (Delivering myrrh)
- 1 Mike Adams with realistic bewildered action
- 1 Diper Dandy Savior Braxton Miller
- 1 Urban Meyer as the wisest king of all
3 sheep representing
- NCAA Investigators
- OSU Compliance
- All of Buckeye Nation
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND ITEM, NEVER TO BE REPRODUCED.
$10,000+ USD (Though might be willing to barter for the right amount of autographed memorabilia, used football equipment, rounds of golf and no less than 7 heavily-discounted and/or free loaner cars.)