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Well, with 8 days left until this season kicks off I feel like this would be a fun time to have everyone on the greatest UM site tell stories about their favorite Michigan football moment. This doesn't necessarily have to be an in-game moment, but can involve memories from tailgating, fant interactions etc.
I guess I'll start:
I actually have 2. My first was when I asked my dad why he was a Michigan fan and why he had raised me to be a Michigan fan. He told me he became a Michigan fan after a weekend in Columbus as a high school senior. He rode his bike from his brother's house to the Horseshoe and snuck onto the field and sat at the fifty yard line. He got caught and was subsequently fined by the University for trespassing. This pissed him off and thus be was henceforth a Michigan fan. Therefore, had my father not been busted that day, I would have probably been raised an OSU fan. Thank Christ that isn't the case.
The second is my first trip to the Big House. UM-Iowa in 1997. The game was amazing, but the first moment walking into the stadium will be with me for the rest of my life.
As the season approaches, we start to see more and more "Where can I catch the game in (insert city here)" posts. This is meant as an informational posts to all new users out there who recently joined, as well as keeping (trying as I know this can be a lost cause sometimes) older members pleased.
For those that don't know an actual MGoBoard exists apart from the ticker on the right hand side, there is a very helpful Michigan bar locator thread. This thread can be found on the MGoBoard page or the mouseover on the tab above, that will help you find any bars that you might want to go to along with being able to ask for other locations. If you forget to look here and post on the board most people will be helpful, one or two will point you to the appropriate thread, and you will also get responses such as this everytime (similar to double posts).
Also, here is the link to the google maps page containing all (known) Michigan friendly bars.
I know this will be forgotten by next week, but maybe some people will remember. Also, these always got deleted really quickly last year with the response to just check the correct thread (from the Mods).
So I was at the Dayton Mall this morning (its about 55 miles SW of Columbus) and I saw they had the night game jersey at Cardboard Heros. I went in and checked out a few things, actually purchased the Michigan Grill cover for my birthday grill my wife got me this year. While checking out the store manager was on the phone with another location asking them if they had any of the night game jerseys left, he then said.. only youth, dang, all right thanks, then hung up...I then said to him you been selling alot of those night game michigan jerseys, He said that they were already out of most sizes and they were almost doubling the Ohio jersey sales....just that one design. I loved it. Just thought I would share.
Yesterday, 247 named Michigan's 2012 offensive line class the best in the country, while also giving the Wolverines honorable mention at tight end. Today, they ranked the defense, and prepare for a little debate: The defensive end group of Chris Wormley and Tom Strobel came in second behind Florida State, which is cool, but the linebackers (Joe Bolden, RJS, Kaleb Ringer, and James Ross) also came in second, after Alabama, which is far less cool from a Michigan fan's perspective. While the issue is certainly up for debate, and Alabama has a pretty fantastic group, 247 analyst Gerry Hamilton said 'Bama's position at the top was 'pretty much cut and dry'.
To his credit, in the comments, J.C. Shurburtt acknowledged that both have great classes, implying that the Tide's spot at the top wasn't as clear-cut as Hamilton suggested. Your (probably wildly-biased) thoughts, MGoBoarders?
He is a 3 star DB that plays for Cass Tech. He is picking his college tonight after the game against Harrison between Iowa, Wisconsin, and Toledo.
The reason I ask is because he is 6'3 200 pounds and runs a (reported) 4.5 and it's Cass Tech.
This is not based on any information, just my own speculation. Perhaps with Barnett gone the coaches might consider converting Keith Heitzman from defense to TE. He has good size, played the position in high school, and also played some fullback - scored a TD at the end of the Big 33 game at FB. He's a pretty good Rush End/WDE prospect, but we have good depth there and a much bigger need at TE.