Brodie, that was a great experience....It was about 100 degrees in the dome, though IT WAS HOT
Brodie, that was a great experience....It was about 100 degrees in the dome, though IT WAS HOT
I was but a wee little tike, but I remember that day in Yankee Stadium vividly. I am in no way a Yankee fan, but while in New York, one must visit Yankee Stadium, and we so happened to visit on that day in 1999 where David Cone saw 27 Expos hitters, and set 27 of them down.
I was at the game at the new Yankee Stadium and Cone threw out the ceremonial first pitch in honor of the feat.
2006-Tigers - Athletics Game 4 Ordonez hits the walk off 3 run homer for the Pennant. Comerica goes nuts.. But it would be a week before it would be loud again.
2006 OSU-Michigan- Would it be #1 if we won? A great great game, that was well played and we just ended up on the wrong side. My top two are within a month of each other. What a year!!
2007 Tigers- Yankees August 25- Carlos Guillen hits a walkoff in the 11th inning. The biggest thing, is that we waited out a 4 hour rain delay, and then extra innings. I think the game ended at 4 am. I and about 5000 others stayed for the great ending
1995 Michigan - Virginia Kickoff classic We win 18-17 as Scott Dreisbach finds Mercury Hayes(Wow great name) in the end zone on the last play of game. My first game in the Big House.
2001 Michigan -Michigan St..The clock game... I hated this game. But it was a pretty good game. I counted and was shouting 3 2 1 1 1....What?!!!!!
My freshman season was 1998, so I missed '97 by one year. (Actually, I attended three games that year, but not OSU.) I remember thinking at the time that, given our loaded freshman class, it was just a matter of time before we'd run the table again. Whoops.
I'd say it's a tie between 2003 OSU and 2004 MSU. '03 OSU had an awesome build-up with it being the 100th game and having the Big Ten title on the line, and then it went from looking like a UM blowout into a tight game. (The 87-yard TD pass to Braylon, which was called back, remains possibly the loudest single play I've ever witnessed at the stadium.) As for '04 MSU, the majority of the game wasn't that great, with us falling behind by 17 and all, but the comeback and OTs were unreal.
great thread man
My Picks are as follows:
1. 1995 Michigan-Ohio State Football (It was great to shut Terry Glenn up, and I have never seen domination in the trenches like that. Also, it was the loudest that I ever heard the Big House).
2. Game 2 of the 2006 World Series (Cardinals v. Tigers): It felt like a Big Ten football game at night, and it was the only game that the Tigers won.
3. 2001 Men's DI Lacrosse Final (Syracuse v. Princeton): It was an exciting OT finish and win for Princeton. I wish that this sport would have been bigger when I was growing up in MI, because I would have played it in the spring.
4. 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont: It was quite a spectacle, and it was my first chance to see Tiger live.
5. 100th Meeting of Michigan and Ohio State: The energy was incredible leading up to this, and I remember that the heavy tailgating started on the Thursday before the game. Oh, and we beat Ohio State, which was nice.
Thanks, what has surprised me is 3 posts for the 2002 Michigan Washington game. I don't have a real strong memory of that game but obviously it was a classic to be at.
Top 5 (in no particular order)
1. 1996 NCAA Hockey Championship vs. Colorado College - sat in the second row on the corner in the middle of CC fans, still remember my heart stopping when the puck rang off the posts behind Turco and came out in the 3rd, and the utter joy when Morrison bagged the game winner. There's nothing like OT playoff hockey, and sitting through it live to see Michigan's first national title in my lifetime was amazing.
2. 1994 Football vs. Notre Dame - this game (rather than 1991 and Desmond Howard) convinced me that we had finally licked the luck of the Irish. It was a fantastic fourth quarter, and walking back to the car amidst all the disappointed Irish fans was nice.
3. 1989 Football vs. Notre Dame - this is more personal than anything. Sure, I remember screaming "Don't kick the %*$#( ball to Ismail!" but it's more memorable because this was my first game in the Michigan Marching Band, and coming out of the tunnel for that first pregame was great.
4. 1998 Rose Bowl vs. Washington State - don't think much needs to be said about this.
5. 1987 Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, ALCS - Pat Sheridan jacked a home run in the 8th to put the Tigers ahead for good (the only win they got in the series). It rained seat cushions (stadium give-away) for a good five minutes.
Haven't seen the basketball win over Duke yet. Great basketball game, atmosphere was incredible in the student section, and it really sent the message that they were for real last year... the harris air-plane dunk was incredible and i'll never forget rushing the court after the game.
The wisconsin football game was probably slightly better... the intensity in the stadium was unbelievable and the comeback was so improbable. The Thompson pick six to take the lead was easily the craziest 60 seconds i have ever experienced at a sporting event.
I thought about including the 2003 basketball win over MSU. It was an exciting game, our first win over them in five years, and capped off the 13-game winning streak. It was Amaker's second season and it looked like we were headed for big things. But given that we ended up flatlining under TA, that game doesn't seem quite as important now.
US v. Honduras Soccer - Chicago, IL - Sam's Army Section
The '95 Virginia game was epic. My friend convinced me to help him sneak into the Stadium later that week, crawl around the end zone in search of what he called "the divot" which he then proceeded to dig up and plant on his window ledge.
And then there was 2000 Northwestern Michigan, when I was a senior at NU. That game is the only one each year when I cheer against the Wolverines, but by the end of it I was just sorry to see it all end, and to see anyone lose. The most fun I've ever had with my pants on.
A friend of mine was at the Virginia game in 95 and claims the heat in the stadium was the most oppresive he ever endured
1. VERLANDER no no
My housemate bought 5 tickets on a whim to the Tigers that afternoon, so I came home from work and he was all "lets go to comerica" and i was all "fuck yea" cuz it was a nice night. and it was fucking awesome. i might have came a little when neifi perez made the diving stop and i definitely came when the game ended.
2. Tigers v diamonbacks, 6/26/04
Kind of an obscure choice. Me and a few friends went to this game and were in the skyline section of Comerica that is about 9 miles from the field. a bird pooped on one of the girls we were with, which was hilarious. it was a beautiful night, and Eric Munson absolutely crushed a walk-off HR in the 9th into dead center. Great night.
3. M-ND 2003
I loved the 03 team. This was my third home game my freshman year and the first important one, Gameday was there, and my friends from ND came up. I thought it would be a close game and it was totally rad when M smoked them. HOUSTON'S BETTER
good times. nice thread.
+1 for Eric Munson.
Thanks, I have trouble warming up to Comerica Park, I like it but it isn't, well you know. That being said, any game in the late 70's early 80's sitting in the bleachers at Tiger Stadium were magic for me. Ricky Peters, Richie Hebner, Champ Summers, I loved watching those guys play.
Comerica will never be The Corner. It's still a pretty solid park, but ... yeah.
its funny you mention that hit because I think that's the one Munson hit into the camera bay, I was just talking to some guy about that a couple weeks ago at Copa and he had no recollection of it.
I'm a rising sophomore at Michigan, so i haven't been to any particularly memorable Michigan games. (The Wisconsin game was great, but in context it kind of loses it's luster).
My Senior year of high school, my school had a pretty good basketball team. In the conference championship we played a team with a current Georgetown player and a future North Carolina player. We beat them handily. My voice was gone for the next few days. It was awesome.
end high school reminiscing
1996- Michigan v. Colorado: ugh..
1997- Michigan v. Ohio St: duh..
2002- Michigan v. Washington: last second field goal
2003- Michigan v. Ohio St: 100th game victory
2004- Michigan v. Mich St: Freshman year + 3OT
2005- Michigan v. Penn St: Last second victory
2006- Indianapolis v. Pittsburgh: Bettis fumble should lead the Colts to victory, unfortunately Big Ben saved the day.
2006- Living in Germany during the World Cup
Did you mean 1994 Colorado? In '96 we beat them in Boulder. (It came down to another Hail Mary, but this time was incomplete.)
Yes I did, my bad. I just remember driving home with my dad and brothers. I was upset that we lost, but they were slightly more peeved, being older and all.
Emerging from the deep recess of my mind is a U of D game against Marquette. Dick Vitale was the coach, I think John Long and Terry Tyler were on the team, Dennis Boyd hit the game winning shot. Marquette was coached by Al Mcguire, and featured Bo Ellis, Jerome Whitehead and Butch Lee. what a game that was. I think Marquette was #1 at the time, they also won the NCAA Title that year. I could be wrong on some of this.
I also saw Magic, Kelser and Jay Vincent come into Calihan Magic's freshman year and win. That was a huge thrill for me because I was a hoops junkie and it was first chance to see Magic play in person.
To me, Magic was the greatest under 20 years of age basketball player of all time.
In no particular order...
1992 Regional Final vs. OSU - My family and I drove down to Lexington and it was an amazing experience for a 13 year old.
2003 Basketball vs. MSU - Horton curled off a screen and nailed the clinching three right in front of us.
1997 Football vs. OSU - been thoroughly vetted.
1998 Hockey vs. North Dakota in the regional. We were right behind the penalty box when (Herr?) came out and took it in on a break away to take the lead. Don't think I've ever heard Yost that loud.
1998 Basketball vs. Duke
2006 ALCS games 3 and 4 - Rogers and Bonderman come through with great starts.
I'm a little surprised there haven't been very many mentions for the those three hockey regionals at Yost ('98, '02 and '03 I think?) All ended with big upset victories in front of absolutely deafening crowds. Plus just the whole weekend of great hockey. I remember the Yost crowd getting behind a now-defunct Wayne State team and almost willing them to victory over Colorado College in a first round game in '03.
The '98 win over North Dakota would probably be elevated a little above the others because they went on to win the championship that year as well, so I'll go with that one as my #1.
1. MSU 2004. Coming back like that was amazing, but it being again State and the fact that we had obnoxious state fans in our row made it that much better.
2. Wisconsin 2008. I wasn't expecting much going into this game, and the score at the half reassured these feelings. The second half was the loudest I had ever heard the Big House. Also, I called that pick six before it happened.
3.UCLA basketball 2007. Leading at the half combined with having front row seats made it quite the experience. We were close enough to notice that Deshawn Sims had his shorts on backwards.
As I walked to the car after the game I looked back at the stadium to see steam rising from the structure as raucous rendentions of "The Victor's" filled the air. A sight I will never forget.
OMG what a game. When Glen Steele sacked the redhead on the first play, I about put my head thru the ceiling.
The HIt on PSU sidelines during that game, was arguably the best hit I have seen in College football
UM was #4 and PSU was #2, and there was so much speculation that it would be the end of the road for UM's perfect season. I will have to say that throttling we put on 'em definitely ranks right up there in the category of Most Satisfying Wins.
1968 - Tiger Stadium - Pennant-clinching game against Yankees - weak-hitting 3B Don Wert drives in Kaline with winning run in 9th - my buddy and I climbed the center field fence and run onto the field along with all the crazy other loons screaming and yelling and grabbing fistfuls of grass - the only way they got us off the field was by turning on the sprinklers - still have my ticket stub from the game on my wall
1971 - Michigan beats OSU in the last minutes of the game to clinch RB berth - after a last-second pass interference call against the Bucks Woody goes crazy tearing up yard markers - but most memorable moment was at halftime when a formation of F-4 Phantoms flying a missing man formation to honor the MIAs in Vietnam came screaming low right over the stadium - I was standing on the very top row facing the field, and the jets came from behind me - just about crapped pants - not too long after that the overflights directly above stadiums were banned
1973 - M-OSU 10-10 tie - I still feel bad for Lantry missing those two makeable FGs - frustrating game from start to finish, and the aftermath obviously much worse
1975 - This obviously wasn't in person, but I saw the Thrilla in Manila live on CC tv at Crisler arena. They just piled a bunch of folding wooden chairs on the floor for those of us in the cheap seats - the animal bloodlust emanating from all of us in the crowd at the final moments of the fight was amazing.
1979 - Michigan-Indiana - even my football-indifferent new wife jumped up yelling and screaming when AC caught the pass and went in.
1981 - First Hearns - Leonard on CC TV at Michigan Theater - it was a tremendous fight with great ebb-and-flow, but as a Hearns fan the ending was horrible.
Being in Houston, I don't have many chances to see truly great events. That said...
'04 Michigan vs MSU - for all the reasons stated above I went home for the fall break game against Penn State in '05, therefore missing that great game.
'07 Game 7 ALCS, Cleveland @ Boston - It's my only playoff baseball game I've ever seen live, and it was my first trip to Boston. The two combined made it unreal. I managed to get tickets 30 rows up near Pesci's Pole for only $250... on the day of the game. Spent the 4 hours before pregame in Kenmore bars getting ready. Dropkick Murphy's opened with Shipping up to Boston and the National Anthem.
August '08 Astros @ Cubs - It was the game that was rain delayed twice. There were tornadoes around Chicago. Torrential rain. I was working in Chicago that year, with the job ending just 3 weeks later. I caught the night game of the series so I wouldn't miss work. My previous game at Wrigley was a nasty loss for the Astros in August of '07, being pelted by peanut shells and beers in the bottom of the 8th inning after the Cubs finally got their first lead of the game. This game was different. The Astros had the lead going into the first long rain delay. I was well drunk and decided to be an drunken ass in my Astros jersey. With everyone packed in under the stands, I walked the entire concourse yelling "Astros win! Astros win! Wooo Cubs suck!" It was glorious. A lot of the fans loved it.
1998 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4. Wings beat Capitals. I can still envision the Federov-Brown goal as if it were unfolding right in front of me. And having Vlady in a wheelchair on the ice with the Cup was unbelievable. (Which reminds me: hat tip to the Caps for allowing a giant "Believe" banner to be posted right behind the place where Valdy watched the 3rd period.)
Denny Martinez perfect game, Expos at Dodgers, July 1991. Because those things are rare.
Princeton-Georgetown, NCAA tournament 1989, Providence Civic Center. Kit Mueller was fouled!
Michigan-ND, 1991: Grbac-to-Howard on 4th-and-one.
Michigan-Iowa, 1985: Mike Gillette's FG as time expires averts a tie. Was on the field because my friend knew Bo's son.
Michigan-Wisconsin, 2008: for one afternoon in 2008, it was great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
I was at the Michigan Iowa game in 85 also. Iowa had that game in the bag, then that 260# tailback fumbled the ball late in the 4th and Michigan had an improbable victory. Great game to attend for sure.
I remember some guy climbed up on the goal post after the game, the cops were trying to get him down and were shoving their billy club up into his crotch. Still painful to even think about
but a few years back, Michigan was tied in a best of 3 series against Bowling Green at the end of the season (CCHA series, iirc). The game was tied (went into overtime too) and the crowd smaller than usual, because it was the last game of the year and the students didn't get that ticket as part of the season package.
My friend and I bought tickets, and good god. That place was absolutely electric in the third period & overtime. Bowling Green called a timeout at one point and the place just went nuts. I don't think I've ever produced more noise with my cowbell since.
The only thing that compares is the student section after Thompson's pick6 against Wisconsin last year. Braylon vs MSU is a close second; I missed the Manningham Miracle against PSU game.
edit: one of my favorite moments was this one year against MSU - huge fights, massive penalties - the boxes were full.
Cue us students: "We got the WHOOOOOLE TEAM, in the box! We got the WHOOOOOLE TEAM, in the box! We got the WHOOOOOLE TEAM, in the box, we got the WHOLE TEAM IN THE BOX!"
amazing, I pr'near died laughing
PSU game. Fucking Amazing.
1970 - Saw the Lions play the Cincy Bengals at Tiger Stadium with my brother - don't remember much about the game except this remarkable play. Bengals punt to the Lions, and it's a typical punt with the ball dribbling slowly on the turf, with a crowd of Bengals surrounding the ball waiting for it to come to a stop. The Lions great punt returner and DB Lem Barney is the only Lion in the immediate area, and the Bengals really aren't paying much attention to him. Suddenly, right before the ball finally comes to a dead stop, Barney swoops in between the Bengal kick coverage guys, picks up the ball, and before the Cincy players realized what was happening Barney was past them and on his way to the end zone for a TD. Easily one of the most amazing plays I've ever seen at any level of football.
Tons of great Michigan games you all mentioned that I was fortunate enough to be at. Here's a few more...
1993 Ohio State at Michigan. TWENTY-EIGHT TO NOOO-THIIING!!!
1994 Michigan at Notre Dame. We come from behind to beat the Irish, and end the season a perfect 2-0.
1994 CCHA Championship vs. Lake State. That was the first time we won the CCHA tournament and we beat one of the teams that owned it to do so. I'm pretty sure there was no more hockey that season though.
1995 Frozen Four vs. Maine. I'm pretty sure the game should've been stopped after we scored the first two goals. As the local news in Providence interviewed me RIGHT AFTER that 3OT goal I said that I hope we learn from the loss and get to the finals next year. Boy did we.
1996 Michigan at Ohio State. You could hear a pin drop at the Snakepit in the final minutes.
(Shout-out to the ladies): 2005 NCAA Softball Super Regional vs. Washington, with an epic three-run shot off the scoreboard from Grace Leutele. We mercy-rule them, and take our #1 ranking to Oklahoma City.
Dodgers at Reds, September 16, 1988. Tom Browning's perfect game, where the game was an hour shorter than the rain delay.
(Three different MGOBLOG posters saw three different perfect games??!? Somebody get WTF Panda on this, please...)
Game 3 of the finals, 2004. I know it didn't clinch a thing, and it wasn't a tight game, but the roof was blowing off the Palace all game long. Karl Malone taking teeny little steps on his washed up knees, Sheed backing any and everyone down off the block. And a monster fastbreak dunk from Elden Campbell of all people, which made Shaq make a face like "shiiiiiiiit, we are getting our asses handed to us by Elden Campbell." Awesome.
1991 - Michigan vs. Notre Dame
I was at this game and will never forget it as long as I live.
Watching that still gives me chills. What a play. Here it was 4th down, the fourth quarter, our lead was only 17-14, and it was against a team that we'd lost to four straight times (including some brutal heartbreakers). I think I read somewhere that Moeller actually called for a little swing pass and that Grbac audibled.
BTW, it's funny to hear the announcers chuckle at the notion of Desmond as a Heisman candidate.
I think the laugh by the announcer had something to do with Bo. didn't he say "excuse me Bo", I'm sure Bo was quite the happy camper at that moment
This game is such a reminder to me of how heated the UM/ND rivalry once was. For those like me who detest Lou Holtz and his idiotic commentary on ESPN... it's no comparison to the utter hate Michigan fans had for him when he was the coach at ND.
Of late (just yesterday, in fact, on WTKA), there have been those opining that the UM/ND series should just go away. NO NO, A THOUSAND TIMES NO. What true Michigan fan would think such a thing? Even if you do, give it up. The two schools signed a contract extension which extends the series to 2031.
First OT game in The Big House. Some guy sitting next to my brother kept bitchin about not having enough room to sit down...he apparently nver been there, we didn't do a whole lot of sitting that day anyway. It was one of the few 330 starts I've ever been to @ The Big House also.
Great seats in Philadelphia. Magic Johnson's rookie year. Lakers up 3-2, but Abdul-Jabbar sprained his ankle in game 5 in LA and could not play in game 6 (I don't even think he traveled to Philly for game 6, but I may be mistaken).
LA head coach Paul Westhead decided to start rookie guard Johnson at center (!) in place of the injured Jabbar. The outcome was supposedly not in doubt - the 76ers would win and force a game 7 in LA.
Well, Johnson had one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen, scoring 42 points, 15 rebounds (a guard playing center!) and 7 assists in a 123-107 blow-out win over the Sixers. Johnson was the only rookie ever to win the MVP of the NBA finals.
I am a die-hard Philly fan, but that was the most remarkable game I have ever attended.
Umm my only season a A2 was 2007 so not too many Michigan related games to choose from there...
Nadal beating Federer in Dubai
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els having a sudden death playoff at the Dubai Desert Classic
Federer beating Roddick at Wimbledon 2009 to lift his 15th grandslam... incredible.
1997 Michigan vs Ohio State. the Charles Woodson show