Hoke is wearing long sleeves.... It cannot be him...
Quite Possibly the Most Important Photo You Will Ever See
This was sent to me from HTTV volunteer copy editor Becky Long, who in 1998 was on the sidelines as UM cheerleader Becky Long. The wide-angle:
Click gets you full size, which is just 300kb or so (to a 1998 hard drive that's huge) but plenty for your need. That need is to cast this image in your head until the most Brady Hoke thing ever has claimed its rightful place next to Don't Make Lloyd Angry, and the Bo-Canham-Bump Press Conference in the Hall of Before-He-Was…
To my knowledge, until now the best Hokepoint from the Before-Time known to the internet was that overused thing with the uncharacteristic headset. Bonus: We now have a photo to use when we talk about Rob Renes and genetic nose tackles.
That is all.
He was wearing long sleeves just for Becky Long.
I was at the game on the sideline...in the locker room after the game and I have a pic of me holding the National Championship Trophy! One of the greatest memories of my entire life! Jumped on a redeye back to Michigan right after the game and who do I see in the Airport terminal...Mr. Brady Hoke...flying out to a recruiting visit. The man never stops working! Just my cool story bro moment! Z
Ha, I was going to say the same thing. No words needed, just put that up for a new banner. Excellent find!
I like how once he's in tropical weather he puts on sleeves.
Dat... Long sleeved pointer
With complete understanding that different angles produce different colors of maize, it sure is nice to see our players wearing Maize and Blue instead of highlighter and Blue.
Thanks to Becky for the awesome photo!
Is that at the rose bowl?
I second the motion to make that the new banner
Absolutely. If you don't recognize the stadium itself, the logos on the shoulder pads are the giveaway.
The above plus you can pretty much make out that it's "Washington St.'s endzone"...
New facebook "cover" thing ahoy!
Love this more than is reasonable.
Epic Hokepoint wins all the hearts and minds
"Where are they now?" Is appropriate for this.
Les Miles in Bo-Lloyd pic?
The guy to the left of Lloyd in that pic was a strength and conditioning assistant coach by the name of Ed O'dowd. I was a student manager on staff a couple years later.
Of most concern to me is why I have a playtex banner add on the MGoBlog page. Someone is getting ripped off for their advertising dollars. Playtex - the official feminine hygeine product of Michigan Football. What's next, MGoTampon? MGoMidol next?
Sort of looked like Miles to me.
Those uniforms are so much better than the current ones.
Why we won that day?
of the early seasons of HIMYM where Barney says somethng similar and then stops and says, "wait, that's not enough buildup". Not that the title isn't an accurate description.
Nighttime content! I love it!
add another vote for the banner
Double post, but I would still pay top dollar
Pay top dollar for that sweater Lloyd is wearing
Agreed, I need that. I'm currently scouring the internet for something like it, but this is the closest thing I've found (and it's not nearly as epic):
So let me get this right:
Brady wears a short sleeves shirt in November in Ann Arbor, but a long sleeve in Pasadena in January.
Good to know.
Great pic!!!!! Whoever took this has a lil Ms. Chloe in them !!!!
I heard it was Becky Long.
I think we all know a lot more about Ms. Becky Long than we do about Wisconsin.
copy editor for HTTV (volunteer)
went to Mich
was a cheerleader
is a state... out west somewhere
has football team that plays in the B10, allegedly
Also under Becky's column: takes pictures. Or took a picture, at least.
she didn't take a picture
she took THE picture
I guess that's my here's your sign moment of the night !
Long night at work lol
This looks like a still from a movie
Just look at those guys, about to go win a national championship...
He played RB for my HS and ended up starting on the DL at Michigan. You can imagine what he did to opposing defenses in whatever tiny class out school was in.
Right there, that pic alone tells all. Combine that with all of his already acknowledged sense of character, i.e., what it takes to be successful in AA and his (OK, he passed on Jake Ryan's attempt to play at SDSU) semingly heretofore ability to get kids that the greats(Bo) were not able to, and it says it all. If he can actually maintain that level of intensity, and it's apparent that he can, based on case studies of his prior two universities, this KAT might be able to take us to Yost like dimensions. Those were strange times indeed. I can recall a reporter from a W. Va newspaper writing about the battle with Michigan. He wrote that he believed those helmets gave those players majestical powers, and Hell as recently as the Rocket who, incidentally, scorched us, stated, "I looked at those players coming through the tunnel with those helmets and each appeared to be about 7' tall." We just might have something going here. Time, I guess, will tell.
I used to see him around campus all the time. He looks even taller next to Jewish history majors.
Not sure why he's got the long sleeves going. It was certainly warm enough for short sleeves that day.
Sun protection. He had plans for the future and didn't want to take any chances.
Thanks Becky Long...great way to start a Friday.
This picture is outstanding. I want it in hi-def, framed, hanging in my mancave.
We now need the first recorded double point
Brady, just point us straight to Pasadena!
somehow my senior year we beat Grosse Ile and Jake Frysinger 7-6. He had amassed 240 yards but they couldnt punch it in on us (SMCC). Biggest high school running back I ever had to play.
... From the trombone section at Grosse Ile ...
Wow! Is that...MAIZE they are wearing? I almost forgot what that looked like. FWIW, I still like the bright yellow they don right now, but would not mind if they went back to maize.
I FIND THEM IMPORTANT TOO
Great pics! That was back when I didn't know Hoke's name. I just knew him as that guy that picked Lloyd off the ground in a bear hug during the final seconds of the OSU game.
What are genetic nose tackles, and why is Rob Renes their poster child?
Compact, thick shoulders, thick waist and legs, bendable profile (for pad level). Look at his body and then imagine the kind of leverage he has when he's up under someone's shoulder pads. Guy can wedge himself into an O-line like a human doorstop. Ondre Pipkins has similar proportions, but is all around larger.