Shits about to get real.
OWN THE NIGHT
September 10, 2011. Notre Dame at Michigan. 8:00 pm EST.
We've all had this game circled for months, ever since Brandon's announcement or perhaps the soft unveil of the mash jerseys thanks to 'You're Turning Violet Violet' Brian Kelly's not-so-subtle slip during their own press conference.
Either way, this game is a spectacle, and we're essentially the top story of the college football weekend. Gameday, primetime crew, etc. Been a long time since we've heard Musberger, right?
I spent parts of yesterday watching BTN's replay of the '97 and '99 ND games, and I admit I kind of forgot how enjoyable the late 90's Wolverines were. And not because I knew the outcomes. It was about pride. Swarming defenses. Chuck's intimidating ownership of, well, the entire field. An arrogant confidence in the offense's will to win. A-Train.
It was about pride.
It's been some journey since those days, and not necessarily the best journey. But here we are, back in the spotlight of college football and in an opportunity to announce the close of the misery that has hung over Ann Arbor since, well, the horror.
Let it be about pride tonight. GO BLUE.
The artwork above was created by yours truly this summer in hopes of being granted that most magical of things, an official license by the university and ultimately a t-shirt available for sale. Unfortunately, Adidas (technically, it's adidas) basically swallowed the entire night game and stamped it with the 'Under the Lights' moniker. I really wanted this one to see the light of day, but ah well-- hope you enjoy the glimpse of it. Wear the MGoShirts tonight!!!
That is a sweet picture of Denard, GO BLUE!
That is scarily professional; it goes way beyond typical fan art. I am stunned.
He can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Six Zero is a professional graphic designer.
like the 4th of july?
When we came out on the wrong side of a few games - I may have cried, but our grand tradition help me maintain pride
When we fought for a bit of respect and really really tried...losing was hard to take, but the team resilience helped to strengthen my pride
With Hoke & Associates we can turn it all around and reverse the three year slide...now I'm filled with hope and again bursting with pride
isn't that also the motto of the guardian angels or those women's safety groups or something?
by the way, that picture is awesome!
You do very high quality work. Looks great.
Looking forward to smart play calling, discipline, adjustments, and a few more of the opponents helmets flying off their heads and on to the field. Love the drawing!!
That is as good as (if not better) than anything I have seen from Adidas promoting this game. Very cool.
This is going to be one sweet night! I’m raising my glass and giving a toast to a swift beat down of those Irish Bastards.
- Here’s to a swarming Michigan defense!
- Here’s to our offense getting the ball back one more time than they need!
- Here’s to the coaching staff and the mentality they bring!
Love the design, but the date resembles 9/11 too much and it makes me cringe everytime I look at it
If there was a big breasted bimbo somewhere in the image, I'd swear that was drawn by Frank Miller.
Game day is upon us and this is a really great addition to the day.
Btw, with the changing of the guard so to speak, are you thinking of doing another series
of MGoProfiles? They were/are such a great addition to the community.
Thanks for the great content!
I also got to catch the last 4 minutes of the '99 game. The coolness of Brady under pressure made me a bit hyped for today, in hopes that we could have some of that. And on a different side note - the refresher also brought back strange feelings about Brady as he had a dirty bum stache. It was GROSS.
I'd buy it. Looks great!
outstanding work...love it!