I want to get some opinions on a photo I have considered purchasing. The photo is of Bo and Woody talking before a game. I have always thought this was a great photo. I hate Ohio more than anything, but I think the photo is great and would be awesome in a michigan man cave. I am not sure about having anything ohio in my home but I love rivalry
Bo and Woody photo
However, I could not bring myself to hang it on my wall!!
I have the same exact picture in a frame in my basement. These two represent what the rivalry is all about. Without these two, the game might not be what it is today. I hate ohio more than anything, but these are the two most iconic guys that have ever coached in the rivalry.
Where did you purchase the photo?
Haha i just printed it off my computer and framed it. It doesnt look bad. Im poor so I just print color photos and frame them.
Being born and raised in ohio, I learned to hate Ohio fans and know that they don't have the capacity to respect this picture and what it means to the rivalry. If an ohio fan happens to be in your glorious Michigan man cave and sees that picture it will drive them crazy for months. Go Blue!
printed plenty of faded old photos of my mother's and mother-in-laws, tweaking them in pikasa (easy enough to learn), printed them on glossy or matte paper and improved on the images considerably. Do not pay big money for that photograph!
Woody is looking down. I would love to see the handshake, who had his hand on top to confirm Woody's lack of "man (look) up".
It wasn't a handshake. Woody is staring straight at his balls and realizing just how huge they really are.
Acknowledging the mutual respect between those two is a great way to think about the rivaly. Buy it.
Agreeing with the Badger dude because I feel like Michigan & Ohio are both deserving of being in the unique tier we have invented for just us two. I know we hate them, but come on - we put them above everyone else, don't we? There's a reason for that. They are the mightiest opponent. We give them our best, they give us ours, we measure ourselves against each other. It's glorious. You can only hate so much, but that hate should be equaled by the joy of competition. Otherwise, you're just gonna be an angry person.
Also, badgers. I think I've stalked you once before.
I do have a michigan mancave and will display almost any michigan item.
That is an iconic photo, and it harkens back to a day when rivalries were intense but the coaches had mutual respect and even friendship.
On the field they were the fiercest of rivals ... off the field they had a friendship going back decades. It was a beautiful, gracious thing.
They barely spoke to each other except before The Game. It was only after Woody's career ended and Bo reached out to him that the friendship deepened into something gracious, and even moving.
i always imagine that Bo is telling Woody that his Michigan team is about to stop the snot out of Woody's Buckeyes......and Woody, knowing his fate, simply puts his head down in shame.
I could never put a picture of Woody Hayes on my wall. Dude punched a player in the throat.
I think that punch was the last, desperate act of a man who had more or less lost it. To hear OSU players talk about the last few years of Hayes's time as head coach, he was becoming more and more erratic and probably should have been forced out long before.
As much as I hate OSU, Hayes was an incredibly impressive man who had a very strong, positive affect on the world around him.
Just like Tressel except without the "incredibly impressive" part.
Even more reason to buy it
What year was the photo taken, and more importantly, did UM win that game? If they won it's a great photo with a great retort for anyone who questions your choice of putting that great iconic photo on your wall.
My first trip to Columbus. We we beat OSU 22-0. It was actually when they started murmuring about replacing Woody. There's never been a greater triumph in Columbus in my lifetime than that game.
Pretty sure it's from the 1970 game, possibly 72, but the jackets look right for 70.
EDIT: turns out if you Google image search it, there's a whole series of pictures from this moment, and it looks to be 78.
I remember the light that day. It had been cold the night before; but it turned into a nice sunny day on Saturday in '76. In '78 it was gray skies.
The giveaway I think is Woody's jacket. In '78 he had a warmer red coat with no script "Ohio State Coaching Staff" on the chest.
I just took a ride on the lollercoaster.
And you just took me for a spin on the eyerollercoaster.
I'm in the lower percentile but I personally love the pic. These were the golden years of the rivalry. For as much as I hate ohio, Michigan wouldn't be Michigan without Ohio and Ohio wouldn't be Ohio without Michigan. I love the rivalry and these two took it to a whole new level. I would hang that photo without any shame.
I've thought of getting this picture as a solemn reminder of the dark ages. It helps make the sugar bowls all the sweeter.
Your picture of Stonum: I honestly think it's beautiful in a sad kind of way. Just showing how much emotional investment we all have in a game played by 18-22 year olds that we expect the world out of. If you're into that kind of thing, I think it's a perfect picture.
Bo and Woody: In HBO's The Rivalry, one of the best quotes (IMO) was about their friendship. One of the people being interviewed says something to the effect of "These guys spend 364 days working with the single focus of beating the other guy on the remaining day; who could possibly understand your life better than the guy on the other sideline?" I hate Ohio as much as the next guy here, but our rivalry is fucking sacred, and that's what Bo and Woody together mean to me. Go for it.
Purchase it. Its a no brainer. There's alot of respect in this picture....something you don't see too much of these days in sports.
I agree. Good stuff.
Bo and Woody loved each other. Who wouldn't want this?
If its a game Michigan won I would buy it. Otherwise no.
A few years ago I bought a pair of red and grey Nike running shoes and threw them away a month later after my family made fun of me wearing OSU colors.
better hurry and post something else quick!
They were nike free's and i actually loved them until a buddy of mine from Cleveland told me the exact same thing. Dumpster bound the same day! Too funny.
From the UTL game:
Whee can I get it?
I think you have to buy it from Getty Images. The copy I posted I found on Michigan fan website.
I have used this pic as the background on my phone for a while. What's cool is you can see the lights glow through the transparent dark screen before I unlock the phone.
Oh yeah, buy the picture. It's a classic.
You can gave the utmost respect for someone while still hating them, and that's how I and many other Michigan fans feel about Woody. That being said, this a great, classic picture, and anyone on either side of this rivalry would/should appreciate it. I say get it.
It was 1976. The stupid grin on Woody's face didn't last very long.
Would it help your decision to know that Michigan won the game?
Not sure that matters. I think the picture represents more than just one game.
I got to think I would stick it up in the cave. It's the frame work of the entire rivalry as we know it today.
I have a 100th game, UTL, and a Bo pic ( purchased a couple years back at the spring game), all waiting to get put up on the walls in the newly finished cave. Just have my signed Hart Jersey, and a couple other items righ now.
If I run across one of these and the price is right, I may take a flyer on it, and frame it.
As much as we all love Michigan, if we have our rivalries rated as anything more than a very fun and sometimes intense sporting interest then we are no better than the idiots we rail against. That is a great photo and if it fits with your decor in your mancave, get it. Without question some of my most favorite memories have to do with running conversations (not trash talk) I had with guys from other schools when we played. The joy of victory is enhanced by the excellence of your opponent, and if you have a genuine respect for him too, all the better.
Bo/Woody photos out there. for instance
This one is good but I like the color one I posted a little better. Not exactly sure why but it is just better in my opinion.