@umichfootball keeps tweeting photos of the new Schembechler Hall Towsley Museum. The unveiling of the statue is later tonight.
EDIT: Bo statue unveiled. Outside the building.
It should say, a football for every win. No way those are footballs "from every win"
May be even one ball from each game.
I mean, the "game balls" for wins from the 1800's look like modern Wilson footballs. Look at the ones at the bottom, they have white stitches on them and look brand new
They haven't been used in over 100 years.. Of course they look new
There's no way the footballs at the bottom are 100+ years old.
Also, pretty pretentious of us to put our total number of wins +1 on every game ball prior to the contest. Besides, that's like..... way worse karma than creating a thread before a game is over.
I realize perhaps you're not serious, but if you really do think the balls at the bottom are genuine issue from those years, take a look at the ball Willie Heston has on his knee in 1904 and then tell us it's the same shape as those in the new display:
...the coolest thing in the history of ever.
I hope they start on a second tower of footballs sooner than later.
Damn very impressive any photos of the statue yet?
in the building. Now, all we need is a 10-win season to make 2014 great.
Ten wins is not "great." 14 wins would be great. 12 might even be great if the last one was in a major bowl. 11 would be very good. But ten would not be "great."
Well, I agree with you. 10 wins wouldn't be remembered as a "great" year for MIchigan football. But considering our last two years and our expectations, 10 wins would be pretty darn great in my mind. If we only have three losses including our bowl game this coming year, that will be a big improvement and will be proof we're headed in the right direction. I'd be very happy with that.
I'm afraid 7 or 8 may be our tally this season.
Looks like somebody forgot the "fergodsakes" in photo two.
Because football number 25 from that Vine is newish and does not look like a rugby ball? No way that after every single Michigan win, someone saved a football. I'd bet you a dollar, right now.
Getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we?
Lalalalala can't hear you.
and everyone was wondering why DB needs so much money!!!
haha... this is why...
send him your buffalo dollars, coins, ropes of gold, silver chains, whatever! He'll melt and smelt them and turn them into walls of glory!
We need all those footballs to knock down all those ducks that Oregon recruits with.
Just so everyone is aware, and particularly for those who planned to make a day of it in Ann Arbor tomorrow, I believe the announcement also mentioned that the museum will be open from 9 AM until noon tomorrow. I am pretty sure they mentioned that long lines were anticipated, so if you plan to stop there, you'll probably want to make it your first stop tomorrow.
That is awesome.
I dont know if this is a good thing or a bad thing but when I looked at the Michigan Legends picture I didnt remember Desmond Howard, Ron Kramer etc. I thought of Jeremey Gallon, Devin Funchess, Jake Ryan, Desmond Morgan, Devin Gardner, and Jordan Kovacs.
If we're quick to no-longer think of the actual legends, what chance does a new player wearing that jersey have to be remembered?
Probably because they're all adidas jerseys.... Of course! Pretty sure Tom Harmon's jersey wasn't adidas.
"There's 2 O's in Goose, boys!"
About damn time. Why not do it right before the season though?
So his announcement was actually for something pretty awesome.
You have got to love how Michigan handles this stuff. The tradition. The facilities. It's no wonder, even during the down times, that student athletes fall in love with the University of Michigan.
PS- I miss Bo. I used to complain about the same "run it up the middle" play that he loved so much. But, in hindsight, he was so much more to our University. I think they are on the right track with this "branding" finally. The Bo Brand.
Great friend of mine happens to be one of the architects on the new building. He sent me some photos from the opening today. They sort of provide better perspective than the closeup shots from the twitter feed.
My God the bottom looks like something from the future. 2034 to be exact.
Please tell your friend I think he did one kick-ass job! That looks absolutely fantastic.
Does this mean that Woodson does not get a legends jersey? If so, they are going to have to redo that whole wall. Wonder what Charles is thinking?
Really great photos!
Thanks for sharing them!
So what happens when we have so many wins this year, that vault all of the sudden becomes full?
Hopefully that's just the angle...
are they ever going to retire Woodson's jersey? and if not....WTF?!
Michigan doesn't retire numbers anymore.
He won't get a Legends designation until he finishes his degree. That's what I always hear.
That's also what's keeping Trey from getting his banner.
Trey isn't even a year removed from a program. There is nothing specifically keeping him from a banner nor guaranteeing him a banner other than time at this point.
If this is policy it is bs, we name half the buildings on campus after a billionaire convicted of felony insider trading and still put restrictions on earnest athletes who happen to get great jobs before finishing their degrees?
I agree with you larger point. However, if you're referring to Ivan Boesky, I'm unaware of any buildings named after him on campus, nor did he graduate from Michigan (briefly attended).
...has his name on a few things and he did jail time in "club fed". Not insider trading but alleged price fixing between his Sotheby's and rival auction house Christie's.
he should be yelling at a ref and standing on flat astroturf, not what looks like a packed mound of dirt. The pose he's in is oddly non-committal. At least it looks like him in the face.
That pose is iconic - Bo taking the first stride toward the nearest ref. The headset has been ripped from his head; Jon Falk's admonition to stop throwing the headsets makes him keep it in his hand.
Am I the only one that isn't blown away by the pose that was chosen for the Bo statue?
How about the iconic arms crossed? The second angle in the OP is definitely better than the first, but it still just seems a little awkward to me.