This Bob Ufer audio has been out on the web a few years, but it does not have that many views, and so I thought I would share it here. It really gets you pumped for this Saturday. He has some classic lines in it. Enjoy. It is two parts.
Brought a tear to my eyes... Amazing.
Go Meechigan, beat Ohio!
"10,000 alumni and 74,000 truck drivers." No one would ever say such a thing in the corporate, buttoned-up world we live in. But is there a better way to discribe The Ohio fanbase? I think not.
Given the sinking into violence, property destruction, throwing urine and feces, etc., I'm guessing it's the nicest thing one could say about the dregs that support that shitty excuse for a school down south.
Love the open disdain for Woody Hayes and ohio.
I get goose bumps everytime I hear Ufer's voice. Thanks for posting these OP.
an incredible pep rally speech at the Mud Bowl the night before the Michigan-OSU game in 1979. No notes. No teleprompter. Just a ton of passion and knowledge that got the crowd going crazy. There will never be another Michigan Man like Bob Ufer.
I remember turning the sound down on the TV and turning up Ufer on the radio when I was a kid.
The thing I really like now is, kids who weren't even alive back then, know who Bob Ufer is.
I remember Ufer, from before he was on WJR and was turned into a kind of a comic hyperpartisan act. He was a lot of fun in the early days, doing local broadcasts on Ann Arbor AM radio.
But the vague notion that Woody Hayes was some kind of anti-American foil, to Bo Schembechler's "General George S. Patton" (the movie "Patton" was hot at the time; it was rumored that President Nixon had watched it before ordering additional bombing operations in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam war) has grown a bit ugly with me, given that Hayes actually did serve with distinction as a Lt. Commander in U.S. Naval combat operations in World War II. And Hayes was a genuine, published authority on military history. Bo did his two years in the Army in the 50's and promptly got out (a good thing for for football and Michigan).
Your bazillion mgopoints and more favorable season tix shame mine... and I certainly respect you exercising your 1st Amendment rights, but I think you're jumping to conclusions in your, ahem, defense of Hayes.
My grandfather flew in the daylight bombing raids prior to fighter escorts over Germany and lived to tell about it (and I wouldn't be here if he didn't)... and as a vet myself, I don't think either one of us believes Ufer's characterization of Hayes is nothing more than entertainment. But resumes don't matter -- I'm just trying to say, as patriots, we didn't jump to the same conclusion you did.
Hopefully the audience knows that too.
If someone honestly thinks after hearing Bob Ufer Hayes is Anti-American, well, they need a reality check... and that's their problem -- not Ufer's.
Show me a greater ambassador for Michigan football other than Bob Ufer. It doesn't exist. If you think Ufer's passion for a school he gave his life to is "comic" or "ugly", that's certainly within your right to exercise such an opinion... but even at least one person from Ohio enjoys Ufer's shtick (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2661402)
That. Was. Awesome. Goosebumps.
When Ufer passed away. It makes me a little sad when I hear him because I know that there will never be another one. GO BLUE!
It must suck to be Beckmann. Dude has been doing Michigan games for 30+ years and yet he's still in Ufer's shadow.
...to be Frank Beckmann. I think he does a truly great job.
Even when Bob Ufer was on WJR at the peak of his popularity (and Ufer was always a great cheerleader for Michigan faithful alumni), he wasn't the best Michigan football broadcaster. The best in those days was the Michigan Radio team of Tom Hemmingway and Tom Slade.