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.
Bob Ufer vs OSU
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.
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 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).
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.