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ESPN: Lloyd Brady article
No way! This is awesome. This needs to be put in the User-Curated HOF.
an extra seat added to the stadium in his honor, a la Fielding Yost. 109,902
Haha, damn I was just getting ready to post this story. I was previewing my post when I saw this one. Should have just posted it without previewing.
Interesting bit on him leading his high school football team to a state title at quarterback.
Long live Lloyd Brady.
I checked the date of the article and was shocked it wasn't posted last night some time.
No need to apologize. I was surprised as well and hesitated for a few minutes while I checked to see if it was indeed posted.
30 for 30: Lloyd Brady
What if I told you one man could stand alone in a crowd of 110,000? What if I told you that legacies are not reserved for just those on the field? What if I told you a single circumstance could turn a regular fan into a miraculous legend?
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At the end of the article it mentions that he's looking for a job in financial services. Someone get Lloyd Brady a job!
Dont do it Lloyd. Financial services will wreck your happy attitude.
I don't like that they gave his real name. It's like pulling the beard off Santa Claus. He will always be simply Lloyd Brady to me.
Is that you?
i assume he gave them permission to do so.
This made me sad. I'm also a senior.
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Man it almost amazes me that the editors at the WWL allowed an article to be published that puts the blogosphere in a positive light. The MSM seems to normally hate (real) blogs.
Yeah ... but while they mention mgoblog, you'll notice that they don't link to it.
Tom works for them, so he might have had something to do with it. Also, Mike Rothstein (the author) is a fairly young guy who is probably more comfortable with the medium.
Oh my god I played against Lloyd Brady in high school. Now it makes sense why they were so good.
Man, this play-off game (a year after I graduated) was the most devastating, hair-pulling football loss I'll ever see in my entire life. My alma mater was winning 18-0 at halftime and ended up losing in overtime. They failed all three 2pt conversions when even one XP would have won the game against the team that eventually won the state championship.
Now that I know Lloyd Brady was the opposing QB, I don't even mind.
Someone call Bill Simmons. This would make a great ESPN 30 for 30 documentary. "I Believe in Lloyd Brady. The Rise and Fall and Rise of Michigan Football". The man who carried us through our hardest times!
I was one of the people on bourbon street who stopped lloyd brady and took a picture with him....funny thing is, i discovered the picture on my phone two days after the Sugar Bowl #MYLLOYDBRADYSTORY
Hey DB, take notice. You don't need no stinkin' mascot. This is the Michigan Difference. You have an iconic fan that is the epitomy of what a Michigan Fan is and always should be. Sitting front row, his lifelong support never wavering through the roller coaster that has been the last 5 years.
EDIT - man, love the part about him rushing the field against ohio last year, not to party with the players, but to embrace his old man sitting across the stadium. great stuff.
"It's been wild," said Andrew Wehner, a friend of Kazmierski's. "People will stop him, shake his hand and say it's an honor to meet him." - from the article
Only because it is an honor to meet him, of course. He is, after all, Lloyd Brady.
Great article about someone that will live in Michigan lore for a long time, I am sure, thanks to MGoBlog. I actually did not know that John McColgan was a high school teammate of his, but it was funny to read that more people knew who Lloyd was than McColgan at the dinner described in the story. This site, without a formal marketing department, is a marketing machine.
Does Rothstein get the banhammer because he outed Lloyd Brady?
The last guy to do so got shot out of a cannon past Bolivia to death.
Not to mention that Rothstein is quite bored by Desmond Morgan.
Man, and I thought I was ADD.
Who actually gave him the name? Anyone know? Brian?
According to the article, it was our fearless leader, Brian P. Cook, esq.
I remember the original post. Dont think it was Brian but someone else in that original thread. That thread was so epic.
Lloyd Carr; there is a certain family resemblance.
I know why the thread was deleted, but it was the best thread ever on Mgoblog. It was back when the points you got counted and there were some high point totals.
The Lloyd Brady saga was and is still my favorite of all the Board threads. I mean, it was so f-ing epic that ESPN ran a story on it!! Its pretty insane when you think about it, about the reach of MGoBlog. We (and mostly you talented photoshoppers) basically took a random person and made him quasi-famous. Tremendous!
our next subject.
We toyed with the idea of Facepalm guy but Hoke coming in and changing the tide of the rivalry and selling jerseys in Ohio like hotcakes kind of put the brakes on using him. Poor fella. He was "this" close to his 2 years of MGoFame.
This power must only be used for good. In the wrong hands it could destroy all that we know and cherish.
I worked with Lloyd at a job in undergrad and, thanks to mgoblog, actually thought his name was Lloyd for a solid week
I can't believe I missed him when he was in DC recently. Great article, though Rothstein should've known enough to refer to us simply as the MGoCommunity.
Long live Lloyd!
What I want to know, is who is Lloyd Brady on MGoBlog?
I bet you all feel bad now.
I was relieved to see the article did not contain something along the lines of: "Kazmierski says he used to post on MGoBlog as McFarlin, but hasn't posted in a few years."
That is just awesome! I can't imagine how strange but cool that would be...
Dreams do come true.
Only now have I known Lloyd Brady's real name... Go LB and go blue! UM 31 - NU 20
This whole article at ESPN's Wolverine Nation raises another interesting question. Do you think the following columnists and journalists read mgoblog? If so, do they participate at mgoblog under their psuedonym / nom de guerre? Or do they just lurk?
I really don't need or want to know their identity: if they wanted to be known, they would have already chosen to make their presence obvious. (i.e., if they wanted to post as themselves, TomVH is well known, and also Tim Sullivan. It would be easy enough for journalists to have two user names: their own name, and their anonymous name.)
Regardless, mgoblog is a great source of information, and I don't doubt that Rothstein, under some username, is a regular reader here. As such, he would know all the details about "Lloyd Brady," and this would have been an easy and interesting piece to write. I would think that any competent journalist would regularly read what is posted here, and probably gets tips or scoops on various matters of interest to Michigan fans. I've sometimes suspected that an article or news bulletin is put up AFTER they read the news here at mgoblog.
I also sometimes wonder how much athletes and coaches go to blogs. I think it has to be much less often than journalists and fans. However, with Borges' tweaks of Heiko, it makes me wonder if Borges lurks here too. Some of the coaches have to be compulsive football junkies, to the point that they would find a few of the things here interesting.
I'm 100% sure that Drew Sharp is Section 1
Most read, a couple I know comment occasionally.
I have it on good authority that Chengelis was RDT/WIAB.
FINALLY I know who everyone refers to when they mention there was a Lloyd Brady sighting! I've been in the dark for so long and now I see the light!
My brother had to tell me though since he was there while he was in HS. I had graduated some years before.
My avatar is me holding the sign for M's bball tourney game in Nashville this past March. Lloyd made an appearance on the sign. No one from Nashville understood the sign but everyone that knew anything about Michigan loved everything in it.
Someone at the B-School needs to fire off an acceptance letter ASAP.
How do you explain Lloyd Brady to those that don't know? It's like trying to describe blue.
Never would've guessed he could've been a DIII quarterback or that he could've walked onto Michigan's team
Selling Lloyd Brady MGoShirts is a good start.
congrats to him for being such a good sport.
Because only now are we combining the super fan with the Internet age. Guys like the Brow at the Pistons games (and other Detroit sports), or the heckler at the Bullets games (when they were called that), and various other guys who we say "hey, there's that fan!" take on a mythology of their own now that they're not just a 2 second shot on a tv screen, but can live forever in replay and alterations online.
Lloyd Brady > Big Nut
Lloyd Brady >>>>> Buck I. Guy
Lloyd Brady is our only ubiquitous front-row fan. We need to keep him around.
Big Nut needs to lose some weight. Gotta weigh well over 400.
He walked with a posse into the stadium before last year's game. There were about 20 people surrounding him...most likely because he was fearing for his safety. Little did he know that UM fans don't act like animals.
He was also having a hard time walking because of his incredible size. He's really far too old to be painting himself up like it's Halloween.
Big Nut just looks like a giant jackass.
its going to suck seeing panning crowd shots next fall and know I won't see Lloyd in the first row.
That kind of bites.
Just give Lloyd Brady an honorary front row seat in the student section forever... Let him hold Shane Morris next year to give him some of his magic.
I see I'm finally starting to get some respect! Haha Go Bue!!!
What are the odds that this is the actual Lloyd Brady? Looks like this poster claims to be from Saginaw in a post a few weeks back, and so is Lloyd, according to the article. Plus the MGoStaff is pretty good about verifying supposedly famously people's identity (Tae Odoms coming to mind).
What I'm really asking... Will the real Lloyd Brady please stand up?
How does this kid not have a job? Clearly there has to be dozens of financial sector employers (at some level, at least) who read this blog and would clearly offer this guy a gig, no? I'm shocked. Maybe he can pull a Jamie Morris and start doing local TV ads or open up a local electronics store chain if that doesn't work out.
Can we glue a Legends patch on his front row seat?
My father just walked up behind me at work while I was reading the ESPN article laughed and said, "Hey, that's a funny picture of Tom Brady." I then had to explain the phenomenon.
A great article, and an awesome little story. I have a feeling that if he ever makes it back to a game after this year, he'll find a way to be in the front row.
Yay for ESPN running this article, boo for them not showing some of those photoshopped pics... those were epic
Lloyd Brady is Michigan football
I no longer think of Schembechler, Yost, Harmon, Carter, Howard, Griese or Woodson; I think of Lloyd Brady.
Yeah, he's Michigan football.
is, shall we say, unkind to the denizens of MGOBLOG. One commentator goes out of their way to defend Section 1.
Is there a way we can honor him during the Iowa game?
So you're saying I still have a chance!
So is the face palm guy also going getting profiled by ESPN?
Face palm guy, he isn't
Lloyd Brady looks (in the future) like Tom Brady does now he is going to be killing it with the ladies.
"Find a celebrity endorser. No. No. No. He's perfect." Lloyd Brady: "I am?"
awesome..The spirit of Lloyd Brady will live on. I have a feeling we will see some Lloyd Brady face masks on Saturdays next year..
That's awesome he was on his way to give his Dad a hug. He's way more cool than Superfan and that other guy near him with the funny hat. I love their passion but the Superfan outfit creeps me out a little.
D.B., Send Lloyd Brady out the way he deserves. Honor that man on senior day with rest of our graduating players. Hes earned it!
Too bad he's not a marketing major--he could probably figure out a way to make money just by showing up at different events.