Just like yesterday guys, instead of knowing your all-time favorite Wolverine, let's hear your all-time favorite game. Mine was most likely watching Ohio fall to Michigan the first time in my life 40-34 just this year. Explain and Go Blue!
Favorite All-Time Game
But the best for me has to be the MSU 3OT game. Braylon cemented his legacy that night!
my liver cemented its legacy that day
1998 Rose Bowl.
1997 was the first year I actually paid attention to Michigan football (I was 7), and I cut out the clippings from the newspaper after every single game. The culmination of the first, and still best, season I've ever witnessed was an experience.
Charles Woodson will always be my favorite player because of that season.
Everything you said, except I was 12.
1997 Ohio State.
1993 vs. Washington Rose Bowl
2008 Capital One Bowl was a fun one, too.
1997 Ohio State - first time I attended The Game
1991 Notre Dame - first college game I attended
'96 vs. Ohio. The stunned look on their fans' faces after we ruined their season *again* was just priceless.
game, I was in the Army stationed in Bosnia and my Sgt. let me listen to the game on my headphones. A nice break from patrols and what not. Needless to say that game helped make my deployment, at least for that day, a little better. Go Blue!
Finally got a Rose Bowl win in my senior year in marching band.
1995 Pigskin Classic against Virginia and the Barber brothers. Dreisbach to Hayes for the win.
That game holds a special place in my heart as it was my first ever game in the Big House - I was 9 and had no idea what was going on other than that the ending was crazy exciting.
2005 Penn State may be my #1... sitting on the field with the marching band to witness that Manningham catch and then rushing the field was unforgettable.
Henne to Manningham.
There have been bigger, better, more significant, more entertaining games. But that was a magical night in the Big House. It's also the moment I went from casual fan to lifelong/diehard. Whenever I think of that game I smile and remember the chant--"It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine"--that seemed to go on forever.
'98 Rose Bowl... '91 OSU, '95? OSU (313 Biakabutuka), '03 OSU (SO!), '94 Notre Dame, '06 Notre Dame-- and probably the last two ND games as well, '03 OSU (Perry), '97 Penn State, and about a gazillion others...
at Penn State.
Penn State 8
PSU crowd cleared out at halftime.
TOTAL domination of the top-ranked (IIRC) Nittany Lions. It was then that I knew how special the team was.
My first game ever, 14 rows back on the 20. Navarre to Edwards was classic!
I'll go with the 93 Rose Bowl. It was a great game and we got revenge on Washington for the prior year's Rose Bowl loss. Wheatley was a stud that game. The Biakabatuka OSU game is a close second.
09 ND and UTL this year because I was there! 97 OSU and 03 OSU!
Michigan wins, 31-3. The best thing was seeing the sea of scarlet and gray asses as they streamed toward the exits at the beginning of the fourth quarter. I remember almost having mixed emotions, but mostly thinking how great it was that Michigan was so superior to Ohio that the rivalry was in danger of becoming a joke.
The rivalry, of course, would turn around, but the 1990's were a great decade to watch Michigan pound Ohio to the tune of 7-2-1. It would be great to see those days return forthis decade.
- 1979 Indiana game. Wangler to Carter. "They won't ge able to kick the extra point! WHO GIVES A DAMN!!!!!!" I hugged people in the stadium that day I didn't particularly like.
- 1998 Rose Bowl. I will be able to die in peace when the time comes.
- 2012 Sugar Bowl. Far from the best team ever. But Molk, RVB, Martin, Koger and all of the guys that gutted out through the last three years.....damn, I'm happy for those kids.
I've got to go with 1979 vs. Indiana. AC's catch. Listening to replays of Ufer's call of the play all the way home. Incredible.
1976 Ohio game. We hadn't won since 1971 and we beat them in Columbus 22-0.
Any win vs Ohio, MSU or Notre Dame
But in all seriousness, I think the 2005 MSU-U of M game
If you were around for it, nothing can top the 1969 upset of the "greatest team ever assembled," the 1969 reigning national champion Buckeyes. The fact Woody never got over it is strong evidence this deserves to be at the top. And talk about stunned disbelief? The manhandling of the vaunted Ohio offense by the Wolverines left the Bucks' fans almost speechless. I watch that game whenever it is on BTN.
but since then, 24-12 is the easy answer. I know folks who smile when you say nothing more than 24-12 (and others who cringe; yes, they root for Ohio).
My high school gym teacher had a "24-12. Remember Ann Arbor" sign on his office door. (He was an Ohio grad.)
in god's name are your parents?
Very difficult to choose one but I'd have to say the 1995 Ohio game. Biakabutuka’s performance that day was so spectacular and so unexpected that it elevates the game to all time favorite status in my eyes. His 313 rushing yards was just about triple Ohio’s output and it’s still our second best rushing performance in 132 years of football. I also loved the way future Heisman winner Chuck Woodson emerged in that game with two interceptions including one with a minute to go to ice the victory. The entire coaching staff, which included first year DC Greg Mattison were all trying to get Woodson to take a knee after making the final interception but Woodson ran it back around the right end before finally being pushed out of bounds into a wildly celebrating Michigan bench. After that it was victory formation and a 31-23 win.
2008 Wisconsin comeback win
2011 UTL Game had to be the most exciting game ever tho
I cant believe I forgot the UTL game. I was there and forgot to add it to my post. Please STONE me.
It's funny: the games that stand out in my memory aren't the big wins in bowl games or over Ohio but the miracle escapes in games that were supposed to be won. Emotionally I don't think I've ever escaped the true big 2 and little 8 days of the early 70s, when the worst thing that could possibly happen was a loss to some crappy team that would ruin the season before it had started.
No, I take that back. The games that really stand out in my memory are the losses, especially that incredible run of frustration from 1970-1975, made nearly unbearable by the fact that the '71 Ohio game was not on television so I missed the only win. So...
1. '76 Ohio. It was about time.
2. '79 Indiana.
3. '81 Illinois. Getting absolutely shredded by Eason, it was about to be 28-7 early in the second quarter but Burgei intercepted a pass in the endzone and Michigan ran off 63 unanswered.
4. '03 Minnesota.
5. '77 @ Purdue. First game I ever saw live. Temperature must have dropped 40 degrees at least during the game and the fans froze their butts off, or at least the small handful of us that were still in the stands at the end of an otherwise unmemorable slaughter.
1991 Notre Dame (Desmond's catch, my freshman year)
1991 OSU (Desmond in a pose, destroyed OSU)
1993 Rose Bowl
1998 Rose Bowl
2000 Orange Bowl
2006 OSU (yeah, we lost, but what a buildup, great game)
2008 Capital One Bowl
2011 OSU (End the streak)
sitting in the student's section, texting my friend who left to watch some Celine Dion concert instead of the game
felt so good, legs were shaking after the game
Well since everybody picked a bunch I get more than one too.
'79 Indiana, my Dad's favorite sports memory ever. (He was there)
'88 Rose Bowl v. USC
'96 Ohio (Keeping the ball for the last 7 min of the game to close it out was awesome)
'97 PSU (that game is now a verb to me: when we are whipping some ass we are PSU 97'em)
Y2k Orange Bowl
Only counting ones I attended, and in no particular order:
2007 at Northwestern
2007 at MSU
2008 Capital One Bowl
2009 Notre Dame
2011 Notre Dame
2012 Sugar Bowl
That was the best game I have ever watched out of any sport. Im 18 years old, and I believe i had about 10 heart attacks during those last few minutes.
1991 Notre Dame game. My junior year. Desmond's catch was right in front of us although on the other side of the endzone. Notre Dame had dominated the series recently, winning four straight, including a couple wins that were either super flukes or else extremely irritating special teams nightmares. I can still see the faces of the people I went to the game with that day, jumping up and down, hugging and smiling in the stands, after that 4th-and-1 catch. So good.
Under The Lights is my favorite game that I've ever been to, but I've only been going to games since 2007. The atmosphere was unbelievable; I've never seen the Big House so fired up, not even for the 2011 Ohio game.
'71 OSU @ Michigan. One of the very best games of the ten-year war, and the scene of Woody's tearing up the down-marker.
'76 Michigan @ OSU. 22-0 in Ohio Stadium. Doesn't get much better. It was my first time in Columbus.
'79 Indiana @ Michigan. Anthony Carter's human torpedo play gets all the attention, but the entire last minutes of that game were amazingly, incredibly tense. (I have to wonder about myself, picking a routine win over Indiana, over last year's UTL game. I guess that I'd say the end of UTL was less astonishing than the time-expiring play with AC. It is certainly an arguable point.)
I watched, but was not at, the miracle comeback win over Minnesota in 2003; I am only counting the games I was at.
I'd add the basketball game of December 7, 1991 against Eastern Michigan. And ordinary game to start, we saw after a few minutes into the first half the first appearance of all of the Fab Five together on the floor. (And actually, I do remember being only a little more excited than I was when seeing Rose, Webber and Howard as starters earlier that season. Jalen Rose as a freshman point-guard was electrifying. He came into the Big Ten like he was a senior All-American. I don't think I have ever seen such an attitude with a freshman. Not OSU's greg Oden, not Aaron Kraft; nobody. Magic Johnson? Maybe; I'm not so sure).
Oh, that type of game. I'd have to say the 2012 Sugar Bowl because it was the first big win that I've ever been at the game.
Cemented at 5:57...
This one is fun too
at 2:15 you get to hear Izzo crying about running up the score.
Sometimes I'll listen to it on a rough day...
A few stand out: my first ever game in '84 (beating YTM w/ Bernie Kosar), ND '91, a few OSU games in the 90s where we dashed their hopes, 3 OT MSU, UVa Pigskin Classic (good God it was hot for that game), Manningham beating PSU, and so on. An oddball on the list would be the '94 or so 5-0 Purdue game I toughed out in its entirety with 100,000 (**cough, 50 or 60,000, cough cough **) dedicated Michigan fans.
If I had to pick one, I'd say ND '91.
Both the ND and OSU wins this year were amazing. I might have a short-memory but man I really enjoyed watching this year's team.
Henne to Manningjam vs. PSU
2007 Capital One Bowl
Woodson's last game vs. OSU
I will go older school. 1977 Michigan vs Texas A&M. This was a magical memorable game. One of the best non Ohio State wins of the Bo era. Great names abound, Leach, Huckleby, Russel Davis, AC. Nice pre-game intro by a young Keith Jackson. also great to see Bo's halftime interview with Bill Fleming at the end of Part 1.
That game was so impressive in that Texas A&M was ranked #5 at that time.
My favorite is still the 1986 Ohio State game in Columbus, the Harbaugh guaranteed win. Followed by the Notre Dame game of this year and the 2003 Minnesota comeback win.
Yeah my bad, I saw a #1 in the video and assumed... we all know what happens when you assume. Gotta do my due diligence. While I am at it might as well name another of my favs from that game #99 Dom Tedesco.
I don't believe any game (at the Big House) will ever equal ND UTL and I am fine with that.
1997 win over Penn State is my biggest. That game really put Michigan on the map as a National Championship contender.
Glen Steele sacking Big Red Mike Mcqueary on the first play of the game really set the tone for a total ass-whipping. I still love that game to this day.
The 2003 pasting of the Domers. During the Davie/Willingham/Fatty malaise, this was the kind of game I thought we should have routinely played against them. Their complete incompetence post Drool Holtz was never really capitalized on by Coach Carr but I was at this game with a fellow grad and roommate on a picture perfect early September day with the sun shining down on us and gullets full of 7&7s..
1997 Penn State. Thought that we would duff on this one. But the utter soul-crushing of that team was a precursor of some salty string of PSU losses that have led them to believe they're our #1 rival. Balderdash, of course, but the mindf%$k of it all is priceless...
2004 Braylon MSU game. The first game I almost LEFT at Michigan Stadium because of some really hot but really annoying Sparty girls seated next to us kept pitying us - sincerely. Then, well, boom goes Son of Stan. Got REAL drunk after that.
ND Night Game. Can't beat the optics. To be there, I skipped out on my sister-in-law's wedding. She understood.
2006 ND game. I just hate those guys. Lamarr's drunken end zone stumble was pure Columbian.
Every time we beat tOSU...
Favorite one I've been allive for: 2011; Michigan vs. ohio
A very amazing game to watch. I never lost my faith in Michigan, even after Miller's deep wide open receiver (Brown), I still was faithful that Michigan would win. Courtney Avery intercepting that pass made me a very happy person that November 26th : ).
Favorite one I wasn't alive for: 1969; Michigan vs. ohio
Just the thought of Michigan upsetting the number one buckeye team ever will please a Wolverine, but to know it happened to Woody Hayes, against supposobly the greatest buckeye team to ever take the field, will make a Wolverine ten times happier.
2002 Washington game where we kicked the game-winning field goal
2002 drubbing of Sparty
2003 The Game
2005 Henne to Manningham
2006 ND game
2011 The Game
Washington game was my first m game and it was my frosh year. Thanks Phil Brabbs! You will forever have an imprint on my First M experience. Go blue!
I go UTL this year as the most exciting game I've ever seen live.
Chris Perry, roses, and rushing the field
Bo's first year. Win's big ten title in first year and avenges previous season loss of 50-14. Ohio on verge of back to back MNC's. Done with a change of everything. And no new players. This was the era of freshman intelligibility.
In person: 2011-nd and tsio, 2009-nd. All time the braylon edwards show vs. lil brother, henne to manningham vs. psu, and the lil brother game in 07.
2011 Ohio. Only my second game I've ever been to, with the first being Wisconsin last year:(
Picked this one because I was there and it is the first win over Ohio since I had become the diehard fan I am now.
I was in Columbus for the 1976 22-0 game. My brother was a junior at OSU and it was great to shut him and his buddies up that day. Had to tone down the celebrating during the 4th quarter given we were only a few rows in on the upper deck.
1977 Ohio game was memorable for Woody charging the ABC camera man and getting tossed. I had a great view of the whole thing.
The 1989 UCLA game was great for Michigan finally recovering an onside kick with JD Carlson kicking the game winner as time expired. The previous week against ND the comeback had fallen short due to one of the worst onside kicks I've ever seen. Total redemption moment for JD.
1997 UM-Penn State. Complete dominance by the Wolverines. When I was much younger, I loved the 22-0 victory over OSU in 1976. My buddies and I went outside to play football immediately after, pretending we were Rob Lytle/Russell Davis/Rick Leach.
I was just a wee lad watching the telly with me Dad. He loved Michigan but said, "We cant win." Then after the game he said, "I cant believe this sonnza biatch beat those rednecks. He is a God."
Little did he know how right he was. I was hooked from that point forward: partly because I saw my Dad so so happy and partly because of the cool unis (mostly the helmet).
All the youngsters on this board need to realize is the Michigan's unis were the Oregon of the day. They were considered so cool and chic because they WERE cool and chic. Tradition has its value.
vs. Colorado coming into the Big House as ranked #1 and Meechigan was barely on the radar.
being at the game, sitting up near the south end scoreboard, you can see all the action. woodson with his one handed interception (better than the one he made in e. lansing) and the bullshit personal foul for hitting the QB out-of-bounds.