The link from the athletic department says it all. Over 40 years of service to Michigan football to five different head coaches.
Football Equipment Manager Jon Falk to retire after 2013 season
I have never heard of this guy.
He's the "keeper of the flame" when it comes to Michigan football traditions and continuity. He's also probably the most well-respected man in his profession. It will be possible to replace what he does as far as job description goes, but he cannot be replaced in all the ways that really count.
He's also the last active link to the Bo Schembechler teams.
Sad to see him go, but glad he can do it while he has lots of time to enjoy retirement.
The Little Brown Jug is his own personal coffee mug.
That's like being a Cubs fan and having never heard of Harry Carey...
You can do better. I believe in you.
That's ok....I'm pretty sure he's never heard of you either.
But just about everyone else on the board knows who he is. And after your comment I'm sure many people will remember you too from now on.
available at mden, plus elsewhere i'd guess.
Where have you been, how long have you been an uber fan, and how old are you? Lol.
And went full troll.
No. I truly never heard of him. Sorry.
I pay attention to Michigan football players, not equipment managers. I wasn't trying to be a dick. Some of you people are so fucking sensitive.
What was the point of a one line post "I've never heard of this guy."? Sounds just like a dismissal, with no point of conversation. If you had something to add to it "like I'm not aware of this guy...could someone enlighten me why this is a big deal?" that opens up discussion. Not sure what your reamark added.
I was merely stating a fact.
To what purpose?
You need to do some reading, the sooner you start the better.
Perhaps you're being insensitive.
they did not like falk and were adamant he be removed.
If These Uniformzz Could Talk...
Where do I apply?
This means we will win the national championship.
Will be voted national champions by the meaningless coaches poll and split with whoever wins the sec title?? Coaches respect falk and all he has done.
We will then sell the rights to the story to Disney and build a new bowling alley for our bowling team with the money. What's that? We don't have a bowling team? Disney movie number two.
The man is an institution.
Sad face, totes sad face.
Ride off into the sunset, man of men.
I may have had a hand in this. At a recent event, I sat and ate dinner with Big Johnny and inquired as the when he was going "quit this GD shit and take an F'n break?" (You have to speak like Johnny if you want to converse with Johnny).
His answer "Awwww F**K ________, I don't know. What the F am I gonna do if I don't do this?"
"I don't know........F your wife more often?"
"HEY! That's a GD great idea"
Anyway, maybe I hit a raw nerve. I don't know.
To people who don't know him, that probably sounds like a horrible way to converse!
Well I worked for Big Jon and spent 20 years in the Navy, and the Navy was tame compared to my time with Big Jon. Sailors could learn a thing or two about swearing and liberty calls from Big Jon.
I'm not sure there is any man who knows more about strip clubs around the country than him.
Now we know the answer to my sig. Time to get a new one after this year. Big Jon is awesome.
Among the numerous quotes regarding Jon Falk on the MGoBlue site, I really did think that Jim Brandstatter provided one of the most succinct ones:
"Through five football coaches and seven athletic directors, Jon has been as solid as a rock through all the change. He's been in the engine room of Michigan football and he's kept it running without a hitch since the day he arrived."
Those will be some big shoes to fill, and a unique perspective on the last few decades of Michigan football walking out the door.
Michigan has only had 2 head equipment managers. Henry Hatch and Big Jon Falk.
What? I wouldn't let him.
thanks for all the behind the scenes work he did to make our team better. a true michigan man.
Does he get his own senior day moment??