I will preface this topic by sharing that I did not fullfill my lifelong dream (at this time) and ever attend Michigan. My Father is an Alum and grew up in AA (Ann Arbor High). When I was 3 his job moved him to Chicago where I grew up. Every year since 1969 (I was 4) until his death 4 years ago we attended every Michigan/OSU game in AA and at least 1 other. When my turn came for college I was offered a scholarship to SIU (Salukis) and out of state tuition in AA was impossible for me. Although I enjoyed my time at SIU it was never my dream. So I ask you the mostly Alum of Michigan (I am guessing 80/20 Alum to fan here) are passionate fans who never had the chance to attend M second class or more Prole in your eyes? I for one consider you beyond fortunate and yet still hold you in the highest regard understanding the qualifications you needed to meet to be there and the work you do to stay there. However there are many an M grad who are almost entirely clueless about both the academic or athletic history and the historical significance. If a simple fan remains loyal in good times or bad, is consistent in there passion and remains devoted in every sense do you look upon them with the same respect as those that attend/attended M?
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through