Mike Lantry, 1972
Sorry to say this, but the picture of your face on Chad Henne's body kind of looks like Ryan Mallet.... the Michigan man cave is pretty sweet though. I would be lucky to have half the stuff you have. Unluckily for me, my fiance is a Notre Dame fan...but she's coming around. Good stuff man!
is above ground.
"Michigan Aerie," maybe?
the Aeropostale branded store where they sell lingerie?
If so, yes, I do think I'll set up my Michigan cave in there.
Oh my god, you're right! I had no idea that that was a store. I just know "aerie" means "bird nest," thanks to my daily crossword. Your's is way better.
But it's part of American Eagle.
...I interviewed there after graduation and they talked about all their brands.
/excuse trying to salvage any male credibility...
Hey man, you don't need to explain your thorough, expert knowledge of ladies' underthings to me. I'll just assume you're like a real life Joey from Friends (or some other, more culturally relevant lothario).
We'll go with that.
The downside of living in Tampa, no basements.
Hey, we don't get to have basements here in Austin, either!
I think it's for totally different reasons, though. I assume in Tampa it's an issue of ground water, but here there's just too much solid rock that blasting it all in order to have a basement isn't worth it.
And that's your Southern Architecture daily fun fact! You're welcome.
Yeah that is true. A basement would be key but the bonus room is working out.
Its more of a "Michigan nest". Nice though.
Very cool. Just out of curiosity, is it kosher to call a woman "strapping" without getting punched later on?
You can't call a woman strapping and get away with it. Listen again though and you will see that I called myself strapping (obviously joking around) and her beautiful and the helmet pristine.
Haha, gotcha. That makes more sense.
Related question: can you call a lady "pristine" or a man "beautiful"?
Calling a lady "pristine" is a rather backhanded compliment IMO. I wouldn't feel comfortable calling a man "beautiful" but again, JMO.
Have you seen any Korean music videos lately? The answer is yes, yes you can.
I could not have imagined a more perfect answer to my question. Congratulations, you have been temporarily immortalized in my signature until someone says something funnier.
Sweet room. But that video could have been about 3 minutes long, probably shorter.
That is my first ever youtube video and I got a bit long winded. Later productions will be much much shorter.
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The big helmet on/under glass looks great. I'd probably be terrified of walking up and down those stairs, though, lest it go all The Omen on me. One thought, though, you mentioned adding flags to either side of the helmet, but I think it looks good by itself. You don't want it to get too cluttered.
You lost me after 40 seconds of hat video. Might I recommend some video editing software?
I would suggest a frames signed michigan jersey. It would probably fit nicely on the wall where the ping pong table is.
Where did you get the Charles Woodson free press photo. I would love one for my "Man Cave"
I found it on ebay a while back. I'm sure there are still more out there if you look.
You can find them online. I got a framed one as a gift last year.
Type in "Hail Yes! Woodson" and you'll get a bunch of websites.
I ordered the "HAIL, YES!" and "1 AND ONLY" from them guys about two weeks ago. I highly recommend them. Had the posters on my door step two days after ordering.
The helmet, pff, prestine. Haha I laughed at that little phrase, I don't know why, and I also laughed at the Henne picture. As stated above I was sure you put a picture of Mallet in there for Henne's face until you said it was you.
On a side note it looks great, and I look forward to the day when I get married with my own home, and get to build my MIchigan man cave/nest/lair/whatever you want to call it.
Everything looks pretty good.
Would have been nice to get the original solid yellow block M for the wall. The fathead on the table and glass is sweet.
If it was me I'd move the hats upstairs.
Dude....are you rich?!?! Fatheads and leather couches are expensive!
I just got married and we had Kohl's cards as gifts and the wife let me use them on fatheads. I have a kick ass wife who supports the project.
Make sure you post again when you're finished.
Like the room so far. My fiance and I are in the process of buying a house in Safety Harbor and since there is no basements down here my fiance gave me permission to turn the two car garage into bar / man room of Michigan!! its great to have a girl that supports a good cause!
I think it could be a little shorter but at least you have me a couple ideas for my future room. I have a Michigan room right now but once we buy a new house there will be a designated area for the Michigan/sports room/bar and like you Georgia has a lack of basements so I might be forced to move to a large room upstairs. If I had to give suggetions I would say more collectables. I like autographs, old ticket stubs, old papers, etc...
Upon dreaming about one day having a Man cave, this thread is good for ideas. But in a way I'm slightly torn, because I'm also a huge Redwings fan. So I think I might do a half Michigan half Redwings room. Hmm....I'm not sure. I'd feel bad if i didn't at least rep the Redwings in the room also.
You could have an all Michigan sports room and that would be nice too. For me my Michigan sports obsession outweighed all other sports teams so I went Michigan only.
Florida Blue please dont show me a picture of your wife while saying the words "man cave". You tube has a pause button and what I did was wrong.
Very good start but I have some concerns.
Somewhere, somehow, someone conviced you that the large rat in your home is a dog. Go back to the beach in Mexico where your wife found that thing and give it back.
* If you attach a couple of fishing weights to the bottom of your Championships banner it will hang better and not crinkle.
* The pictures are awesome and you might consider frame placards to commemerate the game, score and date.
* More Maze and More Blue in the room (walls/carpet) otherwise the wife might one day attempt conversion. Imagine the Champions banner against that wall in Michiugan Blue!
* I did not get the sense as to what about Michigan is special to you. In my Michigan Man Cave I comemmorate Bo through lithorgraph, books and signature items. I get you are an M fan but not sure what stands out to you. 5 foot helmet-cool-now get Tom Harmons off e-bay or something. What is the center piece?
* You mentioned "when the kids come" be careful as the LAST thing you want is to miss a week of M football for life becuase you lacked the discipline to concieve at the appropriate time. I have three Daughters that are bron in April, June and August respectively meaning conception can only be considered from September through December. Anniversary? August wedding was hot as hell but I got a great rate on the hall.
* I would have liked to have heard your sound system blast Hail To The Victors loud enough to make your rat pee on the carpet.
wow, I'm surprised by the lack of basements. I've lived in Delaware, South Carolina, nd Wisconsin and have always had basement in my house.
keep us updated with your progress.
I really like your idea to have pennants for all the Big Ten schools. That's a nice touch that adds some variety to the awesome maize and blue, plus it mimics a lot of the Big Ten stadiums.
Those floating shelves on the stairway are cool and I think it would be awesome to put a few more around the room for your smaller items, like that signed Jason Avant mini-helmet. If you want to get really professional, inlay a small light above or underneath for a museum-style display.
If you can't tell, I've got some ideas for mine but I need to buy a place first. Keep the updates coming. Great work, I'm jealous.
Where did you get the blue and yellow suspenders?
Just google game bibs and you will find them. I love those goofy things. I rock them at all live games that I go to. You will get comments and beer offers all day when you walk around in those bad boys.
you should put a bar in the corner with the ping pong table. I don't know if drinking is your bag, but a cold beer from behind a rich mahogany bar only feet away always tastes better than a beer from the downstairs fridge many more feet away.
Thanks for the video of the Man Cave. It's great to get some ideas (currently I'm in an apartment, but hopefully in the next few years I'll be 'settling'). As you update, share more videos. I'd love to see other folks' Michigan man caves.
You need to at least shave a block M into your couch dog. Then your room would be complete.
...or, at least, hide it. :-)
Other than that...very nice.
You should get some led lighting strips (either plain white or maze and blue) and place them facing inward on the outside edges of that big glass piece with the helmet so it looks like a big lit up glass slab sign.