Try to remember this the next time you are a bit inconvenienced. This, my fellow board members, is Tradition.
Oh, there is that old guy who held me up.
Dammit, that's dust in my eye. I swear.
I'm having the same problem.......with dust.
My contacts are acting up again...
Very potent, poignant onions...
...because I had a tiny sniffle, too.
Absolutely special article. Loved it. That really hit home for me.
I'm sure there are stories like this at every large institution with a great history but reading these kinds of things just makes me think that Michigan is more special than those others. Its probably naive and self-absorbed to think that way but so be it. Thanks for the post.
booed a Michigan player or called up a talk radio station to demand that a particular coach be fired because what's he's doing is unacceptable.
The reason I have the sniffles is because I have a cold right now.
That article right there sums up entirely what makes Michigan football such a special event. It warms my heart to know that some one out there has the understanding that it is an honor and a privilege to attend a game on Saturday. Rather then boo the players, because you know it's their right because they paid to get in, they take in the moment and savor it. Go old guy and Go BLUE!
be that someone is cutting a 1000 white onions in my office.
But its not onions.
Thanks for posting...
I have a ticket stub from when my granparents went to a Michigan - Purdue game in the Forties....I am lucky to have grown up in a 3rd generation Michigan Family
of both my grandparents on my Mom's side, from the 1920's.
I also attended my daughter's graduation from LS&A in 2007.
Four generations ( and counting ... )
Excellent article. Perfect. If you are reading this thread and haven't red the article, please do.
The air in here is dry and it drys out my contacts. That is making my eyes water, Yeah, that's it.
Wonder what Uncle Bob would have to say to the fans that are planning to boo Ezah on senior day?
Wonder what Uncle Bob would say to the fans that drop f-bombs at kids for the color shirt they are wearing?
This story is an example of what a true Michigan fan is......addicted, obsessed, respectful, devoted and passionate about Michigan football, no matter what the circumstances.
Great article, bettter go get the sand out of my eyes.
Fans are planning to boo Ezeh Saturday? That's um....a f&*#ing disgrace. If you see it and your fist happens to meet face, they will have deserved it. If anything, this year's senior class should be given the throatiest cheers of the season. They've proven to be Michigan Men through tougher times than many before them had ever endured. The skill with which they played should have nothing to do with showing them appreciation for toughing it out when so many submitted.
would those of you at the game simply turn the OOO to an overwhelming OH-BEEE EEEZEH!!! Spread the word. From the field, he'll hear only the warm cheer.
For all you know Uncle Bob was throwing F bombs and giving OSU fans swirlies back in his day....... and for the sake of my imagination i hope he was.
I'm really glad I didn't read that in front of my girlfriend.. if she had seen me get "allergies" from an MGoBlog link I probably wouldn't have heard the end of it.
Claritin please. Well written piece.
Aargh, why did I read this in a lecture?
Imagine a typical game day for me -- like the 2004 Michigan-Michigan State game. I was instructed by my husband to "TIVO" the game. Can you believe it? He was AT THE GAME. TIVO, as I understand it, was designed for people who are missing their favorite show, not missing it because they're there watching it live in the stadium.
I don't even know this woman, let alone am I married to her, but somehow she knows about me, about my obsession, about what else?
Seriously thanks for sharing the article. Stories like these form the fabric of all great fanbases, none moreso than Michigan football.
This article got me thinking of my sister's wedding in October of 2006. Michigan was playing at Penn State in a Saturday night game. Our entire family was in shock when we received the invitations, did she not know what the schedule was? Worse yet, did she stop caring? Was she negatively influenced by this new "outsider" to force us to skip a game. She told us to trust her, she had it all planned so we could watch the game. Well it turned out great. The wedding was during the day and the small reception was complete by game time. She and the new husband had rented the entire hotel bar and brought in several large screens with instructions to the bar staff that only Michigan football was allowed on tv that night. As the game was about to begin she provided everyone in the place with the 2006 Michigan Football t-shirt. Great memories. Still don't recommend fall Saturday weddings.
That. Made. My. Day.
Special place we all adore.
What a wonderful story. Thanks for posting.
Too many times on this very board, I have seen people bash the older crowd for simply no longer being able to jump up and down and scream their heads off like the rest of us. "If they're too old to stand up and cheer, they should give up their tickets to someone who can." Right. The next time you're inclined to think such things, I hope you will remember Uncle Bob, whose last wish on this earth was to attend a game at the Big House. And ask yourself if you would have the balls to tell his niece, who shared this lovely story with us, that he should just stay home.
Tradition indeed. Go Blue!
Nobody on the board bashes the older people in the crowd: just the ones of any age who yell "down in front" and try to make those around them miserable.
Looking at "Uncle Bob," his smile, and how he carried himself, even so near death, it doesn't look like he had a miserable bone in his entire body. Also, he was obviously a very inspirational presence; look at the love in the piece written about him. Usually, at any game, in any stadium I have ever seen, if a guy like him needs to see, he doesn't ever have to say "down in front." It just happens as if it were supposed to be that way.
Those, my friends, are true Michigan Men and Women. I definitely got watery eyed, no onions needed.
It's an honor to be part of this institution and fanbase.
I imagine Uncle Bob is up there with his father, Bo, Fielding Yost and all the other departed Michigan Men and Women looking down on the Big House (or wherever Michigan is playing) every Saturday cheering the team on.