For all Michigan alums living in Oregon:
For all Michigan alums living in Oregon:
The game in 2007 was definitely an ass-kicking, but the 31-27 loss at Autzen wasn't. Oregon scored 21 pts directly as a result of our craptastic special teams, which also cost us the game at Iowa that year.
but I also remember Chris Perry running for about 20 yards in that game and that was frustrating as hell to watch.
I know we had a 10-point swing in our favor. Oregon drove the ball for what was damn near the entire first quarter, only to stall inside the 10. They attempted a chip-shot field goal which we blocked and returned for a TD.
It was an awesome turnabout , but at the same time I'm thinking our defense is going to get gassed. I was there - it was a hot day and our D had just spent 10 minutes getting pushed down the field.
The offense never really got into any kind of rhythm until the second half for sitting on the bench the entire first quarter.
They may have scored 21 points due to special teams, but we hung 10 on them there. I still remember the defense not being able to get off the field as the reason why we lost. If the game had been 5 quarters long however... the game was ours!
You can remind them that the final score was close, and they'll just remind us, "Crowned field". Ouch.
This is something I can get behind.
I still stick by it that the win in Ann Arbor gave Oregon its bump into the national spotlight. Everyone loves beating UM because they are simply the best.
I live in oregon, and they actually talk about the 2003 game in Autzen almost as much. Both of those games helped establish them as a legitimate program.
In regards to the shirt, it is the first of about 4-5 others that I have seen that are state specific. There are a lot of wolverines out here, especially in Portland. If you are new to the area, come to the Thirsty Lion for a game and you will not be disappointed.
I used to live in Oregon and you are not wrong, the Thirsty Lion is a blast.
And I am going to the Thirsty Lion first when I visit next month.
I hear the Thirsty Lion is awesome
I think it's one of the lamest bars in town. Feels like a random strip mall sports bar in LA or Tempe. Mediocre and overpriced food and drinks, but it's great that they embrace Michigan fans. There are very few sports bars in pdx (hipster town). I was involved in the local alumni club taking the monthly happy hours to cooler bars around town, then my work schedule precluded that.
Do you live in Maine currently? If so, where?
I did my internship at umaine and lived in Bangor when I joined mgoblog. I'm in Portland OR now.
I'm in southern coastal Maine right now and am deciding on moving to Portland, ME or Los Angeles, CA.
I don't know any other Michigan fans in my area.
wow, those are two really different places...practicaIly opposites in many ways. I like Portland ME a lot...in some ways it's like a smaller Portland OR. I can't stand LA, but that's just my opinion.
The only real issue with Maine is the lack of economy (and homelessness in Portland).
Maine has a high tax rate while having little industry to support it. Making money is where LA comes out ahead. That is my dilemma.
How do you like Portland, OR? Does it really rain THAT much?
Don't tell anyone, but NYC actually gets more annual rainfall. It can be mostly gray and often drizzly for most of the year and that can get somewhat annoying, but I prefer that to heat, humidity, freezing cold, etc. Summers are perfect, the hipster watching is unbeatable, food and drinks are awesome and cheap, and nature is fairly accessible.
Not as many college grads or football fans as most places I've lived though, so most people would be clueless about the shirt described above. The hipster girls I try to date are generally unimpressed by my obsession with Michigan.
The what if scenario. Oregon's trip to the big house was originally scheduled for the 2002 season. But with a trip to Notre Dame and a home game against Washington already on the non-conference slate, the schedule was considered too difficult. So Bill Martin rescheduled our home game with the Ducks to 2007.
No PAC Ten team had won at the big house in 23 years when Oregon came in 2007. I'm sure we would have done much better against them in 02 with Braylon, Perry and Navarre.
Can't wait till they make a Colorado version. Wait...that's just a square. Dammit!
Yeah, Wyoming would be better.
they make these for most states, i'd imagine. Non-liscenced state specific for several universities. Quality isn't great, IMO
I get it marketed to me via Facebook
Dave Brandon does not approve use of the split Oregon.
Stupid Oregon with your stupid boring state shape. Quit trying to be cool like us, you crazy hippies.
...and consider yourself on notice, Wisconsin; if I hear any more bullshit about how you're "the REAL mitten state", I'm flying to Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and east who-the-hell-knows-where just to cave faces in.
I can tolerate "soda" and "bubbler." This I can not stand.
They sell a Texas one that I bought, great shirt to where to the bar to watch the games.
I wish someone would make a North Korea Michigan shirt.
Looks like a good shirt to wear on September 6.
I didn't think the link below was thread worthy, so I'm just dropping it here. EMU is installing grey field turf... that seems like it would be extremely uncomfortable to play on, gotta get much hotter than usual. It also make the whole stadim remind me of looking at some kind of prison complex.