Apparently they are doing a poll to the rank the best moments in Big House history. You can rank the top 10 from a list of around 15.
The results will be used in the final day of CTK!
That was fun. I love seeing those moments and reliving some of them. Great history.
1.Woodson PR for TD against Ohio State
- Nat'l Championship season, The Game, Heisman Trophy
- For the sheer awesomeness of it
- No Michigan team should ever lose/tie vs Indiana. Anthony Carter made it so.
4.The Game - 1969
- Kicked off the Ten Year War. Turned the game into The Game.
5.Phil Brabbs FG
- Sentimental reasons.
6.Desmond Howard's catch against ND
- Simply because of the catch itself
7.Timmy B runs for 313
- One of the most impressive individual performances in any stadium ever, let alone The Big House
8.Henne to Manningham
- Remember watching it live and flipping out in my dorm room. Bonus points for sprinting across the hall and literally watching my ND fan neighbors throw a chair across the room after Leinart to Jarrett on 4th and then the Bush Push.
9.Braylon The Harsh owns Little Bro
- Love this game.
10.First TD ever
- Because it should be on there.
I could debate the order, but not the list.
I think this is a direct link.
Tom Harmon OL'98 against Ohio State in 1940 UM 40---OSU 0. 139 yards 2 TD Rushing. 11-of-12 for 151 yards and 2 TD passing, 4 Extra Points, 3 INT's including 1 for a TD, and 3 Punts (Avg 50 yrds)
Insane game for ol' 98, but it was in Columbus. He got a standing ovation from the Buckeye fans. Amazing.
I just remembered the standing ovation given by the Buckeye faithful. Tom Harmon also was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star in WWII. His plane was shot down over Japanese occupied China. He was truly one of those great individuals.
Personally, best and worst moments came about 5 minutes apart.
Best moment - winning the game
Worst moment - getting maced as I was one of the first intoxicated students to rush the field afterwards. For those that weren't students at the time, there was a big public safety announcement in The Daily the week leading up to that game trying to convince everyone that the athletic department would not tolerate students on the field.
Great to see that play on there. That was the cat's breasts.
I hate myself every damn time one of these is posted. Sold my Michigan State ticket to hang out with my (now) ex girlfriend and watched on TV as 3 OTs were played...learned that lesson the very hard way, never miss a chance to go to a Michigan game.
So many great moments. But what a nightmare to actually rank them.
Even though I wasn't alive yet, I had to put 69-OSU at #1. The circumstances going in to that game, the talent level of that Bucks team and a confirmation that Michigan was back as a power in college football, this has to be #1. Probably the greatest win in program history.
1. Syracuse beats the snot out of Michigan in 1998
2. 1997 Michigan-Ohio State
3. Dreisbach to Mercury Hayes vs. Virginia
Funny, I remember it as "Donovan McNabb beats the snot out of Michigan in 1998."
Even with one shoe.
I grew an intense hatred of Syracuse on that day. Not because of McNabb or the outcome of the game but because of the Syracuse students stealing the M Banner out of Crisler Arena. The only time to my knowledge in the last 40 years that the team charged out of the tunnel and had no banner to touch.
When we played them again the following year in New York, what was left of the banner turned up on the Syracuse campus the week of the game.
I've despised them ever since and have enjoyed their futility on the football field ever since. Don't mess with the banner.
National anthem and flyover on Saturday, September 22nd 2001, Michigan v. Western Michigan. Something I'll never, ever forget.
Strangest game I've ever been to. Sad time.
Because it was fantastic all by itself, and because anything that beats ND always ranks high on my list.
to rank these.
69 Ohio State game was the biggest Michigan win ever so it's #1.
Biggest (i.e. most meaningful with most on the line) moment was Woodson's punt return in 97 Ohio State game so it's #2.
Single most exciting play that I witnessed was Henne to Manningham so it's #3.
I know this dates me, but I just realized that I saw 17 of these moments in person!
I'll always remember Maningham '05 -- though in sadness not happiness -- because my cousin was diagnosed with cancer the same day (since cured, thank God) and somehow watching football returned me to earth some how (sick as that sounds, I promise it's not).
But the top moment for the program has to be the '69 OSU game (as per ESPN classic). OSU was the dominant program nationally at the time, plus anachronistic as it is, it was year one of the ten year war.