Way to go Akeem!
Way to go Akeem!
Ugh, I had an error message the first time, somebody please delete one of the threads kthxbai
OK. I was at the game. Why the hell was everyone cheering for Slippery Rock? Who are they? I thought I knew pretty much all there is to know about Michigan Football, but apparently I was mistaken.
The Michigan football team bus once broke down passing through Pennsylvania coming back from a football match. The Slippery Rock coach allowed a young Tom Harmon to sleep with his wife. It's been tradish ever since.
/Not even close to true.
I actually believed you until I went back and re-read and read "sleep with his wife". Shit, you got me.
They actually played a couple times at the Big House. I think in the late 70's and early 80's. One of the games set the attendance record for a division 2 game and now it is traditoin to show the slippery rock score.
My younger brother was the starting tailback for slippery rock until last year. Corey Manfull, he was the division 4 offensive player of the year in Ohio then went to play for Slippery Rock and ran for over 1400 yards one year. I always thought it was cool when they would put their score up at The Big House.
I can remember attending games in the late 70's and 80's and the Slippery Rock score was always announced... to great applause from virtually the entire stadium when they were winning. I even called their admission's office at bought a Slippery Rock sweatshirt as a Christmas gift for my dad (a Michigan alum from the last 60's) one year. He remembered hearing the scores when he and my mom were students there.
Here's a random source: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze7tsc4/id36.html
"2. How does a 7,000-student, Division II school get its football scores on TV ?
"The announcement of Slippery Rock's football scores is a tradition at University of Michigan football games, begun in the 1950s by Michigan Stadium's public address announcer. Slippery Rock was so popular with U of M fans that on Sept. 29, 1979, they played in-state rival Shippensburg at Michigan Stadium, in front of 61,143 fans, a record for a Division II football game (Shippensburg won, 45-14). Slippery Rock played a second game at "The Big House" in 1981, attracting 36,719 fans in a 14-13 loss to Wayne State University."
I can get the Slippery Rock - Cheyney game on the interwebs at 1 and then our epic tilt with the fightin Brian Kellys at 3:30!
About damn time we had some PSAC football talk in here.....
Basically, this post should remind all true Michigan fans that Slippery Rock is your second favorite college football team.
You are allowed to pick your own #3 (as long as it is not a Big 10 team, ND, USC, Oregon, or Florida).