40 days until we take the field! Go Blue!
Fact about Mr. Johnson: Set the school record by rushing for 347 yards against Wisconsin in 1968.
I made the mistake of leaving that game at halftime because the weather was miserable. Johnson went wild in the second half and I missed seeing it live although the game was televised and I watched it at a friend's apartment. With rare exceptions, I have always stayed until the final gun since then--win or lose.
Sadly, Johnson has Alzheimer's and last I knew was living in a care facility in New Jersey. Truly one of Michigan's leaders and best.
I am so excited for football. Baseball is boring.
I am so sick and tired of baseball highlights...borrrrrring.
ESPN highlights are always inundated with the SEC but I am hoping that this year they have no choice but to show all of our highlights because we are going to kill it this year.
I have loathed baseball for a long time. I always laugh at how ESPN tries to hype baseball rivalries considering they play each other so many times per year.
40 days until CMU gets sacrificed unto the College Football gods
The only sad thing about football season starting in 40 days is not being able to watch JMFR break someone in half.
Thanks for the tickets, Don Canham! I have never been as cold as I was during that game. My junior high school football team ended up huddled as a group in front of the pressbox. I can clearly remember being miserable just after half-time, but RoJo's performance in the second half washed a lot of that misery away. We were still happy to climb back aboard the bus. That was November 16, 1968. Touchdown Tim came close, but that record still stands after 45 years.
Will be in Ann Arbor for the Akron game. Saturdays are meant for College Football.
Unfortunately some peope feel differently, as said some people think they're for weddings. FIRST DAY OF THE SEASON I have to attend a damn wedding. I am sure there are others in the same boat and it just sucks.
When I complain about this (which happens yearly it seems), some people always say, "Well the Michigan game will be over in time" or something to that affect (effect?). Well, it's not just the Michigan game I want to see...it's all of the other games. Saturdays are chock-full of football and I enjoy watching as many games as possible.
There was another Ron who wore #40 - Ron Simpkins, a consensus selection at LB to the 1979 All-America Team, a team which included selections like Billy Sims and Mike Singletary.
LINK to Bentley Historical Library page. He racked up 516 career tackles in his Michigan career.
I haven't been to the Big House in a couple years. I hope to snap that drought this year!