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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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not so much Michigan stuff.
I have an original "In Memorium" document (dunno what the official name for those is) from Bo's funeral.
And an old-skool "nun puncher" kinda toy that's a Michigan-helmet guy instead of a nun, dunno what those are called.
mgoblog: it's a perfectly cromulent website
Bo's autograph in Michigan memories. A 1930 Michigan pin (old school font) with maize and blue ribbons, it was my great uncles. The entire 1997, The Wolverine series with my South Carolina address ( I miss living in Charleston). The 1998 first edition Wolverines Championship magazine that came with a M Rose bowl hat. The Wolverine magazine with one Tom Brady on the front.
I've got some structural drawings from the Stadium Expansion, infill seating, and light supports.
A Bob Ufer autographed "Uger of Michigan" record album.
A 2 inch squared piece of the old Tartan Turf cut by me in 1992.
Doing this from an iPhone
from the Northwestern game in '97
That was the day the Stanley Cup was brought to Michigan Stadium, so that was cool
of ticket stubs plus photos from games / tailgating, etc., but actual "memorabelia" includes a Michigan pennant signed by Marlin Jackson & a Michigan baseball bat.
The bat is from 1962 - 1965 (can't remember the exact year... remember Bill Freehan?). I was in elementary school and after school in the spring I would walk to the baseball diamond to watch the games. I loved baseball back then & after being there so often, the team actually asked me to be their bat boy .... it was soooooo cool !!! In one game a bat was splintered (piece came off the barrel). I took the bat and piece home and using whatever nails I could find, I re-attached the splintered piece. Now nearly 50 years later I still have that bat .... a Mickey Mantle signature with University of Michigan branded into the barrel. Though its technically worthless ... I will always treasure it !!!!
Go Blue !
No place on earth I'd rather be on a football Saturday than Michigan Stadium !
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Is that an authentic, Lloyd-issued pickax from that season?
Which is probably one illustration why I get so pissy when every problem in the free (and not so free) world is heaped at Lloyd's feet...
Gets my vote for the best memorabilia on this post. I am so impressed by that. I thought they were just things of legend.
I like a lot of the ones that some of you have and am a little jealous on a few of them. I have a ton of autographed pics on the walls (Carter, Harmon, Brady, Kramer, Leach, etc..) and I am attempting to obtain a ticket stub from every year since 1900 (which is crazy hard and expensive) but I would have to say my favorite things are probably the 1916 ticket stub book with only 1 game missing and a record with the recording of Bo's upset win against OSU.
Number one would be a Charles Woodson signed helmet. I got to meet him his rookie year in the NFL at a charity function. Number 2 would be a picture that Bo sighed for me of him and his defensive lineman. Last but not least is a shoe that Desmond Howard wore and signed his Heisman season. I have many more but those are the three most prized possesions from my collection.
Got a UM mini helmet signed by Charles Woodson and my ticket stub to the 98 Rose Bowl.
I have all my ticket stubs saved from the last 10 years. 04-MSU and 05-PSU are always in the front.
My "Tales from Michigan Stadium" book signed by Jim Brandstatter. I have a 1997 National Championship football with all scores listed on it but it's not signed by anybody.
I have Bo's autograph framed even though it's not to me. My mom ran in to him in the waiting room of a Lansing hospital in 1987. Bo was there for a checkup and he was in the waiting room reading a magazine. My mom went up to him and asked for his autograph and he couldn't have been nicer. Unfortunately, the only color pen my mom had on her was Buckeye red. So Bo wrote to my dad, "To Rich, best wishes and go blue! (not red!)"
Even though it was signed to my dad, I stole it several years ago.
Go Blue! Always!
Do you even keep the ones from games we lose? I always pitch those.
Yeah, I pitch the stubs from losses. This is a recent development.
I used to have an 18-0 record at the Big House. Then I went to the App State game in 2007. And my record is 2-4 since.
The Horror was the first time I saw them lose too. Awful memory
Charles Woodson, down the sideline, he's gonna go all the way, TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN!!!!!
Got a sweet photograph of my Dad goin' 'round end (a la Ron Kramer) from his stint on the '56 freshman squad. I'm not quite advanced enough to be able to post it. No autograph yet, I'll get it tomorrow.
Or I can ask him to sign his two All-American awards from his second sport - hockey.
Yes, I live vicariously through my Dad.
My favorite item I have is a Jake Long signed mini-helmet.
I have this:
personally autographed. It's the AP reprint version, about 24" x 16." It's in my office, and I get a lot of great comments about it.
132 Ticket stubs spanning 3 decades.
Not too much - just some old game programs (and Michigan Football Guides - I miss those) and ticket stubs. Also, I have a couple replica posters of game programs - including from the 1927 OSU game (dedication of the stadium).
My Bo autographed Michigan helmet is a very close second.
Christ in me arise and dispel all the darkness.
I have an authentic Michigan helmet signed Charles Woodson Heisman 97. Also a number five signed by Lamarr woodley. A Charles Woodson signed 8x10 on the punt return against that school in Ohio. Several programs and the tickets from Denard Robinsons record breaking game against Wisc. I treasure them all.
Bo's autograph on the top of my army helmet.
Sportscenter.com raves: Sgt. Wolverine, "Michigan's biggest fan"!
I vote this the winner of this thread. Can you tell us the story behind this helmet and what inspired you to paint it?
Streaming UM games early Sunday morning from Korea, since 2007
that's pretty cool.
A 7-foot length of Michigan Stadium bleacher acquired out of a dumpster during renovations about five years ago. Ever tried walking in the snow back to the dorm carrying a 7-foot length of bleacher?
Also have, in jars, clumps of turf from Michigan Stadium in '97, Spartan Stadium in '05, Notre Dame Stadium in '06, the '07 Rose Bowl, and the '08 Capital One Bowl.
Does it naturally grow its own coating of feces, or do you have to do it yourself?
I have the Hail Yes picture framed and signed, with all of my ticket stubs from all the games around it. I have a Michigan Football and Helmet and a dresser full of Michigan gear.
HAIL TO THE VICTORS VALIANT, HAIL TO THE CONQUERING HEROES!
A Wheatley jersey. It's one he didn't wear, but it is the real deal. I also have a game worn one from Jeff Potts (backup tackle) in '98.
My second favorite would be a postcard of Michigan Stadium from 1927. The lady who originally sent it wrote "what a great plave to watch a game" in the margin under the picture. It's not worth much, but still rings true 84 years later.
Just some National Championship goodies. Beer stien and a sweatshirt. The wife decided the shirt would be good for painting in.
A brick from Yost, personally stolen by me after a part of the facede near the roof collapsed due to snow buildup two years ago. I got a good scare walking back with it when an AAPD car turned its lights and siren on as it pulled up near me, but he was pulling a car over. Nearly crapped my pants.
Hail to the college whose colors we wear,
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
a lot of fucking good memories....
I am not really Coach Schiano. -Coach Schiano on Mgoblog
Michigan Memories book signed by Bo and Jamie Morris. And the next best thing after that is a ticket stub from the Anthony Carter game.
I have a copy of 'Man In Motion', the autobiography written by Bo with Joe Falls in the early 1970s. Like in Year 5 or 6 or Bo's tenure. I'd have to look up the year.
It's my grandfather's book. And he had it signed by both authors during what must have been some sort of Christmas signing, gathering
Bo wrote: "To Mac, Have A Go Blue Christmas"
Falls wrote: "And Boo On The Bucks"
good grief, i wrote a book report on this when i was in the 7th grade in 1984. lol
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#1 hardcover Michigan Memories signed by Bo.
Just about every program from 98 to now and if it was a big win, I keep the ticket stub in the program.
I have a news paper from after the first game Henne and Hart played in. I also have a pair of michigan slippers that I wear all the time. Sometimes to the store when I dont feel like putting on shoes. I also have the fantastic memory of marquis walker doing the leap to tip the ball over double coverage to finally catch it in the air.
...that the Michigan Marching Band spelled out my name on the field. Purdue game, 1994. And a framed, personally inscribed photo of Lloyd Carr.
pray, do tell. how did this come to happen?
I like your photo with Ernie Harwell.
Commemorative Wheaties box with Michigan Wolverines on it after the NCAA 1997 Football Championship.
Commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated after 1997 Football Championship.
One of the guys at my office once attended a garage sale at Bo's house. Unfortunately, I found out about it after the fact. From what I heard the coolest thing there was a wolverine pelt for sale for $250. Since wolverines are endangered species you had to have a special permit to have such an item. My coworker bought some glasses, how boring.
I have a lot of stuff that's been listed here. But two of the more unusual items I have is a Michigan Marching Band Feather Plume I found outside the parking lot in Markley and my copy of Bo's Lasting Lessons signed by John Bacon. He wrote "To a True Blue Michigan Man and Leader!" There is nothing like listening to John Bacon tell stories about Bo for an hour and getting your "Michigan Man" endorsement from the man himself.
Is the program when Michigan played Oklahoma in the 76 Orange Bowl. It is the only time the two teams ever met. OU had the Selmon brothers. Michigan was led by Leach and had Les Miles on that team.
Best thing was sitting in the endzone where AC scored the game winning td against Indiana, was only 14 then, but that was the best experience ever.
"Prejudiced? Partial? You better b'leeve I am. Michigan football is a religion and Saturday's the holy day of obligation." Bob Ufer
I have a lot of possessions, but the two that mean the most to me are pictures of my son at the Big House. One during spring fan day at the age of probably 4, in full UM football gear, after playing football on the field for a while, I got a great pic of him in the endzone celebrating a touchdown. The other pic is at about age 7, just before we left the country. He's on the top row of the stadium, smiling ear to ear with Nixonesque double peace sign, with the massive stadium behind him.
These two pictures hold great memories for me, and my son and I like to look at them and remember home.
...and Mr. Woodson which is on his bedroom wall:
I don't have a lot of memorabilia, but I do still have a six pack of Pepsi issued for the '97 MNC, still has sweet victorious Pepsi inside.
"We alway's did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view"
years ago (and I'm talking maybe 1980 when I was a teenager), I literally walked into what is now Schembechler Hall and made it all the way to Bo's secretary. I told her I was a fan and asked if Coach was around because I wanted to say hi. That's the only reason I gave - I wanted to say hi (the idiocy of this now, in retrospect, is overwhelming). Sadly Bo wasn't in but I asked if I could see the office and she said yes. Unbelievable. So I got to poke around Bo's office for a few minutes which was totally f*****g cool. It was an awesome enough experience that I probably could have somehow parlayed it into getting laid. Didn't happen but I'm working on a revisionist history of my life (now that I'm a sad, married, middle-aged cog in the machine who still doesn't get laid) in which I bang all manner of chicks back at the dorm after regaling them with my tall tales of adventure. Ahh, to be young again....