I grew up in a house where they were michigan fans but oft didn't know who they played the next saturday didn't know a ton about them, but watched them every week. No one in my family had ever been to college. No one in my family had ever been to a Michigan game at the big house. I was always the most diehard fan there was. I wore the number six (or 16, or 86, or anything with a six in it) because of Tyrone Wheatley. I remember the rose bowl in 93 when I was six (turned 7 eight days later) but I don't remember what happened on my sixth birthday, or seventh for that matter. I went to my first real live Big House game when I was 17. Paid my own way. Got tickets from a friend of my sister-in-law's. I knew from the time I was 8 I wanted to go to Michigan; there was just no way in hell I was going unless I took on an assload of debt. I transferred to U of M - Dearborn after my freshman year in Siberia (Michigan Tech) and graduated Magna Cum Laude half paying my own way/half being indebted to Wachovia and the government for student loans. I discovered this website my sophomore year of college and have become a bigger fan each year. I saw my first game at Yost last year and hope to get to Crisler soon.