Simply put, who is the Wolverine in any sport, that you are most thankful for? (Coaches not included)
I'll have to say Charles Woodson. He's my favorite Michigan athlete of all time, by far.
I second Woodson. He made my college years unbelievably satisfying from the football perspective.
Desmond Howard. Even after his college years he still comes back and supports Michigan
Love Sir Charles but not today. I'm thankful for every kid who stayed through 2 coaching changes and will be rewarded on Saturday.
Gotta go with Mattison right now, for this year.
YOU'RE CHEATING!!!1! HE SAID NO COACHES!
Mattison by a long shot...
Demond. I love Woodson but not today.
Didn't Demond Wilson play Lamont Sanford?
Lol oops. Desmond is who I almost the most thankful for this thanksgiving.
....so you don't love Woodson today?
Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr.
For being a dick and turning down Hoch's Job. Thanks Jim.
C'mon, it's HOKE.
Wow. I am usually good spelling names, and I know it's Hoke. I guess it's the first time I've ever typed it out. Truly embarrassed.
For this current year, Ryan Van Bergen. Kid was a hard worker who stuck around and made something of himself for a lower rated recruit. Just a true grinder and a true Michigan man.
He was a 4 star on scout and rivals... He wasn't really a lowly rate recruit.
As was recently noted, no, hardly a no-name recruit:
greg mattison and his milkshake
His milkshake brings all the recruits to the yard.
Mattison is king of Ann Arbor this year for sure. Sir Charles also has a special place in my heart.
But I more likely see him as a talking head on tv. Either way, he would be a great representative for the university.
Come on, LB has had some down games recently
Novak. He will never get the full credit that he deserves, but to me he is invaluable. I will always credit him with a major role in helping turn this once proud program back around.
for the tatoo mustache
Tshimanga Biakabutuka. 313 yards versus OSU.
But in all seriousness, Zack Novak. I'm really going to miss him. Second place goes to this year's class of seniors on the football team that stuck around. All of 'em. So much heart.
This year Mattison and Jake Ryan. Kid is always around the ball and just makes plays.
Kovacs on this team, hands-down. Walk-on progresses to onfield vocal leader who plays his guts out very effectively. BTW, I got myself a Kovacs jersey - bought a #23 Nike at a big discount online and had a seamstress reverse the numbers to #32. Look for me on the golf course & Section 5 and GO BLUE!
Brian. For this blog and giving us all the Michigan outlet we have craved.
He turned the program around quickly, and did it just in time for my arrival on campus this fall. Hail!
As a Patriots fan, I'm most thankful for Tom Brady. .
Jalen Rose. Was a fan before I became a Wolverine. He did great things for my Pacers and he made a sweet documentary.
Current: Jordan Kovacs/Shoe
Former: Desmond Howard
Pro: Jeff Backus. Only because he's the only former Wolverine on the Lions.
Favorite player has to be Anthony Carter. He is to this day the best college receiver I have ever seen. His play against Indiana is one of my five favorite sports memories. But my favorite Wolverine, without a doubt, is Bo. He was imperfect (maybe a bit too conservative when he had superior talent, had a temper). But he was passionate. His integrity was unmatched. And he was winner. I am proud that he, more than anyone, is the person people think of when they think of my alma mater.
ALL THE PLAYERS.
all of em
This year it's Denard. That's CRAZY!!!
BTW, Good omens from the Macy's Day Thanksgiving parade: Muppets and the Hawaiian War Chant.
I loved that guy. Hopefully Meyer can mimic his masterful coaching abilities.
But cereally, as a kid I would've picked Woodson. Now, I'm picking Denard. Not because of the dilithium or statistics, but because he defines how Michigan players should play and act on and off the field. Plus his smile be like dang.
For all time, its Bo. For now, its Mattison
Right now, I'll go with Denard Robinson, and lately, Fitz is a close second.
Changed the program like no player before or since.
Honorable mention to John Navarre, who stepped up and took four years of undeserved shit that should have been heaped on Drew Henson and the coaching staff that left us with no QB. And somehow also became a decent quarterback against all odds.