michigan stadium renovation
Not much we didn't know except perhaps that the project used 1,890,000 bricks. Still, a nice few minute diversion while we await this afternoon's main event.
[Embed fail. Feel free to embed below if anyone cares.]
At MGoBlue.com, Bill Martin reminisces about his time as athletics director highlighting some of his key moments including the field hockey and softball national championships, having the Michigan football caravan pulled over by the police after the UCLA game so that a couple of folks who missed the bus could get on [read it for who], and significantly, this vignette of his last conversation with Bo:
The last time I was with Bo was on a Wednesday evening practice right before the big Michigan/Ohio State game, two days before he passed away. It was cold and dark and we were sitting in the end zone while the team was practicing. We talked about where we would be for Thanksgiving and what we'd have for dinner. It led to a discussion on what were better -- fresh or canned cranberries...
Bo's opinion on cranberries ruled the day, but it's how he felt about the Michigan Stadium expansion project that puts a fresh perspective on Saturday's stadium rededication - especially as it relates to the man most responsible for its conception, approval and completion: Bill Martin.