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|2 years 11 weeks ago||I give you the 69 M-OSU game||
I cannot believe how many comments have been posted and how the 69 M-OSU game has been forgotten as the greatest in "recent" history. Now I know most of you were not born when this game was played. But then you all must have heard the Bob Ufer replays and seen the replays on BTN.
Fer God's sake this was the game when the World's Greatest College Football Team got beaten by Woody's understudy's team.
I have witnessed almost all home games since my freshman year in 1963 and can tell you that we have been blessed by many great games in that 50 year "recent" span. All of the games mentioned were fabulous. Even some losses (like Miami-FL and Colorado and even several OSU games) were terrific games but forgettable due to the outcomes.
The 69 game though takes my vote. And that day was my first in Army Basic Training at Fort Ord CA so I missed it. There was a group of 15 or 20 of us together from a Jackson MI Army Reserve group who listened to Van Patrick broadcast the Notre Dame game that day and pronounce the scores of M-OSU during his Notre Dame commentary. We were delirious about the results of course. There can be no other "greatest" game than M-OSU in '69!!
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Wally Teninga||
Wally Teninga was another big contributor to those teams. Terrific story. Many thanks.
Think of it: the teams from the late 40s are to today's teams as the teams from the early Yost era were to the teams when I attended U-M in the 60s. Frightening. Time goes fast when you're having fun!
|3 years 47 weeks ago||BTN feature can be watched||
If you didn't catch the feature on BTN before the game, you can watch it on btn.com. Go to btn.com/tag/TV-feature-stories. Just eight minutes long and very well done. Nice interviews with both Stephenson and Taylor. Of all the tough hits that have occurred in college and pro football over the years, it is a miracle that neither player was incapacitated by it as has happened in others.