a terrible blight on our fine country
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||October 30, 1971||
We were living on the east side of Detroit in 1971 when we scheduled our wedding for Saturday, October 30--Homecoming against Indiana.
No problem. We reserved the beautiful chapel of Concordia (then) College on Geddes Road for a 7:00 p.m. ceremony. Kickoffs then were all at 1:00 so we had more than enough time to change clothes and make it to the church for our own personal kickoff. Spent the night at the Holiday Inn in Windsor on the river with a balcony view of the Detroit skyline.
Oh yes, Bo and the boys thoroughly thrashed the Hoosiers 61-7 (that lone tochdown being the only disaapointment of the day) and we will celebrate our 44th anniversary this year.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Whiskey||
That would have been first Whiskey in 1968 and then a couple of years later joined by her daughter Brandy (not to be confused with a certain former lineman).
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Annie Green Springs||
Annie Green Springs was popular also.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||It's Meaningless||
Since most of our home games kickoff off at 3:30 and the lights are usually turned on at some point nearly every game could be called UTL.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Free Sam Webb?||
Didn't know he had been captured.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Emulsification||
Big word, I know, but I did graduate from THE University of Michigan.
At 190-195 the fat will emulsify and permeate the meat. Result: very moist and tender. Same process if you smoke a brisket. The grill temperature is low enough to prevent the meat from being overdone.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Saw them all||
Anyone else present in the Big House for all 10? My favorite has to be the AC touchdown in 1979 because it happened right in front of us in section 4.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Section 4||
The scouts were sitting on the steps in Section 4. Seemed to be having a great time.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||To Paraphrase Rumsfeld||
Is that the same as knowing there are unknowns?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Easy||
The rich get richer and the hell wth the rest of you.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Turn 2 Foundation||
I was disappointed that no one mentioned Derek's Turn 2 Foundation and all the great work it does with kids. Far too few superstars give back to their communities like Jeter has. He will retire but the foundation he created will continue to make this world a little better place to live.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||George Washington Quote||
“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality”
— George Washington
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Internationall Pride||
Sporting the block M in my travels all over the world and being greeted with "Go Blue!" everywhere I go.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||1969 OSU||
It's the one that has made me renew my season tickets ever since.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Cap of 50!||
Individuals could purchase up to 50 tickets and the promo code was apparently widely available and would work for anyone. It's already a near sellout.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I take exception||
This "older alum" would enjoy a few Two Hearted's rather than wine with my hot dogs at the game and as for enthusiasm we're in the stadium for the warmups and always stay until the end--win or lose. How many students can make that claim?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Raoul Wallenberg||
Raoul Wallenberg without question.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Even Here||
Anyone remember Doc Losh? Grading scale: A for athlete, B for boy and C for coed.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You must be old! I've had||
You must be old! I've had season football tickets since my freshman year in 1964 and have only missed a handfull of games in that span.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yost||
1. Attending a hockey game at Yost and remembering watching Cazzie and company play basketball under that same roof.
2. Attending a hockey game at Yost and joining in the chants.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Agree||
If they don't pour Two-Hearted find another restauant.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Much Overdue||
We've come a long way since the Michigan Marching Band first admitted women in 1972! It was about that same time that we had our first women cheerleaders as well.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Deja Vu?||
I'm feeling exactly like I did before attending the 1969 game.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Perspective, Please||
As a season ticket holder since my freshman year in 1964 it seems to me that too many people are taking the whole sports culture far too seriously.
As we go around the table on Thanksgiving has anyone ever heard another say "I'm thankful that Michigan won __ games this year and is probably going to the ____ Bowl?" I didn't think so.
In 1969 after that huge win over Ohio Bo suffered a heart attack on the eve of the Rose Bowl. No true Michigan fan really cared whether we won or lost that game against USC--our thoughts and prayers were with Coach and his family.
Let's focus on those things that are truly important this week. You'd be surprised how much that lowers your stress level.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||1973||
1973 says it all. I had to watch them tear down the banner.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Exponentially||
Since 1964? You bet.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Will Probably Renew||
My audiologist has three kids in college and hopes I renew my season tickets.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Those were the days||
1:00 kickoffs, TV time outs only at a couple of games a year--and an offensive line made up mostly of 5th year seniors.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Season Ticket Holder Since 1964||
The '69 game against Ohio remains among my top 5 victories and I'll be there again for IU on Saturday. Age might not bring wisdom but it does offer perspective. I've learned to acccept the good with the bad and not fret too much about those things which I can't control--like who's coaching the team and the play calling. Enjoy it for what it is and try not to internalize sports.
Life is simpler that way.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It was a compliment||
They should be honored that we consider them members in good standing of the Irish Society of Poultry Fanciers. They have a noble Mission Statement:
"The object of the Irish Society of Poultry Fanciers is to encourage and promote the preservation, improvement and protection of all breeds of poultry and waterfowl in keeping with breed standards, through advice and education in the use of good genuine poultry practices and disease control."
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Drum Cadence||
It's an amplified live drum cadence right up until the snap and I found it very annoying after a while. They even did it when we had the ball. I'm surprised it's allowed after a team breaks the huddle. "Adds excitement" I guess. If it didn't rattle CMU it sure isn't going to affect ND.
I miss the old days when the crowd noise forced Ohio to take repeated time outs!
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Actually, No||
Alumni not only paid full price (in addition to their "donation") but were there to watch the students arrive and wonder why so many of them were leaving early.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Ouch!||
Apologies if this has already been noted, but I just read that CMU's big tailback (and best offensive player) broke his ankle on the 3rd down play after Gardner's early interception at the 6 and their starting QB broke his collarbone shortly thereafter in the 1st Q.
Big price to pay for a big paycheck.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Just call me old||
Been a football season ticket holder since my freshman year in 1964. Do the math.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Finally!||
A post on this board about something older than me!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||One Small Correction||
As one who watched all of his home games from Section 4 (think Indiana 1979--catch was right in front of us) I can tell you that the crowd's "anticipative stirring" didn't just begin when AC touched the ball--it began as soon as he lined up wide on offense or waited for the punt or kickoff to fall into his waiting arms. You just knew every time that you were probably going to see something special.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Never Leave Early||
I made the mistake of leaving that game at halftime because the weather was miserable. Johnson went wild in the second half and I missed seeing it live although the game was televised and I watched it at a friend's apartment. With rare exceptions, I have always stayed until the final gun since then--win or lose.
Sadly, Johnson has Alzheimer's and last I knew was living in a care facility in New Jersey. Truly one of Michigan's leaders and best.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Dave Strack||
I may the the only one here who has watched them all and my vote goes to Dave Strack. He lifted the progam up out of nowhere and left a legacy that shines brightly today.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Losing is everything||
I hope we lose that game every time.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Been there; done that||
I met Cazzie on campus in 1964 my freshman year. Gosh, that must make him pretty old by now.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Guilty||
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Too Many to Count||
I've had season tickets since I was a freshman in 1964 and have probably missed only 5-6 games since then. AC's catch in 1979 was made right in front of us in Section 4. Have attended away games in South Bend, Evanston, Bloomington and, sorry to admit, most recently in Jacksonville.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious||
"You know, you can say it backwards, which is 'dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes', but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?"--Mary Poppins
Go Blue! or Eulb Og!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Fishbowl||
The Fishbowl connecting Angell and Mason Halls was there in the 60's--long before any computer lab. "Meet you at the Fishbowl" was often heard on central campus.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Super News.||
Exactly what we need to continue the momentum.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Simple||
Act like you've been there before. Under no circumstances burn a couch in the employee lounge.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Old?||
I was there also but was too old to rush the field then. I guess that makes me real old today. I wonder if his kid is called "Wangs?"
|2 years 35 weeks ago||G-Force||
Can't wait to see the G-Force (Gardner and Green) in the backfield together. That's a linebacker's nightmare for sure.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Only a 9||
He over rotated and had to reach back.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Down Under||
He should be dancing with that Australian hurdler. Anyone care to post her warm up video for comparison?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||No||
Stay off my green lawn!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Great Photo||
The photo accompanying the article says it all. So nice to see a six year old smiling after the events of the last few days. Ironic that her name is Faith.
I've always been proud to be a Michigan Wolverine, but stories like this make me even prouder. This young man will succeed in whatever he chooses to do with his life.
Use an unstrung racket for that big match, Patrick. She deserves to win.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Never stopped believing||
I've been a believer from the day I first watched Cazzie, Ollie, Larry, George and their teammates play at leaky Yost a "few" years back. And no, young fellers, they weren't on skates.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Best of All||
Best of all he did it the right way. Quality players; quality coaching.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||That works||
Alex Carder would understand that.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Excellent Choice!||
I propose that a new award be created: the Jordan Kovacs Award for Most Outstanding Walk On."
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Winning Field Goal?||
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that we could beat MSU with a last second field goal? I was so confident I even watched it.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Devin Robinson||
Or Denard Gardner.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Still With Us||
As demonstrated by these posts, Bo has not left us and never will. When he's not the 12th man on the field (you don't think Roundtree caught that ball in the NW game on his own, do you?) he's sharing Fritz Crisler's seat on the 50.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||In Other Words||
"Those who stay will be champions!"
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Disappointed||
From my viewpoint on the east side I watched all the NW players--who most probably just wanted to duck into the tunnel behind them at that moment--nevertheless walk out to mid field to congratulate The Victors. THAT was class and I was disappointed that only a handful of Wolverines met them there to shake hands. Thank you Jordan.
For most of the game we were outplayed and we would have lost to the better team but for one very fortunate catch with 8 seconds left. The Wildcats earned our respect and most of our players absolutely ignored them so as not to delay their celebration with the students for 30 seconds.
That's not the way we do things at Michigan.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Those Who Stay||
"Those who stay will be champions" --Bo Schembechler
Another fine example. Well done, young man.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Smart Crabs?||
I've never seen a crab with a iphone, fully charged or otherwise. Guess I'll have to visit Galveston someday.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Here's a difference||
I think there's a difference between an exciting last second win and a PLAY that results in a last second win. Last week was a good example. A fairly routine middle distance field goal resulted in a nearly last second win when it split the uprights. Most if not all of the great plays you reference were catches in the end zone, e.g. Roundtree's catch last year that outranks AC's play in your mind.
The 1979 Indiana win was unique in that it required a perfect throw, a great catch and an even better run to the end zone. After going up for the catch Carter still had to elude two defenders who were within tackling distance and run about 15 yard to the goal line--all with no time left on the clock.
All walk off wins are not equal--some result from plays that are more exciting and require more pure athletic skill than others.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Not Always||
Unless we're playing Colorado and Kordell Stewart.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||View from Section 4||
Those of us in Section 4 on the 15 yard line had the best view in The House. Now every time I take that same seat I mentally replay the throw, catch and run to savor it all over again--followed immediately by a mental replay of the winning TD against ND last year.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Heisman Finalist||
And finished third in the 1957 Heisman voting.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Funchess||
It would be a great motivator and he obviously has the talent to wear it well for four years.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||It's a bird! It's a plane!||
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman--wearing #16.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Big Chill Flyover||
The first B-2 flyover was at the Big Chill.
Anyone have a video of yesterday's bald eagle "fly-in?" It landed right in front of us in section 4. Better than skydivers or even rocket man.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Kalamazoo||
Derek Jeter , Greg Jennings, Lindsay Tarpley, T.J. Duckett and Adam Hall all have Kalamazoo roots.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||A True Champion||
Bo would have loved to coach Vincent.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Air Force Academy||
Air Force, 1964. My freshman year. Yup, I'm that old. Have had season tickets ever since.
Having come from a small, private high school in Detroit this was an entirely new experience to say the least. Had only seen Michigan play on TV (in grainy black and white) a few times previously. Like everyone else atttending for the first time, my eyes grew wide and my jaw dropped as I entered the bowl and saw the expanse of the stadium spread out around and below me.
1964 was a great year. Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champs. #4 nationally. Slipped a little for a few years after that--but then Bo arrived and you all know the rest.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Ranger IPA||
It's New Belgium's Ranger IPA for me. Finally in Michigan and I love the 22 oz bottles.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||The Bottom Line||
"Finally, it's pretty lame that our fan base needs an incentive program to show up to football games. This is Michigan, fergodsake."
That says it all for this old alum.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Lots of options open||
There are a variety of reasons a defendant, usually on the advice of counsel, will waive a preliminary examination. It's quite common, so don't read much into it.
One possibility is that a plea deal is being negotiated with the prosecutor. If this is a first offense, some sort of pre-conviction diversion might be in the works which could result in the charge being dropped if he keeps his nose clean for a year or two. It also depends on the victim's attitude. A deal could be made before the start of the season. That's probably a best case scenario.
Worst case scenario is that the case will proceed to trial, he will be convicted and spend some time behind bars.
All this is speculation. Time will tell. Let's hope his teammates are learning from his mistake.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Good Memory||
You're right. Carl was just the announcer for the band back then.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||A Great Leg||
Carl Grapentine just had to say "Kicking off for Michigan" and the crowd would chant "ALI! . . . HAJI! . . .SHEIKH!"
What followed was usually a line drive powered through the end zone.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Too little, much too late||
"The saint in black cleats sold his soul, and Satan leads the dance." -- Maureen Dowd, New York Times 7/21/12
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Priorities?||
"Too much money" is not a bad thing, but I question the selection of places to spend it. Perhaps some of the non-revenue sports could use that $12M in a way that would provide more value to the university and student-atheletes than a huge sign and building expansion that will primarily benefit football.
A rising tide (or fund balance) should lift ALL boats--not just the flagship.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Still a Champion||
Charles now plays for Bo. That's one helluva team up there.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Bad Idea||
Not today. The French are likely to remind you that we wouldn't have defeated the British without considerable military and monetary assistance from France.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Blonde on Blonde||
One of Dylan's best. Includes several of the songs he performed in concert at Ann Arbor Pioneer in 1965.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Bennie and Bump||
Bennie Oosterbaan played for Yost and Bump Elliot played for Crisler.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Cazzie||
Cazzie Russel coached for Lancaster PA in the CBA, a high school in Columbus and a small college in Georgia.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Don Moorhead||
When Don Moorhead graduated in 1970, he had set 24 records at Michigan including total offense (breaking the record set by Michigan All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up Bob Chappuis), most yards gained passing, most passes attempted and most passes completed. (In Bo's "three yards and a cloud of dust" offense!).
After 6 years in the CFL he taught and coached for 30 years, spending the last 15 years before retiring in 2010 at Paw Paw High School where he served as Athletic Director.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Gone?!||
Bo will ALWAYS be with us.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Tax Credit||
Michigan eliminated the limited state tax CREDIT for contributions to state universities. A portion of the PSD still qualifies for a DEDUCTION on your federal tax return if you itemize deductions rather than claim the standard deduction.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Good Luck, Shawn||
Unfortunately the Columbus defense is so bad that even Patrick Roy would look bad in goal for them. Here's hoping Shawn enjoys the view from the bench.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Henry Hill||
Played for Bo 1968-70. As defensive middle guard he had 13 tackles against Ohio in that great 1969 game. He was chosen as co-captain and Most Valuable Player in 1970 and a first-team All-American that same year.
Henry was 5'10" and weighed 200 pounds. At Detroit's Martin Luther King High School he played tight end.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Season ticket holder since||
Season ticket holder since Bob Timberlake led Michigan to a 9-1 season (6-1 conference for the championship, shutting out Ohio) ) and beat Oregon State 34-7 in the Rose Bowl. Anyone want to guess the year?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Pairwise||
Just jumped to #1 in pairwise rankings. Probably won't stay there after tonight's games but we'll enjoy it for the moment!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Backflips||
Before the field was lowered in 1991 the all male (!) cheerleading squad performed backflips off the wall to match the score. There were only 7 or 8 men so they got pretty wobbly whenever the score exceeded 50 and each had to do multiple flips in rapid succession.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Thankfully, the old tradition||
Thankfully, the old tradition of passing up coeds has been abolished.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Doesn't sound like a big||
Doesn't sound like a big deal.
Chicago Tribune reports "airport spokesman Bruce Schedlbauer says Vaught allegedly caused a disturbance with his behavior in a passenger terminal building at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport."
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Don't Cry for Me||
Enjoying the sun and sights in Buenos Aires. Tango lesson later.
Colors of the local "football" team are maize and blue.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Carr is a Michigan Man||
Lloyd Carr is, first and foremost, a Michigan Man. For those with short memories, during his tenue as head coach the Wolverines went 122-40, won or shared five Big 10 titles and were national champs (sorry Cornhuskers) in 1997.
His coaching record against top-ten ranked opponents was 19-8 and he is now a distinguished member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Moreover, he did it all with class as only befits a Michigan Man.
Why, why, why would any True Blue Michigan fan want to knock Coach Carr?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Another Perspective||
Joe Paterno was forced into retirement that he wasn't even able to enjoy for even one day. One of the lessons here is that there are far more important things in life than a job or yes friends, even sports. Think how different his life would have been if he had retired 20 years ago.
Contrast Jo Pa's situation with the paths that Schembechler and Carr took. Both retired relatively young while at the top of their games. Bo left coaching when he was only 60 and had the time of his life until his death. Carr was about 62 when he retired and just look at how much he's enjoying life.
Think about it.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Shades of Doc Losh||
Back in the 50's and 60's nearly every varsity athelete registered for the Introductory Astronomy class taught by Dr. Hazel Losh. Rumor had it that her grading scale was A for athlete, B for boys and C for coeds. She was proudly escorted under The Banner at every game by the captain who was at least 2 feet taller and 150 pounds heavier than her. As they say, "The crowd went wild!"
Those too young to remember this remarkable lady may want to read the SI article written after we beat that school from down south to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl in 1964.
At the pep rally on the Diag the night before the game Doc Losh is quoted as saying
"Remember this. Scholarship is not the only important thing at Michigan. Go Blue!"
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Absolutely!||
Ever since I watched Cazzie Russell, Oliver Darden and friends win three straight Big 10 titles at Yost.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Alfonso||
It was good enought for his mom and dad.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Photos don't lie||
I don't think Hardaway's head WAS in the game for big stretches. We need him to regain the form he showed earlier in the season. Burke and Novak can't do it alone.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Izzo Fizzo||
The look on Izzo's face? Priceless!!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Sadly the Right Decision||
Short term loss but long term gain for the program.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Another top QB recruit?||
He's the highest rated QB to be recuited by ND since, ah, whatshisname. Love those Irish traditions!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Rosenberg||
Michael Rosenberg, junk journalist.
Smart enough to know better but just wanted to bring down Michigan to sell a few papers.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||5 in Pairwise||
PairWise ratings have us 5th.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||There was a game?||
There was a game? From what I read after it seems LSU didn't show up either.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Free Amir||
The Iranian government has no credibility whatsoever.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||It's Michigan, Fergodsakes||
As a Detroit high school senior in 1964 U of M was the ONLY logical choice. I've had season football tickets ever since.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Masochist||
Masochism is professionally recognized to as a self-defeating personality disorder.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Big Trouble Already||
USA Today is reporting that former PSU players are very unhappy with Joyner's choice.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||In Hoke We Trust||
That's a legitimate question for a Thursday morning quarterback, but can't we hold the second quessing for now and just enjoy what Hoke and the team acccomplished this year?
After what we witnessed all season it can hardly be argued that Hoke is overly conservative in his play calling. In this instance he trusted the defense which was performing much better than the offense all night. He played the odds correctly even though it didn't work this time.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Rick Leach||
Rick Leach was the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Wolverines and ran the option to perfection for four years. In 1978 Bo said "He is the greatest football player I have ever been associated with."
For those too young to remember go to http://gutsnglue.tripod.com/leachbio.htm
|3 years 39 weeks ago||All Hail!||
Hail to the Victors!
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Roundtree's Catch||
Especially since it was right in front of us standing in Section 4.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Alumni Bashing||
Are the students who complain about the alumni because we don't cheer loud or often enough, like to sit once in a while, prefer to sing The Victors rather than Sweet Caroline, find the Wave boring after 25+ years, serve craft beer at our tailgates rather than Natty Lite, arrive at the Big House before the kickoff, pay a hefty seat premium, etc.--the sames ones who call us every few months at dinner time to beg for money and job interviews?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||"An honorable mention All-ACC||
"An honorable mention All-ACC selection at place-kicker ... Has played in 12 games, attempting 61 kicks ... Has made 14 of 17 field goals (82.4 percent) and 43 of 44 extra points on the season ... Has a season-long field of 42 yards and has totaled 85 points ... Has made a field goal in every game he's played in this season"
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Not only did he earn it with||
Not only did he earn it with his accomplishments, he did it the Michigan way--with ultimate class. His gesture of personally awarding footballs and hugging each of the seniors and their parents before The Game spoke volumes. I've never seen a head coach do that before when the rest of the coaching staff and team were in the locker room. No wonder the kids love him.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Ben Warda||
WMU's Warda blew a knee 2 weeks ago and is out for possibly the season. Not a star but the forward was solid all around. Should be a plus for UM.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Students make the noise||
That may explain why the lack of crowd noise (i.e. students) at the start of the game let Purdue score so easily on the opening drive.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Bo hated the wave because it||
Bo hated the wave because it disrupted the concentration of the players and diverted attention from the action on the field. And those of us who have participated in it since the 80's think it's getting just a bit stale. Surely the students can come up with something new.
|4 years 1 week ago||Slippery Rock Game Experience||
I brought my kids to the game (I believe tickets were $10) and it was the only time we all sat on the 50. The weather was great and it was a lot of fun. Both schools brought their bands and put on quite a spirited halftime show. UM paid all expenses.
Several years later my wife and I were traveling in Pennsylvania and we made a small detour just to visit Slippery Rock. Of course we stopped in the book store to buy t-shirts. The store manager asked if we had a student enrolled there. We didn't, but told her the story of watching the Rocks play in Ann Arbor. A student overheard the conversation and her eyes got as big as saucers as she asked incredulously "Slippery Rock played Michigan?!"
Not sure if it would work again. Even if it's a bye week there are a lot more games on TV now that would compete. Making it a fundraiser for Mott plus adding a few other perks might do it. Band Day used to bring in about 10,000 people so that might work also.
|4 years 1 week ago||Piped-in Music Volume||
The volume during pre-game and after the band leaves the field at half-time is way too loud. I've had season tickets for years and know most of the folks sitting around me in Section 4. We're all frustrated that we can't carry on a conversation at those times without shouting.
The music is fine to pump the energy level (although a bit more creativity in selection would be nice) but there's no reason it has to be deafening at those times. Let the tailgaters on the UM golf course buy tickets if they want to hear the music.
|6 years 1 week ago||Agreed||
As someone who was in the Big House for every game that Bo coached (ask me about OSU in '69!), I couldn't agree more. Bo was a lot more flexible in his play calling than his reputation would suggest. Adjusting to capitalize on the unique talents of Leach and Carter is a great example.
|6 years 1 week ago||Mass Confusion||
Perhaps it was because VanBergen waited until the last second to make the wrong call but the defense was still hopping all around when the ball was snapped. Given the dearth of experience and talent on defense, they can't afford to lose focus.
Just before IU came up to the line several defensive players were still waving their arms to ask the crowd for more noise. While I think that's a great interaction at the right time and place, like on a kickoff when everyone knows their assignment, this was neither. It was time to get serious, pay attention and bear down. The students know what to do when the opponent has the ball on the 15 yard line at the north end.
Leave the cheerleading to the cheerleaders and concentrate on stopping the offense. You ain't good enough--yet--to do both.
|6 years 1 week ago||Great Call!||
No question Warren had the ball first and last. See the great cell phone(!) pics at http://www.maizenbrew.com/
|6 years 1 week ago||Manny to the NBA?||
I'm content to wait just one more year to "prove" Coach Beilein can develop talent for an NBA career. I'll be more impressed if Beilein can convince these young men to stick around to graduate--and then play for the pros.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Advice from Bo||
Rich? Bo here.
Here's what you should have said last Monday:
"Gentleman, while I appreciate Coach Weiss taking time out from coaching Notre Dame to point out a grievous error of judgment committed by a Michigan player on Saturday, I want him to know that we closely review the video also.
The young man in question has already been personally counseled at length by me about the importance of controlling your emotions during the game. All personal fouls carry consequences on this team, and we make no exception even if no flag is thrown. As head coach, I am the ultimate referee.
And while I can assure you that this matter is being dealt with internally involving only the coaches and players, since you'll know soon enough anyway, I can tell you that this young man will not be starting against Eastern Michigan. Whether he plays at all will depend on the attitude he demonstrates in practice this week.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Security?||
Does anyone know why two people in uniform were intensely perusing the crowd during the whole game, particularly in the southwest corner, with binoculars and a scope from the top of the north end of the new structure on the east side? I'm pretty sure they weren't birders looking for eagles. I also don't think they were there during the first two games.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Respect||
How about showing just a little consideration for an old alum who has held season tickets since 1964, has had two total hip replacements, can yell pretty loud from a sitting position--but would still like to see the game, Dude?
Are you really telling me to keep my ass on the couch at home?