"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|6 days 14 hours ago||Wedding!||
That was the first game I missed since my freshman year in 1977 . . . due to my wedding to a fellow Wolverine!' She sadly insisted on the timing for too many reasons to list here. I had the tickets in my tuxedo pocket just in case things went south. Needless to say, the marriage was doomed from the start and ended a few years thereafter.
|1 week 7 hours ago||And . . .||
Minnesota in 1977 and Purdue in 1979. The above post did, afterall, reference the last 50 years and I remember those two games as being particluarly painful.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Woody Pontiac||
Maybe not one of the "best" but certainly nostalgic for those of us who watched Michigan Replay in the 80s.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The Knowlege||
MGrowOld appears to be channeling The Knowledge and reporting on the future from the future.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||No||
I'm still adjusting to kickoffs at times other than 1:00.
Hey! Is that someone on my lawn?? Excuse me, I have to go!!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks - Great Analysis||
I too am in the crowd who took Navarre to task for the team's performance. After being a student during Leach's career and the success of the following years I innocently thought that during the Navarre years I was seeing the low point of Michigan football. One thing I recall as standing out about Navarre was how many of his passes were batted down at the line. Maybe I was just not very observant , but I didn't recall seeing this much, if ever, before and Navarre had what seemed like a couple/few every game.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Shit Band||
In the later 70s, there was also the "Shit Band." A small group of band members would go from section to section wearing their foul weather gear on even the sunniest days. They would play a few notes in the direction of a part of the student section who would respond in unison with a resounding "SHIT"! Da Da, Da Da, Da DA! . . . SHIT! This would go back and forth three or four times and the band would move on to another section. As noted above, there was much drinking, smoking and everything else going on in the student section at the time, but I really do think this happened.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Not anymore||
There were games scheduled but Alabama backed out.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Robinson||
I had season basketball tickets in the late 80s and early 90s. The drama of changing head coaches just before the tournament followed by a national championship was one for the record books. Bo giving pep talks to the team during the tournament and Rumeal's clutch free throws won it all for us.
That said, Denard.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Mustard?||
Maybe the traditional is not so much orange as it is a mustard yellow. Regardless, certainly not neon.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
Also just subscribed. Thanks for the info OP!
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I disagr . . . no . . . wait . . . agree!||
As a relative old timer I was going to comment about the regular season being nothing more than to seed the teams playing for a national championship. I understand that in today's sports world this has become the norm; however, I pine for the days when the Big Ten Championship was actually a thing and the focus of the season. So much so that I recall referring to non-conference games as the preseason.
Then I read your second paragraph and agree completely. There will be plenty of debate every year but the bowl games will be special (if less lucrative, which means not happening).
Finally, if something like the above ever happens I would be a big fan of our division and it could be called something more creative than East 3, perhaps the Big Ten of old. And, swap Iowa State for Notre Dame just to piss them off.
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||This||
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||Hell you say!!||
You mean to tell me Michigan recruited one of the best classes in college basketball history without Nike or Adidas or Under Amour??!!
|22 weeks 13 hours ago||How long was this guy in college?||
"Caleb Joshua Halley, who served as Chief Osceola from 2004-07 and graduated from the university in 2009."
Not to mention he was 34 at the time of the incident and probably didn't get the Chief O gig his freshman year.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnn||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Original Division||
Twenty seems a little much; however, I would be thrilled to have an Original 10 Division and the Everybody Else Division.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Suit||
He wore a suit.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Not on the list||
If I may be allowed to pick an event not on the list, watching my daughter graduate from Michigan on Saturday. (Derby if that falls through)
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Delta + Arcade||
If my feeble mind isn't totally failing me, I think they were separate storefronts at the time with the Delta on the corner and the arcade next door.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Bad news||
Detroit has a resident income tax as well as one for people who work in the city. I believe its 2.5% for residents and half that for non-residents who work there.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Bursley||
My daughter is a freshman living in Bursley and they were ordered to the basement a while ago and still there. Although now there is a flood warning.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Dr. Strangelove||
By the look on the faces of the audience, I think Dantonio just sprung from his wheelchair ala Dr. Strangelove.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Edit||
Meant to say the most underrated DRINK in the country. Apparently, my phone skills indicate that I am the most underrated drunk!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Pappy!||
This fall's shipments began going out this week!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Bacardi Alexander||
Rum and creme de cacao, probably the most underrated drunk in the country!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||"Act"||
They do more than "act" like criminals. Ghoulston's only problem today is that he forgot he wasn't wearing a facemask and could be identified.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||1978||
For purely personal reasons. It was my sophomore year and had lots of high school friends from MSU visit for the game. Needless to say, I didn't get sober until Sunday night after they finally left.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||4 Games||
I especially like we have played 4games and have 5 wins!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Two home games||
What the hell am I going to do with only 2 home games in the first 6 weeks of the season??