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|3 weeks 4 days ago||I was there||
And it was glorious. Hot, too. I recall a couple of South Carolina band members passing out on the field while they waited to play the national anthem before the game. And the people were so polite. I was congratulated five or six times by strangers for Michigan's performance.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Newest to oldest||
The Rockford Files
Yes, I am old.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Most sections||
In most sections the entrance portal is in row 72 or 73 (I think). Several sections along the east sideline also have a lower portal around section 50.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Future posts...||
85 South Carolina
85 Ohio State
86 Fiesta Bowl vs Nebraska
86 Ohio State (the guarantee game)
My 1984 UM-Miami story - I sat in the first row behind the Miami bench. Late in the 4th quarter the Miami back up quarterback starts to throw and get loose, anticipating playing in the game. Miami gets the ball back and Kosar is put back in again. He throws interception #6 and Michigan runs out the clock to win. In my slightly inebriated state I yelled "Hey #14, you must really suck. Kosar is still playing after 6 interceptions and you are not". #14 didn't really like my commentary, meeting my taunt with a nasty glare. It turns out #14 was Vinny Testaverde, future Heisman Trophy winner, who probably didn't suck.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Sad commentary on my life||
25/25 in football, 124/126 in basketball. Missed Longwood and Mount St. Mary's.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Spartanizing||
"All of that sounds excellent. From a selfish perspective I think the shot clock reduction hurts Michigan since they use their time on offense so well, but if it's part of a package that includes improving offensive flow by reducing the Spartanizing of the game I'll take it in a hot second."
This is clearly Izzification, not Spartanizing. Spartanizing is a dry cleaning process.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||It is a bit of a walk||
It is a bit of a walk from campus (near the lake) but in the university owned lots parking is free with many shuttle busses that drop you off right outside the stadium.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||84 Miami is one of my favorites also.||
Miami won the NC by beating Nebraska in the Orange Bowl the season before with Kosar at QB. I sat in the first row behind the Miami bench. I didn't heckle them until Kosar threw interception #6. I yelled at the backup QB who was standing right in front of me "Hey #14 - You must really suck. Kosar throws six picks and you are still on the bench". That QB was Vinnie Testeverde, who won the Heisman two years later. Good call on his suckiness by me.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I'll play...||
I've been to see Michigan play at Notre Dame (08 & 10), Ohio State (04), MSU (93,99,01,03,05,07,09,11,13), Penn State (13) and South Carolina (85). Non Michigan games I have seen include Iowa at Penn State (00 I think), MSU at Northwestern (13), Florida State at Miami in the Orange Bowl (98 & 00?), Georgai Tech at Miami in whatever Dolphins Stadium was called then (07), and a bunch of WMU, CMU and EMU games.
The best experience was South Carolina. The fans were polite and welcoming (pre Spurrier) and Michigan just choked the life out of a pretty good South Carolina team. 34-3 win if my memory is correct. Williams Brice stadium is next to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, so I have no idea what the campus looks like. Honorable mention would be ND and PSU. Both nice stadiums with friendly fans.
The worst was Miami. The Orange Bowl was hot, smelley and full of Cane and Nole fans, They did have beer, though. The Ga Tech at Miami game I thought a brawl could break out at any time, and there were no Tech fans around. The crowd was pure Jersey Shore meets South Beach.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Couldn't agree with Magnum more||
Don has been forced to back up a little. He is becoming more Dick Whitman and less Don Draper.
Anyone else know Bert was dead when Roger's phone rang during the moon landing? I'm not sure why, but as soon as it started ringing I said out loud "Bert's dead".
I don't think Don's dream of Bert's dance number at the end was anything other than a way to honor Robert Morse.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||My two cents||
Long time reader, infrequent poster. The front page material is very good quality and usually interesting. But the mob mentality of many comments and many of the MGoBoard posts are stupid and RCMB like. Read a few board posts and comments Saturday night and left. I choose not to live my life being as miserable as some seem to be.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Iowa was #1||
Iowa was ranked #1 in 1985 for part of the season. Michigan was #2, setting up a 1 vs 2 showdown in Iowa City. Iowa kicked a last second field goal to beat Michigan 12-10. Iowa then lost the following week in Columbus. Michigan tied Illinois 3-3 two weeks later, then won the rest (including the Fiesta Bowl vs Nebraska) to finish 10-1-1 and ranked #2. Iowa lost in the Rose Bowl to the Pac 10 representative (UCLA I think).
Ed: This was supposed to be a response to comment #53.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Simple question for Mr. Bacon||
How does Bill O'Brien really feel about Tim Beckman?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||My list||
2) Notre Dame - nice stadium and the fans were OK.
3) South Carolina - Williams Brice Stadium is OK, the fans were nice and M won 34-3.
1) Orange Bowl - Smelly, sticky and hot.
2) Landshark/Joe Robbie/Your Name Here Stadium - Sterile, with obnoxious fans
3) EMU - Plenty of good seats available.
Baseball best - Tiger Stadium
Worst - Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Almost got Johnny Bench's autograph, though.
Hockey best - Olympia. Was 12 years old in the first row behind the Flyers bench.
Worst - Munn. Full of Spartans.
Basketball best - The new Crisler.
Worst - The Superdome, three rows from the top.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I was there||
I was a volunteer at the Takeover. All of the tshirts, mini helmets and Fatheads were packaged and addressed at WTKA last Friday. All that was left was obtaining postage and delivering to the post office. Your stuff should arrive soon.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Williams Brice Stadium||
I attended this game. We had a nice tailgate before the game, so my memories are somewhat clouded by beer. Here are my random (some might say scattershot) recollections of that afternoon:
- Williams Brice Stadium kind of looks like a space ship from a distance.
- It was a very warm afternoon. So warm that a couple of Gamecock band members passed out on the field before the game, standing and waiting to do their "2001 Space Odyssey" music for the teams entrance.
- The stadium was very loud and the fans were very friendly. Of course, this was pre SEC days for SC.
- The SC fans I talked to considered this a very big game for them.
- Harbaugh and Morris were very good, as was Thomas Wilcher.
- Paul Jokisch was very tall.
- The fans remained friendly, even when Michigan was up 20 plus points in the second half.
- Michigan basically manhandled the Gamecocks. O and D lines were dominant.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||UVa||
Didn't the Virginia legislature essentially make Virginia and Virginia Tech a package deal a few years ago when VT joined the ACC?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Michigan 67, Illinois 65.||
Michigan 67, Illinois 65. Wait, that seems vaguely familiar.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Hall of Fame Wing||
The MGoBlog HOF needs a wing for special contributors. Like baseball has writers in their HOF. Nominees could include Bob Ufer, Carl Grapentine (the football PA guy), Jim Brandstatter for his radio career and Lloyd Brady. Definitely Lloyd Brady.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Pete Franklin||
I grew up in Ann Arbor and I listened to Pete Franklin after sunset. He was a sports talk radio host ahead of his time. He was very nasty to callers, but it was fun to listen to. Didn't his show end with a Jimmy Durante song?
Ed: This was a response to Gordie Bell. Doh!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Breslin has a statue of Nipsy Russell outside||
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Bald referee||
I believe the bald official you referenced may be Jim Bain, truly the worst baksetball official I've ever seen. In the mid to late 70's I thought more than once that Johnny Orr would punch him.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||No problem. You had me||
No problem. You had me questioning my memory, but Wikipedia confirmed it.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I grew up in a neighborhood||
I grew up in a neighborhood off of Pauline Blvd. in Ann Arbor. I could go outside during games and hear the crowd roar. My first game was in 1963, when I was 6. I walked with a neighbor and his son to the stadium after halftime (in those non sellout days they opened the gates after halftime). I saw Navy (with Roger Staubach at QB) beat Michigan. I remember both the Michigan winged helmets and the shiny gold Navy helmets. The stadium seemed huge! Somehow I liked the winged helmets better.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||The Van Arsdale twins played||
The Van Arsdale twins played at Indiana.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||New Big East name||
Louisiana Purchase Conference
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Ohio||
Ohio - The Bastard State
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Me too...||
After the Toussant TD ruled non TD (which was crap) and the next TD negated by 25 yards in penalties I was convinced that Akron State would win. I sat in shock during the 3rd down play and peered (still seated) through the forest of standing people to watch the field goal attempt on the scoreboard. To go from a 10 point lead with two minutes to play to (in my mind) a missed FG and Akron State trailing by three with the ball and two minutes left was almost too much to take.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Front row seat?||
Are you Lloyd Brady?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I think they have to accept||
a bowl invite. The B1G wants the cash.