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|2 years 11 weeks ago||Best Game||
The 1968 Minnesota game is one that stands out for other reasons, not the game itself. In those days, one could bring what you wanted into the stadium, since it was usually just over one-half of capacity. The young lady who accompanied me brought fried chicken and brownies. I brought the Molson's Canadien. I thought to myself, "Here's a woman who enjoys Michigan football on a late October day, is a great cook and baker, and enjoys her beer. You should think about marrying her." I did. Great decisions are often based on the simplest things.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Help in Your Distress||
I sympathize greatly with your suffering in Columbus. What you might want to do is spend money on a customized tee that reads, "OHIO STATE, THE SEC'S BITCH". The Buckeyes record against that conference's original members is horrendous.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Knowing the Play||
I suggest that any reasonably intelligent coaching staff will have a good idea of which play will be run. Do you think that Michigan knew that Hyde would get the ball when it was third and short? The key is stopping the play from being sucessful, not just knowing about it. Perhaps, someone out there can remember Bubba Paris' s words on this subject.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Agree, but Question||
I'll defer to your claim. Still, Calendar-Canada.ca shows the the second Monday in October date for the years in question. Must be due to bi-temporalism in Canada. I'm done.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Thanksgiving Date||
On the other hand, every time the Blue played the Buckeyes, it was after Canadian Thanksgiving.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||A Confederacy of Dunces||
As near as I can figure, the Ohio State game has been held after Thanksgiving on twenty-two occasions. This has happened in every decade, since the first time in 1939. Interestingly, a post-Turkey Day contest took place when the Big Ten had a schedule of eight or nine games. Let us hope for some folks that their memory is the shortest thing they possess.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Attendance Pre-Bo||
Before Bo's arrival, the team stunk, but going to the game was a definitely a good time. So many empty seats. You could bring in picnic baskets, coolers, flasks for cold days, etc.. And, at the ticket kiosk, you'd tell the vendor you were a youth group chaperone and get an end zone ticket for as little as a dollar in 1962 and three bucks in '68. No game on TV and praise be, no ESPN, so you were out in less than three hours.
On the whole, however, a winning team beats all.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Pour Some Single Malt||
Sometimes it's best to relax and as Satchel Paige would advise, "Don't let the juices get too riled up." The following coaches had losing seasons and/or took a long time before they won mythical* national championships: Duffy Daugherty (3 losing), John McKay (2 losing), Bill McArtney (3 losing); Bear Bryant (4th yr.), Darrell Royal (7th yr.), Woody Hayes (4th yr.), Vince Dooley (17th yr.), Don James (17th yr.). Not saying patience works every time, but some have benefited by it.
* Until there's a real playoff system and polls don't matter, all championships are mythical.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Explanation||
Well, my father was a Great War vet, so I was lucky to be born when I was. One of my earliest football recollections was hearing he and his friends argue who was better in 1947, Notre Dame or Michigan.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Abandon All Hope||
One of the great things about being an old fart is that you're never have a shortage of bad memories. What I see in Michigan football today is what I saw around 1950. After their Rose Bowl win, the program became mediocre for an extended period, largely due to major rival coaches Biggie Munn and Woody Hayes. It appears that Dantonio and Meyer have assumed similar roles. It was 19 years before Bo started coaching, and I am not confident that the current staff is likely to copy his success.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||UM-MSU||
November 2, 2013, Dia de Los Muertos Wolverinos.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Correction||
None perceived. Was unable to log, in so had to create a new account. I try my best to avoid being an officious prick.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Tailback Mixup||
I believe the deliberate fumble was made by Lawrence Reid, not Lawrence Ricks. The latter wore # 46. We are the blog police; our motto is To Correct and Serve.