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|1 week 6 days ago||I grew up during the Bo||
I grew up during the Bo years, so have to pick a lineman! Steve Hutchinson -- hands down!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Went to Exhibition Stadium||
back in the day -- We should have known the seats (not even the ":Cheap" seats) were bad when we walked by a binoculars concessin stand ....
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks! I told my husband I||
Thanks! I told my husband I thought it's name was 'Whiskey'! Dementia held at bay for another day!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Does anyone remember the||
Does anyone remember the little dog who would push the ball down the field and into the end zone to the applause and cheers of all? I think it was in the early '70's?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Passing girls up overhead in||
Passing girls up overhead in the stands was most definitely a tradition. When they reached the top, sometimes the students would pretend to toss them over the top and toss over a blow up doll instead. Some girls wanted to get passed up. Many hated it -- impossible to get put down after it started and many jerks took the opportunity for major groping. Ann Arbor eventually passed a law making it a sexual assault charge.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Went to my first game as a||
Went to my first game as a kid in the '60's and TP throwing definitely was popular then through to when I was there in the late '70's and early '80's. The goal was to throw it so the paper would stream out in long banners and get caught in the nets raised behind the goalposts for FGs and PATs. Rather pretty.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||And you can take that to the bank! Thanks Carl!||
And you can take that to the bank! Thanks Carl!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I am quite certain the M||
I am quite certain the M Fanfare is played when a Michigan bandsman enters the pearly gates
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Also that was the year of the||
Also that was the year of the MMB Funeral For a Friend take down of the Washington band!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yellow and .blue after that||
Yellow and .blue after that '81 Rose Bowl win was glorious! Other highlights: Bob Ufer's amazing speech at the pep rally the day before. I'm certain he knew (although none of the rest of us did) that he was dying and was his last chance to witness a Rose Bowl victory. He was willing those boys to win with everything he had. One of the most stirring speeches EVER.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Crowd, not crows. damn fumble fingers||
Crowd, not crows. damn fumble fingers
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The " Shit Band": would play||
The " Shit Band": would play various little call and response tunes where the crows was to yell out Blue! Instead, those rascally students would shout out "Shit" instead. Soon spread throughout the stadium and people would improvise to try to shout it Ina just about any song.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Basil Hayden's and a splash||
Basil Hayden's and a splash of water. Fire up, It's Saturday! Live a little!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Throwing at the head of your||
Throwing at the head of your own player is seriously messed up. The fact the player's stepdad came through Michigan as place kicker AFTER I did is messing me up, too. I am seriously old. Time to start drinking heavily.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||And so did||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||But can DB ...||
Sit silently? I think not ...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Met him the same time||
The Meet-and-Greet came through Boston just before hitting NYC. I pounced on him with various questions re: MMB. He was pretty unsavory then --got him warmed up for you.
|15 weeks 23 min ago||I remember Mid '70's||
Seger was playing a high school prom (rumor was it was for a friend's little sister and Seger did it as a favor). EVERYONE in my High School was calling everyone they knew at the other school hoping to get asked to that prom. Sadly, I was just a little freshman and didn't go. It was just before or around the time "Live Bullet" came out. Seger was HUGE where I grew up.
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||A personal favorite ...||
"Andy Katzenmoyer's never been asked to dot the I because he'd need a map."
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Visions of 1988||
On January 2, 1988, Michigan's alumni group in the Northeast staged a twofer: Watch M take take on Cornell in New Haven for the Yale Hockey Classic, followed by a large site viewing of Michigan v. Alabama @ the Hall of Fame Bowl. (YAY, John Kolesar!)
A group of MMB alums (plus some high school ringers for instrumentation) grabbed their horns and showed up to play. Lots of Victors, Let's Go Blue and ending with the Yellow and Blue. The M Fans and Alums were thrilled. The players skated over at the end of game for The Victors. Players' parents en masse thanked us over and over.
Sadly, we were outlaws with the MMB who refused any help or recognition. They actively fought against us. Thankfully, a sympatheic insider snuck us some sheet music.
No one thought we were official representatives of the U. No one thought we were the MMB on a field trip. Were we warmly received and appreciated by the people there? You betcha.
MMB has grown since then and the Alumni Band is now an accepted contributor. One hopes the Musical theater folks learn to do the same.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Wishing Matt all the best!!||
He's great kid. Met his family after the Sugar Bowl a few years back -- you can tell where he gets it from. The whole crowd as nice as can be.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The beginning has a little Pat Sazuki||
Flavor to it. After that, hang on! What a great, energetic version. Love the "It's Great to Be a Michigan Wolverine" chant made an appearance part way through.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||OSU Higher ups claim||
OSU higher ups claim they are looking for an external candidate to come in and clean house. The ongoing support for Waters by alums and the resurrection of Waters' civil rights suit make it an extremely unattractive position for most outside candidates.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Land of Tom Brady||
Boston Massachusetts --
In my office -- steps from the finish line of the Boston Marathon!
(And my Lloyd Carr-esque avator is actually Charles Willson Peale's portrait of Timothy MAtlack hanging at the Boston MFA!)
|26 weeks 7 min ago||Jerry Bilik is A Music God||
He is responsible for the MMB versions of M Fanfare, Temptation, and Hawaiian War Chant.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, there are some pretty basic ones:||
Where is the business plan?
Who owns the copyright?
Are they gifting it to the school?
Will the crowd sourced donations be tax deductible?
How are assets/profist/gains allocated?
What permissions have been received for use of the University logo/name/copyrighted material?
I've dealt with the Uniiversity's legal Dept -- good luck getting all of this accomplished by March 19, 2015.
What a depressing effort
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you for that JFW||
I'm a female Michigan alum/fan. I, for one, am happy to see us get re-focused on actually talking about Michigan sports.
It's Brian's blog and he can make the rules.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||^^^THIS is the definition of organic||
Something starting small, but catching fire and energy and imgination until it explodes.
Weiss and Weinberg saying their project is organic is a joke. Coming up with a marketing plan before the song itself is NOT organic.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I love this quote:"Not many||
I love this quote:
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Brady should give the rookie his MVP truck||
Brady should give the rookie his MVP truck