Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|15 weeks 4 days ago||My Condolences||
To his daughter Becky and the rest of the family. A truly wonderful coach, teacher and family man. Those were wonderful
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Jennie Dalton is formerly||
of the Michigan MArching Band and presently plays in the Alumni Band.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Cali Wolverine -- Wishing you and Mrs. Cali||
all the best. The phase three trial sounds promising. God bless those people who are willing to participate in such things for the good of the rest of us.
I thank you for your wishing I would post more. I hate to chime in where it would be dated (when I'm catching up to things on the board), or would be repeating what others have said already. I can hold my own in most sports conversations, particularly when it comes to Michigan, so I'm not too concerned about being attacked for my sports opinion, even as a woman. I do worry about coming across as the scolding oldster when I see some of the nonsense on here.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||As a woman||
That discussion stood out as the nadir of commentary on this board. (Although some nasty posts on a young woman who had just committed to Michigan came a close second.) The level of coarse, crude and sexist posts also seems to have been on the rise. My perception is this may be due to the influx of posters all of whom seem to be young men/boys lacking in any sort of real life experience. My heart bled for you (and all of us) that day.
I am also of a certain age, who remembers the actual Bo Schembechler years -- where we perennially lost games that we shouldn't, got screwed by the Big 10 and were disappointed by Bowl games when we finally got to go. Having a long view helps keep things in perspective.
I almost never post, and then only if I feel I have something unique to add. I am doing so now to say that I always regretted not posting back then to support you.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Very involved in community||
While here in the Boston area Mesko immediately got involved in Children's Hospital and other local
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Bad experiences||
About 20 years ago, the UM Club of Greater Boston actually had a joint game watching party with tOSU. It sucked. Whoever was running the Michigan group at the time showed up with his kids in a stroller for a quarter and then left. Clearly had no clue. Also, a UM v tOSU game about 7-8 years ago at an overflow Irish bar near The Place had a manager wearing a buckeyes shirt. So, could be worse.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Sweet Caroline's and Tavern on Square||
Parking impossible near Sweet Caroline's. (SC). Tavern on Square (TOS) has a large lot behind with validated parking. Both easily accessible by T. SC gets crowded fast - be sure to get there very early for a table. Otherwise you're standing at bar. TOS will fill up but not so quickly and there are usually seats @ back. Food and service good at both. Personally spend more time @ TOS because of ease of parking and driving.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||At the game||
Nice little Michigan contingent here. Watched FB game at local bar with NH Alumni club then ran to the hockey arena
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Classic Bob Ufer||
"Under center is Wangler at the 45, he goes back. He's looking for a receiver. He throws downfield to Carter. Carter has it. [unintellibible screaming] Carter scores. . . . I have never seen anything like this in all my 40 years of covering Michigan football. . . . I hope you can hear me – because I've never been so happy in all my cotton-picking 59 years! . . . Johnny Wangler to Anthony Carter will be heard until another 100 years of Michigan football is played! . . . Meeeshigan wins, 27 to 21. They aren't even going to try the extra point. Who cares? Who gives a damn?"
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Southeastern MI fans are spoiled||
Living in Boston, we don't get much opportunity to see UM live. Get back to A2 once a year for a game. I've been looking forward to this game for years. No way i would miss this no matter where it was played. The tailgate at the Pratt Whitney field was 99% Michigan and looked like Pioneer High School on a Saturday. Sat with the Michigan crowd in the end zone. Looked like about 1/3 Michigan in the stadium. It seemed pretty loud from where i was sitting. With the exception of the one UConn Guy doing the "O-H-I-O" hand signals, the UConn people we encountered were pretty friendly. Expected much worse with the beer at the stadium.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Band Schedule||
Seeing pregame and the Band taking the field is pretty special. I kniw I'm biased, but others seem to agree.
Saturday, August 31
10AM-12 Noon Rehearsal
|33 weeks 2 days ago||One of the most spine tingling experiences||
was Ufer's speech to the football team, December 31, 1980. Many people have credited Ufer and his fiery oration for Bo's first Bowl victory. I will NEVER forget that day. What a man, what a speech, what a passion for all things Michigan.
"And WHEN you win it, not IF you win it, you're going to be able to say something no Schembechler team has ever been able to say in the past. No Schembechler team will ever say in the future. You're going to be able to say that you gave one of the greatest coaches in the history of intercollegiate football his first bowl victory. You're gonna win that ball game tomorrow. You're gonna win it for Bo. You're gonna win it for the team with the winningest tradition in the history of the Big Ten. You're gonna win it for the prestige of the Big Ten. you're also gonna win it for the school with the largest living alumni in the world, over 300,000 of them and they're all gonna be behind you tomorrow.
"And you know most of all? You're gonna win it for yourselves. You're gonna prove to yourselves that Notre Dame and South Carolina were flukes. And when you walk out of that stadium tomorrow afternoon, with victory ringing in your ears, you're going to know you could've been 12-0 for the season. And better yet, you're going to know darn best because you will have just shown 45 million on TV along with 100,000 over there that YOU are indeed the finest football team in America today!
"Fellas, I ask you from this point on: Think Victory! Beat Washington! you've got 60 minutes of football, and a lifetime to remember it. And believe me, you will remember tomorrow's game!"
|33 weeks 4 days ago||1980 Northwestern||
Season opener and it POURED. Completely drenched. Bo decided to start Rich Hewlett at QB over John Wangler. Everyone thought we would dominate, but ... not so much. People in the stands chanting "We want Wangler! We want Wangler!" Northwestern leading most of the way. Michigan scored a go ahead TD, but it was Andy Cannavino, who forced two NW turnovers late in the 4Q who saved the day.
Michigan went on to lose the next two games to Notre Dame (51 yd last minute FG) and South Carolina (they had the Heisman Trophy winner playing for them). The Boys in Blue did go on to win Bo's first Rose Bowl -- after an amazing Pep Rally speech by the then quite ill Bob Ufer set them on fire.
During my 4 years in the band, I remember a couple VERY cold games where my lips froze to my mouthpiece (!), but I can't remember the exact games. It was colder back then. And we had to march uphill across the field.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||An amazing player on a great team||
Dennis Frankllin and Ed Shuttlesworth teaming up on offense were great fun to watch and Don Dufek and Steve Strinko were incredible on D.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||We managed to get to three Rose Bowls by the end of the decade||
Culminating in the heartbreaking USC Charles White "Phantom Touchdown" on 1/1/1979. *sigh*
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Old School||
I'm an old school believer that games are won or lost in the trenches. Glad there's room for optimism here for the OL and good blocking for Devin and our RBs.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Glad you overcame hesitancy||
This is a great post. I would have loved to have been there. No matter where you stand on the final years of his program, he is a Michigan Man through and through. That means 'doing things the right way', not for personal or pfofesional expediancy. A fabulous teacher and molder of men. Thank you.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||52 Female||
LS&A '82; 4 years Trumpet MMB: performed in 2 Rose Bowls, 1 Gator Bowl, 1 Bluebonnet Bowl, 1 Super Bowl and 1 Bob Hope Special.
Grew up in Ypsilanti, attended my first game -- v. Purdue -- in 1966. Chanted "Dana Coin is Money in the Bank." Saw Rudy Tomjanovich play with his original face. Sat in the "Yay, Lytle!" section. Loved Gordie Bell, Rick Leach and, of course, Bo and George Cavender, two men who epitomize diligence, integrity and pride in all things Maize and Blue.
Now an attorney living in Boston with MGOHubby, also '82 LS&A. No kids. Right handed, left politics.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||But then again, there was||
the endless playing of those huge crowd pleasers, "El Cid" and "St. Louis Blues." Cavender wanted more sound -- but controlled sound. Plus there were FAR more music majors in the band in the Revelli/ Cavender years. Revelli and Cavender strove for a symphonic band sound on the field -- in lock step.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||the '77 Uni's||
were the most hideous ones in my estimation. That bizarre Un-Michigan blue on the front and back of the jacket. Plus, our section leader was always calling for "capes" during the special drum cadence to the stadium. We'd swing our shoulders back and forth to get the capes twirling ... except there weren't any capes to the new uniform. *sigh*
|34 weeks 1 day ago||MMB is a major part of the UM Brand||
MMB and The Victors are a huge part of the brand that the University puts out into the world. They are front and center from public service ads, to literature to prospective students, to mailings to alums and donors. They are instantly recognizable and create huge goodwill for the school. One has to believe that Brandon understands this because he does not hesitate to use the MMB's image/sound to market athletics.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I am one of the producers of the film||
Thank you all for your kudos and kind words. This is an important story, every bit as relevant today as ever for the need to stand up for what is right. Filmmakers Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse make fabulous movies, several of which (including this one) have been nominated for Emmy awards. It's well worth checking out their other films. I've known them since high school. I'm proud of them and to have been associated in a small way with this film.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Green Montser||
That's a heck of a poke to the top of the Green Monster and she isn't even in the front row. Does anyone know who was taking BP at the time?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Can't wait to hear what||
the Yost Arena crowd does with the name Rohliks.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||That Collins chose the number 98||
as the date Matthew Shephard was killed shows he has a finely tuned sense of the symbolic. It was a deeply personal, genuine and articulate article and I hope more people read his comments. Thank you EM as well for your comments.
|1 year 3 days ago||Amen, my friend||
"This is one of those days when you found out how many great friends you have." ~ Dan Shaunessy. Was grateful for all the calls, texts, messages and e-mails from around the country.
|1 year 3 days ago||Just there as a spectator for fellow UM Alum||
Was there at the finish line with his girlfriend. And we both are glad he ran such a fast race. We're pretty certain we later saw a picture of woman we'd been talking with for a while on a stretcher on the news.
My office is about two blocks away. Traffic is not allowed, so normally congested streets are deserted. A medical tent is down below my window, which they haven't taken down. There is a crowd of runners at the other end of the building, trying to get their bags with their belongings. Police, military everywhere, particularly at my train station. Also LOTS of media cameras everywhere. Lots of people with luggage from the surrounding hotels trying to drag their bags somewhere to find a cab. Many local people have the day off because it is school vacation week. Those that are working are largely hunkered down in their offices. Completely surreal.
|1 year 4 days ago||Was at the finish line||
Just over an hour before. The area by the flags was quite crowded, at times 8-10 people deep. It took us about 20 minutes to walk a couple blocks.
|1 year 1 week ago||I prefer to think||
they were burning the couches ironically.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Bo did say this:||
Moving up a comment from Carl Grapentine below:
In 1980, the band was not sent to the Notre Dame game. We lost it on the last-second miracle field goal. The next week at a pep rally on the steps of Rackham Auditorium, Bo stood before the crowd--his jaw jutted out in that defiant way--and spit out the words, "The next time I go into a war, I want my band with me!!!" Send the MMB to Dallas when Michigan HOSTS Alabama! The Team, the Team, the Team!