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|4 days 8 hours ago||Autographed Football||
I have an autographed football signed by Bo, Lloyd, RichRod and Brady -- in contact with one of the coaches to add Mo and Harbaugh to the ball to make it even more amazing.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Agreed||
I have that framed in my office on a blue matte with the ticket stubs to the 3 games I went to that year in a column down the right side -- Penn State (Judgment Day), Ohio State and the Rose Bowl.
|1 week 13 hours ago||J Giles Band||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Co-Worker Fake Homicide||
In the late 1990s, I worked for a company where the IT department was insane. Several of the employees had worked together for ages. One of them complained to the boss that another was extremely pissed off about something. The allegedly pissed off guy barges into the office with a (fake) gun and shoots the complainer in the chest. The guy that got shot starts gushing blood (ketchup) and drops to the floor. Naturally, the boss is totally freaking out and sure he's about to die when the rest of the department barges in and starts cracking up laughing.
With the scourge of school/office/random shootings these days, this prank probably wouldn't be very well received today, but it was legendary back then.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Have to list 2||
For personal glory, I played center forward in an IM soccer match against a team composed entirely of British guys. My team was terrible, but we had a decent goalie. Virtually the entire game was played in our defensive half of the field, but shockingly there was no score with about a minute left. Our keeper punted deep all the way to their keeper, who had not faced a single shot. He rolled one out to his right fullback, who inexplicably tried to cross the ball to the opposite side fullback when I turned my back to the play. The pass got no air, and I spun around and jumped on it. Just me and the keeper as time is about to expire. Feinted left, went right, keeper fell down, tapped it in, and we won 1-0. Was exhilarating.
For kicks, got to play with Glen Rice at the CCRB in a pick-up game. Never touched the ball. Not once. But, I did set a killer screen for him which resulted in a 3-pointer. And by "killer" I mean that the guy covering him ran me over like I wasn't even there. Not my finest moment as an "athlete", but I love the story.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Autzen, Husky & Michie||
Agree with others that Auzten, Husky and Michie should be on your list. Michie is still on mine -- haven't gotten there yet, but I have been to quite a few stadiums to see college football. Here's my list:
Michigan, MSU, OSU, PSU, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, NW, Illinois, Rutgers, BC, Syracuse, UConn, Oregon, Washington, Rose Bowl (both for Rose Bowl and UCLA game), Sugar Bowl, Gator Bowl, Hawaii Bowl (don't go unless UH is playing), AT&T Stadium, Notre Dame
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Aloha||
I've seen UH play in person (wife is from Oahu), and the issue is undeniably money. There's more than enough fan support to keep the team going, but the state is not willing to spend what's necessary to refurbish Aloha Stadium (which is a dump) or build a new one. It doesn't help that the NFL has waffled on continuing to play the Pro Bowl there -- a commitment to continue that game and the tourism dollars it generates could provide a push to get the stadium renovated. However, massive cost overruns on a public railway system leaves nothing in the coffer for football. Money is what caused them to lose June Jones -- his and his staff's salaries and the infrastructure expenses -- and they've been a tire fire since he left. As I recall, it cost the AD his job, and there has been talk about shutting down the program if they can't figure out how to fund it properly. It's a shame, since football is really big on Oahu.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||35-23, Michigan||
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Ticket packages||
I'm on the board of the U of M Club of Northern New Jersey, and we will definitely be partnering with the NYC club to reserve blocks for the games. We will send out details as soon as they're available.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||24-16 Michigan||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||28-10, Michigan||
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Why it was cancelled||
There are actually 2 main reasons why the tailgate was cancelled.
First, while the event had indoor space, part of the tailgate was planned to be outdoors. As a result, there was a safety concern that there would not be enough room to have everyone inside at once.
Second, as alluded to above, there was concern that the food vendors would not be able to adjust to the earlier schedule to ensure that the event would be properly catered.
At the end of the day, the Alumni Association isn't going to half-ass anything. They'd rather get a little egg on their face and cancel the event before they would charge people money for something that would be of less value than the cost to the membership. I think it's both prudent and smart, and there's no harm to the alums who paid and will get a refund.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||49-13, Michigan||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Daily||
I was one of the football beat writers for the Daily in 1990. From above in the press box, watching the stadium go berzerk during Desmond's TD return to tie the game at 21 was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. For the 2-pt conversion, I can tell you that we (the Daily writers), and just about everyone else in the press box, were equally stunned that there was no flag and that it wasn't called a catch regardless. We were so incensed by the result that we actually debated running a headline as though Michigan had won the game, 29-28, but then we remembered that we're journalists and it probably wouldn't be a very good idea.
The Iowa loss the following week was because of a stupid decision to go for 2. Moeller used to have the o-line far off to the left while the center, holder and kicker were properly positioned. The holder liked that the D wasn't set properly, so he called for the snap and the conversion failed. Could have used that point, obviously.
That team lost 3 games by a total of 6 points and was probably the best team Michigan has had other than the 1997 championship team. Wound up in a 4-way tie for the conference title (the 3rd of 5 straight), and obliterated an overmatched Ole Miss team in the Gator Bowl with over 700 yards of offense -- an unheard of amount in the pre-Denard era. That team should have won a national championship -- they were good enough to do it. Shameful that the Sparty result took that possibility away.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||1988 Miami (YTM) game||
My sophomore year, and my seats were near what was supposedly guys from the hockey team. One of the hockey guys came to the game in a wheelchair, just so they could sneak in a pony keg at the back of the chair and do keg stands all game. It was awesome - wished I could have pulled that off.
Even better, there was a college age Miami (YTM) fan sitting nearby who was rooting a little too hard for the Canes dressed in his Miami gear. These same guys that were supposedly from the hockey team picked the Canes fan up and ripped all of his clothes off him down to his boxers. No joke. He ran out of the stadium and came back less than 10 mins later wearing all Michigan stuff. The whole section stared at him when he walked back in, and he just held up an index finger and said, "Michigan - No. 1" and the student section cheered. It was crazy - if we could have, we would have had subs.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Jedd||
FWIW, I have known Jedd since we were both kids in NJ (though I'm 6 years older and was closer in age to his brother). He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Even though he's well-traveled, he will do really well for Michigan and the players will definitely like him - very relatable guy. Congrats to Jedd and congrats to us on such a great hire!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||The last (and possibly only)||
The last (and possibly only) Michigan team to have all 5 starters drafted in the first round is actually 1987-88 - Grant, Rice, Mills, Vaught and Robinson.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Lucky||
I was lucky enough to have been at PSU, at home for Ohio and at the Rose Bowl in the '97 season as well as UTL1, despite the fact that I graduated in '91 and live in NJ. (I pick 'em well.) It's almost impossible to choose from among those games, which are the most memorable for me.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||31-23, Michigan||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||34-9, Michigan||
|3 years 7 weeks ago||81-55, Michigan||
Michigan - 81
Penn State - 55
Retribution and anger, all rolled into one. Badgers get the same treatment next.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||76-68, Michigan||
Michigan - 76
Sparty - 68
|3 years 10 weeks ago||73-64, Michigan||
Michigan - 73
Illinois - 64
|3 years 11 weeks ago||78-57, Michigan||
Michigan - 78
Penn State - 57
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Overrated?||
Why were several posts, including mine, labeled as overrated? Seems rather arbitrary when the overwhelming number of posts were simply predicting the score, again including mine.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||73-68, Michigan||
Michigan - 73
Sparty - 68
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Michigan, 87-63||
Michigan - 87, Purdue - 63
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Michigan, 80-72||
Michigan - 80
Ohio - 72
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Michigan, 77-52||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||78-61, Michigan||