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|32 weeks 6 days ago||hamilKKKton||
Three K's today
One threat down. One to go.
|1 year 1 week ago||Novak||
4 year starter and a 3 time captain. That is HoF worthy.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||38 - 0 Tradition||
It became tradition for the last two ND coaches to lose 38 - 0 to Michigan in their 2nd year (Willingham and Weiss). Kelly could not even get that right. But now he can make up for it this year and hang his own 38 - 0 loss on the wall. May the new ND tradition continue.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Meeeecheeegan Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||
3 -1 final
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Good thing||
We can wing it down to the empty net and no icing
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Under 3 to go||
2:30 to go - still 3 -1
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Irish empty net - Hunwick||
Irish empty net - Hunwick save 1:50 to go
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Co-Champs!||
I would rather be Co than No.
Great job all season by the team and coaches.
Remember 4 years ago when we sat on the edge of our seats just to see if we were in. What a great progression for this program over the last few years.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The Pride of Columbus||
Came through for the Maize and Blue
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Whooo Hooooo seconded, thirded and fourthed||
Great day. Great wins. Great commits.
Smiles all around all week
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Thanks to Fitz's Mom||
Michigan would like to thank Fitz's mom for the birth of her son.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Be Loud Tomorrow||
I have been to evey home version of The Game since '85 and seen some amazing games. I will be so ready tomorrow (already am and have been). I was thinking about should or should not the field be stormed. These current UM students have never experienced a victory over Ohio. So that swayed me. I say yes and will enjoy watching them pour over the wall and onto the field tomorrow. I hope security is instructed to just let's it happen.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||OK to think ahead, but save your VOICE||
All week all I have been thinking abuot is beating Ohio. No that will not help the team on Saturday, so yes it is ok to think ahead and post your thoughts to the blog. But your voice, your voice needs to come with you on Saturday (for those of us at the game). Your voice will not make a tackle, a catch, a great cut back or a coaching adjustment. We will leave those things to Martin, Koger, Fitz, Hoke (and Staff) and the rest of the TEAM that is running under the banner on Saturday. But your voice can and should create an atmosphere that disrupts Ohio's thoughts and causes them to make mistake after mistake.
Go Blue! Beat Ohio and see you in New Orleans, Miami, Glendale, Tampa, Orlando or wherever we need to go to follow our beloved Wolverines.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Never too Young||
My wife works for Notre Dame and comes from a family that roots for Notre Dame. When my son was born she kept telling me that I had to let him choose, Michigan or Notre Dame. Well when I returned from the 1994 Colorado game my brother-in-law was there having my 4 year old son saying "Michigan stinks". It was at that moment that the gloves came off and his destiny was set to be a Michigan fan. He learned about Fielding Yost, Willie Heston, Germany Schultz, Bennie Oosterbaan, Fritz Crisler, Tommy Harmon, Ron Kramer, Bo Schembechler, Bob Ufer, etc, etc. He learned to call the Big House home. 17 years later he will be in the student section one last time and is on target to walk into the Big House this spring a student and walk out a graduate.
When he was about 10 or 11 he was asked at a family gathering why he hated Notre Dame so much. His response, "that is what Dad taught me to do". Brought a tear to my eye. And his dislike for Ohio runs much deeper as it should.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Blocking Foul||
2nd bad call against Morgan in the last couple minutes. At worst, that should be a no call. If a call, Morgan looked set.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||1 down||
Announcers are right. We need to take it inside. Get an advantage by getting the 4 foul guys out of the game. Got a break on the D end getting the first one out of the game
|1 year 29 weeks ago||1056||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||904||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The Wolverines - by Will Perry - 1974||
You will read about a lot of the history of Michigan football including:
Yost, Willie Heston and the first Rose Bowl
Germany Schultz creating the linebacker position by playing a couple yards off the line of scrimmage to ge a better view of what was going on
A water jug becoming a trophy
Tom Harmon getting a standing-O in his last game in the snake pit
The "snow" bowl
The hiring of Schembechler, his heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl, the 10 - 10 tie in 1973
An so, so much more. I was given this book as a kid, read about all the history and still have the book 35+ years later.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Took my 5 Year Old - 16 years ago||
Took my 5 year old to his first game in 1995. From that time on he bled Maize and Blue and has been to almost all games since he was 7 (1997 - What a year to be 7 (or any age and an M fan). After the ND game last Saturday he told me that this ranked as his #2 moment in the stadium behind only the 97 OSU game. He will now graduate from U of M this next spring. Take the time. Make these memories for you and your kids.
Here is what I did to make the experience the best (also did it with my daughter 2 years later):
1. Monitor their fluid intake before the game so you are not running to the rest room every 5 minutes.
2. Explain to them before the game that you will take them out at half time for a treat, but not before. Good time to hit the rest room and get a lemon chill (keeps them busy for a period of time in the 3rd quarter)
3. Explain to them what is going on. Will keep their interest. Explain to them what we want to happen. For instance, when on offense point out the yard markers and explain we want them to get past a certain point. Get excited when we do and give them high-5's. Keep their excitement up as well as you can.
4. Point out other things going on. The Band. The Cheerleaders, etc.
5. Sing the Victors or Let's Go Blue when the band plays it
6. It gets easier every game you take them too especially if you set the expectations, be consistent game to game and stick to the expectations you laid out. My kids learned what to expect by being consistent. They ALWAYS wanted to go.
Good luck. You are starting the process of creating a die hard MGoFan
|1 year 35 weeks ago||God Bless||
Roy Roundtree and Denard Robinson's maize and blue heart
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Go Blue||
You captured the essence of being a die hard, passionate Michigan fan. Good description of your journey. Could see the path you walked today as you described it in your writing.
Tomorrow we will be amongst 100,000 of our closest friends!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Happy Game Day Eve everybody||
Finally here (well almost).
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Iowa 2002 - Train Wreck - MGoLesson||
I have been to many of the great victories, PSU OT, PSU last second, 1997 Season, MSU 3 OT, etc. But what may not be the most memorable moment in the stadium at the time is now one I am most proud of. Iowa crushed us in the 2nd half and won 34 - 9. Midway through the 4th my son (12 years old) wanted to leave but I refused telling him you never turn your back on your team. It was about a year ago (he is now an MGoSenior) he told me what an impression that moment made on him and how it taught him to be a true fan.
Looking forward to the Purdue game this year (Oct. 29) when my brother and I wil celebrate the 40th anniversary of our first game in the Big House (Oct 30, 1971 vs. Indiana). Going to try to trade my seats for the seats we sat in for that game. Still have the ticket stub. Sec. 19, Row 67, Seat 25 & 26
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Rain, Sleet, Snow, Wind||
I remember sitting in every part of the stadium as the wind changed. The stadium was half full at best. I remember seeing a mom (not dressed for the weather) sitting with her young (probably 10 - 12 year old) son. Looked like it was his first game and he was really into the game. She looked totally miserable, but as a good MGoMom, she sat there and let him have his day. Seems like I was around section 26 at that time. We ended the game sitting in section 1 (on the 50). With a couple minutes to go in the game Michigan had the ball right in front of us and I was thinking the only thing that could go wrong was a pick-6. On the next play the QB rolled out, turned back and threw a swing pass to the other side. A Purdue defender stepped in front of it and had a sure pick-6, but dropped the pass. I also remember the D being all over Mike Alstott of Purdue. He really had no room to run that day.
In remembering other bad weather games (though no where near the Purdue game or some of the others mentioned) was one against Boston College in like 96 or so. Driving rain coming in sideways. It was in September though, so the temp was not near what it was in this Purdue game
|2 years 6 days ago||Keep - Players celebrating in North Endzone with Students||
After a win (something we home to see say, 8 times this year)
|2 years 6 days ago||Congrats on becoming a MGoDad||
I am now a MGoTuitionPayingDad - son is a senior now. When I read this, I went and found the book that we used religiously the first year. It is entitled "What to Expect the First Year" by Arlene Eisenberg. It became our Bible the first year. Also, your parents and in-laws do know a thing or two - listen to them, especially when it comes to things like settling an upset stomach, what that rash may be, etc.
Take the time to make memories. Some of my son's fondest memories are being with me at the 97 OSU game (he was 7), me coaching him in sports, or if I was not coaching a particular sport, being there to root him on. And my daughter was totally into horses, so I learned more about them.
Take to heart the points made by Six Zero. He did a nice job. I particularly emphasize to be consistent in the rules you set. Those rules need to be what you and your spouse are comfortable with.
|2 years 1 week ago||1997 Ohio State||
Take nothing away from the Brock Mealer moment. It was truly special.
From a football moment it was the last seconds and post-game celebration of the 1997 Ohio State game. I was able to share it in the stands with my then 7 year old, now Michigan Senior, son.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Seat Changes||
I few years back I had 2 in the Southern End Zone and two in the Northern. When I renewed my tickets I just wrote a note asking if it was possible to get all 4 together. I did not make any additional donation. When my tickets arrived in August I had 4 in section 36 (Northern end zone).
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Don't be so negative||
Boren will make it in the NFL. Their parking lots need to be plowed too.