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|1 day 4 hours ago||A few side notes involving||
A few side notes involving some of those night games:
*1972 UCLA - The Bruins QB was actor Mark Harmon (and son of our own Tom Harmon) who got knocked on his ass by the Michigan defense on the second series and had to leave the game with a head injury. UCLA had no answer for Schembechler's running game which racked up nearly 400 yards on the ground. Interviewed before the game, Tom Harmon apologized to Michigan fans and said he was rooting for his son. Michigan won 26-9.
*1986 WISCONSIN - The first ever night game at Camp Randall Stadium. Jim Harbaugh became the first ever Michigan QB to throw for 300 yards in a game.
*1982 NOTRE DAME - The first ever night game at Notre Dame Stadium. The results of the game we can forget, which was a 23-17 loss. Bo losing to Gerry Faust is criminal and embarrassing.
*1990 NOTRE DAME - When the jackass ref pulled out an index card to measure whether or not Michigan had a first down. Only in South Bend.
*1998 NORTHWESTERN - The game with the driving rainstorm, the entire field being nothing but mud and Justin Fargas being our running game.
*2003 MINNESOTA - 21 point 4th quarter comeback with Navarre, Braylon and Chris Perry. The 100th anniversary of the little brown jug.
A slight possible correction on 1989 UCLA. An epic win, yes. Vada Murray recovers the onside kick, JD Carlson kicks the game winner with 1 second left. I was only 9 so I don't remember the start time. But there was daylight when the game started. It might have been night time back in Michigan but not on the west coast.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Yes. Stanford got screwed by||
Yes. Stanford got screwed by not being rewarded a touchdown that clearly crossed the plane.
Pittsburgh got triple screwed getting called for a phantom pass interference that gave ND a first and goal, Pitt missed a field goal in overtime that would have won it, an Irish defender was offsides on the kick but the ref refused to throw the flag and a ND player gave a punch to a Pitt player and not a single ref noticed it to throw the flag.
Two gifted victories by the refs in South Bend. That team had no business playing in the national title game and were predictably exposed.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Boo. I think we'll be in||
I think we'll be in baby steps mode for a little while since we're so new to the night game fad. The rest of the teams in the B1G have at least 2 per season. Northwestern has around 4 per year. A couple years ago, Nebraska took their three biggest home games (Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State) and made ALL of them night games.
While I am a traditionalist in that I think MSU and OSU should remain day games, I think it's a crime that we won't have a September night game at home. Just because Notre Dame is off the schedule doesn't mean we shouldn't have one either against BYU or Oregon State.
I have to imagine we're the only B1G team not playing a home night game against a non-conference foe.
|4 days 4 hours ago||A friend of mine in high||
A friend of mine in high school worked at McDonalds. She used to sneak us free cheeseburgers.
At 15, we considered that a pretty sweet connection.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I was between the ages of 7||
I was between the ages of 7 and 14 when Full House aired on the TGIF lineup. So my age group was the target demographic for this show when it originally aired. And we ALL hated Michelle. It got to the point where the audience went "awwww," every time she said, "Duh!" and "You got it dude."....which was every episode. It got really annoying. As soon as she learned to talk, it became the Michelle Show for the rest of its duration. Hated her. She doesn't have to come back.
Joey Gladstone can come back, though. He always wore Red Wings jerseys and I remember a couple times he wore Michigan shirts.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Oh boy. On one hand, I agree||
Oh boy. On one hand, I agree that there should be a few more playoff slots.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Correct. It was just a||
Correct. It was just a couple rows added to the top of the stadium. I don't think the construction had even started yet. And even once they put in the new scoreboards, they didn't use them for the spring games in 99 and 2000. They always wheeled a portable scoreboard and placed it in the south end zone...half the time, the thing never worked.
|6 days 14 hours ago||I went to the spring game in||
I went to the spring game in 98 when we WERE coming off a national championship and it wasn't even close to what we got a couple weeks ago.
|1 week 2 days ago||It is still hard to||
It is still hard to believe.
I remember right after RichRod was fired, the Detroit Local 7 news team was in Ann Arbor interviewing students over who they thought the next football coach would be. They all said, "It will probably be Les Miles or the Stanford coach."
And I'm like, "His name is Jim Harbaugh! Former Wolverine great!!"
I know they weren't born until a couple years after Harbaugh graduated (heck, I was in 1st grade) but they should know how spectacular a player he was for us.
Now that he's helped car accident victims, exchanged tweets with Judge Judy and learned to play the piccolo, I guess we won't have that problem anymore.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hope BYU is a night game.||
I hope BYU is a night game. I have to be at a wedding that afternoon and I'd rather not try to hide a little radio in my suit and obsessively check the score.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow. That stadium is much||
Wow. That stadium is much smaller than I thought. Didn't they add about 10,000 seats just before joining the conference?
|1 week 6 days ago||Not the same, especially when||
Not the same, especially when you consider the number of games. Other than 1997, the only Michigan games Bob Griese broadcast where Brian was the starting QB was the 95 Penn State game (because Dreisbach was injured) and the second half of the 96 OSU game (also because Dreisbach was injured). And even in that game, he forgot his son was the QB when he said, "the OSU defenders better get after the QB.".
Plus, you know, he went to Purdue and only rooted for Michigan for a couple years in the mid-90's.
Herbie, on the other hand, has had more than a decade worth of broadcasting nearly every huge OSU game, including national title games, bowl games and the 1 vs 2 game in Columbus from 2006. I'm sorry. He's a good broadcaster but that annoys the hell out of me.
|2 weeks 11 min ago||I certainly won't miss every||
I certainly won't miss every 1-0 start leading him to claim Notre Dame will be national champions. But that was usually the only words out of his mouth that you could understand anyway. So yay.
I prefer to remember him as one should; ripping his hat off in disgust when Desmond made the 4th down catch.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's not so much laughing at||
It's not so much laughing at the hire as it is being completely amazed at the hire. So amazed that it leaves you dumbstruck. And I watched the basketball game where Nebraska beat Sparty and the crowd went wild when it was pointed out that Riley was sitting in the seats.
These are his 12 seasons worth of records at Oregon State: 8-5, 7-5, 5-6, 10-4, 9-5, 9-4, 8-5, 5-7, 3-9, 8-4, 7-6 and 5-7.
Some other stats:
* A 58-63 record in conference games.
* A 3-9 record against biggest rival Oregon.
* Two home losses to I-AA teams: Sacremento State and Eastern Washington
* 21 losses to teams with losing records.
* Zero conference titles
* Most notable bowl games earned: A trip to the Alamo and two to the Las Vegas Bowl.
Whatever Nebraksa fans see in this guy, I'm not understanding the excitement. He's piled a record that is much worse than the two last coaches they fired and he has the exact same record as Brady Hoke's last three years (only with a worse defense).
Isn't it understandable that people would be a little freaked if a guy with this kind of resume would be hired to coach their team? He was hired before we got Harbaugh and I remember Michigan fans were scared to death because if THIS was the best Nebraska could get, who the hell were we going to get?
Thankfully, it worked out for us. But Riley to Nebraska is STILL a head scratcher.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So many to choose from. It||
So many to choose from. It would be hard to make a top ten list. But the obvious ones you have to throw in there are
97 Penn State (Judgment Day) - All of the factors heading into this game, if we went into it today I would be insanely nervous. But since I was only 17 at the time, I was more fearless. We took the opening kickoff and got a FG...however, all I kept thinking was how much I couldn't wait for the defense to get on the field and REALLY shut that crowd up. And it's like the football GODS were actually agreeing with me - sack, short run, sack, 3 and out. I will never forget that evening. It was amazing.
And the away uniforms looked like they're supposed to...
and 2006 Notre Dame:
The Irish sneak out a 14-10 win over a so-so Georgia Tech squad in their opener and suddenly, they're crowned eventual national champions by the media and ranked #2 in the land. Charlie Weiss' stupid ass talking about how we're not going to disrespect Michigan, Jerome Bettis' stupid ass saying, "and I....HATE MICHIGAN!"
That game was so epic, I could not stop smiling that entire week. Take a look at the replay of the fans sitting in the first few rows after Manningham's second touchdown. They look so devastated, it's pure porn like in my eyes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I will never root for OSU or||
I will never root for OSU or MSU. And even though we no longer play them, I will root passionately for anyone who plays Notre Dame.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I know those joys well.||
I know those joys well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not again. Wisconsin has||
Not again. Wisconsin has received many gifts from the refs. This past month, including against us in the B1G tourney. The refs screwed over MSU (which I loved) in the conference title game letting it go to OT and both Wisconsin and Kentucky got multiple blown calls in their favor two days ago.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bingo.||
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Meh. Even Bo pulled out the||
Meh. Even Bo pulled out the trick plays every so often. Usually in the big games too.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had||
Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had you gone all the way, the title would have been vacated in a few years anyway.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Love the sad looks on||
Love the sad looks on Kentucky's faces. But the refs fucking up on both sides has ruined this game.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That had to be a record. I||
That had to be a record. I went to the spring game that came on the heels of the 97 championship season. And not even that game had as many fans that showed up today.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.||
Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Norfleet dancing.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sitting in the big house.||
Sitting in the big house. Still an hour to go. I knew there would be more fans here than previous years but I wasn't expecting THIS.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Just drive by Crisler.||
Just drive by Crisler. Parking lot is packed. Fans everywhere. Has the season started already? I must have really overslept.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Was that a misquote by||
Was that a misquote by Hackett regarding when the students leave? Because students have been leaving early ever since the Schembechler years. There were a ton of blowouts with Michigan safely ahead by 40 something points that they wouldn't stay for. And during the RichRod years when the script was flipped, I guess I can't blame folks for not wanting to stay any longer to witness those displays.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My childhood hero. I was in||
My childhood hero. I was in the 4th grade when he stepped down as head coach but he became even more of an icon for me watching him on the Big Ten Ticket with Don Shane...(by the way, how great was that program? 95% of every episode revolved around Michigan and only the last couple of minutes concentrated on MSU.)
I could listen to Bo talk about the weather and be entertained. He was THAT cool...
And watching him rip an official who f*cked up a call or was too blind to notice an obvious penalty was like poetry in motion...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's a spring game tradition,||
It's a spring game tradition, at least since the later Lloyd Carr years, to have cloudy, chilly, meh like weather conditions.