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|5 days 9 hours ago||James Earl Jones||
Too bad James Earl Jones wasn't in the crowd after the game so John Beilein could lip-synch his "Michigan is the greatest university in the world" comment! It was great to hear it from Coach Beilein's mouth, though, but better with JEJ's fabulous delivery.
|5 days 9 hours ago||The Season||
Very nice analysis. I haven't attended a game all year but made it to Indy for Friday's game and felt rewarded even more than what this team accomplished during the plane crash-BTT run. What an amazing 10 days or so of superior results from the team, Coach Beilein, and everyone else who has contributed to their success.
Everyone would love to see them continue to the Final game, and win it for that matter. But, you know, if the season ends this Thursday, it would be impossible to complain (except for possible bad ref calls, of which there are many right now) and only possible to extol the accomplishments of this group of men. I am not expecting it to end this Thursday. My bracket features Michigan v Duke in the final game. Now I will unofficially substitute South Carolina for Duke and look forward with ardor to an M-South Carolina rematch. The outcome of that game is not in doubt. Go Blue!
|1 week 6 days ago||Five games in five days||
You said that they will have played four games in four days, while Wisconsin will have played just three. You forgot their game on Thursday afternoon when they beat death at Willow Run. Given the stress of that incident, it should count as their first of five games in five days. Godspeed our Wolverine team! May their legs be with them and their energy overflow!
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Consider it done! That crash||
Consider it done! That crash you heard last night was Maryland flopping in front of their home fans. Hope that Stubhub has been busy since then with all the DC-area Michigan fans buying up the tix that Maryland fans had for today and (hope, hope) for tomorrow. Go blue!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Restaurant Week||
I've been eating at restaurants in A2 for over 50 years and my preferences are totally different from yours! That's OK, and I appreciate alternate ideas since some sound interesting. My suggestion for readers is to use Restaurant Week in Ann Arbor (one week in January and another in June, typically) and sample food from all over at reasonable prices. It is easily the best week for restaurant eating of the entire year.
PS - The best prime rib is still at Weber's and the most outstanding atmosphere at Gandy Dancer.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I give you the 69 M-OSU game||
I cannot believe how many comments have been posted and how the 69 M-OSU game has been forgotten as the greatest in "recent" history. Now I know most of you were not born when this game was played. But then you all must have heard the Bob Ufer replays and seen the replays on BTN.
Fer God's sake this was the game when the World's Greatest College Football Team got beaten by Woody's understudy's team.
I have witnessed almost all home games since my freshman year in 1963 and can tell you that we have been blessed by many great games in that 50 year "recent" span. All of the games mentioned were fabulous. Even some losses (like Miami-FL and Colorado and even several OSU games) were terrific games but forgettable due to the outcomes.
The 69 game though takes my vote. And that day was my first in Army Basic Training at Fort Ord CA so I missed it. There was a group of 15 or 20 of us together from a Jackson MI Army Reserve group who listened to Van Patrick broadcast the Notre Dame game that day and pronounce the scores of M-OSU during his Notre Dame commentary. We were delirious about the results of course. There can be no other "greatest" game than M-OSU in '69!!
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Wally Teninga||
Wally Teninga was another big contributor to those teams. Terrific story. Many thanks.
Think of it: the teams from the late 40s are to today's teams as the teams from the early Yost era were to the teams when I attended U-M in the 60s. Frightening. Time goes fast when you're having fun!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||BTN feature can be watched||
If you didn't catch the feature on BTN before the game, you can watch it on btn.com. Go to btn.com/tag/TV-feature-stories. Just eight minutes long and very well done. Nice interviews with both Stephenson and Taylor. Of all the tough hits that have occurred in college and pro football over the years, it is a miracle that neither player was incapacitated by it as has happened in others.