MGoRadio 3.5: God Bless Your Cotton-Pickin’ Maize & Blue Podcast

MGoRadio 3.5: God Bless Your Cotton-Pickin’ Maize & Blue Podcast

Submitted by Seth on October 12th, 2017 at 7:11 PM

1 hour and 25 minutes

MGoRadio was recorded before a live retail audience at The Bo Store, 333 S. Main Street. Special Guests: Michigan historian Dr. Sap and Dennis from the OC


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1. MSU After UFR: Pitch a Bitch

starts at 1:00

Ace lays out all the takes to pick out which ones are valuable and which are fire/stupid. One and four: dumb. Time for Peters? Might be. Fire Drevno? Right tackle was bad but the offensive line as a whole stepped forward. Long discussion on going to concerts.

2. Indiana Preview

starts at 32:15

They’ve benched their quarterback for a redshirt freshman—maybe he’ll throw the ball to unstoppable receiving god Simmie Cobbs. That’s not the end of Indiana’s receiving threats though they’re a bit banged up. That is the end of their offense. Their defense is Michigan-lite. They’re going to wreck us there.

3. Gimmicky Top Five: Favorite Play-by-Play Calls of All Time

starts at 46:00

Gus Johnson, Keith Jackson, Bill Raftery, Kenny Albert, Bob Ufer, and Rychialivyak Llissander Wolffsbaan Þormundur III (I think that’s his name) top our lists of favorite all-time announcer calls, a segment we came up with because we were all excited about…

4. People Doing Impressions of Bob Ufer

starts at 1:12:24

Steve “Dr. Sap” Sapardanis, Michigan historian and a man who knew more about Schembechler’s Michigan than Millie joins us to pay tribute the legendary Michigan broadcaster Bob Ufer. In the 40s and 50s, as America was still mired in its McCarthyism, Ufer was the color and enthusiasm in a black and white Pleasantville world. He conveyed to you through his broadcast style that it was ok to be who you are and not be someone else or someone that somebody else wanted you to be. At least that’s what Sap meant to say when Brian asked him for his thoughts and he kind of wistfully said “Yeah. Yeah.”

Also we have Ace try to perform some Ufer-isms, and Dennis from the OC calls in to show us what a real Ufer impressionist sounds like. Also Bo does a spot-on Ufer. Also Brian’s kid.



If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you. This week our bumper music was provided by On The Line from their album Color Tour. The songs were “Road of Reoccurrence”, “Lydia”, and “Red Skies.” Plus “Across 110th Street”.

Ufer tracks are available at


    Dear Diary Thanks Fielding Yost for That One

    Dear Diary Thanks Fielding Yost for That One

    Submitted by Seth on September 16th, 2011 at 11:05 AM


    Note: You can always find the most recent diaries here. Long DD thanks to ludicrous amount of great user content. [Ed: Seriously. User generated content FTW.]

    Last week I used this space to make light of the Under the Lights hype, figuring an 8:00 start would be the only real difference between this and any other ho hum game at Michigan Stadium against a ho hum opponent. Well ho, hum.

    I should have remembered whose house we were lighting. Today I'm looking up at Fielding H. Yost in football's Valhalla and saying "Thank you, Fielding Yost! Thank you Fielding Yost for that one!" In 'the hole that Yost dug, Crisler paid for, Canham carpeted, and Schembechler filled,' Denard finally hooked up with Roy Roundtree to cap a night that will be heard until another 132 years of Michigan football is played.

    Sometimes a UFR and a Picture Page will tell you all you need to know about a certain play. This week even those of us from the School of Gary Gray Can't Cover ought to take a cue from diarists like Michael Scarn and 2e8f7723f4a6ae3b53bf2733ecfd86ad-getty-124665861appreciate how unbelievably great it is to be a Michigan Wolverine:

    That’s how last night is for me.  I need to do write about it and hope that I can do it 100th of the justice it deserves, so that maybe one day I can look back and remember just the amount and consistency of the emotions I felt.

    So felt pretty much everybody, since pretty much everybody wrote a diary. Michael's is titled "Trying to Take a Picture of Big Foot" and used the tag EEEEEEEEEEEEE. Another tag rediscovered this week: HOLY @#$%, by Foote Fetish in New Friends. Even our resident oddsmaker jamiemac got home and just needed to exhale about letting good times roll.

    Lordfoul has been haunted for years by the number 72, or more specifically the absence of it. While the rest of us sweated out the last two noisy drives, LF knew that Smith's score at 72 seconds signified the W was secure. MAgoBLUE watched the game in a Boston sports bar fresh from saying goodbye to the person who introduced him to sports fandom. It's stories like these that remind Enjoy Life and the rest of us to feel sorry for folks who don't care about sports.

    Posts With More EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    This is the evidence jhackney gave for how he knew ND was bound to lose:

    His gonzo take is gonzo (read: awesome) but what's this about not being able to see the first couple of plays for the end of Georgia-S.Carolina—did anyone else have trouble finding the start on ESPN3 (ESPNews)?

    BlueSeoul (+200 pts.) took us on a rollercoaster of a game wrap with time stamps. YOU MUST READ THIS because it is like a complete game journal except with % chance of winning (in head) give every few minutes. Promise you'll click the link and I'll let you relive the last part (language NSFW):

    0:30 5%

    Riddick TD. FUCK! Fuckity Fuck, fuck fuck fuck, FUUUUUCK!

    0:23 1%

    Incomplete. We spent 7 seconds for zero yards.

    0:08 45%

    Gallon WIDE OPEN!!! HOLY SHIT! WE CAN KICK A FG TO TIE! Oh shit.  Not a field goal....


    0:06 30%



    0:04 99%


    0:03 50%

    Fuck, they're reviewing it

    0:02 99%

    It's good.

    THE_KNOWLEDGE goes here.

    (More analysis, aesthetics, best of the board, and Diarist of the Week after the jump.)