Where can I buy a (legit) 2011 UTL jersey?

Where can I buy a (legit) 2011 UTL jersey?

Submitted by Talpostal on December 26th, 2014 at 2:31 AM

I'm looking to buy a legit jersey from the first UTL back in 2011. There are some expensive ones on ebay and plenty of shady knockoffs, but I'm really just trying to find a online store or store in the metro area that would be selling a real one. I haven't had any luck online so far--any leads? Thanks in advance.


Thought for the day: Faith in Harbaugh is its own reward.

What Dave Brandon Changes Do You Want to Keep After He Is Gone?

What Dave Brandon Changes Do You Want to Keep After He Is Gone?

Submitted by stephenrjking on October 16th, 2014 at 7:28 PM

When people anxiously follow twitter accounts of Regent meetings, hoping for any sign that the current Athletic Director will be thrown to the wolves, it seems clear that his days are numbered.

If and when the (proverbial, people, let's not get carried away) guillotine falls, we hope for a competent and passionate replacement. I look forward to an introduction at a basketball halftime, where, like arch-nemesis Jim Tressel, the new AD announces: "You will be proud of your team--in the Stadium (which will have no advertising and lower ticket prices), in their uniforms (which are awesome exactly the way they are and will be the same for every game), and especially next November, on the field, led by new coach Jim Harbaugh."

Ok, maybe not exactly. But I hope for some walkbacks of the recent "innovations" shepherded into the program by DB. 

However, not every "innovation" is necessarily bad. There have been good developments in the past few years that we tend not to associate with Brandon precisely because we don't associate him with good things; yet some of his decisions, like retaining John Beilein and choosing to pay football assistant coaches market prices, are unquestionably good.

DB has made night games a thing. The lights installed in the Stadium for that purpose are classy and effective. He has also worked, successfully, to bring other major events (The Winter Classic, the soccer game, etc) to the Big House. These seem to be popular moves.

We all want ticket prices to go down and stupid stunts like skywriting to stop; however, not everything has been bad. What DB-era innovations do you want to see continue?


OT: Colts play reminds of 2011 UTL Denard

OT: Colts play reminds of 2011 UTL Denard

Submitted by InDee on January 5th, 2014 at 4:38 AM

I am sure whoever watched the Colts-Chiefs game yesterday got reminded of that 2011 UTL TD by Denard 

1:23 mark in the 2011 UTL video

Trying to embed in OP for the first time, so apologies in advance if it does not work. Here are the direct links - 




EDIT: The embed seems to have worked, but could not fix the starting time in second youtube embed to 1:23. Mods please fix if you can. Thanks!



UTL Game Highlight Video + Explosions in the Sky

UTL Game Highlight Video + Explosions in the Sky

Submitted by MilkSteak on June 27th, 2012 at 7:58 PM

My brother put together this pretty sweet highlight video for the 2011 UTL game. Fans of Explosions of the Sky or Friday Night Lights (the movie) will probably enjoy this.




Brady Hoke Sent a Card to the ND Fan who had a Heart Attack at UTL

Brady Hoke Sent a Card to the ND Fan who had a Heart Attack at UTL

Submitted by hart20 on October 6th, 2011 at 2:35 PM


It turns out that Brady Hoke sent a get well card to the ND fan who suffered a heart attack at UTL. Could we ask for a classier head coach?


Leo Staudacher told The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/nsSFhi ) for a story published Tuesday that he got a handwritten note from Hoke on a greeting card bearing an image of Michigan’s football helmet. The note says the University of Michigan “family” was proud to care for Staudacher.

“He said, `You were in the right place,'" said Staudacher, a 69-year-old Bay City retiree.


"This isn't something that was set up by their (public relations) staff," said Staudacher, the 69-year-old Bay City retiree. "This is from a guy who cares enough about a human being to sit down with a felt pen and write a note. It's someone he doesn't know, has never met and is a Notre Dame fan, but he took the time to do it.

"If that isn't class, I don't know what is."


Link: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20111005/SPORTS0302/111009743

COMMENTARY: OSU could face trouble against Hoke, Michigan

COMMENTARY: OSU could face trouble against Hoke, Michigan

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on September 15th, 2011 at 1:54 AM

One more article before I turn in for the night.  This one comes from Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News:

I was talking before the football season to University of Dayton defensive coordinator Landon Fox, who once was a graduate assistant under Brady Hoke, about whether he felt the new Michigan head coach could flip the Ohio State rivalry in the Wolverines’ favor.

Fox had no doubts.

“He’s a great recruiter. And once you get players, the rest is easy,” he said.

I was skeptical then, but I’m not anymore after watching the Wolverines’ implausible win against Notre Dame last Saturday when they scored two touchdowns in the final 72 seconds.

Yes, they still have issues on defense, but that’s not likely to last. Hoke has assembled the nation’s No. 3 recruiting class for 2012, and I imagine the Wolverines have gotten a significant jump with juniors for 2013.

ESPN basically gave them a one-hour commercial after that prime-time game, frequently going back during “SportsCenter” for live look-ins. And announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit  marveled at how the 114,000 fans wouldn’t leave.

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

COLUMNIST: Michigan's jersey giveaway sets dangerous precedent

COLUMNIST: Michigan's jersey giveaway sets dangerous precedent

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on September 15th, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Stumbled across this while perusing the interwebs this morning.  Any merit to what this guy is saying?

Say it isn't so.

Please say that after what happened at Ohio State, the University of Michigan isn't letting its football players keep the throwback jerseys worn in the Wolverines' last-second victory over Notre Dame.

No athletic director who pays attention to the world, and conference, around him would say "yes" to such a request.

And yet, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, after checking with his NCAA compliance officer, acceded to the players' wishes. They get to keep the jerseys.

While this is not a violation of NCAA rules, it is a violation of common sense.

Don't people learn?

The mess at Ohio State, which cost football coach Jim Tressel his job and seems likely to put the Buckeyes on probation, began with players trading memorabilia for tattoos.

Several Michigan players say nothing untoward is going to happen, that they will keep the jerseys forever in order to preserve the memory of their victory.

OK. That's a nice thought. But why put temptation in front of players?

Does anyone think well-heeled Wolverines boosters will resist the urge to line players' pockets with cash while getting a "legacy" jersey to frame and hang on their den walls?

Even if you believe players have the right to sell whatever they are given, the NCAA disagrees. If you want players to avoid violating rules by selling jerseys, don't give them jerseys to sell.

Click HERE to read the rest of the column. 

LIMITED TIME ONLY Night Game Victory Commemorative MGoShirt

LIMITED TIME ONLY Night Game Victory Commemorative MGoShirt

Submitted by Six Zero on September 13th, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Oh, What a Night.

You've seen the stories on MSN and Yahoo about those small tribes somewhere in the secluded jungles of South America that continue to exist in blissful unawareness of the outside world.  They have never seen a telephone.  They might fear a flashlight.  They do not know what jeans are.
These might very well be the only people on earth who do not know who Denard Robinson is, and even then they probably heard someone's stories at the watering hole about Michigan's amazing fourth quarter comeback against the Irish on Saturday night.

You stayed up to watch the entire game.  If you were among the 114,804 luckiest people on the planet, you were actually there.  And you will never, ever forget what you experienced on September 10, 2011.  And, of course, now you need a shirt.

Shirt?  Shirt.

The pride you are still feeling today can now be worn with this exclusive UGP MGoShirt design.  For a limited time the "OH WHAT A NIGHT" shirt can be yours, available in S-3XL for this week only.   This is indeed a short run and will not be featured in the regular MGoStore or at Moe's.  Just like Brian Kelly's patience and Notre Dame's BCS hopes, this opportunity will be gone before you know it!!

Click Here to Order Yours Now!!!

UTL vs. USC-ND '05. Which was better?

UTL vs. USC-ND '05. Which was better?

Submitted by hart20 on September 13th, 2011 at 2:11 AM

I was arguing with a ND friend about which game was better. Obviously, I'm arguing that UTL was better. My ND friend thinks that USC-ND '05 was better. Am I still caught up in the moment or is the ND fan just bitter? What do you guys think? Anything I should be pointing out to him to prove the point?