Back to the Future - MGoBlog Edition

Back to the Future - MGoBlog Edition

Submitted by jonvalk on January 12th, 2015 at 2:14 AM

Ok, so since this is Back to the Future year, I figured I'd do a BTTF-themed work.  I wanted to have some fun and not put WAAYYY too much time into this, but I did do my homework.  Most of the expressions are near-perfect and I put a few Easter Eggs in the layout.  I hope you enjoy it.  This was mainly for fun, so I'm less worried about constructive criticism for this piece.

Bonus content, t-shirt idea art.

Enjoy! Go Blue!

- JonValk

Back to the Future II: 1955 Michigan Season

Back to the Future II: 1955 Michigan Season

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on February 5th, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Caught the last 20-30minutes of Back to the Future II last night, the one with the sports almanac from the future (that Biff is going to use to get rich). In the scene where Michael J. Fox is trying to steal it back while Biff drives his convertable the radio shouts out the scores of the Top 10 Teams in the country:

UCLA 19 Washington 17
Michigan State 42 Minnesota 14
Ohio State 20 Iowa 10
Michigan "blanks" Indiana 30-0
Notre Dame 27 UNC 7
Oklahoma 52 Iowa State 0
WVU 26 Pitt 7
Texas A&M 20 Rice 10
Maryland 25 Clemson 12
TCU 47 Texas 20

Intrigued as to if the scores were real... I looked it up.

All of the scores were ACTUAL scores from November 12, 1955 and yes MSU, OSU, and Michigan were all in the top 10 (NO SEC TEAM in sight).

Michigan Season Highlights from 1955:
-Michigan beat Missouri 42-7
-Michigan gave MSU its only loss of the season (MSU finished 8-1, #2 in the polls) in a 14-7 victory at Michigan Stadium (Attendence just over 97,000).
-Michigan beat Army 26-2, rising to #1 in the next poll
-However, Michigan needed a come from behind victory at MINN, after falling behind 13-0, they rallied to win 14-13 (Go Blue!). But they fell from #1 to #3 in the polls.
-Michigan beat Iowa 33-21
-Unfortunately though Michigan notched a great win against Indiana, but they would suffer defeats to both Illinois and OhioState (lame) withing their last three games of the season.

-Not making the Rose Bowl, Michigan didn't play in a Bowl Game
-MSU finished #2, OSU #5, Michigan #12 in the final AP Poll (occuring before the bowl games)... And OSU's Howard Cassady won the Heisman. Overall a great season for the Big10.

-Bennie Oosterbaan was the Head Coach
-Ron Kramer was an All-American