Fandom Endurance Criteria

Fandom Endurance Criteria

Submitted by Yostal on January 20th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Yes, I am stealing from my own post, but I think It deserves it's own dicussion:

*-Did anyone actually break down the Fandom Endurance Badges and the standards for which one earns one?  I know Northwestern 2008 is Fandom Endurance III because it was freaking cold, in the middle of a miserable season, and it was Northwestern, but I am wondering if the Central Michigan "Return to your Cars" game is Fandom Endurance II?  Does the weather play a more central role than the opponent, which is to say, could a horrible weather game that Michigan won lessen the degree of a badge?  Thoughts?

I'd love to hear opinions on this from someone who has a Fandom Endurance II from Boston College 1996 and Central Michigan 2006.

Also, does Virginia 1995 get a Fandom Endurance I for being so freaking hot?

Favorite Michigan season...with a twist

Favorite Michigan season...with a twist

Submitted by Yostal on January 19th, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Threw this out on Twitter tonight, but I thought I would get MGoInput.

The premise is simple: What is your favorite Michigan season?

The twist: Michigan cannot have won a Big Ten championship in said season.

My choice is 1995, which is my senior year in high school. 

  • Lloyd's first season.
  • The 17 point comeback in Virginia.
  • The awesome that was Mercury Hayes.
  • The underrated Scott Dreisbach
  • Jarrett Irons at linebacker
  • The epic 5-0 game against Purdue which has to be a Fandom Endurance II badge, minimum*
  • And last, but certainly not least, Biakabutuka dials 313 against Ohio State.

Sure losing to Penn State and Michigan State sucked.  Sure getting beaten by Northwestern hurt a little less when you realize they were in the middle of a Cinderella season.  Yes, it's hard to accept that there was no Notre Dame game on the schedule a year after Remy broke their hearts, but 1995 is a pretty great year.

*-Did anyone actually break down the Fandom Endurance Badges and the standards for which one earns one?  I know Northwestern 2008 is Fandom Endurance III because it was freaking cold, in the middle of a miserable season, and it was Northwestern, but I am wondering if the Central Michigan "Return to your Cars" game is Fandom Endurance II?  Does the weather play a more central role than the opponent, which is to say, could a horrible weather game that Michigan won lessen the degree of a badge?  Thoughts?