Dear Diary Needs a Bigger Three

Submitted by Seth on May 13th, 2016 at 3:09 PM


If by now you haven't clicked on the thread that says "Jim Harbaugh starred in a 1990's video game commercial" I don't know what to say to you. There's a thread on our board that promises a video game commercial from the '90s starring Jim Harbaugh. Presumably it links to a video of said commercial. Presumably this video is the source of those eyeglow memes you've come across. Presumably you have already clicked and I'm talking into space. Except Harbaugh's already blown that up:


8:30 a.m. Coats on hangers, children at desks

8:45 a.m. Attendance

9:00 a.m. Career Day intro

9:05 a.m. Desmond Howard

9:35 a.m. Classroom revolts when Desmond is interrupted in the middle of his Green Bay career to introduce nutritionist.

Bringing the Heisman made sure he'd be memorable, but the Emmy too? That's just cold, man.


The big reveal is Kekoa (Dylan) Crawford will wear #1 but the rest of the freshmen have also been tweeting their numbers. Many of them do not have numbers but have lockers with temporary 1s or 2s (or 9) on yellow sticky notes.

"We're gonna need a bigger 3." –Hotel Putingrad

New ones I was able to turn up from that thread plus a run through the Twitters:

  • #1: Kekoa Crawford
  • #3: Rashan Gary
  • #7: Khaleke Hudson
  • #10: Nate Johnson
  • #22 David Long

Loving the Nate Johnson-Jeremy Gallon comparison. For the record, the yellow sticky notes were Eubanks (1), Mbem-Bosse (1), Asiasi (2), Lavert Hill (2), and Devin Gil (9).  The other thing I noticed is the freshmen all have lockers separate from the rest of the team again. I believe Harbaugh reinstituted this last year to let the class form a bond.

As for #1, I'm glad someone will be wearing it again. It was cool that Lloyd made Braylon earn it but AC, McMurtry, Alexander, Butterfield, and Terrell all got to put it on as freshmen. And don't you dare say he's too small for it or I'll whip you with 40 gifs of Anthony Carter.

Of course none of them will ever be as great as the first receiver to wear #1 at Michigan, Tall Paul Goebel. If someone else doesn't beat me to it I'm going to write an HTTV special on him next year and calling it Number One. For now read his Wikipedia page.


Rawak got mixed reviews in Bacon's book. She came to Michigan on a swimming scholarship in 1988 and stayed after graduation as an assistant for six years, covering 10 of a 12-year Big Ten title run. She then came back in 2004 to run HR, and was a rising star in Martin's administration.

Under Brandon Chrissi' staff increased from five to 60, and her responsibilities expanded to just about everywhere, including notably, PR director—without any training—just in time for the Shane Morris Incident.

On one hand the masses can't feel too bad about losing Dave Brandon's top lieutenant/hatchet man. On the other, Bacon clearly had sympathy for this competent, Michigan-loving person who was constantly being put in positions to fail by a boss she felt loyalty to. This seems like a departure both sides win.

Etc. This month in MGoBlog History Brian mostly disparaged over the Pistons losing to the Heat. Lacrosse tournament preview. Keep your eyes peeled for a softball preview; I'll bump that when it comes. This article by Ian Boyd is relevant to your interests. This PFF article is also relevant to your interests.

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May 13th, 2016 at 3:38 PM ^

My first year when I really cared about Michigan football.  I was too young to understand how impossible this play happening was.  I just thought  Anthony Carter was the greatest ever super hero from that point on and Johnny Wangler was perhaps the greatest quarterback to ever quarterback that would ever live.  I was 9

The things AC could do, and with the relatively few opportunities he had to do them was simply amazing.  He would blow up the internet today.


May 13th, 2016 at 8:43 PM ^

I listened to the Ufer call live (no TV) - I hit my head on the ceiling listening to the call - obviously not the highest ceiling, but still, what a great memory

rob f

May 15th, 2016 at 5:25 PM ^

Wikipedia entry about Tall Paul Goebel and highly recommend others do the same. I knew he had played for Yost at Michigan and had gone on to be Mayor of GR (I'm from the GR area), but I knew little else about Goebel until now. An All-American end and later an NFL All-Pro, he deserves a bit more fame for his accomplishments as a Michigan Man.

The story about him becoming unhinged against OSU at the dedication game of Ohio Stadium was especially interesting---apparently Goebel was also shown appreciation by the Ohio crowd for his brilliant game, similar to what Tom Harmon famously received two decades later. So awesome were his efforts that day that part of the interior of the entrance rotunda's ceiling is painted in Maize and Blue flowers in his honor. I wonder if Urban has noticed it...

I Want To Believe

May 14th, 2016 at 6:09 AM ^

Would've never pegged Rashan Gary as a single digit guy. #3 is a weird number for a d-lineman. Rashan Gary is the most interesting man in the universe.

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May 16th, 2016 at 10:25 AM ^

listening to Ufer call that game, legendary indeed, and so emotional. That game/play is forever bookmarked in my memory. I do miss Ufer, he was so good.


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