I would go back to February 2012 and bury myself in snow, then ask you guys to unfreeze me in 2015.

I'd position myself behind the goal line and scream at Denny Clark to take a knee. Maybe he'd listen.

I'm a little surprised no one said this, but I would go back to the 1969 Michigan-Ohio State game and just soak it all in.

A close second would be reliving the 1989 basketball run, starting with Bo saying "A Michigan man will coach Michigan."

and tell Harbaugh to run the freaking ball.

Right?  Can't believe nobody said they'd go back a week and figure out a way to give Harbaugh a message that it is extremely important that his Aussie punter knows that if things go seriously to shit, just fall on the ball.

Last Saturday. Call a(nother) timeout (or take a delay of game penalty), and make sure everyone is calm, have a conversation with the long snapper (not going to bother looking up how to spell his name right now) and Blake--take extra care here, and if it goes bad fall on the ball.

Oh man. Now I'm upset all over again.

chose The Game circa 1969?

Love this question.

I would go back to the 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa and watch D. Brown hit John Kolesar for the game winning catch. I was only 7 at the time, and my dad was brainwashing me to love Michigan football (in the same fashion I am doing with my kids). That hooked me forever.

To see that game live with my dad (assuming he would fit in the DeLorean as well) would be tremendous.

Deloreans are way slow, man. / Nerd'd. for the game, I'll take the 98 Rose Bowl

So knowing the acceleration and knowing that the car travelled roughly 100 meters or 6.214x10^-2 miles we can look at how long it would have taken to traverse that distance. For an object starting from a standstill the equation for distance assuming a constant acceleration is D=0.5AT^2. Solving that equation for time gives an answer of 8.1 seconds. What that means is that the Delorean wouldn’t even be going 60mph (let alone 88mph) by the time it reached Doc and Marty since it takes 8.8 seconds for the car to get to 60mph. Doc wasn’t joking about seeing some serious shit... him and Marty would be splattered across the Twin Pines parking lot!

The Jeep in Jurassic Park was too slow, the Bronco in Harold & Kumar go to White Castle was RWD (or 4x4) and could have backed up off the edge of the cliff, and Rudy was offsides (not cars, but still).

Seth's answers (both of them) are the correct ones:

Past - an additional game with a since-passed loved one may be worth the resulting paradox of how said person reacts when he/she sees your future self.

Future - the updated version of this...used for good.  Just keep it out of the hands of Buckeye Biff.

All of those are great suggestions.  Seeing some of the teams of yore would be fascinating.  I'd be tempted to go back to Bo's first OSU game I think and live through that experience.  I'd also like one more chance to go back and watch one of AC's vintage games.  My grandparents started getting season tickets in the late 1970's and used to bring my cousin and I to one game a year when were were just a few years old.  I don't have any real memories of those games and would love to relive them.

As far as changing history goes, would it be against the rules to do any of the following?

• In 1994 bump into Coach Carr and tell him not to rush 3 in his hail mary defense just in case it comes up during the season.
• In 2006 find Shawn Crable in the lunch room at his dorm and remind him to be careful when hitting short QBs out of the pocket or to remember his blocking assignment at all times on FGs.
• In 2008 talk to RichRod when he lands at the airport and suggest that he pull out all the stops for his DC or even consider keeping Ron English and part of his staff for at least 1-2 years so he can worry about the O and let someone else worry about the D.  (Also remind him that Gerg is a terrible football coach.)
• Go back 5 days and either sneak into the huddle before the final snap and remind O'Niel to fall on the ball if anything goes wrong.

Tell Carr NOT to put his MLB in the endzone on the Hail Mary defense. Maybe switch him out for a leapy-jumpy type guy who is used to defending passes, like, I don't know, a cornerback or a safety.

Considering that I was the manager that was holding Lloyd's headset cord for that game I could probably... Wait... Shit... Can't take the chance of bumping into myself.

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I love the style here. But what about going to 1973 and letting certain Big Ten athletic directors know it is "in their best interest" to vote for Michigan in the tiebreaker for the Rose Bowl nod? Maybe with a quick photo of their family sleeping, just so everyone knows there's no f***ing around?

I'd go back to 2006, find the hotel Michigan is staying at in Columbus, find Shawn Crable, and tell him "Beware the late hit out of bounds. Trust me."

may completely change how we look now, but it would most likely erase The Horror and the following Seven Year Void

Except that it was a borderline call, against a QB who didn't seem to be headed out of bounds.  If he eases up there, Smith might gain more yards.

Also, how would this avoid the App State loss?

The Game 1999. This was my first OSU game as a freshman and I didn't care as much as I do now.

When Rudock hits #88...you're going to see some serious shit...

Needed that one.

And I'm going to back to an obscure one here...

1991 Gator Bowl.

I think that was probably the most definitive dominance I have ever seen a Michigan squad put on.

35-3 vs. Ole Miss

Easily could've been 56-3.

And the entire Michigan offensive line named MVP of the game. Such a spectacular, unique event.

I would find Shawn Crable and tell him not to commit a personal foul penalty in the Ohio State game at all costs.

I think that would be more successful than going to 2011 and trying to convince have Heiko try and convince Al Borges that having Denard try and throw the ball in the trash tornado game would be sub-optimal.

I'd go back to November 17, 2006 with the best team of cardiologists and surgeons in the country and save Bo. I have a feeling the past 10 years would have gone a lot differently with him still around.

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Just practically speaking, a couple days of advance notice (maybe spending a couple days under a doctor's watch) would be a little more helpful.

OR (if you don't really care about anyone in your life right now)

1. go far enough into the future to get a whizzbang positronic heart with an infinite power supply and an installation kit

2. use your return trip power to go to 1969, the night before the Rose Bowl, and have Bo's heart replaced with the futuristic thing so that he can coach forever

3. live out the rest of your natural life watching Bo win for 50 years straight

I would go back to Saturday and buy a ticket to the game. Just being at the game would possbly be enough to change the circumstances ever so slightly so that the completely ludicrous last second play wouldn't have happened exactly as it does. But just to be certain, I would strip naked and run onto the field during our last timeout with 10 seconds left. That would be enough to re-allign the cosmos and allow the last play to happen again under different circumstances. And the chances that State would score again under those different circumstances is 1 in 1000.

Of course I'd be in trouble, as I would have to explay why I skipped my sister's wedding to run naked on a football field.

Better yet, do it right as the team lines up to punt. The delay would allow us to line up correctly. And don't be naked. Wear State clothes!

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How is it that you can post like this yet apparently have barely done so in your seven years on the site? Well done.

they'd have watched your mojo on TV at the reception and said, 'hey sis, look, screaming apple is on TV....and he just mooned bullough....and stole the ball and screamed something in austrailian to the punter....and how he's in custody'

(a couple minutes later, after you were in the aapd paddy wagon)  'kick's away, no block, and since no state players were there the clock ran all 10 seconds out.  game over.  michigan wins'.    and then, 'do you, sister of screaming apple, take this man....'

And distribute a clip of the Bolden ejection.

I could go back to the waning days of Carr's tenure to warn the Michigan faithful of the impending near-decade of incompetence, dysfunction and institutional failure, but I play the role of Cassandra often enough as it is so I doubt that would change anything.

In the Back to the Future Movie, Marty changes the means by which his parents meet and fall in love, and, upon his return to the 1985 present, his parents still own the same house (which is now decorated in a much fancier manner) and his tool siblings are now somehow cool (including that horse, Wendy Jo Sperber who we are supposed to believe now has multiple gentlemen suitors).  The point there is that the Robert Zumekis paradox allows a time traveler to keep all other history in tact, but make everything else better.  Why has nobody opted to slightly alter the past in hopes of making any of our "tool siblings" a little cooler?  Myself, I go back to approximately 1987 and deliver information on the winning plays of each Sparty loss during the Bo and Carr era (Desmond trip, Clockgate, etc.) to the coaching staff.  I then return to the present to see that Sparty has not won a game against us in 20+ years, Harbaugh was hired immediately upon Carr's retirement, and my ugly horse of a sister now has multiple dates.  Perfect.

I was a freshman in college......at Ohio State.  Michigan pulls out a victory my first year, soaked it all in and I was able to give all of my new friends shit for the rest of the year.

I would pull my past self aside and say, "STOP GIVING EVERYONE SHIT!"  You have NO IDEA....what you are going to have to go through the next decade.  You're going to get everything that's coming to you and 10 times more.  You're going to experience an unprecedented decline in the quality of Michigan football.  You need to relax until you see a smiling angel with dreads and his shoes untied pick a fumbled ball off the ground.

Find a freshman named Troy Smith, follow him and gain evidence of either cheating, or illegal activing, then turn him in.

i wonder how many highlights were missed because the cameraman couldn't follow the damn ball.

Yost beats Stagg and the University of Chicago Maroons at Marshall Field on the Midway to capture Michigan's first championship.  The largest crowd to witness a football game west of the Appalachians to-date jams the stands at UChicago to watch.  Elbel writes the Victors on the train back to Ann Arbor.

Later the president of UChicago, when asked what the purpose of the university was, replied, "to create knowledge for the benefit of mankind -- and to 'lick' Michigan."

Now that's a rivalry.

and beat Bill Martin with a baseball bat and phone book until he hires Les Miles.

And then I sink his sailboat for good measure.

If we had hired Les, 2008-14 would have gone better than they did in real life . . . but I don't know if we'd actually be a happy fanbase.   Without knowing how bad it could have gotten otherwise, we'd probably be frustrated with a succession of 9-3 seasons due to Les's poor game management and development of QBs.

I'm not sure about that.  LSU is the only school in a state that is loaded with talent, and it has lower admissions standards.  They've also heavily oversigned, and I'm not sure Les could, or would, do that here.

And a posterboard sign: "YOU HAVE NO TIMEOUTS LEFT"

and watch the Mad Magicians beat the fricking snot out of USC.

Amaizing how the MM clips show a much more modern offense than I would have otherwise expected.  Lots of trickeration, fake dives, pitches, and what seems to be almost a read-option offense.  I wonder how much discretion the QB or HB had in distributing the ball, or if they were more set plays?

And my time machine would take me to the Game in 1997 -- to see what may have been Woodson's all-around greatest performance against the Buckeyes including 78 yard punt ruturn for a TD, 37 yard pass reception, and his 3rd quarter interception.

A bloke can drown in history,

so I use this rule of thumb.

The best of times?  The worst of times?

I'll look toward what's to come.

I'd go back to last Friday night, sneak into the Harbaugh household in the middle of the night, coax Jim into a semi-awake state, and show him a YouTube video of Blake dropping the punt. When the exact situation arises just hours later, there's no way he doesn't view that "dream" he had a sign of things to come and adjusts accordingly.