I Love Michigan Football

Submitted by Chrisgocomment on September 28th, 2008 at 3:43 AM

There were no expectations.  We came into this game expecting a loss, hoping to be competitive.  Michigan came out flat.  The fumbles were over and over and over again.  Why the hell can't somebody hold onto the ball!!!!?????  By halftime it was apparent that this was not to be.  Threet was in a daze.  WTF was he doing in the first half?  He was rocking Tacopants all over the field.

Halftime was great.  The MMB had this bad ass Ferris Bueller performance wherein the band leader, Cody, was playing the part of Ferris.  He was sick and couldn't go to the game.  After that they went into this elaborate rendition of the movie:

  • They faked the "sausage king of Chicago" part of Ferris Bueller by having Cody say his name was Jim Tressel..complete with a fake Jim Tressel guy in the background (sweatervest and all).
  • They had Lloyd hold and "Save Cody" sign and they showed an old man wearing a"Joe Pa" shirt.
  • They had the whole segment wherein Cody (or Ferris) runs home to beat his parents, complete with jumps and the crazy music and Cody shaking hands with some chicks. 
  • Cody runs onto the field and leads the band in The Victors (complete with Cody touching his head to the turf minus the hat!!)

At this point I said jokingly to my wife "That was so great, I almost forgot how bad this game is.  You know what???  I bet you Cody is the catalyst to a come back!!"  Just after that I talked to my buddy in Florida.  He's a big Michigan fan.  I told him, "you wait, Rich Rod will change things up, Michigan is going to tear it up in the second half."

BOOM....4 wide, the rest of the way. Threet was a changed man.  They started to move the chains.  1st down, 1st down, 1st down.................TD to Koger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The energy in Michigan Stadium was building.

The D played as hard as I've ever seen.  They would not give an inch.  They just beat the ever-loving hell out of Wisky's QB, RB's and their OL.  Holy shit that D was dominate!!!  Wisky couldn't do shit but punt.

Then you have Steven "Pat White" Threet busting a run by the Defensive End for like 70 yards!!!  The boy has wheels!  I've never felt such electricity in Michigan Stadium!!!!  The crowd was unreal!!!  We were lucky, all the lame ass nancy bitch ass fans had left!!!  F THEM!!!!  We love Michigan Football and we were staying to the end!!!!!!!!!  OH GOOD LORD THANK YOU FOR GETTING THOSE LAME ASS BITCHES OUT OF THERE!!!!!  WHAT A CROWD!!!  Once those A-holes that hate Michigan left, we were subject to one of the best crowds in the history of Michigan Stadium.  In the 500th game!!  On top of all the excitement Johnny F'n Thompson gets a pick six!!!!  I was jumping all over the stands, I think I hurt my hip.

The crowd was great!  The team was unstoppable.  If you booed those kids today, shame on you.  You suck balls, and you're a total ass.  There was no quit today in those kids, despite you dickheads and your booing.  I wasn't about to quit on my team, and I cheered them the entire game.  If you booed Steven Threet, then f you.  You're an ass, and don't bother coming to any other games because you suck and we don't want you.  Michigan Football will survive without your negativity.

Alright, sorry.  I'm just so pumped about that game.  

At the end of the game, I'm thinking, holy crap, Michigan just beat a team coached by Lloyd Carr!  Didn't they? I love Lloyd, he's a great guy, a great coach.  But, I couldn't help but feel like if Lloyd had a 19 point lead, he would play the game EXACTLY like Wisconsin did, wouldn't he??  It felt GREAT to be on the other side of that coin.  I kept thinking that Wisconsin was playing scared.  They had no pulse out there, Michigan sucked the life out of them and it couldn't have been sweeter.  I just couldn't help but think that Wisconsin's performance reminded me of the Michigan of old.  

BUT.....The Michigan of new is still the Michigan of old.  Somehow, someway, I knew they were going to be competitive.  The tradition of this program, built off the yells and screams and leadership of guys like Yost and Crisler and Bo, somehow permeates everything that happens.  And therein lies the beauty of Rodriguez.  He has maintained this tradition, this undying believe in victory and honor and the Michigan way.  It was shown today.  It was proven today.  Michigan Football is more than just one play, one fumble, one coach.  It's everybody, from you, to me, to Coach Rodriguez, to Bo.  It's real.  It's tangible.  It's inspiring, and above all it will not quit, it will not die, it will not bow down to you boo bird bitches.  I love Michigan Football, and today's game is every reason why and more.






September 28th, 2008 at 7:53 AM ^

Thanks for this post. I haven't been to a game in way too long and reading this really gave me an idea of how exciting it must have been to be there for this one. There was no band (or dickheads booing) in my living room. At halftime it was like 6 am my time Sunday morning. Somewhere between drunk and hung over, I got pretty excited during the comeback but it wasn't like I could or even felt like screaming my head off like I'm sure I would have if I were there.

BTW, I think it's K-O-G-E-R.


September 28th, 2008 at 8:51 AM ^

Probably the funnest game I've ever been to. Took my little ones- their first time in Michigan Stadium. I lied to them and told them they were booing Wisconsin. My wife rolled her eyes.

Chatted with a large Wiscy group at halftime. They were no nice, polite, so DECENT. They don't hate Michigan, they hate the Bucks.

Anyhoo, we had the time of our life. My kids (7 an 9), sang the Victors and "It's great. to be...." all the way home.

Goddammit, I love Michigan football too. The 2nd half was THE best time I've had in Mich Stadium in a long, long time.

Go Blue.

p.s 8:50 Sunday morning- the kids will not take their new Michigan gear off, want to wear it to church. LOL


September 28th, 2008 at 9:48 AM ^

.....like reading your posts......nicely done, and, wow, pulling an all nighter, or something....lol.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Team plays clunky early, plays a furious second half, come all the way back in roller coaster fashion, cant close out by getting one last first down, yet holds on in the end.

I mean, Michigan is Michigan. We've seen yesterday's movie before countless times over the decade-plus. Even if the nuances are different.

How about RR getting his own piece in the UM record book. Biggest home comeback ever in the Big House's 500th Game. Many of us have always believed in what he's doing, but I think there is an intangible element in the air that he arrived yesterday and is adding to the program's historical record by what his team did on the field yesterday.

Lloyd's first game was the biggest home comeback.....it was RR's fourth game, but admittedly he had a steeper curve given hs ultra young team.


September 28th, 2008 at 9:52 AM ^

that I feel like going on and tackling someone. I have never seen a game change so dramatically over two halves. To have so many mistakes and then come out and have zero in the second half. just amazing.


September 28th, 2008 at 10:16 AM ^

haha... just sounds kinda like a manic rave-up from our bad-ass new S&C coach!

again, I'm sure it's been beaten to death, but superior conditioning really showed yesterday. great to see.


September 28th, 2008 at 10:41 AM ^

The Joe Pa was funny because he was in a museum as a dinosaur exhibit, and the tressel they called him the wine cooler king of columbus, and you left out possibly the best part, when sparty parks his car and he runs off yelling thanks little brother. It didn't match the greatness of the Monty python show, but a great one nonetheless.
I'll second you on a big fuck you to those who booed however. Most of those people were silent up until halftime, so just keep your mouth shut if that's the case.
Amazing game and Lloyd Carr stopped for a photo with us after the game.


September 28th, 2008 at 12:02 PM ^

Great post, although I disagree that Bielema "pulled a Carr." I don't think they went more conservative (they were conservative all game) in the second half so much as that 1) they didn't have the great field position they kept getting in the first half and 2) they repeatedly tried to be too clever in short-yardage situations, running the option or pass plays when a simple handoff up the gut probably would have worked.


September 28th, 2008 at 1:29 PM ^

Yeah, just caught that. It's not hard to imagine but I was ABSOLUTELY HAMMERED DRUNK when I wrote that. I wasn't sure how it would read by the time I sobered up. I think I'll clean up the language a bit, I'm usually not one for swearing a lot.


September 28th, 2008 at 8:44 PM ^

As much fun as I have had in the Big House in a long time. Kind of like MSU in 2004 where everyone left disgusted w/ 8 min. left in the game down 19. No chance, yet Michigan pulls a fast one. I love standing w/ 100,000+ Michigan faithful in awe of what just happened in front of us thinking it truly is "great to be a MIchigan Wolverine." Coming back in a game they were supposed to lose is a true testament to their conditioning, hearts, and desire of a great team despite wins and losses. GO BLUE!

Six Zero

September 29th, 2008 at 7:44 AM ^

Great post-- if only to truly catch the emotions most of us were feeling by late Saturday, drunk or otherwise. I have to admit I kind of hurt my wife by picking her up a little too hard after McGuffie's touchdown! And I agree, hopefully this game taught all of the disbelievers in all of us a good hard lesson! Maybe the MDen needs to start selling #55 jerseys-- Graham was ON FIRE in the second half!!!

All of our love for this team was rewarded Saturday.



September 29th, 2008 at 8:13 AM ^

I don't see Lloyd calling that first down pass that Thompson intercepted. Probably more of a run, run, incomplete to the sideline (or possibly int) and then punt. Just say no to booing our team friends, it is the epitomy of low-class behavior.