Available - Lots of old UM games on VHS.

Submitted by skwasha on February 25th, 2014 at 9:04 AM

My father, as big a UM fan as you'd ever find, recenty passed away. As a result we have a bunch of old VHS tapes with various UM games on them. I can't vouch for quality of any nor do I have a complete inventory as yet...  I can't really do anything with them. So they'll likely just end up in the trash otherwise. I'm just throwing this out there to see if anyone would be interested in them for conversion/preservation purposes?

If anyone has an interest, please contact me at [email protected].



February 25th, 2014 at 9:16 AM ^

crickets.  what this says about the standard of living in the u.s. today ... we have all of UM football at our fingertips wherever we have a data connection.  we are living in heady times.



February 25th, 2014 at 9:44 AM ^

(and probably have no business sharing my opinion, but this is the internet so...) 

I would probably save them. Probably would store them alongside a VCR in some large, hermetically sealed Rubbermaid bin in a garage, attic, crawl space, whatever. They meant something to your dad, I bet. And they already belong to the class of things that are underground in a time capsule and have been for 20-30 years.

It'll probably take another 20-30 years until you want to look at them to either have an old-timey moment (it won't be long before VHS technology feels identical to film reels and projectors) or connect with how you and your dad shared common hobbies/sports-passion, but I bet that day will come.


/Even moreso: Sorry for your loss


February 25th, 2014 at 9:49 AM ^

I had the same situation, but MGoWife was pushing hard (nagging constantly) about donating the tapes to the local landfill.  I put mine out to the board and they were snatched up by an MGoBlogger from Nashville.

I'm sure they will find a good home.  Good luck!


February 25th, 2014 at 9:50 AM ^

I also have a pretty large collection of Michigan football games on VHS too (mostly mid 90's to mid 00's).  I don't even have a VCR anymore so the wife gives me the hairy eyeball whenever she goes to clean out that closet.  I must have a 100 of the things, but for some reason I just can't throw them out.  I figure if Wolverine Devotee or someone else wants them, I would be happy to donate them.  Or if you are looking for a particular game I'll check to see if I have it.

True Blue Grit

February 25th, 2014 at 11:25 AM ^

back in the 80's mostly.  But, I've since thrown them out figuring A) almost no one has a VCR anymore, and B) I'll most likely never even attempt to watch  them again.  My bigger problem is the videos I took of my kids when they were younger.   I hope I can find a local service to convert them to digital form - soon before they aren't watchable anymore!


February 25th, 2014 at 2:50 PM ^

I'm not sure if you are talking to me or the OP. I really am butting into his thread, but I've meant to make a thread like this for awhile.

If you are talking to me, I will have to go home and count the tapes tonight and see what I have. The last I looked I had a whole bunch of them. Of course, they were only originally taped for myself so, I'm not sure on the quality of them. Sometimes I would cut out the commercials and sometimes not. It would be such a shame to waste these tapes and that's why I never threw them out. If you don't want them, then I think I'll give them to the poster below for conversion/storage.


July 23rd, 2014 at 9:39 PM ^

If anyone else has any old Michigan football or basketball games on VHS or on DVD, please contact me.  I collect old games as a hobby.  Collect games from the 80's and 90's.

Also looking for Detroit Lions, Pistons and Red Wings tapes.  Thanks.

[email protected] 


March 30th, 2017 at 8:53 AM ^

Dont mean to dig up an old post, but if anyone else comes across old Michigan games on Beta or VHS tapes, or even epsiodes of Michigan Replay, please contact me.  I can convert them to DVD for you.