Awesome Stuff...

Submitted by clarkiefromcanada on October 11th, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Hello Friends,

Without understatement, I will say it was a somewhat difficult weekend for all of us who support the program. But, what is done is done and it's time to move ahead to Iowa. On Saturday, after the unfortunate result against the 'little brother' I found myself having a few beers and looking at another blog I enjoy called 1000 Awesome Things. Check it out, it's pretty cool

Anyway, I got to running the same premise for Michigan Football through my mind and I was digging the concept. So here are a few examples I came up with...

  • Walking into the stadium - Every single time you walk in and the light hits you as you exit the tunnel. Awesome.
  • Denard  in the RichRod offense - It's like any play could work out and something great could happen. Awesome.
  • Capital One Bowl v. Florida 2008. Lloyd. Spread freaking offense. Redemption. St. Tim Tebow destruction. jamar. Awesome.

I could go on but I feel great about the upcoming weekend already...feel free to weigh in.



October 11th, 2010 at 9:18 PM ^

I have to completely agree with this:

Walking into the stadium - Every single time you walk in and the light hits you as you exit the tunnel. Awesome.

I visited Michigan Stadium for the first time this year and walking into the stadium as the light hits you and as the greatest stadium in college football grows beneath you, it is in a word, awesome.


October 11th, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

I would've never had the opportunity to go through that tunnel as an intercollegiate football player, but I had the privilege of doing so with the band on Saturdays.  You can't really hear the crowd until you get right at the mouth of the tunnel because it echoes inside, but once you hit that small opening and see the crowd pan out in front of you, it's like nothing else I've ever done, or probably ever will do again.


October 12th, 2010 at 9:34 AM ^

My first pregame was MSU in 2006.  One of the Spartan Drum Majors lost his footing during their backbend, just like this year.  Then MMB DM Iden came out, did his thing, and the entire stadium went absolutely berserk, just like this year.

I think I marched okay, but I don't really remember much else besides running out of the tunnel into a stadium full of Maize


October 11th, 2010 at 9:25 PM ^

Second, I'm going to go with Denard's speech after the game in which he took responsibility for the loss and said that he'd work to make sure he didn't play like that again...I love that kid. 


October 12th, 2010 at 9:56 AM ^

after hearing/watching Omameh's recollection of it.  The way I hear Denard giving his speech, it's not some weeping apologetic or nicety for the media.  It's him standing up and giving a 'cut that crap' to the team; the side of him we won't see or hear through his gigawatt smile.  It's intensity and focus for the team game that eclipses the fervor we have in our program as die-hards.  Denard's only going to get better as a leader, and this team has nowhere to go from here than straight downfield.


October 11th, 2010 at 9:38 PM ^

Being able to take my 3 year old daughter to her first Michigan game which coincidentally will be the first night game in the Big House ( on our way to he Big Ten Championship). That will be awesome on so many levels.

Dark Blue

October 11th, 2010 at 9:38 PM ^

This is such an awesome idea


Biakabatuka putting up 313 against OSU in 1995.

Harbaugh guaranteeing a win in 86 vs. OSU and then the team delivered.

Remy Hamilton's kick to beat Notre Dame in 1994 .


We have such a great history, there is a  million reasons why we should all love Michigan Football.



Gulo Blue

October 11th, 2010 at 9:47 PM ^

The duties of the first person to wake up on game day include lighting the grill and playing The Victors loud enough to wake everyone else.


...and this



October 11th, 2010 at 9:47 PM ^

Fresh, clean Ann Arbor air + 
the smell of various meats being scorched over an open flame +
the occasional cigarette/cigar smoke making you remember when you could smoke intermittently and carefree as an undergrad because you didn't have a wife who would chide you or a kid who would probably say something like "daddy's uckie" +
the smell of grass being torn up under the spinning wheels of people trying to park in a front yard.
Probably a couple smells in there I am missing.  But, add them all up and they = game day.

Game days always smell awesome.


October 11th, 2010 at 9:47 PM ^

Sitting with my brother in the bottom corner of the Rose Bowl, January 1st, 1998 with the only play I could REALLY see the whole game being Charles Woodsen's interception when he jumped what must've been about 8.5 feet into the air right in front of me.  And the game ended....watching the team come roaring off the sidelines and wade directly into our section high-fiving all of us.  The band setting up literaly just a few yards in front of our section and singing the Victors over and over and over in the night air with the thought flooding through my mind "we did it.....we actually DID it"....

Gives me chills even now as I think about it. 


October 11th, 2010 at 9:55 PM ^

for every Michigan home game. The older one started 16 years ago when he was 6 months old and his younger brother when he was 3. They are completely, hopelessly indoctrinated in the lore of all things Michigan. The older one's bedroom is literally maize and blue with posters of the stadium, banners, etc. covering the walls. Handing down the passion to the next generation is the greatest gift of all. Awesome.


October 11th, 2010 at 9:58 PM ^

Mercury Hayes dragging his toe against Virginia. The Big House double wave. For me personally - walking down the tunnel, watching pregame from the sideline and then holding the banner 3 times - nothing I have ever done compares to that except maybe playing 1 and 18 at St. Andrews.


October 11th, 2010 at 10:01 PM ^

The barn was definiately rocking both times.  In 1998, I swear I thought the place would fall down around us the crowd was just so loud.  Incredible.


October 12th, 2010 at 10:10 AM ^

I saw Hogan go down. You could just feel the air going out of yost and the feeling of impending doom. little did we know that hunwick defends the goal like Yoda in Attack of the Clones.