The B1G logo probably eliminates a 900th win logo (Edited)

Submitted by MichiganPhotoRod on July 24th, 2012 at 4:57 PM

In the past, Michigan painted commemorative-wins logos at the opposite 25 yard lines.  This year, Michigan will be the first school in college football history to achieve 900 wins.  With that stupid B1G logo on the field this year that practically eliminates any idea of putting "900" on the field unless they place them on the opposite corners, which then would make the field look even uglier.

But then again, it may not even occur during a home game.  If we win out the first five games, it will occur at Purdue.  If we lose one, the opportunity would be the Illinois game.


EDIT:  The numbers displayed on the field in the past were, indeed, about games played.  NOT wins.  I'm not for throwing around inaccuracies on here.  It was an honest mistake.  Big.  But honest.  Thanks for the correction.



July 24th, 2012 at 5:00 PM ^

but I don't see any reason to put a commemorative 900th victory logo down there either. Save that for t-shirts and coffee cups.

Michigan Arrogance

July 24th, 2012 at 5:11 PM ^

maybe Brandon can set up a sparkler pattern on each scoreboard and lux box so that, in the event that we get our 900th win in A2, he can light em up when the clock reaches 00:00.


Other fireworks go without saying of course

snarling wolverine

July 24th, 2012 at 5:20 PM ^

I don't think we've commemorated total wins before.  We did commemorate the total games played - like when we played our 1,000th game (1992 Minnesota) and our 500th home game (2008 Wisconsin).  But I don't remember us ever painting "Win 800" or anything like that.  That doesn't seem like something we'd do.

BTW,  I believe we painted the "500th Big House Game" (or whatever) logo down along the sidelines, not in between the hashes where the B1G logo will be. 


July 24th, 2012 at 5:21 PM ^

Indeed.  I don't remember commemorating win #800 when we beat Wisconsin in 2000 (Henson to Terrell in the 4th quarter.) 

Games played is a different story.  There was much hoopla over the 1,000th game in school history being played in 1992, where we beat Minnesota 63-13. 

The following year, Penn State played their 1,000th game and guess who spoiled the party in Happy Valley?  Heh. 

French West Indian

July 24th, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

...about being the "first school" to win 900 games is that even if something bad happens and wins are vacated, you'c still be the first to have done it.  Or wait, does the NCAA have the power to take that away too?

Wolverine Devotee

July 24th, 2012 at 5:48 PM ^

That's called counting your chickens before they hatch. Michigan never has done something for a POTENTIAL milestone.

There have only done three 25yd line logos.

  • 1000th Game logo in 1992 against minnesota
  • 500th Game at Michigan Stadium logo in 2008 against wisconsin
  • 2012 Spring Game #GoBlue


July 24th, 2012 at 5:50 PM ^

Wait...when would we paint a "900th win" logo on the field?  When we have 899 wins and are going for #900?  That strikes me as a terrible idea. 

Or would we paint it when we have 900 wins and are going for #901?  What do we do when we win that game, have a "removal ceremony" afterward to celebrate the fact that we no longer have 900 wins?  Do we keep the logo on the field until we win #901?

You might have a celebration after win #900, but you don't paint an "x wins" logo on the field, ever.

Class of 1817

July 24th, 2012 at 5:52 PM ^

Don't matter none to me.

They can put the "900th Win" on my right nipple if they need more room.

I'm just so excited just thinking about Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeechigan getting a 900th win!




July 24th, 2012 at 8:08 PM ^

Painting your wins onto the field seems like tempting fate (aka the NCAA).  Not that I'm saying I think we do anything that would result in the removal of wins, it just seems like tempting fate.  

Blue Durham

July 24th, 2012 at 8:29 PM ^

Please provide any evidence that Michigan ever, ever put number of wins on field.  I attended the 1,000th game.  No fucking way they did this with number of wins; you are totally full of shit and deserve to be called out.


July 24th, 2012 at 9:11 PM ^

I agree, and I think he is a Rich Rod nude photographer. Hence; photorod. F I am still so pissed that turd came here and was on cruise control. Hey you have a great school that recruits dream of playing at....... Nevermind my wife says I need to drink a beer.