Clam Chowder?

Submitted by wisecrakker on August 24th, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Excuse my ignorance, but Coach Hoke makes reference to "definitely having the clam chowder" in a newspaper article today, when asked about restoring traditions.

What is this about?




August 24th, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

Bo's Friday night dinner consisted of clam chowder, salad, steak, baked potato and a couple other things that I can't remember off the top of my head (I don't have any of the Bo books in front of me). Guys also used to get a chocolate chip cookie before bedtime.

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August 24th, 2011 at 9:08 PM ^

The headline is, "Michigan football coach Brady Hoke talks about bringing back traditions and more".

There is precisely one "tradition" that is discussed.  It is "clam chowder," and I am not at all sure but what that "tradition" has been continuing the last three years in any event.

The meme continues; Michigan Man... tradition... fit... "gets it"... countdown...  rivals... toughness...

And now, "clam chowder."

Thanks, Mark Snyder.  You've been as helpful today as you usually are.

Bando Calrissian

August 24th, 2011 at 4:52 PM ^

The film that is now sold as the DVD "Vintage Bo" features some pretty great footage of one such team meal during the 1970 season, followed by priceless footage of Bo telling the team to "synchronize their watches," and then even more great footage of Bo delivering the famous cookies himself.

Great tradition, glad it's coming back, and somewhat surprised it went somewhere in the first place.


August 24th, 2011 at 5:57 PM ^

You sir, will be blasted by devotees of both types as well as all the less well-known variants. Of course, New England Clam Chowder beats that red stuff any day of the week.

Maximinus Thrax

August 24th, 2011 at 6:59 PM ^

As an employee of the Campus Inn during the magical 1997 season, as well as the 1998 season, I can attest to the fact that there was clam chowder served in large plastic pitchers at meals at the CI on the Friday nights before games.  I do not recall if it was also served on Saturday morning gameday breakfasts, but I would hope not.  THey ate steak, lasagna, and clam chowder every Friday night before games, then Lloyd would give a talk and they would all congregate in a banquet room to watch a movie.