Denard Autograph Session at M Den

Submitted by DemetriusBrown on January 21st, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Saturday, February 2 from 11am-2pm at The M-Den on Campus (303 S. State St.) as we welcome Team 133 captain Denard Robinson for an autograph signing!

*Free Event! Only 1 autograph per person. Due to the expected high demand please arrive early! M-Den reserves the right to cut autograph line at any point due to time constraints.


snarling wolverine

January 21st, 2013 at 4:57 PM ^

For those of you who are alumni, how do you feel about getting autographs of student-athletes?  Do you feel a little weird asking someone younger than you to give an autograph?  Just curious.


January 21st, 2013 at 5:07 PM ^

This line will be miles long and although it would be nice to add to my Wolverine collection, I'd bet I would be cut off after waiting 3 hours...are they allowing pictures? If so, that slows things down immensely.


January 21st, 2013 at 5:05 PM ^

Has anyone been to something like this? Wondering if I should make the trip to AA to get an autograph. Assuming the line will have to be outside in the snow, will there be hundreds of people there?

Could be a dumb question since we are talking about DENARD, but what do you guys think?


January 21st, 2013 at 6:06 PM ^

The amount of autograph seekers is gonna be limited by the amount of Ray-ban sunglasses the M-Den has in store - those are necessary to not be blinded by the beatific luminesence of Denard's smile.

I'm actually somewhat older than Denard and can count on one hand* the number of autographs I've gone out of my way to get in my life, but if I was in Ann Arbor, I'd definitely go just to thank him for everything he did for my university both on and off the field, because it's Denard f'in Robinson.

* - the celebrity in question was backup future Mrs. kehnonymous Felicia Day, so one hand did figure into the equation, sigh. =\


January 21st, 2013 at 6:24 PM ^

Did anyone attend the autograph session before the womens basketball game against Penn State?  If so, how was the line?  I feel like a lot of people would be cut off and not get an autograph but I could be wrong.


January 21st, 2013 at 9:08 PM ^

I did, I'm a student and -no- students were in line before the doors opened so I got to Garder in like 10mins (he was supposed to be with Gallon, but Gallon wasn't there). Then we ran over to the other line and literally is was cut off right behind us (I may or may not have lied when the dude asked if I had gotten any yet). So yea, it got pretty crazy


January 21st, 2013 at 6:29 PM ^

I collect signed books. Granted, most of the authors/poets are at least a few decades older than I am. I think it is pretty neat to have my favorite author sign one of my favorite novels of his/hers. I don't think it is "weird" or "creepy" asking your favorite author, player, actor, whatever, to autograph an item as a memento. Now, Randy Quaid look alike going decked out in Denard's gear with a HUGE "I LOVE YOU DENARD" sign definitely borders on the creepy side but a normal sports fan, no matter the age, asking for an autograph of one of his favorite athletes is fine, IMO. One of my friend's grandfather was a sports memorabilia collector (for ever) and he would write to athletes, go to games and hang out at the dug-out, and get a card signed here a program signed there. Fans come in all ages and nothing "creepy" unless you show up looking like this:


January 21st, 2013 at 6:53 PM ^

I want to go but not sure what to bring w me to have Denard sign:

1. Hardcover copy of "Michigan Memories" signed by Bo.  Though the book was before Denard's time, it would be cool having both of their signatures together.

2. One of the home game programs from the last 4 years:  his last home game this year against Iowa, the Under the Lights program, win over Ohio, Sugar Bowl program.

3. Mini Helmet

4. Sugar Bowl mini football

Which would you get signed?


January 21st, 2013 at 9:36 PM ^

There's not too much of a difference. Riddell is more of the "standard" mini helmet you see more of because they are licensed for NFL minis. I like the Schutt helmets for their padding and metal facemasks. Either is fine, it's all preference.

As for a pen, getting anything signed in silver is always a gamble. Try to find a Decocolar silver paint pen if you want to do it in silver. They are paint pens, so they require prepping and take longer to dry. Silver sharpies never look as crisp and are usually dry even when they are new. If you get the helmet signed on the winged portion of a helmet, then go with a black sharpie. 


January 22nd, 2013 at 12:11 AM ^

Schutt are nice IMO as the winged helmet is painted on as oppose to the Riddell ones which are typically a sticker wing. This goes for the Mini helmet anyway, full size helmets may be different depending on what you buy, authentic, replica ect. I just use a regular silver sharpie but people use a number of markers and paint pens. Hope this helps