Just a few musings and memories from Salt Lake City. Unfortunately a battery problem on my phone screwed up taking many pictures but here are a few. Hopefully others will have some to share. Since this was a school day/work day the party took a while to get started but once it did I think we held our own as far as the tailgating goes.
First and foremost, I just want to say that the Michigan fans we met at the tailgates and at the game were everything that is good about college sports. Full of history, knowledge and fun. We were lucky to have long-time mgoblog lurkers Scott & Chuck with us for the day and since we had an extra ticket we were able to enjoy Scott's company at the game.
The Loonies were great and another group of friends that tailgate just west of where they were set up had an incredible time. It was no doubt one of the best tailgates we've had in the years we've been doing this.
One of your fans did a fantastic thing for a waitress at a downtown bar:
And we had a little fun when a local feature reporter stopped by a couple of the tailgates really early in the morning.
I say "for now" because my hope is that we can do this again. However, since I never want to be visiting fan that stays well past game time, so long and best wishes from all of us at the Shasta crew in Salt Lake City,
Michael Henrie & Cris Schrauf
Albert and Marianna Gamboa
Brian Royce & Kathy Lemay
Dave & Annette Wigham
as well as from the crew of Porky, The Ute Pig Bus who asked me to pass on their best as well,
Pit Master Ryan Lufkin
and many others.