FREE Pair of Tickets **AND Game Glove** to UofM vs OSU Game Next Sat

Submitted by IUandUofM on November 16th, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I would like to treat two Michigan fans to next week's OSU game in Columbus.

I have made these offers to folks during Michigan home games before, but this time I want to extend it to those living in or that can travel to my unfortunate home town of Columbus.

I have followed the advice of many of you and have given past tickets to Mott's patients and their families, and it has really made their day.  In fact, I am continuing that opportunity for a family this Saturday vs. Iowa.

However, this time I really want open it up to people based on a different theme.  I want to offer it up to a pair of Michigan super fans. 

Instead of having people email me their stories, I think it would be fun to have people post why they are the most deserving super fan (photos and videos welcome).  Of course, I would prefer it go to those that would otherwise not be able to attend, but that is not a restriction this time.  Further, I'd prefer it not be a hard-luck story, as I intend to make those opportunities available to people in the future.

I have been informed by University staff that I need to avoid treating guests that are of recruitable ages.  To make it easy for me, I will not consider any teenagers (but a parent and younger child is ok).

Myself or one of my guests will meet you on Sat before the game and personally hand you the tickets (you will be sitting together in the visitors section).  We will reserve the right to withhold the tickets if we feel we have been misled in any way.

I will make the selection on Monday by 9pm.  I will respond to this post identifying the screen name of the winner and ask that they email me so we can finalize the plans.

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NEW ADDITION - Jibreel Black's Game Used Glove from the Northwestern Game last week.

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The person selected will now also receive Jibreel Black's left handed game glove from last week's Northwestern game.  I have seats above the tunnel and we caught the glove when it was thrown up to us after the game.  It still smells a bit sweaty ... perfect for a super fan! PLEASE DO NOT SELL THIS GLOVE, as I will trust the person selected not to do so.

Go Blue!

Comments

justingoblue

November 16th, 2012 at 10:12 PM ^

I'm sure whoever gets these tickets will have a great time, and it's really cool you enjoy doing this as well.

Good luck in your search, there are already a couple cool stories down below.

Moleskyn

November 16th, 2012 at 9:41 PM ^

My brother-in-law surprised me with tickets to the game last year - it was my first time seeing M vs. OSU. I would love to return him the favor this year!

RoZ06

November 16th, 2012 at 9:57 PM ^

First of all, I'm touched by your act of generosity... Whoever wins will have the honor of meeting a true Michigan man.
Secondly, here's my story. I graduated from UofM in 2006 and commissioned into the Army that same year. I spent the next 2 years going through training and flight school to fly UH-60 Blackhawks. After graduating in 08, I took a position as an operations officer for a MEDEVAC unit in FL. I served there for 3 years, helping to train those that have just returned from a year in Afghanistan (everyone came back home, thank God).
I am now an ROTC instructor at the University of Louisville while I complete a master's degree.
I'll add this final note: my only time in Columbus was during my freshman year on the crew team at UofM. We had a regatta there on the same day as the football game, and we literally had to dodge beercans as we walked through campus. It'd be great to come back there to see us take it to them. Go Blue!

Maize and Blue…

November 16th, 2012 at 10:05 PM ^

Email: Go Blue Fan SCP at aol dot com. My screen name here is obvious.  My significant other's father played for Nebraska and use to give me crap about not having any connection to U of M so I went and got a degree.  Regularly take kids to fan day, football games, bball games, and hoping to get them to their first M baseball game this year.

My list of M related things goes the full spectrum- garden stone, flag, lawn chairs, autographs, helmets, jerseys, and fat heads.  I live and die M sports and would love to take one of the boys to see M beat Ohio (I am a little scared of what he may be exposed to though). My son got Shane Morris' first autograph at the spring game two years ago.

Your generousity is the stuff a true Michigan man is made out of. 

WingsNWolverines

November 16th, 2012 at 10:10 PM ^

go back there again in Michigan gear. I was friendly and nice to them but pushed a few times by drunks yelled every obscenity at me when walking by "FUCK MICHIGAN GO BACK HOME" "FUCK YOU YOU BLUE PIECE OF SHIT" and had my bumper sticker and car vandalized when I was there. No. Fuck that shit stadium and their fans.

Whoever wins though I hope they have a wonderful time and the OSU fan base shows you some respect. GO BLUE BEAT OHIO

michiganmike1

November 16th, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

Been to every Mich-osu game since 1976, so 36 consecutive games!!  This one will be 37 straight.  Every year since I was 10.  Both my parents went to UM, but when I was 3 we moved from Detroit to Cleveland, so I grew up in Buckeye land as a maize & blue addict.  My first game was in 1975 at msu, where UM won 16-6 thanks to Gordie Bell.  In 1976 at the horseshoe an Woody, I started by current 36 game streak, a 22-0 shutout, with the 2-pt conversion coming from roverback Jerry Zuver.  A great game with Ricky Leach at QB and Rob Lytle at TB.  I'd go on, but I'd be here all night.  Go Blue!!  Mike

moorebluego

November 16th, 2012 at 10:15 PM ^

I am married to a former OSU fan who I have turned into a Michigan fan. Living in Southern Ohio its not easy being one of the Only Michigan fans around but growing up during the John Cooper era made it not so bad. I have only been to 1 Michigan game and that was the UMASS game during the Rich Rod tenure where I was too star struck to actually enjoy A2 as it was my first time in Ann Arbor. I don't expect to get the tickets as I know there are WAY more deserving people than me but it doesnt hurt to try! 

 

moorebluego @ gmail . com

RoZ06

November 17th, 2012 at 11:05 AM ^

Thank you for your kind words. I am no one special; in fact, I am very blessed to have had the opportunities I've had. I will be just as happy if the tickets go to a Motts kid or one of the other great people/stories/fans here.

SagNasty

November 16th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

I am still trying to break my streak of Michigan road losses. I went to the Rose Bowl in 05, Sparty in 09, Dallas this year and Nebraska this year. All losses! I need to break this streak and this is the game to do it. The Game in Columbus is on my bucket list, but I have had a hard time finding someone to go with me. Free tickets would allow me to take my wife or brother-in-law, both of whom are huge Michigan fans.

My story is not great I am just an average guy who loves this team and would love to see them roll over the buckeyes in Columbus.

Psycho AJ

November 16th, 2012 at 10:36 PM ^

 

I have lived in Columbus for the past 21 years. My family is originally from Northern Michigan (Ellsworth, MI). My family moved to Ohio after my father returned from Desert Storm. Because my father was in the army, I never knew the intensity of the rivalry until I moved to Ohio. We lived in West Germany during my middle childhood so I didn't have the opportunity to watch football. The most memoriable game as a Michigan fan in Columbus was the 1996 game. I was working as a teenager at Wendy's. I was the only employee in Michigan gear. After the game, a drunk fan came in and started screaming at me because of my shirt. He ran around the dining area, tossing over tables, and throwing food. It was very entertaining to watch him react to an Ohio loss.

I hate to admit this but I hold a graduate degree from O$U. I have lived in Columbus since the early 90s.  After I was married, I couldn't talk my wife into leaving Columbus, so O$U was the only school in my area that was offering the graduate degree I was pursuing. However, I stayed true to my roots and wore Michigan gear on campus. I received crap from other students and professors, but I thought it was fun to see their reaction to the colors I wore.

I'm now working on my doctorate and am attending a school in Cincinnati because I didn't want to return to O$U. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to make it to a Michigan game this year. This is the first year since 2000 that I have not been to an actual game. If I were to be offered the tickets, I would bring my 8 year old son. He loves sports, especially Michigan Football. He is a walking sports almanac and never forgets a score, stat, etc.

Best of luck to the winner of the tickets. O$U fans are a rare breed and I would love to see Michigan beat Ohio in their own house!

# GO BLUE!

DrewandBlue

November 16th, 2012 at 10:42 PM ^

Going up with my wife to tailgate with some family members going to game but we do not have tickets. We just wanted to go up with our family because we do not get to see them often and it will be fun to tailgate. My wife and I are both Veterans of the Air Force. I served in Iraqi Freedom (2003) in the Security Forces career field hence my Avatar with the beret over our Defensor Fortis flash.

I normally wouldn't ask for a handout and I'm sure there are so many more deserving people out there, but since I'm going up with family already, thought I'd take a shot; and I can absolutely defend myself!

I'd still happily be passed up for Mott's! Nice gesture none the less and I hope somebody deserving gets to go. That's pretty kind of you.

Franch Dressing

November 16th, 2012 at 10:57 PM ^

Braylon Blue "then last name". No joke!

Ill fly in from Colorado! Will take my first son, or will have my cousin drive down from Michigan as he is back from overseas now (if he's available).

Side note...huge fan, but completely dry. Ill buy you some bevs, but im sober.

Dess

November 16th, 2012 at 11:00 PM ^

Ive been to Columbus a few times on that fateful weekend, but not to the game. The national championship ballroom competition is there that weekend and i cheered for and eventually competed for UM. I was there the day of the 'game of the century' and while we lost the game by 3... we won the natl championship in ballroom.

I experienced last years win front row student section next to lloyd brady. It was an amazing experience. I want to go down to that craphole of a city and finally see a game with the worst fanbase out there. Plus if they vandalize my car its destruction of federal property and its surrounded by cameras (research car) lol

jonvalk

November 16th, 2012 at 11:02 PM ^

I'd love to go. Never been to "the Game," but every year I take the week off before it to ensure I have that Saturday off to watch. I also spend countless hours making wallpapers for the games just because I love giving o my fellow UM fans. I'm not a Vet or in any special situation, I'm just a lifelong UM fan that happens to work just north of campus on high street and has been stuck in Columbus, OH for a long time. Oh, and my friend's sister is dating Kovacs, so that'd be cool to be there and meet him. Anyway, you're a champ for treating anyone to the Game, so you're all good in my book no matter who you choose.

RedGreene

November 16th, 2012 at 11:58 PM ^

I have a bad knee that hurts when it rains.  On top of that I occasionally drink too much and cut my own hair.  During hurricane sandy my knee hurt so bad that I got really drunk and cut everyone's hair, including my wife's.  

That being said I think you should give them to someone more deserving.

 

preed1

November 19th, 2012 at 5:56 PM ^

live in toledo and although there is a fair amount of Michigan fans I am constantly harrassed by ohio fans.  I have stuck true blue sticking it out the entire seasons of 2007-2010 and entire games, even the dreaded freezing Northwestern game of 2008.

This year I drove the trips to south bend and lincoln only to come empty handed. BUT nothing is better than going to an away game cheering on the maize and blue.  If I were to go to Columbus I would be the loudest, proudest Michigan fan in that toilet seat of a stadium.

EDIT: Those gloves are awsome!

Hail,

 

Pete

Harmonizing98

November 17th, 2012 at 12:17 AM ^

I would love nothing more then to attend The Game especially in the "Shoe." A chance to possibly play for a spot in the BIG championship plus shatter the Buckeyes dreams of a perfect season and not to mention ruin their senior day in Columbus is priceless. I've been a diehard fan my entire life. I'm a 21 year old college student and I would kill to surprise my dad, a U of M grad and my best friend with tickets like these. He's given me so much and I wanna return the favor. Even if I don't win the two tickets at least I tried because while each person on here bleeds blue, I would represent everyone on here well. #GO_BLUE Oh How I Hate Ohio State.. OHIO that is!

1 percent

November 17th, 2012 at 12:48 AM ^

An awesome gesture! I've always lived in Ohio and actually live in Brady Hokes hometown, Kettering. I was born in Columbus hospital, you could see Ohio Stadium from the delivery room and I was adopted by my dad went to Ohio State and is one of the biggest 'Ohio' fans you'll know. He raised me to be a Buck but it would all be for not. Where I grew up a couple of the older boys were Michigan fans. They had Michigan shirts and I was going to have one. From then on I've been a die hard. From Biakabatuka to Woodson through the RR era and Denard. Even with my dad being a huge Buckeye I've never been to an Ohio State vs. MICHIGAN game. My wife grew up in an Ohio home, as well. A couple seasons of Denard later erased the first 22 years of Buckeye-dom. A job well done! I've always wanted to go to this game but we now have a 6 month old and money doesnt stick around like it used to. Im also in the military, 4 year member of the USAF where I have been stationed all over the country, Texas, California, Tennessee, and my eyes are helping the troops on the ground in Afghanistan every single day, the most rewarding thing I have ever done. and not sure how many more seasons ill be in the area to even have the opportunity. I didnt have the opportunity to go to Michigan but what Michigan has meant to my family is awesome! My wife and I would be forever grateful to have the opportunity to see Denard in his last game and indoctrinate our 6 month old daughter to the GO BLUE lifestyle!

DrewandBlue

November 17th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

for your continued service.  I'm very familiar with working under your "vision" and it's much appreciated. I'm a vet, but feel any Active Duty member of our armed services should get every opportunity to attend an awesome and memorable event like this.  I'll be cheering in Columbus at a tailgate near stadium, then off to a local bar to watch. 

Does anybody have any idea of a decent place to take my wife and watch the game near the statium?  Good luck, and I'm pulling for you to get the tickets.

Go Blue!

Thank you for your service!

Defensor Fortis!

MaizeRage89

November 17th, 2012 at 12:44 AM ^

Wow this is amazing that people still pay it forward. I am self employed and continue to push that boulder up hill with hope that the top is just a few more feet so I can roll that boulder down hill.

I can't wait until I have the same ability to bless someone with a similar gift. Until then it's all about blessing people with the little things.

I have been a fan since 96 which was my freshman year of high school and my first year playing football. My position was DB so I will give you one guess as to who drew my attention to Michigan.

What is funny is that my father and older sister are big Ohio fans so the trash talking is none stop year round.

My parents even went so far as to decorate my entire room in scarlet and grey, shit they even bought me a osu football field rug. I will upload a pic later because its pretty sad.

My father is 67 and has never been to an Ohio game since his family moved away from Ohio when he was 10 and my first Michigan game came in 2007 at the rose bowl and I cried from being so overwhelmed.

My father's health is getting worst and his body is breaking down as he gets older from all the years working in law enforcement. It would be pretty a MAIZE ing to take him to the "game" while he can still enjoy it and on a side note I was late to my sisters wedding because of the rain delay when we played western Michigan because I wasn't going to leave my house to miss the game! My wife knows that once the season starts to not plan anything on Saturdays.

DirkMcGurk

November 17th, 2012 at 12:45 AM ^

Ohio born and raised. Grew up near Toledo and now live in Cleveland. Grew up in a OSU house hold. For most of my life I have had to defend being a Michigan fan in Ohio. I don't miss games on tv and don't attend many games simply because I can't afford to go. I would have loved to have attended Michigan, but couldn't afford to attend. While many fans put the maize and blue gear away during the Rodriguez years I made more of an effort to wear mine. Why? Because I felt it was even more important to support my team even during the worst seasons. I may never get to attend a OSU/Michigan game simply because I now have 2 kids who are expensive and in the interest in making sure they are raised by us and not a sitter my wife stays home to raise them. I would really be greatful for the tickets, but also happy for whom ever is lucky enough to go. Oh did I mention most years I am stuck watching the game with OSU fans...puke. Anyways hats off to you for sharing your wealth. The world needs people like you.

MGoVoice

November 17th, 2012 at 12:47 AM ^

but where to begin?  I'll try to make this as short and to the point as possible.  I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and absolutely love watching the maize and blue every single time they play.  I remember playing pee wee ball in Ann Arbor and there were three teams, the Packers, Rams, and Wolverines.  Of course every kid wanted to wear the winged helmet, sadly I got the Packers and remembered being so crushed by the fact I had to play against the Wolverines...just didn't seem right.  Growing up my bedroom was clad in UofM colors wall to wall.  After graduating from Ann Arbor Huron I enlisted into the Marine Corps and told my mom no worries it's peace time.  A couple of years later Desert Shield/Storm happened and i got to spend the '90 season in the desert moving from hole to hole.  I got this cool care package from my family and in it was a picture of my mom on the sidelines of the Michigan v. UCLA game with a stinking ice cream sandwich in her hand...so not only is she killing me with being on the sidelines of a Michigan game but then she has an ice cream sandwich in hand to boot, talk about killing me smalls, geesh!  Anyways, I followed UofM the best I could while in the desert.  I don't remember particulars from that season other than UofM was ranked highly and lost a couple of close games.  After being discharged from the Marines I won tickets to the Colorado hail mary game and took my little brother, who was 8 at the time, to his first M game.  Whle everyone was shocked by the outcome my brother was in full balling mode, just absolutely sobbing uncontrollably.  Took a long while to calm him down.  I then met my wife while she was atttending EMU and she's from Ohio and graduated as an occupational therapist and the SE Mich OT market was flooded with OTs.  So with my bachelor degree in business we moved to Ohio where she was able to find a job.  I did as well and have been in Ohio since '01 and subjected to all sorts of Ohio shenanigans and it didn't help any with M going through the horrible 7 year streak and the '06 loss to Ohio and then RR years was like icing on the cake for people I worked around to talk as much smack as possible.   My home and my work cube leave little doubt as to where my loyalties lie and I wouldn't have it any other way.  After being a Michigan fan my entire life I finally got to go to my first Mich v. Ohio game in '09 and we know that didn't end well but got to go to last years game as well with my brother.  It was definitely sweet to get that win and not have to watch my brother sobbing uncontrollably again.  I have talked with some buddies of going on UofM road trips and we finally did the Purdue game this year, really cool and got to say GO BLUE to Dave Brandon who quickly waved me off with a mumbled go blue of his own, but still cool.  I have wanted to see the shoe, but only if Michigan is playing.  I would love to take my brother but also have thoughts on taking my 8 year old daughter who is the only other M fan in my house and got to take her to her first M game earlier this season against Umass.  Not a great game but I also wanted to take her to a sure win and not have a repeat of a sobbing kid.   My wife is a Ohio fan and I just can't bring myself to take her...it's gotta be a M fan!  She has been cool about things though and got me an authentic Michigan helmet last Christmas and an authentic jersey a couple years before that.

Ok, so way longer than I had anticipated.   Good luck to everyone and as always GO BLUE!!!  BEAT OHIO!!!!