This is how I never forget my wedding anniversary. Thank you Desmond.

Submitted by Double-D on September 14th, 2016 at 9:10 PM
I know, I know seriously a Michigan football Saturday. The groomsmen looked like secret service agents with headsets in their ears listening to the game. We made the receiving line wait while we listened to the epic drive in our limo. Desmond put the cherry on top and the party was on. http://www.maizenbrew.com/2016/9/14/12917700/25-years-ago-today-desmond… Great video. The stadium is rocking and the looks on the ND players faces are priceless.

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WichitanWolverine

September 14th, 2016 at 11:12 PM ^

The night before my wedding the groomsmen and I were drinking at the Jug and Kevin Koger was there. I was going to ask him if he'd take a shot with us and as I said, "Hey Kevin, I'm getting married tomorrow. Will you..." And he cut me off and said, "No I won't be your best man!"

We all had a laugh and then a shot together. #coolstarrybra

HateSparty

September 14th, 2016 at 9:18 PM ^

Congrats Double-D! Today is my 14th straight luckiest day of my life. Unfortunately, in our limo ride I experienced a defeat at the hands of the Irish. To which I shallowly said, that ruined my day. The gasps were even from my groomsmen. Stupid starts early.....

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Hail-Storm

September 15th, 2016 at 10:33 AM ^

we had one too. Married in Ann Arbor right after the MSU game.  It went to overtime, which almost caused us to be late, but Michigan ended up pulling it out and made for a great rest of the day. Walked down the aisle to the victors and celbrated the (michigan themed) wedding and win the rest of the night. 

UMfan21

September 14th, 2016 at 9:20 PM ^

congrats. I will always remember my uncle (MSU fan) made us all come to his wedding the day Eddie Brown tripped Desmond on the 2 pt conversion. they went nuts listening to the call on the radio in the parking lot.

Sam1863

September 15th, 2016 at 5:07 AM ^

That was my 30th birthday. I was over the parents' house for a big family dinner, and we were all watching as Brown mugged Desmond. We were incredulous when the ref swallowed his hanky.

Making it worse for me, my mother was standing right there, so I had to swallow all the bright blue profane comments that the situation deserved. I didn't even get the benefit of an emotional explosion.

Happy fuckin' birthday to me.

Fieldy'sNuts

September 14th, 2016 at 9:30 PM ^

I loved this testy exchange between Desmond and Lou Holtz on College Gameday a few years ago:

Lou Holtz: "You're a legend because your team wasn't tough enough to run the football."

Desmond: "No, I'm a legend because your defensive backs weren't coached well enough to stop me."

WolverineHistorian

September 14th, 2016 at 9:33 PM ^

Dear Lord, how has it been 25 years since that play? I love it when Holtz rips his hat off in frustration.

A little trivia - ND quarterback Rick Mirer (who looks like he wants to throw up in that video) grew up wanting to play at Michigan and idolized Jim Harbaugh. But he grew concerned over Michigan's track record at that time to send a successful QB to the NFL. So he decided to go to Notre Dame instead. Ironically, this was the start of Michigan becoming Quarterback U.

A game that was played earlier that day was Central Michigan beating Sparty in East Lansing 20-3. When they announced that score over the speakers at the big house, the crowd went nuts.

Anyway, GOD bless Desmond for ripping out ND's heart that day.

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superstringer

September 14th, 2016 at 9:42 PM ^

i think the key detail you are missing is that Bo was in the Mirer living room for a recruiting visit. They were watching a Monday Night Football game. JIm Harbaugh was the Bears starter. Al Michaels said it was the first NFL game ever where a UM QB was the starter. That put Bo on the hot seat and Mirer ended up choosing ND.

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superstringer

September 14th, 2016 at 9:38 PM ^

Scary -- that game was the last time I attended a game at the Big House. Still remember that game vividly. (I also went to the BC game the week earlier in Boston, when Desmond had 4 of our 5 TDs, including a KO return.)

On a related front, got today my tickets for the Wisconsin game in a cpl weeks. Taking my 12 yr old to his first college football game that day. So the long draught will end.

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UM Indy

September 14th, 2016 at 9:52 PM ^

Me too

As far as wedding day on a college football Saturday. October 25, 1997 - Woodson's one handed INT at MSU. We obviously won it all the year I got married. Every year I joke that we need to renew our vows so we can win it all again. Maybe I should stop joking.

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Mabel Pines

September 15th, 2016 at 7:44 AM ^

we beat up on Indiana that day, it was a noon away game.  Got married later.  The whole "No fall Saturdays" thing doesn't matter as long as you marry the proper person who loves Michigan football. So choose wisely.  Also when you are old like UM INdy and I, neither of you care about anniversaries anymore.  

xtramelanin

September 14th, 2016 at 10:38 PM ^

it's great to be a michigan fan, and if your bride is also, more power to you both and i guess that is the exception to the rule.  but marriage is the most important thing  you will ever do and no matter how much we collectively love michigan football, be serious - marriage is a blessing that far surpasses the fun of michigan football.   and if it doesn't, maybe some serious self-reflection is in order.  

HAILtoBO

September 14th, 2016 at 11:09 PM ^

I was born at 3 o clock this day. My doctor and my father wanted to watch the game, so they rushed me out. Broke my collar bone on purpose to make it easier. After that I sat back and had my first ice cold brew with my old man watching Desmond make that unbelievable grab.

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