The Littlest Brown Jug

Submitted by uofmdds96 on December 25th, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Here is the "Littlest Brown Jug" that I received as part of my reward from the Kickstarter Campaign for John Falk's retirement party on the MGopatio.  It is a 1 gallon jug from Red Wing.  It was originally unfinished.  I met Jill Gordon, the lady who currently paints the scores on the jug, at the party.  I commissioned her to paint this smaller version of THE Jug. It is AMAZING!  She meticulously duplicated the M's and score columns. The colors are awesome.  The bottom of the jug is stamped "100th meeting between Michigan and Minnesota 5th, Oct. 2013.  It is hard to say which is my more prized possession, this or my stuffed wolverine.  Superlatives do not exist to describe how cool this looks.  Now I need to make a shelf that deserves to hold this beauty.




December 25th, 2013 at 4:58 PM ^

I can only wish to have such a treasure. But just to be clear, when you say "stuffed wolverine", do you mean taxadermied wolverine? Cause that's bad ass; and that makes me truly jealous.


December 25th, 2013 at 5:06 PM ^

That is amazing, sir -  a remarkable recreation, to be sure. 

I must admit, I am a little envious as well. I would love to have such a painstaking recreation of a part of Michigan football history in my own collection. I definitely admire the dedication it takes to get something like this accomplished. 


December 25th, 2013 at 5:42 PM ^

Op: where do you tailgate? I'm with a bunch of mich dentists an were in the blue lot. Dave and the coaches all pass by aft the games too.

We're right in front of the Leach-wangler tailgate-are u close to us?

Very cool wolverine btw


December 25th, 2013 at 6:17 PM ^

For me happens in three places. I park and have breakfast at the NAPA auto store on Hoover and then move over to the the north end of the Blue lot(they have a M flag that has the State of Michigan seal on it, only one like that around), then right down the end of that row where the coaches park where the handicapped parking starts. That is where I had the wolverine and was able to get Brandon to pose. I wanted Hoke and Mattison, but did not ask since we lost. I will next year for sure.


December 25th, 2013 at 6:22 PM ^

I Thot u were pretty close to us. We're about 10 cars or so down from you in the blue lot. I remember seeing your Wolverine on display. We'll have to have a beer sometime and I'll introduce you to a whole bunch of Michigan dentists!

Cold War

December 25th, 2013 at 9:57 PM ^

Curious, are there copyright issues if someone wanted to create their own replica of the jug? Disclaimer: I certainly wouldn't be doing it personally, I don't have that kind of talent!