Michigan dark secrets

Submitted by chunkums on April 15th, 2015 at 4:18 PM

The offseason can be a long and difficult time for football fans, but it is a time that generates some really interesting threads occasionally. In light of this, I pose this question to you all:

What are your deepest and darkest secrets relating to your Michigan fandom? Are you a convert from the other side? Do you have any regrettable stories from watching Michigan games? Do you have any dark secrets now?

I'll start: I love Michigan and cherished my undergraduate years there, but next year I start my PhD at...Ohio State.


Prince Lover

April 15th, 2015 at 4:23 PM ^

I've never deeply hated OSU basketball. I use to love Jimmy Jackson's game. Ever since then, it was just another game. Maybe it's also because my hatred of all things Izzo runs so deep....


April 15th, 2015 at 4:24 PM ^

I did my Ph.D at Purdue.  While there I would cheer on the Boilermakers when they weren't playing Michigan, but that's about it.  My father and daughter are both MSU graduates, so I do follow them some, but I've been a Wolverine at heart since I was a little kid.


April 15th, 2015 at 4:25 PM ^

I went to Michigan for 5 years (4 undergrad and 1 grad), and I only bought season football tickets for the last 2.  I'm kicking myself for not getting into the football scene earlier.  I actually went to every game during my 3rd year, but it was through free tickets given to me from fellow students.


April 15th, 2015 at 4:26 PM ^

It's not a secret your going to ohio state and not just because you posted it here. Good luck though. Show your true colors by being smarter than everyone


April 15th, 2015 at 4:26 PM ^

staee. Once threw my UM flag javeline style into the wife's muddy garden after a particularly frustratingly stupid loss in the RR era. Think it was the second PSU game.


April 15th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

I can't watch the football games with anyone. My wife is allowed and enjoys watching the games too. Anyone who is not a part of my household is NOT WELCOME on Michigan game day.


April 15th, 2015 at 8:41 PM ^

At my house on gameday it normally sounds like the royal rumble inside the house lol.  I lose my fuckin mind sometimes watching us play.  I have broken a 50inch flat screen and about 10 remote controls watching Michigan Football in the last few years.  B4 we bought our house i got the cops called on us because the manager of our apartment thought i was beating somebody inside of my apartment lol.  Damn saying all this im like wow i really fuckin lost it at some point.  I talk shit to my brother for having Michigan stickers on his wall because he never watches them play.  All i can say is i love Michigan Football and maybe im a little to competitive lol!


April 15th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

Spent my grade school years in Cleveland and then moved to Ann Arbor for high school, whereupon my contrary churlish childishness made me an OSU fan out of spite or something.  Still went to Michigan for undergrad.  After growing up and actually seeing actual Ohio State fans... yeah.

Best of luck at OSU, chunkums - I now live in Columbus as do a good many other posters here - let us know if you have any questions about the surrounding environs.  Free pro-tip: don't open any coolers.

Wolverine Devotee

April 15th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

I have completely stopped buying adidas Michigan apparel because I am waiting for an announcement of the decision on the apparel contract. 

MDen is selling limited addition, one-day only Michigan adidas D Lillards on Saturday at 9am and I can't buy them because of this. 

LSA Aught One

April 15th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

I didn't know that boxer shorts were different from regular shorts. I had a pair of M boxers when I was 10 that I used for gym every single day. I wore underwear under them, but they were boxers all the same. A girl finally explained it to me near the end of the year.