Michigan Football Legends

Submitted by Sione's Flow on May 8th, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Probably has been discussed before, but besides Desmond Howard, who else deserves to be considered a Michigan Football Legend?  Obviously the overwhelming choice would be Woodson, but who else among the greats of UM, have earned legendary status?



May 8th, 2012 at 2:01 AM ^

I can't tell if you're drunk or just an asshole, but either way. I never said the bullpen was off the hook, blowing a 2-run lead in the bottom of the 9th blows. But considering the opponent, and how well Fister was pitching, it should have been more than just a 2-run lead, like a lot more


May 8th, 2012 at 2:02 AM ^

I certainly appreciate the invaluable insight of Russ.

Russ stated, “Yale Van Dyne, the epitomy of slow, possession, white guy.”

It’s slightly annoying to read an outside observer, refer to me as the epitomy of slow. (Russ, how fast do you run the forty?)

I’ll say this; Keith Jackson used to refer to my teammate, Chris Calloway as, “the speedy little reciever from Chicago.”

Jackson and Bob Griese referred to me as, “the hard working”, " “overachieving”, “coach on the field” (thanks for this one, Russ) or whatever euphemism popped into their heads.

Cam Cameron, (my college coach and current Chargers’ offensive coordinator) was quoted in, The Wolverine, “Yale Van Dyne is bigger, faster and stronger than Chris Calloway and he had the fastest agility times on our team, including Desmond Howard and Derrick Alexander” (high compliments for “the epitomy of slow”) 


My coaches and teammates never referred to me as slow. Fortunately, they were blinded, (not by my speed) and, not as adept at assessing talent as Russ.

Yale Van Dyne

by Yale Van Dyne on Aug 20, 2006 6:15 PM EDT





May 8th, 2012 at 2:01 AM ^

all of the retired numbers, then Woodson. The biggest question is how to handle the #1 jersey and what is the standard from this point forward.


May 8th, 2012 at 9:59 AM ^

I don't think the Legends honor is for retired numbers.  The whole point of the legends patch is to avoid retiring more numbers.  If the number is already retired, that is a greater honor (and since no one is wearing it, what would the point be of adding a patch?).


May 8th, 2012 at 2:40 AM ^

What is your favorite song of all time?

Just another n***a- state property II

Do you own any pets, and if so what do you have?

Fuck lion say what!

i got a fuck lion now come fuck wit me

Who do you admire most?

My mom CARLA, dat bitch da shit, i love her i think she da realest bitch alive


Do you have any tattoos, and if so what and where?

fuckin real

When do you plan on getting married?

it dont matta cuz i hope my wife know ima be playa 4 life

Get the number or give the number?

i would have 2 say bof

Romance or Kinky Sex?

it dont matta however i can get it

How do you feel?

i feel like killin somebody so dont be dat person... lol....not really dont be dat person

What size shoe do you wear?

a big enouf size 2 boot chu da fuck up outta here

T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cingular/AT&T, or Sprint/Nextel

sprint/nextel bitch! dey got da best phones

Would you rather be hot or cold?

fuckin warm fuck dat hot shit and dat cold shit Id rather it be in da middle

Would you rather lose an arm or a leg?

what da fuck! i needs bof of my muthafuckin body parts

Opera, Musical, Concert, Play, Performance, or Other?

opera- no, musical- no, concert- maybe. play- no, performance- fuuuuuuuuuuuck no, other- no

What is your favorite clothing brand?

state property, im on my philly shit im on my jawn... lol

Most Memorable Past?

shit i couldnt tell u cuz i dont know

If you had to pick one car, which would it be?

96 impala ss

Your favorite Disney Films?

fuck disney

Why did the chicken cross the road?

cuz he was all fiend out

Do you support Paris?

why should i

Where is Waldo?

Waldo: eaten by fuck lion, presumably.

i killed dat punk muthafucka he owed me money

Favorite element?

i would have 2 go with.............. water

What was your last thought?

why da fuck am i doin dis interview

Firefox, Internet Explorer, Netscape, or other?

i dont give a fuck i just want 2 get on

Who are you going to vote for in 2008?


Juice and crackers or milk and cookies?

i want sum milk and cookies

Favorite fruit?


Which is worse? A bad laugh or a bad cough?

dam mafucka u just fucked up da mood, i guess i aint sayin no more jokes

Are you a cat or a dog person?

im fuckin wit a rock or a pit just so it can cha cat

Would you rather be blind or deaf?

deaf btu dam neither

Define yourself in 3 words...

im da shit

Do you eat cold cereal at night?

what da fuck is cold cereal

What is your favorite TV show?

the wire

Kill the spider or let it out?

man! fuck dat spider

Do you shower every single day?

shit i at least get a bird bath but yea i shower everyday dis summer its 2 hot not 2

Walking past a beggar, spare change or ignore?

shit ima be askin him 4 sum change

Boat or bus?

bus bitch! i cant swim

Where do you want to travel next?

da future

Fuck Bubbles.

What would you do if Michael Jackson asked you out

I be like yea and den ima rob em', ima steal all his shit and im stealin bubbles and im sellin dat muthafucka

What is your favorite food?

I like 2 licky licky licky licky... lol

Do you read harry potter books?

who da fuck is dat!

If you could have one super human power what would you choose?

come on now i wanna fly i hate walkin dat shit overrated

Have you had a beer in the last week?

shit I downed a forty last night in 2min. and 37sec. yea, beerfest bitch! im ready 4 da boot!

Vitamin Water or Gatorade?

Bof of dem shits is nasty but i fuck wit gatorade

Favorite body part?

my whole fuckin body

Flip flops or sandles?

come on now! what type of question is dat?

What do you do on fridays?

whatever da fuck i feel like doin

Do you like bananas?

do u


May 8th, 2012 at 5:45 AM ^

For some reason, these parts always kill me:

Walking past a beggar, spare change or ignore?

shit ima be askin him 4 sum change

If you could have one super human power what would you choose?

come on now i wanna fly i hate walkin dat shit overrated


May 8th, 2012 at 8:10 AM ^

I think we're 1 year away from throwing Denard in there. He gave us great rivalry memories (crossing fingers for that MSU win this year) through one of the more uglier coaching campaigns in our history. Stayed when things got tough, and maintained a great personality and character. Even if he doesn't go on to have a career like Brady or Long, I think he'll be remembered whatever happens.


May 8th, 2012 at 10:57 AM ^

Oh wow...I meant no disrespect Mr. President. I just didn't think you were a legendary football player.

I am, however, a fan of your appointment of Justice Stevens, because I'm a law nerd like that. 



May 8th, 2012 at 9:20 AM ^

How is David Cone not a lock for recognition?


But seriously, the obvious ones are Harmon and Woodson.  I don't think Denard, as great as he is, has had an accomplished enough of a career to warrant recognition (absent winning the Heisman this year).  Probably no need to consider anyone who has had their number retired, either, since that's a greater achievement than having a patch sewn onto a jersey in your honor.


May 8th, 2012 at 9:23 AM ^

in lieu of retiring his number. I think we need to look to the retired numbers and how that is going to mesh with the Legendary tag before we start looking for other legends.