Moegocontest - RIP Bob Ufer edition - Smitty D is winner

Submitted by Moe Sport Shop on October 26th, 2010 at 11:08 AM

29 years ago today we lost the ultimate Michigan supporter.  In honor of Bob Ufer, please post your best Uferism or memory below and I will pick someone at random to win $20 gift code to use at www.moesportshops.com where you can pick up either of Ufer's CDs for only $20 bucks.  

I miss you Bob from the bottom of my cotton picking maize and blue heart!

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Smitty D

October 26th, 2010 at 11:35 AM ^

Ohio Came To Bury Michigan, All Wrapped In Maize And Blue
The Words Were Said, The Prayers Were Read And Everybody Cried
But When They Closed The Coffin, There Was Someone Else Inside!

 

The Bucks Came To Bury The Wolverines – But Michigan Wasn’t Dead,
And When The Game Was Over, It Was Someone Else Instead.

Twenty-Two Michigan Wolverines Put On The Gloves Of Gray,
And As Cavender Played “The Victors”, They Laid Woody Hayes Away!”

preed1

October 26th, 2010 at 11:45 AM ^

"I have never seen anything like this in all my 40 years of covering Michigan football. . . . Look at the crowd! You cannot believe it! . . . You're listening to it. I hope you can hear me – because I've never been so happy in all my cotton-picking 59 years! I have seen -- I have broadcast 347 ball games. I've never had one like this. . . . Meeeshigan wins, 27 to 21. They aren’t even going to try the extra point. Who cares? Who gives a damn?"

WolverineHistorian

October 26th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

Someone beat me to the Anthony Carter/John Wangler quote.  So I'll go with this one...

"Seven children!  That's right, folks.  I have seven children!  No, I'm not Catholic, just careless." 

The Punisher

October 26th, 2010 at 12:06 PM ^

...but from all the audio from his era that I've heard, I wish we still had someone with his love for Michigan/personality/willingness to be caustic to our rivals.

I'm sure we could get that kind of personality, but in this corporate PC world we live in, I sure it wouldn't fly anymore.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as a dig to Beckman and Brando. Just an ode to a bygone era.

Rorschach

October 26th, 2010 at 12:12 PM ^

You know, there runneth through core... there runneth through core of all Michigan activities both on and off this campus a certain intangible thing. We call it the great Michigan spirit. Maybe you can relate to it if I tell you it's that atmosphere that permeates that stadium out there every Saturday afternoon in the fall, when over a hundred thousand fans patiently wait to see whether Bo Schembechler's going to continue his winning ways.

You know what I mean, you can feel the excitement, the tension, the charisma that surrounds that stadium every Saturday afternoon. Especially... especially, ten to fourteen minutes before kickoff, when a hush settles over that staidum, and we all anxiously wait for that simple four-word command to emenate out of the PA system. I can hear it now. BAND, TAKE THE FIELD! And out of that eastern tunnel pour two hundred and fifteen well-drilled, well-disciplined Michigan bandsmen. They pour over the eastern sideline, they form the big Block M, and they play the greatest college fight song ever written, the Michigan Victors!

That's when the chills go up and down your spine, you get goosepimples all over, your blood turns Maize and Blue, and everybody out there becomes part of the winningest tradition in the history of Big Ten football!

TheBigAC

October 26th, 2010 at 12:13 PM ^

"There run's through the core of all Michigan activities both on and off this campus, a certain intangible thing. We call it "The Michigan Spirit". Maybe you can relate to it. It's the atmosphere that permeates that stadium every Saturday afternoon in the fall where over a hundred thousand fans patiently wait to see whether Bo Schembechler is going to continue his winning ways. You know what I mean! You can feel the tension, the excitement, the charisma that surrounds that stadium every Saturday afternoon. Especially ten to fourteen minutes before kickoff. When a hush settles over that stadium and we all anxiously wait for that simple 4 word command to eminate out of the P.A. system. I can hear it now! "Band take the field!" and out of that eastern tunnel pour 215 well drilled, well disciplined Michigan bandsmen. They pour over the Eastern sideline and they form the big block M and they play the greatest college fight song ever written! The Michigan Victors!! That's when the chills go up and down your spine! You get goose pimples all over, your blood turns maize and blue and everyone out there becomes part of the winningest tradition in the history of Big Ten football as well as the winningest tradition in the history of Big Ten athletics. Folks lets join in and sing the song that the late and great John Phillip Sousa claimed was the greatest college fight song ever written. The Michigan Victors!!!"

TheBigAC

October 26th, 2010 at 12:13 PM ^

"There run's through the core of all Michigan activities both on and off this campus, a certain intangible thing. We call it "The Michigan Spirit". Maybe you can relate to it. It's the atmosphere that permeates that stadium every Saturday afternoon in the fall where over a hundred thousand fans patiently wait to see whether Bo Schembechler is going to continue his winning ways. You know what I mean! You can feel the tension, the excitement, the charisma that surrounds that stadium every Saturday afternoon. Especially ten to fourteen minutes before kickoff. When a hush settles over that stadium and we all anxiously wait for that simple 4 word command to eminate out of the P.A. system. I can hear it now! "Band take the field!" and out of that eastern tunnel pour 215 well drilled, well disciplined Michigan bandsmen. They pour over the Eastern sideline and they form the big block M and they play the greatest college fight song ever written! The Michigan Victors!! That's when the chills go up and down your spine! You get goose pimples all over, your blood turns maize and blue and everyone out there becomes part of the winningest tradition in the history of Big Ten football as well as the winningest tradition in the history of Big Ten athletics. Folks lets join in and sing the song that the late and great John Phillip Sousa claimed was the greatest college fight song ever written. The Michigan Victors!!!"

burtcomma

October 26th, 2010 at 12:21 PM ^

http://ufer.org/sounds/Woody_Hayes_Poem.mp3

http://ufer.org/sounds/Patton_Scoring_Horn.mp3

http://ufer.org/sounds/Wrangler_Carter.mp3

http://ufer.org/sounds/Meechigan_Story.mp3

http://ufer.org/sounds/Billy_Taylor.mp3

 

It is never a bad thing to repost the links to these famous moments and sound bites even though they are in other places around this blog.......

 

Meanwhile, one of my favorite quotes:  "Running down the sidelines like a penguin with a hot herring in his cumberbun!"

 

 

jwschultz

October 26th, 2010 at 12:34 PM ^

This seems like a perfect opportunity to ask if anybody has a link to a clip I used to hear on the radio, but never had much context for: it sounds as though OSU tore down the ("coveted"?) M Club banner, and Ufer goes crazy and screams something about "the audacity, the unmitigated gall".

So, uh, anybody got context/link?  Thanks!

Six Zero

October 26th, 2010 at 12:36 PM ^

BO SCHEMBECHLER IS LOOKING UP AT... HE'S LOOKING UP AT FIELDING H. YOST IN FOOTBALL VALHALLA-- AND BO SCHEMBECHLER SAYS, "THANK YOU FIELDING YOST!!  THANK YOU FIELDING YOST FOR THAT ONE!!"

uferfan1

October 26th, 2010 at 12:38 PM ^

Watching the television with the sound turned off, because no one did IT as good as Ufer. Leach was the peach, but Ufe was the guts and glue of the Maize and Blue.

Rashman

October 26th, 2010 at 12:50 PM ^

"Here they come: Hare, Middleton, and the Buckeyes... and they're tearing down Michigan's coveted M-Club banner! They will meet a dastardly fate here for that! There isn't a Michigan Man who wouldn't like go out and scalp those Buckeyes right now. They had the audacity, the unmitigated gall, to tear down the coveted M that Michigan's going to run out from under! But the M-men will prevail because they're getting the banner back up again. And here they come! The maize and blue! Take it away 105,000 fans!"

Maize and Blue in OH

October 26th, 2010 at 1:30 PM ^

5-4-3-2-1 Touchdown

This old man's got maize and blue spots again

The whirling dervish Gordie Bell

He could run for 15 minutes inside a phone booth and never even touch the sides

Huckleby deep, Davis close and Ricky Leach under center

That's all there is, there isn't any more