I am currently working on the Student Union renovation, and although we are roughnecks, us skilled trade workers take pride in making the greatest campus in America even greater. Spirits are high among us, and also among those who are taking in hate week around campus. I've been in a kind of nostalgic-like-trance participating in the beauty of trash talk and blue collar football analysis.
There are many hot takes going around. Plumbers are typically pessimists, Electricians are always cautiously optimistic, Carpenters talk shit, (yeeah.) Iron Wurkurs is stupid dum doo-doo heads, and Sprinkler Fitters save lives.
However, I was stumped today when in discussion with an old guy we talked about "The Game" and where that nickname originated. (Is it a nickname? Alternative title? Whatever.)
I'm 26 years young, and my first recollection of Michigan - OSU being called "The Game" was on the ABC commercial snippet maybe 10 years ago or so.
A Quick Google and Mgoblog search came up negitory. I guess this isn't really a big info find, but it has been bugging me all afternoon, dammit. Any help board?
Lastly, some of us are assholes but most of us workers appreciate all of you that make the University of Michigan a great place to work. Go Blue and Attack Each Day With An Enthusiam Unknown to Mankind!