Player tributes

Submitted by WolverineHistorian on May 15th, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Summer is just around the corner, and that's when I usually go on upload overload on YouTube to get pumped up for football season.  People seem to enjoy the player tribute videos the most and I thought I would take requests from the folks here.  Which ones do you want too see?

I'm already planning a Biakabutuka tribute.  And I've recently noticed that I have plenty of footage to make one for Amani Toomer.  Although I'm trying to decide if he should get one since he's still cranky about Lloyd Carr and is pretty estranged from the UM program. 

I've already got most of the "biggies" covered... 

Braylon Edwards:

Rick Leach: 

Anthony Thomas: 

Anthony Carter: 

Elvis Grbac: 

Jim Harbaugh: 

Tom Harmon: 

Tyrone Wheatley: 

Mike Hart: 

Desmond Howard: 

Tom Brady: 

Charles Woodson: 

Derrick Alexander: 

David Terrell: 

Chad Henne: 

Who else would you like to see over summer?


Mabel Pines

May 15th, 2011 at 7:38 PM ^

was that Lloyd Carr passed him over and congratulated Brian Griese on some play.  He also stated that he was jealous of then teammate, current parollee, Plexiglass Burress and his relationship with his alma mater.  I think he basically felt underappreciated.     (I think I have this right...)


May 15th, 2011 at 9:13 PM ^

Play his segment from Friday's WTKA marathon with a few of his teammates.  He was having a lot of fun, including fun regarding teammate rivalries.  Obviously, if he was ever estranged, his being there at all says something's changed. 

I'm a Toomer Booster too, if that affects the history vote.


May 15th, 2011 at 8:29 PM ^

Kinda OT but your question about Mike made me go see if I could find anything out about him.  Take a look at the assistants for the 1988 team:

Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Cam Cameron, Lloyd Carr, Jerry Hanlon, Bill Harris, Jim Herrmann, Les Miles, Gary Moeller, Bobby Morrison, Tom Reed

I would say that's a pretty impressive bunch.  Oh...and thanks so much for your work.  I just clicked on your Ricky Leach montage and had such good memories!


May 15th, 2011 at 8:35 PM ^


I agree.  I was a football manager back when Messner was there (along with hammerstien).  I was assigned to coach Meter and the defensive line.  

He's one of my favorites.. not only because he was great at football.  But because my softball team was short a few players one day.. and he filled in.... Total Ringer... the other team (restaurant league) couldn't believe I brought in Michigan football players for my team...(Mike Gillette also came)  




May 15th, 2011 at 10:48 PM ^

I'll just go with more recent players since I'm sure it's much easier to find highlights. Steve Breaston's would be amazing. Gives me chills just thinking about him back for a return. John Navarre would also a good player who deserves a tribute (don't hate). Guys like Marlin Jackson, Dhani Jones, Leon Hall would also be very worthy.