Wool Vereen

May 14th, 2015 at 10:11 PM ^

My cousin had never been to a Michigan game so I decided to take him, in order to show the glory that is (well, was) Michigan Football.  I get tickets once a year from a coworker who had season tickets.  As much as we talked football, I figured it was criminal of me not to expose him. he was a student, and didnt really have the funds at the time to do it himself

We were probably about the 10 yard line, corner end zone, Home side.  we were down about 10 rows from the exit, so we decided to walk up to the exit and watch the last play from there in order to leave quickly.  We were standing right next to 3 psu fans

Pass is up, caught, game over.  As our opposing fans are holding their heads in disbelief, we say "Have a safe trip home fellas," and proceed to walk out with the most satisfied and mildly arrogant smiles on our faces you could ever imagine. 

My cousin is still appreciative til this day.


May 14th, 2015 at 9:59 PM ^

Row 94, section 30(ish).  Hard to say really, since everyone moved around so much.  Probably the best sporting event I have ever witnessed live.  Came with a nice bonus of rubbing it in the noses of all my friends who went home for fall break because they thought we were going to lose.  Hah, suckaz.


May 14th, 2015 at 10:02 PM ^

Straight away from the pass in the north end zone. The two plays are my most indelible moments of winning and losing in the stadium.

814 East U

May 14th, 2015 at 10:03 PM ^

I left early. I will never forget that. I did stay for the 3OT MSU Braylon game. I don't recall why I left early this one. I remember hearing the stadium erupt as I was getting close to my car and turned on the radio and heard Frank go nuts.

Evil Empire

May 15th, 2015 at 9:22 AM ^

As you may recall it was hot and windy at kickoff and the temperature dropped fast after dark.  Shifts in the weather sometimes give me migraines, and my head was starting to hurt.  Plus we were down what, 28-10 after that long TD.  I had argued with an MSU fan at halftime when he came to talk trash to the curmudgeonly elderly couple sitting in front of me, who I was surprised to learn were his grandparents (nice family!) and I didn't relish seeing him again after the game was over.  I worried that I would end up punching him.  So I left.

I heard the crowd noise and some of the announcer comments walking back to my friends' house near Packard and Stadium.  I watched the rest of the game with them and their toddler daughter.  So at least I got to celebrate with good friends.


May 14th, 2015 at 10:03 PM ^

Spent the day tailgating at CMU and will never forgive myself for not going to the game. Same day as the "Bush Push". Will never forget running around and screaming Manningham!!!!

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Jehu the Damaja

May 14th, 2015 at 10:09 PM ^

I was 14 rows up on about the 20 yard line near the end zone it occurred in. My parents started heading towards the exits before Michigan took over but me and my uncle stayed. They were pissed they missed it, but shame on them for leaving early. That and Trey Burke vs Kansas are two of my favorite sporting moments witnessed live by far.

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Jehu the Damaja

May 14th, 2015 at 10:14 PM ^

There was also a middle aged gentleman with giant headphones on behind us, and whenever we scored he would turn towards the press box and point with both hands. Pretty strange dude and his wife looked completely embarrassed when everyone around him started mockingly doing it too. Anyone ever notice this guy at a game?

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May 14th, 2015 at 10:20 PM ^

In the student section right behind a group of 30 or so PSU fans that were huge assholes to everyone around them the entire time. I can't believe how many M students sold their tickets during fall break; A2 was INFESTED with PSU bros that weekend. They were out on South U and elsewhere picking fights and whatnot the Friday before. Funny how they didn't seem to be around on Saturday night. This is when I lost all respect for PSU, well before the most recent...events. 

This and Braylonfest were the two best live moments in sports for me. 

That Saturday was one of the biggest party nights that took place while I was at M. I think because it was a generally terrible season to that point and the game ended at night the student body turned it up to 11.

Lou MacAdoo

May 14th, 2015 at 10:18 PM ^

About row 20 in the end zone next to the student section. This was my first Michigan game. It was an insane finish under the lights. I was officially hooked and preceded to go to almost every game until last year. I used to be content watching on tv but now I go in hope of duplicating this experience.

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May 14th, 2015 at 10:29 PM ^

It was the only game my dad and I attended together. He wanted to leave when PSU scored the final time, but I was insistent that I wouldn't miss the end. I remember him and most of our section berating Lloyd for arguing over two measly seconds...

We were in the opposite corner, so I didn't really see how it happened until after the game.

This reminds me that within the next year, someone gave me this cool book on 25 alltime great college football finishes; the best part was an accompanying CD of the radio calls for each set of final moments. This game was in there as pretty much the most recent addition. I wish I hadn't lost that book and CD.


May 15th, 2015 at 8:29 AM ^

Forgive me fellow mgobloggers, for I have sinned.

That was my freshmen year and due to the school over-selling season tickets to students, they made the overflow seats directly behind that endzone (same area you were). So my freshman year I had 5th row season tickets.

Of course, that year was (in retrospect, ironically) dubbed 'the year of infinite pain' due to how poorly we played. I am that pessimistic fan you know that always prepares for the worst, so at that point in the season disappointment had set in to the degree I didn't care to see us get thrashed by #3 PSU. So... I sold my ticket to a buddy so I could spend the day with my gf

In summary... my buddies were five rows up in the endzone witnessing one of the better moments in M football history while I was watching on the couch with my gf after dragging her back to the apartment when I saw the 4th quarter score while we were out shopping.

The biggest fan-related regret of my life.

Gentleman Squirrels

May 14th, 2015 at 11:15 PM ^

125 Lake Village Dr., 48103. This moment right here started my Michigan fandom. I went outside after the game ended and I could still hear the noise from the stadium. Such a fantastic day.


May 14th, 2015 at 11:20 PM ^

I was in the band that year and may have been so excited that I ran on the field as soon as we finished playing The Victors. I recall making brief eye contact with Steve Breaston right before the return to start the drive, and could tell he wanted it bad.

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Duke of Zhou

May 15th, 2015 at 12:22 AM ^

My friends and I had tickets in the first row of the student section that year, which was neat.  The winning touchdown was scored in the far endzone, but afterwards a bunch of players ran over to the student section and celebrated with us.  It was pretty awesome, because there was no disconnect between the players and the rest of the students.  We were all just fellow Wolverines going crazy after a classic victory.  Good times.

Every Roh Has …

May 15th, 2015 at 12:39 AM ^

That was the 2nd Michigan game Id ever gone to in my life. The first was one year prior, you all may remember it. It involved Michigan State, 3 OT's, and #Braylon. I had good luck my first two trips to the Big House.


May 15th, 2015 at 12:55 AM ^

She was in the first year of her PhD at UCLA and I was a high school sophomore(?). Watched it at some UCLA bar that is glorified in my eyes because 1) that's where we watched that amazing game, and 2) they served me beer even though I was only 16.


May 15th, 2015 at 1:00 AM ^

Section 37, row 24.

Just like Braylonfest the year before, all the excitement was in the other end zone. I couldn't see the ball as soon as it left Henne's hand. I had to watch the crowd reaction to know what happened. And then I lost it.

As exciting as that play was, it never should have come down to it. The game should have been over after the Leon Hall interception. I practically blew my vocal chords out on that play. But then the flag came out for celebration, and punting the ball when we should have got insurance points, yadda, yadda, yadda. Thank GOD for Manningham, Steve Breaston's kickoff return and Lloyd fighting to get that extra second back on the clock.

PSU's stupid ass fans were livid about that despite the fact JoePa argued and succeeded in getting a few seconds back on the clock earlier in the game.

Evil Empire

May 15th, 2015 at 11:18 AM ^

for MSU 2004.  Or were you not sitting in those seats for the Braylon game?

Except for when I was a student (1992-95) I have sat on the side opposite the press box, so my perspective is reversed.  When watching games on TV I forget that left is north, so my brain places the student section in the wrong corner.  So what do I know.


May 15th, 2015 at 3:17 AM ^

Freshman year of college in my apartment pacing in front of my 27in box TV while my roommates friends were playing beer pong in the kitchen. Remember it like it was yesterday

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