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01/03/2018 - 9:47am Livers

Isaiah Livers is fun to watch. The fact that he's from here in Kalamazoo makes me root for him that much more. I have been saying for a month now that he should continue to eat up Robinson's minutes. Its nice to see that happening more and more. I have seen very few mistakes from him - especially for a Freshman.

01/02/2018 - 10:57am O-line

When I heard on the radio that half our offensive line was either out or hurt and still trying to play I thought Oh No. Arguably our weak spot getting even weaker. Other weak spots are all our receivers, backs and especially quarterbacks.

We never beat a good team all year. Even though SC was just a mediocre team, that seems to be better than us.

11/09/2017 - 4:30pm This reminds me...

We haven't beaten a team with a winning record this year.

10/03/2017 - 10:54am Cheapshottery

That Purdue game did remind me of the cheapshottery that the Sparties are known for.

We used to call Illinois the biting Ilini back in the 90's too.

11/22/2016 - 10:41am Purdue 5-0 game

I was there. Two of our five season ticket holders drove all the way from Kalamazoo to watch the game. Before the game even started we had to walk all the way across the golf course from the driving range. That was the first time I ever saw birds flying backwards. I had a parka on over another coat with the hood closed tight with a drawstring and a scarf covering everything but my eyes. My eyes were so cold I had to stop every 50 yards or so to turn away from the wind and rub my eyes. We left at halftime, it was just too brutal.

11/07/2016 - 11:47am Wilton Speight...

IS Jumpman!

11/15/2015 - 10:40am Anthony Carter

Over the middle with those spindly white legs, stumbling gracefully around would-be tacklers will live forever in my mind. I was at that game in 1979, my first year as a season ticket holder. What an incredible day that was in a game that had so many similarities. The play that I remember was when our back intentionally "fumbled" the ball about 25 yards out of bounds to an excitable Lee Corso. That gave Michigan the opportunity for one more play. The Winner from Johnny Wangler to Anthony "The Darter" Carter FTW. That game shared a lot of emotions with this one as we thought at various times in the game that we would; get it straightened out and cruise to a victory... lose the game... tie the game or just maybe actually win the game.

My question to the coaching staff is why didn't we pass more? Seems like we could have just kept throwing the ball until they stopped us. We wasted many a play giving it to Smith up the middle for no gain... but then again we know Bo would have been looking down smiling at his protegé as he showed just how stubborn he can be.

Seems like Harbaugh took a page from the Schembechler/Carr playbook for this game.

08/09/2014 - 11:09am You can't change the helmets

So lets make the shoes, socks, pants, gloves and jersey all look as stupid as we can.

08/06/2014 - 4:30pm "THROWAWAYS"

I've got a whole box full of them along with my old programs as well. More relevant content filled the "throwaway" programs - as we called them. But of course, I still haven't thrown mine away.

08/06/2014 - 11:18am Don't call me Harold

Seems like I remember a game from back in 1978 where Butch "Don't Call Me Harold" Woolfolk ran all over an overmatched Minnesota team.

I was hooked.

The next year I had season tickets and kept them for 28 years.

01/26/2014 - 9:59am Anthony Michael who?

I, for one don't.

01/26/2014 - 9:56am Izzo in despair

I love how Izzo mentions the "bad calls" three times in his post-game presser... WTF?

I thought the officiating sucked too, but totally one-sided the opposite way he thought.

01/01/2014 - 11:55am Kind of wish McCarty or Kocur...

Would have decked Domi just for old time's sake.

01/01/2014 - 11:12am Mick

I laughed my ass off when I heard that.

Lookout!

12/26/2013 - 11:09am Oddly enough

I just noticed the story on CBS sportsline and clicked on it to read it and it said story has been removed... so maybe they are changing their mind. Or maybe they need additional time to spin it a different way.

12/26/2013 - 11:04am Dantonio makes a point

I can't imagine any of the last ten or so coaches at MSU making this decision. They have always been the team that lets these things slide - at least until after the "big game". I begrudgingly must have to admit they might now get more respect from me than OSU.

 

11/03/2013 - 10:43am I have committed myself to

I have committed myself to never changing any plans I may have to including watching Michigan Football games (or any sporting event). The less I have invested the less pain I feel. RichRod taught me that life lesson.

To think that I had season tickets for almost 30 years and lived and died by those outcomes.

11/03/2013 - 10:39am At least with Denard we had

At least with Denard we had one option.

 

Having a superhuman came in handy without an offensive scheme or any blocking.

11/03/2013 - 9:44am Open field submarine

I thought Lewan was pissed from what happened the play before his "flare up". He was leading an option/sweep play toward the outside with Gardner trailing right behind him. It appeared that an MSU defender attempted to lunge into his knee with his helmet, which he did and broke up the play... not sure if it was an intentional attempt to injure Taylor, but he may have felt that way. I guess you don't really know unless you are out there.

 

11/03/2013 - 9:44am Open field submarine

I thought Lewan was pissed from what happened the play before his "flare up". He was leading an option/sweep play toward the outside with Gardner trailing right behind him. It appeared that an MSU defender attempted to lunge into his knee with his helmet, which he did and broke up the play... not sure if it was an intentional attempt to injure Taylor, but he may have felt that way. I guess you don't really know unless you are out there.

 

10/19/2013 - 10:51am More photos from the 1979 Indiana game

I used to sneak down to field level and jump on the field, posing as some sort of official photographer... I got a lot of great shots over the years doing that. Here's one of Johnny Wangler running the option.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z269/DougoBlue/Wangler_option_zps419e0fe9.jpg

This one is Butch Don't Call Me Harold Woolfolk taking the handoff from Johnny Wangler.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z269/DougoBlue/ButchWoolfolk_zps97fdd574.jpg

To quote Jason Isbell, those were better days.

10/19/2013 - 10:45am AC rocked the house.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z269/DougoBlue/AC_mob_zpsef7d36d3.jpg

I was at that game as well and went on the field after the game. My first year with season tickets. That still remains the most thrilling sporting event moment I have ever witnessed.

Also I remeber going to Wisconsin to watch Michigan play them back when Tony Boles played running back. Can't remember the exact details, but I think the badgers may have fumbled the opening kickoff then Tony Boles ran the first play from scrimage for a touchdown. Seemed like it was 21-0 before most of the Badger faithful found their seats.

My recollections may have become fogged over time though.

 

01/01/2013 - 11:28am Complimentary programs

I used to love those "throw-aways" that they used to give out at the games. I always bought an official program too, but the throw-away's were the one we actually read and used. Still got a whole box of them in my cluttered basement.

11/05/2012 - 11:34am My favorite moment

I yelled "hell yeah" when I saw this graphic superimposed under a photo of Jake Ryan!

 

Jake Ryan - Sophomore.

Leads Team In All Categories

10/29/2012 - 11:08am Replays

Is it just me, or is this replay rule just an excuse to give all the close calls to the home team... that way the refs can be cheered instead of booed. It's one of those "good for everybody" rule changes that even helps pack more ads into the broadcasts!

06/04/2012 - 4:07pm Filling out my shrine

These items are too great to not have.

Excellent post.

05/20/2011 - 2:05pm Of course -

The gold pants are very desirable these days.

05/20/2011 - 1:46pm Oh please no.

They better not remove the last vestige of our pride.

Lets quick cut a deal with the domers... we'll wear our 1975 throwbacks with white pants and they can wear their ugly green jerseys.

05/13/2011 - 3:16pm 'Ole jazz hands

Grades the reason for not getting into Miami... that seems hard to fathom.

04/06/2011 - 1:34pm Too bad

They never show replays of any plays that the fans really want to see (penalties or questionable calls).

Wouldn't want any disorderly fans or unnecessary profane outbursts.

04/01/2011 - 2:22pm The long and horrible wait

Geez, I almost planned my schedule around watching the game last night.

Until I remembered about the springtime hiatus.

<<gnashes teeth>>

02/18/2011 - 1:42pm Bronky Hockos

This is the only team and only sport where I am torn. I have daughters that attend, or have attended both schools. For the record I followed WMU hockey back when it was just a club sport. I live in Kalamazoo and live and die with the Wolverines, but I sometimes root for the Broncos when they are playing Michigan. I think they could use the win more, I'd love to see them make the NCAA tournament this year.

05/20/2010 - 5:41pm In that photo -

What the hell is he doing hanging out with Henry Rollins?

That must be some sort of violation.

01/23/2010 - 3:11pm Man-O-Manny

I think it would be nice if he started to play (and act) like an upperclassman.

01/15/2010 - 5:24pm Dude

I can only imagine the frenzy the crowd gets worked up to when this gets played on the Jumbotron at their home games.

01/09/2010 - 12:55pm Go Broncos

I have been a Bronco Hockey fan since the days when they played at the old Kalamazoo Ice Arena - before Lawson opened. I think the fans know the game and cheer for their team appropriately.

I have been a long time Michigan fan for all sports, and now I have daughters enrolled in each school.

The Bronkey Hock-o fans have been cheering and chanting for decades and don't really need the highly-sophisticated Yost fans to show them the way.

I also live in the Kalamazoo area and Western Hockey is the only sport I pull for the Broncos to win in head to head competition.

I would love to see both teams make the CCHA finals and face one another - a reoccurring pipe dream of mine.

05/12/2009 - 9:42am The Mule is a ploughorse

I love his ability to stickhandle in traffic. he has excellent hands and has learned from the best when it comes to being a pest in front of the net. He and Homer are probably the best two players in the league at doing what they do in the league.

02/06/2009 - 10:36pm How about all Whites?

Remember Ricky Leach and the maze and blue stripes down the legs of the white pants from the mid 70's?

I think going retro/throwback would be cooler than anything the adidas designers could come up with.