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06/18/2018 - 6:31pm The enlarged block M at…

The enlarged block M at midfield also really brings it together and looks sharp

06/18/2018 - 6:29pm Regardless it looks amazing

Regardless it looks amazing

06/18/2018 - 6:28pm Interesting they decided…

Interesting they decided against putting the serifs on the A and N in the endzones even though they are on the scoreboard and part of the official valiant font

06/12/2018 - 1:01pm This happened to me…

This happened to me yesterday. I am glad I can log in now. I emailed Seth and Brian. 

06/08/2018 - 8:16am BANGARANG!!!

BANGARANG!!!

06/06/2018 - 8:01am First (most left) is classic…

First (most left) is classic and personally my favorite. Middle isn't bad and would be my second choice. Third (most right) is interesting...I get the design intent but the execution isn't great.

10/04/2017 - 8:44am So is Charles

So is Charles the honorary captain for both msu and osu then? Per coaches youtube channel confirmed he was for osu. Not that I'm complaining mind you. The more Charles Woodson is around the better!

10/01/2017 - 8:41pm Excellent

I look forward to it Thanks!!

08/21/2017 - 2:58pm I'll Be There

Looking forward to it!!! 

07/19/2017 - 12:06pm Still waiting

Live in A2 and havent recieved yet

07/11/2017 - 11:24am DNA

They're not ment to be service ribbons, they're ment to be one of the bonds in a DNA strand. All the apparel with it uses DNA in their descriptions (For example "Jordan University of Michigan Heather Gray DNA Facility Tee"). 

06/22/2017 - 12:29pm I'm a big fan of the Montecristo #2

I'm a big fan of the Montecristo #2 It's a medium to full body stogie with a perfect burn and draw. It has a really nice smooth yet spiced flavor

06/08/2017 - 12:14pm Awesome work

Excellent as usual Mello! Your vids keep me going in the off season!

05/18/2017 - 2:21pm It's the most wonderful time of the off season!

Pledged!

05/02/2017 - 10:26am I wonder

I wonder how many priority points are needed this year. I have a friend who got offered last year with 5. 

05/01/2017 - 8:08am Woodson Heisman Commercial

Loved the commercial so much had to get a print of the image and made it the Avatar

"I like your little bush though..."

04/25/2017 - 4:27pm Robert Wilton Speight

Robert Wilton Speight III

Michael Brandon Peters

 

August 31 2002 vs Washington 31-29

 

1930 removed and replaced in 1968 

 

Tartan Turf - Artifical turf

 

Bennie and Biff

04/10/2017 - 4:02pm Message from social media if embed wont work

"When it rains it pours! We came home from Florida well relaxed and rested....well that lasted about 5 minutes. Our home was broken into while we were out of town and Jason's car was also stolen. Most importantly, they

Took a fire proof safe that contained our external hard drives with all of our pictures and videos. Yes those are of course very prized possessions, as they contain so many memories of Chad.

I don't care about the car or anything besides
Those hard drives!!! Pittsfield township police are doing everything they can to help. If anyone knows anything or finds anything, please call the Pittsfield tip line at 734-822-4958. We are offering a $500 reward for the return of those hard drives!!! No questions asked, we just want those memories back!!! Please if you know anything, or you find anything, please do the right thing. Those pictures and videos are all we have left of our son. Please!!"

03/28/2017 - 2:55pm There isnt anything else to do in the worst state ever

They are excited for sure...nothing else to do in the worst state ever.

 

03/24/2017 - 9:17am He may have been hurt

When he left in the second he was favoring his wrist. May have contributed to him not returning.

03/23/2017 - 1:01pm Awesome work

As usual Mello, So pumped for tonight!

03/07/2017 - 10:55am Voted!

Keep it up everyone! #ChadTough #MichiganStrong!

02/16/2017 - 4:38pm They said no to Douche Bag Dave's fireworks

They said no to Douche Bag Dave's fireworks

02/15/2017 - 11:19am Ski-U-Mah anyone?

Just sayin

02/02/2017 - 3:11pm Voted!

Let's Go!!

#ChadTough!!

02/02/2017 - 9:09am Awesome work

Awesome work as usual Luke! 

02/01/2017 - 4:20pm Voted!

Keep it up everyone! 

#ChadTough!!

01/25/2017 - 8:32am Great Hire

As usual excellent move by Coach Harbaugh, Frey has put some great linemen into the pros. Big time hire. 

 

01/11/2017 - 5:02pm It only makes sense

It only makes sense this kid was born on National Milk Day

Congrats to the Harbaugh Fam!!

12/21/2016 - 8:02am Full Article for those who wish not to click

"Jim Harbaugh to skip Orange Bowl so he can prepare for his next NFL head coaching job"

ANN ARBOR, MI — Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said he will sit out of the Orange Bowl against Florida State on December 30th so he can prepare for his next NFL job. Harbaugh said it was a tough decision, but he felt he had to put his career first.

“It’s just not worth the risk,” he said. “I don’t want to use any new plays or looks in some meaningless bowl game that I could use for the Rams or Jaguars next year in an important NFL game. It makes no sense to spend three weeks preparing for Florida State when I should be getting ready for the Patriots and Seahawks and Steelers. That would be irresponsible. And what if I got hurt? Remember when Joe Paterno almost got snapped in half by a kid running off the field? If I’m in the hospital, I can’t coach in the NFL.”

Harbaugh was asked if he was worried a poor performance in the Orange Bowl, on the heels of losing to Ohio State, could hurt his NFL stock.

“Sure, that’s something you have to keep in mind,” he said. “I’m looking at a huge contract coming my way, and every loss can knock a hundred grand or so off that. That’s real money, no matter how much you save on pants.”

The coach said he will watch the game, if he isn’t being interviewed by an NFL team at the time, and appreciates the support of his coaching staff.

“I consider them to be friends and not enemies,” he stressed. “There is not a jive turkey on the entire staff.”

Harbaugh did say that he is not necessarily leaving Michigan for the NFL this year.

“I could return if I don’t like the options,” he said. “You have to think that in a year from now, I might be able to land somewhere better than the Jaguars or Rams or Bills, but I’ll make that decision when the time comes.”

11/23/2016 - 9:37am It was a wonderful event

Dan Chase who is working on a Bob Ufer documentary similar to the one he did on Billy Taylor was there filming. He had interviewed Tom Ufer (Bob's son) earlier that day and Tom had given him the original "Bo George Patton Schembechler Scoring Horn" to bring to the walk. It was like Michigan communion. Everyone stood around and took turns honking it, 3 times for a touchdown, 2 times for a field goal, and one time for an extra point. Gave me chills. 

11/21/2016 - 4:11pm Very excited

Very excited to attend again this year. Great way to pay respects and prepare for the greatest rivalry in all sports. 

11/18/2016 - 11:22am 42-17 M

42-17 M

11/17/2016 - 9:35am It's

It's only weird if it doesn't work

 

11/10/2016 - 9:49am I assume

I assume the wings have an adhesive on the back that allow them to stick to the helmet. What did you put the wings on to keep the adhesive in tact or did you apply another adhesive to re apply them? also how easy do the wings stretch to make the back of the helmet correct? 

11/10/2016 - 9:42am Is that a Jumpman Chin Strap

Is that a Jumpman chinstrap? If so where did you get it? 

10/26/2016 - 12:25pm I've got Maize and Blue spots right in front of me!

God Bless every one of your cotton pickin' Maize and Blue hearts!

Michigan Football is a religion and Saturday is the holy day of obligation.

 

Rest in Peace Bob! 

09/28/2016 - 7:50am My Favorite Poll so far this year

Is Marcus Ray's "Ray Rock 25" He evaulates all teams fairly and really analyzes each team and gives a much fairer ranking to teams. It's quite a breath of fresh air. Plus he gives hillarious analogies for each team.

example: Houston: " The dude who is already in a great relationship and in a perfect situation with the right woman. Then LSU fires their coach, USC and Texas all say they don't have any baggage and start to flirt with him, promising that the grass is greener on the other side, but fails to mention that the water bill is also higher. It's cheaper to keep her.

Link

 

09/22/2016 - 9:37am I will update

I will update as more info is released and the formal announcement is released to help reduce repeat threads.

09/20/2016 - 9:19am Embed
09/15/2016 - 9:35am 38-13 Michigan

38-13 Michigan

09/05/2016 - 12:03pm Happy Labor Day

Yay No Work!! 

08/30/2016 - 3:41pm Well said Ace

Well said 

08/25/2016 - 8:10am 9 Dennis Franklin Days too!

 

Franklin played for the Wolverines from 1972 to 1974, and he became known as "Michigan's first black quarterback" in mass media: "Every time I'd do an interview, they'd throw that tag on me. It became annoying," Franklin said. "Eventually, it went away. That's all I ever strived for."

Franklin was a member of the Michigan teams coached by Bo Schembechler from 1971 to 1974 and was the starting quarterback from 1972 to 1974. Under Franklin’s leadership at quarterback, Michigan tied with Ohio State for three consecutive Big Ten Conference titles from 1972 to 1974 and finished with 30 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. Franklin was a First Team All Big Ten quarterback in 1974 and led the team in passing and total offense every year from 1972 to 1974, becoming the second player at Michigan since Tom Harmon to accomplish that feat for three consecutive years.

Franklin was voted team captain in 1974, was an Honorable Mention All American and finished sixth in the 1974 Heisman Trophy balloting. Franklin also won the 1974 Meyer Morton award, given by the M Club of Chicago for the football player show shows the greatest development and most promise as a result of spring practice and the 1972 John Maulbetsch Award, which is given to the freshman football candidate after spring practice on the basis of desire, character, capacity for leadership and future success both on and off the gridiron.

Franklin is remembered for his role in the classic 1973 Michigan vs. Ohio State football game. When the teams met, both teams were unbeaten with Ohio State ranked No. 1, and Michigan No. 4. Michigan had outscored its opponents 320–58, Ohio State by a margin of 361–33. After an epic struggle, the game ended in a 10–10 tie. Ohio State had gone to the Rose Bowl the year before, which normally would have given Michigan the tie-breaker edge. After some deliberation, the Big Ten athletic directors picked the Buckeyes. There were several explanations including that Franklin broke his collarbone in the game, that the Wolverines failed to win on their home field, and that Ohio State had entered the game as the higher ranked team.

Career passing statistics

Season Att Comp TD Comp % Yds Yds/Comp Int Long
1972 123 59 6 48.0 818 13.9 2 52
1973 67 36 4 53.7 534 14.8 5 46
1974 104 58 8 55.8 933 16.1 5 5
Career total 294 153 18 52.0 2285 14.9 12 52

Career rushing statistics

Season Att Yd+ Yd- Net Yd Yd/Att TD Long
1972 142 654 157 497 3.5 5 29
1973 101 530 105 425 4.2 6 49
1974 108 425 135 290 2.7 5 20
Career total 351 1609 397 1212 3.5 16 49
 

 

08/23/2016 - 8:48am 11 Legendary Wistert Days

Francis "Whitey" Wistert

Francis "Whitey" Wistert played for consecutive undefeated national championship teams in 1932 and 1933 and was a consensus All-American in 1933. The 1934 University of Michigan yearbook, the Michiganensian, included the following quote from Grantland Rice: "Wistert was unanimously selected as the best tackle in the Middle-West this year. He was the key to Michigan's defensive line play. He was a sure tackler and it was next to impossible to fool him on trick maneuvers. He was keen, quick, and accurate in diagnosing plays."

Wistert and Chuck Bernard were the leaders of the 1933 offensive line when the team went 7–0–1 with a tie to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

One of Wistert's teammates on the 1932 and 1933 Michigan football teams was future U.S. President Gerald Ford. In an interview in the February 1974 issue of "Michigan Alumnus", Wistert said of Ford: "He was a real good competitor – a real bulldog type. Even during a losing year, he was voted MVP by his teammates. They felt he was one guy who could stay and fight for a losing cause."[18]

In 1936, he was a member Michigan football coaching staff under Coach Harry Kipke.

Baseball

Wistert also earned varsity letters in baseball three years and was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten Conference in 1934. The 1934 Michiganensian yearbook reports that the final game of the baseball season was a 4–0 shutout by Wistert against the University of Chicago Maroons. "Wistert, for the Wolves, allowed only five well-scattered hits during the game. Although Whitey Wistert walked four men, he more than off-set this by striking out nine of the Maroons to face him." Wistert also pitched a four-hitter against Ohio State.

Wistert was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967, one year before his brother Albert. In 1981, he was named to the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in the fourth class of inductees alongside his brothers. Only five Michigan football players earned this honor before him.

 

Albert "Ox" Wistert

 

After graduating from Foreman High School, Albert "Ox" Wistert became the second of the Wistert brothers to play for Michigan where he wore number 11 like his brothers and played from 1940 to 1942. He was a consensus All-American and team MVP in 1942. He played in the 1943 East–West Shrine Game. He is well remembered, among other things, for his exploits in a 1942 game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968, one year after his brother Francis. In 1981, he was named to the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in the fourth class of inductees alongside his brothers. Only five Michigan football players earned this honor before him.

Michigan posted a 20–5–1 record during Wistert's three years on the team. In 1940, the team's only loss in its eight-game season was to the eventual national champion Minnesota Golden Gophers football. The Wolverines followed that season with 6–1–1 and 7–3 marks in the next two years. Wistert served as captain of the College All-star team that beat the Sammy Baugh-led National Football League championWashington Redskins, 27–7, in Chicago. He was the only one of the three brothers not to play on a national championship squad at Michigan.

 

Alvin "Moose" Wistert

After one semester at Boston University, Alvin Wistert transferred to the University of Michigan. He was the last of the Wistert brothers to play for the Michigan Wolverines football team where he, like his brothers Francis and Albert before him, wore number 11, which was retired by the University of Michigan but will be re-issued starting November 10, 2012 before a home game against Northwestern as part of the new Michigan Football Legend program. In the spring of 1947, Wistert won the Meyer Morton Award as the most improved player during Michigan's spring football practice. Wistert played defensive left tackle for the undefeated 1947 Michigan Wolverines football team that became known as "The Mad Magicians", and is considered to be the greatest Michigan football team of all time. Wistert later recalled the tight competition to play for the 1947 team: "There were players of almost equal ability on the first two teams. You had to play at your peak because there was someone who could always step in. Also, there was a good balance. A good mixture of youth and maturity." At 230 pounds, Wistert was the largest player on the 1947 Michigan team. In addition to being the largest player, he was also the oldest. Wistert recalled, "When I played football for Michigan in 1947, opponents would say, 'Here comes Pappy and his kids again.' I was a 30-year-old college freshman. I was 13 years older than some of the other players."

As a junior, Wistert was selected as a consensus All-American while playing for the undefeated 1948 Michigan team that finished the season ranked #1 in the Associated Press poll. In October 1948, Michigan helped secure Michigan's 19th consecutive victory with a blocked punt at the 12-yard-line of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Michigan recovered the ball at the one-yard line and scored a touchdown on the next play. The 1948 team also set a Rose Bowl record defeating U.S.C. 49-0.

After the 1948 season, Wistert was unanimously chosen as the team captain of the 1949 team. He was selected as a consensus All-American for the second straight year in 1949.

When Wistert played his final game for Michigan in November 1949, the Detroit Free Press offered to fly his mother, Josephine, to the game to watch her son play. She had never seen one of her sons' football games in person but listened to the games on the radio. She declined the invitation, noting that she had been ill would listen to the game on the radio while looking at her sons' pictures. Interviewed by Lyall Smith, she expressed her particular pride for Alvin's accomplishments:

"I am the proudest mother in the world. But I am proudest of all about Alvin. It hasn't been easy for him to go to school, you know. He had the hard way and that's why I am so happy his teammates made him captain this year and that he was picked by you sportswriters as an All-America . . ."

The Sporting News published a photograph in December 1949 of Wistert's mother "Cheering Alvin's Final Game" while listening on the radio with a Michigan pennant and photographs of her three sons visible in the background.

Wistert was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973 as the third Wistert brother so honored. In 1981, he was also inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in the fourth class of inductees alongside his brothers. Only five Michigan football players earned this honor before him.

 

 

08/19/2016 - 8:46am 15 Elvis Grbac days as well

 

Elvis Grbac played college football at the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1992. He led the Wolverines to a Gator Bowl in 1991, three Rose Bowls in 1989 and1993 and 1992 and is best remembered for throwing to wide receiver Desmond Howard during the latter's Heisman-winning campaign in 1991. Grbac finished his career at Michigan as the school's all-time leader in passing attempts (835), completions (522), passing yards (6,460) and passing touchdowns (71). These marks were later broken by John Navarre in 2003 and surpassed by Chad Henne in 2006–07.

He also established the Big Ten Conference career passing efficiency record that would stand for six seasons until it was surpassed by Joe Germaine. Grbac was a two-time NCAA passing efficiency champion during his last two seasons. He was a three-time Big Ten champion in this statistic.

08/18/2016 - 12:33pm I prefer

I prefer the Bo M, though like any crazy fan I have both

I have several versions of each depending on weather and what I am doing. 

08/16/2016 - 9:40am 18 Chalmers "Bump" Elliot days too!

Elliott and his younger brother, Pete Elliott, were teammates at Bloomington High School in 1943 and again at Michigan in 1946 and 1947. After his discharge from the military, Bump joined Pete at Michigan, where Pete played quarterback and Bump was the right halfback for the undefeated 1947 team. Before the 1948 Rose Bowl, one article noted that the two brothers roomed together at Michigan and arranged their programs so that their classes were identical. The article observed: "They look alike, act alike and think alike and in Ann Arbor, Mich., when they walk down the street any Michigan student can recognize Bump and Pete, the inseparable Elliott Brothers, Wolverines right half and quarterback respectively." The brothers shared the same distinctive golden red hair, and the two were so close that they told a reporter in 1947 that a girl had to receive "the Bumper stamp of approval" before passing Pete's test.

1946 season

After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Elliott attended the University of Michigan, where he joined his brother, Pete, in Michigan'sbackfield. Elliott "practically stepped off a World War II transport from Marine Corps duty in China to Michigan's Ferry Field and stardom." With less than a week of conditioning after his discharge from the Marines, he was reported to be giving Michigan's coaching staff "something lovely to look at."

In a 14–14 tie with Northwestern in mid-October 1946, Elliott scored all 14 of Michigan's points. He scored the first touchdown late in the first quarter on a 37-yard pass from Bob Chappuis in the corner of the end zone. In the fourth quarter, Michigan fullback Bob Wiese intercepted apass on Michigan's 1-yard line, and lateralled to Elliott on the Michigan 40-yard line. From that point, Elliott ran it back 60 yards down thesideline for his second touchdown. He again scored two touchdowns in Michigan's 21-0 win over Minnesota on November 2, 1946. He also helped Michigan to a 28–6 win over Wisconsin with a bullet pass to end Bob Mann in the end zone.

Big Nine MVP in 1947

 

Elliott runs 74 yards for a touchdown against Illinois, 1945

In 1947, Elliott played for the Wolverines team known as the "Mad Magicians" that went undefeated and untied, and defeated the Southern Cal Trojans, 49–0 in the 1948 Rose Bowl. The team is considered to be the greatest Michigan team of all time. Along with Bob Chappuis, Elliott was one of the key players in Michigan's undefeated season. He led the Big Nine in scoring, made the All-American team picked by theAmerican Football Coaches Association, and was voted Most Valuable Player in the Big Nine Conference to win the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy. Elliott was one of two Michigan players in 1947 (the other was fullback Jack Weisenburger) who played both offense and defense. Indeed, Elliott was actually a four-way threat as he contributed in rushingreceivingpunt returns, and defense. He scored a total of 12 touchdownsin 1947—eight rushing, two receiving, one on a punt return, and another on an interception return. He contributed 911 all-purpose yardage – 438 rushing, 318 receiving, and 155 on punt returns. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry as a rusher, 19.9 yards per reception, and 17.2 yards per punt return. Michigan head coach Fritz Crisler called Elliott the greatest right halfback he had ever seen.

Elliott had a breakthrough season that began with the team's "Blue" versus "White" exhibition game in mid-September in which he scored four touchdowns, including 50- and 60-yard runs. He scored touchdowns in each of the team's early season wins over Michigan State (55–0),Stanford (49-13), and Pitt (69-0). His touchdown against Pitt came on defense, as he intercepted a pass and ran it back 37 yards. In the Big Nine opener against Northwestern, Elliott scored on a nine-yard run less than two minutes after the game started, as the Wolverines won, 49-21. In Michigan's closest contest of the 1947 season, a 13-6 win over Minnesota, Elliott caught a 40-yard pass from Bob Chappuis on his fingertips at the Minnesota 15-yard line and went on to score with a minute and 15 seconds to go in the first half. Said one reporter: "It was the exceptional speed of Elliott on this play that turned the tide. He completely outmaneuvered the Minnesota secondary."

The biggest challenge of the 1947 season came in a 14–7 win over Illinois. The Associated Press described Elliott as Michigan's "Big Cog" in the Illinois game, and the United Press proclaimed: "Bump Elliott Steals Show in 14 to 7 Defeat of Illinois Saturday." In the first quarter, he ran back a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, as Bob Mann "bulldozed the path with a vicious block", and "the Bloomington blaster scampered down the sidelines." Elliott also set up the Wolverines second score with a long reception to the Illinois four-yard line. He also played a key role on defense, intercepting a pass at the Michigan nine-yard line to halt an Illinois drive. Another article concluded: "The individual hero was Bump Elliott, a 168-pound halfback who loped 74 yards for one touchdown and caught a pass for a 52 yard gain to set up the second and winning marker."

He finished the season scoring two touchdowns each in games against Indiana and Ohio State. At the end of the season, Elliott and Bob Chappuis both received 16 of 18 possible points in voting by the AP for the All-Big Nine football team. Elliott weighed only 160 pounds (72.6 kg; 11 st 6.0 lb) during his All-American season in 1947. Asked later about how he managed to compete at his weight, Elliott noted, "I was awful lucky to get by at that weight."

1948 Rose Bowl against Southern Cal

 

Elliot, brother Pete (No. 45), Fritz Crisler and Bruce Hilkene (No. 75) celebrate Big 9 championship after defeating Wisconsin.

As the Big Nine Conference champions, the 1947 Wolverines were invited to play in the 1948 Rose Bowlgame against the Southern Cal Trojans. Michigan dominated the game, winning 49–0, as "the shifty Chappuis and the speedy Elliott began to fake (the Trojans) out of their shoes." Elliott scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Chappuis. In August 1948, Elliott was chosen as the captain of the College All-Stars in their game against the Chicago Cardinals at Soldier Field. Injured in practice, Elliott was unable to play as the Cardinals beat the All-Stars, 28–0.

Application for 1948 eligibility denied

Elliott applied for an extra year of eligibility in 1948. Due to his military service, he played in only three games as a freshman and six games in his sophomore season. Under the Big Nine conference code, he was eligible for a fifth season due to a war-caused stay at Purdue in 1943–1944. However, his request was denied by the Big Nine Conference. The decision was criticized by Michigan's representative on the Big Nine faculty committee as a "grave injustice." Nonetheless, Elliott set the Michigan career interception return yards record that stood for five years until Don Oldham pushed the record from 174 yards to 181 yards. His 174 career yards still ranks fifth in school history.

 

08/14/2016 - 2:13pm I've gotten jerseys

I've gotten jerseys from places like this, they have been pretty nice and more authentic than the fan versions at the Mden. Plus they have details and patches have that mden doesn't . Material is nice and the name and number is stitched tackle twill. I still wish they had the elite version of the jerseys at the MDen, rather than just the game and limited versions. They are essentially a glorified t-shirt where the elite version is pretty much what's used on the field just tailored for no pads.

08/12/2016 - 9:11am Happy Friday

22 sleeps until Meechigan is back!!