Another gem from WolverineHistorian on the YouTube. Don’t miss ABC’s interview with Ricky Leach as he’s being mobbed on the field (in Columbus!):
A YouTube viewer asked if this was the game where Woody was punching himself on the sidelines near the end. WH replied:
Yes it was. But while looking through the game, I couldn’t find the footage even though I’ve read in articles that it was caught on TV. I’ll have to go back again and see if maybe I missed it.
Of course the next game Hayes stopped punching himself and instead punched a Clemson players, effectively ending his career. You can see this clip here.
By the way, I caught the beginning of WTKA’s broadcast and Jim Hunt offered up his feelings on the arena in Albany: “and I thought Joe Louis [Arena] was a dump.” Great stuff.