Check out this fine piece of U-M football memorabilia* up on eBay right now. It’s a ‘72 Rose Bowl watch apparently once belonging to Wolverine back “Easy Ed” Shuttlesworth:
The 1971 Wolverines were certainly one of Bo’s finest, rolling through the regular season 10-0 before dropping a 13-12 heartbreaker to Stanford in Pasadena. Shuttlesworth had a fine U-M career as the Cincinnati native ran for over 2300 career yards and scored 26 touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. After his U-M career Easy Ed played a couple years in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts.
Here’s the watch, something given in honor of his “2nd Year Letter” ?:
McClintock’s ring is from the 2003 Outback Bowl:
Ahh, I still have fond memories of the old 2003 Outback Bowl. Ron Zook’s decision to have freshman Vernell Brown toss a pass on the reserve as Rex Grossman was driving the Gators down the field was an all-time classic turd call. U-M’s Victor Hobson picked off the “pass” to seal the win for the Blue and avoid a once-horrifying four-loss season. Here’s how it looked, thanks to WH.
*Disclaimer: I don’t know how or why these items ended up on eBay and don’t really care. My $.02: Don’t worry about it.