A few sights from Saturday pregame and postgame:
So during pregame, the Spartan kickers ran over to the U-M (north) side of the field. Gibby trotted over to keep an eye on things.
Dantonio took the field with a smirk as he was thoroughly abused by the tunnel taunters
You can’t get the half boar, half rat hat at Moe’s (yet)
Bell checking out the new fangled shiny helmets. Not a fan but they did look better on TV (and even in this photo). In person it looked like the shade of green was much lighter.
Many former football greats were on hand, including Mark Messner (above) who no doubt recalled his epic battles with Michigan State’s Tony Mandarich
Honoring Willis Ward on the 78th anniversary of the Georgia Tech game. Props to John U. Bacon for first writing about the story, and Brian and Buddy at Stunt3 for the wonderful Black and Blue documentary. Speaking of Brian – you can hear our live edition of This Week in Michigan Football History from Saturday right here
At this point Fowler figured it was time to GTFO
Lewan and Gholston smokem peace pipe after the game
Photos: Michigan Daily
Photos: UMGoBlue pics Dr. Sap’s Decals – Michigan State!
By A Hair!
TWIWMFbH – Live! Willis Ward, Gerald Ford and 1932
Willis Ward Blitz
Living Legacy: Interview with U-M Senior Melanie Ward
This beauty ended up in one of my filters for Michigan football memorabilia. How about three cheers for 1940s-era product marketing that loosely suggests a direct affiliation with the University of Michigan football program?
Speaking of stubborn beards…these Wolverine gentleman are not interested:
Neither is Horace Prettyman:
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A few from the field in the fourth quarter and the aftermath:
So here’s Fitz’s not-a-touchdown. When I saw it live I thought his knee was down. Watching the replay, I can’t believe they felt they had enough to overturn it but whatever.
Denard’s postgame football grenade put everyone on the turf right after the final whistle.
Nothing’s easy. Denard was dinged up a bit in the student section before ‘The Victors’ and had to find some space
Seemed like Mike Martin didn’t want to leave the field
Beat Ohio Postgame (Photos)
Dr. Sap’s Decals–We Beat Ohio!
Ohio Pregame (Pregame Photos)
Let’s Do This!
TWIMFbH—Climate Controlled Conditions in Chicago (1896!)
Ohio Postgame Presser Transcript: Brady Hoke
Denard is the story again (Freep)
Senior leadership, Brady Hoke’s direction bring U-M new dawn
Michigan’s senior class needed streak-ending win over Ohio State
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Couldn’t help but watch the tape of the final quarter when I got home
last night this morning.
I’m not sure how I missed former Michigan center Steve Everitt on the field at the game, but there he was chilling behind Hoke during the postgame chat with Erin Andrews in his lucky shirt:
Contrast that with the big man’s mood at last year’s Wisconsin’s game. Don’t disturb the angry bear:
Here he is again from 2008, rocking the lucky shirt when he was honorary captain for the game:
Update: Here’s my interview with Everitt right after the final whistle. He seemed a bit confused:
Lights Out! Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31
Roy Roundtree Postgame (Video)
Do It Treezy (Postgame Pics)
Not Yet Under Those Lights (Photos)
Heisman Caliber Accessories
ESPN GameDay – Then and Now
This Week in Michigan Football History – Remy Steals Powlus’ Thunder (audio)
Desmond on Strike
Night Moves – Michigan’s First Name Game (1944)
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A quick edition of eBay Watch, looks like another Michigan championship ring up for auction, this time a 1990 Big Ten Championship Ring. Here’s a look:
A few notes:
- Like most of these rings it’s 10K gold.
- It appears as though the stone is maize colored, the first time I can recalled seeing that.
- Reads "Big Ten Champions" around the stone.
- One side reads "Count On Me" which I take to be the team slogan that season, along with the score 35-3 below an alligator. That of course is a nod to the 1991 Gator Bowl when Gary Moeller’s men crushed Mississippi (Wolverine Historian YouTube). That’s the game the entire Michigan offensive line (Dean Dingman, Tom Dohring, Greg Skrepenak, Matt Elliott, Steve Everitt) was named the MVPs of the game. Steve Everitt told the Ole Miss guy across him, "YOU LIKE THAT, HUH??" a record 17 times that day.
- The other side features the player/coach name, a depiction of the Big House and their position/role on the team.
This one belonged to a coach named "Robinson". There wasn’t a major position coach on the team with that surname but the team photo does reveal a David Robinson, fourth from the right in the seventh row, probably supporting S&C or another group:
So…this probably was this man’s ring. Having featured a bunch of rings on this site, I’ll insert the standard disclaimer here: don’t assume anything about how or why this ring ended up on eBay. It could have been lost, stolen, given to a friend or relative, lost in a poker game (damn!) or maybe Robinson was creeped out by alligators.
The seller is asking $1,999.00 (too much) for this beauty.
P.S. A big hat tip to reader Dan O. for pointing this auction out to me. If you ever see anything in an attic or on eBay you think is pretty unique, give me a virtual jingle.
Other rings that have been up on eBay over the past couple years:
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