25. September 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-25 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • Woot! M Hockey tickets arrived today – expect big things in 2010-11 #
  • Just saw a picture of Hammer in the paper. Had flashback when he showed up at Crisler to watch the Fab 5 #
  • SbB take on my 1910 Daily article RT @SPORTSbyBROOKS Michigan football players could forget jersey names. And numbers. http://bit.ly/b2sMHE #
  • Great shot of Denard by Dell at @umgoblog –> http://bit.ly/roasting16 #
  • Colin Cowherd's set for tomorrow via @sbnationdetroit –> http://yfrog.com/1xlt9j #
  • Anyone heading to see Colin Cowherd's show in Ann Arbor tomorrow? Would love some pics if you have the means #
  • Guest host on Jim Rome is Burning said go ahead and engrave Denard's name on the Heisman. Sheesh. #
  • Talking about stress in the wake of the Dantonio issues, RR still hits the stairmaster 5x week, starting hitting weights this spring #
  • Coach Rod thanked the media for advertising the open call for students who can kick. Said a kid stopped him in the parking lot today #
  • Wow – what a punt by Mesko for the Pats. Atta boy Z! #missingmesko #
  • RR: "The Michigan football program sends our thoughts and prayers to Coach Dantonio and his family. We hope for a full and speedy recovery." #
  • RT @HondoCarpenter: Prognosis good and a full recovery expected per Hollis. #
  • Unconfirmed whether MSU swapped Dantonio for a lookalike, a la the move 'Dave', thus explaining the ballsy OT call. #toosoon #
  • hearing from good sources in EL that Dantonio felt ill after taping his coaches show, had a stent or similar procedure done, hope he's ok #
  • Next move, Rocky-like scream "ADRIAN!" @cdbarker Is Steven Threet the first human in recorded history to rep the 5-1-7 non-ironically? #
  • Threet's "517" headband is a real classic #
  • Sidewalk sale at A2 Torch and Pitchfork! #
  • Ann Arbor Torch & Pitchfork closing up shop for today #
  • Wow, four straight impressive TD drives. "We want Hagerup" #
  • Someone in the press box just said, "It's going to be a loooonnngg season" as that kick sailed wide. Relax man #
  • The great Bob Chappuis before the game –> http://bit.ly/ai64Av #
  • Late arriving crowd missing an impressive UMass drive. Offensive line averages 309 and looks all of it #goblue #
  • Rich Rod said he might tinker with Hagerup's pregame routine–spotted him throwing the ball (and he's got a nice arm) #punting #
  • Just spotted Troy Woolfolk in crutches, big smile, looking good. #

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15. September 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-02 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • Happy Birthday Big House–first game in Michigan Stadium vs. Ohio Wesleyan played October 1, 1927 (33-0) #
  • 2 time national champ, team MVP, & pulled a pilot out of a burning plane. Michigan Man? http://bit.ly/8YhTc7 #
  • Carvin Johnson and Denard Robinson both listed at Probable. #
  • Woodson on WTKA: “there’s no way” he’d return his Heisman Trophy like Bush #
  • Chuck Woodson on WTKA 1050AM this morning #
  • Hardest working man in the biz RT @MGOFootball: Catching up with WTKA’s producer and co-host..Ira Weintraub – http://bit.ly/96rove #
  • RT @LVSatTOC: Well this could be interesting. RT @HondoCarpenter Tonight on Spartan Nation Radio: Todd Heywood … http://tmi.me/1Pr6S #
  • This Bentley Library footage of Yost and the 1926 team is so great –> http://bit.ly/UM1926 #
  • Moe’s/Underground is offering a free entry into the Big House Big Heart Run this Sunday. Interested? http://bit.ly/cBENuD #
  • RT @sbnationdetroit: Louis Delmas Flips Off Someone During Vikings Game (Photo) http://sbn.to/doR2mu #
  • Check out D. Stonum’s look today for the press conference! #nerdsrule #goblue http://plixi.com/p/47492436 #
  • Did you know? Will Hagerup’s brother Chris Hagerup is Indiana’s starting punter. #
  • Courtney Avery is going to switch to #5 Rich Rod jokingly asked the media if there was any controversy with that number. (I’m thinking) #
  • RR on Indiana’s receivers “Big guys, very athletic, they can run..” “it’s a concern for us” #
  • RR: Denard has a bruise, “hopefully he’ll be able to do practice tomorrow”. Expects him to play, won’t be gametime decision #
  • A rundown of some of the records set Saturday, and I found one that I dispute based on 1910 Michigan Daily article: http://bit.ly/aze113 #
  • Shaw gave me the “thumbs up” and Denard just jumped 41″ in celebrating his roommate’s TD. #
  • Hagerup has looked great today, here in the most action he’s had today: http://mvictors.com/images/2009original/001_thumb1.jpg #
  • Tate’s limping pretty hard right now #
  • Shoelace threw on a jacket, still standing on the sideline, left leg wrapped #
  • Denard-a-minute: in 9 minutes of elapsed game time, shoelace had 189 total yards, 2 TDs, that’s 21 yds/minute, 1.3 pts/min #
  • Roundtree looked to be drenched in slippery (snake) oil, eluding 5 would be Falcon tacklers #
  • A contact on the M sideline tells me Denard is “fine” #
  • Anthony Michael Hall in the Breakfast Club exuded more confidence than these refs #
  • Michigan will not lose a timeout, but you will not get those 10 minutes of your life back #
  • Shoelaces being untied all the country at the moment. And on the Michigan sideline: http://bit.ly/cEEOfw #
  • RT @cdbarker: Is every person in Boise at Bronco Stadium for GameDay this morning? #

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14. September 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-18 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • Ha! RT @theonlycolors: New TOC! So who exactly was John Pingel? (OR “Gettin’ @MVictors with it”) http://sbnation.com/e/1458599 #
  • UMass offensive line averages 309 lbs #
  • Here’s a look at the Ron Kramer 87 helmet decals, nicely done in block style: http://bit.ly/9s9RMR #kramer #goblue #
  • Remember when Mike Hart emerged as Carr’s go-to running back? Check out This Week in Michigan Football History Saturday on WTKA #
  • Kids, 87 on M helmet NOT there to immortalize Denard’s South Bend TD run #
  • Great, Michigan to wear 87 sticker on helmets in honor of Ron Kramer #goblue #kramerofmichigan #
  • http://icio.us/rrrro3 #
  • RT @LarryLage welcome and follow @noahtrister who is making his debut today http://bit.ly/ahehT1 as an AP Sports Writer in Michigan #
  • On Carvin Johnson status, RR: “making progress, does not appear as he’ll play this week.” #
  • LL from A2 asked if players are taking UMass seriously. “Focus is really good, seem to be into it…so far, so good” #
  • RR on special teams “I just hope we kick better”..Will Hagerup had off-day but “will be fine” Kicker is wide open #
  • RR weekly teleconference underway. Injuries: Junior Hemingway, still doubtful, Fitz probably will be ready to play #
  • confirmed that a “handful” of guys made it out of the walk-on tryouts and will practice with the team. Details to come #
  • caller just asked Sam Webb on WTKA if Michigan is recruiting any placekickers – Webb not aware of any currently being recruited #
  • Michigan man makes SI Cover this week, but not Denard (not even a corner like Tate last season): http://bit.ly/92TGnE #
  • Amazing trend in the Notre Dame-Michigan series continued. The favorite has covered the spread just 3 times in the last 22 games #
  • kids will think that’s why #87 is retired @chengelis @richeisen New UM offense: 87 yards and a cloud of dust. #
  • Denard says students don’t say too much to him on campus #
  • Denard hasn’t met or chatted with Pat White. He’s watched tape of him. #
  • Denard on his punt. “Oh man (laughs)”. “I think that was a good punt, it was pretty fun.” #
  • Denard at the podium, big smile, hands in pockets #
  • On walk-on tryouts, RR hoping “there’s another Kovacs” out there #
  • Walk-on tryouts are today. Expecting over 30-ish students to tryout. RR: “I think there’s going to be a lot of kickers” [media laughs] #
  • RR doesn’t seem too concerned about Hagerup, might look at reducing his kicking load (in pregame, etc.) #
  • RR: “if we get 500 yds rushing and they all come from 1 guy, I don’t care” (laughter) #
  • RR knows everybody wants a piece of Denard but cautions, “He’s got a day job, so to speak.” They will limit media access to Lace #
  • RR: even after ND took the lead, “I didn’t see any panic on the sidelines.” #
  • RR on Denard: “He’s continuing to grow & mature in the offense.” #
  • Media relations passed out an updated copy of the Michigan record book, that’s a good sign #
  • Sidenote on Saturday – I know Will Hagerup can kill punts; he just needs to relax and do his thing out there. #
  • RT @NFLWolverines: “@FO_BBarnwell: Incredible play by Charles Woodson to strip Eldra Buckley.” #
  • Great story on WTKA–Young M player didn’t know who Ron Kramer was, Kramer suggested the young man go ask Jon Falk if he could wear 87 #
  • To Hell with Toll Roads. Bite me turnpike #goblue #
  • What he said — http://bit.ly/2hellwithND #
  • Leaving South Bend- wooooooo! #goblue #
  • Rain stopped. Maybe a mild spit. #
  • Heading to South Bend -#goblue #

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08. September 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-11 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • Go Blue! Beat Irish! And here's what Bo thought of Notre Dame: http://bit.ly/2hellwithND #goblue #
  • Roundtree listed as Probable for ND-good #
  • OK, PR guy confirms, only sideline personnel will have Stars and Stripes themed gear Sat, he misstated jerseys in the original email. #
  • via @danhenry3 Per KU, may just be limited to coaching staff: http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090910aab.html #
  • I love it. Widespread panic over the Stars and Stripes jersey. I'm working on a pic. #
  • Per adidas PR firm, Michigan one of several schools wearing special “Stars and Stripes” themed jersey Saturday. #
  • Just taped Saturday's edition of This Week in M Football History for the WTKA pregame show — includes Ufer audio — got goosebumps #
  • RT @Victors_Valiant RR to hold walk-on tryouts again this year.. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090810aaa.html #
  • I was a little suspicious after @shoelace_16 invited me over to chill at his apt with DG #
  • Men are calling WTKA @michiganinsider complaining about the bathroom lines at the stadium. I knew it! No troughs = long lines! #
  • Other breaking news, here's what Denard Robinson's shoes look like –> http://bit.ly/atPUDt #
  • http://bit.ly/shoelace #
  • Tate will be needed this year, bank on it RT @mgoblog Mike Forcier on Tate and Transfers http://bit.ly/cw2XCq #
  • Dave Brandon sat in on the press conference (next to Rita Rod). #
  • Denard postgame http://plixi.com/p/43314900 #
  • Denard's on his feet, walking to the other end of the field. He's limping #
  • I thought the previous QB rushing record was John Navarre @ Minnesota. Maybe that was "time elapsed" running #
  • Hagerup with a beautiful punt given the conditions #
  • Wow, that UConn punt was one of the worst ever. Guy in press box said he's seen hoop players punt basketballs further #
  • OK, here's Mike 'Spider-Man' Hart on the sideline before the game: http://bit.ly/ddk0FB #
  • Rogers made a very nice play there – kept contain on the WR, runner cut inside and assisted with Ezeh. Good sign-can he cover? #
  • Glass half-empty, didn't get a chance to see Hagerup in first quarter #
  • That bomber just buzzed the press box Top Gun style. Spilled my coffee #
  • Fireworks are a GO! Hang onto ur maize and blue fedoras #
  • Mike Hart is the House; donning Amazing Spiderman shirt. #
  • Wind is funky on the field, appears to be coming primarily out of the North. Staff pants are rippling. #
  • First few fans trickling into the Big House right now. Straw poll: 99% love it, 1% said "meh" #
  • Matt Millen is here. #
  • On WTKA, Sam Webb has a 'gut feeling' about Dee Hart coming to Michigan. #weee #
  • Going to test drive the 'Fan Vision' video/interactive device. About the size of a DSI #
  • The limited edition Stadium pin, nicely done. http://plixi.com/p/43246605 #
  • Nestled in up in the shiny new press box. I'll be on the field for pregame and postgame so stay tuned. #
  • Corso screwed up 'Not so fast my friend' (said my 'man'). Time to step off the desk and onto special segments. #
  • Wow it's gorgeous out there. Tailgaters, God bless your cotton-pickin' half-pickled Maize and Blue hearts! #goblue #ufer #
  • Check out Rich Rod with Lucy Ann Thursday http://bit.ly/d1s3K ( via @LucyAnnLance ) #goblue #
  • Starts today, Go Blue! RT @CatoJune59 I'm confident Michigan will return to the top where we belong! #
  • Great pieces on Yost, Ford, Ufer in the UConn game program #
  • The UConn game program is really nice but section on the Little Brown Jug was butchered — incorrect dates, 1930s story still wrong :( #

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04. September 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-04 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • If you missed it, check out these progressive screen shots of the Michigan stadium renovation from '09 –> http://bit.ly/bg2a3s #
  • Forgot about Bama, wow @PeterCBigelow If so, 2012 = Bama (potentially), at ND, at Nebraska, Iowa, at OSU. Murderer's Row #
  • Brandon on Notre Dame rivalry. "We're going to contract out several years, probably to 2014 or 2015.." Handshake agreement for beyond that. #
  • Brandon: "went back and forth" but in the end, decided that overall conference record wins division. #
  • "I don't know how you lay it out any better for Michigan." Dave Brandon on WTKA. "We came out of this really, really well." #
  • Dave Brandon on WTKA right now. Joked that he had 2006 U-M graduates emailing him explaining the importance of the OSU-UM rivalry. #
  • Jug rivalry preserved? Good, now keep Mich-OSU end of November. #
  • http://twitpic.com/2jyord – U-M football equipment truck stuck on my road. Tell Big Jon they got it out. #
  • http://twitpic.com/2jq0xr – Hmm, something very cool with the new Victors Club decals..can't put my finger on it #
  • Sat. pregame: get in your seats about 20-30 minutes prior to game. Stadium history video, ribbon cutting midfield, Brock leads team out #
  • RR expects UConn to take "deep shots" early on, maybe first play of the game. (Me, too.) #
  • On players' nerves on Saturday, "Big Jonny will probably have to bring some extra pairs of pants" (laughs) #
  • Schilling: on Tate, working really hard and he's "excited to see what he can do this year" #
  • Shonte Orr not listed on the depth chart, but a few other ors #
  • No "ors" in the first string secondary – Rogers, Gordon, Kovacs, Floyd, + Carvin Johnson at hybrid #
  • Roundtree on the anticipation for the unveiling of the renovation, "It's going to be wonderful" #
  • "Once Wojo croaks/chokes on a Nutter Butter, I'll slip right in there with Stoney" RT @deryNBA What was I thinking years ago? #
  • Oh piss. The annual SAE Mud Bowl game will be held Nov 6, not on Homecoming (Oct 16) due to student break during that week. #

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25. August 2010 · Comments Off on Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-28 · Categories: Uncategorized
  • OMG RT OSU now an OOC game! Woo! RT @TonyGerdeman: Brandon says cross-divisional games wouldn't count in the standings.. #
  • Desmond on Rome now, on Rich Rod, needs to be 8 or 9 games (or 7 + Ohio State). #
  • Desmond Howard joining U-M grads @SklarBrothers guest-hosting Jim Rome later this hour #
  • great US Americans & Jug-ists –> @translator82 @cdbarker @ryanhaase #
  • RT @LucyAnnLance UM Football Coach Rich Rodriguez joins us at 9:40 AM Friday on 1290 WLBY. Listen online at http://www.1290WLBY.com. #
  • Save the Little Brown Jug rivalry! (Or at least bitch about it) –> http://bit.ly/savejug #
  • Moundros still battling for starting position at LB. #
  • Started the installation for UConn game, next few days will work on all 3 phases. #
  • RR would hope that a guy or 2 would emerge at RB, but not overly concerned. "We'll be ok." #
  • Not any closer on kicker, it's been up and down. Kickers are practicing on the new turf at the Big House. #
  • RR had more praise for Cam Gordon, but said he didn't play his best in the scrimmage, #
  • RR says we'll find out QB starter at gametime, Sept 4. Team will know Friday. #
  • RichRod presser: he continues his ask that college teams get a scrimmage/preseason game. #
  • nicely done! RT @MGoShoe Irving Pond scored first TD in U-M football history & designed U-M Student Union http://bit.ly/bxmK6N #
  • WSJ piece on the casket market: "..The Iowa monks make coffins bearing the University of Notre Dame's seal" http://bit.ly/monksndu #
  • Det News on Det News crimes have reached epidemic levels. http://bit.ly/b9kd1O. @chengelis @bobwojnowski in reply to chengelis #
  • It's on! RT @chengelis: @bobwojnowski I can talk about baseball if I want. Shall we talk about the stained shirt you wore to UM on Sunday? #
  • Sam killing it on WTKA, says no OSU-M finale, "like Corn Flakes without the milk" via Oran Juice Jones #80sR amp;B #
  • Heard from the guy who kept the Jug Ann Arbor–Nick Sheridan. Coaching at Saline, hopes to land a college GA gig this winter. #
  • twee'tall (the time) @bacari34 Walk tall, talk tall, and stand tall. #
  • Just realized I don't think I heard anyone say "Pat White" on Sunday #
  • which 3 points? RT @mark_schlabach @solidverbal: naked, Oregon St OL got into a 3-pt stance & charged police… http://bit.ly/bxC9nY #
  • Molk, why he likes football: "..I like to hit people. I hate everything else. I like to hit people really f*ing hard http://bit.ly/molkhard #
  • The banners in indoor practice facility VERY well done. Bowl game banners very tight: http://bit.ly/9jrBtf #
  • Martin had me 2 yrs ago–saw him studying @ the Bentley Library RT @mgovideo: Mike Martin Media Day 2010 http://youtu.be/XLaap18s7Mc #
  • Very impressed with "Thunderball"–Frosh punter Will Hagerup. Very mature and the real deal with the leg. Hopeful that a PK emerges #
  • Must step in and step up RT @UMGoBlog: #3 Impact True Freshman This Season – Cullen Christian … http://ow.ly/2qQhl #Michigan #Football #
  • Hagerup speaks with Zoltan "weekly". Said while RR tried him out on kick-offs he's strictly focusing on punting now. #
  • Frosh P Will Hagerup: "It's an honor to follow a legend (Zoltan) here and it's obviously a daunting task..He's been a great mentor." #
  • Denard on the executing the read option last season, said his thinking was "I'm not reading, I'm just running" (laughs) #
  • Denard says things have slowed down for him. He's more calm. Said his tendency was just to take off and run last season. #
  • Asked Gardner about his command of the playbook: "everything they've taught us, I know it to a T." #
  • Tate: "..since that day (Woolfolk comments) I feel I'm obligated to show him, show the srs, I'm all in for them, all in for Michigan." #
  • RT @MaizeBlueNation: Media Day Photos: Had the great pleasure of attending Michigan's media day. http://bit.ly/9vPiPr #
  • Tate was asked if he didn't think he had to work as hard in the off-season, said it wasn't that but admitted, "I slacked off." #
  • Tate: on the challenges coach Rod put on him, "it's making me better." Says his shoulder is good. #
  • OT tidbits: Devin & Denard live together, DG can't get over how much Denard eats. (Take: potential for conflict over grocery bills) #
  • I thought it was a grill! RT @MGoJen: DG said his smile is perfect from four years of braces! <3 #
  • Also spoke with frosh punting phenom Will Hagerup, good kid, called me "sir". Ugh. #
  • More later but Tate said all the right things today about "wingsgate"; very humble, very positive, said he visits Woolfolk every day #
  • Tate, Devin, Denard. http://tweetphoto.com/40711752 #
  • http://tweetphoto.com/40709072 This is cool: they tricked out the indoor practice field with championship (cont) http://tl.gd/39gbd3 #
  • Players getting ready for team photo http://tweetphoto.com/40707182 #
  • Greg Robinson has high, high praise for J Mouton and his progress #
  • Fred Jackson great things to say about Stephen Hopkins, "very good football player" "great feet" can play FB or TB. #
  • A view from media day; RichRod at the podium http://tweetphoto.com/40698988 #
  • RichRod confirmed that Austin White is no longer with the program #
  • RR on podium: Vincent Smith is going full bore. Mike Martin's been the standout on defense all camp. Happy with QB play yesterday #
  • Mike Barwis talking about Brock. (As overweight media folks jam biscuits in their faces). http://tweetphoto.com/40693674 #
  • Brock Mealer, on Sept 4: "I'll be able to walk, just not sure how light I'll be on my feet." #
  • http://twitpic.com/2h6bxg – Brock Mealer in the house #
  • RT @varsityblue: Austin White is not listed on the roster UM is distributing for media day. #
  • I think @stoney16 got into the Bloody Marys a bit today judging from the veracity of some of his tweets #

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1950 Army Michigan from Yankee Stadium

1950 was a special season in Michigan football history. Many M historians know this is the year that the Wolverines defeated Ohio State 9-3 in the epic Snow Bowl. That classic win earned the Blue a trip to Pasadena where they defeated Cal 14-6 on two late touchdowns.

All’s well that ends well, but things didn’t start well and included a trip to New York. The next edition of eBay Watch features this ticket stub from the Army-Michigan game held October 14, 1950 at Yankee Stadium:

1950 Army Michigan stub

You can see the full auction here.

Army was riding a twenty-two game winning streak heading into the game and dropped the Wolverines 27-6 in front of 67,076 fans including General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Gazing soley at the boxscore you might have figured the Victors prevailed or at least kept the score respectable:

1950 Army Michigan from Yankee Stadium

The New York Times commended the Wolverines effort that day and reported that Oosterbaan’s men put a bit of a scare into the Black Knights, scoring early and threatening often. In the end Army was too tough, capitalizing when they needed to pull safely away. Army’s streak eventually ended later that season in a 14-2 loss to Navy.

While the football squad took a bit of a beating in a hard fought battle, the Michigan Marching Band made a few headlines with a legendary performance on the historic field. Their effort earned a few inches in the Times post-game coverage:

1950 Army Michigan from Yankee Stadium

Brush away tear after reading that. My god, Revelli pulled out all the stops!

Other Notes:
* This was Michigan second trip to Yankee Stadium, the first was in 1945 also against Army. The Wolverines were defeated in a similar fashion 28-7.

* I actually made it out to Yankee stadium last week to check out the stadium before they move to the new digs, a photo for you from my seats featuring the captain and M man Jeter:

Yankee Stadium

* They don’t write like this anymore. From the New York Times, Tuesday January 2, 1951 on the Rose Bowl later that season:

A crowd of 89,939, basking in sunny but brisk ideal football weather, watched Bennie Oosterbann’s indomitable Wolverines, indecisive winners of the 1950 Big Ten crown, cap the immolation of the Coast in the New Year interconference competition with their trouncing of Lynn Waldorkf’s pigskin chasers.

Credits: The lead photo, boxscore and the Marching band summary were all from the October 15, 1950 edition of the New York Times, “Cadet Streak at 23”.