A big happy birthday to Michigan’s legendary Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon. Old 98 would have been an old 90 today and all the maize and blue faithful should rejoice.
What a perfect time to roll out a special edition of my now dusty “Tom Harmon vs. The Drunk Fan” video, published a couple years ago after finding a wonderful page of Life Magazine depicting this awesome incident. Coincidentally this happened 69 years ago today as well, on Harmon’s 21st birthday!
I updated it with fresh text frames, new quotes and a little bit of Varsity and The Victors to spice it up. Enjoy and share with your Meeecchigan friends:
Update 9/29: Funny thing happened. At around 00:57 seconds in, the choir sings the words "Down the Field" in Varsity just as the #2 photo from Life appears with the caption "Down the Field." Creepy weird, man. Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon weird.
Update 9/30: Got a note from reader ‘Roger’ who added that Brennan and Harmon "became friends and he sent Harmon aevery year after that." That’s great.
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