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I will agree with just about everyone else and say the UTL game. Even though I have done my best to block out the Rich Rod years I won't forget the 2010 game against Illinois that game deserves a honorable mention.
This post was edited by GoBlue81 21 months ago
My first time in the Big House is the most memorable. Michigan-Virginia in 1995 when Mercury Hayes caught a pass and got one foot down for the score after time expired. I was 9 years old and too nervous to watch the last play so I sat down and covered my eyes, and then when the cheer came up I knew we had scored. Didn't see the play until I got home that night and watched it.
2nd would probably be the Braylon game, 3rd UTL, and 4th the Wisconsin game in 2008
I went to the Michigan-osu game there in 08. I would go back, but only with osu fans who are friends. And I won't wear Michigan clothing until I'm inside the stadium or at my tailgate
I got to Columbus late so I had to park and walk to the tailgate alone. I just wore a plain black hoodie over my Michigan clothes when I was alone, and never been so grateful to have done that. A couple of Michigan fans in front of me got sworn at the entire walk towards the stadium. More than one car threw things out of the window at them as they drove by. It was pretty ugly. Once I got to the tailgate with my osu friends and inside the stadium it was fine.
(A note: mgoblog is generally a PG-13 website. This post ain appears.)(A second note: A while ago I posted a much-abbreviated version of this story on a message board.
@ the Big House experience was probably the Nebraska game last year or the Illinois shootout from a couple years ago. I know, not very excited, but any game at the Big House is an awesome experience.
On TV experience is a split between last year's UTL game and the OSU game. I remember before the 4th quarter of the ND game I was pissed that Michigan was getting embarrassed on national television then they started making the key stops and then the Rees fumble happened and I knew they would pull out the win. Then Roundtree somehow came down with that catch in the endzone and I jumped up and down around my living room for about 10 minutes, yelling, screaming, and singing The Victors. I was so happy/excited that night I remember staying up to around 4 am because I was in a state of shock and extreme happiness.
As for the OSU game, I was literally shaking pre game because I knew how much the game meant and after they won, I couldn't stop smiling for the following week or so, nothing could have gotten me angry or pissed me off.
Bout time you chimed in Buttesnake.
So one Michigan fan had a bad experience. There is a huge Michigan following in Columbus, and many people that show it. From flags on their porches, shirts and whatnot. I don't see this on a constant basis, no threats, no fights. So what......they say "f**k Michigan a lot. Could be worse. I wasn't greeted with open arms either in Michigan...but I know that is part of it. If my friends weren't 6'5 and built like sh*t brick houses, I'm sure it would have went something like the Michigan fan described. Unfortunately this is part of college football....the fans are really passionate. In any rivalry, the other team is going to say what bad fans the other group has. I've looked past all that and realize that Michigan is a great school with great tradition....but I still don't like it!!!! On the other hand....most people in CBus want Michigan to go undefeated every year.....except for one game. It makes us look better.
To be honest, I've never really had any positive interaction with a Buckeye fan in person, granted I've only been through Columbus once and it wasn't for a game but my worst experience with an OSU fan was when I was 4 and my mom was driving us through Ohio, we stopped at a gas station and I had a Michigan shirt on, there was a 40 something year old OSU fan in there and he spit on me and called a little f*cker. Needless to say, my mom was not happy and my hate for OSU grew on that day.
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
At least you can remember 4.......for some reason I can't remember anything until my third grade year. Probably some Michigan fan did something to me!!!!
But in all seriousness.......I love this rivalry
Meeting a cute girl being "passed up" in the student section.
This post was edited by Uncle Newt 21 months ago
Only been once, but I was in your student section wearing all my PSU gear (in 2007 when UM won like 14-9 or some ugly low score), and the last few minutes of the game, when it was fairly obvious UM would win, some kid in the section to my right turned around and just stared at me the rest of the game with a stoic look on his face like he was ready to go on a rampage. I'm not sure why, since you guys were winning, but I thought it was pretty hilarious. He did not look at the field for a second, just glared at me for however long the last few minutes of the game took. Still cracks me up.
Did you continue passing her? Or make room for her in your row of seats?
This, and it's not even close.
Brock Mealer severely injured in a car accident December 2007 regains the ability to walk and leads the Wolverines onto the field for the home opener against UConn Sept 4, 2010
Go Blue and Go Titans!
Lucky u didn't get ur ass beat!! .. just kiddin- there has been bigger games I've been to at big house- hands down UTL's was for me the best sportin event I've been too ... Unreal atmosphere!!!! + the roller coaster finish!! The best!!!
I dont think there was a dry eye in the stadium that day (including myself), and I was fortunate to be there. I havent really been to any classics over the years, but probably the best game was in 2000 against Wisconsin. Henson hit Terrell late in the 4th qtr in the back of the end zone around a bunch of traffic to take the lead.
Exactly. You must be an alum.
Man, how many coeds got violated on those 'pass ups'. SMH
after being a life long UM fan last season was the 1st time I made it to the BIG HOUSE for the opener against western michigan and then again for the sdsu game and my favorite moment was Kovacs sack of western qb alex carder when he forced the fumble that was picked up and returned for a td by UM
No, just putting myself in his shoes!
That had to have been really neat to finally make it to a game at the Big House after being a fan for so long. Thanks for sharing!
yea actually my dad is also a lifelong fan and is 63 and it was his first time going also, we were both completely blown away by the big house and plan on returning for atleast a couple games a year from now on
That's very cool! Keep us posted on which game(s) you'll be making it to in 2012.
Todd, the one you linked here was during my freshman year at Michigan, and were it not for the existence of the 2011 Notre Dame and Ohio games in the Big House (and my attendance at each), this one would be my choice in this thread.
That was an absolute thriller (and saved our bowl game streak in my opinion, at least for the time being). In the post-TD catch celebration in the student section, I actually suffered a hamstring pull, and my buddy suffered a badly sprained ankle. LOL... people were just tackling each other in jubilation. It was pandemonium.
Can't forget this one
Desmond Howard's 4th down TD catch from Elvis Grbac against Notre Dame from 1991.
bump, just got the tickets today and will be going to the AF, Umass and Iowa games at the BIG HOUSE, really wanted to go to msu game but aparently so does everone else lol, also traveling to indiana to watch us take on purdue.
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