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Vote for Bo Sunday, May 06, 2012 11:14 PM (permalink)
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http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/poll/_/id/4730/great-state-debate-michigan
 
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Bo Schembechler's Michigan shocks Ohio StateThe Wolverines, a 17-point underdog, shock OSU 24-12 at the Big House. (1969) 

 
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 7:55 AM (permalink)
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Sorry I would like to vote for Bo but had to vote for Joe Louis for the obvious reasons
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 1:48 PM (permalink)
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I was there.  Greatest football game I have ever seen.  I don't know how anyone could not vote for Bo!!
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 1:55 PM (permalink)
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My favorite is not on the list and that would be the 1998 Stanley Cup Championship when they brought Vladamir Konstantinov out on to the ice 1 year after the horrible limo wreck. Probably the most emotional moment for any sports team I root for.
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 2:23 PM (permalink)
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I voted for Bo but the '84 Tigs are right there for me.  '68 was great and the 30 wins from McLain was amazing but I don't think that comes close to the '84 Tigs 35-5 start, 104 wins,  Jack's no-no, Willie's MVP AND Cy Young and going 7-1 in the playoffs and WS.  Oh yeah,  and Gibby's EPIC blast off Gossage when Gossage refused to walk him.  Total and complete domination of major league baseball.

 
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 4:23 PM (permalink)
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Nicely written TK. man, those were the days......The 80's I mean, wasnt really around for the 60's.
 
 
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 4:25 PM (permalink)
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I guess Sparky knew what kind of players he had after his first 40 games that year, haha.

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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 6:19 PM (permalink)
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Great story, TK!  I came down with spinal meningitis actually in Ann Arbor in April of '84.  I was writhing in pain in my head while Jack Morris pitched his no-no.  The next morning my wife drove me to our local hospital and began a 15 day stay with ugly long needles for spinal taps and indescribable headaches.
 
Anyway, I couldn't go back to work for 6 weeks so I would pull in WJR 760 and listen to Ernie and Paul broadcast game after game and it seemed like the Tigers never lost!!  Yes, 1984 was a special year!
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 7:13 PM (permalink)
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Had to vote for the 97 Wings. I was growing up right at the time the Wings were dominating the NHL and the town was living and dying with the Wings every spring. I remember 94 and Ozzie crying after. I remember 95 with everyone knowing we were going to finally win the Cup and being steamrolled by the Devils. I remember 96 and the most dominating season in NHL history, how could we not win the Cup? And the Avs getting us and Draper having his face rearranged. Then finally, FINALLY 97 we got it. 
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Re:Vote for Bo Monday, May 07, 2012 7:17 PM (permalink)
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Man, 97 was a damn good year...
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:37 AM (permalink)
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Great story, TK!  I came down with spinal meningitis actually in Ann Arbor in April of '84.  I was writhing in pain in my head while Jack Morris pitched his no-no.  The next morning my wife drove me to our local hospital and began a 15 day stay with ugly long needles for spinal taps and indescribable headaches.

Anyway, I couldn't go back to work for 6 weeks so I would pull in WJR 760 and listen to Ernie and Paul broadcast game after game and it seemed like the Tigers never lost!!  Yes, 1984 was a special year!


Wow.  Now that'll make you remember '84 for all the wrong reasons.  Ouch.  At least you had the Tigs for some good 'medicine' and NOBODY could beat Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey.  Nobody.
 
The other thing I remember that year was going to a Friday night game against the Angels in May when the fans first started doing The Wave at Tiger Stadium.  (I think we were something like 25-4 at that point.)  The old stadium was packed to the rafters and the upper deck would start the wave in one direction while the lower deck went the other direction and NOBODY was sitting down.  It looked like the stadium was swaying or there was a friggin' earth quake.  I also remember Reggie Jackson hitting an absolute frozen rope that was still rising when it slammed against the back wall of the RF upper deck.  BOOM!  You could hear it all over the stadium.  That ball would have ended up in St. Clair Shores.  Tigs went on to win 8-2 and I never saw the old shed that rowdy in my life.  Friggin' awesome.

 
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:21 PM (permalink)
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I was around for the 68 Tigers and when Willie Horton used to come up fans would grab the next wooden seat and slam them up and down. You should have heard the noise. Nothing like a local kid making it to the bigs for his local team.
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:34 PM (permalink)
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I was around for the 68 Tigers and when Willie Horton used to come up fans would grab the next wooden seat and slam them up and down. You should have heard the noise. Nothing like a local kid making it to the bigs for his local team.


The '68 team was a bit early for me, although I DO remember my dad jumping up and sticking his fist thru our basement ceiling when McCarver popped up to Freehan and we won the series.  I definitely remember the '72 team and went to a lot of games that year.  Willie Horton was a God, no doubt about that.  Everybody loved Willie.

 
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:46 PM (permalink)
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 I was there.  Greatest football game I have ever seen.  I don't know how anyone could not vote for Bo!!

 
I was there as well, but I have to admit that I don't remember all that much of the game (I was eleven) other than the post-game delirium on the field and in the stands which I can still clearly see. I'm not sure how aware younger students and alumni are of what a watershed moment that was for Michigan; the Big House wasn't always packed in the B.B. 50's and 60's.
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:48 PM (permalink)
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I was there.  Greatest football game I have ever seen.  I don't know how anyone could not vote for Bo!!


I was there as well, but I have to admit that I don't remember all that much of the game (I was eleven) other than the post-game delirium on the field and in the stands which I can still clearly see. I'm not sure how aware younger students and alumni are of what a watershed moment that was for Michigan; the Big House wasn't always packed in the B.B. 50's and 60's.

 
So true as we were pretty much a middle-of-the-pack B10 team back then.  We would pull an occasional upset and I believe UM only won one B10 championship (1964) in those two decades. Fans must know that it was BO who put us in the fantastic winning mode we have all become accustomed to.  I know of a first team All-Ohioan who was offered a full ride by Woody but his dad wanted him to go to Michigan like he had done before.  His father had to call Bennie Oosterbaan (whom the father had played with at UM) and Bennie told him to bring him up and he would take a look.  He only received a partial scholarship but started at Michigan for all 3 years of eligibility!!  Great recruiting!!!
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Re:Vote for Bo Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:23 PM (permalink)
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Yeah that 1964 team was what got me started with UM. Before that my Dad took me to a game against Duke and we won but I did not understand all of the excitement. Bob Timberlake to Jack Clancy changed that for me.
 
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Re:Vote for Bo Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:04 AM (permalink)
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I voted for Bo. It's hard not to when Maize & Blue run through your vains.
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