Sunday, August 25, 2013

GO BLUE!

Do you know who this is?  No!  Why it is the University of Michigan!  In our family we are all "Wolverines". Oops!  There is one daughter-in-law who is a Gator (University of Florida). We don't hold that against her. The rest of us including our other daughter-in-law were all born in Michigan and are Michigan fans!

There are some very famous people who went to the University of Michigan.  And they played football for the Wolverines.  Do you know who this is?

President Gerald R. Ford

He was one of the nicest presidents in my opinion.  Of course, I am prejudice as he is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was 35 miles east of our home town.

Bo Schembechler

This is my favorite coach of the Michigan Wolverines.  They called him BO.  Back when he was the coach, Woody Hayes was the coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Michigan and Ohio State is probably the most popular of rivalries.  When Bo and Woody were coaches, the games between the two schools were Awesome!  Bo used to be an assistant coach under Woody at Ohio State before he became the head coach at Michigan.  To this day, the meeting between Michigan and Ohio State is "The Game".  It is always the last game of the regular season for both teams. This is the game we Wolverines wait for all year!  Michigan is the leader in this series with Ohio State with 56 Wins, 37 Losses, and 6 Ties!  Woohoo, GO BLUE!!!

BO & Woody

Here are some Michigan Wolverines that have gone onto play in the NFL.
                                                     
                                                            
Charles Woodson who is now with the Green Bay Packers.

Tom Brady who is with the New England Patriots.

Brian Griese went onto play for my "DA BEARS"!

Jim Harbaugh is now the head coach for the San Francisco Giants.

Denard Robinson (Florida Native) now plays for the Jacksonville Jaquars.

Desmond Howard won the Heisman Trophy in the early nineties. He went onto play for the Washington Redskins, the Jacksonville Jaquars, the Green Bay Packers, and the Oakland Raiders.  While with the Green Bay Packers, he ran a 99 yard return in the 1997 Super Bowl where the Packers won.  He became the fourth player to win a Heisman Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP Award in history at that time.

Desmond Howard

The University of Michigan Football Stadium

Did you know that the U of M Football Stadium is the largest college stadium?  It seats over 107,000 football fans.  That is HUGE!

So, again, as you can see I am a huge football fan!  In the fall you will see me carrying my U of M purse and wearing my U of M earrings on Saturday and my Chicago Bears earrings on Sunday.  I have even worn one Michigan earring and one Bears earring.  I love my Wolverines and my "DA BEARS"!

And one more thing.  The best fight songs ever are "Hail to the Victors" followed by "Bear Down Chicago Bears".  Enjoy your football season!

As Always,

Marilyn