The 1979 game is the first one I clearly remember. I was about 8 years old and I can still vividly remember jumping up and down and screaming in the living room when we blocked that punt. I also remember the Rose Bowl being stolen away from us 6 weeks later.
The 1984 game sticks out in my mind to, Iowa lost the week before on failed 2 pt conversion and our win sent us to the Rose Bowl. Looking back, the B1G was pretty weak that year, as we finished with 2 conference losses and still won the title outright - which is the first time that had happened.
I watched the 1987 game on a 2 inch black and white walkman TV (anyone remember those?) because we had basketball practice (I was in high school) but we did finish in time to see the end of the game. I can't even imagine having to watch a game in such primitive conditions now!
(long dark spell I don't even wanna talk about - except 1994 that was fun)
2001 was a big surprise, nobody expected anything considering Belisari had been suspended and we lost a game we should have easily won vs Illinois at home the week before trying to find someone to play QB. That first half was as shocking a half I have ever seen in football.
2002 clearly put the icing on the cake, nip and tuck all the way, could barely breathe just watching the game on TV. How in the world did they still have :01 left to try that last pass? Then relief and exhilaration. I think we did alright in the bowl game that year too ;)
You will notice 2006 is not on my list. Yes it was 1 v 2, and yes we won by 3, but that score is much closer than the game ever was. Aside from the last UM score, which was bogus - there was no pass interference on 4th down, should have been our ball and game over, Michigan never had the ball trailing by only 1 score. Every time they had it they were down at least 2 scores. I was never worried about the outcome of that game past the first quarter it was obvious we were the better team and there was no way they could stop us.