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I am the lizard king


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I go to the UM game every year. My favorites are a tie: Gonzo's catch in 2005, Wil Allen interception in 2002; seeing Bo and Woody on opposite sidelines in 1978, the singing of Carmen Ohio in Michigan Stadium after JT's first win in 2001; Brian Robiski's end zone catch in 2006; Troy Smith entering the field for his final Michigan game in 06; Evan Turner's shot; Beanie's long TD run in Ann Arbor; Art the Dart dancing into the end zone in 81... there are more....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, michigan killer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, michigan killer
  • NFL TEAM: Bucs and Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Caps
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs and Heat (unlikely combo that it is)
  • MLB TEAM: Rays and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: DC United

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Aug 2016

Had a chance to go to the Notre Dame game, but I decided to stay home and watch it alone. It was so important to me that I didn't want anyone In the room. Just me and the game. What a win.  I have Notre Dame relatives (and m*chigan relatives) so this game was critical  

The bookend of course was The Game, which I did go to. The m*chigan jinx was back and for many years after this Game I would wake up in a sweat from reliving it in my nightmares.  Trips to Ann Arbor were getting hard to take. We won in 87 of course, but not a ce 81 had we won there with an employed coach. 

Comment 12 Aug 2016

I was at the PSU game. O what a horrible day. I was wearing my Michael Phelps face when it was over and As I left that crappy tinker toy stadium some elderly PSU fan commented that she liked my hat (a Woody hat). How friggin humiliating. Kind words can cut deep. It felt like i was wearing our score for the day. 

Comment 11 Aug 2016

This is dead on. The team was getting better. But Cooper having no OSU bloodline made the losses to m*chigan downright sickening. Of course it was killing him inside, but to an OSU grad who grew up in the 70s (me) it was unacceptable to not be beating UM. I think had he beaten them in 88 we all would have been a lot more patient. But he LOST that Game and the Cooper era was launched. 

 By this point he was someone who I wanted gone.  And Gee's "win" statement was degrading.