I was sent to Ann Arbor from Dayton to "keep the operation running" for a week or two until they found a replacement for the manager that left. Three months later I found myself still there and had met some very nice people and to this day are still great friends. We try to get together on each others home turf at least one a year and we have both taken each other to the "Game" in our home stadiums. I agree the Ohio State fans were 100 time more obnoxious to them then the UM fan were to me and my wife. It was their first time in the Shoe and it was embarrassing. The guy that finally accepted the position, I call him my super hero for saving my life... :-)
The Earl is my favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor - the Duck is the best I've ever had and a great wine selection as well. The thing I hate about Ann Arbor is that you only have to drive a mile or two in a couple of direction from downtown Ann Arbor to be on a dirt road that are is some very nice areas. You see nice houses with nice cars that have mud all over them from driving on the dirt roads, that would drive me crazy.
Unfortunately our son, an OSU grad, now lives in Troy MI and with a new grandchild we will be spending much more time in the state up north than I really care to do.