100 Things Michigan Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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With traditions, records, and Wolverines lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Michigan fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Michigan covers the story behind the Wolverine's winged helmets, the history of the team's colors, the 1997 undefeated and national championship season, and how to properly tailgate in Ann Arbor. ...

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Overview

With traditions, records, and Wolverines lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Michigan fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Michigan covers the story behind the Wolverine's winged helmets, the history of the team's colors, the 1997 undefeated and national championship season, and how to properly tailgate in Ann Arbor. This revised edition includes Brady Hoke's first season as head coach in Ann Arbor, featuring quarterback Denard Robinson, and the Wolverines' 2012 Sugar Bowl triumph.

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Fans of the Wolverines aren't accustomed to losing. Over their long history, Michigan's football teams have won over 70 percent of their games, an enviable record in this intensely competitive sport. This entry in Triumph's popular 100 Things series will help prepare loyal students and alumni for the excitement ahead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787799
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Edition description: Revised and updated edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 636,053
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Angelique Chengelis is a sportswriter for the Detroit News. Michigan football has been her primary beat since 1992, but she has covered countless sporting events including Super Bowls, U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. She is a contributor to ESPN's NASCAR coverage as part of the NASCAR Now show. She lives in Detroit, Michigan. Lloyd Carr is a College Football Hall of Fame coach who led the University of Michigan Wolverines to five Big Ten Conference titles and a National Championship win. He served as head football coach for 12 years and is a retired assistant athletic director. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Lloyd Can ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Bo Schembechler: Legendary Coach 1

2 Michigan Stadium: The Biggest and the Best 4

3 The Story of the Helmet 7

4 The Game: The Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry 10

5 1969: The 10-Year War Begins 14

6 The Game 2006: No. 1 OSU vs. No. 2 Michigan 18

7 Fielding H. Yost: Stadium Builder 21

8 Fritz Crisler: Team Builder 23

9 Brady Hoke: A New Era 27

10 1997: Perfection and a National Tide 30

11 Denard Robinson: Shoelace 33

12 Tom Harmon: Heisman Winner 36

13 Desmond Howard: UM's Second Heisman Winner 39

14 Charles Woodson: Defensive Greatness 41

15 Lloyd Carr: Perfect Season, Outstanding Coach 44

16 The Story of "The Victors" 47

17 The First Michigan Stadium Night Game 50

18 The Game 1973: 10-10 Game, Big Ten Vote 53

19 Michigan Man: What It Means to Those Who Played 55

20 The Story of the M Club Banner 57

21 1902: Michigan Wins Inaugural Rose Bowl 59

22 The Michigan State Rivalry 61

23 The Notre Dame Rivalry 65

24 Bennie Oosterbaan: All-American Athlete 68

25 Julius Franks: The First Black All-American at Michigan 70

26 Benny Friedman and the Forward Pass 72

27 Ron Kramer: Nothing Was Impossible 75

28 Tailgating, Michigan Stadium-Style 77

29 What to Do on Game Day in Ann Arbor 80

30 Gerald Ford: UM's Own 82

31 Brian Griese: Walk-On QB Makes Good 85

32 The Wistert Brothers: A Hall of Fame Family 88

33 The Captains Tradition 89

34 The Little Brown Jug 92

35 The Tradition of the Michigan Stadium Tunnel 95

36 Jake Long: Taken No. 1 in 2008 NFL Draft 97

37 Mike Hart: Ail-Time Leading Rusher 100

38 2000: The Michigan-Alabama Orange Bowl 102

39 The Game 1997: A Perfect End to the Dream Season 104

40 The 1994 Colorado Game: A Painful Hail Mary 106

41 Bentley Historical Library 108

42 The Story of the Maize and Blue 110

43 The Great Reality of the Fantasy Camp 112

44 Where Is the Michigan Mascot? 114

45 Dan Dierdorf: Finally Playing for Bo 116

46 Anthony Carter: Michigan's No. 1 118

47 Tom Curds: Career Interception Leader 121

48 Michigan's Retired Numbers 122

49 The Story of the M Ring 125

50 Erick Anderson: The Only Butkus Award Winner 127

51 LaMarr Woodley: The Only Lombardi Award Winner 128

52 Steve Breaston: Return Specialist 130

53 Michigan-Michigan State "Clockgate" 133

54 Anthony Thomas: Michigan's A-Train 135

55 Rick Leach: The First Freshman to Start at QB 137

56 Jim Harbaugh: Living and Dying with UM 141

57 Chad Henne: All-Time Leading Passer 144

58 Chris Perry: The Only Doak Walker Award Winner 146

59 Tom Brady: A Tale of Competition and Confidence 149

60 Gary Moeller: The Man Who Followed a Legend 151

61 Wolverines Going Bowling 153

62 Dennis Franklin: Michigan Quarterback 155

63 Reggie McKenzie: Standout Lineman 157

64 Braylon Edwards: Unstoppable Receiver 160

65 The Game 2003: No. 100 163

66 Big Ten Road Trips: A Guide for UM Fans in Columbus 165

67 Michigan's Major Trophy/Award Winners 168

68 Michigan-MSU 2003 172

69 Garrett Rivas and Remy Hamilton: Memorable Kickers 174

70 Mark Messner 176

71 Jamie Morris: Talented Tailback 178

72 Bob Ufer: Legendary Radio Voice of UM Football 181

73 Harry Kipke and His Nine Varsity Letters 183

74 The Mad Magicians 185

75 The Game 1950: The Snow Bowl 187

76 Ron Johnson: A Magical Day 189

77 John Navarre: Taking Criticism and Leaving a Legacy 190

78 John Wangler: Just Throwing 193

79 The 1970 Rose Bowl and Bo's Heart Attack 195

80 Bo Finally Wins the Rose Bowl 197

81 Michigan-Notre Dame 1978: Rivalry Rekindled 200

82 The 1,000th Game: Michigan vs. Minnesota 202

83 Don Canham: Athletics Director Extraordinaire 204

84 Rich Rodriguez: First Hire outside of the "Bo" Lineage 208

85 Comeback over Wisconsin in 2008 210

86 Michigan-Minnesota 2003: The Fourth-Quarter Comeback 212

87 1995 Pigskin Classic: A 17-Point Late Comeback 214

88 The 1948 National Tide 216

89 The First Game Ever 218

90 Jim Brandstatter: Player, Analyst, Show Host 220

91 Bob Chappuis: War Vet, UM Star 222

92 pThe Upsetting App State Upset of 2007 224

93 Be Part of the M Club 226

94 The Incredible Michigan Band 228

95 Jon Jansen: Two-Time Captain 230

96 UM-Texas Rose Bowl 2005 232

97 Rose Bowl 1989: Michigan-USC, Bo's Last Game 235

98 Rose Bowl 1993: Wheatley a Star 237

99 Forest Evashevski: Crisler's Greatest QB 240

100 Win over Notre Dame in 1986 242

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    This really is 100 things Michigan Fans should know

    I got this book mostly because I own just about every book about the University of Michigan that there is to own but also because the topic sounded like something that would interest me. As a Michigan fan I would like to experience everything I can about Michigan football. The book is incredibly well researched, well written and thoughtful. It kept me interested for nearly three days straight as I sat in a hospital bed being encouraged to sleep, instead I stayed awake and read this. I have learned a lot about the Michigan Tradition that I didn't know (and believe me, I knew a lot going into this) and have added to the list of things I have to do before I die. This book brought me to tears within the first page due to a heartfelt forward written so eloquently by Lloyd Carr. I could go on and on about this book and I have recommended this to many friends. Now I recommend this to you if you have a child at the University, love Big Ten football, or are any kind of Michigan fan. This book is perfect for the die-hard Maize and Blue fan, like myself, or the casual fan looking to learn more about the Michigan Tradition. Believe me, these really are 100 Things Michigan Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah!!!!

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

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    A must have for Michigan fans

    I found this book to be both informative and enjoyable. It brought back memories of my time at Michigan. It also helped to explain why the Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry is so intense and why the Michigan football helmet is the way it is. I read this book to my children and they ask to hear more about Michigan. It is a book that helps to bring Michigan fans closer, to help them to understand the Michigan traditions more, and to remember why they are Michigan fans. Go Blue!

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