Over A Decade Of Annoying The Rich And Powerful Alumni of U of M

"The Spirit of Michigan:  It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan Men to spread the gospel of the university to the world's distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours."  - Fielding H. Yost

 

The Leader and the Best

Writing this, I laugh every time I think of the conversations I’ve had with Red where it looks like he can stare right into your soul...and know everything he needs to know about me by that icy stare.  Ha...it was almost reptilian it is so damn intense!  Bo commanded a room by the force of his personality and his celebrity power.   Red...Red commanded a room because even at his age it looked like he might beat the hell out of you if you weren't paying attention. 

We all knew this day was coming.  The day when another golden era of Michigan Athletics ended.  It seemed like it was inevitable.  It seemed like it was overdue in a lot of ways.  When it finally hit, it hit me harder than I would have guessed....especially remembering back almost 30 years ago when Bo retired...and the state of shock I was in then as a high schooler.

I was lucky...like so many other Michigan fans...   I was so lucky to see our dormant hockey program be trusted to Red at a time when I was just starting to pay attention.

I was lucky to see that program build and build...to the point where we would beat State and Lake State much more often than we lost...to the point where we were challenging for Frozen Fours and National Championships....and finally...to be a student in truly the golden years...with the Class of 97 and the stars that came before them and after them...the days when it was almost unheard of to lose a game at Yost....to the day we finally broke through and beat Colorado College in the Queen City and we were finally national champions.   How cool was that???  As a senior at the University I love with the sport I love....a national championship.  Then we pulled it off again as I was a grad student with an unlikely group that pulled it off in Boston.  Here's looking at you Turco.

With Red....Michigan Hockey was truly where we imagine our sports teams to be...  With Red...when thinking of Michigan Hockey...when thinking of Red...it was like Michigan Football and Bo.  We KNEW we were leaders and best.  We KNEW we were the champions of the West.  We KNEW we were everything Michigan is supposed to be and everything we hold dear.  We knew we had one of the best coaches in America wearing the maize and blue.

Has there been a decline in the last half decade...of course...but that doesn’t change what the program has become and the shape we are in moving forward because of Red.  He is...and always will be....one of my heroes.

Thank you Red.

My most fun nights on campus came at your barn while cheering on your team.  Back in the mid 90s, there was no better atmosphere on any campus anywhere else in America than Yost.  Period.  Hell I had the best seat in the house for over a decade!  I’ll always be happy and proud to have been part of those crazy days in Yost with my cowbell and megaphone.   Like our friend at MGoBlog wrote...there ain’t no way those players and coaches didn’t hear the nonsense coming out of our mouths or hear those cowbells over the bench banging during timeouts.    Ha...hell I know they heard.  One year at the CCHA party at the Ren Cen, the Coach from Northern grabbed my buddy from Northern...and State’s Coach took the other arm...and asked what the hell he was doing talking to that a$$hole from Michigan.   That’s me.  That’s Yost.  That A$$hole from Michigan.

Such great memories...  Getting slapped by a mother from Miami of Ohio...it was ToTALLY on her.   Dancing to the Blues Brothers...dancing with players’ parents.  Here’s looking at you Mrs. Clark.   Throwing my hat during a hat trick and having the refs hold it hostage because of everything we’ve yelled at them over the years...   The cowbell becoming a staple at Yost...then the Big House...then Crisler.   SuperFan II getting thrown out of the barn in the fastest time on record....did they game even start???  And winning...win after win after win after win.  Yost.  The Joe.  Cincy.  Boston.  The amazing victories...some of the most soul crushing defeats.  Hell...some of the people I care about most in the world I met in that Old Barn cheering on Red and the Wolverines.  Memories I'll have for a lifetime.

Thank you Red.  The Best.  The Champion.   You are Michigan.  We owe you so much.

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