Monday, October 24, 2011

ESPN GAMEDAY and an unbelievable finish!

WOW! That's all I have left to say after the amazing ending of Saturday night's epic win over the Wisconsin Badgers! It was a 60 minute battle that we just came out on top of. When Kirk threw the Hail Mary pass into the endzone and Keith caught it we thought he got the touchdown from what we could see from our seats. It was completely silent in the stands with everyone holding their arms up in the "TOUCHDOWN" signal until the ref came back and said he had crossed the line and got in. Then the stadium ERUPTED!!! I can't remember ever being at Spartan stadium for a more exciting game and finish. Of course the oddmakers had us as 8 point underdogs, no one really gave us a chance to win. I BELIEVE in these guys and this team! They are working towards something special this year and I hope and believe they will achieve it!

we had backstage passes for ESPN GAMEDAY!

They had these signs everywhere...I wish I had taken a picture of the guys shirtless in the front row of the student section that had "FREE WILLY" painted on their chests! Hilarious!


I wasn't surprised when Corso put the Badger head on...but he's now 0 for 3 in picks against us!

some hilarious signs!

kids by the stage

Here are a few of my faves...

had a few former players swing by the tailgate and even was graced by Coach Hoke's presence for a few minutes! Tommy with Jehuu Caulcrick

My neighbor Don was an exceptional "Grill Daddy"

fun tailgate with old friends from college days

Dino, Jenny and Alex

with my friend Andy who came up from Texas for the game!

Greg Jones now of NFL Giants fame stopped by!

It was a great day and a better night! Now onto Nebraska next weekend where it will be an arguably bigger game and have more weight for winning the Legends division.

Here's to another SPARTAN WIN in Lincoln next Saturday!!


Monday, October 17, 2011


It's rivalry week and of course that means our annual matchup Michigan State vs Michigan game. The guys came out rocking brand new, one game only Nike Pro Combat uniforms just for the Michigan game! They looked fantastic and I'm happy to say that the guys played great in em! The end result, 28-14 Michigan State wins! A clean sweep and 4 in a row for the Seniors! Next week is BIG, BAD Wisconsin and a night game to boot. Should be a grudge match as I'm certain Wisconsin is still stinging from their last loss...last year in Spartan Stadium! Hope we can make it a repeat!

Making an entrance in those sweet Pro Combat unis!

Props and credit to the team photographer who took these amazing pics... Matt Mitchell I think?
If not my apologies to the amazing photographer who took these.

it's a rough day for Shoelace

Oops not again...


I invited my work colleague Tony and his friend Dan. They come to every Michigan game with me and have been our good luck mojo!

Team rushes to the student section post-game to sing the fight song

A beautiful sight - 28-14

Jean, Drew, Jen and me feeling pretty happy!

carrying the Paul Bunyan trophy back to it's rightful place in the Spartan Football building!

catching up post game with some of my favorite former players, Otis Wiley, 
Javon Ringer and Mark Dell

Even Zeke the Wonder Dog was rockin the Pro Combat jersey!

Jen poses with Zeke (who's real name is Beaucoup!)

Jen and I pose with Paul (we're on a first name basis now) as the equipment managers bring him home for another year. He's gotten very comfortable here and has no intention of moving!

Onto next week versus Wisconsin!