Friday, May 27, 2011

Thanks to Six Zero!

In case you haven't noticed, Touch the Banner  now has its very own banner.  MGoBlog reader/commenter Six Zero generously offered his designing talents, of which I have none, and designed the banner you see up top.  So thanks to him for helping out a random guy on the internet.

It looks pretty damn cool.

Here, enjoy a beatdown of Michigan State:

I especially enjoy the Clint Copenhaver interception at about 8:53 and then watching Sedrick Irvin's terror at having to tackle a linebacker.

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  1. Where's the like button on this thing.....

  2. You should have just used the image in the previous post.

  3. Great Banner of the Banner. You deserve it for the valuable insights you provide to the Wolverine Nation. Looking forward to the new rating system: from 49 - 100 (less than 49 can still play football but does not have FBS potential)

  4. Hey, you have a banner to touch!

    I've always wondered how many positions Woodson was recruited to play...I know we offered him on defense, he was offered as a running back, but this is one of those games where he looks like he could play anywhere.

  5. Sir Charles was Mr. Ohio in football primarily as a tailback but wanted to play defense at the next level. He was so incredibly gifted that we had to get the ball in his hands on offense; plus we were very thin at WR in both '96 and'97. Greatest athlete to ever don the winged helmet (IMHO).

  6. "Greatest athlete to ever don the winged helmet (IMHO)."

    Without systematically reviewing it, I'd think Tom Harmon might compete, playing both ways and kicked:
    "In his final football game, against Ohio State Harmon led the Wolverines to a 40-0 victory, scoring three rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, four extra points, intercepting three passes, and punting three times for an average of 50 yards."

    But UM fans senior to me cite Ron Kramer:

    "A three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track), Kramer led both the football and basketball teams in scoring for two years. Altogether, Kramer won a total of nine varsity letters in his three sports—the maximum number possible, as freshmen did not have athletic eligibility at the time.

    Kramer's credits include two consensus football All-American selections (1955–56), the retirement of his jersey number (87) by the Wolverines following his senior season (one of only five numbers in school history to be retired), and the selection as the basketball team's most valuable player in each of his three seasons ...

    In 1999, Sports Illustrated published a list of "The 50 Greatest Sports Figures From Michigan" (in all sports), and ranked Kramer seventh"

    (All quotes from Wikipedia)

    Charles was pretty good, though.

  7. And let's not forget three-time All-American Bennie Oosterbaan:

    In 1928 "he was captain, most valuable player, and an All-American in football; Big Ten scoring champion and All-American in basketball; and Big Ten batting average champion ..."

    UM has had too many exceptional athletes to pick a 'best'.

  8. Re: Woodson as best ever to don the winged helmet comments.
    Well I did add IMHO..... and comparing athletes from different eras is an endless conundrum. The smaller, slower, weaker players of yore could never compete today BUT had they been born in these times might they have been bigger, faster and stronger??? We will never know and that's how it should be..... It's not like I didn't consider ole '98 and multi-sport Kramer, but give me #2 every time.