Real, honest-to-God reporting here for a change, folks...
The MZone has learned that an email is currently circulating amongst former U-M players asking them to show their support for the 2007 squad by being outside Michigan Stadium to greet the team bus when it arrives for Saturday's game against Notre Dame.
The email, arriving in the in-boxes of former players this week, reads as follows (personal information deleted by us):
Michigan Men... "A call to Arms"
This Saturday approx 1:45pm, we want every former player to meet just outside the tunnel (at Michigan stadium), to support (and remind!) our team on why they wear that winged helmet! We want to show our unity for the Wolverines, when they step off the bus.
For further details, please call Ron Simpkins @ (313)-[xxx-xxxx]
Go Blue, indeed!
And we'd like to do what we can in support as well.
Thus, we're urging a "Michigan Fan Call to Arms" in "support of the support" already being organized by the former players.
Please pass this information on to every Michigan fan you know and ask them to be there outside that tunnel as well. So that as those former players rally 'round the 2007 Wolverines when they step off that bus, the team sees that Michigan fans haven't given up on them either. That rather than the unkind fickle finger of football fate tearing us apart this season, it's brought the great big Meeeechigan family together. Both player and fan. Male and female. Young and old.
Let's show them what Michigan is all about.
UPDATE: The Detroit News had picked up the story in their Friday edition.