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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bob Ufer: God Bless His Cotton Pickin' Maize and Blue Heart!

Hard to believe, but it's been 29 years today since Bob Ufer, the voice of Meeeechigan football, passed away.

Wow.

For those Michigan fans who lived out of state or are too young to remember, all I can say is you missed something special.  Back when Ufer called the games, U-M was only allowed on TV twice a year so you listened to most Michigan football on the radio.  And even when the game was televised you turned down the tube and listened to "old man Ufer" and his enthusiasm as he cheered for his beloved Meeeechigan. 

So in honor of the late and great Bob Ufer, here is a clip I've probably heard 1,000 times in my life and I still get chills.  Michigan vs. Indiana, homecoming 1979.  Take it away, Ufe...



Need more Ufer? Agreed. Try here, here and finally the "banner incident" from 1973.  The quality sucks, but it's still pretty awesome.

3 comments:

Andy said...

As I said a couple of weeks ago...

I posted this video on YouTube in January of 2008. Since that time there have been 47,482 people that have watched it. For my money there is no more incredible moment in college football history.

God Bless Bob Ufer.

Yost said...

Classic stuff, Andy. I NEVER tire of hearing it.

Howard said...

So true on the "turn off the TV sound and listen to the radio" protocol. I can trace my UM fandom to a boy scout hike where one of the leaders had a radio tuned to Ufer. Amazing thing to hear, back in the pre-electronic days.