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Monday, September 12, 2011

Imagine Bob Ufer calling the Michigan-Notre Dame game

About the only thing that could have possibly made the Michigan-Notre Dame game last Saturday night any better would have been to hear legendary Michigan football announcer Bob Ufer call what one could easily argue is the greatest comeback in U-M's storied history (it's definitely the most improbable).

For those of us not fortunate enough to be at the game, we got Brent Musburger on ESPN.  Fine, professional announcer.  But no Bob Ufer.

As I savored the victory, I got goosebumps just thinking about "old man Ufer" honking his "Bo 'George Patton' Schembechler" scoring horn after his beloved Meeeeechigan Wolverines unbelievable touchdown with two seconds left.  Something tells me, he'd still be honking the thing.

This all spawned the video below.  Enjoy.  Go Blue.  And...

God bless each and every one of your cotton pickin' Maize and Blue hearts!

UPDATE: If you'd like to honor Bob Ufer's legacy, check out this post with links to the Ufer Foundation.


Dennis said...

Yost, congrats on the win and I love the fact you once again snatched victory from Notre Dame in the final seconds.

I also have to say, even though I may hate him come late Novemeber, right now I just can't help but like Mr. Robinson. His post game chat with Fowler was great. He just seems to love what he does and as yet has not let himself get bigger than the program.

Been away for a few weeks, our son finally was released from the hospital, so I kept the lid on the laptop down until I returned to work today. Though I will admit to sneaking on my older son's computer for a little while to read the wailing and gnashing of teeth over at ND nation after South Florida. I imagine it was only better after your win.

GoBlueBob said...

Yost... This is great. Ufer might have gone even more insane calling this finish.

Yost said...

Dennis, had no idea about your son. Sincerely hope all is okay. Welcome back.

Thanks, GBB. Had fun making this one. Again, up waaaaay too late. But it was a blast.

Ryan said...

this is the best video you've done, yost. that says a lot. funny, i had just watched that michigan vs indiana clip from 1979 and wondered what saturday's game would have sounded like with Ufer calling it.

also, for some reason, i did Anthony Carter's end zone dance when roundtree caught the ball. wasn't pretty, but i couldn't help it. what a game.

Yost said...

Thanks, Ryan. The combo of hearing Ufer's voice and watching that play again as I put the piece together gave me chills.

Mikoyan said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I get to be on the sidelines for the game Saturday!

Bigasshammm said...

"Who cares? Who gives a damn?"


Gotta love Ufer.

Bigasshammm said...

Mik you better not run out of batteries. And keep your head up we shouldn't see you get steamrolled on the sideline either.

GoBlueBob said...

Hammmm... It took me a minute to figure out that you were quoting Ufer and not giving Mik a hard time about being on the sidelines. I had a chance to be on the sidelines once and it is cool but you cannot see the game as well. Mik will be taking fabulous photos and be so busy will not notice that. Mik.. make sure you are in the northwest corner by the student section before the end of the game so you can be there when the team comes over after the win.

Mikoyan said...

Well nominally I will be representing the Eagle side of things but I have a feeling that I will be catching a picture of the singing of the Victors at the end of the game.

Bigasshammm said...