Saturday, September 26, 2009

Homecoming and 50th Class Reunion

Dick's 50th Class Reunion was well planned and very enjoyable.

The Alumni Association provided super easy access, which I really appreciated. I took a complimentary shuttle bus from the Marriott to the Oosterbaan Fieldhouse - door ro door service! Dick parked the car in our regular space and walked over - he got there before I did. The food was good, and we were entertained by the cheerleaders, the men's glee club, and Jim Brandstatter.

The only negative was that the sound system was way too loud. Afterwards, we took a shuttle to the stadium, and by a lucky fluke we were able to get off right by our gate!

Our team made many, many crucial mistakes, and showed a disturbing lack of pass defense. We were extremely lucky to pull out a victory in the final minutes again. This team is very hard on the fans! We have to sweat it out to the very end.

Michigan Rallies for Homecoming Victory Over Hoosiers

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #23 Michigan 36, Indiana 33
Records: U-M (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Indiana (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Attendance: 108,118
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 3 -- at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After freshman quarterback Tate Forcier found sophomore slot receiver Martavious Odoms for a 26-yard touchdown with 2:29 remaining, junior cornerback Donovan Warren picked off an Indiana pass at the Hoosiers' 30-yard line with 2:14 left to seal a 36-33 homecoming victory for the University of Michigan football team on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Michigan Stadium. Forcier pushed the Wolverines 52 yards down the field during the winning drive, rushing five yards for a first down and later completing a 26-yard pass to Odoms for the go-ahead score.

Interesting sidelight - for the last two games there have been men on top of the structure with binoculars and spotting scopes watching the area around the stadium. They were all dressed in black, and stood there for hours with their eyes glued to their lenses. We assume it was an anti-terrorism measure. We wonder what would happen if they should spot any terrorist activity - an orderly evacuation of the stadium? Yeah, right! We think this action is related to the recent indictment of the man from Denver who supposedly had a plan for a bombing somewhere. It's kind of a weird feeling to see them up there all through the game.