How many Michigan players do you think knew he was still alive before today? How many do you think could even identify a picture of Bo Shembechler? I don't think any of the current players were born before 1982 at the earliest.ZapperZ said:As if this game needs any more publicity and intangible factors, Michigan legendary coach Bo Schembechler died suddenly today.
This will throw a wrinkle into this game - I'm betting that the Michigan players will now have something else to play for. When that happens, you just never know what to expect.
Something about dedicating a season or a game to a dead team mate or coach always bothered me, anyway. There's games that were exciting enough that you still remember them years later, but most seasons, even championship seasons, just wind up as a plaque on the wall or an entry in the World Almanac (seriously, how many memories of the '89 Super Bowl stick in people's head - a real die hard football fan might remember the 49ers just totally trounced the Broncos, but can anyone remember even one play from that game?)
If you're dedicating a game or season to someone, at least bring the urn with their ashes to the game and keep it on the bench with the team. That way, at least there's a chance of something really memorable happening - one of the players on a sideline play might knock over the urn and spill the ashes.