October 6, 2001: I was assaulted by Nittany Lion Bloody Mary after running my mouth all morning, but The Wolverines would back up my talk, blanking Penn State 20-0. The home crowd around the tailgate seemed awfully concerned about me and my megaphone, but given at that moment in history, perhaps they would have been best served to look inward, Pictures from the tailgate, game, and what was perhaps the first Airbnb in history, are all here on the game page.
November 14, 2009: Standing below the ceiling full of mugs at Essen House with Coach Jerry Hanlon the night before Michigan fell to Wisconsin in Madison 45-24. More pics, recaps and box scores from that game are right here on the Wisconsin 2009 game page.
September 22, 2001 - Red, white and blue pom moms and an American flag in the stands for the first game in Michigan Stadium after 9/11. Michigan would win 38 - 21 over Western Michigan behind 3 TDs (2 rushing, 1 receiving) from BJ Askew.
September 2, 2000: Hey, that’s me! Holding my niece (now a Junior at Purdue) at our tailgate on the golf course before Michigan dismantled Bowling Green 42-7 to open the season. Added about 20 fresh photos from the Godfather’s archives to the game page, which you can find here.
October 15, 1993: The group poses for a picture in the Clearfield Days Inn the night before Michigan’s first meeting and first victory over Penn State 21-13 in Happy Valley. This and the rest of the pictures from that trip (which predates my introduction to the tailgate) are part of a massive conversion of The Godfather’s photo albums to digital. Enjoy taking a look back at yesteryear when the tailgate group was just “old” as opposed to “really ancient” by visiting that now archived game page here.