Page 14 -The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 3, 1990
over Griddes loss
A leading Washington administrator, sometime known as the "Cake
Crusader" takes time out from the intense meetings toward deficit
reduction to ponder an even greater challenge, this week's Griddes picks.
He can't help but wonder how he let the fish get away last week.
"I don't understand how a team called 'the Ducks' could beat that
almighty Brigham Young powerhouse," the grim-faced Fatman said. "And
since when has Michigan State been as good as Rutgers? I just can't
figure it out."
Fortunately, he'll get another shot at the $12 gift certificate to
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub this week. You too can win by submitting
your picks and dropping them off at the Student Publications Building at
420 Maynard by 5 p.m. Friday.
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1. Illinois at Ohio State
2. Iowa at Michigan State
3. Minnesota at Purdue
4. Indiana at Northwestern
5. Colorado at Missouri
6. EMU at Toledo
7. Duke at Army
8. Rutgers at Boston College
9. Florida St. at Miami, Fla.
10. Ga. Tech at Maryland
11. Georgia at Clemson
12. Louisiana St. at Florida
13. Oklahoma at Okla. St.
14. Chico St. at Idaho
Wash. at Arizona St.
Utah at Colorado St.
Arizona at UCLA
Houston at Baylor
CMU at Kent St.
Brown at Princeton.
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Dude: Spring some .
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by Adam Miller
Daily Sports Writer
Dear President Duderstadt,
Figuring you read the Michigan Daily with your morning cup of Java,
I'm sure you came across a column by sports editor Mike Gill about
Michigan fans in the September 24th edition. He doesn't think they're o
enough. I agree. He thinks they attend games primarily to socialize. I agree.
He doesn't think they care enough about the game. I agree.
I, like you, attended the 1990 Rose Bowl. After the game, I met some
USC fans who were amazed at the frenzied cheering in the Michigan
section. They admitted that, until the final 2:00 when the game was sealed,
they simply couldn't match the level of participation by the Michigan fans.
Yes, they really were talking about us. Obviously, at the Rose Bowl,
something different was going on in the stands. I'll tell you what it was:
Please, President Duderstadt, stop laughing. There is truth to the
words. Consider the evidence. Michigan faced ASU in the 1987 Rose Bowl.
Maybe there were 20,000 Michigan fans in the stands. The rest of the
stadium belonged to ASU and every ASU fan had a large, gold pom-pom.
Each play, the stadium lit up solid gold as the ASU fans rattled Harbaugh
and the Wolverines and cheered their team on to victory.
You were a new President at the 1989 Rose Bowl. You came to the pep-
rally before the game to address the team and the Michigan fans. Remember
your remarks? "We need good crowd support and I don't want to be out pom-
pommed by the Pac-10 like we were last time!" That's right. Those were
As well as winning the game in 1989, we also won the battle in the
stands. Each Michigan -fan on the University tour received a large (but, as
you'll see, not large enough) pom-pom before the game. As you'll see on
tapes of the game, there was a virtual sea of maize and blue in the stands and
the crowd rocked, especially in the second half.
So, recognizing this so-called "Pom-Pom Power," someone decided that
the new student section at Crisler should have pom-poms, too. The only
problem was, they were so small that there was barely anything to wave.
Have you looked at the Pac-10 pom-poms? They're huge. It would take four
of ours to make one of theirs.
I know what you're thinking. Big pom-poms, big expense. This wout
be true if you had to pass them out new at each game. But, at most schools,
the students do not own their pom-poms. The school owns them, passes
them out at the beginning of each game and collects them at the end. They
-are even important enough that, at schools like USC, people arrive two
hours before each game to leave them on the seats in the student section.
If you've watched any games on TV recently, I am sure you've noticed
that the fans at schools such as Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State,
Colorado, Auburn, USC and UCLA are shown a lot more often than fans
from schools like Michigan are. They're active. They're loud. And you
know what they've all got.
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