Fun Times at the Big House

Posted In: Sports, National Sports,   By: Richard Curry

24th September, 2018     0

There is no other place in the world that I would rather be then on the field in Ann Arbor photographing in front of 110,000 fans on a sunny afternoon.  This year I got to experience it two weekends in a row.  After the University of Michigan lost a close game to Notre Dame I watched as the Wolverines pounded their next two opponents. 

First off was Western Michigan in a 49-3 route which was led by Shey Patterson who was a transfer from the University of Mississippi. He was 12 of 17 for 125 yards and 2 TDs.  The game was never in doubt as another MAC conference takes a butt beating from the Big Ten. 

Game two saw the SMU Mustangs give Michigan all it could handle for the first 3 quarters of the game.  But the Wolverines persevered running away at the end by a score of 45-20.  Out gaining their opponent 434-319, Patterson led the way, quarter backing his team to a victory. 

On another note, it was a day to honor the military in Ann Arbor.  Two F-16s flew over the stadium at the start of the game and the US Precision Marine Marching Unit was sensational at halftime.  A Korean War Vet was honored.  This moment was special as the 90 year old vet got out of his wheelchair and walked to the end zone and was honored for his bravery.  While in Korea he had marched 78 miles in 20° below weather and in its conclusion was shot twice, loaded on a truck, and drove to the hospital in 60° below zero wind-chill to be operated on and saved. 

There was no kneeling on the day of national praise.


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