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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events -- in cartoon form
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By Dave Granlund
National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at ...
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Dave Granlund's Editorial Cartoons
National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. His eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
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More pregame photos here.   All the postgame Tom Harmon/98 related thoughts & takes here.  

Passionately attacking you with miscellanea since 2001, hereís more:

Students:  The earliest started queuing up around 10:30PM Friday evening as I understand it and they were let in around 4:30PM yesterday.  Here they are filing in (on the left), and..

















Michigan students enter Big House Michigan Scoreboard




…props to the athletic department for dropping the 4 pack of live games (right, above) on the big boards for a while.

The Ross Toss:  Love for Stephen Ross and his wallet saturated Ann Arbor all day Saturday, from Desmond leading off with a huge thank you to Ross on GameDay, to the story and full page ad in the game program, to the special break during the game to acknowledge the man, to the massive sign the students propped up (some fans were literally under the C).   The even dedicated the coin toss to #$teve which makes one ask, if they used a quarter for the coin toss and handed it to Ross when they were done…is it now technically a $199,999,999.75 donation?

Cease and Desist.  Still waiting for the bros who blew up my photo for their GameDay sign to reveal themselves and face the music.  And by music I mean 7 Nation Army on a loop.

Lasers.  I havenít seen lasers like that since the Rush concert up in Saginaw back in the early 80s.  A couple below:

















Halftime Laser show Block M laser




Apologies for the kickstand on the left.   The stadium looked pretty cool once everyone not in the student section figured out how use the little blinking bracelets they passed out:

THANK YOU STEVE!   Is a big game truly over if Steve Everitt hasnít photobombed the camera?   Glad to see Everitt got a new shirt from the mgo-photostore:

Steve Everitt 2013 Notre Dame Game

He dropped the Big House Football maize tee, that thing must have been getting damn ratty, for the Worst State Ever.  Good move. 

The Crazy UnclePretty much.  But at this point we kind of need him down there for these big games, right?   Two quick things about the big man: heís arguably one of the greatest Michigan lineman, if not players, of all-time and as I understand it heís a talented artist.   Next year we need to put on the full court press on #1000SSS to commission Everitt to paint something for a game program cover.

Return of the Pink Wolverine Ė You thought Tom Harmonís #98 jersey was the only iconic piece of Michigan apparel to grace the sidelines Saturday night?   Not even close:

















Pink Shorts Guy - 1991 The Catch Pink Shorts Guy - 2013




One the left, thatís pink shorts guy celebrating Desmondís 1991 ďThe CatchĒ vs. Notre Dame in the northeast corner of the end zone.  On the right from Saturday pregame, same endzone same spot..pink shorts guy reappeared.  No, they didnít stop the game to recognize this moment but letís just say there were a couple Legends honored on the field yesterday.

End zone cameras?  Kind of brutal for the folks seated behind this guy?

Michigan stadium endzone camera

Taylor Made:   Notre Dame guys putting on the Lewan arms during pregame:

Giant Blue Arms 

Press Box Visitors:   Before heading down to the locker room for halftime assistants Al Borges and Jeff Hecklinski (enjoying the cool drink) stopped in the press box to catch the final play of the half (the Hail Mary):

Al Borges, Jeff Hecklinski

ďNeed more brats outside Section 32… STAT!Ē  The Michigan Stadium EMS crew had a nice little pregame tailgate behind the gates.  Good for them:

Michigan Stadium EMS tailgate Good for them.  One medical tip: might want to slap a lid on that mayo and stow it, fellers.

Until next time:

Good Year blimp - Ann Arbor

 

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