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Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 : 11:32 a.m.

All In For Michigan towels go on sale Sunday

By Dave Birkett

Rich Rodriguez wants to see a stadium full of towel-waving fans when Michigan opens its season Sept. 5 against Western Michigan - even if they're Bronco fans.

"Hopefully, we'll have 110,000," Rodriguez said. "Maybe our opponents may have a couple thousand. They can still buy them and wave them if they want."

As part of a campaign to raise funds for a new children's and women's hospital, the Wolverines are selling maize towels inscribed in blue with their motto for the year, "All in for Michigan."

The towels cost $5 and go on sale Sunday at fan day. After Sunday, they cost $6.99 and will be available at the MGoBlue shop, M-Den and retail outlets like Dunham's, Dicks Sporting Goods and Meijer.

A portion of the proceeds from each towel will go toward the new-hospital campaign.



Mon, Aug 24, 2009 : 10:48 a.m.

Bitter much fellas?


Sun, Aug 23, 2009 : 9:01 p.m.

I know what these towels are for--to puke into after Michigan loses to another MAC team. These towels are the dumbest things that Michigan has instituted since its weak scheduling (though they are certainly not alone in Div IA). I can't imagine that anyone other than drunk students will care about this stuff. To me, it is a football program trying to distract its poor performance by manufacturing spirit. The Michigan crowds are quite fine, without bogus things like these towels--when Michigan wins. But when losing as they have done over the last year to 2 years, well, it is no surprise that the fans have become less enthusiastic. But these towels? Could they be any uglier? Or more stupid? And with the dumb stripes? What about just a towel with a big class block M, if you need one at all? And what of the relationship of these towels with Rodriguez's wife? I heard she was intitiating this? How in the world can the coach and his family profit from such a blatant attempt to manufacture spirit? Just win baby. Then you'll get cheers.


Fri, Aug 21, 2009 : 9:48 p.m.

You mean to tell me the "Leaders and the Best" were unable to generate an original idea and instead ripped off a famous theme from a truly successful team like the Steelers? Then again, didn't U-M get their helmet idea somewhere else, as well? Whats next Rich, painting the helmets with real gold? How about putting little stickers that resemble Buckeye nuts on the player's helmet when the make a great play. Considering the number of great plays the team made last year, you wouldn't need more than five or six stickers to get through the season. U-M could always go with jerseys W/O the players last names on them, like USC,Bama,and ND do. It would save on the cost of sewing or screening the names on, and considering the exodus of players away from the program this past season, those savings could add up real quick. If Rich were really concerned about helping the hospital with fund raising, he could donate a share of his enormous salary to the cause. Then again, WVU takes a good chunk of that salary already, huh?


Fri, Aug 21, 2009 : 2:19 a.m.

can't wait to wave my towel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111