Michigan Football FanFest

Michigan Football Tailgate Show – UM v. Air Force, September 8, 2012

Lucy Ann Lance, Dean Erskine, & Doug Karsch (Michigan Football Sideline Reporter) bring you the excitement of a Michigan Football Saturday for every home game at Michigan Stadium.  Stop by the broadcast at the southwest corner of Main & Stadium in the Pioneer H.S. lot.

The Tailgate Show is heard on the Michigan Football Network.  Flagship station is WWJ 950 AM in Detroit.




Men of Michigan:  Jim Brandstatter, Michigan Color Analyst; Frank Beckmann, Michigan Play-by-Play Announcer – Each week these guys help kick-off or tailgate show with their analysis of the game, and sometimes they even break-out in song.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/frank-jim.mp3]


Military Appreciation Day:  With the U.S. Air Force Academy in Ann Arbor to play the Wolverines, today’s salute to our military men and women was particularly moving.  From the Bald Eagle swooping over the crowd inside Michigan Stadium while the National Anthem played, to the coin toss by the only serving Medal of Honor recipient, it was a day to show our thanks for our soldiers.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/service.mp3]

In  the above interview you will hear these brave men and women talk about their service:




 U.S. Marine Captain Tabitha Pinter – Captain Pinter shares her personal story of why she was attracted to the Marines and talks about the top-notch training and leadership skills she gained.




Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, U.S. Army and Command Sgt. Major David Marshall, Michigan Army National Guard – During a firefight in Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry saved the lives of his fellow servicement by picking up a grenade the enemy had thrown at them.  As he launched it, it exploded in his hand.  He applied a tourniquet on his severed arm and continued to fight.  He is the only living recipient of the Medal of Honor.  It was an honor to interview him and Command Sgt. Marshall, whose National Guard members recently helped to contain the wild fires in the U.P.





Growing Up with a Legend:  Ben McCready, Godson of Famed Michigan Football Player & Coach Bennie Oosterbaan – He won 9 letters in football, basketball, and baseball playing at the University of Michigan, and went on to become head coach and win a National Title in 1948.  Today Bennie Oosterbaan’s #47, which had been retired, will be re-issued to one special player.  It’s all part of UM’s Legends Jersey Program, where retired numbers are brought back into circulation as a way to pay tribute to the great men of Michigan.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/mccready.mp3]




Sports Writers Roundtable:  Mark Snyder, Sports Writer, Detroit Free Press; Kyle Meinke, Michigan Football Beat Writer, MLive.com (AnnArbor.com) These are the guys who know this Michigan team inside and out.  Hear what they have to say leading into today’s home opener.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/writers.mp3]






Healthy Tailgating Tips:  Andy Hetzel, VP Corporate Communications,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
– Burgers, hot dogs, and beer are the usual fare at any sporting event.  Each week our friends at Blue Cross/Blue Shield share with us how we can focus on healthy habits even while having fun at the big game.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/bcbs.mp3]




Tribute to the U.S. Air Force Academy:   The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to provide cadets the knowledge and character essential for leadership, and the motivation to serve as Air Force career officers. Each cadet graduates with a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.  It was an honor to be joined by two Brigadier Generals from the U.S. Air Force, including the Director of Athletics at the USAFA.  We think they even joined the special performance by our Michigan Men’s Glee Club, as well.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/090312/airforce-gleeclub.mp3]

In the above interview you will hear the U.S. Air Force Brigadier Generals, along with the Michigan Men’s Glee Club:



Brigadier General Harvey Schiller and Brigadier General Hans Mueh, Director of Athletics at the U.S. Air Force Academy – A relationship first forged at the U.S. Air Force Academy, these two Generals have a forty year friendship between them.  Both served in Vietnam and are great American patriots.  General Schiller is the former Executive Director/Secretary General of the U.S. Olympic Committee, while General Mueh has taught chemistry at the USAFA and currently serves as Air Force’s Director of Athletics.  Both men have connections to the Big 10, as well.  General Mueh received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, while General Schiller has both a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.





Michigan Men’s Glee Club – Founded in 1859, the Michigan Men’s Glee Club is one of the oldest collegiate choruses in the U.S.  This past summer they toured China, finding Michigan fans from the Great Wall to Tianamen Square.



PHOTOS:  Michigan Football Tailgate Show, UM/Air Force – September 8, 2012

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