Author Archives: Barry Gallagher

Barry Gallagher is a self-proclaimed Michigan Football Archeologist. He spends a considerable amount of his time digging into the 138-year history of Wolverine Football. He is on a mission to share his findings with Maize and Blue football fans everywhere. He is the author of one book about Michigan Football titled "21-194-13 Michigan Football's Greatest Era". His second book titled, "The Legend of Bo Schembechler-How an Unknown Buckeye Became the Winningest Coach in Michigan Football History" was released on September 12, 2017. You can learn something about Michigan Football everyday by going to his website at: bigbluefootballhistory.com. You can also follow him on Social Media.

May 17, 2017 – Happy Birthday Jay Riemersma!

Today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Jay Riemersma. Allen Jay “J.R.” Riemersma was born on this date in Evansville, Indiana. He grew up in […]

May 16, 2017 – Happy Birthday Mike Lemirande!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very Happy Birthday to “Michigan Man” Mike Lemirande. Michael “Mike” Lemirande was born on this day in Wisconsin. Lemirande was an […]

May 15, 2017 – Happy Birthday Desmond Howard!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of Michigan Man Desmond Howard. Desmond Kevin Howard came to Ann Arbor from Cleveland, Ohio. He was an All-State performer at running back, but he […]

May 14, 2017 – Happy Birthday Anniversary Ralph Heikkinen!

Today is a great day to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Ralph Heikkinen. Ralph Isaac “Hike” Heikinen was born on this day in 1917 in Hancock, Michigan. According to the […]

May 13, 2017 – Rest in Peace William Allen!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of William Allen who went to rest in peace on this day in 1907. He was only thirty-years old when he died. According to the […]

May 12, 2017 – Happy Birthday Carlitos Bostic!

Today is a great day to wish a BIG BLUE Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Carlitos Bostic. Carlitos Bostic was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He grew up in […]

May 11 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Langdon Lea!

Today is a great day to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Langdon Lea – the sixth coach in Michigan Football history. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Langdon “Biffy” […]

May 10, 2017 Rest in Peace Ernest Sprague!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Ernest Sprague who went to rest in peace on this day in 1938. He was seventy-two when he died. Ernest Marshall Sprague was born […]

May 9, 2017 Happy Birthday Jake Long!

Today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Jake Long. Jake Edward Long was born on this day in Lapeer, Michigan. He grew up to be […]

May 8, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe Rinaldi!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Joe Rinaldi. Joseph M. “Joe” Rinaldi was born on this date in Elkhart, Indiana in 1916. He grew up in Elkhart and became […]