jim mandich http://michiganradio.org en Remembering Michigan's swashbuckling football star http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-michigans-swashbuckling-football-star <div><p>On Tuesday, the Michigan football family lost another beloved son, Jim Mandich, who died of cancer at age 62.</p></div><div><p>Regular readers of this space know I&rsquo;ve had to write a few elegies already this year, and I&rsquo;m not sure if we can bear another one right now.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div><div><p>I&rsquo;m not sure Mandich would want any more, either, beyond his funeral.&nbsp;</p><p>As he told Angelique Chengalis of <em>The Detroit News</em> last fall, after he was diagnosed with cancer, &ldquo;<em>I said to myself, &lsquo;No whining, no complaining, no bitching. You&#39;ve lived a damned good life. You&#39;ve got lot to be thankful </em><em>for.</em>&rsquo;&rdquo; Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:53:24 +0000 John U. Bacon 2276 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering Michigan's swashbuckling football star Wolverine football great Jim Mandich dies http://michiganradio.org/post/wolverine-football-great-jim-mandich-dies <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Mandich">Jim Mandich</a> was the captain of&nbsp;Bo Schembechler&#39;s 1969 squad that shocked Ohio State.&nbsp;&nbsp;He went on to star on the Miami Dolphins 1972 team that went undefeated.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mandich died last night after a long battle with bile duct cancer.&nbsp; He was 62.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>U of M Director of Athletics Dave Brandon says Mandich was a Michigan Man &quot;in every way.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;&ldquo;Captain Jim Mandich led a team that changed Michigan football for decades to follow...He was a legendary player and an even better person.&nbsp; He will be missed.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>The following is from U of M&#39;s press release announcing Mandich&#39;s death. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:56:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 2239 at http://michiganradio.org Wolverine football great Jim Mandich dies