Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
 
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
View Public Papers by Month and Year

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary
INCLUDE election campaign documents, vice presidential documents, first lady, and other executive branch officals
Search the Entire Document Archive
Enter keyword: 


AND OR NOT
Limit by Year

From:
To    :

Limit results per page

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary

INCLUDE election campaign documents, vice presidential documents, first lady, and other executive branch officals

Instructions
You can search the Public Papers in two ways:

1. Search by Keyword and Year
You can search by keyword and choose the range of years within your search by filling out the boxes under Search the Public Papers.

2. View by Month and/or Year
Select the month and/or year you would like information about and press View Public Papers. Then choose a Public Paper and the page will load for you.

Search Engine provided by the Harry S. Truman Library. Our thanks to
Jim Borwick and Dr. Rafee Che Kassim at Project Whistlestop for critical assistance in the implementation of the search function, and to Scott Roley at the Truman Library for facilitating this collaboration.
 
Gerald R. Ford: Remarks to the University of Michigan Football Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Gerald
Gerald R. Ford
783 - Remarks to the University of Michigan Football Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
September 15, 1976
Public Papers of the Presidents
Gerald R. Ford<br>1976-77: Book III
Gerald R. Ford
1976-77: Book III
Location:

United States
Michigan
Font Size:
Print
The American Presidency Project

Promote Your Page Too

FIRST OF all, I thank you very much for permitting me to join all of this great ball team for a meal before I have a little engagement down the road here.

In those stories that I was a great all-time center, I found this--the longer you get away from the reality, the bigger those stories get. [Laughter] So, make all your fame now. And I can only say that they get better, because the longer you are away from school, the fewer there are of people to tell the truth about what happened. [Laughter]

So, I am just honored to come back here. Coming to the campus brings back some great memories. I can recall vividly my freshman year. We couldn't play on the varsity in the freshman year. And I ate a few meals here in the Union, and I really got to love and feel very strongly about this university. I think it has contributed very significantly to whatever success I've had.

The friends I made and the opportunities educationally and the whole atmosphere here was a great factor in the incentive and the drive to do as well as one could. I know that with the great record that you have--and I can say as a Monday morning or grandstand quarterback--I sit up there in the stands and watch on television--and I am very proud of the great record that you have and the way you play football. You play to win, and that's the only way I know to move ahead, whether you are on the gridiron or whether you are in classrooms or whether you are in politics or anything else.

So, good luck, beat Stanford, and you've got nine more ball games before you go to the Rose Bowl.


Note: The President spoke at 6:23 p.m. in the Michigan Union, where he joined the members of the football team and athletic staff for dinner.
Citation: Gerald R. Ford: "Remarks to the University of Michigan Football Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan.," September 15, 1976. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=6336.
Home         
© 1999-2017 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page