What makes the Big House so unique, so special?

An aerial view of Michigan Stadium in advance of the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game to be held on...

An aerial view of Michigan Stadium in advance of the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game to be held on January 1, 2014. (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

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My boss has asked me to tell you all about a place he knows I'm more than a little familiar with.

Michigan Stadium.

Home of the University of Michigan Wolverines football team since 1927. "The Big House."

Where, on New Year's Day, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings will play an NHL game on a makeshift rink centred on that storied football field, in front of maybe 110,000 people.

And where, for years, I've asked family to sprinkle some of my ashes after I ascend -- or descend, as the case may be -- to football Valhalla.


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