chance of bowl: 13.6%
Prior to the BTN network broadcast on M last night I watched the 1969 M/OSU game. I noticed that every time the camera focused on the crowd it seemed it was a majority RED. At the game last year my tailgating was right at the corner of Stadium and Main.
As I partied and watched fans come into the House it seemed there was also a ton of RED. In droves. Inside the game it became rather obvious that was the case.
How the hell do OSU fans get ahold of so many tickets? Just doesn't make sense.
Just came across an article on the front of The Wall Street Journal (Online). Talks about new polices/rules that will take effect this year.
- "Starting with the Wolverines' season opener against Connecticut on Sept. 4, all designated smoking areas on Michigan Stadium grounds will be gone."
Good move IMO. Go Blue!
Just got this email:
Dear Student Season Ticket Holder:
We want to inform you of a change in student seating for The Big Chill at the Big House on Dec. 11, 2010. We originally indicated that student seating would be general admission within the student area. Due to our experience with general admission seating at graduation in May, we have decided to use reserved seating for this event. This will ensure your seats for this once in a lifetime special event.
• Your football ticket for The Big Chill at the Big House will be a reserved seat in the same location as your football season ticket and will be included on your football season ticket sheet.
• Your hockey ticket for The Big Chill at the Big House will be a reserved seat in section 33 adjacent to the student section. Student hockey groups will be assigned together. Information on hockey group seating and ticket pick-up for this ticket will be emailed in September.
• If you purchased additional tickets beyond those included with your season tickets, they will be reserved seats assigned in the endzone sections adjacent to the student section. Additional tickets will be available at the Ticket Office in November and we will email you when they are ready for pickup. If you have any questions or wish to cancel your order for additional tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.296.6849. We look forward to seeing you in Michigan Stadium on Sept. 4 for the start of the football season. Thank you for your understanding.
We've been moved to the endzone... but at least we're together right?
EDIT: If you feel strongly about the treatment student ticketholders are receiving for this event, I encourage you and your friends to help flood the above email address with well-thought-out emails of complaint.
Apparently they read the "Big House vs. Spartan Stadium" thread and heard about Yost West
I wrote a post earlier asking people about their favorite moments at Yost, and enjoyed everyone's shared memories. Although, its an entirely different atmosphere, I was thinking we could do the same for the Big House with hopefully a great span of memories from "The Catch" to Braylon's show, to 2 seconds.
Although I was there for the Brady, Henson, and Navarre years, my favorite game and fan memories came after school. I think the most exciting game I have been to at the Big House was actually last year at the Notre Dame game. It seemed to have everything, with key scoring plays, key stops, a great rivalry game, and maybe it is the new construction, but I have never heard the crowd so loud, before, during, and after the game.
My favorite fan moment, came a few years ago when I had tickets in the student section, it may have been against Minnesota, but I can't really remember. What I do remember is that after the third quarter, as everyone was sitting down, a student arose with a hotdog, and he pitted the different sections of the students against each other to deem who could cheer the loudest, earning the hotdog as a prize. After the first hotdog was flung, a second appeared, and then a third, and then another. I honestly can't remember how many hotdogs actually were hurled out, but everytime we thought he was done, another would appear to the approving roars of the crowd. Of course the ushers found this act dispicable enough to boot the kid, with an appropriate boo from the students. I have to admit though, this was the best quarter show I ever saw there.