Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen.
Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.
Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall
This and every game day, you'll find:
- 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
- indoor seating in the warehouse
- two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game,
- family-friendly--bring your kids
- cash or credit cards
...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!
Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.
I think Michigan and Michigan Stadium are awesome.
That being said, I also enjoy traveling to other stadiums to check out what architecture, environment, and traditions they offer. What other stadiums would you most like to visit?
My list (in approximate order of care):
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- Rose Bowl
So far I've been to MICH, OSU, ND, MSU, EMU, Texas, SMU, North Texas, Cotton Bowl, and AT&T Stadium (vs Bama).
So, this week there were quite a few comments on "Dad Rawk" and the Michigan Stadium experience. The kind of music that Jimmy might have listened to. I'm in that age range. In fact, I'll be 56 this week, definitely qualifying as being "over the hill." Brian et al like to mock the music of older eras. Especially Dad Rawk.
But as I listened to the Podcast, and the comments about "music" and "rawk" and Pop Evil, it got me wondering: are there songs that work in the stadium across generations? So here are a bunch I was curious about. Umm, I'll go on record to say I don't listen to ANY of these. Actually, none of them. And I really am tired of a bunch of them. And it is painful to compile this list. But I've heard them all in sports environments. And I'd love to hear from you young whippersnappers about which of these songs are definitely "dad rawk," and which of these have "jumped the shark" and should never be used under any circumstances in Michigan Stadium. Being from Chicago, I've heard a bunch of these at Bulls and Blackhawks games.
- Lose yourself
- Here comes the Boom
- it's my time
- Let's get it started
- All I do is win
- In the air tonight
- Seven Nation Army
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Whomp (There it is)
- Start Me Up
- Rock and Roll Part 2
- The Final Countdown
- Get Ready for This
- Song 2
- Eye of the Tiger
- Jump Around
- Battle without Honor or Humanity
- We Will Rock You
- I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night
- Old Time Rock and Roll
- We Built this City (worst. song. ever.)
- Sweet Caroline (this was Dad Rock or old even when I was a student!)
So, my question is NOT whether these are good songs. Nor am I asking whether or not you like them. I'm really more interested in which of these are "dad rawk," and which "dad rawk" songs are still ok to be used (and which should be banned in Michigan Stadium).
EDIT: It really is easy to say what you DON'T like. I'm sure there are a bunch of you who hate this whole list. Like I said, I don't listen to any of these songs for personal enjoyment. HOWEVER . . . I don't think rawk music is leaving the stadium. I don't think we are going back to just the Michigan marching band. That being the case, make suggestions on what music you think you would like, and would be appropriate, and would work across several generations.
So this is an objective post not related to anything on the actual field of play but more about the stadium itself and how I would like to see my ticket dollars spent in the future.
During the weather delay our beloved PA announcer was making regular updates to a completely empty stadium (some lolz) but the more serious problem is that under the cover of the canopy this could not be heard by anyone unless they were standing in the mouth of one of the entry portals...an undesirable position due to the heavy spray.
After wandering around for awhile waiting out a ride, hearing the noise of PA but not being able to comprehend any of it, my wife went into a family restroom and came back with a complete update (thinking this was radio guys piped in to the restrooms)
However, I feel like its a serious problem that needs to be addressed in the facility planning for the future. The crowd needs information and direction, and I for one, will do whatever benevolent Mr. Grapentine recommends but I'd like to be able to hear it also. What I'd like to see is a system to be able to switch gears (selector switch if you will) to broadcast Public Address under the covered areas of the stadium while under weather delay. We are bound to have more weather delays just by probability in the future and this would be really helpful as a fan attending the game. Note for clarity that I'm not asking for PA to be broadcast underneath for any other circumstances.
This year, the University is celebrating 100 years of the aerospace department (of which I'm a grad, yayy). Here is the flyover schedule for Saturday, it's awesome (with pictures because I'm an aviation photogrpaher):
B-17 'Yankee Lady'
B-25 'Yankee Warrior'
This here's 'Panchito' but similar color scheme to 'Yankee Warrior'
P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre
Not necessarily flying together. I've heard the F-100 will do an afterburner pop over the stadium, which is really cool. Might make ya jump.
Lockheed Electra Model 12
T-34 Demo Team
There are also three helicopters listed:
And that's all I'm allowed to say ;)
EDIT: Also, don't expect these to all fly together. An F-100 can't really fly slow enough to stay in a good formation with a P-51 (see Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2013). I've heard that they will start doing flyovers at about 3:15.
Architectural renderings of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium have been released.
Bowl of tortilla chips? Origami? An architectural reference to the Falcons logo?
Maybe it's just me, but I think they might have overdone the whole "rise up" exhortation thing.