A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
This should be a damn good game...I like Washington they are a sleeper top 10 team
We have seen days of clouds and passing showers, and Saturday, unfortunately, will be no different. We have one low pressure system at the surface and another above it in the upper levels of the atmosphere- both helping to funnel in rain. The good news? Showers look to break up a bit more for the game. Not going to rule out a thunderstorm, so we'll keep an eye on things. It's simply going to be another one of those game days where you'll want the rain gear, particularly if you'll be out early. Temps will be near normal for this time of year and we'll have lighter winds if that's any consolation!
Make sure you've got the tent set up for the tailgating site for this one! Temperatures through mid-morning will be in the upper 50s with an ENE wind at 7-8mph (leaves rustle). Rain is likely, and some downpours look likely early on in the day. Definitely another day for a hat and keeping the new white shoes at home as it may get a little muddy! Rain does look to break up a bit getting into the lunchtime hour, and you may even see a little brightness going through the early afternoon. Not going to rule out another passing shower or even a storm, so keep that tent up and the poncho handy! Midday temps will be nearing 65 degrees, and winds will be shifting to come out of the SE, still around 7mph.
Plenty of clouds for this beginning! Also keeping that chance for a rain shower or storms to move through, so we're definitely going to be watching for any lightning nearby. Winds will be out of the SE at 7mph with a temp of 66 - pretty close to where we should be for this time of year, so we can't complain a whole lot (well, maybe complain about the rain chance :P ).
Struggle is real for the sun today. It'll be trying, and not having much luck. We'll see mainly overcast skies with the chance for rain hanging on. We'll drop a degree to 65 but keep SE winds light - right around 5mph (just enough to feel it on your skin). Our chance for rain goes down a bit during the later part of the game, so hopefully that means the score will go up!
Light wind conditions will continue through the rest of the night, generally out of the south. Temps will fall slowly, only down a degree or two from the half as you're leaving the game. The chance for scattered showers will stay with us through the rest of the night and into Sunday. Staying out til the end? We're looking at mid 50s, low 50s if you're up for the sunrise! Sunday we'll have a lesser chance for rain, so traveling shouldn't be an issue if you did so for the game. Let's beat those badgers! Let's go blue!!
Christina Burkhart is the morning meteorologist for ABC in Flint, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
For the Wisconsin game tomorrow, the Michigan Marching Band Halftime Show is called "Express Yourself" - The Power of Dance!
I bring this up because my boss’s daughter is a freshman and choreographed the dance routine. She is also the main dancer in the show. He’s in town from New Jersey, so I got Friday off (almost) to spend time here. That’s my cool story for today.
Other game day activities are here: http://www.mgoblue.com/promotions/fbl-gameday.html - which includes:
- Special Operations Command “Para-Commandos” will jump into the stadium prior to the game.
- The Softball Team will be recognized for winning the Big Ten championship
- The Water Polo Team will be recognized for winning the conference championship and finishing fourth in the NCAA Championship
- Mark Donahue, John Urbanchek, Kate Johnson and Lorne Howes will be honored as they are inducted into the Michigan Hall of Honor.