The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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.
Welcome back!! Let's Go Blue!!! A trough (think of it as a stretched out area of low pressure) over the Pacific Northwest has Utah receiving quite the southerly wind flow! Breezy SW winds had Salt Lake City starting today in the 70s, and highs this afternoon are around 90. The wind, and warmth, will stay with us through the game. A cold front arrives later Saturday, which will drop the temps, but may also cause strong storms - something to keep an eye on if you traveled.
If you're in Salt Lake City...
It's been a hot one out there today! Temps hit the mid 80s by lunch, and have been up near 90 ever since. Winds are up there at 15-25mph, gusting in the mid 30s, so hopefully you tied down that tent! Winds that speed make it hard to use an umbrella, cause white horses on the water, trees sway, and you can hear it whistling. Everyone loves those frosty brews, but try and get a water or two before heading in there so you're not struggling in the heat!
Feelin hot, hot, hot!! Plenty of sun for the start of the game - there will be a few clouds, so enjoy the shade breaks! There is the slight chance for rain - yesterday one or two storms managed to cross Wasatch Front - so it's a very isolated chance but it's there into the evening. 86 degrees for the kickoff, and winds will remain up there. Looking at them out of the SW around 20-25mph.
It's not going to cool down a whole lot this evening - only down to 83 degrees for the halftime show. Winds will remain up in the low 20s out of the SSW with partly cloudy skies. It may be a great time for a cold drink!
Ice cream to celebrate the win anyone? 79 degrees leaving the game, and don't expect them to go down much further from there if you're planning to be out late! SSW winds will stay up around 20mph, so at least there will be a breeze - a warm breeze is better than nothing right? :D If you're staying out into the late night, temps will only drop to the low 70s. Friday will be very windy, with southerly winds at 20-30mph, gusting to the mid 40s (your car can veer on the road), but filled with sunshine and highs in the upper 80s. Saturday winds will be just as high, but temps top out in the low 80s. Again, if you traveled, there's the possibility of strong storms Saturday.
If you're in Ann Arbor...
We've had some good storms this afternoon and evening, and we'll have some more pass through into the later evening hours. Rain chances will stick with us until the end of the game, so if you're headed out to watch it, keep the umbrella with you. 70 degrees if you're headed out for the start, and dropping just a couple degrees if you're staying to see the end. We're looking at some patchy fog tonight, and with all the rain we've seen there may be ponding on the roads - so take it easy out there. If you're traveling home tomorrow, Friday will have a little sun, scattered showers and storms, light winds, and highs in the low 80s.
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for ABC in Flint, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
So with a little over an hour to kickoff, this is our last chance to concoct predictions for the season based on pure speculation.
My current favorite is from Ryan O’Hanlon:
"I like to imagine that Mark Dantonio has dreamt about Jim Harbaugh every night since the turn of the new year. And if he hasn’t, he better start soon, because Harbaugh’s khakis are freshly pleated, his shirt is nowhere to be found, he’s drenched in whole milk, and the Wolverines are coming for Sparty. As our own Riley McAtee outlined at the beginning of last month, Michigan looks pretty good beyond its coach, so the conditions could be there for Harbaugh’s omnipotent mania to turn that typical first-year-coach bump into a tsunami. The Wolverines won’t snag the Big Ten title, but they’ll have the most wins of any team in the Great Lakes State."
I would be very very happy if we exceed Sparty this year, regardless our exact win total.
What say you?
Brian called attention to this but it's already been shoved down the front page. An epic job by Spencer Hall (of Every Day Should Be Saturday) matching up college football coaches/mascots with old Soviet propaganda posters.
6 pm UNC vs. South Carolina ESPN
6 pm FIU at UCF CBSSN
7 PM Oklahoma State at CMU ESPNU
7:30 PM FSN Alcorn State at Georgia Tech
9 pm TCU at Minnesota ESPN
9:30 pm Duke at Tulane CBSSN
12:59 am Colorado at Hawaii CBSSN