chance of bowl: 13.6%
For those of you waiting at home for the festivities. Sent this to a few of my Sparty friends last night-
On my way to tailgate in East Lansing. Pumped as all of you are. Looking forward to a solid win and an end to this 3 year "thing". What are you feelings on the game this rainy morning? Have they changed at all since the beginning of the week? And where are you watching the game at?
It is gonna be a GREAT day MGOBLOGGERS!!! Go Blue!!
Joe Bolden rushed for a 1 yd TD and caught 6 yd TD in the 4th qtr to lead Colerain to victory in his final home game. He also finished with 7.5 tackles and 1 sack.
The rain will move out by 8am, and if you're headed out tailgating you'll be dry, but may want to put a few extra stakes in your tent to make sure your wind protection doesn't blow over! We'll be at 45 degrees, but it'll feel chillier with west winds at 20mph, gusts higher. Grab something warm to drink, put the chili in the crockpot, and bundle up!
Looking at 52 degrees and partly cloudy for the kickoff. That west wind is just beginning to reach it's peak- seeing a steady 25mph wind (this is when you can hear the wind howling, it's hard to use an umbrella) and gusts could be up to 40mph (big trees sway, you can feel your car veering.)
Only going up a couple degrees by halftime, and seeing more sun but some clouds remain. Winds steady at 30mph with gusts over 40mph possible. Gale force winds mean you can see some branches down, construction barricades can blow over.
Reaching the high temperature as we approach the end of the game, 56 degrees. The clouds will continue to clear as we go through the remainder of the afternoon and evening hours, but the important thing is that the winds will begin to wind down. By 8pm, sitting at 50 degrees, west wind at 18mph, gusts up to 30mph. By midnight, they've calmed to 15mph, gusts in the low 20s, with temps in the upper 40s. If you're headed home Sunday morning, you'll see less wind (about 10mph-leaves move about) but the chance of a shower returns.
If you're staying home... Very similar weather, but we'll be a bit warmer. Looking to hit the upper 50s in Ann Arbor tomorrow, and a little less windy than E. Lansing- we'll have west winds between 20-28mph, with gusts in the upper 30s. 54 degrees at kickoff, 56 by halftime, and seeing mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Cooling to the upper 40s by last call, wind at 15mph (no gusts), with clouds increasing late night as showers move in for Sunday morning. Bundle up on this windy Saturday to head downtown and celebrate victory!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Well ladies and gents, we're less than16 hours hours away from kick-off. Not much football on TV tonight (San Jose St. vs. Hawaii), so not much else to do but drink. So, what's in everyone's glass tonight?
Also, because it's a Rivalry Week, let's all share the moments when we knew we'd be Wolverine fans instead of Spartan fans (or vice versa for our rational Sparty friends), shall we?
I'll start us off. I'm sipping on an ice cold Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest, and I knew I was a Michigan fan in 3rd grade when my MSU-grad teacher kept talking about how great being a Spartan was, effectively dividing the class into two factions. I just didn't like the way she was talking, so I sided with the Maize and Blue side of the class, and haven't looked back ever since (this decision was solidified when I watched Woodson and the 1997 team win the National Championship as an 11 year old).
Happy Drinking, and Go Blue!
MSU just released some tickets for $75/piece. I got 3 together at the 20 yard line at 7:37pm, so if you were considering going to help the ratio, go do it!
LINK , pretty simple to order, just click the Michigan link.