rundown of Michigan's riser
I'm highly interested in making the trip to the game on Saturday, but I'm having a hell of a time finding tickets for under $150-$200 anywhere (eBay, Stubhub, craigslist, etc). I'm considering driving down there and just trying to buy tickets off scalpers, but I've never been to South Bend for a game so I don't know what the scalper situation is like.
So, to anybody who's been to Notre Dame Stadium in recent years -- how abundant are scalpers around the stadium? Would I have a decent shot at a deal?
Heading to South Bend for the game with some friends. Flirting with the idea of tailgating (vs. doing an alum tailgate, but cash bar, blah blah blah), but had some Qs for those that have been (I haven't been to ND in a decade).
Easy to park? Any recommended parking locations? Better just to walk around and take in the sights, or do you need to be at a fixed location when you're boozing?
Also, is traffic getting out going to be insane? All I remember about SB is that it seemed like a campus in the middle of nowhere - one road in, one road out sort of thing.
Feels odd to create a post on this subject, but if you monkeys can debate best UM bars in Chicago, "how many wins to save RR's job," or best shampooing techniques, this seems on point. So, fellow MgoNerds, any thoughts?
Does this still exist?
In years past it has been linked to the CBS picks and website but I have been unable to find it there and had no luck "googling" it either.
I was wondering if anyone here was on the field during the home opener and had been on the field prior to the renovations to give us a comparison of the noise level. It seems louder, and I felt like the 2 false starts had partly to do with the noise level, but was wondering if the field really was that loud and if there was a noticable difference?
Also, I loved having the band back. I know they were there last year, but with the piped in music, and the bands placement, it was really hard to hear them. I think the having the band miced (sp?) was a great idea, and definately made me feel more at home then the piped in music last year.
Article is behind a paywall but here is the conclusion:
Neither defense stacks up very well in this matchup. Crist should be able to exploit the Wolverines' vulnerable secondary by spreading the ball around the field to his strong corps of weapons, including Floyd and Rudolph. Notre Dame should also find some balance on the ground. However, Michigan's offense is playing at a different speed with a confident Robinson as its triggerman. The Irish simply do not have the athletes or depth on that side of the ball to contend. As a result, we like Rodriguez's Wolverines in a shootout at South Bend.
Prediction: Wolverines 41, Fighting Irish 34
Won't do this every week, but since it's just week two, and I was caught off guard last week, a friendly reminder.
If you missed it, it will certainly be on a podcast later.