I found this to be pretty awesome.
Now if only they'd make a real comeback in the wild. Who knows, maybe they are.
I apologize for the New England-centric nature of this post, but I know there are a lot of Michigan alums out here who might find this fun.
A little more than 24 hours are left until Zoltan Mesko's ZoliOke! Zoltan, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo and others will be singing their lungs out in the name of donating to the Children's Hospital of Boston tomorrow night at The Royale. $50 (plus ticketmaster's usual bits) gets you a General Admission ticket, or $150 gets you one of the remaining VIP tickets*.
Additionally if you would simply like to donate, you can do so here:
For what it's worth, a general admission ticket will also get you into the general club scene afterwards. Zoltan has confirmed that the Celtics game will be on, and I'd bet the Stanley Cup game will also be playing somewhere in the building.
If you are willing to shell out for VIP tickets, I think they're kind of a bargain for the price. The take-home, according to a couple different sources:
- A chance to meet the performers/players
- An ominously titled "swag bag"
- Catered appetizers
- Open bar access (Hi Gisele, this one's on me.)
- Balcony access (I have no idea what this entails)
There will also be auctions with prizes such as signed footballs, and opportunities to sing with the players. If you have any other questions or want to work something out with the PR firm, I've found JoJo (Zoltan's rep for this event) to be very helpful. If nothing else, do it for the kids!
Who's planning on renewing their Big Ten Championship tickets from last year? I just received an e-mail about renewing them but I'm not planning on it. I'm 99% certain that we'll reach the Championship game but I'm just going to buy tickets off the secondary market once the time comes. Last year I paid $125/ticket, while comparable tickets were going for ~$10-$15 the week before the game. Probably not the best investment.
Just for fun, who do you have playing in that game? I think it'll be Michigan vs. Wisconsin. Wisconsin doesn't have a single team to stand in their way.
Sam's off, probably on a recruit thing, so Marcus Ray is filling in for him. Marcus had his ups and downs, but he always had an excess of personality, and BTN is missing out by not adding him. (Plus who can resist the Wolverine from Columbus for commentary?)
Besides tuning in (there's only an hour and a half left) you can listen online at www.wtka.com, or listen to the podcasts any time at http://www.wtka.com/pages/9395307.php (or click on above link and podcasts tab). I'd suggest you listen to his recruiting segment, where he talks about hosting players, and how it's different at Michigan, as well as seeing recruits come in like Woodson, Manning, Shaun Alexander (didn't like him), and the best, David Boston (who came in saying he was going to Ohio State and nearly starting a fight...and how that played out in 1997). Speaking of Charles, Ray's next segment is an interview with Woodson, the first time they've ever been on the air together. (But that one isn't up on the podcasts yet, but I would expect it's going up shortly).
So, thinking back to 2011, I recall that I spent a bit of the season wearing holes in the carpet in front of my TV, my Father's TV and the floor at BWW in Ann Arbor, as well. I paced out at least a half marathon between the endings of UTL, OSU and the Sugar Bowl. Took a month off the lives of my sneakers.
So, it being June 8th and nothing at all going on, I thought I'd ask, which games do you think will have you neglecting your home's seating?
I'm figuring OSU again, (I think the game will be tight), and I'm hoping Bama. I think if it's not close it'll probably be not close Bama's way. I'm also thinking MSU, though I'll probably pace that whether it's close or not because it's been so long now.