I find the media's lack of attention to Denard's "shoelace" story this year curious. Not long ago it was a huge angle. Given the fact that we're so litigous these days, is there is a potential shoelace liability issue that both the university and the media are trying to avoid?
Or... and I must admit I didn't notice... is Denard tying his laces or are his shoes possibly velcro only now?
I was one of those lucky enough to have been there Saturday night. What a show - can't keep the smile off of my face. I guess the myth about the Big House being quiet is finally dispelled....my ears are still ringing.
Anyway, I was in Section 21, Row 29 around the 20 yardline, on the Michigan side of the field. Normally, I find myself watching the action on the field and only look at the scoreboard for the opccasional replay or the stats. Saturday, I found myself watching the scoreboards more than the field, not because I couldn't see what was taking place, but because the new displays are so detailed. Is this happening to anyone else?
Also, in my section, the new speakers seemed terrific. Loud and really undistorted for a large stadium.
As for the new lighting, because the lights are stretched into a horizontal line and not a tower which creates a point source of sorts, shadowing was very subtle and really minimized. Say what you want about Brandon, but the changes he has made to the Big House are spot on.
I know the FanCam was up for a few minutes last night. Does anyone know what the deal is?
On the other side of the country, former Michigan assistant coach Jack Harbaugh watched the game with his son, Jim, the former Wolverines QB and San Francisco 49ers coach, who potentially could’ve replace Rich Rodriguez instead of Hoke in January.
“That may be the greatest football game that I’ve ever witnessed,”Harbaugh said Sunday before the Seattle-San Francisco game. “What a minute and 30 seconds. And the poise of Brady Hoke, unknown to mankind. There were 110,000 people screaming, back and forth we go, and this guy stands there and … well he did have a drop of sweat on his brow.”
Television coverage of the Big House frenquently showed a Maize Pom-Pom waving chant that looked disturbingly like something that takes place at Atlanta Braves games. It seemed very, uh, untraditional. But it also seemed like the whole stadium was into it, so maybe it was something good. We just couldn't tell on tv. Can anyone enlighten me?
(While I'm at it, I'm flying my boys up for the epic game with tsio this year. Any advice on where to look for a hotel? Thanks.)
I wanted to get the video up earlier, but I drove 8 hours from Marquette to Ann Arbor for the game and just got back before Midnight on Sunday.
I decided to take some HD video throughout the night, because, well something told me this was going to be epic.
When the game gets crazy my hands get shaky, so I apologize, but I was be like dang.