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So, I would like to start off by saying that the stadium renovations look magnificent. Having seen them for the first time for the UConn game, they truly bring a majestic and powerful addition to an already impressive structure. However, with the likely addition of HD scoreboards and the soon-to-be addition of permanent lighting, I asked myself, "Crisler arena has banners, Yost has banners, where would the listings of our National Championship years go? What about Big Ten title years? Heisman winners? Etc."
This made me think that it could be a nice addition to the plain, solid navy boxes to have maize text across the top or bottom of the structure listing our title years, or even an iconic saying such as "Welcome to the Big House" or something similar to having "Michigan" above the old press box. I think it could spruce up the boxes and be the final touch for the best stadium in the country. I'm sure our football team would enjoy, and be proud of, having the program's accomplishments on display just as our basketball and hockey players do. Thoughts?
EDIT: Ok, to make myself more clear, I'm not talking about bringing back the halo, I don't want banners, or any large, gaudy signs. I'm saying that perhaps we can honor our past players and teams that brought greatness to Michigan Football in a way that many stadiums do around the country. I understand that the words "change" and "Michigan Stadium" do not sit well with a lot of people, but I figured that if Dave Brandon is pushing Michigan Stadium into the 21st century, that something like this could be accommodated, and probably more now than if we waited for 10 years. After all, once we got rid of the old press box, does it even say "Michigan" anywhere inside the stadium, aside from the OLD scoreboards?
DOUBLE EDIT: So after hearing about the other "memorials" to past teams in other concourses, I had to use the Google machine for pictures. I like what they did there, and I didn't get a chance to see it as the tunnel to my seats were directly in front of the gate I entered. I think that is classy and done well. Therefore, I now rescind my opinion on the matter, though I still thought it was A LOT of blue on those things.
I believe I know the answer. However, what is the mindset of the sparties and buckeyes hoping and praying for certain UM players to be injured. Pretty sad in my mind and representative of the circle those "humans" travel in ... I would quote a few bible passages that forsee their judgement but will opt for your opinion.
Is winning a football game all that sums up the lives of these types? I love to win but at the expense of injury to a young player. Mind-boggling.
Omameh - I don't think there has been a bigger let-down on offense than you. How many times do I have to watch you ignore your assignment and just run right downfield to pick on little DBs and overmatched LBs? You are a LINEMAN, stay on the f'ing line.
And while I'm at it, all five of you and your svelt friends need to gain fat weight and plop your asses at the line of scrimmage and block. Back in my day at UM ('93-'96) our linemen also drank chocolate milk. But not that nutrition Barwis crap. It was a Hershey bar, milk, and a microwave. Those baby-faced fat boys would create a fricken' Great Wall of China back there for Elvis and Collins to sit for 45 seconds so their 6'4" 230 pound heads could look downfield and find one of their two receivers. That's how you win games.
Fat and Stagnant = Wins.
Running around in the defensive backfield is going to leave a gaping holes in the pocket and Denard won't have time on his 7-step drops. Either straighten up, or we're bringing Alex Mitchell back for his last year of eligibility.
That is all for now....
Well, after several posters postulated that Denard might be on the cover of SI this week, the answer is obviously no.
I was interested to see how we were mentioned given the media fawning over Michigan and DR in these early games.
Never mind the cover curse, after seeing the 4 page article (referenced on the cover) about Tyrelle Pryor, I thought we were going to make it without even a MENTION.
I got to page 89 (of 93) without seeing anything then saw the ANTI-curse -- from "This Week in SI" a reference to 1989 and Ismail's two TD returns against Michigan. Then, on page 90, a picture of DR asking folks to go to SI.com to "check out a wrap-up of the biggest stories from Week 2."
This is about the furthest we could get from a cover curse event, right? Woo! (?)
What are you most excited to see this Saturday? For me, it's:
- Devin playing for an extended period of time. It will be very interesting to see how his skill-set compares to Denard's. I also want to see him run the ball as a bigger dood.
- Watching our RBs annihilate everything. We are going to put up a lot of yardage on the ground and I am looking forward to seeing the RBs get to share in the massacre.
- Watching Denard play. I don't care if it's 2-3 series, he is exciting to watch no matter what he is doing.
Bonus: seeing how far Tate has progressed since last year.
Note: this is not a thread to say OMG OMG DON'T TEMPT FATE UMASS CAN BEAT US KNOCK ON WOOD. Post your pointless concerns elsewhere.
Looks like the lights are coming to the Big House....
Per AP's Larry Lage's Twitter: @LarryLage: U-M Regents approved 1.8 million project to add permanent lights @ the Big House