I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Dave Brandon's announcement that Michigan Stadium's scoreboards would be updated (as early as 2011) has been hailed as another in the growing list of Brandon master strokes.
Yesterday the Redskins debuted their new 100 foot long HD scoreboards that have been installed in FedEx Field. The results are nothing short of spectacular.
Although the most notable addition this year is the previously announced 100-foot long HD videoboards installed in each endzone, the multi-million dollar renovation of the stadium's control room is just as important. The much-anticipated video boards are accompanied by eight new digital ribbon boards to provide fans with out-of-town scores, statistics and more, all monitored and operated from a state-of-the-art control room located on the Owner's Club Level. The improvements will allow for simultaneous multi-angle game highlights and replays, game graphics and other high definition content.
Everyone's least favorite NFL owner was quoted as saying that the clarity of the new screens was better than the Jerry's World punt target.
“This is as good as you get quality-wise," Snyder said with a sly grin, anticipating the shot he was about to take. "These are sharper definition than you'll see down in Texas.”
“This is a little clearer than his," Snyder continued with another jab. "I think this is a safer location, not above your head.”
Take off the advertising boards and you have about 70 feet or so of HD awesomeness for the Michigan Stadium north and south end zones. If Brandon can pull off a scoreboard project that even approaches the quality of the FedEx Field scoreboards, he will cement his place in the pantheon of Michigan ADs.
That and elevating Men's LAX and an accompanying women's sport to NCAA varsity status.
So, I am trying to plan a trip to Penn State to watch UofM crush the Nitt Kittens. I started looking for places my group could stay and it seems like everything is sold out.
Does anyone have any info on how to grab a couple of rooms? I am also looking at renting an RV and staying by the stadium. Has anyone else does this?
Thanks in advance for the info!
So the football season is upon us and I am still pondering a new Jersey. Dilemma is i can not find one i like in my size. I have a longer torso and i do not like tight fitting apparel. I desire a 54/56 size jersey. All i can find is a #5.....
Can anyone help me out?
Im looking for a few different numbers. Such as 55, 20, 2,10,21, 7, or 1
CBS Sports has an interesting article that concludes that Michigan and Ohio State are far more valuable to the conference if they split, creating the Hayes and Schembechler Divisions. I must say this idea has grown on me, and I have gone from "absolutely not", to seeing the merit. I've listed some pro's and con's below, with the understanding that Michigan and Ohio State must play during the regular season every year regardless of Divisions.
- I really think that having Michigan and Ohio State in the same division throws the power into one division too strongly and the only way to compensate is to have State level of competition as the other 4 teams, and that isn't good for any conference.
- The idea of having Michigan, State, Iowa and Nebraska in the same division is exciting, and creates a good competitive division while securing the inner division rivalries that you want to keep/create (UM/MSU & IA/NE). How great will it be to put little brother in their place year after year?
- It sets us up for the potential of two Michigan / Ohio State games many years. Say that again, 2 of "The Game." I don't know about you but on The Game Day, I'm up by 5am scouring online for any last minute morsels of info, waiting for ESPN Game Day to start. Once the game starts I'm sick to my stomach unable to keep anything down, yelling at the screen, pleading with the screen, cursing that the players don't care as much as I do with every missed tackle. In short, I'm loving every minute of it, and to be able to do that twice, well it just couldn't be better.
- Ohio State can catch up twice as quick. Assuming we return to 2006 glory, but find ourselves the 2nd best team in the conference, OSU would have a clear opportunity. The only thing I can brag about to Ohio State Fan who finds me in a crowded diner in AZ somehow weekly, is that in the end the Overall Record stands with Michigan leading, 57–43–6. As bad as it has been the last few years, overall we have still pounded those cellar dwellers, and I feel we will again shortly.
- We are going to have to move The Game Part I to earlier in the season. This is not uncommon for rivals to meet earlier in the season, and will give both parties the ability to bounce back from Part I in the standings. The good news is that if things go to plan we will still plan on meeting on the last game of the season and play for all the marbles.
While there are clearly some disadvantages I have come to the realization that they don't outweigh the positives and if you factor in just the monetarial benefits for the conference I think it again makes an overwhelming argument. Now all we have to work on is to get them to name the conferences after the true great ones.
Not too exciting, but they are huge!
Article on ESPN about the eagles training camp. Lists the biggest surprise thus far in camp as none other than Brandon Graham. Not an eagles fan but I'm excited to watch him play this year, hopefully he keeps it up.
Here's the link;