This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Big Chill Hockey
While the movie "The Big Chill" is not truly a football movie, it is a movie involving Michigan Football. Thought folks would like to throw out some football trivia related to the movie, any other movies with Michigan football, or other trivia appropriate to the Big Chill event this weekend.
Questions I will start with but looking for others.
- What is the date of the football game shots shown in the movie?
- Which Michigan players are featured in the football sequence?
- Who were the announcers for the game?
Other content and questions appreciated. If a savvy video expert can come up with the football video sequence from the Big Chill, I will gladly contribute positive points.
Today's Wall Street Journal has a prominently featured article on this weekend's game, including two pictures with the article on D7 of today's print edition.
Big Ten schools, and Michigan in particular, demonstrate the sport's potential. The Wolverines draw near-sellout crowds at every home game at Yost Ice Arena, which holds 6,637 fans. And hockey tickets can be $30 cheaper than football tickets. Michigan athletic director David Brandon calls hockey the "best ticket in town."
Thanks to the enormity of the crowd—it will shatter the attendance record for the number of people watching a hockey game by nearly 40,000—Michigan expects its hockey program to bring in more ticket revenue than basketball this season by a margin of more than $1 million.
The Big Ten Network, the conference's lucrative three-year-old sports channel, is a natural outlet that can carry games both regionally and nationally. The network is broadcasting nine hockey games this season. "We'd be interested in doing more," said spokeswoman Elizabeth Conlisk. "It certainly has quite a bit of appeal in this part of the country."
There is a live web cam of the rink being built on Mgoblue.com. Scroll about halfway down the page.
I am a season hockey ticket holder. I ordered Big Chill Tickets and they have not arrived yet. Should I be worried? Are there others who have not received their tickets yet?
The ticket office's party line is remain calm unless you have not received your tickets by November 18.