Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
First, I just want to say how cool it has been to get to interact with so many people on this board over the last few weeks. We really have a great group of people here and I think I speak for everyone when I say that the people here are a big part of why I love Michigan football.
A few of you have asked if there would be a good place for a happy hour/meetup on the second and I meant to get this up earlier, but I've been swamped at work. Better late than never, so if anyone is still on the board and going to NOLA, I will be at Cooter Browns tomorrow, January 2nd, from 11-3ish to, among other things, watch Sparty faceplant on national television. Directions to get to cooter browns can be found online at cooter brown's website or in the NOLA document I made (see below). Great meeting so many awesome people through this, hope I get to meet up with a few of you in person, and GO BLUE!!
For both your information if you're already down there, and in hopes that you're safe and can check in with those who might be worried.
NEW ORLEANS - I-10 West and East are currently closed at the Michoud Exit due to a multi-car fatal accident.
There were 40 cars involved in the pileup that killed two people.
A 54-year-old man from Springfield, La. and a man from Slidell, age unknown, were killed in the accident, according to the NOPD.
Tow truck drivers who arrived at the I-10 pileup scene shortly after it happened said visibility was extremely poor because of thick fog.
Minor to critical injuries caused 22 people to go to the hospital and 37 others received minor injuries that they refused treatment for.
A firefighter was injured during a rescue operations and suffered minor lacerations.
Westbound traffic is currently being detoured to Highway 11, while a better alternative may be Chef Menteur / Highway 90.
Eastbound traffic should exit at Chef Menteur / Highway 90.
Officials say that it could be several hours before the area is cleared and advise commuters to add extra time for their drive.
The cause is still under investigation, according to NOPD.
I'm Trying to sell 2 pairs of tickets to the Sugar Bowl. One pair is Premium Terrace (it was suppose to be endzone mezzanine, but UM oversold) and the other pair is Plaza Level.
The location won't be available until December 14th at 8:30AM according to the UM ticket office.
E-mail me if you're interested firstname.lastname@example.org
The athletic department has sent out an email detailing ticket information for the Sugar Bowl.
Students: up to 8 tickets can be purchased for $97 a piece on mgoblue.com/tickets starting Monday, December 5 at 8:30 am on a first-come first-served basis.
General Public: $125 (Terrace), $145 (Plaza), $155 (Premium Terrace), $175 (Mezzanine Endzone) or $185 (Club) also on mgoblue.com/tickets
Deadline for ordering is Thursday, December 8th at 5pm. All information can be found here: http://www.mgoblue.com/tickets/fbl-bowl-tickets.html?hq_e=el&hq_m=234750&hq_l=2&hq_v=a58e077bf2
Edit: Here is the seating chart for the superdome. Appears that the blue area is either $125 or $155 depending on location. Red area $145. Yellow area endzone $145 or $175 sideline. That's at least my best guess, although it doesn't make that much sense.
If anyone is interested, the Treme tour is making a stop in Ann Arbor on Friday, November 11, featuring the Rebirth Brass Band, with Donald Harrison, Jr., Christian Scott, Dr. Michael White, and Glen David Andrews.
Unfortunately, Kermit Ruffins and other cast members (Wendell Pierce -- Antoine Batiste & The Wire's Bunk) will not be making the Ann Arbor trip. Still, if you dig this kind of music, or dig the show itself (which means you probably dig the music!), this will probably be well worth it.