in town for free camps
So... I'm going to UTL2 after being forced to miss UTL1*. For normal games, my family parks just south of the Kroger on industrial. But, for Notre Dame my brother-in-law and I are planning on borrowing an RV to tailgate properly. And, to tailgate properly, we're planning on going to either the Golf Course or Pioneer.
My question for those on the board more experienced with RV tailgating is: do I need to buy an RV pass for either the Golf Course or Pioneer, or can I just drive the RV to either location sufficiently early and expect to get in?
Unfortunately, online I can only find season RV passes for either the Golf Course or Pioneer - I cannot find a single game pass for either location. Thus, if I must buy a pass and cannot find one on Stubhub, am I already too late to acquire one?
Or, if I can just drive up, what time would the MGoBoard recommend I show up?
Essentially, any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. As you can guess, I've never personally tailgated at Michigan with an RV so I don't know all the ins-and-outs. Therefore, any tips would be greatly appreciated.
*I was the best man in a wedding... in Ohio... and all her family were Buckeyes. Still, I got to see the 4th quarter live so I can't complain too much.
Setting up a tailgate for friends for the MI/ND game along with a Dish Network dish, 42 in tv, and all the good stuff so they can see the game while me and my wife go in and watch... I am wondering where anyone that tailgates with a Satellite dish goes?I prefer the golf course... Am I safe at the golf course with a dish? What do the experts do around here? Thanks!
Some good news for the baseball program. Ann Arbor Pioneer SS/P has committed to play baseball at Michigan. He was offered a 100% scholarship, which is unusual for a position player in college baseball. He was recently offered by Virginia and UNC and was hearing from many SEC/ACC schools.
What is the work being done at Pioneer's lot near the corner of Stadium and Main and will it be done before the Spring Game?? Last year I think only portions of the lot were open for parking and if we increase the attendance by 10-20K it's going to be a goat fuck.
So today was Pioneer's game against it's rival Saline, which starred MSU commit Joe Boisture. Pioneer of course, had it's own star in UM commit Ricardo Miller, but more on that later.
The final score was 36-17 Pioneer, led by the ground game featuring sophmore Drake Johnson, who turned in a spectacular 70 or so yard run while filling in for Jeron Clayton, who is still out with mono. Joe Boisture had a forgettable game, as he didn't really do anything spectacular, but by the same token didn't do anything to really cost his team the game either. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed.
Now on to the part you will actually care about. Ricardo Miller. He had 3 catches for 48 yards and a TD from what I counted. However, he should have added a 60 yard TD to that which he just plain missed. Note I didn't say dropped, because in order to drop a ball, one must touch the ball. Ricardo sprang open on either a blown coverage or the slowest safety ever and Pioneer's QB threw a deep ball to him. The ball was slightly overthrown but was easily catchable. Ricardo leapt into the air, stabbed at the ball and...completely misjudged it. Hopefully this is just a fluke, as other than that, Ricardo did well with the chances he was given on a run first team.
Now a quick scouting report. Ricardo is bigger than most high schoolers, he's faster than most high schoolers and runs pretty good routes. He's virtually uncoverable at the high school level simply due to physical superiority. That's the good part. The bad part? He simply does not seem to have great ball skills for a top flight WR recruit. He dropped 2 catchable balls against Inkster and had the aforementioned misjudgement against Saline. Now, realize that he can have problems with drops and still be a great WR, most notably Braylon Edwards had similar problems, but I don't think Ricardo will have enough of a physical edge at the college level to get away with the drops like he can in high school. He's actually a very good blocker on the edge, and is often used as a TE for run plays because well, he's bigger than any TE on the roster at Pioneer. This is good, as he'll be able to adequately block on bubble screens and such. Overall, Ricardo has the physical tools to be a good college WR, however, he needs to refine his ball skills if he wants to find his way into the starting lineup at Michigan.