Sorry this doesn't apply to 99pointsomething of the crowd.
I used to be maine and blue and now am (back) in Tempe AZ. Would love to find some cool michigan folk to watch games with.
I promise I'm not creepy.
Hey I also am a Michigan fan displaced in Tempe, AZ...the Alumni Association has the upstairs reserved for Michigan games...they are located in Scottsdale, I am not sure about the exact location...hope that helps!
There is a Phoenix UM Alumni club that meets at the Upper Deck in Old Town Scottsdale. They are a bit creepy, and Upper Deck is probably the worst venue for watching sports with a group (a bunch of scattered couches, chairs and tables upstairs, numerous small screens every which way, etc.).
I'm in Chandler, and the first time I went to the Alumni Association gathering at Upper Deck was last year for The Horror. As you can imagine, it wasn't that enjoyable. Especially since the downstairs portion is reserved by the Michigan State alumni group. Leaving the bar that day was one of the worst experiences of my life ... it's actually a pretty decent place, but yeah, seating is not ideal. Get there early to be sure you get a good spot in front of a TV.
Yeah I was also there for The Horror last year...don't tell Sherrif Joe but I don't remember my drive home...that being said I totally agree about it being a horrible venue...and you are again right have the little brother down stairs does not help...There is a Buffalo Wild Wings in Gilbert that my roommate works at whose owners are both hugh Michigan fans and have stuff up all over...maybe we could get something arranged with them...either way I think we need to pick a different venue and get a cooler atmosphere started...give me your thoughts...
thanks for the advice. I don't have cable, so I'm really bummed the game isn't on ABC. I'll probably check out upper deck since I haven't found any sports bars in Tempe that I really like. shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has any better ideas. If I'm going to the bar anyway, I'd rather be around UM fans/grads than stupid buckeye fans or random townies.
Well, if the venue and people at upper deck are no good, I'd be up for checking out the place in Gilbert, even though I'd prefer to stay close to Tempe. Say the word (and let me know what the place is called) and I'm there.