This was pretty weak. Blatant ripoffs from another Big Ten school shouldn't be allowed (also looking your way, Script Ohio).
I thought it was pretty cool. Who cares if another school does it? A ton of schools have done the Victors March before we started doing it... who cares?
Theyellowdart, I agree with your general point, but you're wrong about "The Victors" - it was written by a U-M student (Louis Elbel) in 1898.
By Victors March I think he means the Victors Walk. I think.
You're correct, meant victors walk not victors march. Certainly wasn't talking about the Victors.
It isnt about what the blimp sees. I was sitting a few sections over from the students and I thought it looked very good. Now, it would not make sense to do it at ll games, but if we could do it with the big 'uns, that would be cool. So what if another school has done something first, I challenge you to come up with three Mighigan traditions that were not first done somewhere else.
It didnt look bad. But, In all my Michigan aloofness I feel that Michigan is above all that crowd gimmicky stuff. The maizeout is good but i think the M is going to be around untill its a cold game.
the maizeout was horrible, if you saw the Georgia blackout or the Penn State whiteout then you get a sense of what a maizeout should be like.
Black is always black and white is always white, but maize could be gold/yellow/or true Michigan maize shirt.
Plus, a lot of people don't own maize shirts. And it is kind of dumb that the jerseys fans like to wear are white or blue and yet we have maize outs
I think there is a reason that the team wears navy blue jerseys at home and white away. Maize, i.e. yellow, is kind of associated with cowardice. It just isn't an intimidating color, no matter how hard you try. Regarding the maize-out, maybe we should just give it up.
i also thought the maize out was pathetic. maybe 2/3rds of the crowd was wearing some shade of yellow. time to give it up. the student section with block M looked good though
That nevertheless represented a gigantic improvement over the 30-40% of the non-student crowd that typically wears maize. Seriously, it was the best Maize Out to date.
I thought it was cool. Look, a lot of things we do are ripped off from one place or another - do you think we invented the concept of everyone in the student section wearing the same shirt?
(By the way, that was the best Maize Out ever. The whole stadium really looked yellow from above.)
Actually that was the first time the stadium looked cool. Block M was good. Ill take it over everyone wearing navy sweatshirts
D'oh! That would make more sense.
.....the black M made me feel like I was at a Missouri game, which for most of the game would have been preferable.
Its a good idea, but they need to work on the color scheme a bit more.
I was watching on TV and it stood out to me...looked very nice, an really gave the big house some character.
I thought it was alright, not great, but alright. At least they did SOMETHING. If only Michigan could have a true maize out. Not just a "well, the fans that care will wear maize and then the a-hole fans will wear whatever they want-OUT". That's a long sentance.
you guys suck. the block M was sweet. for once our program is starting to mix things up this year and everyone just hates on it. i love it. go blue.
in the second half it started to sag a little bit with everyone probably moving around celebrating.
Also the Maize out looked better than it has before. Not as impressive as PSU's white out but can you do.
I noticed the sag too. I know it seems counterintuitive, but did anyone else think that the Maize Out was also more maize-y in the first half? I'd think that the people who participated would be more likely to stick around for the second half than those who didn't.
It looked great! Needs to be bigger.
from anybody we know. It's another example of a tradition's rebirth. Look here:
Showed up to my section, my seats were within a section that was taped off. A few organizers gave me and everyone else who showed up in that area a blue shirt that said something like "ATT presents the first every Block M blablabla." The student organizers were really strict about making sure the shape and color were consistent until the game started, when it became impossible to enforce. I for one am surprised and glad to hear that it still looked decent in the second half, when everyone in the stadium started going nuts! No harm in a little fun, says I.
For those of you that weren't at the game you can see the "Save Cody" halftime show here.
That was probably the best halftime show I've seen in all my years going to UofM games. And the humor was much needed given the way the team played in the first half!
hey could you show me that video. That would be great.
I linked to it in my comment....not sure what you mean.
i thought it looked like the left side did a good job holding the shape... however the left side got a memo saying go italics. I think it would look better if it weren't in the corner. it off center from the corner and skewed to the stadium from overhead/straight on.
They need to get some engineers to get it to not be smaller at the bottom than it is at the top. They didn't account for the curvature of the bowl and tapering of the seating sections. Engineers, someone. Fix it.
Looked good, though.
The organizers followed the straight lines of the aisles for the sides of the M, so it did taper together as it went down. Also, I think it could have been more "blockier"/fatter, but it wasn't that bad for the first try.
...but in retrospect, I think it was kinda lame. I agree with whomever said that it should be where the 'M' in the stands is.
go with blue instead of maize for the maize out. That way the block M can be maize and it would really stand out.
The maize out is getting better. People will adjust their color of choice to wear to games over time.
The cold weather games suffer, but again, it will take time as season ticket holders cycle in new cold weather gear for games.
The whole idea of a white-out is retarded since it's the away team wearing white.