I just saw a teaser on Channel 7 action news that they were going to test a cannon or some other loud noise in the Big House. Does anyone know what they are referring to?
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
They're just letting Tate get his reps in.
That was good
I got this email forwarded to me by my boss today . . .
"Subject: Stadium sound test - Friday March 13
I want to inform you that the University will be conducting a sound test at the Michigan Stadium tomorrow, Friday March 13 from approximately 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
The test will involve generating a sound that is much like that of a cannon shot. It will only occur a limited number of times, (5 predicted) during the test period.
A noise generator will be placed in front (bowl side) of the scoreboard on the north and measurements will be taken by receptors placed all around the inside of the Stadium bowl. The tests are being done to prepare for sound system changes that might be required with the new sideline structures in place.
Please feel free to circulate this message in the interest of minimizing any undue concern or alarm while the test is being conducted.
UM - Director of Community Relations"
Sound testing could get loud at Michigan Stadium on Friday
by Amalie Nash | The Ann Arbor News
Thursday March 12, 2009, 6:49 PM
It might sound like a cannon is being shot inside Michigan Stadium Friday.
The sound testing will generate five loud bangs at about 140 decibels (the sound of a jet takeoff) between 3:30 and 7 p.m., University of Michigan officials said.
The testing is necessary to assess the public address system - where the speakers should be located and what the settings should be due to slightly changed acoustics at the stadium, spokeswoman Kelly Cunningham said.
I wonder why they choose ARTILLERY FIRE to do checks for the sound system. Seems like it would scare some people.
Maybe they're going to steal EMU's cannon and fire it off when they score.
Please. God. No.
I guess I wonder why they do not just fill the Big house with fans at the spring game. I have never been to it so I don't know but I was thinking if you were to just let everybody in for free and then open the concession stands they would generate more money then they normally would and you could do the sound checks in a real world scenario. Any thoughts?
We're not going to get the fan turn out that Bama or OSU get. OSU has no cross state rival and they have 6 million more people than Michigan. Not to mention they are all nuts.
Bama has nothing else but Tide football.
They should have a bunch of senior citizens yell "down in front."
The cannon is going to be a regular part of the game. When the players come on the field for the first time they will run through intense fog machine-generated smoke, and then a cannon will go off four or five times. They're getting rid of the whole banner thing, which isn't that exciting anyway.
My bullshit meter is broken.
I was thinking Nick Cannon had somehow ended up in the big house.
I was thinking Jim Cannon, famed (and dead for several decades) US Trotskyist. I now question the WLA's commitment to this blog.
"Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them, volleyed and thundered!"
That was a good one.
when i saw the topic i thought this was a post making fun of the night game/black jersey shenanigans
This is a relevant game simulation actually.
The noise "generator" that they are testing is really just a 40 yard time trial for the slot receivers. They expect some very fast times.
does anyone know where i can find that clip they played before all football games last year, its not on youtube...i could really wack off to it and still have tears of joy. thanks