You can NOT watch opening day anything but live. It's not allowed. You are committing a GRIEVOUS sin.
Mike Lantry, 1972
You can NOT watch opening day anything but live. It's not allowed. You are committing a GRIEVOUS sin.
Section 13, row 31, seat 11 or 12. My wife will be in the other.
Well, not sitting in those seats. Standing in front of / on top of them. Also yelling loudly. Possibly profanely. Always exuberantly.
Section 39, Row 75. I'll be the guy in the blue Adidas coaches polo fidgeting nervously. Oh wait, it's a 3:30 kickoff, so I might be too buzzed to fidget. Here's to Minor going off for 215 yards and 3 TDs. Go Blue.
I'll be setting up my projector in my basement and shutting myself off from the world for that game. I'll gorge myself on pizza rolls, tortilla chips, and the essential salsa con queso. Might allow a close friend or two to join me, but the significance of the game would be explained clearly to avoid them making some stupid comment that would cause me to go ballistic.
Just win... please... just win.
Digs: The stadium, with either the GF or the Beerbelly. She says I can't bring both.
Reaction: Crotch chops.
With or without the pelvic thrust? LOL I can see it now. Suck it Western!
Jeag, a girlfriend who can't handle the Beerbelly is a girlfriend that isn't worth keeping.
in my league championship praying nobody spoils it for me and that the course does not have it on tv so i can watch in on my dvr and enjoy it. I will be avoiding the Michigan grads that I golf with so that they dont ruin it for me.
I'll be at the stadium, in the student section. Anywhere from slightly tipsy to belligerently drunk. Yelling my ass off for Michigan
Michigan Stadium dammit! I am in Nova Scotia, Canada and will be glued to my TV with my autographed Woodson Jersey on. I have quadruplet 1 year olds so they will have to be sent away for the day to the grandparents house so I can have some uninteruptted enjoyment for the first time in a year.
When they score their first TD I plan on stripping naked and running down the street with a big yellow M painted on my chest screaming the words to "Hail to the Victors"!!!!!!!!!!
BlueFront95 thought a swearing coach was bad. I wonder what he would think about a coach who has his player sit on him while watching a wolverine game.......the debauchery.
My suggestion to said poster.....add a metal plate to your kit for the day and where it over your ass.....just in case coach gets any funny ideas. And for heaven sake, if he asks you if you want to see "something" say no....then go...and tell someone you trust.
"My suggestion to said poster.....add a metal plate to your kit for the day and where it over your ass.....just in case coach gets any funny ideas. And for heaven sake, if he asks you if you want to see "something" say no....then go...and tell someone you trust."
This from a guy who's planning to strip naked and run down a Canadian street?
that type of celebration is common place in Canada, isn't it everywhere? lol
Did you say quadruplet 1 year olds? wow.
I still can't decide if I want to watch alone, free to react as unreasonably as I would like to all things good and bad...or if i want to be in a bar(chicago) with other fans.
In the student section for my last home opener as an undergraduate student. My (Class of 2010's) overall record is 23-15.
our excellent Freshman, our slightly better than average Sophomore, and horrendous Junior years all average out to a slightly better than average career record.
All I want for my last football season as an undergraduate is to beat Ohio State in that last home game. As long as that happens, the season is a success.
I agree. Considering what the rising sophomore class' four-year record will be, I feel absolutely spoiled.
Objectively, I think any Michigan alumnus would feel proud to have been a student during the 06 season. We destroyed Notre Dame and faced Ohio State in a 1 vs. 2 matchup for the first time--first time!--in the history of the rivalry. I watched that Ohio State game with hundreds of people in a house on Packard. Just before kickoff, a frail hipster guy led us in a round of The Victors. He lived in East Quad, was an RC Social Sciences major, and openly proclaimed his hatred of all things sport. Yet even he was excited beyond words and breath to share that awesome undefeated moment with us all. It's always great to be a Michigan Wolverine, and the image might have been aesthetically tarnished in the past two years, but goddammit, that is a memory that will literally never leave me, even when I'm 90 years old and totally incontinent. I am so incalculably proud to be associated with this school and this program, record be damned.
Don't feel spoiled. And actually, if RichRod turns things around (I believe he will), it's not out of the question that this year's sophomores will match your record. They would need the team to go 20-6 in 2010 and 2011, which might sound daunting now, but that's a pretty typical two-year record for Michigan football. Assuming Tate holds the starting QB job through this year and beyond, he'll be experienced for those years. I would not rule out a good season in 2010, and I fully expect one in 2011.
33-13 in my time at UM wooo wooo wooo wooo
24-3 at home wooooooooooooooooo
By Michigan standards, that record is awful. Our all-time winning percentage is .740. 23-15 is .605 ball. You guys have had a crappy time.
During my four years (1998-2002), we went 37-12 (.755). That is slightly better than average.
my 3 years (2002-2004) started with the drama of the final second field goal over Washington and ended with the heartache of a 1 pt loss to Texas.
Cumulative: 29-9 - 76%
Considering this year's Sophomores will have already seen 9 losses in one season, I consider myself lucky
Holy shit I hate statistics these days. That is depressing.
Yeah, but at the end of this year, it'll be 36-15. Yup.
In front of Elbel field serving up breakfast burgers for all the students that partied hard the night before!
Therefore, I will be glued in front of the TV in the hospital room.
We were thinking about going to the game and having my wife deliver in the Big House and naming our daughter Wolverine. (BTW - this was my wife's idea - aren't I a lucky guy?)
as sincerely as possible. Can I have your wife?
Lucky guy is an understatement. That has to be fictional. My wife is a UM grad and only watches about 15 minutes per season.
My wife and I graduated together from U of M. Fall Saturdays are a religion in our house. My wife let me drag our 4 month olds to the bar one year so I could see the game when it wasn't on cable where we were living. I had to bring the kids to the bar because there was no way she was missing the game either.
my wife is an MSU grad and wanted to have our first child during March Madness and name her Tearah Gass
thank god for tivo
Probably Hollywood Billiards. Seems like the best Alumni gathering I have found for game days in LA.
What are other LA people up to?
If so, we know the stars will be there. Imagine if we could get McFarlin, Promote Rich Rod, drewsharp64, and bluefron95 there. That would be epic.
that might happen; there's definitely a WLA Tailgate. All the HATAZ can come GET SOME.
its at 605 E. Hoover (corner of Hill & State). Sandler For 3 and I will be ballin it up.
I will be standing in my living room, to the left of the mounted flat-screen (when not pacing). My friends (only UM fans) will be sitting on the couch with nervously bouncing knees --- all wearing UM gear.
There will be at least two women who insist on talking about things that have nothing to do with "Spinners" or "Minor Rage." My wife will not be one of these women, but will get up to get me another beer when needed. Otherwise, she will be intently watching the game (but mostly to hope for a UM win so the rest of our Saturday is not ruined by my bad mood).
Some jerk will say, after WMU scores, "That's okay, coverage was good, Heller is just a great QB." I will tell him to shut up and yell at him that "No, it's not okay." Then I will feel bad and realize how ramped up I can get over a football game... then I will yell and swear in glee after the 40-yard kick-off return (without a fumble!!!!!!!)
My 3 year-old will be yelling "Go Blue" and "Meechigan" while playing with her doll house. When my wife tells me that my 6-month old needs a diaper change, I will ignore her until she realizes the gigantic error in her ways.
that is close to mine. 4 year old and 10 month old. And it is amazing how true it is that it ruins your whole day when we lose. My Dad was the king of this. He was an A-hole after a loss.
Yeah, it will be hard to tell our kids that "it's just a game" when they lose in soccer when they routinely see us cuss-out everybody and refuse to leave the couch for 6-hours because UM lost.
I admit that I am an A-hole after a loss. But in the past (read pre-2008) there were many wins that I barely enjoyed as I expected to win. Very low-lows, and very low-highs.
This year (read after 3-9) I hope I can really enjoy the victories.... even a 3 point win over WMU. I'll take it and do a little dance in celebration.
I totally agree with you. I don't like to admit it, but expecting to win almost took the joy out of doing so. The only true emotion I felt was for wins that came at the last second, or gut wrenching losses (see App St.). I can get excited about a bowl win over UF, but beating Northwestern had lost its luster.
After last season, my excitement has been renewed for even the most meaningless of games. I remember watching Michigan come back against Wisco and the joy I felt. I was a bit "dehydrated" at the time, but I watched it with some UofI fans in a dead silent bar in Chicago. My brother and I were jumping, screaming and knocking shit over (accidently, as I am not a small person) while we rumbled our way back into the game. Hopefully, we can expect that type excitement from here on out. Last season may be a blessing in disguise for our fan base, be it a very very cruel one.
and my day will be very similar to yours, except I have twin 2 year olds. They're not potty trained yet, but I am crossing my fingers. That day may be the one where they have to figure it out for themselves.
That London, kicking off my friend's bachelor party by dragging 10 disinterested Brits into an American-football-friendly pub hopefully. Assuming such a pub exists, I'll no doubt have to buy several rounds to keep them from rioting, and when we score our first TD I will howl with delight and one of the Limeys will mutter something about cricket. I will be drinking bitter and eating prawn crisps.
I'm going into my first year of college and 'move-in' day into rez is the same day as the season opener. I've been counting down the days until September 5th for about 4 months now. I can't wait for the fall.
(See pic at left.)
Can't wait. GO BLUE!
Wherever the alumni association tickets put me and my girl. Last year they were 3rd row, pretty pretty good.
The tourists on Dundas Street West, however, will be edging away from the loud yelling noises they hear.
Edited: I hope to have moved from this spot at least once between not and then.
In the student section, drunk off my ass, screaming like mad.
At law school. In Michigan. Law School.
direct TV HD followed by pool and BBQ, win or die. TV may go dark or to different games for extended periods if point spread goes negative for extended periods.
(It's not disloyalty, it's anger management. My screaming doesn't change the outcome. My boot through another TV may change my living arrangements though)
Making more noise than anyone in the section.
In Chicago... Getting up at 8 or 9am and blaring the Victors to wake up the entire block that I just moved to in order to declare a new Wolverine on the block. BBQing and drinking with friends then probably off to Duffy's to celebrate that first touchdown with those of us not fortunate enough to be in Ann Arbor at that moment.
hopefully sitting in brillant sunshine with a nice little buzzing flowing fully ready to push girls up in the air about 100 times in jubilation for sweet victory
In the stadium. Attending my first home opener since when I was attending UM. Should be an electric atmosphere; can't wait.