Included with this year's season ticket package is a note describing the progress of construction on Michigan Stadium. Apparently, most of the old trough-urinals have been replaced. I know they were much maligned, but they were still the most efficient system created for moving the line in the men's room. Will the new system be an improvement?
OT - The stadium urinal troughs are gone!
Luckily my brother is part of the Victor's Club so when we go to games I can piss in the less-crowded bathrooms of Crisler.
i used to be part of that. it was great to warm up on cold days too.
If you give less than $5k/year to the Victors Club, you no longer have access to the Crisler concourse.
I don't think he contributed enough this season to continue having access to Crisler. Shit.
I thought they got the job done perfectly well.
Hmmm... this may be a problem as I have difficulty aiming into anything smaller than a trough.
Those with short muskets ought stand closer to the firing line.
I was talking about dropping deuces.
Realistically, that would be extremely efficient. Sometimes the "Deuce dedicated dropping zones" (actual toilets) are pretty crowded. This is sad though, I loved those troughs.
This is just another blatant example of Rich Rod not understanding Michigan traditions. He's probably going to replace the faithful troughs with a new Spread Urinal that will throw everyone out of whack for the whole season.
Rich Rod's new bathroom attendants will fumble the urinal pucks without provocation.
Boutros: just a little suggestion here, but I'd avoid using the word "whack" in a thread about urinals. Otherwise, your point is well taken.
That is classic! LOL Only RR could manage to ruin the "tradition of the trough"!
Thanks to your comment about spread urinals and an above comment about dueces, my brain has created a very disturbing imagine of spreading.
will put the PEE in sPEEd. You'll see.
I guess the only place I'll be able to use a piss-trough is Brown Jug and EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN STATE COLLEGE. I swear, I think their Provost's private WC is a piss-trough. They're everywhere at PSU.
has a trough
The piss troughs added tons of ambiance. I love feeling like I'm in a slaughterhouse when I whip it out.
Efficient, pleasant waterfall sounds, etc.
The trick was always walking through the maze to the end, where no one ever occupied space because they were busy looking for space in the front area.
Hopefully the new system is at least as efficient. And for the ladies out there... based on the lines I've seen, there's probably nowhere to go but up, right?
peeing in the stadium is worth it for men.
...about this than RAWK MUZIK or UConn. Pissing on the floor is what God intended. Save the piss troughs.
it's a sad sad day when you can no longer piss in troughs
get a petition going.
Save the Piss Troughs!
if Brian dedicates a 7-800 word post on this topic exclusively, we'll be in business.
Save the Piss Troughs!
Keep piss troughs, make big happy family
I propose a haiku thread on the departure of the troughs:
Old stadium troughs
Pee in floor-length opening
saw this happen once, but it was impressive: I enter the men's room, and rather than everyone finding an open place on the trough, each man was sliding sideways as he pissed. You simply entered at the beginning, unzipped, shuffled to the left, and when you were done, pulled off the wall that much closer to the exit/sink. Not that this has ever happened again, but it shows a great potential troughs have that urinals just can't reach.
The possibilities are endless for the future of pissing technology.
Then what happens if you have to go really badly and you get to the end before you're done? Tragedy, that's what.
Can portions of the old troughs be purchased as memorabilia? What a fantastic keepsake!
I'd redo my countertops w/ those little tiles they used in there. That's not gross, is it?
Only if by "gross" you mean "totally classy."
Take the whole thing! You'd throw the greatest parties ever.
If you've ever wore sandals while using a crowded trough, you'll be glad to see the troughs gone.
...that this applies to the type of people who also wouldn't use a weed whip in knee-high, bird-poop-covered foliage in sandals and athletic shorts.
Sorry I usually don't wear sandals in crowds of over 100,000 people. This one's on you bra.
AFTER Labor Day?
Anyone looking for mgopoints need look no further than a funny pissing story... my +1 goes to Big Boutros...lolz
Nothing brings fans closer than standing shoulder to shoulder with your comrades while you each release a powerful stream in the name of Bo and Lloyd. This is a damned shame and will have grave effects on the overall atmosphere in the stadium.
I once heard a story of a circular urinal trouogh, where everyone faced inward, in a NY ballpark. Can anyone confirm this?
This is probably the best thread of all time.
Almost as good as the thread on the old site regarding Great Wolverine Penises of the Mid to Late 90s. I've never been able to look at Jon Shaw, David Terrell and Corwin Brown the same way.
Well, your name is certainly appropriate for the subject.
While it's not exactly my favorite memory of Michigan Stadium, it was comforting to know you could always stagger in from your tailgate, make your way around the troughs, and find that always-there clearing just before the exit. Now I'm going to have to factor in a couple extra minutes in case there's a wait...
this is fucking bullshit
I liked them, but once some jerkhole peed all over the back of my leg when he couldn't find an open space and tried to "thread the needle" between two of us.
Did the guy give any warning that a stream of piss was coming your way, or did you just feel the warm liquid on the back of your leg and glance back?
I'm not sure if he knew till after it happened. He had obviously found some way to sneak lots and lots of alcohol into the stadium.
That was probably Nick Sheridan- always trying to squeeze it into a crowd.
And just about always missing. He's also the guy that pissed all over the seat in the stall right before you were about to drop a deuce, and that one was a wide open look.
... in high school successfully did that at a road game. I didn't witness it, but the legends live on.
Are we going to get rid of the Halo around the top of the stadium too?!
I hope this doesn't mean the lines are going to be longer. Say what you want about pissing on the wall, but you get through that line quick.
in my four years of Michigan football I never once used the restrooms there. Now that I know what I missed, I am deeply saddened. Once can only hope that that Texas Techs stadium (which, IYWW, looks like an oversized high school stadium compared to the Big House) has trough urinals, although I'm sure it won't be the same.
Trough forgets your sailing thoroughfare opposite a radius. Why won't urinal stumble into trough? Should a reluctance leap around urinal? When will trough refute urinal?
seeing and hearing old guys standing over the troughs chilled to the bone (no pun intended) and moaning and groaning while they were taking a leak like they were having sex.
from my devastated boyfriend. He was happy when he saw where our seats are and then became instantly inconsolable when he read about the removal of his favorite piss receptacles ever.
Hopefully whatever they put in is still efficient, and may you never have to wait in anything as awful as a Michigan Stadium women's room line.
the urinal lines are too long!
ankle leg bag catheters (Texas catheters they are called for some reason) to wear to football games so you do not have to worry about urinating at a game. Not for me though.
This is ridiculous. Apparently the goal is to have the Men's bathroom lines as long as the women's because that's what's going to happen. Urinals cannot be placed close enough to each other to equal the efficiency generated by peeing on a wall.
When the Tigers moved from Tiger Stadium to Comerica, the same thing happened. Although the organization made a big deal about a greater amount of bathrooms, the fact that they went from the legendary pee troughs of Tiger Stadium to urinals makes the benefit of more points of relief moot. We will see the same thing happen at Michigan Stadium.
As an aside, although I cannot confirm it, I think the pee troughs were also inspiration during the writing of "Ghostbusters" when Harold Ramis says that crossing the streams is bad.
I hated the urinal troughs. But that's because I have a small penis. Seriously, it's like an egg in a nest.
Lots of amusing comments in this thread, but yours got me laughing out loud. Thanks for sharing.
The thing that will really suck about changing to urinals is that with the troughs, the line was always moving. You simply shuffled along until you spied an opening. Being in motion diminishes the sense of "waiting" to use the restroom.
As soon as I finally stop and have to wait for the guy in front of me to finish, the first thing I will be thinking is "Hurry the fuck up already!"
I get stage fright when I know people are waiting to use my urinal.
I feel you on that one.
There was nothing quite like the stockade-like ambience of a crowded trough and watching the stream of the struggling-to-stay-vertical drunk next to you veer alarmingly close to your shoes.
If you're looking down, you're doing it wrong.
you get the snot beat out of you [not speaking from experience].
for stockade-like ambience.
It was so nice to not have to worry about aim after a half of football and 2 hrs since you finished off that 17th beer...I suspect we may need hip-waders to enter the mens rooms, there's gonna be a lots of missing/over flowing goin' on.
to the OSU fans when they enter the Big House?
The only thing I remember from my first trip to the big house was the trough. I don't even remember who we played or what the score was. I'm going to miss those. When I graduate from dental school I'll have to install those in my office. I'm sure the patients will love it.
Getting rid of the piss trough is absolutely ridiculous. They are so efficient and really are part of the game day experience. It will never be the same. Hopefully the replacement is nothing like the situation at Purdue. I spent almost an entire quarter waiting to take a leak in that crap hole stadium.
This is a disturbing development.
certainly puts an end to this
Just exactly how drunk does one have to be to think that's a good idea.
Gotta admit that I loved the urinal troughs. Almost every time I went in to one someone would start yelling "Moooo!!!!". For some reason that always cracked me up. I new this was going to happen so I took my kids into the bathroom under the old press box during this year's spring game so they could have that experience. The look on thier faces when I told them where they had to piss was priceless!
Edit: damn double posts!!!
this is the greatest MgoThread I've ever been a part of. Boutrous' + count is not nearly high enough.
I had always hoped to see a hammered fan of the away team drunkly fall into the trough and see a flock of Michigan faithful run over and pee on him before he had a chance to climb out. Guess I'll never see it...
So, no more pissing on the walls?
Tell me they are going to auction it off like pieces of the Berlin Wall.
I must say I am crushed...those troughs were legendary. Nothing beats taking a leak on the floor. I'm just glad I gave the troughs one last hurrah at the spring game.