Awesome. I suggested the new Moe's in the thread a couple weeks ago. Glad it worked out. Should be fun!
[Moved to Diaries to keep folks informed]
[Update 11/13: Todd Howard is confirmed]
[Update 11/7: Talked to some former players, who are going to try to come. A lot of guys coach so if the season's over (ie they lose in the playofffs) they'll make it.]
Q: What's the exact opposite of the East Lansing experience?
A: The Evanston experience.
Northwestern fans are eminently likeable, not that you really need to be alone on a purple sea since half the seats in Ryan are going to be filled with people in maize:
The above is the t-shirt that people going on the Northwestern trip with Sports Power Weekends will receive, along with a game ticket, hotel room for two nights, transportation, gift cards, and an MGoStore discount. For Friday night's entertainment, Jared of SPW has engaged the services of…US GUYS.
There's still some spots left on the SPW trip and I highly recommend you jump on that if you're considering going to the NW game—it gets down to just $350/person if you can get three of your friends to come along.
Since we'll be there anyway we'd like to also invite any readers from Chicago to come join us at:
Which is a huge (as in we get lots of space) Michigan bar. Details-like things:
When: Friday, November 15, from 6-9PM CST.
Where: Moe's Cantina River North 155 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654, one block north of the Chicago River between LaSalle and N Wells. M: Merchandise Mart.
What: Q&A Session with Brian, and talking with people who don't need it explained that we had a true freshman guard starting against Max Bullough, i.e. other MGoBlog readers.
RSVP below, or show up.
I'll see if I can make it
Going to be a fun weekend in Chicago.
why Hoke didn't mature all the O-linemen before Saturday's game. True freshmen? If he had the foresight to mature all of them into juniors and seniors before putting them on the field, none of this would've happened!
He could have just asked Mr. Incognito how to "toughen" them up before the game.
The M Club is also having an event in Chicago on the same evening, about two blocks away.
How would someone get an intivation to that event?
Become a letterman.
That's a private event. We spoke to them about combining before we set one up with Moe's. Ultimately we felt it best to let the lettermen have their thing.
...Because it could not be much worse for a Michigan Man!
"...a rare opportunity to get a Wolverine into a shouting match"... 5 out of the last 6 years isn't so rare. You should check out the tailgate where the fans are arrogant and have more excuses as to why their team isn't undefeated than Bush had explaining the WMD's in Iraq.
Perhaps the Umich coaching staff and their sweet ass recruiting skills can convince Matt Geiger to transfer and replace big mouth Tousaint and big stomach Green at RB. Dude had 48 more rushing yards than Umich had combined.
#KeepRichRod #KeepHoke #DisG
Hey, good game Saturday man. Woohoo
Thanks for trolling.
Can't say much about the game besides it was a pathetic display on Michigan's part and an impressive display by MSU. Nice job, pat on the back, worry about bigger things little brother or you will continue to act like little brother.
Can I comment on the stadium? The trash tornado was soaked in rain at the South Entrance to the game. Unbelievable the amount of trash littered all over there. The concourses are worse than pathetic and I won't get into the bathroom situation. Nice collection of camo wearing hillbillies yelling obsceneties at the field (they were nice to us, as we were not causing problems). Not much desire to go back but I am sure I will.
You were so moved by that statement you felt compelled to create an account and respond. Then you wonder why people refer to you as Little Brother.
"Liitle Brother" is obviously not even a real State fan. He started his account to troll because he just switched after the win. 1 loss is just that, Hoke does have his work cut out for him but his recruiuting will catch up with State. You can't get inferior talent for 4 years and keep winning football games. Hoke & Co. have had 2 really good classes and another that was good but done in a short recruiting session. this next class will also be top-10 worthy. So, unless Dantonio can find a way to re-enroll Kirk Cousins, he's got trouble brewing. Dantonio has 1-2 more years to have an advantage before the Rich Rod guys are all gone and Hoke's young talent is ready to compete seriously. So, we'll bide our time. I'm not 100% sold on Hoke long-term but he's got talent coming in and winning most of his B1G games. Once the rebuilding is done and we're not transitioning to a pro-style offense we'll be able to get a better idea of whether Hoke is capable of producing a contender. Until then, you are perfectly welcomed to leave your silly comments, LB. As long as you define "great" based on winning 1 particular game you won't ever be able to change your name to "Title Winner." #goblue
Actually he's my little brother.
I might be in as in showing up at Moe's.
My only hesitation is ruining some Mgobloggers fantasy by revealing I am not actually Steve Everitt.
LLOYD BRADY ?
Little bro is that of Ohio, because they act like it more and more each day.
Would like to make it to Moe's, but probably won't since I have to fly from Boston to Indy that day, then drive to Chicago...we'll see.
Anybody know of a gameday tailgate where we can stop by, put some money in a jar and get some grub? I'll pass on the AA's $50/head extravaganza....
I'll be there. Sounds like it'll be a good time, and I never get to go to the Ann Arbor stuff since i usually drive there on the day of the game.
Hey Seth...”mouth breather” MSU fan from tailgate here. We had a great time feeding you all day and listening to you wax poetically on the usefulness of advanced stats. Maybe if Al Borges had better explained to Devin Gardner that Michigan’s COLCQBSPB% (Crap Offensive Line Causing QB to Spit Blood) would be their downfall, Gardner would have removed himself voluntarily earlier instead of cowering short of the first down marker in the 4th quarter.
We also enjoyed your rhetoric on how MSU has a coach that is “just not very nice” and the players he recruits “just aren’t very nice” and our defense is full of “gangbangers”; I really wish we had a nice guy coach like Bo Schembechler, now that was a nice cuddly guy right? Also, the “gangbangers” on our team would love to teach their criminal ways to their UM brethren, especially guys like Clark, Touissant, and AJ Williams to name a few. We especially can’t wait for all the demands for Taylor Lewan to be suspended this week, oh wait that will never happen. (Also we would like you to beat Nebraska, so hopefully it doesn’t).
Gotta go, Fox News is running a special on bloggers that apologize in person for getting out of line but then run to their computers to distort the truth to their internet friends. See you next year!
So you admit you weren't one of the really nice guys Seth talked about, but rather one of the mouth breathers. In that case, quit crying you whiney ass bitch.
Let him alone. I made a nice ass of myself.
just 30 more consecutive wins and little brother will make the series a close one.
You are seriously going to take this moment to talk trash? Unbelievable.
Jeepers. That whole "nice people who end up yelling at each other because of this rivalry" meaning just didn't come across, did it?
We both made asses of ourselves.
As a native Chicagoan and avid mgoblog reader, this sounds like a great Friday night. I'll try and be there for sure.
Really wish you were not doing it at Moe's. The local alumni association has Michigan bars that contribute significant dollars to scholarship funds for local students attending Michigan. We would appreciate keeping the crowds there. They will do specials in addition.
We looked at those bars; unfortunately they were already having events since we were coming to this late. I'm happy with Moe's, even if they're not an AA bar.
On the Michigan bars in the area, but I'll still be there regardless!
I was in East Lansing too and, despite the game itself and the horrendous weather, quite enjoyed myself. I was smack dab in the middle of the student section decked out in maize and blue and the Spartans around me were surprisingly friendly.
I've been to the last 3 michigan games at MSU and i may never go back.
They have the worst bathroom and concession setup I've ever seen at any stadium. My buddy waited in line for over 30mins to go piss during the game. 1 tiny door for an exit AND entrance! Is there seriously any other stadium that's worse ?
Soldier Field even after the "remodel" isn't very good, but prior to the remodel it was so bad they would set up portapotties in the concourses because the bathrooms were so woefully inadequate.
But Chicago is pretty far away. Besides that, as I do every Saturday, I'm lining up all my stuffed animals from my childhood and drawing up X's and O's and demonstrating techniques and talking about schemes for most of the morning. It's kind of like a coaching clinic. The animals don't seem to really be absorbing the stuff though, which is too bad. May have to pull out my Phil Sims Halloween helmet from who knows how long ago, suit up, and go out there myself to show them how it's done.
Saturdays get a bit weird...
I want something that some of my sto-nerd friends can appreciate (think Harold & Kumar).
What time is the Q&A scheduled to start? Live in the city but work in the 'burbs, and Friday afternoon reverse commute is usually hellish, so need to plan a departure time.
Probably 7. Ish. You're our target demographic here so guessing you'll show up when everyone else from Deerfield, etc. do.
I would love to make it but am busy with a wedding (rehearsal dinner at the same time that night).
AWESOME. If i can get off work, i'm coming
I'll likely be there. Not that my presence means all that much as I'm a mostly silent observer (but long-time silent observer).
Depends on what time the fiance can leave her job at Mott and if she's driving out Friday night or Saturday.
Hopefully see you all Friday night.
You guys aren't going to the SLAYER show Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom?
Slayer's in town? That calls for a trip to Kuma's for a Slayer burger: a 10 oz. patty on a bed of fries with chili, caramelized onions, andouille, cherry peppers, monterey jack cheese, scallions and ANGER (which sounds Michigan football related, but I believe it's hot sauce).
You gave me heartburn just reading that.
But ya they are in town and I believe the football should be forced to go.
I am planning on being there. Should be fun.
I am planning on being there. Should be fun.
Edit: twice the fun. double trouble. herp dederp.