Now I know when to head up and visit family.
Save the Date! Spring Football Game on April 17 at Michigan Stadium
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday, April 17, at Michigan Stadium. The final practice is open to the public and will be held at a time yet to be determined.
Last year, Michigan set a spring game attendance record with an estimated 50,000 fans at the alumni flag football game and final team scrimmage. Michigan Stadium is in the final stages of a $226 million year-round renovation that will be completed prior to the start of the 2010 season.
Check MGoBlue.com for updates and announcements on the spring game festivities.
Hooray and all that, save the date. We may make plans for some sort of MGoEvent to take place in conjunction with the spring game, but there are still 3 months to plan, so it's a long way off.
1) Good to see that they'll be able to have it in the stadium, what with construction and all that. I wonder if they'll have some suites ready to go, and show them off to donors and the like
2) Speaking of tours, it will be interesting to see what other events the athletic department and University hold in conjunction with the spring game. Last year it was locker room tours and alumni flag football game. I've heard tell that another sport may play a regular-season contest before the spring game, but haven't been able to confirm.
3) Please please please just hold a full-team scrimmage. I know with a young team it's nice to get a little more, like, practice, but it's much more interesting for the fans if you play a game. 1v1s and 2v2s, have notable alumni coach the opposite squads or something.
4) First chance for Michigan fans to see Devin Gardner, Austin White, Jeremy Jackson, Ricardo Miller, Christian Pace, Stephen Hopkins, and Jerald Robinson in a Michigan uniform. JT Turner, Fitzgerald Toussaint, and the like for that matter, too.
Now I know when to head up and visit family.
I'll bring a spatula for the Mgoburgers.
SPATULAS ARE OVERRATED. PORTION OF 30-PACK BOX PREFERRED.
I'll bring MGoVeggieBurgers!
I'm vegetarian because I really love animals!
There's no fucking way you're serious. You have to be intentionally trying to annoy people who have a sense of social skills, right?
Consider it my resistance movement against all the OMG YOU'RE A MAN and OMG YOU'RE UGLY comments.
Edit: Serious about what? I really am vegetarian.
No, I mean this insipid e-flirting. Moronic heart emoticons in every post, etc. Just... don't.
We can blame the closet cases that "jokingly" ask her on dates every post for encouraging this, as well. 17 points for baking cookies? Come on, people. Act like you have interaction with a female outside of the internet.
Especially grilled, with mustard. Yeah, definitely grilled, and spicy mustard. I'm starting to get hungry already!
I'll bake MGoWhiteChocolateMacadamiaNut cookies!
I'll eat MGoWhiteChocolateMacadamiaNut cookies!
I was just going to bring a bag of MGoCheeseDoodles. Me, Loser. MGoJen, Winner.
I'll bring some mgobeer?
I will export Canadian MgoBeer (although not Molson Export which is crap).
again to the cold huddled masses of the lockeroom tour line.
Mmmmmmmm MGoWhiteChocolateMacadamiaNut cookies sound good!
you are not MGoUgly.
that you were not MGOCREEPY.
I've been waiting for this since November. Oh, Michigan football...how I miss thee.
Best news I've heard all day. Thanks Tim!
Let's do it
cleared it with the wife, we're ready.
I remember the days when I didn't have to do that...those were the days.
Of course, those days also involved me eating a lot more PBJ's and hamburger helper, so maybe they weren't the days.
I was once told by an old man, "A man will give away half of his food to get the other half cooked." At that point he had outlived 2 wives and was happily married a third time. Words to live by.
Already have some Michigan fans in Maryland planning their trip up... there is definitely more excitement for this than there even was last year. I think this could get to be a beautiful tradition- borrowed of course from other schools, but a great tradition.
Where in Maryland do you live?
I get to cheer for the offense and defense at the sime time!!
Are we loud (to support the defense/give the offense a hard time/prep them for away games) or quiet?
I'll be there with my MGoTribe (the wife and all 80 of the kids...actually we have 5 kids)
I will have to watch on the Internet here in Fla.
I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing is on BTN. They did it at Ohio State last year, and Michigan's will probably be more of an actual game than it was last year.
That would be great if BTN covers the Spring Game. I'm on the coast in NC and have no chance of making it up for the game. BTN is a lot better than trying to watch it on the internet
I'll be sure to roll my eyes at you, loudly state "WE ALREADY DISCUSSED THIS GEEZ", and play a recording of said discussion.
Last year was my first spring game and my first tailgate before the osu game. Is there any tailgating? I was at the AA golf course, is that gonna be open for the spring game?
Weather be damned - MGoTailgate! Education is over-rated. Will take kids out of school to make the trek.
I CANNOT wait for this! I've been to the last two spring games and they are just exciting as can be to be there.
Wonder if em0 will show up to the MgoTailgate and try to sabotage the festivities with his ignorance haha
He will get banned, then return in costume with a different name. Then he will announce that he has access to over 10,000 costumes so costume bans won't work.
Is that you?
Just reserved the hotel room for the weekend. 9 hours for my son's first spring game. The boy and I road trippin'...It'll be fine right? Yeah, it'll be fine.
There are already full suite mock-ups ready to go. I have been working there every day since February of '09 and you wouldn't believe the progress that is being made. The old press box is nothing but a hole in the ground, and the west side is starting to get carpet this month. The view is amazing through the glass on all levels. too bad this is the only time I will ever get to see the field from up there!
mega lotto at 121mm.
First Sping Game for me, and the tailgating should be EPIC! I'll make Chex Mix!
Here's hoping the BTN carries it
Would be nice if the BTN showed it. Have they done that for any teams to date?