It was awesome to see the wave at Saturday's game; I'm glad that we were finally in a position to be able to do it without worry that the game could go either way. However, it appears as though, in the wave's nearly year long absence, that those students who start it have forgotten the three basic rules of the wave:
1. Never, ever, start before the fourth quarter.
- Don't start before the fourth quarter, because you never know what's going to happen in the rest of the third
2. Never, ever, start while the other team has the ball.
- If the other team has the ball, as fans we are supposed to try to throw them out of their rhythm. If the fans are preoccupied with watching the wave, or anticipating its arrival to their section, they won't bother with third down screaming or anything like that.
3. Never, ever start if Michigan is not winning.
If you remember, the wave started with about 9 minutes left in the third, with Western having the ball and they ended up having one of their longest drives of the game (15 plays for 80 yards).
At least we had the lead.