I'm here until December 20, and our Internet connection where I'm staying is wonky at best...
Thanks for any help!
Anyways, when in Rome, do as the other Michigan fans in Rome do. Duh.
Go watch Roma instead. Francesco Totti is one fantastic footballer.
...but then you're watching soccer...
Pick up a Little Caesars Hot N Ready and head over to the Pope's
I am just waiting for the day when someone asks where to watch UM games in Bolivia.
Lake Titicaca, right?
I watched the 2004 ohio game at The Drunken Ship. It got rowdy and loud by the time the game ended. Still able to watch though - assuming the bar is still there, might be your only option.
I was abroad in the fall of 2008 and was able to catch games at the Drunken Ship in Campo di Fiori. Place is always full of Americans and was a nice piece of home if you're looking for that. They don't always have the Michigan game though, just the national games.
Plus, the place gets wild at night.
They're all Stanford or Louisville fans there.
/shows self out
un ristorante con la partita. Yeah, no help, I know, but at least I said it in Italian.
When you walk in the front door, take a left, go down two flights, take a right, walk through the Papal chambers, take a right, turn left at your 2nd door, go up two flights, take a left, the 3rd door on the right is a pimped out home theatre with a 70" inch flat screen. Direct TV too so you should be able to get the game. Enoy.
Try the coliseum. They probably won't have the game on, but if they do it will be totally worth it.
throw it up on the google bar maps site.
Drop by the Vatican. Let's just say that after the Weis era and Freakbass, Il Papa isn't a huge ND fan anymore.
[insert Hoke changing the tide of the rivalry with jersey sales in Saint Peter's here]
Credo Hoke mutavit cursum inimicitiatis. Heu, populus Romanus incipit illum credere. Numquam in annis milia velim cogitare. Vendendo tunicas Michiganensis in Basilica Sancti Petri bonum initium est.
...I flew out to Rome to kick off a week vacation in Italy on the same day as the Northwestern game this year, which unfortunately aired at 1am in Rome because it was a night game (in America). We stayed at three different hotels and each of them had an "ESPN America" channel that aired college football that night. It's pretty much luck of the draw if they choose to air a UM game but it's worth a shot.
on a cruise ship heading to Bermuda this Saturday. Not really relevant to where to watch in Rome, but I'm hoping the ship has ESPN? It's been awhile since I was on a cruise and it wasn't during football season.
The Cabins have a news channel and a couple of movie channels, that's it. Your best bet is if the ship has a sports bar, but I don't even know if they actually have sports on the tvs.
Near piazza Navona- ask them they might have it. They had the women's world cup there when we were in Rome over the summer
Uh, the Colosseum?
I've watched several of our bowl games on ESPN and ABC in Irish Pubs in Rome who often have Direct TV or some other satellite link. I spent a few minutes on google and called each pub until I found one that had the game.
The Drunken Ship's Internet website make it look like a very interesting place...
How do you speak American? :)
I can learn some American for that.
I confirm the Abbey. Nice location in the centro storico too
Trattoria della Hoke...if you need directions just ask any local and they will POINT the way.
Thanks for all the great suggestions - I can try a new one each week, it looks like...
Have we come to any consensus as to where to watch it?