My sister in law noticed that the band mostly played to the east side of the field for the first time in our memory. Her comment was that that was "where the rich people were sitting". We enjoyed it because we are more east than west (southeast to be exact) and could actually hear most of the music. I also hate the fact that I no longer have the yards gained passing and running on the scoreboard. grrrrr!
The band played east? No stats on the scoreboard?
said in the presser that the stats would be fixed before UTL. Just a computer problem.
In my experience the band has always played facing towards the east. It seemed no different Saturday.
The bad was once on the opposite side, facing west, but it was moved to within the student section sometime in the last 10 years.
Sorry, but I'm kinda getting tired of all the posts about problems with the stadium/gameday experience.
I know that we just had our first game and such.
But just in the past 3 or so hours I have seen posts on:
Pop Evil when players fill tunnel
Advertising in Michigan Stadium (kinda)
Was the Band miked up
The Band playing east
These are fine, I guess, but it seems that they could have been consolidated in some way. I would much rather see talk about the game itself, the players, coaches, etc rather than all this other noise.
If you really hate the thread, nobody is making you click on it. All of the topics to which you refer have descriptive titles. It's not like you clicked them by accident.
Discretion and choice are your best friends...
I've got to agree, this place has a tendancy to turn into a bitch fest. Whine about this, bitch about that (especially after a win wtf!!). I get it, I have beef with some of the stuff too (ahem, advertising creeping its way into the stadium), but I try not to really get into it around here. There's already just toooooo much bitching. My opinion, go tell ur wife/gf, thats what they're there for. Sometimes its straight up mLive around here... and that is so so sad
Funny you complain about bitching of stuff, and agree with person bitching about amount of threads that could be consolidated
The band's been playing east the past few years. And all of the "rich" people sit on the west side of the stadium. It was a great game to open up the Hoke era. Why is everyone finding a reason to bitch?
Because the team was so perfectly flawless, we don't have anything to worry about...? .... ....
Or because there was not enough contiguous game to figure out what the team really can and can't do.
This thread is about the game atmosphere and there are tons of people bitching about the game atmosphere, which is what I was referring to. Can talk about the game itself all you want as that could be valuable conversation.
in fact I am sure of it. Note that I said that I enjoyed the band more not less. Looks like I am not the only one who missed the stats and I am glad that they are fixing that.
I have been going to games since 1957 so I guess I do enjoy the game day experience or would not have gone to the last 300 games or so. Thought the board was just such a place where somewhat off topic subjects could be shared. My "hippie" sister in law is a Lutheran school teacher. Not sure why she comes in for name calling. She was just happy to hear the band better for a change.
Brandon tweeted yesterday that more stats, yd line etc. need to be on scoreboard. according to btn.com
OMG. complanit after complaint after complaint.
and none of them are about the true tragedy of new aspects of the stadium: NO TROUGHS IN THE MEN'S ROOMS
cotdamnit, people. get yur shit together and complain about stuff that actually affects the game day experience.
Seriously, troughs are the most efficient way to move hoards of people through the mens bathroom.
I wish I had enough points to give you a +1. Hell a +1000.
As long as I can still pee in a trough full of ice at the Brown Jug after the game, I can deal with it. I guess.
I will say, come November, the strategically-placed rows of ceiling heaters in the bathrooms at the stadium are a fantastic, fantastic touch.
content. I found myself looking to find basic information at times. Yes, I missed the running stats.
How were there so many computer glitches? That has to be one of the easiest trial runs coming up to gameday.
Michigan sports television just converted their entire operation--control room, all broadcast equipment, etc.--from standard def. to HD. This after having moved from the space at Crisler Arena to essentially a storage room in the east tower of the stadium. That operation runs the new scoreboards, too.
TS Sports, the vendor, has been working for 3 months to install the boards and to get everything to operate properly. There were a number of unforeseen interruptions not the fault of TS or MSTV, including a major f-up Friday night that required the TS guys to work all night to fix it in time for game day.
Your "easiest trial run" involved a lot more than just pressing the "on" button.
There will be noticeable differences for ND - like LOS yard line and running stats.
See my comment in the advertising thread. Tell your hippie sister to quiet down. You should stop complaining...
Watched Michigan, a 4th would have been nice, but was not to be.
What else is there?
Yeah, the new scoreboard will take some getting used to. The old one was very straightforward. I really like the new one, but will have to learn where to look for stats, etc.
If they're playing to the east, it is really only because that is the direction that the band--as a whole--is facing. They've been in those seats for at least five years now.
Are you talking about the band playing toward the east during halftime? It could be that the rich people sit there, or if you actually take more than a second to think about it, it's probably because the east never gets any music pointed their way when the band is on the field. Breakdown of which direction the band is pointing (pregame):
North: the beginning of The Victors, most of Varsity, 1/4 of Let's Go Blue, and the trio when the band is leaving the field after pregame.
West: M Fanfare, the end of Varsity, the Star Spangled Banner, The Victors trio (2x when the players come out), and 1/4 of Let's Go Blue.
South: the opposing team's fight song (which isn't necessarily a plus, but it's there), The Victors trio and break strain, and 1/4 of Let's Go Blue.
East: 1/4 of Let's Go Blue.
Sorry if I forgot something in there, but it seems to be pretty accurate to me.
Also, the west gets almost all of the halftime music, the forms are tailored to the home sideline, and I'm not going to mention the songs played in the stands since they're mic'd now. My guess is you're looking for another reason to complain and get people all concerned about another way that Michigan is selling out and ruining the tradition, but the fact is it was time for the east to hear some music.