I've lived in PHX/Scottsdale for about 5 years and it's clear that there are a ton of AZ people on this board, OSU has taken over way too many bars in this town....Have you found any good Umich bars to watch the games?
It's been a number of years since I was a student at U of M...has the use of 'Umich' become acceptable?
Class of '06 here. It's funny, I've heard it and said it before. It must be due to the domain name and e-mail address. I can say U of M all I want, but I need to bear in mind that U of M could mean Univ of Missouri, Minnesota etc. Same with folks who say "Tech" when refererring to Georgia Tech. If you're not in Georgia, "Tech" could mean Virginia Tech. (and vice versa)
Hey, fellow AZ Wolverine Fan! I live in East Mesa, but before I moved that far east, I always went to the Upper Deck in South Scottsdale. The guy that owns it went to MSU, but they have fans of both universities there watching the games on the big screens. They have several HUGE screens, so your game of choice will be visible.
I am glad to see that my wife and I are not the only ones to use "East Mesa" or "Northeast Mesa".
It is our code for:
NOT one of the many trailer parks or other areas of Mesa you may have seen on "Cops".
To the topic -- In my area it is hard to find sports bars that even serve breakfast for the early games, those that do are filled with Buckeyes or geriatrics from Iowa. I have settled for the big screen at home - the fact that no one complains at all the swearing is an added bonus.
...but I wouldn't mind watching them in Glendale in January 2011. Does that count?
somewhere in Sedona
With Tom VH of course!
Tom VH's house sounds like a good idea. He better have a good man cave.
Be sure you have proper paperwork on you at all times. If any law enforcement official happens to be a Buckeye fan, your ass will end up in Mexico.
Since you went there... I'll go there.
Why don't you read the bill, instead of regurgitating what you heard on the news:
For those that don't remember, some of the terrorists that flew planes into the World Trade Center were in Tucson, AZ learning to fly planes. They were here illegally.
If you think that the bill shouldn't exist because of possible discrimination... then I suppose officers shouldn't carry guns because somebody might get shot. How about a little faith in those that try to keep everyone safe day after day. If the officer breaks the law, take them to court and get them out of their uniform because they obviously don't deserve to wear it.
If a person has a drivers license from any state of the union, they will not be questioned about their legal status. You see, you have to be an American citizen in order to get a drivers license (except maybe in Utah).
Matt Leinart's house, obviously.
Upper Deck sucks IMO. For starters, they put Michigan and State in the same bar. The seating isn't all the good and gets crowded at times. Plus the only two times I have been there was to watch The Horror and OSU last year.
There is a BWW's in Gilbert/Chandler area that is owned by a Michigan fan that might be nice.
I am stuck down here in Tucson, anyone else live down here?
The fact that Upper Deck shares with State and has no seating upstairs has turned me away from that bar as well.
I'll check out the Chandler spot and see if TomVH can meet up
im in scottsdale and for the games im not flying in for i usually hit up zipps or goldies. good food and tons of tv and always a few michigan fans. i also get BTN at my house so that is a plus for those early games
the food at both is terrible, and so is the service. I have yet to discover any good michigan bars when at home, and neither has my family.
I don't live out there anymore but the Alumni Association used to watch the games at the Half Moon on Highland.
in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl
They put the UM alumni upstairs in this "loft" area, with tiny screens and everyone spread out all over the place. Just horrible. The president of the Phoenix UM alumni, even though he is otherwise a nice guy, really needs to have someone take that microphone out of his hands so that he would stop disrupting the game with all of his banal chatter.
Half Moon was a much better place, and easy enough to get to from all over the Valley (just off the 51), not sure why we don't use it anymore.
I am in N Scottsdale, anyone know of a bar that would be better?
Upper Deck sucks. Do you want to watch the game with MSU, ND, VT and GT fans. Me either. I'm in N. Scottsdale, 101 and Hayden. Early games I go to Temple Bar (thompson peak and Bell) for breakfast. Zipps on TP and FLW always has a group of people from MI. good to watch Wings games there too.
My buddy Cook, lives in Scottsdale. He is from Dublin, OH and is a very, very obnoxious OSU fan. I will send you his address, please show up at his house and demand he put on the Michigan game.
I live in Chandler, and I'm pretty sure my neighbor is a Buckeye. Just moved here last year, and haven't found a good football bar yet... the trick is finding somewhere that a) will show the game b) will be open at 9AM and c) isn't owned by Spartans or Buckeyes. I'd be down for an MGoBlog gameday at one of the local establishments though.
I'm moving out to the Bay Area, but for the guy who's stuck in Tucson... there was a good showing of Michigan fans at Fox & Hound up by Foothills Mall last fall. that's your best bet, in my experience.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
1475 W. Elliot Road
Gilbert, AZ 85233-5101
They have Michigan gear on every wall. About a dozen regulars (more depending on the opponent) every game day.
Ohio State fans are usually only there during the Michigan vs tOSU game.
Sounds like this is the place
Yep, it's a great bar. Don't go to the BW3's on gilbert and warner. You'll get beat up there.
Type in Michigan friendly sports bars. It'll give you every documented Pro-Michigan bar accross the U.S.