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Big Chill - open thread
New Jerseys - like or dislike?
They look better on than off. Not something we want to wear regularly, though.
For the purpose of the game: love 'em. They probably should be a one and done use, though.
Because they are legit throwbacks that don't tweak them to look stupid like Nike does.
Also because they are absurd, perhaps even more so than Comley's hat.
Nice crowd. Looks about 90-95% UM fans too which is nice to see, considering how many MSU/OSU fans somehow make it too their football games.
Wow, the good weather means there really are 110,000 + at the game.
It might be almost as warm outside today as it is @ Yost!
Does this look like a fail watching it on TV? The fans aren't anywhere near the rink, and it doesn't look very lively in there. I don't know how a recruit with not much interest in hockey would be terribly impressed.
Michigan makes it 2-0!!!!
I would hope recruits are in a luxury box.
Is that allowed?
But I think only if it is an official visit.
Michigan's all-time leading rusher Mike Hart along with Sean Griffin. Good to see some Wolverine alums showing support.
Mike Hart is the man
Someday, I think he'd make a great Michigan coach. Or an AD, DB-stye
He has said he wants to coach someday and he bleeds maize and blue, great fit.
I love to see how much Mike Hart loves our school. I also love to see fellow former CC grads still continuing the CC to UM pipeline in Sean.
was at the regional in Fort Wayne, watching Michigan hockey play. I got to talk to him for a little bit, great guy.
The picture in HD on BTN is fantastic!
Not sure why they do not have the field mics on the broadcast. It is probably a lot louder than it sounds on the TV machine.
I'm pretty sure the atmosphere is absolutely electric there.
No, it was pretty tame. Just got back, it started to get mega cold and finals studying is calling.
The ice looks terrible. You can hardly read any of the logos under the ice. I'd be pissed if I paid a lot of money for ice advertising. Oh well, our team seems to like it.
I'd say the ice looks a lot better than the ice from the game at MSU in 2001. I watched part of the replay of that game last night and the ice looked pretty snowy.
is fine. The reason you can't see the writing is that they put more water down overnight to make it better. I'm sure you can see the writing just fine in the Big House.
Holy shit, Lawrence Kasdan went to Michigan? How's that for a coincidence, born in Morgantown, and goes on to go to Michigan.
You've got to feel for Hogan who gets hurt just before the game.
Kind of a weird injury. Goalies typically stretch a ton so they don't pull their groins.
WTF kind of hats are the MSU coaches wearing? They look ridiculous.
Mike Babcock could pull it off. These guys can't.
With that stare of his, Mike Babcock could pull off a pink tutu.
I'm your huckleberry
I was little disappointed and remain disappointed in the coverage of the event, rather than the game. Aside from acknowledging it's being played outdoors, there's been too little of the extra stuff.
It would be fun to see the Marching Band slip/slide all over the ice.
OSU's band marched last week on their rink, I was willing to spend a lot of my life karma to see they guy dotting the I wipe out but no such luck.
No liveblog for this momentous event!?
I'd guess all the mods are at the game. I know I would be if I didn't live over 1000 miles away.
Whoever thought this up - kudos to you!!
It's got to be pretty cool to be the guy who scored two goals in front of the largest crowd ever. Let's get him the hat trick!
No one would be able to reach the ice with a hat.
It would be fun to watch fans try. Anyone who reaches the ice should get FREE PIZZA!
it'd be dominos
from Goldfinger. Top-Hat would make it no problem
Put a roof on the Big House (sacrilege I know) and you could play all sports there. Well, maybe not baseball or rowing.
Well, you could, but then you'd have tons and tons of empty seats for most events. Think PSU basketball (or the Pistons at the Silverdome, before they became good).
God bless the person who thought of this.
Just dropping by here from my phone at the game, and yes it is electric here (I'm looking at you .ghost.).
Can I get a big LOL at Mickey Redmond's hat? Don't tell him I said that, though. He could still kick my ass. That makes me wonder, who would win in a fight between The Mick and Red Berenson?
I have really missed FSD and Mickey, so nice to see him here.
I think we should play all of our games on olympic rinks, more ice + speed = awesome for us.
I have to agree with what the announcers have said (along with all their interviews) as a player you dont notice it that much.
Olympic Ice feels a lot different. A lot more open space everywhere- neutral zone transitions, more important to use all the lanes, harder to play D in the D zone, a lot more room to cover.
I've only played on a rink that big once, and it was a lot harder to play D. They had more room to make moves coming into the zone, and it probably didn't help that I was pretty slow.
I think it's time to change your tagline.
I have a personal vendetta against him
Would James Ross play hockey here as well?
This about as bang-bang as you can get.
Whew that was close!
I know I shouldn't be this susceptible to advertising, but I really want something off the Arby's $1 menu after staring at the boards. I wish they delivered.
That was scary. Correct call, but we were fortunate there that it didn't make it in in time.
Puck was clearly going in, the goalie knocks the net loose (and I don't think he was pushed into it by an offensive player, could be wrong as I wasn't exactly paying attention to that part of the video), no goal.
I know it's the right call by the rules, but DAMMIT.
that they didn't call it obvious and iminent after watching the replay. That really probably should have been a goal, even by the rules.
EDIT: Looking at it again from the Big Ten Netowrk website highlights (http://www.bigtennetwork.com/subindex/video?bcpid=587214471001&bclid=111...), I can see why it was waved off. If the State player hadn't of taken the second whack at it and the puck had rolled itself into the recently vacated net space, I think they would have counted it, but the puck was clearly out (again, shown well on the highlights) precisely when the net came off, so play is dead, so the whack after doesn't count, intnent to blow the whistle possibly comes into effect for the exact timing of the whistle, if you wanna argue that, (wow I hate that rule, even when it possibly helps the team I cheer for) and since the State player did hit it again, one can't say absolutely 100% the puck would have gone in without the dead-play strike and since it was ruled no goal on ice, it stood. Hunwick did knock the net off without offensive help, but it wasn't purposeful (or at least not obviously purposeful) so the whole above chain of events is still triggered. I still think it should have been a goal, but I guess I get why it wasn't considered obvious and iminent.
I know that this comes way later, but...
I'm pretty sure Hunwick got pushed by an offensive player. Though there was a player from each team barreling in toward the net, I'm pretty sure Hunwick got pushed into the post when the players were all flailing around for the puck.
Also, what the other guy said, hitting the puck after the net's off makes it null.
Interestingly, nets aren't technically off immediately upon dislodging. If the peg/mooring is at least partly/mostly still in the post, and still in the ice partly, then the net can be off the goal line and still be "on". It looked like it had fully dislodged, but it was close. For example, if they use rubber pegs instead of metal, the peg can bend a little. Could happen with metal too, but less likely.
I was arguing that the rule itself is dumb. By the rule, they got the call right. A horrible break for MSU (would it have swung the game? I doubt it, we'd have had the momentum for a little bit but that can only do so much when your second line would be a good match for the opponent's fourth), but if anyone outside of the teams involved is at fault it's the rules committee, not the referees who got the call right according to the letter of the law.
we want FOUR!
This is fun to watch!
I like how hockey commentators don't do the "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLL" thing like they do in international soccer.
Amazing glove save for MSU
I am so mad that I'm not there : (
This game is GREAT! I love experiencing a historical moment like this....GO BLUE!!!
Oh and hats off to our Athletic Department for a job well done!
Carl Hagelin PLAYING THE VIOLIN!!!!! THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!! Please someone who is good at making those videos, do that!
PS those lights look real nice!
But I'm guessing they won't have any in the U.P. Dang.
I'm in your boat man. Guarantee they don't have that promotion going on up here. I was pissed a few years ago when I tried to get the deal for the Tigers game.
is an ass -- but then most of you knew that already.
The more I think the Red Wings and Canadiens should have played there last night and made it a double-header! Would have been awesome!
I love the hat Mickey Redmond is rocking.
In Soviet Russia, puck slaps you!!!
Good thing the outdoor game is not here this year, like last year. It's 37F and pouring rain. Not sure the Ice would hold up to that. Outdoor hockey is awesome though, looks awesome there. Go blue!
Camera angles for sure!
we were 4th in the CCHA (we being Northern Michigan). Unusually good year thus far. Can't wait 'til Michigan comes to town in February.
I love the shadows on the ice. It's like an old-time after-school hockey game.
State's coach was this close to lapsing into whine and cheese mode at the post period interview.
He acted like a guy out of answers today.
It's official. Big Chill joins the Guinness Book of World Records.
World's shortest man, He PingPing (sporting the maize and blue), salutes all Michigan fans around the world!
Largest attendance in Michigan Stadium history.
We want MORE!!!
You're not a sieve, you're
You're not a funnel, you're
You're not a vacuum, you're
a black hole
You're not a black hole,
You just suck!
Hagelin was camped out on the doorstep with nobody on him. First goal of the game was deflected off a defender's stick.
How is there 113,411 people in attendance? There aren't as many people on the field as in a normal football game. That is crazy though.
There must be more people in the suites, press boxes and club seats than there were for football games.
This record may stand for some time, because our capacity is going to go down a bit as they widen more aisles in the next couple of years. It might not be broken until the next round of expansion.
Especially seeing that there were a bunch of extra people for the Stadium re-dedication ceremony. Do they have extra security/concessions people there or something?
Maybe the football team is in attendance...
We didn't quite sell out the suites or club seats for football this year. I'm not sure if they were offered specially for this game, but if so, that might explain it.
BLOWOUT! Suck it Sparty...
Hail to the victors valiant!
And the extra point!
upon further review....
the play on the field was confirmed...goal
"you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again....."
That way Michigan defeats MSU by a touchdown.
This will help recruiting in two sports...if you are there and you aren't impressed, you aren't impressible.
Dear God - The rout is on. What a shame!
No doubt the Freep will say something tomorrow like
"Michigan fails to score on every shot in Big Chill"
"Rodriguez fails to bring 115,000 to Big House"
I was thinking the same thing. Freep article tomorrow: "Big chill... not that cool".
The Headline will be Michigan gets first win at the Big House over MSU or OSU in the RR era.
One more goal and we top the 1995 Purdue game in scoring.
"Might be the best field goal Michigan has had all year" I laughed, and then got sad.
Wouldn't 6-0 be a perfect final score?????
2 min left, the POST disagrees with you.
Is he available for the Gator Bowl!
Man, Hunwick is not a big guy. When he drops in the crease, he looks like a kid.
But the dude can play goal.
Would have been nice if they had brought in a decent team that could give Michigan a game.
Nope, I'll take a teabagging of MSU any day, thank you very much.
NMU I'm sure would be glad to come down and give U of M a run for their money. When those two play in Hockey it's the only time I root against Michigan ("root" is such a strong word, though), it's weird.
/plug for NMU hockey
Any win against MSU is a good win - just enjoy it.
Our top line can compete with Michigan, but we have absolutely no depth and you can't get away with that in a sport where you're changing lines every 40 seconds.
113,411 most people at Michigan stadium ever? Did we expect it to beat Uconn?
nice to see good defense being played at the Big House. shut out baby.
Of a Dave Brandon Bitch Slap...
Amaizeing work by Hunwick at the end of the game.
Shutout in the Big House!
Why did the announcer keep actually SAYING shutout? Has he never been around a hockey game before, ever??
He knew what he was doing. Announcers want a close game.
on the Michigan players faces!
The game, the record....all if it was just goddamned awesome. Makes me mighty proud. Some "Hello.." threads tomorra perhaps?
Nice fireworks show at the end too.
The recruits there have got to be loving this.
Michigan won 5-0 for anyone that's wondering. (Couldn't find it on the thread, looked it up on Yahoo sports)
Hopefully we get some football commits as a result.
Anyone know if there will be a torrent of the game? Don't have BTN here, and couldn't find a live stream.
I know it isn't helpful now, but the game was streamed on foxsportsdetroit.com as long as you were outside of the FSD viewing area. I don't know if they archive the footage for rewatching the game, but it couldn't hurt to check.
Sooo many scores! Go blue!
It is kind of nice that the largest crowd ever attending a hockey game got to see Michigan stomp MSU. Here's to being on the good side of a rivalry beatdown. Let's see some more of that next fall please.