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I might get hammered for this but after the pregame pump up video, they should put together a variety of clips from througout the years of people saying how Michigan Stadium is quiet. Honestly, I think it will piss people off and cause the place to implode.
South Carolina plays a clip of Corso saying that South Carolina won't win the SEC ever. The place erupts.
when it wants to be. Perhaps more of the blue-haired senior citizens, you know the "Awww jeeze, these damn kids, I can't see! Harriet!" have decided to watch the football games from the comfort of their living rooms. I think it's louder now than before.
My worry is that a couple big Rees to Floyd connections for 6 will probably take the UM crowd out of the equation early. Get a lead on Michigan and things get crickety. I hope I'm 100% wrong about this.
last night on B1G Network they showed the 2009 Michigan victory over nd. Perhaps Colin forgot that nd is 1 - 5 at the Big House since 1997. Thar's right they are 1-4 in the last 5 games played at either stadium and 1 - 5 at Michigan. This looks very much like a home field advantage! Hmmm ... 1 - 6 anyone?
1-5 at the Big House? That is the kind of statistic I like to hear.
Michigan Stadium will never be as load as Autzen or some of the others, but when the game is big and the crowd is into it, it can be quite defeaning.
As for Cowherd, so what? He is a radio/tv personality trying to stir up talk and calls, so I'm not surprised he would make such assertions. He's a passionate sports fan but also one who is not opposed to putting his derrier on his head to protect against the elements. In other news, water wet, sky blue, no politics at MGoBlog, etc.
He has an ad for his radio show in which he brags about not caring if he's right.....he's paid to be "interesting." So if you care what he says, knock yourself out. He is as credible as Lou Holtz and as likable as Mark May.
i like mark may because of how he treats lou holtz, its funny
Twice. Maybe ND would've scored 3 points at home both those years.
Just wait until ND hears the intimidating sound of hundreds of sets of keys rattling on critical downs! That tinkling sound will bring the Irish to their knees (or at least have them genuflecting).
Put another way, I hate to admit it, but Cowherd's got a point. The stadium can get loud at times, but "raucous" is not how I'd describe the scene. I'm guessing the night game will be louder than most home games, but nothing that would make an SEC fan look up from their Jeremiah Weed.
I don't know if it has anything to do with the additions but it's certainly sounded louder on tv recently. I think the night game should be louder than usual as well.
1. Rough-sounding; harsh. 2. Boisterous, disorderly.
In the context of athletic events, definition #2 is more relevant. Michigan Stadium can verge on boisterous at occasional moments, but I'd never call us disorderly.
That doesn't mean we can't be damn loud, though.
is overrated in college football and in most sports. I think basketball is the only sport where it matters. Did home field advantage work for ND last week?
To get in the BCS picture you need to win at home and on the road.
"Home Field Advantage" is a dumb topic that dumb talking heads bring up when they have nothing else to say.
It isn't really a racous environment. Not like some SEC schools who are always always always loud as f%^k.
But he's dead wrong in saying THAT's why ND will win. Michigan fans are nitpicky...but they DO know how to get loud. And he completely ignores a big point...regardless of crowd noise, the Big House is a very intimidating stadium, it knows how to rally behind its team when it matters the most. And besides, I'm not sure how the Big house WON'T be loud for its first night game ever against a rival.
Of course, if ND takes an early lead and holds onto it...then that's a whole different issue.
But I highly doubt lack-of-crowd-noise will be anything resembling a key factor in the outcome on Saturday.
I think Cowherd says crap like this just to get people talking. He knows nothing about sports is only on T.V. because he pisses people off and then we watch to see what idiotic thing he says next. He rips off tons of peoples radio bits and articles and give no credit. I can't wait for the day when he is cancelled.
tradition of animal husbandry, like MSU, for example?
I'm not quite blue-haired, but I'm closer in age to that group than to college students. Over the years, I have sat in almost every (open) area of the stadium, including the student section. In all that time, I have never been bothered by someone standing, probably because I'm taller than average when I stand, and I stand when something exciting happens, such as a football game. I have also never had anyone ask me to sit down, probably because I see no need to stand in front of someone through the entire game, student section excluded, of course. I am also proud of the fact that that the couple next to me at the WMU game left with their very young daughters because of the heat and threatening weather, not because of raucous fans. Cowherd be damned. As a side note, I did not notice any coolers with surprises inside either.
I recently moved to Tennessee and attend their games (son is a graduate). These fans down south are so much louder than us. When the UT opponent is in a third down situation, the stadium erupts in even more noise. I attended the game Sat and, except for a few instances, only the students made noise. The other 90,000 need to stand up and make noise to give us the home field advantage all the time. (Good luck changing the UM stadium culture!)
WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT COLIN COWHERD TO MOTIVATE MY FANHOOD?
Do you really want the Michigan Stadium crowd to be like they are in the SEC? There are some college atmospheres that are loud and still collegiate, largely as a result of well organized, clever student sections (Penn State) or acoustics (Autzen) but the brand of hysteria they boast of in the SEC is not for me.
I'm actually proud that my school doesn't draw 80,000 to a spring game, like they do at Alabama. Sorry, but at least try to pretend there's an academic institution attached to the football program.
No offense, but this is such a Michigan fan point to make. Last time I checked, passion (iin this instance, loudness) for football and intelligence are not mutually exclusive (despite the fact that it seems that way). Also, what is the "brand of hysteria" that the SEC boasts? What does that even mean/how is this brand different than that of PSU, Oregon, etc.? There are plenty of things to make fun of regarding Alabama, but turning your nose up at the thought up a well-attended spring game is just kind of arrogant. As somebody who has lived down there, trust me when I say that there are a lot of things to make fun of them for, but loving their team enough to go to a spring game is far down the list.
Anyway, as a recent grad I'm dreading the day that I'll have to come back and start sitting outside of the student section. I remember being at the homecoming game in 2004 against Minnesota (the one with the game winning TD pass from Henne to Ecker), and a guy sitting in front of me sat stone-faced the entire game, not wearing a single article of Michigan clothing. Only at the very end of the game did I find out that he was a Michigan fan, which to be honest with you is ridiculous.
I've been to PSU, OSU, and Auburn, and all three were much louder. Sure, the Big House can get comparably loud on occasion (the stadium during the Toussaint run mentioned at some point in the thread was extremely loud on TV, but then again that loudness was mostly due to the weather and not any desire to "help" the team). Unfortunately, this is the way things are. If you don't want to stand all game, fine I guess (I can't even sit when I'm watching in the comfort of my own living room) but for goodness sake show some emotion, act like you want to be there. Anyway, it's all incredibly frustrating but there's really nothing anybody can do about it.
I was in the 2nd row at the Wester vs UM game last week and I cant tell you how many times I was yelled at and cursed at and told to sit the F#$@ down by UM fans. It was unbelievable. One guy was threatening me if I didnt sit down when out D had its back against the wall in the redzone a few times. I wont stop going to the games, but people like that need to stay home and watch where they dont have to yell at me to sit down while I'm trying to cheer on my team. I paid just as much for those seats as they did and I have every right to stand and yell for our team. That is what is wrong with the environment at our games. And that is why people dog us as not having a loud stadium. You cant tell me that 110,000 people cant get loud. But they cant get loud with people in the stands like the people that were behind me. That is what needs to change.
A few things come to mind:
1) It sucks to visit because the home fans are aggressive towards visitors. I believe we treat visitors very well in Ann Arbor and find places like Madison and Columbus difficult because of the shit people will do to you. People have gotten in my face and physical with me while at those games. No, I'm not instigating unless you call wearing a block M instigating.
2) Noise in the stadium. Camp Randall is louder and consistently loud. Mich Stadium can be loud but I have not heard it consistently loud. We sure could amp it up inside.
3) Standing? meh, doesn't mean raucous to me. To those who say you need to stand to be loud - not really. I enjoy standing and jumping as much as the next person but I can cheer just as loud sitting down. A side problem with standing the whole game is that my 4 year old blossiming Michigan fan son cant see the game at all. I have a problem with this and will avoid the home sideline and area close to the student section because I expect standing in those areas. If you want to stand the whole game, you can do so in your living room.
4) Screw Cowherd.
Michgoblue: Cowherd not a good sports reporter
I was in the front row at graduation in 2010 and it got pretty loud when President Obama took the field. If 85,000 can make alot of noise 114,000 should be able to.
Detroit Zoo Wolverine reacts after watching Cowherd
Is it Saturday night yet?
This is a tired old argument. Noise is great and adds excitement, and can affect the visiting team in certain situations, but it isn't going to win this game for us. We will win this games because we have better coaches and players, and our young players will be comfortable in the home environment.
Cowherd is as much a hack as the next one.
i blame the U of M football culture on zingermans
I usually only read the blog and never post. Just curious any word on a Maize Out for Saturday? I always wear maize to every game and so should everyone else that isn't in the student section. Even if it is that terrible "off colored" maize really old people wear. Thanks for the help.
You bet your ass it is
Just needs to happen more offen.
I honestly don't know how to be any louder. I cough up blood after every home (and away) game. Make sure you do the same.
.....is that Cowherd has no real reason to provide as to why he believes Michigan might lose, right? By real reason, I mean one related to the game itself, of course.
...break out a couch?
After going to games at Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State, Michigan has undoubtably one of the most apathetic crowds in the nation, and it starts and ends with the student section. But let's just keep peddling the "Oh well the stadium is outdoors so the noise ecapes" line, because Autzen stadium's extra 5 degrees of angling off of the fields plan e more than makes up for having 60,000 less people there.
It'll be pretty raucous tomorrow at night
What's going on Friday night?
I'll take intelligible fans who know when to cheer over brainless, loud meatheads anyday. No one complains about stadium noise when you're winning, so after this year hopefully that nonsense won't be brought up again.
I hate the fact that we're labeled as not loud; it bugs me to no end. All of my years as a student, I did everything I could to make noises.
I am now an Alumnus who is not rich enough to buy season tickets, so I've been ushering the past two seasons. Even in my "official capacity," I make noises. Even if the old lady usher I work with claims the "clapping hurts my ears."
Who the eff is Colin Cowherd?
Night games are different critters.
Penn State has gotten a reputation as a rowdy intimidating place to play, and it's because of their night games.
I grew up in PA and had members of my family attend Penn State. I've attended a number of PSU games. I gotta tell you, a Penn State game at noon against a non-rivalry opponent is nothing special. It's not like the night games at all. It's situational. Lots of passiveness and golf claps, just like at the Big House.
I have a feeling a Michigan night game will open some eyes.
Cowherd has said many times that people are way to invested in sports. He claims he is paid to be interesting, not to be right when it comes to sports. I do think he is interesting and brings up many points and topics that many other sports talking heads are scared to touch. He also intentionally pisses people off because drama brings him good ratings.
STOP LISTENING TO COWHERD!