Go to The Game. Root for Michigan. Fuck Ohio State.
Go to The Game. Root for Michigan. Fuck Ohio State.
I was guilty of this in 2005.
So as someone who has been a part of the 12th man in Seattle, the fans are not great people. Sure they're loud as fuck (seriously), but they're huge d-bags. They fight (as in unprovoked fisticuffs) for no reason other than wearing the wrong color. Seriously, I saw a fight go down during the second half of an PRESEASON game when the Hawks were up 30. Who fights in those situations? Honestly, they're like Ohio fans.
Does it look good and sound good? Sure. But do you really want the Michigan stadium crowd to get the same reputation as an Ohio type crowd, personality and hospitality-wise? Do you want people to come to Ann Arbor, watch a game, fear for their lives, and then leave, thinking all the while that they are better off for being able to leave the anus of the universe?
Me neither. Let's not sell our souls for some noise.
Being loud does not equal being a huge douche. How hard is it to make noise when the players motion for you to make noise?
The fans of Nebraska disagree with your thesis that either you can (a) have a loud stadium full of jerks or (b) Michigan Stadium. There are happy mediums - people always go to extremes.
Right on man, I have been saying this for a while. We are not live at all during games. imagine what 115,000 could do if we were the 12th man! It makes a huge difference imo.
I'll blame Borges if it happens this year!
Kyle field gets insanely loud. Heck, we tell during time outs so the opposing team has no chance to communicate.
Go to The Game, yell, and get in Braxton's head.
If you can't go to The Game, at least make sure your tickets go to a Michigan fan.
All my tickets are set for use by M alums and myself.
A win this weekend will be a big help. I'm worried how much red there will be if (when?) we lose and the offense can't score a TD
I was at this game it was hard to see that much red!
Was awful. Tried to leave a few minutes early because I felt sick listening to it, but couldn't get out up the stairs because too many other people had the same idea.
Thank you students for not being the cause of this. And thank you students for not selling your tickets to Nebraska fans. And thank you students for ruining ohio's chant at the big house. Since our alumnis sat there and did nothing or sold their ticks to a Jalen rose "fuckeye"
I take it, from what I make of your barely-literate post, that you somehow blame alumni (that is already a plural, sport; no need to add an 's' to make it plural) for the appearance of Michigan Stadium during the 2009 OSU game. You seem to think it was all due to faithless "alumnis" who sold their tickets to OSU fans.
I don't know where you got that idea. You probably just made it up. It isn't true. You are wrong.
The fact is that in 2009, the Michigan Athletic Department was in the midst of a large ticket-banking program; preparing for the wholesale seat re-numbering and aisle-widening projects in connection with the Stadium renovation. Thousands of banked tickets which could not be sold as regular subscrption season tickets were instead sold as package, single-game or special temporary season tickets. Those tickets were snapped up by brokers and resold on the open market.
This story -- the true background on the '09 game -- has been explored many times at MGoBlog, by myself among others. You apparently weren't paying attention. That scene from the '09 game was not repeated in 2011. Not because the '09 team sucked and the '11 team was great. Rather, it was because the reconfiguration of the main bowl had been completed for the 2010 seaon and by '11 settled into permanent season ticket subscriptions.
Before you go off acting snotty again in the future, I suggest that you make certain you know what you are talking about.
I had forgotten about that, but yes I remember now
It's a low bar.
Thanks for keeping this little corner of the internet honest. Why let facts get in the way of a good post, eh?
It's so tiresome to have people trot out the 2009 game as "proof" that selling your ticket automatically allows the rival to overwhelmingly invade your home field. Tickets up for sale get bought up just as much by home fans as away fans., and even if the rival fans scoop up a percentage higher than 50% of the 4000 or so tickets floating around for sale, it's not like they're all going to be concentrated in one section of the stadium where they will feel comfortable being obnoxious. I've been to many an Ohio State game and there is always a couple of Buckeye fans sprinkled around my section, and they pretty much keep quiet.
You don't want Ohio fans making hay in your stadium? Stand up and cheer louder than them. There will be more of us than there will be of them. I guarantee it.
Note to coaches: You can assist in this effort by exceeding expectations and having the team be competitive in this game.
is any indication, there will be plenty of red. There have been 2-4 thousand tickets available every week since the beginning of the season
If you like Michigan football enough to have season tickets, why would you sell off the biggest home game of the season? Especially since most of them end up in the hands of Bucknuts. You don't see similar seas of Maize in their stadium on away years, in fact the whole thing is red
Thanksgiving weekend. And this year, I believe, the beginning of Passover. You're preaching to the choir here re: selling tix to Buckeyes, (I don't even trust the spreadsheet, selling 2 for my mom at face value), but I do know some people need to be with family that weekend....
Hanukkah! My sister would not be happy with me for that faux pas.
considered selling them myself. The 2 seats to my right in my section and row are asking for $200. I'd consider that since it would reduce my overall season ticket costs for next year.
but, I will be there to see us beat the Buckeyes.
I just hope it's not already too late.
The back-to-back losses to MSU and Nebraska may have caused some fair-weather fans to ticket dump for cash without much thought to what happened back in 2009 game.
If I wasn't already visiting family that weekend I'd definitely go. Would love to go to a UM-Ohio game.
Sorry, can't justify driving from cbus to watch this product...and don't know any other M fans.
Eh, you probably don't and are probably a good person, but I deride your decision making in this instance.
That's probably the reason you have -99794 points.
can we give him an even -100,000???
I was up to about 300 when I accidentally double posted the Ace Williams "transfergate" article pretty much simultaneously with someone else a few weeks ago...that’s when the bomb was dropped.
In all honesty the thought of selling them on here didn't even occur to me at the time, I will certainly remember in the future.
Wouldn't drive from Chelsea to see the same plays that have driven me nuts since the PSU game. Shoot, I was predicting the plays they would run and the number of yards they were going to lose in the 4th quarter of the Nebraska game. Totally unacceptable. Major issues way beyond OL and QB. We're talking major division and turmoil on this team, and Hoke doesn't know what to do about it. Serious, serious problems. Listening to Hoke on the pre-game show before the NU game, he's delusional. I've never seen a team do the things this team is doing. Week after week, and no change. It's the most insane thing I've seen in Michigan football since richrod's defenses. And I've been following M football for almost 50 years.
You shittin me, Clark?
I'll be there, as will my wife for her first football game ever.
Read this blog and go into the spreadsheet and buy tickets?
WON'T SELL to non-mgoblog people though
And they'll know that because we force every buyer to click a "I Confirm I am a Michigan Fan" button?
That's like saying making people click the "I Am Over 18" button prevents underage adolescents from getting onto porn sites.
I was just about to go make a post requesting tickets. /s
Damnit, they're onto us!
Fortunately, Thanksgiving is actually on Thanksgiving this year, so with my Saturday now clear and without any need for me to explain my way out of family events (wife's family couldn't care less about football, which is a bone of contention around this time of the year), I will be cheering on the Wolverines barring catastrophe.
Well if they could care less, then clearly they care some.
I'll be there and I sure as hell won't be bringing a buckeye fan with me.
a terrorist if you sell your tickets to an Ohio fan. Don't do it. America. Woooo.
Considering it sounded like a home game for Michigan at Northwestern, I don't think you need to worry about it.
Their stadium is always half fans of the opposing teams regardless of who is in town to play them. This is due to a) NW fan apathy & b) large alumni networks in Chicago from all the B1G teams
Hearing that horrid, vomit inducing, shit stain chant in our stadium, OUR STADIUM, was one of the saddest moments I've ever felt as a Michigan fan. Especially considering that game was never really out of reach, score-wise.
This will be the first time I'm back for a game since 2011 OSU. I will be in the student section, lined up at least 2-3 hours before kickoff to get as good a seat as possible. If the student section is not full at least 20 mins before kickoff, then I honestly won't know what to believe anymore. I don't want Braxton Miller to even be able to hear himself think for an entire 60 minutes.
Will be tough to fill the student section considering a ton of students won't even be on campus. Of the people I normally go to games with, only one of them is coming back for the game.
Tickets are going as low as $35 on the student facebook groups. Definitely more people looking to sell than buy.
My sister is from metro-Detroit and the folks are bitching that she hasn't been home all semester and needs to stay an extra day for 'family'.
Someone needs to convince parents (all parents, not just yours) that FaceTime is an acceptable substitute to physical presence.
To this modern contrivance called "a car." You can drive to Ann Arbor from Metro Detroit and visit. Or you could, you know, drive to Ann Arbor for a football game and go home afterwards. Only about 80-90,000 people do it every other weekend in the fall.
as an out of stater- i had to give up the 1995 ticket as a student b/c I was at home all weekend.
tough one to miss out on, but I watched with my Dad, so no regrets.
You will not have to go 2-3 hours before kick off to get a good seat. I strolled in 30 minutes before kick off for Nebraska and was in row 8.
Students are trying like hell to sell their tickets on CL. There are a ton of tickets flooding the market right now. Regardless of the game this week, the earliest you would need to arrive to get within the bottom 10 rows would be 1 hour before, at best.
ND was the only game that I had to line up 3 hours early for and was still in row 15.
Wouldn't it be better to, like, see the game, in about Section 26 at about Row 45?
What is the attraction with the bottom ten rows?
I was there in 2009 and it was awful. I also overheard many people near the end of the Nebraska game this year saying they weren't coming back for OSU. I told them they should. Hopefully it was only emotion and a few weeks inbetween will help them see the light!
GO BLUE!! BEAT OHIO!!
almost nothing worse than the douchebag that needs to bring his buckeye friend to the game.....if they don't take you to ohio, you don't need to bring them here.....
Not all OSU fans are worthless. Some are called friends. You are probably the one who would get a drink spilled on you or thrown at you while at the Horseshoe. Grow up and realize everyone cheers for their favorite team and sometimes that team is not Michigan.
Yeah, they're called "Michigan fans."
Everyone cheers for their own team. Some teams just have a much larger percentage of assholes among those who cheer for them.
Just for that, I'm going to make sure to get a hold of some tickets for my Buckeye friends
Bot 4 together off Stubhub, which would have probably otherwise gone to the Bucks.
and a smack in the butt as you walk past.
Agreed and as a student, I hope there won't be any Ohio fans in the student section.
is supporting your team when they're down. Not getting angry that it hurts your feelings when they lose. Nobody's accepting mediocrity, but if you don't support Michigan in a game vs. Ohio State, I'd question whether that person has a basic understanding of what it means to be a Michigan fan.
Stop ordering tickets. Your problems will be solved.
To the asshole who down voted this, fuck you.
Coming from you.
As a student I'll still be there, but I wish I had more time home.
ill be home wed, thurs, and Friday until afternoon until we drive back. But you only get 2 games against Ohio in the Big House! can't miss out!
To the second Monday in October like ours. On second thought DO NOT do that. I wish they would move ours to the 4th Thursday in November!
this page has more than 25 viewers, so someone explain to we why the OP only has +25
step it up, people
I have now upvoted.
On your Iphone?
Do not disappoint me.
Quite simply actually. You open your web browser, which allows you acces to this thing called the "Internet." In the web address box, type "mgoblog.com." Then on the right side, you will see this thing called "MGoBoard." Press the link for this thread and then select the green arrow to up vote.
I don't know how to up vote on my ipad
This is amazing.
Not my place to tell people what to do with their tickets, but if you're not going to the OSU game then what exactly is the point of having season tickets?
I don't remember it being a problem in 2011 with students on thanksgiving break. The student section was still full.
I just hope people haven't already sold their souls after the msu and nebraska disasters. I think everyone that sells their ticket to a piece of shit buckeye shouldn't be allowed to get tickets next year. Same thing with parking passes in Crisler.
Unfortunately after the Senior Day festivities were completed.
I'm making a big weekend out of this. Basketball Game Fri, Hockey Game Friday night and The Game Saturday.
Have no idea why most wouldn't want to do the same.
That sounds like the perfect weekend. Wish I lived in Ann Arbor.
Weekend trifecta of wins! I haven't had a perfect UM sports weekend in a long time....it would be the perfect time for one!
But we will also be at the basketball game.
but I sold four other tickets six months ago, for a $700 profit. That additional cash allowed me to go to Evanston and East Lansing this year to support MY team on the road. So I can't fault others for doing the same.
a little like being a whore ? /s
AND HELL YES I'LL BE THERE!
for paying as little as possible for tickets. Especially when I paid $700 in psd's this year.
Sweet jeebus, WHO would neg this?
At least until Sunday for him.
I'd rather lose by 50 in front of a blue crowd than by 3 in front of a red crowd. And I'd rather win by....hell, you get the picture.
This. A thousand times this. I hate to call people out but a lot of these old timers really piss me off -- I was too young to really appreciate our last national championship, and got into the game during the RR era so my perceptions of success aren't skewed to unrealistic expectations. To me, being in AA in the fall is it's own reward, even if the team is "underperforming."
before I sell them to a scalper or a Buckeye.
My husband, two kids and I drove up in 2011 on thanksgiving day after having a Thanksgiving "breakfast" at home. We had a great weekend. I wish we were doing it again this year.
I was sitting beside 2 Ohio fans who were booing our seniors. Sad thing was my daughter and I were the only ones around us dressed in the maize and blue.
There has never been a senior class that has dealt with such adversity.
Really? These guys won a BCS bowl game, and have played in two more. They'll play in another this year. Let's keep some perspective here.
They have had a lot to deal with. Sure they have had good times and bad times which equates to the adversity they have had to deal with including a coaching change, NCAA investigation and the closing of Blimpies. That is adversity to me.
... during the Nebraska game, some of the Michigan "fans" around me bitched and moaned so much I wished they had sold their tickets to Nebraska folks.
I hope I am never in the situation where I can't use my OSU season tickets, but I have a hard time getting too upset at people who sell to the highest bidder.
Big time college football (this isn't just an UM issue) has made the conscious decision to maximize money at the expense of loyalty. Michigan sold lifetime Victors Club memberships that were supposed to guarantee people their seats a generation ago. But, as times changed, they just backed out of the deal and made the people who had bought the memberships pay PSDs.
So yeah, it sucks to see the stadium filled with OSU fans. But, if they are the more passionate ones willing to pay a higher price, I guess that's life. I just can't get on board with getting upset with someone who chooses a couple hundred bucks over some sort of one way loyalty.
...here's a Michigan fan that needs 2 tickets.
Not that I would want this to ever happen, but having The Game in October would help mitigate this problem.
Whoever downvoted this post can go smell some ass.
Yeah my dad kept hinting that I should sell our tix. There is no fucking way I'd sell tix to a game I can attend especially when it's The Game. A true fan changes plans (if possible) to be able to attend in my opinion
I live out of state and sell a fair number of my tickets. But I donated my 4 OSU seats to Mott Children's Hospital. The community relations office there gifts them to a patient and family. Was fairly easy to do. FYI.
Wouldn't miss this game for any reason. The people who sit near me by and large feel the same, even if the team hasn't won as much as we hoped.
Don't let any of them in our stadium.
I was not here in 2009 but I have too many nauseous memories of Crisler being filled to the roof with green and being drowned out with Sparty cheers. I have a hard time believing the same thing happen in the Big House.
Say it ain't so!!!
But on a positive note, I'm living in MI again, so if anyone needs to get rid of tickets...hint hint.
I'm going to the game. Navy blue is all I got though, its not Scarlet so theres that.
I don't like when coaches try to tell students or fans what to do.
I like it when Saban did it, but right now Hoke does not exactly have that much behind him. Now, if we win then he will be able to rip the fan base and should do so if the crowd contains to many buckeyes.
No season ticket holders either directly in front of us, or in back. Have had some good luck for the most part, a particularly obnoxious Nebraska fan sitting behind me, but kudos to his wife for keeping him in check.....they left before the end of the game. Loved the guys who sat there for Indiana (thanks for the sunglasses if you read this blog) So OSU will be interesting in that we don't know who we will be surrounded by......but I promise that:
--I will be "rowdy" enough for a half dozen people half my age;
--we won't be selling our tickets for any amount of money
--we will not be deterred by whatever crappy weather AND
--we aren't leaving even if it gets ugly because that's when our team most needs to look up in the stands and see Michigan fans there.
6000 tickets on Stubhub. Ashamed that Michigan Stadium will probably be drenched in Scarlet again.
6000 tickets is just over 5% of the capacity of Michigan Stadium. Assuming that every, single ticket for sale on Stubhub is picked up by an Ohio fan, we will still be a far cry from "drenched in Scarlet".
That was my first trip in YEARS to The Big House and my first ohio game. Watching those damn fuckeyes around me gloat, wearing red and nuts was bad. Listening to them spell out the worst state ever still gives me indigestion.
I've heard of other schools penalizing a season ticket holder if someone from the other school sits in their seats. More or less, a near by season ticket holder turns in the offender. It's going to be ugly (red) that Saturday.
Our players fought too damn hard, record aside, for that crap to happen. Damn I hate ohio and their stupid, conceited, low-brow, unsportsmanlike fans.
I was at that game in Michigan's student section. Good times.
I remember seeing this picture right when the game came back on from the 1st or 2nd commercial break of the game. My dad and I were literally speechless at a loss of words. Michigan has never invaded ANY stadium like that (even Sparty or NW). If thefans are going to do that every time Ohio has a better record than us going into the game, the B1G might as well put The Game in C-bus every year. That was by far the lowest point in the history of Michigan football.
But we did turn Munn Ice Arena in Yost North back during our epic CCHA playoff run in 2010. That was fun to see.
I'm doing my part....Got offered $500 for my pair of tickets......F*ck no! I'll be there....I don't care if I was offered $1,000. That was pathetic in 2009.
How many of you guys were at that '09? If it was pathetic on TV just multiply that by 1,000,000 in person. It was sad...pathetic. That should NEVER happen...EVER.
Even when UM has a down year it should be like the 70's, 80's, 90's, where even if UM wasn't great the stadium was packed and it was all maize and blue.
i wonder how much this weeks game will play into this? I mean if UM comes out looking good against Iowa and wins and is 8-3 I would think the stadium will be packed.
If UM lays an egg and gets pounded 21-3 to iowa this farking stadium won't hardly have a UM fan in it.
I personally think this iowa game is huge
How many texts, calls, and emails I got from my friends from school that are planning on going up to Ann Arbor for this game. They can all smell blood, please do not let them embarrass us in the stands.
I hope the fans realize this will basically be the last good home game until 2015.
at The Game and regardless of how shitty the weather is or what the score is I will be staying until the end. I keep reminding my Ohio loving co-worker about '93 and '95 and daydream about another 313yd rushing game....
They don't care who you are, just as your willing to pay the $$$. I use to go to a lot of Michigan road game at Iowa and at Illinois, since they were not too far from my home in KS, but since 2010 investors have bought up a lot these tickets and now sell them for a ridiculous price. I would have went to the Iowa game but I'm not going to pay $200.00 per ticket for a decent seat. Just a few years ago I could get decent seats to Michigan road games for around $30 to $50.
it's $29 to go to Kinnick Stadium Saturday.