I'm wondering if this will be ND's first Big (11) Ten conference game. Thoughts?
Does the 2011 Night Game w/ND herald ND's entrance into the Big Ten (11)?
Conference expansion won't happen until at least 2012, and then you're probably looking at a phase in period of a year or so to let the new members get their contractural arrangements with future opponents settled (i.e. cancelling other games to comply with Big Ten conference schedule)
disappointed for sure but I am not upset, no
Games like these are normally setup by espn to grab ratings and earn money, it has nothing to do with conference expansion
I dont think you can definitely say it has nothing to do with conference expansion. We all think it has nothing to do with it, but we could be wrong.
It wasn't meant to be an absolute statement but I don't see any connection between a night game and conference expansion.
Everything is connected to everything else.
Where can I get one?
for Best Avatar Ever. Now I want a Lego Michigan football player.
I guess at this point it's time to admit to you all that this was actually born out of a potential shirt design, or rather an entire series of shirt designs. Unfortunately, and obviously enough, it is legally not worth it on multiple fronts, so they won't happen. I had an entire line of players and everything, and at some point I'll probably show 'em... but thanks for the compliments.
And don't worry, we'll have new shirts for 2010.
Irish all us, well not all but most, Michigan all want this. Espn can go fuck itself, I want this because it'll be sweet as hell!
yeah I wonder if everyone who kept saying they didn't want to play ND every year will make an exception in 2011?
I agree it should be a fun game, hopefully the refs won't have a problem with shadows going out of bounds. =)
so long as Carlyle Holiday doesn't run into the end zone without the ball, Irish.
I appreciate your sense of humor. Just not your team. Although the young lady the TV kept showing during the Michigan/Notre Dame game, that was a Notre Dame fan I wouldn't mind seeing again. But you handle things well. Keep posting.
I have family that went to ND, so while I find ND annoying, I still respect and want them to win (as long as they're not playing us, AND their ego is in check.)
In fact, I have a baby brother who's almost 2, and my dad the other day looked to him and said GOoooooooooo... and he expected my brother say "Irish" but instead, he said "Blue!" I wonder who taught him that.
Just doing my civic duty, trying to prevent this kid from going Irish...it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.
I don't mind playing Notre Dame, but ND should be one of a score of major non-conference opponents Michigan should be playing on a rotating basis.
If the current scheduling agreement remains intact and Notre Dame doesn't join the Big Ten, that means:
1. Michigan will have played Notre Dame as a non-conference opponent for 16 straight years (2002 through 2017). That's the longest consecutive stretch since the series was renewed in 1978.
2. Unless there's another break sometime in the 2020's, that will mean Michigan will have played Notre Dame as a non-confernce opponent 28 out of 30 years between 2002 and 2031. The only scheduled break in the series we know of is in 2018/2019.
As a Michigan fan, I find that somewhat disappointing. I understand that most major BCS programs play only one major non-conference game per year and its okay to me that UM does the same thing. What I'm not cracked up about is that there's no variety when it comes to that one non-conference opponent--Michigan is locked to the hip with Notre Dame.
I can think of almost a dozen teams off my head that I'd like to see Michigan play in addition to Notre Dame--Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami-FL, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas would make the list.
I said this in another post, but wouldn't it be great to make a road trip to Athens, Georgia or Austin, Texas during some future September? There's been an annual season opener in Atlanta these past few seasons--why not Michigan v. Virginia Tech or Florida State in the Georgia Dome over Labor Day weekend? Why not a game in The Swamp or in Miami? Why not a night game in Baton Rouge or in the heart of Dixie? Does anyone here not like the idea of playing Texas, Nebraska or Oklahoma in the new stadium in Dallas?
Conversely, wouldn't it be great to see any of the teams I mentioned above playing at Michigan Stadium in September--and perhaps at night? What about Wolverines and Longhorns under the lights, for example (remember how big the Ohio State-Texas game was a few years ago?).
are back in winning shape, we might be able to drop Delaware State or Appy State, rather than ND, to schedule someone like Texas or Oregon.
because he doesn't like having to stay up past his 7:30 bed time.
Due to Harangody's stat line.
Low Blow? Yes.... but I went there anyway
0-7 till the last minute of the game....
I think it was Gumble who said "what a sad way for Harangody's career to end in the first round", I wasn't quite as sentimental
it will be the game that causes Irish fans to turn on Kelly.
are you saying ND is going to go 13-0 this year then? Because a soon as Kelly losses a game the world will begin to fall, lol
could give this game some much needed national stage. AND, if the team is indeed really [email protected] on by 2011, this could become a real coming out party for Michigan.
I think I may have to just coin the term RFO for any and all future Rilo Kiley references.
However unlikely, that would be really cool.
Anyone notice the date of the game? 9-10-11
Isn't the hockey game on 12-11-10? Awesome.
12-13-14 were suppposed to have a curling match outside.
More importantly, is the fact that the ad at the top of mgoblue is to register to attend the university of Notre Dame an indication that they are about to join the B10???
Come on guys! Ha, jk, I am all for finding a way to generarte revenue to get the great coverage you guys provide...
Next week is MAIZE JERSEYS!!!! Dreams do come true!!
In retrospect, expansion won't take place that quickly, as previously mentioned. And, wouldn't UM schedule a couple more "preseason games" before scheduling a conference opponent (assuming ND was in-conference)?
I thought it was interesting that David Brandon said he talked to the ND AD while in Indianapolis at a Big Ten Conference meeting. So did he pop over to South Bend for a chat. Did Swarbrick pop over to Indianapolis for a chat. Or was that a slip and was Swarbrick in Indianapolis to talk conference expansion possibilities?
Sam Webb said this morning that he was indeed meeting with the Conference, but didn't expand on for what.
Swarbrick lives in Indianapolis
That'd be like Mary Sue or Dave Brandon living in Detroit or Lansing or something.
he has an apartment in south bend and goes home on holidays and weekends to see his family.
He's the Matt Miilen of major Universities...
I don't know much about millen's personal life but Swarbrick didn't want to pull his kids out of school and make his wife change jobs and then move everyone up to south bend.
He probably saw what happened to the Weis's and thought a buffer would be advantages for his family.
I'd like to think the OP is onto something--and the more I think about it--I'm willing to bet all I have that Notre Dame is headed to the Big Ten sooner rather than later.
Eleven bucks says the OP either has it nailed, or that will be the day that ND to the Big Ten is announced.