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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
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stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
That should get you out of Bolivia. Gold, Jerry!
Bring back the posbang.
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I'm sure hosting it would pour a shit ton of much welcomed money into the city as well as a hefty cut to the university, both of which are never a bad thing.
That being said, in my middle school years, I watched wrestling religiously, until I was old enough to comprehend it's inaneness. Thus, I'm quite aware of the type of "clientele" the WWE attracts. So, selfishly, as someone who considers the Big House hallowed ground and loves the "non WWE-ness" of the city of Ann Arbor...
It would be interesting and I'd be for it. The ring would look very small from the last couple rows, though.
It WILL be wrestling every Saturday in the not too distant future.
I wasn't a fan of the Winter Classic coming to the Big House, WWE would be pure sacrilege. The Big House is for Michigan athletics, take the WWE circus down the road to Ford Field or the Palace
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Did you object to the "Rumble at the Big House" game between Michigan Tech and GVSU a few years ago? Do you object to us hosting Slippery Rock for a football game?
I agree that Michigan Stadium should be above some spectacles like the WWE, but it's not like we haven't hosted non-Michigan sporting events there in the past that were fun and in the spirit of the place.
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Next up at the big house, monster truck races!
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stage name the 'steiner' brothers but in real life our buddies robbie and scottie rechsteiner, true Michigan wrestlers and guys i bounced with at charlie's back in the day. if we're going to go completely trash, let's at least have our alumns participate.
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
beat me to it. The steiner brothers alone would be worth wrestlemanie XXXVIII?
I'm going to pretend this thread never happened.
Someone needs to explain to Herm all this.
He's probably stroked out, lying on the floor in a puddle of his own drool right now....
But stick with Ford Field.
Think of how many Sparties and buckeyes would fill our beloved stadium. Surely this type of entertainment is right up their alley.
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I'm burning my diploma.
But seriously, why do people still watch WWE?
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Sure, wrestling sucks, but if Brandon can make a shiny nickel for the Dept and subsequently reduce the ticket pri.... huh? They will pocket the cash and still raise ticket prices?
There, I mentioned this hope on the internet. It's going to happen now, right?
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I think this would be absolutely hilarious....
Is this Dave Brandon bein a rascal? Or who do I snicker at now?
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This makes about as much sense as wine and cheese tasting at the Ohio State Fair.
Went to the ohio state fair once and they whined about my Michigan gear while they had cheese on their nachos. Does that count?
Every time I've gone to the ohio state fair I've worn a michigan shirt to piss people off. I've never had anyone say anything. I've been surprised.
The Big House and The City of Ann Arbor do not have the infrastructure to pull an event like this off. Sure, we fit 111,000 people in the big house every Saturday in the Fall, but a very large portion of these are students and locals who walk to games. I would expect a miniscule porportion of Ann Arbor to attend. As far as I know, there simply isn't enough hotel space + parking to have an event this big (assuming it would be ~125000).
Also, cliche aside, The University of Michigan and WWE mix together as well as water and oil.
Give them the dorms. Meanwhile, the students clear off to Florida for the weekend, bringing with them all their prize possessions. Classes cancelled Monday. Everyone parties. Whattaya think?
Dale Torborg played baseball at NU ('Cats not Corn') and was a wrestler in the WCW Monday Nitro "The Demon".
/cool story bro!
Pretty sure an meteor impact would be preferable
I don't know all about Wrestlemania, and really don't want to anytime soon.
Lots of hate in this thread. The prevailing theme seems to be that it's beneath us to allow these dirty immature WWE fans into our totally pure and clean Ann Arbor and loan to them our crown jewel, the Big House, which has NEVER seen a rowdy crowd or a drunk person. Ever.
I get where it's coming from, kinda, but really, we have a kickass stadium - the biggest in the US - and it only gets used a single-digit number of times per year, and not at all for the majority of the year. I really don't see it being as big a problem as others seem to.
There's a difference between the drunk loud crowd at Michigan stadium for football games and WWE fans. It might be a stereotype, but for the most part it's true.
Michigan Stadium should be reserved for real athletic contests, not scripted entertainment.
In general, what's wrong with that? Just because the outcome is known to those involved before the event, it's still a surprise to the audience to actually view the event live or on television. I'd argue that 99 times out of 100 (the Horror being the exception) that when Michigan plays a cupcake football game the outcome is just as scripted and predetermined as the results in the WWE.
Bo, Crisler, & Yost are probably rolling in their graves over this idea, but it just doesn't bother me that much I guess.
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College football is becoming nearly as scripted and as absurd as wrestling. The Manty Teo incident being only the most obvious reference. The dominance of the "cheatin" SEC, the evil BCS, the rush to embrace the latest/shiniest new uniforms, politicians grandstanding in state parliaments and so on...
If anything, at least WWE is an honest fake. In most other sports, fans are still clinging to a somewhat naive illusion with a near religious fervor.
It couldn't be held at Michigan Stadium?
Is graduation ok even though it's not an athletic event, because at least Michigan people are doing it?
(*Are there any "great bands" anymore that don't need walkers to get out on stage?)
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Are you against the President coming to speak during graduations? That's not an athletic contest (and literally is scripted for the entertainment of people).
Most snob comments are getting downvoted and people saying "hey, it wouldn't be bad" are upvoted.
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On the one hand there's the downsides: the crowd could potentially be drunken rowdy rednecks/spartans/buckeyes/juggalos/morons. Michigan stadium is hallowed ground and this would disgrace the stadium. Wrestling is "beneath" Michigan. Based on the number of downvotes in this topic, obviously there is a lot of negativity to this idea.
On the other hand, when I was a student (00-03), I knew plenty of people that were students of UM that watched the WWE and ordered pay per views every time there was one, and threw parties for said PPV events. So there are wrestling fans on campus (or at least there were a decade ago) so it's not as beneath UM as some people may think. It will sell out for sure, which will bring in a ton of revenue for UM, as well as for the surrounding businesses with an influx of money and tourists in April, not exactly a boom time for many of our local businesses as they are about to face the slow summer season before Football rolls around. Also, as mentioned, it would be pretty nifty for Michigan to hold the attendence records for an entertainment event, a football game, and a hockey game, all at the same venue.
I know there are many that would oppose this though so I don't know if it would happen, but if it does happen lets hope it is for Wrestlemania XL, because why not have the event XL at the largest stadium in the US?
For the record I no longer follow the WWE, but I used to watch it as a kid and teen. If they do stage the event and my son is old enough and watches wrestling by then, I would try to get tickets for his sake.
Yeah it would be "nifty" for Michigan to hold the wrestling attendance record, but would you really want wrestling to hold the Big House attendance record? Personally, I wouldn't.
really bother me all that much I guess. I know that's sacreligious to many but I wouldn't lose any sleep over this happening. I'd be far more opposed to more advertising within the stadium for football games than this happening there. Plus, here's another bonus: if this does go through, it gives everyone an additional excuse to hate Dave Brandon that much more.
Only if they play "In the Big House" before, during, and after the event.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Jesus the level of hypocrisy on this board is astounding. It's okay to cheer like a madman as 18-22 year olds slam into each other at top speed all for the sake of entertainment but God forbid the Big House hosts an event where paid adults do the same in the name of spectacle.
I don't watch wrestling anymore, but considering Madison Square Garden is the de facto home base for the WWF, maybe we should dial down the "too good for wrestling" comments.
and scripted entertainment? That's the crucial difference. I don't give a damn about the nature of the crowd, I care about the nature of what's going on down on the field.
Fair enough. Although, replying to a post about this board being pretentious by asking a rhetorical question about my intelligence is hilarious. Was my remark rife with spelling or grammatical errors? Did I say "pro wrestling is real, dang it"?
The comments to which I'm taking offense are those questioning the nature of the crowd, as you so aptly put it. Comments which portray pro wrestling as being "beneath" the Big House. I cited Madison Square Garden as an example, which to my knowledge, isn't located at the site of the Tennessee State Fair and hosts a number of legitimate athletic competitions as well. Or the United Center. Or Staples Center. We all know Los Angeles is a rabid cesspool of white trash hillbillies.
I'm not in favor of hosting Wrestlemania at the Big House. I'm in favor of this thread not making this fan base look like a bunch of hipsters who look down at the common man's interests as too base or idiotic.
FULL DISCLOUSRE: I did not attend the University of Michigan or live in Ann Arbor, and so those with a more "pure" vision of the school and city may have a different opinion about sacrilege as it relates to the school / stadium / town.
...Ann Arbor has been host such high-brow events a Hash Bash and the Naked Mile. Events noted for bringing masses of drugged out, counter culture hippies and creepy pedophiles to town respectively. I doubt the WWE fanbase could match that.
the outcome of a WWE match is just as unknown as the outcome of a football contest. The only people that know the script are those in the ring. It's still an activity that requires a hell of a lot of athleticism, which is why so many former college football players and wrestlers go into that career.