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national champs baby
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first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
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?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
the outcome of a Soap Opera is just as unknown as the outcome of a football contest. The only people that know the script are those in the cast. It's still an activity that requires a hell of a lot of training, which is why so many former adult film stars and go into that career.
Harvard: The MICHIGAN of the East
We're not arrogant, we're just better.
It's still an activity that requires a hell of a lot of athleticism
So is ballet, but I don't think anybody would be advocating hosting the Bolshoi for a command performance either.
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if the cost wasn't too high. WWE, like it or not, is probanly a big deal to some. Personally, I think it would be pretty cool to at least experience it in person just once, to see what it's about. At the Big House would be neat too. It would never make me a WWE fan, but still. Maybe it builds character or something.
I don't see this "tarnishing" the Big House. I mean, who remembered Ford Field as having an attendance record for WWE before this thread? Few, everyone just knows it as the Lions stadium. It's just one of those events that needs a stadium, and in this case it happens to be ours.
No thank you.
Michigan State playing Ohio State in the Big House.
Not cool man, not cool.
and graduation. No hockey, weddings, and hence no WrestleMania. That said, I was at 'Mania in Detroit and it kicked ass. Everyone complaining about the "type" of wrestling fan is an idiot. There are idiot fans of everything, including Michigan football. I know we wish every Michigan fan was a Michigan man and blah blah . . . but that's simply not the case. No different for pro-wrestling. Or maybe I'm just biased because I'm one of those redneck, hillbilly wrestling fans. Even three Michigan diplomas can't wash the white trash outta me. Oh well. I'll take the crowd at Wrestlemania over the crowd at the Blind Pig any day of the week.
Liking wrestling doesn't make you white trash, there is just a lot of white trash that likes wrestling.
Plus redneck, hillbilly, and white trash all all different things.
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
So long as three aren't mutually exclusive nothing I said is in error. White trash is clearly compatible with both, quoth the Wiki,
"In common usage "white trash" overlaps in meaning with cracker (regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (regarding Appalachia), Okie (regarding Oklahoma origins), and redneck. The main difference is that "redneck," "cracker", "Okie", and "hillbilly" emphasize that a person is poor and uneducated and comes from the backwoods with little awareness of the modern world, while "white trash" emphasizes the person's moral failings."
Maybe you can finesse out an incapability between "redneck" and "hillbilly" based on the etymology-- the redneck can only be a Southern flat-land farmer while the hillbilly must be an Applachian hill dweller. But that' s just being nit-picky and pretendious, which is exactly what your post is.
Well if you can only apply redneck and hillbilly to people from appalachia and the south, then what do you call people from michigan/ohio/indiana that are like that?
Hockey is going to keep happening. That was such a success it'd be foolish not to do it again. Once every 4-5 years is fine with me.
I'm surprised you didn't mention lacrosse. SO many people were bitching when it was known lacrosse would be using The Big House until they get a stadium which isn't happening until 2014-15. And even then, they're going to keep playing Battle at The Big House after the spring football games.
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.....
I should add that at UTL, the Michigan fan two rows (thank God) behind me in the stands at the Big House pissed in the bleachers (and on himself, of course). Literally tried to covertly pee straight down. I have never witnessed that any other event, including wrestling shows, monster truck rallies, heavy metal concerts. I'm not sure about the height of the enlightened ground on which the Michigan gameday crowd stands.
...of a drunk guy walking near the State Street & Hoover intersection walking down the sidewalk waving his penis around and literally pissing all over the place. Remarkably there wasn't a cop within sight despite hundreds of fans milling about during the typical pregame ritual.
When it comes to crowd behavior, Ann Arbor is hardly beyond reproach.
I know a guy who did tried to covertly pee during an OSU game a few years back but failed because he peed on the guy in front of him who turned around and was about ready to kill him.
The guy was one of those MSU-4-lyfe Michigan students though, so maybe that's only relevant for reenforcing stereotypes
But this is a position I can respect. You can even throw the Big Chill in there because it's a Michigan team. But the whole "the NHL is ok to have the Stadium record, but not wrestling" because it's a real athletic event....I mean, I bet there's a whole lot of overlap in the hockey/wrestling crowds.
First, thanks for posting this. Don't know why you're getting downvoted. It's not April 1 so I have to assume this has at least a grain of validity. (clicks on link ) My God. The WWE has a pic of Michigan Stadium front and center.
I will start by saying I was at the Pontiac Silverdome Wrestlemania. I was a youngster. Wrestling was in its heyday, and kids thought it was real. Hulk Hogan bodyslammed and pinned Andre The Giant and it was great.
Having said that... if Brandon allows this to happen... guh, I have no words. NO. Just NO.
What about the mountain of cash it would bring the athletic department? Maybe it helps fund a few line items, so they can avoid raising ticket prices for a season. Just spitballing here but either way, more revenue is typically not a bad thing.
Its called a royale with cheese
Good point if we could actually trust Brandon to earmark this potential windfall for holding firm on ticket prices. As it's been pointed out here on numerous occasions, the Athletic Department has been running huge surpluses for the past few years and that hasn't stopped the creep upward in ticket prices. That's just inspired the administration to build and renovate more.
Thought the goal was WOW experiences.
I am not a wrestling fan, but goddamn I would go to this.
And seriously, what makes those of you who claim that it would be all MSU/OSU/etc. fans truly believe that a more significant percentage of those fanbases are WWE fans than Michigan? I have a feeling that if this were to happen, there will be just as many, if not more, UM fans in attendance than those of MSU or OSU. Plus, if tickets aren't too terribly priced, I think a fair number of current students would go just for the novelty of it all.
Open up the student section to the students. That would be sweet to see the corner all maized out!!!
Michigan FB, Michigan BB, Michigan HKY, 49ers, SF Giants, Sac Kings, Red Wings
If they are bringing theatre to the Big House, could they at least bring back the Royal Shakespeare Company instead?
...Shakespeare would fill the Big House? I'm skeptical of that.
Damn. The horror you find in a thread like this.
All in for some manball.
Stereotypes are a real time saver!
This would be great. Weather is a concern; I think we'll see how far this idea moves forward after this here's event in NJ.
And for those knocking this idea as not being good enough for UM, there are numerous people on this very site who freak out when teenagers lose a football game. Let's pump the brakes a bit on the high and mighty tone.
I think there are a few logistical concerns, the one about hotel spaces has already been mentioned. The other one I see is how would WWE get their massive stage into to the stadium? I've heard large concerts cannot go to the Big House because of how smaller the 1 tunnel is.
If they could figure it out, I think it'd be fun. I was at Wretlemania the last time it was in Detroit and it was one hell of a time.
Numbers and Boats!
...then they could probably find a way to airlift it.
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I would be hung over for weeks after.. Not even a fan of rassling, but I'd be there! I want to DDT Suburban Meijer!
...how would people feel about flooding Michigan Stadium to recreate the Battle of Lake Erie? I think that would be pretty cool.
Can pop evil play?
Obviously there are divergent opinions on the idea of the WWE at the Big House but , in general, I like the idea of events at the Big House (and I do live in the immediate vicinity). I guess the big question is whether on not there's any word from the AD about such an idea.
Personally, whatever brings people, recognition, and imo money into the area is a good deal. Anytime that 100,000+ people are packed into that venue and we get worldwide TV coverage, that's a good deal.
The same issues that prevent the Big House from playing host to large scale rock concerts and other similar events would prevent the WWE from bringing Wrestlemania here too...
Mainly - it's a physical issue. The tunnel isn't big enough for trucks to bring equipment in, so any stage set up, sound system, and lighting rigs, would have to be dropped in via crane, or broken down to smallest parts and carried in for re-assembly, making any such production cost-prohibitive.
and that's fine by me.
So how did they get the hockey rink constructed for the Big Chill? That's not concert stage, but it was quite the setup.
and really there are only 3 possibilities - it was built completely inside the stadium, it was carted in in slabs, or it was dropped in via crane in bigger pieces. i bet someone at the athletic department could answer that question.
I went to Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field when I was in 8th grade.
I would buy tickets no matter what it took!
I haven't had time to reply to this thread but this is something I think would be pretty cool. A couple things right off the bat: I am a U of M Alum and a WWE fan, so yes, people who graduated from Michigan can like the WWE.
I've followed wrestling almost my whole life. My dad was a fan when he first immigrated to the US and would go once a month to Madison Square Garden to watch the events. When he moved to Michigan, he would be the ring doctor at local events (he met the Junk Yard Dog for old school wrestling fans).
People will say all of this is fake. I wouldn't go with fake but rather staged. Professional Wrestlers for the most part are incredible athletes who put their bodies on the line everyday. Yes, the outcome is predetermined but that does not mean they don't risk injury every match.
I think this would be great for Ann Arbor. The event would be the first weekend of April which isn't a busy time for the city. WrestleMania would probably sell 125,000-140,000 tickets to the event, shattering any American record for largest crowd. The amount of money that both the University of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor would make cannot be ignored.
I understand many people are worried about drunk rednecks who would come to the Big House. Yes, those type of fans exist but they aren't the only ones. I've been to a few WWE events including two PPVs and the crowd is mostly kids and their families. WWE is huge with children and having young kids come to the Big House to watch WrestleMania would only help Michigan's brand with the young.
Do I think this will happen, No. Ann Arbor simply cannot handle that many people for a whole week (for WrestleMania, there is a full week of events throughout the hosting city). To have it in Ann Arbor, you would have to lean on Detroit as well. I would expect most of the fan events that happen the week of WrestleMania to take place in Detroit. WrestleMania at the Big House and Monday Night Raw the following night in Detroit as well.
Before they even think about doing a WrestleMania in the Big House, I think they should first try doing a house show or a weekly televised show in Crysler.
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