Michigan only does the GO BLUE banner jump for home games and I'm guessing they will treat this like more of a bowl game style atmosphere seeing as it is on a neutral site, but is there a possibility the banner will travel with the team to Cowboy Stadium? I'm guessing no but with David Brandon you never know what to expect anymore.
GO BLUE Banner to Travel to Dallas?
We'll be lucky if Brandon lets M send the band. Don't get greedy.
I wish, but Brandon doesn't like to spend money even though we have a couple million dollar surplus every year and you could probably fold it up and carry it on an airplane with you.
TSA would make you check that faster then they could groupe you.
What's this "groupe" thing the TSA does? Do the form a circle around you and check for unauthorized banners in your luggage?
We're wearing white jerseys.
We may technically be the "home" team, but not really. I really doubt the banner goes.
Last I heard we're technically away, per the discussion about giving tickets to recruits (only the home team, Alabama can). I also originally thought we were the home team too. Sorry if I am mixing something up.
So neitHer team can host recruits on an official visit or give recruits tickets like they can for an unofficial visit. In fact if a recruit came on his own dime and had any contact with the head coach that would use up the head coach's one off-campus recruiting contact and there would be no in home visit by the head coach later in the process.
Anyways, if you can't spend 300K to send our band when other teams do the same, you're cheap.
For some reason I think they took the banner to the 2006 Ohio State Game...
No they did not.
They never take the banner to away games, especially Columbus. If they did, I'm sure the OSU players and students would try to rip it apart ala-1973.
Speaking of go blue banner drama, remember when those jackass Syracuse students stole it before the Donovan McNabb disaster in 98? How they managed to get that out of Crisler without anyone noticing is beyond me.
I've despised Syracuse ever since because of that. Don't mess with the banner.
It was last seen hanging off a parking garage near Marshall Street in Syracuse before an SU game years ago.
I wish we'd take it to all of our games in the big ten. The SEC sends pep bands to most away games. You wouldn't have to spend any extra money if it's in the back of a bus on the way to South Bend, East Lansing, and Columbus.
I'd love to bring a pep band to every venue, but I don't know about the banner. When you're the visitor, you don't participate in all the same pagentry you do at home. Note for example that at Michigan Stadium, the visiting team isn't allowed to charge out of the tunnel toward midfield - we make sure our band is in the way. They have to sidestep it, almost in single-file.
I bet Dave Brandon is too cheap to bring Carl Grapentine, Special K and the Michigan Stadium ushers too.
I have inside info on this from the athletic department.
The Banner was going to go to Dallas as the first time it's ever traveled. However, Hoke nixed it. He said it's a "home" tradition.
What I'm not sure about is if it were a "home" game in Texas, would he have allowed it to travel. Not sure.
Hoke. It IS a HOME tradition. If we can't negotiate a home game, the banner stays home.