It would be a tough commitment, especially for all the away games. Seem like a great accomplishment to do it at least once.
that makes one of us
I've been to all but one or two multiple times. I'll probably try to make it to all of them this year (and maybe a different CFB trip during the bye week).
I know a guy who hasn't missed a single game for the last 16 years.
what i thought, but Fred(from what i read) has only been with UM for 15 years.....
Does this guy happen to work at the Detroit Golf Club? I know someone who works there who has done the exact same thing.
No. He's an engineer.
Rich Rod was at all of the games last year and the year before.
I went to all away + home games in 2005 but I skipped the bowl game, but I had gone to the Rose Bowl in 2004. It was awesome, but also difficult with classes and what not.
As the ghost of Christmas past I have been to every single Michigan game ever.
The closest I got was in 2007 when I went to every game except for at Illinois and at Wisconsin. For home games since the start of 2007 (when I was able to get my hands on a spare season ticket which I have now officially purchased from my brother as my own) I've only missed '08 Illinois (stepsister's wedding - kind of glad I wasn't there) and will miss UMASS this season (best friend's wedding where I am the best man).
One of these days I'll make all 12, with an eye toward the bowl game, but obviously that is a bit more pricy.
How inconsiderate of those people to get married on fall Saturdays.
That's what I said.
My Mom made my Dad get married to her on MSU weekend in 1970. Whatta bitch.
I have a "friend" who decided to make his wedding the day we play at Notre Dame. Jerk.
he's not really your "friend" if he has his wedding on ANY Saturday in the fall. Sorry.
Ouch. I have a friend who's getting married on the 22nd, which is a bye week. I would guess it's because her fiance is a huge Michigan fan.
I have a kid due during the bye week. Talk about timing. She's going to be crazy excited for the OSU game.
I plan to have my wedding during The Game. Of course the head table will consist of the wedding party and three big screens so everyone can watch, and there will be a live broadcast instead of a DJ/band. Now I just have to find someone who will actually marry me under these conditions.
Sorry cuz! They live in Cali and are not sports fans, so they don't see the big deal. The only thing I asked for in my wedding was not to be on a Michigan gameday. Mission accomplished!
My best friend had his instate reception the day of ND 2006. I watched the game with him at a bar for the first half, the hotel lobby bar for the second, then we walked across the hotel lobby to the reception. Only thing it killed was actually going to the game.
Cousin got married day of the Eastern Game last year. Went to game, drove straight out from the Stadium to the reception in Chicago.
But the best story isn't even mine. Same best friend as above went to a wedding of an old friend from high school who also went to Michigan, but wife scheduled wedding during an Iowa game day. For the groom's speech he said "Today is the happiest day of my life. Michigan won today."
I had Homecoming for my high school the day of the memorable 2004 UM-MSU, 3OT game. I made my girlfriend leave homecoming to watch the second half and OT of the game. I told her that I had to let my sister in the house because she forgot to tbring her key trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, when we arrived to my house my sister was already inside. She wasn't too happy with me at that time and I ended up in the doghouse for a while, ha ha. I'm pretty fortunate that six years later she laughs about that day and is glad I was able to watch the events that unfolded.
I went to a game at Illinois in Henne and Hart's last year and an old man sitting behind me was a Michigan fan and he told me he has gone to every Michigan home game but 7 since 1948 or something and all 7 games were like major events like someone died or one of his kids weddings. He also said he had been to over 100 away games. Be pretty much has lived my dream life in other words. Then I also found out he was the owner of Pizza House, and Ann Arbor staple. I fell in love if you can't tell
that sounds like a fun game to have been at. I cant imagine all the moments of great plays he can say he saw in person. I bet it was fun just to converse with him... i know i would of been picking his brain on stuff. nice post
Came close a couple years, been to all B10 stadiums except for NW in 3 years.
I decided last year I'm going to try to get to every Michigan bowl game here on out.
Let's hope there are many of those to be had.
But seriously, I tip my hat to those who are able to accomplish this feat.
2007. EVERY SINGLE GAME. Even after the horror, I went to every single game.
how did you manage to get the tickets? StubHub? or something?
Going to every game in a season is a dream of mine. I have come close in the last few year, and it is also a goal to go to a game at every Big Ten Stadium. The second goal might become harder if expansion happens.
A friend of my parents had a streak going of like 300+ games in a row - home, away, bowl - before he got too old to travel.
I have two buddies who went to every game their last year in ann arbor, both home and away, and the bowl game. 2003 season. One of them saved all of the tickets, and had them all framed, with a picture he took from rushing the field after beating OSU-- him holding a rose aloft, with the scoreboard in the background. I have to admit, it's pretty sweet.
My ultimate dream is to be able to go to every single Michigan game every single year.
This guy named "Bo" went to every game for years--except the Rose Bowl on Jan 1, 1970. He was a real die-hard...
Closest was 04, where I went to 9 of 11 (or 10 of 12 if you count the bowl). Missed Indiana and Illinois that year. but made 3 road games, as well as all the home. Frankly, Illinois is just a giant pain to get to. As is Iowa, unless you want to spend to fly. Indiana not quite as bad, but I think something came up that weekend we couldn't go. I haven't been to Wisconsin, though it's very doable. Minnesota another hike. And I hear Penn State has gotten better to get to, but it used to be a pain.
Did 9 regular/10 bowl games in 02 and 03 but there were 13 games those seasons. Would like to still do it someday, but as you get older, and as fans get more and more dickish, the road games start become diminishing returns. LONG drive, often really early or really late, to get treated like crap because you're from Michigan. Haven't really gone to any the last 3 years. Columbus in 06 was my last, currently (1 vs. 2? Had to be there), but if I never go to Columbus again, I could probably die a happy man. Though I would like to see ONE win there. (And probably die there from all the smack talking I'd do).
But bowls? If you can afford them, go. They're almost always fun. Unless we lose. I had 8 in a row going, and have been to 10. Can't wait to go this year.
Obviously the Michigan degree has done wonders for you all to be able to afford all of this
I made it to everything except the away game at Illinois. Stupid teacher certification tests that were required to student teach in the fall getting in the way. I got tickets through the ticket office for ND and OSU in the spring. We ebay'd Purdue and just bought tickets from IU's ticket office. Rose Bowl tickets just came from the ticket office too which was pretty nice, even though they were people selling them for $10 before the game. Overall it was one of those things I wish I could afford to do again.
I took my LSATs before an Iowa game. Made it before kickoff. But I feel your pain.