It was just brought to my attention by my girlfriend, that I have an event to attend on Sept. 5th. I want to be able watch te game when I get home like it's happening real time, but of course that's not the case. Fellow mgobloggers seem to be brilliant and I need advice in how to be able to record the game. I don't have have TiVo or DVR. is there a site where I could watch the game later, or a any recordable DVD players out there I could use that would be the best to use? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I need suggestions for the game V. WMU
Dump said girlfriend. Go to State Street before the game. Find new girlfriend. Go to game. Watch game. End great day by going home with new girlfriend post-game.
Tell your girlfriend something more important has come up. Seriously. Unless you will be attending the wedding of one of her nuclear family members, she shouldn't demand that you be there. Therewill be other birthdays, parties, etc.
I want to reiterate that I am 100% serious. Doubtless, whatever she says you need to go to is important to her, but so many people do not understand how important Michigan football, ESPECIALLY opening day, is to us. Doubtlessly, you spend more time involved with Michigan football news and ongoings than she does with whatever you're attending.
since it is Labor Day weekend, I'm resisting all plans (even some fun ones like the beach) just to watch the Michigan game. I have to and can't be stopped. Otherwise
1) VCR (everyone has one, and it will work, just tape 1 hour after the scheduled end, in case)
2) ask a friend to DVR the game for you
3) Try Torrent sites, but they usually won't have a game immediately after completion
4) Get a Slingbox and watch on your cell phone
(he's a grad) for being pumped up and excited for going to the opener. Maybe it's just me but there is something about the first football game at Michigan Stadium that just sets my fall off right.
My gf also wanted me to go to her parents house for labor day weekend and I told her "sorry I already have plans".
You can do it. Be a man!
Plus one for the "Be a Man!" That made me lol for some reason. As you look over your shoulder to make sure your girl is not reading what you just wrote.
Football comprises 13 weeks a year, and you are bending for an "event" because your girlfriend says you have to? Definitely a Man Card deduction.
Every year this comes up--guys post on various boards this very quandary, and I just don't get it. If this was Game 3 or something, you might get a pass for being so PW. But opening day? A Big Game? Not even worth a moment's thought: Fuck No. Go buy beer. Sex.
Brian posted something on being able to watch Big Ten games online for a fee. I think he said they would probably allow you to watch non-live games with few commercial breaks. Check out the post from a couple days ago.
And... fuck the event. Go to the game. You are probably at the age where you being an asshole can be a turn-on to her. And being too nice, going to all her "events" and such, well . . . . you don't want to be that guy.
I would look on their website.
There was a post on this last week I believe...
Check out the posts over the weekend!
only outside the us :(
only outside the U.S. :)
I would take everyones advice and forget the event with your girlfriend. She should understand if she doesnt you know you havent met the right one and you need to go to the game to pick up a Michigan girl.
You've got gastroenteritis and can't stop farting.
Car broke down.
Your alarm didn't go off and you accidentally slept all day.
Dog ate your car keys.
You're being chased on foot by a strange man through the forest and you can't get to your car at the moment.
I actually held out for some time in getting on the DVR bandwagon but finally did about a year ago and it was the best deicion of my life.
Go get a TIVO and record the game to replay later. Have your girlfriend record the other event on camcorder for you to replay later. You go to the game. Everyone is happy: You have enough interest in your TV viewing to garner a need for a TIVO, you care about what she is doing and where she goes vis-à-vis the camcorder and most importantly, you get to see Michigan at the Big House.
If she doesn't like it you can always tell her it was her fault for planning your Saturday's during football season.
If you give in now you will never be able to see another game because she will fill your Saturday's up until the earth stops spinning.
Uh. Excuse me, my phone is ringing.
Hello? (It's my wife.)
Yes, dear. I'm on my way.
What? You need me to get milk on the way home? OK. Tampons too? Very good. Pearls again? Good choice. I saw you were low on your Lightdays liners when I was fishing for your nail polish remover the other day so I'll get some of those too.
Got to go fellas. Good luck with the TIVO.
We suggest you grow a mustache. The answer to your dilemma and more will be elucidated by the all-knowing power of the 'stache.
Get this. My best friend (and fellow UM alum) is getting married over Labor Day weekend, but I thought I was cool because the wedding is on Sunday. Come to find out, his rehearsal is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, so I will get to watch most of the game, but I will be relying on blackberry for the 4th quarter. Fucking lame. Ok, I just wanted to vent.
I'm not sure anyone who would schedule something during gametime qualifies as a 'best' friend.
You just can't win there.
A rehearsal at 3pm, really?
Every wedding I've been to/in has always had the rehearsal at 5 or so, with a later dinner to follow.
At least your Blackberry supports Slingbox. My totally awesome Storm doesn't support it because it lacks totally awesome WiFi capabilities. Arg.
Can't they postpone it?
I was really confused on why you would be missing the 4th quarter, but then I realized you must be going to this on the left coast. Plus, I don't see much of a problem here. He is your best friend, he'll forgive you for things very easily especially as he is a U of M alum. Where is the rehearsal? Show up five or six hours early, set up a TV in the rehearsal room, and pre game the rehearsal by watching Michigan football. If it carries into the rehearsal a little bit, it's only practice right, so who cares?
As someone who was a groomsman last year that was the biggest waste of time ever. You walk in with this person, walk quickly but don't run, smile, don't pick your nose, ya know don't do anything stupid.
It's really pretty self explanatory.
I hear you there. My buddy is gettin married the 12th, so I'll be missing the ND game so I can be a groomsman. Luckily I'll have the game on my dvr when i get home. Why do people get married during football season anyway?
just another reason to fund human cloning.
Any woman that does not understand football season is not worthy of your love or your commitment. Even my wife, who hates football tells me all the time, "I hate football, but I know it is important to you so..." [lets me check out from household duties to watch football, spend hundreds of dollars traveling to AA to see a game live, buys me more UM goodies that any one human being should rightly have -- my doorbell plays The Victors] Its decision time dude. How important is this woman? Important enough to give up football, even for one week? Why is she not offering to get you a PVR to record the game? Have you even brought up the subject with her? If not, why? Did you immediately start bitching and moaning that this "event" would conflict with the game? It is time to be a man...if you let her get away with this now...how will it ever be different if you are married?
He's right, snowball effect, it just gets worse. Give 'em an inch, eventually they're gonna take a mile, and by mile I mean a coast to coast trip. They'll take over the whole sha-bang if you let them. My wife and I have had many "heated discussions" about things and I would not budge, including football, and now she's actually looking forward to football season. So in short, stand your ground, or else you're definitely going to regret it later.
This man is wise. Seriously, for the good of us all, listen to him.