IMPORTANT: ETERNAL VICTORY OVER THE FORCES OF NOODLE
It looks like it is sitting on wood planks. I can only hope this means it is gone by under the lights!
I, for one, welcome our new noodle overlord.
Just because they're right, doesn't make it right.
Where are the hooker factory and beer volcano?
so bad, as long as they didn't leave it in front of the M. When you posted the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it dawned on me that the Pastafarians have infiltrated our ranks, possibly gaining influence at the highest levels. All noodles must die!
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There is only one overlord over Michigan Stadium, and he has nothing to do with boxed macaroni and cheese!
A "Gameday Destination..."
Never, ever disappoints.
Where do I pick up my torch and pitchfork?
I know this all seems kind of ridiculous, but ....I can recall some days when my kid was restless tailgating, and I was like "Where's all that stuff I can drag my kids to?"
So for that subset of folks, like especially first-time visitors with kids in tow? It would actually be helpful to know "Here's where all the goofy stuff is."
This inspires in me the possible solution to our collective woes here. As my seven and six year-old happen to love Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, I will bring them down to the stadium as well as a few bowls and plastic silverware and they will take care of this problem for everyone. Consider it done.
BREAKING: Rocket Man returns to The Big House tomorrow-
Going to be dressed as a noodle, by any chance? Is he?
He will be dressed as spaghetti, duh.
. . . and think about how awesome you are.
I would literally cry to see that spraypainted on the side of that big bastard.
Quit being so damned rational.
Think Packer Cheeseheads.
Set up a Kraft Mac N Cheese stand somewhere in the vicinity that sells Kraft Mac N Cheese and has Mac N Cheese bowls and spoons. I like Kraft Mac N Cheese so I'll gladly have some.
See, this way the Big House and Block M sign still carries its dignity and everyone else can eat warm Kraft Mac N Cheese in Kraft bowls and spoons for advertising and such. Everyone wins.
Bottom Line don't mess with Michigan tradition in the House that Yost built and put random giant noodle where it had no business being to begin with.
It's not that I don't like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. It's not even that I don't like that it's right outside our glorious stadium...
But it's the fucking arrogance.
It was actually meant to be funny. Like the noodle is telling me that I love it, when I really kinda despise boxed mac & cheese.
Don't tell me my business, devil noodle.
I don't condone porn on the blog, but someone needs to combine the "body" of Peter north, the head of Dave Brandon and the slo-gun on this damn noodle and send it to DB himself. See how he likes a taste of his own perversion.
Love it or hate it, the "Noodle" was ONLY inside Michigan Stadium as part of the inaugural W.O.W. Friday (i.e. Gameday Destination). #GoBlue
8/30/13 3:08 PM
Sounds like it might be gone tomorrow, which would be very nice and acceptable.
Apparently it is only there temporarily for Friday.
The Giant Noodle was indeed merely stopping in his many domains to rally the multitudes for the impending assault on Velveeta Shells And Cheese. May the Giant Noodle destroy all usurpers.
So it was a "gameday destination" despite no intention of having it there on an actual, you know, gameday.
Sounds to me like, as with the seat-cushion ban, they got inundated by complaints and were so caught off guard that they had to back off to avoid a revolt. Two miscalculations as Dave Brandon tries anything to make a buck, and the season hasn't even started yet.
I doubt that many fans are concerned about something so inconsequential.
"Love it or hate it"
Athletic Department is just flat-out trolling now.
At least I don't have to hear all you women complain about something so insignificant anymore.
EH wrong. Wait until they see the block Ms above the nameplates on the jerseys tomorrow. They're even bigger than the TechFit ones from 2011.
How many times have you posted to complain about how we feel about this? Why don't you find something productive to do.
It's friday afternoon of labor day weekend and less than 24 to kickoff of michigan football, there is no such thing as productive for anyone on this blog anymore.
I'm sorry I'm not SO RELIEVED that MGoShoe hates it, like you are.
Seriously. It's a fucking noodle at one end of the stadium. Who gives a shit. You guys sound like a bunch of holier than thou assholes about it. And I have to shut up because I'm not part of the hive mind? Yeah, you can go fuck youself buddy.
(a) I'm also sorry that you're not relieved.
(b) I give a shit. So do a lot of other people.
(c) Holier than thou? I don't like advertising in Michigan stadium.
(d) You don't have to shut up, obviously, and unfortunately. Feel free to voice your displeasure. After a while it gets annoying when all you do is complain, say "who gives a shit?" when plenty of folks (including serious folks) obviously do, and insult people.
(e) I love you too.
It gets annoying seeing the whole board get up tight about something like this too. Cry some more and take my points away. I really couldn't care.
Daw, how can I stay mad when you end with i love you too. Damn you and your ways.
I can see how that would be annoying. But so what? If you think we're a bunch of crybabies, then let us cry.
I know what you mean about the rabble rabble rabble, and that's why I brought MGoShoe into it. He's defended DB on the board before, kinda a lot, and I thought he'd be a voice of reason if there was one on this issue.
Yeah, I normally just avoid the non-sports stuff, but this just seemed out there, and crazy.
I do apologise for the whole "fuck yourself" part though, that was a weeeeee bit out of line.
But live and learn. Onward to kickoff.
Believe you me, I won't regardless of getting imaginary points taken away.
Your opinions about such things matter, at least to me.
the next noodle will parachute into the stadium itself.
Two things dude. A Michigan Man doesn't make sexist remarks like that and a Michigan Man prefers tortiglioni over that "Yellow #5 and #6" macaroni.
A Michigan Man wouldn't get his panties all in a bunch over a noodle either.
Don't you ever tell me where my panties should be.
Where did the Dude go?!
^^^ The internet has been won, and we can all go home now.
as if there was this great bipartisan split between those who absolutely adored the great noodle of Michigan Stadium and those who loathed it. I'm fairly certain this was more of a case of complete apathy on the one hand and utter abhorrence on the other.
+ 1 to you. You nailed it.
When I got my syphilis treated, Doc said, "love it or hate it, but I'm still going to have to prescribe penicillin."
I may have updated the thread title.
There has to be some way you can incorporate the victory over noodle into your avatar.
I have a feeling the athletic department has this site bookmarked and monitored and is doing this stuff just to anger everyone on here. That tweet by them is kind of a troll.
Serve you all right for thinking the AD wanted to make like $5,000 for a stupid noodle. Who do you think he is johny football?
Was it an ad, artwork, or something else?
on a college campus is like offering water to someone who has been lost in a desert for days. From the wide shot of it posted yesterday, the noodle is positioned on the north concourse. With the new rule requiring students to enter at Gate 10, EVERY student will have to pass by it.
EDIT: It is stated above that this was only inside the stadium for the WOW Friday tours and may not be there for the game. Even so, look at the marketing tests DB is doing. Everyone who was at Fan Day this year saw the Good Hands logo on the north upright nets INSIDE Michigan Stadium. It was later reported that the nets will not be adorned with the ad for the football season to keep the policy of no ads inside Michigan Stadium (at least for the football season proper). With these two not-so-subtle examples, there may be a 180-degree shift in that longstanding policy MUCH sooner rather than we think!
MGoShoe's reaction is almost as enjoyable as getting that goddamn noodle off of the grounds.
Since I'm going to relentlessly attempt to gain employment with the Athletic Dept. upon graduating in April, I'll volunteer to be an MGoIlluminati and infiltrate the department to express the majority views of MGoBlog
Next, they'll be installing noodles in the Carillon.
Basically this is how Athletics does things now. It's completely predictable:
1. Push the envelope just a liiiiittle bit in an innocuous way that is both noticeable and a non-competition event. (Allstate goal post nets, giant noodle, etc.)
2. Wait until it inevitably gets noticed and disseminated on the internet
3. Let simmer for 18 to no more than 24 hours
4. Let it slip on Facebook, Twitter, etc. that it was all some kind of misunderstanding, or a one-off, when it obviously wasn't anything of the sort.
They're testing us. And even when we push back, they're going to come back with a bigger mountain of "new traditions" and "revenue streams" to the extent that there will come a point where we won't be able to push back anymore. The future is coming. And it's going to be even tackier than a giant yellow noodle flanked by Marathon and StubHub ads on the stadium concourse.
The maize Field turf with #THICKE on it? 2017 or thereabouts?
This is three times in under a month. I agree with Bando.
I am not sure one should count the seat cushion thing, I know seat cushions are being banned at Candlestick for 49er games, at least. If the NFL is banning seat cushions, there may be some credibility to the AD's story...but I doubt it.
always smiling, sorta like a serial killer or a gassy baby
I found this thread the most entertaining of the week... Or at least day. See, the noodle brings joy.
As of 7pm, the noodle is still at Michigan Stadium. And in person, it is ginormous.
A noodle that big, if it doesn't want to move... how are you going to make it move?
I'm thinking Brandon didn't think of this when he agreed to allow The Noodle to come in.
And unfortunately, that makes us Troy.