Hey i'm going to a game this year for the first time and i was wondering if most people stand during the game? they usually show people standing on tv. I want to be respectful to other fans but at the same time watch and enjoy the game myself.
IS IT ALRIGHT TO STAND AT GAME?
Stand and cheer as long and as loud as you can!!!!!
Some places will stand most of the game, others you'll get "DOWN IN FRONT" seconds after kickoff.
But STAND no matter what, we need to get the Big House going crazy and for that we need everyone to get involved. Some might complain but whatever.
You obviously have to stand to truely project the sound of your vuvuzela. If people complain, you won't even know it - YOU HAVE A VUVUZELA! (it also doubles as a wifle ball bat)
Depends on what section you are in & which game you are at.
This is one of those timeless questions. I don't think there is an easy answer. Sometimes when you stand the people behind you, obviously not students or rabid fans and often elderly, will shout for you to sit. I suppose they paid for their tickets and have a right to sit and still see what's going on.
However! When things heat up you have to stand. I always tried to strike a sort of balance and sort of go with what's happening around me. It usually works out.
Don't forget the rabid elderly.
at Michigan Stadium. I like standing better when it comes to football anyways. It makes it more exciting.
Yeah but how do you feel about Modano to the Red Wings?
Dude, lay off the Red Wings stuff. He's obviously trying to be a good poster now. There is no point in negging him and hassling him every time he posts. I have no problem negging him if he goes off on another tirade, but seriously give it a rest for now.
He is only a good poster because he can't make new threads yet.
but why not give him a chance to redeem himself?
I can't speak for Tubes or anyone else, but I only neg really dumb and pointless posts. You know, something like "I like standing better when it comes to football anyways. It makes it more exciting."
Hell yes it's alright to stand. Up in back!
(Just don't expect a seat to be waiting for you if you try to sit back down...)
Plus, my hangover would appreciate not being antagonized right now.
Short answer: Yes
EDIT: Whoops. Apparently I was too out of it to even read the question correctly. That was not my final answer. Maybe I am still drunk.
This is one way to deal with disagreement on the issue, from the annals of the MGoBoard:
I DONT KNOW MAN BUT YOURE ON THE RIGHT TRACK BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO YELL THE WHOLE GAME
IT DEPENDS ON WHO IS BEHIND YOU AND WHAT SECTION YOU'RE IN
Just wait until the game. Either you're entire section will be standing or it will all be sitting. It's not hard to figure out.
Stand up if you feel like it and especially if you are standing to yell and cheer. If people around you don't like it they should have stayed home and watched the game on their couch in front of the TV. All these other loud stadiums in the country have their fans standing from kickoff until the final whistle. You have every right to be a fan and get into the game.
AND MAKE SURE YOU ACT LIKE A HUGE DICK TO THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOU TOO! SCREW THOSE PEOPLE AND THEIR RIGHTS TO BE A FAN AND SIT DOWN!
If they choose to sit and be a fan that's their choice. Are we talking about a football game at the big house or a bridge game at your local retirement home?
If you are the only person that is standing in your section or within, say, 40 feet radius around you, you are being a dickweed and should sit down to people that paid just as much money and have just ask many rights as you can see the game. Conversely, if the only person sitting within 40 feet of you is directly behind you and is yelling at you to sit, they are being a dickweed. It's really not that hard.
If enough people are standing, you get to stand. If enough people are sitting, you should sit.
Well said. If you want to stand through the entire game either go to the student section or final row or better yet stand by a concession area and watch it on TV.
Do what everyone else is doing because that's the right thing to do?
I can think of a few fascist regimes that loved that kind of thinking.
If there's a standing section... don't you think someone had to be the first one to stand up at some point? It wasn't printed on the ticket.
I am not a lemming
I am a rabid, football-deprived, U-Conn loathing, broken-hearted, maize-and-blue-bleeding WOLVERINE FAN and I am finally at the game and I've been waiting too freaking long and I've chewed off my fingernails and sacrificed many small animals and BLUE is about to take the field and gnaw the limbs off the Huskies and I am supposed to SIT DOWN? NOW?
I will stand, thank you.
....that makes you a NAZI!!!
I must have missed that in the Bill of Rights..."The Right to Stand at Football Games".
I never called anyone an lemming. You are, however, very much an asshole.
So he doesn't have the same ideas as you and now he's an asshole? I think your a bit confused on what an asshole is. Why are you so dam arrogant by the way?
To expand upon your opinion above, it also depends on what is happening in the game. If Denard gets the edge on a zone read and is about to juke a safety out of his pants and then take one to the house then you have the right to stand no matter who is sitting around you.
If we have an important 3rd down play on defense in the 4th quarter I fully expect everyone to stand.
I think the key is to be as diplomatic as possible. Pretend you are Dave Brandon. A blue hair 8 rows back yells for you to sit down simply say,
" Hi BLUE HAIR,
I have received your request for me to SIT DOWN and I am taking your request into full consideration. Although your request for me to SIT DOWN is very important I must also take into consideration the need for the MICHIGAN FOOTBALL TEAM to hear me scream and yell in their full support. I thank you for your request, BLUE, and will have a response for you very shortly.
Or just sit down when they tell you to and then stand back up when you want to. When in doubt sneak in a water bottle and throw it at them.
They have all the right in the world to sit down if they choose. Just like I have the exact same rights to stand up if I so choose.
Please note, I am firmly in the "stand as much as possible" camp. Seriously. I agree with you. But I have to point out the flaw in logic. The difference between your right to stand and their right to sit is that their right to sit doesn't interfere with your right to have a view/sightline of the game, whereas your right to stand is interfering with their right to have a sightline to the game. Note that I am using the term "right" loosely here, but whatever, I think you get my point: their exercise of theirs doesn't interfere with yours, but it isn't the same vice-versa. Although I still try to stand as much as humanly possible, and will ignore some "down in fronts" myself.
The Big House needs to be a more intimidating place to play football!
Your right to stand up at a game should never get in the way of your duty to be considerate to those around you.
If you're the only person standing in your immediate vicinity, you're doing it wrong.
IF the people in front of me stand, but it drives me crazy when people stand on the bench making it even harder to see over them.
I always offer to switch seats with the person. Some are truly too old to stand. I think that is the polite way to handle it. If they don't want to switch me seats to hell with em.
ARE YOU EIGHT FOOT TALL?
The answer to this question pisses me off.
I bought a conference final ticket for the Leafs a few years back literally on the glass at the blueline. I was working as a summer student at the time and couldn't really afford the $450 price, was gonna scalp and watch it at a bar. Needless to say the people down there were old corporate types who would never stand, told me to sit down, I politely declined....damned if I would spend that kinda money and not enjoy myself.
Moral of the story-dont spend $450 on a ticket if your not sure you can sell it.
Alternative moral-stand and enjoy yourself, hopefully the people behind will take your cue.
So here is my counter argument to the sitting crew. ( who did pay for seats) screw you I paid as well and if I want to stand and support my school I will. If you can't stand for 2 minutes during a play well why are you at a football game? You can sit between plays or for halftime. I'm not a jerk but I don't tell people who are sitting to stand so why do they have the right to tell me to sit?
Just to add because I know someone is going to get upset with the screw you part. What I mean is if my section is standing and sitting back and forth between plays I go with the flow. If my section is standing I stand the whole time, if there are a bunch or 80 year old's around my mother and father raised me well enough to sit down if someone can't see...
But if someone is out of the way rude about it , well buddy I'm standing because if you want to be a jerk and call me out well.... Also why does anyone what to sit? You can't even sit in the stadium maybe some people like sitting on other people??
Also sit to pee.
Stand. When I'm watching the game at the house I stand for the whole game. About 5' from a 54" tv. My wife used to make fun of me but she's starting to stand more and more. Lead by example. Stand for the team, show your support.
I stand at home so I can get good distance on the remote when last second field goals are blocked.
I go with the flow at the stadium. Spent 4 years in the student section and can't even verify that there are actually bleachers in that section. Have sat all over the stadium since and I tend to go with the flow. In a blue hair section i've never been told to sit down, they generally stand on an important 3rd down or as a big play is developing, but they definitely are not standing during TV timeouts.
STAY AT HOME AND SIT ON THE FREAKIN COUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The TEAM I'm sure prefers the fans to be loud and standing and cheering for them. The TEAM is really what it's all about isn't it? Everyone who goes into the Big House on Saturday is going to watch THE TEAM. Penn State, Virginia Tech, Florida, LSU... all the best and loudest stadiums in the country have fans standing the majority of the time. If we had less "Down in front" people then we'd be have a much better atmosphere at the games. We have the largest stadium in the country, yet it's never included in the toughest places to play. That to me is a problem. We need more enthusiasm and if you need to stand to cheer and be enthusiastic then by all means you should do it!
Sometimes people around you might want to stand and cheer but they don't want to be the first people to do it. Lead the crowd and maybe more people will be willing to stand and cheer and make the Big House a more intimidating place to play.
When you're standing, be sure to watch that you don't spill your bordeaux.
My seats are in a section (1) where there are some older alums - like 70's and older. For the most part, other than the obligatory times you stand, most people are up and down all game. Some of the older folks are simply not able to stand for three hours.
Things work out fine for the most part.
Yup its been about a week. Time for another standing vs. sitting thread. YAY!!!
If you are in the student section it is pretty much required to stand or you will get heckled by other belligerently drunk students.
don't piss off the people around you by talking in all caps.
Are the "Wine & Cheese" type fans that the UCONN blogs were referencing the other day.
They're just jealous because they can't afford wine and cheese.
but be considerate. Also, try to encourage those around you to stand and scream their heads off.
to the ones in which MGoBlog posters, now 20 or 30 or 60 years old, fondly recall their first Michgan game as a little kid. I can certainly do that; recalling the 1966 team.
And of course, if everybody had been standing back then, all that I would have seen was the back of a London Fog raincoat.
If, on September 4, the entire stadium of adults were to stand the entire game, no child will see the game, and no one who cannot stand for the entire game will be able to see all of it, either.
As always, there is an answer; if you want to stand and carouse, go to the Student sections. Where, I submit, I have always enjoyed watching the spectacle. Everybody in the student section, almost by definition, ought to be about 18-26 years old. But far be it for me to check i.d.
If you have graduated, and still want to act like a student, then fake your way into the student sections, or else grow up and get with the Athletic Department about getting yourself some season tickets in a top row, or suggest to Dave Brandon and Joe Parker that perhaps there ought to be a "Standing" section somewhere. You'll almost certainly have to make it worth the Athletic Department's while to move that kind of proposal. And I might suggest, a Preferred Seating Donation, much like the ones that other ticket holders have been paying for years, to be able to enjoy the games the way that they'd like to.
I really don't mind saying, either, that insofar as the business of standing for the entire game is a tradtion that came to fruition at Notre Dame, and perhaps drawn from the English Premier Division football league, all I can say is "fuck that." Any Notre Dame tradtion is a good one to avoid.
I'll be in Section 1 this year for the Iowa game and I hope I'm right in front of you so you can get a good view of my ass for 3 hours.
and enjoy a great game, to get escorted out by an usher and AA police just becuase you were acting like a jerk.
And really, to be honest, I don't much mind standing, myself. I walk 18 holes on the golf course regularly. A football game is pretty easy for me. So I won't ever worry about a view of your ass. Unless perhaps I am kicking it.
1. First of all, I like the all caps. Unintentional humor. As others have said, you're already getting in the right mindset with the yelling.
2. The "stand vs. 'down in front'" debate has been a point of contention on this site over the past few years. Generally speaking, my point of view (which I've advocated here before, but it was probably a year ago, and I'm at work), is that you should stand whenever you want. Period. The people who can no longer stand (the "blue hairs" as they're called) should either sit in the handicapped area, or the new club seats. HOWEVER, be forewarned that my strong stance on this is in the minority, and this is an issue where there doesn't seem to be a clear "accepted majority opinion," other than "stand as much as you can, wait until people behind you complain, try to get them to stand, and then deal with it as you see fit." It also depends where you're sitting. If it's between the 30's, the people who are asking you to sit down are likely people who have been going to the game in the same season tickets for 30+ years. It's a dilemma, because on the one hand, you respect that loyalty and tradition, but on the other hand (from my point of view), you want to be an active spectator and try to impact the game.
Like I said, stand as much as you can, try to get others to stand, and then, if they won't...stand until their abuse/bitching makes you feel guilty to the point of sitting, or until they stop bitching. And also keep in mind that after big plays and stuff, everyone stands.
Also note: The student section stands the entire game. And there are pockets near the student section that seem to stand more than the rest of the stadium. Either way, yell your head off, stand as much as is socially allowable/you can bear, and be the most active and intense (but not obnoxious/cursing/being a general loudmouth douchebag) as you can.
YES YOU CAN STAND AT GAME AS LONG AS YOUR NOT FORMING BABBY
Everyone stands at the game
I wish I could have sat though, not really comfortable standing for 3 hours and 30 minutes...
are u kidding last year we had a bunch of old people telling to sit DOWN! ON DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!
dude plz stop with the all caps titles
when you are at the game, go ahead and hit that CAPS LOCK button. You want to be as loud as possible.
However, when creating the title of a thread, maybe just use the shift key to capitalize the first letter of the sentence or the first letter in each word.
I do want to EMPHASIZE, CAPS LOCK ON AT GAME.