It's on (at noon). » pic.twitter.com/KEHndHukm5— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 16, 2014
App State at noon on ESPN2 and Miami (OH) at 3:30 on BTN
I didn't know we could still play at noon?!?
Are the worst.
prefer 3:30 games. It gives me a chance to get everything done that needs to get done around the house and halftime ends up being right around dinner time. And if tailgating it allows for more drinking and tailgate toss. A noon games takes up such a huge chunk out of the middle of the day it makes it hard to get anything else done. If I'm going to a game, coming from GR, I have to get up at the ass crack of dawn to get to the stadium if I want to do any tailgating.
I agree....I typically come to town with family members and 3:30 games allows for tailgating or a nice breakfast. We often walk around town and watch the energy level build up. The games end early enough to have a nice dinner or spend ample bar time or go to wherever you go afterwards and watch a late game.
Watching students heading toward noon games is almost painful....they have a lost look in their eyes.
This year, with the road construction, a later game for App. State would have eased the traffic pressure by having people come in over a much longer period of time.
I love the energy leading up to the game . . . the tailgates, the band pre-game show, the house/frat parties, the general buzz while touring around campus.
A noon game just cuts it all off short. After the game, win or lose, the buzz is gone and everyone heads their seperate ways. The glue that binds us all for the part of the day is gone. We're not a gathering of Wolverine fans anymore, we're just a bunch of people walking around the same place.
Yes, when I was at Michigan, most games were at 1:00. That one hour really did made a big difference versus 12:00. It was also easier (as a student at least) to go to the game 15 minutes before kickoff and still be able to get to your seat by kickoff.
but as a student they sucked
You miss the end of the early games to get to our game and by the time our game is done, your day is basically shot.
As a guy who has to drive 2 hours (with good traffic and a short wait at the ambassador bridge) I am all in favor of 3:30 games. The 3.5 hour difference means an hour more sleep and the chance to have a few beers and maybe grab some lunch prior to the game. I know I'm not the only who travels.
- signed every student and young post-grad ever
I actually prefer noon games. Let me get up, only be terrified for a short time prior, watch the game, and be relaxed to watch the rest of the days games win or lose. I find it stressful to have to sit around all day watching other games, wondering about how ours is going to go
Granted, I was in the band during undergrad, but even as a grad student, I preferred noon games. You get back to your place by 5ish and can eat and take a nap before the evening rampage.
Noon games are the worst
- Signed every student and recent post-grad who pregame/preparty/tailgate the games
They've got this new thing called an alarm clock. Get your ass out of bed at 7am and you've got 5 hours to pregame (which is more than enough). Noon games were the best because by 4pm you're walking home, with $5 pizza there and/or places for dinner and time for a nap (as said above) before showering and heading to the bar.
Whereas a 3:30pm game lets out at 7:30, all the places to get food near campus are absolutely slammed, so you can either: pass out from being tired (and not go out), eat, or get to a bar before the line is ridiculous (with maybe enough time to shower).
Noon games allow MORE time for extra curriculars.
...which a younger student/post-grad/grad student should fully appreciate and have the energy to, as they say, go big or go home.
I got up around 6am regardless but not everyone does ....
Even with this, it is rare to have a full pre-party going before 9/9:30 (i am in the camp that you need more than just a couple of dudes) and if you are going to make a 12PM kickoff, that means you generally have to leave your location by ~11:15 or Dave Brandon's lines outside the stadium will make you late. Basically, that leaves 2ish hours which is enough for some students and not enough for others. I always made it, some of my friends, not so much.
3:30 is the sweet spot though. Allows for 5 hours of preparty. Home by 7:30, 2 hour nap and than you are free for whatever you want to do with your saturday night.
We're all relatively machine-ish in our late teens/early twenties, but it's beyond machine to go hard on friday night, wake up at 7am, go hard for 5 more hours, recover, and go hard again on saturday night for 6 out of 12 weeks.
I know people who did it, but they were neither human nor machine.
That noon time is incorrect, because there is no freakin' way we are playing Appalachian State again - there would be no good reason to schedule that game for 2014.
/ reburies head in sand /
Since ESPN did all kinds of separate camera feeds you could watch at the World Cup (tactical cam, fan cam), maybe they can institute a special feed for Michigan fans for that game, the "No references to the Horror " feed.
What do you mean "Again?"
I was unaware we played them before.
please give GoWings2008 ^^^^^ an extra thou or so.
deserves the boost, too. He had the same idea, although only a minute after me.
What do you mean "again"? Michigan has never played App State before. I would remember that - unless something really traumatic happened.
I never realized that lunchtime was it's own WOW Factor®
Will there be a 100,000 PB&J giveaway?
Noon kickoff sounds good to me!!
I love noon games. Being in CST, I usually wake up with just enough time to get ready and it's straight to football! No waiting around or anything.
it is great for football to be in CST, college starts at 11, NFL starts at noon. late games end at a relatively reasonable hour. West coast I assume has to be ideal for late games but my friends hate getting up by 9am to watch any noon michigan games.
lemme tell you about the three seasons I was in Japan for...
10pm College Gameday- games start at 1 am!
without dvr was just brutal
The 1997 OSU game started at noon, but I was actually out in San Francisco. Given that I barely slept the night before due to the raging party I attended, I was still a tad tipsy when we got to some big bar packed with Michigan fans. All hell broke loose of course, but what was semi-amusing (for some reason) were the Cal and Stanford fans coming in at the end of the Michigan game. Everyone is already tanked and these clowns were all "what the fuck is up with these freaks?"
Often stopped in S. Cal to stay with my son prior to migrating down to Mexico for the winter. Those 9:00 a.m. kickoffs were just brutal. Must say most of the fans hanging in that area seemed to consist of out-of-towners, near Wilshire and Barrington because it seemed that more midwestern fans would show up to replace us as our game was nearing its end. The USC and UCLA fans normally took over in late afternoon and remained their for the evening's festivities and bird hunting.
after spinning records in a club and then underground until 5 or 6 in the morning. Nothing like using toothpicks to keep your eyes open so you can watch your beloved Wolverines.
breakfast at then break out the post-game buffet. Return home early enough and sit outside with the fire and TV and watch more football. Bo had it right. Money ruined it. Money forgot who is the REAL customer ...
Last time we had a noon opener... well we know what happened. Time to reverse the curse.
Yes!!!! Noon baby!
Noon games are at 8am for me out in Alaska. Don't mind it much, but it does cut into my drinking time since bars aren't legally allowed to serve beer until 10am. Received a flask for my birthday this year so now I can spike my own coffee!
but is Scotch okay?
When going to a game I prefer a noon kick, that way I was able to get home in time to watch the end of the 3:30 games and the full night slate. Living out of state now though I'm probably going to prefer 3:30 games as it's more convienent to get anything done that I need to in the morning.
I tend to be able to work with just about any start time myself given sufficient warning (minimum three days due to the kids, I tell people), but so far - if anyone is interested - the distribution of known start times is as follows:
12:00 - Appalachian State
3:30 - Miami (OH), Indiana
7:00 - Rutgers, Penn State
7:30 - Notre Dame
I would guess that the remaining games are mainly split between 12:00 and 3:30, so in terms of a modern football schedule, a fairly typical distribution of start times.
Good good. For the superstitious out there, The Horror was a 3:30 start time on BTN
The Horror was a noon start.
If I'm going to the game then 3:30 is the best time by far. Like other posters have stated: enough time for corn hole, beer Olympics, and pig roast. I tailgate at Pioneer but I usually make a walk through the golf course to see everyone I know. Takes about an hour or so.
So we're actually going to go ahead with these games? I was hoping for a last second logistical road block.
I hate noon games. No time to get a good buzz on.
The crisp dominance of the 2014 Offensive Line should be enough to give you a good buzz.
I understand the point of view of some students who like 3:30pm games. However, as a student, I always liked noon starts . . . it felt wonderful to start the day with the stereo blaring the Michigan fight song, and there was something about walking along to the stadium at 11am that just felt right. And yes, you were done in time for dinner, a nap, studying, and evening activities if you wanted.
Now, living in Chicago, a noon start allows me to come in Friday night, walk around a bit in the morning, go to the game, have an early dinner afterwards at Zingerman's or the like, and be back home by 10 or 11pm. (As a pastor, It is pretty much impossible for me to go to a late game, unless it is in Evanston, South Bend, or maybe Madison.)
I believe that TV Networks drive the start times, and that as Michigan continues to improve, we will see very few noon start times in the first two months of the season. (there will always be more in November, because of the cold, the weather, and the dark.) I'll cherish the few early games there are.
I'm not calling you out. But I'm surprised how many people mention "nap" we have a limited amount of football Saturdays a year! How can anyone nap on football Saturday?!