this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Michigan Stadium Movie Night
Did you ask if Saturday Night Lights is going to be a yearly thing? Such a great event, last night was.
I didn't go. How did it compare to the Spring Game atmosphere?
A million times better than the spring practice. More people, more interesting.
Add the fact that that was my first time in Michigan Stadium for a Football event at night....amazing.
Wait...weren't you there last night?
EDIT: sorry, thought your comment was about MOVIE NIGHT being way better than the spring game. I'm sure that is an accurate statement, but now realize you were comparing last night's scrimmage to the Spring Punt and Walkthrough Fest.
I called it the Spring Stretchy and Drills
Wolverine Devotee has never been to a game? You need to get yourself to the App State game.
I've never been to a NIGHT game.
Everyone was chilling on blankets. It was a really relaxing evening. A bunch of Dads were even taking the opportunity to get a nap it. I may have dozed off once.
That's me and my grandaughter on the blanket at the bottom of the I in the end zone. Movie was OK, stadium was special. I've never been on the field before, in spite of 40+ years with student/alum season tickets. Hots dogs, pretzels and bottled drinks were half of the usual price, which made them reasonable.
I am not a fan of most of the things that DB and his marketing crew have done over the last few years, but this one was nice.
For the next time - The self printed tickets had all the usual prohibited items listed. However, the were letting packs and baby strollers in (I think they were searching them) so anyone with a small child too young to watch the movie could still come in. Wish they had made that clear at mgoblue or somewhere else.
All in all enjoyable and will do it again.
I actually called the Event Promotion Department to see if I could bring in a stroller. They said to pretty much ignore the prohibited items list. They just didn't want people bringing food, drinks or lawn chairs. Hopefully they can keep the policy really laid back.
I've been on the field once, and still have a picture of it somewhere. I was in the late orientiation before freshman year, which basically meant that I got on campus about a week early to do my orientation. My future best man was also in that group, and one of the things we got to do was run around the field in Michigan Stadium. Our orientation leaders even brought a football for us to toss around. Pretty dang awesome.
Very jealous of your movie night! Sounds like a blast!
How did the OL look?
topic for a little while?
don't jump down the guys throat- he just wants to know how the OL pieces are fitting together.
The success of the OL is important. Good lineman are the building blocks of good offense.
Since you asked nicely and twice, yes.
I promise to refrain from OL comments until after the opener.
This will not be easy but I am pledging to do this. Not switching to optimism, but willing to let the coaches do their work and present their product when it is due.
Who is on board with the pledge? No snarky/the world is ending comments until we see the product on the field in a real game.
Sign on by commenting below.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Can you bring beer in?
You probably could have snuck it in, but I don't think it would have been appropriate for the event. Tons of kids running around playing football ball. Someone would have told on you.
The one thing Wisconsin has over Michigan... Here the words beer and inappropriate would never be used in the same sentence.
Beer. One of the three things that explains Wisconsin, along with cheese and stupidity.
I wish they did something for season ticket holders who live more than an hour away. With all the hot dog/tshirt ticket packages, a simple gesture such as a t-shirt for all season ticket holders would be nice.
I want David Brandon to come to my house in a space suit and shoot a music video. And not one of those cheap replica space suits. I want it to come straight from NASA.
NASA can keep their faulty no gravity in space to themselves.
Maybe movie nights at neutral sites.
but this event is a great idea. If I had young kids and season tix, I would have been there.
My were so excited to be there and had a great time, but I spent over a half hour in line for food because the concessions people were totally unprepared for what was really a very small crowd. I waited in line with my son for 20 minutes before the movie started only to find that they had already run out of hot dogs, brats and pretzels (everything besides candy and drinks). They wouldn't go get anything from another line for me, and they weren't warning anyone behind me not to waste their time. So then I had to take my son back to the field and run all the way back up the stairs again and go back to the end of another line to get actual food. If you're going to ban outside food, you'd better be able to handle the demand you create, especially with so many kids who don't understand being told there's no food for them. On the plus side, the fact that the tickets (which were never checked by anyone) were free and the food was half the normal price was nice, especially given the feeling during football games that they're squeezing us for every penny they can. I know this was the first time for this, so hopefully they will be more prepared next time, though I assume the crowd will be larger next time, too, because more people will know about it and they'll probably give more than a week's notice.
I was curious about how many people showed up for this event, so I asked the usher at the tunnel entrance for a figure. He said they clicked in with an old fashioned counter just over 2000. He said very few people came in gates 2 or 4(who wouldn't want to enter the field thru the tunnel). This seems right to me cuz the field was darn near filled by preview time.
i guessed 500 because we had so much room around us.
My husband, son, and father in law went. They all had a great time. I was sorry to miss out and I'm glad to see it will be an annual thing!
...and one for the public? Hell, you could probably sell some season tickets at that one.
I assume that after paying for the staff and the rights to air the movie (not sure what that cost), they probably didn't break even with concessions. If they are going to have a movie night, they should reward the fans who donate to the university and stay loyal by buying season tickets. Season Ticket Holders need to be viewed as a special group by the Athletic Department.