"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Michigan vs. Alabama Open Thread
I did not know that.
You wanted to be the first to make this thread, didn't you?
And they said that LSA degree was COMPLETELY worthless....
OMFG my satellite signal just went out. I have a three year old, so I can't leave. My wife convinced me to go to DirecTV. Panic.
Ouch. What did you do to anger the football gods?
Drank Bud Light Lime last night? I figured it was appropriate during the Spartan game though... I may have to chug my first Chimay tonight to appease them.
EDIT: Nobody panic. My signal is back. I'm sure you were all very worried.
We have nothing to lose..play hard play fast..Go Blue !!
I'm always incredibly nervous for every opener, but this year it's justified. Let's go BLUE!
I actually feel the opposite. There is no pressure on us to win this game. By all logical thought, Alabama should win. Michigan should be able to play loose and put it all out there. I don't expect to win, but I think this game is going to be a lot of fun and hopefully we pull off the shocker. If not, there isn't much shame in losing to the reigning champs in what is essentially a road game. I'm more excited than anything else.
There may be no pressure on us to win the game but I'm with corundum in the fact that I'm nervous as hell regardless. I'm glad you're so lax and carefree at the moment.
Lax probably isn't the right word. I've been amped since Monday. But it's more of a positive buzz. Last year against OSU it was a really nervous energy because it was a game we should win and it meant so much. This one just feels like a great opportunity and I'm excited as hell.
Right on man. Just because it being a new team and one game I won't mention, openers are usually a little more nerve inducing than the second game against a cupcake, but playing Alabama is a whole different beast than playing a directional school. I'm on pins and needles because no matter how unrealistic a win is I'm insanely biased that I think we should win even if we are playing a stacked team like Bama.
I've been waiting for this game all day... As we all know, tough game. GO BLUE!!!!
Play hard, play fast, play tough and play smart guys!!!
I'm staying away from bars for Michigan games for a while. I do and say too many inappropriate things during Michigan games at bars. Maybe I'll hit them up after the game when Michigan wins. HAVE FUN AND LET'S GO BLUE!
Michigan tradionally plays very well in opening games. LET'S GO BLUE!
That's because we usually play Baby Seal U or Directional Michigan to open the season
Wonder what the numbers are with respect to numbers signed vs on the roster for each team this year
still an hour before the game..Time for more beer, and maybe a hype video or two..GO BLUE!!!
Unlike our Big Ten counterparts, I'm proud we had the balls to open with what might be the toughest game out there.
You have balls?
ONE MORE HOUR!!!
does anybody know of any liveblog for the game?
@mgoblog/mgogameday appears to be up.
is #mgogameday the correct hashtag?
are you saying its a twitter page or is it a website to go to.
Brian created a twitter list that has the feed of @mgoblog, @justcoverblog, @mattrhinton, @Mvictors, @bry_mac (BiSB), @grantwahl, @hooverstreet, @aceanbender, and others...
I thought the idea originally was that it would be moderated and tweets would be retweeted when there was a special hastag used, but it looks like right now it's just the feed of guys on the list. I haven't heard anything about it since the original post when brian was talking alternatives to the liveblog.
I want to watch this game with Pat.
Enjoy the game gentlemen.
I haven't cracked a beer all day. My stomach is passing signals to my brain that reads "don't even think about it"
I'm more nervous than a hooker in a confessional.
Dos Equis as my lead off hitter...
Woo! Game time! Go blue!
For those of you at home, rest assured, we are representing you properly. Tons of Michigan fans, "go blue" chants ringing out - we are ready. In the words of Fielding Yost, "who are they that they should beat a Michigan team?"
GO BLUE. BEAT. BAMA.
Can't wait to see how well-represented we are. Go Blue!!
My son just texted me a picture of him on the Big House field.. Looks like a decent crowd inside the stadium to watch the game on the scoreboard.
To the Big House to watch the game with my fellow Michigan students. I hope the atmosphere is great and the attendance is better. Just being in the Big House again will be worth it but I want to see that place rocking if we start rolling the Tide.
Lot more BAMA fans here than us. BAMA girls are sweet though!
I'm freaking out man!
Let our D-line be better than I think it is.
Expectations are low, but hopes are high! I just have a feeling about tonight, anyone else?
-That feeling could be gas; I don't know. I'm nowhere near drunk yet, so that's not it. Maybe I'm just so damn happy to see some Michigan F-ing FOOTBAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mealer taking all the Pre-game snaps at center. What gives?
Barnum at LG
Holy crap. Lock the thread. You win.
And with grand use of a character wearing overalls...although with too many teeth. Still hilarious, all the same.