"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."
Mich/Michigan state game time decision suspended...
OMG NIGHT GAME!!
OMG I HOPE NOT!!
Because you have bought into the ridiculous meme that Sparties will turn Ann arbor into Cedar Village part II. What hogwash.
I take it you didn't see the property damage in Ann Arbor after the 2010 game, but there was vandalism to both private and university property stretching from the IM building to CC Little. It wasn't as violent as the St. Patrick's Day mini riot, but not complete hogwash.
The one thing they did say is that it won't be a "night game"...so either 12:00 or 3:30. No surprise there really.
The MSU-MICH, NEB-NU & PUR-OSU games on Oct. 20 will be at Noon or 3:30 ET on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN - selections made after Oct. 13 games
Our AD (DB) wont hold a night game against state because last time state came to ann arbor there fans trashed the city, and that wasnt even a night game so when you add an extra few hours of drinking those spartans could get REALLY out of hand.
So...did you enjoy the football game that was played at night?
I'd love a noon game.
Why were the AF and UMass games at 3:30 anyway? Apparently 3:30 isn't indicative of the matchup. See last year: our game with Sparty was at noon.
Too mainstream... Make it a 5:00 pm start
Or 4 pm
I'm for them playing it at noon and getting the heathens out of Ann Arbor before the sun starts to go down.
I live in AA and with all the police cutbacks, it's best to get them out of town earlier rather than later. On the plus side, the city banning porch couches will help.
You're all fat to us, tourists!
NYC & LA
I want a noon game, these 3:30 starts are killing me, I hate tailgating for 8 hours every Saturday. My body can't do it like it use to, there is nothing worse than a 4:30 headache that does not go away.
Don't drink so much... Or pop a few ibuprofen after your done drinking... Just some ideas
That might be a horrible idea, its a good idea if I hate my liver, but I like my liver the way it is. Plus, I'm not pounding beers, I probably have about 5 over 7 hours. That's hardly binging.
Then try drinking more!
or just drink more water...
if that gives you a headache, then I think the proper prescription is a heavy dose of sacking up.
Ibuprofen is metabolized by the kidneys, not liver, so you should be fine. Acetaminophen might not be a great idea though.
Thanks for posting this. Pretty much right on - ibuprofen (Advil) is metabolized by the CYP enzymes in the liver but at such a low rate, it doesn't really matter and then excreted by the kidneys. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be deadly with alcohol. Never mix those two.
Ibuprofen doesn't harm the liver... Tylenol (Acetaminophen) can harm your liver when combined with drinking or in overdoses.
you gotta hydrate son!!!
I'd like to see some 12:00 starts. I actually don't mind a night game, and don't mind a couple 3:30pm games. But come on . . . it seems like there are hardly any noon games. I'd like more balance. Don't like all the games to start at 3:30pm or night.
Must have been Michigan's call, because lord knows Michigan State wouldn't willingly suspend ANYTHING.
play MSU early in the day. Let them get back and trash E. Lansing in the evening after their loss.
I'm still shocked that we haven't had a single noon start yet this season. Even the UMass game was a 3:30 start.
Are the scheduling GODS trying to make up for all the noon starts from last year?
I blame Obi ezeh
On ESPN's site under October 20th, only ESPN3, NBC, CBS and some of the conference-specific networks (not including BTN) are set already. Everything else on the schedule, as of now, is wide open, so if that really is the case, the national / regional slate for that day is largely a mystery at the moment. Indeed, 18 games still have times yet to be set as of right now.
I do think later games make for better matchups, but this game I wouldn't mind being at noon. Just go out there and get it over with instead of waiting around for it. We'll all be bashing our heads against the wall the few days leading up to it anyway. Why make it any longer?
When I am in charge, on football Saturdays there will be a game starting at noon eastern, and then every seventeen minutes a new game will start throughout the entirety of the day until 7:00pm pacific. No more of this "there are three good games on but they're all at halftime" or "all the 3:30 games have ended but it's still half an hour until the 7:00 games start" nonsense.
i think you should use it as a verb - mysogynize much?
According to ESPN's Big Ten blog, "ABC/ESPN has exercised one of its allowable six-day picks to determine which games kick off at noon ET and which kick off at 3:30 ET on Oct. 20."
So this is the rare instance in which we won't have a kickoff time at least 12 days in advance. Also the game everyone has been anxious to know the kickoff time for since the season started.
+1 for you.
-1 for ABC and ESPN.
What a bunch of bullshit from ABC/ESPN. What a goddamned inconvenience that we can't make plans, so that the networks can game their choices for another week. I hope the Conference never allows them to do this to us again in the next contract.
Are the networks really committing such a heinous crime to us all? You have 6 days to get your plans together. Whether the game is at noon or 3:30 will that affect who you go with? Where you tailgate? Virtually the only thing it changes is the time you wake up in the morning. Is 6 days not enough to settle that?
This isn't a new concept - ESPN/ABC has been doing this for years. And it's not going away, pretty much ever.
And in my case, it was a bit of an unusual situation. Wherein we have a much-larger (intrastate) tailgating group this time, such that I was thinking of renting a different vehicle, like a Suburban, for the day. And making a bunch of other time-dependent advance-planning decisions.
And no, it is not routine. Even the tv contract strictly limits how often the networks can jerk us around like this. Making it a rare occasion.
Mind you, I am not even bitching about a noon start versus a 3:30 start. I have my own preferences on that, but I know that my voice won't be heard. All I ask is that they just please pick a time, now.
There is nothing about this no-decision status that benefits the people going to the game. We don't get a vote on whether it will be noon or 3:30. We just have to wait for the networks to decide what suits their interests. Which aren't mine.
You're aware Michgan has fans that are, you know, not living in the state of Michigan, right? Or are you under the impression that UM is a provincial backwater that isn't the kind of place where fans might fly in for a game and need to actually know what flights to book?
The kickoff time completely changes flight/hotel plans. Do you fly in Friday night and leave Saturday night? Saturday early, early morning and leave Sunday morning? Take a later flight Saturday? Granted, if you're deep pocketed enough and don't care about how much the flight and/or change fees cost, maybe it doesn't matter. But if you're not one of those people, I can assure you, keeping the kickoff time a secret has been a royal pain in the ass and has cost me at least 100-150 bucks because of the ever-rising cost of plane tickets. It matters. 6 days notice for a plane ticket is not the same fare as 2-3 weeks notice.
It's not like it's a five minute drive for me to Michigan Stadium each week. Brandon's obsession with late start times is, indeed, a royal pain in the ass.
But if I am going to go to a game in Ann Arbor, it needs to be a noon start, or I need to plan to take off the weekend. For me to make this work, I need to know early enough to plan accordingly. Partly for this reason, I went to the ND game and will go to the Ohio game, but won't be able to attend any games in AA this year. If I knew a month or two in advance that there would be some 12 noon games, and when they were going to happen, I would definitely plan to go.
Since I am going to the game - I prefer a 3:30 pm start. They serve for better tailgating, in my opinion.
Dave Brandon is going to Wow! us with a surprise night game and maize unis
If I had a vote which I do not, I vote for a noon kickoff. I love an early morning tailgate and not freezing by the end of the game. Also, I have over an hour drive home and want to get home before my daughter goes to bed Saturday night.
I thought this was the one night game of the year. Even though no time has been posted, I was pretty sure this was a night game. I am travelling to a work function on Friday in Chicago and planned to ride the train to AA that arrives at 1:05pm Saturday (I already bought the ticket). Now I feel like even if the game is at 3:30, that's not enough time to tailgate and enjoy my friends and family. This whole thing is putting the fans last in line at the consideration booth.
It doesn't matter what time kickoff is.... all we need to know is that the little brother ass-kicking will commense on Saturday October 20th 2012!!!