spoiler alert: i linked this
Minnesota game set for 3:30 kickoff on ESPN2/ ABC
You sure this was this just decided? I thought this was always a 3:30 game.
Yeah it's been set at 330 since beginning of the season
But it has been listed as TBA on rivals, and this was the first I read about it. You're probably right but thought I would just pass it along.
Since this is Homecoming, the time was announced before the season started.
Also, the game will not be on ESPN. The game will be on ABC in part of the country, and ESPN2 in the rest of the country (EDIT: I see you corrected the thread title--thanks).
Here's the full slate for the coming weekend:
Other Big Ten games:
Illinois vs. Nebraska - 12 PM
Michigan State vs. Iowa - 12 PM
Ohio St. vs. Northwestern - 8 PM (GameDay location, as mentioned in an earlier thread)
considering that 80% of the conference took last weened off, this is one hell on an interesting week in the B10 coming up. I could see all of those home teams winning OR losing, which of course would have huge implications for us
That Illinois/Nebraska game, in particular, will tell a lot about both teams. It would help us a lot if Illinois is actually good (and that 10 point loss to UW does not look bad right now).
At first I was like, "When did Illinois play Wisconsin!?" and then I was like, "Oh, Washington."
OP, the game is going to be on ABC with an ESPN2 mirror.
Anyone have a link to the coverage map? I will be stuck in north Georgia at a wedding of a niece who is not able to follow my advice (given more than a year in advance) about bye weekends. I hope we will have it on ABC down there; not sure if I'll have access to ESPN2.
Oh, and the wedding is at 6, so thanks to whoever who decided this would be a 3:30 game. I actually think 3:30 is very good for homecoming so that there is time for all the other events of the weekend. Unfortunately, when I have been in town for homecoming, I have been stuck with noon games. A noon game this week would have been great fo rme.
You dont need to apologize. Nothing wrong with the thread and it's not like you posted the ending of Breaking Bad seven times or something.
Breaking bad ended?
and everyone lives in the end and they all go skipping into the sunset!
Why does anyone who loves the game ever root for a noon kickoff? The crowd is always dead. And games that end up under the lights are almost always the better for it.
I've noticed this.
Whatever works. I don't understand why someone needs 5+ hours to party before a game when you should be focusing on the game. Save that for after. Noon kicks give you more time and it is still daytime while 3:30 and later, you'll be in the dark.
Nothing past Noon flies around here in November since Bo said it would never happen again.
I'm hoping you can tell me exactly when Bo said this. It is often attributed to him (I think Lloyd Carr managed to convince us all that Bo said something to this effect), but it confuses me because as far as I can recall Michigan never once started a game at noon when Bo was coach. Maybe there were some 12:15 games in the late '80s, but never the noon kickoffs that we see today.
Michigan even refused to move the scheduled 1:00 kickoff time for the 1983 Ohio State game by more than 30 minutes either way, and told the TV networks to schedule around it.
Noon is today's 1pm. Kind of confusing , I know.
But when Michigan played minnesota in 1988, which was a 3:30 kick, it was dark at kickoff. Bo said after there wouldn't be any game played that late and there hasn't been since.
He was referring to 3:30 games in November. After the 1988 Minnesota game, which was a 3:30 start in November that was frigid cold and ended under a close to night sky, Bo remarked in his post-game press conference that Michigan would never again have a 3:30 home game in November. Since he was athletic director at that time, maybe he had the power to do that, I'm not sure. But I don't think athletic directors have that power today. So it may be moot.
I hope all home games are 3:30 starts now because we won't have a student section otherwise.
Ah, okay. And since to many people who don't remember those days, "before 3:30" could only mean "noon," people assume that Bo wanted games to kick off at noon--which he decidedly did not.
This is key. I haven't experienced GA yet but based on what my sister and cousins have told me, it sucks.
With a noon game, you're either going to have the students get there sober at 9 or 10 to get a good seat. They're gonna be cold, tired, and pissed off against a presumably not so sexy opponent. Also, hungover from going out the night before or they just didn't go out the night before so they could get up early enough (which would suck for a lot of of people). Or you're going to have juniors and seniors who go out the night before, wake up and tailgate whenever they want, and show up late.
If you're not on the field playing in the game, your job to "focus on the game" is to party before the game. I mean, do you expect the fanbase to sit and study team rosters and break down tape or something?
Amen! Couldn't have said it any better.
I'm too nervous before games. I don't say very much because I'm focused.
Party when you win. I don't understand people who can party before the biggest game of the year. I felt like throwing up before The Game 2011. Same with the Sugar Bowl and the hockey 2011 NCAA title game. Not really for basketball since I didn't expect them to be there or necessairly win. I was loose like the players.
It's only weird if it doesn't work.
After that amazing five game run to the title game (three in dominating fashion, one a solid, grind-it-out victory) you didn't expect Michigan to win it all?
Just couldn't picture Michigan winning it last year. Not yet. Kind of like how Michigan Hockey kept getting to the Frozen Four in the 90s but couldn't pull it out until it all came together in 1995-96.
I was so proud and happy the way they played last season. Just getting there was amazing since 5 years ago they were 10-22.
You really need to reevaluate your life.
Good lord, get a grip.
This is my life. This is all I have.
Wow, that all sounds like a really good reason to drink before the game. Doesn't sound like you're enjoying it much. Have a beer or four and maybe you won't be so nervous. A Paxil wouldn't hurt either.
He's still in high school which makes this even weirder.
I love how Devotee's new schtick, now that he's bought his way out of perma-Bolivian with a bunch of downloaded MGoVideos, is to constantly barrage us with endless trivia and feigned historical knowledge to make us forget the fact that he's a teenager who used to be one of the most insufferable, rude, and consistently combative users this side of bouje. Not to mention his bizarre, insensitive Twitter account.
Still insufferable. Just in a new way. Now he's like that nice guy who you think is harmless and probably is but you want nothing more than to just deck in the face because of how annoyingly "nice" he is.
- I didn't ask to have points restored. Go and read the thread. Brian gave me points back.
- They weren't MGoVideos. They were YouTube videos made by WolverineHistorian. I have literally been saving them using SaveVid since 2010. Every time he released a new one it was like Christmas. One of my many hobbies. I didn't even know how to use torrents/MGoVideo until this past July/August.
- I've cleaned up my act on here posting. People have noticed. Am I embarrassed by the stuff I have said on here and on my twitter in the past? Yep. Very ignorant things. But I have done my very best to turn it around, and I am very pleased with the way I have.
I've lied about my age countless of times on here. I am really 18 years old and a HS Senior. The reason I lied is because I have seen how younger people have been treated on here. Most of the time, they deserve it. But it's quite obvious older people don't respect them or anything they have to say. Not just on the internet, but in life.
You use my age against me like it is my fault that I was born in 1995. Sorry, I can't control that. Would I have loved to experience the Schembechler days and the 1997 season persoanlly? I'd give anything. What cracks me up though is you (three) talk down to me because I am younger, and yet, you follow and read and celebrate when kids my age and even YOUNGER THAN ME commit to Michigan.
You think I don't know Michigan history, Bando? I've posted MY record book I have been working on since I was in the sixth grade, on this site multiple times. It is over 2,000 pages, 7 inches thick and all paid for by me. You kinda retain some of that information after typing it mulitple times, owning and reading quite a few Michigan books and spend close to all of my free time on this site or on MVictors. I hate talking about it because it seems like I'm bragging that I am a "superior fan". I am better than no one.
I don't know what I've done to piss you off so much to the point where every comment you make about me is negative . I post here a lot because this is the only place where I can have intelligent conversations about Michigan athletics. Up until recently, this site is where I did all of my socializing. I've made friends recently and have been getting out, but this place was my only hope for a long, long time.
And yes. I do drink. Quite often. I am under the age of 21. So does/did every other person in this country including you. Maybe I'll drink myself into an early grave, and you won't have to deal with me anymore. Because that is the only way I'm gonna stop posting on this site.
My reasoning for a noon start is selfish in nature. I prefer earlier games because it gives me less time to dwell on the potential outcome.
I can't stand anything but noon games for the pure sake of having to wait all day to watch the game. Plus I have the NIN concert Saturday in Cleveland so I may miss the end of the game. Hopeful I won't need to see the end.
Im annoyed by the 5pm(4 central for me) start time for penn state. What the heck is that???
Money talks. The TV people ru(i)n everything.
I wonder what Bo would have to say about them deciding everything.
I'm thrilled about the 5pm start for that game, but only because I am attending. I'll be roaming the PSU tailgating area in my highlighter yellow Michigan shirt for about 6 hours prior to the game. I've heard it is a rough crowd, but I'm also 6'4" 290, and a lot more athletic and in shape than you would think a 290 pound message board poster would be.
Just painting a picture, brah. With telephone poles. Because I can.
I know we're not supposed to "out" posters' identities, but what 1484 says is true (and he's a friend of the program). Here's some recent video:
Went down to Happy Valley in '06 when I was a student and was offered approximately a thousand brats and enough beer to keep a fraternity going for a month walking around the tailgating scene outside Beaver Stadium. And I was even wearing a Manningham jersey. Total strangers just handing stuff out to Michigan fans like tailgate row was a water station at a marathon.
Long story short, PSU fans are sickeningly nice. Grab some ice cream at the Creamery, too.
Yeah, Penn State may have the biggest disjunction between the attitudes of "fans on the internet" (seething resentment) and "fans in person" (incredibly nice and generous) of any fanbase in America.
I actually think something like 1 or 2 would be a prime start time. Given the choice between noon and 3:30, I like 3:30, only because I love tailgating though.
I love this idea.
With the new TV contract coming up, it would be great if the Big Ten could negotiate start times of 1/4:30/8 with the new TV network instead of 12/3:30/8. Obviously ABC/ESPN won't go for it, but maybe some other network with just as much money could make that a part of the deal.
And why not have BTN afternoon games start at 1:30 or even 2? It's not like they have to worry about the rest of their programming day...
This is a good point. If you only have three time slots on the day, there's no point in starting your first one at noon, and there's nothing magical about a 3:30 start that doesn't also apply for a 4:30 start. And now that everyone plays night games, the "daylight" argument doesn't really apply.
I can't figure out what the hell is going on with TV time slots for the life of me. Disney has utterly destroyed the noon time slot so that now there is jack shit to watch until 3:30.
Clemson vs. Syracuse will surely get ABC in New York, alas.
3:30 is cool so I can watch games live after my bowling league.
We don't roll on the sabbath
You're not even Jewish!
I'm glad that its at 3:30. I love 3:30 games. It's enough time to have a long tailgate.
Can we move the game from 3:30 to 4? I have something to do until 4 and I don't want to miss anything.
No worries, just roll in with the students.
When did students become vampires?? It's probably those stupid whiney vampire movies.
Is it normal for a homecoming game to be at 3:30? I thought homecoming games generally played at noon.
over the last 4-5 years between noon and 3:30 starts for homecoming.
Better leave this thread up or Dirk will be upset.
Rivals is the last place to look for accurate info on starting times and the like. mgoblue.com for that kind of stuff.
Noon games are awful. The student section can never be there on time for noon games, which is one of many reasons I hate noon games.
And one of the many reasons why you're just trolling us at this point.
People need to start asking the question about why what should be the most enthusiastic portion of the fan base suddenly has problems showing up on time for noon games. This should set off alarm bells. Today's students are tomorrow's big donors, and there has been a visible drop in the enthusiasm lately.
This wasn't a problem when I was a student (early '90s) and it wasn't a problem in the handful of noon games that I went to 10 years ago. I don't know exactly when this problem started, but it shouldn't be accepted as a given that students will never show up on time for noon games.
I can remember sleeping in until noon. Today noon is like 6 am for students. Seriously, noon is lunch time you should be up and around for atleast 3 hours. Early start to the day helps cure a hang over before the game starts or atleast restarts your buzz. Breakfast, Bloody Mary's and to the game Nancy.