let's hope the students show up in time
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let's hope the students show up in time
Let's hope the alumns and general fanbase don't sell their tickets to OSU fans like in 2009. Let's hope they actually make some noise as well.
I came here to type this. Good work.
Also keep in mind this is Thanksgiving weekend. Many of my OSU friends (I'm sadly from Ohio) are not making the trip up this year. Either from unconfidence in their chances to win or family obligations with Thanksgiving.
I have noticed some students selling their OSU tickets, but many students will be back for the Game. I know personally of at least 4 kids who are skipping Thanksgiving with their families because Michigan doesn't give us Wednesday off and they don't want to pay $$ to fly home for 1 day.
That's where last weekend's win was so big. A loss to Illinois might have started a "Here we go again" feeling among a lot of fans leading to a ticket selloff. Instead we go into this final homestand with confidence.
definitely the best defensive game of the season - on the road too. The defensive momentum couldn't be swinging our way at a better time.
More like let's hope they show up -- period. Since it's Thanksgiving weekend a ton of student tickets are being sold.
I think it's really unfortunate that OSU was pushed beyond Thanksgiving. Out-of-state students shouldn't have to choose between being home for the holiday and going to the game, but I guess that's going to be case from here on out.
As it should be.
I think Rivals just defaults to noon. The B1G hasn't put out its release yet that lists game times. I think its likely to be a noon game but nothing official yet.
I checked rivals yesterday and it was "TBA"
good. 3.5 less hours of anxiety that saturday
I could be wrong, but aren't game times determined by TV networks?
has the game at noon
BIG has it as TBA
Since I started coaching my son's soccer games UM has lost two out of three noon ET games (MSU, IA - L; PU - W). The game (soccer) this week is scheduled for 11:30 ET and I will not get back to the TV until approx. 1 ET. In NO WAY is this acceptable.
Who wants to start a petittion?
P.S. The game against Ohio has no issues as soccer is postponed for Turkey Weekend (WHEW!)
that we didn't lose a noon kickoff game this year ... until you started coaching soccer.
Maybe its time to resign your coaching position.
When our boys were about ten, we told them they had to choose between soccer and Michigan football games. Harsh, I know. Lucky for husband, they picked football. Never had to miss another game and when it came time to choose a college, they couldn't imagine being anywhere but the Big House on Saturdays!
Noon would be perfect since UVA/VT is at 3:30. I just love when things break out nicely like that.
I was really worried about that . . . .
I loved the noon games. I don't understand the bitching. We were up at 7:30, tailgating by 8 no matter if it were noon or 3:30 kick, but the noon games just made for a better saturday.
8 - Tailgate
12 - Game
3:30 - find food
??? - nap
7pm - find food
8pm - pregame
With the 3:30 games there wasn't time to nap, barely time to do dinner, and getting to the bar was a pain in the ass. Set your alarm, drink in the morning, quit your bitching, and beat the snot out of Ohio
Agree wholeheartedly here. I hated (still do) waiting for the game until 3:30. It always seems like an eternity. Then by the time it's over I don't have the energy to get myself to go anywhere/do anything.
I love noon games. At 3:30 I still have the rest of the day to spend.
I am really pissed that neither Nebraska nor Ohio are at 3:30. Like someone else said. We got lights. Let's use them, let people tailgate for a reasonable amount of time, and get the crowd into the game.
DERP Dave Brandon.
Why can't we?
For one, there is a B10 rule that does not permit night games in November because of the temps and the increased risk of injury.
For two, in terms of general public interest, for the past few years, the SEC teams have been hot, whereas the B10 has not. Obviously, there are exceptions, but our conference hasn't been keeping pace in recent years.
We held an outdoor hockey game last December at 3:00 in the afternoon and nobody in attendance froze to death. People who live in the Midwest own lots of cold weather clothing. You'd think the Big 10 folks would know this.
weekend should be a 3:30 game. ESPN family of networks SUCKED this year in both the game times and announcing crews. There is no reason that the Nebraska/UM games should not be a regional 3:30 ABC game.
and was told a noon start. Spielman and Meyer should be working the game.
Are you serious? Having this many noon games is rediculous.
LAME! I hate noon starts. My hangover is too deep from Friday night to even give 8AM beers a solid try. FML.
Suck it up.
This year has had way too many noon games. I am not college guy anymore, i am dude with a 3 year old who wants to get his drink on after domestic duties are ouf of the way for the day. Noon is like right in the heart of the days responsibility, 3:30 and I have done my fatherly thing, the wife can take over and I start my 18 pack and it takes me until the SNF kickoff. Noon is killing my style.
I love noon games. Im pretty sure the fans/students will show up on time and be loud since we are playing Ohio and have a good chance to win the game.
I heard a rumor (rivals) OSU is going to announce Urban Meyer as head coach of OSU during the OSU bball game tonight. Has anyone heard anything? Links?
Dennis Fithian, another Detroit area sports talk radio hack, tweeted it last night. The rumor was for tomorrow night's b-ball game against Florida. Stupid.
OSU is playing Florida, the school Meyer was at. Sounds like the perfect rumour to start.
As it should be. Michigan-OSU is played in the daytime.
Now students, make sure to get there on time. If you can make it to a 9:00 lecture, you can make it to a noon game against our archrival.
If you're an instate student, extend a hand to your out of state friends and invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner so they don't go home and stay in Michigan. I don't want to see a ring of red in the Big House. I don't want to see any red inside the Big House.
better be ABC knowing ESPN they'll probably put a big east game on ABC
Let's have the noon game discussion again!
Correct me if I am wrong, but i believe the OSU game is always a noon game.
At least Hoke doesn't have to fast until 8pm anymore.
Search is broken for me too.
I hate them for an entirely different reason: Since I have young kids, my wife and I DVR the games, go on a COMPLETE AND TOTAL media blackout and then watch them at night as if it were live (no fast forwarding, other than half time). Media blackout is no easy thing:
At kickoff, the cell phones go off. Ditto my blackberry, home TVs, computers, etc. We do not go to places that have TVs and we do not wear any Michigan-related clothing. We even avoid seeing people who might possibly know the score of the game.
It is hard to do, but it is just too hard to watch the games properly with young kids.
So, for me, a noon start time just extends my media blackout my 3-4 hours. A 3:30 kickoff is easy - just have to be on blackout from around 3:30 - 8ish, but when it starts at noon, it is that much harder.
Obviously, I love the night games for this reason, as well.
Do you do this with every game? I did it once in my life. The "touchdown Manningham" game. It was great. Wait.....maybe we should all do this more.
aka Bo, would be happy with a noon start. He probably would have preferred 1 pm, but that ship sailed long ago.
OSU is always a noon kick. The only year it wasn't was the 2006 game. As for this week, that's a function of the no night game rule, and ABC picking OSU-PSU game as the exclusive 330 game.
Since I never have much luck with the spreadsheet, this seems like the most logical place to sell my tickets for the game. I'm looking for $400 for the pair. They are in Section 38 Row 24 seats 7 & 8. These are aisle seats. I have to work out of town for the holiday and won't be back in time. I'll ExpressMail the tickets for free!
I like it. Michigan vs. Ohio State is is supposed to be played at noon. That's the way it's been the majority of my lifetime. Only 2006 and 1985 were 3:30 starts. Growing up, I have so many wonderful memories of many victories over OSU were celebrating started in mid-afternoon. I really, really, really, REALLY want to feel that way again.
Biakabutuka running wild in 95 was my favorite post-Thanksgiving UM/OSU game. I'd like it very much if this year's team could challenge it. But if I see as much red at the big house as 2 years ago, I'm going to start throwing things.
2005 was a 1 PM start
Well, if this year's senior class has only noon games to bitch about, I think we're doing just fine.
The Class of 2009
I graduated in 2001 so my student ID is obviously expired. Does anyone know if it will work with a student ticket to get in? It has a couple years ago and they don't even seem to look at them very strictly die to the volume of people entering. Any advise?
Anyone know if my expired student ID will work to get in with a student ticket? They don't seem to check that closely...
The OP hasn't seen this many noon games before?! How old are you, 12? I love it, and if Michigan takes the numbers off the helmets and Ohio State wears their usual God awful uniforms as opposed to the Nike Pro-Clusterfuck combo then I will actually be tricked into believing this resembles the classic rivalry.
As a West Coaster I can eat a late breakfast at kickoff. By the time the game is over I can mow the lawn either with "dammit get off my lawn!" aggression or with a ridiculously happy "GO BLUE!" smile on my face.
Oh, except this time I'll be in Wisconsin in November visiting family. Hurray for Thanksgiving, snow and crisp, cold autumn Saturdays!
if you're in Wisconsin just tell the family you're going to have breakfast on Saturday at the Big House .... then take off to be there for redemption Saturday.
Glad it's at noon ....as is tradition.
Now as someone said above, if only now O$U can wear their traditional ugly uniforms to make this game seem like old times.
Also, the stadium better be rockin. Hopin its as loud as the ND game was.