I haven't seen an announcement, but mgoblue.com is now listing the Penn State game as a 3:30 start.
(If this has been posted elsewhere, my apologies. I did a search and didn't see it anywhere.)
these things usually don't have an announcement. It its on mgoblue.com, its pretty much official.
I have been coming to Ann Arbor from Toronto to catch a couple games a year for the past 4 years. I have always attended noon games. With the later 3:30 start this weekend for the Penn State game should i still show up to tailgate at 9am?
ABC Regional (which means ESPN for those that don't get it on ABC)
Isn't it ESPN2, not ESPN?
This means I can bring the portable to the wedding! Oh thank you god I can watch the game and the wedding at the same time!
just watch the game right?
Who in their right mind schedules a wedding on a Saturday during football season?
...but it turned out to be an amazing day, as it was November 8..our win over the Gophers.
I find it absolutely shocking how many brides-in-waiting think that college football schedules should bear no importance to their wedding planning. Doubtless a product of bad parenting.
+1 for that comment. I totally agree. I had a friend get married the day of the Michigan vs MSU game in 1997. I had tickets to the game and I told him I would see him at the reception. I was not giving up seeing this game for anything. Also, he ended up getting divorced so just a bad vibe all around. I guess I could understand getting married the day of say a game vs WMU, but NOT Michigan vs MSU. Some things must remain sacred.
I told my fiance I would never have a fall wedding because I would not do that to people.
And I love her for it. In fact, she was recently asked why we where getting married next summer and she said "we want to get married outdoors, this summer would not have been enough time to plan, spring is too cold, and don't even think we'd have it during Michigan football season."
My wife had me looking into video for our wedding in case the Wings made it to the finals. (Un)fortunately, it was the early 90s and the Wings were eliminated early.
I was hoping for a 3:30 start as I have a work meeting that morning.
Funny stuff, but couldn't this be also be avoided by having a wedding on a Sunday?
My stepsister got married last year on the day of the Illinois game. I would have been in attendance if not for said wedding.
In hindsight, I think I'm glad I wasn't there. This was still when we had some hope for 2008, at which point Juice Williams stomped, stabbed, and skewered any that was left.
I was able to catch some of the second half at the reception hall bar before the reception began. I was stinking drunk from the party trolley after the ceremony and nearly got kicked out during one of Illinois' numerous second half TDs as I let fly a string of obscenities filled with F-bombs.
My girlfriend's dad is getting married that afternoon. She found out three weeks ago that they decided to get married on the 24th, and caught me blindsided when she asked me to go. There will be friends of mine coming in from across the country for recent grad weekend. I haven't really said if I will be at the wedding, which which is Grosse Pointe, and now with the late kick I will be forced to make one decision or another.
If it's her dad and she's part of the wedding party and may be busy with the wedding, she may not really need a date. Maybe u can use that to get out of it. If you guys aren't serious, you could always play the "I don't know how comfortable I am at this stage of the relationship" card.
But if u guys are serious, u can suck it up and try and find a TV there if it's at a hotel or some place connected to a bar. If not, just leave ur blackberry or phone at home and thank whoever invented Tivo.
Usually, it's the future wife. And, usually, the future groom doesn't have a lot of say in the matter.
Or you can get a Sling Box and watch it on your Blackberry or other smartphone. I watched the Tigers play a game last season at a wedding reception on somebody's Palm Treo. VERY COOL!
Why do idiots continue to schedule weddings on Michigan Saturdays? Have they no respect for worship?
errrr...500--it's not YOUR wedding, is it?
A Michigan tailgate/wedding. I wish I had thought of that 11 years ago.
Might get McDonough again, which would be nice.
3:30 starts in October. Nice atmosphere with the sun setting in the 4th Q.
remarkebly, its been 13 years since PSU won in Ann Arbor
Michigan State hadn't beaten Michigan twice in a row for 42 years. I count my chickens after they hatch.
That is, however, pretty remarkable.
I just found out, i.e. my wife just told me, I will be driving to Atlanta on Saturday, November 7th. I'm hoping for a 3:30 kick that day too so I can watch the game, but I think this will depend on if Ohio State-Penn State is a night game.
I doubt anyone knows anything about that, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
I think the rest of the B10 schedule sucks that day so I'm pretty confident we'd get the 3:30 slot IF OSU-PSU is at night. If they're at 3:30, we'll be at noon and I'm screwed. Guess I'll settle for satellite radio.
We play Purdue and, for it to be 3:30, ABC would have to pick it up. I doubt that will happen. This is looking like noon on ESPN/2. Or BTN.
I don't know if that would impact the 11/7 game, but it does mean Michigan is on two straight weeks at 3:30. Interestingly, while mgoblue has posted it as a 3:30 start, it hasn't specified where it will be televised.
If ABC wants a Big Ten game at 3:30 that week, it really just wants the best game it can get. If Michigan vs team X is a great matchup, there is no reason ABC wouldn't take it, if available. But it might think another matchup is better. I would. Then again Western Michigan was a 3:30 ABC kick, so who knows.
In 1979 my new wife and I were at the Ohio State game. She was so bored she pulled out a paperback and started reading.
Yup, still married.
That I have been with that if they have thoughts of a fall wedding that I am not the right guy for them. In fact the day of my wedding reception was the day of the UM/OSU game in 2004. Needless to say I watched the game instead of paying attention to the bride. Also needless to say that, marriage fizzled quickly.
I also quit my job back in 2002 to go to the Michigan/Washington Phil Brabbs game. I was going into the military 3 months down the line so it was well worth it.
don't you mean "Brabbs made the kick and all heaven broke lose so it was well worth it"?
Plus not only will I not miss the game but I'm getting some p***y that night too from the gf so it's a win win situation lol
To quote Captain, "Michigan State hadn't beaten Michigan twice in a row for 42 years. I count my chickens after they hatch."
Well, I had to deal with the wedding thing this season. My cousin decided to get married in Chicago the day of Eastern. So I sent my wife by train that morning, went to the game, waited till we were up 2 TDs and got that fumble (damn, couldn't we have blown them out sooner?), hopped in the car (had a great parking spot that I got early for free...usually walk), headed out, got there before the reception.
My brother got married on a Michigan game day (unfortunately the Minnesota loss game), but he did it in a small ceremony after the game. The Priest, a season ticket holder, offered to do it at the game, but they thought that would be too chaotic.
My best friend held his local reception 2006 ND game day. So watched first half at the bar, came to the hotel, watched the second half in their bar/lounge, then walked across the hall to the reception.
But my favorite wedding story is actually my best friend's- he went to a high school/college buddy's wedding on a fall Saturday. During the reception, the groom gave his speech and said "Today is the happiest day of my life....Michigan beat Iowa today".
This is really great news. My son has a soccer game at 12 so I was really crossing my fingers hoping that this was going to be a 3:30 game.
I work every Saturday. What's worse than that?