Are there any streaming links available? I live in SE Michigan and my FOX station has been taken over by the water crisis in the Toledo, OH area. Thanks in advance.
SLIGHT EDIT - we'll make this the open thread too, folks. - LSA
Nevermind. They are showing the game now.
This could become the open thread.
Shitty goal tending there
This is probably one of the few times I will ever see that much red in Michigan Stadium and not wince. I will say, however, that they really did pack a soccer field right in there with what seems like only inches to spare.
....and with that, Real Madrid makes it 1-1. What really will be interesting is the aftermath of this - the firm that put the turf down has been given until Monday "end of business", if you will, to get it out of there.
what they're doing with that much turf once they're done with it? It's not like it is all worn out, just having been used for a few practice sessions and today's match---will they be selling sections of it like ND did when they removed their natural grassthis spring in order to install fake stuff?
I'd buy a bit of it---after all, we've already been told how soft it is. Nothing like a patch of lush, soft lawn to lie down in and watch the clouds float by...
I think I saw an article on Mlive that said they already had destinations in mind for it. Maybe returfing other fields or parks?
I won't lie. it bothered me....
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL REAL MADRID!
I'm going for them because the colors in their logo somewhat resemble ours.
I know they have Ronaldo and a guy who heatbutt someone in the World Cup. And their manager called Michigan Stadium "The famous house of Michigan" during the event reveal press conference.
Would've been pretty cool to see the bicycle kick work.
That tweet is accurate
Real Madrid has a rich legacy heavily colored by its status as the team of the Fascist Franco dictatorship. They also spare no expense to acquire players, and some of their biggest acquisitions are tainted with allegations of impropriety. Logically, therefore, they are the team of Ohio State.
Manchester United has a long history of success, a huge and widespread fanbase, and a reputation for underperforming relative to their levels of talent in prestige. In recent years many of its most loyal fans have become disillusioned by a new management regime that has sacrificed much of what they feel to be the soul of Man U (not to mention their prospects for longer-term prosperity) for unwise short-term monetary gain.
Sounds like Michigan to me.
Man U also had a long standing coach who retired. The team struggled mightily the next year and they promptly fired the new coach.
is still dead.
Liverpool is Michigan.
Man United has won more titles since 1990 than any other team... they are OSU.
Liverpool is the winningest team in English Football history... they are Michigan.
Benitez (LFC) and Carr (M) regimes end almost at the same time-ish.
Liverpool sign manager Roy Hodgson under dubious Director of Football decision
Michigan sign Rich Rod under dubious AD decision
Liverpool put in the worst performances in ages, M has three terrible seasons
Liverpool bring in Dalglish, a "Liverpool Man"
Michigan bring in Hoke, a "Michigan Man"
Liverpool does ok, struggles again, brings in Brendan Rogers.
Michigan sticks with Hoke.
On any given weekend, Liverpool and M seemed to be 100% synched up; one would win, the other would win. One would lose, the other would lose.
Trust me, I have endured both, side by side, for decades. The parallels are scary. #GoBlue #YNWA
Ashley Young is playing well, which is cool after all the shit he took last year. Real Madrid is going to be really interesting with James.
LeVert and Dackich sighting on the sidelines.
Dakich goal celebrations have to be insane.
I'm following the game thread on Reddit, pretty international crowd. There are tons of people saying nice things about the stadium, between the size, the classic architecture, and crowd noise. Pretty nice to see people from around the world appreciate our house.
That's nice. It's quite a bit different from large Euro venues and there's no existing fan culture. And the shallow rake can make it look smaller on tv. Glad to hear people are impressed.
post a link to that reddit thread? I took a look at their website and thread topics and couldn't find it; their discussion forum list isn't the easiest to navigate for a newcomer.
It's a match thread, so there are a lot of comments (1200 at this time).
At least we know why we will never win a football game again
Atmosphere sounds really dull on tv; no organized groups, no fan sections, not even the student section to group together to make noise. There's no existing fan culture for this.
It's not surprising and really no one's fault, but it would've been nice to at least have a bit more liveliness. Free tickets to the Maize Rage or something. Just the nature of holding exhibitions in non-soccer cities.
Just got home from the game. Your first paragraph is spot on, as is the first sentence of the second. Still, I am very glad I went. Got a pair for $70 about 5 minutes before kickoff. In our seats before the game started.
Agreed here as well.
It was fun, but if they ever have two Champions League teams here again, they need to loosen up on the restrictions.
We all probably knew about the no bags rule, but I heard more than a few people complaining about it. Then there were no noise makers allowed, or flags, or flag poles.
I mean someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that basically soccer fandom? Banging on drums, chanting/cheering, and waving your teams flag around?
Flags were allowed, but no flag poles.
Is that Carl Grapentine on the PA?
Minnesota had a game there today.......not quite the same success
Not quite the premier match-up we have here, but I'd still expect more fans. That's interesting.
I live two hours north and I didn't even know there was a game until I heard a radio ad a couple of days ago. Promotion has been terrible. On the other hand, the Big House game has been huge news since last year.
Hey, the WAVE!!!!
Can't wait to attend every game and be there for the kick-off. Slippery Rock should be great. Tailgates, here I come. Go Manchester !!!
Ronaldo is playing at Michigan Stadium.
Ronaldo just had to see what the Big House is all about.
Wow. Gorgeous ball from Kagawa. That was beautiful
looks like Man U is going to be pretty good this season.
All your records are belong to us.
How did you like the halftime show?
And the blues go marching on on on!!!
of it here. Mgoblog seems kinda dead these days.
Was this football today? That's why it's dead. Fuck
Damn dude why so much hate?
Now that this is over we can focus on the real thing 8/30
Per Daily Mail:
"Game played in front of record 109,318 soccer fans in Michigan Stadium in Detroit." I found that funny.