Football Display Case
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
An article in Freep states:
Michigan basketball fans can begin lining up at 5 a.m. Saturday for good spots for ESPN's "College GameDay" show at the Crisler Center.
Anyone here going to be there that early? I cant make the game, so I am out.
So does the line for the 5am line start at 3am?
This might be arrogant, and if it is, it is, but we're Michigan
Anyone willing to line up that early just for Gameday is an idiot.*
*Note I have never claimed to personally not be an idiot.
" I want to win Big 10 titles. Multiply. Consecutively. I just made that word up (multiply). I'm like that. I'm good at Scrabble."
Anybody needs a ticket? unfortunately i couldn't make it. email me firstname.lastname@example.org
ps: it's a student ticket.
Playing football on Wall Street
One of my roommates is actually camping out at Crisler for Gameday. They're doing it for the novelty/experience/entertainment of doing it, not to be first in line, so I guess that's a little different.
I wonder how many times the College Gameday crew will mention that Trey Burke played with Jared Sullinger. I bet they have a segment on them too.
HEY! You there!
Drinking game? take a shot everytime they talk about their hs or the fact they played together
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing” - Bo Schembechler
If you want to be dead by noon
Does anyone know Zack Novak's hometown? I feel I've never heard that mentioned during a broadcast.
I'm betting two less times than they zoom in on THS in the stands following THJ's doing something really good or really bad.
I wonder if Denard will be there. I can't get enough Denard on my TV.
an entire side of Crisler? I want it to look sick on TV.
Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own theme park, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park!
Any idea if we can just show up right at 10 AM and still be able to get in? Just want to witness it live. Never done basketball gameday.
It's alot like the football version, only its indoors and they talk about a differently-shaped ball.
Oh...and no Desmond. Very :(
Always reaching for the banner.
... and no Erin Andrews
Dreads > Lil Boosie fade
There's NO way Crisler will be filled for this. There may be a good portion, but I'm sure even if you show up during the broadcast you will get in.
And students will lineup that early because the stupid athletic department has set the seating arrangements for the game based on how early you go to college gameday. Apparently going to a ESPN TV show is more important than you know....attending basketball games during the season
Cue the students that leave before the game even ends. I make a point not to leave until after the alma mater has been sung.
The way it was explained to the Maize Rage (and it does make sense) was that the AD didn't just want people to skip Gameday and start lining up for the game super early. And while the big games usually are based on season attendance(MSU the past two years, Kansas last year), every other game is first come first serve, so you aren't guranteed a bleacher seat in those cases.
The problem is that they are wasting an entire Saturday for students the week before mid-terms. Some of us don't really want to wake up at 5am, be there until about noon, and then come back early for the game @ 9pm. Not only do you have to go to bed early on Friday, but all Saturday morning's gone and then Saturday night.
I realize this is a HUGE game for Michigan and Gameday doesn't come very often (first visit ever), but I really feel that the students always get the short end of the stick in these situations. The student system is currently set-up for a bad program with few people buying tickets...the problem is this team is good and a ton of people are buying tickets and probably more next year. If you go to the games you receive virtually no benefit 90% of the time. Students shouldn't have to show up over an hour early to multiple games a week, that just doesn't make sense.
By the way, to those that criticize the students for leaving early, if the other fans left early nobody would even notice because they just sit on their hands 90% of the time. Seriously, a team will be down by 3 or 4 with a few minutes remaining at the rest of the arena is dead silent. When the other fans make noise, then I will listen to the critics of the student section.
I guess I just felt like it comes with the territory of being a big game. We're just lucky it isn't this way for football like at many other schools. It also helps me I guess that my two biggest mid-terms are tomorrow (which is really why I shouldn't be here) and Friday so wasting a Satrudsay isn't a huge deal for me.
Also I definitely agree with you about the criticism towards the student at basketball. I personally think the Maize Rage has made about as big a turn around as the team has and is probably as good as any student section on camppus. We're not 100% there yet, but compared to a couple years ago where you could get free tickets as a student against Minnesota, we've come a long way.
Really? We have a great shot at beating the buckknobs and you're bitching about going down to Crisler? Grow some fanballs or sitdown yourself.
A proud first member of the Hoke Pointed at Me Club since 1/12/11.
Wait so bleacher seats are based on who gets to Gameday the earliest? Not how many games you went to like MSU?
Yes. They are handing out passes at Gameday to the first 500 students that get there. These students will then get priority towards getting into the game later that night(although you have to get to Crisler by 5 to get this priority). So if you want bleacher seats, I'd advise waking up early and gettting to Crisler as close to 5 as possible.
So if I am at Crisler at 5am and one of the first 500 I will be given the wristband for bleacher seats, regardless of the number of games I have attended?
Pretty much. The only thing is that there are only 400 bleacher seats so you need to be in the top 400. Also they aren't wristbands for the bleacher, but rather just an acknowledgement that you were one of the first 500 people there and saves your spot in line for later. You also have to be back at Crisler by 5 in order to keep your spot in line. Otherwise you have to line-up with the rest of general admission and your chances of getting in the lower bowl are probably slim. Lastly, make sure to bring your ticket to the game to Gameday, otherwise you'll be able to get into Gameday, but you won't get a wristband to hold your spot down.
Wait so is that bleachers for Gameday or for the game itself? I am sorry, I am kind of confused and going to need some step by step instructions.
If you want bleacher seats you have to:
a) Be one of the first 400 people at Gameday. If you are one of the first 400 and bring your ticket to the game you will get a wristband to hold your spot in line for the game. Hypothetically you could get the wirstband and leave, but at that point why would you want to miss Gameday.
b)Come back to Crisler by 5 pm. From what I understand, they are closing off the gate at the top of the stairs going to Crisler at 5. If you have one of those wristbands, you can wait on that plaza right in front of Crisler from 5 till they open the gates at 745/8. If you don't make it back by 5, you won't get bleacher seats.
If you want to go to gameday, you have to:
a)Just come by Crisler beforehand. There are no special things you have to do to go to Gameday as its free to the public.
Ok Thank you so much. I will follow your instructions exactly and will hunt you down if I do not get bleacher seats!
Well, hopefully we can get a huge win here and contend for the regular season title.
Does anyone else find it bizarre that Gameday is going to be there for a M bball game? From where the bball program has been to now has been quite a turnaround. I know Gameday probably doesn't mean as much in bball, but it's still a different feeling for M bball to be relevant again.
Denied by UM multiple times, nonetheless lifelong M fan.
Even down here in Iowa I can 'feel' the turnaround that is taking place in regards to Men's basketball at Michigan. I know it hasn't been overnight by any means, Manny Harris made the tournament (before another below average season for Michigan), but this year it seems the "feeling" you describe is climaxing. We're learning it wasn't just a few fluke years of good (not great) basketball and making the NCAA tournament; this year I think Michigan fans are getting comfortable saying and feeling that the basketball program is in fact "back".
Maize Rage has talked about tailgating as early as 2 am, we'll see how that holds up after Friday night. I'm planning on waking up around 4, same time I started the OSU football tailgate.
Ah, to be young and in college again.
I'll be waking up at 4:00 am to pee and then going back to bed.
I thought about getting tickets, but its looking like getting a bleacher seat would be way too much work. I'll just sleep in, catch gameday on TV, and enjoy my day before I crack a beer and watch the game on tv. I went to the football gameday at 6am and didn't really have that great of a time. Its cool to be able to say that I was at college gameday, but even if football gameday came back I probably wouldn't go again.
EEB c/o 2014