It was announced last week that Michigan would be announcing two "HUGE" home-and-home series by the end of last week and that never happened. I am assuming that Notre Dame was one of the teams and the academic scandal that hit them delayed the announcement.. Just a hunch. Does anybody have an idea what is going on here?
What happened to the two HUGE home-and-home series??
Good question, I've been wondering that myself.
Interesting angle on ND but I'm not so Swarbrick and Brandon are on speaking terms right now.
I don't buy the ND series coming back that soon
Define soon. These things are scheduled way in advance.
Considering they are announcing series in the mid-2020's if Notre Dame were to come back at the back half of that decade that really wouldn't be that soon. Neither of these home-and-homes will probably happen in the next 10 years.
aren't they being announced tomorrow? i can't find that anywhere, but i thought i read that.
Michigan won't be playing ND anytime soon.
Umm...Saturday, September 6, 2014?
Whenever the announcement comes my guess is the players that will actually particpate in the games are right now working on potty training.
They better be working on thier pad level also.
Maybe that's not such a bad thing for our future O-Linemen. They can work on their communication skills and stances while squatting over the practice potty.
EDIT: Damn. Beat me to the punch!
My son just finished his potty training. Can't wait to see him in the winged helmet in 2029!
the announcement was hit by a comet and shattered into a billion pieces and is now at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
It is possible that the game wasn't announced Friday because it would have been buried by the Notre Dame story.
I would expect it to be announced soon.
Or maybe someone realized they booked Miami (NTM) instead of Miami (YTM).
Wouldn't surprise me given our athletic department. Either that, or they are trying to get the home-and-homes sponsored so it can be the Kraft Macaroni Michigan-LSU Cheesy Challenge brought to you by Valvoline.
That would be so awesome.
I would eat a case of Kraft dinners in order to play LSU before Les retires.
I really do.
Yet, if we had corporate sponsorship all over the stadium and PSLs were eliminated and ticket prices cut by 50%, would you be okay with it?
Doesn't seem likely that some of the proceeds from the selling corporate sponsorships would actually be used to offset prices the fans pay.
This is the most tangible "Michigan Difference" and worth defending at great (all?) cost. Plus, the lost revenue is significant, but probably not even close to the change you suggest.
ND was going to be one of the teams announced, but they chickened out...again.
... but it turned out the press release they wrote was plagerized from the Michigan Oklahoma press release. They are conducting an investigation into the matter now.
Meanwhile, somewhere in South Bend:
"Every single one of the teams on our press release were wrong!"
"EVERY ONE? Those assholes must have stolen the wrong fucking press release!"
(There's a scene in this film for almost every life situation)
"They took everything, even the stuff we didn't steal!"
I don't know how it would fit or under what context it would make sense, but were I ever to write an autobiography, one of the two titles I would consider using would be ". . . Even the Stuff We Didn't Steal!"
The other option would be "10,000 Hours Inside a German Strip Club." (That's a Beatles reference for you youngins.)
Well we just had one of them. Michigan hosted Michigan on Saturday. They will return the favor next Saturday.
Hoping for a Texas, USC, LSU type announcement. Would be nice to travel to some of those venues and play quality opponents. Also, just another reason to look forward to my retirement age
It will be a Texas home and home, just hasn't been announced yet.
You are correct, sir.
adjective other than "huge" to describe the new home and home series. Something more appropriate to the Michigan legacy.
One Regent was quoted as saying, "'Huge?' That is how my 9 year old describes his lacrosse game vs Country Day."
How about: Will cause Fireworks.
DB is a tricky tricky guy..I now question what the term "end of the week" even means..does the week ever truly end ?
Good point. We all assumed that by the end of the week meant last week. It could be any week. Damnit.
I actually had not even considered ND as a potential opponent and I think in our "guess the series" thread maybe 1 person had guessed ND. If somehow it is ND as one of the 2 series they might punt this for another week or two.
When you make a donation to the athletic dept, DB will send you an e-mail with the opponents.
I doubt it'll be Bama. They backed out on their series with MSU. In fact I'd be suprised if it was any SEC team. I'd love for it, but just don't see a top tier SEC team doing it. Maybe we'll get KY?
TWS . . . No. Too easy.
Michigan vs Notre Dame always has a big draw and while I don't see ND appearing on the schedule anytime soon I'm willing to bet anytime there is a chance to line these two teams up in a bowl game I would bank on it.
You didn't hear? Brandon scheduled a home-and-home against both USC and Texas. But both of UM's home games will be played at Soldier Field.
for fireworks approval.
We aren't playing football on those 4 days!
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the ink was not dry on the contracts yet. It will be Texas and Cal.
I will go to all four of those games.
getting to point where, barring some pretty substantial changes to my lifestyle, I will probably be dead when the games being announced right now will be played. I will at least be old and nasty, so it is hard for me to pumped about a game that is going to be played 20 years from now.
for Iowa State and Vanderbilt.
I think they counted last Saturday night twice.
Watch as the rolling waters make passes destined for our slot become passes intended for Tacopants.
Someone told me it was Stanford and Texas but that obviously was BS. If it happens that would be awesome.
I heard multiple rumbings of Stanford being one of the two HUGE scheduling announcements. I wouldn't mind seeing us play a team that does what we want to do.
I suspect they're either coordinating the announcement timing with the other two schools or there may be some last minute contract details which need to be ironed out.
It'll be interesing to see if these games are gong to take place in the four open years from next decade (2024, 2027 thru 2029) or will be part of a second home-and-home non-conference series in as early as the 2018/9 time frame when Michigan plays Arkansas in Ann Arbor and Fayetteville.
Brandon is still trying to figure out how they fit into the 'process'. Once the series are 'processed' Dave can make the announcement about how well he 'processes'.
the report itself came from like a CBS Detroit ports affiliate radio station.. and Michigan never confirmed it. Here's what the guy from Maize n Brew said on it:
"I reached out to a Michigan spokesperson to try and get this report confirmed, he said that there are no plans for any announcements at this time.
So in other words, it was all just an idiot rumor started by the CBS affiliate.
Maybe DB got confused with the movie night. He was planning games with Cloud Cookoo Land and Bricksburgh.
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Brandon scheduled home and homes against Man United and Real Madrid. Imagine his embarassment when the whole "football" translation thing came to light.
Mattison and Strong were co-defensive coordinators together at Florida.
I'd like to play Nebraska more than every 29 years.
I heard the big home and homes were for Nebraska and Wisconsin......