sorry about the double post
While at the game MAKE NOISE
After our last FG attempt (was it UMass ... can't remember) - there was a chorus of boos. Talk about a lack of class. This team is exciting to watch and even if we struggle - it is not due to a lack of effort. (I doubt this is any of "us")
So I hear ya - I will be loud as hell the entire game. Don't give up fans, keep cheering and screaming regardless of what happens - so boo all you want against sparty ... but act like fans for the maize and blue !!!
Go Blue !
One thing's for sure....
I won't punch anyone for telling me to sit down, but i won't sit down.
If anyone wants to get punched, boo our team or be a jackass sparty within my reach.
Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer tried to pay for Costanza's Calzone with pennies? That's how I picture wildbackdunesman going to the game. Load up those cargo pants dunesman!
I'll be yelling from Buffalo Wild Wings!!!!
I will be yelling from Las Vegas. I had to sell my tickets to this game (to a hardcore Michigan fan BTW) due to some circumstances that prevent me from attending. I wish I could be there, but I will be at the Alumni Bar here in Vegas at about 9 in the morning getting sauced up!
I'll have one or two "extra's" before heading in to the stadium in your honor !!
I am sure you will have plenty of Maize and Blue supporters - and I suggest #16 beats 7 or 11 this Saturday !!!
Go Blue !
Do NOT let the throng of Spartans that will no doubt be in attendance get their "Go Green, Go White" chant going. There is very little that irritates me more when we play them at home (and this goes for basketball, too). When they start that shit up.... and you know they will.... MAKE NOISE. There's no reason we can't neutralize that easily by yelling GO BLUE over top of it.
if you are skimming this thread, STOP HERE for a second and commit this to your memory as VERY IMPORTANT PRIORITY
1) do not let them cheer over us
2) do not wait to start yelling until after they break huddle. do it even before the playclock
3) do not wait to start yelling until the person next to you does. they're probably waiting for you to do it. I'm always the first one in my area and I hate it, because if I don't start, I feel like they will forget or something
4) convince a newcomer or alumnus to yell loud. Tell them it's only on defense, and be nice about it. When they yell at the darn kids to please sit down, they get louder than I can, so if they used their powers for good it would be perfect
5) get excited as hell, get loud as hell, and have stamina. Get some sleep the night before, don't check mgoblog til 5 am. no offense to the blog and its advertisers, I think you'll understand.
6) wear MAIZE. If you or your friend (or acquaintance, or person you see on the street) has a sweet blue or white jersey, tell them how sweet it is but they should LEAVE IT AT HOME OR TAKE IT OFF AND HOLD IT IN THEIR HAND/WAVE IT AROUND. If you have a friend that just isn't a huge fan but wants to see the game, FORCE THEM TO WEAR MAIZE. THIS IS CRITICAL.
finally, if all these things come together properly and everyone pitches in:
7) Don't start the wave if you're a freshman. You just aren't ready. I know you're excited we're crushing little bro, but you don't know the ins and outs. We got this.
#6 is dead on. If you want to wear a jersey, wear a maize shirt underneath and come game time, take the jersey off.
I plan on waking up with no voice and a giant smile frozen onto my face. Go Blue!
I'll be holding down section 18 with authority!
Hopefully we slaughter MSWho so I can convert my Fiancee!
I had tickets for the UConn game in section 18. Best section I've sat in. Well, stood in. We stood the entire game, most everyone was yelling. Great game.
They had better come to class on Monday with sore throats, or they'll be subject to a pop-quiz...on material we haven't covered. I've spent 5 season losing my voice at all but one home game (and 2 away games), so I implore everyone, even if you're sitting down, please, PLEASE yell.
If you cannot yell, clap your hands, stomp your feet, just make noise! PLEASE! Shut down Sparty! Go Blue! Exclamation points!
With a quiz or an extra lab report. Or just make their final lab report 20 pages instead of 10, or whatever the blast these kids are writing these days. And if that doesn't work, bribe them with Halloween cupcakes!
In was going to sit silently and snap in approval, but I have been convinced to yell now.
And a humble request: I can't make it to the game in person so someone scream twice as loud for me. Thanks.
Yes, yes and yes! I'll be watching the game on TV and I expect to hear that place rocking!
Went to M for 4 yrs, been living in AA for 2 more. Haven't been to a game yet this year, but I hear the renovations have made a huge difference. I could even tell last year before they were finished.
I miss losing my voice BEFORE the game, walking down Hoover, chanting, screaming, and sometimes getting into it with ignorant fans of other teams. When I would get to the stadium, my vocal chords would already be raspy, but I still screamed through it. Make this a game that M and MSU fans will remember. GO WILD. GO BLUE!!!
lets make this the most hostile environment in recent memory and really take home field advantage to another level. I really think the crowd is going to end up playing a huge factor in this game, GO BLUE!
When you said go berzerk, this was the first thing to come to mind...
EDIT: Embed doesn't skip to time, its 1:05 I was talking about.
I've always wondered how the loud the stadium would be if everyone made as much noise as the Student Section.
I will be the idiot in section 10 bellowing like I was following William Wallace into battle. My wife will be the one cowering in embarassment. There are few things that I deem worthy of shedding self-awareness. MSU-UM is one of them.
Let's take a tally of which sections we all have covered - I saw someone else in section 6 and i'll be reppin' there too in row 68. Hopefully the other gentleman is lower down and can get the lower rows going, i got the top half homey! (unless you're in row 30 and wanna switch seats with me)
I'll be in section 30 as well, except I'll be at the top of the student section in row 90ish. Nevertheless I'll be yelling just as much.
section 40 row 41
Section 16, Rows 46 and 47.
I will be going to the game but my ticket is in the car, so I don't remember what section but it is in the north end just off the endzone, almost opposite the student section (40?). However, I am bringing my camera but between snaps I'll be loud...deal?
Tonight, I want you to practice yelling AND taking a picture at the same time. Get it down to a science.
Okay...I will try...
Do or do not...there is no try...
Now you've got it. Regardless, be sure to get some good shots and share any particularly good ones here (especially sparty fans crying. oh god please post some picture of sparty fans with their faces in their hands)
The links have been posted here before but here goes: (These are pictures from the UConn and UMass game)
Those pictures are great. What row are you in? You seem very close, but is it just a telephoto lense?
For UConn, I was just behind the handicap ring (Row 94?) and for UMass I was on the opposite of the field but in the 70's. Both games were about the 45s though. For Sparty, I'll be around row 10 but towards the endzone. I'm not sure I'll like that as much though because I seem to remember the lower rows not having a ton of taper. But those pictures were taken with a 500mm lens.
I shall be puking blood.