also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
There has been a lot of discussion on the added noise level created by the stadium additions (which, even as an old-fogie fan I love, by the way!). However, After watching the first two 3:30 games on TV, I've really been struck by the shadows and how quickly it gets dark inside the stadium. I'm starting to wonder what effect this will have on the temperature in say...mid-November. I can certainly recall being at games in the past and freezing my ass off and praying for the sun to come out. Did anyone go to games last year (such as Northwestern) and notice a big difference?
(sorry if this was already discussed last year, I'm still relatively new to the MGoBlog family)
The guy behind me had the water bottle filled with pennies. It was annoyingly loud in my ear but the sound did not carry at all. Leave them at home. Yelling is much better!
The "All Tomorrow's Parties" feature on Dr. Saturday this week showcases Michigan.
Yes, it's quite sizable, and yes, it looks just as ominous from the inside. There are ostensibly aisles you can walk through, but according to many Wolverine partisans, good luck getting anywhere after kickoff. Or just after the game. Or prior to the game.
It features places to eat around town, what to wear and what to drink ... not that any of those things are news to this community.
Check it out here.
My fear is with the digital transition with television, the radio frequencies were changed and I need to purchase a third radio.
Can anyone help me here???
On a side note, my seats were moved from section 33 single digit row to section 39 row 43. What an improvement. I took my 8 year old son to the game and at one point he had to use the bathroom. We watched a Michigan punt, hit the can and were back in our seats prior to Western starting their drive. I suppose ABC should get some credit for the long tv timeout too.
I was pleased with the look of the team and am hopeful for the Rodriguez bounce that usually occurs in the second season. I thought the defense looked great, not many missed tackles, but still gave up the big play which have seemed to happen every week for several years now.
Finally, the stadium looks wonderful. It sounded quite a bit louder to me. Did anyone else notice that?
It was one of the most moving experiences in my life (the piped in music). I can hardly wait for the next iterations:
1) A growling wolverine noise after each and every mediocre play!
2) An animated Michigan player jumping up and down on the jumbotron and the announcement "That's another Zingerman's First Down For Michigan"
3) Fireworks going off while the team runs on the field. Loud enough to drown out the fight song and any actual cheering.
4)Same fireworks after every touchdown.
Yes, it was glorious and magical and can only get better!
(Obviously I'm being sardonic.)
Just got back from scouting our route to the stadium. They are still working on the bridge over State street east of the stadium and it is ONE lane in each direction rather than two. If you come in that way, leave early.
Parking lots and vendors are already open.