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|1 week 2 days ago||Lions fan living in Chicago...||
and usually go to a couple games at Soldier per year. Be respectful and you'll be fine, expect to get some decently natured barbs thrown your way, but nothing too bad. You can cheer your team on but just be aware of what type of Bears fans are around you and don't go overboard.
The only issue I've ever witnessed was last year when Calvin caught a TD over Tillman to clinch the game. An extremely drunk Lions fan a couple rows back went nuts celebrating, and a moderately drunk Bears fan took issue. Words were exchanged and the result was the Lions fan taking multiple punches to the face. Basically just use common sense and you'll be fine.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||92 - 49 Michigan||
92 - 49 Michigan
|6 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN just quoted...||
ESPN just quoted Ace (from this article) on SportsCenter. Great work Ace!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I had a similar experience...||
Friend was running late who was coming from out of town and when we got there we were down 3, which was quickly rectified when we rattled off the next 49 and shut them out the rest of the way. I think I still have that long sleeved 'Blue Out' shirt somewhere.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||Michigan 35 Minnesota 13||
Michigan - 35
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Michigan 41 Utah 28||
Michigan - 41
Utah - 28
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 52, Miami of Ohio 10||
Michigan - 52
Miami of Ohio - 10
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||Michigan 35 ND 24||
Michigan - 35
Notre Dame - 24
|29 weeks 19 hours ago||I went with the Go Blue Pack...||
Section 1 for the PSU night game and Section 23 for the App. State and Miami (OH) games.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||2002 vs Washington...||
is up there for me. First game as a student, on the heels of welcome week, and college gameday was there. Brabbs' game winning field goal right into our end of the stadium was a nice way to kick off the season.
The MSU game that season wasn't bad either. After going down 3-0 we rattled off 49 points and never let them score again.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Our cat would...||
Our cat would be Gabe Watson. Freakish athleticism and burst for a creature that large.
|45 weeks 18 hours ago||Great point.||
Not to mention it would be like his 7th year.
|45 weeks 19 hours ago||Can Jordan Morgan stick around for another year?||
Just grad transfer to the football team?
|45 weeks 19 hours ago||Was thinking the same thing...||
Shallman's skill set seems like he could get a look at TE.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Great points, Magnus.||
All of this from using the word ‘fickle’ in response to a question about the possibility of there being more buckeye fans than Michigan fans this Saturday. And a relatively insignificant question at that.
Let’s think about this. Was Hoke simply expressing how disappointing it would be if this situation materialized on Saturday, for the players, especially the seniors who are playing their last home game? Or in that second he had to form a response to the hypothetical, do people really think he was going over pricing schemes/increases in his head and trying to take a shot at the fans regardless?
Not sure the context of which he was responding to the question requires a tantrum. Come on, man.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yeah.||
I was directly speaking to #2 here. Not sure where the confusion is.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Completely agree.||
If you were planning on going to the game when the team was performing closer to your expectations and are no longer planning on doing so because they are not, I believe that is the definition of fickle.
A lot of people were crying out for Hoke to give them something at his press conferences, and now they're complaining because some small part of what he did say is true and they don't like it?
Seems quite simple to me. If you like the University of Michigan football team then go to the game on Saturday if you were planning on doing so. If you don't want to go anymore solely because of how they're playing, that's your choice but don't cry about being called fickle. Yes, tickets are expensive but you already made arrangements to go. Are we only supposed to support the team when they are playing well?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Upvote!||
Really wish I could upvote this. I don't agree with everything Dave Brandon does, but I also don't feel like much of it impacts a lot of things about the gameday atmosphere that I've enjoyed my entire life and what I can see my nephews/niece continue to enjoy.
It is frustrating that a loss on a fall Saturday makes the following week more difficult, but I wouldn't trade my Michigan fandom for that of any other team. I understand everyone has their own way of being a fan, but in the end isn't the fun part of being a fan about supporting the team/university that we all identify with in some way?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Watching the team struggle...||
Watching the team struggle this year and in recent years has been frustrating, sure. But each season also has its excitement and regardless of the ups and downs is something I will always look forward to. I admit some of the stadium experience has changed but I’m not sure if any of that would have impacted the development of my initial love for Michigan and does not significantly impact my love for it now.
Nothing beats the atmosphere of Ann Arbor on gamedays, the tailgating with other friends/fans/alumni, the nostalgia of visiting campus, and simply the overall sentiment that everyone is supporting the Maize and Blue. Not much has changed when you hear Carl Grapentine’s voice, the band taking the field, the excitement of the players as they rush the field and touch the banner, hearing the band play The Victors, or any of the countless other gameday traditions that make going back enjoyable.
In the end, it is still a group of student athletes that work extremely hard to represent the University we all passionately associate with, and for the most part represent it very well on and off the field. This is the reason I will always be excited for football season and is also the reason I plan on getting season tickets for the first time since being a student next year. Yeah the schedule isn’t great and we’d all like the team to be performing better, but I will always support the University of Michigan and sincerely hope (/know) most of you will be there this coming Saturday and next season. Win or lose, Michigan football has provided some of my greatest memories and I have no doubt will continue to do so.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Absolutely...||
Absolutely interested in an MGo event in Chicago the night before the NW game.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Michigan 38 Penn State 17||
Michigan - 38
Penn State - 17
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Michigan 45 - Connecticut 10||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Michigan 62 Akron 6||
Michigan - 62
Akron - 6
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Michigan 31 - Notre Dame 21||
Notre Dame 21
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Agreed...||
Just two weeks ago at the Big Ten Media Days Kickoff Luncheon, they had about an hour before the actual event where each team had a booth with the players/coach and attending fans could line up to meet/talk/get autographs from them. It was a cool way to meet some of the players and get a quick autograph and also be in the same room with player representatives and coaches of all of the other Big Ten teams.
It was hard not to notice a pair of guys who clearly weren't fans of any of the schools, but were rather shamelessly lugging around 3 or 4 large duffel bags filled with gear from different Big Ten teams and collecting autographs. It was apparent they were pro's at this with their system they had set up and in a packed hotel lobby they weren't concerned with how many kids/fans they were bumping into with their large bags.
Numerous people made comments to each other and it did cast a "shady" shadow on an otherwise great event, but it was clear these guys are everywhere. While most kids/fans were just getting something signed for their personal collection, guys like the two mentioned are probably at every event with access to players/coaches (that are open to the public, my guess is these two simply bought tickets to the event) and the players/coaches doing the signing have no way of telling what the persons intentions are with the autograph, they're just trying to make a fans day and aren't being compensated in any way.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||We went to the...||
Chicago to Mackinac kickoff event/boat parade this past Saturday, it was a really cool event and there were a number of boats representing Bayview in Detroit. I would defintely recommend it.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I always thought it looked...||
like Gene Smith, Ohio's Athletic Director. Maybe?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Michigan 68, Syracuse 58||
Michigan - 68
Syracuse - 58
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Michigan 74, Kansas 70||
Michigan - 74
Kansas - 70
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Michigan 82, SDSU 65||
Michigan - 82
SDSU - 65