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|11 weeks 3 days ago||Great topic||
For me after some thinking about what games I've been to, I realized that the only choice I have is the '08 Capital One Bowl over Florida. Wanted to pick a Michigan Stadium game but most of the ones I've been too have been against cupcakes (ticket price/availability).
This game/trip was my 16th birthday present from my parents. Dad and I went down the day after Christmas and enjoyed a week in Florida. Went to the BC/MSU Champs Sports Bowl where I proudly wore a Big Ten Conference T-shirt and pretended to root for Sparty because of my sister being a student there but really, could care less. Realize now that it was the BC team that was Quaterbacked by Matt Ryan and was probably the best team they've had in 25 years, so that was pretty cool.
Really remember the fan fest for the two bowl games that they had. That had the bands of all 4 schools and a bunch of activites. Tebow's Heisman was there as well. My dad's quote to the M fans next to us in line for a photo with it? "Desmond's was bigger." Remember Brandstatter getting up and getting the Michigan fans in attendance to chant "one more win" for Lloyd. Anyone else who was there have memories from the fanfest? Honestly probably one of the best gatherings on Michigan fans I've been too (Up there with the bars pregame for basketball vs Kentucky in Indy this past spring, beer may have helped that one though).
Of course there's the game itself. Which was pure awesomeness. No need to rehash that. But there being maybe at best was 10% Michigan fans, the rest true down deep south ESS EEE SEEE Florida fans, many of which bought shirts for $20+(!) saying "Beat Michigan and that rat they brought with them". Watching those guys walk out while we stayed and celebrated was priceless. But the postgame interviews with players? That will always stick with me. Listening to Shawn Crable answer the ESPN reporter's question about being prepration for the game? "We had to listen to KIRK HERBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBSREIT say we ain't got no chance" to a roar from the MIchigan fans was the best. Getting to walk out from the upperdeck, to a crowd of Gators waiting still for with everyone in maize and blue chanting "It's Great to Be a Michigan Wolverine" will always stick with me as a moment of pure fandom"
Anyone else with memories from this game?
Best Michigan Stadium game?: My first, Rice 1999 a 7 year old, amazing seats by pure luck. 6th row 45 yard line. Was first row until a week before the game we got a call from the Athletic Department telling us we were moved so recruits would have those seats.
Worst games?: The Horror.... and Toledo '08. Idk how a 15/16 year old me got through those games without drinking
Best worst games?: Northwestern in '08. Nothing to play for. Lost. Miserable weather. We sat under the construction of the luxury boxes, in a spot that dripped on us the whole game. Never been so cold and wet. But Damnit we stayed until the final play and then went to the basketball arena for the open practice before the team went and upset UCLA in NYC. How's that for fandom endurance badge?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Oh c'mon and here I was||
Oh c'mon and here I was hoping to not have to root against Hart's team anymore. Wish him and the running backs there much success. Hope the rest of the team just blows it for them. Fire Up Chips
|40 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair with the new rules||
To be fair with the new rules of the NFL, in addition to more pass first teams, I doubt we ever see a true lockdown secondary for anyone again.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Not familar with the Michigan||
Not familar with the Michigan program but I'm in my final year of the Sport Management program at Central Michigan. It's been a fantastic expirence and one I wouldn't change. Yes you catch a lot of flack for being a "jock major" and so on but like any other program it's as serious as you take it. Sports in a glamour industry so as far as inital jobs go, it's internship heavy and/or low-paying. However if it's what you are passionate about you won't want to trade it for anything. Yes there are ways to get into the sports industry that don't involve the majoring in Sport Management. However those are becoming tougher and tougher, as more and more qualifed Sport Management grads are entering the workplace and organizations are looking at them first over other disciplines. Also networking as with any business is key and the connections you make in the program can pay big dividends when it comes to moving up in the sports world. Overall I have had nothing but great expirences and while there are some specfic challenges with being a Sport Management major, so does every other degree program.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Few beers and a whiskey and||
Few beers and a whiskey and cokes. Watching the Wings and looking ahead and hoping that my Chippewas can pull off some MACtion against Ball State on Wednesday. And then salvage the in-state rivalries aginst Western and Eastern later this month.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Nice, always good to have||
Nice, always good to have more Chippewas around here. Fire Up Chips and welcome aboard
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yes because those PSD||
Yes because those PSD revenues won't be there in years to come unless you give a new generation and new potential clients the opportunities to come to games and feel those expirences that come with it for themselves. Creating a future demand for season tickets and therefore PSD's in the future. Without that when the current season ticket holders give up their tickets (for whatever reason price, death, moving etc.) and therefore by extension their PSD's, there wouldn't be a demand created to fuill those voids and you would lose out on future revenues.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Simple Sports Management, you||
Simple Sports Management, you want to grow your fan base to new fans and younger generations. The best way to get these potential fans to games. This cannot happen if you sell every seat as a season ticket. You need to have a good portion of tickets available for single game consumption. A variety of ticket options gives the biggest number of people a chance to sample the product and become fans that will then day demand more of the product. If you only offer season tickets, you will see fan growth stagnate. So after a period of time all the sudden you won't have the demand to sell every ticket as a season ticket.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Baltimore fans do this||
Baltimore fans do this (rather impressively for the crowd sizes of games I've been at I might add) during the "O" of the anthem at O's games. They just love the anthem down there in general though. Been doing huge celebrations the last two years for the War of 1812 and anniversary of Key writing the anthem
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Downtown GR right now at the||
Downtown GR right now at the Outlaws bar for the USMNT game. Lets get rowdy tonight Grand Rapids!!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Pretty much, things are||
Pretty much, things are getting kind of sketchy... butttttttt did outplay the Crunch tonight though, outshot them by like 30 just gave up good chances that Syracuse took advantage of when we didn't with similar chances
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Rooting for Mahan, seems||
Rooting for Mahan, seems like a good guy and I will forever root for any and all of the Golf Boys
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Spent the night watching the||
Spent the night watching the Griffins lose game 5 and drinking whiskey and cokes. Still have a 3-2 series lead but losing two in a row at home that could have clinched makes me nervous to go back to Syracuse...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||If I have time in between||
If I have time in between summer classes I'm going to attempt to write a more in depth preview on CMU, seeing how I have first hand knowledge after watching all their games the last three years (not looking forward to the two teams I rise and fall with playing each other but such is the nature of the beast) . Maybe I'll be able to use my MACtion knowledge to try and put a little bit more on Akron if people are interested.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Look like a generic logo for||
Look like a generic logo for a create-a-team in a video game
|1 year 25 weeks ago||God if we can win it, it||
God if we can win it, it would feel really good for Coach Beilein. One of the good people in sports during a time where that doesn't always seem to be the case.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Gongshow||
What the fracking shit was that icing getting blown off?!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Beat the Irish!||
Beat the Irish!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Was hoping someone would make||
Was hoping someone would make this thread. Love this weather but not when we need a result as bad as we do
|1 year 29 weeks ago||So Wisconsin makes at least 5||
So Wisconsin makes at least 5 buzzer beaters each year right? I'm not imagining this?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||God can we just move the next||
God can we just move the next series up to tomorrow? This team wants to play some hockey
|1 year 29 weeks ago||And just like that, I have||
And just like that, I have forgiven the refs despite the gongshow
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Gahhhh, that's an unfortunate||
Gahhhh, that's an unfortunate one. Rather give up one like that then one like our second goal though (sustained offensive pressure from them)
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Dare I say that this team has||
Dare I say that this team has become fun to watch the last few weeks? Never would have guessed this with some of the uninspired play earlier in the year
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Thank you very much for this,||
Thank you very much for this, the very first Michigan game I ever attended!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Meh, sounds like a whole lot||
Meh, sounds like a whole lot of nothing to me
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Well I was rooting really||
Well I was rooting really hard for the Mayans so it wouldn't come to this but I guess theres ony one choice.... Go Meteor!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Naked guy. Always the mgoblog||
Naked guy. Always the mgoblog naked guy
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Warms my heart as a MAC fan a||
Warms my heart as a MAC fan a bit, that a team from the conference is even in a position to have Florida State fans feel it necessary to chant overrated at them.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||THEY CONFIRMED THE||
THEY CONFIRMED THE CALL!?!?!?!?! That's is awful, the knee is obviously down