|1 year 15 weeks ago||http://i1276.photobucket.com/||
Embed powers fail, but that's Jim Harbaugh chowing in a sea of teal.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The 49ers might still be in play?||
Tomsula was fired and the vacancy was not filled. Jim Harbuagh sighted in the area? NO! NO! NO! I am going to assume he is there for Dylan Larkin or family, but not Jed York. I really think Jed York has had enough. No more 49ers for Jim, please!
I was going to post the same thing as I live in San Jose.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hyperbole||
Mr. Fred Jackson. is that you?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||ESPN3||
For those of us outside of the ABC area running the Michigan game with the prospect of the GERG show.... it might be time to grab the computer and bust out the HDMI cable. ESPN3 does stream in HD and according to the schedule, it will simulcast there.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I have Marshawn Lynch on my roster||
My team name is "Taste the Rainbow"
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Paint||
I brought a jersey to Sherwin Williams to compare it against the paint chips, and got it pretty close to the old home Henne #7 Nike replica. I painted up a ping pong table that turned out quite accurate.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Sunday Off||
I don't think that Sunday is actually off. Typically, that Sunday is first look. Usually a few hours to either rest and/or prepare for that.
They like to treat that as a closed "rehearsal" and leave it off of the public calendar.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Footwork||
Watch his right foot. There's an awkward hitch that goes away and becomes more smooth and natural.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Yahoo||
Yahoo should apologize to its readers for clearly using the term 'Expert' too loosely in Dan Wetzel's job title.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||ESPN reaction has subs...||
it is crazy.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Maybe an implied 4th division??||
*ineligible for championship game, plays all games against coastal division and Bolivia
|4 years 34 weeks ago||SCAM ALERT||
The hoodie with the big block M that is supposed to be blue is actually black. Finish Line is a big fail here.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||True Identity||
I think you may have the number wrong in your name. Are you sure you aren't Patrick Omameh?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I'm in favor of the change||
"You suck" implies that the defense getting a stop has little to do with Michigan's Defense being good.
Our cheers and chants should be about pumping up our own team. Negativity toward the other school doesn't really do that.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Alpine||
I still need to get my hands on Alpine's Nelson. Have you tried Widmer's Nelson? It's not bad.
Or much from Drake's? I had a Denogginizer with lunch.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||grocery store with draft beer||
I like my mudroom with homebrew draft beer.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Growler||
I have a growler of your avatar in my fridge. I am likely to crack it open tonight.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||To point #3||
Don't forget about Ian White. He still has one more year. With Suter, you could leave Kindl or Smith in Grand Rapids. With the late addition of Qunicey last season, I don't know that the blue line really needs much more than a top 2 guy like Suter would be. With that, your point about trading a D-man in point 6 makes a little more sense... especially if by some chance Stuart doesn't sign in SJ. If things all work in the Wings favor and we have Suter/White, Kronwall/Stuart, Ericsson/Quincey, that would be just fine with me. I would think Ericsson and Kindl would be on the block before Smith though imo.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Oddly enough||
I just looked at the satellite image on Google maps again. I know that rows A and B are the first two rows all around the stadium.
It appears that ticketed row 14 is the row over the tunnel as you can see the top piece is kicked up and a single maize bleacher is a piece of it.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Judging by your photo and...||
the many sets of entries I have done through that very tunnel, I would like to point out the second piece you mention is in fact on the south side of the tunnel in case this would help identify the appropriate seat numbers that split the aisle.
|5 years 1 week ago||I wish I saw this earlier||
My one slacker photoshop job was my fancy new avatar.
Anyone else see that with today's shirt on woot.com?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Brian Kelly is indeed Yosemite Sam||
|5 years 20 weeks ago||you sir||
just earned a new job.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Bronx Bowl||
I actually think the Pinstripe Bowl name is clever enough given that it's in Yankee Stadium. HOWEVA-- If you want to call it the Bronx Bowl and/or hate the Yankees, should we call it the Bronx Cheer Bowl?
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I'm with you on this||
If I could spend 8-9 hours on a football saturday in the MMB, an average student can handle 4 hours on a saturday.
Few things to me are more annoying seeing the games on TV from Cali than the student section having empty seats. I get that tomato can opponents can be tough to sit through, but at least stay until the game is decided.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Pahokee usually doesn't trip...||
Pahokee usually doesn't trip... Pahokee just embeds.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Jersey Numbers||
Tacopants can't be #11 because it's retired. Tacopants must have grown a foot.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Fritz formation. Love the||
Love the link to the past, but I have another suggestion. Diamondbacks?
It's simple and running backs are kinda like snakes.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||It would be nice if it happened tonight||
I'm planning on being there tonight to see it with my own two eyes.
If there's one thing that makes the Oakland Coliseum (or O.co Coliseum now?) look better, it's the Tigers clinching the division in it.
Seriously, they can rename that abomination of a stadium all they want, but it's always going to be a piece of junk.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Yosemite Sam||
|5 years 35 weeks ago||More...||
I could not, would not, on a boat.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Welcome||
MGoMD >> WebMD
|5 years 37 weeks ago||old news....|
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Can't Turn You Loose||
The MMB CD titled 'A Satruday Tradition' has it as track 19 and can be purchased from the MMB's website for $20.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||True, but||
I can take a game off of TV and listen to the radio. It's one small price to pay.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||The person above you...||
has never marched.
The thought of field turf on elbel makes my knees hurt much less. There is nothing we can do about high step on hardwood (pictured above) though.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||as it turns out...||
it was actually I-L-L's new record.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||or...||
did someone forget the hyphen in Michigan's record at 4pm on Saturday?
54 looks like 5-4 to me. I'm all for optimism, but this is the one I'd put more money on.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Even outside of Columbus||
I work with a tOSU fan in silicon valley, and he has a lot of fun watching Denard run wild and has to remind himself that he's a tOSU fan.
He's also worried that his team might lose the game this year.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||weddings||
I got married on a Sunday in September. Saturday was spent at Mich/Wisc '06.
Alas, 2 fellow alums are getting married on Saturday during the game. They planned it knowing full well what game was on that day claiming that they "didn't care". The Michigan Football fan part of them is dead to me.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||In this case...||
While I agree with your argument, history in this case is telling us "no matter how bad Michigan has been for whatever seemingly uncontrollable reason, Michigan wins at home when they should."
With that said, (similar to your point) I am going in to this game with preseason expectations... believe the win when I see it, and be happy.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||if it were up to me...||
I'd open up whoop(p)ass
|6 years 29 weeks ago||same thing I always drink with football...||
This round consists of an Amber malted version of an American IPA and also a pale ale that was wet hopped.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||for a jack russell||
|6 years 30 weeks ago||just because we haven't seen it...||
doesn't mean it wouldn't happen if we retired numbers like the Montreal Canadiens.
Those guys wear all kinds of whack numbers.
there are only 2 single digits numbers left.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Wisconsin game||
My wife and I moved our wedding to Sunday so we could be at Wisc 06.
I touched on that subject in my life story in the "why do you care about Michigan?" thread, but that's just one more detail. Another detail: Where I proposed... is visible on TV during every home game.
edit: doing the math correctly, that was 9/24/06. Any other marriage related M stories of note? I find them interesting AND cool.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Homebrew||
India Amber Ale - Built like an IPA but with amber malt.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Dare we try...||
a 20% success rate in practice?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Here's my logical attempt in 554 words... woo life story||
I remember starting to watch football when I was roughly 6 years old. When I was finally old enough to go to games with my parents (family trips, or my dad’s business related trips), I remember being amazed at the size of the stadium when in person and how the team was always expected to win no matter the opponent. I was usually in the company of filthy rich people. Even if they didn’t associate with the University directly, they were usually well off and cared about Michigan Football. There just seemed to be an unexplainable draw, and I wanted to know more.
The first few times I was in Michigan Stadium, the colors always appealed to my eye and Michigan would have a good tailback, a good quarterback, and top notch receivers. The names that stick out in my mind are Grbac, Wheatley, Howard, and Alexander from that time. The more I visited Ann Arbor (for football or otherwise), the more I was drawn to the city and the school. From that point on, my brother and I knew we each had to go to Michigan. After watching him complete his time there, I began to truly understand what the University of Michigan really offered and its passion for excellence in everything including football (and other athletics).
During my time at school, I met the woman who's now my wife, we both have Michigan degrees, and we have an equal emotional investment to the University and the football team for different reasons. I have grown up with Michigan and many of the things that make me who I am are because of the University. I would not trade my experiences for anything.
After I graduated, I moved out of Michigan and was really surprised by the masses of people that have admiration for, a connection to, or general feeling caused by Michigan’s reputation. Usually, the people that hate [are gonna hate] are people who went to or are associated with MooU or tOSU or couldn’t get in. Outside of that, there’s a genuine respect for the school as a whole as if everyone views Michigan as a premier school in the world.
The “why I love Michigan Football” is much more than a player missing gaps and assignments, a missed field goal (or what seems like all), or an incomplete pass to end a game. Michigan Football is extension of everything great that makes up the University. For me, Michigan Football was best summed up before I was born with this excerpt:
“There runs through the core of all Michigan activities both on and off this campus a certain intangible thing. We call it "The Michigan Spirit". Maybe you can relate to it. It's the atmosphere that permeates that stadium every Saturday afternoon in the fall where over a hundred thousand fans patiently wait to see whether Bo Schembechler is going to continue his winning ways. You know what I mean! You can feel the tension, the excitement, the charisma that surrounds that stadium every Saturday afternoon.” –Bob Ufer
Michigan is bigger than I can imagine, and I keep learning that long after my time there. When it comes down to it, a win is a win. Be happy for all that is winning.
I am done channeling my inner Ufer. Go Blue!
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Make the punter place kick||
Lloyd resorted to that in 02-03 when Rivas was quite in his groove. I remember Adam Finley taking kicks toward the end of the season because Rivas and whoever else was on the roster wasn't consistent enough.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||NAVARRE FOR HEISMAN||
I don't know if anything was more obvious than Navarre for Heisman in big bold maize block letters. Anyone still have one?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Exceptions||
This would also bring up the "What Heisman candidate could be removed from that team, and how drastic would that change be?" argument. If Michigan goes 6-6 full Denard going full bore, I'd imagine it'd be much much worse without him.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Todd Collins||
Todd Collins also fell into that category for me stat wise. I was too young to remember any interviews, so I don't remember his personality, but for starting 2 seasons, he had solid numbers.
But Brady to Navarre reminded me a lot of Grbac to Collins at the time Navarre was getting all of the criticism.
ed: well, Brady to Navarre admittedly had the Drew Henson drama, so it wasn't exactly the same.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||another #21||
We cannot forget Biakabutuka. He did lay a good beat down on tOSU with Eddie George watching it from the sideline.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Cox?||
Are you sure it's not Steve Breaston or Elvis Grbac?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Damn ESPNU at 3:30||
Having to hear Pam Ward call a game is like that time for Cleveland when Peter made his house fly.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||hmmm...||
Don't you mean... [Driving?] "seems to be a capital offense..."
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Comcast||
As mentioned above... San Jose, CA. Only place I've been since I left Ann Arbor.
I swore off Comcast before the BTN existed. My issues were more numerous and more related to signal quality/strength and what they called good. Plus, now that I've switched, the channel lineups make much more sense than they ever did with any cable provider I've seen.
They lump things together that make sense. All of the ESPNs are together, the network stations get their actual numbers as assigned in the local market (ie WDIV is actually 4 and not some random ~230 number) All of the news channels (garbage) are together.
Also, they rarely think adjusting the lineup is a good idea. Most cable stations have had the same numbers since I originally signed up 8 years ago. The same can't be said for ESPN2 on most comcast systems. Plus, the HD channel is the same number and auto-tunes in to the HD version when available. None of this ESPN on 13 and ESPNHD on~173 bullshit.
So roughly the similar amount of money spent on internet (I let CC do that) and dish for tv, I'm paying roughly $105/month, the rate hasn't changed very much, I get all of the stations I want, the signal is great, and the channel lineup makes sense.
Also, before you bring up the rain/storm argument, check the almanac. It barely rains a drop between May and October. Plus, the rainy season never brings thunderstorms, and even when I had storms in AA, the dish signal rarely went out. It either had to be covered in snow, or a tornado directly overhead. Again, it happened, but very very rare.
feel free to admit tl:dr...
|6 years 32 weeks ago||What I do love...||
That statement usually holds true with comcast.
As I tell my friends, "Comcast isn't allowed to deliver TV service to my house." as if comcast is sitting in the corner in a timeout.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Time for a new link||
This is the alumni club finder. There appears to be 7 clubs in FL, so hopefully one is near you. I live in San Jose, CA and use the local club here when my TV is not getting the game (which hasn't happened thanks to BTN).
At the very least, throw on some garb and go sing The Victors with other maize and blue faithful when we score.
I'll be in Denver this weekend, and have already scoped out where the bar is.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||speaking of which||
according the finder link, if you have comcast, you might be screwed.
At the very least, there should an alumni club somewhere that hits a bar with directv. They will most likely be able to help you there.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||TV Service?||
Which TV service do you have?
Reason I ask is that I have dish network, and the BTN alternate stations are channels 9500, 9501, 9502, 9503, and 9504
Normally, the BTN is channel 439, but on Saturdays I tune in to the 9500 numbers. You will want to check your line up for the alternate stations.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Lagunitas||
I really need to hit that brew tour. It's only an hour or so away from me.
Trouble is, there are more things that distract me when I'm in Sonoma County... including Russian River Brewing...
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Shouldn't we all?||
How else would we get to see/hear David Molk talk about the feeling of euphoria when you hit someone in the right place just under the chin so hard that it knocks them on their back? And then to see him proud of the fact that he did it in the UConn game.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||friday night beer||
homebrew for me.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||The Merc||
Not to make this seem like I'm bashing the San Jose paper for no good reason.
No one (local) cares about college football in San Jose. The 2 nearest "big time" schools are Cal and Stanford. They're typically ranging anywhere from mediocre to ok with flashes of brilliance. Everyone in the bay area is still distracted by the 1990s 49ers and Raiders. It doesn't surprise me that they would be missing some information.
With that said, most of the transplants that do like college football, care not about Stanford and Cal. 49ers fans, however, are most like Irish fans because when they win 2 games it's "RETURN TO GLORY!"
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Flip folders||
I'm really glad we made those stop.
I think I saw someone drop one in the hollow M.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||actually...||
This has more to do with opposing team player introductions.
Somehow, there was always a Phillies score in Jeremy's paper. Even in January...
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Well said...||
I couldn't agree with you more. I encourage anyone interested to give it a go. Some of my best college memories were in the MMB and Hockey Band (standing relatively in front of you as a matter of fact (goal count)).
-MMB Trumpet 2001-2004 & Hockey Band Trumpet 2001-2005
and a +1
|6 years 32 weeks ago||MMB Audition||
The initial audition historically rarely says no.
As for not marching in high school... it shouldn't be too much of a hardship. The performance block auditions on a weekly basis are very challenging especially for first year MMB kids whether or not they have been in a high school band or not.
My best advice: If you want to have a better chance at marching more often in your freshman year, be in good physical shape. Lots of cardiovascular workouts and leg exercises that focus on quads and calves. Lungs and legs... you'll be a big step ahead of the learning curve that way.
The pregame show is more physically demanding than it might look.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Rittenberg||
Usually, my only issue with him is just how much of a dweeb he is. His content is normally pretty honest and true. If he says something negative about Michigan, it's usually not too far off.
Speaking of ESPN, I normally think Herbstreit is tolerable and calls things how he sees them. He just has a problem seeing sometimes (like before this Saturday), but usually overcompensates when he's wrong (Saturday night). Still not terrible w/re: to Michigan considering that he was knocked the f**k out by a Michigan D.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I don't know that it needs to be a creative composition.||
I think the generic argument against "you suck" is that the Michigan crowd should do 2 things:
1) Cheer for Michigan
2) If you insult another team, make it timely and clever (i.e. comedic). (See M Hockey crowd. There's a method to all of that madness, and it's a beautiful thing)
I'm all for being insulting in a crowd enviroment... in the spirit of arrogance.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||One note about the hockey band.||
Because they represent the University as a University sponsored group, we were explicitly forbidden from saying words like "suck" or "chump, dick, wuss, douchebag......"
Not that we didn't partake here and there, but it was always without hand motions and the vocals were always under our breathe for anything remotely bordering on vulgar/obscene.
Credit here goes to the student section.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I was in Hockey Band from 2001-05||
I remember this as a football thing. There's a clear "Goalie" "Sieve" (while pointing) thing going on during Temptation in the hockey crowd.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Or make it about Michigan...||
I agree. I remember this starting almost 5 years ago. I hated it then and still hate it now. I know there are some people that really think it's cool, but I'm with the sentiment above. Please, please, please stop.
Replace "you suck" with "go blue" until something else is better.
nothing at all, do the chop and be happy for the stop.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||It must be a throwback...||
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Bad weather||
Purdue '95 takes the cake for me. Rain, freezing rain, and snow in the same game.
ED: and the game ended with Michigan winning 5-0. That's right, 5-0. Rarely much to get excited about, which only made it feel colder..
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Other Michigan Man facts||
"MC Hammer learned the hard way that a Michigan Man CAN touch this."
"A Michigan Man can divide by zero."
"A Michigan Man is what Willis was talking about."
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Speaking of being back...||
Wasn't Michigan back during '08 Wisconsin?
(according to ESPN)
|6 years 33 weeks ago||or||
it's like the OSU/Marshall game where instead of 'Sweater Vest' trying it anyway... Kiffin thought better of it?
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Perfect||
I wish I could add to that, but my hair isn't long enough </drew&mike_reference>
|6 years 33 weeks ago||USC||
USC can f___ their self-loving selves.
Anyone go to the recent Rose Bowls against those guys? No one loves themself more than a Trojan.
The statement out of the AD quoted earlier in this blog when the Bush decision came out says it all. Something about the NCAA being filled with envy that they all wish they were Trojans. Screw those guys.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||This is awesome||
the football team in its current state should have an "avoid the noid" policy
in fact.... Can the NOID be our mascot?
|6 years 34 weeks ago||After my post||
I went and checked mgoblue.com for more info on the press release. They have a link called "Read More" that links to the video.
Having degrees from the place, I'd think that link should read "Video"
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Thanks Tim and Brian for the "actual reporting" posts||
It's becoming increasingly more difficult to find press release transcripts. I typically will not watch or listen to the presser vids at work, and that's usually the time I use to spend catching up on news.
Quoted/paraphrased vs. direct quotes makes little/no difference to me as long as the information is mostly correct.
Unless I'm missing something, I can't find the transcripts anywhere.
Keep up the good (and might seem like tedious/redundant) work.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||???||
Can I really save 15% or more on my car insurance by switching to Geico?
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Yes. Sparty dressed a poor||
Yes. Sparty dressed a poor student up in a sorry excuse for a wolverine costume so they could tackle him.
I don't know where an image of it would be, but I was in the MMB for that game and remember thinking it was a terrible waste of Sparty's time and money at the time.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||ND QBs||
Then, where does that put Ron Powlus?
"Ron Powlus will win the Heisman two times and be the greatest quarterback in the history of Notre Dame."
|6 years 36 weeks ago||CAPS LOCK||
ED: Img embed fail
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Don't plan on anything else for the day.||
The last thing you want do is feel rushed on your first game.
For the 3:30 kick, the band will probably be out rehearsing at 9am. Later games just mean longer tailgates, so there's almost no such thing as showing up too early. Especially with this being the first game of the season, there's likely to be more people out early as everyone is itching for football.
Some people will have postgame tailgates too. They're generally more fun after a win.
After the game, it's really up to you what you want to do. My preference is to find somewhere to watch the prime time game with a burger and a beer. Oregon St vs. TCU should be rolling by the time you find somewhere to go.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Never implied it would happen||
They tried moving the band once, and people in sec 41 or 42 or whatever that was complained about the band standing up for 100% of the games.
I've simply identified who's responsible for location.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Speaking of shit running downhill||
Ultimately, the AD is responsible for where the band is located. Location in the stands may help volume/propagation problems.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||"five days to learn a new show"||
Really only 7.5 hours. Including warm-ups, pre-game rehearsal, and putting a new show on the field. That only doubles on a road or bye week.
Any sections still waking up the president before gameday morning rehearsal? There's nothing quite like M Fanfare and the Victors on the president's lawn at 7am.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Band shows||
"I say "smoked" because schools like Grambling and Southern put on a freaking SHOW."
This is generally because their football teams DON'T put on a show.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||9/11 caused this to change||
pre 9/11, it was a straight drop after varsity, and then the ROTC color guard would be announced to raise the US flag to the Star Spangled Banner before the teams hit the field. After the banner, Victors off the field while the visiting players are coming out of the tunnel.
post 9/11, both teams are brought out to hear the national anthem, so Let's Go Blue sort of adds time for the teams to get up the tunnel, pump up the crowd, and split the M for the M Club Supports you banner to be set up. This is also when the band turned to the north endzone (to avoid the team) to play the Victors off the field instead of toward the press box (where there were previously no players).
|7 years 1 week ago||Here's another GREAT idea||
There's this mat, you see, and written on it... are a bunch of... conclusions... that you can... jump to.
Sadly, the jump to conclusions mat is a better idea than this expansion model.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||What about this kid?||
|7 years 29 weeks ago||Odds||
FWIW, vegas.com shows MICH -3.5. Not MSU.
|7 years 31 weeks ago||University of Michigan Golden Gate Club Bar||
The game will be on Big Ten network. 9am for the time difference, but the bars open up early just for us.
In San Francisco, the "Golden Gate" alumni club group watches the game every saturday at a bar named "Blue Light".
Blue Light, www.bluelightbarsf.com
More information here
If you will be closer to San Jose (I'm a local), the Silicon Valley group meets in Los Gatos at Double D's.
354 N Santa Cruz Ave
Don't forget about your alumni clubs while out of town!
|7 years 32 weeks ago||There is an additional problem||
I am a former MMB member 2001-2004.
There's not necessarily an issue of whether or not the band is loud vs. sounding good. The band is loud. The sound from the band is also very directional. This is most obvious during the Let's Go Blue rotation during the pre-game show. Each sideline and endzone gets one shot. I'm also guessing that the students have never heard the MMB play the opposing fight song every week to the south endzone.
When the band was on the visitor's sideline, it was very loud to the student section, but still couldn't be heard very well in the south end zone at all. From time to time, Prof Nix would have the band turn toward another direction, and the band could be heard well in the direction of the pointing.
The 2 band idea would only work if they were not supposed to be playing the same thing at the same time. There are multiple issues with concerning phasing and echoes and listening for intonation and things like that.
Until there is a way to direct the sound everywhere, this problem will just continue to exist. And to test my theory of band loudness. Go walk on Hoover street just west of Division between 4:45 and 6:15 during the week (at least that was the schedule a few years ago). There is plenty of volume coming out of the band. (Yes, I know this is the opposite end of Elbel Field... attempting to have the point proven from some distance)
Btw, most other college bands that blast at high volumes sound terrible. (See Wisconsin, specifically, sounds painful) I would hate to hear Michigan play the Victors similar to how it sounded on 1986 UM vs. ND replay. That was awful.
|7 years 33 weeks ago||Band Member from 2001-2005||
"Band members: do you need breaks? Could you have played Sweet Caroline, thus transforming banal minor-league hockey atmosphere into authentic college football atmosphere? Are you happy or irate at the piped in music?"
|7 years 33 weeks ago||"God Help Us against Notre Dame"||
"If Cissoko isn't healthy for next week, God Help Us against Notre Dame"
Isn't God not supposed to care about our side of the ball next week? (However, I agree with the spirit of the statement as depth is definitely an issue.)
At least Field Goal Jesus won't be watching this year's game.
|7 years 33 weeks ago||Boise State||
Before we get all happy putting all of these podunk mid-major patsies (normally) in a secluded conference all by themselves (which only re-creates the same problem), we might just want to address the issue at hand. The issue is Boise State. In the past 10-15 years, they are actually the one mid-major that has threatened to have a sustainable program.
Boise State could be added to the Pac 10... like Penn State was to the Big 10. (No, I'm not saying Boise St is at Penn St level pre-Big Ten) I'm noticing a natural fit in to the Pac 10 conference. They could make some kind of creative logo like the Big 10 did to have the number 11 in it, and still call it Pac 10.
It's local enough to the rest of the Pac 10 schools (especially the ones in Washington and Oregon), and there'd be ample more chances for them to be bludgened.
The other 9 mentioned above haven't been as consistent as Boise. (possible exception in BYU and TCU... maybe Utah, but give it time) Fresno State would be a better fit than a few of those schools, but again they've dropped off after David Carr left.
While these 9 have been lucky/good recently, Boise State is the only school in the above subset that I believe can make it in a big conference like the Pac 10. BCS berths (and results) help me believe they can do it now.