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|2 weeks 2 days ago||The players, coaches and game crew are not counted...||
...but yes, everyone else that walks through the gate is counted. This includes the event staff, vendors, media, marching bands, etc. It also includes tickets sold, whether they are scanned or not. I knew that we'd be okay when I learned that a couple hundred member choir and the Miami marching band would be in attendence, plus the invited military members that took part in the pre-game celebration. However, I figured there'd be at least 100,500, but also it would be under 101,000. I was a a little surprised that there were almost 103,000. Like others have stated, I also expect that this will the lowest attended game this season.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Agreed||
This is very disturbing. I'm rooting for Rutgers Saturday and every one of their opponents this year (even OSU & MSU) hoping that they lose seven of their last ten so they can't go to a bowl game anyway. Let's win these for the kids.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Of course they will...||
The shrine to the old man where his statue once stood outside the stadium is proof of that. The majority of PSU fans are in such denial; they don't want to accept that the head coach and administrators were as much responsible as Sandusky since they enabled him to keep doing what he was doing. When I went to our game there last year and saw that shrine it made me sick; I could only think about what those poor kids had to endure and then thought of how it could have been my one of my nephews. You'd think if more people would consider that if could have been their sons and/or nephews, then they might pull their heads out of the sand!
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||This is sad||
I feel so strongly about this, especially when I think about my nephews. The football program was put above all else, no matter what anyone says. I understand that Penn State fans want to see the team have a chance to compete like every other school, and I also understand that the players and current staff had nothing to do with it, but I always felt that the death penalty was deserved for them allowing these horrific acts on innocent children to takes place for YEARS. The culture in place by the former coach was that football ruled and exposure by the scandal that would evolve if the 'secret' was revealed would ruin everything that had been built in State College by the football program. After all, people's livelihoods would be greatly affected by it. The raping of innocent children and the trauma it created was not as important as the ecomonic impact on the community. It also explains why he would not retire, even though there were rumors of him falling asleep during games in the press box. I feel like the coach (I can't even bring myself to say his name; it sickens me) was one of the biggest players in this drama. Taking action against Sandusky would ruin everything that he and his family had built in State College (they are treated like royalty, after all). The NCAA should have sent a stronger message in that putting a sports team above atrocities like this will not be tolerated, even if there is collateral damage. PSU and the State College community got off easy when a season (or two) was not canceled and now it feels like what these poor kids had to endure does not even matter.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I agree 100%||
I've been saying the same thing for months. Michigan Stadium records should only be broken at a Michigan event; it's Michigan venue & it's not like we don't continuously set new records. I lost count over the years at how many games I've been part of a new stadium record! Especially since I will not be attending the Winter Classic, please don't break the record. ;)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||1999 Illinois||
Only home game that I have missed in 22 years of attending Michigan football games. Would have an incredibly long attendance streak if not for missing that game, however I take solace in knowing that the weather sucked and Michigan lost the game. Gotta love weddings during football season... ;)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Forgot 2008 Notre Dame||
I did attend that one. I'd make it 2a. Downpours from the remnants of a hurricane. Too many turnovers by Michigan that gave Notre Dame easy points. Only loss to ND from 2006-2011.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Mine in order: 1. 1995||
Mine in order:
1. 1995 Purdue: Day started warm with heavy rain, changed to sleet with the incoming cold front and then to snow. Field conditions were abyssmal.
2. 2008 Northwestern: Very cold stready rain. Gloves were needed, but then became soaked and were rendered useless. Only time I left a game early at Michigan Stadium when it was my choice.
3. 1995 at Indiana: Windchills in the mid-teens to early 20s for mid-October in Southern Indiana.
4. 1996 BC: Pouring rain for extended period of time that caused streams to flow down the cement steps at Michigan Stadium.
5. 1992 Illinois: Very cold. Poor field conditions. Possible snow (can't remember for sure). Too many fumbles by Michigan which resulted in a tie to an average Illini team ending Michigan's 19-game Big Ten Conference winning streak.
Bonus: 2007 EMU: Only makes my list because it was very hot and humid for the first Saturday in October.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Away tickets...||
...are mailed closer to game date (within a month usually). The UM Ticket Office will mail those tickets once they receive them from the rival school.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Pay toilets and blanket||
Pay toilets and blanket rentals soon to follow!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Somebody told me about the student guide...||
but I checked the website yesterday and under Gameday Prohibited Items it is listed as ALL Seat Cushions and Seatbacks and the top of the page says it is updated for the 2013 season. I would be more inclined to go with the website, since the guides were printed who knows how long ago. I'm guessing that this will not be announced until after today when the price for the permanent seat cushions goes from $35 to $42 a seat. I also agree with the fact that what do non-season ticket holders do for a seat cushion. Doesn't seem fair.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I agree with M-Go-Away||
I too am 40 and attend all home games and several road games each season. I love to have the seat cushion not only because it fills my given bench space, but it also aids in comfort when we do hit the sitting stages of the games. I already shell out enough for tickets and the right to buy tickets (aka "donation"); why should I be expected to pay $70 each season for seat cushions when I can pay $34 plus tax and uses them for many seasons to come? That money adds up after a decade. It just seems like easy way for Brandon to make additional money. How harmful is a non-zippered seat cushion coming into the stadium from the outside? You can do more with an electronic device like a cell phone or radio if you desire to cause harm to a great number of people, yet they are still allowed. Beside, I hate those seat cushions anyway; thay are too thick and make climbing up the benches harder when the aisles are crowded at the conclusion of a close game.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I agree||
I would venture to guess that Brandon only agreed to the MSU/OSU home and away in the same seasons if the east division was guaranteed five home conference games in even years to offset the loss of both traditional rivals coming to Michigan Stadium.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Michigan to head to Kalamazoo for Quarters||
State holds on to win game three 4-3 despite Alaska scoring twice in the final minutes. With reseeding, Michigan now heads to Lawson Arena to battle #3 seed WMU with a 24th consecutive trip to the Joe in the CCHA playoffs on the line. It looks like tickets are still available. Friday's game is 6:30 with Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) at 7:05. Let's get as many Michigan fans there to try to counter the Lawson Lunatics. Go Blue!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I left early only twice;||
I left early only twice; back as as student in '93 at the Illinois game because the friend that was with me had to get back to CMU for work that night and the '08 Northwestern game because the cold rain was very unbearable and since I was leaving in a few days to go visit family for Thanksgiving, I didn't want to be sick for trip. I left the Illinois game with about five minutes left and the NU game at halftime; needless to ay Michigan was winning when I left both times, and wound up losing each game. Moral of the story: if I leave early and Michigan is winning, they will not be ahead when the clock says 0:00!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||RIP Red||
I was fortunate to meet Red and Lois in early 2006, and he was the nicest man. I asked him what the secret to his longevity was, and he told me it was exercising every single day. I'm sure most would agree that it's better said than done. A few months later, I saw him at a baseball game at Fisher Stadium, and after saying hello, he took me over to meet Jennie Ritter, the starting pticher on Michigan's 2005 national champion softball team. I also remember seeing him and Lois for several years after that sitting in their usual courtside seats at U of M women's basketball games. He was so kind and loved to talk to everyone, and I know that he will be very much missed by so many people, especially those of us in the Michigan community. Red Simmons, a "True Michigan Man".
|2 years 47 weeks ago||MGoBlue.com's Football Central page says "TBA"||
I am inclined to believe that is has not been set since the athletic department is always on top of game times, especially for football.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I hope if Michigan wins they do get Illinois at 3:30||
I am going to Champaign and I am so sick of all these noon games (11 Central) this year.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Sorry, I meant Sunday...||
or as even as early as Saturday night.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||All B1G game times for Nov. 12 will be determined on Monday||
Per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN:
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Well said.||
I completely agree. A Michigan team would never taunt their opponent by holding up the number of fingers for consecutive wins (especially against MSU, as for at least during one streak in history, several of our teams' players would have run out of fingers). Plus, I give our team props for not stooping to their level (I would probably had wanted to hold up one finger back at them). If they really want respect, they simply need to go about their business, and just keep the series competitive, while quietly winning as many games againt Michigan as they as can. Respect would then eventually come over time. Dantonio and State need to learn that respect is earned, and not just a given.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||My friend said the same thing Saturday||
but then I pointed out how it could be because it was a rivalry game, and the same might not be said for say, a Florida Atlantic. Besides, I feel like our students show up for noon games on time when the opponent is a rival and/or big name program. With Ohio State on Thanksgiving weekend, the true test (assuming it is a noon start) will be when Nebraska comes to town.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||My friend said the same thing Saturday||
but then I pointed out how it could be because it was a rivalry game, and the same might not be said for say, a Florida Atlantic. Besides, I feel like our students show up for noon games on time when the opponent is a rival and/or big name program. With Ohio State on Thanksgiving weekend, the true test (assuming it is a noon start) will be when Nebraska comes to town. As for my dislike of the stadium, it was the lack of bathrooms in the upper decks. The concourse was very crammed, and then there is only one bathroom for each gender. I left to go after UM's band had finished playing at halftime and I had trouble getting through the mob of people (and lines for concessions - really, in the space!), plus I was told by event staff that the lines would be very long. Not wanting to miss half of the third quarter, I decided to hold it until later. I know that we are fortunate to have such a great and unique stadium, but I feel at the level at which the upper deck is, an extra bathroom is quite necessary, plus the concessions at only the intermediate level should be quite sufficient.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||State fans and their coach kept the nickname alive||
If Dantonio and their fans had not taken it so seriously and just ignored it, we all would have a good laugh when Mike Hart said it four years ago, and by now it would have mostly been forgotten. But when your coach brings attention to it, it is like he is owning the moniker, and from there it took on a life of its own. It wasn't very hard for the fan base to own it because in a way, they have always felt that way. I know enough Sparties and their attitudes speak volumes. They know UM has always been better both academically and athletically (and not just football, but the overall collection of sports at each school). That is the main reason that they have taken on the "little brother" name so perfectly and the best part is that they do not not even realize it.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Could be the same||
That was my first game as well! What a way to start off your first year at Michigan; that set the tone for my love of everything Michigan today. I would also have been at 133, if not for a very close friend getting married on a football Saturday in October 1999. (It's almost always weddings that end these streaks!) The only consolation in missing that game against Illinois was the rainy day and the loss to the Illini. So, alas, my streak is "only" at 78.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||You should be able to walk up and purchase tickets||
BGSU almost never sells out for hockey anymore. Being it is so early in the season, I should think that you would have no problems buying tickets at the arena just prior to faceoff. Last year for the February game, I sat in the section directly across the ice from the student section, which I beleive is section D. However, if you get general admission tickets, you can sit anywhere you wish in the endzone seating section.
|4 years 1 day ago||Surprised that more Michigan fans don't go...||
I have gone to Bloomington for the game every time Michigan has played there since 1995, and I am surprised that more U of M fans don't travel for that game. But I do see some valid points brought up: IU is further away than say Northwestern (generally an equivalent in competition and ticket availability), and the competitiveness of the game is generally not there. But what I do enjoy about going to Bloomington (aside from winning), is that IU football fans do generally get up in your face like at other schools. I agree with big_house_500th, I will not go Columbus for football anymore because of the nature of the average Buckeye fan, especially to those of us who wear maize and blue.
|4 years 2 days ago||Michigan goes to 5-0||
Michigan 59-21 (U-M leads 31-7 at halftime, and after an opening 3rd quarter score, Denard sits out the remainder of the game)
155 rushing, 165 passing
IU will end up with 350 yards
Michigan will punt once
Michigan will attempt and make one field goal in the first half
|4 years 3 days ago||Can't explain that one...||
...but I would suspect that an intern or the like probably enters the info given to them from the programming dept. In that case it is very common for typos and spelling errors to occur, especially if the person does not have much knowledge of the subject, this one being Notre Dame football.
|4 years 3 days ago||TV Guide doesn't enter that info themselves...||
The individuals stations enter their own program information onto a website database that sends the information to both the TV Guide Channel (Ch. 100 on Comcast Digital cable) and to the interactive program guides (again, on Comcast Cable). So, this is how ESPN and NBC view Michigan (shouldn't be surprised by the Notre Dame bias on NBC), not TV Guide. I know this since that's what we have to do for the four channels at Ann Arbor's community access center, Community Television Network.