"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|9 weeks 4 days ago||How about this one?||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Sir Patrick||
Greatest Sir Patrick S. to come to Michigan Stadium since this guy:
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yes and yes||
See some other posts in this thread, but yes, there's tryouts for every game, and yes, there's people who might not march a pregame all season (everybody gets to do homecoming halftime). The majority of upperclassmen would march most shows, along with a handful of underclassmen (depended on section a lot) And even if you struggled with the marching (there's no initial marching audition to join the band), I think for the most part, everybody who stuck with the band for all 4 years would at least get one pregame.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Everything but the halftime/pregame show||
Yep. If you didn't make the "performance block", you still dress in uniform, still march to the stadium, still play in the stands, still play the postgame concert. The "tryouts" for a given week's game were a week or two ahead, sometimes as late as the Friday before the previous game. Then the marching block would be posted Monday morning and might have as little as 5 days to learn a new halftime show and rehearse the pregame. If you didn't make the marching block, you'd be a "reserve" for the week. Reserves still did all the music rehearsals (you're still playing in the stands and the postgame after all), but then would go work on marching skills during the rest of practice to prep for the next tryout. Many larger sections could have up to about 1/3 of their overall members as reserves each week.
Source: In the band 03-06.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Band 03-06||
I was in the band 03-06. The pregame size never changed and that was 235. I still don't think that's changed (think about the block M, it's always the same). Halftime would vary from week to week, usually a few dozen more people than pregame. The "travel squad" would be the halftime block plus another dozen or so to help out with equipment, be there in case someone got hurt/ill, etc. Everyone else who wasn't in the block for a given home game would still march to the stadium, play in the stands, and do the postgame concert.
At some point after my time I think they realized it was a bit of misnomer to announce "the 235 member Michigan Marching Band"... because the band is always more than 235.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||MI SOS absolutely calls it Driver's license|
|45 weeks 5 days ago||go hornets||
geez Pete, no need to out anybody's online profiles.
2003 and can't believe saline even makes the playoffs. didn't happen once during my entire 12 years of school
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Boston new bar||
Sweet Caroline's didn't renew, so the official UM Club of Greater Boston location starting in 2014 is:
Tavern in the Square (Porter Square) is still the spot in Cambridge
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Yahoo||
Much like MSU basketball, Yahoo also peaked during the 99-00 season.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||How will they scan early students?||
Think they'll actually scan MCards at the gate to see which students are there early? If so, will my 7+ years-expired MCard no longer get me in without validation? Maybe they'll just use the scanned ticket data?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||8:15 local time!||
8:15 MST, that's 10:15 EST
A late one!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Lunardi has a day job||
He's Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications at Saint Joseph's University
Edit: forgot the "Assistant". It is "Assistant" and not "Assistant to the" fyi
|2 years 47 weeks ago||34-23 M||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||34-23 M||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Boston Alumni Club bars||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||41-17 Michigan||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||34-24 M, 213 Rushing||
34-24 M, 213 Rushing
|2 years 51 weeks ago||45-13 Michigan||
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Pretty sure it's on NBC||
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Sounds like it's a saturday morning trip||
According to some comments on that article purporting to be from MMB parents, they're flying down early Saturday morning and then right back after the game. That's a long day...
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Signed||
Signed. It's better than doing nothing.
The worst part to me is how they've reframed the game. When they signed the contract, it was a "preseason bowl trip": http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigan-ad-dave-brandon-says-facing-alabama-on-a-texas-sized-stage-is-a-terrific-opportunity/ with the band's seats in the contract and on the official seating chart on Mgoblue: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/genrel/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/cowboys-classic-map.pdf
And then as soon as they're done selling the $125+ tickets, it's just "a regular road game" and they have to cut costs everywhere. Really?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Coaches poll||
That's the season ending Coaches poll Top 10
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Attendance||
NW v Illini attendance actually went up in the Wrigley game.
The last time they played at NW, 32k people came. At Wrigley, they had 41k. That's over 25% larger attendance WHEN THEY MOVED THE GAME TO A BASEBALL FIELD.
Find me a baseball stadium that seats 150k and we'll talk.
also, it was ridiculous when they could only play in one direction
|4 years 4 weeks ago||and the uni's too?||
I rewound to the video from warmups. They had the white tortoise shell helmets and the uniforms were a more basic white design with red and yellow piping. Then they came out with the Maryland flag design on the jersey AND the helmet. I think they changed both after warmups!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Boston Alumni Club Game Watchings||
Are you precluded from watching at a bar? The M alumni club of Boston has 2 game watching sites that are very popular. It's a lot more fun than streaming at home.
Tavern in the Square - Porter Square, Cambridge (sit down sports bar/restaurant feel, family-friendly)
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Full list has A2 FM station||
There's still an FM affiliate in A2:
102.9 WWWW (W4 Country)
That should be able to be picked up by the FM ear radios right?
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Jeopardy archive||
Scroll down to double jeopardy for the Michigan Football category
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Rent||
If every Mgoblog reader sends a dollar to Hidden Valley Club Apartments in a envelope marked "Explictly not related to Kenny Demen's rent", think they'd just drop the issue?
That would definitely not be an NCAA violation......heh
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Sure||
Obviously the comeback got the fans back into it, but I'm just saying I could hear some of the echoing that you only get when the sound is reflecting around the stadium.
Empty stands reflect the sound a lot, people absorb it.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Crowd noise||
I noticed the 4th quarter noise seemed like it was bouncing around in the stadium, making it even louder. Perhaps due to 10+% of the crowd heading out when it was 28-7? It reminded me a bit of 04 MSU.
I propose Michigan Stadium at 80% full would be 50% louder than at 100% full.