ND / Michigan TV Ratings Prove Game is Relevant

ND / Michigan TV Ratings Prove Game is Relevant

Submitted by MGoSoftball on September 3rd, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I did some research on TV ratings for 2013 season.  Some very interesting insight on the ND/UM Game.  Last year this game was 5th in overall viewership.  I wonder why ND thinks this game is NOT national.  ND had an average of 3.92 million viewers per game.

Here are the top 5 games nationally:

1) Bama / Auburn

2) Bama / Texas A&M

3) Bama / LSU

4) The Game

5) Michigan / ND

Also it was reported in a previous post that Michigan was 2nd in team ratings (6.18 million viewers per televised game).   Bama was #1.

On another note: Michigan State averaged 2.28 million viewers.  This is a bitch-slap in the face of the players who worked so very hard to win the Big Ten Championship.  It just goes to prove that no one really cares about MSU.  I almost feel bad for the players....almost.

 

 

 

 

There's The UFR!

There's The UFR!

Submitted by JeepinBen on September 3rd, 2014 at 11:20 AM

C'mon Cook, some of us have to pretend to do jobs while waiting for and then reading the UFR! How else will we know what to expect from the awesome DL, or the potentially not awful OL? Gotta see some grades!

Me right now: (Sub "burrito" for UFR)

Our long national nightmare is over. And the burrito was delicious.

Jake Butt running with the 1's?

Jake Butt running with the 1's?

Submitted by Sauce Castillo on September 3rd, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Apparently there is a clip of the practice video on MGoBlue where it clearly shows Butt running with the ones.  Does anyone really think he will get deployed this weekend? 

I believe this is the link but I don't know for sure as it's blocked at my work.

http://www.mgoblue.com/collegesportslive/?media=462757

Alum assoc tix: 3 for $150, + MSU/OSU priority

Alum assoc tix: 3 for $150, + MSU/OSU priority

Submitted by robpollard on September 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 AM

To add to the ever-increasing ways UM is scrambling to sell tickets, I (and I assume other current members of the alumni assoc) just got an email offer for 3 tix for $150 ("a $75 savings!") for Miami (NTM), Utah and Maryland.

That's not that unusual (or that great a deal, considering StubHub exists), as UM clearly is having trouble selling tix for those mediocre games, but in addition to those tix, "you will be guaranteed an opportunity to purchase (2) tickets to next season's home game against either Michigan State or Ohio State."

Considering those games will easily sell out without any promotions, that's quite a kicker.

Offer ends Thursday for those interested.

http://tinyurl.com/p8lgn85

Michigan Tailgating @ ND

Michigan Tailgating @ ND

Submitted by umbig11 on September 3rd, 2014 at 8:51 AM

If anyone is interested, we are tailgating on Burke Golf Course this Saturday at 8 am. We will have a nice setup that will include tent, bar, grill, corn hole, Bose L-1's, porta tent, generator or battery power, etc. Just so everyone knows what the atmosphere is like we always have a double elimination corn hole tourney and the winners get two game day trophies. Most everyone drinks beer or mixed drinks. The music will have two playlists. Pretty hard to please everyone as you can imagine. So, we will start a 90's themed list and as the day goes on switch it to current pop/club mixes. Ages run from current UM students to tailgaters in there 50's. You can reach me at [email protected] if you want to join in. Here are some the important links to the golf course and other stuff: http://gameday.nd.edu/news/33088-best-parking-on-game-day-burke-golf-co… https://gameday.nd.edu/campus/parking/ http://www.shop.fanaddx.com/Michigan-Tailgate-Portable-Bar-Set-Deluxe-W… http://www.zzounds.com/item--BOEL1COMPACT http://www.margaritavillecargo.com/other/NBMGMD3000-P00.html?gclid=CNuA… No TV set up yet for this tailgate, but you are welcome to bring it and it would be appreciated.

Northwestern May Have Used Wrong Wristbands in First Half Against Cal

Northwestern May Have Used Wrong Wristbands in First Half Against Cal

Submitted by Bambi on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Link

This may be a terrible indictment on Fitzgerald and his coaching staff. Or it's an awful excuse and makes NU seem like a team that can't accept that maybe they're just not that good. Either way just wow.

UM 25 in ESPN Power Ranking

UM 25 in ESPN Power Ranking

Submitted by massblue on September 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 PM

ESPN has it power rankings out and UM is 25.  Here are the rest:

 
1. Florida State
2. Georgia
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Alabama
6. Texas A&M
7. Auburn
8. Michigan State
9. Baylor
10. LSU
11. Stanford
12. USC
13. UCLA
14. Ohio State
15. Notre Dame
16. Nebraska
17. Ole Miss
18. Arizona State
19. Wisconsin
20. Oklahoma State
21. Clemson
22. Louisville
23. Kansas State
24. South Carolina
25. Michigan
 
I think Oregon, UCLA and Wisconsin are too high. A&M looked impressive and made the biggest jump along with Georgia.  UM will be #10-15 by the time we visit Sparty.
 

Best location for Michigan friendly seats at ND?

Best location for Michigan friendly seats at ND?

Submitted by BlowGoo on September 2nd, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Dear mgoblog community,

 

I'm strongly considering stub hubbing one ticket to the game this Saturday in South Bend, as my son is going as a guest of a family of Notre Dame friends and sitting WITH THEM in the ND section.

I sat with them a couple years ago, and while they're cool, the surrounding fans...

...not so much.

 

So if I were to buy a single ticket for me, what sections are best in terms of Michigan company?

 

Thanks, and Go Blue!

Header

Header

Submitted by WestQuad on September 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I've been waiting to see who Jeremy Gallon would be replaced with on the MGOBLOG header this year.   Doesn't the banner change to a current player every year?  Who should be there?  I'm voting for Fleetwood.