OT-ish:Tour of the Big House/Facilities

OT-ish:Tour of the Big House/Facilities

Submitted by buckeyeh8er on August 26th, 2011 at 10:49 AM

I will be in town for the first two games of the year and wanted to take a tour of the big house while I was there.  My wife will be in training so I figured this would be a great way to spend a few hours.  I inquired and received the below information.  As you will notice the minimum is $100 for one package and $200 for the other.  Tours are usually at 10am or 1pm.  I am thinking of going on Wednesday at either time and wanted to know if anyone else is interested - not really feeling like paying $100 for myself.  Let me know and hopefully we can work something out.  It does say that it has to be scheduled two weeks in advance but hopefully this can be changed for a week and a half notice.  

 

Michigan Stadium Tour Includes:

 

  • Michigan Stadium Field
  • Michigan Stadium Press Box
  • Michigan Football Gameday Locker Room
  • Club & Suite Level

 

Cost:

  • $10 per person for groups of 10 or more
  • $100 minimum for groups under 10
  • $2 per person for non-profit groups & schools

Deluxe Athletic Department Facility Tour Includes:

 

  • Michigan Stadium Field
  • Michigan Stadium Press Box
  • Michigan Football Gameday Locker Room
  • Club & Suite Level
  • Yost Ice Arena
  • Wilpon Baseball & Softball Complex
  • Crisler Arena (construction permitting)
  • Cliff Keen Arena
  • Schembechler Hall Museum (if available)
  •  

 

Cost:

  • $20 per person for groups of 10 or more
  • $200 minimum for groups under 10
  • $4 per person for non-profit groups & schools

Payment Options

  • A check made out to The University of Michigan must be given to tour guide the day of the tour OR credit card payment can be used 24 hours prior to the day/time of the tour.

Rules & Regulations

  • Tours subject to tour guide’s availability and are NOT available on weekends or holidays
  • Tours MUST be scheduled at least two weeks in advance
  • No tours will be permitted on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of a home football weekend.
  • No professional pictures are allowed on tours
  • Tour locations may vary because of previously scheduled events.
  • Absolutely no food or drink is permitted in Michigan Stadium

Volleyball Season Preview

Volleyball Season Preview

Submitted by MGoAndy on August 24th, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Volleyball remains the best kept secret in Ann Arbor and the team is always a ton of fun to watch.  We're replacing Lexi Zimmerman - all-time greatest Wolverine - with a freshman setter also named Lexi (Dannemiller), and with Nebraska making the B1G the strongest conference in the NCAA, it should be a fun year.

http://maizeandblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/2011-michigan-volleyball-previ…

OT: NHL 12 Demo Released

OT: NHL 12 Demo Released

Submitted by JR's Flow on August 24th, 2011 at 8:19 PM

NHL 12's demo has been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Network.

The teams available are, of course, Boston Bruins and Vanvcouver Canucks. Not sure on the exact length but you get to play the third period of a play now game this year

.You can start a Hockey Ultimate Team as well. Then also you can test out the Be A Pro Mode.

A lot of plublicity for NHL 12 this year because they are some major changes this year. Everything is "live" and can be impacted (you can run over Bobby Lu). Also the physics and the overall feel of the game has significantly changed this year.

Try it out before the September 13th release.

Discuss.

EDIT: Pretty crazy that Robert Luongo is a 90, whereas Tim Thomas is an 89 and Thomas outplayed Luongo in the playoffs.

OT: Jered Weaver bucks Scott Boras

OT: Jered Weaver bucks Scott Boras

Submitted by 74polSKA on August 24th, 2011 at 9:32 AM

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/6889644/jered-weaver-bucks-scott-boras-advice-new-los-angeles-angels-deal

Jered Weaver is my new second favorite baseball player.  I'm not suggesting he is making a sacrifice "only" making 17 million a year but I like this quote:

"If $85 (million) is not enough to take care of my family and other generations of families then I'm pretty stupid, but how much money do you really need in life?" Weaver said Tuesday. "I've never played this game for the money. I played it for the love and the competitive part of it. It just so happens that baseball's going to be taking care of me for the rest of my life."

As a fan, I think all pro athletes should have this attitude.  It's especially refreshing in the wake of all the "I'm gonna get mine" attitude coming from the NCAA right now.  I know it's easier to think Weaver's way when you have millions in the bank but try to look at the glass half full.  I hope more players think this way and just don't speak up.

Plus he cost Scott Boras a ton of cash, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.

 

OT: Need Help with European Soccer Viewing

OT: Need Help with European Soccer Viewing

Submitted by profitgoblue on August 23rd, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I need your collective MGoHelp:  I am an admitted novice when it comes to European soccer but have recently become more interested in it.  I have a fixed amount of time to spend in the evenings watching games and I'm having trouble deciding even what league to focus on during my time.  After reading up a bit, I sense that the UEFA Championship League might be the way to go.  But then I read that the British Premier League is the best league overall.  And I know that Fox Soccer channel also shows games of the Italian Serie A as well (and probably others too).  I guess what I am saying is that I have no f-ing idea what I should be watching.  Can anyone help point me in the right direction with respect to the league to focus on?  Is the UEFA Championship League the way to go for a late bloomer like me?

(As an aside, I still don't understand how the UEFA Championship League works - how can teams play in it while their regular season is ongoing?  For example, how can Arsenal play in it while the Premier League is in-season?)

Thanks in advance.

 

OT: Where to stay for NW game?

OT: Where to stay for NW game?

Submitted by MGoSoftball on August 23rd, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I took the advice of some in a different thread and purchased tickets on the NW website yesterday.  I paid the extra $15 and am sitting sideline.  This is my first away game.

I will be leaving Detroit Friday night (07OCT) after work.  My question is to the Chicago Alumni and to those who made the trip before, where is the best place to stay?

My plan is to stay somewhere north of Chicago, then Saturday morning take wifey poo shopping.  I had to give into this demand for "permission" to go to the game.  So it is a trade off of sorts.  We will be staying both nights then drive home Sunday.

Any ideas?  We are looking for low to mid range as well.