On this momentous day, it just feels right. Everything. Anything. I'm sitting here eating crackers and cheese, and it feels right. It's no different than the usual lunch I eat at work, except today the cheese is creamier. The crackers are crisp and delicious. If I had milk, I'd drink it, and it too would be delicious.
This graphic probably wasn't needed, and serves no real purpose. We all know its game day. We've all known this day was coming for a long time, but it feels different. Almost surreal. For whatever reason, it feels right.
For the last few years, I've felt distanced from Michigan Football. Not for lack of trying, but probably for my own health. After a while, it just wasn't fun anymore. There was too much pain, frustration, and disappointment. I honestly haven't felt this excited for a season kickoff in almost 10 years. It feels right. We're back. We may not win tonight, and we may not be ready to compete at the highest level yet - but we're back. And it just feels right.
In my attempt to harken back to the days where I was genuinely over-the-moon excited about football season, and to capture the surreal feeling I have – and probably will continue to have until 8:30pm tonight - this graphic happened. The sun is out, and it’s shining a weird tint of Maize on us. We have our guy. He's old school and new school all at the same time, and I love it. He’s a little weird, and I love it. Maybe this graphic doesn't say that to you, but it's my way of saying it for you.
On this momentous day, I just felt like I had to contribute something of my own to this community I love so much. Thank you all so much for everything. We're back. Go Blue!
Original Photo Credit: Bryan Fuller
During a recent birthday party for one of our kids, my brother and I were talking about going to see a game this year. My dad, who is newly retired, surprised us by saying he wanted to go too. Happy to say we have tickets for this weekend’s game. We want to give him the full game experience because this will be his first game and only our second. THis leads me to a question I cannot find on Google.
When we go to the Big House, does anyone know how soon we should get to the stadium to see the players warm up? (And yes, whenever we go to a baseball game, my dad wants to watch batting practice.)
Second, pretty sure the answer is no, but is there still a "Victors Walk" where the croud can watch the players arriving?
Any other suggestions?
I just turned on Game Day on The Ocho and saw a sign that was invented on the boards. After reading so many ideas for clever signs in a few different threads, seeing one in the wild is pretty funny. The one I saw in particular was a Brian Kelly flaming headshot with the caption "You Mad Bro". Just wondering if we can keep a running tally of signs conceived in these forums that make it on TV and maybe a few pictures and screenshots if at all possible. Maybe I'm just overly excited, but the day has finally come so I've lost control of rational thought. Go Blue!
I have recently starting making my own beer, and the first batch, an American Stout, went very well. I was thinking that I should brew some up for next season, and wanted to get the MGoCommunity's opinion on what brew to make. Something that speaks of renewal, youth, despair? Your comments appreciated.
Being old in and of itself is not a reason to criticize a person or pick a fight, especially a fellow fan.
A person, while quite literally a blue hair should not be treated as a "blue hair" b/c of age. The reality is that some older folks while able to get to the game do not have the physical ability to stand for 3.5 hours, or to participate in the stand/sit cycle a game becomes. Understand that the physical limitation of old age prevent some from standing or screaming as much as younger fans.
They've paid for a "seat" and have the right to sit, you have paid for a "seat" and are choosing to stand. By no means am I saying "Hey down in front!" but please try and be courteous. If there is an old person directly behind you and a space next to you, try and move over when you stand so you don't directly block somebody's view.
This does not excuse older fans who take it upon themselves to become ushers and regulate fan behavior in all matters, however they do have a right to object to someone blocking their view for an entire game. Both fans have a legitimate interest in watching the game and I understand the viewpoint of each, however, it is hard not to be sympathetic to the older fan considering the standing person can see the game while standing or sitting, yet by choosing to stand he blocks the game for others.
Generally, treatment of older fans where I sit is pretty spectacular. I go to the games with my dad, he is 80 years old. Manuevering his way through the row to get to our seats can be quite difficult for him yet most fans extend a hand and help him along. People in front of him sometimes stand up but he never tells them to sit down or shut up and because of this I think people are respectful of his rights in general. This works both ways.
Remember that these blue hairs were once students standing the entire game, they've earned the right to sit. As long as they are reasonable to you, please be reasonable in return. On the other hand if they are dicks about every little thing, all bets are off.
As the owner of No.9 Hamburgers, I wanted to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone that stops by our burger stand on the way to the game. I also wanted to say THANK YOU for waiting in line patiently. We love cooking for you guys!
My fear is with the digital transition with television, the radio frequencies were changed and I need to purchase a third radio.
Can anyone help me here???
On a side note, my seats were moved from section 33 single digit row to section 39 row 43. What an improvement. I took my 8 year old son to the game and at one point he had to use the bathroom. We watched a Michigan punt, hit the can and were back in our seats prior to Western starting their drive. I suppose ABC should get some credit for the long tv timeout too.
I was pleased with the look of the team and am hopeful for the Rodriguez bounce that usually occurs in the second season. I thought the defense looked great, not many missed tackles, but still gave up the big play which have seemed to happen every week for several years now.
Finally, the stadium looks wonderful. It sounded quite a bit louder to me. Did anyone else notice that?