Sugar Bowl Mgohappyhour Meet-up in New Orleans

Sugar Bowl Mgohappyhour Meet-up in New Orleans

Submitted by jlvanals on January 1st, 2012 at 12:58 PM

First, I just want to say how cool it has been to get to interact with so many people on this board over the last few weeks.  We really have a great group of people here and I think I speak for everyone when I say that the people here are a big part of why I love Michigan football. 

A few of you have asked if there would be a good place for a happy hour/meetup on the second and I meant to get this up earlier, but I've been swamped at work.  Better late than never, so if anyone is still on the board and going to NOLA, I will be at Cooter Browns tomorrow, January 2nd, from 11-3ish to, among other things, watch Sparty faceplant on national television.  Directions to get to cooter browns can be found online at cooter brown's website or in the NOLA document I made (see below).  Great meeting so many awesome people through this, hope I get to meet up with a few of you in person, and GO BLUE!!…

Sugar Bowl Menu Ideas/Recipes

Sugar Bowl Menu Ideas/Recipes

Submitted by NorthSideBlueFan on December 31st, 2011 at 11:21 AM

I am thinking Hurricane's and Gumbo. Since I live in Chicago seafood gumbo might be a little too adventurous to cook. So I found a good recipe from Emeril for Chicken and Sausage Gumbo:

Pat O'Brein's style Hurricane's is where I am having the most issue. Does anyone know the best way to duplicate them at home without the the mix? I have found a few reciepe's and I want to go the rum route, so any expert guidance would be appreciated.

Also, if anyone has an other food/drink ideas that are not SUPER difficult yet good and authentic I am all ears and appreciate the contribution!

40-Car Pileup in New Orleans

40-Car Pileup in New Orleans

Submitted by Corey on December 29th, 2011 at 12:02 PM

For both your information if you're already down there, and in hopes that you're safe and can check in with those who might be worried.

NEW ORLEANS - I-10 West and East are currently closed at the Michoud Exit due to a multi-car fatal accident.

There were 40 cars involved in the pileup that killed two people.

A 54-year-old man from Springfield, La. and a man from Slidell, age unknown, were killed in the accident, according to the NOPD.

Tow truck drivers who arrived at the I-10 pileup scene shortly after it happened said visibility was extremely poor because of thick fog.

Minor to critical injuries caused 22 people to go to the hospital and 37 others received minor injuries that they refused treatment for.

A firefighter was injured during a rescue operations and suffered minor lacerations.

Westbound traffic is currently being detoured to Highway 11, while a better alternative may be Chef Menteur / Highway 90.

Eastbound traffic should exit at Chef Menteur / Highway 90.

Officials say that it could be several hours before the area is cleared and advise commuters to add extra time for their drive.

The cause is still under investigation, according to NOPD.



Selling 2 pairs Sugar Bowl tix

Selling 2 pairs Sugar Bowl tix

Submitted by silverslugger on December 9th, 2011 at 6:43 PM


I'm Trying to sell 2 pairs of tickets to the Sugar Bowl. One pair is Premium Terrace (it was suppose to be endzone mezzanine, but UM oversold) and the other pair is Plaza Level. 

The location won't be available until December 14th at 8:30AM according to the UM ticket office. 

E-mail me if you're interested [email protected] 

Sugar Bowl Ticket Info

Sugar Bowl Ticket Info

Submitted by codeBLUE11 on December 4th, 2011 at 9:50 PM

The athletic department has sent out an email detailing ticket information for the Sugar Bowl.

Students: up to 8 tickets can be purchased for $97 a piece on starting Monday, December 5 at 8:30 am on a first-come first-served basis.

General Public:  $125 (Terrace), $145 (Plaza), $155 (Premium Terrace), $175 (Mezzanine Endzone) or $185 (Club) also on

Deadline for ordering is Thursday, December 8th at 5pm. All information can be found here:

Edit: Here is the seating chart for the superdome. Appears that the blue area is either $125 or $155 depending on location. Red area $145. Yellow area endzone $145 or $175 sideline. That's at least my best guess, although it doesn't make that much sense.

Seating Chart

OT: Treme tour to make stop in AA, 11/11/2011

OT: Treme tour to make stop in AA, 11/11/2011

Submitted by pinkfloyd2000 on May 6th, 2011 at 6:41 PM

If anyone is interested, the Treme tour is making a stop in Ann Arbor on Friday, November 11, featuring the Rebirth Brass Band, with Donald Harrison, Jr., Christian Scott, Dr. Michael White, and Glen David Andrews.

Unfortunately, Kermit Ruffins and other cast members (Wendell Pierce -- Antoine Batiste & The Wire's Bunk) will not be making the Ann Arbor trip. Still, if you dig this kind of music, or dig the show itself (which means you probably dig the music!), this will probably be well worth it.

Details here:


Help New Orleans/LA Wolverine Fans Get Big Ten Network

Help New Orleans/LA Wolverine Fans Get Big Ten Network

Submitted by Shalom Lansky on June 10th, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Cox Cable, New Orleans' cable provider does not offer the Big 10 Network.  Most people down here are SEC fans obviously/unfortunately, but the local sports bars draw big crowds for Big 10 games and I've seen enough posters on this board mentioning they are from this area to know we're well represented.  I don't think adding Nebraska will heighten the probability of getting BTN added but I wondered if any of you have or would be interested in trying to lobby to get BTN added to Cox (whether you live down here or not). 

BTN provides a form that automatically sends a request to Cox, I've filled this thing out annually but so far no luck.  I encourage others to help out and fill out this form, even if you don't live in Louisiana (though, someone with more computer knowledge might be able to tell me if they track where you're sending the request from and therefore disqualify anything out of the area).

I realize that this may not make one damn bit of difference but I thought it might be worth a shot:

If you're asked for a zip code add 70118 or 70115 (others from the area, feel free to add your local zip) and select Cox as the cable provider.  If this catches on maybe we can help lobby for other areas without BTN.

OT: Proper Etiquette For Sporting Event in Which You Have No Rooting Interest

OT: Proper Etiquette For Sporting Event in Which You Have No Rooting Interest

Submitted by Shalom Lansky on January 1st, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Sorry about the beast of a title but any abbreviation I came up with offended the English language.

I don't regularly attend sporting events in which I could give a damn about who wins or loses. In fact tonight's Sugar Bowl may be the first time, but when offered good seats to a BCS game in a city in which I already live, I had to accept.

The problem is I have no idea what to do once inside the massive space ship of a dome.

I have no love for Florida although Michigan's 2-0 record against the Gators makes me feel warm and fuzzy, however Urban Meyer is a DB (yes, a defensive back) and the media-created superhero Tim Tebow is a creation as obnoxious as the Snuggie. And out of principle I never root for SEC teams, southern arrogance is quite possibly the worst kind.

The alternative? Cincinnati. No, I cannot, will not and shall not cheer on a team from the "Worst State Ever." Their only saving grace is that they are almost in Kentucky (maybe the first time that has ever been noted as a positive). I feel for their players having been unceremoniously Saban-ed by their head coach, but still . . .

I'm going with some Gator boosters who kindly, however misguided, brought extra Gator jerseys for everyone(!). So as a courtesy I guess I wear the funhouse colors of Florida? I'm not sure if this is sacrilege. How does the rest of the MGoblog community behave in these situations? I figure the game will be more interesting if I pick a side but I feel as dirty as the urine coated streets of the French Quarter.