Michigan Vs Notre Dame in 131 days

Submitted by BlueMarrow on April 22nd, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Pardon my questions. I'm sure this came up when it was announced, but I don't remember seeing it in this forum. I did the googly thing and did not find my answer either. I also tried the blog search to no avail.

Can someone inform me as to why Michigan agreed to resume the series AT SB after what has previously transpired?

I'm assuming either the new agreement has provisions where Michigan will get the final, or even final TWO home games this time, if the series goes on hiatus again (Which I hope never happens).

Otherwise, I can understand it if this deal was made to restart the series as an away, only if that was what Michigan needed for some reason....

Their fans want it back just as much as we do.

Thanks in advance. Go Blue! Beat the Irish!


Rose Bowl

April 22nd, 2018 at 10:28 PM ^

Was in LA for business last week and stopped by the Rose Bowl.  Man that place is freaking awesome!  Next time Michigan makes it there you must go!  There is nothing better.  Good things are coming our way.


April 22nd, 2018 at 11:30 PM ^

If at any point, someone with 2-4 tickets in the Michigan section cannot go, I will buy them.

I realize they haven’t gone on sale yet, but keep me in mind.


April 22nd, 2018 at 11:31 PM ^

Too long of a wait. When fall camp starts I’ll get football fever, but until then I find it much easier to just enjoy other aspects of my life than focus on the number of days to a game. It’s like focusing on the clock at work, it goes so much slower when you look at it more.


April 22nd, 2018 at 11:53 PM ^

Agreed. Except that I just finished watching the Amazon series and now I'm dying for football. Not just because I miss it, but it sucked watching some of those episodes, especially the last 3 games. I'm glad we have a big game right off the bat instead of waiting until the 4th week to get a decent read on this team. 


April 23rd, 2018 at 3:41 PM ^

Florida this past year, that was supposed to be a real indicator of where we stood. Maybe if Wilton and Tariq hadn't gone down, we could've maintained that momentum. Maybe our QBs were doomed to injury given the status of the OL. I believe we have greater depth this year, as well as a better OL.


April 23rd, 2018 at 8:07 AM ^

No worries about the gameday countdown.  The Sydney Express will be along shortly to start the countdown, and it's aftermath.

You will be annoyed at first.  Then, through the summer, it'll get boring and wierd.  Closer to Fall, people will get more interested, and you'll have the occasional trespasser starting the thread if Sydney is an hour late.  This will happen with more regularity closer to ND gameday, and each thread will become ~100 post entities filled with remembrances from games of yore.  The last week, most of the posts will say something like 'STOP, already!  I can't take it anymore - START THE GAME!!!'.  

Fever will pitch.  Loins will be girded.  Air will be palpable.


April 23rd, 2018 at 5:47 AM ^

It is BS that ND cuts out the last game in the previous series, which was in Ann Arbor - and then we renew the next series on an even 1 for 1 set up starting in a manner where we now have ND, MSU, and OSU all on the road next year.

To hell with Notre Dame.  


April 23rd, 2018 at 8:45 AM ^

And the timing of which they cut that last game which would have been in Ann Arbor, making it impossible for us to give them the finger and cancel the game before that. 

Everything always works in Notre Dame's favor.  This stunt, the undeserved NBC TV contract, them being allowed to "sort of" be a member of the ACC, all those years where they would schedule a game at the last second the week before playing Michigan as a tune up while we had to open with them. 

I've long gotten tired of Notre Dame and their sh*t.  It's why I'm not sad that the series is ending. 


April 23rd, 2018 at 6:03 AM ^

I thought I'd heard Harbaugh wanted ND back on the schedule ASAP whether it's home or away. I'd have hoped we'd be able to drag ND to Ann Arbor first in that case, but obviously we didn't win that negotiation