MGoBlog in Chicago Tomorrow

Submitted by Seth on August 16th, 2017 at 11:10 AM


like this but with beer instead of milk, and way more facial hair

We’re coming to the Second City! Brian and I will be with the Chicago Club of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan tomorrow night, joined by former Michigan cornerback Todd Howard, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, and former Harbaugh bodyman and all-around program dude Zach Eisendrath, who recently founded, a private jet company for sports fans.



2017 Michigan Football Preview Event

When: Thursday, August 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: McGuireWoods, LLP, 77 West Wacker Dr., Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60601 (map)

Cost: $15 AAUM Member-Discounted Admission (join using promo code UNITE); $30 General Admission**

Things to put in your belly:

  • Pizza dinner
  • Complimentary wine/beer
  • Quarterbacks (yummm!)

Registration: Click here to register.

Contact: Questions or registration issues? Contact Ilana Black at [email protected].



August 16th, 2017 at 1:24 PM ^

If you're serious, it's on the website.  I just checked it out.  Prices vary of course based on the aircraft as well as the destination (Chicago to Penn State or Nebraska is going to cost more than Chicago to Ann Arbor or South Bend.  But it seems like most tickets are around $1,500-$1,700 per person.  Round trip in a day--early morning flight/back that night.  Ground transportation included but not the game tickets.  Even eliminating the need for 1-2 nights of a nice hotel and net out the cost of gas/car, you're still shelling out a few thousand extra.

So, definitely out of my price range that's for sure. Seems to me this would make the most sense for recruiting/sales events for people w/ large corporate accounts to wine/dine highly coveted recruits, clients, etc.  Or perhaps very wealthy yet insanely busy individuals (finance types, equity partners at huge law firms, etc.) who just can't get away for a 2-3 day weekend due to working 70+ hour weeks.

But unless you want to just explore the novelty of it, I don't see how this would appeal to "regular" wealthy people--i.e., folks who are retired, people who own their own successful small or medium businesses and have the ability to take long weekends off like normal people, trust fund types, etc. Because honestly, if I were in those positions, I kind of like taking the 2-3 day road trip to watch the game.  Go to some favorite restaurants in Ann Arbor, explore other college towns, participate in the other stuff surrounding the games, etc.


August 16th, 2017 at 1:53 PM ^

I think that might be an error.

The founders of Big Game Air are Aurturo Gomez and Todd Rubin. Arturo formerly of Rocket Ranch Productions.




August 16th, 2017 at 11:50 PM ^

Hey all - Ilana here (that one stated as the event organizer) - Seth is the best, can't wait to have them. I'm ordering $700 worth of pizza so like, please come.

And to put this all to rest - picture is totally legit, coach loved this shrit we gave him at our SportsORama event and wore it to an ESPN Radio event as well as before the Cubs/Sox game. You can get your own if you want :)

Arturo will be there tomorrow, just not speaking because we want this to be all about Michigan Football - if anyone wants their info about BigGameAir I can help!