Football Eve III is August 31, 6pm at 327 E Hoover

Submitted by Seth on August 25th, 2017 at 9:59 AM

[ed(Seth): moved to diaries to keep it handy

ALSO UPDATE: Scratch BBQ and Catering is a reader, saw the post, and offered to bring free food for everyone:

I am hungry for brisket, so we are having that and pulled pork as the meat items.  We will also have a couple of side dishes that will include a gourmet Mac and cheese, coleslaw, and three bean baked beans along with a Texas Peanut butter sheet cake in honor of the first game being played in Texas.

I hope I wasn't presumptuous in saying "yes".]


Matt’s first bill

So I don’t know about you but I’d like there to be football. This weekend I caught myself watching NFL preseason games, as if the Lions murderating Jets offensive linemen could be considered such. It’s only going to get worse from here. By Saturday you’ll be watching YouTube videos from Maryland games. And Rutgers. RUTGERS!


Your host. Also seriously if you’re buying or refinancing reach out to him. Every time I recommend him I get thanked for doing so.

Figure by a week from Thursday you’ll be going insane, and driving those around you the same. If they kick you out of the house, it’s cool, because every year Matt Demorest of HomeSure Lending gets us all together to raise a glass and jibber “football” at each other instead of at loved ones and pets.


This year we’re doing it on Thursday out of respect for those traveling to Dallas on Friday night. Matt buys the beer, MGoBlog provides the entertainment, and your family gets to have an evening of peace without watching you pacing.

WHEN: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT on Thursday, August 31st

WHERE: 327 E. Hoover, Ann Arbor. It’s the first thing on Hoover after the train tracks after Elbel Field. You remember walking by it from your college days. It was formerly Purchase Radio Supply:


Now it’s an amazing indoor tailgate space owned by the same guy who built the MGoPatio. It doesn’t look like much yet but it’s got it where it counts. See that garage door on the far right? That leads to a renovated indoor space that looks kinda like how Leopold’s used to.

WHAT WE DOING THERE? A few things. We’ll start with the first MGoRadio show of the year, broadcasting the episode live in front of y’all. At the end we’ll have a Q&A session so this is your chance to be on the MGoPodcast and ask that question that’s been bugging you about this year. Then there may be another trivia session like last year after if I have time to write the questions next week.

WHAT WE HAVING? Matt’s getting us a couple of kegs of good stuff (probably from Wolverine State Brewing if they’re down again) and we’re looking at having a food truck there (bring cash for that).

HISTORY OF THIS: This is our third Football Eve, and it was all Matt’s idea because we were talking each other into insanity before the first Harbaugh game. That was a Wednesday night because Utah was a Thursday and we still overflowed Ashley’s. Last year we moved it to Wolverine Brewing and still there wasn’t enough seating.

NEXT EVENT PREVIEW: Friday night before Homecoming (Rutgers), same place, for charity, bring a Playstation controller.



August 22nd, 2017 at 4:57 PM ^

I went to the first one at Ashley's and loved it. Missed last year's because it was on a Thursday and I had to worry about working the next day. I don't think I'm gonna make the same mistake this year.

No need to register or anything?

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August 22nd, 2017 at 5:49 PM ^

I has a sad that Purchase Radio is gone. I just happen to be around the corner from The Electronic Connection in Westland which is a pretty similar old school place, crammed with everything you can imagine, but without the guys who can tell you how to fix things or fix it for you and without A2 surrounding it.


August 27th, 2017 at 2:36 PM ^

I was living out of state for a while when this came into existence before moving back to Ann Arbor this past winter. Is there a cost I need to know about?


August 28th, 2017 at 8:08 PM ^

No but after eating his food and drinking his beer if you buy or refinance a house and use somebody else you may feel guilty. But then you will also pay more and it will be a harder process so you will properly punish yourself and therefore come away more or less morally intact, depending on what you do under the influence of the beer.