Arb lover

October 6th, 2018 at 12:07 PM ^

Michigan staff tells me players won’t hit the field until 12:15. 45-minute warmup with a goal of 1 PM kickoff. They may run a condensed broadcast, without commercials, aiming to get the game in during a clearer weather picture 1-3 PM.

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 6, 2018

And if this is more than a rumor OMG LACK OF COMMERCIALS!!!

garde

October 6th, 2018 at 11:39 AM ^

ANN ARBOR -- Michigan's homecoming game will start in a delay.

Kickoff for today's game against Maryland (noon, ABC) has been "suspended" due to lightning strikes in Ann Arbor, according to a Michigan spokesman.

As of 11:15 a.m., gates to Michigan Stadium remained close due to nearby lightning strikes. They would open 1 hour prior to game time, a spokesman said.

It's been a wet and breezy morning in Ann Arbor, with storms moving in from the west. Players have not taken the field for pre-game warmups.

wildbackdunesman

October 6th, 2018 at 11:43 AM ^

I hate how the TV stations have manipulated times.  We use to know all the kickoff times before the season started.

So I had to schedule an event either this weekend or next at 3PM.  So I chose this weekend due to not knowing the Wisconsin kickoff time. 

Now we have a weather delay and also now know Wisconsin is a night game.  So I will likely miss the 2nd half of today's game when I could have just scheduled it next weekend had I known the kickoff of the Wisconsin game earlier.

 

UrbanLovesMacaque

October 6th, 2018 at 11:45 AM ^

Looking at the radar there's a lot of lightning in the area.  There's another storm off to the SW with lightning too that could cause a delay if it gets close enough..  This one might be a while.

Gipsy_Danger

October 6th, 2018 at 11:50 AM ^

It appears once this cell goes through AA we might be in the clear. Possibly an hour delay at most. I mean the game wouldn't totally be canclled would it? They could essentially still start the game at 7pm if they wanted to?

charblue.

October 6th, 2018 at 12:06 PM ^

My question is how they handle the broadcast of this game after kickoff time passes and the delay pushes into the window of another scheduled game. I expect they will move the game to another ESPN channel or keep it on ABC and move the next contest. But in any case, the network will have to decide how it plans to juggle broadcasting plans for the rest of the afternoon.

LKLIII

October 6th, 2018 at 12:13 PM ^

Yeah, that's my question too.

 

I'm in Chicagoland and the game is on ABC 7.  We want to record the game & then watch it later tonight.  We don't want to discover later that we didn't get 100% of the game on the DVR.

If I simply extend out & record the 30 minute post game show & also the Florida State vs. Miami game that is on ABC 7 after our game, will that be enough?

Or would they move all/part of the game to some ESPN alternative channel?  If they do, where do we find that information so I can make sure to record the correct channel?

ijohnb

October 6th, 2018 at 12:04 PM ^

Jesus, the first thing the announcers are talking about in the MSU broadcast is MSU injuries.  Weird how we never get that treatment?  

cheesheadwolverine

October 6th, 2018 at 12:07 PM ^

Someone remind me how a canceled game affects the standings?  If we finish tied on conference losses and a half game behind a team and would otherwise win the head-to-head tiebreaker do we win the division?

Nofx1728

October 6th, 2018 at 12:14 PM ^

Watching Texas/Oklahoma. It’s hard to watch Oklahoma’s play calling and not feel depressed. Refreshing to see weaknesses attacked. 

Also, great play by Texas safety to knock that completion out, however, if that was a Michigan safety they would have been ejected for targeting without question