Advice for watching the Wisconsin game in (fill in the blank)

Submitted by steeltownblue on November 15th, 2017 at 6:28 AM

I thought I would start this for those who will be traveling the weekend of the Wisconsin game.

I will be in Abu Dhabi.  Pretty sure I won't find any bars broadcasting it.  Anyone aware of any alumni functions or watch parties?   I'm sure I can watch it in my computer but I thought it would be fun to get together with fellow Wolverines if possible.  


Goggles Paisano

November 15th, 2017 at 8:23 AM ^

I opened it just on curiousity.  I read the title and can see the vagueness of the many types of responses that can be had.  Because of that, I wanted to see how many negs were given to the post.  I think many will also open it because of this.  One of the many quirks to this board I suppose.  

With that said, you are right, no need for nastiness.  I honestly hope you are able to watch the game from your location and it would be cool if there were indeed a watch party in that obscure place you are.  


November 15th, 2017 at 8:18 AM ^

the game was on BTN. Because my home cable system doesn’t have BTN, I couldn’t use their stream and couldn’t find another stream that would allow me to watch here in Japan. I don’t mind these threads, sometimes very helpful. And, I don’t read them if I don’t need them.


November 15th, 2017 at 8:34 AM ^

A while ago, when reminders about the in-season guidelines became a thing, it was agreed that there would be one of these per week and that it would get bumped occasionally so anyone needing such advice could find it or ask for it. That was the preferred solution to multiple threads about specific locations, which usually led to sarcastic threads about sometimes fictional locations (Where To Watch The Game In Narnia is still a favorite). 

Do they take up space? Yes. That being said, there haven't been any of these for several weeks now, which is a vast improvement from even a year or two ago. 


November 15th, 2017 at 7:07 AM ^

If you have a home tv service provider that includes Fox (Comcast, At&t, etc), you can download the FoxSportstoGo app for phone or laptop. Works rather well.


November 15th, 2017 at 9:59 AM ^

I've never had success with any of the Network apps while overseas.  They are typically blocked in other countries.  You'll have to buy a VPN subscription.  There are free VPNs but they usually don't have the bandwidth to stream TV.  Your mileage may vary....


November 15th, 2017 at 12:25 PM ^

I find I can't even download the apps overseas. However, I have access to my sister's Dish Anywhere account so I have easily watched all the games. Don't know about AD... maybe contact the reps for the Alumni Association in Abu Dhabi? Their email iss listed on the Alumni site.


November 15th, 2017 at 7:40 AM ^

Internet can be spotty in my location but the city I live in has 4G access on my phone. 

I have yet to miss a game with the following combo:

I use a VPN (my work situation provides me a good one) and my parent's cable log in from back home. The fox stream is WAY superior to ESPN's. 


 Ya I would rather be in a bar, but I have found a total of 1 other college football fan living in this country and he is (of course) an Ohio State. Most ex-pat types here are third culture kids and never got into football in their youth.  


November 15th, 2017 at 7:50 AM ^

Search "Michigan Wisconsin" on YouTube and then filter by "Live". There you go - plenty of streams. Occasionally some get shut down, yet a consistently free version. Might be 1-2 minutes behind the actual version yet small price to pay (don't look at the box score to avoid spoilers).

I have watched every single game this season, including the season's most hyped affair vs. Rutgers when we were coming off the penn state loss and unranked. You'll be fine that way. It beats trying to download some vrius-laden spambot viewer from an illicit gambling site.


November 15th, 2017 at 8:02 AM ^

I was in Tokyo for work during the Penn State game and could not figure out a way to get the game.  I have DirecTV at home and wasn't able to use that app out of the country.  I ended up listening to the game on a radio app and following ESPN updates on my laptop.  Meanwhile, a typhoon was coming ashore outside.  It wasn't a good day.