June 17th, 2010 at 6:12 PM ^

Anyone choosing Michigan may need to step back and re-evaluate. Our stadium was the quietest 110,000 for years, and when it finally gets to the point that it should be loud, we've been (to phrase this as lightly as possible) near the definition of suck.

Maybe in another year or two, it could be justified.

Just sayin'.


June 17th, 2010 at 6:19 PM ^

Noise should not be the only determining factor here.


When you walk into the Big House, you are in the largest football stadium in the world. You are surrounded in the stuff of sporting legend. You are about to play the winningest football program in history. You have 110,000 fans either glaring or screaming down at you, depending on whether you're near the student or alumni section. :P


June 17th, 2010 at 6:21 PM ^

Desperately trying to win BTN bobblehead and superfan voting competitions? And this is only two years into our football hell. These are the scraps we used to leave for the Iowa and Illinois fans. Oh, the shame of it all.

OK, now please excuse me so I can go vote.

Space Coyote

June 17th, 2010 at 7:26 PM ^

That first time they did the white out against OSU was just spooky.  I was 400 miles away and still felt intimidated.


EDIT: Now if the poll was best stadium, have to go with Michigan Stadium.  Maybe (hopefully) the new boxes will get them to the top of both lists.


June 17th, 2010 at 7:40 PM ^

It's Penn State. I could not imagine the students at this University camping outside of the stadium for hours in order to nab the best seats possible. I still distinctly remember the first half of the Utah game nearly two years ago, when every sorostitute and drunk moron decided that they'd had enough by the end of the first half and jetted.

Those who stayed....well, got to see a sweet second half.


June 17th, 2010 at 10:38 PM ^

Seems like this would be easy enough to calculate.  For each big ten school, calculate the difference between their home winning percentage versus their total winning percentage.  Expressed as a ratio or a straight value, I don't know.  Maybe do it only for conference games, to discard the data from the baby seals that come to the big ten stadiums, recieve their spanking, and collect their paycheck.

Where is the Mathlete?  We must light the Mathsignal!


June 17th, 2010 at 11:01 PM ^

So, I've run Michigan's numbers.

Over the last ten years, conference games only:

Overall: 59-21 (73.75%)

At Home: 32-8 (80%)

Fun facts:

only once in the last 10 years, in 2005, did we do better in the conference on the road (3-1) than we did at home (2-2).

In half of the last ten years, our record in the conference was the same at home as on the road.

We have lost 8 big ten home games in the past 10 years.  6 of those losses occured in the last two years.

On November 4, 2000, when we lost to Northwestern 54-51, I punched the concrete wall in my Markley Hall so hard that the knuckles on my right hand were deformed for a year afterwards.