Crowd Intesity

Submitted by mxair23 on November 19th, 2010 at 9:38 AM

I have always admired the colleges around the country that have very supportive fan bases. Ours being my favorite of course. But how do we take it up a notch? How do we get the crowd at the Big House into the game screaming and yelling the whole afternoon? Camp Randal, Happy Valley and the Toilet Bowl (Shoe) all have hostile crowds when we go on the road to play them. We should return the favor!!

How do we get a majority of the crowd to lose their mind for the WHOLE game?!

We need a 12th man tomorrow!!!



November 19th, 2010 at 10:59 AM ^

  • Complementary vuvuzelas for the first 80,000 fans
  • Play "Bad Romance" every time the opponent is stopped on third down
  • Everybody put a few extra keys on their key chains
  • Michigan wears maize jerseys


November 19th, 2010 at 11:03 AM ^

Not sure if it's just me, but I think the reason why crowd intensity isn't a big factor at the Big House is because there's a big drop off in the number of fans that sustain that level of intensity after they aren't students anymore.

Almost all of the group of friends that I used to watch the games with as a student (about 12 of us) either stopped caring or became pretty fair weather fans.  And they were hardcore in college.  The case is the same with other alumni friends I have made since graduation.  I think it's seen more as a "college" thng at Michigan to be diehard, when compared to some other schools.  Not saying that it's right or wrong, but just my two cents.

If you don't believe me and are a student...well...just wait and see.


November 19th, 2010 at 11:19 AM ^

I am not a student and never was (wish I could have) my intesity as a fan has never waivered and I am in my 30s. All my friends have never attended either...just sayin.


November 19th, 2010 at 11:55 AM ^

Could it just be a case of numbers? 100,000+ and it makes it easier to have say 10-20,000 who really dont give a sh*t and just like to say they were "there". 

However, when you pack a stadium like Autzen (only 60K) with people who want to be there you get the loudest stadium in CFB.  That being said I have been to Happy Valley and it seems like they get their sh*t together.  *shrugs*