Dave Brandon To Announce Something "Historic" On Friday

Submitted by MJ14 on April 3rd, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Dave Brandon will announce a 'historic event' on Friday that will soon take place at Michigan Stadium

— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) April 2, 2014

Most people on twitter are assuming this is some kind of soccer match. The tweet basically says it all, what "historic" event do you believe Brandon will announce?

While you think about this historic event, that you'll no doubt not want to miss, here is a video of the early enrollees for your viewing pleasure(found right below this post):


Blue in Yarmouth

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:30 AM ^

I get so tired of the implication that every time someone has a differing opinion people from the other side of the debate accuses everyone ofr"group think" or being sheep or things of that nature. The fact that we have these debates makes it painfully obvious that people on this site have differing opinions and the whole sheep things is ridiculous. 

I wish we could just face the fact that on a site with as large a following as this, people are going to disagree. It doesn't make anyone a bad person or a mindless moran, it's just the way it is.

So you like Dave Brandon, that's great. Personally I don't care for the guy and while I can admit EVERY SINGLE MOVE he's made hasn't been stupid, I find the bad outweigh the good where DB is concerned. We disagree, that's life. It doesn't make either of us stupid or sheep, we just have differing opinions and the fact that I agree with someone else on this site doesn't prove the groupthink crap we keep hearing about.

Seriously, let's just enjoy the fact that this blog caters to a diverse group of people who come from different backgrounds and have different ideas and opinions and encourage the debate that occurs because of that, not try and stiffle it by accusing anyone who disagrees with you of being a sheep. 

/end rant, I apologize.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:41 AM ^

That he will no longer get excited about positive news or tidbits about the football team until he sees them play in 150ish days. Yet he will read every board post and then tell you that again just so you know he's not interested.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:49 AM ^

A new theme park, WolverineLand, with free Dominos for the kiddies.  And a giant foam mascot has been adopted.  Stadium expansion will seat 200,000 with only a slight price increase.
I brace.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:50 AM ^

It would be cool if basketball had a home game against a rival at Yost and they wore like old 1950s throwbacks for it. Like a heritage classic game.

The tightness of the seats for a bball game inside Yost would make the atmosphere electric


April 4th, 2014 at 2:13 AM ^

done that in 1971.  I wonder if Don Canham was excoriated for trying to make a buck by renting out Michigan Stadium.  After all it was his idea to bring the Detroit Lions and defending champions, the Balitmore Colts, in for a pre-season exhibition game.


April 3rd, 2014 at 6:17 AM ^

My own personal hope is that Brandon will announce that we are going to see the stadium filled with water and, for a nominal fee, we can see recreations of historic sea battles inside the Big House. Imagine what a novelty it would be to have Slippery Rock return AND a reenactment of, say, the Battle Of Trafalgar inside of the same month potentially. 


April 3rd, 2014 at 7:27 AM ^

Kickin' it old school. And that would certainly be historic, but not enough of a WOW! moment for Brandon. I'm thinking it's bigger, but also more plebian, to attract more revenue: a NASCAR track (a throwback to the chariot races in the Colosseum); a WWE Raw extravaganza (bringing to mind the gladiator fights); or monster trucks (which have no equal in all of history).


April 3rd, 2014 at 5:11 PM ^

I used to work at a managment company. The partners told me about this meeting with a horrible person of a producer, there was some off handed joke they made about what if there was a show that followed depressed people that were going to off themselves.  Horrible producer got really excited and started spitballing what the actual show would be. They had to tell him they were joking and did not want to create a show where people took their own lives.

French West Indian

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 AM ^

Assuming you mean the Colosseum in Rome then I'm pretty sure there were no chariot races there.  The venue would have been much too small.  I think the circus maximus would have been used for chariot races, but don't quote me on that.