November 4th, 2017 at 7:24 PM ^

The earth was green, the sky was blue:
  I saw and heard one sunny morn
A skylark hang between the two,
  A singing speck above the corn;

A stage below, in gay accord,
  White butterflies danced on the wing,
And still the singing skylark soared
  And silent sank, and soared to sing.

The cornfield stretched a tender green
  To right and left beside my walks;
I knew he had a nest unseen
  Somewhere among the million stalks:

And as I paused to hear his song
  While swift the sunny moments slid,
Perhaps his mate sat listening long,
  And listened longer than I did.


Christina Rossetti


November 4th, 2017 at 7:28 PM ^

I was at the game last year. It is nothing special in terms of tough place to play. Iowa underachieved all year and then throws the kitchen sink at that one opponent


November 4th, 2017 at 8:17 PM ^

I've been to 5 other stadiums in the Big Ten and Michigan is kind of an outlier. The stands are very far away from the field. Kinnick is definitely the closest. The front row is only 4 feet up and 20 feet from the actual field of play. Ohio stadium and Beaver stadium are also much closer than at Michigan.


November 4th, 2017 at 8:10 PM ^

Kinnick seats considerably fewer people but the fans are loud and the seats extend practically to the field. It really sucks that Michigan lowered the field in the 80s so that it's 8 ft down and 30 ft away from the stands.


November 4th, 2017 at 8:17 PM ^

I have heard of places in Africa where carbon dioxide bubbles up through hot springs and settles in low lying villages where top 10 teams live. These teams cough and gasp as the asphyxiation slowly dims the light in their eyes over several agonizing seconds; and then it extinguishes. And every player collectively sharts all at once.


November 4th, 2017 at 9:22 PM ^

I think the OP has it right - Kinnick is about as close to the Upside-Down as the Big Ten gets, and that's why no one wants to play there in November in particular unless you happen to in fact have Eleven on your team.