WolverineHistorian

August 1st, 2011 at 12:10 PM ^

I looked it up online and apparently Michigan is 7-2 when GameDay visits Ann Arbor:

1994 Penn State (Lost 31-24)

1997 Colorado (Won 27-3)

1997 Ohio State (Won 20-14)

1999 Notre Dame (Won 26-22)

2000 Wisconsin (Won 13-10)

2002 Washington (Won 31-29)

2003 Notre Dame (Won 38-0)

2003 Ohio State (Won 35-21)

2007 Ohio State (Lost 14-3) 

Take that for what it's worth.  I used to enjoy stats like this but after seeing all of our winning streaks go up in smoke the last 3 years, they don't do much for me anymore. 

oriental andrew

August 1st, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

Why would they come to AA when they have a much more intense intra-state rivalry in [email protected] State?  You also have some TRULY classic intersectional matchups, like Rutgers-UNC, Virginia-Indiana, and BC-UCF.  And if you want heated conference matchups, you can choose from Utah-USC and Georgia-USC (NTUSC).  That's bad blood there.  IO mean, Utah-USC?  Whoa, Nellie!  

Sorry, but ND-Michigan just does not pass muster.  If you can't see that, well, I just don't know what else to say.  

profitgoblue

August 1st, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

I remember back in the day ('94-'98) the GameDay crew would be in Ann Arbor several times a year, back when it was planned from week to week.  It used to be that GameDay would show up for the biggest games each week (highest ranking teams), I think.

Its become a whole different beast these days, with it being planned in advance - makes it harder for Michigan to compete for a spot because other than the OSU game, the matchups don't stand out as some of the others across the country.

 

IncognitoWolverino

August 1st, 2011 at 12:41 PM ^

I agree, I could also see it being difficult for UofM to pull in Gameday once a year because the show's producers probably want to spread out the locations they visit to try and improve ratings. College towns visited by the GD set would be more likely to watch the show, and if they concentrate their visits to a few high profile locales, they could be missing out in terms of viewership (even if those high profile locales offer the best games).

WolverineHistorian

August 1st, 2011 at 12:30 PM ^

Some random, meaningless stats involving the GameDay crew when they visit a school:

*When the home team is ranked higher than the visitor, the home team is 63-17.

*When the home team is ranked lower than the visitor, the home team is 34-58.

*When neither the home team or the visitor is ranked, the home team is 8-2.

*All time, home, away and at bowl games, the higher ranked team is 147-67.

*All time, overall, the home team is 105-77.

*GameDay's most visits to a school:  Ohio State (13), Florida (11), Michigan (9), Alabama (9), LSU (8), USC (7), Tennessee (7), Miami (6), Oklahoma (6), Aubun (6), Florida State (6). 

*GameDay's most covered matchup: Florida vs. Florida State 8 times.  (They have done Michigan vs. Ohio State 5 times.)

*GameDay's most visits by conference:

1. SEC (57 times)

2. Big 10 (40 times)

3. Big 12 (37 times)

4. ACC (19 times)

5. Pac 10 (16 times)

6. Big East (10 times)

7. Conference USA (1 time)

COB

August 1st, 2011 at 12:57 PM ^

you have a night game, game day on scene for a highly anticipated game against one of your arch rivals...and you would take that opportunity to focus on Ohio State.  That's mightly little brother of you.  If MSU fans took shots at UM before a game with OSU, you would say the same thing. 

 

Edit: Reply fail, supposed to tag to pdgoblue25 above.