Golf Course Tailgating Observations

Submitted by Happyshooter on October 10th, 2010 at 1:20 PM
A group of friends set up a tailgate on the G&OC golf course. We were pretty much in the middle. My observations... 1. about 40ish% were state supporters. 2. state supporters overall were fairly polite. 3. the course was 100% full to the brim with people. 4. the guinness beer tent was AWESOME. Girls dressed like slutty refs, good beer, leather furniture, lots of tailgating games. If we had not been with friends we would have spent way more time than a half hour there. 5. late games are not good for peoples' alcohol levels. By 2 several people had gone down hard. A group of girls ended up passed out by one next to the side door of our car, because they had been doing straight jager. My wife went to make sure they were alive and they stumbled off somewhere about 3. That was just one small story in sea of total drunkness. I have never been to mardi gras but it has to be like that. 6. people seemed overall happy. Even after what happened, Michigan fans weren't very mad, and the MSU people weren't nasty overmuch about it. 7. I sobbered up enough to drive to the motel, where at 7pm both yellow and blue cab Cos had a two hour wait. Our sneakers got a work out. 8. the crappers were so undernumbered that it was crazy. Some were literally full to the brim by 2pm. Charging $40 a carload is a lot, charging that much and not renting enough units for the women to pee is a rip-off. Boo to the G&OC.



October 10th, 2010 at 1:25 PM ^

I've never been to a game like this, where I had so much fun before the game then the game was such a disapointment. After the game I just didn't know what to think.


October 10th, 2010 at 1:32 PM ^

I saw at least two girls carted out of the stadium on stretchers. Both had passed out and were incredibly pale. 3:30 game + booze + irresponsible undergrads + warm weather + standing for half a football game = trouble.

Overall the MSU fans I encountered were respectful and friendly. There were a few idiots on the walk home that were sloshed enough to yell some pretty nasty stuff, but it was less than I expected. Congratulated a few of them on a good game and got responses of "Shoelace for Heisman!" (Probably sarcastic, but it's tough to pick up with all the slurring of speech.)

Walked through the golf course for a half hour looking for someone. That was a waste of time. So many people.


October 10th, 2010 at 7:20 PM ^

After the game, 2 different MSU people waving around sign that said, "Little Brother Kicked Your Ass." So, yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they were NOT respectful about it. However, my response to one of them was that OHHHH you beat us 3 times in a row compared to us beating you 7 times in a row. Guess it's finally a rivalry again.

I don't know about anyone else, but it's not even losing that sucks. It's having to put up with those douches and their ignorant rants for another year...


October 10th, 2010 at 5:38 PM ^

I tailgated at the golf course for the first time yesterday and had an awesome time.  I agree with the OP--there were quite a few people that were wicked drunk.  A friend of mine drank himself into the hospital.

Bronco Joe

October 10th, 2010 at 5:44 PM ^

Was that normal to have that many State fans at the game? That is the first time I've been to a UM-MSU game. Seemed like 30-40% of the stands were green and white.


October 10th, 2010 at 9:02 PM ^

I went to the 2003 Florida St. Vs. Miami game in Tallahasse.... I have never seen more fights break out...Just Huge groups of people fighting and small fights broke out on the was an all out war...Plus it was pouring rain all day and kids were getting kicked in the face...blood was in puddles of water...FSU when the PreGame but Miami won the actually was insane


October 11th, 2010 at 8:18 AM ^


Blue Lot
(+ Handicapped)
Permit Only Crisler Arena and
off Green St.
Green St. and
Stadium Blvd.
6 a.m. Yes Athletic
Champions East Permit Only Within the Blue Lot Green St. and
Stadium Blvd
6 a.m. No Athletic
Champions North
(+ Handicapped)
Permit Only Keech & Main Main Street 6 a.m. No Athletic
Elbel Field Permit Only Hill St. Hill St. across
from Coliseum
-- No UM Band
Grey Lot
(+ Handicapped)
Permit & $30 Yost/Hartwig Between Academic
Center and Yost
6 a.m. No Athletic
Green Lot
(+ Handicapped)
Permit & $30 UM Golf Course Stadium Blvd. 7 a.m. No Athletic
Purple - Car Permit & $35 Pioneer High School Main St. -- No Ann Arbor
Public Schools
Purple - RV $150 Pioneer High School Main St. 6 a.m. Yes Ann Arbor
Public Schools
Purple - Bus
(Day of game only)
$150 Pioneer High School Main St. 6 a.m. No Ann Arbor
Public Schools
Red Lot $30 State St. &
railroad tracks
State St. 7 a.m. No Athletic
Glick Fieldhouse $30 State St. south
of Glick FH
State St. 7 a.m. No Athletic
Buffalo Lot Permit Only North of
Football Stadium
Hoover St. 7 a.m. No Athletic
Brown Lot - Car Permit & $15 Varsity Tennis
State St. 7 a.m. No Athletic
Brown Lot - RV $60 Varsity Tennis
State St. 7 a.m. Yes Athletic
Maize Lot $15 Commuter Lot-
South of Tennis
State St. 8 a.m. No UM Parking
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UM Golf Course $30 UM Golf Course State St. 7 a.m. No Athletic
UM Golf Course $30 UM Golf Course Main St. 8 a.m. No Athletic
Ann Arbor Golf & Outing $40 Ann Arbor Golf
& Outing
Main St. &
Stadium Blvd.
8 a.m. No Ann Arbor Golf
& Outing
Thompson St.
Structure & Surface
$15 West of West Quad Thompson St. 8 a.m. No UM Parking
Coliseum Permit Only 5th & Hill St. Hill St. 8 a.m. No UM Parking
Hill St. Parking
$15 Hill St. Hill St. 8 a.m. No UM Parking
Division St. Surface Lot $30 Hill St. &
Hill St. 8 a.m. No UM Rec Sports
Hoover St. Gravel Lot $30 Hoover &
Brown St.
Hoover St. 8 a.m. No UM Parking


October 11th, 2010 at 1:39 AM ^

I can't atest for this year's game because I wasn't there. But I was in '08 and I couldn't believe how out of control some of my fellow fans were, obviously it was a very small percentage of idiots but when your witnessing mutliple fights involving Michgan fans fighting Michigan fans(talk about having your priorties backwards), your in a bit of disbelief, it was pretty ridiculous. Than again, I guess that's what you get when the younger crowd starts drinking at 9 o'clock in the morning.