October 24th, 2011 at 12:38 PM ^


I have a 3:30 (central time) wedding to attend.   And a Hawkeye-Wolverine couple none-the-less (nice planning "fans")

I now can watch the game in my hotel room and drink pre-wedding!

BOX House

October 24th, 2011 at 1:16 PM ^

I don't remember a season within the past 5 years or so when we've had so many noon starts. I don't mind a couple of noon games, but this many has really put a damper on my tailgating enthusiasm... not that I won't go all out anyways... but I'd prefer a 330 every now and then.

Section 1

October 24th, 2011 at 12:55 PM ^

It is virtually always at noon.

Sparty, @Lincoln NE is also at noon ET, I believe.  Which makes it an 11am game local time.  Those are hard games for opponents.  Wisconsin has a staggeringly good record in its "11 am" games.  I'm not sure if Bielema has ever lost one.

It sure would be great to hear what a Carl Grapentine announcement of a Cornhuskers winning score would sound like in Michigan Stadium. 


October 24th, 2011 at 2:53 PM ^

I actually for the most part agree with you.  I can sleep in, wake up and make a more hearty breakfast than the "grab something and run out the door" weekday version, and then sit down at the coffee table with a huge mug of coffee and enjoy my weekly "Breakfast with the Wolverines".


October 24th, 2011 at 1:16 PM ^

not be another 3:30 game this season.  Don't think they will move The Game from noon.  Wisconsin, maybe, but unlikely.  Illinois?  Would like one more 3:30.


October 24th, 2011 at 6:38 PM ^

2004 Braylonfest against MSU was a 4:30 start.  Up until this year, that was the latest a game had ever started at the big house. 

2006 OSU was originally going to be a noon start, just like it had been for 22 of the previous 23 meetings.  But because it was #1 vs. #2, it was moved to 4:30.  I believe that was the latest a UM/OSU game ever started as well.  The MSU game that year was 3:30.

oc michigan fan

October 24th, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

The worst thing about a 9 kick off out here is that Pam Ward can ruit an entire day.


She's doing the Purdue game this week, right? Please have laryngitis, please have laryngitis, please have laryngitis.


October 24th, 2011 at 2:34 PM ^

About the only good thing with this particular Noon start is that I'll have time to find a place to watch LSU/Bama for their game. I'm just making an assumption CBS does the smart thing and plays the biggest game of the season in a later/prime-time spot


October 24th, 2011 at 2:51 PM ^

If you are going to the game, why wouldn't you tailgate in a normal spot like the golf course or other nearby lots?  This isn't Northwestern where tailgating is sparse.


October 24th, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

I'm doing a presentation at a fantasy baseball conference and I'm up at 1:30 ET, meaning I'll miss the second half.  Of course, if there's OT, I can watch it!!!!

Mr. Yost

October 24th, 2011 at 7:49 PM ^

Either start tailgating, at 12am...get a 3 hour nap in between 4-7a and wake up with a liquid breakfast like a college student would do.


Go to bed before 12am...get up at 6am, get a solid breakfast and get after it by 8am to give yourself 3+ hours of solid tailgating while watching college gameday.


Binge from 10:59-11:59am...in which case you wouldn't be a true tailgater anyway.

Moral of the story is 12pm kickoffs don't stop a true tailgater from doing his or her thing. If the team can play early, you can tailgate early. The sacrifices of victory. And then when we win...you go back and celebrate and watch the 3:30 games!

Mr. Yost

October 24th, 2011 at 7:44 PM ^

It's what 11am time, so while I don't know if I'll say "their players will be sleep"...there fans might be.


Also this is definitely going to be an easier crowd than trying to play at 8pm.


ALSO it should get warmer as the day goes along rather than colder...IMO that impacts our player better who seem to struggle in any kind of weather.