DrMantisToboggan

May 17th, 2016 at 12:46 PM ^

Yeah that was maybe the best episode of the season. I wanted so badly to know what Frank and Charlie were up to with those Russian hats, and Dennis' road rage is when I realized I maybe a little more like sociopath ass than I'd like to admit.

LV Sports Bettor

May 17th, 2016 at 2:47 PM ^

Think it was this year's Hawaii hoops team who had some crazy scheduling spots (which oddly enough they ended up winning their conference and had very good year).

Last year I remember they flew from Hawaii to Wisconsin then back home then to Boise all in one week and got crushed by Boise State and admitted how tired they were for that game. 

Not sure if this spread is up anywhere yet but the Rainbows have to 40 point underdogs in this one. 

PopeLando

May 17th, 2016 at 6:15 PM ^

Negative.

You are rooting for a giant meteor of death.
You are rooting for a particularly virulent strain of diarrhea.
You are rooting for the hand of an angry God to smite everything in the general vicinity of that game.
You are rooting for Zeus to grab his lightning bolts and go to town, and probably impregnate some mortal women afterwards and maybe, maybe, explain to Hera later.

You are NOT rooting for either team in that game.

SAMgO

May 17th, 2016 at 10:48 AM ^

This was always bound to be at noon. Hawaii is coming from Australia and noon is already 6am Hawiian time. Given how we saw Harbaugh keep the west coast visitors at the noon slot last year, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

OhioBornMauiBlue

May 17th, 2016 at 12:11 PM ^

Hey now! I've lived here fifteen years and have gotten up by 6:00am (7:00am after the fall time change) every single Saturday to watch every Michigan game! It's been a pretty rough decade and a half, with us only beating the Buckeyes twice since I've lived here. Before I moved, they had only won eight times in my first 25 years of life. So I'm taking one for the team and moving back to enemy territory at the end of the month and hopefully the power will shift back in our favor.

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schreibee

May 17th, 2016 at 2:51 PM ^

First off, we don't play at noon Eastern "every single Saturday" - so if you're getting up that early you love to watch college football, whether Michigan is in the game or not.

Second, and this hurts like Hell to say - they've beaten us 13 out of 15 because they've been better than us. We all think that's gonna change, and we're hoping it's really soon.

So... don't make any major life decisions -  like moving to ohio ferchristsakes - based upon the idea you can help Michigan beat ohio in football!

NittanyFan

May 17th, 2016 at 1:15 PM ^

If a team plays at Hawaii, they are allowed 1 extra game overall.  Hawaii is ALWAYS allowed to play 1 extra game (they have 13 games scheduled in 2016).

It's become a little harder to actually do because every conference has gone to a conference championship game.  A school has to be willing to play all 13 weeks before Championship Saturday, thereby not having a bye week.  

Of the 6 FBS schools that play at Hawaii in 2016 --- none of them have scheduled a 13th game.  The 1 FCS school that Hawaii plays (UT-Martin) did schedule an extra game, as is their right. 

FWIW, in April the "Hawaii exemption" was actually expanded.  Any team that plays at Hawaii is allowed to both (a) schedule a 13th game, and (2) start their season 1 week earlier (that game can be against anyone, regardless of whether or not they play at Hawaii).  Now a team can play at Hawaii, play a 13th game, and still have a mid-season bye.

WolverineHistorian

May 17th, 2016 at 1:20 PM ^

It wasn't just that year. We also played at Hawaii in 1986 (Harbaugh's senior year) and that game was two weeks after the OSU game on December 6th. I could be wrong but I highly doubt regular season December games were common in the 80's.

I was too little to have any personal memories of that game but it would be interesting to find out why that game was scheduled the way it was and why it happened again 12 years later.

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NittanyFan

May 17th, 2016 at 1:42 PM ^

To be honest, that's arguably the primary (it's at least a partial) reason for a Hawaii trip.  It can be sold as a trip for the fans, but the team and administrators will definitely be on that airplane.  Usually Hawaii isn't very good, so good teams should win fairly easily, and also get some beach time.

Notre Dame visited Hawaii in both 1991 & 1997 --- and deliberately played in the Hawaii Bowl in 2008 (other Bowl games wanted them but they chose Honolulu).

Wisconsin has played a regular season game at Hawaii FIVE times from 1986 to 2009.  Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Nebraska --- other current B1G teams that have played at least one regular season game on the islands.

FauxMo

May 17th, 2016 at 10:57 AM ^

That's what, 4 or 5 AM for them? Good. They can take their leis and perfect weather and surf boards and sun and cram it up their hoki.

schreibee

May 17th, 2016 at 2:40 PM ^

Coming to the Big House to face Harbaugh's madmen was always gonna be a loss. It's not a lose-lose - they take home bags of cash and and play in an ESPN game.

They may well lose by 2 TDs more than they were going to anyway, but rilly - 49-0, 63-0, what's the real difference if you're on the wrong end of that?

schreibee

May 17th, 2016 at 2:45 PM ^

Set the DVR, sleep in til 9am, then watch it. That's like the same time it comes on here on the West Coast, and I've been getting up in time to watch those kickoffs for 30 years now.

Earlier even, as I often catch the last 30-45 mins of Gameday.

As long as you avoid your phone, etc you won't know the score, so it's "plausibly live" - like the Olympics!