Night Game snowflakes

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 8th, 2017 at 11:16 PM

Obviously other than the shitty result and offensive play (pun intended), how was your experience yesterday at the game?

The golf course was full by 2pm. There were apparently some fights going on after the game. 

I saw so many drunk people. This one girl who entered my section was so drunk it was unbelievable she could walk. On Hill St we saw some guy just collapse and smack his head on the pavement.

I say screw night games.

The city was a mess trying to get around. We left about 45 minutes after the game ended, and traffic was awful. I got home at 3am. 

If the weather wasn't so bad, there could've been vandalism. That game should never be played at night.

The novelty of it being a night game wore off as soon as the ball kicked off. Rather it had been at Noon.



October 8th, 2017 at 11:18 PM ^

Fuck night games, total bullshit and we lose the majority of them, even at home! Not using it as an excuse at all but if yesterdays game was at noon, I think we win

Wolverine Devotee

October 8th, 2017 at 11:30 PM ^

28-21 all-time in night games.


Date Opponent Result
9/23/1994 at Marquette W 14-0
9/23/1972 at #6 UCLA W 26-9
1/1/1976 #3 Oklahoma L 6-14
12/28/1979 North Carolina L 15-17
12/31/1981 #19 UCLA W 33-14
9/18/1982 at #20 Notre Dame L 17-23
11/12/1983 at Minnesota W 58-10
1/2/1984 #3 Auburn L 7-9
12/28/1984 #1 BYU L 17-24
11/16/1985 at Minnesota W 48-7
10/4/1986 at Wisconsin W 34-17
11/7/1987 at Minnesota W 30-20
9/10/1988 at #13 Notre Dame L 17-19
9/15/1990 at #1 Notre Dame L 24-28
10/25/1991 at Minnesota W 52-6
12/30/1994 #10 Colorado State W 24-14
9/16/1995 at Boston College W 23-13
12/28/1995 #19 Texas A&M L 20-22
10/26/1996 at Minnesota W 44-10
10/17/1998 at Northwestern W 12-6
9/18/1999 at Syracuse W 18-13
1/1/2000 #5 Alabama W 35-34 OT
9/23/2000 at #19 Illinois W 35-31
11/9/2002 at Minnesota W 41-24
10/10/2003 at #17 Minnesota W 38-35
10/29/2005 at #21 Northwestern W 33-17
12/28/2005 Nebraska L 28-32
9/29/2006 at Minnesota W 28-14
10/14/2006 at Penn State W 17-10
10/20/2007 at Illinois W 27-17
10/10/2009 at #12 Iowa L 28-30
10/30/2010 at Penn State L 31-41
9/10/2011 vs Notre Dame W 35-31
1/3/2012 #17 Virginia Tech W 23-20 OT
9/1/2012 #2 Alabama L 14-41
9/22/2012 at #11 Notre Dame L 6-13
10/27/2012 at Nebraska L 9-23
9/7/2013 vs #14 Notre Dame W 41-30
9/21/2013 at Connecticut W 24-21
12/28/2013 Kansas State L 14-31
9/6/2014 at #16 Notre Dame L 0-31
10/4/2014 at Rutgers L 24-26
10/11/2014 vs Penn State W 18-13
9/3/2015 at Utah L 17-24
10/31/2015 at Minnesota W 29-26
10/8/2016 at Rutgers W 78-0
11/12/2016 at Iowa L 13-14
12/30/2016 #10 Florida State L 32-33
10/7/2017 vs Michigan State L 10-14



October 8th, 2017 at 11:21 PM ^

I was on board with your comments about the state of the season, but give me a fucking break about night games. Great, you saw a couple drunk people. Back in the aughts there was beer pong, and flip cup, etc. being played at 9 am on every block between the dorm and the stadium. It doesn't matter what time a game is, kids are going to get drunk. That's what they do.


October 8th, 2017 at 11:22 PM ^

It was fun, but Ann Arbor was crawling with Sparties. They always trash Ann Arbor. It wasn't the massive disaster it could have been though other than the results on the field


October 8th, 2017 at 11:25 PM ^

Wow, total agreement. We had two drunk idiots sit down in the seats next to us and they nearly started a fight when the lady in front of them asked them kindly to stop kicking her. Then another drunk dude in front of us went down in the third quarter and even the cold shower monsoon didn’t touch him.

No traffic whatsoever we took 12 to 275 and missed it all. That was the only highlight of the game in my book.


October 8th, 2017 at 11:35 PM ^

i agree the nightgame situation was suboptimal.

i came into town with my wife and kids, and took my two older boys to their first game ever in the big house. when we bought the tickets, i was hoping for a noon or 3:30 kickoff. obviously, the night environment was not ideal for kids. but honestly, even with that said, i found it gross altogether. the bathroom lines were insanely long for men in particular (i speculate this is due to all the drunk folks diuresing after pounding their last few beers prior to entry), and there was so much more profanity compared to the last time i went to a game (which was, for the record, another night game vs. notre dame in the hoke era, aka devin gardner for heisman game). several drunk people fell onto my kids walking to the aisles. two women nearby got into a fight and started calling each other "bitches." 

there are some games that are OK for night games (like notre dame; as much as i don't like notre dame, their fans tend to be classier), but state seems like not a great choice. 

Gucci Mane

October 9th, 2017 at 12:18 AM ^

2 night games in one year !? Don't get my hopes up WD !

Edit. Sorry for the double post. I'm just excited at the thought of another amazing day like yesterday. Night games are so fun. I NEVER hate on anyone for not going to Uofm and being a fan. But because of this WD is out of touch. The students and players all love Night games.


October 9th, 2017 at 7:15 AM ^

think this is more of a circumstantial-hindsight thing. It turned out they had all day to play the game in awesome weather, but instead had to wait all day for the bad weather to roll in and kind of nueter the game. Obviously that could not have been known when it was scheduled nor do I know that it would have mattered, but standing outside in the sunshine (for hours) while seeing the radar gradually become doom seemed rather ridiculous for all involved.


October 9th, 2017 at 7:43 AM ^

my point is that the perspective of people judging the night game experience is likely tainted by the fact that had this particular game had been played at noon or 3:30 the weather would have been perfect. I’m not saying anybody could have known in advance, it just sucks how it played out.


October 8th, 2017 at 11:28 PM ^

Not really a night game issue, but watching on TV I noticed how dark parts of the stands are. 

I never noticed while actually being in the stadium, but it gave a really interesting "drama stage" like appearance to the field because at times the entire upper bowl of the Big House would be pitch black almost. 

Interesting lighting system they use for the Big House. 


October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 PM ^

a sporting event...inconceivable.  I say they move the big games to Friday mornings at 8:30.  All the college kiddos will still be passed out from Thirsty Thursday night.  


October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 PM ^

I was on the golf course by noon, and while things were definitely more crowded, "fighting-wise" it no worse than other MSU games, or even OSU games.

Regarding drunk people, they're going to get hammered if it's either 12pm or 8pm. There's always going to be that 1 person in every section who didn't control themselves, but yesterday wasn't too bad.

The night kickoff was fine, and I hope Michigan has more of them in the future


October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 PM ^


Harbaugh wants to play at noon. Brown does too.

The mouthbreathers got their precious night game and it went about as well as the sale of poopied flavored lollipops would go.

Play at fucking noon.