OT: Football Bye Weeks - How Are You Going To Spend Them?

Submitted by chrs5mr on May 4th, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Its slow and I'm itching for the season...

Looking at the schedule, there will be 2 bye weeks this year (weekends of 9/28 and 10/26) so I've decided to head South and attend my 1st SEC game - LSU @ Georgia the first bye week.

What do you have planned for the bye weeks?



May 5th, 2013 at 7:34 AM ^

a movie from the '80's?  in the movie the fiance-to-be had to pass a many hundred question test of serious sports trivia.  IIRC she made it by getting the bonus question.    mine had to learn to like football which was easy enough since i was still playing at the time, and to hunt and fly-fish, which she did admirably. 

he who finds a wife finds a good thing.  and a great wife is a life-long blessing.   here's to you and yours and the blessings of marriage. 


May 4th, 2013 at 10:57 PM ^

I'll be pretending that I have interesting things to do but really I'll just obsessively read mgoblog and passively watch whatever football game happens to be on.

Mark in Mt. Morris

May 4th, 2013 at 11:29 PM ^

This gave me an idea. I'm not sure how feasible something like this would be, but if the Big House was opened on the bye weeks to air classic Michigan games on the big screens. If updates from games around the country were mixed in...maybe the band or alumni band...

Could be a lot of fun, bring in some revenue, educate the fan base, and maybe even start a new tradition.

Darth Wolverine

May 4th, 2013 at 11:37 PM ^

This is crazy. After reading some posts, I am amazed. Everyone's answer should be "watching football." As great as M football is (and it's clearly number one on my list), there are other games to watch. You should not be going out of town, doing chores, or whatever during bye weeks. You should be watching football.


May 5th, 2013 at 1:32 AM ^

I think I'll just watch paint dry!  We have to repaint two rooms in hour house. I guess one of those Saturday's may be a good one for such a job!


May 5th, 2013 at 3:32 AM ^

The last weekend of September is full of sports in the Atlanta area.  I'm traveling down for a four day weekend, with six rounds of golf and 3-4 sporting events.


Thursday night - Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Friday night - Phillies at Braves

Saturday - LSU at Georgia, time TBD, if a night game, Wake Forest @ Clemson is not too far away in the afternoon

Sunday night - Tom Brady's Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons




May 5th, 2013 at 6:49 AM ^

At least for September 28th, we'll be in Chicago visiting some of my wife's relatives. Supposedly, they have secured tickets for the White Sox-Royals game that Saturday already, and it will be a good opportunity to start the kids on a journey I have worked on myself over the past decade or so - see a game in every MLB park. I've been to only 12 so far myself though, but there's plenty of time yet. 


May 5th, 2013 at 7:49 AM ^

Someone needs to like to the epic wife day post. For many of us, it's funny because its true.

Because we have young kids, we DVR all games and then go on complete media blackout until the kids are asleep and we can watch them No cell phones, bberries, tv, Internet, radio or going I places with televisions. We are pretty crazy with it. What that means I that u less we have a night game, no taking the family out to dinner on Saturday evenings from September through November. On both bye weeks, we will be going out to dinner, seeing friends and doing what other normal people do on most Saturdays without the fear of finding out the score.


May 5th, 2013 at 2:13 PM ^

The 5 year old loves it but it is impossible with the 2 year old to really watch. So, we dvr, watch at night with food, drinks, etc. then re-watch the next day with the kids. Everyone wins.

My 5-year old loves all things Michigan and watches all of the bball games in live time.


May 5th, 2013 at 9:11 AM ^

...an excellent choice to head to Blacksburg to watch the Hokies take on Duke w/ my son. Last chance to do that w/ him as a student as he's scheduled to graduate in Dec.

Enter Sandman, the Hokie Pokie and Hokie, Hokie, Hi plus Beat the Dookies.


May 5th, 2013 at 9:22 AM ^

With the season as short as it is, for a diehard college football fan like myself, there are still a ton of interesting games to watch.  There aren't any BYE weeks for a fan of the game itself - not after I've spent eight months waiting on the season to start.


I watch the other games and spend an extra week eagerly anticipating the next time we take the field.