OT - The stadium urinal troughs are gone!

Submitted by Feaster18 on August 4th, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Included with this year's season ticket package is a note describing the progress of construction on Michigan Stadium. Apparently, most of the old trough-urinals have been replaced. I know they were much maligned, but they were still the most efficient system created for moving the line in the men's room. Will the new system be an improvement?

Comments

Big Boutros

August 4th, 2009 at 12:14 PM ^

This is just another blatant example of Rich Rod not understanding Michigan traditions. He's probably going to replace the faithful troughs with a new Spread Urinal that will throw everyone out of whack for the whole season.

UofM Snowboarder

August 4th, 2009 at 12:17 PM ^

I guess the only place I'll be able to use a piss-trough is Brown Jug and EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN STATE COLLEGE. I swear, I think their Provost's private WC is a piss-trough. They're everywhere at PSU.

pz

August 4th, 2009 at 12:28 PM ^

the troughs.

Efficient, pleasant waterfall sounds, etc.

The trick was always walking through the maze to the end, where no one ever occupied space because they were busy looking for space in the front area.

Hopefully the new system is at least as efficient. And for the ladies out there... based on the lines I've seen, there's probably nowhere to go but up, right?

WolverBean

August 4th, 2009 at 12:37 PM ^

saw this happen once, but it was impressive: I enter the men's room, and rather than everyone finding an open place on the trough, each man was sliding sideways as he pissed. You simply entered at the beginning, unzipped, shuffled to the left, and when you were done, pulled off the wall that much closer to the exit/sink. Not that this has ever happened again, but it shows a great potential troughs have that urinals just can't reach.

Anonymosity

August 4th, 2009 at 1:01 PM ^

Nothing brings fans closer than standing shoulder to shoulder with your comrades while you each release a powerful stream in the name of Bo and Lloyd. This is a damned shame and will have grave effects on the overall atmosphere in the stadium.

MMBbones

August 4th, 2009 at 1:23 PM ^

While it's not exactly my favorite memory of Michigan Stadium, it was comforting to know you could always stagger in from your tailgate, make your way around the troughs, and find that always-there clearing just before the exit. Now I'm going to have to factor in a couple extra minutes in case there's a wait...

Blazefire

August 4th, 2009 at 1:57 PM ^

I liked them, but once some jerkhole peed all over the back of my leg when he couldn't find an open space and tried to "thread the needle" between two of us.