SAvoodoo

July 26th, 2011 at 9:06 AM ^

I know this is /s but why would Mott's spend the money to advertise on the scoreboard?  And if they did for some reason I would be okay with it because it's a part of the university. 

/overly sensitive this am

unWavering

July 26th, 2011 at 10:41 AM ^

Sorry, but I just can't see that looking good.  All the brick is on the side towers, meaning that brick on the back of the scoreboard would be out all by itself amid metal and concrete.  Just imagine it on the back of the old scoreboards...

It would look like a brick square suspended high above the ground.... quite odd.

blueblueblue

July 26th, 2011 at 11:33 AM ^

Besides your desire to have something to complain about, what would even hint at the possibility that there would not be backs? The old ones had backs. There is nothing about these that suggests they will not have backs. Your approach to current Michigan Football is really tired. It must take a lot of energy to be a fan of something you only seek to criticize.

Section 1

July 26th, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

Here's a picture of the back of Godzillatron:

I didn't predict anything; I didn't say whether there would be a back or not.  I just asked the question whether there would be a back or not.  I have not seen any design proposal or drawing.  I think it is a reasonable question, especially when I did not predict an answer.

Six Zero

July 26th, 2011 at 9:06 AM ^

that once the installation is complete, they at least drop the extra money to go for the elite digital tier of channels.  Cable HD is a rip-off, but if you're gonna spend that kinda money on a TV you might as well go all in, right?

blueblueblue

July 26th, 2011 at 12:23 PM ^

Seriously? Because one verbalizes "Go Blue" (read: chants, shouts, sings) one cant use "Go Wolverines" in written typeface? That's a pretty dumb rule. It's institutional in college sports to put "Go" in front of the name of the school or mascot. Dont get me wrong - I like "Go Blue" best. But I dont see a problem with "Go Wolverines", unless I just want something to complain about. What would be coolest is if one said "Go Blue" and the other said "Go Wolverines". 

blueblueblue

July 26th, 2011 at 12:39 PM ^

I like the idea of a non-permanent or static display, but what do you think the purpose would be? It would only seem to make sense if it is something that the larger displays wont display themselves. Are you thinking game stats? That makes sense, but why not just show that in the larger screen?

Section 1

July 26th, 2011 at 1:28 PM ^

[Sarcasm warning.  I get it; what could be more innocuous, and less offensive, than "cheerleaders?"  In the case of Michigan, however, that's an interesting historical issue.  I felt I had to add this warning, even though I wasn't being sarcastic below, because I realized that there's a whole generation of new fans who don't remember the old cheerleading squad, the trampolines, and the flips off the old wall for each score...]

At least, I don't like the three groups of like 24 cheerleaders or whatever it is.  Yell leaders, cheerleaders, dance team whatever.  I liked the small group of all-male gymnasts and divers.  Those guys were real athletes.  They were part of what made Michigan different.  They were their own, unique, special show.  But of course, in this day and age, Title IX/feminism/equality could never leave something like that alone.

MGoBender

July 26th, 2011 at 10:03 AM ^

Sure there won't be ads this year or maybe next.  But the comment "those sides look like prime space for advertising" is still correct.

I have no doubt in my mind that before the end of his tenure Brandon will have ads on those boards.

M2NASA

July 26th, 2011 at 10:05 AM ^

I imagine the sides will hold speakers with the mesh covering that was used to cover the speakers at the north end of the old scoreboard.

Section 1

July 26th, 2011 at 10:28 AM ^

It's not bad; it's just not very creative or exciting.  Like the endzone lettering.  Boring.  Looks like any other generic team in football.  OSU did a better job with their feldturf.

Section 1

July 26th, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

...the old "Split M" logo.  (Adopt Troy McClure voice.)  You may remember me from such fonts as the very same Split M logo that had been on the back of the old North scoreboard, for years.  (South endzone had the creatively-inserted light display in the split-bar.)

So that is "what the hell" I might have suggested, had anybody asked me...

WolverineHistorian

July 26th, 2011 at 1:21 PM ^

I've always loved the end zone lettering.  That font style has been used since 1982, almost as long as I've been born.  It's the classic Michigan font taken from the logo itself.  I don't think there's anything boring about it. 

It's certainly better than that font they used with the smaller end zone letters from 1978-1981.