Was the spring game cancellation unnecessary?

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on April 14th, 2018 at 3:06 PM
The weather channel app on my phone says no rain in Ann Arbor until 11 tonight. I haven't stepped outside since this morning when it was pouring here in western Wayne County. What is your amateur weather report? I guess we all have alcohol and Seinfeld reruns to occupy us this evening but I wouldn't mind football because nothing beats football.

Enjoy the submarine until August!


The Baughz

April 14th, 2018 at 3:10 PM ^

I don’t know if it was unnecessary or not, but it is a bummer seeing these big time programs having their spring games on national tv, while UMs is cancelled. Certainly not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to see some Michigan football, even if it was just a glorified practice.


April 14th, 2018 at 3:12 PM ^

So it may seem unnecessary now, but earlier in the week it made perfect sense. The thing I'm a little worried about is how not having a spring game will affect recruiting. We've already seen a bunch of commits to FSU and Clemson today during their spring games, with some others sprinkled in, and I feel like having a spring game for us has a similar effect to that of the Big House BBQ. So I guess we'll see how this weekends visits go minus the spring game

Section 1.8

April 14th, 2018 at 8:12 PM ^

... in the Jack Roth Stadium Club.  I had an invite, and confirmed.  And I promptly blew it off, when I heard about the weather cancellation.  Didn't much feel like going out anyway.

What I am wondering, is if they went ahead with the indoor gathering anyway (I don't think that I ever got a true cancellation notice for the tailgate, come to think of it), and when the weather appeared to be okay, they moved the practice that had been relocated to Glick due to weather, back to the Stadium.  And thereby gave the tailgate patrons in the Concourse a surprise showing.

As much as I feel wierd and about it and regret having missed it, if in fact Michigan's football team went ahead and played in the rain today, I'd be glad to have that news shoved down Urban Meyer's throat.



April 14th, 2018 at 3:13 PM ^

Probably a sensible decision based on the forecast available when they had to make the call. Blame the weatherman, not UofM that it didn't actually need to happen after all.


April 14th, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

It hasn't rained in A2 at all for the last two hours and was only drizzling here this morning.

Scheduling it as a night event was stupid from the get-go, though.

rob f

April 14th, 2018 at 3:36 PM ^

I could post that today's weather in Michigan proves that global warming doesn't exist.

Without a doubt, my methodology would certainly be WRONG.