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The University of Michigan is preparing to play the University of Notre Dame on Saturday night. It is the very first night game to be played in Michigan Stadium.
Bo Schembechler thought that all games at Michigan Stadium should kick off at noon. He got upset when they moved games back to 3:30.
From October 1986, following Bo's 200th victory, played under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison...
It's stupid to play at night. I hope they got a great rating, but I doubt it.
I know damn well they didn't make any money on it. It'll end up being more expensive to show these games at night. Eventually there will be empty seats in the stadium because they're overexposed.
If somebody gives the Big Ten five dollars, they'll put the game on at midnight.
Suffice to say, by scheduling this night game, AD Dave Brandon spits on Bo's grave.
Have they lost their collective minds? I was informed of this story by a University of Michigan season ticket holder last weekend. Prior policy was to allow ticket holders to bring in unopened bottles of water to Michigan Stadium.
What makes this even more bizarre is that instead of allowing fans to bring in unopened bottles of water...
the first 25,000 fans entering the gates will receive a bottle of spring water from Absopure that commemorates the stadium renovation.
UM officials are blaming homeland security for the ban, but as far as I know, fans are allowed to gather in large numbers all up and down and around the stadium and no one is taking their water away when they do.
So is it all about the money? Charging 110,000 people $4.00 for a $0.25 bottle of water seems like a very profitable venture. I guess if they are trying to raise enough to buy RichRod out of his deal, then perhaps all UM fans won't mind chipping in?