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the gem so far
Just got home back from the game. Of note, also attended Mich v ND in South Bend 2 years ago, and there were some SIGNIFICANT differences.
(1) RECURRENT whistle from the crowd throughout the game when we were on offense. We could make it out faintly even from our seats on the thirty ABOVE the ND student seats. So we were a fair distance from the field but could still hear it OFTEN above the din being blown some distance away from us. I sounded as loud, maybe MARGINALLY fainter, than the actual game whistle.
(2) P.A. Music Clips. MUCH MUCH louder than 2010. But more importantly, played often before, during, after Mich huddle, even after players lined up and DR started signal calling! They REALLY seemed to be pushing how long they were piping that music in beyond anything I've seen before.
(3) We were at the game as guests of relatives whose son is in the Notre Dame band. He told us that last home game for the first time, the ND marching band had microphones (positional from on high: not individually). For this game, he told us the ND band had "double the microphones as the previous home game.". So this was only the SECOND game the ND band had been amplified, and never to this level of amplification. At the game, once again seated behind the ND students, the Michigan band sounded disproportionately quieter, even accounting for their smaller size and distance from us versus 2010. We didn't find out about the microphones until post game.
Not trying to make excuses. You give the ball away that much, you deserve what you get.
But the home field advantage seemed a little excessive beyond fair play. Perhaps being a michigan fan, this was ND payback for similar treatment at the Big House during UTL? I was there as well, but did not notice band amplification, sound effects corrupting NDs cadence, and repetitive fake ref whistles. Just enthusiasm (which was flat the first 3 quarters of THAT game).
Anyway, saw this thread and had to post it.
I was curious if anyone else, especially those that went to the game, noticed the numerous plays where there were whistles being blown from the crowd? I noticed it first on a the kickoff return following NDs FG, and there was the play where the penalty was waived. WTF?!?
Really? Its the volume of the band that concerns you? Not the interceptions?
Even better are the dickheads trumpeting Frank Beckmann as some sort of bastion of integrity.
Bunch of "We're Still Michigan" nonsense in there as well.
Fuck them and their families too.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
To be fair, I did notice the music blaring sometimes 1 second before M took a snap. I've never seen anything like that before and wasn't even sure if that's legal? Dick move by ND even if legal....but obviously this isn't why M lost.
According to uneducated Ignorant UM fan Whistles and Noises cause Interceptions, not Poor mechanics and Decision making on Denards Armpunts.
This is taking excuses to a new level, this can't be real, although it is from the fan base that has ever lost a game.
Guys. We need to learn. It's not Michigan's fault. Ever.
Go Tigers beat the Twins!!
No it isn't
We are college football
That whistling sound was Denard sucking ass.
I expect it to be even louder on 10/20.
A rare upvote. That made me lol.
Go burn in hell, wolverine.
Yeah, the only real question is whether this one goes in the "Jobbed" or "Ran out of time" column. Naturally, the loss column still reads 0.
I'd be pissed off, too! Have you heard the Notre Dame Band? They're fucking horrible!
It's nice to have some delusional Walvies to help salvage a somewhat disappointing weekend.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Double microphones. Cause you know, more microphones means more volume. Amps and speakers play no role in this.
I heard they turn their bands volume to 11.
In fairness, I did notice the whistle thing just watching it on TV. That should have been penalties.
Out of tune piccolos will wreak havoc on a huddle. I remember screaming at their band for playing our fight song in the wrong key while we were beating their asses in hockey in GR.
This post was edited by Gob_Bluth 22 months ago
lol. Never really gets old, I guess.
Our biggest mistake that night was buying tickets for good seats. We should have sucked it up and bought the cheap seats in the upper level, so they would have heard the verbal abuse that was getting hurled their way.
Leave it to "God's School" to pull shit like this. Not in the least bit surprised.
You laugh when it's um, but when MSU goes down there next season and they're screwing around like this, it probably won't be so funny then. I don't think um wins minus ND's BS, but they wouldn't be making that much effort if it didn't work.
And if you want precedent with ND do some research about clock operator shenanigans loooong before Spartan Bob.
This post was edited by spartan80 22 months ago
I did hear that whistle on tv. It shouldn't effect only one side, but after the one play was stopped by it and the ref announced it, I can't believe an usher didn't remove who was doing it.
YOUR have been banned from reading and posting on the Michigan Wolverine board.
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
I promise right now that next year... win or lose in South Bend... I will not whine about crowd noise, band noise or the volume of music at Notre Dame stadium.
They double mic'd the band bob.
When they shouldn't have!
Don't worry, by the next time MSU plays in South Bend the entire stadium including the double microphones and ninja whistler will have been crushed under the weight of 10.6 billion strongly-worded letters from Dave Brandon and his walverine cronies.
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