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And for the Rest of the Fans...

Paul posted a list of guidelines for those fortunate enough to sit in the student section for Michigan games, and Maize N Blue Nation has responded. What should those fans relegated to the rest of the stadium do? Check it out here.

I'd like to contribute the following addenda (while strongly endorsing the "be kind to opposing fans" and "support the team with noise" points):
  • Wear maize. I don't care if you have a vintage Tom Brady Orange Bowl jersey. Wear it at the tailgate or in front of the TV. A maize shirt costs you a maximum of 16 dollars (and even that's only if you get the official T-shirt). Wear it.
  • If a play that you predicted is called (successful or otherwise), don't gloat or say "I told you so." It pretty much just makes you "that guy."
  • If you know the answer to a question the people around you are searching for, tell them. That said, don't act like an asshole know-it-all.
  • Support the team, the cheerleaders, the band, and everything that makes Michigan's gameday unique and amazing.
Enjoy yourselves. Only 3 more days until the Best Time of Year.

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“And for the Rest of the Fans...”

  1. Blogger UofMSnowboarder Says:

    Tim has been known to be 'that guy.'

    Other things:
    -Learn and sing Yellow and Blue.

    -Yelling 'You Suck' during Temptation is tacky. Learn the real lyrics and sing it. Honestly, can you think of anything more disheartening to an opposing offense than 20k drunk Michigan students belting Perry Como? Even Superman was de-balled by Perry: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9d/Supermancomo.jpg/415px-Supermancomo.jpg
    Little known fact: Superman played for Kansas.

    -Screaming 'Who cares' when the opponent's starting lineup is being announced is tacky as well. Respect the other team (though when you're drunk, groupthink sets in and I've been know to participate as well).

    -Starting chants during the opponent's marching band's set is equally tacky, you don't have to watch/listen if you don't want to, but honestly? Go get some food, refill your [strike]chaser[/strike] pop. We're MICHIGAN students. Show some class, we don't go to, say, OSU.

    Can we email Stephen M Ross for a donation to buy thousands of maize shirts to hand out at the entrances to the Big House?
    I vote yes.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    * We're just going to have to agree to disagree about the maize thing. It's fine as a highlight color, but those all-maize t-shirts are just ugly. Blue is perfectly acceptable, and it always will be. The crusade should be to get everyone to wear the damned colors, rather than the motley assemblage of random street clothes we so often see.

    • The key play thing is dumb, but harmless if you keep yelling. They keys should just add (minimally) to the noise level; instead, everyone quiets down to listen to the gentle rustle of the keys. Keep yelling. Don't get mad at the key-jinglers and urge them to stop: they'll resent you and they won't make any noise. Encourage them to make more noise.

    • That "wolverine claw" thing has got to stop. it's completely indistinguishable from the "tomahawk chop" on television and it makes Michigan fans look like sorry wannabes. How in the world did this ugly thing get started? Doesn't anybody remember how damned annoying that FSU war chant thing was in the 90's when they were good? Doesn't anybody remember the 1991 FSU game? Can't the students can come up with something of their own, rather than ripping off the criminoles?