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crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby jadeddog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:35 am

so i'm a freaking HUUUUUUUGE michigan wolverines football fan... yeah yeah yeah, i know, not exactly the standard "burner interest", but i is what i is

the michigan vs. alabama game is happening on sept 1st this year, and it's kind of a big deal to fans of both teams... i was wondering if anybody is going to have the game on radio or tv or satellite radio or whatever... i'd love to hang out with some fellow fans at the burn and enjoy the game... so if anybody has some insight into this, that would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:24 pm

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby jadeddog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:31 pm

I'm just checking to see if anybody else is already doing it. Why re-invent the wheel? I probably *could* do it, though it would be difficult since I'm Canadian and don't have access to the same satellites that the US folks do, but if somebody else is already doing it.... well, you get the idea.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:09 pm

Seriously, I can't imagine spending even one minute at the burn watching or listening to a game.

Except if that game was fizzball of course...
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Postby Bob » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:28 pm

Is this like the Germany versus Florida game?

I saw Butterbean versus Holmes on the playa. Scary, ugly fight.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby jadeddog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Seriously, I can't imagine spending even one minute at the burn watching or listening to a game.

Except if that game was fizzball of course...


yeah i realize how crazy it sounds, but most of my closeset *friends* don't understand my obsessions, so i hardly expect you to :)
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:17 pm

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Bob » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:39 pm

College isn't professional, but neither is a Butterbean fight.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:56 pm

pro sports, any sports, on tv?

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:42 pm

I like football. High school football was fun because I actually knew the players, college = sure, whatever . . . and I watched a couple of Packers seasons (and not just because it was an excellent excuse to eat bacon and drink beer at 10am with friends, although that was certainly delightful). But if there was a game--or any show--I wanted to watch that fell during Burn week I would record the game and rest assured that by the time I got home, I could easily catch a several-day-old game without spoilers.

Coming back to society three days after a game is not the danger zone of spoilage. It's not like the morning after, when you have to avoid the news cycle, or the first few hours after a game, especially in town, when someone is likely to walk up to you on the street and say "Did you see the Wolverines' winning touchdown? Smith's pants fell down! It was awesome."
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Bob » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Among 50,000 people I'm sure somebody will have it via a dish on their RV. Join the appropriate regional lists and put the word out, maybe you'll get a response. Expect a lot of sour church-lady replies similar to the above. Alternative might be a good AM radio setup, at the least you'll get updates from whatever sports stations you can pick up.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby gyre » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:47 pm

I suggest a spectator area so people can watch someone watching the game on the playa.
It would probably draw a crowd as performance art.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby jadeddog » Tue May 01, 2012 7:45 am

gyre wrote:I suggest a spectator area so people can watch someone watching the game on the playa.
It would probably draw a crowd as performance art.


hahaha, that's actually a pretty funny idea.... "come one come all! watch this guy ignore the 50,000 festival-goers and watch a football game all by his lonesome"

i'll be able to listen to it on satellite radio easily enough, but it would be good to find a TV... i'll put the word out in the regional lists, as that is a really good idea, and likely my best bet for success - thanks for the idea
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue May 01, 2012 7:50 am

gyre wrote:I suggest a spectator area so people can watch someone watching the game on the playa.
It would probably draw a crowd as performance art.



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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby 5280MeV » Tue May 01, 2012 8:09 am

Does broadcast television reach into the playa?

Nevada is pretty far west for the networks to show an SEC and Big10 game, but it looks like just about everything else that weekend is a cupcake matchup - maybe USC vs Hawaii is somewhat interesting, Navy vs Notre Dame has to be nationally televised but is at 9 am, but I am guessing that Michigan vs Alabama will be the talked about game of the week and has a very good shot at being nationally televised.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby C187 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:46 am

It would be interesting if broadcast made it out to the playa, but I'd doubt the game would be shown in the market. Satellite is your best best, followed by pirated recording on the interweb. A hardware system like TracVision would probability work best for you if you go satellite since it can receive broadcasts from both Canadian and US providers. So better return overall for the investment.

You could always walk up to an RV that looks like it's worth more then your house and ask to watch the game.

Of course you could always convince someone coming into the city after the game has aired to bring in a recording of it.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Bob » Tue May 01, 2012 9:10 am

FWIW, I've observed if you see flags flying over camps they're usually from states in the SEC. But I'd stick w/ Sirius/XM if they have the game, you could even listen from a vehicle. Just don't be a dork about it.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby C187 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:23 am

Bob wrote:FWIW, I've observed if you see flags flying over camps they're usually from states in the SEC. But I'd stick w/ Sirius/XM if they have the game, you could even listen from a vehicle. Just don't be a dork about it.


That's a good point! Michigan fokes sometimes put up a mitten, or a mitten and fish instead of a flag.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 01, 2012 11:25 am

Hey, if that's this fish, then it's a fish and oven mitt!


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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby 5280MeV » Tue May 01, 2012 12:00 pm

Looking at this out of curiosity, I am pretty much sure that the game will be nationally televised. This is no ordinary game. They are playing it in Cowboy field in Texas, and tickets on stubhub are going for $180 just to stand, to $375 for an actual seat in the nosebleed section, to $35k for a corporate booth. ESPN is paying the schools 4.7 million dollars each. 85,000 people will be there. It is being billed as essentially a pre-season bowl game.

This is a major religious experience for Michigan fans. Maybe you should make it an event at the Temple?
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby gyre » Tue May 01, 2012 1:12 pm

High school football is one of the three major religions in Texas anyway.

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Sail Man » Tue May 01, 2012 1:24 pm

ygmir wrote:pro sports, any sports, on tv?

Meh.



Damn! Ida thought you'd at least be up for a good round of tossing the caber on espn :mrgreen:

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Sail Man » Tue May 01, 2012 1:35 pm

C187 wrote:
Bob wrote:FWIW, I've observed if you see flags flying over camps they're usually from states in the SEC. But I'd stick w/ Sirius/XM if they have the game, you could even listen from a vehicle. Just don't be a dork about it.


That's a good point! Michigan fokes sometimes put up a mitten, or a mitten and fish instead of a flag.


that would be correct. kinda hard to see, but look for the yellow fish in the center, that would be the up, the blue mitt lp is harder to see. sorry I didnt foresee this post and take a close up :mrgreen:

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And we'll be enjoying the game from the comfort of our living room. maybe rooting for the wolverines a wee bit, but not as much as usual as me and the wifey (who has family in bama) will be rooting on the tide to roll over michigan. And that shouldn't be hard to do.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby danibel » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:41 pm

Sail Man wrote:

And we'll be enjoying the game from the comfort of our living room. maybe rooting for the wolverines a wee bit, but not as much as usual as me and the wifey (who has family in bama) will be rooting on the tide to roll over michigan. And that shouldn't be hard to do.



Sailman - do you mean your living room on the playa? I know someone who is looking to catch this game on the 1st. I was kind of shocked to run into this thread!
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:46 pm

Sailman isn't coming to the playa. Neither is Intubator. So, Sailman means his livingroom somewhere in the great state of Michigan.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby zorro sings » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:47 pm

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby danibel » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:48 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Sailman isn't coming to the playa. Neither is Intubator. So, Sailman means his livingroom somewhere in the great state of Michigan.



Darn. If anyone else knows someone that will be watching this, please let me know.

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:22 pm

Tivo. Then try to find someone watching it...probably by hunting for satellite dishes. If you don't succeed...oh well. You will get over it pretty quickly.
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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby Sail Man » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:50 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Sailman isn't coming to the playa. Neither is Intubator. So, Sailman means his livingroom somewhere in the great state of Michigan.


Right from the comfort of me own defaultopia living room, 20 minutes up the road from Ann Arbor, where on a clear day one can hear the whimper of fans at the Big House, remembering days when Bo ruled, and won.

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Re: crazy question i know: michigan vs alabama game?

Postby jdevries » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:56 pm

Don't listen to the skeptics, Go Blue!

Wish I could help you this year, best advice would be to look around your neighborhood for satellite dishes and anything indicating CFB fandom. Worst thing that happens is you meet some new people...

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