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Hoff, blue ......other Michigan folk. Wtf? Why are you not bribing your band? Your school says it is just another road game? Two blue bloods of college football and you can't find the coin to bring the band?
Edit: our resident article finder in bol found this but I wanted a Michigan fans take
I suck at spelling apparently
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by tuskstider 2 years ago
It's dumb as hell, Russ Brandon always trying to pinch every penny. The contract even has seats for the band so it's purely the transportation. Apparently he offered them to bus, and band said no. But I'm hoping there is enough backlash that he caves.
Denard will score 2 TD's.....
In the first Quarter.
Zing! You got those f**ckers good with that one!
Only real football talk in my threads. Go start your own for douchebaggery
I literally cannot see why or how your band won't be there. I would think two traditional powers going at it would mean some excitement from both sides
But to the point of the thread, I have no idea what they are thinking on this one. No one thinks this is OK, and most are hoping that putting a lot of pressure on Brandon will change his mind. I know folks over on MGoBlog were sending him emails, someone even put up an email template on the issue to send to him.
This whole experience is just getting worse and worse. No Band, it is in Dallas, ticket prices are ridiculous, etc.. Should have been a home and home from the beginning.
This post was edited by A2Wolverines 2 years ago
He will. It only costs 400K to transport them for this game. Expensive yes but not compared to what they're making for the game.
The Buckeyes didn't bring their famous band to the Coliseum. We send some form of our band, from 50-100 members to every away game we play, the full 300+ to South Bend, and one of the northern schools for the "weekender".
You could hear our band, loud and clear, over the din at the Shoe, lol.
This post was edited by usctrojan1 2 years ago
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Mrider pretty much covered. Fans hate the idea, Brandon is going to catch a ton of crap for it, and he will reverse the decision.
Who's Russ Brandon? I know Dave Brandon is Michigans AD but Russ Brandon I have no idea. Wait I have heard of Russell Brand but I don't think he's affiliated with U of M.
What you eat, don't make me shit.
Don't your alums open up their checkbook to help cover the costs?
We do, they're part of the team. And believe me, every time we read opposing fans complaining of our "irritating band playing the same song over and over", it puts a smile on our face when we write that check.
Some people think that this may be a bit of a ploy to have an alum pick up the bill or increase donations for this to happen. Conspiracy sounding, yes, but I have seen a few folks mention it.
Wow major mind cramp. Bills CEO is Russ Brandon and I've been all over NFL draft recently. My mistake.
Our band director of 40+ years is a Wolverine.
Undergrad, masters and doctorate from Michigan.
For the other team.
Hey Trojans, LSU's 74 are better than your 75.
I think most every Michigan fan is pissed about this. Also not unique to UM. Apparently, Ohio State wasn't going to send their band down to Texas (2006?) for the home-and-home, until a private donation was made to send them. I can't fathom why this would would even be an issue.
As an aside I like a local writer's take on why they aren't going: "Obviously, the Michigan marching band is simply too slow to play against an SEC team. Have u seen the speed of Alabama's tuba players?!?!?"
Even if they don't (which I'm sure they do) Michigan is getting 4.7 million for the game. Pony up the freaking money Dave.
No worries. I read it and was wondering if Dave had a cousin or relative in charge of the band.
That you do. My brother and a lot of my dad's family are ND fans (Irish Catholics from Philly) and that damn fight song torments them. Not to mention your band plays it more than Vols play Rocky Top...which I didn't think was humanly possible.
That's because it's played for every first down. It's great in a stadium when you're level with the field and can't see across the stadium if the team is on that end...you know when there was a first down because the TMB plays "Fight On!"
Stop that, and you won't hear the band!
Ok so Michigan has an endowment of roughly 7.8 billion and Bama is roughly 995 million.
Um........someone said it's 400k to transport the band. You mean to say that less than half of 1 million dollars is too much of an expense?
Serious question Michigan .........is your AD of Jewish decent? I said for serious so clearly it is a serious question
The greatest marching band in the world will be at this game. D.Brandon is a business man first and foremost. This is just his backhanded way at getting a donor to pony up the $400K. And...that's exactly what will happen.
That's it. Nothing more to see here.
This post was edited by WolverineMack 2 years ago
I will not be happy if this happens. I do think it is just a ploy to open up someone's checkbook, but if not I mean its just 400k. I know people have been emailing and calling Brandon about the issue.
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
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