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UM vs. OSU // Campus-wide email

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jimmy Olson, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Jimmy Olson

    Jimmy Olson Member

    [This was sent out to all fauculty, staff, and students at Michigan.]

    We are sure that you are excited about this Saturday's football game versus Ohio State, and the possibility of capturing the Big Ten conference title and playing for the national championship.

    For those of you traveling to Columbus, we invite you to kick off your Saturday by joining the Alumni Association, Michigan Student Assembly, Division of Student Affairs and other Michigan fans at a fun-filled True Blue Away-Game tailgate. You and your fellow fans can enjoy food, music, large-screen TVs and a variety of arcade games and activities before the game. The cost of student tickets is free with a valid U-M student ID. The tailgate is being held at the Fawcett Center, which is approximately 1/2 mile northwest of Ohio Stadium. The tailgate entrance will be located inside the Fawcett Center. There will be signs posted inside directing you to the Alumni Room and patio. Game-day parking is $10 per car.

    We know that it can be uncomfortable being in an opposing team's environment, especially when the stakes are so high. We would like to offer a few suggestions in order to help you stay safe and have a positive experience this weekend:

    --Try carpooling to the game; if possible, drive a car with non- Michigan license plates.
    --Keep your Michigan gear to a minimum, or wait until you are inside the stadium to display it.
    --Stay with a group.
    --Know and obey the laws regarding alcohol use.
    --If you are of legal age to drink, use alcohol in moderation. Stay in the blue.
    --Stay low-key; don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself.
    --If verbally harrassed by opposing fans, don't take the bait.
    --Avoid High Street in Columbus.

    If at any time you feel unsafe, you should call 9-1-1 for assistance. U-M campus police also will be available in Columbus to support our fans. You may call them with non-emergency concerns at (734) 216-9159.

    We look forward to a tremendous game on Saturday. Let's help the Wolverines win with spirit and class.

    Go Blue!

    Sue Eklund, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
    Steve Grafton, President, Alumni Association
    Nicole Stallings, MSA President
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    this has been reported on a couple of threads here...
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Why, exactly, is this a thread?
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Because we replied.

    I find it amusing, though, that Michigan students have to be told to use common sense.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I guess the reason I'm wondering is from my understanding, emails like this aren't uncommon, especially for a rivalry game. Just looking for something in the email that makes it special or unique to UM-OSU.
  6. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    It's so that Jimmy "Notre Dame" Olsen can show us that Michigan fans aren't classy.

    It is so unbecoming for alumni of a school like Notre Dame to be so insecure.
  7. Jimmy Olson

    Jimmy Olson Member

    Not sure why you have a hard on believing I am "Jimmy 'Notre Dame' Olson".
    I simply happen to loathe the Troy's Myth hype being stuffed down my throat.
    (It just happens to be to a multiple many times MORE than my loathing Notre Dame....and NO, I am not an alumnus.)

    I just happen to find this a bit comical, considering all of the "Big 10 = Sportsmanship" commercials that are aired during their games. Sportsmanship is the LAST thing that the conference represents.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    This reads a lot like a similar (but fake) e-mail someone wrote and tried to pass off as a letter written by Alabama A.D. Mal Moore to Tide fans traveling to Baton Rouge for the LSU game last week. That e-mail was much longer and caused a bit of a stir among people who believe everything they read on the Internets.
  9. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    Oh, so you're not a Notre Dame fan? That's why your first post here was one promoting a blog written by Michael "El Kabong" Coffey, Notre Dame media member wannabe extraordinairre? You just happened to find that as you were sifting through the internet that day?

    And your next thread was a four post screed about why Brady Quinn should win the Heisman, utilizing all the ND Nation statistical parlor tricks?

    And your next one was a passive aggressive post about Michigan's fans lacking class?

    You're not a Notre Dame fan ... suuuuuure, you aren't.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Since we already have an OSU-MU thread, can't we just limit it to that one? Not everyone gives a rump about this game, even if it is the top two teams.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Never heard a peep about that up here.

    On the other hand, an Auburn restaraunt ran an ad in the Crimson White my freshman year, with a top 10 list why Bama students travelign to the Plain for the Iron Bowl should eat there. No. 1 was "We won't spit in your food."
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    And we know every 18-year-old rock star at a major university has long acknowledged this pearl of wisdom.
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