Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Big House was bested by the White Out last Saturday!

It is a Saturday tradition at Michigan Stadium for the PA Announcer (now Carl Grapentine) to announce the day's attendance figure to the crowd with the introduction along the lines of, "And once again the largest crowd watching college football anywhere in America today." However, on September 8th versus Oregon, Michigan only drew 109,733 to The Big House while Penn State hosted 110,078 at Beaver Stadium for the White Out against Notre Dame. Thus, Carl Grapentine was incorrect this past Saturday. The largest college football crowd was not in A2 last Saturday but rather was down in Happy Valley. Michigan's loss to Appalachian State the week prior hurt attendance for the game against the Ducks and if the Wolverines continue to struggle look for a crowd of UNDER 107,501 against Eastern Michigan. Hopefully it will not come to that. Go Blue!


At 9:45 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Well, the white out didn't happen until later, so it was true at the time.

Carl Grapentine is never wrong.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

to be fair, he was right about the attendance at the time the game was played.

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Mikey Illini said...

Well, when you start the year 0-2 and will be 0-3 after Notre Dame whoops you...well I think this decline in attendance will continue at a slow pace for years. Still miss Steve McGill?

At 4:04 PM, Blogger mzgoblue said...

Sorry, Jeremy and Andrew but the kickoff of the Penn State/Notre Dame game was 6:03 p.m. while Michigan was still playing. Carl Grapentine did not announce the Michigan attendance until the fourth quarter which was after the start of the White Out in Happy Valley. Go Blue!

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Rybu said...

Yep mikey illini, just like last year right?


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