Originally Posted by briancl
I got tickets to todays game at 4. Should be fun. Watching the game last night, I actually noticed the fans... for the first time ever. It's about time, but where have you been?
Something I've noticed about baseball fans in Detroit and football fans in Michigan Stadium.... at times, we can be the quietest fans in the world. It does not mean we do not care. It's just that we tend to keep emotions on the inside.
Michigan Stadium, the "Big House" with a seating capacity of over 110,000, is known as the quietest stadium in the Big Ten. There are moments when there is an absolute silence in that place. There are times when the few thousand visitors make more noise than the 100,000+ Maize clad fans. (Please know that is being written hours before the clash between Michigan and Michigan State. There will be few silent moments, today.)
Is it a Midwest "reticence" thing? Perhaps, we tend to reserve our loud enthusiasm for special moments only? Such as last night at the Tigers-Yankees game? And WHAT a night that was!
I have to buy a small portable radio so that I can listen to the Tigers game while I'm at the Big House. Both game times start at 4:30 p.m. Damn!