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Stadium and Main: Stuff you might have missed

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stuff you might have missed

- We have three Big East teams in the Top 10. It’s the 12th week of the season, and we have three Big East teams in the Top 10. It’s called “back-loading,” and it’s not just for pickup trucks anymore.

- You go, Lloyd!
”Nobody's talking about why, but after University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr finished taping interviews for Saturday's game against Ohio State with ABC Sports Monday, he came storming out of the Michigan locker room irate and loudly complaining about the direction the questioning had taken.

Carr uttered several profanities and left in his car after ordering Dave Ablauf, assistant director of media relations, to go back and address his concerns with the television crew.

Ablauf and ABC officials refused to discuss the incident afterward.”
Gotta think that this has something to do with the interviewer(s) asking about: (1) Kirk Herbstreit’s comments about Steve Breaston being ”worthless” (in our Offense, apparently), and/or (2) Carr’s record against Jim Tressel (possibly involving a knock on John Cooper, which Lloyd would not have stood for).

- An award has been named after Randy Moss. For real. Despite the obvious stuff, isn’t it a bit odd to name a Division I-A award after a guy that played in Division I-AA, and was playing college football less than 10 years ago? It’s kinda like those dudes that have Dwyane Wade “throwback” jerseys. Sweet!!

- Michigan students have been getting this e-mail today. I went to The Game in 2000, and OSU fans really weren’t that bad. But I get the feeling that due to their recent success, they are getting out of hand. I’ve read too many horror stories in recent years, and apparently the OSU administration is taking note. Anyway, here’s the e-mail:
“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 harassed 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."

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