Hello! I am back from my pilgrimage, and it was a great time! The whole game day experience was unlike anything I had ever witnessed before, and today I’d like to try and convey it to you exactly how my weekend was.
Well as you already know, after I posted on Friday, I hopped in my car and head west for the weekend. The drive went by quick because I found a pack of “running mates” as I like to refer to them as. These are the people who ignore all traffic laws and go 90-100 mph on the turnpike. I like to let these cars pass me and get out in front of me a little, then I follow suit and really open it up. I made it from Cleveland to Ann Arbor in 47 minutes. I keed, I keed! But it did only take me about 2 hrs and 15 mins to get there. Once I arrived at my buddy Dan’s place, we were both pretty hungry and decided to go grab a bite to eat. We went to this pretty cool little place called “Sidetracks” in downtown Ypsilanti. They were famous for their burgers and for the fact that the dining area was 3 feet from a set of traintracks, which had a bullet train go by every 10 minutes at 180 mph. It’s really cool if you like being startled to death and having to change your pants while you eat dinner. I guess Oprah went there before and said that their burgers were “one of the 20 best burgers in the country.” Now I didn’t get a burger, but I find it funny that Oprah went around the entire country, tried every burger in the country, and then made a list of the top 20. I am not a fan of Oprah. Anyway, I digress. After dinner we went back to Dan’s place and met up with another member of our gameday experience. We sampled some local adult beverages, and then hit the hay so we could wake up at 5:30 am the next morning to start the day.
So Dan, and two of his co-workers from Eastern Michigan joined us at 6 am that morning, and after we asked why we were waking up so early, we headed out to go to the stadium. We had to make a few stops to get some ice and breakfast. After this weekend, I have become quite fond of the steak, egg, and cheese bagel from McDonald’s. It was delicious, especially since I washed it down with a nice, cold, Busch Light at 7 am.
Needless to say, the next several hours consisted of adult beverage consumption and cornhole. Once 11 o’clock rolled around, it was time for us to start heading to the stadium. Across the parking lot from us was Michigan’s Yost Arena, which is where the hockey team plays. It is apparently one of the coolest venues in college hockey, and it also happened to be where we could go to the bathroom while tailgaiting. In the lobby of the arena, they had a giant statue of Charlie Brown dressed as a Michigan hockey player. I took a picture with that statue, and through up a gang sign at the same time.
After that, we headed to the stadium.
And that was pretty much it for the pictures. Oh wait, except for the coolest picture of all!
THAT’S RIGHT BABY! THAT IS YOURS TRULY WITH HIS GAME DAY BUDDIES IN THE MIDDLE OF 108,000 FANS. This is probably one of the coolest pictures I have ever been a part of. You can see a much bigger, clearer version of the picture here. It was a great weekend and a great experience. Going to a Michigan game was one of those things I always wanted to do before I died. It’s always good when you can cross one of those things off of your list. Next on that list is to have a sandwich named after me. Well that’s all for today. Tuley is on the road this week so his Tuesday may be up in the air although he did seem pretty positive he would be able to get a post in from the road. If not, I’ll take over it for him. I will talk to you all soon, One Love!