The M-Zone has a great post and I would be re-miss if I didn't mention it here. The Student Section just plain didn't show up for the game against Purdue on Saturday. I mean, what the hell?
That's WHY or it's a big part of the Why you went to Michigan, isn't it? Yes, you're there to get a great education. But in state, there were plenty of other schools that I could have attended and received a quality education at a reduced tuition. But I wanted to go to Michigan to be part of the experience of Football Saturday. And I stayed loyal to that team, even though my first year they went 6-6 and lost the Holiday Bowl to eventual National Champ BYU.
The only game I can remember not attending was the Minnesota game in 1986 due to a Computer class project that had to get done. But every other game had my participation and attendance.
Students, this is a time in your life that you will look back on and want to relate to. Yes, sometimes the competition doesn't do attending the game justice if there's mid-terms to study for. But believe me, not setting the curve isn't that big of a deal 10, 15, or 20 years later. But remembering the Purdue blow out or something fun that might happen is a big deal and you will have wished you were there.
Now, with kids of my own, I barely make it to 2 or 3 games a year. And I hate myself for that. I allocate a large chunk of my family's entertainment budget towards Michigan Football and I should be able to take advantage more often, but other obligations make it impossible. There will be plenty of time to "not go" to the games later in life.