Exciting News From UMAA - Blue Endzones

Exciting News From UMAA - Blue Endzones

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Exciting News From UMAA - Blue Endzones

UMAA announces that the endzones in UMAA Football Arena will be painted blue for 2018 season.

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UMAA recently made an exciting announcement about how portions of the football field at UMAA Football Arena will be colored with paint.

The athletic department, according to some, has been looking for ways to to provide exciting enhancements to the game day experience on home football Saturdays at UMAA.

After many strategy sessions inside the bowels of the Bo Schembechler Campus Facility Building, UMAA has made it known to its public (and others) that the endzones will be colored blue by paint that will be applied to the playing surface inside of each endzone.

Bo Schembechler’s former employer, the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Organization, could not be reached for comment.

However, The Detroit News supplied fans with relevant and interesting information regarding the decision to paint the endzones blue in the report included at the bottom of this article you are currently reading.

According to unnamed sources, there are many other strategic approaches that UMAA is considering applying to the coming season’s home schedule.

Among the rumored strategies are the following possible approaches:

  • Creating an ongoing virtual reality fireworks display to occur throughout the course of every home game.  In a show of appreciation for each home game’s visiting team, the colors of the virtual reality fireworks will alternate from Maize & Blue when UMAA has the football to the colors of the visiting team when the visitors possess the ball. Although, UMAA has said (according to unnamed sources) that UMAA reserves the right to display Maize & Blue virtual reality fireworks even when the visiting team possesses the football.

  • Offering half-priced tickets to UMAA fans who would like to stand around the blue-painted endzones and be at the ready to reapply blue paint to the endzone turf in case the blue paint doesn’t adhere itself properly onto the playing turf and, inadvertently, rubs itself onto the playing jerseys of the teams (both UMAA and the visiting team).

  • Attaching a corporate sponsorship partner to the blue-endzone initiative.  This corporate sponsorship partnership would manifest itself via wording being painted all along the top part of each endzone (within the field of play) that would spell out (in another shade of blue – perhaps aqua blue so as to be legible against the darker, UMAA-colored blue) BLUE ENDZONE INITIATIVE PROUDLY PRESENTED BY MGM GRAND CASINO DETROIT.

  • The application of a tastefully applied message across the portion of the playing turf in between the sideline and where the yard makers are that reads (in calligraphy font style) MICHIGAN FOOTBALL – WHERE TRADITION COMES ALIVE LIKE A RIVER FLOWING RAPIDLY AND STRONGLY.

  • The introduction of a roving kazoo band featuring UMAA alumni who are proficient with the kazoo (tryouts would be conducted at the really cool sandwich place in Ann Arbor that starts with a Z and will be held on date that will be determined soon). If UMAA decides to move forward with the kazoo band initiative, the kazoo band will don uniforms that will be designed based on submissions from UMAA fans.  The UMAA fans will be offered the opportunity to vote on all of the kazoo band uniform designs and the fan who designed the winning kazoo band uniform design will get to stand next to the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach on the UMAA sideline for an entire game in the 2018 season.

  • The UMAA football team’s entrance onto the field may be accompanied by the music from “Chariots of Fire” instead of the UMAA fight song.  Some of the older UMAA alumni who have substantial influence due to having made significant donations to the bathroom upgrades at UMAA Football Arena have complained in recent years that the playing of the UMAA fight song may be too jarring for the players and that a more serene piece of music would allow the players to enter the UMAA Football Arena in a better state of mind if the music was calmer and, perhaps, more esoteric.  Other pieces of music that are under consideration include Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover,” Neil Sedaka’s “Let’s Go Steady Again,” and Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman.”

SpartansWire offers a tip of the cap to the folks at UMAA for demonstrating a vision that includes progressive thought, creative integrity, and artistic expression in the blue-endzone initiative.

And even if UMAA decides to only execute on a couple of these other rumored initiatives, we encourage the UMAAers to see this all as a sign that the program’s decision-makers are focused on advancing the integrity of UMAA as an institution of higher learning.

SpartansWire is still investigating the very quiet rumors (that don’t warrant being included in the above detailing of the more robust rumors) that UMAA is going to have a live performance of HAIR! take place on the playing surface of UMAA Football Arena immediately after each 2018 home UMAA game has concluded.

Michigan Stadium will have blue end zones for first time

Michigan Stadium will have blue end zones for the first time in program history for the 2018 football season.

“MICHIGAN” will remain in each end zone in maize letters, but the background will be blue. Previously, the end zone backgrounds were green, same as the regular FieldTurf color.

The new end zones are part of a total replacement of the turf in Michigan Stadium this summer.

Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 and had a natural grass surface until 1968. Artificial turf was installed ahead of the 1969 season but Michigan went back to natural grass in 1991.

Michigan had difficulty maintaining a quality natural grass playing surface and installed FieldTurf in 2003.

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