Last week as I was watching the Michigan vs. western Michigan football game I heard something that stopped me in my tracks. It was something so terrible and so utterly embarrassing that I had to rewind the video just to make sure I'd heard it correctly.
What I saw upon further review was something so evil and unoriginal it makes Roseanne Barr's version of the national anthem sound heavenly.
Yes, I heard live music played during a game at Michigan Stadium, specifically I heard the cheesy "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. You know, the song that is played at red Wing games simply to get drunken red Wing fans to sing "born and raised in South Detroit." Every time I hear it played at Red Wing games I cringe because of its stupidity. Are Detroit fans so simple that they will sing anything that says "Detroit?" There isn't even a "south Detroit" it's Windsor
U of M needs to stop playing piped in music immediately, they need to leave the cheesy in stadium gimmics to the Red Wings and Piston. Hell, I don't even care of Sparty does it, just don't lower the standards at Michigan Stadium just so a bunch of Chachi's can scream "South Detroit......" during a lull in the action.
A better idea would be to teach the band a couple of different tunes and let them play.
Piped in music is cheesy and stupid and Michigan shouldn't be a part of it.