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Big Chill at the Big House Live Blog

If you’re on this site, you’re probably a hockey fan. While others are out enjoying this fine Saturday afternoon, we’re here browsing the internet in search of any news about our favorite team. Maybe you’re even looking for dirt on a rival. I know I do that…

But this post isn’t about the NHL. It’s not about the AHL. It’s about 40 kids playing in front of the biggest hockey crowd in history. It’s about doing what you have to do for the good of the guy next to you. Some of these players will go on to the NHL, but others will be doctors, accountants and lawyers. They’re not playing for money. They’re playing for pride; and no pro contract can ever replace the pride they’ll feel when they leave the Big House knowing they gave it their all as a team.

Bo Schembechler said it best: “The team, the team, the team.”

When Justin Abdelkader scored the National Championship winning goal against Boston College, it was his team that set him up.

When Mike Legg scored his gravity-defying goal in ‘96, it was his team that got him in that position.

I think it’s pretty clear who I’m pulling for, but if not, I’ll say “go blue!” and see if you get it now. But Sparty fans are welcome, too. In fact, I hope there’s a nice mix of fans of both teams as well as a few neutral viewers who just want to be a part of history. So here we go…

110,000 fans.

2 teams.

1 live blog.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Does anyone have a way to watch online? No FSD here in Tennessee (unfortunately).

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:00 PM ET

Twig's avatar

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE on 12/11/10 at 03:00 PM ET

do you have the big ten network?

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:04 PM ET

Paul's avatar

FS Detroit is streaming for out of market fans.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/11/10 at 05:04 PM ET

Twig's avatar

FS Detroit is streaming for out of market fans.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/11/10 at 03:04 PM ET

that is outstanding. no excuses for missing it now.

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:05 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Thanks Paul.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 12/11/10 at 05:06 PM ET

Twig's avatar

41 degrees? indian summer…

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:09 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

“do you have the big ten network?”

Negative, Ghost Rider. I did at one point, but Dish Network screwed me out of it.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:11 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Hey gang, Go Blue

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 12/11/10 at 05:14 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I so want one of those throwback Wolverine jerseys.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:15 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Ha, Red just wearing a suit and a sweater vest.  He did the same at MSU but did put a coat on in the 3rd.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/11/10 at 05:16 PM ET

Trish's avatar

just got here.  Did they announce attendance?

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 12/11/10 at 05:18 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Thanks for the link to the FSD stream too, by the way, Paul.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:22 PM ET

Twig's avatar

nice shot. 1-0 blue

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:30 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Goal(!) Go Blue!!111!!

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:30 PM ET

BTCBen's avatar

1-0 by Jon Merrill.  Gotta love it.  Go Blue!  Brighton, MI represent!

Posted by BTCBen on 12/11/10 at 05:33 PM ET

Twig's avatar

oh what a play. 2-0 blue!

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:34 PM ET

BTCBen's avatar

Add another one!  GO BLUE!

Posted by BTCBen on 12/11/10 at 05:34 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

2-0 bitches.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:34 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Wow, that was pretty

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 12/11/10 at 05:34 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

2-0. States D is just backing in, giving too much space and not challenging.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 12/11/10 at 05:35 PM ET

Twig's avatar

michigan is clearly the more talented team so far. sparty will need to work harder if they want a chance at this.

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:35 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

If the Wings move the puck like this tonight, they’ll be just fine.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:35 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

Those Michigan jerseys are awesome. Might have to get one.

Posted by cs6687 on 12/11/10 at 05:36 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

If the Wings move the puck like this tonight, they’ll be just fine.

The Devils are very impotent on offense. Detroit should be just fine.

Posted by cs6687 on 12/11/10 at 05:37 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

It looks to me like Michigan is just keeping State to the outside and only allowing shots from the perimeter. If that keeps up for the entire game, State is screwed.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:40 PM ET

Twig's avatar

awesome.

hunwick playing well considering he wasn’t supposed to start.

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:43 PM ET

koalacaust's avatar

am I the only one for state here?

Posted by koalacaust on 12/11/10 at 05:43 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Great period for Michigan. I tell you one thing, if the refs in the NHL called charging like the way that ref called charging on Blue earlier, there’d be more of a penalty box parade than there already is. Kinda weak.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:44 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Nice to hear the name Chelios again when watching a hockey game. Who’s he signed with?

am I the only one for state here?

Since I went to two schools with MSU in them (Montana), I’ll be your huckleberry. I could care less, but I’ll go for Sparty.

If the Wings move the puck like this tonight, they’ll be just fine.

The Devils are very impotent on offense. Detroit should be just fine.

Posted by cs6687 on 12/11/10 at 03:37 PM ET

Whore mouth, shut it, eh?  smile

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/11/10 at 05:47 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Just announced, 110k. That picture didn’t look so, but…

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/11/10 at 05:49 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Geez, free curly fries too . . . .

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 12/11/10 at 05:51 PM ET

Twig's avatar

anyone know the lowest scoring football game at michigan stadium? is it 3-0? it would be interesting to see if these teams can combine to beat the lowest football score at the big house.

Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 12/11/10 at 05:52 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

“Whore mouth, shut it, eh?”

Hey, I said “if”.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 05:54 PM ET

koalacaust's avatar

curly fires are back? fuch yeah, lookin at you tonight mule.

Posted by mrfluffy from Cincy on 12/11/10 at 03:47 PM ET

sounds good, kind of just hoping for a good close game

Posted by koalacaust on 12/11/10 at 05:55 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

It looks to me like Michigan is just keeping State to the outside and only allowing shots from the perimeter. If that keeps up for the entire game, State is screwed.
Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell

State is doing that themselves (just like the Wings), they cross the blue line in the center and then pass to the halfboards instead of challenging and confusing the D by going to the net.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 12/11/10 at 05:57 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Nice tuque, Mick.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/11/10 at 05:59 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Hey, I said “if”.

Not you, cs1234. I hate these sort of games.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/11/10 at 06:00 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

“I hate these sort of games.”

You wouldn’t be implying that this could be the ever-feared “trap game”, would you?

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 06:02 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Where’s Admiral Akbar when you need him?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/11/10 at 06:02 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

lol, “IT’S A TRAP!!!”

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 12/11/10 at 06:04 PM ET

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