Brady Hoke: man of the people.
Yahoo! Sports spots a tweet that should really excite the Michigan faithful who also have trouble putting down the sweets. According to media relations intern Laura Raines, there is now reason to get to the stadium early for noon games.
Word from Coach Hoke: Free glazed donuts for all students before noon home games. #goblue— Laura Raines (@itsraininglaura) April 24, 2013
There is really only one thought that comes to mind.
Other than that, we have to wonder whether Hoke is merely making a joke, which would be horrible because nobody should ever joke about donuts.
Michigan Daily's Zach Helfan followed up with a pertinent question.
@zhelfand pretty sure. he used to stop at a donut shop for a glazed donut (or two) while riding a bike to football games back in the day.— Laura Raines (@itsraininglaura) April 24, 2013
If we are going by where coach stops on the way to work, we might be in store for ribeye steak night at Michigan games, so fingers crossed.
The obvious point in all this is to get students to shake off that gnarly hangover and make it to the stadium before the ungodly hour of noon.
As Yahoo! Sports Frank Schwab reminds, this is a much-needed kind gesture from a Michigan official.
It's probably not the worst time for a goodwill gesture. Michigan's recent changes in the student ticket policy, raising prices for students to $40 per game...and changing it from reserved seating to general admission hasn't gone over too well...
As for whether this will get students who would normally skip the start of the game because of pregame festivities and tailgating: doubtful.
I absolutely love donuts, as the length of my belt tells me. Still, a free glazed donut is hardly going to get me moving any quicker. Now, a jelly-filled or chocolate bar is a completely different story.
Glazed donuts are the saltine crackers of the pastry world. You have to come much harder with the donut game if you are going to have a bunch of undergrads waking up any earlier.
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