B. Fox’s Plans for Tackling Ann Arbor, Michigan (Complete with Helpful Maps and Weather Forecasts)

Okay friends and Bearcats Faithful, this weekend is going to be a blast. If you’re on the fence about whether to go, please click this link and heed its advice.

As promised, I am now sharing our itinerary for the #BeatMichigan weekend experience. If you’re so inclined, I would love to share a pint, picture, “Down the Drive” chant, or smile with you in Ann Arbor. To that end, here is my best guess of where I am headed with my squad…

Friday – September 8

Noon – Depart for Ann Arbor, Michigan

4pm – Check in at hotel

6pmHappy Hour at Dominick’s, 812 Monroe Street

8pmBearcats Night Before event at Conor O’Neills, 318 S. Main Street

10pmRoot Beer Float and Pesto Fries at Ashley’s, 338 S. State Street

MidnightNightcap(s) at Jolly Pumpkin because Fall, 311 S. Main Street

For your viewing pleasure, here are some shabbily drawn notations on a map which provides approximate locations for the fine taverns listed above and restaurants below…

Geriatric Disclaimer: I grow older and more weary by the day. There’s a chance, a strong chance, that I will end up asleep by 11pm (read: 10:30pm), but you never know.

Saturday – September 9 – Game Day

8amShort Stack/Hippie Hash at Fleetwood Diner, 300 S. Ashley Street

9:30am – Park in Triangle Lot for Media, just SE of Crisler Center and Stadium

For those of you still seeking parking information, this link might be helpful.

9:45am – Walk to UC Alumni and Republic of Cincy Tailgate, around Hole #6 on University of Michigan golf course

10:30amMichigan Drum Line Step Show at Revelli Hall, 350 E. Hoover Avenue (Wolverines Band then marches down Hoover Avenue, turning left on Greene, and into the Big House)

11:15am – Arrive at Photo/Video Entrance adjacent to Gate 1

Noon – Kickoff

5pmVictory Steaks at The Chop House Ann Arbor, 322 S. Main Street

6:30pm – Depart for Cincinnati

The weather for Friday and Saturday looks perfect for football.

If it’s not apparent, I couldn’t possibly be more excited for this game. Go Bearcats!

By Brian Fox