10. September 2011 · Comments Off on ESPN GameDay – Then and Now · Categories: 2011

From deeeeepppp in the MVictors archives, check out this shot from East Lansing in 1997.  After the game, my brother and I were able to hop up on ESPN GameDay stage, grab the microphones and get this this photo:

gameday-1997 
If tried to that today I’d get tackled & bound Secret Service style or worse.  It’s effectively like security at a rock concert.  The media were restricted to a small platform behind the stage and they had a VIP tent in the back as well.

I asked the media relations coordinator how many people ESPN has supporting the show.  She told me around 70.  Wow.

Here’s a couple behind-the-scenes pics from this morning:

behind 2

I like this shot of Desmond taking a few notes:

candid desmond

Some of the security on the perimeter:

lock down

Related:

  • This Week in Michigan Football History – Remy Steals Powlus’ Thunder (audio)
  • Pre-GameDay (Desmond, Andrews, Herby photos)
  • Desmond on Strike
  • Night Moves – Michigan’s First Name Game (1944)
  • Hoisting A Legend
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