UofM game day drinking

In beer pong, players try to bounce a ping-pong ball into their opponent’s cups. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

Beer cans on a wood table

The empties pile up fast on game day. (Bridge photo by Sam Gringlas)

U of M students walking and bicycling near an intersection

Spirits are always high on game day, and everybody flies their flag, sometimes literally. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

A tarp hung between two houses in the background of a group of students

Tarps are used for both crowd control, and in the (mistaken) belief it will keep police out of a party. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

Students in a yard as a beer funnel is extended from the second-floor window

On a nice day, the party never stays indoors. The second-floor beer funnel is part of the festivities. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

Nickels Arcade

Josh Brigham, a University of Michigan junior, was climbing on the glass roof of the Nickels Arcade last summer when he broke through and fell to his death, police said. His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit. (Bridge photo by Nancy Derringer)

U of M fans standing on the roof of a building labeled Hotel Arch

If a student party has an accessible roof, it usually fills with guests, many of them drinking. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

A large blue tarp hung next to a house, hiding the alley from view

Tarps keep the uninvited out of parties. Some believe that if police can’t see the action, they won’t come in. (Bridge photo by Nancy Derringer)

Empty and crushed Solo cups in a yard

The Solo cups pile up after a party. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

A truck parked on a corner with two beer cans in the cargo bed

The sun is barely up before the party preparations are underway. This truck was stocking up outside a popular Ann Arbor party store. (Bridge photo by Nancy Derringer)

A "To The Victors" platform in a yard, surrounded by trash

Some frat houses have semi-permanent platforms and stages in their back yards. (Bridge photo by Sam Gringlas)

An open door looking into a bar with a chalk sign where "We have beer" is written

There’s no shortage of beer on game day. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

A box of Pinnacle flavored vodkas on the corner of a shop counter

Vodka is hardly the only spirit to come in flavors, but it’s the spirit that is most often sweetened or otherwise made palatable to younger tastes. (Bridge photo by Brian Widdis)

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:00pm
What does the sixth image have to do with game day drinking? It wasn't even on a game day.