Thought this might be forum thread worthy, if not mods feel free to delete.
I bought a pair of UM/Utah tix on Stubhub on April 22nd for $122 per ticket in section N23, north endzone. They were about half of what similar tickets were going for at that time. I had a feeling that the seller knew he left money on the table so I would probably never see those tickets.
In preparation for that scenario I contacted stubhub the day I bought them to find out about their policy. They told me that I would be guaranteed comparable or better tickets if I didn’t receive my tickets on September 1st. I secretly had hoped to never receive the tickets after I was explained the policy.
Fast forward to….. today. As of this morning I had still not received a UPS shipping confirmation email from stubhub. And when I walked out to the front of my house the UPS driver just happened to pull up, weird. He was delivering a box to my neighbor so I took the opportunity to explain the situation. He told me that he did not see any deliveries going to my address today, and that if I was to receive a delivery from UPS he would be the driver.
So I decided not to wait until close of business today in order to get the replacement process going. I called Stubhub and after a bit of a wait I got a customer service person that was very helpful. I explained everything to him including the UPS driver confirming that I was not going to receive any shipments today.
Jumping ahead I received a phone call from Stubhub after maybe 4-5 hours. The lady asked me if I was ok with a pair of replacement tickets in section E36 about 40 rows up, or basically midfield between the 40s. I told her that was fine. Comparable tickets at midfield are going for $660 today.
I am absolutely dumbfounded that the seller would choose to not send me the tickets and be on the hook for over $1,000 in penalties.
I know tickets/stubhub are discussed frequently so I thought my story might be of interest to the board. Looking very forward to the game, even more now which I didn’t think was possible.
One more note, Stubhub is going to set up a temporary ticket pickup at the SLC Marriott University Park, which I believe is where a few mgobloggers are staying.
Chris Dufresne is a Los Angeles Times' columnist covering football/basketball since 1995. He was California Sportswriter of the Year in 2011. He's no slouch.
About a month before college football season he writes a daily series of articles with his prediction and reasons why. Here's the complete list:
25. Michigan. 24. Nebraska. 23. Utah. 22. Missouri. 21. Arkansas. 20. Tennessee. 19. Boise State. 18. Oklahoma. 17. Notre Dame. 16. Wisconsin. 15. Georgia Tech. 14. UCLA. 13. Arizona. 12. Florida State. 11. Arizona State. 10. Georgia. 9. USC. 8. Auburn. 7.Clemson. 6. Baylor. 5. Michigan State. 4. Oregon. 3. Alabama. 2. Ohio State. 1. TCU.
Edit: This information came from reading, not from the internet. There are some bright people on this board, and a lot of bitchy snits. If you want Linc, watch Mod Sqad.
Greetings again, my fellow Wolverines! Last week, I was able to drop the first official wallpaper of the season in my vintage schedule wallpaper based on a schedule card from 1969. This week, I’m happy to bring you the wallpaper for our first opponent of the season, the Utah Utes.
In preparing to do this wallpaper, I did a good amount of research on the Ute people, for whom the team is named. The Ute people are also the namesake of the state of Utah, itself. The word “Ute,” in the native tongue of the Ute people, Shoshonean, means “land of the sun” or “ the high place.” The Ute people were a highly-artistic people, making all sorts of beaded jewelry for use in battle and for trade. The Ute were also some of the earliest adopters of the horse in America (reports state as early as 1580). They were fierce warriors and with the addition of horses, became excellent big game hunters, as well. They were also highly spiritual, and are credited as being the first documented (by approx. 200 years) peoples to make use of a process called “mechanoluminescence” in their ceremonies. It’s said that they would use clear quartz crystals inside of translucent buffalo hide rattles. When rattled, the friction and mechanical stress of the crystals impacting each other would create a light that would be visible through the hide rattles. They believed this was evidence that the spirits were being called to their ceremonies.
I had a lot of fun researching the Ute people and it reminded me of the excellent time I had when doing research for the CMU wallpaper. I loved learning about the Chippewa and the Ute were the same experience. That being said, I hope that we stomp them on the football field. Respect gained for their history or not, I want them crying in defeat.
The image I used for the wallpaper below is of an actual Ute Tipi (or Teepee) on file at the Library of Congress. I hope I did a job that is both respectful and artistically-sound. Let me know! As always, I appreciate constructive criticism and/or suggestions for future works. Have a wonderful day and GO BLUE!
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Well, it's that time again, ladies and gentlemen - it's wallpaper season. For this season's schedule wallpaper, I went with a design based on (ok, copied from) a vintage schedule card from 1969.
I like how it turned out, but I do wish I could find an image of Harbaugh in the exact same profile as Bo from the '69 card. If you know of one (I looked around to no avail), I would be very grateful to the person who pointed me to it. I ended up choosing a picture that embodies how I hope to see Jim on the sidelines during our games - enjoying some Michigan domination. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this wallpaper. As always, I welcome constructive criticism and/or suggestions for new wallpapers. Let me know what you think. GO BLUE!
EDIT: Fixed the font with a font more like what is in the original per numerous suggestions. Thanks for the input, it looks a lot better, guys.
EDIT 2: Added mobile (iPhone 5) variation.
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If it wasn't for UNLV, and instead of UNLV Michigan had, say, a UCF type team (which is coming in 2016, look out), M's schedule might be the toughest this season, but UNLV should provide a major breather.
Utah and BYU are physical, tough tests and Michigan will have to score to beat Oregon State (which hopefully won't be like scaling a mountain given Oregon State's defense).
It's July filler but what else are we going to do right now you guys
If I'm late to the party on noticing the extent of startups in A2 then so be it.
But I thought it was very cool and wanted to share.
A lot of interesting businesses are establishing themselves in A2 who are making products and solutions to real, global business problems.
Michigan and Ann Arbor should be proud of this trend.