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A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
51 more hours!!!
Nothing much new here, but interesting read nonetheless. The portion about Michigan is quoted below:
Among college football's heavyweights, student attendance was lower in 2013 than 2009 at Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Florida State University. It also declined at the University of Michigan and LSU, though the schools didn't provide five years of data to the Journal.
Schools can't even rely on students who buy tickets to show up at games—or they trickle into their seats late and leave early. At the University of Kansas, which had a 3-9 record last season, 74% of student tickets went unused.
At Michigan, an average of 14,749 students showed up at the college's home games last season, an 11% decline from 2011. The team won just seven games in 2013, down from 11 in 2011.
The attendance slide also was blamed on an increase in student ticket prices, which jumped to $295 from $205 last year, as Michigan replaced a long-standing policy that rewarded seniority with a plan that gave students general-admission access. A midseason survey by the college's student government showed that 76% of student season-ticket holders disapproved of the new plan.
"There are students who are being priced out," says Michael Proppe, a 22-year-old Michigan business student who was the student-body president last year. "People are looking to trim costs, and for a lot of folks, football is an easy thing to cut. It's not essential to going to college."
Student dissatisfaction led to another change that takes effect at Michigan's home opener against Appalachian State University on Saturday. Michigan students are now assigned seats based on how many sports games they attended the previous school year. The athletic department, which formed a student council for advice on ticketing issues, also decided to offer discounted, single-game student tickets.
Michigan has another problem. Because of the Big Ten's expansion, Michigan's home schedule doesn't include either Michigan State or Ohio State, Michigan's two biggest rivals, for the first time since 1966. Football ticket sales to Michigan students are down 40% from last year.
I just read this over at Maize n Brew and laughed out loud a couple times. I hope you enjoy it as much as I just did... http://www.maizenbrew.com/2014/8/27/6074759/a-visit-from-st-footballis
It’s the Day the Before Football, I couldn’t sleep last night,
Tomorrow it starts, kick off at twilight.
How will I work? I don’t even know.
My give-a-fuck meter is under zero
Scurilina and Aggie, they christen our year,
With rushes and passes and icy cold beer.
Now it is fall and there’s football to see,
Abandon your family, buy a bigger TV.
A flick of the screen and there’s Herbie’s face!
"What a season we’ve got! It’ll be quite a race!"
Eminem was so stoned, he couldn’t see straight,
But I’m back again, this season’ll be great.
"Now Texas! Now, Georgia! Now, Michigan and Clemson!
On, Oregon! On, Utah! On Temple, Wisconsin!
Bama’s Number 1, it’s them you must beat!
This season will keep you on the edge of your seat!"
Good bye BCS, I doubt we’ll miss you,
Now we’ve got a playoff that’s shiny and new.
What promise it brings, its glory we shall see,
When the selection committee makes it all SEC.
What an offseason it’s been, oh where do we start?
It was really pretty rotten, like a Charlie Weis fart.
If you’re hungry dear Jameis, just scramble some eggs,
But don’t be a dumbass and steal Publix crab legs.
There were deweys, possessions and arrests galore,
But none of them match that dash out the door.
Thankfully coaches headline most of our rhyme,
For their offseason lunacy took up most our time.
The shocker of all was Chris Petersen leaving
A decade at Boise, and all that BCS winning.
Now he’ll coach UDub, whose coach went away,
To coach SC and merry old LA.
But speaking of Trojans, Nick what the fuck?
You hired Lane Kiffin? Are you down on your luck?
There were a million other coaches, what, were you torn?
Good luck with that. He’ll call you Butthorn.
Mack Brown is out, Charlie Strong moved right in,
Muscles and all, he’d still better win.
The NFL called and O’Brien went packin,
So Penn State scooped up a willing James Franklin.
But the winner of all was our friend Bo Pelini
Who gave up the ghost and went batshit crazy.
He’s dressing in red, he’s carrying a cat,
He’s dressed like a car salesman. Cell phone? Meet bat.
If only Bo’d visit the troubled NCAA
I’m sure he’d get busy, and have something to say.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit, NCAA meet boot,
You finally have to give players some of your loot.
Speaking of which, good lord SEC.
You’re raking in cash, you’re network TV.
Vandy and Kentucky may be a ratings low,
There’s so much more, Christ what to say?
"Ah, Fuck it," said Corso, "Let’s not ruin our day."
Football is here, so let’s stop all this thinking.
Let’s break out the cooler, and start our day drinking.
All the off season nonsense has come to a close.
No more stories about change and hair in corn rows.
There are games to be played, and stories to share.
Good god its, perfect, like Kingsbury’s hair.
Now everyone’s tied, nothin and nothin.
Every team’s got some hope that this year will be somethin.
Aggie and Scuralina are ready to fight,
Tomorrow at 5, it’s kickoff allright.
Today rest well, your stamina you will need,
Your hunger for College Football, tonight it will feed.
As I look at the tube, I see Herb in my sight,
"College Football for all, and for all a good-night!"
Final wallpaper until Notre Dame and probably the last "schedule"-themed wallpaper I will do until basketball season. I was working on honing some skills creating "embroidered" logos and decided to give the ol' vintage wolverine logo a go. I like how it turned out (it actually kind of looks embroidered!) and I think it may fit the taste of MGoBlog a bit more than my previous schedule wallpaper.
Mobile (1080x1920 - Vertical - Works well on iPhone 5)
With Joey Galloway on color, who I don't recall hearing before. A shame IMO, this confirms me wanting to listen to the radio feed.
[Ed-Ace: I changed the thread title, as Beth Mowins is in my opinion a solid announcer—especially for a noon game on ESPN2—and the immediate parallel drawn to Pam Ward, a far inferior play-by-play announcer, is potentially rooted in something I'm not comfortable seeing on this blog.
Joey Galloway as the color commentator should probably be your biggest concern here. Leaving the rest of the thread up unchanged since it at least contains some pertinent information.]