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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.
As a corollary to the several board topics about the outlandish price of football season tickets and whether the product on the field is worth that price, I would like to get the MGoCommunity epinion on upgrading their football seats.
I got a call from the ticket office saying that I can upgrade to any group I want, as long as I pay the associated PSD. They cannot, however, guarantee the row or section within the group. I'm currently in the Blue group, section 40. I like the row I'm in since its reasonably close to the exit and I get a good view of whats going on, so I really have no interest in trying to get better seats within the group (i.e. getting closer to the field). I'm mildly intrigued by the offer of moving groups, but wanted to get other people's thoughts. Has anyone done this? Any insights?
Thanks in advance.
It appears that ridiculous ticket price increases and seat licenses are NOT the brainchild of Dave Brandon (as much as we would like to believe). There is a story on Eleven Warriors about the history and rise in ticket and PSD costs through the years.
While Ramzy gets some of his facts wrong on how PSDs and ticket prices are "subsidized" by the government, he does make a few good points. It is interesting to note that the 2014 game between Michigan and Ohio will run $150 each. This is up from $70 two years ago.
Interesting read. I didn't find a single bad word about Gene Smith. He apparently can gouge the Buckeye fans at will while collecting his bonuses for National Championships from a wrestler has probably never met.
In yet another "what are they thinking" moment, a pair of Penn State Alums have received the OK from State College to erect a status of Joe Paterno. It would not be on campus but rather downtown, two miles from the original statue which was torn down a couple years ago. In this version, Paterno would be sitting on a bench reading Virgil's Aeneid.
The story is here: LINK
I did a retrospective on Michigan's offensive line recruiting from 2007, a class that included several busts, several first round picks, and David Molk (plus a few others). There's even a local, homegrown product on the list from Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, though he flamed out.