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As if we haven't already discussed this, but another set of opinions on how to divide the Big Ten and PAC-Ten into divisions.
Please, please, please let football season start!
I know Tate seems to be a pretty popular guy around here, but I guess I just had to ask if anybody else finds him to be a bit cocky/kinda douchey. No doubt he is a good football player, but I can't help but feel like if he were the starting QB at any other big ten school (even ones we traditionally don't have much animosity for like Northwestern) many of us would probably point out that he seems like a douchenozzle.
As a current student I've seen both Denard and Tate around the Union some (havent talked to either of them personally) and Denard is usually laughing about something and talking with regular students. Tate, on the other hand, seems to keep more to himself, keeping himself relatively separated from the random student body.
But more than that, and more than just a general sense of arrogance I see when he talks to the media, one specific thing sticks in my mind. A couple days after an article came up (I think it was on rivals but I'm not sure) praising Denard's strides as a QB in the spring game, Tate put the article up on his facebook "wall of shame" and added the comment "I was against the 1s he was against the 2s." Personally if Tate can't get excited for a teammate's success, even at the same position, then I find myself really not wanting to root against him.
Obviously as a UM fan/student I'll be rooting for Tate's success every time he touches the ball, but I can't help but feel a really strong hope that Denard somehow manages to win the starting job outright and Tate transfers in 2011 (when DG would be able to be a solid backup as a RS Freshman). Personally this is not a guy I want to have to cheer for and not a guy I want representing my school. Undoubtedly an extremely unpopular opinion here but I just wanted to see if literally anybody else on this board feels the same way.
Don't forget the public ticket packs went onsale this morning 8:30am. Got Section 19/Row 59 for Sparty in my Maize Pack - that section is selling on StubHub for $275 per ticket. October can't come soon enough - GO BLUE!
Go get your tickets while they are still on sale! There is nothing better in the middle of the summer than securing a few spots in the best staduim in the country. Go Blue!!!
Random facts to relay ...
1. The Block M painted on top of the east side bleacher seats is being primed and will be repainted.
2. They will sew the block M and MICHIGAN letters into the turf ... I never knew they did that.
3. The press area on the west side is impressive ... over 100 seats w/ table tops.
4. Windows in the suites can open.
Lastly, the club seating is wonderful (and seats are still available), so if you have any interest at all, please call:
Ted Ledbetter, Assistant Director, Development
Oh, and I am not Ted ... I am a UofM alum that is just a huge fan of the stadium reconstruction project and promote it any chance I get.
I just ordered my copies after clicking the link at MVictors, but the publishing date says only "July 2010." Anybody in the know have information as to when I can expect to receive them? I look forward to it like a kid at Christmas.