this may be of some local interest
In light of the JUB release, I thought I'd use this forum to ping the MGoReadership for more investigative reporting-style books on college athletics you've enjoyed.
- Has to be investigative-style - no biographies or opinion pieces.
- Has to be about Michigan (preferred) or college sports - no professional athletics
I'm currently reading "Billion-Dollar Ball" by Gilbert Gaul and it takes a deeper look into the monetization and "big-money culture" of college football. The author was an investigative journalist for the Washington Post and Phildelphia Inquirer and it reads in that style. It's pretty good and it's not too pricey on Kindle.
Some highlights: looking into Texas' Athletic Department as a money making machine; chapter three is also on Notre Dame paying Weis $23M not to coach; insight on the influx of cash with TV channels, rights, etc.; and a bunch of stuff about the rabid nature of Alabama fans and the "Sabanization" of the region.
There are some nice charts? CHARTS. showing Michigan's profit prowess, as well.
I am heading out to Utah tomorrow with my wife on our honeymoon and we will be staying at the St. Regis in Park City/Deer Valley and going to the game.
Trying to start a thread for fellow fans to meet-up. The only other thread I could find on this, was more or less where people were sitting. We are just hoping to bounce into some fellow Michigan fans and hoping to see some maize and blue roaming around our hotel.
Can't wait for the Harbaugh era to start, Go Blue! We will be in Section E32 Row - 51.
Lets get this party started.
So I am currently overseas and will be working during the game. Sadly for me AFN (Armed Forces Network) is not showing the game. Is there anyone that has the capability of taping the game and uploading to dropbox or something similar? Or does anyone know of someone that already uploads games pretty quickly after? I am trying to do a complete social media blackout until I watch, assuming I have a way of watching. Thanks for any help.
The deadline to reserve seat cushions for season ticket holders is this week. Does anybody have any opinions on renting vs buying? I was sold on renting until I saw that it was $49 a seat. Seems a little steep. The portable cushions they sell at MDen are only $17. I have zero experience with both options. Lame topic but I wouldn't mind saving $60 if it was worth it.
days until Jim Harbaugh unleashes the Wolvernies against the Utes!! GO BLUE!!