maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
[UPDATE 8/26/2014 from Seth:]
While the ticket spreadsheet was awesome for its time, we've known for some time that it's subject to abuse, and more likely to be damaged the more our community has grown. We've been on the lookout for some way to add a layer of security that's still free on both ends. Now we have that!
Go here: http://www.tiqiq.com/sellerdirect and sign in with your Facebook account. Then list your tickets, put MGoBlog somewhere in your description if you like, then copy the link to your tickets and paste on the spreadsheet.
Nobody's forced to use that system. This is just a protection for sellers so their price can't be changed, and for buyers so they know they're dealing with a real human with a name and pictures of their cat.
To go along with the 'more informative headlines' theme, this thread will hopefully get set as a sticky. I have made a spreadsheet listing all people selling and looking for tickets.. http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Avnckx2kNv9GdGVPQXBQMDZQdFJ4RTJS... Basketball season is here.. I've started up a new sheet in the document for basketball. Ive made the permissions open to anyone to edit, so we'll try the trust method for a while until someone abuses. Feel free to post what you are looking for or selling. If it gets abused, I'll go back to the method of requiring someone to email me and then posting.
As an FYI, in case you have missed all the emails and mailers from the Athletic Department, football season ticket renews start today and end at the end of the month. They anticipate that you'll get your tickets sometime in mid July.
Its a slow Thurs night...I got my tax refund and used/going to use the money toward Michigan stuff:
1. Going to use the money to renew my season tickets
2. Bought a new jacket
What about you? What Michigan stuff are you getting if you're getting a refund?
Im sure some other people must have also received this email a few minutes ago but it looks like they are send out options for season tickets next year if you bought a 2014 Go Blue or Family Pack of tickets.
You are guaranteed up to two (2) 2015 Michigan Football season tickets if you choose to purchase them.
• Up to two (2) season tickets may be purchased
• Seats will be assigned in the end zone
In early September, we will follow up with you to see your interest in becoming a Season Ticket Holder.
Thanks again for your support of Michigan Football.
We look forward to seeing you this season, and hopefully next season too!
Its pretty tempting with the schedule next year but I live near Grand Rapids and think 7 trips to Ann Arbor is a little much. Also im a fan of sitting mid level in the corners or sidelines and not being stuck in row 70+ endzone.
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.
Got the email that season tix are available to be renewed online which I just completed.
I wasn't offered any additional Michigan games (no road games at all) - did anyone have to the option of additional and/or road games?