The annual Michigan Season Ticket Holder Survey is out. If/when you have seen it and responded to it, feel free to discuss your repsonses and comments in this space.
Some of the noteworthy things about this year's survey:
- As usual, there are no questions about the team's performance. You won't get to vote on firing the Offensive Coordinator. That doesn't bother me in the slightest. What would I say? "Gosh, I'd like it if we won all of our games"?
- There's nothing about schedules, opponents, etc.
- They did not ask about whether night games are good, bad or indifferent. I don't know if that might telegraph anything about the possibility (unliklihood?!?) of a night game next year. I seem to recall the question in last year's survey, although I may be incorrect in that regard. My preference is zero night games. Anyway, they didn't ask.
- Main questions are with the game-day experience. Parking/shuttles; Stadium staff; concessions; bathrooms; ticketing; resale/StubHub; marketing promotions; digital platforms; cellular service. And, naturally stadium rock.
- I got a kick out the fact that they asked about the "Fire Up!" and "Let's Go!..." videos. I had forgotten how awful those things were until they asked.
One thing they didn't really ask about (there is space for other narrative comments) is about the use of the video boards for instant replay. Can anyone explain why every big play, every big penalty, every disputable play isn't replayed? We've got a platoon of cameras, a network television crew, and two video boards each of which is larger than an adult Blue whale. Oh; and 110,000 people who might want to see what the millions of people who paid exactly nothing for the game are watching at home.