Woohoo! The manifest destiny of cost-benefit analyses!!! Yea! Let's change everything! Let's replace the Michigan Stadium flood lights with black lights, body paint all the players as Maori tribesmen with phosphorescent paint, and play half-field night games while Thievery Corporation rents out the south endzone for a rave! Is there any way to rent pandas on leashes; I feel like this would be superior yet with three pandas on six leashes.
Having gone off the deep end, please allow me to come back. Nothing makes a young fellow feel older than the realization that whereas he used to mock those who resisted change, he joined them before he had the sense to notice. Listen, I have no interest in watching Michigan stand shin deep in stagnancy while competitors pass it by. I care deeply about our success and wish to capitalize on every competitive advantage. But our institution, this football program, is itself a natural advantage. I admit, in some ways, Michigan may need to change. Further, I admit it's difficult to tease out that which is best off unchanging versus that which is best off changing. But concrete signs exist to separate the change-worthy from the unchangeworthy. Pointedly, good change comes with good reason--a story and logic lending a solution. Good change happens never for mere change's sake.
Michigan as a realm of real-life fantasy named football is both strong in brand and rich in character. It doesn't need your sparkle. Blue endzones. Matte-finishes. Canned music. It's just glitter. Please stop the gimmicks. I was born in 1983 and, yet, so as to help balance the extremes in conversations like these, I find myself longing for the era in which the bowl on Stadium & Main held a six-feet-thick residue of suitcoats, bowler hats, and sun dresses. I long for this far more than is reasonable and productive. Help me help myself, which i promise will help you too. Please quit this nonsense. This isn't simply directed at the O.P. This is directed at every purveyor of a new idea designed--not to address some fault, but--to make some classic something "POP!"
Stop effing with our ess!