Football Display Case
I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
In 2007, the Tigers had an attendance of just over three million. In 2008, it was 3.2 million. This past year, just over three million.
So, the line about having done it "five or six times" is misleading. I glanced at the schedule this year and the low mark for attendance was about 36,000.
On July 20, they list the attendance at more than 44,000.
OK, I stand corrected about that. Still, even if they've "only" done it three times, that's three times out of 13 years in a stadium that is not that large (and I predict that it will happen again in 2013). In contrast, for 88 seasons the Tigers played in a 50,000+ seat stadium and never drew 3 million.
What's that economic term to describe it? The point of diminshing marginal returns, or something like that. College football has been fully exploited and overexposed.
Its funny because I follow recruiting just like everyone else does on here and when the season came this year, I spent most of my time working in the yard rather than watching michigan play. I was so excited to see what would be for michigan this year but I probably only watched 3 full games total all year. Ticket prices are WAY to expensive for me to buy for my family and I cant justify spending thst much for one game.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
I fear that in the future sporting events are going to be on a PPV basis or highly expensive cable packages. Best way to get people out of their homes and into the stadium is to make it more expensive to stay in the house.
It'll have its trade-offs like all things. You'll get the diehards throwing their money at it like crazy, but the decreased visibility kills off any chances of cultivating and growing a casual/uninformed fanbase.
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I hope it's declining. Sports in general are too big in this country.
After our next loss. ;-)
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
And they aren't big in other countries?
Ever been to a pro soccer match in Europe or Latin America?
It has peaked for me personally. It's a lot easier for me to watch from home and give up 3.5 hours than to drive out to AA (more like seven). There's no additional expenditure, as I already pay for cable (vs. 150 for two tickets to a non-marquee B1G game plus food, drinks, gas). No contest. I love seeing football games live, but it's just not worth it anymore.
Denard has spent the offseason working really hard and smiling at people.
My concern is that Delaney and other conference bigs seem to have forgotten the lessons the housing crash taught, among which were “yes, what goes up and goes up so spectacularly must eventually come down.” Yet Delaney and Slive expand into markets of questionable long-term television viewership, expand facilities to accommodate more (especially more well-heeled) fans, and pay coaches Fortune 500 CEO-level salaries in the belief that the product and the market for it have no downside. They and the television networks that help fuel such expansion seem to feel that the public will only clamor for more and more college football, and demand will only rise.
Wall Street whizzes hubristically bought worthless mortgages because they could sell them to others who clamored for more and more mortgage-backed securities, another product that supposedly had no downside. One would hope that Delaney and his confrères recognize that nothing is “too hot not to cool down.”
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I've wondered when college football might hit a tipping point and the interest and money starts to decline. It doesn't seem sustainable for the money to keep going up, and no matter how much schools pay coaches, not all the teams will have winning records and BCS bowl games. There will be losers, and already most schools are paying out more than they are bringing in for athletics,