Don Draper, Mike Valenti, Pat Caputo are all douchebags
Don Draper, Mike Valenti, Pat Caputo are all douchebags
I was just comforting Mrs Rosen Sunday night. Get over it.
That's ok, I will just have Daenary sick her three dragons on you
"YOU MAKE ME SICK!"
disagrees with you. DB's stated purpose for the mascot, jet-pack man, parachuting the football in, etc. is to excite and engage the next generation of Michigan football fan. Can't say there are that many non-affiliated young kids sitting in $95 seats, but you never know.
For students, Brandon has nothing to do with it. Tickets are priced perfect for students. Diehard students will buy them no matter what almost and the ones who think they are too expensive most likely won't go to the games let alone get there early
What exactly is a diehard student?
What do you think all these posters were when they were in college (the ones that went to UM)?
The gallows of 16th century England. Hanging was a very slow and painful death as most times your neck would not break and you would just dangle there until you we're strangled. Men could elect to hire or have their family hire groups of young boys to attach themselves to the legs of the hangee to increase the likelihood of a quick death by broken neck. This was considered "dying easy." Dying hard then meant that you may dangle there for a long time. It was kind of a last f**k you to your punishers as it was a long ordeal and the crowd would often plead and sympathize with the victim.
They would actually hire boys? There you go Ferbert, you could have done this during college to pay for tickets too
You were a ghost while in college? How did that go over with your roommate?
This. Unfortunate, but true. What Bacon points out also is this crowd did not grow up on going to games like many of us did.
Get a job while you're a student if the games mean that much to you. I worked in a dining hall freshmen year solely for that purpose.
Stop drinking at the bar and drink at home. Problem solved.
I must've forgotten that going out and finding a good company to co op with on my part turned me into Sack Lodge from Wedding Crashers.
Although im a grad, I still have the honor of sitting in the student section. Maybe its because general admission sitting works in my favor I havent really given it much thought. If you want good seats, show up early. Ive been doing it for years, but now I will finally get rewarded for it. I thought Bacon's article brought up some good points, mostly about our cupcake out of conference games.
This seems more rant and less coherent/convincing argument...
I can't recall which comment, but someone said that John U. Bacon only supports underperformers - Rich Rod and the students. What would the game day atmosphere be like without the students? As a rising senior at Michigan, I wholeheartedly feel that we make the crowd what it is. Between the 20s are old and lifeless ticket holders that make as much noise as a passed out kid at Phi Psi. The Big House would be very dull without the passion and cheering the students add to the gameday experience. Furthermore, the students, especially Seniors and Juniors, are very upset with the GA seating. Although I will be at the game (haven't missed a home game since 2004), it wouldn't surprise me if a bunch of students don't show up in a rebellious act. Should be interesting. A lot of fights may break out between upper and lower classmen as many 2014 and 2015 feel entitled to be seated closer to the field.
Anyone who starts a fight because they feel "entitled" to seats should be banned from the stadium for the rest of their academic career. It's childish and unbecoming a college student.
that entitlement attitude will do wonders for the students when they enter the workplace.
GET OFF MY LAWN!
I can't comprehend why it's so difficult to stop drinking 20-40 minutes sooner and get to the game on time. No argument could convince me that that last hour is so important. I have no sympathy.
Sorry but that conclusion was reached long before the article was written and long before the topic even came up.
You know where i watched the Game my freshman year in 1995? Yup, my parents couch in NJ because it was thanksgiving weekend. Didn't get to see biakabatuka run for 300 plus yards cause I was home for thanksgiving. Our student tickets also didn't include the UVa game because it was before the school term started. So Bacon can spare me the shit he is slinging that its all Brandon's fault for chasing the mighty dollar.
I see no issue for GA. Maybe the seniors have a legit beef but its really not a big deal. I think I sat in my actual seats like twice as a student. Hopefully all the loud, crazy fans will be closer to the field ad will make it louder. Not to mention hopefully it'll cure the awful bottleneck getting to the seats. It shouldn't take 25 min to go from concourse to seats.
I feel zero sympathy towards any student except the diehard juniors and seniors who show up early. They're the ones getting screwed, but the student body as a whole has no one to blame but itself.
This isn't the Greek community's fault, as much as I've heard people try to go that route. This isn't Dave Brandon's fault. Its the student body's collective fault. Because they thought chugging those last 5 beers were more important that showing up on time. As a recent grad who pregamed before every game and still managed to show up early for the games, turning on the TV at kickoff and seeing a half-empty student section pissed me off.
If you don't want to show up on time? Fine. Sell your tickets to someone who will. There's thousands of alums out there who will buy your tickets, show up early, and stay well after the game is done.
It is Pre-Gaming with Pat's fault for glorifying binge drinking.
There we go, we now have a scape goat.
I'm more pissed that ticket costs have risen at fairly extreme rates over the past few years...
I couldn't care less about General Admission, but if that's your remedy for getting higher attendance, how about drop the cost a little bit?
I am going to get them regardless, but it's still annoying
with the later kickoff times for most games, plenty of time to party and get to the game on time.
simply it is all about priorities. if the games are important to you, then you get there early.
the students not showing up at the first game just hurts yourself and insults your classmates and team.
I wonder how the players actually feel about it as well. That's something I'd love to get the opportunity to ask. How do you feel about your fellow students not showing up on time to see you play but the rest of the stadium has no problem?
What does the 'U' stand for in John U. Bacon?