I never once complained it was hard to show up on time. It's not, and I do it. What I'm complaining about is your assertion that I should have somehow figured out a way to rally the entire student body and force everyone to show up to games on time.
My point is that, as someone who has shown up an hour early to every single football game over the past few years without fail, (and who has show up at least 10 minutes early to 90% of all home basketball games the past 3 years without fail), it seems a little bit shitty for me to not get sideline seats for the Ohio game unless I camp outside on a cold night in November two days before my senior thesis is due.
As for the issue with the Greeks... first off, I'm not sure what you mean by "man up" in this context. So your saying that I, as a non-member of greek life... should have... gone door to door to frats and sororities and pleaded with them to show up on time? Maybe you think I could have written a letter to the interfraternity council?... Or maybe you're suggesting that, when waiting in line for the Ohio bball game, I should have socked all those frat guys in the mouth who cut past me and everyone else... none of those sounds like very effectrive options if you ask me.
And here's how it works. Right now, it's "cool" to keep pre-gaming late and show up to games midway through the first quarter - presumably because there don't see any detriment to doing so. However, next year, this will change. It will suddently become "cool" for half of the greek community to wait in line 12 hours early for games, and then facilitate the other half cutting in to the front of the line right before the gates open. How do I know this? Prior to this year, no greeks ever went to basketball games. Apparently it wasn't "cool." Imagine my surprise when I showed up to Crisler at 4:20pm on the day of the Ohio game (9:00pm) and saw about ~300 "traditional" student superfans up front (e.g. Maize Rage President & friends) along with 1200 drunk greeks, many of whom hadn't attended one single other game that year up to that point.
I'm a bit insulted by your ostentatious attidude and aptitude to lump me in with a class of people who I share nothing in coming with. I actually don't even pre-game. I never have to ask "how do I find time for beer bong?," since quite literally, I don't. I'm not saying "a real job and real responsibilities" aren't hard, but I do think that there are plenty of students here at Michigan who choose not to live that "easy" college life, and instead spend their time getting good grades and planning their future careers, and who would prefer to not have to camp out in order to get a sideline seat for The Game.
Lastly, correct me if I'm wrong, but are you saying that if the students gave thousand+ dollar donations to the AD it'd be okay if that they don't show up to games on time?