1. The basketball situation was very poorly handled. I completely understand your plight and think Brandon really fucked this one up.
2. The skywriting is absolutely embarrassing and Brandon should do something like match MSU's fundraising efforts to try to save some face.
3. From a football standpoint you will not receive any sympathy from me or seemingly the majority of the alums. I missed one fucking game at Michigan while I was an undergrad and it was for a wedding against my will. I had to deal with multiple 4 loss seasons before being treated to our '97 championship. We actually made the decision to not tailgate for noon games because we looked so forward to each game. The decision to tailgate and lazily stroll into the games in the 2nd Q is justifiably being penalized IMO.
Our OOC schedules have certainly sucked and don't think that season ticket alums such as myself don't hate that shit too. But you reap what you sew and I doubt this is going to change anytime soon.
4. Go blue.