alternate headline: man does job
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I liked Manuel's remarks. A||
I liked Manuel's remarks. A lot. I knew he was thoughtful; did not know he was charming.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||I think he was also sharing||
I think he was also sharing the moment with the family who helped endow the coach position. Anyway, I also thought it was neat that he left it to him. Kudos also to Rudock for making it about the team.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Had to go to the ER last year||
Had to go to the ER last year on Christmas Day with my son. I profusely thanked everyone there for working. Several of them said they were happy to work! Good pay, a break from relatives. But I'm still grateful.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Here on the Alumni tour||
Never been to one of these things. It's a good time, seeing Michigan fans all over the Hyatt Regency. Looking forward to kickoff lunch & pep rally today. The latter is free & open to the public. It's at the I-Drive 360 entertainment center at 2:30 pm.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Endorsed||
I'm with you. If this was deliberate (which I doubt) it's bush league. Let's beat them fair and square, not because they got accidental wake up calls and whatnot.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in serious marital||
I'm in serious marital trouble. I saw the photos on my phone last night and was like "Huh, so Harbaugh showed up!" And my husband was all, "showed up for what?" I explained the whole business to him and he asked why I didn't tell him about the walk ahead of time so we could go.
I had no answer.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||When Jordan graduates I'm||
When Jordan graduates I'm angling to get Grandma to come to my house.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Mother of son checking in,||
Mother of son checking in, what a gut punch. Well written. And as for the comments, I'm right there with many of you.
Naturally, any thoughtful person would be sad at this news. I think it hits parents at an entirely different level of sadness and empathy Parent of boys, even more so. Parents of boys that age, almost unfathomable. That's been my experience as my child has grown, anyway.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Happy to report...||
Michigan's policy has since changed so military personnel aren't screwed on residency.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||The Commons hotel is an||
The Commons hotel is an unbeatable location. Thanks to light rail, however, you can stay farther out and still get there without parking hassles.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I'm less of a dick than this comment suggests||
Just for clarification--looking at this thread now, it appears I was correcting YOUR spelling, jblaze. In fact I was correcting someone else's, an mgoblogger who boasted about his ability to holler at his own players and declaring a bunch of us (in another thread) an embarrassment to himself as a true die-hard fan. It appears that comment has been deleted.
I generally don't care how you spell Rudock (and you came close anyway) but I will hold someone to a higher standard once he or she annoints himself a superior fan to the rest of us pathetic schlubs.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||You're right that program mix||
You're right that program mix surely plays a role.
MSU graduatates about a third as many engineering students each year as UM does. MSU also has a larger School of Education, too, which would also play a role (they put out 350+ new teachers each year).
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Yet I can't recall the last||
Yet I can't recall the last time our section was so full. Weird.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||There's nothing wrong with being an Ag school anyway||
I hate the implication that having agriculture programs makes you some kind of joke. Maybe it's my Nebraska roots, maybe it's the fact that I enjoy food and wine, maybe I'm just crazy. I may poke fun at MSU for lots of things but this would not be one of them.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I confess I would like to put||
I confess I would like to put a stop to their ongoing Brown Jug party.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||It's Rudock||
Mr Die-Hard fan.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Nope, not sure. I don't||
Nope, not sure. I don't think the MDen was having the same issue--no signs up, anyway.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Well, you're putting yourself in there||
I merely noticed that they aren't enforcing the bag policy consistently, not crying over seeing purses. Cash-only was a glitch that took a few fans by surprise, which I know because I saw people asking seaated for cash.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||My eyes may or may not have||
My eyes may or may not have welled up when his voiceover started. I'm not telling.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Were you the "C" in Michigan?||
Were you the "C" in Michigan? That section was noticeably slacking off.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Needed more band music. Too||
Needed more band music. Too much piped-in. Couldn't tell whether the video voiceover part of the halftime show was an error or not--they drowned out the band (at least on the east side).
|38 weeks 32 min ago||So at least someone might be||
So at least someone might be dealing with "two chicks at once" like the OP hoped.
|38 weeks 22 hours ago||After that first inning, we||
After that first inning, we might be lucky to get done with this by 2am
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm, the ESPN guy thought I||
Hmm, the ESPN guy thought I did, but I suppose they don't have their most crackerjack guy on the phones on a Sunday.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I just called them, and they||
I just called them, and they confirmed it's a computer-only game on ESPN3. Of course I don't know our account number (cable is in husband's name) so I am screwed.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Where the &$¥#% is the game?||
Where the &$¥#% is the game? ESPNU is showing me the Oklahoma game. Come on.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know, man, my dad was||
I don't know, man, my dad was still so busy and making so many contributions at 74 when cancer took him. My inlaws are almost 80 and they have great lives where they're free to pursue their passions & interests at will.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Quitter.||
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I'm on my phone; it hates the||
I'm on my phone; it hates the mgoApp and vice versa.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I live in the northwest part||
I live in the northwest part of Pittsfield where it's hard to get a lot of house for your money, but more east of here your $ goes farther. Partly driven by the school district, as Pittsfield is divided among Ann Arbor, Saline, & Ypsi schools. It's losing a lot of greenspace due to development but it's a nice township to live in.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Omnipotent Internet Power||
Omnipotent Internet Power Moderator.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||OT but;||
I ate at a lovely little waffle stand there. Long line, awesome sandwiches.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Relevant||
We finally got WebEx and BlueJeans working more smoothly but this hit close to home for awhile.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Age? 40s Occupation?||
|45 weeks 1 day ago||I was told by a contact at||
I was told by a contact at Nike that part of the fallout with Michigan (back when we switched) was that UM wasn't willing to have contract language about "non-spatting" shoes.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever they do or do not||
Whatever they do or do not do, when the regents or the media want to obtain "official" student input, CSG may be where they'd naturally turn. They are the popularly-elected representatives for the student body, and therefore they may be expected to speak for you and your concerns.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||You also didn't mention how||
You also didn't mention how the athletic department stopped paying for IM uniforms and offering IM sports preferential fees for renting facilities. They'd done that for years and then stopped. That wasn't widely known.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Do you mean UM's former AD||
Do you mean UM's former AD Tom Goss?
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Too cold to want to go||
Too cold to want to go anywhere, so I made dinner here for my two best valentines: son & husband. Now the kid & I are watching The Great Gatsby. It's a chill Saturday night. Laundry might also be on the agenda. #romance
|52 weeks 11 hours ago||I think they've gone about||
I think they've gone about this all wrong.
I'll be honest: Having another thing that is "Michigan-only" and Michigan-specific in the band repertoire wouldn't be the worst thing.
The fight song is amazing and should never share the limelight with some "alternate" fight song. EVER.
Nor do I think we need a different "pump up" song. The fight song IS a pump-up song, the only one you need.
BUT--if the band had another, recognizable thing to launch into to mix it up a little? Something that is ours, unlike the arrangements that a dozen other bands do? I'd be fine with it. I'd welcome it. Teach me the words, let the crowd get into it, roll it out once a game. That's fine. I'm not sure how you'd start that tradition, but I think there's room for it.
But you don't introduce the idea by proposing to ADD a fight song, or then abort that and call it a pump-up song. That makes me want to take this idea and drive a stake through its heart.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Special K would be better,||
Special K would be better, IMO. It's a lighter flake.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||We're all overlooking the||
We're all overlooking the boost this might get us in Playboy's annual Party School ranking.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||One of the student||
One of the student challengees said "It's actually hard to make Cinnamon Toast Crunch taste bad" so, you know, who knows. I think CoCo Pebbles induced some gagging when mixed with grape
|1 year 2 weeks ago||If someone burned a matrress||
If someone burned a matrress on my front lawn I would not be amused.
Damage to the lawn. Disruption of firetrucks through my neighborhood (assumimg they were xalled) plus cost to the taxpayers. Risk of sparks being carried by wind damaging my house or neighbors. The dirty work left to me to dispose of it safely once it cooled. The unsightliness of a burned mattress there while waiting for cooling/garbage day.
I don't get how that's a small thing, really. I understand that college students may care less about appearance than I would, but that doesn't reduce it to a small harmless prank, IMO.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||My concern is not just that||
My concern is not just that the GPA/philanthropy stuff was irrelevant, but rather that the fraternity believes it's very, very relevant. It's a reminder that we tend to rate the seriousness of an offense not by actual behavior but by demographic background.
What's that, you have a 3.74 GPA? Well then, I guess these were just hijinks after all; thanks for the clarifying information.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Story can't be true||
Everyone knows Tom Osborne had a direct ear to God. Obviously he could get driving directions without using a pay phone.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Surely you can capitalize on||
Surely you can capitalize on this and pimp yourself as at a paid roommate to future nationals/olympics hopefuls.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||My cousin is married to a guy||
My cousin is married to a guy who I like, but is kind of a bombastic know-it-all about football. He is also an insanely loyal 49ers fan.
He was infuriatingly condescendng at Thanksgiving when I dared to mention the possiblity of Harbaugh-to-Michigan Therefore, an announcement would make ensure our holiday celebration in early January (when I see him again) extra meaningful.
Do it for me, Jim. Do it for the way this is going to play out. Do it for the way he won't look me in the eye as he reels off some justification in an overconfident voice.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Had to laugh||
My son's friend broke his thumb at a party there. The UM ortho docs who saw him said exacty what you just did.
STILL, with no snow to sled in, and no PE class, I've got a kid who is going to be sitting around way too much this holiday break. If something comes together we'd seriously consider attending.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yes, I've been in the locker||
Yes, I've been in the locker room in Crisler. The player's lockers have a special cutout at the top to fit where the iPads get velcroed.
But you're talking about a much smaller number of players to provide iPads too. It's not inconceivable to me that the hoops teams would have them, but the football team doesn't. Photos I've seen of the football locker room don't seem to have a place for ipads, so I'd wonder where you'd keep 110 of the things if not there.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||His answer wouldn't mean||
His answer wouldn't mean much. Why would you reveal your job intentions to the media? To what purpose?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I've said this downthread,||
I've said this downthread, but I think it deserves a main-level comment.
Contrary to what has been claimed, Athletics pays $$ to the University's academic enterprise.
Athletes with full scholarships get what we call a "free ride" but it's not that the University is just waiving the tution fees. The University still charges them--it's just that Athletics picks up the tab. Just like if a rich uncle did.
Now, I have seen arguments that this is not meaningul because it happens "in the system" (as opposed to athletics carrying bags of cash over Fleming, presumably) or because tuition is some arbitrary figure that may or may not cover the cost of instruction or whatever, or because athletes are just a small sliver of the student body. That's beside the point. The point is, the money flows from athletics to academics, not the other way around. Tuition payments are made on the same basis as they would be for any other enrolled students at the U (that is, athletes don't get some special rate or some agreed-upon deal between the U and the AD).
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This runs counter to my||
This runs counter to my understanding. Tuition payments are more than donations to the general fund.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||No, No. No.||
The info may be great but the interpretation is NOT.
Athletics absoltuely does may money to the University for the tuition of its scholarship athletes. Tuition for tendered athletes is not a write-off. The AD pays for it.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I think you're misled by the||
I think you're misled by the phrasing "Financial Aid to Students." That doesn't all go to students--some of it is a direct trannsfer to the University to pay for those students' tuition. Some of it would also go to Housing (if they live on campus). Housing is, like athletics, an auxiliary unit, so payments to Housing aren't payments to the academic side, but they are payments out of Athletics to other parts of the U.
This seems to be poorly understood by many on campus. When they hear that scholarship athletes get a "free ride" they assume the University just doesn't charge them anything. This is not true. They do charge them--and the athletic department pays.
TL/DR: Some money flows FROM athletics TO academics.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Christ you must be a blast at||
Christ you must be a blast at parties
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I don't find it particular||
I don't find it particular surprising that U-M would use its public status in different ways. There are times when it is advantageous to be under the "we're part of state government" umbrella, and there are times when it's advantageous to say "Nope, we're different and autonomous."
I realize that it sucks when you're trying to make FOIA rules apply, or have some other reason that you want U-M to be bound by certain state laws. But I wager that many times as alums/students/supporters we should be happy about this kind of maneuvering.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Ignore it||
Based on what a colleague who has spent his entire career in athletic departments has told me: Believe about 10% of what you hear around coaching searches and AD searches. There is a lot of crap being floated, and people have various and sundry reasons to putting it out there.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It's pretty simple, IMO||
I want any Michigan player to be 100% behind the MIchigan coach as long as he or she is coaching.
Maybe it is reassuring for some people to believe that there are a bunch of players out there who sorry they're in this current program, disappointed in their coach, wishing someone else were at the helm. I'm not in that camp.
Whatever I and/or the general fandom thinks about the coach, I want a team who is all in, totally with the program, following the coach that we have in the position right now.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I certainly understand why||
I certainly understand why you and others might question why the general public votes for these particular leaders. But the alternative is to have them appointed by the governor, and that system has its problems. Elected Regents help to maintain U-M's autonomy from Lansing.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Playing DI football is||
Playing DI football is probably a transformative experience; you and 90+ teammates go through intense training and teambuilding and public scrutiny. I am certain it ends up being the kind of thing that you believe outsiders can't fully understand. It is also probably frustrating at times. So I'd cut the players some slack.
Surely we can be a little more thick-skinned than this. You got what you wanted, didn't you? Brandon resigned. You can't also expect every player to feel gratitude.
I feel like that's the bottom line, at times: We expect players to come here, always play their best, never complain, express nothing but gratitude for their free education, and feel nothing but loyalty and thankfulness for every fan. We expect them to be undying loyal to the program after graduation, too, never speaking a critical word. Oh, until the day when WE are critical of the program or the coach or the athletic department. Then we DO want them to back us up and call out the things we want called out.
I think this is unreasonable.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Really interesting how?||
Brandon is an alum, a regent, a fundraiser. He is well-off and well-connected. He will probably still have some kind of relationship with the U. May as well lay the groundwork for it being a good one.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Fwiw these responses, if||
Fwiw these responses, if authentic, make me like David Brandon more.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This is a step up||
After realizing they cannot be trusted to spray-spell a 5-letter word like "STATE" correctly, they have limited themselves to three letters, and the first one was a gimme.
Well done, Sparty. Well done, truly. I admire a person who knows his own limitations.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||When I took my son to the||
When I took my son to the first UTL game, he kept climbing onto the seat to see over the damned ND band (don't ever sit behind them; it sucks in every way). I worried he was bugging the old fellow next to him, but the guy saw me trying to corrall his hopping and he said "No, you get up there if you have to" and said something about kids building great memories at games like this. He even helped him up the next time.
Hats off to that guy.
Also, he was onto something, although it took the final 2 minutes of the game for him to be proved right!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||We don't have season tickets||
We don't have season tickets but attend semi-regularly on my friends' tickets, or my in-laws'. So I get to know the faces even if I'm not a season ticket holder.
There's a family who sits just ahead of us, four people who appear to be two generations of Michigan fans. They closely follow everything and the daughter is probably the loudest and most opinionated about plays & calls (but she's not obnoxious). Her mom brings a bag of old-fashioned minty throat lozenges, and she has one after every UM touchdown She said her own mother started the tradition and she's continuing with it, every game. High scoring games, she gets pretty sick of them.
Nearby there is a very old stooped-over fellow wearing the kind of head-to-toe dandified Michigan gear you can only really pull off if you're over 80. Love that man.
Sometimes we park in Champions East and we should know our neighbors there, too, but the only one who stands out to me is the lady to marched over and told us if we didn't come early to tailgate we had no right to be there at all. Good to know, thanks.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Nebraska is serious about||
Nebraska is serious about Volleyball. Their new facility seats almost 8,000 fans and the areas for the students look like the PDC at Crisler.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Where are you getting this?||
"First/Second/Third, if the players are going to whine about not having a full stadium....."
I have heard players say they live fan support. I have not heard them "whine" about lack of attendance.
"Getting ready to play for once" is a pretty crappy thing to tar the entire team with. Have something to back up that snark?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||If we hire Warde I can see I||
If we hire Warde I can see I will spend his entire tenure correcting the spelling of his name, both first AND last.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||i mean this in the nicest way:||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||This is pretty much how I'd||
This is pretty much how I'd expect a current player to feel. Determined, fiercely loyal to his team, fiercely loyal to his coach. I don't take offense at a young man feeling slightly pissed off at the situation. He could have been more tactful about fan opinions, sure. Overall I think his emotions are normal. We want fired up players, don't we?
it is one thing to parse the words of a former player or other public figures. Maybe so much scrutiny on a current scholar-athletes' venting doesn't need that same scrutiny.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Meaningless without the||
Meaningless without the original letter. I'd like to see its contents.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Let me get this straight.||
Just to be clear: a new president fails to set fire to the Athletic department five days after a troubling incident, and therefore some mgobloggers despair for his leadership and the University as a whole.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||They do. It's an unpaid,||
They do. It's an unpaid, very much part-time gig, being a Regent.
You're not wrong. Conflict of interest is a possibility with any job. However, I think the concern is greater when that job, like Brian's, specifically involves reporting on and writing opinions about a segment of the University's operations on a regular basis.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||They do. It's an unpaid,||
They do. It's an unpaid, very much part-time gig, being a Regent.
You're not wrong. Conflict of interest is a possibility with any job. However, I think the concern is greater when that job, like Brian's, specifically involves reporting on and writing opinions about a segment of the University's operations on a regular basis.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Me too. I had something||
Me too. I had something absolutely genius that I was just fuming to add to a discussion this week, but was logged out every time I tried. By the time I got to a computer, the moment had passed. God, the insight you guys all lost out on! Tragedy indeed.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||They couldn't force him to||
They couldn't force him to shut up, no.
But I'm guessing his role would change, and he would have to spell out what he will and won't wrote about and what he will and won't talk about with his staff.
Imagine there is some juicy topic at Michigan and Brian, due to his position, has information about it that is not to be made public yet. Meanwhile, people speculate. And maybe Ace writes about it speculatively. The minute it hits the internet, people will be all, wait, is Ace making a good guess? Does Ace know something because Brian told him? Is Ace's "source" a Regent? What if Ace is proven right a week later. Does that "prove" that Brian tells him things, or was it just a lucky guess, or a legit other source? Consider a new coaching search discussion. A coaching candidate could read it and take himself out of the running because he thinks a Regent has puts hints out there that the University wants someone else, even if it's just one of the MGoBlog staff noodling about it, in the way that we have come to love.
It's not good to have those kinds of questions rolling around, so I'm guessing that Regent Brian would have to lay out ahead of time his principles of good blogging practice.
The other thing to think about: We balk now at the idea that the AD watches film with the coach. Well, what if you have a Regent breaking down film play by play on the internet? He might intend for that to be solely for entertainment and edification of fans, but who is to say a coaching staff isn't going to feel like there is some kind of message there, some kind of advice to be heeded? What if the coach knows a big new proposal for a practice facility is going before the Regents in a few months. Does he want to be the guy who DIDN'T change the hockey lineup despite weeks of Brian the Blogger calling for it, knowing that Brian the Regent is going to be scrutinizing the proposal?
There are all kinds of ways that people will mix up the two roles and assume that one position influences/bleeds into the other. Brian may have no conflict keeping the two straight, but that doesn't mean other people will do so well, or that their actions or beliefs won't be influenced in ways Brian would not want or intend.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Well, I guess I'd be pretty||
Well, I guess I'd be pretty salty too, if I spent 30 years of my life, and some untold amount of money, invested in rooting for/watching a sport whose players' experiences and perspectives I couldn't care less about.
Is it the cheerleaders you tune in for, then?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Well, I seriously enjoyed the||
Well, I seriously enjoyed the previous episode when they came for the first Under the Lights.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Well, I seriously enjoyed the||
Well, I seriously enjoyed the previous episode when they came for the first Under the Lights.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I know! I have come to think||
I know! I have come to think of him as "the guy angelique needles ercilessly on twitter" but this was spot on.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||They do not get paid, that's||
They do not get paid, that's correct. Nor are they reimbursed for travel costs to attend meetings.
There are perks, of course. They get sweet parking (and those spots are reserved on campus for them all day, every day, 365 days a year, not just when a meeting is on). They get excellent football tickets, and I would imagine the U picks up the tab when they attend big events. I believe they also get some IT support to ensure they can get documents and stuff via their home computer setup.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The University has a problem||
The University has a problem talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to students and what they can pay for things.
There is legitimate and honest concern about lower-income students and how we can do better attracting more socioeconomic diversity to campus. There is also concern about the way that their financial constraints might alter their U-M experence and prevent them from enjoying things that other students enjoy.
On the other hand, I have also heard a flippant "they can afford it" attitude when it comes to costs and students. People use our student demographics (i.e. skewing wealthy) to justify charging for things and for increasing fees. The asumption is that financial aid will take the edge off for lower-income students, and wealthier kids will absorb the cost no problem.
There are several problems with this. One being that financial aid does NOT cover all things (season tickets, for one example). Two being that there are plenty of middle-income students who definitely DO feel the squeeze when prices go up. Three being that even if you are wealthy and can easily afford it, paying more for something may change the way you feel about it, including your expectations and how much hassle you are willing to put up with.
I do not take part in conversations at the Athletic Department, so it's possible that they don't have this problem. But it's elswhere at the University. Wouldn't surprise me at all if it's also part of why tickets for students have gone up so much.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||When the chants started on||
When the chants started on Saturday, I felt like it was airing our dirty laundry on national TV. I didn't like it.
However, the story about student/fan dissatisfaction are so widespread now, I don't know if that's still a reason not to do it. The laundry is out there.
But still, I'd rather us handle our business out of the spotlight. I get the appeal of using the national audience to make your feelings REALLY known, but there's a cost. Negative crap pulled at games could be misconstrued by the players. Not buying concessions hurts the nonprofits that work there. The schadenfreude we're handing to our rivals with bog showy displays of unhappiness sticks in my craw. You know they will make lots of hay out of any behavior that seems mob-like or thuggish.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I agree with a lot of||
I agree with a lot of this.
But do remember that not all administrators deserve to be tarred with the same brush. Those crazy-ass extra payments went to a minority of administators here.
Some of the Regents are straight-up batshit crazy as near as I can tell, and that crosses party lines, but I'm not dumb enough to spill that kind of thing here.
I think, however, you would find the job of Regent pretty boring.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Is he speaking to her yet?||
Is he speaking to her yet?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I think there are a ton of||
I think there are a ton of model trains in a cool layout at a small museum in Balboa park.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I wonder if you understand||
I wonder if you understand how influential they were. We were watching a change in sports culture before our very eyes. That's pretty cool (in my opinion) even if you didn't like the guys or their style of play or whatever.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Because the headline makes it||
Because the headline makes it sound as if Jalen made some kind of press announcement, or something. It worked. Look at the title of this thread, and subsequent reactions: mgobloggers have subsequently griped that Jalen is stirring the pot, bringing it up regularly, won't let it go, etc. That didn't happen during this interview. Mgobloggers must think that because the News is presenting the story that way, and they apparently can't access the original interview to see the exchange for themselves without the Detroit News lens.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Or, this:||
"So about his project coming, best of love and can't wait to see what happens."
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Freep, argh, no||
Damnit, I said "Freep" should be "News"
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Not sure how Jalen is created a "new twist"||
I think if you're going to call this "another twist" then the title should be "Webber Documentary Out Soon; Jalen's Stance Unchanged."
I don't understand how Jalen's comments are in any way a new twist it's Jalen just standing by earlier comments, made current only because Webber is coming out with his own documentary.
Just because the Detroit News is trying to be inflammatory, we don't have to take it and run with it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I think the Freep reporter is||
I think the Freep reporter is making it sound like Jalen Rose called up the press to issue a new call for an apology. Six months have passed, time for me to demand it again!
That's not what happened. The reporter brought up Webber's film. Then probes Jalen on whether they are speaking. Jalen says, "I heard through mutual friends that he's upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that." (and then later says something like, it's two words, etc etc)
I'll bet if he DIDN'T say that, the Freep Story would be "JALEN ROSE BACKS OFF DEMAND THAT WEBBER APOLOGIZE" with multiple paragraphs rehashing everything ending with some breathless questions about whether this is a new phase in their relationship, a new warmth, a chance for healing! And then we'd still have an MGoBlog discussion about how Jalen just can't leave it the Webber thing alone.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I don't know how your browser||
I don't know how your browser is formatted, but is it really so difficult for some of the readership to distinguish Jalen's responses from the reporter's questions? Jalen didn't bring it up. Hoopshype did.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Wait, what?||
The interviewer's questions are in bold, Jalen Rose's answers are not. Which means that this question:
"How do you feel about the new Fab Five documentary Chris Webber is going to do?"
was initiated by HoopsHype, not by Jalen. He answered this question; he didn't ask it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Similarly...||
I grew up in Nebraska. The whole state "owns" the team; a degree from the university is immaterial. The idea that one must have attended a school to be a legitimate fan is pretty foreign to me.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||So you're saying I can keep||
So you're saying I can keep realistically hoping for a deployment of Sexy Sax Man into the stands for some number?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||It does not help "the brand"||
It does not help "the brand" when every week there's a new stink-of-desperation ticket offer in my inbox. IMO they need to think carefully about how they handle this unforeseen ticket availibility.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Oh god, as little appetite as||
Oh god, as little appetite as I have for dissecting the present state of Michigan football, I have even LESS interest in putting the past under a microscope, especially decisions that were been picked over endlessly on MGoBlog
|1 year 23 weeks ago||You poor 99%ers||
Club level food is excellent. (At least it has been in years past. Didn't attend this game; gave the tickets to my chauffeur)
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Get over it. It's a valid||
Get over it. It's a valid topic for speculation & discussion. Sometimes scandals (and team consequences, if imposed) hurt recruiting, but some prospects seem to not be influenced by it. That's interesting to me, and apparently to the OP.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Best thing I ever did when I||
Best thing I ever did when I went to these was to print a roster, sorted by position group (and if I were going this year I'd do one by year too). That way you never get caught wondering who an unfamiliar face is. I spent my time in line figuring out who everyone at the table was so we had something appreciative & personal to say to each of them as they signed.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I could almost be sympathetic.||
This kind of error isn't hard to make when you're more focused on graphic style and layout instead of the words. Which is precisely why you bring in fresh eyes to check everything. Either they didn't do that, or everyone who checked it for acuracy blew it. Sparty no.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||This isn't supporting||
This isn't supporting misogyny, but our fan base has had its moments of throwing rationality out the window.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The first 10 minutes do not||
The first 10 minutes do not disappoint.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Since everyone is covering||
Since everyone is covering the chopped onions, it frees me to offer up observation that Devin in hipster glasses is smoking hot.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||The idea that the Regents||
The idea that the Regents have somehow had it with Brandon or don't respect him isn't credible to me. The man sat in their seats not that long ago.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||TGIF times twenty||
So, so ready for the weekend. This is the first weekend in a long time that I didn't have some obligation to fulfill. This weekend is MINE, all mine!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I took one of their baking||
I took one of their baking classes once. The ingredients that went into the tart we made were all top-of-the line and pricey when I acquired them myself. Therefore I stopped griping about the price of their desserts.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I actually let out a squawk||
I actually let out a squawk of delighted surprise when I saw the headline in the newspaper. I hadn't realized how much of a fan I was until I found myself glued to the TV every Monday for DWTS.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Advisors do not have a secret||
Advisors do not have a secret agenda that includes making you take five years to graduate.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I'm sorry, explain the issue||
I'm sorry, explain the issue with people who live on farms? /hacklesup
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Damnit, this here is an||
Damnit, this here is an upvote thread and then you go and add something after the elipses that prevents me from bestowing that upon you.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You think you're old...,||
I was thinking about my 10-year college reunion.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Last night I had to meet a||
Last night I had to meet a friend who was having a kind of crisis, and the bar we met at was showing the Tigers game, no softball. So I was in the dark, and I almost checked twitter for the score but didn't. I should have known something good was up when I walked in to the house and my husband had the DVR cued up to replay the 7th inning, just waiting for me.
It was so sweet to watch. Those homers! That catch!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||A little OT but since we are||
A little OT but since we are watching on TV: is it possible for the NCAA to make an ad that doesn't drip with hypocrisy?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I don't even know how anyone||
I don't even know how anyone could mix those two up. I mean, come on.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I thought that research also||
I thought that research also suggested that it's multiple cumulative injuries that were devastating, and that you might be able to reduce risk by having less hitting in practice. It may not be "playing the game" as in the actual games, but the years of daily in-season practice hits that go along with being on the team. That seems changeable.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Went to brunch with the||
Went to brunch with the in-laws. Then came home to empty the dishwasher and other chores. I have yet to have a Mother's Day where I got to truly have the day off but it's the nature of the job.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I'm a female but recognize||
I'm a female but recognize this issue is complicated. My own views are complicated by the fact that I am a mother of a teenage son. Also the fact that I work for the University. And that when I was a student here, I served on OSCR for a year.
I have my own history of drunken stupidity & sexual idiocy to reflect on too.
I have a friend who was a victim of inebriated date rape and the way she describes the aftermath is really terrible. How she felt, how her university treated her, how her family reacted. It's been over a decade and she still carries this around with her. But here's the kicker: How she describes the start of that encounter? It sounds really similar to situations I was in, in college. More than once, even: Two drunk people, horny guy, semi-reluctant girl who eventually gives in (ie. gives consent at the time, after some pleading) and regrets it later. But these things had very different outcomes in terms of emotions and consequences.
So what baffles and concerns me (as an employee of an institution which houses young men and young women, all of whom are deserving of protection, and as the mother of a son who is a few years from college and intimate relationships himself) is that the facts of an encounter can be undisputed, but the ultimate criminality of them seems to hinge on something you cannot see, predict, or control. And that's how a woman reacts to a sexual encounter she is ambivalent about, and that she regrets afterwards. What determines whether a woman feels destroyed and violated, taken advantage of, illegally coerced? What determines whether a woman says "That was stupid on my part?" Which ones will suffer long-term emotionally, and which ones won't? Which ones are going to ask the University (or law) to intervene, and thus possibly change forever the lives of their sexual partner? What determines the outcome in these particular kinds of hook-ups? I don't know. Sometimes it feels like the only answer is don't drink, and don't hook up. Not so realistic.
ETA: I'm not referring to the case UM is being sued for; I'm talking about experiences I have had, as described.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||This really bugs me: "The||
This really bugs me:
"The University is reviewing the complaints and plans to defend them vigorously."
So, the University has already made up its mind that everything OSCR did was completely correct, before it's reviewed this complaint in full?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I don't think Dorsey can be||
I don't think Dorsey can be counted because he was never admitted. No action was taken on his application because it was never completed (there remained required stuff missing).
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'm very sorry about your||
I'm very sorry about your mother.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I cannot believe we have so||
I cannot believe we have so many years to wait before we play Nebraska again. Ugh.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||adults are better than that||
adults are better than that at weighing their priorities and don't purposely break the rules and then play victim.
If this were true there would be little recreational drug use except among minors. We would need less traffic enforcement. The IRS could cut its staff by 80%. There would be little need for internet filters like Websense.
Realistically, this is an idealistic standard and I don't see it in the world I live in. Adults take chances all the time, ignoring and bending the rules, particularly the ones they think lack reasonableness.
Most of the time it's fine because they don't get caught, or, if they do, the consequences are lighter than what they could be.
Whatever you think of pot-smoking or Mitch McGary, is he really such an outlier?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Good christ. That poor||
Good christ. That poor kid.
I'll admit that I'm pretty prudish on drugs, but come on. The kid wasn't even competing, and it was pot. FUCKING POT FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. A year's suspension. The mind boggles.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yes, I work on a big||
Yes, I work on a big multi-university survey (and if you're a UM undergraduate and you're reading this--please go take it. It's called UMAY) and I have to get them to reword and recode some things each year, because every other university in the consortium considers this to be "Spring" semester.
And, somewhat relevant to the thread: my father in law said this is the last year he's keeping his season tickets. I think they've had them for over 40 years.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||He's showing he's in on the||
He's showing he's in on the joke. The Bo Pelini cat cringe pic is the best photoshop version of that meme ever, IMO. I thought it was hilarious--although I hope the cat didn't freak.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I used to hang out with the||
I used to hang out with the rugby team. My liver flinched just reading the word. Kick some ass in Sevens, fellas.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Y'all, it's fine; this might even be easy.||
I just saw a DISH Network ad that said Tennessee would be playing "Big Blue" tonight. I have no effing idea who Big Blue is, but you know a team like Tennessee can't play TWO games in one night and still be at their best.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Leaving the B1G||
Now there is a concept! I think you'd miss us.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I know it's not the ideal||
I know it's not the ideal watching set up, but don't they have TVs between the lanes?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I went to work (after a||
I went to work (after a dental appointment, UGH) but I gently protested by wearing loungewear. A colleague came in jeans. It helps that our boss is out of town.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Go buy a small whisk broom||
Go buy a small whisk broom that you can sneak in. Then you won't feel like such a tool if your jinx takes hold.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I take care of things like||
I take care of things like this by just doubling (or tripling, or quadrupling) my hate of Izzo. The Gary Harris story made me like him; now Payne's on my good-guy list.... but Izzo hate comes easy, and can grow to fill whatever space needed.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Let me see if I got this.||
So it's just luck when our baskets are good? But MSU & other teams, their baskets go in due to skill, preparation, teamwork, good shot setup, skillful aim, etc.? Okay then.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||NyQuil. Hideous flu has||
NyQuil. Hideous flu has landed at my house.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Two weeks is not that bad||
Two weeks is not that bad given that the U has a process and centralized offices or offices that deals with grievances and records.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Ask Emily Post||
If there is ever an appropriate time to offer critique on a choice of name, i'm betting that would be at some point before it is bestowed upon a child.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Get your facts in before you||
Get your facts in before you write anything. A 140 character tweet isn't going to tell you what really happened.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||RSV||
I am a big fan of Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa. While their tastings are not free, for the $25 fee you get wine tastings accompanied by a small plate of snacks. Beautiful place, too. Their whites are not oaky, which ups my enthusiasm for for their wine.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Except....aren't they?||
Except....aren't they? They're like the Caltech of foreign language. Those yahoos at USN&WR rank them in the top five liberal arts schools in the country.
We're a board that's pretty proud of being better than most, so the "If I don't know about it, it must not be worth knowing about" ethos does not become us.
The important thing is: there is a dead horse that I am just apparently not done beating yet.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I understand that, and I find||
I understand that, and I find it really surprising given Middlebury's substantial reputation as a liberal arts institution and as a foreign language center of excellence.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I was just reading an article||
I was just reading an article that predicted we might have synchro in ther Olympics someday. I couldn't tell how much of it was just cynicism, but they said the Team Skate even was added in large part because skating is such a draw for viewers.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Holy shit, really? "Girl's||
Holy shit, really? "Girl's schools"?
Miss Porter's is a girl's school. Wellesley is a woman's college. Middlebury was and is neither. Not a member of the seven sisters--but I commend you for knowing that exists.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Let's not veer into OSU territory||
"Something called Middlebury?" For real? Come on now. Middlebury is not just a decent school in its own right, it's got a monster reputation for language study.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The spelling thing is||
The spelling thing is cringeworthy, but I'd be happy for the kid if he makes some coin off this.
Some writer put it so well when he said Hall fulfilled the lifetime fantasy of every OSU fan when he gave the entire Big House the double bird. It's funny to me.
If he's found a way to part some OSU fans with their money, good on him. It's such a bonus if they all proudly hang them up without knowing the thing is spelled wrong.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'll be the Michigan fan||
I'll be the Michigan fan stomping around Ann Arbor in my Nebraska toque this week.
Not to be confused with the Nebraska Cornhead, which is never worn outside of the home.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Smell test||
What? This doesn't make sense, aren't you the guy who really enjoys showing off the good thing, whether it's your wife's very trim body in revealing apparel or your famous tailgating guests? You've got no problem with a little showboating--and that's fine, it makes for good board material--so I don't get why you expect world-class athletes to be all about humility. Surely there's another reason you cheered for that athlete to fail. Spill it, friend.
|2 years 5 days ago||We sent our concussion guy||
We sent our concussion guy (Jeff Kutcher) too. Not to compete but to evaluate athletes as needed.
|2 years 1 week ago||These are excellent points||
These are excellent points and this is what I am struggling with. However, I've been awfully reluctant to bring it up and it's hard to word things appropriately and sensitively.
It is hard to have this conversation without sounding like you're blaming the victim.
|2 years 1 week ago||Damnit, that piece made me||
Damnit, that piece made me really like Gary Harris.
|2 years 1 week ago||"If you do get someone who's||
"If you do get someone who's drunk to do something, and when sober they say they wouldn't have done it, you have made them do something against their will."
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I'm disturbed that in a||
I'm disturbed that in a discussion that you know is nuanced and complex, you have a hardee-fucking-har attitude towards how this touchy subject plays out for young men in this country who are just learning how to negotiate sexuality and being sexually active. MOST young men are not rapists or abusers or scumbags, and yet they need to be sensitive and careful about this issue so they don't end up making young women feel victimized, AND so they don't end up vulnerable to allegations.
That's a significant problem that we can address, or not. I vote for the former.
There is a horrible past and present bias against victims, no question. Does this justify not giving a shit about half our young population? Does this justify not caring about innocent people?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I once got into an argument||
I once got into an argument at a dinner party that all those swimsuit tops from her SI photo shoots did not give her rack enough support and were therefore unflattering.
I would judge I lost the argument.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I read the police reports||
I read the police reports that were made available. The "threatening the victim into silence" stuff was unclear. It read to me like a he said-she-said hearsay thing, where it's plausible that Lewan made a super assholish "give you something to cry about" type of statement with a callous disregard to how it could sound to a person in her position (or how it would sound to her friends). Sadly, it's entirely in keeping with Lewan's loutish immature behavior as a freshman, but whether it rises to the level of an actual threat is not clear. It's something your coach should kick your sorry ass for, but beyond that--I dunno.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You should check out his web||
You should check out his web series "Seven minutes in heaven." Thanks to his SNL connections he has had some good guest stars. He's got the awkwardness Schtick down pat.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||That came outta nowhere for||
That came outta nowhere for me, but a pedigree of Berkeley and Brown is nothing to complain about.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||That's exactly it, and every||
That's exactly it, and every one of you who complains about poor sound is revealing yourself to be the cheap, unloyal fan we suspected you always were.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I know if I had back surgery,||
I know if I had back surgery, I'd be all "here's my chance to watch the entire Breaking Bad series while I'm bedridden."
I sure wouldn't be expecting to be up and moving, much less productive, in just a few days.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I see your point, but they||
I see your point, but they could just as easily have called 911 and thrown a blanket over him and left the unpleasant, bitter cold part pf dealing with a piss-drunk half-corpse to the emergency responders.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Whenever they were taken,||
Whenever they were taken, they remind me of our stay at a Maine B&B. My husband and I were pursuing our own itinerary and weren't interested in some of the sights our innkeeper typically encouraged guests to go see. He would not stop nagging us about seeing some lighthouses, so I fimally said 'We actually have quite a few lighthouses at home."
He sneered that they really "didn't count." I think he thought they were just quaint ornamental fixtures erected at random on the shores of our serene, not-that-Great Lakes.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Ha.||
Supposed to fly into Detroit tonight. Our flight is the second leg of a continuing flight. The first one has already been cancelled but ours is still showing as on. We are having a standoff here, where I keep checking flight status on my phone and Delta keeps saying the flight is departing as scheduled. Since it's a 3-hour drive to the airport, I'm not in the mood for shenanigans.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I am going to freeze my ass||
I am going to freeze my ass clean off surrounded by cheerful Canadians.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I would say they are lucky||
I would say they are lucky they have fans like me and others here who are wolverines for life and plan to stick it out. There will be better seasons and I look forward to them.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Me. No mystery there; I'm||
Me. No mystery there; I'm just not as critical of coaching as the average MGoBlogger.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Everyone in the South. And||
Everyone in the South. And everyone who watches Project Runway. #dontjudge
|2 years 6 weeks ago||What the heck is this Gibbons||
What the heck is this Gibbons "Family matter" that would keep someone from a bowl game?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||If he's 5'8" then I'm Giselle||
If he's 5'8" then I'm Giselle Bundchen. I've seen him in person.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||You must also believe that no||
You must also believe that no one cares if you didn't bother to read the post prior to commenting.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I was at the ER this morning||
I was at the ER this morning with my son. Nothing all that serious; he should be fine in a few days. Grateful for awesome cheerful UM hospital staff who worked today.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I don'y have 23 minutes to||
I don'y have 23 minutes to spare, but I think we can all agree the Gallon highlight reel is a FAIL if it doesn't include him strutting behind Devin during that one interview.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||That poor bastard.||
That poor bastard.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Is DSR aware that Brandon WAS||
Is DSR aware that Brandon WAS a regent? And by all accounts a quite good one? And that when he lost his bid for re-election, he threw himself into fundraising for the UM health system?
There are a number of AD decisions I'm not thrilled with, but I think it's misguided to paint DB as some kind of selfish, egomaniacal leader.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||There was a really cool||
There was a really cool feature on the Big Chill rink build; I saw it on a show like How It's Made or Modern Marvels.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Including the training table||
Including the training table chefs I'm guessing.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Did anyone else read||
Did anyone else read six-foot-even as six-foot-eleven? I was like, damn, what kind of special hockey stick does THAT commit need?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I feel small now||
My great undergrad accomplishment was still having a functioning liver at the end of it.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||As a wife, you know what I'd||
As a wife, you know what I'd enjoy? A boxed set of DVDs for some miniseries or season of a well-regarded TV show with a note that we'd watch it together. Throw in some popcorn & fuzzy socks if you want to make it a whole package. It doesn't matter if we could (technically) get it on Netflix or the library--the intentionality of the gift and the fact that he picked it for us to enjoy together would mean a lot. I'd look forward to many hours together watching it (and it would be sweet to hear him say he was looking forward to that, himself).
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I think you're in the wrong||
I think you're in the wrong thread, son
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I saw an OSU fan say||
I saw an OSU fan say something disparaging about the band as he walked past them as they were assembled in the champions parking lot. Got no reaction; I assume they are used to that kind of crap.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||What if I actually possess a||
What if I actually possess a pussy anatomically? Do I need a different special word lobbed at me if my opinion deviates from yours?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||You know, I was in general||
You know, I was in general agreement with the OP.
THIS, dear reader, this is the low point of MGoBlog. First all this emo BS on the front page, and THEN, THEN I find that one of our esteemed readership does not know one of the finest lines in the American comedy film canon.
Luckily, unlike the mental breakdown happening amongst the MGBlogosphere, I am assured that this particularly failing can be corrected. Easily and dare I say pleasurably. All you have to do is watch the movie. You might wish to have it on hand for watching right after the game; the laughs might be needed.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Just because it's horseshit....||
... doesnt mean it wasn't probably the best, safest response to a horseshit question.
I mean, I don't know what else he is supposed to say. What did you honestly think would have been a good response to that query?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||PLEASE BE ANVIL||
Please. Just PLEASE
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I don't think Bradley is a||
I don't think Bradley is a great example (even if it is "only" an MVC team) because Bradley is 100% a basketball school. They don't do football.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I remember MSC was in a||
I remember MSC was in a Regent's meeting and they sent a note in to her during the session. That doesn't happen often; she had to know it was big news before she even read it. :(
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Can you clarify what you||
Can you clarify what you mean? You seem to be saying that when you're at the game, it feels more "corporate." I'd like to hear more about that, because from my perspective I feel like all the "corporate/business/branding" stuff is more apparent in PSD and similar stuff that is tangential to the gameday experience, but when I get in the stadium the experience is not that different (except I'll admit I think they do a good job with the "wow" factor). But then I haven't been attending as long as you have, so maybe there are some critical changes I'm not aware of.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Dynamic pricing my ass||
I felt rogered by the "dynamic pricing" thing and I will not enter that market again. The idea for the athletic department was "Why shouldn't we get a cut of the action if tickets are hot?" which was also a sneaky way around "We couldn't pry preferred seat $$ out of people anymore, so let's see if we can't make that money and then some on individual games." It ended up being "let's make sure the individual fan overpays for tickets when they buy them pre-season."
The athletic department has sold me its last football ticket. I'll still go to games, but I will scalp, beg, borrow, stubhub, or perform sex acts in alleys for tickets. They lost me as a customer.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Somebody else's wife woulda||
Somebody else's wife woulda gotten slept with, is my guess.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||You must have been blessed||
You must have been blessed thus far to not have had a seriously ill family member. There is so much waiting and worrying.
I doubt this poster was neglecting a family member or sickbed duty to post--he was probably in one of those interminable periods where there is nothing to do but climb the walls and watch the clack hands crawl.
Go to whatever site might help that downtime go faster, I say, and find whatever distractions you can.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Eat a bunch of black licorice||
Eat a bunch of black licorice and get the same result
|2 years 13 weeks ago||My Nebraska relatives came||
My Nebraska relatives came back from the game raving about the kindness and class of our fans towards them. Towards THEM, the opposing fans. Couldn't say enough nice things about that.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I wasn't that impressed by||
I wasn't that impressed by the Daily writer's column (i'm sorry to say) but I just flat out stopped reading the Staee News column when he rolled out the old "UM girls are unattractive" trope.
I mean, that's hilarious when you and your high school friends want to guffaw amongst yourselves over titties and butterfaces and who's got the hottest women, hurr hurr. I get that. I don't have a problem with those kinds of snarky insults within the rivalry, when you've got some control over who hears you say that stuff.
But to roll that out in a college newspaper, to a readership that is likely to include thousands of women? Get your head on straight.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Ridiculous. The person who||
Ridiculous. The person who made the video should get out more.
Try those arguments in a state where there is one team for everyone to root for. You think Nebraska runs some kind of alumni litmus test before you can buy tickets or cheer for the team? Which Nebraska pro team would those non-alums be rooting for, again?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||That was a particularly||
That was a particularly awesome show on Ohio's part. No argument there.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I want to adopt them both.||
I want to adopt them both.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Bravo||
Lou Anna Simon has been a good colleague to UM administrators, and that extends back to when she was provost.
There have been MSU presidents who were tools when it comes to competing against and advocating against UM. She is not one of them.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||A. I'd rather lose some||
I'd rather lose some uberfrustrating games with Hoke than win them all with some scumbag at the helm. It would take a lot more than half a season to change my mind on that.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||And apparently one of the||
And apparently one of the genius commenters believes that athletic scholarships are need based instead of merit based, so any athletes on scholarship with extra spending money must be up to something fishy.