further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
|1 year 4 days ago||Denard, Kovacs, and Roundtree||
Denard, Kovacs, and Roundtree were in Toledo last week with Hall of Framers Sports Memorabilia... some golf expo and $30 bucks for an autograph I believe.
|1 year 1 week ago||If she can do UT and A&M…she||
If she can do UT and A&M…she should be able to do a Block M at the very least for you.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Granted a few hours left to||
Granted a few hours left to convince myself differently, but my wife and I have all but made the decision to not renew. We live close to South Bend IN, and while having family in the Toledo area makes it convenient when traveling back for games… all the factors many have mentioned above have started to take their toll. We’ve even been fortunate in giving those tickets we don’t use to customers and then expensing them, hence limiting our losses as we still of course eat the PSD. We’re not Alums and have only been season ticket holders for 6 years so while selfish to say, it’s somewhat comforting hearing those who’ve been much more invested not renewing as well. For us the decision is more or less two fold. From a personal side, it’s realizing sooner rather than later our 2 yr old and future children will be tied up Saturday morning’s with activities where logistically we’re unable to make the 3 hr trek for most games. From a fan side it’s becoming less tolerant to what I’ll call the ongoing “excuses” as the youth and execution memes has worn out their welcome. Having been through it for 1 regime and seeing the direction of the current…sooner or later you have to call a spade a spade.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Who would you removed on the||
Who would you removed on the staff to have made room for a dedicated QB coach?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||While possibly wishful||
While possibly wishful thinking…Maybe Jackson remains with the intent to buy Wheatley some additional time to see how things shake out in Buffalo. In addition if the season goes as we all hope it all but secures Hoke’s tenure and allows UM to lure quality positional coaches without having to address questions surrounding their stability as a staff.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The waiting list is a farce||
The waiting list is a farce and has been for quite some time. Grab a PSD form, donate $100 and get it in by the deadline and rest assured you’ll be offered season tickets. I became a season ticket holder in 2007, by simply following the above, and 2006 wasn’t exactly a down year for Michigan.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I’m guessing the reason Duke||
I’m guessing the reason Duke flipped their benches, was more so due to the marketing and advertising you see spanning the length of the court as opposed to packing in more students along the baseline. While football’s gotten better, they realize basketball’s their meal ticket.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||By father’s death, I believe||
By father’s death, I believe you’re thinking of Dawson, not Kugler.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Taking into account the||
Taking into account the latest BCS standings (flawed or not) majority of the teams all have coaches dedicated specially to RB’s, so my guess is more teams care who’s coaching RB's than not. By my tally 8 of the 10 teams have RB specific coaches w/ Bama and Oklahoma being the outliers as their RB coaches appear to have additional responsibilities.
* shared responsibilities
|1 year 17 weeks ago||MGoStrength; I know you’re||
I know you’re not really implying this, but I don’t want this team to be perceived as being better simply due to weaker competition. Who knows what the offseason will hold in terms of changes and/or retention in terms of our coaching staff, and while it’ll be difficult to compare apples to apples…you bring up an interesting point as I’m very curious to see how Warinner handles what’s assumed to be similar opportunities along OSU’s OL line come next season. For me at least, it will reinforce or discount the youth and inexperience excuses we continue to hear. I’ll be hoping OSU faces the same setbacks…unfortunately I just don’t see it occurring to the extent we’ve seen along our lines.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Here's the||
Here's the link...
Scroll down to the asterisks @ the bottom of the page. Seems the noon opening has been the original plan.
Granted maybe through www.michiganeventparking.com, you might be able to get in and/or on sooner.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Unsure if this helps and/or||
Unsure if this helps and/or is applicable to RV's, but my understanding for the majority of us w/o an RV is the main tailgating locations will not be opening until noon on Saturday...
Scroll down to the asterisks @ the bottom of the page.
Granted maybe through www.michiganeventparking.com, you might be able to get in and/or on sooner.
Lastly, can’t remember if UTL 1 shared the noon start, but wanted to say it did. All I can remember is the rain that morning, causing me to panic and/or question were we would tailgate.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||ClearEyesFullHart;||
To my understanding Bacon didn't ask for the access, it was Rich Rod's camp who came to him presenting the opportunity.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||deleted entry...misread||
deleted entry...misread Lionsfan response
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Incorrect, he did have the||
Incorrect, he did have the blue sleeve on his arm when he went out for regulation’s coin toss; however for OT he no longer had it on. Unsure thought when he removed it during the game.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||MGoSoftball has it correct, I||
MGoSoftball has it correct, I talked with the ticket office on Monday and season tickets will mail out this week with arrival shortly after. In addition, individual season tickets will be mailed out next week I believe.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Doubful the University has||
Doubful the University has sold out of the AF game, however it is the home opener. I purchased a set of 10 w/ 5 piggy backed onto another 5 on Monday without any issues. If by chance their sold out.... hold out as long as you can before purchasing from Stubhub, I expect tickets on the secondary market to creep down to the $50 range for this game.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Our labs name is||
Our labs name is Schemey...after Bo of course. As others have said stay away from naming them Bo as it creates confusion in its similarities to "No," and personally I feel it's unfair to your new family member. I've also heard to stick with names that are no more than two syllables as it helps with training.
Here's some prior board posts on the topic that may help as well.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||The Colts did fire former GM,||
The Colts did fire former GM, Chris Polian about 2 weeks ago.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Not defending Fickell’s||
Not defending Fickell’s decision to kick the FG at the end of the 1st half as it still didn’t give them a 2 score lead, but Ramzy is incorrect as OSU had 0 timeouts left at the end of the 2nd qtr. If OSU’s attempt to punch it in failed, they would not have had time to spike the ball and run the FG unit on the field.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||https://docs.google.com/sprea||
Check out the following link...it can also be found above under the MGoBoard tab.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Taclcelm; “Trying,” is the||
“Trying,” is the key word. Unfortunately the NFL should have simply held Pryor accountable by ruling him ineligible instead of trying to hold him accountable with such a lax compromise. It amazes me how the NFL, a league concerned so much about its public image especially following the lockout had a chance to make a statement and not undermine its own rules by simply ruling Pryor ineligible. Yes, I’m a Michigan homer, but what value does Pryor have in the grand scheme of things to warrant the NFL bending their own rules.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Most would say rows 30-50 are||
Most would say rows 30-50 are ideal, but for 2 years my season tickets were Row 3 / Section 19. I have since moved higher, but sometimes I miss the feel of being so close to the field. Being that close and due to the vantage point everyone young and/or old were on their feet majority of the game which is the way I feel it should be. 1st trip down to seats with a family member or friend was always a neat experience as they were always amazed at how close the seats were to the field. I think Section1 / Row 15 would be a great place to be on gameday.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||That's not Rome screaming. It||
That's not Rome screaming. It was a voiceover on that clip
|3 years 31 weeks ago||You can view your seats||
You can view your seats here
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Bentley2121, How long have||
How long have you been a season ticket holder? Capacity at Lucas Oil Stadium is around 67K and with the amount of tickets offered to the general public today it's doubtful newer season ticket holders will be offered the option to buy tickets, but then again I could be completely wrong. My estimation is the section 1's of the world will jump on these with the newness of the Big 10 championship game.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Those tickets are twice as||
Those tickets are twice as much for what I paid via ticketmaster for comparable seats. I picked up 2 in Section 639 for $77 each after all the fees.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Agreed... less is more||
Agreed... less is more
|3 years 33 weeks ago||The UM golf course is 10x||
The UM golf course is 10x better than AAGO. I tailgated there for the Iowa game last year for the 1st time. Prior 4 years I parked @ AAGO when tailgating. Long story short, they charge $10 less, they don’t pack you in like sardines, they’ll let you save as many spaces as you want for stragglers in your group, and they could care less if you back into your spot and/or pull into your spot to setup shop. This coupled with the parking attendants being so much more cordial and helpful it’s an easy choice. Not sure if there’s more entrances, but I enter off South Main which is basically 75 yards before the entrance to AAGO so the added walking distance is a mute point IMO.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I don’t think UM should be||
I don’t think UM should be too worried about losing Washington to MSU. I do however feel MSU should be worried about losing Pittman to OSU if the sanctions are less than expected.. With all the past and present DL coaching experience on UM’s staff it’s going to be hard for these recruits to look past this, coupled with all the other benefits of UM in my opinion.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Blue in||
Conventional wisdom would suggest with both JT and TP gone the only one left to punish is the University.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Even if JT was still the head||
Even if JT was still the head man @ OSU, and the recent challenges they're facing never transpired I would by all means expect Hoke to have Michigan in a BCS bowl in 3 yrs. I won’t go as far as saying now that JT’s gone he should be in a BCS bowl in less time, but the path in my opinion is a little easier.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Was in Red River Gorge, KY||
Was in Red River Gorge, KY packing up our weekend campsite. My wife turned to me as her phone acquired service reading a text that Tressel was done. I gingerly walked over to her brothers car and informed the two once proud Buckeye fans of the news.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Thomas is a 2013 recruit not||
Thomas is a 2013 recruit not 2012, I believe the question is who would we prefer for the 2012 class.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||not if you suspend him for||
not if you suspend him for the year and use his redshirt in doing so
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I believe Urban just bought a||
I believe Urban just bought a house in Upper Arlington. Granted I know he has Midwest roots, but Columbus wouldn't exactly be the 1st place I'd choose for a vacation home.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Greg Garmon and Wes Brown are||
Greg Garmon and Wes Brown are two other RB's you hear mentioned quite a bit. Garmon I believe has or is visiting very soon. As others have mentioned in the past we shouldn't be too worried about RB's as we have upwards of 7-8 on the roster. For us to take a RB this year they truly need to be elite.
Why are you worried about QB? Yeah we missed out on Zeke, but Gunner seems to be interested as well as a few other quality prospects. Remember uber recruit Shane Morris in the 2013 class is in our backyard per se and Denard and Devin still have 2+ years of eligibility.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||You heard correctly for the||
You heard correctly for the most part as they're cousins
|3 years 43 weeks ago||michman28; that's not how MSU||
michman28; that's not how MSU got to where they are. Top tier talent like Gholston has only had a year to make an impact and Thomas hasn't even played his 1st college game yet.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I didn't like the Fairley||
I didn't like the Fairley pick as his expressions when on the phone tell me he’s not excited at all to be in Detroit. I can only hope Suh’s work ethic rubs off on him, he doesn’t appear to be the most motivated player.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||b/c the NCAA reinstated the||
b/c the NCAA reinstated the players for the Sugar Bowl not OSU
|3 years 44 weeks ago||For what it's worth the||
For what it's worth the All-In packages during the RR era where the same as the Go-Blue packages during the Carr Era had nothing to do with RR and more to do as Section 1 mentioned the seating adjustments.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||7NK7; I hope it's just||
I hope it's just you...If Richardson commits else ware than I challenge airmanwolverine's comment about having a breakout class and possibly having the right people in place. If we can't pull a recruit in our own backyard, from a perennial feeder school, coupled with the “uber” recruiters Hoke and Mattison are to be than we have some “opportunities,” in recruiting that need to be addressed.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I know it’s been||
I know it’s been discussed ad nauseam, but it appears Williams is being brought in as a TE 1st and foremost based on the above ; wonder if Thompson now on the outside looking in
|3 years 45 weeks ago||As Cbus 91Wolverinehas stated||
As Cbus 91Wolverine has stated please do not name your puppy Bo, it’s too similar to “No” and will confuse them. It will hinder your training greatly, and in my opinion is extremely unfair to them. aawolverine also is correct in stating that sticking with a two syllable name is best. If your dog is still a pup the 1st 3 months after bringing them home are the most important so be prepared for the dedication needed early on. I strongly recommend you read a book called “Family Dog: A Simple and Time Proven Method,” by Richard Wolters available at most local libraries. While dated it offers a wealth of knowledge on how to raise your pup and the time you need to spend with him/her while he or she’s still growing.
Also while I’m sure there’s a better way I could pass this along here’s small socialization checklist you can use during the 3 months I eluded to above. He/she will be socialized plenty using the below.
• young girl
• young boy
• teenage girl
• teenage boy
• another puppy
• older dog(s)
• farm animal(s)
• person w/ motorcycle
• person w/ bicycle
• person w/ stroller
• person in uniform
• person wearing glasses
• person wearing a big hat
• person wearing strong perfume
• person w/ an umbrella
• person mowing their yard
• person using a hose
• person using a power washer
• person in a wheelchair
• person using a cane/crutches/walker
• baby crying
• people shouting
• loud music
• train whistle
• car starting
• blow dryer
• blow dryer
• garbage truck
• over a bridge
• on a sidewalk grate
• up and down stairs
• through tall grass
• in shallow water
• on gravel
• pet supply store
• construction site
Lastly below are (4) other posts on potential name choices….
For what it’s worth my lab is named after Bo, but his name is Schemey and he's one of the best things in our life.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||dennisblundon; While we're||
While we're on the lists of quite a few high profile recruits, I wouldn't exactly say "we're back," If we start landing Pike, Marshall, Wormley, and the Detroit trio to start we'll be able to start the discussion. The proof is in the pudding as they say.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Wheatley should get a look||
Wheatley should get a look for the position as well if it opens up in the next 2-3 years, but I think he's coaching career may move him past this level of responsibility by that time.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Nothing much of substance to||
Nothing much of substance to add, just found this post humorous as I was in the Pawn Stars pawn shop about 3 weeks while in Vegas and took plenty of photo ops of these in the case to send to my OSU family members. Needless to say they didn’t find the photo’s as funny as I did.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||It's NCAA tourney time and be||
It's NCAA tourney time and be it coach Coach K driving Chevy’s or Izzo in Capital 1 ads why wouldn’t they jump at the chance for face time, can’t hurt with recruiting right? All in all I think this is just a feeble attempt by Capital 1 to pull in a “face” and play off the hypothetical questions of who would win in a battle…the Vikings or the Spartans. A weak attempt to relate their current branding to an appearance by Izzo. But at least he doesn’t have his own Dove commercial.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Due51; We have 1||
We have 1 scholarship remaining for 2011. I believe UM is heavily pursing Max Bielfedlt out of Illinois. Check out UMhoops for basketball recruiting and a good all around source for UM basketball.
|4 years 3 days ago||Hail 2 Victors; The||
Hail 2 Victors;
The statement is referencing Mentor, OH not Tressel being a mentor to the kid.
|4 years 6 days ago||Zone left; I echo the||
I echo the sentiment about Miami of (OH). Most the campus’s I’ve visited have been in the Midwest, and while I’m partial to Miami of (OH) campus due to my undergrad years there, I feel one would be hard pressed to find a better college setting. The consistency in campus design coupled with the ambiance of its surroundings tends to be a hard combination to beat.
|4 years 1 week ago||First, I doubt it's||
First, I doubt it's conditional being how early we are in the recruiting process. If Hoke & Co weren't sold on Godin I tend to think they'd hold back offering while focusing on establishing their relationship with O'Brien and seeing where that took them before laying down an offer to Godin to entice O'Brien. Secondly I doubt the staff wants to set the precedent with any high school coach especially those in Michigan that in offering their kids there are certain "conditions."
|4 years 2 weeks ago||4godking....I couldn't agree||
4godking....I couldn't agree more. It amazes how everyone's touting the new's staff's recruiting prowness, when in my opinion the finish to 2011's class was less than stellar...time constraints or not. Right not the shelves are lined with all the new bright and shiny toys, but until someone puts a bow around one and sticks it under the X-mas tree it's hard for me to say our staff's working any harder then other major programs.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||If they made it this far the||
If they made it this far the pledges weren't dropped, rush decides who's in and who's out. The events noted occurred during hell week, thus the pledges were 1 week away from becoming active for the most part. I'm not saying getting "egged" or being kicked in the groin with your nutty buddy on is something I'd look forward to, but these events our passed down from pledge class to pledge class as it's looked as a way to unite the class as the incoming class experiences these "challenges," together and honestly will be talking and joking about them 20 years down the road.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I doubt it's due to||
I doubt it's due to homesickness. He's from Fremont, OH, which is about 1.5-2 hrs away from Ann Arbor. Not saying BG and Toledo are big time programs, but they would be the only 2 places of note closer.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Geaux_Blue; Can I ask|
|4 years 3 weeks ago||If Dooley pulls O' Brien out||
If Dooley pulls O' Brien out from out from under Hoke and Mattison with their prior DL coaching experience; coupled with him being in our own backyard I’ll strongly question their recruiting prowess everyone's been touting.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||If Trieu's Top 5 sticks,||
If Trieu's Top 5 sticks, there's no excuse Hoke & Co shouldn't pull 4/5 of Michigan’s best.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I would argue that Roundtree||
I would argue that Roundtree is "obviously" the best WR on the team. He was presented more opportunities to shine in RR's offense, but in crunch time I feel better targeting Hemingway or Stonum. Roundtree's drops at the end of the season were too numerous to overlook.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Craizedmaize, I believe||
I believe Martin and Van Bergen both came out in support of RR. I think stating the team is ecstatic is a bit of a stretch.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Fordschoolba09; You’r||
You’re missing the point entirely. It’s not about who or who would not sue, it more about there being a rule to follow. Doesn’t Michigan strive to carry itself a little differently than others in working towards following the rules? Did you miss the uproar caused by practicing 20 minutes longer than we should have, while others look beyond a few scholarship over signings, a father cashing in on his son’s “talents,” and an AD and HC all but excusing the selling of a few gold pants? Why should Michigan risk creating another “opportunity,” to be painted negatively?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Not sure if you're referring||
Not sure if you're referring to John Clayton's report , but in DB's press conference this week he was pretty adamant in refuting the 5.2 million being offered.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Thanks Coach Rod! I greatly||
Thanks Coach Rod!
I greatly appreciate all you have done and all the positives you’ve brought the University of Michigan both as a coach, but more importantly as a person. Never once did your fortitude waver during the obstacles and challenges presented over the past 3 years and for this I’m truly thankful. I wish you the best in your future endeavors and can honestly say I’m extremely saddened by those not seeing the fruits of your labors while donning the maize and blue.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed, Maybe it's wishful||
Agreed, Maybe it's wishful thinking but I see similarities in DB's statements today in noting the likelihood of JH to the NFL similar to when he floated the idea out there of being in favor of the OSU/UM game no longer being the final game of the season. As we all remember in the days following the tide turned and the universities were overwhelmed with concerns as to why the game would be moved. Here's to hoping JH is feeling a bit of the pressure from former teammates, alum, and family that UM needs now more than ever.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||DB was pretty clear in his||
DB was pretty clear in his press conf of a requirement in his search being the need for prior head coaching experience so I doubt coordinators will be looked @.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||As much as I hat to say it, I||
As much as I hat to say it, I could very much see Denard transferring as the year he would need to sit out would serve as his redshirt year. He has (2) years of on the field eligibility either way. I believe Pat White redshirted his freshmen year @ WVU so he didn’t exactly have the same luxury in following RR to his new destination.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||goblue_17; Justin Turner is||
Justin Turner is not at WVU. He transferred to Notre Dame College in Ohio.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||MH20; Did you catch the||
Did you catch the Wizard of Oz 1/2 time show a few weeks back against Illinois? I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure MSC or DB made reference to the little brother theme across the Big Screen. Granted the 1/2 time show was very entertaining for once and the references were out of fun, but if UM would have been the butt of some of the jokes @ another stadium we'd be up in arms. All in all we're no different in our actions than BYU even though we like to hold ourselves to higher standards.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Six Zero; I thought shirts||
I thought shirts regarding current players could no longer be created; hence the removal of the Death Roth and others? Will the Demens shirts really reach the presses?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Wow...this is somewhat||
Wow...this is somewhat aggravating as I've been checking for weeks to get a pair for a buddy and his father coming up from Miami FL on mgoblue and nothing was available except singles in the endzone, thus I caved in and bought (2) off stubhub last week for well over face....I'm not a person that likes to take chances on scalping tickets when others are coming in from so far. Plus I don't like having it weigh on my mind during prime tailgating time either. Oh well.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I would stay away from naming||
I would stay away from naming a pet Bo, it's too similar to "No" and will confuse the animal when training. This is unfair to your pet.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||There will always be a 1-2 yr||
There will always be a 1-2 yr bump in recruiting when a new coach takes over a traditional powerhouse, but if the coach doesn't put it together on the field, recruiting will start to lag. I hate to say it but we've seen it a bit with the challenges UM’s faced as of late.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Yes, Bowden is gone, but the||
Yes, Bowden is gone, but the whole coach in waiting was a huge problem. Over the pasted few years it seemed Bowden would be coming back for 1 more year only to return yet again. Jimbo was the coach in waiting for a decade it seemed. With the University finally making a decision as to the direction of the program the recruits now know who’s ultimately running the team. It seemed towards the end the cohesion between Bowden and Jimbo started to erode and in regards to the players if daddy didn’t tell them what they’d want to hear they’d run to mommy.
Outside of that every major program will always maintain interest in the eyes of elite recruits. Look @ Notre Dame, yes they have great academics, but the city of South Bend has nothing to offer, the weather’s nothing to brag about, you have to live in the dorms all 4 years, and their program’s been a bigger joke than FSU has of late. All in all let’s be honest the majority of elite level recruits are looking on what program will get them into the league not if they’ll be graduating with honors. There will always be a 1-2 yr bump in recruiting when a new coach takes over a traditional powerhouse. If Jimbo doesn’t put it together on the field recruits will starts looking else ware.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Paul Hornung||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||C. Gordon plays FS while C.||
C. Gordon plays FS while C. Johnson plays SS, they're not competing for the same spot. T. Gordon though would be competing for the SS spot with C. Johnson.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Tater; I not an fan of||
I not an fan of Urban, but would you have preferred he “not have stood in the way,” of Denard and told him he’d be a QB when he had all the intentions of recruiting him for a different position? I would applaud him for not selling him on false pretenses just so he’d commit and being up front with him so he could make his own decisions. Urban felt he’d be more successful in his system as a CB and RR felt he’d be more successful as a QB. The onus was on Denard to make the right choice and thus far his choice has paid off.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I think the attrition has||
I think the attrition has more to do with our lack of experienced upperclassmen the past few years, not necessarily something going on behind the scenes. It’s difficult when you come in as the bright shiny new toy and then a year later a newer, more shiny toy comes along. When you have a cupboard full of experienced players in front of you from the get go it’s an easier transition to come to the realization that you’re going to have to wait your turn. Imagine if you’re up for a promotion and it’s between yourself, a co-worker who started a year after you, and one who has 10+ years of tenure. Aren’t you a little more salty if the individual who started after you gets the promotion instead of the colleague with more tenure than you both?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Correct; you can only||
Correct; you can only transfer tickets to your spouse.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||For anyone wondering,||
For anyone wondering, there’s no secret to “mgoblue7’s” process of being awarded season tickets. As I noted above I was able to attain season tickets with 4-5 priority pts $400-$500 donated. “Mgoblue7,” was able to do it with even less. There’s tickets out there for anyone who wants season tickets and is willing to maintain the yearly PSD, it’s quite an easy process, just make sure you submit your contribution form by the 2011 deadline once its released.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Your friends are doing||
Your friends are doing something incorrect, if they're still waiting on season tickets after 10 years. I would guess they added themselves to the list, but didn’t continue to donate to build up a few pts and I emphasize a few; as not much is needed to get season tickets in my opinion. A 1 time donation of $500 will score them Endzone seating @ a minimum. They would of course need to continue the PSD to maintain that seating year in and year out.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Use this form as a starting||
Use this form as a starting point. This is the 2010 version, a 2011 version will be posted after the season with the new deadline.
First off I started with 0 pts as I'm not an alum of UM. I started by donating $100-150 total each yr...not per seat @ the end of the 06 season. Upon my 1st donation I was offered the "Go Blue" pack, now referred to as the "All-in" pack. I increased my yearly donations to $200-$250 per year, and last year I was offered renewable season tickets. I believe I had 4-5 priority points at the time I was offered renewable season tickets. Based on your alumni status I would feel if you make the minimum $100 donation next year you'll have the option to acquire Endzone seating @ the least. Granted it sounds like you have bigger seating aspirations, but it appears some others with more relevant experience in terms of premium seating etc have answered those questions below. All in all this is the time to get your season tickets, as others have noted, the down economy coupled with the performance on the field has resulted in an abundance of season tickets in my opinion. In my 4 years of being involved with the process I have never seen more marketing by the University for season tickets and “All in” packs than I have during the past two years. Please keep in mind the looming project of widening seats within the stadium this offseason which I believe results in less capacity, but I could be wrong on this front.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||$50 is the cheapest yearly||
$50 is the cheapest yearly PSD, it's for endzone seating
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Pressure on Moore was a||
Pressure on Moore was a problem for majority of the night, but in VT's defense, their only returning starter on the DL was John Graves. Foster’s defense’s have finished in the top 12 nationally in total defense every one of the last six seasons, butthey only had 4-5 returning starters from last year’s defense.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Yes, the uniforms were ugly,||
Yes, the uniforms were ugly, but the change was only for 1 game. Boise’s uni’s were also changed for this game as well. Needless to say one and/or two of the many reasons why people have changed their tune a bit about Adidas these past few years.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||call the op of this||
call the op of this thread
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Dantonio's 54 this year,||
Dantonio's 54 this year, despite his perceived success I wouldn't expect tier 1 programs to bring in someone of his age.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I concur, elect to receive if||
I concur, elect to receive if the option's there. Setting the tone not only for the game, but for the season that we're gonna smack some people in the mouth.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Tight end Ryan Griffin is the||
Tight end Ryan Griffin is the only player on UConn's injury report
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Block M;||
If Mr. T was the most interesting man in the world....you'd have to fight off the urge to thank him right?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I'm no Tim or TomVH, but in||
I'm no Tim or TomVH, but in reading their excerpts on Walls, I'd be fairly confident in saying we lead for his services and the chances are very likely we’ll land him. It’s even been noted he’s recruiting Ray Drew to join him @ Michigan, but chances of pulling him (Drew) out of GA are unlikely due to his closeness with his mother. It goes without saying when an uncommitted recruit is recruiting others to join him it’s a very positive sign. As it's been noted many times before the win column will ultimately sign seal and deliver the likes of Hart, Bryant, Walls, Zettel, and/or Frost.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Are you stating position of||
Are you stating position of need as you’re thinking Walls will be playing CB as opposed to S? We have plenty of Safety’s filling the roster.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I would tend to disagree that||
I would tend to disagree that we’re “loaded” be it numbers wise or talent wise, as our talent is very unproven in my opinion. With the dismissal of Austin White, we only have 5 backs on the roster with 0 verbal commits @ this time.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I often park in businesses||
I often park in businesses for free by Howard Cooper Audi / Porsche on South St street as I’m usually coming in on I-94. You may think this is a far walk, but I can arrive 30-45 minutes prior to kickoff and walk about 200 yards to the Brown Lot I believe, where the Michigan Tennis Courts are located (Varsity Tennis Center2250 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104) and take the free game-day trolley through the back nine of AAGC which drops us off in front of the clubhouse for a short walk up to the stadium. Trolley runs up until kickoff and starts back up after the game. After the game I’m back on the expressway in no time.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Redshirting is the norm for||
Redshirting is the norm for incoming OL, not the exception
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I've taken the liberty||
I’ve taken the liberty to reply to the 1stfew posts in hopes my response will be somewhere near the top and not lost within the 150+ comments as I’m disappointed and/or dare I say disgusted in the negative response(s) cast Justin’s way, all without knowing his true reasons for transferring. Maybe I’m a bit partial b/c he’s from Massillon and I grew up listening to my grandfathers stories of playing for the Tigers himself. But regardless of whether or not he was the 2ndcoming of Woodson or was going to develop into a contributor behind JT Floyd this season; he still was a part of our team and I feel deserves the respect associated with at one time being a Michigan Wolverine. I fully expect Justin to exit just as he entered, with class and held in high regard. I know it’s hard to see the glass ½ full as a result of the past few years, and even though this is an unfortunate decision I wish not to have happened… I’m confident Justin’s decision will in more ways than one contribute to and shape his future success, as well as contribute to the success of our team moving forward. I wish Justin the best of luck in his future endeavors both on and off the field and I’m confident our staff’s track record in working through these “opportunities,” will only make us stronger.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Yes A & B are technically the||
Yes A & B are technically the 1st (2) rows. I had seats in this section a few years back see my post above about the pro's and con's in my opinion.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||IPKarma, yes the entry line||
IPKarma, yes the entry line with be quite a bit shorter. I too am in a section that doesn’t go all the way down, and I'm able to get to my seats fairly quickly considering.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Over the past 4-5 seasons||
Over the past 4-5 seasons I’ve experienced seats ranging from row (3) to row (90) via the formerly known Go-Blue package and/or season tickets. Unfortunately, my season tickets for the past (2) years has been located in row (90) and not row (3). I mention “unfortunately,” in reference to row (90) as despite an increased viewing angle you’re up in no man’s land for lack of words. It goes without saying that there are more variables than just seating location that go into making your game day experience, but I feel sitting as close to the field as possible changes your experience completely. I say this b/c if you’re a fan as described by “blazefire” than you want to be down low. More times than not fans in the upper bowl don’t feel the need to stand up and cheer as much b/c of the increased viewing angle… it’s just a different culture up there. It’s so lackadaisical that I often feel bad about standing up after a big play b/c it takes so long for the wave of people standing and cheering to make its way up (90) rows, and by the time is does, we’re usually past the euphoria of the play. If I was pressed to make a complaint or two about sitting down low it would be that at times the camera men get in the way, and you’re usually looking for the crowd’s reaction if we’re going in for a score and you’re on the opposite end. Outside of that the chills one gets being down low in one game exceed those tallied an entire season by sitting up high in my opinion. As a side note I was fortunate enough to be moved down considerably this year, and if you’re looking for the best of both worlds I would try to get somewhere between rows 20-50, and the press box side is always preferred.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I'd assume chances are||
I’d assume chances are 60/40 between a noon start and a 3:30 start. PSU @ Iowa has the night slot that evening so that’s out of the running. If we're 4-0 headed into the game it'll greatly increase our chances of getting the 3:30 slot, but I’d guess OSU @ Illinois has a slight edge for that slot.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||To my knowledge their mascot||
To my knowledge their mascot still is the Student Princes, but their nickname is “The Berg.” My two brother-in-laws played baseball for them and during their time there the mascot was designed. I believe ESPN anchor John Buccigross graduated from Heidelberg and at times plugs the University when he can during related highlights.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I could be wrong, but I||
I could be wrong, but I thought the decision to redshirt had to be made by a certain juncture in the season...game 7 maybe? If so technically the decision to redshirt would occur in season and be contemplated by the coaches ahead of that juncture.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Granted his interest in||
Granted his interest in pursuing an engineering degree has been noted, but it’s nice to hear a recruit put some meat behind those aspirations instead of providing the proverbial recruit-speak of “looking for strong academics.” With him noting his interest in Purdue due to their engineering program you know he’s focused on academics… maybe even more so than football. As others noted above, sounds like he has a great head on his shoulders and would be a welcome addition.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||6'2 and 185#'s||
6’2 and 185#’s isn't exactly uber recruit measurables for a QB. Forcier was 6’1 184, and he’s probably closer to 5’11 than 6’1. I'd guess Miller's shorter than advertised as well.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||covered a few days||
covered a few days ago...
|4 years 36 weeks ago||It's worth noting USC's||
It's worth noting USC's appeal is only going to help our case for Andre. I'm assuming the appeal process isn't exactly performed in a timely manner and with that being said it would probably conclude closer to the end of his 2nd year as opposed to his 1st.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Didn't Moe's get bought out||
Didn't Moe's get bought out recently? I could be wrong but I thought the Mden bought them out.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||If you name him Bennie; it||
If you name him Bennie; it should be after Oosterbaan not Joppru
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Tater; Not defending the||
Not defending the excuses of Davie, Ty, and Chuck, but 1 major component that has changed since the days of Lou despite their NBC contract is that ND isn’t one of a select few on TV regionally and/or nationally anymore. I believe this to have been a huge recruiting tool in the days of Holtz.
Ontop of that I believe the implementation of scholarship levels was just starting when Lou was heading out, thus the playing field hadn’t exactly been leveled yet.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||“The only difference||
“The only difference between me and the guys on athletic scholarship is that their requirements had to do with the field, and mind had to do with the classroom - right?”
So the requirements for you to maintain your UM academic scholarship were the same requirements used by UM football for their players to stay eligible on the field? I guess I find this highly unlikely as I would have assumed you were held to a higher standard academically to maintain your scholarship.
I could be wrong, but it’s my understanding athletic scholarships are renewed once a yr and that no player is guaranteed a (4) yr athletic scholarship by simply signing a LOI. With the assumption and track record of most institutions honoring a scholarship all (4) years despite it not being a requirement and for university’s not named Alabama how does one determine if the player is living up to their expectations once arriving on campus and performing on the field to earn their paycheck?
Are we going to base it on how many stars Rivals and Scout gave them? -):
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Not that I care to see them,||
Not that I care to see them, but I thought M. Sanchez and S. Holmes were participating? The latest literature sent out this week or last had them as participants.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||The Mick; Michigan||
Michigan schedules cupcakes b/c it’s quite difficult to get programs to waive the 1 for 1 home and home agreements between most universities. Scheduling Delaware State allows Michigan to bring in another sellout crowd to the Big House as well as pay DSU more than they’d ever fathom making @ their place. While I’m not a fan of playing inferior opponents, most top programs have to schedule D-1AA and lesser D-1 teams to fill out their schedule year in and year out without giving up a home game in the future to keep the money flowing.
Lastly I’m also a fan of stronger OOC games, but there’s a fine line to be walked when it comes to the regular season not mattering as much. I love March Madness, but I can also say I don’t pay attention to the regular season b/c of it either. Heaven forbid college football turn into the NBA with Shaq or better yet the Celtics sand bagging it to get ready to make their playoff run. Would you still pay to see Michigan play on Saturday if the 3rdstringers were playing b/c RR sat out the 2-deep a week or 2 before the NCAA playoff in order to get healthy?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Dahblue; Not really posing||
Not really posing any arguments to your post, more so just putting some thoughts down. While I agree OSU stands to look more favorably on the (1) and done recruits and maybe way’$ of attaining them, Matta does very well with recruiting a team and not just a player. This reduces his exposure to the rebuilding process most college coaches encounter when focused on the (1) and done players . This differs from the likes of say…Calipari or Roy Williams who I feel without the yearly influx of (2) or (3) Five Star recruits would achieve the success OSU has seen. I’m sure there’s someone I’m forgetting but outside (1) and done Oden and Conley I think it could be argued recruits such as Turner, Diebler, Lighty, and Buford are the reason OSU is where they are today. I know you’re not stating we should cater to the $1000 here or $2000 there and I completely agree, but ironically what led me to becoming a Michigan fan wasn’t Bo or Desmond, but Jalen and Juwan. Neither here nor there, but outside of the Fab Five scandal what I enjoyed most about college basketball was that it was fopa to leave college any earlier than your junior year…unless you’re Webber. This allowed fans to identify with their team and its players. We can still do this in college with Football, but not so much with Basketball. All in all this is why I’m excited JB is our coach and not a Calipari or a Williams. Granted it will probably benefit the Calipari’s and Williams more so, but here’s to the NBA mandating an older age limit for draft entry to better NCAA round ball in all facets.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Tom from AA; Are you||
Tom from AA;
Are you implying Ohio has a better talent pool to fill the needs of all the Ohio schools listed or are you implying OSU has an easier time pulling in the home grown talent b/c of the schools you listed?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||PhillipFulmersPants;||
While I agree Ohio’s talent pool has increased; I still feel the state of Michigan has more talent to draw from in terms of basketball. JB shouldn’t have to go any farther than Matta does. While it’s disappointing to not pluck a top level recruit from one of our neighboring states, especially Ohio, I think in terms of basketball…MSU is our biggest obstacle in recruiting and locking down the state of Michigan, but most importantly the PSL. I attribute Matta’s success more so to capitalizing on the state of Indiana and the lack of success IU has had of late, coupled with the Schottenstein.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||My issue with seating is that||
My issue with seating is that when I donated the minimum $100 a year and was awarded the “Go-Blue” package aka “All-In” package (non renewable seats) a few years back I had the same seats each and every game; I was in the Blue tier 5 rows from the field. Only reason I’m pointing this out is b/c I know that in some instances the non renewable seats change from game to game. Now that I’m a season ticket holder and donate more a year (granted 9K is way too rich for me) I’m still in the same section I was in when I had non renewable tickets. Before you mention I have to donate more to get a better section…I know and I’m fine with the section it’s just I’m up in the nose bleed rows with a guy who falls asleep during the game and people who barely get on their feet during 3rddown. I guess my point is more donations don’t always equate to better seating in regards to improving ones seating within the same PSD level. I’m tired of calling in and getting the same response year in and year out of…”just put your requests in the comments section of your ticket order and we’ll see what we can do.” I’d rather them say if you make a (1) time donation of XYZ we’ll move you down into rows 30-50 of your section, and then you can keep those seats. All in all I’d love to just have my “Go-Blue” seating arrangements again, but they were non renewable even though I had the same seats each game.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||There's also no way UM||
There’s also no way UM would allow a 2010 night game supersede the anticipation and notoriety of the 2011 ND game, couple that with Iowa being the opponent and there’s no way it’s happening.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Everything about acquiring||
Everything about acquiring and/or improving season tickets is vague, and if you ask me that’s by design as in my opinion there’s no real rhyme or reason on improving seats etc....but that’s another subject. For what it’s worth though if you donate $100 this year you’ll get the option to purchase (2) season tickets. This is what I did during the Henne and Hart years (so not exactly “down” years) and I waited only (2) years before being offered true season tickets. During the (2) years in waiting I still went to all the games excluding homecoming as I was offered the “Go Blue Package,” which is now called the “All-In Package,” and now includes homecoming. As far as a timeline you will need to submit your PSD donation by February 15th2011 (this date may have changed to a few days sooner), for the “chance” to be offered 2011-2012 season tickets. Call the ticket office and ask them to send you Form 305220;”Preferred Seat Donation Waiting List & Annual Contribution Form.” After you submit your PSD donation using the above listed form, you will be notified by a yellow envelope with a Block M via mail by the end of April as to what you were awarded be it renewable season tickets or an “All-in” package. You will then have roughly (2)-(3) weeks to sign up for that option and tickets when then be mailed to you in August.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||If you'd prefer Endzone||
If you’d prefer Endzone seating over the Blue tier I would suggest calling into the UM ticket office and reviewing this with them. In all actuality the Blue tier is considered the better seating area. I’m assuming due to your $400 donation you were offered this option opposed to Endzone seating which you probably would have scored with a $100 donation. As you noted in your post to renew Blue tier seating on a year to year basis you need to make an annual PSD (preferred seating donation) of $125 a seat, but for Endzone seating that amount goes down to $50 a seat. It’s also worth noting if you only donate the $50 per seat next year as opposed to $125 they could move you into the Endzone seating due to you not submitting enough in PSD funds. Based on experience it’s unlikely as even though you’d think they’d be patrolling the donations limits they’d much rather not deal with moving people. I’ve been donating $75 a year is PSD funds and still have maintained my Blue tier seating. Nothing like 50% off. If you don’t mind me asking what general area in the Blue tier have they offered you? I’m in the Blue tier, but higher than I’d like to be and have tried numerous times to request lower seating without any luck.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||"Yeah, it's a lot of||
"Yeah, it’s a lot of WR, and yeah, we already have a truckload, but it always seems to work itself out."
Jedelman11; I'm glad to say we're not the Lions. That logic may work for Millen, but I'd be hard-pressed to think RR & company are thinking the same way.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I can't wait till "Irish;" is||
I can't wait till "Irish;" is interviewed and we learn why he became a Michigan fan...I'm also looking forward to seeing if "MGoObes;" answers exceed 1 sentence.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||When we bring home our new||
When we bring home our new lab home in a few weeks, my wife and I are planning on naming him “Schemey” Here’s a post I started a few months ago for what it’s worth…it may have some other suggestions.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Record's been broken... 77K||
Record's been broken... 77K and counting.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I can’t locate the website||
I can’t locate the website currently, but when I ordered mine I was able to have the company replace and/or install the facemask of my choosing. Just a thought to pass on if and when you order to see if it’s an option. For what it’s worth I went with Woodson’s facemask, and mine is an Authentic Schutt Helmet and came without the bar installed. Make sure that “Michigan” is listed on the name plate in the front as well.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Once you walk out of the||
Once you walk out of the State Street M-den head left and then make another left onto N. University which is basically a ½ a block down and Moe’s will be about a few storefronts down.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I’m sure “jcgold’s”||
I’m sure “jcgold’s” suggestions would work out just fine, but for what’s it’s worth I started donating $100 dollars in 2006, so not exactly a “down” year. I think in 2007 I sent in $150 and each time I was offered the “Go Blue” package which allowed me to purchase tickets for every home game excluding homecoming which is usually a cup cake big ten school anyway. In 2008 I was officially offered season tickets. Don’t ask me how as despite all the literature and priority point systems in place there’s so much gray area in the ticket office it’s ridiculous. Long story short if I lived in DC I wouldn’t even worry about season tickets if you’re only planning on making it in for 2-3 games a year. For every $50 OSU ticket you get so you don’t have to pay $100-$125 to a scalper there’s also that $50 Delaware State ticket you have to try to sell that you’ll never get face value for.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||It's a $100 a year for (2)||
It's a $100 a year for (2) seats if you want to maintain your "Endzone" seating, if you want to improve your seating by upgrading to the Blue, Maize, sections etc you will need to donate more per seat to maintain them. For example based on the above examples to maintain your Blue seats you will need to donate $125 per seat, for Maize you need to donate $250 per seat.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||"ontarioblue;" The"All In"||
"ontarioblue;" The"All In" package took the place of the formerly known "Go Blue" package if I remember correctly. "Go Blue" packages in the past allowed the ticket holder to purchase tickets for every home game during the season excluding homecoming. My seats never changed when I carried this package, but other package owners often noted their seats changed from game to game. I think last yr was the 1st yr the "All In" package formerly known as the "Go Blue" package included homecoming most likely due to the recession and the lack of season tickets being renewed. I feel pretty safe in stating that the “All In” package will still be available this year, but will more than likely exclude homecoming once again if ticket sales have picked up again.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||It's not 40 million a year,||
It's not 40 million a year, but if someone would have offered me a full scholarship to attend a major university resulting in 50-100K in savings to me and my family, I would argue that's payment enough. Greed has taken the purity out of college basketball, and I can’t think of anything worse than players going to the highest bidder in college athletics. We have that to look forward to when they enter the NBA.
|5 years 17 hours ago||"NYWolverine;" I disagree||
"NYWolverine;" I disagree with punishing the dog by putting them in their crate. The dog should not associate punishment with their crate. You don't want the dog to feel their being punished everytime you leave the house do you?
|5 years 2 days ago||Well "Indiana Wolverine" answered||
Well "Indiana Wolverine" answered my question while I was writing my post, but IMO the interior still seems dark. Wish the lighting could rival that of say Florida's arena.
|5 years 3 days ago||Granted I don't have slew of||
Granted I don't have slew of deductive reasoning behind my choice and I respect that you’re factoring in the leadership quality of above, but IMO the draft is all about upside not who the better person or leader is. Be it right wrong or indifferent I'd talk Mallett over Tebow any day.
|5 years 3 days ago||"umjgheitma;" a pain? Don't||
"umjgheitma;" a pain? Don't you just jump on US 31 N and drive straight until you hit campus, maybe a 2 1/2 hr drive? I know it’s not ideal and I’m not trying to question your fandom, but I pretty much do the same for all the UM games trekking from South Bend to Ann Arbor, granted it does take a lot out of me by years end, but if I only was able to make 1 game a year I think I'd cap the driving @ 12 hrs and 2 1/2 hrs would be a walk in the park.
|5 years 3 days ago||“Bando;” Granted South Bend||
“Bando;” Granted South Bend isn’t exactly a thriving metropolis, but you’re selling it a bit short. 1st and foremost I never thought I’d still be in the area as I actually reside about 30 miles outside of South Bend, and even though I’d raise my hand and say there are limited outlets of interest, it does have some finer establishments to dine @ for what it’s worth. I’m actually surprised @ Irish’s comments as yes, those are nicer places than TGI Friday’s, but for some classy dining there’s an array of choices from Main Street Grille in downtown Mishawaka to LaSalle Grille in downtown South Bend (make sure you grab some cocktails on the 3rd floor @ Club LaSalle…probably my favorite place in South Bend), and if you’re looking for some history try the Tippecanoe Place in South Bend. All I can only assume in defense of the individual @ the student union is that that were in fact a college student who for the most part doesn’t have $100-$150 to drop on a dinner for (2) at some of the places I listed above. All in all yes S.B. has some deficiencies and one could pretty much accomplish everything they wanted in a matter of (2) weekends, but until you reside in the communities of 15-20K surrounding it, you realize it has more to offer than the picture you’re painting.
If you’re ever back in town; here are a few others to check out
Rocco’s…not fine dining, but a local favorite and great Italian food
|5 years 3 days ago||“joelr222;” I know mgoblog||
“joelr222;” I know mgoblog isn’t serving the function of persay… “linkedin;” but I'm an operations professional within the RV industry centralized in Elkhart county. 1st and foremost I’m not trying to sell anything so no worries there, I just enjoy networking with individuals in and/out of the industry within the area; especially those with vested interests in UM. If by chance we’d be able to have some dialogue sometime, please let me know and I can send you my email. If you don’t respond to my post I’ll assume you’re working through some vendors issues with Dexter, Flair, etc.
|5 years 3 days ago||double post deleted||
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|5 years 4 days ago||"Big Brown Jug;" If TK was||
"Big Brown Jug;" If TK was say…Josh Elliot then yes I agree that this would be the wrong forum to use. But I ask would PTI be successful with Josh Elliot as host? No, it’s barely tolerable when the stuttering J.A. Adande fills in or worse yet Danny boy Le Batard. All I’m saying is ESPN knows exactly what they have in TK and for them to be critical of the brand they promote and cash in on is just bit hypocritical IMO.
|5 years 4 days ago||“Block M;” you’re spot on.||
“Block M;” you’re spot on. She’s 47 years old...granted most would say 47 is the new 37, but if my mother wore something of that nature I’d be embarrassed; celebrity or not. The outfit just gives off an impression of “Hello, My name is Hannah Storm and even though I’ve been passed around different sports affiliate like a dollar bill I still have a body that deserves the same attention as uhhhh….Erin Andrews.”
As others have noted in the thread I feel TK was suspended solely on the sexual harassment card that could be played. You never see ESPN reprimand him for the “hurtful” and/or “inappropriate;” comments he makes about Tiger, Ochocinco, and/or Manny etc. I think ESPN’s statement…
“Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences. Tony has been suspended from PTI for two weeks. Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”
Serve as 5 fakes out of 5. This statement is just hypocritical. This is who TK’s is and this is why ESPN makes tons off of PTI.
|5 years 6 days ago||"mach42006;" enjoy your||
"mach42006;" enjoy your version of the Block M w/ wings; simple and sweet. I wonder if this design with a few simple mods would fall outside of the copyright lines so that underground printing could carry it. Six Zero are you out there today? What's your thoughts being our resident t-shirt designer, is this MGOstore worthy?
|5 years 6 days ago||Granted I know most of us are||
Granted I know most of us are bias to the USA, but being that the rules seem so speculative it's worth pointing out the Canadian who took gold had his hand on the Korean who was in 1st at that time and then took a spill, but that never seemed to be looked @ or discussed? Granted he didn't maintain contact with the Korean as much as Ohno did with the 2nd Canadian, but with only (4) skaters in the final and with the 2nd Canadian being in 3rd rounding the last corner, why not take a fall to ensure yourself the bronze with the ref being for the home team, it's a can't lose situation.
|5 years 6 days ago||"rastafari;" you're concern||
"rastafari;" you're concern is spot on. Last year with only 50K attending parking was a mess, mainly b/c quite a bit was free or only $5 as was the case @ Pioneer. Granted I was running 15-20 minutes behind for the start of the practice, but by the time I got close enough to pull into Pioneer the lot was closed and I wasted a good 45 minutes driving around trying to find another spot. I missed 1/2 the practice due to my lack of planning. So be it 50K or 70K I'd make sure you're parked an hr before the start.
|5 years 1 week ago||BG's only (2) weeks before||
BG's only (2) weeks before the MSU game so the weather factor should be a mute point, but then again this is the Midwest, and I only really count on the weather being prime for the 1st 2-3 weeks of the season. I think it's worth noting though that the MSU game has a better chance to be 3:30 kickoff than the BG game, which just means more time for pre-game festivities, which with your drive probably is a main priority to factor in.
|5 years 1 week ago||In regards to Hamilton I||
In regards to Hamilton I think it's worth noting that we did sign Jeremy Jackson in this years class, and I think quite a few feel he's more so slated for TE than WR.
|5 years 1 week ago||Co-signed on Stubhub over||
Co-signed on Stubhub over Ebay. I got a set of (4) from them for the PSU game last year for $70 a pc. For what it's worth being this proactive in your fall plans for the game will end up being more harmful than helpful. I took a quick glance @ the going rate for tickets on stub-hub and the cheapest are $189 a pc on up to $300+. Yes, I know it’s the biggest game @ the big house this year, no matter the incoming record of both teams, but to be quite honest with 110K+ tickets out there just show up in the AM to tailgate and scalp a set. I’d put money on it you’ll find a pair for less than $189 a pc.
|5 years 1 week ago||I have to say I'm surprised||
I have to say I'm surprised to see K.C. taking top honors for medium sized airports. Never had a bad experience there, but it lacks the glitz and glamour of the other #1's in their respective categories.
|5 years 1 week ago||"MaizeAndBlue Ma..." He's||
"MaizeAndBlue Ma..." He's heating up...He's on fire!
|5 years 1 week ago||Co-signed on “Excitebike;”||
Co-signed on “Excitebike;” just loved that game. Nintendo actually just came out with a new version called Excitebike World Rally for Wii last year.
|5 years 1 week ago||Gotta toss "Oregon Trail," on||
Gotta toss "Oregon Trail," on the list for non console games. I would rush to get done with my typing work in 5th grade just to spend the rest the class time playing this.
|5 years 1 week ago||Touché "umjgheitma;" I think||
Touché "umjgheitma;" I think that's more the reason Brown was kicked off the team as opposed to allegedly hitting the two women. This is just another opportunity for Meyer to come off as whole hearted wholesome person to next year’s recruits and their parents. Meyer just oozes ulterior motives.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||"EGD;"...MLB will be a point||
"EGD;"...MLB will be a point of emphasis
|5 years 3 weeks ago||While I appreciate the||
While I appreciate the "swagger" a recruit like Dorsey will bring to Ann Arbor, one of the most important notes overlooked in the article was the statement by Trieu in regards to M. Rob.
“On top of that he has a stone-cold demeanor on the field. He takes the game seriously. I watched him at a 7-on-7 in Orlando last summer and even after he made a great play -- jumped a route and ran an interception back almost for a touchdown -- he still had the same stern look.”
Granted this is just (1) example, and you can call me old fashion, but I have a great amount of respect for players…especially 17 and 18 yr old players who act like they’ve been there before.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||If you plan on parking @||
If you plan on parking @ Pioneer which I thought always had room… get there an hr before the game to be safe, I showed up in AA @ the start of the game and lost an hr driving around AA as Pioneer closed its parking. Once I got into the stadium 2/3 rds of the practice was over.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||brightside is the "tat" isn't||
brightside is the "tat" isn't on her ankle, those are the definition of trash and/or slut, followed by the inner wrist ones.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Tom; I caught up with this||
Tom; I caught up with this tread a little late, and I know you mentioned in your post that Williams is considered one of the best prospects in OH for the 2011 class, but with that being said do you put him up there with the likes of...or should I say "hype" of a Depriest and/or Tanner per say? Basically is he another T. Talbott or is he a legit top 5-10 Ohio prospect? Also is Michigan looking @ him for NT or more so a 3-Tech D-lineman? All in all I know he's still developing, but I guess I'm a bit skeptical of his development as Springfield is far from being a powerhouse program. Yes it plays in a D2 conference, but one without much notoriety outside the existence of Sylvania Southview the past decade, further reinforced by the program finishing a disappointing 3-7 this past year. All in all I know one player doesn’t make the season for his team, and we know all to well how good coaches can have some tough years early on, but just questioning how much “hype” Williams warrants.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||"Smitty D;" Didn't RR move||
"Smitty D;" Didn't RR move and/or rep Carson Butler at DE from the TE spot his Senior year mid way thru the season? I wouldn't say this move is unprecedented if it proves to be true.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||post edited||
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Hill's enrolled @ YSU,||
Hill's enrolled @ YSU, Tressel's old stomping grounds I believe
|5 years 4 weeks ago||I think you mean||
I think you mean Witherspoon...and Hill I do not remember having academic issues, I think he was more homesick than anything, but I could be incorrect.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||More "recruit-speak" persay||
More "recruit-speak" persay than a new trend. Sounded like the Henderson's for example were more intrested in Young Jeezy's latest release.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||“It's scary to see how many||
“It's scary to see how many other schools are boasting that all their targets are signed, sealed, and delivered while Purdue waits for a bunch more.”
It’s not scary it’s that there most likely not Pur-don’t!
|5 years 4 weeks ago||It could have been some or||
It could have been some or all of that, but I think Sarkisian's guarantee of a starting spot sealed it more so than the others, with or without my sippy cup of the maize and blue kool-aid.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||“bronxblue;” I’d have to||
“bronxblue;” I’d have to disagree with you on walking that fine line, it’s a glass house out there and your point seems pretty mute as your argument for Donovan could in the same sense be applied to RR. Didn’t he leave WV for greener pastures i.e a “better situation?” While in no way shape or form am I trying to compare RR to persay the likes of Kiffin , it goes back to the simple principle that if you have nothing nice to say don’t bother saying anything at all.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Didn't Boubacar decommit||
Didn't Boubacar decommit having wandering eyes for Penn State then decided to reaffirm his commitment to UM?
|5 years 5 weeks ago||While I congratulate Kulick;||
While I congratulate Kulick; did anyone catch her giving the trophy to her mother who was in attendance after the big win? Her 70-80 yr old mother responded with a big smile and her raspy voice, "I'll be able to use it as an ash-tray." I know it’s bad to say but I have to admit I chuckled quite a bit when I heard that.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||"HartAttack20;" While I feel||
"HartAttack20;" While I feel RR & co can develop talent no matter their stars...the only RB's that come to mind @ WV that stood out were as you stated Slaton and Devine. Devine for what it's worth was a 5 star coming into WV, not exactly unknown, and I think Slaton was a 3-4 star.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Granted I don't think we have||
Granted I don't think we have anything to worry about with Avery, but even if Florida was coming @ him hard, why would he waiver? We've all discussed how stacked their secondary recruiting is this year, and adding another DB just doesn't make sense. Wasn't this the issue that prompted Dorsey's sudden interest in UM and FSU...
|5 years 6 weeks ago||To me it sounds like you want||
To me it sounds like you want more of a party, while your wife wants a more subtle yet classy atmosphere. With that being said I think we can all agree that when the wife’s happy your happy so take my thoughts for what their worth. Based on experiences and preferences I’d pass on the Derby and head to KY a few weeks early, but to Lexington not Louisville. Lexington is home of Keeneland which only runs in April and October. I’m not trying to hate that much on the Derby, but Keeneland exudes an air of class that the Derby just doesn't have with everyone on the infield in their wife beaters, throwing up, passing out etc, which by all accounts will be were you end up. Not based on who you are, but more so based on the fact that this is your 1st go around. Granted my college days are over so been there done that; and I don’t feel like watching someone else do it or be forced to deal with it either. Yes the Derby has millionaires row and mint julep’s, but have you ever had a mint julep…not that great. Anyway at Keeneland try to score club house tickets $20 a pc, but well worth it, and if you do you’ll need to make sure you have a jacket and tie on. If you can’t get into the clubhouse; general admission only costs $2 a person, but it’s more crowded. The big weekend in April centers around the “Bluegrass Stakes,” and I’d recommend staying downtown @ the Hyatt located in conjunction to Rupp Arena or renting out a Bed and Breakfast on the main drag leading into downtown so you can head out after dinner and/or the races. Make sure to eat @ “Murray’s,” a quick cab ride from the track after the race, and hit up “Cheapside” for drinks to finish off the night.
p.s. "turbo cool;" the FL vs GA game i.e world's largest outdoor cocktail party would give the Derby a run for most beautiful women @ a sporting event IMHO.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Yes temple is D1, east||
Yes temple is D1, east division of the MAC for what it's worth, so he'll be sitting out this yr.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||They play @ the Eagles||
They play @ the Eagles stadium, i.e. Lincoln Financial Field.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||"The Fannman;" You are||
"The Fannman;" You are correct in Mooney being a premier football program in the state of Ohio. Mooney is currently tied with Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller for the most D3 Football Titles and only trail D1 Cleveland St. Ignatius by 3 titles for the program with the most titles overall in the state of Ohio.
Mooney's Title Years:
(2009, 06, 04, 87, 82, 80, 73)
|5 years 6 weeks ago||"AC1997;" I'm under the||
"AC1997;" I'm under the opinion that RR's limit of 25 last week 26 this week and who knows what # next week is to get the last few high profile recruits we're in on to get on board sooner rather than later so we can shore up this recruiting class before NSD; if at all possible.
As for all the others worrying about #'s I seriously doubt we have anything to worry about in the event Dorsey, Parker, and Baxter all wanted to commit; as we'd find room one way or another without having to leave anyone on the outside looking in. I'm also of the opinion that in the event someone was forced to greyshirt that tidbit would have been fully disclosed to them @ the time of their offer and/or commitment by the staff.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Spud Webb||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Sadly in addition to these||
Sadly in addition to these 18-19 yr old kids, their parent(s), guardians, and/or high school coaches are showing just as much incompetence.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I just contacted the website||
I just contacted the website I linked above as it appears they specialize in the Sandisk product. I talked with Eric Beaudoin 1 of three sales reps, and he stated as well as their website that if the data can't be recovered it's free. Since my drive is 4GB the flat rate cost is $125. Not exactly how I want to spend my money, but well worth it if they can recover everything. I'd assume the same policies apply for hard drives etc. He said they recover in upwards of 90% of the data, long story short he's a sales guy, but he did have some impressive technical knowledge, and he made me feel a bit more warm and fuzzy inside as opposed to the Geek Squad.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Plus we should be leading for||
Plus we should be leading for T. Wilson as his top three were us, USF, and Tenn. One could only assume that with all the changes at the later two that he'd be leaning our way.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||FGB; I think the OP put in||
I think the OP put in the disclaimer of "vast majority" and not "all" in his post, but with that being said and while I agree that we can’t read these kids minds, I would tend to agree that the OP is spot on with his assessment that “the vast majority” of top talent are concerned more so about getting into the league as opposed to the long term benefits of a college degree. If we blindly polled these kids I feel their top (2) reasons for selecting a school would be #1 programs that will aid them the best in attaining their NFL aspirations…i.e. positive exposure…i.e. winning and then #2 proximity to home. Is this really any different than us factoring pay and benefits as the (2) leading reasons to accept a job or change careers?
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Michigan will||
Michigan will assume those responsibilities.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||edited topher beat me to it..||
edited topher beat me to it..
|5 years 8 weeks ago||He doesn't want to redshirt||
He doesn't want to redshirt and definitely wants to get on the field asap, but then again who doesn't.
"I am looking for good academics," he said. "I also don't want to redshirt. I want to go somewhere I can play right away."
We'll have the PT working in our favor.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||covered earlier today||
covered earlier today
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"conordog;" I agree he could||
"conordog;" I agree he could take a wait and see approach, but as others have eluded to NSD is right around the corner, so I don't think he'll sit back and wait on USC. IMO a power hire is unlikely at least in comparison to a RR caliber coach. Can’t you just imagine the negative recruiting tactics of those not named Michigan in regards to stating the cause of PC's departure being the sanctions coming down the pipe from the NCAA? All in all the negative tactics of others are just going to push him more and more in our direction I feel.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"4godkingandwolv;" OU already||
edited...comments already covered by other poster.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Granted he's in the 2011||
Granted he's in the 2011 class, but with him close to being on board (verbally that is) as well as Greg Brown, it makes the sting of possibly not landing Grimes in this class a bit easier to take. I'd much rather see recruiting turn into taking a few quality prospects per position as depth is built instead of being forced to take huge classes focused on OL as was a few years ago and then DB; as was the this year.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||review this diary by||
review this diary by umhero...
If my memory serves me right is should answer most of your questions, I've tended to lean on his examination of this years class numbers over the past couple of months.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yeah I know it's ESPN, but||
Yeah I know it's ESPN, but their reporting Riley the HC @ Oregon St would be the prime canidate to replace PC.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Touché "Mirasola," I too||
Touché "Mirasola," I too anticipate big strides in Denards game this offseason. I'm a huge proponent of both Tate and Denard, but I think some often forget Tate enrolled early and had some xtra time to prepare for the season.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Lowest is $50 per ticket||
Lowest is $50 per ticket which gets you in the endzone...Row 90 on the 5 yard line really isn't that much better in comparison to an endzone psd. I think there are only 96 rows +/- in the stadium so you'll be up there quite a ways
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"jg2112;" thought you were a||
"jg2112;" thought you were a big proponent of Cissoko last year, citing and/or defending his lack of play due to possible lingering injuries and preaching patience as we was a true soph? Maybe my memory serves me wrong.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Don't shoot me if this pic||
Don't shoot me if this pic doesn't work I tried my best to follow Shock FX's direction from the faq.
looks like it didn't work...so I changed my avatar to show it for the day.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"GOBLUE4EVR;" Was married||
"GOBLUE4EVR;" Was married this past summer in the heart of OSU country...my wife's entire family are die hard Buckeye fans, excluding her of course. My father-in-law thought he had me on the day of the wedding as it rained early on and he had the ushers escort all the guests in under OSU umbrellas. Kicker was I had planned for just my wife and I to walk into our reception to "The Victors;" It goes with out saying that her family and the predominant OSU fan base stood up and put their fists in the air every time "hail" was shouted…had to for the bride and groom. One of many highlights of the day; topped off by a surprise groomsman cake from my wife of the winged helmet.
P.S. Will try to post a pic of the cake in a few still trying to figure out via mgoboards faq section how to do so.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Edited double post||
Edited double post
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I know we've offered a few||
I know we've offered a few high end DT's for the 2011 class, but overall how's DT rankings looking across the board for 2011...in particular NT, is it another down year per say for DT's as others have eluded to in regards to the 2010 class?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I was more so trying to||
I was more so trying to convey that your idea was viable, but not worth Brian's time in a way. Maybe I didn't articulate it as I should have.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"dmblue;" Good suggestion and||
"dmblue;" Good suggestion and I think this solution has come up in the past, probably around the same time last year. Not that I'm opposed to it in anyway, but I feel most of the community would still click on the "OT" tab after viewing the "New" tab simply b/c there's not enough info to address our fixations with UM during this time of year, so by default we'd look into the OT tab b/c we enjoy the board so much. Guess I just feel while this is a viable solution for all those up in arms about "OT" posts, in more ways than one I see it being a wasted step.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"StephenRKass;" Maybe I’m||
"StephenRKass;" Maybe I’m misinterpreting your gripe, as you state you only see 8-12 posts on the board’s front page, and have to use the arrow key to go to past pages…but I ask then; what do you do during the season? There's way more posts during the football season, than they are now. During football season traffic to the site is at its apex, and I for one have scrolled a good 3-4 pages just to keep up with everything that was posted that day. Filter out the OT posts from then and I’d tend to think I’d still be scrolling at least 2-3 pages. Now during the offseason I’d be hard pressed to say I’ve had to scroll more than a page and ½ unless I took a small hiatus from the board. Granted the OT posts are more prevalent this time of year, due to everyone's boredom, but so are recruiting posts. All in all I’d have to say during the offseason Brian isn’t going to be turning away visits to the site by limiting posts be it on or off topic.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Is 5 yrs the standard||
Is 5 yrs the standard contract for an AD to work under?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"Never;" just a small tidbit||
"Never;" just a small tidbit not sure why it bothers me, but use "dog and pony show," in the future not "horse and pony camp."
|5 years 8 weeks ago||"MGoAlumnus;" I understand||
"MGoAlumnus;" I understand there are hundreds of other places to tailgate in and around AA on game day, but for quite a few as well as myself the golf course in the place of choice. With the course opening up @ 8:00 it throws a wrench in tailgating for the day if there’s a 12:00 kick-off IMO. I along with my wife drive 2 1/2 hours for the games and if it’s a noon kick-off we’re making the trip in for only the game as opposed to bringing all our gear and setting up for the pre-game festivities before hand. As I eluded to in regards to my situation the commute for myself and other some season ticket holders can be in excess of 2-3 hrs and couple that with packing up your gear etc it makes for quite an early departure if you’re one of those making the trek to AA if you live afar.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||"DoubleB;" I tend to disagree||
"DoubleB;" I tend to disagree that players matter more than coaches. I’d take an elite coach over a top 10 recruiting class any day. Rich Rod didn’t build his success @ WVU with elite level talent, nor did Urban Meyer @ Utah, Kelly @ Cincy, and/or day I say Tressel @ tOSU at least early on. Look @ schools who underperformed with well documented talent prior to the new coaching regimes. Now with Bama under Saban, Florida under Meyer, and in my eyes the Cornhuskers under Pellini, both have turned these programs around in a very shot period of time, granted some in lesser than ethical ways than others, but as much as I hate to say it; the majority of fans at the end of the day look at wins and loses and sacrifice the ethics involved in getting there. I for one am glad our University and coaching staff is not one of those.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||As previous posters have||
As previous posters have alluded to in separate posts be it the possibility of injury, the possible rookie salary cap restructuring, to possessing the intangibles the scouts covet one could say that a perfect storm of positive circumstances has arisen for Mallet given a yet to be determined favorable grade by the NFL powers if you will. I for one agree that another year of college ball would prove beneficial for his development, but not more so than getting drafted late 1st round and sitting behind a proven veteran for a few years as did Brady and A. Rodgers in their development. Another year of college will help him hone his skill set a bit more, but making the jump to the league now would prove even more beneficial in his development both physically and maybe more importantly mentally. Yes for every Brady there’s a Roethlisberger, and for every Roethlisberger there’s a Stafford, but the key is as “bleedzblue” alluded to earlier that if he stays and improves his stock, he’s more than likely headed to a team in 2011 that needs him on the field from day 1 which usually equates to poor teams with weak organizational support for continued development.