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|3 days 23 hours ago||The problem with marketing||
The problem with looking at this through the marketing lens is that it de-personalizes what Michigan is to most of the faithful. Marketers see us as consumers, we're not, we're fans. Fans as in fanatical, fans as in fantastic. We don't consume Michigan football we assimilate it. The marketing aspect reduces the role of the fan to a piece of data. I'd add that the hyper analysis afforded by the internet doesn't help the situation. Breaking down every element of the program to a point of judgement is devisive by nature.
United we stand divide we fall.
The beauty of Canhamland is that it is united.
This all reminds me of the ESPN model, Colin Cowherd specifically paints fans as stupid for following their hearts, according to the marketing model we should all be fans of the National Champion every year, otherwise we picked wrong-- we're losers. The reality is that following a football program is not about an annual result. It's the past present and future. Today's "product" is more than what comes out on the score board on any given day-- it includes hopes and dreams. Granted winning helps. At Michigan, fans have never had the opportunity to learn how to lose for long stretches, our tradition is winning. Other teams-- look at the Lions, are able to survive even with a legacy as losers. The pre- 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers. The New Orleans Saints. Those teams survived because the core fans viewed the team as something to root for, becuase of their hope for success. The TEAM (not the product) becomes a part of one's identity.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||6 pack for the game||
I used to bring a 6 pack to the game every week in the early 80's. I never hid a thing. Seems like then people would talk about the good old days when you could bring a keg to the game.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||From the mgoblue.com||
From the mgoblue.com
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Logged on to up vote||
Logged on to up vote. It really does appear that we have a loser's mentality in our fanbase. Critical thinking is one thing, but bashing for the sake of bashing does no good in my view. There is something to be said for the abundance frame of mind-- bringing a positive outlook to any situation allows one to see the resources that are available and exploit them for maximum gain. If you continue to focus on the negative, you end up hamstringing resources for fear of losing what you have. It's soffocating.
|35 weeks 13 hours ago||Farm to School||
Have you been in touch with the Farm to School people. They have a lot of resources and grant opportunities that might help you sustain this. We run a school garden at my elementary school and it's been a great community builder for us too.
Here's a link to the Florida Farm to School site.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||That's awesome.||
Thank you magnus.
|38 weeks 11 min ago||Completely agree||
Like it or not, he just keeps doing his job.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Returning to relevance for 30 years||
How many coaching changes has ND gone through as they tried to return to relevance? The carousel does not make for consistency in building a strong program.
If we're looking for a national image to present for the future of the program, it make make sense to start with stability. I think our coaching staff is working in the present, but is also focused on the long term value of the program. The cut and run mentality will do nothing but perpetuate an image of desparation. Can we really afford to continue our "transition" for another three years?
Short term challenges build to long term success. The problems that this team and coaching staff are working through are invaluable to the long term knowledge and success of a program. There's no magic, as the media portrays it. If Hoke gets it, the issues we see this year will not be repeated. Consistency will be built into the program and "bad years" will be limited in frequency and the level of "badness."
I recall many comments about Hoke's first year being "the worst thing that could happen to him as a coach." The schedule was easy. People projected 10-11 wins with our without a coaching change. Expectations for a "return to glory" were fast forwarded and now we see a backlash because people think that we should already be "there."
Losing is the pits. Nobody likes it. But its not the end. With all of the criticism this team has endured this year, they have been in a position to win every game but one-- that says something about the coaching and the game planning.
If you are looking for a team to represent you in the media and stand up to the talking heads (or blog empowered fans) of the sports world then it might make sense to gamble on a quick fix in coaching changes. If you are looking for a team to represent the values and educaiton standards of an academic institution like Michigan, you need to delay short term success for long term strength in character and values. The wins will come.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with your 9 year old||
Really? You want to give me a hard time for being optimistic?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||More delusional than psychic||
More delusional than psychic, but I'd rather think positively than give up on the game before the first practice,
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Adversity||
This is the kind of adversity that builds character. Devin appears to have heart and an unmatched accountiability to his teammates.
He'll go far in life.
After we put a beat down on the Bucks, I expect him to have a phenominal season next year.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Just sayin...||
We're goiing to beat OSU.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Amen.||
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Take a long term view||
If the Michigan AD pays any attention to reactionary fan base we're screwed. Not saying that all the fans are wrong, just that you can cherry pick any opinion you want. Do you go with the loudest voice? The complimentary voice? The optimistic view? The negative nancy? the voice of reason?
In the end, I'm sure that the AD has measurables in place to review goals, progress and expectations. While these three games are a part of the whole, they are not the end. College football has programiatic and cyclical issues to contend with, the view going forward will need to take the short term data (game to game) and be able to appy it to a long term vision for the program.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Happy about the win||
The team (including the coaches) never quit. They deserve to enjoy this.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||And in the end||
And in the end
The love you take
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Who's Next|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||5 years on MGBog, 5 decades||
5 years on MGBog, 5 decades bleeding blue.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||No religion or politics on this blog?||
I see a lot of posts getting a pass on this "rule."
Your suggestion that the Church gets a pass is absurd. These are crimes and sins committed by people. The consequences for unrepentant sin, as the Church believes, is eternal damnation-- that's not getting a pass. It's hell.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Amen||
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Agreed||
The only thing I would add is that we do this for many, many years in a row.
Predicting losses seems like opening the door to failure.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||That's pretty awesome||
I used to be a on scoreboard security back in the early 80's... the boards were so small that we had to post a guard to keep people from standing up and blocking the board.
Bring on the games!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Awesome||
Logged in to say thanks for the video.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Does anyone know how that happened?||
“This is Michigan, for God’s sakes!”
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I feel dirty||
Just going to the site from that school down south makes me feel dirty.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||With regards to the defense||
Where did we stand the last few years?
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Carr / RR Difference||
I seem to recall that a big difference between Carr and RR was that Lloyd made a lot of offers through the camp process, while RR was working the out of state pipelines, beating the bushes and workig a lot of recruits. This points to a difference in recruting strategy. Note that Sparty numbers look a lot like OSU-- Dantonio recruited with Tressel and likely built his strategy on the OSU model.
Seems likely that Hoke will be more like Carr. He can "touch" more kids and their coaches by developing a strong camp model. This helps in a number of ways-- provides an evaluation opportunity, helps develop local talent, improves network among coaches, provides young players with an awesome experience at Michigan. All of these factors should point to a lower offer/acceptance ratio and a more consistent talent base.
The piece that will put us over the top in my view will still be the abiility to recruit nationally and fill in some elite talent. I like the model of building your foundation first-- much like buiding your team from the line. Without the program consistency, there will be no big draw from elite players.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||No nonsense||
Here's a guy that learned from his mistakes and takes the example of his teachers to heart. His schtick is pretty basic-- toughness, teaching, developing kids-- It's not that complicated, and that's what makes it doable. I love that we hear Bo in his voice, but I don't think he's trying to be Bo, I think he's resigned to the legacy that Bo has created... not a bad place to start.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Waiters gonna wait|
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Impressive||
He looks like a man among boys.