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|1 year 29 weeks ago||Honestly||
If Sparty had not beaten Urb and taken OSU out of national title contention, would we still be falling all over ourselves for the Rose Bowl today? I doubt it. It is like this is their reward for defeating Ohio State. If OSU was in the NC game, we wouldn't be so happy for Sparty, I am guessing. Would we congratulate OSU for a similar feat?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Karma, bitch||
That's what you get for selling out the Michigan program to the Free Press to start practice gate.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Oh, so the needle has moved again?||
From 2015 to 2016 or 2017 now? We are entering ND return to glory territory here.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Could not agree more||
Someone dare attack the savior. Oh noes. He makes a lot of good points. Sorry, but the truth does hurt sometimes,
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I guess I am thinking||
more about the money side of things. The higher ticket prices, PSDs, etc. Some people on this board have said that they can't afford to take their kids to games anymore. That is the next generation, and they simply may not care enough to spend the money, either. Get the money while you can, I say, but at what cost to your current and future fan base?
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Agreed||
A good product will still carry the day. It is the next generation of fans that I worry about.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Probably right||
But there is a breaking point for everything, and they are pushing a pretty thin envelope.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I hear ya||
We have had season tickets for more than 20 years, gave two back last year, and aren't going to a single game this year. It is not a protest thing, just that we do, indeed, have better things to do with our kids. I said about 10 years ago, I just hope they make it so the average fan can still attend these games. I think that line has been crossed. More power to the AD if they have marketing research that shows there are 10 people waiting behind me to take my place. I don't feel it.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I could not agree more||
I think 2013 will tbe the first season of gaping holes in the crowd. And then people will say, "they aren't Michigan Men," or something stupid like that. The tipping point has been reached. Just watch.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||And the OSU investigation||
now has its version of Ed Martin locked and loaded and ready to sing. Throw a box of popcorn to the NCAA, too, as we enjoy thtis together.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I love it how||
it is always an "incident."
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Sums up the next three years perfectly||
"Cutting Rodriguez loose right now sets the new guy up to look like 2006 Ron English after he replaced Jim Herrmann and inherited Woodley/Branch/Hall/Harris: a freaking genius. We'd find out during The Horror that he was not, but for a year the guy was untouchable. Hoke is going to get all the rope left over from the Rodriguez era and then some."
Anything that goes right will be Hoke's magic; anything wrong will be Coach Rod's fault. It will be a tie at the end of the Year 3, and I will then make my judgment.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||God, I love how MGoBlog||
went from a community for discussion and discourse to a place where negative opinions are criticized. I fully support Brian and his right to say what he feels.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||We just like our||
warm, fuzzy, cookie and milk, dictionary-reading program that we had under Lloyd. And that is what we will have now. For those that say we should fall in line and support the coach, I fully reserve the right to judge after year 3. The same time Coach Rod got.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Umm, the NCAA event is a hearing||
then they come back with penalties later in the fall. I am guessing nothing has been decided yet.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||2005-2009||
Part Coach Rod, part not Coach Rod. Mixed feelings, but this will have A LOT to do with our institution. We are under NCAA scrutiny right now, esp. Coach Rod.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Wow, just imagine ...||
... if we had made that 23-point field goal to send the Toldeo game to overtime. Can't miss those.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||In the long run, maybe this is best for DD||
Yes, he is now behind in finding a new school, but what if he had come here, struggled and then become academically ineligible of flunked out? Then, he might have been banished to the levels of D2 or NAIA. I give him all the credit in the world for busting his ass to try and get here, but if he turns out to be as good as everyone says he will, he will go somewhere else, become and All-American and go to the NFL. Surely, some high-profile DI school will have him.
And, in related news, a junior back-up tight end at Alabama just hurt his back and probably will not be able to play football again.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||OK, OK, I retract!||
Thanks to everyone for pointing out all of the great successes of most of the teams. Maybe it was just today, but it seems like when we lost this year or bad things happened, they were pretty gut-wrenching. Here's to 2010-11.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I see your point on Zook||
But, Coach Rod can coach. Zook is a tool who has made his name as a great recruiter. Now that is a program I wouldn't want to be a fan of this year.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||This is spot-on!||
If any of you have seen this movie, this is the perfect scene. Great work! I laughed out loud at my desk!
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Uh, oh. Here comes the next wave||
"Aw crap, now the NCAA is probably going to call me!!" I can see the headlines: "Rodriguez jokes about serious NCAA investigation and sanctions"
|5 years 9 weeks ago||With all due respect, what do you want him to say?||
"Rich Rodriguez will be our coach for the next two years?" Then, heaven forbid, we go 3-9 or 4-8, or something similar, and I think everyone knows that is probably the end of the line anyway. Then, everyone can go back at DB and day, "but you said he had two more years." Brandon can only go one year at a time, because that is the nature of the business. If he fires Coach Rod after 2010, it will be for obvious reasons (losing record, no bowl, no improvement, etc.), and not because of this investigation and sanctions. That is what he is trying to make clear. That is why I laugh at all the columnists who say, "Well, Brandon said he would be the coach ONLY this fall. Uh, oh."
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Good eye!||
Wasn't there a discussion about this on the board a few weeks ago? I was surprised how big they were up close. Do you think this is a permanent location?
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I am coming around||
It is growing on me, but some of the first passes for new gear after the change was made were truly heinous. Some of the stuff at M-Dean still makes me cringe (too many fonts, futuristic-looking lettering, etc.), but I think they do have some nice gear. Looking forward to the new stuff for fall.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Terry Foster||
WOW! How clueless can a columnist wannabe really be? That is priceless. How do these clowns get inches in that rag?
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I admit to being a little||
curious about the follow-up to the NCAA allegations, so I spied it for a few days after that. But, no more.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||"My name is||
______ and I used to read the Free Press"
|5 years 21 weeks ago||For a while||
I had all of the SE Michigan media tabbed: News, Freep, Annarbor.com, Mlive, etc. Just for easy looks.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Just throwing out a response||
to a few people who wondered if RR would be fired for what happened today, especially with the word MAJOR being lobbed all over the place. No, I do not want him fired, but I don't think they could have done it when all these are is allegations at this point. Down the road, they may have to make a decision if the allegations stand and are booked as major violatons.