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|35 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully, if Fox Sports it's||
Hopefully, if Fox Sports it's at least FS1 and not the regional Fox Sports channels. Although the local pro sports coverage can be good or great, college football games Fox has broadcast on the regional networks have been less than ideal in terms of production quality and announcing.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Cord Cutters and Short Deal||
Given the loss in cable/satellite subscribers that will continue over the course of this deal, I don't understand why a short deal is a positive, or how the marketplace will be more robust.
That being said, ESPN and/or Fox may have insisted on a shorter deal in order to offer $200-240 million/year, and it's worth taking the money while it's there.
Although subscriber revenue will be down, advertising revenue will continue to be there from college football fans, and the Big Ten likely feels comfortable that its product will continue to be attractive when the next deal is made.
Altogether, this is a great deal for the Big Ten - it takes advantage of Fox's willingness to pay up to expand their sports properties, and it ensures continued exposure and promotion on ESPN.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder if the equipment is||
I wonder if the equipment is standardized or even provided by the Big Ten to ensure a consistent experience across the conference and for the replay officials in different stadiums?
That would help explain why it appears to be low tech.
Otherwise, if Michigan equipped the replay room, I would have expected large, professional video monitors - well beyond old computer monitors or old consumer flat screen TVs.
This was also a good reminder that I can't wait until college football goes to 4K...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||UPS||
Now will that be arriving Next Day Air Early A.M. or Next Day Air Saver?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||And... here's the new look!||
I can't say I'm happy with breaking the clean look of our field, but it's not the end of the world. Today's news is a reminder of more important concerns.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I personally think the||
I personally think the article's headline is a bit misleading because the "profit" was on Michigan's expense allowance for the game, and does not include Michigan's share of the remaining bowl revenue for the Sugar Bowl and other bowls. Unless the conference had to pay more in unused tickets than it received for its bowl bids, Michigan should still pocket a nice chunk of change from its share of the remainder.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Different situation this year?||
|5 years 2 weeks ago||http://www.mgoblue.com/ticket||
Victors Club members with 50 or more priority points did not face a limit unlike those who could order yesterday. Anyone who ordered more than 4 with less points either will have their order reduced, or the Athletic Department did not enforce their own policy, which is frustrating for those of us who would have ordered 1-2 more but were maxed out.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I think the NCAA did not||
I think the NCAA did not suspend the players to provide OSU the opportunity to appeal. Although they ended up only appealing the 5th suspended game, if there had been less proof, OSU potentially could have appealed the entire charge/punishment, which could have led to no suspensions if successful.
You could think of it similarly to being on bail until final sentencing.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||God help him get the support||
God help him get the support of the fanbase if he can't even face his old team. That game is a bellwether for the rest of the season and beyond. Think back to the MWC team we played at the start of 2008. It's an opportunity to show progress against an up-and-coming non-AQ team.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||I was more disappointed from||
I was more disappointed from that article to see that Hoke bailed out of SDSU with nothing more than a text message to his players. Michigan should have provided him the opportunity to take the extra 4-6 hours to hold a team meeting and explain his decision in person.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||You're absolutely right.||
You're absolutely right. Hoke will have fewer distractions than RR due to the relationship with the fanbase and media that is clearly going to be less strained than it has been the past three years. However, the only good that can provide is if it leads to more winning. A smoother relationship with former players and boosters has not and will never be a substitute for winning.
Dave Brandon clearly felt that Hoke is qualified for the job, and he does not deserve a pass due to his lack of experience as a BCS coach. I will definitely be cheering like crazy at every game next year. But until Hoke starts performing in the areas where RR failed, confident and inspiring talk will not have me convinced we are immediately on track for greatness again.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||What does letting go of RR||
What does letting go of RR have to do with applying the same standards to our new coach? If Hoke can't do better than 3 wins next year, or 7-6 in year 3, would you really think we should keep him?
Judging by people's expectations here, 7-6 by the third year would be highly unlikely. He would be significantly underperforming, and undeserving of a fourth year based on traditional Michigan expectations.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Given the question they were||
Given the question they were answering, I read it as "if we don't win at least 6 games, Hoke will not meet expectations for next year"
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Why should we expect Hoke's||
Why should we expect Hoke's recruiting to be better than Lloyd's? What evidence is there to suggest that a rookie B10 coach will out-recruit someone who won a national championship at Michigan?
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Lol if the BR media is||
Lol if the BR media is chasing BBQ receipts and iPhone photos, their heads are going to explode if they have to start a coaching search on January 11 or 12.
Then again, the Detroit media was chasing down the Domino's corporate jet at Willow Run tonight based on blogs' obsession with FlightAware. I don't know which is funnier.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||The Big Ten does not allow||
The Big Ten does not allow signing 27 so that coaches can greyshirt kids. There are some minutiae with scholarship numbers that allow a team to count early enrollees in the previous year's class if you have enough extra room in your scholarship limits. Michigan took advantage of these rules last year to stock the roster back up to 85 for 2010.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||And here I thought the NCAA||
And here I thought the NCAA only cares when entrepreneurial reporters dig up a story exposing a violation. It turns out that even when violations are admitted out in the open, there has to be excessive stretching involved to justify a response.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||It wasn't just you. It||
It wasn't just you. It looked like his wrist hit the ground as he rolled over the defender.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Gruden||
I think it would be worth pulling out the checkbook for Gruden. We are in a much weaker position than we were three years ago in terms of the attractiveness of the job, but we still have a huge checkbook to go along with state of the art facilities, and I think we should take full advantage of that before we lose it.
I think his national visibility from MNF and his NFL experience/Super Bowl win more than make up for his lack of recruiting experience as a college HC. Look at the way he talks up every damned player who completes a first down on MNF. Can you imagine how convincing he could be selling the Big House and winged helmets?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||You will also want to look at||
You will also want to look at this link.
It states that a student ID is required to validate the tickets. Whenever I have had tickets validated, I have presented my ID, although I may have provided it without being asked in every case.
You should absolutely be able to find a student in the Michigan Union Friday night before they close around 6 or Saturday morning before the game to validate it for you if you hand them the cash, so I wouldn't be too worried.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Zing!!||
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Excellent artwork||
It's very disappointing that U of M is getting trigger happy with the cease-and-desist letters. That is absolutely hilarious that they thought you were actually making Denard Robinson Heisman Trophycandidate edition action figures. If the wallpapers are on a private website that makes no mention of your business whatsoever, I hope that you can continue to get them published. Thanks for your creativity and hard work making these so far.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||This is hilarious, because my||
This is hilarious, because my girlfriend graduated from Walled Lake Western high school with Triple O.
Unfortunately, we haven't decided what to name him yet after picking him up this afternoon. There are many great suggestions on this page to look through, I'm sure we'll find one! Zoltan Meowsko is currently the front runner. Who wouldn't want their cat to be Assistant (to the) Space Emperor?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Thanks for the info! I||
Thanks for the info! I couldn't find it at the Arborland Borders on Saturday or the A2-Saline Meijer this morning. I'll head over to Busch's tonight too!
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Denard left in an SUV with||
Denard left in an SUV with some people. I've been wondering who he was with that was so important that it was his job to go back into the store to get some extra ranch sauce. Either he's just a friendly guy, or you just figured it out for me.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Denard: National Championship for Michigan soon||
I talked to Denard at the Domino's pizza on Main Street the weekend before last. I was wearing a Michigan football shirt, so he asked me if I was going to any games this year. I told him all of them, and Penn State too. So we talked about how that's going to be a night game, and how cool it's going to be to play Notre Dame at night in the Big House next year. He asked me what grade I'm in and when I said I just graduated but am going to grad school and will be here a while, he responded that hopefully I'll see a national championship soon!
He had just been coming into the store a second time to get some extra ranch sauce, and when he left, I told the girl working there that he was the Michigan Football quarterback. She said, "Oh, that's who it was... He walked in here and asked, 'Do you know who I am? I'm Denard.' And I was like, Hi, Denard." I thought that was pretty funny.
I was going to post this story on here right after it happened, but I thought it would get a lot of "that's a cool story, man" sarcastic responses. But since you asked...
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Bye week||
Actually, the bye week has already been implemented. Starting this year, the Big Ten is extending play to the 13th week of the season with each team having a bye week. This pushes the Michigan-Ohio State game to Thanksgiving weekend, which could affect attendance (don't get me wrong, I still expect 110,000+ sellouts, but it's going to lead to some students skipping UM-OSU who attend the games for social reasons primarily).
The Big Ten made this change to deal with criticism that B10 football ends too soon before the other conferences.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||This does not sound good.||
This does not sound good. Shame on the Athletics Department and Admissions Office for not getting this figured out before the offer was made. And shame on the Detroit/Ann Arbor media for likely ruining this kid's chance to make a new life for himself in Michigan. One of the reasons it was expected Dorsey was coming here was to get away from a negative environment in Florida with his peers. If he ends up in a D1 program like FSU, it might not provide him the opportunity he would have at Michigan.
This is not the time for the University to further vindicate the "investigative reporting" of the local media.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Smaller football programs||
Smaller football programs that lose money already would still have a problem, but the NCAA could cap the amount that players would be paid. This would at least limit competition based on pay between big-time programs. This might limit some blue chip recruits from going to lesser programs for the opportunity for earlier playing time, but I think there would be a similar pecking order of schools going after recruits to what we see now. The programs that would be able to afford the maximum player stipend would usually be the successful ones that top recruits are interested in anyways.