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|7 weeks 5 days ago||Old guy's take||
Old guy here:
a) Increase of alternatives: When my family & I went religiously, there were MAYBE three games a year televised. You went, or you listened to it on radio, those were the choices, and, Ufer notwithstanding, attending >>> listening on radio. (Don't worry ghost of Bob, we took our radios to the game and listened to you anyway).
b) HDTV's effects: Better more comfortable experience at home. More standing around waiting for TV timeouts ... experience at home is enhanced, and experience at game is diminished. Less band, more piped music, less football action, more TV Timeouts ... and not just three games a year -- every game.
c) Lack of personal items: I attended the game after 9/11, (WMich re-scheduled). I had to leave my girlfriend's purse, and the case for my binoculars come in, for security theater compliance. I take my shoes off to get on an airplane because I have no choice. But I can choose whether to submit to dubious security-branded infringements. Regardless of motives & personal feelings of safety, preventing me from bringing my own items to the game and then offering to sell me their equivalents just rubs me the wrong way. That's when I quit going.
d) Poor 'marketing' of seat price increases. Bragging that your ticket cost was not changing while imposing increasing PSD 'donations' was horrible branding. That's when my parents quit going, after a long series of tone-deaf marketing choices by the AD.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||McDoom tongue wag||
Jake Butt also had a "I'm having so much fun my tongue won't stay in my mouth" moment
|24 weeks 3 days ago||what does NASA stand||
what does NASA stand for?
Need Another Seven Astronauts...
|24 weeks 3 days ago||MUTE THE <talent> ON||
MUTE THE <talent> ON COMMERCIAL!
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Me Too||
Tell, me not to click something and I'm already gone.
I must say, though, that I felt very welcome.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Difference this time||
I was in High School last time that happened -- that was over three 'meh' big ten middlers -- the fact that this time TWO of the three were ranked teams, and that these are the same dudes who went 5-7 last year takes it to a whole new level!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Only the good||
Only the good, Pie Young.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Harbaughnics||
I'm beginning to suspect that all these kids absorbing Harbaugh's stream-of-conciousness metaphors are beginning to synthesize new ones. Putting one's self into an Apache attack helicopter in camp could have come out of the mouth of the Master Himself....and I suspect player interviews are going to be much more entertaining over the years.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Since somebody mentioned statute of limitations...||
Late 70's, high school string quartet: Invited as guinea pigs to a Master Class with the Guarneri String Quartet in East Lansing. We borrowed the viola player's Dad's Mercedes sports car and tootled up to E Lansing to do the gig. Turned out it was MSU's homecoming and the dorms and frats were festooned with banners made out of bedsheets weighted down with beer cans.
We were dressed in suits, but as we passed more and more of these my buddies looked at each other and said "That one must come down". So I shinnied up a drainpipe to the second floor, snagged a "Go Spartans" banner and ran to the Mercedes just as the guys started running out of the building after us.
Man, that felt good. Cool story, me.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Awesome movie reference is||
Awesome movie reference is awsome
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Knights||
Knights on Dexter near Vet's Park ... also have one downtown now in the old Jacobson's/Border's bldg.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||89 TeddyBear Sweatshirt||
LOL my parents got me that teddy bear sweatshirt in '89...
HALOL I still have it!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||My other rooting interest||
My other rooting interest is the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople but their teams always suck.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||John L OL||
I do miss me some John L
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Hello!||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||paa-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaad level??||
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Gatorade||
Gatorade Beverage Defensive Coordinator -- we're Dunkin' Durkin!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Well, back then he was a||
Well, back then he was a sports journalist...now he's a banana.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Big House||
I'm the same age as Harbaugh --
We grew up in Michigan Stadium, not the Big House. Unless you are Keith Jackson, PLEASE call it Michigan Stadium.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Chatter on Board 5||
Chatter on Board 5 last night was that "the Harbaughs" have a reservation tonight at Webers'...don't know if Jack or Jim (or both).
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah! And why is 1201 S State||
Yeah! And why is 1201 S State Street getting all of 1201 S Main's Mail?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Those guys were allegedly||
Those guys were allegedly right before. I'm monitoring
flights out of SJC
I NEED HELP!!!! Somebody confirm outside this echo chamber or I will have no choice but to go back to my job. Go Blue!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||SUBS||
SUBS!!!! Crazy, right?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Obviously Orauclar||
Obviously Oracular since it can be interpreted according to your own confirmation bias
|2 years 23 weeks ago||What if?||
I hadn't thought of that until reading what Hoke said in this presser...
Imagine a kid expected to be the savior of this program, injured in Game 1 of his college career; head coach/father figure(?) tells the press earlier in the week that he's going to play, ratcheting expectations up even higher, and then by Thursday or Friday, kid realizes that he's not gonna be able to make it and feels he let the coach down.
Not saying it happened that way, or that JP is too sensitive, but it might have been a little too rough to put the kid through, college big boy pants notwithstanding....
|2 years 25 weeks ago||3 rd & 12||
Best thing about it for me:
Having spent what feels like 5 or 6 YEARS in 3rd and Long, the fact that I can't even remember this play from two days ago makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Missed one. Do Not Want!||
Missed one. Do Not Want!
|3 years 3 days ago||Not||
Not with that avatar, I'm not!
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I like this.||
Mother Theresa was a fine potato.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Thank you!||
One of the most informative yet personal posts I've ever read here. Great work and thanks very much for taking the time and the thought you put into this!!