"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|13 hours 33 min ago||Thanks for the quote, I won't||
Thanks for the quote, I won't read a Rosenberg article.
Spencer is low profile, but a tremendous asset for Michigan. He knows quality young men and women, having served previously as the director of recruitment for the Air Force Academy. Clearly he and Rodriguez were not on the same page, so I agree that it's encouraging to hear him saying good things about the quality of our football recruits as people, not just athletes.
This is not a backhanded slap at Rodriguez. He brought in some great kids that represented Michigan well, too. It's just no secret that Rodriguez wanted more leeway than the University was prepared to give.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great opinion piece in the||
Great opinion piece in the WSJ Monday by Dave Revsine (including Michigan reference). Here's a link, although it's paywalled:
Bottom line is pay for athletes is not a new issue at all, having been debated for over 100 years. This is just a new chapter. My prediction is we will get through this with no significant changes to intercollegiate athletics, and amateurism being preserved in a broad sense of the word.
|1 week 6 days ago||My two cents||
Sit in the north end zone, and don't buy tickets that are more than 10 rows from the portal, and stay close to the aisle. You can count on game days in September being really hot, and younger kids will get restless and be up and down the whole game. Being near the portal will be easier to get out for refreshments and bathroom breaks. Plus there is a grassy hill outside the north endzone that is a great, cooler place to relax in and let the kids run around. Personally I would recommend section 36, which is a small section that doesn't extend all the way to the field. As a point of reference, row 69 is the first row down inside section 36.
Hope this helps, and have fun!
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Well I suppose I could put 4||
Well I suppose I could put 4 on StubHub
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Would bet two tickets to Appy||
Would bet two tickets to Appy State that the AD and the (accurate) perception of growing restlessness in the fan base is behind this. I am not against it at all, and I hope it generates some positive buzz.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Regent (dis)approval||
Spoke to a regent today who is absolutely against this nonsense. Not sure if that view is representative of the group.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Regent (dis)approval||
Spoke to a regent today who is absolutely against this nonsense. No idea if that view is representative of the group.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Leaders and best||
Leaders and best
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||I know what you mean||
I should probably start referring to them as "new potatoes"
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Canham||
That's probably what they said about Don Canham, too, back in the day. Brandon is doing exactly the same thing Canham did, only in a different era. I agree that winning will make Brandon's crap entirely more palatable.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Got the same e-mail||
I wanted to reply that I have two for sale for the "Home Opener" as well, and for a lot less than $40 per ticket. Unfortunately it was from a no-reply address.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously?||
There has to be at least a few thousand corporate and bankrutpcy lawyers in Delaware that graduated from Michigan Law School.
|17 weeks 8 hours ago||Not trying to teach anyone||
Not trying to teach anyone anything, which is probably good since it seems like nobody is listening anyway. Just have no interest in that ridiculous game but was forced to buy the tickets if I wanted to keep my season ticket package.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||All good points. Even "win||
All good points. Even "win some games."
Personally, I thought briefly about not renewing my tickets, which is kind of a big deal after 35 years (including my undergraduate years). The allure of a possibly better future schedule brought me around. Notwithstanding, I have already decided I will not attend the Appy State game and will not sell the tickets. Instead I will be flushing them down the toilet as soon as they arrive.
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||This is outstanding. Made my||
This is outstanding. Made my day!
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Frankly I don't care where he||
Frankly I don't care where he ends up.
Thanks for your contributions to the team while you were here, bro, and good luck in the future unless and until we play against you.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Given a choice I'll take 5||
Given a choice I'll take 5 stars
|20 weeks 3 days ago||"Ache" for Morgan||
I don't ache for Morgan or anyone else. This was a great run, much better than ANYONE thought, including Beilein himself, after losing McGary. Sure I would have loved to see them move on, both selfishly and for the guys we're losing (and might be losing), but I console myself with the terrific accomplishments this year, the outstanding trajectory this program is on, and high hopes for next year. HAIL!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||So they want to be employees, eh?||
Wait til they get a W-2 for the value of their scholarship.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||And the follow up was even||
And the follow up was even better - "er, I mean, great having me on."
Gotta love this guy!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Spoken like a true Seaholm||
Spoken like a true Seaholm grad!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Of course||
Of course he can recruit, he's been the school's Director of Admissions for years. He recruits 200 8th graders every year and convinces their parents to pay $11k in tuition, when the alternatives are excellent public schools in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills that cost nothing. I will grant you, the job just got a little tougher when you lose an icon like Al Fracassa.
- sincerely, tired of whiny public school alumni
|29 weeks 2 days ago||And a couple others||
All-American Brad Cochran
Fracassa was definitely a Spartan, but he didn't steer his players there, at least later in his career.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Ross Ryan||
Best form tackle by a punter ever:
|31 weeks 15 hours ago||Lighten up||
This is hilarious. You can't really take the Lions seriously, can you? I may even buy a ticket package now. It'll be fun now whether they win or lose!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Wouldn't piss me off||
Hiring Tress wouldn't piss me off at all, in fact I'd find it highly entertaining - more fun than the Caldwell hire, that's for sure.
|32 weeks 11 hours ago||Yes, absolutely.||
And frankly it gives me more confidence in Brady Hoke.
Might just upgrade the season tickets this year!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Tom Brady||
1. Must retire at some point, why not now?
2. Does not need the money - not even the breadwinner in his household!
3. Let's face it, he's already an OC
4. Loves his alma mater
|32 weeks 2 days ago||About the BCS||
I think it's a big mistake going to the playoff format, and it'll be a bigger mistake if the playoff field is expanded. It doesn't end the debate about who should be in the national championship game, it just changes it to who should be in the semifinal games. And if the field expands and the season gets longer, why don't we just start paying the players and call it minor league football? I am convinced that as a result of our society's desperate desire to have an undisputed champion, we're going to kill the uniquely appealing aspect of intercollegiate football that is amateurism.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Not meaningful anyway||
I wanted to fight some of those aholes that night too. If I was Taylor Lewan I might have.
But what difference does it make? Other than his pro career, and I wish him the best obviously, he's got one more fairly meaningless game in a Michigan uniform.