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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Let me elaborate on that||
1 - Trey Burke
2 - Knight
3 - Buy someone for $25 million
4 - Monroe
5 - Drummond
I like that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||AAAAAHHHHHH OOOHHHHHHHHH||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Let's stop complaining about the students||
They are often late, but they are loud.
Non-students are often on time, but they are mute.
Both classes of fans have their benefits and drawbacks.
We need the students to spend the first quarter doing shots of shitty vodka at a house party so that they can show up at halftime and yell really loud in the fourth quarter. We NEED these late, drunk fans just as badly, if not more, than we need the grey-haired punctual grumblers.
Also, if we are going to penalize students for being late, why not penalize the old grumpy people for leaving too early? How many times have you seen people leaving when Michigan was down a few points at the end of the game but still had an outside chance of coming back? More often than not, it's not the students leaving, but the pessimistic curmudgeons worrying about getting stuck in a crowded parking area. So here's my proposal: let's charge people $10 at the exit gate if they want to leave before the clock says 0:00. All proceeds go to Brandon's Domino's private jet fund.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Great piece of writing||
This is the sort of material that makes mgoblog special.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Faker||
I didn't know Herm was fake. I am not up to date on such things.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Third Person||
Do you often refer to someone in the third person when you are replying to his comment? I find it dehumanizing.
From my admittedly narrow perspective, which consists of reading all the comments in this post, Herm appears to know more about soccer than you.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan's chances||
If I were to extrapolate from your chart, does that mean Michigan has a 2.5% chance of getting to the final four and a 1% chance of winning it all?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||There are limits||
You want success no matter what you have to sacrifice?
Would you sell the Big House to Arby's if it would increase our chances of winning a national championship?
Here is a slightly more realistic example: would you cover up sexual abuse if it meant that you could continue winning without any complications?
I think you are misunderstanding my point. I'm saying that the Michigan Athletic Department should embrace certain ideals. We should stick to those ideals regardless of whether it costs us a game or a recruit (we did this last year, for instance, when Stonum didn't play). Of course all Michigan fans want to win, and I want our team to win more than anyone, but not at the expense of our ideals.
You may not give a shit about ads. That's fine. Say that. But personal attacks seem like a bit of an overreaction.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||And I admire||
your critical reading ability. It's nice to know someone read it carefully, because I wrote that sentence carefully.
I certainly agree we are dealing with matters of degree ... a slippery slope, so to speak, and we are slipping ever so slowly toward running a public university's athletic program like a Fortune 500 company. From a fan's perspective, it's almost imperceptible. A couple of ads over the gate entrances at Crisler. An occasional Arby's ad on the scoreboard. From the AD's perspective, however, it's a purposeful crawl toward the ultimate objective of maximizing revenue by any means necessary.
What I disagree with is your hunch. But I suppose we can let bygones be bygones.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It was inarticulate||
But I was trying to say that the Athletic Department's current obsession with money may be necessary if we want to have the best facilities and top-ranked teams. However, as an alum and a fan, I would be willing to suffer through crappier facilities and worse-ranked teams than withstand the unabashed commercialization of Michigan's football and basketball programs.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||No problem||
Brandon sees collegiate sports as a business like any other business.
Can't afford tickets? That's your problem. Supply and demand baby.
What factors motivate Big Ten expansion? Money.
Should we play at opponent sites in college settings or at a neutral site? Wherever gets us the most money.
I disagree with Brandon's approach. I think the Athletic Department should not be so concerned with money. I don't want logos on Crisler's floor. I detest the gradual inclusion of advertising in Crisler and the Big House, done quietly enough that we are lulled into apathy. And I don't care if all this means that we don't have the money, the facilities, that we can't win the Big Ten, and that we can't send more guys to the NFL and NBA.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||This interview confirms it:||
Brandon thinks he's still selling pizzas.
He just doesn't get it.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Freshmen||
Stauskas and GRIII didn't play like their usual selves. Had we gotten our usual production out of them, this wouldn't have been close.
But they are freshmen, playing on the road, in one of the toughest places to play. It's completely understandable that they were off their game.
In March, this experience is going to be useful to both of them. Sometimes you have to falter first in order to gain your footing.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Deleting the post||
I saw the post before. It was critical of Brian, but in a professional way, not a personal one. I am surprised that mods would delete it.
Although I didn't agree with the now-deleted comment, which questioned whether Brian had reliable insider sources, it would be better to have a discussion on the topic and have the comment disproved than to censor it. Blogs are simply no fun if those who visit are prohibited from sharing a unique viewpoint.
Perhaps the mods or the original commenter could explain what they think happened, and why?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Son of former NBA player Larry Nance?||
I think Beilein's formula is fairly straightforward: trace the royal bloodlines.
|23 weeks 7 hours ago||Great Story||
Very judo-esque. Use the force generated by your opponent to defeat him.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||And steak||
And steak on Saturday evening.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Breaking News||
Rutgers is not next. Instead, we are bringing back original Big Ten member University of Chicago into the fold.
The Maroons shall rise from the ashes!
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||Does Denard Need a Functioning Ulnar Nerve||
Does Denard need a functioning ulnar nerve to play as a running back or slot receiver?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Notre Dame||
Should we stop including Notre Dame? They no longer have regular matchups with the Big Ten, and they have effectively joined another conference.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Money||
Students pay less because they have less.
Yes, alums do give a lot of money. They make what are called "charitable donations" (amounts of money that are for a good cause, not for a quid pro quo).
Don't give your money away to charity and then demand a bunch of things in return. Give your money to charity because you believe in the cause.
Or maybe you would rather give back your charitable tax deductions over the years to the IRS?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Falsely logical||
This idea (reduce the size of the student section) appears logical, but upon closer inspection is not so.
1. The top rows are empty because students cram down toward the action.
2. And possibly because some don't show up (or don't give their tickets to someone who shows).
3. There are also people who buy student tickets (a little cheaper than normal tickets, even after validation) and then sit elsewhere. I know a few people who buy the cheapest ticket possible for a young son or daughter, and then cram the kid in with them at their normal season ticket seats.
Anyway, none of those 3 reasons will be cured by decreasing the size of the student section. Students will still cram toward the action. A percentage will be no-shows. Non-students will still buy the subsidized student tickets secondhand and then sit elsewhere.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Forgot to mention||
Other than the student thing, I thought this was one of Brian's best posts in awhile. I very much appreciate the attention he pays to writing style, as well as the thought he puts into his viewpoints -- it's what makes this blog the best.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Let's Leave the Students Alone||
Yes, students are late. Please tell me the last time you've seen a group of people drink all night and the following morning/afternoon and then, at the peak of intoxication, make an appointment on time.
Students also cheer a hell of a lot louder than everyone else. If we are going to penalize students for being late, we should install a meter on each person to measure the sound they produce during the game. People who remain quiet during the game will not be able to buy tickets any longer.
If I were to create a list of people that the athletic department should care about, this would be it:
4. Other fans
Students are late. It is their nature. We take the good with the bad. Let's just accept it and have fun.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Ann Arboria||
Man, Rivals needs to improve their data consistency.
Donnal is from Monclova, not Monclavia.
He goes to Anthony Wayne High School, named after the general who commanded troops against Native Americans in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
(they recently built a mall on the site of the historic battle)
Anyway, Rivals... pick up your game a bit.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||It's not called hacking||
when God does it.
It's called divine intervention.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Blackberry||
Most attempts to download or stream to my blackberry (I get it free through work, so lay off!) have failed miserably. Like the others, however, I have been able to download to a PC and then transfer to my phone.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||How about||
A touchdown Jesus that looks like Denard (hair, etc..), doing the pose and stiff-arming ND player, and holding a football. That would be nice. Blasphemous, yes, but nice.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry||
That last part is too unrealistic.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Physics||
We need to get the physics department on this problem ASAP. Perhaps there is a way we can have speakers around the stadium individually timed (or in groups) to create the optimal balance of band volume and sound integrity? Can a brotha get an algorithm???
I would think there are enough brains on campus to get this done.