"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. And it is hilarious||
Yes. And it is hilarious
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Seems reasonable to me. I||
Seems reasonable to me. I don't understand the hate for nick.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Don't confuse value with||
Don't confuse value with revenue
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Right so harbaughs question||
Right so harbaughs question is still relevant. Would the players be employees (have to pay tax) or not. Seems that distinction is up to the school or maybe govt and the answer is unclear
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Only if he/she is a GSI or||
Only if he/she is a GSI or some type of staff (admin i guess)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You probably don't need to be||
You probably don't need to be paying taxes on your stipend
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You have no clue what the||
You have no clue what the beginning if the downfall was
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I think on 4th down Smith||
I think on 4th down Smith missed the hole on the outside. It looked like a TD if he bounces out.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ross||
Brandon talked about it when I saw him talk at Ross in 2011. It came up when he spoke of his path to becoming AD. Below is the first link that comes up when I googled "David Brandon NFL commissioner".
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Brandon||
Brandon actually seriously considered going for the NFL commissioner job before Goodell was named. Funny considering I see a lot of similarities between Goodell and Brandon in regards to attention to detail and general smugness.
|37 weeks 14 hours ago||Yes.||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone who owns a Nissan||
Anyone who owns a Nissan Frontier can not be described as social pressure.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Tier 1 account||
What is a Tier 1 account (capital T)? Is an account a company? It sounds like you are a contractor.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||$600k||
Agree it's a pretty sweet deal in general. However Hackett made $5.8M last year so I doubt he really cares about the money.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The longer Brandon is||
The longer Brandon is employed, the less likely we are to get a high end coach (defined as few question marks coming in and an immediate boost to recruiting). Read that Wetzel article from a few weeks ago. NO WAY does this University have the guts or experience to move both an AD and coach and backfill within a few weeks. Who's going to do it? The ivy league new president with no athletics background? The clueless regents?
The need for the boycott is to get Brandon out ASAP. In his own words "when all of your eggs are in 1 basket (football), you'd better watch that basket" - a talk he gave at Ross in 2010. Brandon was not watching his basket when he hired Hoke. He gave us a coach unprepared for this big time football stage yet charged us all along prices that implied he hired a big time coach. Further, he gave us no transparency in how or who was evaluating the hire. And all along the way he has not been watching his basket.
The only hope for big time coach is to move the AD right now. This needs to happen and everyone needs to get behind making this happen since we do not have the people in place to make this decision.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||"Fictional character"||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||No signs of life?||
I think that's pretty unfair to say. I saw the following "signs of life":
1. Run game. In the 4th quarter, UM played some good "manball". Not sure if it was Rutgers getting tired or UM improving but that was a sign of life.
2. Gardner spreading the ball around - saw a lot more receivers targeted and Gardner moving through his reads better.
3. Continued run stoppage.
Overall, the secondary needs to improve but to say this team showed no signs of life is just silly. This was a decent game against a decent opponent on the road. After Utah and Minny (very little signs of life) I thought this game was decent improvement.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Just counted 10||
This was after we used our 2nd timeout too.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Who is up for re-election||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Not that I have a vote||
but I think as long as Brandon is gone, we should not pursue the boycott.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Deleted||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Who would Brian run against?||
Is it just whomever is up for re-election? Or is by district or something like that? I like this idea a lot.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Or||
Or Henson is Bacon's source.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||So||
you don't think he has brought in talent and built a good defense in his 4 years here?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sugar||
Club soda has no calories (no sugar). Tonic is loaded with sugar. If you are one to care about that type of thing, adding tonic to your vodka probably more than doubles your calorie intake (and all of that is sugar).
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Link||
Definintely thought I was gonna have to watch that hampster drown. Happy that didn't happen.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Prime Seats||
I'm not sure who you are referring to "locking in prime seats". This post referenced the AD offer, which is for endzone seats. The OP is paying $100 plus $1000 ($1100 total) for endzone seats that he likely can stand outside the stadium and pay $300 for the season ($20 each game plus $180 for PSU). So right away the OP is $800 down. Assuming no cost of capital, the OP can skip this terrible season and have $799 next year which will likly cover any entry donation and pay a portion of the PSD and still be ahead.
This AD is very good at pricing down the demand curve and they have a specific strategy to align face value with street value. What they have actually found out is they can charge loyal customers more than street value - a great business to be in for sure. So maybe you are waiting for the day when season ticket holders are given money back from the AD, but I think you'll be waiting a while. Meanwhile the OP can invest that $800 today and be well prepared for when that day comes in 20 years or more.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||PSD||
I don't thing you understand how the PSD works. It's not comparable to your jets example. What this offer from the AD is doing is removing the PSD for this year only. The OP will have to pay the PSD next year and all years moving forward. I'm not sure the amount of donation (right to purchase in your example) is normally needed but the AD is setting that at $100.
So in this situation the $100 is the only real number that matters. If michigan wins the NC and that donation to be able to get season tickets increases to $1000, the OP maybe made did ok by sneaking in this year for $100. But I guarantee the street value of his 2014 tix is still less that the $100 plus tickets costs. Further, this AD will never price season ticket costs below street value. That much is clear.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||NSFW||
I guess I didn't really waste 3 minutes watching that, but I think we have different definitions of "NSFW".
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Interesting read.||
The "bonus" for not visiting a school was very telling. Seems to happen to UM a lot. Who was that RB that was supposed to visit UM last year but ended up not coming? Webb basically reported that he was on the flight but it never happened? Anyone remember the name and the school he ended up at?