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|14 hours 7 min ago||If Hoke....||
....doesn't start winning consistently (or if a faction within the program decides to stop supporting him), we'll see what kind of recruiting class Hoke leaves the next guy.
|14 hours 9 min ago||Founders Red's Rye P.A.||
I had been boycotting it since it dropped from a 6 pack to a 4 pack while the price remained the same............ but it's too damn good to stay mad at forever.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'm all for||
every program having shiny new facilities..... but explain to me the logic in renovating the entire athletic campus in a 10 year window.
|1 day 8 hours ago||true across the country?||
sort of..... prices are rising everywhere..... but not at the rate they have been rising for Michigan. In DB's first 4 years (2010 to 2013), the average ticket price in my season package jumped approximately 10% per year, with factoring in PSD increase phased in over 2 years. How can you not be disgusted with that?
Here is a table that you might find interesting:
Average prices factor in seat donation and are as compiled by Forbes in 2013.
Perhaps it's just me, but I think the fans should be shown a little appreciation for squeezing into 18" of space week after week so that the AD can shuffle a few more bodies through the turnstyle. Instead the AD chooses to see just how elastic the ticket prices are. That's a slippery slope. I don't care what simple economics supports.
|1 week 4 days ago||late to the party.||
scooped 2 days ago. see "Stanford Cup" topic.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That was Rocky IV....||
If Apollo Creed = Michigan, Drago = 2012 Alabama........
|2 weeks 3 days ago||not exactly||
Michigan has the third highest average ticket prices... with the largest stadium. The two above them? ND and OSU. Their fans are also bitching.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||you kind of sound like||
Apollo Creed in Rocky II.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Winning doesn't...||
...make the games more affordable. It just fills the seats vacated by lower income die hard fans with priviledged bandwagon fans.
Folks.... that isn't the recipe for sustaining the Michigan brand.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In late 2012....||
...when it was announced that PSD prices were going up, I emailed DB to voice my displeasure. Average ticket prices for a season package went up 8% the previous season and 12% the season before. I was not happy with 8% over the next two seasons in the form of a PSD phased in over two years.
Surprisingly, he responded. We actually went back and forth over a series of emails. Here is a portion of our dialogue:
DB (as part of his response to my initial email): "When you compare our costs of a day's entertainment at Michigan Stadium (including parking, etc.) for a football game vs. the NBA, MLB, NFL, it is a bargain."
My response to him: "Single game tickets for the Lions sell for as low as $50. Wings - $25. Tigers - $15. Pistons - $10. These prices are far less than what one will pay for a face value Michigan football ticket. Regardless, Michigan football is not professional and should not be compared to professional sports. They represent very different definitions of fan loyalty."
DB: "Your opinion is we shouldn't compare the entertainment value vs. other sporting events - I disagree. I can rest assure you they compare against us!"
So.... yeah, the experience is changing and it is by DB's design.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||jacking ticket prices....||
...at a rate of 10% per year (with this past season being the exception) is very much a concern of mine, regardless of how the win column looks at the end of the season.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't agree worth classless||
just a kid being a kid. I see nothing wrong with it. As far as rationalbuckeye's exasperation goes..... I think it should be expected that Michigan fans would have some negative reactions, with some of the reactions based on emotion more so than facts, when they are discussing the action amongst fellow fans. I seriously doubt that rationalbuckeye would be all that offended to such a comment from an OSU fan if the situation had been reversed. ironically, I find the tone of rationalbuckeye's comments to this board to be generally pretty irrational as he seems to forget where he is at.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Here are the rosters of the.....||
.... twelve 2012 Olympic teams.
Total NBA players on non-USA rosters:
There is potential for Canada to field a full NBA roster in 2016. Even so, I am not predicting anything. Like I said..... it was just for fun.
And the 1988 team lost 1 game. Disappointing for the US. Significant progress for Canada.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You're reading too much into the post......||
I don't pretend to know any more than you do as to what any of these players will look like in 2016. I just found it extremely intriguing that Canada could go from non-qualifying Olympic team in 2012 (was 7th best team in Americas) to medal contender in 2016..... if the eligible players participate.
In the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, Canada had 4 NBA players on their 12 man roster..... the three mentioned as a reserve above as well as Joel Anthony, who currently sees limited minutes in the post for the Celtics.
If you are still feeling surly, go ahead and take a shot at my inclusion of 7 players who have yet to step on a court as part of an NBA roster.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||*wasn't||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Lyles...||
...could bump Ejim.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||good adds.||
I considered Hanlan.... but want aware of the others.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||coin flip...||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"sellout"||
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||...||
32/45 for 451 and 4 TDs..... playing over a quarter on a broken foot. Rationale OSU fans would see that the talent level between the two players isn't great. Perceptions from your coworkers and other people who didn't pay close attention to Michigan's season means little. A QB's reputation lives and dies the performance of the team.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||relevant||
picture OSU with Gardner and Michigan with Miller least year. At the end of the hypothetical season, do you confidently think that Miller is considered a better QB?
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||he might have...||
a legitimate medical condition..... but it is not the reason he no longer coaches at Florida.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Devin...||
I'd take him over Braxton... No question. Not sure we finish the season with a QB the other way around.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||don't get me wrong.||
I enjoy both the books and the TV show. However, I don't agree that the TV characters add to the book enjoyment. I rather find it a little distracting. The younger characters in the book are much younger than what they are on the show. Also, where the book attempts to describe features of a character, either natural or wound inflicted, your mind keeps going back to the TV characters.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||announced? no.||
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I guess that......||
...I should start getting to some Lumberjack contests since Cecconi is the second UM commit on their current roster.
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Is this....||
....what we are now? A program with fans that are "pleased" with mediocrity.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||...||
Ser Gregor, Dunsen, Polliver, Chiswyck, Raff the Sweetling, The Tickler, The Hound, Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei, NCAA
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||I never ripped DB for scheduling...||
... except for the asinine rematch against App State... but I have ripped him a few times for squeezing out the middle class and watering down the Michigan brand.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||A member since 2009...||
...yet this is the first time you have been to the blog between the last basketball game and the first football game?
Perhaps you would prefer OT subjects? Or maybe no content?