I did not make this headline up
|1 day 23 hours ago||Different stickers for games||
Different stickers for games against different teams:
A flaming couch sticker for a good play against MSU
A poop in a cooler sticker for OSU
Red faced Brian Kelly sticker for ND
Baby Seal stickers for baby seal games
I guess I better not make a suggestion for Penn State...
|3 days 2 hours ago||Access to broadband||
I feel your pain. I have a cottage in the hinterlands and for 15+ years and only recently got access to broadband. I have had Dish for TV (essentially added on to my main home account for free). However I can't use Dish for internet becasue the delay messes up with the VPN I need to get into my work network.
I'm currently using Verizon 4G for internet but since I'm not at the cottage very much the 4G is is affordable. If you need cellular booster antenna check out Wilson yagi antennas. I have some other wireless alternatives now but the upfront cost is very high.
I messed aroung with a wifi antenna and was able to pick up intermittant signals several miles away but am in a poor location for line of sight. If you have good line of sight to a public wifi you might want to give that a try.
Here is what I used - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K2I70E/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
|3 days 5 hours ago||In the past it's always been||
In the past it's always been free general admission but I have not gone the last two years.
|3 days 5 hours ago||You might want to see if you||
You might want to see if you have a friend or relative willing to let you Sling their Dish or Comcast service for sports. I switched from Comcast for TV to Dish and like the Sling capability with Dish.
You can get BTN2GO for streaming if you have a Comcast or Dish service you can "borrow". I don't know about the quality of these alternatives as I am usaully watching on my phone with crappy internet access in an airport or hotel.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Thanks||
Must be based upon priority points? I have 120 points and did not get that email. Good idea by the AD to reward people, especially with something that does not cost much but has good value. Makes those who get the offer feel appreciated, unlike tunder DB.
|1 week 1 day ago||And I have a 12 inch dick||
And I have a 12 inch dick (circumference) and am also a Ross grad.
|1 week 1 day ago||Since it is your first job I||
Since it is your first job I would be conservative and observe others before busting out a stream. Use your DVR as a backup. If the office seems like an all work no play as a new employee I would avoid the stream. You may sneak a long lunch as a fix.
If you are a software developer and worth you weight in gold just ignore my comments and blatantly stream on your work computer, no one is firing you. If you are in sales go on customer visits.
|1 week 1 day ago||No one is claiming a glass||
No one is claiming a glass house, it's just that it's our turn to throw the stones today. When it comes to State you do not turn the other cheek, but your fire that boulder through the front door.
|1 week 1 day ago||Or as the gentleman's||
Or as the gentleman's magazine tag line says "For he who is"
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes||
Yes, obviously that really helps. See Sharp, Drew.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ho, Ho, Ho||
Ho, ho, ho, you made a funny!
|1 week 2 days ago||Plaxico's shoe||
|1 week 2 days ago||Once he is out of jail = unsuspended||
"Once he is out of jail he will be unsuspended"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I worked for a software||
I worked for a software company where we had the 32nd and 33rd as days of the month. I believe our old president is still in jail for accounting irregularities.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||young vs old||
Young and single
2 Audi, Lotus, etc
Old, married with kids
1 Middle Management
2 10 year old pickup and 5 GR old Honda CRV
3 Hell no
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I remember Dooley's||
I remember Dooley's and Second Chance just around the corner back when you could drink when you were 18. Met some girls from Eastern Univ at Dooley's one St Pats day.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I don't think you understand||
I don't think you understand, I think his fucking up the fan experience was secondary to how he treated people working for the university. I'm sure Brian and others could point to his belittlement of the staff at the university. The comments about the alumni association were only the tip of the iceberg, if you asked many of the people who worked with him, or for him that were not kissing his ass, "piece of shit" would be the appropriate term.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Martin was a good guy||
Martin was basically good guy and good athletic director. As I recall he was drafted for the position. Sure he made mistakes but he did break things that did not need to be broken.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Brian I feared for your life||
Brian - I feared for your life as I thought Brandon might become unhinged at your criticism. Glad he is gone but I'd still be careful in dark alleys. Did you ever receive threats?
I love the piece as an old guy, but my 22 year old soon to be M grad is even more aligned with you than I am. This is not a old guy "get off my lawn" rant but the truth for fans of all ages.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nice creative way to get on||
Nice creative way to get on the fast track to Bolivia by simpy reposting the same thing over and over. Creative, just like th song idea.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||He went to the "any PR is||
He went to the "any PR is good PR" school
|6 weeks 1 day ago||As a business school grad, i||
As a business school grad, i can say this guy is trying way too hard. The LinkedIn self promoting is over the top, especially for a sophomore.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Shouldn't you are your frat||
Shouldn't you are your frat brothers finish paying off the debt from you last dustup before you start another?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||With words like crazy and||
With words like crazy and retarded off limits, what can I call this? I'lll have to revisit the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail for proper approved insults.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Is douche bag on the list?||
Is douche bag on the list? I've heard the douche bag union is politicing for it's inclusion of banned words. The preferred new term was going to be enema bag, but that was vetoed by the consitpation lobby. Now I have heard the work bag is out due to opposition by old ladies and the makers of Glad Bags.
I have also heard Thomas Crapper's family is asking for crap to be banned as it soils the family name.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Moo U?||
Did you know Brady's alma mater Ball State is also know as Testical Tech?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||McDowell questionnaire||
Was one question. "Do I have to go to class?"
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Perception is different||
Perception is different, at least it wwas when I went to Ann Arbor Huron. I had many friends reaching for the Ivy schools and I'm not sure Michigan was a dream school because so many kids got in back then. Also a lot of kids went to top small liberal arts colleges. I had friends going to Harvard, Yale, Cal Tech, MIT I was the "average" one going to Michigan. But when your friends are professors kid's it is different. My son who is a U of M senior was one of only a handful of kids that made it into Michigan from our suburban Detroit high school.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I know you are trying to be||
I know you are trying to be reaonable but please go elsewhere. And here is a hearty "up yours!". If you don't want to see this content then do not come here.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Rumsey, Fall '76 and Winter '76||
Rumsey, Fall '76 and Winter '76. My floor had Harlen Huckleby and Russell Davis along with Curtis Greer and several other football players. Hell of a dorm basketball team made up of football players.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||West Quad slingshots||
West Quad slingshots. Surgical tubing and funnels. The tuning was held on either side of the window frames. Designed by engineers and operated by football players who would pull the funnel back until they almost reached the hall, launching water balloons at South Quad. The launch force was so hard that the water balloons would sometimes break at the launch. We did manage to break a South Quad window with a water balloon so that stopped that activity.
Also fixing the phone so it would keep ringing even after it was taked off the hook and pennying the person in the room while thr phone continued to ring for an hour.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Most of them can barely open||
Most of them can barely open a can of Skoal let alone work a computer
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Brady drove a van that he||
Brady drove a van that he kept down by the river.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, record and jail time, if||
Yes, record and jail time, if appropriate. This was not just some light fun. They should get whatever punishment anyone doing that amount of damage gets charged with. So if someone steals a car they get charged, they don’t have the option of simply returning the car for no penalty.
I have two kids in college and I would expect them to get the same treatment if they were stupid enough to do this.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I respect Izzo's record and||
I respect Izzo's record and the effort and toughness of his teams. Otherwise, I can't stand a thing about Tom Izzo. Send him back to the UP and blow the bridge.
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||Talk about screwing over Central||
Talk about screwing over Central, two weeks before signing day. But I guess there is never a good time to leave.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||disagree||
I grew up in Ann Arbor and went to Michigan. My dad had a business just off campus. I stayed in the dorm and apartments and did not live at home in the summers. It was great being close to my parents. You could have short visits that tended to be better than living with them. For me it was great.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||boosters||
Boosters offered a raise and a new car.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||Too bad for you it's no joke, but the truth.||
Too bad for you it's no joke, but the truth.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Milford||
I raised my kids in Milford. The politics in the Ann Arbor were a bit to left of center for me. Much of my perspective comes from being born, raised and educated in the city. I am less in touch with me the politics since I left. I do think I got a good education and the diversity of not just race but economics and religion was nice. Going to school with professor' kid was cool. And I also knew Bo's stepsons, Canham and Ufer. My dad was raised there and owned a small business just off campus. I am thinking of moving back when I retire but glad my kids did not go to school there.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Or Whitmore Lake!||
Or Whitmore Lake!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Have a seconfdhome on the||
Have a seconfdhome on the Lake north of Manistee, abiut a mile off M22, M22.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I love TC but there are fewer||
I love TC but there are fewer job opportunties. Several years ago I was there for work for a few weeks with an man of color from Detroit. He asked one of us "where are all of the black folks?" I'm sure it has changed some but if you are looking for diversity TC is not the place.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Changed||
That neighbohood has changed in the last 40 years. Spring street near Knights market was a bit scary in the 1960's with race issues. As property values began rise the neighborhood got gentrified and more upscale.
The 60's in Ann Arbor as a kid was not a pleasant time but I am sure that was true elsewhere as well. Again I think it depends upon your political leanings, the farther left you are, the more comfortable Ann Arbor will be.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Depends upon your political leanings||
I grew up in Ann Arbor and love the place but I preferred to raise my kids elsewhere. So it depends a bit on where you are on the political spectrum as to whether you will enjoy living in Ann Arbor with kids. For young adults and retirees I think Ann Arbor is great.
Dexter, Chelsea, Plymouth, South Lyon are all close to A2 without the taxes and politics but also without all of the cool Ann Arbor stuff.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||ok I'm sorry I did not see your face||
At least I had the courtersy to not break one off in your face.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I have seen the Lions at Tiger Stadium as well||
I have seen the Lions at Tiger Stadium as well. As I kid all I remeber was all the drinking and swearing as compared to Michigan games. I've been to the Plastic Dome (mostly Panthers games) as well but not to Ford Field. My alegiance for the Lions died the year they went 0-16 under the watchful eye of Matt Millen.
Ok, but which oi you have seen the NFL play a game at The Big House? I remeber an exhibition the Lions had against the Colts. Nice recap below.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Woody Hayes ripping up the sideline marker or||
Woody Hayes ripping up the sideline marker or OSU ripping down M banner in the 1970's were pretty loud from booing standpoint.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Another River Rat||
Another River Rat but from well before your time, in the mid 70's. We sucked at everything but hockey.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||what happened to the soccer guy that bought it?||
Didn't someone buy it for pennies to bring soccer there?
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Lets make it an acronym||
Lets make it an acronym JINHFHFC :-). I do not love the name it but it is okay. I think part of the problem is the length of it. If it was the Harris Family HFC that would be better. But add the J Ira and the rest makes it comical
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Nail on the head||
MSU is OSU north. Dantonio idolizes Jimmy Tressel and all of the former OSU staff. That is one of the reasons he hates U of M
|11 weeks 6 hours ago||hope his family is happy||
Hope his family is happy since they pressured him to go to a "better place" like Florida.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Fat men in towels||
Fat men in towels
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Here you go||
Here you go
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not sold||
"Officially, Tyrone Wheatley played in 14 games for the Giants a year ago. But the talented and enigmatic running back will tell you differently.
''I quit after the fifth game,'' Wheatley said today between practices at the Giants' training camp. ''I shouldn't have given up, but I did. That was it for the rest of the season. I was done.
''I tried my hardest whenever I was on the field, but everywhere else I had a blow-it-off attitude. I had been given this 'bad apple' label and I broke down. I didn't care. It affected everything else I did. But I have no one to blame but myself. I didn't deserve to be called a bad apple but I should have had thicker skin.''"
"But in the last two seasons, Wheatley has earned a reputation for being unenthusiastic, with stories of him falling asleep in meetings, missing treatment for injuries and botching assignments on the field. In response, Dan Reeves, the former Giants coach, used Wheatley sparingly and shunned any opportunity to give him praise."
That said, the article states he turned things around with the Giants.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Whiskey, the dog||
The three-year-old white, wired-haired fox terrier has gained considerable recognition for her halftime performances at Michigan football games. She recently began her third season of halftime shows, which feature a run from goal post to goal post pushing a maize and blue ball while weaving through U-M band members' legs and eluding perplexed officials. After three seasons, Whiskey's skill is matched only by her popularity and acceptance.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Me too. Waited till yesterday||
Me too. Waited till yesterday and added 50% to my PSD as a thank you to the AD for getting Harbaugh.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||For old people like me||
Do not know the real name of this but it starts, I want to go back to Michigan
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||I believe the technical term is "buffoon"||
I believe the technical term is "buffoon"
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Don Canham lived on Newcastle||
Don Canham lived on Newcastle in Ann Arbor
Bo lived on Arlington in Ann Arbor
Bob Ufer lived on Glenwood in Ann Arbor
All within a 1 mile radius.
Now if you tell me Mrs Harbaugh is seeking homes on Overidge or Devonshire, I'll listen.
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Lots of Meth Labs and KKK in Livingston County||
Lots of Meth Labs and KKK in Livingston County /s
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Thank god the WL school system just got merged into Ann Arbor||
Thank god the WL school system just got merged into Ann Arbor's.
Maybe it's Brighton and a sign that Drew Henson is coming back to use his last year of eligibility!
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||What about Mrs Harry Nut?||
What about Mrs Harry Nut?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Hey that's Bob||
Hey that's Bob before he got his leg eaten by cannibals' on The Walking Dead!
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||There is only one thing worse than fantasy football||
There is only one thing worse than fantasy football. Talking about your fantasy football team.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||More like ooze, rather than ooh for most of those choices||
More like ooze, rather than ooh for most of those choices. I do like this banner ad on the side of this page however.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Zombie Bo or Rick from the Walking Dead||
A zombie Bo or Rick from the Walking Dead. If Rick can't get you motivated no one can.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I genuinely hate fucking Pat Narduzzi||
I genuinely hate fucking Pat Narduzzi
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. This is the first||
Agreed. This is the first year I have not watched all of the games or on TV in at least 20 years. I skipped 3 games completely because I do not see any hope. At least with RR there was some improvement.
I grew up a Lions fan and had a Lem Barney poster on my wall but I no longer watch or follow the Lions due to Matt Millen. Michigan football is headed in that same direction for me.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Given your avatar maybe "quit||
Given your avatar maybe "quit pussy footing" would be the right saying.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||"really good defense"? WTF||
"really good defense"? WTF have you been watching? You can hate RR all you like but he has a proven record as a winning coach, something Hoke cannot claim.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||sorry||
I would rather be in year 7 of RRod than year 4 of Hoke. Don't you think RR could have learned here? Would we be in better or worse shape now if we had retained RR. He has proven to be a quality coach despite his issues here.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||I am a sucker too but will||
I am a sucker too but will wait till the last instant to send in my $'s
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
I am waiting to see how things go. I always have donated within the year for Tax purposes, but not this time.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Minnesota||
Never thrilled but patient until then.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||May be the first time I have||
May be the first time I have seen a female use the term "douche bags" +
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Timing||
Interesting timing, 1 day after getting my PSD notice in the mail the email arrives. I'm waiting to renew my PSD to see how the coaching thing plays out.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Never felt worse after a win||
Never felt worse after a win. The most discouraging win ever, and I have been watching since 1969.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I am so fucking happy I could eat a mini me||
I am so fucking happy I could eat a mini me
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I agree as long as the wheels||
I agree as long as the wheels don't fall off Hoke's bus. I think 6-6 he gets another year but below that I am not sure. I hate Brandon with a passion, I am less feeling for Hoke, but again I wanted Rich Rod for at least another year as well.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Go! It's not like you get||
Go! It's not like you get together with your friends all the time. Maybe hang a banner at your tailgate "Fire Brandon" or some other more creative way of protest? Paint fire Brandon on your bare chest?
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||I went to Tappan Junior High||
I went to Tappan Junior High and Huron with Ken Magee along with the three Schembechler step kids. As a kid he was a piece or work. He was a U of M cop, found this interesting.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||"Sky is Blue"||
Yes, and the sky is blue.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Not as scary as 69! Dam that is old||
Not as scary as 69! Dam that is old
|27 weeks 1 day ago||By then||
By then the admittance rate will be <1% and you will need to be a transgender full-blooded Cherokee Mensa member to be admitted.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I hope I live than long||
I hope I live than long, it's depressing just thinking about how far out that is.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Great? Nope. Good, yes.||
Great? Nope. Good, yes. Below Michigan Tech, GVSU is damm close. Good school, great for some stuff but let's not polish that road apple to the north.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||If you look at the numbers||
If you look at the numbers GVSU is nipping at their heels. Is GVSU great then? MSU is a good school but far from great.
Those two schools are much closer than you realize
SAT's - push
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 480 615 510 620 460 590
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
(this just reinforces "can't read, can't write")
ACT's - MSU has the edge
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 21 26 21 27 20 26
Michigan St 23 28 22 29 23 28
GPA - Tossup
GVSU - High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.3 - 3.8
MSU - High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
Admission rate MSU - 71% GVSU - 82%
At my kid's high school MSU gives verbal admission decisions on the spot with no application.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Nice work||
I agree and think there is a cumulative affect. So the RR years were miserable but I thought it would get better with RR. I was not thrilled but OK with Hoke. We had a massive dose of luck in 2011 and I hoped the years of getting pantsed several times a year was over. Then 2013 happened. I don't have the patience to suck anymore, I had the patience for three years of RR but that is all gone. I generally support coaches and do not want to see Hoke gone but I just cannot put up with many more 2008-2010, 2013 years.
It's also easier to support the likable "going for 4th down Hoke" and not the "punt from the 37 we don't talk about injuries" paranoid Hoke. I am hopeful but impatient at the same time. I am getting tired of sucking.
I also used to be a Lions fan but they managed to beat that out of me during the Millen years. I no longer follow the Lions win or lose.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you||
Thank you, I obviously agree. I don't need specifics but being somewhat forethcoming about injuries would be nice. I do not really like to figure out who is not playing by scanning the sidelines. I just think this is part of the tendency to say "fuck you" to the fans. Believe it or not we are customers and I like knowing who is going to play.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||What is sad is we could have||
What is sad is we could have run that offense many time but the stuborness of the coaching staff made us play like zombies on occassion. How many more games could we have won using that formula on occasion during the Carr years?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I am old||
I am old and I think Michigan has more often has underachieved or been upset more than they have pulled the upset. Other than OSU in 1969 and through the Cooper years what were the big Michigan upsets when they deat a favored team? Or is is just that I remember the negatives? I remember a few times getting beatened by Minnesota, Iowa and others when we were highly favored. Maybe it's just that historically we have been good so being upset happens more frequently that upsetting other teams. Can someone rattle off some of our big upset wins outside of OSU?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Not looking for questionable||
Not looking for questionable "may play" details but for guys that are obviously out for weeks aka Morgan. It would be nice to know what the timeframe is. If you like being in the dark, then have at it. I just like to know if something a guy is day to day or whether the guy is missing an appendage. You really think Miami would significantly alter their game plan if Hoke said Peppers was "probable" or "out"? I see it as just a power play by Hoke to tweak the media and fans. And I like Brady, but preferred the straight talking fergoshsakes Brady over the paranoid Ft. Schembechler Brady.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||As much as the punt was stupid, what is it about injuries?||
What is starting to irritate me about Hoke is less the stupid punt but the inability to talk about injuries. He is seemingly more insulated every day and what made him enjoyable to follow was his folksy demeanor which has mostly disappeared. If he is simply going to hole up in Schembechler Hall and feed us crap and lose games he is less appealing to me. One of the more refreshing things about RichRod was his willingness to discuss injuries. Why must Hoke protect such knowledge when my son sees Funchess walking around campus in a boot? It just seems childish.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||My son had a similar||
My son had a similar experience in HS Football less the yips. Good freshman coach and loved it, dick JV coach and hated it. About 50% of the JV team never played another game. My son loves football but never wanted to play again. Dickhead coaches can do more damage that many people are aware. His big advice was "try harder".
|30 weeks 1 hour ago||What about hydroseed trucks?||
What about hydroseed trucks? I bet Spartans love those trucks because they allow you to splatter green stuff all over the place.
|30 weeks 1 hour ago||I have a fantasy of driving a||
I have a fantasy of driving a large truck full of couches, several containers of lighter fluid and some boxes of matches and dropping them at strategic locations around campus during a big game, just to enjoy the game's afterglow.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||It's posts like these that||
It's posts like these that make be want to be able to buy downvotes, in bulk.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||How was the quality of video||
How was the quality of video on a slingbox?
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||He is starting to move into my territory||
He is starting to move into my territory. Are they serving mini me's in Arkansas now?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I asked, the wife said no||
I asked, the wife said no again. The kids are too old and I have no weed, can't locate the clubs. Man, what about that oline huh?
|32 weeks 47 min ago||The whole price elasticity||
The whole price elasticity thing escapes them.
|33 weeks 2 hours ago||Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?||
Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||My dad was a boy scout usher||
My dad was a boy scout usher sometime in the early 30's, wish I had spent more time asking him questions about that.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Can you imagine the outrage||
Can you imagine the outrage there would be if a coed was passed up today? I remember my roomate always grabbing and handful of whatever he could on their way up.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||1969 Missouri||
I was 11 and went with some friends because you could get tickets for a couple or bucks as a grade schooler at the gate. Michigan was crushed by Dan Devine's Missouri Tigers 40-17.
I remember having plenty of room to roam and watching from the box seats. Michigan used to set aside the first few rows with box style individual seats. These seats were lightly used as the sight lines were horrible before they lowered the field. We also spent time running around the wide open spaces of the upper end zone as there were only about 65k people there.
I wondered a bit about our new coach Bo after getting creamed.
At the time I was also a Packers fan and Dan Devine went on to coach the Packers.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Options I have a home in the||
I have a home in the Detroit suburbs. Comcast triple play, extra phone line (2 total), 3 HD boxes one digital box = $160 no HBO but BTN and the other basic stuff. Have to call and bitch periodically to knock down the price.
Cottage in northern Michigan - No cable, no reliable cell service (even with an external Wilson sntenna), no AT&T or Verizon offerings. Have internet with Mispot, a rural 4G internet provider (not many choices around here) $45 for 10gig of data. Also there is n the M22 Project in my area Wifi that is bigger $'s but unlimited data. For TV have Dish HD 200 channels does not include BTN but I can have it turned on for a day at a time for a couple of bucks - $55 for 1 HD TV. No cell service otherwise I would use my work provided 4G phone for data
Dish customer service has been great and they allow downgrading their service to about $5 a month if you don't want it for awhile. Not sure how Dish would be for multiple TVs.
I hate Comcast with a passion. We are considering a Slingbox for my son in A2 to cut his Comcast bill to just internt.
Anyone here have experience with a Slingbox for football games?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||As a bonus, he will get black||
As a bonus, he will get black lung from the smog in China.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I hear||
I hear John Mason from the Pistons will be doing the stadium announcing too!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Been going to games for 40+||
Been going to games for 40+ years. Also been to away games at ND, Purdue, Illinois, and MSU. OSU is easily the worst place for visiting fans. If you were to survey all Big Ten teams on the worst atmosphere for a visiting team OSU would easily come out on top for EVERYONE. That OSU sucks for opposing fans is not an urban legend nor is their vile nature limited to Michigan fans, everyone is treated like crap.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||And||
And make sure your Krav Maga skills are up to date
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Ypsi||
Ypsi, surburban Ann Arbor.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||BooBoo|
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Depends upon how handy you||
Depends upon how handy you are. I have paid to have them done and have done my own. DO NOT use the big box installers from Home Depot or Lowes as those guys usually suck in my experience. Unless you are pretty skilled I would avoid doing them yourself.
I had a great deal of success by going to the local window/door company (Lee Wholesale) and using their installers. This type of company usually sells many brands of windows so they can give you the pros and cons of each. Wallside will sell you Wallside no matter what. Lee Wholesale was in New Hudson (near Novi, MI) but they have been acquired by ABC Supply - http://www.abcsupply.com/ and I don't know much about them. You might also want to check with Fingerle Lumber if you are in A2 and they sell windows and my have suggested installers. Overall check out a local independent window company before making a decision.
I checked out Renewal by Anderson and they were really pricy.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Band day has been credited to||
Band day has been credited to Canham. From DB's blog "Canham ... Band Day was just one of his ingenious ideas. He brought high school musicians -- and their parents, of course -- into Michigan Stadium to help create a special day of entertainment and Wolverine football." But I stand corrected as Wikipedia has it starting in the late 1940's.
I do think in season performance affects sales, but not season ticket sales for sure. You don't think winning brings more fans into the stadium that season? Or that losing causes no shows?
"wiped out by Don Canham to make way for the almighty dollar." Band Day was created to fill emply seats, once there were no longer 20,000 free seats for crappy games, it went away.
I do agree there is an attendance lag effect for on field performance both good and bad, but that can be exacerbated by price actions.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Ignoring history?||
"It's just a completely different time.
Just like comparing football teams from different eras gets you no where. Or coaches.
Bo Schembechler the coach could've and probably would've struggled in this era that we're in. Not just on the field, but all the off-field shit too. Maybe not, but to compare him to someone from today is kinda silly."
So things change. I guess JFK and Lincoln would suck as Presidents today. I believe people who perfomed well in the past have the capability to adjust and perform well today. I agree that comparing atheletes from different eras does not work perfectly, but administrators and coaches? I think in general top people would do well regardless of era. I think you could drop Canham and Schembechler in today and they would do just fine.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||No||
I have been going to games since 1969. When Canham took over he had something called band day to fill what was otherwise a half empty stadium for games against Northwestern. I used to buy walk up student tickets (K1-12) for $2. Typically sellouts were only a couple of games a year. He took that and with Schembechler building the product on the field, turned it into years of sellouts and a waiting list.
Michigan home attendance
Oh by the way, the winning cures everything crowd? In 1964 when M when to the Rose Bowl, attendance was
If DB continues his policies you will see an inverse of this chart.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I think it is related to toe||
I think it is related to toe jam or maybe smegma. I think you need bleach to get that out
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I hear they will be providing||
I hear they will be providing fur lined jock straps with the Noid embroidered on them for the first 5000 in attendance at the PSU game. I think it's a premium left over from DB's Dominos days.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||It's amazing||
"past the inflection point where higher prices actually reduce gross revenue."
It's amazing that the concept of price elasticity continues to escape people. It will be interesting if they continue to make this mistake or begin to understand the relationship between the product and the price.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I got this in an email a couple of days ago, $40 for App State||
Starting this evening, exclusive to Michigan Football Season Ticket Holders only, you can take advantage of a limited time 'Family & Friends' offer to the 2014 Home Opener, Michigan vs. Appalachian State. For $40 per ticket, a ticket price that only Michigan FootballSeason Ticket Holders have access to, you can purchase up to four (4) single-game tickets located in the north endzone through Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Just tiring of the level of||
Just tiring of the level of coverage it gets here and elsewhere. As a non soccer fan I would rather have coverrage of M baseball recruiting over the World Cup. Basically anything Michigan related over the World Cup, especially on Mgoblog. But I understand Mgoblog is Brian's gig and soccer is one of his passions.
I'd say the same thing if ice dancing had been covered here at length.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get it.||
I find watching bowling and golf more compelling than soccer. Give me girls softball over soccer anyday. Only the WNBA would fall below soccer. I just don't get it. Neg away.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, just donated!||
Thanks, just donated!
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I asked for an upgrade within||
I asked for an upgrade within my current PSD tier. I think all I could do is move about 1 section over before I hit the edge of my PSD area.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks. I also got this||
Thanks. I also got this email earlier this week.
"Thank you for your commitment to Michigan Athletics as a donor and football season ticket holder. We are excited to make you aware of some limited availability in our premium seating areas for the 2014 football season. Premium Seating is an opportunity to support all 31 teams, while enjoying the ultimate gameday experience!
Limited Premium Seating options currently exist in the following areas:"
So those seats are not flying off the shelf either.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Since when||
Since when is $6.6 billion in annual profit a sinking ship? Obviously not leading edge in everything but Watson and some of their software is pretty good.
|48 weeks 4 hours ago||My concern||
I am in section 40 as well and asked for my tickets to be improved within the same PSD tier. I have the money now but plan to retire in a few years and don't want to be tied to an ever increasing PSD in future years. Depending upon how much of an increase we see I may move back to the end zone or drop tickets altogether in a few years. If I was in my 30's or early 40's I might look for an upgrade.
|48 weeks 4 hours ago||I did a similar thing. I||
I did a similar thing. I used to donate to the athletic department. With PSDs I figured that is my new donation and I no longer give beyond that. I wonder how much PSD dollars have offset by reduced donations?
|48 weeks 2 days ago||EL cops are pricks. The||
EL cops are pricks. The bring on part time cops, sheriffs, etc to crack down on drinking, especially kids wearing Michigan gear. DO NOT drink outside in EL.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Yes, I think there is a chance that those tickets will go unsold. Remember there is no longer a waiting list for season tickets. btw I am a sheep that had been buying season tickets for 20+ years and been going to games since 1969.
They are overestimating the strength of the "brand".
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
I too was a bigger fan before college and a few years after college. There was a crapload more going on in college between school, work and trying to find a job. Basketball was also a top dog ('76 - '80) in those years. When I was a kid I could devote my life to fandom and now I have more time and money I can do the same.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I think we all could deal||
I think we all could deal with a ok product if we weren't treated like shit the rest of the time. The cost of parking, food, seat cusion rentals... I feel like I need to keep checking my wallet to make sure it's still there. In the old days I felt like I was treated with benign neglect. They left me alone and I enjoyed the game. Now I feel like I am sitting in the the timeshare sales pitch.
I enjoy going to games, but I wish they were not trying so hard to fleece me out of every last dollar.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I renewed this year but my profile matches yours. They seek input but do not seem to listen.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Have you seen the price of||
Have you seen the price of Pistons tickets lately? Evidently the economics department has not informed the Athletic department about the concept of price elasticity. Prices can go up until the product no longer equals the value/demand. I'm not comparing 1997 to today, just comparing 2013 with the crappy slate of games in 2014.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||But||
But only if you call within the next 24 hours!
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Nice||
Nice! Any chance we could get the occasional recruit that doesn't need to gain 20+ lbs (with the exception of McGary)? I am harkening back to the days of Buch Wade and Richard Reliford. Or even Loy Vaught.
|1 year 4 days ago||Would Akron become||
would Akron become THE University of Akron?
|1 year 5 days ago||Better than 5?||
Better than 5? Try 25. It's not going to get better.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||This ahould be your avatar to match your screen name||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No, No, No and No. Dumping||
No, No, No and No. Dumping Jessica Alba? No!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||They are not telling him where||
They are not telling him where, but they are telling him where NOT. They are just saying not State. I think it is reasonable for a parent to have some say. If your child has better options and that child can't convince you why they want option A (especially if academically below options B, C and maybe D) then I see their point.
If they believe the atmosphere at State precludes him from getting a quality education then I think it is their right as parents to have him explore other options. I bet if he had a great argument for State other than "the party life is better" - for example he aspired to be a Vet or go into Packaging or Advertising then I doubt he would be in this situation.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||"whoever smelt it dealt it"||
"whoever smelt it dealt it"
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Look at the stats||
MSU is much closer to GVSU than U of M in terms of accepted and enrolled student stats. MSU is a good state school that is not recognized nationally. Not to say that anyone from MSU can't outperform a person from M in the job market (becasue some do obviously) but the two really are not in the same class. MSU acceptance rates are 73% and Michigan is less than 40%. GVSU? About 80%. Look at ACT's, GPA's etc and you will see a huge difference.
Visit here http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-2-Michigan-State-University.html and look at the peer colleges and then visit the Michigan page and look at peer colleges.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It is much harder than a few years ago||
My company offers a college coaching service, both reviewed my kids grades, ec's, scores and their essays and said Michigan was "just right". Both were instate legacy kids.
My son (applied Fall of '11) had similar stats to the poster. My son played varsity sports had about a 3.5+ with all honors, IB, and AP classes and a 31 ACT and did not get into M LS&A.
My daughter (appllied fall of '13) had about a 3.7 with I think a 29 ACT with similar classes and was a competitve dance team and did not make it into Engineering.
I think the Hight School you come from makes a big difference. I mentioned a hook earlier. You need to find something thast makes you stand out and make that part of your application and essay. Being from TN alone might help.
It is much much harder to get in than just a few years ago.
BTW they treat alumni like shit so don't expect any bump for your kids by being an alumni.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Both my kid had similar stats||
Both my kid had similar stats (slightly higher ACT, lower grades, A-), in state 3rd generation legacy and it was a no for both. My son transfered in a year later and is now a junior at Michigan. It is really hard to get into Michigan without some kind of hook. That said you look like you have a good chance. It depends upon the quality of your High School and the program you are applying to.
Spend time on College Confidential as they have a whole thread on topics like this and you can see the stats of people who were accepted and rejected
|1 year 8 weeks ago||That was a mugging||
That was a mugging, I was surprized M to overcome it. MSU looks like Wisconsin of old on steroids. That one Sparty jackass Russel somebody was talking trash and he is a senior that almost never plays. Gary Harris is good and I didn't see him talk at all.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I like it||
I think he would be a decent choice. State did reasonably well under him and he might know a thing or two on how to handle MSU's defense and coached with Hoke previously,
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Something substantial||
"Whatever he did was bad enough to warrant a suspension from Dantonio. "
This is the key. Dantonio would gloss over anything minor (as he has done many times in the past) so this has to be something substantial.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Those two schools are much closer than you realize||
Those two schools are much closer than you realize
SAT's - push
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 480 615 510 620 460 590
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
(this just reinforces "can't read, can't write")
ACT's - MSU has the edge
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 21 26 21 27 20 26
Michigan St 23 28 22 29 23 28
GPA - Tossup
GVSU - High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.3 - 3.8
MSU - High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
Admission rate MSU - 71% GVSU - 82%
At my kid's high school MSU gives verbal admission decisions on the spot with no application.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Same here||
I love the Phoenix area and had fun at the Sugar Bowl a couple of years back. Normally a flight to Phoenix is cheap but not around this game. When I went to the Sugar Bowl I was able to use frequent flyer miles and even buying airline tickets was not bad then (<$450).
Also I learned to never buy the University tickets for a bowl game as you can get them much cheaper through other channels. I stupidly bought Sugar Bowl tickets from Michigan and then significantly upgraded my seats for about 1/5th the price I paid for my "official" tickets from Michigan.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||All are from Jersey or New York?||
All are from Jersey or New York?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||More importantly, was he eating with The Situation?||
Does anyone remember when the term "flamer" was an insult? Now Mike Valenti is a flamer in more than one sense. I'm sure he will sue and he and Snooki can take that settlement cash to buy a big house on the New Jersey shore.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I was wondering ir someone||
I was wondering if someone would reference those years. I was at the '73 10-10 tie as a kid and not ending up going to the Rose Bowl that year may have been the most disappointing event ever. All of their 1973 wins were by 14 points or more. The most points Michigan gave up in any game was 13 and gave up less than 7 points in 7 of their games.
As Don mentions there was no booby prize in those years.
For football 1984 was a bad year. Started as a top 10 team and lost to MSU, OSU etc and finished 6-6. Jim Harbaugh got hurt and the season swirled down the toilet.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||We all know that the spread||
We all know that the spread can't work in the Big Ten /S
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Only Columbus ordinances||
Only Columbus ordinances allow the use of coolers as porta pottys. As I understand it, it is frowned on in the rest of the civilized world. But if you are in Columbus I think you can do anything you have seen on Animal Planet as long as you are wearing scarlet and gray..
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Agreed||
As a small time contributor (both content and $'s) and a frequent lurker I wholeheartedly agree with what Brian is doing. MGoBlog is not a democracy and not everyone gets a vote. We're visiting Brian's house and we should have some basic etiquette and not take a big dump in the middle of his living room. As friends we can have a civil disagreement, even get pissed and walk out, but don’t drink too much and punch his brother in the face and grab his wife’s ass, in other words don’t be a dick.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Cheering for OSU||
Evil scale - Dantonio > Meyer
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Agree||
Has MSU beaten a team currently ranked? I want them to lose by 50.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I agree. I was born and||
I agree. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and graduated from M in '80 and had many Sparty friends. I went to a few games with Sparties in the 80's and it was a civilized rivalry. I sense a darkness creeping into the rivalry that did not used to be there. It may be that MSU winning has simply emboldened Sparty fans.
In looking back I don't remember hating MSU coaches like Perless or Saban or OSU coaches like Tressel or Cooper but think Dantonio is a dick at the level of Woody Hayes. I know my dislike for MSU has really ramped up since he became coach. I think he condones and encourages dirty play. I have no problem with Izzo even when he was regularly destroying us.
It's interesting people choosing MSU as a backup to Michigan. I applied to 3 schools, Michigan, MSU and Western. I remember getting my MSU acceptance letter "You are a Spartan!" and feeling dirty. I've raised both my kids as Michigan fans and neither would even apply to MSU even though I encouraged them to do so (the damage had already been done by then). I think journalism and other degrees hospitality, landscape architecture, etc make a case for attending MSU, but I would have chosen a lesser school rather than attend MSU. I know that is not logical.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Two things||
Two things about your story ring true:
1. Michigan has a large contingent of arrogate asses (to quote famous MSU coach Daryl Rodgers). It's only after getting into the working world that it get's tempered.
2. Many MSU grads are insecure about their school (not attributing this to the author of this thread). It's a good school with lots to offer but many grads will bristly at anything they see as a slight to their institution. The institution "chip on the shoulder" is massive.
Both of these are rank generalizations but I think those two issues will always have you caught in crossfire.
I'm glad you are on our side and am proud to have you a member of the Wolverine Nation.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Nice||
Neither of mine would even apply to MSU. One is at Grand Valley and one at Michigan, both were very good students but Michigan is a bitch to get into now. There are plenty of other alternatives to MSU as a second choice if not Michigan. My wife was not happy that my kids would not consider MSU. I would have been fine if they attended MSU but the brainwashing was too intense for them to consider it.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I was at that 10-10 tie game||
I was at the 10-10 game featured in the upcoming Tiebreaker special. I was about 15 at the time. The general consensus was that a tie would send Michigan to the Rose Bowl. The rule of thumb was that you did not send the same team tto the Rose Bowl wo years in a row and that it would be Michigan's "turn". Remember this when it was the Rose Bowl or nothing, there were no other bowl alternatives for Big Tem teams.
Still pissed 40 years later, and another reason to hate Sparty for their vote.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Switched to using GA so my||
Switched to using GA so my typo's would be fewer.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Me too||
I know. I thought that was how it would work. I think if they used first come first served GA seating the student section would look much more filled that it is now. I know many students are pissed by arriving early and being forced into poor seats. For those few hundred that want to be sit in the first 5 rows that is great but it sucks for everyone else.
Think if every section of the stadium was forced into filling every seat, the top rows for games like Minnesota would be empty but it's masked by having empty seats through the section.
The way they are seating the students now makes any no shows obvious.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This is exactly right. There||
This is exactly right. There is no GA seating as you are assigned a seat (given a specific ticket with a seat and row number) at entry to the stadium. My son has gotten crappy seats by showing up to early. For crappy games the new policy actually encourages late arrival so you can get seats higher up! General admission seating (first come first serve) would be much better as you could choose your seat.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The students are being forced to sit in lower rows by design||
There is no attraction to the lower rows, the students are being forced there. See my 5 other posts in this thread on why that is.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||GA is causing empty seats||
GA is causing empty seats by not actually being GA. You are assigned a seat at admission to the stadium and the ushers are forcing students to take assigned seats. Have you seen the army of ushers in the student section? Arrive early and get crammed in a low row. Arrive late and sit where you want.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The students can't spread out||
btw the students can't spread out as they are given a specific seat at entry and the ushers are enforcing that seat. That is why everyone is crammed in lower until the game starts.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||THERE IS NO GA!||
There is no GA seating as you are assigned a seat at entry to the stadium (the ushers hand you a ticket). Get there early and end up in row 10.
You actually get crappy seats by showing up too early. For crappy games the new policy actually encourages late arrival so you can get seats higher up! Genetal admission seating (first come first serve) would be much better as you could choose your seat. This would alievate the blank spots and would force late arrivals to have to find a seat.
As it is now arrive early, get crammed in with other students in low rows as the ushers are enforcing you sitting in the seat on your ticket, or arrive late and get a seat row 50 or higher.
It's the implementation of GA that sucks.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Agreed, this is a panic move.||
Agreed, this is a panic move. Anybody remeber David Terrell playing defensive back for Michigan for a bit? I think that may have been against NW's spread. That did not go well.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||How do they let pictures like that become public?||
I understand how a candid picture might make you look bad, but how in the world does that Pelini picture see the light of day? Same with the Paul P picture last week. Both pictures look like they were taken post opt from a prefrontal lobotomy (less the scars and bandages) - glazed vacant looks.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||For Brandon can't we work this theme in?||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Agreed||
There was a $75 fee (can't remember if it was per ticket) for end zone seats. I asked for a tickup upgreade and got moved one whole section for $300 additional. Seems like I spent nearly a grand for 2 tickets in section 41 by the time all fees were paid.
I'm no economics major but I think DB is discovering that he is hitting the high end of what people will pay.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Word!||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Jackass||
Yes, let's beat that dead horse some more.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yes, I'm sure his girlfriend||
Yes, I'm sure his girlfriend is much hotter....
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I'm sure DB got calls and||
I'm sure DB got calls and emails. I sent him an email and got this response yesterday:
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I too have a large ass, but||
I too have a large ass, but mine requires the appropriate seat padding.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||NFL banned cushions but..||
The NFL banned cushions but for stadiums with bleacher seating like Michigan Stadium (Green Bay and Buffalo) they are allowing cushions - http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/sports/packers_and_nfl/green-bay-packers-say-seat-backs-and-cushions-will-be-allowed-at-lambeau-field-for-2013-season
So if this policy stay in place we will have the only cushion banned stadium with bleacher seating.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I've heard the first 8 ounces||
I've heard the first 8 ounces will be free!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||New product idea. Pants with||
New product idea. Pants with a build-in seat cusion, Or a couple pair of depends - dual use!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Because you must have a large||
Because you must have a large soft ass that you love to place on a hard plank for hours on end.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I could give you a driving||
I could give you a driving tour and point out Bo's first Ann Arbor house on Arlington, Canham's house on Newcastle and Bob Ufer's house on Glenwood. Ufer drove a maize and blue Buick I think.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yes, sorry about that||
Yes, sorry about that but I just don't have any friends....
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Do I just drop it along the||
Do I just drop it along the side of the road to the nearest cable connection or buy 80 miles worth to get to Wisconsin?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Ticket upgrade = moar PSD||
I asked for an improvement to my seats. I got an email today saying they could improve my seats but i had pony up some additional PSD $'s. Sent them another $350, I'll see what I end up with.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I'm all about capitalism and||
I'm all about capitalism and don't mind someone making a buck, but I fucking hate Comast wth all my essense. As you suggest some competition would be helpful. I have Dish at my cottage and it is about 100 times better than Comcast, but no high speed internet, nor phone.
We stll have an appaling lack of competion for TV and high speed internet at the moment.
This thread is great but still my only choice for high speed internet at the moment is Comcast, so even if I drop TV and do VoIP I still have to deal with those assholes at Comcast.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||There were a series of articles in the WSJ||
There were a series of articles in the WSJ that addressed this. I think you have to be a subscriber to read the articles but this entry has some of the details.
Sounds like the rules are arcane and most devices don't affect onboard electronics. Seems like there is still some concern about cellphones. But no reason to apeshit about it on a plane.
I wish they had lit her up with a tazer but that would have lead to a lawsuit.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Come on, this was a segment of Hardcore Pawn, right?||
Come on, this was a segment of Hardcore Pawn, right?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||One thing to boost donations||
As a Alumni parent with children who have applied to (and one currently enrolled as a transfer) Michigan I can tell you alumni are given zero advantage when it comes to admission. In fact I think Michigan prides itself in having blinders on when it comes to legacy status. They claim there is some advantages to alumni children in admissions but I can't see it.
I no longer give to Michigan other than the athletic department.
Michigan make little effort to to try to assess, gauge or take into consideration passion for the university when it comes to admissions. I understand about the common app and the increased difficulty of gaining acceptance but Michigan makes zero effort to even make it appear like they give a shit about alumni when it comes to admission.
That said they can do whatever they like, just don't expect me to send more donation money to help pad the endowment.
My kids got into Case Western (engineering) Univ or Illinois and others but could not get into the school my father, wife and I attended?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||LinkedIn is good for both job||
LinkedIn is good for both job listings and better yet networking. The best luck I have had is to identify the companies I wanted to work for and approach them directly either through HR or someone on LinkedIn. They sometimes do not have open positions but will often talk to you, especially if you have made a decent case for why you think you would be a good fit for their company. It shows some initiative because you have already done some homework on them.
I'm not an engineer but I think that apprach would still work.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I think I went to a Moby||
I think I went to a Moby Benedict camp but it was so long ago I can't remember. I did get to meet Bill Freehan, Willie Horton and that dickhead Denny McClain at a Huron Valley Bank promotion. Denny was a dick and late as usual.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I went to school with Brian||
I went to school with Brian Fingerle, does that top your story?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Another Softball (i.e.||
Another Softball (i.e. limited athletic ability) story. I played against Dave Gallagher a former All-American defensive tackle who played for Michigan 1971–1973 and in the Bears 1974-1979.
I was playing 3rd base and played as deep as I could without totally embarrasing myself (couple of feet into the outfield grass). I made a diving catch of a line drive off his bat. Sheer luck I am sure.
The neat thing about playing softball in Ann Arbor in the summers is you would be playing against Michigan athletes from all sports (a fair amount of hockey players).
I remember playing agains a track and field guy (shot put I think). He hit the ball so hard it was oblonged. I've never seen anyone deform a softball before.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Where is the rest of the||
Where is the rest of the story you submitted to Penthouse?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||GET OFF MY LAWN!||
GET OFF MY LAWN!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||There has to be a cost of moving||
There has to be a cost of moving unless your parents live in an RV. As someone approaching your parents age I do think it would be creepy if they followed you. Also it's not only you that need to develop on your own but your parents have to develop a life without their kids.
The whole empty nest thing is something your parents need to adjust to. Be an RA and start living on your own it will be best for everyone.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You are a great Dad!||
You are a great Dad!