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|12 hours 58 min 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.
|13 hours 2 min 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.
|15 hours 37 min 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.
|1 day 9 hours 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.
|1 day 10 hours 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?
|1 day 10 hours 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?
|1 day 11 hours 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.
|1 day 13 hours 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.
|1 week 6 days 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".
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It's posts like these that||
It's posts like these that make be want to be able to buy downvotes, in bulk.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||How was the quality of video||
How was the quality of video on a slingbox?
|3 weeks 5 days 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?
|4 weeks 2 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?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The whole price elasticity||
The whole price elasticity thing escapes them.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?||
Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|6 weeks 3 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?
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||As a bonus, he will get black||
As a bonus, he will get black lung from the smog in China.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I hear||
I hear John Mason from the Pistons will be doing the stadium announcing too!
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||And||
And make sure your Krav Maga skills are up to date
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Ypsi||
Ypsi, surburban Ann Arbor.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||BooBoo|
|12 weeks 8 hours 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.
|12 weeks 14 hours 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.
|12 weeks 16 hours 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.