Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|5 weeks 1 day ago||PS Vue offers cloud based DVR||
PS Vue offers cloud based DVR functionality
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You could get all of that||
You could get all of that stuff on PS Vue and still save $20 per month, or almost $250 annually.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||BREAKING: people on college||
BREAKING: people on college football forum attach far too much importance to college sports rivalries
I agree, the way people talk on this site you would think MSU and OSU really are terrible universities instead of highly regarded schools that are not as highly regarded as UM. The OP is waaay better going to an elite SCM program at state than settling for a far worse program in order to mantain some kind of college football purity.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||In his case, MSU is the more||
In his case, MSU is the more highly regarded program. Michigan State, rivalry jabs aside, is not a garbage university and it has its own set of elite graduate programs.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Cincy has strong grad||
Cincy has strong grad programs. It's undergrad programs leave much to be desired, but we could do way worse.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||it's an okay B1G, but I'd||
it's an okay B1G, but I'd rather trade Rutgers for Syracuse still
|7 weeks 1 day ago||UCF is a giant school in a||
UCF is a giant school in a big market without a lot of hope for additional pro teams. Florida has an absurdly small number of public colleges for a state of it's size, so they're all massive. But UCF is the bigges of all.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't like those either,||
I don't like those either, but honestly that ship sailed here about 5 years ago and I don't think there's any going back.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||what primer did you||
what primer did you use?
what kind of paint? You got that VALSPAR action going on?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't downvote anyone,||
I don't downvote anyone, ever. I also encouraged my own negging. MGoPoints are the currency of the chronically board
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I meanif you're more||
if you're more interested in finding out that a Michigan assistant will spend a day or so in Buttfuck, Alaska so we can potentially sign a 2 star fullback than you are actual sports
then we're on two extremely different wavelengths
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, I don't really see||
I mean, I don't really see why? The unceasing obsession with every last bit of satellite camp ephemera seems to be more less constrained to our fanbase, particularly since the NCAA ban (which WAS worthy of discussion) was lifted.
I really don't need to know every single time the words "satellite" and "camp" are uttered in the same sentence by the head coach of West Georgia College for the Legally Blind nor do I need to know every time someone schedules one at some far flung high school. They are nowhere near that important.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Are they? They're less||
Are they? They're less selective for one thing.
Average ACT scores for incoming freshmen (25th, 50th and 75th percentiles):
GVSU - 21, 24, 26
Western - 21, 23, 25
Central - 20, 22, 24
Eastern - 19, 22, 25
Wayne State - 19, 22, 26 (but Wayne has a full suite of grad programs to save it)
MSU - 23, 26, 28
Michigan - 28, 30, 32
Michigan Tech - 24, 27, 29
and our cousins down the road in Dearborn - 20, 24, 27
|8 weeks 5 days ago||well yeah, nobody is arguing||
well yeah, nobody is arguing that. But Ann Arbor is also a place that is increasingly too expensive for independent businesses to exist whereas Ypsi's nicer parts are taking in a lot of refugees who can no longer afford the rents, both residents and potential business owners.
It's a depressing state of affairs when even a chain like Five Guys can't stay in open in downtown Ann Arbor because the rents on State Street are amongst the highest in the entire company.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Eh. Townies have always been||
Eh. Townies have always been bourgeois, that is for sure... the old Garrison Keilor line was that Ann Arbor is a place where people seriously discuss socialism but only in the finest restaurants and that is as true as ever. But the difference now is that the student population has caught up. Apartments that were student ghetto in my day are now priced at $2 per square foot, which is about on par with apartments in the nicer parts of Chicago. My cousin's roommate at UM uses a laundry service. Things have definitely changed.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Which media market is driving||
Which media market is driving people to become engaged Central Michigan fans? Do you suspect that the media in Saginaw and Flint cover CMU football to a greater degree than UM or MSU football? Do you think kids who end up at Western come in sans attachments to MSU or UM or Notre Dame?
I'm honestly baffled by the idea that anyone thinks "Michigan exists" is a better argument for EMU's lack of student engagement in athletics than the fact that it is a commuter school with zero identity whereas the other schools I mentioned are primarily residential campuses. Is it not obvious to you that living somewhere inherently builds a stronger identity than driving there a couple of times a week from Canton?
As for EMU being a school people choose to go to, that may well be. And I say this with the utmost respect, as someone who knows plenty of highly intelligent Eastern grads, but they're most likely choosing it because of cost or convenience not because of any great love for the school or the place or even because of the quality of programs on offer (USNWR would rank it as the second worst school in Metro Detroit, ahead of Marygrove).
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Middle aged people don't||
Middle aged people don't realize that Ann Arbor has become so gentrified and pricey that more or less all the local color has either moved to Ypsi or Detroit, become overpriced and establishment, or simply closed down.
I love Ann Arbor, but a lot of the alternative appeal it had even 10 years ago is now in Ypsi.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I hear this logic all the||
I hear this logic all the time and think it's kind of bullshit, to be honest. It's not like EMU is UM-Dearborn and all the students get Michigan tickets. There's really no good reason why most EMU students should care more about Michigan sports, at least not any more so than CMU or WMU or GVSU students, etc. In fact, you can see people wearing Ohio State stuff at basically every MAC game on a given Saturday, why doesn't it impact them to the same degree?
Eastern's problem is that nobody who goes there really wants to be there. I work in an office with grads from every school in the state. On Fridays in the fall, when we're encouraged to wear our alma mater's gear, EMU alumni are more or less the only people who don't take part. It was a place they were required to be for a few hours a day. Cheering for EMU sports teams is like cheering for your company's intramural softball team.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think that would work||
I don't think that would work for a few reasons:
A. Grand Valley is a relatively good school (far better than EMU and arguably 5th best in the state after UM, MSU, Tech and WSU) that has become a residential campus. EMU is a commuter school and likely not anybody's first choice of colleges.
B. Michigan is incredibly rich in D2 schools, with two of the schools I mentioned above plus traditional powers in GVSU and SVSU. Eastern would be out of the frying pan and into a much smaller frying pan where competition for D2 level athletes is just as fierce. They're best off in 1-AA, reflecting their status while also making them a unique option as the lone Michigan school in that division.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm looking to do this||
I'm looking to do this soon... from what I can tell, the best deal in Ann Arbor is for Xfinity's high speed plan with a year of HBO Go + local channels and then PS Vue's basic option + Netflix/Hulu
That should come to ~$100.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You've just inspired me to||
You've just inspired me to stop by Busch's on my way home to pick up a Sy Ginsburg brisket and a loaf of Zingerman's Jewish rye to see if I can recreate this in my kitchen.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's because a lot of||
I think it's because a lot of people develop strong attachments to one of any number of Ann Arbor establishments and then want to push them. I mean, some people think Ahmo's is the bomb ass dick and some people love the fuck out of Le Dog and other people won't be happy until the world knows the glories of Seoul Street.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||This is Ann Arbor's rental||
This is Ann Arbor's rental market in 2016. You can rent comparable places in Chicago for the cost of apartments in most of the city these days... the ghetto ass basement apartment I lived in as a student now costs $1000 for 500 square feet and is being marketed as a luxury apartment for OOS students.
It was different 10 years ago and waaaaay different 20 years ago.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. And as Ann Arbor||
Exactly. And as Ann Arbor becomes increasingly gentrified and and corportized, with local companies being replaced by chains all over the place, it's kind of a bummer that one of the major remaining places with truly authentic local color is now a place with $20 sandwiches.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I mean, the flipside of it is||
I mean, the flipside of it is that I can't go to Zingerman's more than once in a blue moon and when I want a deli sandwich I am far more likely to either go elsewhere or just make it myself on Zingerman's bread (which, incidentally, can be bought at Kroger or Busch's). I feel like they maybe lose out on consistent return business, not that it matters.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder if they go for Wentz||
I wonder if they go for Wentz or for the home state kid in Goff.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I know of several other||
I know of several other schools, including UCLA, that operate on the same model as Michigan.
I don't see the problem with it as it's a voluntary fundraising organization, more or less. I also don't understand why you would exclude former students who did not graduate as they are often on fundraising rolls and should get something in exchange for the cash calls.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm hoping for Chrysler Arena||
I'm hoping for Chrysler Arena
|11 weeks 1 day ago||This is a big hit to the||
This is a big hit to the value of the alumni association
I mean, now they offer you some events in big cities, a window sticker, access to a UMich email address and? I'm not one of those who craps on the AA for allowing non-alums in, but I don't see why people would join without more tangible benefits.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||This one is way better...||
This one is way better... take it from me, I've had one similar to the one released last year since Moe's first started selling them about 5 years ago and people simply can't differentiate between the dark blue of the hat and black. Adding the block M helps, but this one really drives it home.
Plus, you know, they sell more hats this way.