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|23 hours 2 min ago||Thanks. I hope remembering||
Thanks. I hope remembering that doesn't bring back the rest of it.
|23 hours 17 min ago||I don't get the Max Bullough||
I don't get the Max Bullough joke. Forgive me, for I have blocked out 2013.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Either we sat near each other||
Either we sat near each other or there were more than one obnoxious, fat ass Spartan fan at that game.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It does when revenue =||
It does when revenue = extreme profit largely because the product involves people that aren't allowed to be paid.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Nobody knows what it's like||
Nobody knows what it's like to be the bad man...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it's as much||
I don't think it's as much "making Michigan football do what they want" as much as "if this is what you're turning it into, I'll spend my money elsewhere." Besides, assuming you're right and if that's really the aim, it's much more effective than buying tickets and not showing up, as some have suggested for the Appalachian State game.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It would be great if everyone||
It would be great if everyone would stop questioning the fanhood of others because they choose to enjoy things in a different way than you would have.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll say this: I'm convinced||
I'll say this: I'm convinced that guy is Not Al Borges.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure that swim stroke||
Never mind. Reading comprehension fail.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||lol@fat chicks! #hi5bro||
lol@fat chicks! #hi5bro
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think we have a better shot||
I think we have a better shot at OSU right now because of their losses on OL, Hyde and on defense (which wasn't an exceptional defense to begin with). That said, I'm sure OSU will have both positional situations and a reasonably reliable replacement for Hyde figured out by Thanksgiving.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||We used to LOL at Mark||
We used to LOL at Mark Hollis' marketing strategies. Some of them were hokey ("Michigan's silver lining" helmet decals) But hey, they play a spring game late in April that seems geared towards engaging with, you know, fans. Our game gets move up and is the world's worst football practice.
Honestly, if we were treated like this by a significant other, our friends would get us drunk and try to get us laid.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I wish they treated us more||
I wish they treated us more like customers. Customers patronize businesses until they feel like they get better value elsewhere and leave. Loyalty generally goes as far as it is earned. Fans, on the other hand, are fiercely loyal and often line up at the trough no matter how badly a team treats them.
Not every revenue source needs to be tapped, especially when it's almost always at the burden of your greatest resource, your fans.
Having said all that, improving internet access is a big deal and will improve the experience of attending most games, particularly the shit games where you'd almost rather be at home watching a more interesting game.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I would describe it as the||
I would describe it as the erosion of the gameday experience. I agree that it's difficult to put a finger on exactly what it is because it's not just one thing. For me, even the ND and OSU game experiences -- both exciting games against rivals -- were lacking something for me last season (and the last couple of years). Hate to revert to cliches like the straw that broke the camel's back, but it sounds like you've had the same experience: a series of very minor gripes and inconveniences (Special K, the closing of the Yost lot to many, the banning of water bottles, "have you liked Michigan Football on Facebook?" etc. just a representative example, certainly not everything) combining to make going to games less enjoyable until, this year, I decided I just didn't enjoy the day enough to invest in season tickets anymore after 27 years.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You kind of kill your||
You kind of kill your argument when you conflate Iowa, Nebraska and Penn State with MSU and OSU. I mean, Iowa is less of a rival than Minnesota (3-0). We've played Nebraska four times ever (can't really call them a rival) and Hoke's had one game against Penn State in State College. Those are just teams on the schedule -- not rivals -- to which you could also add Northwestern (3-0), Illinois (2-0) and Purdue (2-0).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nope. Hoke might not be the||
Nope. Hoke might not be the savior but Big East recruiting put us into this mess.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, come on! Who the hell is||
Oh, come on! Who the hell is downvoting that gif?!
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||That'll teach 'em.||
That'll teach 'em.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||This is how Mitch Albom gets||
This is how Mitch Albom gets his column ideas.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||If he recruited a bunch of||
If he recruited a bunch of kids who either didn't make it to campus or couldn't hack it and left, sounds like recruiting was his biggest problem.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I once renewed my tickets two||
I once renewed my tickets two months late, in July (deadline was May back then). Simply called the office and told them it was an oversight that I had missed it.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt they would ever do||
I doubt they would ever do this but it would be great if they sent a survey to those that have dumped their season tickets in the last few years. They might find out that the team results aren't the main cause of the sudden lack of interest.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||You've mentioned writing to||
You've mentioned writing to Brandon before without luck, but have you ever published your letter here?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I've never understood the||
I've never understood the mentality of selling off the only good games so that you can attend the shit games for free (Not saying you endorse it.) In the past, people would always suggest I sell one of those games to pay for the season. But if you aren't attending those games, why are you buying season tickets?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Why is America against||
Why is America against letting athlete pay levels be set by the good ol' free market? If Calipari wants to pay, say, Devin Booker $250,000 for one year, why should anyone be able to stop him?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Minor leaguers are non-union.||
Minor leaguers are non-union. That's why they were drug tested well before the MLB players were. Also why they are paid like shit.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I think it says more about||
I think it says more about the state of journalism that this made news. The headline should have read: "Man gets what he wanted."
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Tilapia is probably too||
Tilapia is probably too light. More like rotten halibut.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||"Other than the last guy we||
"Other than the last guy we took at that position..."
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I agree completely about||
I agree completely about Lesnar. Only booking problem now is that they really don't have a guy to go up against him. (Just did Big Show and Henry a couple months ago.) I'd wager they'll now continue to build Roman Reigns and it'll be Lesnar v. Reigns at WM31.