Mike Lantry, 1972
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|6 days 11 hours ago||I hereby restate and||
I hereby restate and incorporate every post/argument/allegation and assertion I've made in the dozens of previous threads on this topic into this one.
|1 week 5 days ago||Everyone wanted answers for||
Everyone wanted answers for Hoke's, er, answers related to Gibbons. Now you know.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lawsuit ammunition.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting idea, but I think||
Interesting idea, but I think Brandon's problem as it relates to his Domino's experience isn't the quality of the Domino's product (fast food pizza), it's that there are so many fast food pizza franchises that companies are constantly coming up with gimmicks to stand out from the competition. Michigan football/Stadium does not now nor has it ever needed such gimmickry, yet it's being treated in the same manner.
People have enjoyed it for what it is for over a century. We don't look to MSU or Eastern or really much else for alternative fall Saturday entertainment. If there's any real competition, it's the home experience, but that is only better when the live experience becomes unpleasant somehow. Brandon's answer is to "liven" up the live experience, which is seemingly becoming unpleasant to many, sending them where frankly, they can enjoy the game just fine without all the bullshit.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||To me, the gameday experience||
To me, the gameday experience has gone from tradition-based to a homogenized, corporate one. I'm not sure there's much left that doesn't happen in any other college or pro stadium, other than the songs the band plays. Rather than let new traditions develop, they cram 7NA down your throat, because Penn State does it, or hype videos, because, well, everyone's doing it.
I'm somewhat surprised we haven't gone as far as playing movie scenes from Red Dawn ("WOLVERINES!"). Then we will have gone full Sparty.
Not to say that we need to wind the clock back to 1973 or anything, but stop trying so hard to make things seem cool. Perfect example: a few years back, they used to have some texting poll to see what the band played at the end of the third quarter. Turns out that virtually every time it was an option, the Blues Brothers song won and the students did the dance. A tradition was born organically. Contrast it with the Slippery Rock thing, which was brought back with a grand announcement and video telling us how cool our parents were for loving it, then the score gets announced several times per game (even if the game was last week). The AD will say it's a tradition, but if it went away again, no one would care.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What a clown show. Makes the||
What a clown show. Makes the crew on Rotunda Drive look like they know what they're doing.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||IDK man, maybe you should let||
IDK man, maybe you should let the kids get to be more than redshirt freshmen playing on the lines before you declare them to be failures.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Easy on the "life altering"||
Easy on the "life altering" part, there buddy. He has a degree, he hasn't been convicted of anything, he's not on SORA or any other similar list. There's a better than average shot that all he's going to miss out on is whatever graduate credits he was completing and maybe an NFL training camp invite.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They know how many #16s were||
They know how many #16s were sold between 2010 and 2012. And seeing as he was the star QB, and there haven't been any other significant #16s in several years, Denard wouldn't be sharing those royalties.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It doesn't matter if people||
It doesn't matter if people would have bought someone else's jersey. It's a hypothetical that can't be proven no matter how likely. The fact is they bought the #16, and in several different styles thanks to our AD's marketing prowess.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it's allowed||
I don't think it's allowed under NCAA rules, or every university would have a football major.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Allow me||
It's a coincidence because each of the sports he said have passed also have had free agency. Thus free agency doesn't seem to have hurt them in popularity. Thus, you really have an uphill battle to claim free agency has caused baseball's decline in popularity.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't think about it in||
I wouldn't think about it in terms of protecting the alleged victim or punishing the accused for a past act. Think about it more in terms of the university reviewing evidence and deciding it is more likely than not that a person committed sexual assault on another student and, therefore, moved to protect the rest of the students from that person.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Key part of that sentence:||
Key part of that sentence: "... if asked to by their coach."
No one wants to lose their job in the most highly competitive and exclusive meritocracy in the world.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||"Payed?" We'll see who's||
"Payed?" We'll see who's serving fries to whom, NU guy!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Think bigger though. The||
Think bigger though. The reason the NCAA's system has survived without judicial scrutiny for so long is that the parties that can challenge, the "student athletes," are only in school for four years, thus, they have a hard time maintaining standing throughout the life of the case.
But if there's a union involved, there would be no standing issues. The antitrust fight could finally happen, and that's a fight the NCAA probably can't win. That's how it affects all schools, public or not.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||As a community, can we all||
As a community, can we all agree on the following:
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Never let your heart make a||
Never let your heart alone make a business decision.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I don't see how it is, other||
I don't see how it is, other than M beat Spielman's Buckeyes teams more than they beat Tressel's.
I guess I don't get as worked up about NCAA violations when I'm cheering for my NFL team as the rest of you.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You cheered for Spielman,||
You cheered for Spielman, didn't you?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||He must have learned that||
He must have learned that from Cam Newton's bagman.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Don't recycle hot takes from||
Don't recycle hot takes from radio guys. Their job is to draw callers and they use the same tactic that horses use to draw flies.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not my first choice (not||
Not my first choice (not their first choice) but he's the polar opposite of Schwartz. He won't be an embarrassment. If he makes Stafford better, it might just work.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It's not even that well||
It's not even that well developed. His columns are nothing but lazy HOT SPORTZ TAKES, Baylessian monkey feces tosses in the dark in hopes one comes true and he will spend the rest of his career reminding you of the time he predicted the Wings would come back from 3-0 down against the Sharks in 2012.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Anytime you can hire the guy||
Anytime you can hire the guy that developed Andy Dalton to work with your young quarterback, you gotta do it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What are you talking about?||
What are you talking about? He benched Rees for Golson and went to a national championship game. I'd say no one involved has any regrets. Should he coddle everyone and constantly tell them how great they are because that's what Schwartz did?
They are pros. They can take a bolloxing.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Like they used to do to Jimmy||
Like they used to do to Jimmy Johnson? Jimmah was known for giving players the blow dryer.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You left out Jon Gruden.||
You left out Jon Gruden.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||What do you want him to say||
What do you want him to say when asked about a job he's not officially a candidate for?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The thing with the Fords is||
The thing with the Fords is that they actually let the guys they hire do their jobs. Their mistakes have been trusting the wrong guys.
But hell, even Georgia Frontiere got it right once. I'm not sure she knew what a football was.