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|3 hours 14 min ago||Hmmmmm....||
This might be okay if their games weren't also ridiculously buggy and limited in story/scope like New Vegas. That was horrific.
I like their games but Bethesda does annoy.
|7 hours 51 min ago||I'll buy it.||
But Bethesda always delays the crap out of their releases. So annoying.
Still grinding Destiny. House of Wolves is a significant improvement.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Hmmmmmmmm...||
I don't really get this sentiment. Dantonio and Sparty will continue to be a bother to Michigan going forward (hell, Lloyd had his losses to Sparty) but Jim Harbaugh will, bottom line, cause significant problems for the football program in East Lansing.
Pete Carroll can attest to what it's like having Harbaugh as your rival. This is Dantonio's future but with less talent than at USC.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Not a first timer...||
But a first time to have the tickets in my name. Moved over one section (from 14 to 13) and down 25 rows (from 50 to 25). Can't complain at all.
|2 days 19 hours ago||He can throw to this guy. Harbaugh thinks of everything.||
|4 days 21 hours ago||FWIW||
I don't really know if the Indy 500 really made the sport tick or not. With the change came a loss of most premier drivers to NASCAR and relegation to god damned versus. Sure, he had a keystone but the value of it slipped through his hands like sand...much to NASCAR's benefit.
If soccer had two competing world cups but one had most of UEFA, the US, Korea, Australia, Brazil and some of South America it would not kill the sport. Media markets and sponsors run that deal. Nike, VISA, Adidas etc. would go with wherever the major media markets and tv went...that's not with FIFA.
Blatter has to see the writing on the wall and wonder what the hell to do...
|4 days 22 hours ago||Jeebus. This is not accurate.||
Tony George's seceding from CART was a clusterfcuk of epic proportions leaving two groups of owners with very different visions (CART being more road racing vs. IRL/IndyCar as ovals mostly) competing and splicing the sport for years. What it led to was, essentially, the death of open wheel racing in North America (save for the periodic competing F1 appearance anually in Montreal and for a time at Indy). Indy Racing League (IRL) and now Indycar took a competitive series with varied set ups/power/drivers/powerplants and consolidated with crap designs they uniformed for every team. Oh, and they were competitively corrupt...look up Paul Tracy and the Indianapolis 500 and see what happened.
Bottom line, Tony George's power play didn't really work out as it splintered the series and has left Indycar (once a regular feature on ABC) with only one major tv date and shown on Versus/NBCSN or, god help me, CNBC if rodeo or something more popular is available. The split in Indycar coincided with the rise of NASCAR (a network darling). In the modern era NASCAR matters...Indycar, sadly, doesn't.
I don't know much about soccer either (except to support England and ManCity). Sure, Tony George recognized CART wouldn't survive without Indy but, bottom line, what the hell does he have left? Four weeks in May and a sport Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart (among others) left for NASCAR. Open wheel is a shell of what it once was...and as a fan that sucks.
I do think UEFA could succeed vs. FIFA but for different reasons. UEFA would take a significant number of the top 30 teams in the world. IRL, in splitting with CART did not...they just took the vest venue. Big difference in what you're referencing.
|5 days 22 hours ago||We Shall See...||
I have, for many years, bought my seasons' tickets from a family member (out of state); this is the first year they are in my name. So, I'm moving somewhere else...we'll see where that is...
FWIW, I really enjoyed the view at that level and I think you will also.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Definitely Higher||
I was in Section 14 Row 50 (exactly) the past few years and it was a fair ways down to our seats.
A more knowledgeable member of the MGo Community would know better but I can say without reservation that Row 50 is not entrance level.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Re Sparty Thinking:||
|6 days 7 hours ago||This.||
Re Mike Valenti:
|6 days 22 hours ago||No, not at all.||
This guy got suspended for urinating off a balcony, not sharing urine in condoms...right?
|1 week 1 day ago||This.||
I'll take that kind of "regression" all day. Kid wasn't a press cover guy but doesn't mean he isn't talented or "regressed" as the earlier poster indicated. That's just silly.
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting Analysis OP||
I'm not going to worry at all about recruiting until about the day after the tOSU game in November.
It's interesting reading for me and I like not being surprised by the names but bottom line, if and when the wins come the recruiting and Harbaugh! effect will occur.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ten Letter Mneomonic on that number||
|1 week 6 days ago||Negged for "Spartoons"||
|1 week 6 days ago||This why those who got season tix this year are wise imo||
Winning will bring people back in droves. Those who boiught in this year (on the 3 pack deal from last year or for $150 in April) have bought low. There will be demand. An MNC in the next 10 years and you have to be looking at 120k
|1 week 6 days ago||That's just silly.||
Peruse the comments section during the Olympics when my fellow Canadias were *definitely* going to lose to a) the Americans; b) the Russians and c) the Swedes. The pressure on the head coach of the Canadian team is unbelievable and, unlike the American team which is an interesting anecdote on the sporting landscape, the analysis of the Canadian team (inclusions/exclusions/coaching staff etc.) is a months long media exercise.
Babcock's Canadian team won with ridiculously effective defensive play in the last Olympics. That was application of his systems. He got buy in from the best players in the world to stop their usual roles and embrace defensive hockey (see Jamie Benn, Ryan Getzlaff and Corey Perry on a 2nd line and Patrick Marleau, Jonathan Toews and Jeff Carter on the checking line). Players win games. They won at the Olympics, handily, using Babcock's system.
Canada hasn't won gold at every Olympics despite having enough talent to send an a, b, and c team. Coaching matters. Canadians respect Babcock's efforts, believe me.
|1 week 6 days ago||IDK...||
Pat Burns owned Toronto. I don't see any reason why Babcock can't have the same sort of impact and/or relationship with the media. Burns was at turns surly and irritable yet he won games and was beloved by the fanbase.
|2 weeks 52 min ago||It is a smart move.||
The guy is going to get paid a zillion dollars in Toronto. If he wins a cup in Toronto he'll be sainted, schools will be named after him and he'll get his own postage stamp.
It's hard to describe the impact that winning a cup in Toronto would have professionally for him. Babcock is, I am sure, a confident guy. He could see where winning a cup in Toronto and ending the streak of horror would place him in the hockey pantheon. If someone is going to pay you like that to try, why not?
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||.................||
I'm sorry I didn't clarify that Les Miles did not become our coach. The "new Carr Les Miles" meme was a constant in the 06/07 MGoEra with the feelings of many in the fanbase along the lines of "we can do better" than Carr (having of course been in the conversation for a MNC game in 06).
The meme led to joyous celebration from many (I was admittedly hopeful) about RR. New isn't always better. But good luck replacing a Stanley Cup winner with your minor league championship coach.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm glad he's with the Leafs.||
As a Leafs/Browns/Cavs/Tribe fan I've seen more than my share of suffering these past years. Michigan used to be...well, Michigan. I'm hopeful about Harbaugh (got season tix, how about you?) and Babcock the same way.
The bottom line is that no matter how much people here try to convince themselves that somehow their team is better with Blashill running things they are completely wrong. You don't lose a Stanley Cup winning coach, an Olympic Gold medal winning coach and hell, a CIS winning coach and not be worse for it.
As a long suffering Leafs fan, I'm happy about that.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||This is well said.||
As a Leafs fan I was pretty pleased with Babcock's decision to move to the centre of the hockey universe. Like it or not, that is Toronto. I think Wings fans (current vintage) all forget the Dead Wings era from 67 to 82 or even the early Yzerman years with one star player and nothing else through the early 90's. If people are glad to see Babcock go I think they should think about a saying typed often on these boards in the middle of the last decade "We need a new Carr with Les Miles". I think we all know how that worked out.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||This is true.||
I also think that the defense is going to wreck people.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm keeping up hope||
That she will recover.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm glad somebody posted about this uniform business.||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Meh.||
Michigan has been down for about 8 years (miss you Lloyd). Harbaugh, for all of his Superbowl appearances, NFL coordinators, and development of ProBowl players still has ground to make up. It is what it is.
Wins will help.
His 'Exposure U' and trolling of the entire NCAA won't hurt either.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Four? Four Posts?||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmmm....||
I'm not quite so firm on not wearing Adidas (though I do enjoy my 1993 Nike Shooting Shirt) Hackett pretty much has to close the door on an era.
This would mean either Nike or UA...probably Nike if I had to guess. That said, as a Temple alumni I would be all about the UA...quality and well designed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This.||
He was the god damned batting champion at 20 (twenty) years old. Fifteen time all star. I'd say he's got some credentials.