here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|2 days 6 hours ago||No Manny or Deshawn?||
That's too bad. Still shaking my head wondering why Peedi isn't in the league.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Let me address some of your issues||
Your complaints fall under several different headings. The first of which, Petty, covers the noodle, skywriting, seat cushions, and Buttercup. If these things are really important to you, you've got bigger issues than I can address in this forum, though a little Xanax might help.
The second heading would be First World Problems, namely student seating, student pampering, etc. I kid you not, there were kids complaining that they couldn't cheer because they were too far from the field and everyone else was too busy texting. And this was justification for giving students MORE benefits? The sense of entitlement is staggering here. You are not God's special snowflake Timmy. Take your ridiculously underpriced student tickets or don't, but shut your spoiled mouth.
The third, Out Of His Control, comprises the B1G scheduling. Brandon didn't schedule All the decent games on the road this year. He had no say in the matter. I tend to believe most of the issues with selling season tickets stem from this fact(as well as somewhat disappointing football performance over the last two years). Acting like this is Brandon's fault reduces your credibility and weakens your argument.
Oh...and the band didn't go to Jerryworld? That's news to me. Oh wait they did. So you're complaining that you ALMOST had something to complain about. Seems legit.
Actual rational complaints: unjustified price increases, stadium rental ads. I don't like this either. Renting out the stadium feels...commercial. Like renting out a church. And the price increases are painful. I go to fewer games because of it, and while I respect people who support the program with season tickets and seat licenses, it doesn't make sense to me economically, and hasn't for years. For people getting priced out of their lifestyle...yeah, that sucks and I'm not going to try to justify it.
Finally, let me just say, when I read, "God dude, wipe your mouth off already." It makes me think that you're probably not a very good person. It also makes me think that you're probably not all that intelligent. Further, it makes me wonder if you have any knowledge of the concept of irony or indeed hypocrisy. You may want to look into that.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Downvoted||
For the title. And the repetition. And the Backstreet Boys reference.
May God have mercy on your soul.
|3 days 12 hours ago||That would make more sense||
If this thread didn't have more upvotes than everything else on the front page(Diaries and Board Posts) combined.
|3 days 18 hours ago||How many kids do you have?||
I've got a pair of two year olds, and raising 4(on any timetable) successfully seems pretty exceptional to me.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Yeah||
I'm sure firing Dunn, Mahoney, and Jackson all at once was 100% Beilein's idea.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Let's revisit that again||
At the end of the year. Call me optimistic, but I think this is the year the rubber hits the road. Hoke has brought in some very talented players who are just now reaching maturity.
Also...he's been there 3 years. Whose recruits were he supposed to have used?
|3 days 22 hours ago||And I would be more sympathetic to your argument||
Had I not stood helplessly as the hypothetical post-nuclear moonscape doomsday twisted hellish alternate universe unfolded before my weeping eyes.
holy freeking balls, dude
I've learned not to take anything for granted.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I'll admit this||
Borges is a MAC level OC. But he was a guy that Hoke trusted. And he was able to fake competency enough for a year for Michigan to win 11 games. Stop for a moment and consider where another 3 win transition year would have left Michigan football. Don't think it couldn't have happened.
|4 days 5 hours ago||How so?||
Where exactly is the bias, and which facts have been twisted?
|4 days 7 hours ago||Maybe this is the time to milk the cow||
There is reason to believe that the current model for revenue sports is about to end. Maybe Brandon is positioning Michigan to succeed in the brave new world to come. Is it possible that funds for the facilities that Brandon is upgrading like gangbusters could dry up in the future? I don't know. I think there is a very real possibility that he might have a better grasp on the situation than we do.
As far as the price increases go...Yeah. Premium basketball games at $60 minimum is pretty ridiculous. But when it comes down to it, I'd rather watch them win on 70 inches of LED than watch them lose in Crisler.
|4 days 7 hours ago||In truth||
In truth Beilein's staff has changed considerably(from when the heat was on). It has been a VERY positive change. And I tend to believe that turning over his entire staff probably wasn't Beilein's idea.
|4 days 7 hours ago||People point to App St like it was the low point||
Like it was the low point of the program. You're forgetting that it was widely regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports. At least it was an upset. In the two(three?) years after Carr stepped down, App St. would have been favored.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Dear James and LB||
Please don't encourage him. What did you think the answer was going to be? Might as well ask Rush about today's health care system.
|1 week 2 days ago||How can you screw up something so easy?||
You've got two classic colors that look great together. Why make everything all cluttered and grafix-ish like it came off the clearance rack at Kohls? My 1980's trapper keeper just called, it wants its general level of tackiness back.
|1 week 4 days ago||This reminds me of the old how would you fix Detroit joke.||
But "I'd call in an air strike" makes for a better punch line.
In all seriousness though, I hope they get everyone out...and that it blows up soon after that *looks around for ATF*
|1 week 4 days ago||Congratulations||
You have failed today's IQ test. Thank you for playing. It takes a special kind of fan to actively participate in sabotaging his own team. Never mind that absolutely no one close to the program thinks that Hoke is in danger of being fired this year. Thanks for throwing this misinformation back out there, just in case the recruits might have missed it the first time. Gold star for you. Paint chips sure are tasty, no?
|1 week 4 days ago||Not sure if serious||
In the context of the program's slide, a season like that would merit a lifetime extension. I'm not saying it wont happen, but it's definitely a best case scenario.
|1 week 5 days ago||Dundee/Milan||
They're still almost giving away houses just South of AA. Very little crime(unlike Ypsi) and you can get most places quicker than rural AA just by jumping on '23.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He knew what he had to do to help the team win.||
And he did it without question. He so often took the opposing team's best player off of his game through sheer will. It's no coincidence that his 4 years produced some of the greatest moments in Michigan Basketball history. He will be missed.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe the second most Beilein thing ever.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Shannon brown in 2006 was the last||
He went #26
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Canadian Nik Stauskas looking at 2.3 million a year at #8||
Consensus 5* Gary Harris/Adrein Payne outside the lottery, looking at something like half that #theBeileindifference
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I hold a degree from Michigan||
And I've been binge-watching Veronica Mars for the last week.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Too soon, man||
It will always be too soon.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Tom Brady||
The guy has shown he can lead a team without receivers, backs, etc.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This guy has no credibility whatsoever||
Izzo at #4 with...Draymond Green? And Shannon Brown like a decade ago? You're better off going to Lehigh or Murray St.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
But all those elite players who wind up going to Kentucky have Michigan higher on the list, and that tells you something.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Javon Bess part 2||
Izzo has been moving on several guys not quite impressive enough for a Michigan offer. I don't know where all the MSU optimism is coming from. Izzo is returning (on paper) http://mgoblog.com/diaries/tom-izzo-and-more-less-fallacy his worst team ever. If they think Michigan dominated them for the last four years(6 out of 9), wait till they see the next four.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||PS4||
With all the crap Microsoft tried to pull(Mandatory Live Subscription, mandatory active internet connection, mandatory $100 Kinect premium, Used Game Prohibition) I flat out don't trust them, even if they did change a lot of those policies.