Mike Lantry, 1972
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|2 weeks 3 days ago||thought provoking, but...||
It's always too simplistic to draw conclusions when there isn't any real data. Take my son, for example, who is a senior at Michigan this year. He had student season tickets for his first three years, and did not miss a game. This last year he decided to try out for the MMB Drumline. Of course, they don't know if they make it in until a week or so before the season starts... so he had to decide what to do re a ticket. This obviously would have been a bigger decision if it wasn't for GA... he would have been gambling on losing his seat priority. He bought his ticket, made the Band, and was then stuck with a very difficult ticket to sell for the rest of the season. It wouldn't really seem fair to "punish" someone in this kind of situation for not attending the games (which of course he was, just in a different seat) by some of the methods that have been suggested -- such as not allowing a student to buy a ticket if they had attended less than "x" games the prior year. Obviously just an example, and probably an exception... but stil, there are often explanations other than "lazy."
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||it was edited...||
Before OP edited, it said "MMB"...
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||just explaining the acronym...||
not passing judgement...
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||MMB?||
Michigan Marching Band?? I'm sure they finished the season #1.
Sorry! Couldn't resist... MMB = Michigan Marching Band, MBB = Michigan Basket Ball
|10 weeks 1 day ago||nope...||
If you can believe this... when I watched the replay when I got home... it was much worse in person!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||And...||
it won't be like the last bowl game, when you couldn't read the names and numbers if you were standing right next to them!!!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||For some of us...||
every Michigan game is meaningful. Not that I don't get frustrated with losses... but I go because... how could I not?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Oddly enough...||
It is actually the Fiesta Bowl parade.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'd like to see...||
all the M fans in the stands cheering everything Michigan... the team, the band, the cheerleaders and dance team... and not have to listen to a bunch of whiny fans criticizing the play calling all night.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Perspective...||
Talked to some K-State fans at the parade this morning who say the prevailing view from their side is that they just hope they can stay close and not embarrass themselves...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||also there the last two||
I second your comments concerning 2012 and 2013. Only thing I didn't like about 2013 (besides the loss, of course) was hearing all the ESS EEE SEE chants while exiting the stadium.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||my response...||
For me, Michigan resident, three reasons: 1) My son is a senior in the MMB and it will be his last game, and I can't imagine missing it regardless of where it is. 2) I told my son we would go to any and every bowl game while he was at Michigan, so even if he wasn't in the MMB we would have gone. 3) I would go to any Michigan bowl game, regardless of the location and opponent, if nothing else than solely to support the school and team, as long as I had the means. My frustration or lack thereof, with wins and losses, coaching, etc. is irrelevant to the decision.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Best of luck...||
Best of luck in the struggle, and let's hope the good trend continues. Having the right positive attitude always makes a difference regardless of the type of treatments, and hopefully your wife knows that there are a lot of complete strangers like me that are thinking of her and wishing her (and you of course) all the positive energy we can muster.
I wish that posts like this would make some of our, ummm... less tactful... posters realize that we're all people with real life problems and difficulties, and that sometimes being civil can go a long way toward making life easier.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Just got there...||
The feeling is indescribable... to see the little up and down arrows for the first time. Surely it's as good as a night with Kate Upton. Ummm... NOT. Hope you get there soon.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||My cats||
are named Maize and Blue! That should be worth something!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I pledge....||
to use some of the points from this posbang to neg anyone who whines and moans about the MMB not being [whatever]-enough. As an MMB parent, I'm tired of those who don't know bands from their butts complaining about how everybody's band is so much better. Hey folks... the vast majority aren't. So upvote me, MMB alumni, members, friends and family!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I will gladly....||
pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today. Well, not really, but after 4+ years on the site and wanting to finally have an impact on the trolls, I am going to post until I have enough points to neg the great unwashed. Your upvotes would be greatly appreciated to help me achieve this mission.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Check the Alumni Association Website||
The alumni association has tour packages and eventually they will provide the schedule of events. There is an alumni association tailgate before the game... you can purchase tickets to that separate from the main tour...
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||BWW picks before Gator...||
BWW picks before Gator
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||Parent with a slightly different spin||
On the outcome of the game, I'm relatively certain that there is a bit of an empathy factor, although I'm not sure exactly how it plays out. However, I can see it with me in a different context. Up until this year I've always been a major MMB fan (band geek in HS and my whole family has been in marching band). When people here would whine about the band (not loud enough, don't like the selection, show is too boring), I would get a little ticked, but not enough to comment. This year my son made the MMB drumline (just wanted to do it for his senior year) and I've watched how much and how hard they work, and the creativity of Dr. Pasquale as they have upgraded halftime shows and just put together an amazing ensemble. Now every time someone on this board whines/complains about the MMB, or talks about how Ohio's band is so much better, I want to take a 2 by 4 to the sides of their heads (and that's when I'm in a good mood). Thankfully my cyber control is intact, or I'm sure I'd be sitting in Bolivia cheering on the La Paz HS Marching Mariachi Band....
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Concur...||
That show was outstanding, and this season's band is incredible. People should go to the pre-game rehearsals at Elbel and see the work they are doing. My (slightly) inside information has it that the entire season will have very high production value. Professor Pasquale is up there in top hires for UofM along with Greg Mattison.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Horrible performance by the ND Band||
C'mon folks, it was a godawful performance by the ND band. CMU last week was a much smaller, but still superior, band. ND played at best high school literature (and needed sheet music to do it), and while some might have found it loud, I couldn't hear much, and it had no quality whatsoever. From my seats in Section 39, we had a perfect angle on the formations. It was a simple program and they couldn't even hold that together. Their diagonals were embarrassingly non-existent, they couldn't hold a straight line to save their lives, and many of the band members were out of step. I can't honestly come up with a poorer performance from a visiting band in recent memory.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||and...||
AIRBHG - Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God (or insert your favorite team and position subject to injury)
BSD - Black Shoe Diaries (Penn State Blog)
|49 weeks 3 days ago||The overall rankings will change a lot...||
Note that the percentage distribution rankings at the bottom of your page are based on June of 2012 data, prior to the changes for alums and letterwinners. Given that the median was about 20.5 prior to that change, expect a big jump when they recalculate.
|1 year 1 week ago||same here...||
Possibly an inch of slush on the sidewalk here in Royal Oak. Went out to shovel it and stopped when I realized it would be gone on its own by the end of the day. Closed the office, however, since everyone with a longer commute than my 3/4 of a mile seemed to be buried...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Students seem happy with the news||
My son (current Music Composition major) played for him in University Band two years ago, and was very impressed. Reaction from the band members I've heard has been very positive. He has a ton of energy and will certainly put everything into putting a great product out on the field and in the stands.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'll be there||
Just bought the alumni association tour pacakge and bringing my son (a junior in the Music School) for his second bowl game (Sugar Bowl last year)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Try Triple Sec....||
... in the vodka and cranberry. You'll get the orange flavor and replace that relatively healthy orange juice with possibly more helpful alcohol.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||No problem...||
On a night like this, we should all stick together...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Nah....||
Not if it serves to shut Lou Holtz up.