well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|6 days 17 hours ago||He could sue Goodell for defamation||
But will probably conclude that life is too short.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Just a small point||
The regular season was 12 games in 2002 and 2003. It was a 2 year experiment at the time, then they went back to 11 games for 2004 and 2005, and then the 12 game regular season was made permanent in 2006.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||His tweet from earlier today||
implies he's going to SMU.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||At least you're honest||
about being a fair-weather fan.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||they said their source||
for Swenson was the same as the source on the Peters rumor, which is why they gave it credence.
Just passing on what they said.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Not only did he retire of his own accord||
he tried to retire the year before and the athletic director asked him to stay on another year.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Last time they had 8 home games||
the price was $450.
Spin it however you want.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I hope you realize||
that someone else doubtless did the same in your room before you got there and no, the cleaning crew did not fully clean it up.
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||If you have Directv||
and aren't under contract with them, and aren't calling every 6 months to get some kind of concession from them, you're leaving money on the table.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||That's not what Bylaw 18.104.22.168 says||
It says that if you're on an athletic scholarship and you play football you count for football. Period, end of discussion.
Football trumps everything. Hoops trumps everything but football.
Kind of a right bower/left bower deal.
Bylaw 22.214.171.124 says that you only count in one sport no matter how many you play.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I've posted a link elsewhere||
that has quotes from Big 10 officials in it.
Minnesota had a class of 30 in 2010 or so.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||If a player was not a recruited student-athlete||
(meaning no official visit and no in-home visit from a coach), and the scholarship is either non-institutional (i.e. the Kalamazoo Promise) or if institutional, the Director of Financial Aid certifies that it is not related to athletics ability, a player can get a non-athletic scholarship, play a sport, and not count against the scholarship limitations.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||The Big 10's "plus 3" rule||
has to do with the 85 limit, not the 25 limit.
See the quotes from Big 10 officials in this article.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||The idea is to get wifi in the stadium||
That is what NFL stadiums do and it takes a lot of the load (primarily people trying to send pictures they've taken either to friends or to Twitter/Facebook).
The problem is that there are not a lot of good places in the bowl to put the antennae. I think they tried it out on a limited basis for a few sections on the east side of the stadium in 2013 but then things got really distracted going into 2014.
Brandon blamed the decline in student attendance on this issue but the fact that it was an excuse was shown by the fact that he didn't exactly make it a priority to deal with.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||It's basically||
an accounting convention. A similar charge is imposed on every department - essentially the allocation of overhead expenses that can't otherwise be allocated, so it is recorded as a charge against each department's budget.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I think he's specifically talking about||
credential sharing for live sports events.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||watchESPN blacks out NFL on phones||
because the NFL Mobile app makes all games shown on Thursdays, Sunday nights, and Mondays available on it. But your service has to be through Verizon.
Same thing happens Sunday nights on the NBC Live Extra app. Blacked out on my phone but not on my ipad.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Missed the stadium?||
They flew right overhead.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Rarely remembered, but the pass to AC in 1979||
that won the Indiana game came on play action out of a two-back set.
Even Bo laughed at himself for that one.
Apparently that was the only play in the playbook that sent 3 receivers on medium/deep routes.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||If he transfers to an FBS school he sits out next year||
Unless he graduates by May.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||The Big 10 would say||
they were just making it up to Sparty for having to play in Ann Arbor in 1967 and 1968.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||on the final play||
This is an end zone angle that makes clear that the MSU player was not blocked into the long snapper.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||because nobody has ever heard of a hurricane speediing up||
and moving faster than it was predicted to move. <eyeroll>
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, mgoblue2go app or||
just open the phone's web browser to mgoblue.com and click on the "live audio" link that will be on the front page.
I can confirm that the mgoblue2go app does not require the screen to be on once the audio is playing.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||If you watch the 1997 OSU-Michigan game||
they gave away pom-poms for that one too.
Maize-outs and the "Go Blue...Wear Maize" campaign ended several years ago.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Considering that||
the Athletic Department has an official relationship with StubHub for resale of season tickets, reporting those seat numbers to the athletic department will accomplish nothing but a waste of your time.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||1978 OSU 1984 OSU 1989 Rose||
1989 Rose Bowl win over USC
2004 Rose Bowl loss to USC
2005 Rose Bowl loss to Texas
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I probably wouldn't wait until game day||
I'd call the Ticket Office today.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Bear Bryant and Barry Switzer||
In the 1970s both had outstanding records.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Alcoholism is a medical issue||
the fact that you've been busted for underage drinking, DUI, drunk in public or whatever, is not.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||according to the guy at Rivals who started the story,||
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Original source||
is a poster at Rivals who claims to be a friend of the family and says that he saw the text from Mone.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||It was announced last week||
To be the overall (i.e. not sport-specific) twitter voice of the Athletic Department.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan doesn't dictate what the providers||
put on these t-shirts. It just permits them to use Michigan's trademarks in exhange for a 10 percent royalty.
The fact that someone likes a wolverine on a t-shirt has nothing to do with whether UM is considering a mascot.
|51 weeks 17 hours ago||Went to a wedding in 1996 while the BC game was going on||
We'd beaten Colorado in Boulder the week before and were losing to BC in the rain when I had to go into the wedding. It wasn't for a couple hours that I found out we'd scored a couple times in the 4th quarter to pull it out.
|52 weeks 15 hours ago||In years past||
Season tickets were mailed out on a rolling basis from Aug. 1-15. I typically got mine in Ohio around the start of the second week of August.
|1 year 1 week ago||Since when do people let the facts||
get in the way of a good rant?
|1 year 1 week ago||The Fact Sheet UM put out last week||
says financial details will be released "the week of July 13."
Not "on July 13."
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The biggest modern problem with the wishbone||
Is that it takes enough time and focus in practice to avoid 8 fumbles a game that there isn't enough time left to develop a good passing game.
Plus a good wishbone QB is going to be more effective in some form of a spread offense.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||very similar call||
the following year when Jamie Morris sort of caught a TD pass in South Bend.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Jerome Brown||
almost single-handedly put the wishbone on the dust heap of history.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It is a given that UM gets a royalty on Michigan stuff||
That's been the case for as long as there has been Michigan stuff. Standard royalty is 10 percent. The adidas contract guaranteed that they would pay a minimum of $600k a year for royalties, even if merch sales came in under that.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The $10 million figure||
Was made up by the Freep "based upon the market" (i.e., they assumed that UM wouldn't sign for less than it was getting from adidas) and has since been removed from their article on their web site.
The claim that the "most-favored nation" clause in the adidas deal pushed the value of the Michigan deal higher is false. The amount UM received from adidas increased from year one because of a CPI index that was built into the contract.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||If Nike wanted||
they could start selling UM apparel right away. Adidas' license for things like t-shirts, sweatshirts and the like is not exclusive and there is stuff from a variety of manufacturers on sale at the Mden right now. The exclusive license is for team apparel/uniforms and for replica competition gear (jerseys and other "gameday" apparel).
Who knows whether they would start right away or not.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Pretty simple||
Anytime you say anything under oath or under penalty of perjury, if you are later found to have been lying, you can be prosecuted for perjury. That's true whether you say it in court, in an arbitration, in a deposition, in a tax return, in an insurance claim, a loan application, or anything else.
The fact is that perjury is a very rarely prosecuted crime, but that doesn't mean that it is never prosecuted.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||academic fraud by athletes is a violation in itself||
regardless of whether other students benefitted or not. This is not an extra benefit violation. The mere fact that a school has a problem that touches on athletics but also goes beyond athletics is hardly a reason for the entity supervising collegiate athletics to wash its hands of the issue.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The concepts had been approved||
Today was approval of the actual plans.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Those facilities are being paid for by donors||
so if they were willing to make the donations to pay for them, I'm not going to complain.
Season ticket prices and PSDs go to fund the operating budget from which scholarships and coach salaries are paid.
Facility donations go to fund the capital budget from which things like building projects are funded.
These new facilities did nothing to drive up season ticket costs.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Before 1991||
there was almost no drop from the field to the first row of stands. The field was lowered almost 10 feet in 1991. Field rushes were a lot more common prior to 1991 because it was so much easier and safer to get from the stands onto the field.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Formerly known as the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and||
the Emerald Bowl.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The handoff to Will Carr||
Occurred the following year at Purdue -a 9-3 loss.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The contracts for a 4-team playoff are all pretty much set||
for the next 11 years. Sure someone could come along with a new proposal, but it would take the agreement of a lot of conferences, schools, and bowls, any one of whom could see a strong incentive to hold out.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||UCLA||
Played in the Pac12 title game a couple years back at 6-6 because USC was ineligible, but got beaten like a drum by Oregon.
UCLA did make it to the Rose Bowl in 1982 with a 6-4-1 record - and beat the living daylights out of a 10-1 Illinois team.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Also in case the kid from Germany||
runs into any snags getting NCAA approval or admitted to UM.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||ticket revenues||
Go into the operating budget.
Funding for this stuff comes from the capital budget.
The two never meet except when an operating surplus is put into the capital budget for future projects.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||the students and the taxpayers||
are not paying for any of it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Many of the projects are being funded||
by donor contributions through the Victors for Michigan campaign.
First and foremost there was the substantial donation Stephen Ross made last fall, which is why the entire Athletic Campus is known as the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. Ross gave $200 million to UM in 2013, half of which went to the Athletic Department.
This was all approved by the Regents last spring.
I do believe that some of it is being funded as you suggest.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It was the home opener||
and considering that UM was the 2-time defending B10 champs, it was amazing as Crisler was only about half full.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||pretty sure||
he had a 2 year deal and is still getting paid by UM.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Makes 1989 all the more remarkable||
It was pushing 80 on April 1 that year.
Very memorable day - 10,000 people at the Hash Bash (many advance Deadheads showed up as the Dead were playing Crisler later in the week), really warm weather...and oh yeah, the basketball team won some semifinal game in Seattle.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Most of ESPN's agenda||
is putting content on its TV programs and web site. Accuracy is secondary.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||But mostly because||
Bill Martin decided that when you're spending $250 million of other people's money, that you probably need to secure what it is that you're spending the money on. Though they do forget to lock it up sometimes. I know of folks who have just walked up at odd times during the offseason and found it open, and walked in.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||#1||
the first guy Bo gave it to was a backup kicker.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Highlights||
are up at mgbolue.com.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Highlights||
are up at mgbolue.com.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||That rule||
has been rescinded. The B10 intra-conference transfer rule is now the same as the NCAA trannsfer rule, except that it essentially mandates sitting out a year even if there's an NCAA waiver, such as the rule permitting graduated students to transfer and play immediately. The B10 rule allows the original school to block it if it chooses.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Just FYI||
The surplus they're reporting is the now-audited total for 2013-2014.
Brandon's forecasted surplus of $5 million is for academic year 2014-2015 that will conclude in this summer. They haven't reported even an unaudited number or updated estimate for that yet.
The budgeted profit for 2013-2014 was about $9 million. If you look at past budgets and compare them with the actual numbers it is not unusual for the total profit number to come in better than forecast.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||April 1, 1989||
Best Hash Bash ever.
It was an unseasonably warm 80 degrees.
The Dead were coming to Crisler midweek so a bunch of Deadheads had already descended upon Ann Arbor.
And, of course, the basketball team was about to play Illinois in the Final Four.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Guttierrez was not really healthy at all in 2004||
or 2005 for that matter.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That play was reviewed and upheld||
I don't think a Carr team ever successfully rushed to beat a replay review.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You remembered it correctly on all counts||
Also in the 1994 Illinois game, we broke open a close one with a long punt return on which there was an obvious (and key) block in the back.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It's an NHL rule||
Ushers are supposed to hold fans at the entrance to the section until play stops. Been that way in every NHL rink I've been to.
It's more of a hassle in places like Detroit, which must have the worst Jumbotron screens of any pro arena in any sport.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Until the kids are seniors||
coaches aren't allowed to call them. They get around this by calling the kid's HS coach and saying, "hey, have pllayer X call us. We're interested."
College coaches also need access to the high school to do whatever academic evaluations the coach is going to do.
If your name is mud with the HS coach, the obvious way to get around the rule against calling the kid directly is shut down. The HS coach can either be very helpful to college coaches, or very unhelpful.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||NCAA prohibits official offers||
Prior to Dec. 1 of the senior year.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Innocent until proven guilty||
applies only to what the jury at the criminal trial is supposed to be told. The defendant is presumed innocent and the burden is on the state to prove otherwise.
Innocent until proven guilty isn't the rule outside that context. When it comes to expulsion/suspension/etc. if you're at a state college, you're entitled to due process, which may or may not mean you're only suspended pending trial. If you're at a private school like Stanford, you are entitled to nothing more than whatever rights they give when you sign an "I agree to be bound by the code of student conduct" paperwork.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Carroll is hardly a good example||
He may not have won the NC again after 2005 but look at his teams after that:
2006: knocked out of NC game by upset loss to UCLA; finished #4
2007: upset losses to Stanford and Oregon knocked them out of NC game; finished #2
2008: upset loss to Oregon State kept them out of NC game; finished #2
2009: finished 9-4
Hard to say that his national recruiting didn't help given the razor-thin margin between playing for the NC or not in the BCS era.
Just lazy writing to say that not winning the NC meant that a particular recruiting approach didn't work.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Phone contact is permitted||
and once you're into a quiet (rather than dead) period, campus visits (official or not) are permitted.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||not entirely true||
because the dead period doesn't prevent phone calls and in fact the normal phone call restrictions are lifted in the days around signing day.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||If you owned the hotel||
I'm not sure you'd feel that way.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||It used to be the "base comp"||
It used to be the "base comp" was all UM paid the coach and rest of the pay came from apparel deals, summer camps, coaches' show, etc.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Michigan normally ties||
Michigan normally ties buyouts to buyouts they've paid to others schools or hiring bonuses they've paid, which also makes buyouts more likely to be upheld in court.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yeah, I have to say||
That in my college days when we threw parties we never budgeted for potential damage.
Largely because people who were prone to do a lot of damage were never invited in the first place.
I get that frats don't control their members the same way. Explains why I never joined a frat.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I read most of the thread||
and didn't see anyone really trying to justify their behavior. Mostly people flabbergasted at your shock that UM students were capable of such things.
Mix 18-21 year old guys in large numbers together with alcohol and bad things can happen.
Google the media coverage of the way people acted after UM won the basketball championship in 1989 as just one example. A police car was rolled through the front window of the First of America (I know its something else now) branch at the corner of South U. and East U., among many other things.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Because the conduct happened off campus and outside Ann Arbor||
there won't be any school-related penalties unless the people in charge of such things decide that the alleged conduct shows the people involved to be a threat to members of the university community.
Fraternity members are no more representatives of the school than any other student is.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||In my time at the university||
I saw all manner of misbehavior from students, both those in fraternities and those who weren't. Fraternity stuff can be more destructive just because they tend to gather larger numbers of people together. Sometimes they may also gather more meatheads together than your typical student gathering. Certainly not always the case but it was in some cases in my experience.
I'm not sure why you think Michigan would be immune. Last time I checked they didn't have any morals testing as part of the admissions process - and drunk kids will do some stupid stuff.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Well, to be a grad assistant||
he would have to, you know, be a grad student.
He would also not be allowed to participate in off-campus recruiting.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Driving in from Ohio I prefer 3:30||
Much better to leave the house around 10am than 7am.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The City of Ann Arbor||
has been very resistent to them and has asked that there be no more than one night game a year. It wasn't just that Dave wanted to make big events, though that was a factor.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I believe that Lloyd got one after the ND game in 2006*||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||We were way up in the cheap seats||
with the "UofM Loves James Edwards" banner.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Or you can get yourself banned||
I got banned for questioning another poster's statement that John Wangler and 2 1990s era players were personally involved in undermining Rodriguez.
I asked if there was any, you know, evidence to support that and then my access to the site was revoked.
At least that's a good way to avoid dealing with the hassle of cancelling.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You say that like||
it's a bad thing.
Which it's not.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Personally||
I miss Howard King. Hasn't been the same since he retired.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||ESPN||
charges more for access to its programming than anyone else. It's hardly keeping the cable companies alive.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||for parking||
It just depends on how much you're willing to pay.
$25 should get you within an easy half mile walk at Colonial Lanes or the old Kroger at Stadium and Industrial.. $40 will get you a lot closer.
(speaking of which, anyone know why that Kroger closed?)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My 14 year old daughter was with me that day||
Her: "what is wrong with that woman?"
Me: "I am so happy to hear that you don't yet immediately recognize someone who is drunk. By the way, this is what happens when you let someone put a microphone in your hand in front of lots of people when you've had far too many glasses of wine."
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yes but the OP||
mentioned the Sugar Bowl, which we went to after the 2011 season.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Center fields||
in most other MLB ballparks aren't 420 feet either.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Here's the budget for the 2014-2015 academic year||
which breaks down the sources of revenue and the major areas of expenditure.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||There are plenty of seats together||
in the end zones and a few on the sides.
I'm not sure what you've looked at but the seat map at mgoblue.com for the Nov. 21 game shows very few seats sold in the south end zone.
Just choose the option to view the seat map and all the green dots are tickets that are available. If that's not working for you call the ticket office at (866) 296-MTIX and order them over the phone. I'm sure they'll help you find two good ones together.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||ancedotally||
I have heard that its a slight fracture of the kneecap (i.e. bone chips).
|1 year 37 weeks ago||that's not right||
A "medical redshirt" means a "medical hardship" under the rules. It means that a year is not counted as a season of competition (you get 4) even though normally playing one down uses up one of those seasons. If Peppers didn't get a medical redshirt, this would count as his first season of competition because he played in 2 games (ASU, Miami).
There is a separate waiver that can be sought of the 5 year rule but a "medical redshirt" normally refers to getting back a year where a player played in a few games then got hurt.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Regent approval will be required for the new AD's contract||
just as Hackett will need to be formally approved by the Regents.
You may think it's silly, but that's how it works. Given those realities, the guy tasked with making the decision will at least take the temperature of the Regents before he does it.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If the students had been||
If the students had been smart enough to take advantage of an invention called the "winter coat" they'd have been fine. Instead most of them were wearing sweatshirts and started leaving in droves once the shadows fell on the student section.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||the athletics department pays all scholarships||
out of athletic department revenues, which come from 3 major sources:
1. football/hoops ticket sales
2. tv revenues
3. donations (including the PSD).
Michigan income/sales tax, a small portion of which does eventually make its way to UM, is not used to pay for athletic scholarships.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||starting with the fact that the current team||
is a pale imitation of the teams on the ice from 1996-2000.
Bring back teams that good and your home ice advantage would come right back, too.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||He isn't playing||
because he's injured, and Michigan won't say anything about injured players unless they've been ruled out for the season.
There's nothing in that story that would impact his college eligibility.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||and it was emailed to AAUM members yesterday||
so even less digging was needed.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure that||
to get to three, he is including Bryant in that number.
Remember it is how Hoke was getting from 12 spots to 15.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Oklahoma has worn alternates||
Oklahoma has worn alternates over the years, including as recently as 3 weeks ago.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Witness testimony is enough||
Witness testimony is enough to convict someone of any kind of crime but you think it ought to be harder in rape cases? The testimony from the victim is evidence that an assault took place.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||because||
they don't pay that much for the soccer rights.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||even with the aberration of the 6-6 season||
he had a great record.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I suspect the point was that||
he should have executed on his pass rush on the play before, because as great as blocking an extra point following an 80 yard TD pass is, it's much better to sack the QB and prevent the 80-yard TD.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Congrats||
logic like this is going to lead to much more heavy-handed moderation in the future. If people are going to say that Brian endorses every post on here that isn't deleted, get ready for moderation that will be as bad as it was at GBW during the RR days.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||if the players don't get angry||
when their teammates get blown up on disgraceful cheap shots, I'm not sure they have the ability to get angry about anything.
The next time they show any anger will be the first time all season.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||RR's assistants||
were the highest-paid staff UM has ever had, and the salary pool for them was specifically negotiated by RR and was written into his contract.
When Jeff Casteel balked because WVU offered him a raise, RR decided not to ask for more money at the very same time he was asking for, and getting, a million dollars for new weight room equipment at Schmebechler Hall. Shift a few of those dollars to Casteel, and who knows? Maybe the story would have been very different for RR in Ann Arbor.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Cleary||
doesn't know what the AD has done to fans. He only knows how the AD treats him.
And I bet the AD treats him and his teammates better than many fans have been treating them the last two years.
That said, this sort of thing doesn't do any good. In about 10 years Cleary will understand that.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Morris is gonna be out for a while||
so now the backup is Bellomy. I don't think anyone will be clamoring for him...
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Sumlin was 5-7 in 2010||
Michigan interviewed him and could have had him.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Texas didn't go looking for a "Texas Man"||
but was nevertheless turned down by just about every coach in America before they got Strong.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||what the rule doesn't say||
is whether, or when, an official should call an injury timeout for a player who appears to be hurt but remains on his feet. Remember that if they call an injury timeout for the QB he has to come out of the game.
They really ought to put some stuff in that rule saying when an official should call an injury timeout short of the player going to the ground. Traditionally, the officials have rarely done that.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||season tickets||
are never going to be the cheapest way to get tickets unless you're following a team with an insane fanbase.
As a season ticket holder, I'm happy to see them do everything they can to fill the empty seats.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Hating a tribute to||
Michigan's School of Aeronautics and some of the planes that have helped protect freedom over the last century?
What a totally bizarre point of view. No other word for it.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||As long as they're getting to the line||
with 20 seconds on the play clock, I don't really care how quickly the run the play from then. That gives plenty of time to read the defense and change the play if need be.
It seemed to me that they were getting to the line with 20 seconds on the play clock a lot more often Saturday than they had been the first two weeks.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Those rules were thrown out in 1983||
When the NCAA lost an antitrust lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Georgia. Back then every school thought it was going to be able to sell its games on pay-per-view; what shook out was not quite that.
Up to 1983, the NCAA made the college football TV contracts, which limited the number of times any one team could be on TV.
Of course, ESPN, with its desperate need to fill all the airtime it had, didn't exist until 1981.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||wifi was experimental last year||
and evidently the experiment didn't go well.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Verizon cell coverage is light years better||
Had no problem with texts and phone calls even at halftime. Even the pictures I sent out by text got through on the first try.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||if the people who run this place||
prefer snark to meaningful discussion how can you expect any better on the MGoBoard?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||The same company owns the NBC affiliate in Indy||
and the CBS affiliate in Columbus. It's no accident that DirecTV is having issues with both of them at the same time.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||This is a Directv issue||
DISH customers aren't affected.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Considering that the only||
Considering that the only reason any reporter would ask whether Morgan would play is if he is hurt you're being far too literal in your efforts to take offense at Coach Hoke.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Hope Sparty is in shape||
forecast is for the upper 90s on Saturday in Eugene.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||UM has the right to say no||
to adidas. Other than the money, that was the big difference with what Nike had proposed in 2007. Nike didn't want to give UM the right to say no to what they came up with. UM folks have actually been involved with adidas in designing most of the alternate unis the last few years. Jake Ryan's non-reaction to the UTL3 unis, which some folks trumpeted as meaning he didn't like them, turned out to be him wanting to see how others reacted...because he helped design them.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The only Iowa game at Michigan||
during the John Navarre years was 2002, when Iowa pantsed Michigan in a rainy homecoming game, 34-9, with Michigan's only points coming on a punt where the Iowa punter dropped the snap in his own end zone which Michigan recovered for a TD and a field goal following a 60-yard scramble by Navarre that accounted for a third of Michigan's offense.
Hard to imagine their fans were doing too much complaining on that one.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Really? Counting the number of times||
Hoke says "well?"
If there was any question that this site has gone all in with "we're replacing thoughtful analysis with obnoxious snarkiness" as its guiding principle, that's it.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I missed the first App. St. game||
because I had to go out of state for a funeral and the best I could do was follow the radio broadcast over the internet.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||No way a Power 5 conference||
No way a Power 5 conference team wouldn't require a home and home? We have one-off games with Colorado and Oregon St. coming up in the next few years.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||That's true in many public sector operations||
But the UM Athletic Department generates all of its own resources, from ticket sales, broadcasting revenues, and contributions, including the PSD's for football and basketball.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The field hockey facility||
was built with donations made specifically to build that facility.
It was not financed "on the backs of football fans."
BTW, if you think Michigan's PSD's are high (they start at a whopping $70 a year for seats in the endzones), bear in mind that the PSD at Ohio State starts at $750 for a pair of tickets.
But hey, the meme around here is that Dave Brandon sucks so anything that promotes ANGER AT THE AD is cool, I guess.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||OSU spring game||
They tried to charge $20 for their spring game in April, and cut it to $5 the day before the game.
Michigan charges a $5 donation that goes to the Mott hospital.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||This is one of the dumbest things||
I've read on here in a long time.
And that's saying something.
BTW the guy who first supported Gibbons? Your screen name and avatar both honor him.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Yost never really held 8,100||
The only way they could say that is that, pre-1996, the bleachers ran from one end of the building to the other, with close to a whole section of seats disappearing behind the end zone bleachers at each end of the stadium. It would have been like selling seats to stare into a blank wall.
And speaking as one of the few who regularly attended from 1986 to 1990, good seats were not hard to find. The MSU games were sold out (because the place would be half full of Sparties) but otherwise they rarely drew more than 4,000 people or so. It was starting to pick up in 1989-90 and then exploded the year after that.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Just wear the old ones||
Those things last forever, especially if you're not That Guy Who Wears His Jersey Everywhere and only wear the jersey to the games.
I can't imagine buying a new jersey every year in any sport.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||The AAUM did send out an email last week||
check your junk mail folder.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||He didn't need to be told of the culture||
he had been in the band as a student, and an assistant director after that. After the long-time guy moved on, he got the job. He'd been intimately involved with the band for literally his whole adult life. He was fully aware of the culture.
Also, a lot of what he did to try to "clean up" the problem happened in the last two months after he learned of the investigation.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||there's no rule that says you get to transfer without penalty||
if your coach leaves.
Sometimes, they'll let a kid out of his letter of intent if that happens but that's it.
|2 years 2 days ago||Apparently the Wisky band's 2006 trip to Ann Arbor||
was a lot like a frat house on wheels.
|2 years 5 days ago||Hope you didn't like your job||
|2 years 1 week ago||People are snarky with Brandon||
because that's the tone set by the folks running this site, who appear to have two guiding principles:
1. Snark passes for intelligent analysis.
2. Brandon is evil
|2 years 4 weeks ago||you are aware||
That Michigan rarely plays when it is below 40 degrees, right?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||He's not allowed to express his opinion?||
That's the thing about freedom of speech - either everyone has it or nobody does.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Non-revenue facilities at Michigan||
are ultimately paid for by donors. Of all the building that has gone on the last 12 years, the only ones that didn't have donor commitments in place before ground was broken were the Michigan Stadium renovations (where you could see the revenue stream from the suites and premium seating) and the hoops PDC.
All the others were ultimately backed by donor commitments.
None of this has much to do with whether the athletic department is running a surplus in its operating budget or not.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||The "subsidy" at Michigan||
is an accounting convention. Every department is allocated a certain amount of administrative cost from the university administration, which gets carried on the books of the Athletic Department as a contribution or subsidy.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||JerryWorld||
was at worst about a 55-45 split in favor of Alabama, crowd-wise.
At least until the game started. :(
|2 years 8 weeks ago||LSU-Wisconsin||
Are playing in Green Bay in 2016. I guess they were each willing to play a neutral site game in a location where the other was likely to have a big advantage but not willing to just play a home and home.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Give me a break||
Only the folks that run MGoBlog could take someone giving $3 million to the university and turn it into a bad thing.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It wouldn't have made any difference in Columbus||
if they'd played it on campus at OSU. Attendance wouldn't have been any better.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||ESPN3||
isn't an option without a cable TV subscription.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||This was an offer sent out||
to people with over 400 priority points, as I understand it.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||so you'll give him your money||
once he resigns?
I don't think you said what you meant to say...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||The games are nationally televised||
if Michigan is playing on Saturday and Sunday that will help recruiting. They don't need to be in DC or NYC to accomplish that.
This is good news for our alums in the northeast and bad news otherwise.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||this particular program||
is run by the Alumni Association.
Has nothing to do with the Athletic Department.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Berenson||
was not stolen from St. Louis to coach Michigan. He was fired by St. Louis towards the end of the 1981-82 season. He was hired at Michigan for the 1984-85 season.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I read as much of this thread as I could||
and all I can say is man, you guys complain a lot.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I've been a season ticket holder in Columbus||
since day 1.
The day they got Jack Johnson was the day the franchise started turning around.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||The new president has made pretty clear||
that he doesn't give a flip about sports. His two instructions to the AD will be: 1. pay your own way, and 2. don't embarrass the university.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||No you need to log in to your online ticket account||
and make sure that they have an email that is correct. Make sure the Ticket Office is on your "permitted senders" list so it doesn't get caught up in your spam filter. Also, on your online ticket account make sure that you haven't unsubscribed from all mailings.
Having said all that, if you tried to renew right now, I'm almost positive it will go through.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||They went electronic-only||
this year. Maybe last year.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Wisky-LSU||
on Labor Day from Houston will also be in prime time.
BTN usually has several prime time games as well.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Expanding the media timeouts||
would spread that time throughout the game. As it is, it took 18 minutes to play the last minute of the UM-Tennessee game because of ALL THE TIMEOUTS.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Student section is approx. 21,000||
21,000 * $295 (what I've heard the 2014 price for student tickets would be) = $6.195 million.
Turn those into free tickets and you've put the athletic department at risk of running at a loss.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Might want to make sure||
that the 5 year repeat violator window has closed before they bring in another school.
Or push through a bylaw change...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||If those students feel taken advantage of now||
Just wait til they graduate and find out how sheltered they've been.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||The NCAA was not granted an antitrust exemption||
Your repeated statements to the contrary are wrong.
Take a gander at National Collegiate Athletics Association v. Regents of the University of Oklahoma, 468 U.S. 85 (1984).
Since you're too busy patting yourself on the back for your imagined genius I'll even summarize it for you.
Prior to 1984, the NCAA controlled college football television. It negotiated the contract and limited how much any one school could appear on television.
The Supreme Court held that the NCAA was subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act, and that its prohibition on individual schools or conferences making their own television deals violated said Act.
As a result, in 30 years we have gone from teams getting to play no more than 3 times a year on TV to near-riots occurring if their games aren't available while people are on vacation in China.
There are many other fallacies you've posted, but since most of them rest on your flawed statement that it is exempt from the antitrust rules, I'll go back to work.
Have a nice day.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Presumably a school could do that||
but they can't make a legally binding commitment (or even a non binding promise) while players are being recruited or playing.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||If you make the Final Four||
You are the champion of your region.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||That far out,||
Accuweather is just forecasting the average temps for that time of year.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||The last two years were rough||
The two before that were excellent.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||It means||
They're trying to find a graduate program that isn't months past the deadline for applications.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Actually, other than basketball||
all of the other sports at Michigan have had to do their own fundraising. Other than the Crisler renovations and the PDC, all other major construction/renovation projects did not start until commitments for donations had been obtained to cover the costs (or in the case of Michigan Stadium, a plan in place to raise the money through suite and club seat sales).
I assume that if a LAX facility is going to be built, it will be funded the same way, or perhaps through the Leaders and Best fundraising program being spearheaded by the AD.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||The fact that you saw one Michigan fan do that||
proves that there are as many Michigan fans who act that way as there are in other fanbases?
Come to Columbus next November with the brightest Maize sweatshirt you can find if you really believe that. You won't by the time you leave.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Wow I didn't know||
Tom Beaver posted here.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||If you don't want the info||
Go right ahead and keep being a dick about it.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Gillette graduated in 1988||
He didn't play in Bo's last game. JD Carlson had taken over kicking duties and the punter that day was Chris Stapleton.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||OSU hosts Penn State Saturday||
OSU is in PSU's division both now and in the future.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||In case that was a serious question||
the minimum price under the dynamic price model is the average price per ticket for season tickets. This year it is $65 ($455/7), which, depending on the game, is anywhere between $10 and $30 below the "official" face value.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||There's another part of the rule||
that says if you play at all in the second half of the regular season you are not eligible for a medical.
Indiana was the 7th game of the year so anyone who got hurt in that game (or anytime going forward) is not eligible for a medical regardless of how many games they play.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I was looking for Dileo in the 2nd half||
and my guess was a concussion and they took his helmet away from him. But then the folks sitting around me said they saw him limping, and Mark Snyder tweeted that he was on crutches after the game so I have no clue.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||We were never there?||
Ah the self-loathing Michigan fan. We have more of them than anyone else.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Michigan has the softest||
Fan base in the nation.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I played center in high school||
(granted it was 25 years ago so we didn't use a lot of shotgun), but my experience was that if any of the OL felt the D was jumping the snap count, they'd get on my case to do something about it. Typically, since we were under center 90 percent of the time, that meant I'd grab the QB and tell him to stop going on 1 all the time, but if we were in shotgun I'd try to wait and extra count after lifting my head before snapping the ball. All you have to do is mix it up once or twice and the DC will tell his guys to knock it off and just wait for the ball to be snapped.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||What led to the sanctions||
was Bill Martin inviting the NCAA in to see what they could find. Had Michigan simply investigated things itself and submitted a report, I doubt anything ever would have come of it.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||the only way for the NCAA to get subpoena power||
is for it to become a government entity. Is anyone really in favor of that?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Sure they've adjusted for it||
Mealer last year regularly varied the time from when he raised his head to when he snapped the ball.
Miller did as well.
I didn't see whether Glasgow did or not.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||the suites paid for everything else that needed to be done||
you may wish money grew on trees but it doesn't.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||The student section was essentially full||
halfway through the first quarter. A few small empty spots but nothing dramatic. Just some late-arriving students.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||that was my freshman year||
My second Jug game was a miserable rainy, cold day in 1988 where Michael Taylor broke his collarbone and the team rode the defense to a 23-7 win.
I think my next Jug game was another miserable, wet day in 2007 where we won 31-10 after spotting them a 10-0 lead.
The only Minny game with nice weather was 2011. Nice game, too.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Speight is a 2014 kid||
The downside to taking him would be if the coaches decide that he's not as good as 247 seems to think he is.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Rivals and Scout have him rated as||
So glad our coaching staff has a better thought process than "ZOMG! 247 gave him 5 stars and he said he likes us! Forget everyone else - let's wrap him up NOW!!"
You know, like "hmm...let's get some film on this guy so we can decide what we think."
Early commentary from one of the Scout guys is that he's the #5 rated QB - in California.