"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|4 hours 42 min 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 day 2 hours 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 day 16 hours 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.
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|6 days 2 hours 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.
|6 days 2 hours 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.
|6 days 22 hours 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.
|6 days 23 hours 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 week 2 days 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 week 2 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The AAUM did send out an email last week||
check your junk mail folder.
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Apparently the Wisky band's 2006 trip to Ann Arbor||
was a lot like a frat house on wheels.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hope you didn't like your job||
|5 weeks 23 hours 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
|7 weeks 6 days ago||you are aware||
That Michigan rarely plays when it is below 40 degrees, right?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||He's not allowed to express his opinion?||
That's the thing about freedom of speech - either everyone has it or nobody does.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 33 min 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.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||JerryWorld||
was at worst about a 55-45 split in favor of Alabama, crowd-wise.
At least until the game started. :(
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 3 hours 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.
|13 weeks 16 hours 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.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||ESPN3||
isn't an option without a cable TV subscription.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||This was an offer sent out||
to people with over 400 priority points, as I understand it.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||so you'll give him your money||
once he resigns?
I don't think you said what you meant to say...
|15 weeks 2 days 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.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||this particular program||
is run by the Alumni Association.
Has nothing to do with the Athletic Department.
|16 weeks 2 days 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.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I read as much of this thread as I could||
and all I can say is man, you guys complain a lot.