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|44 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry if someone already raised this question,||
But how will this affect the band's traditional post game performance? Is it going to be before, during, after? Replacing the performance.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Really dude?||
You're the one who continues to beat a dead horse about whether or not Dave Brandon is the ONLY AD who watches film rather than just accepting that he does watch film and that's probably not an attractive thing to a coaching candidate. Argue a point that matters.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||That's true||
But I don't care about the AD making money. As long as they aren't a financial burden to the University that's all that matter financially in my mind.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Attitudes of Bama and Georgia administration||
While the article did not provide all the information, it did seem that Georgia and Alabama were much more concerned about student attendance in terms of what the students want. Here, the majority of Dave Brandon's strategies have wanted to force the students to show up. For instance, sarcastic emails about our attendance and then the general admission move. It doesn't appear that his perspective was ever about what the department can do to better serve what the students want out of their football game experience. Whether or not the students deserve that kind of treatment is probably another discussion, but he is buying more ill will than loyalty.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Seven years of tuition?!||
You really struggled to get that B.A!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||From someone who lives on Hoover past the IMSB,||
yes, it is a 13 hour day. Thirteen MERCILESS hours of the band, specifically the drum line, playing.
Love the band and their committment, but need some advil.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Yes.||
This is quite the sound argument you're putting forth.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||The whole back in my day||
line is bull shit, too. Because back in their day, it was much easier to sneak booze into the stadium plus you could leave at half, go to the liqour store across the street (it's now a wireless toyz) then re-enter the stadium. They got to the game on time, because they didn't have to do all the drinking before hand.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Simple fact of the matter||
is that the students were fine with the old policy. The people who cared the most about studnet behavior seemed to be those who had limited access to tickets and didn't like to see the students come late because they wish they were at the game. This is an understandable viewpoint but also a negligable one because hey, you don't go here, you didn't go here, etc. The great majority of students got the fun of partying from the break of dawn until game time and still made it for toe to meet leather. Now, they don't, and that sucks.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Having gone to the Cowboys||
Having gone to the Cowboys Classic, I really didn't like the gameday expereince. There are very few bars within walking distance of the stadium and those that are are Buffalo Wild Wings-type places in strip malls. Also I thought the screen was bothersome and made watching the play on the field difficult. That being said, it probably didn't help that we got our teeth kicked in.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Bare foot||
Is anyone else seeing that the South Carolina punter punts with his bare foot? Positively absurd.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Your conclusion||
is based on the assumption that, "Dave Brandon is an AD who understands that his role is to make the university money" But that's the problem. His job is not to make the university money. The university should not be making a concerted effort to make money. Its mission is to educate. Athletic opportunities fit well within that mission. Money is obviously necessary to sustain such opportunities, but profit is not. One could counter that athletic department profits, even when compromising tradition (which is important to a university's identity and reputation), are good because they are put back into the university to benefit all students. However, when our Athletic Director makes more than our President, I question if that is truly the case. Putting the dollar in front of tradition is unnecessary and disheartening.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Lot of substance here||
You've made some really strong arguments whilst sarcasting repeating what I've said.
Equating yourself as better than the people for whom the games are played is appaling.
EDIT: I'm an idiot, never mind. Will be working on my spelling for the rest of the day
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Dude||
We're not late because we're hungover, we're late because we're drunk.
In general, I am sick of this talk of of shrinking the student section for "real fans." I do not care if you equate yourself a better fan than the drunkest, most disinterested, latest Michigan student. These games are ours. This is our school. While the support of non-students and non-alums is clearly important and appreciated, it should not and cannot outweigh the interests of the students. Yes, we (that is, the student body as a whole) needs to get better at getting there at time. The attendance at kick is certianly a problem. But to say that others should have priority over us to purchase tickets is appauling.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||This probably won't end well||
RIch Rod era had an effect on the student body. Half of us had at least one year of Rich Rod, and at those pregames the marginal benefit of seeing the kick for a game we would probably lose was much lower than that of one more drink. Not factoring in that one more drink would help to erase the memory of deplorable secondary. Obviously, that doesn't excuse what's going on now or even then, but when your pregame attitude of freshmen and sophomore year is that the kickoff is less important than the preparty because of the quality of the product being put forth, then those things may be perservere through many years.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||FSN Detroit||
FSD just showed her sitting in a suite, visual confirmation!!
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Calibration||
All Pixar DVDs have a setting to calibrate your TV so they might be doing that
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Whatever, we still got Chris||
Whatever, we still got Chris Getz.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Maryland Rivals Premium says||
Maryland Rivals Premium says Rich interviewed over the phone today for the job
|4 years 21 weeks ago||My apologies for posting what||
My apologies for posting what I thought was a widely accepted opinion. I'll try to post with more naivety in the future.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I disagree||
It is not whether or not Harbaugh has the opportunity to come here, it is whether he wants to forgo any future NFL coaching plans to make a long-term commitment to us. If he makes such commitment, Rich is gone.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Also,||
the current freshman class is the largest ever and much larger than expected. This caused major issues with housing with some freshmen ending up in Northwood apartments truly a horrendous fate (coming from previous a Baits I resident). So, more deferments could happen to try and control the size of the class of 2015.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Seal||
I liked the hockey jerseys a lot better when the shoulder patches were the university seal rather than the block M and the hockey sticks. I feel our University's seal is very underused for marketing purposes - academic and athletic.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Adidas owns Reebok||
Adidas owns Reebok
edit: This still doesn't explain why the jerseys come from Reebok and not directly from Adidas but makes the situation more logical if you didn't know that
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Ah fair enough, I probably||
Ah fair enough, I probably shouldn't have included that one since I didn't really watch it. I was at my freshman year homecoming dance (needless to say the evening was ruined), huddled around a kid who had an ESPN mobile trying to figure what was going on
|4 years 24 weeks ago||No.||
The 2005 team was a) essentially 7-4 because it was utterly jobbed in the Alamo Bowl and b) a team that played down to its opponents, losing close games it should not have - Minnesota and Wisconsin - while the 2010 has gotten absolutely train-wrecked by good Big Ten teams.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||defense and turnover margin||
defense and turnover margin are like 75% of the game...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Great post, though||
I think you may be giving this team too much credit compared Carr's 7-5 squad. I count that team as 7-4 after getting completely and utterly jobbed by the refs in the Alamo Bowl. Further, that team was much better than this one as it lost close games to teams it shouldn't have lost to - Minnesota - while this team has one win against a 1-AA opponent and gets absolutely train-wrecked by every team with a >.500 record in conference.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Yes, the alma mater factor is||
Yes, the alma mater factor is the difference.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||The Free Press will not||
The Free Press will not drudge up shit about Harbaugh because Rosenberg and Sharp hate Rich Rodriguez. They hate his folksiness and that he is not a Michigan Man. They will love Harbaugh.