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|3 hours 28 min ago||Brandon probably organized||
Brandon probably organized this. That's a non-standard Block-M! Now we need to replace it with a Brand Approved Block M. Students will be charges a nominal fee to not step on it.
|21 hours 41 min ago||Downvoted only for the cheap||
Downvoted only for the cheap shot on BYU - they have a lot of non-white players, unless you consider Pacific Islanders to be "white".
|23 hours 54 min ago||Bullshit. Is he an NFL QB?||
EDIT: the post I was responding to has been deleted.
Bullshit. Is he an NFL QB? Probably not. But Urban Meyer would have him playing like a Heisman contender - he's got at least the raw talent and athleticism of Braxton Miller, and more than J.T. Barrett.
We should be damn grateful he chose to stick out his commitment to Michigan despite a staff apparently incapable of developing him and adapting to his skillset. Otherwise we'd be stuck with Bellomy or a raw Shane Morris, and we'd have probably won 3 games last year. We should be extra grateful he didn't pull a Boren, or he'd be waiting to kick our ass in Columbus this year.
|5 days 8 hours ago||To what end? What do field||
To what end? What do field hockey players get out of playing in a $30 million facility they wouldn't get in a $15 million facility? Is that worth a little kid never getting his first trip to the Big House? Student athletes are a privileged few. Do they work hard?Sure, but so do division II players with none of the opulence. This is a public university and its primary goal should be to serve the public. So yes, the AD should care about student athletes, but that needs to be balanced.
|5 days 13 hours ago||He may be adaptable, but he||
He may be adaptable, but he never actually admits he's wrong - e.g. the macaroni and tix-for-coke. In both cases, it was "well, you're all dumb for being upset about this, and we didn't mean to do it anyway, but we'll change it I guess"
|5 days 13 hours ago||Bring them up to standards,||
Bring them up to standards, sure. But I'm not sure gold plating non-revenue facilities is worth the increased cost to fans of the revenue sports - honestly keeping basketball and football games affordable for average families positively benefits many more people than non- revenue upgrades. I really think the AD needs to shift back to focus on benefiting the public, students, and alumni of average means, rather than just athletes and AD employees.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Dance on his grave? Hell,||
Dance on his grave? Hell, I'll hire a DJ and order bottle service.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I'm sorry but every time I||
I'm sorry but every time I see the dark orange-yellow "maize" all I can think of is this:
While bright yellow is this:
|1 week 21 hours ago||I agree. Maize should be the||
I agree. Maize should be the color of freshly picked sweet corn, which is much closer to bright yellow than that weird orange.
|1 week 3 days ago||Couldn't stop the run against||
Couldn't stop the run against Minnesota and gave up 31 to Notre Dame because they couldn't cover the middle. But good in the other 4 games.
|1 week 3 days ago||The all blue didn't look too||
The all blue didn't look too bad, but seems odd to go all blue against the only other B1G team that also wears blue.
|1 week 3 days ago||The numbers were pretty awful||
The numbers were pretty awful though. Ruined the whole look.
|1 week 4 days ago||Didn't they use those at the||
Didn't they use those at the last UTL? They're basically little LED wristbands with light patterns that sync to a wireless broadcast. I feel like I have one laying around that someone grabbed for me.
|1 week 4 days ago||Aaron Wellman runs a great||
Aaron Wellman runs a great hygiene program.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is a great point. There||
This is a great point. There are plenty of student-athletes working just as hard and just as worthy of support. But watching soccer or field hockey doesn't require a $100 ticket. Maybe we should just spread our support around a bit more - sends the same message to Brandon, namely "we're done being monetized".
Anyway, there's a difference between choosing to leave your already paid for seat empty and choosing not to buy tix in the first place. I suspect a lot of empty seats are going to be of the latter variety.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm sure the murderers row of||
I'm sure the murderers row of defenses we've faced will result in a strong upward bump then.
|1 week 5 days ago||Like what? Only language||
Like what? Only language Brandon speaks is cash money, so I guess don't buy a ticket at all? What's your suggestion for "more effective"?
|1 week 5 days ago||Well, people have to||
Well, people have to sacrifice real hours of their lives to earn real dollars to spend on watching this crappy edition of Michigan football populated by players that apparently hold them in contempt - and most of them are still showing up! So where's the support for the fans? No, in that direction, the relationship is all business.
|1 week 5 days ago||Last week we were 95th on||
Last week we were 95th on offense in FEI.
|1 week 5 days ago||Didn't we take 5 or 6 linemen||
Didn't we take 5 or 6 linemen in '12, including 5-star Kyle Kalis? Seems like addressing the issue to me, at least in terms of recruiting.
|1 week 5 days ago||That would be nice. Maybe||
That would be nice. Maybe label it by drive? So something like "3.1" would be the opening play of the third possession.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's kind of the key. Yes,||
That's kind of the key. Yes, there are reasons why this outfit shouldn't be expected to be elite. But are there reasons why it can't be more competent (such that <350 yards against Rutgers doesn't count as a veritable offensive explosion)?
Certainly there are coaches that have done more with less. I think its reasonable to expect more, given elite coaching. No one can turn a high schooler into an all conference lineman, but a great coach ought to be able to turn a 4 or 5 star guy in his second or third year into at least a reasonably consistent performer. That we aren't doing better in year 4 suggests that we are not getting elite coaching - yet we are (arguably) an elite program and (inarguably) paying elite coach money. "Rebuilding year" at Michigan should mean 8-4, not 4-8. We need better.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, the -21 against Bama||
Yeah, the -21 against Bama skews the bottom line number, but look at how many scoreless first quarters we had in 2012. Yeesh.
|1 week 5 days ago||Kowtowing vs Cow towing:||
|1 week 5 days ago||Having our QB wear 98 is||
Having our QB wear 98 is weird but has a good story behind it. That's what makes a good tradition. Like announcing the Slippery Rock score. We should keep it.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's kind of my thought -||
That's kind of my thought - is he going to revoke his donation to the AD if we can Brandon? Can he even do that? Donors are great, and I respect the hell out of Ross for giving insanely large gifts to the University, but that level of influence buying would really upset me.
|1 week 6 days ago||Quibbles: most of the big||
Quibbles: most of the big donors are not "corporate". Throwing around corporate like an all purpose bad word makes you sound like Sean Penn from Team America.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think you guys are||
I think you guys are overreacting to the terminology. Chait's a moderate liberal himself, and makes several generalizations about conservatives as well. It's an opinion column fergodsakes.
|1 week 6 days ago||Agreed. It was a case that||
Agreed. It was a case that was open and shut before Brandon was even at Michigan, and was only reopened due to a change in Federal policy. Not that I think they handled the PR of it well, but it doesn't seem like the department was anything other than cooperative in the renewed investigation and ultimate expulsion.
|1 week 6 days ago||"Okay, so we have a bad AD||
"Okay, so we have a bad AD who made a bad decision based on poor criterion [sic]."
You seem to forget that Dave Brandon didn't come to Michigan until 2010 - Rich Rod was under attack for various perceived slights against "Michigan Man" culture long before then. So Brandon is certainly the most visible and powerful proponent of the "poor criterion" that got Hoke hired, but he's not the only one. That crowd existed before he came to Michigan, and at least part of it will probably survive his departure.
Heck, even Brandon's hiring was a sign of that culture - how else does a guy with zero AD experience get that job at Michigan without his membership card in the "Bo's Boys" club?