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|11 hours 17 min ago||Why bother to risk anything||
Why bother to risk anything when you can make an insane amount of money just skimming 5% off the top! regardless of outcome? Vegas is not in the gambling business, it's in the enabling business.
|11 hours 27 min ago||Was he really in a funk?||
Was he really in a funk? Everything he's missed was over 45 yards (no chip shot, especially in college) and one of them was due to patented DomerTurf.
|11 hours 33 min ago||The other issue is that the||
The other issue is that the "smart money", i.e. pro gamblers, often play larger bets. So they can have a disproportionate impact on the odds even though many more bets are on the "dumb money".
|1 day 20 hours ago||Ever had an ankle sprain?||
Ever had an ankle sprain? Typically that gets tape or a light splint - not something you'd even notice on Funchess in long pants. You can usually walk okay, but it's weeks before your ankle feels "right" - especially for anything high impact.
|2 days 4 hours ago||He's going to start selling||
He's going to start selling hard liquor at concessions next week. Trying to raise demand.
|2 days 5 hours ago||This is idiotic. He gets a||
This is idiotic. He gets a tipped pass picked off and a great throw ends in a fumble. He hasn't been perfect in this game but jeebus the calls for Shane are dumb.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Street clothes doesn't really||
Street clothes doesn't really bode well for being ready to play in a couple weeks.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Chesson seems to do pretty||
Chesson seems to do pretty well, when he's actually targeted. I don't think he's a superstar but he's not below average.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Colts 53 looks like he derped||
Colts 53 looks like he derped pretty bad too. If he takes the playside LB this still probably gains yards. Instead he takes the LB the play is going away from (and 74 is already releasing into that LB anyway).
|6 days 2 hours ago||Clearly you've never tried my||
Clearly you've never tried my recipe for Guiness-braised leprechaun. The best part is the leprechaun comes pre-marinated.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Seriously. If we'd lost the||
Seriously. If we'd lost the game 3-0, would anyone be blaming the defense? Conversely, if we'd lost 42-56, wouldn't everyone be blaming the defense?
|6 days 7 hours ago||They actually did set the||
They actually did set the floor at the season ticket holder face value, I believe. So they will never get cheaper than about $70 apiece for the cheapest seats.
|1 week 1 hour ago||The question he was asked had||
The question he was asked had nothing to do with supporting the players. At best, his response was a non sequitur. Given that the subtext of the question was basically "people are worried that this team is not improving". That sounds like a criticism of coaching - for Hoke to connect that criticism to "true fandom" and lack of support for the players... I don't think my interpretation is unreasonable.
|1 week 2 hours ago||The problem isn't so much||
The problem isn't so much what he said, as why he said it. Basically the question was "what do you have to say to people that are concerned that the same issues we saw last year are happening again?" To respond to that by questioning people's fandom is the height of deflection. He's basically saying "anyone who dares question my performance is a bad fan who doesn't support the players. " that's not the attitude of someone who practices the accountability he preaches.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Technically, Morgan was||
Technically, Morgan was announced as a starter. So Brian might get away on that last clause. But it's pretty weak sauce. Suck a couple wedges for being wrong about Bolden, even if you were right about Morgan.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Thank you! I thought I was||
Thank you! I thought I was taking crazy pills, with everyone criticizing Nuss for that. Pretty sure that play was a check by Gardner.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Just wanted to say thanks to||
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the replies. I've got family coming in on a variety of long trips for this so it's good to hear the guarantee is pretty solid.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe people wouldn't get||
Maybe people wouldn't get quite so trashed at tailgates if they knew they could grab a beer at the stadium? As others have mentioned, I think the sorts of people who would be drunk assholes are already being drunk assholes at the game. The marginal increase in assholes would be small, and the revenue would be huge. Better than raising ticket prices or adding more ads.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing most truly||
I'm guessing most truly successful marketing experts don't ignore the fact that their most loyal customers dislike the direction of the brand. I thought every marketer learned that with New Coke. Maybe he's doing great "by the book" branding, but that's sort of the problem - Michigan is unique and many of the most loyal fans don't feel that his new direction for the Michigan brand reflects that. You can't market Michigan the same way you market a shoe brand or a minor league baseball team.
More than anything else, what bugs me about Brandon is that he's always shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, when fans get grumpy about stuff like seat cushions, skywriting, no band in Texas, and giant noodles. Seems to suggest he's either just arrogant as hell, or a "genius" at creating a generic brand with no sense of how to manage/refresh an already unique and successful one.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Couldn't have said it better.||
Couldn't have said it better. Nothing anybody says on MGoBlog can reflect as poorly on Michigan football as what York did. It's definitely sad, but he needs to go.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The problem I have with||
The problem I have with Brian's statement is the complete lack of mention of the victim. Yeah, some of the York hate was over the top. I think the correct emotion is sorrow, rather than anger. But it's a bit disturbing that there are a number of commenters rushing to feel sorry for York over his presumed unpleasant upbringing, even suggesting he ought to keep his scholarship, and not even making a token mention of the guy with the shattered jaw.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Took him a lot longer than 28||
Took him a lot longer than 28 seconds to get that drunk and riled up. I don't feel GOOD that this might ruin his life, but he could have ended the other guy's life. If you choose to get that drunk, you're responsible for what you do while you're drunk.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I know what was going through||
I know what was going through the other guy's head - York's fist. Why all the rush to justify a flat out nasty, violent act? What about the victim? Every criminal has a reason. Doesn't mean they should escape the consequences.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What about some sympathy for||
What about some sympathy for the guy who got his jaw caved in? York made a choice, he should accept the consequences. Those consequences ought to be severe. They certainly are for the victim, and he had no choice in the matter. "Everyone makes some dumb decisions" does nothing to shorten the victim's painful recovery. And besides, it's BS. Everyone makes dumb decisions, but very very few put someone else in a hospital through a deliberate act.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, it was a charge. The||
Uh, it was a charge. The purchase price was supposed to include 2 state home games. Now it only includes one, with the option of paying extra for a ticket and driving to Chicago to see the game you already paid for.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Empty bottles are for||
Empty bottles are for TERRORISTS. Real patriots pay $4 for bottled water at a designated concession stand, brought to you by Absopure.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hockey has far fewer fans||
Hockey has far fewer fans than football, and a much smaller number of casual fans who just keep buying season tix because they are a family heirloom. If you buy hockey tickets, it's because you really want to watch hockey. Pissing these fans off is very very dumb, and taking advantage of their passion is just nasty, and you don't have to be a reflexive DB hater to comprehend that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I have a hard time||
Yeah, I have a hard time believing they didn't know on Aug 6 that they were going to (or were very seriously considering) moving this game off campus.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Will you literally not be||
Will you literally not be able to tell who's who? No, but don't you think it will be a little weird to flip through the history of say Michigan vs MSU and see the uniforms wildly change year to year?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If winning is he only||
If winning is he only tradition that matters to you, you are a bandwagon fan, by definition. The team that wins the most games every year clearly has the best tradition, so why not just root for whoever that is?