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|19 hours 6 min ago||Somehow I suspect Stafford||
Somehow I suspect Stafford would have won a few playoff games by now if he played in Denver...
|4 days 12 hours ago||He basically turned Star Trek||
He basically turned Star Trek into Star Wars, so he should do a great job with the real thing.
|4 days 14 hours ago||You need to recalibrate your||
You need to recalibrate your hard sci-fi part. Imperial Star Destroyers are 1 mile long and made of metal. You'd scorch the paint but most of the bulk would still be there.
|4 days 20 hours ago||You're a fool if you think||
You're a fool if you think tickets are the only (or even the biggest) cost of attending games for most fans. Maybe for the fans in Ann Arbor, but the going rate for hotels in the area is over $200, with a minimum 2 night stay. And that was still true for the games you could scalp cheap seats for.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I don't know - tickets||
I don't know - tickets getting more expensive does come at least in part from building (and maintaining) palaces. At some point, given the choice between gilding the toilet seats in the field hockey lockers and making it more affordable for a family to attend a game in the Big House, I'd like an AD willing to choose the latter.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Brian's list of goals is:1.||
Brian's list of goals is:
|5 days 12 hours ago||Fans are part of the||
Fans are part of the sustainability goal yes. But that's my point - using Brian's formulation, making fans happy is a means to a goal, rather than a goal in and of itself. And I think Brandon would have agreed with that!
The problem is that that attitude leads directly things like insanely long TV timeouts and games against tomato cans and uniformz and Rutgers in the B1G. Because when your only concern about fans is whether they produce enough cash to "sustain the enterprise", you don't really care if that revenue comes from happy, loyal Wolverines in the stands or from forcing cable companies to carry the Big Ten Network (or from giant noodles). All those dollars spend the same and "sustain the enterprise" so you can serve your only customers, the athletes.
|5 days 17 hours ago||No place for "fans" in your||
No place for "fans" in your key goals? Honestly to me the only thing that justifies the huge expenditure on athletics at a place like Michigan is that it builds a sense of camaraderie and spirit for the school - particularly for students and alums. It's a big part of what holds the alumni network together and that's important for a lot of reasons. Yeah it does great things for the athletes, but you can do just as much for a fraction of the cost if you don't care about being a big league team.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I could just never get over||
I could just never get over the absurdity of the monster of the week premise. It was always "Power Rangers fight hand to hand with monster and beat it up. monster grows to huge size! Power Rangers get in zords. It's ineffective! form MegaZord! It's super effective!"
|6 days 10 hours ago||The individual making the||
The individual making the complaint is a woman. The gentleman involved was the guy who wrote a satirical article and got his dorm door vandalized by the woman who complained about the movie.
|6 days 10 hours ago||So far the posts saying "this||
So far the posts saying "this is gonna get pulled" or "this won't end well" outnumber the actual number of responses that are even remotely offensive by about 2-1.
No politics is generally good, but I think you ought to have more faith in the commentariat here by now. Plus, this is "local news" for Ann Arbor as much as politics.
|1 week 4 days ago||The original complaints were||
The original complaints were neither anti-war, nor that he lied, but that some Muslim students felt that the film is racist and started a petition to not show it. No comment either way on the validity of that.
|1 week 4 days ago||That would require people to||
That would require people to act like grown ups about things they disagree with, and we can't have that at a University, now can we? Artes, Scientia, Veritas my ass.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I mean, just because he's||
I mean, just because he's "allowed" to say it doesn't mean it's not dumb and classless to say it at a press conference about a guy who just beat your ass. Is it any worse than saying "screw that asshole"? No, but it's not any better.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Pay the extra $10 for eagle rare and thank me in the morning ;)||
Pay the extra $10 for eagle rare and thank me in the morning ;)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure that was his point||
Pretty sure that was his point
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, he did break out that||
Well, he did break out that one time, but got it called back on a dumb penalty. You'd think they'd focus on making him a good slot - he seems to have the tools, and our only other option there is Canteen.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||But but but I thought he||
But but but I thought he looked so great from his HS film and was ready to be a star from day 1? What's this "who wouldn't" crap?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Given all the talent at||
Given all the talent at corner, moving him there always seemed odd. I guess unless they want to play him as a nickel against slot guys, where his quickness would be more of an asset. But the way the WRs looked I think he needs to be getting a lot of reps there - hopefully someone will break out, might as well be him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not quite. The helmet wings||
Not quite. The helmet wings were also notably darker than the pants, which was kind of irksome. Thought we'd fixed that. Though I guess they were the "Kraft Mac n' Cheese" orange that all the old farts around here think is "maize" so some will take that as a good thing.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm actually on the netflix||
I'm actually on the netflix plan so I'm a season behind. "Seriously, why aren't we doing phrasing anymore?" is the season 5 running gag. Have they stopped doing voicemail in season 6? I'm actually okay with that, it's kind of a one trick pony.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Assuming he can pick up the offense in a month...||
Assuming he can pick up the offense in a month...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Plus, the fact that he CAN||
Plus, the fact that he CAN throw a bullet allowed him to thread a couple balls into tight windows. Malzone and Speight just don't have the arm strength to do that. It's going to be easier for Morris to take a bit off than for the other guys to throw harder.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"I'm excited about the D"<br>Are we still doing phrasing?||
"I'm excited about the D"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wasn't trying to be||
I wasn't trying to be negative, just noting that the previous poster had it wrong. Leaving it in the past is one thing, letting a false version of history propagate is another. Can't learn from the past if you take the wrong lessons.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair, I think alumni||
To be fair, I think alumni cut off relations with RR, not the other way around. Wasn't it RR that started the alumni flag football game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Eh, I doubt a 5-7 Hoke keeps||
Eh, I doubt a 5-7 Hoke keeps his job in 2014 even with that one extra win in 2013. Especially not assuming Brandon still gets canned.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't vote in this, but||
I didn't vote in this, but I'd agree. Lewis will probably be the steady hand, and A lot of DB play is just avoiding big errors. Peppers will probably make more big plays - both good and bad.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You have a point, but it's||
You have a point, but it's still not chump change. Losing $4 million a year is basically half a home game worth of gross ticket sales (probably close to a whole game worth of profit)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well if you don't care, then||
Well if you don't care, then let us have it the way we like it.