Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Monterey and 11th. ten months in and it's just||
Monterey and 11th. ten months in and it's just like college all over again.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hermosa beach, ca. Nowhere||
Hermosa beach, ca. Nowhere better in the states.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||You lived in Hermosa? I live here now, magical||
You lived in Hermosa? I live here now, magical city isn't it?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||well Ralph's is selling $10 handles of Smirnoff.||
well Ralph's is selling $10 handles of Smirnoff. It'd be fiscally irresponsible not to purchase that in bulk.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||android||
for the three of you defending Hunter lochmann, he is the one that moved hockey and then football to general admission, he is the one that oversold student basketball tickets, he is the one responsible for the coke debacle, the noodle, chobani, etc. He has made numerous terrible decisions, and kept his job thru all of this until Dave Brandon finally "resigned". Glad to see Hackett actually holds people accountable. I don't believe the resigned story either.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||it's Gary||
it's Gary pinkel
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||bcbs||
that was my black Friday shopping as well. four bottles of the bourbon county brand stout. Will try to get the coffee one in a bit too.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||You missed a step. Fire||
You missed a step. Fire Hunter Lochmann, the worst Chief Marketing Officer in the country.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||My Story||
I was at the Big Ten AD Golf Challenge held between Michigan and MSU probably three years ago now, and I was one of at most 20 spectators. I was wandering the course with a stranger, mostly ahead of the field.
On our way back in towards the clubhouse, we passed by the Hollis/Brandon pairing and Hollis passed the two of us dressed in Michigan clothing and asked us how our day was going unprompted and we had some polite chit-chat back and forth for a couple of minutes. Then we passed by Dave Brandon and gave him a Go Blue, and absolutely no response.
That's the difference between the two athletic directors. Who would you want representing your university? I have had respect for Mark Hollis ever since. And my hatred for Dave Brandon has grown ever since he moved Michigan hockey student tickets to general admission. I told Hunter Lochmann (Associate AD of ticketing) at that time that if they went that way with football which they were leaning towards, it would go disastrously. But hey what do I know, I'm only an engineer not a great business mind like those two. /end rant
|34 weeks 3 days ago||make the kickstarter and ill donate as well.||
make the kickstarter and ill donate as well. better use of my money than season tickets.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I was told that Sharkeez in||
I was told that Sharkeez in Hermosa, and The Parlor in Hollywood are the Michigan bars in LA for this season.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Ricks, just start buying||
Ricks, just start buying shots of tequila.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||PSA||
you guys do realize that survivor is premiering tonight right? beauty brains brawn! definitely watching that instead of the second half.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Well I take that back. If you||
Well I take that back. If you have Comcast buy the sports and entertainment package and cancel after the game tonight, it will cost you less than 50 cents. It's on fox college sports central.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Does anyone have a stream for||
Does anyone have a stream for this game? I see that it's on FSD and FCSC, but not available down here in Maryland. I had to pay a bar $20 last night to buy BTN for the month, awful state.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Bad Comcast||
I hate Comcast as well, but mostly due to continuous outages that follow me wherever I go. Today I lost picture on NBCSP in the second period of the USA hockey game and has not come back yet. On the bright side, due to their continuous outages, I usually am able to only pay half my bill each month due to credits.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||To be fair you should give||
To be fair you should give him at least 2.5.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||ill be at PSU this weekend and if franklin is at||
ill be at PSU this weekend and if franklin is at any of the hockey or lacrosse games ill be sure to tell him he's a douche. I hope there are some recruits with him.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm a Michigan alum that just||
I'm a Michigan alum that just moved to Towson for work, what bar do you recommend for Michigan games? I believe the green turtle is the only bar with btn right now?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||On top of that Evan, Alex,||
On top of that Evan, Alex, and Maia are all Ann Arbor Huron grads.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||So on a more important note,||
So on a more important note, what's going on on NBC? Why has the ice dancing free skate not started yet? I thought it was supposed to come on at 4:25. Michigan/Ann Arbor Huron represent.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||With a hefty buyout too. If||
With a hefty buyout too. If he wanted to move up to FBS, he could get a head coaching job, definitely not Ambrose.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Stubhub pulls tickets a||
Stubhub pulls tickets a certain amount of time before game time. For baseball it's two hours before first pitch. So I imagine he means on the street.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||If/when you give up your||
If/when you give up your season tickets don't do so just by failing to turn in the form. Call development/victors club and tell them exactly what your grievances are and why you're giving up your tickets. The bottom line is clearly what matters to the ad, and when they see people are giving up their season tickets, the reason why will hopefully spur positive change.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||They definitely have been||
They definitely have been there well past their student days, last I heard they bought thru current students. I'm not sure what they did starting last year when they started being put on mcards, but I'm going to assume they just pay the validation. I can't fault them much as there a re a few of them that travel to the less well attended regionals which I can't say many others attend.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yep CoY is a decent concept||
Yep CoY is a decent concept that tried to copy the Maize Rage, but one of the great things about Yost was how spontaneous everything was, especially the cheers. You'll be hard pressed nowadays to hear a unique cheer at any specific game.
I'm sure you remember how intense that BC game was in 05 (?). Compare that to the BC crowd we had this year. A whole new animal. Yost used to be an intimidating place to play, but I just don't see that anymore, and it's real unfortunate for the fans as well as the team.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I agree with that. It's just||
I agree with that. It's just not the same now that it's done at every Michigan sporting event. It is real neat to see the crowd get into it though, but I miss the single guy that would do it and the uniqueness of that.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||They'll do the||
They'll do the name-sieve-name-sieve chant. As well as goalie-sieve-goalie-sieve. And also ugly goalie. But other than that, these last two years I haven't heard anything creative. I rarely ever even hear "Hey goalie, you're not a goalie you're a sieve, you're not a sieve, you're a funnel...etc." Someone correct me if I'm wrong. And definitely no phone "hey goalie, it's your mom, she says, you suck." Yost is a shell of its former glory and yes it is devastating. Once again I blame Hunter Lochmann, chief marketing officer.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The student section at Yost||
The student section at Yost this year is definitely a lot better than it was at any point last year, so maybe it is the winning that helps. Or it could be the bigger matchups (BU, BC, Umass-Lowell). But it's still nowhere like it was pre-renovation, your last year.
I would say a large portion of it is that they moved the students away from the boards, with only a couple sections allowing you to be down low. The sections behind the Michigan and away bench are visiting family and sponsors with the students not being allowed to sit there until the 12th row or something like that. I know we used to be the fourth row behind the Michigan bench so we could read Red's shootout cards. This also helped when the opposing team would call timeouts. When BU called a timeout, there was not much anyone could do.
In addition, I feel like general admission hurt the student section. Now the student section is everyone crowidng over towards the band side, and it's not spread out as much. It also is the same chants over and over with no creativity. And also bringing of as many flags as possible. The part about Yost I loved was the random things that the students would yell based on the situation, rather than preplanned routines.
And that is why I stopped buying student season tickets and just bum tickets in regular seats as much as I can. I will not in my 9th year now get there 30-60 minutes early to get a seat on the glass. Just not worth it anymore. And that is also why I hate Hunter Lochmann.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If you have wifi at the||
If you have wifi at the stadium and want to text, look into google voice. Let's you send texts over wifi instead. And it's free. It's best integrated for sprint users.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I thought that there was no season ticket wait||
I thought that there was no season ticket wait list now. As long as you pay $500 to show interest you could buy season tickets.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Well that's unfortunate. It||
Well that's unfortunate. It never seemed overwhelmed, but I imagine they didn't want ppl like me to stream live video on it. My fault guys. It should still be relatively easy to get the new password unless they change it on a game to game basis. But I expect them to be too lazy to do that.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I also grabbed it on a tour.||
I also grabbed it on a tour. However when I tried to use it before the notes dame game from the student section (3 hours before the game), I couldn't detect that network. I think I was out of its range. As a helpful hint, yost and crisler have a similar password, which is great for streaming games over wifi. I believe I was the only person at yost that was able to watch a big ten tourney game two years ago. I've done similar things at the joe as well to watch NCAA games. Worth trying in the future if there are sport conflicts.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||"Yeah, it's heat of the||
"Yeah, it's heat of the moment, but come on, would you say that to me in person?"
I KNEW you were Mike Hart. Don't worry, I never insulted you in a live blog.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Hypocrisy||
The best part is the hypocrisy. This is Brian's post back in 2009 that ShockFX referenced.
He does worse than chitown ever did by posting a 16 year old kid's email and phone number. But of course, it's his site and he'll do what he wants right? Yes, I realize that he realized his mistake and all, and can't do anything to correct his wrong, but the banning seems a tad harsh when he's done worse.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I wish I could donate to the||
I wish I could donate to the student athletes, and support them, but every dollar I donate to them goes to show Dave Brandon and Hunter Lochmann that what they are doing is working. The only way to protest their actions is to not donate. Words do not matter to them, as long as the bottom line is looking good that is all they care about.
And you've hit it dead on, I've taken this very personally. This stems back to when they took hockey students to general admission a year ago. They took away my 8 years of priority seating, and put us all in the same bin. How would season football ticket holders feel if all of a sudden the seats you've had for years were just randomly redistributed (yes I know it's GA and not random)? I was in fact able to get Red on my side, and he asked the ticket office to help me out, but Hunter denied this request. If I was a high level donor, my request would've been fulfilled, but as a student I was ignored. It doesn't matter that I was a handful of students to be in Albany and St Louis, loyalty doesn't matter to them. And thus, loyalty when it comes to the athletic department does not matter to me.
P.S. Red is a great man.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Amen||
Amen. I am also of the mind that I will not donate to this administration, specifically as long as Hunter Lochmann is still part of the athletic department.
I recommend that you donate instead to a non-rival athletic department, and make sure this AD/Victors Club knows about it. When they see dollars that could be going to them, go elsewhere, they'll realize that they're doing something wrong. (Personally I donate to South Carolina for no reason.)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I agree, props to you Mick||
I agree, props to you Mick for hosting people, nice of you to offer. Of course we've reached the age where everything is turned into a joke so that they can receive the props of their internet comrades and everyone is a stand up comedian. I blame reddit.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||But if it was just the||
But if it was just the student section ticket price that got increased to pay for this stunt, people here would be saying "Student prices are so low, they need to pay an additional dollar to show their dedication to the program." When it's you paying, there's OUTRAGE.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Ogbonayya (sp) should get the||
Ogbonayya (sp) should get the start in the short term I believe, and he has had a couple games as the starter if I remember correctly. Rainey is the one with the upside. There's also rumors that they will sign McGahee. For the record, in the league where I desperately need backup rbs, I grabbed Rainey only.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Untrue. In previous years,||
Untrue. In previous years, you could sell the games you couldn't go to and recoup your cost for that game. Now that's a serious risk as the person you sell to can choose not to go to the game and affect your status.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Don't even bother walking.||
Don't even bother walking. Just team up with a friend, and have one drive while the other goes in and scans both tickets.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Not following you. There have||
Not following you. There have been 4+ sections in the upper bowl for students for at least two years now. That doesn't mean they've been overselling in years past.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Actually, you probably would||
Actually, you probably would if the Olympics were hosted in the US. I can't find anything about the 96 Olympics, but look at the 2014 World Cup. Brazilian citizens get a discount on tickets, and Brazilian students and senior citizens get a large discount on tickets. So yes, this does exist.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Ok, I thought when you said||
Ok, I thought when you said "It doesn't explicitly say that students won't receive refunds to games not attended in that Daily article, so maybe they will." that you were talking about tickets they don't claim. I imagine a lot of games they will end up double selling those tickets as you say, and if it is to the general public, I imagine it will be at a higher cost (it has to be at least face value otherwise it hurts season ticket holders). The ticket office is just praying that there isn't a game where more than 3000 students claim a ticket.
P.S. John Navarre is the best.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||You received a refund for the||
You received a refund for the games you weren't given a ticket to. Do you think the students will get a refund for the games they don't submit a claim for? I personally don't see the athletic department passing up that money by saying that they had a right to go to the games they just chose not to.
I can see students not submitting claims to games they're not sure if they can attend as they are scared of losing the privilege to go to games later in the season.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I'll be stunned if I see the||
I'll be stunned if I see the ticket office returning money for games that students don't claim, I can't see them giving money back. The discount is because this is COLLEGE ATHLETICS, this is originally a game played for the students, now it's being turned into a moneymaking opportunity.
And my point by saying them being honest is their quote from the April 23rd email guaranteeing students who ordered by the deadline "a seat." Not guaranteeing a seat if and only if you go to every previous game you submitted a claim for.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||They have 3000 seats, but||
They have 3000 seats, but they're selling 4500 ($30,000). If any tickets are unclaimed by students, they'll be resold also. It's maximizing revenue by overselling with no penalty. If they wanted to be honest, they'd give all 4500 students that bought season ticket packages tickets, and get rid of 1500 single game tickets.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Every time you let the ticket||
Every time you let the ticket office get away with something, they'll keep pushing the envelope. When you fight back, they give in.
MMB to Dallas, Giant Noodle, Advertising on Field Goal Nets.
I'm starting to believe that Dave Brandon just throws ideas out there and sees what kind of backlash he gets to see if he can go ahead with it.
The more he gets away with, the more brazen he gets. It's student tickets now, eventually he'll find a way to get more money out of the general public beyond the PSL, or the PSL will just keep going up.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Dave Brandon is the head of||
Dave Brandon is the head of the organization, so of course he'll get the brunt of the attention. If he didn't like what hte plan was he could've shot it down, he didn't.
But that's also why I included Hunter Lochmann (Chief Marketing Officer) in the blame and included his email. He is the one that broke the news to CSG, and I believe he was very responsible for this decision and many of the other student policies as of late.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I agree, but to be fair, I'd||
I agree, but to be fair, I'd rather see you in the ticket office than Dave Brandon or Hunter Lochmann. The students will get punished for things that are not in their control.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||But will a student want to||
But will a student want to sell a student ticket to someone they don't know? What if they don't end up using it? That's your one strike.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The best part is that on||
The best part is that on April 23rd, they sent out an email that said that everyone who ordered by the May 3 deadline would be guaranteed a ticket. Does anyone have a screenshot of that mgoblue page (http://www.mgoblue.com/tickets/students-bkm.html) from then?
It looks like sometime between the deadline and May 22, they added this clause "Please note, due to potential demand and the very limited available seating in Crisler Center, there may be a limit on student tickets."
I'm not the best at this computer science stuff, so if it was there before the deadline, I'll eat my words. I hope someone has a screenshot though.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||That's actually incorrect.||
That's actually incorrect. What you're describing is Involuntary Denied Boarding situation and there is required compensation for that, which is actually a lot more than someone who volunteers in an overbooked situation (VDB).
The analogy would be that if they found you another seat in the arena, nearly as good as your student section seat than they wouldn't have to give you any compensation.
"No compensation is due if your airline finds alternate transportation that will get you to your next stopover point or final destination within one hour after the scheduled arrival time of your original flight. For flights getting you to your next point or destination more than one hour but less than two hours, cash compensation equivalent to 200% of the one-way fare on the flight you were bumped off to a maximum of $650. Flights getting you to your next point or destination more than two hours from the original time will net you cash compensation of 400% of the one-way fare to a maximum of $1,300."
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I know people have listed||
I know people have listed Dave Brandon's email in the past, but I cannot find it (and of course he's hidden on the directory). Mary Sue Coleman's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hunter Lochmann's (Chief Marketing Officer, the one who broke the news to Central Student Goverment) is email@example.com.
I've gotten through to Hunter on numerous occasions, just by calling the ticket office at 734-764-0247 and asking for him by name. The majority of the time you'll have to leave a voicemail, and he'll call back, but on the phone records it'll be the University switchboard so I can't give you his direct line.
You can contact the Development Office/Victors Club at (734) 764-7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can raid your local Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork Co. /s
|1 year 35 weeks ago||It was for the most part, but||
It was for the most part, but at the lower parts of center ice I know that we stuck to our seats for the most part, as we had damn good seats and we lost those guarantees. I'm pretty sure with the new renovations, the nice seats we had ended up as not being part of the student section. Still very bitter.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||If you end up not paying your||
If you end up not paying your PSL, I hope you let the Victors Club and the Athletic Department know exactly why you're not paying. They need to know how their policies are affecting their customers and why people are making the decision not to renew.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Everyone who is upset, make||
Everyone who is upset, make your anger known somehow. Twitter, email, phone, telling the Victors Club that your future donations are going elsewhere. I wish upvotes were back, some solid Dave Brandon jokes in this thread.
Was this a pure moneygrab or just complete ignorance by the athletic department? Which one is worse?
I'm still pissed about them moving hockey tickets to general admission.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Read what the guy wrote. He||
Read what the guy wrote. He was out of town this weekend. He couldn't hang around the stadium to get his $10. I know for a fact that this ticket was tough to give away. I couldn't give away a student ticket, and tried all of the people I know.
It has never been a problem to give away student tickets in years past, as it was desirable to sit in the student section. With general admission, it no longer is, and compounds the problem of the student section looking empty.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||You weren't an engineer at||
You weren't an engineer at Michigan were you?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wait, you think that the vast||
Wait, you think that the vast majority of Michigan students are coming out of school debt free? Are you serious?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||So you're saying that General||
So you're saying that General Admission didn't have the effect you expected? No one would have guessed that. /s
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wasn't the Purdue PI in the||
Wasn't the Purdue PI in the end zone? Placed on the 2 instead of the 25 or so?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Where'd you see that 80%||
Where'd you see that 80% figure? I can't imagine that is remotely true as any student with half a brain and not going to the game (can you be both?), would sell their ticket to a multitude of MSU students that would've gone (not saying that that's appropriate).
Also, looking back through pictures of that game, the student section looks full, and if I remember correctly from my experience, it was pretty cramped in there.
The only figure I see routinely trotted out is the 7k out of 22k students didnt make NW, if 20% (4.4k) of the 22k students didn't make it to MSU, I imagine the AD would've made a big stink about it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||This please. And everyone||
This please. And everyone tweet the picture to @umichfootball @HunterLochmann @DaveBrandonAD #GASucks
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Oh and I showed up slightly||
Oh and I showed up slightly after 5pm and got great seats. But I missed an opportunity to see all of my alum friends that were in town and spend more time with them. Instead those of us that managed to get student tickets sat in the stadium twiddling our thumbs.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I agree with the majority of||
I agree with the majority of the points given here. The wave up four was a huge no no, and ppl in the first couple of rows should be drawn and quartered for trying that. Just making small talk around it seemed like ppl around us (first ten rows of section 33) were underclassmen. Not a very loud atmosphere down there. Even ppl not wearing maize. I for one will not bother showing up to Akron as a mild protest, as well as no desire to sit in an upper 50 seat if I were to show up at kickoff.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Had a couple alum friends in||
Had a couple alum friends in town for the cmu game and one used an expired mcard with no problems. Two years ago my sister used an mcard that expired in 2006.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Not possible. Lane Kiffin||
Not possible. Lane Kiffin would have offered him already then.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Looking to move to Towson in||
Looking to move to Towson in a couple months. Any advice? Any thoughts on the palisades or promenade? Real new apt complexes I believe.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Not gonna lie. Wore a||
Not gonna lie. Wore a Michigan snuggie into the student section for a game a couple years back. It was cold, and everyone was jealous, at least in my mind. Not ashamed.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'll admit I was one of those ppl. He never seemed||
I'll admit I was one of those ppl. He never seemed to visit campus as much as the other alums did. And yet every michigan fan touted how great of a Michigan man he was. Granted he probably has a few more pressing engagements to deal with than visiting campus, but when was the last time before this he even came to visit? This visit and talk to the team makes me view him in a much more positive light tho.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||No Woodson||
What I heard was that Woodson won't be a legend until he gets his Michigan degree. Could be a while still for him.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Not sure how 2 relates to||
Not sure how 2 relates to this thread as the athletic department is completely separate from the rest of the university.
NCRB and CCRB and IMSB are run by recsports. Recsports is given their funding from student activities I believe, which is funded by a portion of each student's tuition. I heard a rumor that part of the latest increase in prices for football tickets was going to fund recsports, which confused me as that violated the athletic dept is financially separate from the rest of the University par.
But all three of these facilties are undergoing renovations.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||One way to avoid people||
One way to avoid people putting up absolutely random players, is that the person who puts the player up on the block, must also bid a minimum of $1 on him. But this also makes putting up kickers that you wouldn't mind getting for $1 a sound strategy early on.
The most entertaining part is when one player puts up A. Foster, and most people realize it's not Arian Foster but a different A. Foster, except for that one guy in your league who is only half paying attention and he gets screwed.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Troll||
Jv has a [redacted] thru six. Yes I'm saying this out loud. Yes I'm a bitter cubs fan stuck in Michigan. Wish soto would've broken it up last inning.
[ED:BISB - Boo-urns.]
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Beverly Hills emergency||
Beverly Hills emergency management services are second to none!
Did not realize you could jump into a shark's mouth with a chainsaw and come out alive. Will save that tidbit of knowledge for the next time I encounter a shark.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Warnings didn't occur after||
Warnings didn't occur after the benches cleared and then both teams returned to their dugouts. But that pitch by Putkonen clearly was a purpose pitch. Normally an umpire will let it go and warn both sides at that point without the ejection but an ejection ought to calm things down a bit more. Usually they give the team a chance to retaliate without represcussion.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I agree with your assessment||
I agree with your assessment on Garza that Theo will keep him if he doesn't get the value he wants. I don't think they're anywhere near an extension though, but they will give him a qualifying offer at the end of the year giving them a compensatory pick at the end of the first round, which could be quite valuable. Thus the thinking is, if you don't get trade value greater than that compensatory pick, you hold on to him.
I do like that Feldman/Arrieta trade, but apparently Arrieta had a terrible first outing. I could still see him panning out.
The international slot money is where I think they dropped the ball. From everything I've heard they're going to be >15% over their international pool even if they max out all their trades, above which there is really no additional penalty you can incur. Thus, why are you trading Torreyes for more international slot money? Why did you want Baltimore's international money? On the other hand, if you're trying to stay below 15% over, why are you trading Marmol along with international money? I originally thought they didn't need the additional money they traded to the Dodgers, but that's clearly not the case.
My hypothesis is that either a couple deals fell through as they didn't realize how coveted international money was to other teams, or partway through the signings they realized they were in or more players than they thought and decided to go all in this season and just trade away their international money next year.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||As a Cubs fan this is the||
As a Cubs fan this is the most exciting month of the season for me. The Cubs really made a splash in the international free agent market at the start of the month, just another indicator that they're looking well down the road.
Almost everyone on the Cubs is on the trading block including Starlin who has had an incredibly underwhelming season, doesn't really fit into TheoJed's OBP philosophy, and could possibly be had for a nonridiculous price this season.
Gregg most likely can be had for relatively cheap, definitely a lot cheaper than Papelbon, I'm still not convinced he's the real deal though. Garza will be insanely expensive as he is by most accounts the best SP left on the trade block.
Can't see anyone else the Tigers would really want from the Cubs, maybe Darwin Barney if Infante is out for a while, but I'm not sure he's a significant step up from Perez or Santiago. Maybe another lefty in James Russell, as Coke hasn't been that great this season?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Apparently Hill was a reach,||
Apparently Hill was a reach, but might be able to contribute a bit immediately. That's all I've really heard. Hoping to make another good run next year.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Love the sig. Fellow Pacers||
Love the sig. Fellow Pacers fan?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Definitely agree on point #2.||
Definitely agree on point #2. Was down there for the 2012 Natl Champ game, and it was an amazing atmosphere with gorgeous girls. In addition, MSU needs to send a few of their bros down to Lexington to learn a thing or two about rioting. Watching two guys carry an already on fire couch to the middle of the street and then being chased away by a phalanx of riot police was definitely entertaining.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Posting for a friend who is||
Posting for a friend who is too lazy to get an account.
"I went to undergrad at Michigan, and I'm now in a PhD program at Harvard, which involves me teaching undergrads.
Kinda seems like a lot of these comments are pure speculation, so let me weigh in.
The dumbest kids at Harvard are smarter than the dumbest kids at Michigan. The smartest kids at Harvard are not smarter than the smartest kids at Michigan. So yeah, the kids you meet at Harvard will on the whole be smarter and ultimately more successful than your peers at Michigan, but the latter is largely a result of the totally irrational value placed on a Harvard undergrad degree by people who just don't know any better.
I feel qualified to say this -- the quality of instruction is absolutely not better at Harvard, and in many cases, it's worse, given that faculty are under much greater research pressure and have much less incentive to pay attention to their undergrads.
If your daughter absolutely knows that she wants to go into finance or consulting, she should go to Harvard. If she has any other interests, she's probably better off avoiding the grade-grubbing hoop-jumping conformists that mostly populate Harvard.
If Harvard has taught me anything, it's that you can't underestimate how much college would absolutely suck without a good football or basketball team."
|1 year 49 weeks ago||So very very wrong. Granted,||
So very very wrong. Granted, I should give them another try since they came out with their Bigs, but Potbelly's used to have the tiniest sandwiches. What am I supposed to do with a 7 inch sandwich? And where is Quizno's on the list? So from my outdated rankings it goes
Jimmy John's > Quizno's > Subway > Potbelly's
If we had more Penn Stations around AA, I'd be a happy guy. But Dibella's and Mancino's would rank ahead of all of these.
|2 years 36 min ago||I saw it last night, and I||
I saw it last night, and I actually thought it was pretty funny. Parts of it were very predictable, but still very entertaining. Don't trust my take on movies though as I have never seen any of the Dark Knights, Ironmans, etc but I did see Olympus has Fallen and Battleship and thought that those were awesome.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Well when they moved hockey||
Well when they moved hockey to GA last year, it was hinted to me that football was headed that way too. If only more people had complained with me about hockey going GA this would've been avoided. Luckily I am finally graduating, and won't be around to witness this clusterf*** next year. Good luck students, sorry to you upperclassmen.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Mind me asking which bar that||
Mind me asking which bar that was? Odd, didn't notice that happening at Charley's. A buddy and I actually went to Lexington last year for the natl championship game, and it was a great time. We were there just for a good old fashioned riot. It lived up to expectations.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The word failure is enough.||
The word failure is enough. This team is not a failure, nor is the season. The season may not be up to Michigan hockey standards, but 8-1-1 in the last 10 games, a streak that most teams would die for. Ran into a hotter/better team, and the season came to a crashing halt.
Sadly for you, I do teach, and I would at no point call any one of them failures. I'm glad Brian can sit behind a keyboard and blog about how the team is a failure.
I come here solely for the news as it is by far the fastest Michigan sporting news aggregate.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This team clearly had||
This team clearly had chemistry issues at the start of the season, but put it all together towards the end and really gave it their all down their stretch. The look on some of those players'' faces after the game Sunday was heartbreaking. To call the team a failure is a crime. I hope you never coach a youth sports team ever. What a joke of a statement. Embarassing.
*Did not read the article, the post title was enough for me. This is why I stick with the board and rarely touch the front page. Trash like this.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||So I'm the only one that had||
So I'm the only one that had Georgetown winning it all? This is what I get for waking up at half and seeing this run. This March madness is making me the butt of all jokes.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||They do but it's password||
They do but it's password protected. Last year I managed to grab the wifi password, but no longer remember it. Also they say over the phone that you cannot bring an iPad in, security let me bring it right on in anyways.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||DAMN YOU CHRISTIAN PONDER!||
DAMN YOU CHRISTIAN PONDER!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||63 - Michigan, 67 - MSU||
63 - Michigan, 67 - MSU
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'll admit it. We went down||
I'll admit it. We went down to Ole Miss in the 2011 season to see what all the hoopla was about. It defeinitely lived up to the hype, and I highly suggest anyone able to to make the trip. Tickets are very, very cheap, for great seats. Also, not only are the girls as gorgeous as the ones you google, but the tailgaters are super friendly. Invited into a few tailgates to eat and drink as we please, and stopped by numerous other fans just to chat. Of course there were the jeers and the like, but nothing harsh. In addition, we even saw another group of Michigan fans from afar. Make the trip!
|2 years 22 weeks ago||We (Cubs) were the first team||
We (Cubs) were the first team to offer Sanchez 5 years from what I heard. Tigers had been hoping to stick at 4 years, but the Cubs offer of 5 years 75 mill, and eventually 5 years 77.5 mill is what made the Tigers up their offer.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Actually heard about the||
Actually heard about the place, and heard great things. Sadly they're closed on 1/1 and 1/2 I believe for the holidays. And on 12/31 they're throwing a NYE party, which I believe is sold out.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Perfect comparison||
That was precisely the comparison that we were looking for. we were at Jacksonville landing for nye two years ago and loved it. are the nye celebrations in Jacksonville landing and channelside similar? Basically does it have beer and shot stands all around with live music and fireworks off the bay? beer stands are very important to our group.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Thanks for the advice so far||
and keep it coming! We've got rooms reserved both downtown and Ybor City so far, and will end up cancelling one as soon as we decide where to spend most of our time. We hadn't really considered St. Pete previously, but will take a look into it. Keep the tips/advice coming please!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||23-25 year olds.||
Probably should have mentioned that we're all recent graduates between the ages of 23 and 25. But we're open to a variety of things, and even family friendly events would be appreciated for others on the board. If anyone has experienced NYE at the Channelside Plaza specifically, an opinion on that would be very useful also.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Can't wait!||
Michigan student here, and randomly love University of South Carolina with no affiliation to it at all so I decided to donate there this year. My ideal matchup, even considering sitting in the South Carolina section.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Michigan 77 Bradley 58||
Michigan 77 Bradley 58
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Such nice fans||
after the game, at least 5 groups of OSU fans told us to "Drive home safely!" Such nice people. But in all seriousness, before the game everyone was very cordial, the most harsh words were said right outside the stadium right after the game. And the 40+ year old drunk women are by far the most annoying. I found the crowd this year to be much nicer than 4 years ago when I went previously.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Slightly off topic, but why||
Slightly off topic, but why did we get the noon start on Sunday for game 2? I thought we'd get a 4 PM at least to make it an afternoon game for the Oakland fans. Now I have to leave Purdue at 5 AM to rush back to Detroit to go to the game. Jerks.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Thinking about taking my||
Thinking about taking my Indiana Fever warmup jersey, throwing on a wig, and going as a WNBA player. Great way to half-ass a costume.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I was told by the Michigan||
I was told by the Michigan ticket office that we were given tickets in sections 116-119.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Ann Arbor, MI||
Clearly it's Carl Tabb/Jeremy Jackson, keeping the #17 Huron tradition alive.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Same thing I heard.||
Same thing I heard.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Cowboys Stadium Experience Sucked||
The Cowboys Stadium experience in general was awful. We had purchased a parking pass in advance for one of the Cowboys Stadium lots that were to open at noon, but since the lot had a SINGLE cashier that did not show up our crew of four cars weren't able to get in until 12:30 or so. Not a huge deal, but an easily solvable problem, by having multiple people you trust with money, or your workers show up on time.
In addition, after the game we had an event staff worker as we were exiting back to the parking lot tell us, completely unprompted, that it must have sucked watching our asses get kicked like that. Real classy Texas. On the other hand, not a single Bama fan talked trash to us or got in our face after the game. All very respectful people. Newfound respect for the Bama fanbase.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Will your avatar be there?||
Probably the stockyards, maybe.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The rules||
No, and if a parking spot is reserved for the employee of the month, I definitely will park there as it is for someone else. Do you take an unchained bike off a rack because it is there? An unclaimed seat is not yours to take, do not take it.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Student tickets are still the||
Student tickets are still the entire (east?) side of Yost, with some spillover in a corner of the west side for freshmen if there was high demand. However, they moved the visiting team's parents to the opposite side from the student section and towards the goal line thus making it difficult to actually engage them (with the exception of the one and only shark that decided to eat a couple parents during a drunken rage). They actually moved Michigan's parents down to center ice on the student side for a while, but last year they relegated them to random corners of the arena. The nice seats in the first couple rows behind the Michigan bench we were told were given to sponsors. I had the luck of being the fourth row behind the Michigan bench right before the aisle way, so even though those first few rows behind the Michigan bench are empty, do not sit there as I like to stretch out, and I will call an usher on you (general statement to all the students who think an empty seat means that it's for them to take). Sorry.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Impressed||
Wow, I am impressed that you had hockey tickets for 9 straight years, I thought I was doing well by having tickets for my 8th straight year this coming year. Cannot believe someone has me beat. But, my 5th year tickets weren't great, but this last year's tickets were amazing, even allowing me to sit down during games at times. But yes, it is still done by consecutive years with tickets.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Packard Pub - closed||
Packard Pub closed over the last Christmas break, and has not reopened since, and there are no plans to open it in the fall.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Opposite opinion||
I'm inclined to believe the things Hope Solo says as I've heard stories about Greg Ryan not being that friendly of a coach.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Not quite yet. Two overtime||
Not quite yet. Two overtime periods are played, no matter what the score. Just like soccer.
Edit: Well my reply makes no sense now. NVM
|2 years 43 weeks ago||According to Bob Nightengale||
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, they're simply waiting for Dempster's approval now. It should be straightforward as Dempster had mentioned the Dodgers and Braves as teams he was willing to go to. A complication may be his daughter's health.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm praying that this||
I'm praying that this Dempster to ATL for Delgado trade goes through. Also hoping that Garza goes to the Dodgers for Lee. Could be a huge day for the Cubs looking 4 years down the line.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Glad I just bought mine at||
Glad I just bought mine at UGP so that I had it in time for my 2 week trip to Europe. Made for great reading throughout the trip and on the plane. One of the many benefits of still living in Ann Arbor.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||In theory it'd be hard not to||
In theory it'd be hard not to create chaos. But I was at a game last year where in the 8th inning there was a fire alarm that went off, and they convinced everyone to slowly make their way out of the stands. And it was done in a very orderly fashion. Just don't flash BOMB on the big screen.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Just to give a little bit||
Just to give a little bit more clarity. The away ticket opportunity for students opens for ~a week about a week after the season ticket window for students closes, so sometime in early April usually. You'll need to go in person to the ticket office and fill out a form. For the bigger games you're limited to one student per ticket. The costs are face value, but are usually worth it.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||the hostel does offer a free||
the hostel does offer a free trip out there on Monday and I had been considering it. with that added review I may have to do it.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||in Dublin||
so of course I'm already drinking. anyone have ideas what to do other than pubs? going on two pub crawls, trips to kilkenny and giants causeway, and then two days of the hop on hop off bus stopping all around there.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I was told last week that it||
I was told last week that it would be mailed out the week of July 23.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Regular tickets are supposed||
Regular tickets are supposed to be mailed out the week of July 23rd, I imagine SRO will be the same.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||SRS?||
I may not be the most politically correct person out there, but did you really just use the term Wang Chung to signify that Drogba signed with a Chinese club? Could you get more racist? Could you not just say, "now that Drogba has signed with a Chinese club" instead of "now that Drogba has gone all wang chung." Unless that is some new sort of slang that I haven't heard of, it seems like you're just making fun of the Chinese language and names. No sarcasm, you're a racist dick.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||We're planning to head down||
We're planning to head down to USC for the Georgia/South Carolina game on Oct. 6. If you see a few guys in Michigan shirts, you should come say hi. As for why we're going, absolutely no reason whatsoever other than going to another SEC game.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Have you tried flying into||
Have you tried flying into Lansing or Flint or Toledo? I doubt those will be cheaper, but it's worth a try.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||As a Cubs fan||
You've got to be kidding me right? I imagine this means the Tigers would take on all of Soriano's contract? Raburn, Delmon, and Worth aren't worth a whole lot, I would rather have given up Barney for some middling prospects instead. Well, if this is the deal, I hope it gets done in the next three hours so we can see them switch uniforms and clubhouses during warmups.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||I've only done the Plymouth||
I've only done the Plymouth one, and from what it sounds like from you, it is a lot shorter. You can get through the line in about 15-20 minutes if you catch it at the right time. Now that the Plymouth/Green corridor is a little busier with the NCRC moved in partially, it might take a bit longer. Good thing is there is plenty of parking in that parking lot.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||You don't even have to go to||
You don't even have to go to more than one in the area to get multiple subs. Buy a sub, go back to the end of the line, and eat it while waiting. Chances are they won't care. If you worked at Jimmy John's would you start an argument with a customer over this on an already hectic day?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I wish I wouldn't have||
I wish I wouldn't have studied and instead went out to the bar the night before taking the GRE. I heard I missed out on some good times.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||This round goes to Dantonio.||
This round goes to Dantonio. He grabbed up Taybor, forcing us to use a scholly on a long snapper. Trading schollies one for one seems like a good move for him, as our average rankings are so far apart. Operating under the assumption that Scott S. wouldn't have been offered if Tabor were walking on for Michigan.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||No Kate Upton? For shame.||
No Kate Upton? For shame.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Dead serious.||
Dead serious. Wore it to a game last year, don't even remember which one. Unimportant game, and I was relatively lazy, and thought it would be very comfortable. And it was, I would suggest all of you try it. I'm not ashamed of it, comfort before looking good. And the greatness about the snuggie is that it is open in the back so you don't even need to take it off to go to the bathroom, but obviously I won't take the snuggie into a BIg House bathroom. Let's not be disgusting here.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I was caught alive in a snuggie.||
I wore the Michigan snuggie to a game last year, and people were damn jealous because I was pretty warm while they were cold. The one problem with the snuggie is that it tends to slip off your shoulders, so you have to tie it in the back for ease of use making it look like a backwards bathrobe. I strongly suggest wearing snuggies to chilly Michigan games in the future.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I like this idea as it would||
I like this idea as it would benefit me personally. But do you know the real way to get students to attend nonrevenue events? PUT A GOOD PRODUCT ON THE FIELD. As an example, the crowds at the end of that magical soccer run with Meram and the Saads two years ago were boisterous and full. The crowds at the end of this past season were nonexistant. The difference being one team was a national runner up, and the other struggled mightily. No knock on the soccer team, just a fact of life.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Can't wait to head to Wrigley||
Can't wait to head to Wrigley in the middle of June for that three game set against the Tigers. Haven't been able to see them play each other for three years, and that was a very disappointing sweep. See yall in the bleachers.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||well be here as well sporting||
well be here as well sporting the maize student shirts. we've seen plenty of Michigan and Michigan state ppl down here already. everyone must be pretty bored.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Booooo. I was assuming that||
Booooo. I was assuming that the band's tickets would then be sold to students as we have submitted applications to buy tickets. Am I the only one that's disappointed? Selfish, yes.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||For games against Michigan||
They're usually around 50 or 60 bucks going by my previous experience.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||do you mind listening to the||
do you mind listening to the same Beatles cd on repeat for the entire trip? whatever rando we drove back from psu a few years back can attest to me having such a requirement.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||No Marlin Jackson?||
No Marlin Jackson? Disappointed. Luckily a lot of people are going to be supporting John Navarre at the game, can't tell you how many Navarre jerseys I saw down in New Orleans.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I go for the sorostitutes,||
I go for the sorostitutes, guess I'll be skipping this one.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Rod and Mario had just talked||
Rod and Mario had just talked about how Moore hadn't shook off Molina all game long. After the pitching change they showed that Moore indeed did shake off Molina on the pitch that Jackson took deep. Ought to have listened to the vet, young rookie.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Miguel with a nice diving||
Miguel with a nice diving play to his right and a strong gun to first to get Longoria.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Cubs fan here as well. Can't||
Cubs fan here as well. Can't wait to go to the Cubs/Tigers series in Chicago this summer. The three game set in Detroit three years ago could have gone a bit better.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Open Tryouts||
Can't wait for the open tryouts to take place. I think I'm going to make the team as the starting point guard.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||To add||
AJ Treais is getting the C, the other two are alternates.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||STAY BURKE!||
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Old Style||
And they have Old Style! For a Cubs fan, that's what you need before a baseball game.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Two or three years ago we||
Two or three years ago we went and tailgated in the lot at the stadium, which was free. Highly recommended if that's the case again.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Headed to Lexington||
Driving down to Lexington from Ann Arbor on an extended road trip to watch the game down there. I wonder if we'll see something like that.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Confusion||
Hunwick was met with a lot of confusion last night. We made the trip down from Ann Arbor to see him take the ice, and in the pregame skate a lot of the fans around us were very confused as to where he came from. A lot did not even realize that Mason had been injured in the morning skate. But there were ZERO boos for Hunwick that we heard.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||tickets||
if any other college students are making the trip, use the offer code rush. it'll get you much cheaper tickets. must show student id and the credit card at the west entrance.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Absolutely||
Yes, they reserve tickets for freshmen. Tickets never "sell out" for students. There's only a deadline. As long as you get tickets by the deadline (which is different for incoming freshmen), you will get tickets. They will have awful priority and thus be seated up in the top of the bowl, but will get tickets. They CANNOT get away tickest through the ticket office I believe though.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Don't do it||
Read the fine print. For the Alabama game only, the student ticket will be picked up IN DALLAS. And as to where the tickets for this game will be, they'll be similar to the sugar bowl location. Behind the end zone in the lower bowl.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I had to bail on him||
so if anyone else wanted to take him up on his offer, I'm sure he'd be grateful to hear from you.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I think it'll be $66 before||
I think it'll be $66 before fees if you purchase public tickets. Hopefully the university will have some for students at a slight discount. Who knows.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Agreed||
Just because Michigan isn't in that regional doesn't mean that it doesn't matter. Also it's Worcester, not Worchester. Yep, gonna be that guy.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Possible||
I am considering heading up to Chicago Thursday after work, but I already have a place to stay in the Lincoln Park area. I might be able to give you a ride back and forth though. How flexible are you on what times to come and go?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Can't wait||
Not an awful drive to Green Bay, and with a bunch of friends in Chicago, it'll break the trip in half. After reading thru tripadvisor, it seems like the Bay Motel is a pretty nice price to stay at a very low price. Only 1.5 miles from the Resch Center. Anyone have suggestions of where to eat/go/see other than a tour of Lambeau?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||200||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Not sure if serious||
But your brackets really do first four games? I have never considered such a possibility. The games Tuesday were captivating, but the ones last night were brutal.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Sorry, very, very untrue||
UMD is not the only team that can pass us. I have just run one scenario, which is not all that unlikely, and can already get BU, Minnesota, and Union to pass/tie us and win the tiebreak. This scenario is not all that unlikely either, with mostly chalk minus Michigan tanking the CCHA tournament. You can play with your own scenarios at http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pwp/
The scenario where we end up 5th overall is:
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Yep.||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||NOO||
CCHA please give us the afternoon hockey game...
|3 years 10 weeks ago||DeSalvo||
DeSalvo had at least two of BGSU's goals, and he had a bunch of the goals last weekend against Northern. If we do end up playing against them, he has to be the top dangerman.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||If you're looking for video||
If you're looking for video and have one of the Time Warner, Dish, DirecTV, Verizon FIOS, etc I strongly recommend BTN2GO. Great picture quality.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Yeah, my iPad is not even 3g,||
Yeah, my iPad is not even 3g, but I was able to steal my friend's time warner password. Hoping to use this at Yost on Friday to watch the end of the Michigan game.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Using BTN2GO for the first||
Using BTN2GO for the first time. Beautiful picture quality. Glad I'm a grad student and can watch this at work. Sadly, it's not available in the android marketplace yet, only in the Apple App Store.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Has anyone tried shooting||
Has anyone tried shooting using software like Qik Video or the like to shoot video on an iPad and live stream it to the web? How much battery life would this use, and how low quality would it be? And how upset would the University be?
|3 years 11 weeks ago||No advice, but good luck. As||
No advice, but good luck. As a lifelong Cubs fan and an electrical engineer, my dream of working for the Cubs may never happen.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Notre Dame had been in a huge||
Notre Dame had been in a huge slump, but played well against OSU. One thing to watch for is who starts in net for Notre Dame. It should be Summerhayes as he has outplayed Johnson, but it seems like Jeff Jackson keeps wanting to keep Johnson a chance much to the chagrin of ND fans. Anders Lee is starting to score again which is very scary.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Well this one looks to be||
Well this one looks to be over. 4-1 BGSU on a goal by Viselli. Looked to be another weak goal given up by Coreau. Under 8 minutes to go.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||About 13 minutes to go in the||
About 13 minutes to go in the third. NMU has been outplaying BGSU this period and even had a power play, but unable to score. If they continue to buzz, good things should start to happen.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||From what I've seen of this||
From what I've seen of this game, Coreau has played poorly. Seems to be out of position and letting up juicy rebounds that BGSU has cashed in. There were NMU fans complaining yesterday that they wish Ellington had gotten pulled in favor of Coreau in that game, wonder if they still feel that way.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||End 2, still 3-1 BGSU. And I||
End 2, still 3-1 BGSU. And I agree with all previous sentiments that LSSU is a lot less talented than Notre Dame. Hopefully Notre Dame doesn't play up to their potential or we'll be in for a tough weekend. Notre Dame will also be playing for a tourney berth most likely. Maybe NMU can show up for the third.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Now BGSU up 3-1 with 5:30 to||
Now BGSU up 3-1 with 5:30 to go in the second. Burkel from DeSalvo. That line is killing it.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||BGSU just scored on a||
BGSU just scored on a rebound, up 2-1 with 7:30 left in the second. DeSalvo with his second of the night, and 5th goal of the weekend.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I got 4 SRO to Opening Day. I||
I got 4 SRO to Opening Day. I was in super quick, as SRO tickets are numbered chronologically. It seemed as if there were almost no real seats available for opening day today?
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Simple Solution||
Stephen M. Ross needs to sell his share of the Dolphins and build us a domed baseball stadium. Then we could host nonconference games early in the season.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||So if we win out, and OSU||
So if we win out, and OSU wins their next game, does that mean we'd be rooting for OSU to beat MSU so that we could get a share of the big ten title, but that would drop us to the 3 seed? But if OSU were to lose to MSU we'd be the 2 seed? Win win?
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Slight correction||
This is the second to last Mason Cup I believe. The BTHC won't form until 2013-2014, and thus the CCHA will not disband until after the 2012-2013 season. One more season of CCHA fun.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I had called off our trip due||
I had called off our trip due to the impending snow storm, but after seeing such a light dusting in the Ann Arbor area, we picked up tickets this morning in section C. Anyone further south on US-23 want to comment on if they got hit by the storm at all?
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I was actually a fan of Rio||
I was actually a fan of Rio Wraps. Thought their burritos were pretty decent, and perfect for lunch during class in Mason Hall. But I do agree that Burrito Joint is awful, but somehow still open.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Places to eat?||
I plan on heading down from Ann Arbor both nights. Any ideas of where to grab some food? Preferably with easy parking. Also, is there a lot by the arena that we can park at? Any idea what corner that is on?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Third Pairing||
I thought the third pairing wasn't that bad on Friday night. It only got bad on Saturday because Kevin Clare suffered an injury that required Red to play both Serville and Chaisson, which I don't think we have seen since Merrill has come back. I didn't think it'd be that big of a loss, but Kevin Clare is clearly a step up from the other two. As long as Clare is back, there is no way Red will roll the top four significantly more often. Also, Travis Lynch was out on Saturday, and Rohrkemper was in for him. Another injury?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hilton Ft Worth||
We are curerntly planning on staying at the Hilton Ft Worth. We're more of a Ft Worth crowd than a Dallas crowd and are coming with a very large group.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Ummm...you have something||
Ummm...you have something against the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? It is incredible. I'm sorry if you're not a fan of the books, but it is amazing to see that place. And secondly, I'm not saying that any of the locations are any better than another location, just that if it's some place you have never been, it's nice to enjoy a new vacation spot.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Orlando||
I was in Orlando for three days or so for the shuttle launch this past spring/summer. It is a pretty decent time. You can go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter/Universal Studios for a day. You can go to Epcot for a day. And then you can just drink for a day. It's not like you're going there to live. You're just exploring the city, there'll enough touristy things to do.
I was also in Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl, and while it wasn't as great of a bowl location as New Orleans, it was still a good time. Game day is spent tailgating and going to the game and crying as was the case last year. And then you also have New Year's Eve to knock off a day on the trip. You can also spend New Year's Day at the bar watching bowl games if your game isn't on that day.
Going to bowl games is just a good excuse to take another vacation in a location that you wouldn't normally go to and show your support for something that you do love. And yes, I will be in Dallas this September and exploring the Ft Worth area.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Any idea if we can just show||
Any idea if we can just show up right at 10 AM and still be able to get in? Just want to witness it live. Never done basketball gameday.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Rasterbator||
Not sure about the first part. But I have a few ideas for part 2. Not sure how others do it, but I would suggest a software called Rasterbator (not a perverted joke). It allows you to upload an image, choose how big you would like it, and what size margins and then prints out multiple sheets of paper. It'll print everything using dots rather than solid ink to save ink I believe. However, from a distance it is perfect. From there you just line the pieces of paper up and tape them together. I would then suggest taping it to poster board or to cardboard.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||This is the second email I||
This is the second email I received, which is what others were quoting I imagine.
And that was sent to nonseason ticket holders. So I imagine that means that everyone is welcome. All I was pointing out was the time that they would let you line up so people wouldn't waste their time.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||This is part of an email that||
This is part of an email that all student season ticket holders received last week.
It seems to indicate that they will not let people start to line up prior to 5 AM.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I'll be simple||
Bloomin Onion then an 11 ounce outback special please. Unless you're in the Ann Arbor area, then I'd like to go to Knight's Steakhouse. TIA
|3 years 14 weeks ago||The free press is saying that||
The free press is saying that it will be Western Michigan this year, but I thought I had previously heard it was St Cloud State. Not sure if they got the boot to try to get better attendance.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Tell your stories!||
Tell your stories!
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Think of this as a vacation||
We have gotten together a group of 20+ recent alums/grad students, so not rich by any means, but we have decided to all meet in Dallas. A vacation/reunion of sorts. I would like the athletic department to continue scheduling interesting events in different locations like this.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||The last two bowl games they||
The last two bowl games they allowed you to pick up student tickets at the Michigan Ticket Office before everyone left for break. Once at the stadium, you didn't have to show any id. This is different than they do for other postseason events such as hockey. If you buy hockey regional tickets or frozen four tickets as a student, you have to show MCard at the game site.