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|8 weeks 2 days ago||You missed a step. Fire||
You missed a step. Fire Hunter Lochmann, the worst Chief Marketing Officer in the country.
|9 weeks 5 hours 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
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 4 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.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Ricks, just start buying||
Ricks, just start buying shots of tequila.
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||PSA||
you guys do realize that survivor is premiering tonight right? beauty brains brawn! definitely watching that instead of the second half.
|40 weeks 4 days 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.
|40 weeks 4 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair you should give||
To be fair you should give him at least 2.5.
|41 weeks 5 days 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.
|43 weeks 2 days 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?
|45 weeks 3 days ago||On top of that Evan, Alex,||
On top of that Evan, Alex, and Maia are all Ann Arbor Huron grads.
|45 weeks 4 days 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.
|46 weeks 4 hours 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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.)