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|5 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 9 hours 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.
|6 weeks 11 hours 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.
|6 weeks 13 hours 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.
|6 weeks 13 hours 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.
|6 weeks 13 hours 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.
|10 weeks 4 days 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.
|11 weeks 5 days 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 7 hours 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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.)
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|13 weeks 6 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.