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- Poor PR and Crisis Management skills: most evident in the handling of the Shane Morris concussion aftermath.
- Alienation of students from major sports (overpricing student tickets for football, overselling student tickets for basketball), thus reducing future fans.
- Alienation of alum/fan season ticket holders for football. Overcharging and then offering discounts to others for the sake of capturing consumer surplus is how you treat consumers, not fans.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This word "anonymously"...||
...I don't think it means what you think it means.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Never root for an injury. Ever.||
It's college football. If you're truly rooting for an 18-22 year old to be injured, you need to take a good hard look at your life.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||If Michigan wins...||
...I will 100% be rooting for OSU. If it's a close game and they pull it out at the end, I will be actively cheering. OSU winning, in isolation, doesn't bring me any joy. Michigan playing a de facto division championship game brings me much joy. This is what I'm cheering for.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||31-0 Michigan Wins!||
Michigan will be out for blood.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||31-3 Michigan||
The jug is coming home!
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I want to share...||
...but I'm already feeling over confident and don't want to anger the DISRESPEKT gods.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||33-0 Michigan!||
I can't bet against the shutout.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Me!||
My first home game of the year. Go Blue! Beat the Wildcats!
|29 weeks 4 days ago||16-0 Michigan Wins!||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan 31, Maryland 6||
UM can't get the shutout due to a couple of pesky field goals. This decline in defensive output will be concerning to many.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Logged in just to upvote.||
I don't always login to MGoBlog, but when I do, it's to upvote awesome comments.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe...||
Many people overtly accused Harbaugh of hiring Lions' mom in an attemt to recurit the transfer student.
Maybe Hargaugh recruited Lions in order to hire Lions' mom.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Sam Adam's Octoberfest||
I deny myself the pleasure until football season officially kicks off... WHICH IS TONIGHT!!!
I may also warm up with a nice glass of Glenfiddich 12.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||The Victors!||
1.) The Victors - Michigan
2.) Sports Song - Wierd Al Yankovic
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Need to analyze, but...||
...if this is true, Michigan football is about to lose a life long fan. I will NOT root for cheating.
I don't want the team I love to become another semi-pro team like Alabama or Ohio State.
What's a good team to root for? I may have to go MAC level to avoid this. I'm thinking Central Michigan. Thoughts?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I'll give the guy a chance||
While he may fit the "Dave Brandon" mold, we should all remember that Dave did some great things for non-revenue sports and turned a healthy profit for the department. His mistakes, while huge, are easy to avoid going forward.
Let's give Hackett a chance to show us what he can do.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Don't depend on a quick turn around||
Tell yourself, tell your friends, shout it from the rooftops...
Do not expect or depend on a quick turnaround. Good coaches can win with existing rosters. Great coaches have long term plans for turning around/building a program. We want the latter.
Regardless of who our coach is next year, they should be given 5-6 years before being judged based on the results on the field. We want a coach who can recruit and develop, eventually replacing seniors with upper classmen who fit his system, style, and game plan.
This is how you become great again.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Tomorrow will be a great day!||
While this season may not be what we hoped for, remember that, tomorrow, we get to watch our favorite football team take their home field for the last time until for about 9 months. Enjoy the day and beat the Terps!
Go Blue! Celebrate the seniors!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Good luck, Dave||
I wish you well. I wish you elsewhere.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday.||
This means that tomorrow, I get to watch my favorite team in the world play a football game.
Also, I will be making some delicious Jalapeno Chile con Queso for my tailgate.
Everyday is a gift, my friends.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Go Blue, Beat State!||
I love cheering for Michigan. I love cheering for the underdog. I guess I should embrace when these two passions align. Go Blue!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Should still be fired.||
The football Wins and Losses are relatively low on the priority of why David Brandon should be fired.
Due to all of the above, I've gone from a lock to buy season tickets next year, my first season as a graduate, to planning to buy a game at a time on stub hub/groupon/living social.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||It would be an upset.||
Your post sums up one of the biggest reasons our program continues to be down.
We need to admit the true current state of things. We don't need improvement, we need a turnaround. You can't move forward if you have no clue where you currently stand.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yes||
College athletics is not about making money, nor wins and losses, it's about bettering the lives of the student athletes first, other students second, and alum/fans third.
Prior to the season, he had failed at the second two by trying to capture as much consumer surplus as possible (charge the most you possibly can, even if sales fall off, then offer discounts to cover the rest). It's unforgivable when you charge so much for the student tickets that students bail and you lose your future season ticket holders.
With concussion-gate, he proved that even the players are not coming first under his regime. While he did not make the immediate call to put Shane back on the field, he continues to fail horribly at the crisis management that followed.
I would still want Brandon gone if we had gone undefeated and won the national championship.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Everyone thought I was crazy...||
but I was really disappointed we didn't give him more time. Especially after reading Three and Out. Lose big, lose small, win small, win big. He appears to have shaved a year off that schedule.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Michigan Wins - People are still frustrated||
Michigan - 19
Gophers - 10
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Completely agree||
There is a time for editorializing. I'm frustrated too, but I'd to see "Pressers" and other more informative posts to stick to straight information and summarization.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Tomorrow = Michigan Football||
No matter what happens during the week, my soul knows that Saturday brings Michigan football.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I woke up kind of sad...||
...but then I remembered it was just a dream. We're going to beat Dame-ville by way more than that.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Don't blame Notre Dame...||
...I wouldn't want to have to play us either. Go Blue!