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|5 hours 39 min ago||Crappy bathrooms||
there was something appealing about peeing on the wall in the old bathrooms. When the whole wall was a urinal, the waits seemed pretty small for the mens. I am guessing the women were very happy about the renovation.
|5 hours 43 min ago||I liked the lettering||
but the press box itself was a major eyesore. It looked cheap in comparison to everything else.
|5 hours 45 min ago||Very much agree||
Had season tickets from 98-02 and just loved the atmosphere. When they put the second level above in 03, I sat at the top of the lower bleachers and was suprised how quiet is was. Now when I go back, everything seems so stale and clean. Its weird to see people attend games now who have no intention of watching as they sit in big comfy chairs. There is really no need to have more than score, time, shots, and penalty minutes on a scoreboard, so all the new score board is used for is to distract with ads and dumb games.
Still a fun time, but the magic is gone. Or maybe I'm just now old, and attending games as a student just can't be replicated.
|5 hours 53 min ago||Doubleeeeeeee||
|5 hours 53 min ago||I miss Ferry Field||
|21 hours 17 min ago||Like the Adidas||
Like the bright yellow over the Orange yellow
|1 day 4 hours ago||The maize stripe on the sleeves||
reminds me of the halo on the big house.
Also, with the sleeves so short, I really don't think there is anything more necessary than just the number on the shoulder.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Maize around numbers||
is sublte, but gives dimension to the numbers. Also, as you stated, like Lebowski's rug, it really ties things together.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Good point about the home/home unis in The Game||
This would also prevent both programs from using that game to do a unique design for that one game. Brings nice nestalgia to me.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Was going to state the same||
I think Devin looks awesome up there. Take away the patch and white with large thick Blue numbers and maize outline on front/back and sleeve looks good to me.
I'm probably being heretical here, becuse it is the adidas jersey that I think looks the best, but then again, I also like adidas version of Maize better too. Just a personal preference, but the bright yellow really pops against the dark blue. The true maize always looked orangy (its a word now) to me.
I wouldn't mind if the sleeve numbers got switched to the sugar bowl stripes. If they ever did a throwback white pants (not a preference of mine, but I know a lot would like it) having two similar large stripes on the side of the pants (straight stripes, none of this organic crap), would make the design work together and would save the pants from looking like long underwear.
|1 day 6 hours ago||No offense||
but what you are arguing now is purely linguistics. In the context of Harbaughs statement, he stated that he thinks (truly or not) that his worth (value to your statement above) to the University is less than $5 million. I know you are not a lawyer, but it seems you are playing games with technicality of the meaning of the word rather than the intent of the word.
Your argument still doesn't hold value. I sold my car to my brother for nothing. That does not mean that it was worth nothing (he sold it years later for a few hundred dollars), but my brother was going back to school to change careers and I had just gotten my first job and wanted a new car. You can't simply say Jim Harbaughs worth is $5 million when his market value is probably much higher, but he chose this salary in part, because of his love for the University.
Your argument seems to be purely based on a technicality of a word, and even then doesn't hold up very well.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Yes and No||
Yes, goods are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. The housing market is insane in some areas right now. My neighbor bought in 2010 and, without doing anything to the house, is going to make a good deal because there is now a better market for the same house.
When it comes to the business world, I would definitely not say that everyone is worth what they are making. There are plenty of times that someone comes in with a great resume and smooth talking and gets hired, only to learn that they can't perform the job they are hired for, and it's 6 months of pain or more before you let them go.
There is also a great deal of cronyism/ nepotism, buddies club in the business world that allows for inflated payments for unqualified people. I know at my company that the people running it, ran with very little oversight, hired and paid their friends or gave inflated contracts to friends to do work, only to run the company into bancruptcy. This doesn't even get into people that are just better at negotiating their salaries.
So yes, there was someone willing to pay someone a huge salary, but their worth was not what they were making. Note this can also work on the flip side, as there are people who could get more that don't, because they'd rather pass on those to others. I think Harbaugh and the CEO of Costco are two examples of people who could have gotten more and than what they are paid.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I hate stickers||
To me it's similar to putting a bumper sticker on a car.
If we are going to have them, How about maize smiley faces for good plays and frowny faces for bad plays.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks for making me not the only one||
I was trying to imagine some jumbo set in the backfield or some weird TE configuration and trying to imagine Peppers not being able to catch up. Reminds me we have a very young recieving group.
|1 week 1 day ago||I grew up playing a lot of soccer||
and still play soccer in my 30s. I've also attended a match in Germany that was one of the best sporting events I've ever been to. With that said, I really watch very little soccer. For some reason it doesn't translate live to television for me. I agree that Lacrosse could grow quickly in the next decade as it skyrocketed this last decade.
A nice combination of soccer, football, and hockey.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great Stuff Alex||
I usually am not a fan of the NIT, but I had the same feeling you did in regards to this team. They are fun to watch play. It seemed as if the light went on for a lot of the young players and the offense started to take shape.
Next year will be interesting. I think their offense comes up a lot. Maybe not as efficient as the previous two years, but on the flip side, it appears the defense should be much tougher than we've had previously.
I wonder how Beilein will split the minutes. Last few years have been a lot of minutes for startes, but now he has a legitimate bench to play with too.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing gets past most of you detectives||
Yes, it was staged, but it was done very well. The set up was great and the fan sold the not dancing thing great.
This is the type of wow factor thing that Brandon should have gone for. Guys that become infamous on their own. I've said this before, but about 6 years or so ago, there was a Hot Dog Man in the crowd, who came up with an amazing amount of hot dogs out of no where and got the student section up and having fun during a quarter break. The one time I saw him, he got kicked out. I always thought it would have been much better to see him "sponsered" by UofM (i.e. give the man a bunch of hotdogs to do every game), but don't tell anyone.
Great work by the Timberwolves, fan, and KG.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That was well written||
and an incredibly crazy experience.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio State 2011||
It was an absolutely beautiful day, and Michigan broke a long losing streak to OSU, yet, the beginning was just not a fun experience. We got into our seats and even though they weren't great, people were jammed in, so my wife didn't have a seat. An OSU fan three rows back was drunk out of her mind and somehow found us. We played the don't engage game until my wife finally told her to just leave us alone and somehow she did.
As the first quarter starts, my wife is sitting on my lap when we sit down. When we stand, an old man next to me is leaning hard into me. I just assume this is how the day has to go until HE flips out saying I'm in his space. I show him how when I sit down I am not on his little Michigan seat cushionAnd stand up and sit down a couple times to show him. He then complains about where my feet are (directly in front of me). He then says "don't fuck with me". By then I've had enough and yell at him to go get the ushers, go home, or just deal with it.
My wife is crying cause she hates conflict, and his wife (who is much bigger) switches seats and there is now plenty of room. People leave our row and the rest of the afternoon is a great success (outside of build me up buttercup right before an OSU sure TD is overthrown right in front of us), but that soured my many great experiences in the big house. I expected the OSU fan stuff, but not the crap from the old man rooting for the same team.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Weird, cause you are the guy||
Who gets mad when certain people wear certain types of jerseys (not all types) to sporting events.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If they bought it for $500,000||
and make $250,000 a year, then they are well off. Even despite their equity. And although the equity is just a number until you sell, being able to sell and make money on a house is a huge deal.
It seems that this is a hard case to make no matter what. The only reason she doesn't feel wealthy is because she compares herself to people who have more. Choosing to like in a desirable place full of wealthy people and paying more to get less is a choice of the wealthy. Although I don't make near as much as her parents do, I feel I am wealthy in I am able to make these types of choices, despite not being able to get a dream house in the exact location I want.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||MgoBlog CFO* here||
We are going to start initiating a yearly "Donation" to allow users to access new information. Also, the more you donate, the more MgoSUPERpoints you get. Long time members who have provided great content will not be able to keep their MgoPoints going forward, but will be able to purchase MgoSUPERpoints to remain what we call MgoSUPERusers.
The server has been maximized so now we can initiate the new pop up advertisements to remind users to make a purchase off of the MgoStore everytime you open a new thread or just every few minutes. Hit F5 to automatically get that popup. These new pop up ads are really going to give you that WOW experience you've been asking for. At the opening of the page, In The Big House will be run on repeat at full blast, so make sure your computer speakers are turned up.
Boring writing content will go down, because reading is for nerds and we want to maximize the experience of MgoBlog.
We've really listened to the readers of MgoBlog and decided that they don't know what they are talking about, and have no idea what they want.
* Not yet official CFO, but I'm trying to throw my name out there. I really think Brian can maximize his revenue over the next few months, as his readership will keep coming like sheep for a short duration.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Spartan Hatred||
My wife works at Mott, and a lot of her coworkers are spartan grads. It is amazing to me, the stories that she tells, about how much those cowrkers hate Michigan. It's just bizarre to me that someone would carry that much hate around, when they work at Mott and are a small part of what makes the University great.
I get annoyed by Dantonio and Izzo, and always want to beat them, but outside of playing them in sports, I just don't have any hate towards State. It is a weird state of mind over there.
I also think this is somewhat new, since none of my friends that went there in the late 90s, early 2000s ever showed the type of hatred that seems to come out of students now.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you||
I have no beef with Hoke. I was often confused with his offensive playcalling, and frustrated with his overall results, but at no time did I believe his values or goals conflicted with mine. He, by no means, deserves a piece like this. Dave Brandon fully deserves this.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
I am under the impression that Brandon, being the egomaniac he is, has a google search on himself, and will find this article. I don't think he will not read this, which makes me happy.
Just to pile on, I also hated how he made sure people knew he took a pay cut to come to Michigan, despite being way overpaid for an AD. And also his Morris incident "interviews" that he tried to micro manage got more notoriety for how they had to take place and what could be asked, then whatever information he spouted during the interview itself.
It's wierd that Bo mentioned that Brandon had an open door policy at Dominos so that anyone in the company could tell him how it could improve. I guess I should have focused more on the line that not many in the company took advantage of that, since we all know from his stint at AD, this open door policy probably lead to a lot of, "well why don't you go work for another pizza company. We don't need you" type e-mails.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Hackett||
What is amazing to me is how at ease I am after reading this because of one man, Jim Hackett. I know it is way to soon to know what his final contribution to the program and University will be, but man, does he seem to get it. His handling of the coaching search (landing Harbaugh with supposed Mullen in back pocket) is amazing. His house clearing of yes men who value some Wow* experience (smae music and fireworks as all other venues, just louder), has been amazing. He at least appears to get it.
I guess we will see if the Big House is opened up again, or if the band makes is return as the best option for musical entertainment on game day. It is amazing how many wrongs can be righted so quickly.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||I get what you are saying||
but I guess I disagree. I'm sure it's disappointing to see a player move on to greener pastures, but just as you stated about 5th years not getting resigned because they aren't getting it done, I get the gist that the coach is more concerned about the fact that his team is not going to be as good as it could be, thus hurting HIS (the coaches) chance at landing a better job or getting a raise.
Coaches shouldn't get the benefit of treating their players like employees, and then getting hurt because of the fact that they developed those players and am sad to see them go. It's not that people can't understand why the coach is upset, it's the hypocrasy of not allowing a player to move on and claiming feelings in this case, and then making it a performance business case when he doesn't renew a 5th year.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||Good on you!||
Sports fandom is irrational. There is no good reason I spend 12 weekends of the year fretting over some 18-23 year olds throwing some goofy ball around while trying to cross some arbitrary line while trying to stop some other 18-23 year olds from doing the same.
Especially paying to watch them while crammed in with 110,000 other crazy folks. But, it's fun and wearing what you want to support the team is part of that fun. I worry very little about what some sports snob say is appropriate (especially when somehow a t-shirt is more appropriate than a jersey or somehow, some jerseys are more ok than others).
Keep on Keepin on.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Why are hockey sweaters the exception?||
I've seen this said a lot. Basebll jerseys can actually look pretty nice with button downs. Football jerseys are usually shiny t-shirts.
I never understand why people care if someone wears a jersey to a game to show support (especially people who follow high school kids recruiting). The Hockey jersey is ok always seems like the OP is trying to appeal to Brian, since he wears a hockey sweater.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Athlete's perspective||
you are recruited by a handful of coaches. One you take a large liking to and love their coaching style. He promises to be your coach for 5 years only to leave to a better opportunity after only 1.
It sucks for the kid, in yours, it sucks for the coach. We all get it. But no one thought Brady Hoke was a bad guy for leaving his players in San Diego. Why should the players who aren't being paid millions be held to some higher moral standard than the coach.