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|8 hours 21 min ago||Sorry,||
but I don't buy this for a second.
Dave Brandon has got the easiest job in America. . . smhmooze your big doners, roll in your scrooge McDuck pile of gold, and every once in a while approve some building projects or hire a sports coach. Just protect your cash cow( football) and serve your customers faithfully.
But unfortunately he's an egomaniac that wants to re-create what isn't broken, and put his mark on everything like a dog pissing on mailboxes.
Dave Brandon tripled the marketing staff of the athletic dept. . .. and every stupid scheme since then has been a desperate attempt for his flunkies to justify their salaries.
Michigan deserves first class facilities, and the $ to pay top coaches that demand excellence. Dave Brandon knows how to raise money, but so do many others . . . he was just the first one willing to spend it on coaches to buy some success.
Profits wont drop under his successor anymore than they dropped for his predecessor, assuming he hasn't single handedly alienated every last remaining Michigan fan; He's already losing a generation with the Hoke hire, constant minor league baseball schemes, and the general disdainful treatment of students.
The new president isn't stupid, he may not be a big sports fan, but having an athletic dept that at least "keeps up with the Jones" shouldn't be much of a problem.
|10 hours 31 min ago||but he still||
wont send the band.
|18 hours 44 min ago||Righted the ship?!||
Does this ship feel fucking "righted" right now?
Hoke came in, coasted to a great record with the previous coaches players and has been trending downhill ever since. I do give full credit to him & Mattison (with DB's $$$ hand) for helping improve the defense.
Hokes recruiting has been off-charts-impressive (particularly given the W-L record) but what has he developed them into yet other than the current train wreck. . .
Sure, I can see Dave Brandon press releasing that garbage , but I don't know anyone who'd actually beleive it.
Brian's Titanic imagery is a far better ship analogy. Hoke did safely steer us away from the shallow reef . . . directly into the iceberg.
|2 days 15 hours ago||if Shane isn't pushing Dg at this point during practices||
thats on the coaches as well.
|2 days 15 hours ago||It's not THAT uncommon||
my dick is named Maximus.
|2 days 15 hours ago||for the engineers out there . . .||
is there a physical limit to the number of individual blades that can be installed onto a razor head?
|2 days 16 hours ago||so tired of our power back||
trying to dance around cornerbacks
|2 days 16 hours ago||Dinosaur punt||
|2 days 16 hours ago||sure glad we "pinned them back"||
it's not like we'll need points today.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Is it too early||
to vote for Monkey Rodeo?
|2 days 16 hours ago||they go from seldom targeted||
to bullseye on the back!
|2 days 16 hours ago||you mods suck for not approving my comments!||
|1 week 2 days ago||It felt just like the atmosphere at the Super Bowl!||
except for the semi-crappy football being played.
thanks Dave Brandon!
|1 week 2 days ago||No way||
I was in section 2, nice sideline seats, about halfway up (46). My sec & row looked full, but was just about 3/4+ full with people spread out. Looking around the stadium with binoculars showed a similar story. . . eveyone had plenty of room to relax. The empty spots up high in the corners are obvious, but the rest of the stadium tell more of the story.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||or||
They re-painted the wall text.
|9 weeks 1 min ago||Hey||
I think you've just stumbled onto the answer to the student section conundrum!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||12 pm||
I never realized that lunchtime was it's own WOW Factor®
Will there be a 100,000 PB&J giveaway?
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||If Hoke was smart||
he would have said 2017.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||fair enough||
but from every scouting report on App St. for the last couple years (including this year) the 2014 App St. team should be god awful, nothing like the 2007 team.
We crush them and . . . we may still be average at best. Or good, or great, or just as bad but happened to have a good game while they happened to crumble . . . ???
1st games are very rarely indicative of a team's season-long success, and that goes double for Michigan. After the CMU game did you really expect to almost lose to Akron?!
I'll revise my earlier statement. ND wont tell jus much either, wait for PSU.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Are you kidding?||
The 1st game of the season, against App St. "will really show . . ."
no, it won't show us a god damned thing because :
A. its the first game of the season
The next game against ND will show us about 10X more IMO.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hey Pal||
I'll have you know I'm 1/4 canadian, and comments like that make my blood positively tepid!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately||
it has to be something WORSE than covering up a 15 child rape scandal.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm so confused||
do I +1 you because I agree? or - 1 you because it's a negbang thread?
I need a ruling!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||yeah||
Doesn't the Megalopolis of Rudyard have one too?
Why, I don't know?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
but the original In Sault Ste. Marie (at the ferry dock to Sugar Island) is still the best.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Flying Wasp taken, then||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Oh I'm sure we will . . .||
For now you'll have to get your Wow factor/Superbowl-like experince from App State.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Mom's halftime show?||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Mom's halftime show?||
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||Dave the budget buster||
I've made my disdain of Dave Brandon known pretty often around here, but is like the board to consider a few things: