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|14 hours 1 min ago||Not only was this posted||
Not only was this posted yesterday, but you posted a Bleacher Report article...
...however, with that said, I do like these uniforms.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Last I checked when I was||
Last I checked when I was thinking of bringing my kid to a basketball game last year, there is no age limit, even if you're bringing your baby who was born yesterday. For Crisler and the Big House, every single person going to the game needs a ticket, and whether they're going to put their butt in that actual seat is irrelevant. A bit ridiculous as many sporting venues use the 2 years and under get in free policy.
Damn you Dave Brandon!!!! /s (or am I...)
The oldest I've seen any major college or pro sports allow free entry for children on a regular basis is 3 years old and even that's rare, so I think you'll be paying for your 4 year old to watch any game from here on out.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I can't speak specifically to||
I can't speak specifically to bringing a kid to the Big House, but I do have recent experience on bringing my 1 year old daughter (turns 1 on Friday) to a Tigers game a couple weeks ago. It wasn't all that bad, but it is not something I plan on doing until she is a few years older, as it was tough. As there is no room for her to safely walk or sit by herself, she had to be on our lap or carried. This made things pretty annoying/obnoxious when it came to people having to get up from our row or vice versa. Also, CoPa was pretty lenient. We were able to bring in a fully stocked diaper bag as well as a travel stroller. If I'm not mistaken, you'd be hard pressed to be able to bring in much of anything into the Big House.
She did end up loving it though for the most part when we got to sit in our seats uninterrupted. She thought the roar of the crowd and the clapping was the greatest thing ever, and she was old enough that the sights and sounds weren't over-stimulating for her. She also made a lot of friends in the form of people who were more interested in making funny faces and speaking baby to her than watching the game. Regardless, she only made it through the 4th inning until she let us know it was time to go. So, add in the added restrictions of Michigan stadium, the increase in action and sounds, and it creates a place that I don't plan on taking my daughter to for a long while. Hope this helped and good luck in whatever you decide to do.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I get very emotional during||
I get very emotional during Michigan football games (see overly upset), as I'm sure many of us here do, so I honestly prefer to watch the game at home even when it's a game I have the oppurtunity to go to. Heck, my wife even had to drag me out to the OSU game last season and the MSU game the year before because I didn't think I could handle watching them in person. So yeah, give me some beer and/or Cuba Libres, some appetizers I can pop in the oven throughout the afternoon, and few pillows to punch, and I'm ready to make a day of it. The less people around me, the better (for all parties involved).
|2 days 15 hours ago||Usually, they shoot for||
Usually, they shoot for running production until Labor day I believe. However, ever since the rest of the country found out about it, Bell's cranks out so much of it that you can easily find it in stores well past that date...
|2 days 16 hours ago||Oregon's the best? Well,||
Oregon's the best? Well, that goes to show how little I know about craft beer outside of my own little bubble. On another note, when I lived in Arizona, I was never dissapointed with the output from the hometown breweries, most especially Four Peaks. I would've thought they'd be higher up on this list...
|3 days 9 hours ago||Then who?||
|3 days 10 hours ago||I am not 85 years old.||
I am not 85 years old, nor am I Charlie Day / Dayman...
|3 days 10 hours ago||EXTERMINAAAAATE!||
|3 days 11 hours ago||Whoa, what happened to your||
Whoa, what happened to your points? Did I miss something?
|4 days 10 hours ago||All of the sudden, you strike||
All of the sudden, you strike me as a fellow who probably has abnormally muscular forearms...
|4 days 11 hours ago||At some point in the negging||
At some point in the negging of a post (let's just say at 50 negs for now), it becomes evident that the OP's opinion is not just being met by a cold reception from from MGoBlueBloods with maize n' blue googles on, but that what he is saying is selfish, irrational, not as thought out as he believed and against a base principle that all Michigan fans share. So yes, here comes the negbang, but by courtesy of Wolverine fans in general, not just your "mgomafia."
|4 days 11 hours ago||At least with this season||
At least with this season opener, I don't think PGB's thoughts/stance is as unique of one has it might have been in the past. I can't blame him for boycotting this game as I too think this is a lose-lose situation and that this moronic scheduling should have never took place. Difference between me and PGB is that no matter how hard I try, or how much I talk it up, I do not have enough self control in my body to not watch a Michigan football game. I'll be bitter about it leading up to kickoff, but I can't help having all of that negativity melt away once that ball is placed on that tee...
|6 days 5 hours ago||is that who Lord Grantham is? I thought he was||
is that who Lord Grantham is? I thought he was mwolverine...I really need to brush up on my MGoAlterEgo knowledge...
|1 week 2 hours ago||Mr.Mario86. Whenever I needed a laugh, I could||
Mr.Mario86. Whenever I needed a laugh, I could count on some inane adolescent nonsense coming from him, not to mention the epic "Magnus' mom" meltdown (was that him or Mr. Rager...) or whatever it was that eventually caved him.
Past that, Space Coyote and Brown Bear, and while I vocally wasn't a fan early on, I've liked OMGShirtless ever since he outted RDT.
|1 week 1 day ago||I guess you could say...||
that the OP can "count" on that...
|1 week 1 day ago||...||
|1 week 2 days ago||Good catch. My brain knew it||
Good catch. My brain knew it was 2003, but my fingers thought otherwise
|1 week 2 days ago||2005 - Michigan vs. Minnesota: The Comeback.||
Ugh, Friday games. I was a senior in high school and my football team had a game against Mt. Pleasant. We were being fed occasional updates on the Michigan game from the sideline, which shortly stopped after our half time because it was looking like a blowout. It also didn't help that it was close, tough game that essentially ended on a failed QB sneak deep in their territory on 4th down (I was center, I dove and cleared room well past the marker and the QB was pretty much on top of me, so it was a bullshit spot by the blind zebras).
Anyways, as we were getting on the bus to head back home, someone asked what happened with the Michigan game (that had also since finished). Appearing hearing the news of the miraculous comeback, everyone forgot about our tough loss and erupted into shocked celebration. So yeah, that is how I missed one of the greatest games in Michigan football history.
|1 week 2 days ago||I've not ashamed to admit I have a few...||
1. I was the ball boy for a bunch of home games during the second season of the Fab Five, so while I was still fairly young, I was about as invested in a particular team as I ever have been. Needless to say, while watching the Michigan/UNC game on TV, as soon as the technical was called after CWebb's infamous timeout, the waterworks got turned on.
2. Michigan vs. OSU - 2006. With Bo's passing, it's fair to say that every Michigan fan was already a bit emotional. To top that off, a trip to the championship game was in our grasp and it was an intense game. I couldn't handle losing that game. As soon as it ended, I decided to walk home the few miles from the bar rather than drive back and may have shed a few tears out of frustration.
3. Michigan vs. Western - 2011. I had just moved back to Ann Arbor the Thursday before this game after living in Arizona for 5 years and hadn't been to a Michigan football in 7+ years. A friend got my wife and I tickets to the game as a homecoming present. While I'm not sure tears were literally shed, while I was I sitting in my seat, my lip was certainly quivering as I watched the Wolverines run out on the field and touch the banner. It was like being at my first Michigan football game all over again.
4. "You have left and wonderful legacy for every team that ever follows you. You just won the National Championship." - Lloyd Carr. C'mon, any Michigan fan watching Lloyd Carr talk to his players after that Rose Bowl, no matter how manly, started bawling tears of happiness as soon as he said those words.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey...stuff.||
|1 week 3 days ago||Certainly it shouldn't be||
Certainly it shouldn't be mentioned in a thread created by StephenRKass, lest his wife find out about it...
|1 week 3 days ago||During basketball season,||
During basketball season, somehow in a thread (which may have been related to Aaron Craft), the conversion of assists to turnover ratio came up in order to compare the efficiency of players. Other players (i.e. - Caris, that kid from Creighton, etc...) got wrapped up in this, and I said something to the effect of how non-sensical it was to use assists to TOs when comparing primary ballhandlers to secondary offensive role players as it is about as apples to oranges as you can get. Brandon replied back with something mild but to the contrary that really made me question his analytical abilities.
Now, it wasn't anything real major or memorable, and while I don't doubt basketball may not be his best topic, I for whatever reason could no longer could find it in me to really trust him as a great pillar of knowledge like some of the other guys here, let alone that I didn't find his writing to terribly interesting. I don't think he sucked by any means, but we have had and will continue to have others here (whether it be in a official capacity or not) who will be able to contribute a little better.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||I agree with this on the||
I agree with this on the parking side of things. Use Pauline as a base and see how close you can park to Main St. on one's of its side streets. There's plenty of free street parking to be had at a reasonable walking distance from the stadium. I usually end up parking on Sunnyside Blvd off of Seventh. If you last the whole game, be prepared for it to take a while to get out of those neighborhoods, most especially if you try to leave through Pauline...
Edit - also, don't get off at Jackson. Avoid it if you can help it. I'm already on the west side of A2, but it I was coming from the west side of the state, I'd get off at Zeeb, go down Jackson towards A2, turn right on Wagner, turn left on Liberty, turn right on Maple, turn left on Pauline. You'll avoid pretty much all traffic that way.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||(No subject)|
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Happy Friday, everyone!||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, you're not alone there...||
I saw the thread title early this morning and disregarded it. But I had to take a look when I saw it again just now, as I was wondering how in the world the mods had dared to leave a "best bar to watch..." thread up for so long. Turns out a combination of a better title and me not being so judgemental of threads soley because of their titles would have gotten me to read the OP a lot sooner, and without any negative preconceived notion of it's content...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I have a good friend who got||
I have a good friend who got a masters in Sports Management just a couple years ago. That plus a combination of a high up contacts netted her a nice position in one of the non-revenue sports, followed by an even nicer position recently in the athletic department of another university in the state.
So, to me, it seems ultimately the contacts you have in athletic departments/organizations beforehand is probably the most important part to getting your foot in the door, but that degree should help you walk through it once you get that far. So, question is, do you have contacts in high places to begin with, because if not, I wouldn't expect that degree to get you into the good ol' boys club on it's own.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sure sounds like code speak||
Sure sounds like code speak for: I'm scared of travelling north of the Mason-Dixon line and/or playing a game where the stands are not predominantly filled with our fans, so I'll justify our non-conference schedule by trashing the bottom of the barrel B1G teams and pretend that East Carolina is a relevant team year in and year out.
Let's call it as it is Spurrier, home field advantage for a nearby smaller fan base team is less imposing than home field advantage for even a (midwest based) B1G team that's been crappy as of late.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Wouldn't matter even if it was possible...||
I don't know much about Nascar, but I do know that a handful of the major speedways unfortunately make the Big House look quite puny. I think the one in Indy has a capacity of like 250k...