FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|20 min 57 sec ago||I love how many things people||
I love how many things people around here have opinions about.
|1 day 5 hours ago||What did tickets for the 1979||
What did tickets for the 1979 game cost? I can find media reports that Michigan got to keep the gate, but not the price.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Oh, dude||
They're supposed to come covered in shaving cream. I'm sorry you got ripped off, man.
|2 days 22 hours ago||The tobacconist in the Arcade||
The tobacconist in the Arcade has some stuff. The usual advice is to figure out how to use a safety razor before you go all the way to a straight razor, but since you already have the straight razors and don't have to buy them, I guess there's no need for that. Anyway, you're supposed to practice on a balloon until you can shave it without popping it before you try shaving yourself.
|3 days 13 hours ago||spam account|
|3 days 13 hours ago||don't underestimate the shoe factor!||
Caris has been in a walking boot every time i've seen him this summer. I bet he's only 6'7.5" without it.
|5 days 1 hour ago||No banhammers||
I've done a lot more obnoxious things than this without getting banned, and AFAICT nobody is saying anything that's actually offensive. There was one thread on the board from today when I posted this. There are now a total of three, including it. No harm in giving the people something to hate.
Downvoting me 4 times in this thread seems like enough, though, so I'm not going to post many more comments. Some collected responses here:
Magnus: I'm sorry you had to upvote this, but I'm impressed that you actually did it. Also I'm obviously Section1's alter ego, but we're different people anyway. It's like in the movie Twins. (I'm Arnold's character.)
GoBlueInNYC: That is basically the reaction I was going for. I feel like you've truly understood me.
Don: You've met me! But yes, I am very talented for a dog.
JDVan: There have been many satirical threads that weren't funny, but I can at least say that out of all the satirical threads that weren't funny, this one is not my least favorite.
MaizeMN: No pain. In virtue of some psychological defect, I did this for fun.
ducksterstepnoutsociety: I'm actually expecting a bill.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Sorry, Dave||
It's tough being a public figure sometimes. You have to endure all kinds of stupidity from bored people and procrastinators. I replied to you in the thread from the other day, btw, if you want to take a look at my recent posts.
I thought about titling the thread "My Most Downvoted Thread Ever" but I figured it'd get there soon enough without my encouragement.
|5 days 6 hours ago||yeah||
That's kind of what it is, with a free stupid joke at the beginning.
|5 days 8 hours ago||This also worries me||
But I don't know enough about the projects to know whether I'm just being paranoid.
The more present danger to my mind is that they could end up unable to find tenants for much of what they build, and you'll just have a nice-looking but largely uninhabited downtown with a lot of half-finished or never-started projects.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Responding to market||
Responding to market pressures is not illegal. There is about to be a big market pressure. They just need to get out of the way by acknowledging that contracts signed before the change are not indicative of what contracts signed after it should be like.
|5 days 22 hours ago||His base coaching salary is||
His base coaching salary is still about 10x too much.
|5 days 22 hours ago||…I don't care about the patches or Beyonce or whatever||
(i) The speakers are so loud my wife won't let me take my kid to games without ear-canal-covering earplugs and ear-covering headphones, which is a pain in the ass.
(ii) The TV timeouts make the game so long my wife doesn't want to go to games herself, which is a pain in the ass.
(iii) Thanks to a stupid AD decision, I can't buy a spousal ticket in the student section anyway, no matter how much I'm willing to pay. I stopped buying football season tickets because of this multiple seasons ago, even before my wife had decided she no longer wanted to go. I don't buy hockey season tickets because of it, even though she really wants to go to that. (Thanks to my wife, my household income had, at one point, sextupled since I started buying student tickets, so money is not the issue.)
(iv) Thanks to the NCAA's money-grubbing and our AD's money-grubbing, my own desire to go is impeded by a countervailing desire to vote against the status quo with my wallet and my feet. In fact, I've turned down free tickets on the 40 yard line to multiple games this year because I don't want to make what will be a 2.5 hour trip to cheer for an event put on by the current athletic department unless I think it'll be a great game. Prior to the Dave Brandon era, I'd planned to attend virtually every game in perpetuity.
(v) Re: TV: if Dave Brandon knew what he was doing and actually wanted to make the experience better than sitting at home, he'd lower concession prices, militate for shortened and reduced TV timeouts, and ensure that those massive scoreboards show as many replays as possible. It's not rocket science. The suits still can't figure it out.
So build another strawman and slurp Brandon all you want. He's fucking up. The people who have basketball tickets next to our seats, who have had tickets for decades, feel like this AD doesn't give a shit about them because they don't have a lot of money. The same goes for the current students. And they're right. And it's short-term thinking from a bunch of MBAs who can't understand anything they can't see in the next month's spreadsheet.
|6 days 1 hour ago||The Bando Defense!||
"Look, man, I just say shit on the internet."
|6 days 1 hour ago||a post wherein i deflect blame once per sentence||
Oh, I thought from your post that you thought it was news. I also can't ever tell who anyone is responding to if it's not within one or two posts of the target because the comment layout is ridiculous.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Well...||
I'm not sure you can complain that it makes walking in the street hard. The sidewalks behind the stalls are clear enough for most part.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Welcome to the internet||
That story's more than a year old.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I only have a small sample||
But I think a lot of donors and a lot of development people (i.e., fundraisers) were very happy to hear Schlissel say so clearly to Brandon who was actually in charge.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Priority Points||
This is great news, and I hope Schlissel fixes the Priority Points thing. It's a major problem IMO.
|1 week 7 hours ago||blame the registrar||
My dissertation defense is Monday since the post-defense corrections have to be submitted by August 1, so I came back from vacation in time to make some slides for the initial presentation. I don't hate Art Fair anyway, aside from what it does to parking.
|1 week 11 hours ago||This is nice||
If somebody could collect the players' names for 2015, that would be nice, too.
|1 week 1 day ago||I had the same reaction. I'll||
I had the same reaction. I'll just add one comment. The stadiums are not too big. The administration in Schembechler Hall is completely inept and the administration in NCAA Headquarters is completely corrupt. The suits are the problem.
|1 week 1 day ago||But price has been going up||
But price has been going up as demand has fallen, and we now have every indication that supply exceeds demand at face+PSL price. Check your high school economics textbook to see what should happen next.
|1 week 3 days ago||It comes from the fact that||
It comes from the fact that cops have been known to lie on the stand and it only takes one juror to worry about that.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think they're great||
And I love sitting back with my loved ones and watching a fireworks display every time I go to a single A baseball game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Quick||
There's at least thread one thread left on the board where you haven't made a stupid and completely irrelevant comment about player compensation. Better hurry up and get over there before it's too late for you to make an ass of yourself in front of everybody reading it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Neat trick||
How do you get the .mp3 of the crying infant to autoplay every time I read your comment?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure you're right||
I just don't think that sort of thing is very likely to hold up in court, when all the defense lawyer has to do is create a reasonable doubt.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd be kind of surprised if||
I'd be kind of surprised if they can get a conviction on the possession charge. If he's not stupid enough to confess, I'd think his lawyer would have a pretty easy time making a reasonable argument that there's no proof it's his coke. You've just got the cop's word that he would've seen the baggies if a previous detainee had put them there, and I'm not sure that's very convincing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dammit, Lochdog.||
Wtf is a gameday sponsor?