Mike Lantry, 1972
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- 5 years 30 weeks
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I don't disagree with your||
I don't disagree with your second part about the longer term picture. At all. And that's what I think worries me, is that this has the odor of an "activist shareholder" coming in and changing things up to maximize profits in the short term, with no concern paid for the long term. Obviously that's not entirely the case, as Brandon is a former Michigan football player himself and understands everything that goes along with that which can't be measured. As many have said above, I'm curious to see what happens next year.
As a fan of college football in general, though, it's hard not to see this as a bubble that will eventually pop. When people stop coming to games because prices are too high, schedules are too crappy, and the HD experience at home is enjoyable, then what? Couple that with the ongoing litigation about players unable to make money off of their own image and likeness, and things eventually will have to change. Does that mean ticket prices go down?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Every last $||
As a couple people mentioned above, Brandon is acting the CEO part and is trying to make as much money as possible for the AD. If 95% of the stadium buys tickets at $90, UM makes more money than if 100% of the stadium pays $70. From a "bottom line" perspective, sometimes a sellout is not even the desired outcome.
I'm hoping that the AD still places some non-monetary value on selling out the stadium, and would adjust prices accordingly. It energizes the fanbase, makes us proud to be at that game. Just think about how happy we were against ND, when we set the NCAA record for attendance.
** On a side note, true dynamic pricing would adjust the ticket price in both directions according to market value. This model only moves the price up if necessary, never down. I kind of think that's my biggest beef with this, and what makes it feel like an insult to us as fans.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Great Topic||
Driver: Taylor Made Superfast Burner 2.0. Like the weight balance on this, feels a little more end-weighted than some of the newer drivers (RBZ), so I feel like I get a little more "whip" and clubhead speed. Put an oversize grip on it, which allows me to swing a little harder and still have control. Highly recommend that.
3-wood: Mizuno F60. 15 degree with the stock stiff shaft. Really like the look of this, and when I was trying out 3 woods about 4 years ago, this one had the best ball flight for me. Was able to turn it over pretty well.
Irons: Mizuno MP-60. Muscleback, so not a true blade, but for my money, there's not a better feeling iron than a Mizuno.
Wedges: Cleveland forged. I have a couple different varieties, but swapped out my 5 wood for a 52-degree gap wedge, and that has helped me, being able to take more full swings with wedges on my approach. Big fan of the Cleveland wedges, though.
Putter: Taylor Made Rossa Monte Carlo 7. Center shafted putter, which to my eye feels right. I used to have an end-shafter putter, and it always felt like I was hitting it off center, especially on long putts. Putters are all about feel, though, so try a bunch and find whatever feels right to your eye.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Couple Maker's Manhattans for||
Couple Maker's Manhattans for happy hour, now working on a delicious Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitzgerald
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Don't think so||
I think that's Andrew Golata. Wladi Klitschko lets Hayden Panetierre (sp?) (seen on the right) do the "below the belt" work.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Valenti meltdown||
Thank you for linking to this again... Honestly made my week...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Totally agree||
They've shown a great amount of skill on the ball in the second half, much better than the first... The first half they weren't able to keep posession at all
|3 years 38 weeks ago||No||
Not with the sports bra on the back...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Martin Tyler?||
Especially because he's supposed to be the best of the English play-by-play men. I wished they would have acknowleged it, at least, after the fact.
|4 years 1 week ago||For example: Kwame||
Jamie, I 100% agree. There is a place for investigative journalism and "exposees" (2 e's equals accented e), especially with the corruption in the city of Detroit, and the, um, interesting situation of the auto industry. For example, their top notch work on exposing the tip of the Kwame corruption iceberg ended up getting a mayor removed from office, along with double digit numbers of his cronies thrown behind bars (and, if there is a god, the former mayor himself will join them again). It's just depressing and frustrating that a similar amount of effort was spent by the paper's employees trying to dig up another scandal at the U of M.
Reporters can always find "something" if they look hard enough. I just wish I understood why they felt the need to dig into the football program...
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Finally, a question I can answer||
I'm partial to Maxwell's (12th and Washington) or Harry's (5th and Washington, though a little pricier) close to the Dome. Stub and Herb's has really good burgers if you're looking for somewhere on the UMn campus.
As an aside, I'm still weighing whether I should go. I've been to 5 Min-Det games at the dome this year, and they've lost every one, some in amazingly frustrating fashion. I think I'm bad luck, and I really hate that place. And if they blow it, I'd rather just have my bourbon close and not have to talk to anyone. But, how often do you get to see your team clinch...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Newbie to the TC?||
For those weeks that you can't make it to AA, the official Michigan Alumni Club-Twin Cities bar is Bar 508, next to the Target Center, downtown Mpls. I wasn't there Saturday (at a cabin in Northern WI, thank god for Dish Network) but it's usually a pretty good crowd.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||The tigers...||
I hope to all available deities that Michigan football does not put together a 10 year stretch like the tigers did. But, I couldn't agree more that, as a fellow tiger fan, the pain made the sweet sweeter. That's a great reminder.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Word on Neyland||
Especially if the game you went to was the UT-Cal game from '04 where the Fighting Creamsicles scored the first 28 points or something on their way to a rout. It was pretty cool.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||If only irony was really that sweet...||
The sad part about the whole situation is how freaking perfect he would be in the spread and shred with Sammy Mac and Odoms. And it would have been that way for 4 years (maybe 3). Now he's playing as a freshman (which he said he wasn't keen on doing) in a system that hasn't yet figured out how to use him outside of a ISQD where he still picks up 10 yds. And will probably live in my nightmares for the next few years.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||People were booing...||
because of the sequence of events that led to Utah's last touchdown before the half. The Sheridan interception, the Troy Smith-like slicing of the defense, the option call with 2 seconds left instead of taking a knee. I think we all were just in shock.
That said, what did everyone expect? I didn't boo, and didn't like that others did. If there was ever a season where Michigan fans were going to need to be optimists, this is it. The stadium was absolutely dead throughout the third, and it only served as more ammo for those who call us fairweather fans.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Wait wait....||
They have a Panda Express on North Campus now??? God, I probably would be dead by now if they had that when I was there. Instead I dined on dollar double cheeseburgers and McChickens every evening.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I'll take them||
My girlfriend and I (both alums '04) are driving in from MN Friday night and will be tailgating on the golf course. We'd certainly love to use them if they're still available. Email me at <my user name>@gmail.com and we can figure out the details.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Benny's||
It's in that strip mall on S. Industrial and Stimson, next to that car wash, and behind that farmers market on State. The Southern omelette (3 eggs, sausage, hash browns, covered in sausage gravy) or the Chili Cheese omelette are great hangover cures and will fully stress your digestive system.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Well you know that even if||
Well you know that even if Harrington missed that putt, there was about a 0.0001% chance Sergio was going to make his to get into a playoff. But I did enjoy that Paddy didn't even give him a chance, even after he chunked a shot out of the bunker.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||RE: network music||
Did anyone notice during the US basketball team's whooping of China yesterday, they brought back the old NBA on NBC music? Awesome.