I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 weeks 6 days ago||A natural knee-jerk reaction,||
A natural knee-jerk reaction, I guess. Especially when the team isn't doing well.
I have a certain amount of respect for those who's fandom allows them to ignore what's going on.. all in for Michigan rah rah. I'd maybe be more like that if the Michigan athletic department was all in for us too.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||My comments weren't intended||
My comments weren't intended to be exciting. A fellow MGoUser asked for clarification, so I gave it.
Not that I require confirmation from others to validate what I'm saying about my own game day experience, but the issues i talked about are far from unique. Many other Michigan fans feel the same about those things. Some don't... those people are serious too. Your implication that the ordinary nature of my points detracts from validity makes no sense.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||A few gameday things: Trying||
A few gameday things:
Trying to create "traditions" as opposed to traditions forming and/or continuing on their own. The uniformz money grab in all of it's guises (alternates, un-retiring numbers, messing with the helmet). Advertising in the concourse areas. The seat cushion farce. Gimmicky halftime "shows". I'll throw in the faint rumblings about a mascot, and the abomination that was the halo. People messing with pagentry and traditions that do not need to be messed with, let alone messing with them for the sake of making more money.
One example from this past Saturday.... my son and I step out at halftime to get a pretzel and something to drink. There's a TV above the concessions area, and on it is nothing but advertising. No game stats, no highlights, no footage of the halftime show (which... on this Saturday was probably a good thing... my 6 yr old son.."Dad, why does that lady sound like that?").
Throw in escalating ticket prices juxtaposed with weak non-conference opponents, the wasteland that will be our home schedule every other year now, and the ticket games going on between the AD and the students (both in football and basketball), and it just looks more and more like the AD wants to bank on our love and loyalty to Michigan, but doesn't want to give any back to us in return.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I never thought it would||
I never thought it would cross my mind, but this year for the first time I've actually thought about not renewing my season tickets. It isn't much about the money (although it doesn't help paying thousands for the home slate we'll be getting), it is more about the feel of the game day experience now. The way the AD is running things, it doesn't feel like they care about us. Maybe they never did, and it's just now becoming more apparent in the "business model, branding" environment.
Memories of attending games with my brother while in school, and attending now with my son, and making new memories tailgating with friends made at football games over the years are a huge part of the reason I keep my season tickets. The AD has nothing to do with that stuff, so it will be enough to keep me around... but for how long?? Don't know.
My situation obviously isn't unique. Could be that it is becoming wide spread. Pretty sure that is a good sign that the AD is doing it wrong. If we were winning games this conversation wouldn't be happening, you say? You might be right that the conversation wouldn't be happening out in the open, but I bet long time season ticket holders would still be quietly letting their seats go as the corporate branded world increases it's hold on what used to feel like an experience about the game, not about the money to be made from the game.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||How about referrences to||
How about referrences to no-hitters while they are in progress. That gets you to the 7th circle of Bolivia.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||A few I like not on the||
A few I like not on the list:
Fitgers Brewhouse, Duluth MN
Schells, New Ulm MN
Caldera Brewing Company, Ashland OR
Lazy Magnolia, Kiln MS
Lb. Brewing Company, Hays KS
So many beers, so little time.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||In my opinion traditions||
In my opinion traditions happen on their own.... they just take shape within the atmosphere of whatever group. They don't get concocted by anyone.... especially not marketing think tanks. I'm looking at you DB.
With that said, I could definitly understand the argument that a grassroots type movement by the fans to create a tradition would be legitimate.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I bought a Panasonic 60"||
I bought a Panasonic 60" plasma a couple weeks ago. Absolutely the best TV I've ever had in terms of picture quality. Blue ray discs are so sharp it almost gives you a headache. Some scenes look 3D without 3D glasses. All sports show really well... hockey is amazing, as well as football. I put on the Under The Lights game the other night..... DVR'd a HD replay.... looked fantastic.
From what the sales guy told me, Panasonic is the best plasma for picture quality with Samsung close behind, and Samsung has the best features. For me picture quality trumps all, so I went with the Panasonic. 100% satisfied with my choice.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||42,621 upvotes. Internet||
42,621 upvotes. Internet winner.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||That block quote describes a||
That block quote describes a few ways to avoid getting downvoted. It doesn't prohibit anything.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||When I see the OP's username,||
When I see the OP's username, I think a lot of things. Rot in purgatory, rust in pieces, recovering "innocent" perpetrators, etc.
Good luck Marvin!
|33 weeks 4 days ago||"Stadiums" is more common in||
"Stadiums" is more common in English. When I hear "stadia" I think unit of measurement.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Now I lay me down to sleep I||
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray like hell Trey Burke we'll keep
But if he leaves and I awake
May he hit every three he takes.
Love that kid. Wish him the best whatever he does. Matter of fact, I change my mind. I want him to go pro and make the big bucks. This isn't about what is best for Michigan, it's about what is best for Trey Burke. He's already given his best for Michigan. If he comes back, I'll be paranoid all season that he'll get injured and jack up his NBA future. <please Trey Burke don't read this..... Mom give me my schizo medicine... lithium... whatever...>
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||My guess is he's drunk AT||
My guess is he's drunk AT home. Still.... flawless maths.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Win or lose they'll probably||
Win or lose they'll probably burn something. So you're set.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||"BRING OUT YER DEAD!" ~ Monty||
"BRING OUT YER DEAD!"
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Gracias||
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Anybody got intel on a video||
Anybody got intel on a video stream? Or audio if video isn't available?
EDIT: nix video apparently
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Wow.||
|40 weeks 5 days ago||The||
The Michigan-helmet-Denard-dreads t-shirt on the wall in Patrick's studio is pretty sweet. I hadn't seen that before.
When Patrick said "I can't say Go Blue", I wish Denard had said "You just did."
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Jerry Jones is the damn||
Jerry Jones is the damn devil, but the Cowboy are my boys....... I would love to see him become one of the "star guys" (as my 5 yr old calls them).
Please God, anyone other than the Lions for D Rob, please.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||Great article, but..."They||
Great article, but..."They have come to be called the Fresh Five.." Who calls them the Fresh Five?
|41 weeks 13 hours ago||Amen. And change that shirt,||
Amen. And change that shirt, young man.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||If the thieves didn't plan||
If the thieves didn't plan for how to unload the diamonds before going through all the trouble to steal them..... then the authorities need to look in East Lansing for the "mastermind".
|42 weeks 6 hours ago||Don't we already have enough||
Don't we already have enough useless stuff to freak out about?
That being said <FREAK THE F OUT>
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Being a Buckeye fan is||
Being a Buckeye fan is probable cause for police search..... hmmmm.... I like it.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||A butch? Batch? Botch? I||
A butch? Batch? Botch? I don't get it.
/s just in case, yeah you know who you are
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Psalms, or Kahlil Gibran? Or||
Psalms, or Kahlil Gibran? Or both?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||The meaning of your user name||
The meaning of your user name becomes apparent.
|43 weeks 17 hours ago||A player could play well in||
A player could play well in general, but not play well against us. Off the top of my head with no fact checking Ron Dayne comes to mind.