|2 weeks 1 day ago||Bad joke||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||MF'ing, 15-0. Raback it||
MF'ing, 15-0. Raback it
|3 weeks 4 days ago||wew lads||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||agreed||
it just looks tacky.
the best student football shirt that ever existed was the 2003 shirt -
why? The helmet was slightly different shade but directly blended into the shirt, which is tastefully done. The front of the shirt wasn't busy, it had the M/year/and helmet.
The back of the shirt didn't have a stupid schedule. Having the schedule there is artistically lazy - at least have our accomplishments listed, a quote from Bo, hell - anything but the schedule. Give people something unique and fun each year that celebrates the history of Michigan, not some stupid schedule.
Seriously though - this a huge 100M+ year contract, and I'm year over year disappointed in what the student shirt ends up being. I'm an alumnus now, don't even wear the student shirts anymore, but it just strikes as being lazy/not Michigan with the crappy designs they've managed to come up with during the Adidas era, and this Nike shirt isn't much better.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Yawn.||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||You win sir||
Excellent insight - thank you for sharing this.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you!||
Some great comments/stories in the thread, I really appreciate it. I'm a newbie to all this, so the anecdotes help.
For my situation, it sounds like I'll want to follow this -
'What you should do: lift weights and eat a clean surplus (to gain mass) and use HIIT (to remain lean without losing that mass).'
along with these lifts - 'Squat, Bench, Overhead Press, and Deadlift', to begin with.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||College will go back to what||
College will go back to what it historically was - a place for the rich and a select few that are truly brilliant.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||110% FUCKING CONFIRMED||
110% FUCKING CONFIRMED
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||FUCKING CONFIRMED||
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||this will pull more people into sling, away from cable||
if I wasn't so invested with my TiVos, I'd probably do this. You can ahem, *find*, pretty much everything else online.
Only thing I might miss would be the travel/cooking channels, but there's so much of that available on YouTube now.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||one last thing from attending the game||
Was really surprised how young the crowd was that came out for this game. Felt like most of the people there were between 26-35.
Initially I was kinda meh when they played EDM after some stoppages, but it really got the crowd going. I started to enjoy it!
|19 weeks 21 hours ago||Was my first Wings playoff||
Was my first Wings playoff game in a long time. Holy shit, that was much fun. Don't think I've ever been a crowd that raucous at the Joe before, maybe some of the Stanley Cup games in the late 90s come close.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||question||
did the original live broadcast carry the whole game?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||huge difference between airing primetime games||
and producing/running a channel that carries as much programming as the BTN does for the conference. I just don't see ABC/ESPN interested in creating/managing that. The only thing that's come close to that sort of programming is the Longhorn Network, and that's been a disaster (financially) for them.
As bad as the B1G is with respect to their commentary and video production, they have a pretty big challenge with respect to producing all the content that they do.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||interesting||
did not know that. Does it have TSN + ESPN?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||"You think ABC wants to give up Michigan-OSU, Michigan-Michigan"||
I hope not, but I don't think there's nearly as much elasticity in pricing as what people perceive, and these decisions aren't made by people who have much loyalty if it stands in the way of making money.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I truly don't see ESPN/CBS as being interested||
I think they'll bid - but only to lighten the wallets of their competitors. NBC/Fox are the only ones in play, and other than broadcasting ND games, I don't think NBC has much experience with carrying a whole conference. So it's Fox or bust. And as much as I would love to see a bluff bid turn into a winning bid for one of the other networks, I'm resigned to it being Fox.
Fox has to know this, so I think they'll be pretty reserved in their bidding.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Steel sharpens steel. Playing||
Steel sharpens steel. Playing in this shit conference is not conducive to building a program to compete with the top programs of other conferences
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh has also put on a||
Harbaugh has also put on a bit of weight (bit of a gut now), although it's hard to eat healthy when you travel as much as he does.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||In A2||
I'll be posted up at Ahsley's in A2 if anyone in town would like to watch it.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Never liked Manuel, for the||
Never liked Manuel, for the same reason I was against Hoke. Lack of self control, so to speak.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Avenge Basketball||
Destroy the Fig Things!
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
I'll take it though. Our New York fans can (and will) bring it.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||For those hand waving away||
For those hand waving away the fact that OSU got an extra $100 million and it doesn't matter, you're crazy. If you think they take that pool of money spread it evenly amongst the varsity teams at Ohio Stats, you're also gullible. They're going to put the vast majority of this money into football/basketball, because they are the two teams that largely allowed this size of a deal to be signed in the first place. Fortunately, our donor base eclipses theres. In the next decade, I'd like to see Harbaugh flip the script with respect to the relative value of each deal.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||yes||
not a coicidence that there are so many Pro-Michigan articles in the NYT/WSJ.
The column wrote itself, #disrepekt made manifest.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||they stole $100 million from their general fund|
|43 weeks 2 days ago||bottom ticker||
just said that it will start on WatchESPN and will air on ESPN once this TT/OkSt game is over.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||What channel?||
Will it start on ESPN? ESPN News? Both games are running long, and I'm not seeing anything on Twitter.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||For whatever reason I think||
For whatever reason I think this will be a closer game than any of us want but that we ultimately win. I want to be wrong!
|44 weeks 2 days ago||At a wedding, who gets the||
At a wedding, who gets the ball in the 2nd half of the IU MSU game
|45 weeks 6 days ago||From the new Star Wars movie||
From the new Star Wars movie teaser trailer - "The Force is strong in my faMily..."
|46 weeks 2 hours ago||Good to see your average||
Good to see your average RCMB'er is salty knowing that they're going to lose on Saturday, ins so far they're compelled to write as Dantonio, while speaking in 3rd person.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Is this a typo? Tyler||
Is this a typo? Tyler O'Connor playing QB for MSU on their mobile gametracker?
|47 weeks 10 hours ago||For as much as we complain about ESPN||
BTN is 100x worse. FS1 is about 50x worse.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||About that move from -4.5 to -6.5...||
Vegas knows (most of the time)
|49 weeks 7 hours ago||tickets on stubhub are cheaper for BYU game||
seats aren't all that great, but you can get into the game this week for $55 a ticket, which isn't bad.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||No idea. You can expect||
No idea. You can expect double-A gap blitzes on Michigan every other down though.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||If we win this week and next||
If we win this week and next week, the ticket situation will take care of itself
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I laughed||
but seriously, we need this to happen in a very bad way. We have to be able to go over the top to have a shot at beating staee and ohio state.
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||Update||
Just got my receipt for two tickets. Wow, I am so pumped. This is amazing, I love this community.
|50 weeks 9 hours ago||Interested in a single ticket||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||can you ask the WTKA people||
to make sure this streams through the iOS/Android app?
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Five Thoughts||
1) Rudock is a sizable upgrade over Gardner. Perry ran the wrong route on one INT, one was a really terrible pick by Rudock, and the other was a 50/50 culpability split between Rudock and Grant Perry. Gardner does not make that pass to Butt for the lone touchdown, nor does he thread the needle with a few of those passes to Darboh. You'd still get the INTs though, but at least we can move the ball through the air this year. That's big.
2) The OL is going to struggle against MSU/OSU. This Utah game is a template for what you can expect from your run game in those rivalry two games. Jim needs to tweak the scheme and play-calling for those games, something more creative - running up the gut against teams with strong defensive fronts is not going to work with this group. How does Michigan respond? Time will tell.
3) Devin Smith was plodding. Really hoping Drake Harris gets healthy - we need a guy that can add a few more yards.
4) Defense looked okay. Still got gashed for a bunch of yards on the TD drives Utah scored - seems like they gained yardage in huge chunks with drives they scored TDs on. Holding Utah to 17 was a positive though.
5) BYU is going to be a really interesting game. They play Nebraska, Boise Sate, and UCLA before they play us for their fourth game. That is pretty grueling. My hope is that some of the wind gets knocked out of their sails in at least two of those games, and we execute like we should have against Utah yesterday, to win that game. To go 5-1 into the msu game would be great momentum.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||10-2||
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh||
|52 weeks 22 hours ago||this||
|1 year 10 hours ago||nike construction/materials are better||
also - you're sad.
|1 year 1 week ago||Just trolled Valenti on why Michigan will go 6-0||
1) Michigan outgained Utah last year, 301 yds vs. 280yds. Gardener threw 3 interceptions, there was one fumble
|1 year 1 week ago||Eh, whatever. Not crazy about||
Eh, whatever. Not crazy about it, but it's pretty subtle so it's rather innocuous.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||They're fine, I have no issue with them.||
They're fine, I have no issue with them.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Harbaugh!||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||yeah, no.||
there are some things that don't need to be verbalized or written on message boards - this would be one of them; the subtext is enough.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Bummer||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||How about you get IP banned?||
and you let us know how that works out?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||YESSSSSSS||
Looks like the NFL is about to lose in Federal court based on the tone of questioning. F-Yes. #FreeBrady #Harbaugh #GoBlue
|1 year 2 weeks ago||All the better||
When Michigan wins.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||shrug||
maybe for one or two plays. I've seen worse ideas the last eight years.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||hey smartass||
I'll answer the question for you - no charges were filed.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||can we stop this bullshit||
unless charges are filed, it's her word against his. There may be some compelling evidence, but these are allegations, not charges. This is a criminal allegation, handled by police. It stayed as an allegation.No charges were brought against either of these players.
The dismissal from the team is a judgement call, made by the person making that judgement. But that does not make any sort of legal judgement, which is the judgement which matters most.
It's reprehensible that a person on the football team would even be in a situation where this was alledged, but I'm really sick of this things being thrown around without the full context of the situation (a lack of charges being brought)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||this shit is laughable||
Williams? Swarthmore? Pamona?
lol. And don't give me this "they're great schools!" nonsense.
These Forbe articles are nothing but an open hand from Forbes to have these smaller schools get advertisement and for Forbes to get some back door money - enrollment at small liberal art schools has been in decline since the last recession. Gee, I wonder why?
They're paying to have articles/rankings written like this so they can try and reverse the declining enrollment.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||From a game theory/negotiation standpoint||
In order for us to move the contract needle in 14 years, it may need to be a tick (Nike) / tock (somebody else) to get these big bumps.
It will be interested to see what college football looks like in 2031.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||everybody has to start somewhere||
why not here, and why not now? Also, who are they lining up against that has you worried so much prior to October 17th and the last Saturday in November? Do we not have the coach that can actually take talent and develop it? Is the talent and coaching we face outside of two Saturdays really better? In my estimation, it's not.
Last time I checked, our current guy has done that better than anyone else in the country.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||tired of the defeatist bullshit here||
which is not based on any forward looking realistic projection. Yes, the past was bad. Really bad. The talent _is there_ though. The coach sucked. He was a talent and food black hole.
If you don't think there will be a marked improvement from the WR group (admitedly, it wouldn't take much) then I would love to hear your thoughts on how Harbaugh must be coachspeak bullshitter with respect to his comment on how he expects this group to compete for a national championship.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||...||
with a guy who couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag.
Look, there's a reason why Harbaugh said he's looking to win a national championship this year and it's not just coachspeak - the dude knows the hand he has relative to the schedule he's playing; he knows it can be done.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||have you not read brian's posts or watched the tape?||
Rudock is good. Not great, just good. He actually limits his mistakes and has shown he can thread the needle in the few moments that Iowa asked him to that, which wasn't nearly as often as it should have been, because Iowa.
WR 1 - Chesson
WR 2 - Darboh
RB1 - Johnson
No I don't know the future, but based on what I've seen/heard, that's what I'm going with.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I don't see the OOC part as being very tough||
Utah is missing some key personnel where we would definitely benefit from - for our passing game to work on Game 1, we definitely need some help there. And we got it - Ruddock + their two CB's graduating/replacement CB being dismissed from the program.
BYU - tough, but at home. Offense/Defense should start hitting their stride by this game.
Oregon State - win
UNLV - garbage.
Maryland - might be difficult, but we have a talent/coaching advantage.
It's the Minnesota/PSU games that are a bit tricky - playing at night in Happy Valley is never easy. But their OL (still) sucks. We can win that.
sparty - hand to hand combat
ohio state - war
if we can break through and beat sparty, this team gets a huge shot of confidence and is entirely in control of their destiny. And anything can and does happen in games against ohio state.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||lol at them thinking Michigan||
lol at them thinking Michigan won't be great this year. Uh, guys - Utah is very much looking like a win since their two CB's aren't there/new DC. msu game is the fulcrum - we win that, and it's for all the marbles when osu comes to town.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||yep||
Golden era was late 90s/early 00s ABC College Football.
God, I miss those days. I can still hum the theme music.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I get ESPN||
In 17Mbit from Comcast in MPEG-2. BTN is usually 12-14Mbit. WXYZ Detroit broadcasts in 12mbit.
It may be marginally higher, but not by much.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||$45/person||
my girlfriend and I pay $50/month for 25mbit down/5mbit up Comcast internet, and $40/month for the TV service via the Slingbox.
So $90 total. I never have to chase down a low bitrate stream, I watch things in 720p @ 60fps, it's legal, and half the price ($180) of the comparable package for other services.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||yep||
similar thing here - I've got two Slingboxes at the 'rents place with 20mbit upload. Sister lives in Chicago - we pay them $40/month each, capping their bill at $100 (total bill is $180)
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Sling?||
has ESPN and ESPN2. No BTN though, probably will never have BTN (BTN exists solely to suck money from basic cable subs in footprint) - https://www.sling.com/package
|1 year 7 weeks ago||go f-yourself||
Nike uses different materials for their high end stuff, idiot. Or did those busted adidas jerseys not make that clear for you?
How about I prefer not to wear ugly adidas shit that also happened to me made of shit materials?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||hockey has been pretty bad.||
hockey has been pretty bad.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||more along the lines of not liking an incompetent apparel maker||
if we have a choice in our consumption habits (last time I checked, I do), why wouldn't I prefer to wear the better apparel? This is why I stopped buying Michigan gear a few years ago. Why spend another dollar if I can wait until Michigan signs with Nike again?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||good news||
I kept some nike t-shirts/polos. But they're getting a bit worn in the eight years since nike has been Michigan's apparel provider.
But thanks for playing wrt to the sarcasm.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||There is no argument, it's||
There is no argument, it's known. Adidas is just inferior from a design standpoint with respect to Michigan apparel, material composition, and overall construction- it's ugly.
But in a broader sense - why nike is a $90 billion dollar company by market capitlization and adidas is $14 billion? Same reasons.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It's a big deal because||
It's a big deal because Adidas is 2nd best, Michigan is not. When you're wearing your teams gear/logo, and you're among the enemy in the workplace, you want to feel like you have best stuff (after wins and losses of course). Adidas made garbage - just pure garbage. Nike makes some nice stuff.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Will be a good first test for whomever starts at QB||
We should be able to pass on these guys all day.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Those are pretty good||
The maize piping though, not a fan. But it's pretty thin, so it's not that bad.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Those are pretty good||
The maize piping though, not a fan. But it's pretty thin, so it's not that bad.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||A couple things||
1) Cotton hoodies/crewneck sweatshirts that say 'Michigan Football' in our normal font with a swoosh. It is amazing how adidas screwed up the most basic designs by trying to be edgy. Classic is timeless. It sells. Don't mess with it by adding extra stripes or other nonsense. Make high quality basic pieces, and let the kids eat up the more exotic stuff.
2) You'll notice the first word for #1 begins with 'Cotton' - I looked at Tenneesee's athletic apparel site (http://shop.utsports.com/) and was disappointed to see that many of the hoodies/crewneck sweatshirts are polyester. Polyester sucks. If I'm going to drop $60-70 on a hoodie, it better be made with at least 70% cotton.
3) These home jerseys - use the same design from the 1995 season;
Subtle, classy. Only those looking for the M could see it.
Use the 1999/2000 away jersey (but move the swoosh to the left shoulder-
Do these three things, and I could live with a 'uniformz' jersey they wear once a year during a night game.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Very pumped that Michigan is||
Very pumped that Michigan is back with Nike. Let the good times roll. Now let's win some damn games!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Good enough to lead us to 10 wins||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||exactly||
could be better for both parties if they terminated it immediately.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||shut up||
perfectly valid question. i have a few t-shirts with with holes in them, but i'll be damned if I spend another dollar on adidas.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||not as far fetched as you may think||
The current deal with Adidas (somewhere between 4-5 mil?) is rumored to be what Nike is willing pay us. Essentially matching what we're currently getting. So to terminate the adidas deal and forgo adidas paying us for the 2015-2016 season, and having nike pay us instead for the 2015-2016 season; there would be no intreruption in cash flow in this scenario.
Of course this would all be contingent on adidas willfully opting out of the contract as well - I don't see that happening. They are going to milk sales for all its worth this last year if Michigan Football/Basketball have big years. That is they see fans holding off on purchasing gear when it's announced (please god let it happen) that Michigan will be going back to Nike.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Is the announcement coming next week?||
What's the latest on when the annoucement will be made public?
How soon can Nike start making apparel for fans? I have a bunch of stuff I'm waiting to replace.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||can there please be annoucement today||
so we can get this over with?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I want that hat||
WD - where can I buy a Tigers hat like that?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Strongly disagree on Warde Manuel||
He couldn't close the deal on getting UConn into the ACC. That's a huge long term blow to UConn that happened on his watch. The AAC conference that UConn joined is largely irrelevant. This is going to have serious repercussions for their basketball program in near-term future.
Brad Bates would be a much better replacement.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Yes! Harbaugh!||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Actually they put the AD $8||
Actually they put the AD $8 million in the hole, with a terrible coaching hire in Hoke. If it wasn't for Harbaugh having the desire to coach here (as awesome as Hackett is, you don't negotiate with a guy like Jim. Jim does whatever the hell Jim wants. Hackett just asks him - "how much would you like to be paid to coach here").
|1 year 10 weeks ago||tough schedule is next year||
when we face sparty and ohio state on the road.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You might want to contact Comcast's executive service team|
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Comcast offers a modern TV platform||
You should check out Comcast's X1 TV platform. And if you don't like that, you can buy a TiVo and get a Cablecard.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||exactly||
we have a winner.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I work in software||
I download/upload a few TB a month.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||What problems have you had?||
A majority of the time it's the signal levels coming into the residence.
If it's a network issue inside your house, that's a different matter.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||8-4 is the floor||
with 10-2 or 11-1 (!!!) being the ceiling. Raback it to the bank baby.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||that is awesome||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||probably why they're having it from 4-8pm||
probably a bit better (but not by much) in the evening.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Go back to RCMB, you're a good fit w/your reading comprehension||
He didn't say those games were losses, only that they were close to being losses.
sparty will lose a handful of games this year, the Michigan game being one of them. Enjoy competing against us now that we have one of the best football coaches on the face of the planet and the financial resources that if truly mobilized, could easily outspend Alabama and OSU (what's our endowment size again compared to the endowment at these other schools?)
|1 year 13 weeks ago||tool of the toolest order||
Valenti is a huge tool. His hard ass routine corresponds to an eight year boner he's had since Carr retired and sparty has taken advantage of our decline.
Can't wait to listen on October 18th, after we beat them into the ground.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||you make up that $4 million in sales||
An extra $4 million in sales because its Nike may be true in year one/two, once everyone has replenished their game. I know I've been holding off dropping a couple hundred for replacement t-shirts/polos/hoodies/light jackets until the switch.
Even if in year 3 -> beyond, if sales come to an extra $2 mil. instead of the guranteed $4mil that adidas provides...Just Do It.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||my lol'ing increased the||
my lol'ing increased the further I scrolled.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||lost apparel sales if you go with adidas||
gahhh, please stop saying this without at least bringing this up...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||for the love of god, thank you||
finally someone gets it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||except many fans have refused to buy more adidas gear||
we will sell more than $30 million in additional apparel sales with Nike over a 10 year period, more than making up a few guranteed $3mil/year difference. Raback it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Nike is in the business of making money||
you understand how contracts work, right?
Just have it written in the contract that Michigan has to first approve any and all apparel designs/branding with the AD first.
Preferablay someone in the AD with taste.
Tennessee wasn't paying attention, Nike wanted to quickly get a return on the money they are now paying Tennessee, and switched things up without first consulting Tennessee(because that would slow down sales, and because it wasn't probably written into their contract) and now Tennessee is not happy? Nike is just trying to make money asap since they just dropped a few million to outfit Tennessee.
This is a basic business/life skill - pay attention to your assets (your brand/images/logos/whatever) and have ultimate control of what represents your University.
It's fine that Nike is trying to make money on the deal - just have ultimate say over the Nike designs so it doesn't embarass you.
This is actually a good lesson for Michigan. Requires competent administration though, in many different departments/silos.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||confident like 'oakland is still in play' confident?||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Please let it be Nike||
Please let it be Nike
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Actually I agree with Lordfoul here||
stuff that's posted on MGoBoard these days is eyebrow raising. Go to 4chan or reddit for that stuff, I don't see it as a value add here.
I could maybe understand someone making that as an off-comment reply after a handful of replies were posted, in trying to be funny, but to post that as the lead reply seems juvenile and attention seeking.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||exactly||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Eh whatevs, Harbaugh can||
Eh whatevs, Harbaugh can still attend but can't hock it on Twitter. Recruits we want to know about it will know about it, trust me.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It can and will change very quickly||
Right now they can sell the results. The truth is the national draw of sparty is about as powerful as Oregon State, if Orgeon State had the same record.
Who grows up wanting to play for Oregon State? No one. When sparty reverts to the mean when Michigan starts winning this Fall, no one will care. Because sparty doesn't have the history, tradition, and money that Michigan does. Those three things carry you through the lean times. They have no reserves to carry them through those lean times when both Michigan and Ohio State are at full throttle. I tip their hat to them in that they have very much taken advantage of Michigan's downturn.
But Michigan has a limited window to right the ship before we start (and already have begun to encounter) a generation of kids who do not know of Michigan's successes prior to 2003.
Fortunately we have just the Michigan Man for the job.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||just be sure to run the projection correctly||
it's not all about the guranteed money, it's also about the potential increase in sales when we switch back to Nike.
Nike only needs to offer somewhere between $3-4 million. There is _millions_ of dollars waiting in wallets for them to switch back to Nike apparel, more than enough in future sales to cover the hypothetical loss we will take fielding a lower offer from Nike.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||EXACTLY||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Get out here with that horseshit||
There is ZERO evidence that incriminates Brady in any of this.
Good luck standing in front of a judge and saying "well, you know, we have reason to believe that he did it so...convict"
No, you idiot - that's what a warrant is for, to collect evidence substantiating from probable cause. That is not actually mean anything until it is proven that a violation had occurred.
There is no F'ing proof!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Total F'ing ridiculous, I hope he sues the piss out of the NFL.||
Total F'ing ridiculous, I hope he sues the piss out of the NFL.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Troy!||
On the road and with family today so I will have to re-visit this in a follow up post, but Troy is a great place to live.
Blah blah blah, go away hipers with your 'sterile suburban enviroment' - Troy is safe (one of the safest cities in the country), has some of the best high schools in Michigan (second only to the International Academy), is diverse (over 50 languages spoken by families in Troy), and financially healthy.
Birmingham is 10 minutes away (I'm at 18 and Crooks), Ferndale is 20 min down Woodward, and Detroit is 25 minutes away (down 75) with no traffic. Troy intra-city traffic is reasonable, the roads could use some work but they are putting $4 million into some repairs this summer.
With some of those other cities mentioned above, they are inundated with traffic during the commute home, and depending how far you are from the downtown area, you get a lot of cross town traffic coming into your city. Clawson//Rochester/Rochester Hills are good alternatives.
Troy is a great place to live! Let me know if you have any questions.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||agreed||
I really don't want to follow ND into a second apparel debacle (we followed them into the Adidas mess)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Michigan and Nike||
Now that is a beautiful thing.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You have to factor in the lost merch. sales||
I stopped buying Michigan gear from Adidas a few ago - I bought my basic ('Michigan Football / Michigan Basketball') t-shirts in 09. They are probably due to be replaced but I am over adidas and the whole era from the 07'-'14 seasons.
UA is a solid entrance into the apparel game, but they are no Nike, with respect to NIke's solid construction across their entire portfolio. Nike is a way different company now than what they were 10 years ago, they have really upped their game with respect to customer satisfation, having law abiding/safe manufacturing practices and facilities, and investing in new material research and development.
Their stock is at an all time high - there is too much at stake for them to cut corners, and they don't want to mess up a good thing. They are printing money at this point, pretty much at the top of their game.
Please, please let us go back to Nike. I would buy at least $300-400 worth of replacement Michigan gear (t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, polos, etc.)
In the conversations I've had with fellow alums, I know there is a lot of pent up demand/money waiting for Nike to come back.
Key point - We do not need to have the biggest $ deal in CFB. We only need 75% (4.5mil?) of what we had with adidas, and the increase in apparel sales will make up the rest for the AD's revenue.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||so how do we stack up against sparty now (minus Swanigan)||
I guess we only play them once during the '15-16 season, at home. We should be able to take that game, yes?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Good, good||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Of course it takes a news||
Of course it takes a news source outside the U.S. to get it right - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/32621512
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Juliet Macur is the author of the NYT piece on it||
New York Times has it on their front page. Juliet Macur is the author of the piece.
A google search of her name shows that she wrote quite a few pieces on the downfall of Lance Armstrong. Now it's much more clear the angle she's hoping to parlay with this - she's hoping this blows up because this is kind of her niche reporting subject matter.
I write her a sarcastic e-mail congratulating her on the shittiest sports article I've read in years, feel free to do the same - [email protected]
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Exactly||
$1B is nothing relative to the total potential healthcare costs for all affected players over 65-year span.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Pains me to say this||
Remember when the rest of the country was laughing at the Big Ten for being a joke of a conference during the regular reason? OSU helds its own, and their only loss was early in the season.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||9-3 +/- one game||
And I see 10-2 more plausible than 8-4.
We lose a game we shouldn't (anything but MSU or OSU) and we split between MSU/OSU. I'll concede my homerism for an extra game, so 9-3 is the mark I expect.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||can you cite that? Googling||
can you cite that? Googling hasn't picked anything up for FS1 getting the first choice for P12 home games.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||not officially||
But there are no other big games that night - UNC vs. South Carolina is pretty localized, TCU vs. Minnesota is hardly as big of a national draw as Michigan vs. Utah.
No way we aren't on ESPN that night, raback it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It's a hedge against a potential very bad outcome.||
It's a hedge against a potential very bad outcome.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Is this on TV? On the road, but I can stream||
Is this on TV? On the road, but I can stream
|1 year 20 weeks ago||no||
Hill is a 2016 recruit - http://www.blackshoediaries.com/2015/1/31/7957223/penn-state-recruiting-lavert-hill-commits-cornerback-michigan-franklin-harbaugh
|1 year 21 weeks ago||...||
no, bitcoins are very alive and healthy - especially useful in certain scenarios and situations (I leave it up to you to investigate that further)
Still about $260USD per bitcoin.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||What is msu's lineup for next||
What is msu's lineup for next year? People keep saying they will be good, but other than Costello (who is a Jr.), I don't see much that has me thinking we win at home and have a pretty good shot at winning in east lansing.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||#blessed||
wept when I saw this. so beautiful
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Please stop with the polyester gear, go back to Nike||
All my replacement gear has been purchased from Moe's and is (depending on the piece, either 100% or 80% cotton / 20% polyester) Champion apparrel. I refuse to spend a single additional dollar on Adidas gear. Most of it is polyester garbage.
Yes, I realize Nike puts out a ton of polyester stuff, too. But the shoes are a night and day difference, and Nike's high-end cotton stuff is well made.
With the handful of fans I've talked to this about, they are waiting to purchase replacement apparel until we switch back to Nike.
Apparel sales are down, I leave it to the board to dilineate how much of that is the on-field product, and how much of that is dissatisfaction with Adidas. If Nike could give us 4 million (just below FSU's contract), I think the increase in sales from the pent-up demand could more than make up the difference.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Who are the clowns who announced this game?||
Who are the clowns who announced this game?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'll be there at 8pm||
I'll be there at 8pm
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I expect to see everyone who||
I expect to see everyone who lives in Southeast Michigan without prior obligations those evenings to be at the games.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Nope, sorry||
no one is bigger than the program. There will be many ceremonies honoring his dedication and achievements at Michigan in the years to come but it's obvious at this point that we should be looking for an immediate successor.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Can't wait for the Joe next||
Can't wait for the Joe next weekend, I expect to see TONS of M fans. Win or go home
|1 year 24 weeks ago||let's esclate this||
they don't know what a foul is? somebody show them then
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Nice!||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Doubt there are more students||
Doubt there are more students from China at UofM if you add all the UC schools (and normalize the data)
|1 year 29 weeks ago||@State Street - instead of||
@State Street - instead of hand waving, why don't you explain why this isn't possible?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||of course||
two days after Sling announces this, Comcast postures with data caps coming in ALL markets - http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcasts-Website-Expands-References-to-Usage-Caps-132192
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime?||
Unless you're recording HBO or Showtime, isn't most network programming on these or other video providers?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||precisely||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||nice find||
haven't seen that.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||nice||
rumor is this guy may have a part in Ep. VII (not kidding)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Beer bang you say?||
I'll be there!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||abide||
"New shit has come to light, man"
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Ya!||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||yes!||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||They aren't available as they||
They aren't available as they are no longer being made, and haven't been for quite some time - your only choice for an authentic jersey is eBay. All the other answers in this thread are inaccurate. Whatever you get from China at this point is certainly not up to the design that the original authentic jersey was.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||marubaugh!||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||you mean an NFL studio analyst?||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||correct||
they use Hudl outside the football building. They have all the tools they need to study outside of the meetings if they're willing to put the time in.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Debunking||
Okay, let me send this report to Bolivia - I can't say too much but let's just say I supported the war effort from 2010-2013.
Internally, the team uses a piece of software called XOS Thunder, which combines the two endzone shots and 50yd line shot for each and every play. The team uses this in position/team meetings - 99% of college football teams also use this same piece of software.
Outside of Schembechler Hall the players have access to a service called Hudl - Hudl is available on iOS/Android, although most players use this on their laptops. It takes the same video ingested into XOS and makes it available through the web via a modern (IE11/Chrome/Safari) browser. The same video is available for the players to review on their own time, outside of the football building.
Although Hudl on iOS/Android is a great app (Hudl itself was founded by some Nebraska software guys and a former Microsoft executive from Nebraska), the web interface on a laptop is 100x better. This is why the players don't have iPads.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||BAUGH!||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Exactly||
My hope is that he is looking at this through the lens of his life's arc - he's here because of a very few important years under Bo. It's time he repaid the favor for the next generation.
Sure, he could potentially have another shot at this in 4-7 years, but that puts him in his mid/late 50s...who knows what his life will be like at point. Or there may never be another shot at this due to timing.
All I know is that if he doesn't come here at this point, it's because he flat turned it down. All locks on the doors are removed - he just has to walk through the door.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I guarantee you it's because of Sarah.||
I guarantee you it's because of Sarah.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||yep||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Krangggggg||
reminds me of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I'll take a wait and see approach. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for keeping a low profile thus far.
Most fans should not know who the AD is. Having an AD as a subject in the conversation means you have department/coaching troubles. Can we avoid that for a decade or so?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Harbaugh + The Force = Balance in the Universe||
Harbaugh + The Force = Balance in the Universe
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Harbaugh to Michigan = Balance of The Force||
Harbaugh to Michigan = Balance of The Force
|1 year 40 weeks ago||crushed orange||
one of my favorite gifs of all time.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Miles||
Starting to think it's Miles. The Harbaugh stars require too much alignment but then again, spookier things happened - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8634018
|1 year 40 weeks ago||lol||
this is awesome.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||agreed||
this whole thing has a very 'careful what you wish for' feel to it.
The greatest gift that Michigan Football was ever given was Yost having the stadium capacity go above 100K. You want to hire AD's that emphasize balance and have a football team that goes 7-5/8-4 every year? Good luck getting above 80K at a game then. What do you see in the college football landscape that suggests balance in any form? We are at full tilt at this point.
I have a feeling that Schissel is annoyed with all fuss coming from athletics. He said all the right things last Friday, but the feeling get coming from is 'this is a huge waste of time'. The guy is no dummy though, he understands that the current and future donors come from a share culutural bond through athletics. Here's the thing though - I don't think he _believes_ it, like you and the other alums do. He believes over the course of 25-30 years they can maintain fundraising while athletics slowly becomes mediocre over the course of natural reasons (bad hires/things not panning out). Northwestern still has a ~$8 billion endowment without athletics being such a big deal. That's what they're aiming for.
Again though, the stadium saves us - in order to keep that thing from being below 80K, they need a decent product.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||this||
something to keep in mind.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||yep, disappointing||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||:(||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||demo|
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Would be easy to get that||
Would be easy to get that stupid stature of theirs with a drone and some blue paint.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Stubborn Nobility||
for whatever reason when I am in a certain mood I reference certain thoughts/feelings I once had from various pop culture.
This is what I have for this week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ5o-b7s
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I was wrong||
and it sucks. I deeply love Michigan Football. I thought they would go 10-2 this year.
some fun facts - I actually worked with a member of staff during the 2010-2013 seasons. I was there for every practice in 2010. I actually couldn't tell you anything based on practices on a week to week basis and I watch a decent amount of football every week on TV. After that, I only helped out on home gamedays only. I never attended any team/position meetings but inside Schembechler was rather mundane - it truly is just the coaches in the office most of the time. I did posit some high level analysis at one point but it was never pushed up - 'they won't read it'. The GA's are mostly doing the gruntwork on combing over scouting reports/formations/etc - this then gets passed along to the coaches. The coaches do a brief amount of scouting on their own as well, together as a group. I think the GA's read MGoBlog.
It was kinda neat being on the inside but I mostly kept to myself - I'm a pretty nerdy guy and didn't want to look out of place more than what I already was.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Don't get too excited. I have||
Don't get too excited. I have a feeling it's going to be a while yet. It's in motion, but nothing happens fast.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||this||
college football is much, much different since the last time we were elite (2006)
|1 year 46 weeks ago||pin this||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Absolutely||
I am super pissed this morning. This is not 'Leaders and Best', this is absolute bullshit.
Does anyone on this football team hate to lose? Like, really hate to lose? Because when I lost games in highschool I would shake hands then I really didn't want to talk to anyone.
I see players laughing and conversing after the game. I don't get it.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||You have to look at longer||
You have to look at longer arcs of time. Notre Dame finally has stability after 20 years. Will it take that long? Who knows. But we have the one thing that can at least buy you time while you go through 5 or 6 hands over a decade or two - proud alumni with a shitload of money. Ross may be rich, but he can't subsidize 40-50K empty seats a week.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||this||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||we have different timelines||
we have different timelines then as to when we think Hoke will be let go.
we're not the ones making the decision, Brandon is. Brandon will delay until he can't. I think the rationale that Brandon will give to the regents/president will be - look, I want Hoke gone too, but I've conferred with this search firm and even they say that options we have a replacement aren't very good...Oh and I've raised a ton of money for you guys, I want this to get better but we have to stay the course because if we get this wrong, we're just going to be doing this again in 3 or 4 years, just like the span from 2007 to 2010.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||1) the pool is bad, this is||
1) the pool is bad, this is not in dispute
2) non-zero probability that the pool will be better next year
3) allows them to delay an embarassing decision
this isn't a belief, it's an observation. You're right, there is a greater probability that the coaches available next year won't meet that slam dunk hire criteria either. But for the reasons stated above, this is why the AD will decide to not fire him, unless the sub-80K attendance thing happens.
I hope I'm wrong too, but unfortunately this plays out the way I described above.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||simple||
I don't know if it's going to be deeper next year but in the absence of a solid option, they'll keep him. We have a for sure thing today (bad pool) to delay in the hope of a better pool tomorrow and it spares us the embarrassment (_their_ embarassment, the AD. The AD doesn't care how you feel, unless it impacts the money) of the firing a coach for another day. This kind of how, you know, our government works as well. Not saying this is how things _should_ be done, it's just how things are.
The AD will wait until the very last moment or if it's a complete and total collapse that brings seating down to below 80K for multiple consecutive games, like I originally said. This is the only series of events that will yield us a new coach in 2014.
It has to hit them where it hurts - money from attendance. It's already bad, but it's got to be 'stadium quarter empty even with tickets being given away bad' for something to happen.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I agree with his sentiment||
that Brandon is in self preservation mode and Hoke is a dead man walking. Doesn't mean I expect either of them to be leaving anytime soon.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||thank you||
this guy gets it.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||You guys are setting yourself up for disappointment||
Much like the post-2010 season coaching search.
Nothing happens fast and there has been _zero_ indication that the AD is willing to pay big (10 milion for head coach along with OC/DC) to get a winner. They'll get someone for 3 or 4 million, he may or may not work out.
This isn't an intellectual arguement - this has happened now, once. It's about to happen again in a year.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Absolutely nothing is going to happen||
to Brandon or Hoke until attendence dips below 80K, for multiple consecutive games. Until then you can keep dreaming. The timeline that MGoBlog and Twitter think this is all going to happen is laughable. It's going to take at least a year, at the earliest. I would say two years.
Hoke is going to be around for 2015 because the coaching talent pool is shallow and we need a slam dunk hire. If this was a good year for coaching replacements, it might happen this year, but that's not the case.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||where are you citing that from||
I'd like to read that.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Serious coaches require serious money||
We're not serious unless we actually start playing the game that the rest of the top programs are - $10 million/year for coach and the OC/DC. I am skeptical that Michigan is willing to spend that kind of money, even though the donor base is one of the few rich enough to bank roll it. They don't want to seem desperate, but they aren't flashing the cash to bring the big names in. That's another barrier we need to pass. Let's not kid ourselves here - this is a business, there is no such thing as amateur athletics anymore.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||too late||
These changes needed to made at the end of the 2013 season for there to have been any hope for Hoke. At this point though, the situation is too toxic.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||You will probably get snarky||
You will probably get snarky responses, but I really do appreciate the work that goes into this research. Probably the only thing I enjoy reading on this site as of late
|1 year 49 weeks ago||this||
let me add -
- shot put throws on snaps in which we had good protection, total breakdown in mechanics. you can't even call it mechanics, its just flinging it
- both underthrowing and overthrowing multiple times
- locking onto the receiver