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|27 weeks 5 days ago||Market forces||
This is my seventh year on this campus (UG + Law school). I go to the games and wish other people did too, but I don't fault the people who don't.
I care deeply about Michigan football, but I care about it increasingly like I care about a pro sports team rather than a team that I personally, viscerally identify with. I attribute this mostly to the athletic department's drive to wring every cent it can out of the football experience. Of course there's the obnoxious ads, but it extends further than that. You can't buy a Michigan sweatshirt on this campus for less than $80. A t-shirt is $30. Constantly being gouged robs you of a feeling that something is "yours." It just makes you feel like a customer. And when a business doesn't respond to the desires of its customers (trifling complaints like cell phone service), its customers leave.
The righteous indignation from on-high comes from the fact that you interact with the team differently than this 'generation' of fan. The team was good and it was yours. As such, you take offense when someone acts disrespectful to it. Sure, you can sell less student tickets so that you feel better when you're at the game, but you're only going to push away the group even further. I'm not sure what the solution is, but I guarantee you it's not coming from Dave Brandon.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||the truly darkest day for||
the truly darkest day for everyone other than dave brandon will be when uniforms start to contain company logos. dave's definitely looking forward to it though. he was worried that he'd run out of places to put advertisements.
"$800,000 for a hungry howie logo on the shoulder?? easiest money i ever made"
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Dark visors and fog can make||
Dark visors and fog can make anything dramatic. Case and point.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||gerrit yntema||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||he doesn't hate brandon "so||
he doesn't hate brandon "so much." he thinks it's douchey to sell a home game like a kidney and squeeze every penny out it. it's much more about this being douchey than brandon being douchey.
and also, i'm a big brandon supporter, but come on...he's kinda douchey.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||it's kind of cute that they||
it's kind of cute that they have their own blog.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||the thing about urban's||
the thing about urban's desire to put in a third digit in their scoreboard made me involuntarily squint into the "not sure if serious" look.
this isn't the mountain west and braxton miller isn't tim tebow. the guy has every right to be confident, but geez give yourself a little margain for error. that fanbase already has ludicrously high expectations and you're trying to take them to another level?
i don't know about this particular context, but a massive ego in life in general is rarely a positive trait. my gut feeling is that he'll do very well for himself there but in 20 years they'll be talking about tress and not urb.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||it's interesting to me that||
it's interesting to me that you can have your best offensive line in 20 years and still worry about our defense. i think with the coaching that they'll get that they'll end up being pretty good, but asking an essentially brand new front four to open up against a proven, experienced alabama offensive line seems like a tall task.
i hope you guys are right though.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Not the same||
Telling someone that they don't have an offer and telling someone that they are no longer considered committed are distinctly different situations. Especially in the case with Dunn who was a commit in title only. No one's saying it's a big deal or dirty or anything like that; it just seemed like kind of a drastic step for someone who's a lights-out recruiter to take.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||We have positional needs that||
We have positional needs that we need to meet in this class. The breakdown leaves a few spots open for players that you like enough to take. It's not a situation of the coaches wanting another TE or RB. It's a situation of them liking a certain player enough to use one of those freebie spots on him. The identities of people the coaches feel that strongly about is becoming clear (Isaac, Orndoff, Green, Levenberry, etc). The fact that the coaches continue recruiting guys at positions that are "full" speaks much more to how much they value the individual player moreso than how much they value a certain number of recruits at a given position. If I'm ever going to trust the coaches it's going to be in regard to who they let snatch up these precious free spots.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||When will we get to hear how||
When will we get to hear how much weight everyone put on/off in the awesomely short off-season?
I don't know why but that's one of my favorite parts of the off-season since it can only ever be 100% positive news.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||4/5 of the teams in college||
4/5 of the teams in college football will play tomato cans in the first week of the season. Yet, they will scout these teams. We may be no where near as good as Alabama but we have one of the most dynamic offenses in college football. We're definitely not going to be beneath their notice.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||No shot at a 1 seed||
I agree with the logic that the winner of the B1G regular season and tourney should have a shot at a 1-seed but this is an odd year. It's highly unusual for a team with 5 conference losses to be the regular season champion. Even though it might "feel" like we should be a top seed the tournament committee is going to have a very hard time giving that distinction to a team with 8 losses.
It's a shame too because if you take the Iowa and Arkansas losses off the board I think that it would still be well within the realm of possibility. It's obviously been an absolutely amazing year but Iowa has kinda peed in our fruit loops.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Was he running that fast the||
Was he running that fast the entire time he was here?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Go back to Psych 111||
This domino-effect is a common human reaction to other's cues. Especially in unfamiliar circumstances (like recruiting)
In my opinion, there were 8-10 recruits who felt very strongly about Michigan but didn't really know what to do about that. They all knew or at least knew of one another and thus were watching what the others were doing. They were looking at each other's cues. That's why when a few started saying that they wanted to take their time and explore all their options, that's what they all said.
Yesterday though, the cue started to change. Boesch committed on his visit. Shallman planned to commit on scheduled a radio interview. This sent the cue to the other people on the visit that committing was the appropriate action if you feel similarly. Dawson and Lewis both really like Michigan and thus picked up on the cue (probably after being told about Boesh/Shallman) and committed as well. Fox heard about the recruits committing and did the same.
The ultimate test to this will be in LTT actually commits tonight and goes against what he's been saying for quite some time.
The ultimate caveat on this theory is that I only went my Psych 111 lecture three times.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||this has been a good day||
this has been a good day
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I think it's dick cheney||
I think it's dick cheney
|2 years 30 weeks ago||fred jackson says he is like||
fred jackson says he is like shaq. only taller.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||it's one of the best days of||
it's one of the best days of this kid's life. he's a good player, let's all be happy for him and us and not feel sorry for ourselves over nothing.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||looks like scout is saying||
looks like scout is saying norfleet.
don't freak out. it's on their main page not behind a paywall.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||None of us were thinking||
None of us were thinking about this kid a week ago but NOW WE NEED HIM
|2 years 32 weeks ago||maybe aquaman can get an||
maybe aquaman can get an interview with paterno and straighten this whole thing out
|2 years 32 weeks ago||how much adderall did you||
how much adderall did you take tonight
|2 years 37 weeks ago||90% of this has nothing to do with his skills||
This is a d*** measuring contest between OSU and us. We're all so emotionally wrapped up in this because many people see this kid's recruitment as the ultimate chance to vindicate that "we're back" on OSU's level, Urban Meyer or not.
In reality, with the offensive line we'll be fielding by the time Fitz graduates we won't need STAR POWER to have an effective running game. This is something that has been pointed out repeatedly.
I want Dunn as badly as everyone else but there is no doom and gloom whatsoever if he doesn't come here. The thought that we're even in the running for a lifelong OSU fan who is being heavily recruited by the "hottest" coaching hire since Nick Saban is all the validation that we need that we're back to being relevant.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||No it didn't. It went great.||
No it didn't. It went great. He's not coming here. Writings been on the wall for a little while now.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I honestly can't wait until||
I honestly can't wait until every discussion about us stops involving a discussion about MSU. Just hearing about them and seeing their name brings my mood down.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Not coach at U of M||
he's off to a good start
|2 years 43 weeks ago||we want him to win job after DG||
The last few years have gotten us all thinking that starting very young qb's is a good thing. We didn't choose that though. It was by necessity.
Assuming that DG doesn't get his medical redshirt, we're actually set up to not have to deal with young qb brain farts for a while if Bellomy develops. When DG graduates it would be a choice of Bellomy entering his fourth year vs. Morris entering his second. I'd rather not have to force a young QB in there if we don't have to. If Bellomy is good than Morris only plays if he's really good.
Best case scenario, he redshirts his freshman year, backs up Bellomy in year 2 and then takes over in year three. That way you get him starting for three years and he doesn't play until he and Borges are very familiar with each other.
Bellomy being good enough to bridge the gap between DG and SM is by far the best case scenario IMO.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||You're so right||
we should definitely not do this because you conjecture about bo's attitude towards halftime shows.
damn those "stupid students" and their desire to hear popular music at a football game. "Real" Michigan fans like you know better. keep fighting the good fight.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I'm not sure if you're trying||
I'm not sure if you're trying to 'out-Pittsburgh,' me but except for my years in AA I've lived here my entire life. Go ahead and take my word for it that except for the people that went to either school there aren't many college football diehards around.