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|10 weeks 1 day ago||ESPN reporting that HD PPV||
ESPN reporting that HD PPV broadcast expected to cost $99.99. I'll still buy it.
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|12 weeks 4 hours ago||West End Grill off Liberty.||
West End Grill off Liberty. Logan's and Chop House are next in line.
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|15 weeks 5 days ago||A2||
I moved to Ann Arbor last year and have a 3 month old. I love it. I live close enough to walk to downtown, the schools are great, daycare options are solid, lots of restaurants in town, lots of events and activities, easy access to sporting events/concerts, etc. Taxes are certainly higher in Ann Arbor than the surrounding area, but that also depends on where in Ann Arbor you live - Burns Park and Ann Arbor Hills are some of the highest taxed areas... with most of the highest income families.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Just an FYI, the legal||
Just an FYI, the legal analysis regarding FOIA doesn't look like it came from someone who deals with FOIA on a day to day basis and is familiar with the large body of case law on the subject. If UofM has a policy that it deletes emails older than one month, then courts will generally find that the record was not disposed of "arbitrarily," but rather pursuant to an established policy. Its all about creating a procedure and sticking to that procedure.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I pretty much watched that||
I pretty much watched that whole thing with my jaw open in shock. This needs to be killed, now.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||O-Line Play||
The offensive line play was not nearly as bad as anticipated watching the game live (it started cracking in the 4th quarter after the game was decided). The line actually did pretty well, although I expect Glasgow to get dinged the worst in Brian's UFR. In fact, Cole may have been our best lineman on Saturday. I think Nussmeier needs to rethink his offensive strategy with this team. The offensive as a unit is simply too inconsistent (experience or talent?) to go on sustained 15 play drives against a team like Notre Dame. In fact, our first drive of the game, that only went about 40 yards, took ten plays. Another 10 play drive in the third quarter also went for roughly 40 yards. A 10 play drive should extended further than 40 yards. Maybe the game plan was devised to purposefully protect the O-Line, but in any event it was clearly too conservative and didn't amount to less turnovers than a more aggressive game plan would likely have yielded.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Pure speculation from game||
Pure speculation from game tape reveals that Gedeon seemed to have some shoulder trouble late in the game after a tackle. Hopefully he's alright.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Wait... 9?||
There are 9 such teams in 2014, compared to 5 in 2013? Seems like 2014 is already breaking some trends.
For whatever reason, this team can consistently light up any kind of defense on even an average night. We only have to play average defense (i.e. 100ish ranking) to win a game by double digits. I think a Final Four appearance would be a surprise, but its all about matchups. We are unlikely to play a top 75 offense in the first two rounds, and our third round game is likely against a team with a 104 defensive efficiency and nearly identical offensive efficiency rating. These stats don't matter until we get to Wichita State/Louisville... which will require a lights out game from 3 for us to advance.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Sparks!||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I'd go||
If tickets fell into my lap, I'd go. I have gone to EL for this game every year since 1999. But this year seems different. None of my buddies who are normally up for a trip to EL care to go, and I don't really care to make the drive either. Of course the 70" LCD and kegerator newly installed in my basement makes the desire to go to Spartan Stadium nearly non-existant. That Stadium really needs to be renovated beyond video boards. Plus, staying home in Ann Arbor allows much quicker access to the after-party!
Edit: Also note that there is major road construction going on all around East Lansing, getting in and out is sure to be a nightmare.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Who wins?||
Who wins, GRIII or Concordia?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Big Ten Season||
Well, my post was clearly about football. But if you want to bring basketball into the mix, I have season basketball tickets and from the WMU game onward, Crisler had an excellent attendance rate. Once the team proved they were for real, sell-outs were common. They are going to be even more common this year.
Also, at least adults with jobs and kids have a reason not to show up to Concordia - although that still doesn't entirely excuse no-shows. The students live on campus and rarely have class at 7pm. You can always find a 3 hour break twice a week in your studies. Its a 5 minute bus ride to get to Crisler, or a 15-20 minute walk. Some normal season ticket holders have a 45+ minute drive into Ann Arbor.
Simply put, there is no excuse for buying season tickets and then not showing up. If you don't like the policy and want to hang out outside the stadium during games, don't buy tickets. The most sensible approach involves selling season tickets to as many students who request them, and eliminating the right to buy tickets for those students who don't show up for at least 6/7 home football games or 80+% of basketball games.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||As a student, I never missed a game or showed up late||
If students want to throw a tantrum about increased cost (still way below normal ticket prices), then continue to reduce the number of student tickets available. Non-students still show up in droves and on time. Your job as a student with season football ticket is to go to games and cheer on your school, if you don't want to do that, then don't buy tickets. That article is, frankly, ridiculous.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Bern's||
Bern's was a great experience, and I will definitely go back - but Boca was outstanding in its own way. I would highly recommend Boca if you haven't been there, in Soho.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Add yellow trim||
Add yellow trim to the shoulders and you might be on to something.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||84-59 Michigan||
25 point win, 84-59
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Good thing you didn't||
49ers are going to cover the over by themselves.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||2 ideas for placement of legends patch||
Either put the legends patch on the back of the jersey above the player name (where the small "M" is now), or re-design the patch and incorporate the player reference into the numbers on the sleeves. Put a circle around the sleeve numbers with the Legend player name in there or something. The patch clutters the jersey too much.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||My gripe - use the full scoreboard more||
There's no need to display the stats ALL THE TIME. During plays and during replays the full scoreboard should be used. In between plays and at all other times, the stats can be shown. Also, why aren't the stats just shown on the bottom. Go 16:9 aspect ratio and use the full width of the screen for video, and put the stats under the video on the bottom.
Eventually, they should consider using the speaker area as more video space reserved solely for stats. Put UM stats on one side of the big screen and Visitor stats on the other, use the full big board MOAR!!!!!!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I KNOW!||
I have half a mind to go to my boss tomorrow and just tell him to overload me with work so that I can't concentrate on a minute of football for the next 9 days.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Caveman say||
Denard. Football. GOOD!!!!!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Had a 96 insignia two weeks ago||
truly an outstanding wine.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Oberon||
Oberon, standard beer from May-Sept.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Always at least 20%||
Always at least 20% unless they are really really late. Remember, this is not a waittress, this is pizza being delivered directly to your door. The $2 delivery charge helps constitute the driver's base salary. But its not like the driver gets $10 dollars if he goes out to make 5 deliveries on one trip. Its just another way the pizza place generates revenue.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Although clearly a money grab, these things are worth $32||
I tailgate with a big group every home game and we pretty much go at it right up until about 11:45 or 3:15 as the case may be. With these seat cushions already installed at my seat, I've never had to worry about encroachers or being "that guy" who has to tell half a row to move over. I don't use them so much as a seat cushion as I do a seat reservation, they are also taller than most portable seat cushions and allow shorter individuals (like my wife) to see over the person in front better.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||and F||
can't believe this
|3 years 8 weeks ago||If another team's win means a Michigan championship||
If another team's win means a Michigan championship... I will root for that team. I don't care who it is. This applies to all sports.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Quote||
Had to login to comment on the OPs sig/quote. Its "Hardaway cross 'em up" not "boss em up."
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I made this mistake yesterday||
I made this mistake yesterday, the OP linked to the OLD Big Ten Tournament tiebreaker rules. The new rules for 2012 state that 2-0 and 1-0 are equivalent. It'd be nice if Northwestern could win out (and Indiana beats MSU)... then we'd probably hold the tiebreaker since we would be the only team that did not lose to Northwestern (also assuming NU moves ahead of PU).
|4 years 11 weeks ago||We're getting hot at the right time||
no one has mentioned the fact that the NCAA generally gives more consideration to how teams finish down the stretch rather than who they beat in December. If we can finish strong, including 2 wins in the BTT, we've got a great shot.