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|5 weeks 1 day ago||Correction||
... most of this millennium. We've had 1-2 great linemen every 2-3 classes, not every year as we did for decades ending the last millennium.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Talent and QB||
I think UT had more pure talent across the board than either M or IU. But they also had Butch Jones and Debord.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||MIA||
I don't see Charlie "decided schematic advantage" Weis on this list!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You Mean Like||
This is Texas, fergawdsake?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||House Rental||
On Long Lake, south of Traverse City. First day of a week-long vaca. Steaks on the grill tonight. Drinking Molson Dry and/or Alexander Keith's Pale Ale.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||WWL||
= World(W)ide Leader...the mgo derogatory term for ESPN
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Blushing Monk||
Picked up a pint for my daughter. Drank a couple Alexander Keith's Pale Ales watching the Wings game, went to the Union Woodshop for dinner here in Clarkston...had a couple Keweenaw Pick Axe blondes, then a couple Bollywood blondes with dinner.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Start timing is all wrong||
Even if those guys could just go laterally, it still took months of LC begging other coaches to hire Mike Debord as an ASSISTANT Line Coach and Moeller as an ASSISTANT TE Coach for the Ravens. RR's subordinates got jobs (laterals) within weeks of January 2011...yes, even Gibson.
Coaches typically bring their own in, which is another reason LC, before he left, made sure Sailor Bill and the AD paid all the coaches an extra year salary prior to his announcing his retirement.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||StubHub||
I recall someone posting during August that we couldn't/shouldn't look at the prices on SH at that time, that the prices would be far different during the week of the game....so, being a little OCD, I tracked prices...daily. (I said I was OCD)
Our tickets could be had for prices in the teens, mostly during the DAY of the game...except for the Coke game. I captured a screenshot of a pair of tickets for PSU for $4 each. Otherwise, every game was available for under $20 per ticket. This is probably earlier in the week than previous games this season.
To my mind, this exposes the flaw in the thinking of the season ticket buyer/defender...regardless of the appeal of having odd year MSU/OSU and the slightly improved OOC opponent (note I didn't say OOC opponents - plural)...there remains other B1G games against Indiana, Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue and Illinois that will appear on the schedule...for prices Blue in Lansing presented above. Seriously.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Best Wishes||
Saw him 15 years ago with his wife at the Summit Place Mall (soon to be torn down).
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Punctuation!||
"Stand By, Blue"
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Issue||
a press release at 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Sorry, man||
Didn't want to double post, rushing to get it out there. Thanks for the assist, btw.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||MGrow's||
growing fan club!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Don't forget coaches||
salaries. As WD joyously presented, we doubled the pay of Pepperdine's Men's Tennis Coach. Did we require that?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||State of Colorado||
The new Cradle of Coaches...or of CC Threads!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Paces||
He walks quickly up and down the sideline. Didn't notice any purple-faced eruptions or significant/excessive amounts of clapping.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Thank you||
Very nice story, I remember it from the original posting. I have a maize "IN ROD WE TRUST" t-shirt and a blue one, too. He signed the maize one, always a classy guy in every encounter my son and I have had with him.
Ignore the lame attempts at snark, and just be the fan you are.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Me, too||
Actually started contemplating dumping tickets ~2 years ago, but pulled the trigger this year (so to speak). Hate that it looks like such a smart move now... But, hoping this season sets things in motion for a truly elite coaching hire.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Truth||
We didn't renew this season, after 20+ years as season ticket holders, and you're absolutely right...the internal, personal obligation to make good on that investment by going to every game drops when you imagine you'll buy tickets on the open market on a game-by-game basis. DAB has screwed things up in massive fashion, and this year's empty seats and gimmick flash sales are only the beginning.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Been there, done that||
If you were at the Akron game last year, it's been done. Announced attendance was 107,120.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks||
Good find. As stated below, way too soon.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Know who else is on the Broncos Roster?||
Albeit in an ongoing practice squad/injured reserve type role, zero career games in the NFL
Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Equally Surprised||
I thought for sure, in January, we'd have received personal calls at dinner time from "student-athletes" imploring our continued donations (not even a low- or mid-level marketing staffer, of which we now have dozens). Nope. Silence. But I WAS told my last chance via AD email, (kind of like a MLB Steve Howe last chance) the opportunity to renew my PSD was the day before the pre-sale of Man U v. Real Madrid tickets...3 months after the original due date.
I think your guesstimate is pretty accurate for the 2014 renewal period. Don't forget, the AD had PLENTY of tickets in hand prior to the 2013 season, and couldn't GIVE them away for that game against Akron last year, even with a healthy cut in prices to buy a 4 pack, get programs, hot dogs/drinks and a 3-D poster (at least one poster, possibly 4).
No worries, mate. Cue the humble brag bras to ride to the rescue in mere moments, telling us how they'll increase their ticket purchases THIS year, with THIS slate of games.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Vacation||
Took a vacation this year already with the PSD money, and we may still look for opportunities for a Wings ticket package. And we'll still go to games, just via Stub Hub.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||PSD Rebate||
Should have been the very first thing they thought of when this team was scheduled to play this slate of lousy games at home.
Leave it to Dave Brandon to ignore that little fact.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Did not renew||
No it did not
Going the StubHub route this year. Will save $$$.
People, please note: During the 2013 season, the mgoblue dynamic ticket model had between hundreds and THOUSANDS** of seats available on the Thursday/Friday before the game, EVERY game. This means that not only were plenty of seats available to add to your haul last year, but you'd have had better games to enjoy with your upgrade/increase. Don't increase this year, because there are now even MORE tickets available, with this lousy slate. Buy next year.
**Akron announced attendance was below 109,000, including the Ath Dept counting of every hanger on, recruit, player, band member, media member (which usually takes our tallies up over 113k). And that was WITH the $200 for 4 seats, programs, 3D poster and hot dog inducement.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Continued||
"You think you hate it now, wait 'til you drive it."
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Thano's||
will be/has been missed. So many haunts and dives have gone by the wayside. Character's gotta count for something, right?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Don't Believe It!||
The AD will change their tune either when DAB is gone, or when they've had a few years of having to work to make the stadium appear full, due to declining sales of season ticket packages.