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|2 days 1 hour ago||In my view the hype every time||
does a disservice when the threat is real and significant.
In my experience, local news reports more responsibly, than national for these things. Where as national news may be reporting OMG Hurricane Run for Your Lives Oh the Humanity!
Local news usualy gives more meaningful information about track, timing, and things you may want to consider like what you should have in your hurricane preparedness kit or if you need to evacuate what to bring and where to go. They only turn the volume up when the situation becomes urgent.
To me the other un-responsible bit are all the reporters outside in the hurricane doing exactly what they've told people not to do. It only encourages thrill seekers.
In the cases on Andrew, Katrina - many people mistook their experience with lesser hurricanes and assumed it was safer for their familiy and personal property to stay home. (There was about a 24 hour trigger on both of those storms, and you have to be prepared to make a very fast decision.) For Sandy, it seems to me that most people just did not have practical experience or understanding with hurricanes, and storm surge in particular. Of those Katrina was the biggest tragedy, largely driven by the elevation of New Orleans which everyone had apparently became complacent about.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Here's the thing||
Hurricanes are not like earthquakes or tornadoes. They don't just suddenly occur.
The game with hurricanes is to sit tight and watch through days of news sensationalism, fighting for an excessive supply of water, toilet paper and milk at the grocery store all up and down the coast, and then be smart enough to recognize the point when the hype gives way to a real threat (usally about 1-1/2 days in advance).
If you are inland, that means bring in your patio furniture and anything else loose outside, actually lay up a store of bottled water and canned goods, fill your bath tubs (with flushing water), fill your gas tanks and cans and grill gas, charge your cell phones, and prepare to barbeque everything in your freezer between clearing downed trees.
If you are in a coastal or low lying area - or below sea level (e.g., New Orleans) - evacuate.
By the way, if you are on the northwest side of an oncoming storm, you are likely to get some breezy nice weather in advance with clouds streaming from the north east to the south west. The Hurricane sucks down northern weather in that quadrant.
Ever since they announced the storm passing up the coast on Monday, the weather on Saturday was bound to be this way.
Again, while the Big Ten probably made the prudent decision at the time from a potential travel disruption standpoint, this was never an "unthinkable" threat. Hurricanes don't just show up like Sharknado and destroy the place killing thousands unexpectedly.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I know - so much worry||
about a hurricane that will be days away.
The ticket prices had held up well until the panic started, which meant to me the Michigan crowd was going to be present and vocal. Kind of a bummer it's been moved up.
|3 days 29 min ago||Was going to comment on your alarmist post||
yesterday, but I was on the road. They are NOT going to evacuate College Park. If you look at Washington DC on your map, it is way up the Potomac River away from the coastline.
The states of emergencies you linked, are not recommending an evacuation at all yet, much less Washington DC (or Northern Virginia as a proxy).
I live in North Carolina, and have lived in Northern Virginia. If they evacuate anywhere, it will likely be along the coast. If this game was at Old Dominion University or UNC Wilmington - that is one thing. Those areas might get an evacuation notice. DC - maybe along the Potomac riverfront. Not College Park.
Your posts are ridiculous.
|5 days 20 hours ago||It is sad||
that the most helpful post only has +1, while the smartass ones are in the 20s. +1 to you sir.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Will be interesting to see if the Georgia hype train||
derails this weekend.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Not so sure||
the 97 defense was just so fucking aggressive, that all other defenses seem to pale in comparison. Particularly the few years before in retrospective comparison. It was like watching Denard, or Desmond - held breath of expectation - but for an entire defense: grown men running headlong into family room walls after each play.
'06 defense came close, but not quite.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Or half a game||
plan. And then forget there was a whole second half.
I still think Mrs. Borges kept him off the sauce and maybe he got lucky on game nights so he slept well for home games, but on the road he was in the hotel lobby bar until 4am and brought a bottle back to the room. He seemed thicker skulled on the road.
|6 days 5 hours ago||(No subject)||
|6 days 5 hours ago||When Mark Dantonio||
drops his butthurt schtick, then this will go away.
You'd think by now, after our last 8 seasons, he'd give it a rest: they should be able to play with pride and confidence without resorting to perceived disrespect as a motivator.
I thought the comment ws mildly funny.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Just don't read||
the Freep. Problem solved.
Has worked for me since the 2009 hack job.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Me too||
My son and I are driving up Saturday morning
|1 week 2 days ago||Check the records over time||
He also had 10 or more scholarships to use for most of those seasons before Title IV drew it down to 85 and those players went elsewhere in the Big Ten.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is a good prep team||
for getting our guys ready for Michigan State it seems.
|1 week 3 days ago||Recalling the Countdown to Kickoff videos||
from the Rodrguez era, I particularly remember the first one or two would be players checking into the team hotel for fall camp. I believe this was a common practice during the Carr era too. The underlying logic is the team cloistered in one place, and spending their time in meetings / hanging togther (e.g., the Roh / Lewan by the pool segment).
That at least predated Brandond / Hoke. Though the addtion or top chefs / ordering what you want may have been added.
|1 week 3 days ago||Don't bother applying||
to big blue.
You have to be really good at blowing smoke the closer you get to top, and establishing chains of blameable, fire-able responsibility below you to thrive.
It is very similar to the environment Dave Brandon brought to the Athletic Department at Michigan.
|1 week 5 days ago||Then it would have to be||
|1 week 5 days ago||I think the ran as many times as they could||
to get reps in while they were playing not as good defensive lines, so they could learn for the games against better defensive lines.
The OLine looked solid late last year and against Utah in pass blocking, so Harbs and Drevno altered their play calling to devlop run blocking more. Which is why the score against UNLV was lower than anticipated - ground pounding. Same with the RBs.
Same also with Butt. We know Butt works, lets develop the other options for when Butt is draped with defenders moving forward.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||WD, it is this simple||
In Endzone, JUB describes the actual usage behind "This is Michigan" as an admonishment for something not done to Michigan standards.
You don't want them to say: " Come on WD. You're dressed like that? This is Michigan!"
Now, once you head back to your seat, find a way to quick change (a phone booth perhaps - wait, they don't have those anymore) into whatever the appropriate lucky combination of clothing is.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Question: Can you use BTN2Go||
to get football games without a cable or satellite subscription to log in under?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And we wonder||
why the court system is overwhelmed
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So it is all the foreigners' and rich people||
-- sorry, upper-middle-class-but-can't-make-200K-in-San-Francisco-people's -- fault?
I am not a fan of the blaming logic in this thread.
There are a number of real reasons:
1) Noon games are early, 3:30 is better
2) Students don't take to assigned seats well, the upper rows suck, and so they pack down in with their friends
3) This was not Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, etc. It was a should win comfortably game. As glorious as the 2nd half was, it wasn't competitive and assured of a win, there are better things to do
4) The non-student sections are not full and leave early as well. It is just not as noticeable because people tend to sit in their assigned seats.
5) This is a problem in all of college football, not just at Michigan.
FWIW - I think the best way to fix the upper bowl problem in that corner is to go back to the John U Bacon childhood days, and 10 minutes after kick off, give those seats away to local youth groups (or re-sell them for $5 a seat).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The Ole' Miss game is sold out||
Alabama does have a student action card ticket exchange. If you know you won't be attending a game, you can turn your ticket in, and another student on the waitlist can get your ticket for free. May help fill things in.
However, Michigan's big (marquee - everyone happy?) games fill out too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ok, but I can tell you||
that Alabama has a significantly lower international student population percentage, and much more recent success, and they are suffering from the same malaise.
I don't think that is the problem, especially since I doubt disinterested international students would purchase season tickets anyway.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I wasn't discriminating against Marquis||
I was suggesting there is discrimination against non-marquis ... i.e., the games of lower quality that are, shall we say, ignoble.
That said, perhaps marquee may be the correct use. However, I don't recall a large tent over the Big House. But then again, that would make it a non-marquee event now wouldn't it? I just don't recall a big tent over the stadium for The Game, or UTL I & II, or even for State. Thus all football games at Michigan Stadium would be non-marquee.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Quit yer bitchin'||
From my perspective on the couch, the crowd was awesome and energized for the quality of opponent.
My son texted me a picture - he was attending his first game as a freshman at Bama - and the student section there was empty behind him. Of course they played Middle Tennessee State, but still it was a first home game on a beautiful 80 degree day: perfect football weather.
My point is: a) I think the problem is common for non-marquis games, and b) I thought our crowd over performed as it was anyway.
Keep it up students. You proved last year that your hearts and minds are in the right place, and were willing to stand behind it. Go Blue!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Mr. McDonough can stuff himself||
that "tantrum" was a thing of beauty to every Michigan fan watching.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't know - pretty close to my time||
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||If he had thrown his headset on the ground||
there would have been tears in my eyes.
This is what I was looking for on that bullshit call on the reception last year in the Rutgers game.
Love the passion.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Zingerman's may have opened in 1982||
But I don't remember it / never went while I was at Michigan during Harbaugh's time.
I know, paid promotion, but it's not even close to campus.
I they want to pull at hearts and minds, they need to pick a student hang out.