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- They are really expensive - with PSLs plus per game ticket prices, it is very expensive, and my seats were amongst the cheapest;
- I live out of state, so I would attend one game a year and sell the remaining tickets. Because of a weak product plus a really pitiful schedule, I often had to sell tickets for well below face value. Thus, the actual cost of me attending one game was many many times above face value (excluding travel)
- The in-stadium experience now is no different than a NFL game. I don't want a commercialized product.
- Because the in-stadium experience is totally commercial, I'd rather watch the game on my giant TV, drink some beer, enjoy the air conditioning, and mute the commercials (or flip to another game).
|1 week 6 days ago||Liquor||
A friend just started Detroit City Distillery, for those of you who enjoy tasty adult beverages. It should be opening soon in the Detroit Eastern Market. It's nice to see folks making an effort to bring Detroit back.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Good points||
I've had alumni season tickets since 2009. I gave them up last year for a few reasons, all of which Bacon has touched on:
I might be willing to put up with the prices and commercialization if Michigan were winning 11 games a year, but I really doubt it. At the end of the day, it'd be more economical for me to buy tickets to the one game I want to attend on Stubhub and not get saddled with a bunch of dead weight.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||In-person v. TV||
In person - Under the Lights I. The end of that game was insane. My little brother (ha) went to Notre Dame. When Denard took a knee to close out the first half, my brother texted me: "Taking a knee? Brady Joke is a pussy." Boy, did he eat crow.
On TV - 2006 Michigan v. Notre Dame. At that time, ND was ranked in the top 5 with golden boy Brady Quinn as the QB. Same little brother, an ND student at the time, calls me up from his tailgate and asks if I'm even going to bother watching the game. I did not engage. Then, Michigan went on to absolutely crush ND. Quinn looked like he wanted to cry. Absolutely beautiful.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Biology of Aids and Other Epidemic Diseases||
The subject matter was very interesting. 6 multiple choice tests (including the final) of 27 questions. Each was scored out of 25, but you could get 27/25. Final was optional. Discussion section was optional. Class was easy, but I still learned a ton, and prof was great.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Ditto.||
I gave up my season tickets when I moved down here; I'm excited to see our boys in person. Conceptually, though, I am with Brian.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Amen||
Best website in the world. Thanks for all your and the staff's fantastic work.
|49 weeks 19 hours ago||DFW||
I'm moving to Colleyville in a couple of weeks. Is the Dallas club active? And, does the club meet at the Arlington Fox & Hound or another location?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||72-63 Michigan||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||63-58 Michigan||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Ideas||
For shots - knowing the type of defense (zone, man)
Title - Full Court Press
|2 years 43 weeks ago||50-50||
I think Michigan can win any of its remaining games. I also think it can lose several of the remaining games. Until Denard poses a real passing threat, it's hard to imagine the Maize and Blue winning the LEGENDS division.
I am pleasantly surprised by the defense.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Birthday present||
So I am turning 30 tomorrow. I would love a national championship as a present.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Not mutually exclusive||
I would love for the good guys to go into the season ranked and still gain respect through their play. Wouldn't it be nice for the team to be hyped and actually perform in accordance with that hype?
I agree, though, that the prseason rankings are meaningless, other than potentially framing a season-long discussion of seeding (or epic failure).
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Adaptation||
I can't believe I'm bringing this up, but does everyone remember the 2008 Capital One Bowl? DeBoard brought out a swanky new offense that left me (and I assume many other fans) wondering where the hell that was the last x years. It was awesome.
Granted, this offense was just for one game, but if DeBoard can adapt, I'm willing to believe that Borges can at least tweak.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Not incompatible||
It's okay to be less than enthused with the hire of Hoke and still wish Hoke every bit of success. Given DB's comments, this hire is puzzling. It concerns me that this was the best Michigan could get. But I'll be cheering as loudly as ever come early September, regardless of who is at the helm.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Blame Barwis?||
I'm trying to figure out what Barwis & Co. could do to prevent concussion "like" injuries. Also, I don't care how strong you are, if a joint gets hit just right, there's going to be an injury.
But, I forgot- the earthquake in Haiti and North Korea shelling the South are also RR's fault.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Well said||
I am looking forward to DB's decision (regardless of what it is) just so this incessant prognostication will stop.
Of course, then we'll have to hear the insufferable voices from either the empire or the rebels complaining about that decision.
Here's hoping for a good game on Saturday. Go Blue.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Keep it up, Brian||
You are a voice of reason.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Well played, sir.||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||The fans||
are so fucking annoying.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||No way.||
Hope beats him, by at least a nose.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||mgofiction||
Where can I find some more of this? Well done.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Disagree.||
If Tressel shuts him up, then we lose some good laughs. I say, keep Pryor unplugged.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Hail to the Victors.||
That is all.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||My problem||
My problem with tonight's game is the complete lack of improvement by the defense. Honestly, this team makes me feel like a little kid whose absent father keeps telling me he'll come to my next ball game, but inevitably doesn't show up. I still love the team, but it really hurts to keep watching.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Maisel v. CFN||
I like IM pretty well, detest Schlabach and Forde. I know we at mgoblog generally dislike College Football News, but they had a great line in the prediction for the game this weekend:
Sometimes even the cretins get things right. Go Blue.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||THE KNOWLEDGE||
What does THE KNOWLEDGE say about the outcome?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Depends||
This strategy depends on how many FAKES the freshman credit cards pulled in the 40.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Thank you||
I like your post, as it is a good reminder that there is a distinct difference between a sports rivalry and the merit of individual persons.
As a general rule, I dislike OSU fans, but primarily because they are quick to talk shit. They probably feel the same way about UM fans.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Don't care||
I just want him to help the team win more games, and to limit the terrible interceptions. If he is still in the Heisman race after that, then that's just peaches.