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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 day 6 hours ago||Two things||
Assuming I still live in Texas in 2027, my son will be at the age where it's appropriate to be looking at high schools. This sounds like a great excuse to look at Texas while taking in my favorite football club.
Second, and perhaps I'm really late to the party on this, why in the holy hell is head coach position now a named position? I didn't realize the program needed to be pimped out that much.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I can't agree with this.||
The original video and Rice's own admission proved everything you needed to know - a worst case scenario. Rice told the Ravens and the NFL that he knocked out his wife. And, to your point that maybe he rushed to her side . . . the original video destroys that theory. The guy dragged her out of the elevator like a sack of potatoes.
I'm actually a bit upset at the Ravens releasing him and the NFL's new suspension. These actions should have been taken the first time (although, to be fair, the NFL did not have a standard suspension for domestic violence in place). What makes me mad is that the release/additional suspension are just attempts to calm waters with the public. With Rice's admission and the original video, the team and league had everything it needed to justify a stiff penalty, but it chose not to do so.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great to have you back.||
I'm glad you are getting back home to your family safely. God speed.
|1 week 2 days ago||Love it||
I hope I'm still in the DFW area so that I have an excuse to see a team I care about play in Austin. Hopefully, that team is leaps and bounds better than what's been offered the last seven years.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not a defense of Hoke||
But when Michigan was looking for a new coach, I don't recall there being many available or interested candidates. Maybe the selection was one of necessity rather than wisdom.
|1 week 6 days ago||Congrats||
My first is almost two. He was born in November, so his first season was short. Your daughter will likely sleep through most of the games and won't be able to see the details anyway. Get ready for a much quieter (if you're like me, you yell at the tv) game watching experience.
I sing The Victors every time I change his diaper. He loves it and can now supply lyrics I intentionally omit. Whenever any football game is on, he says, go Blue. Just pick a few things and do them consistently, and she will pick up on them over time.
Unrelated to football, for about the first month or so, I really felt no attachment to my son. He certainly did not have one to me, as he relied exclusively on my wife for nourishment. I thought maybe I'm a sociopath, but several other dads told me they felt the same way. It went away shortly, as we built a bond. Be warned - the first few months are tough.
Congrats again and go Blue.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A great day||
My youngest brother was at ND at the time, and called me before the game and asked if I was even going to bother watching. On top of the thorough beat down, I especially enjoyed how Brady Quinn looked like he wanted to cry the entire time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Edit||
Found the post, and it does not help your case, Brian.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The lemon issue||
I couldn't care less whether or not you eat the lemon. My beef is that your reasons for not eating the lemon all rest on what you now say your intent was when you made the lemon wager. But, at the time of the lemon wager, I think all you said was that you would eat a lemon if Bolden started over Morgan. You did not define what "starts" meant in the context of the wager. Many of the mgoblog community assume (with good reason) that the player to actually take the field on the first play is the starter. Can you point to something where you actually outline the criteria for how you would win/lose the lemon wager? If not, I think you should eat the lemon.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Great work.||
As always, Brian, thank you for the outstanding work that you do. Go Blue.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Nice||
My son is almost two, so I've been wondering the same thing. He already loves "The Victors" so much that if I stop mid-verse, he fills in the missing words. He really enjoys watching soccer on TV, but football has not yet caught his interest (to be fair, this will be the first season it's possible). We don't live anywhere close enough to get to the games, so I'll be thinking through fun things we can do at the house.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That's just, like, your opinion, man||
Let's think about what the AD seems to be the most concerned about right now when it comes to the football program: getting bodies in the stadium. There might be one more empty seat in the stadium, which should be embarassing, but you also purchased season tickets (at least that's how I interpreted your post). So, DB has your money (which he wants), and won't notice one empty seat.
Why not cancel your season tickets, and include a letter to the department? That, to me, would be a much stronger message than one anonymous fan pouting in a corner.
I'm not very excited about the opponent for the reasons you highlighted. I will still watch the game, or at least some of it. This is the first opportunity for me to begin to impart my love of Michigan football on my young son (where he might at least watch with some comprehension). That bond, which you share with your parents and grandparents, is much more important to me than the name on the front of the opposing jersey.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||York||
Mgoquestion: could the University expel York if the team does not take any action? If so, that would take care of the problem. Given the Gibbons stuff, I would think the University would want to take action quickly.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||1999 Notre Dame||
I was an out-of-stater with no loyalty to Michigan until I enrolled. My best friend was at Notre Dame, and Notre Dame had a starting sophomore linebacker, Rocky Boiman, who went to my high school. I was super excited to experience my first college football game and that it was against Notre Dame.
I remember walking through the section tunnel and being astounded at the size of the stadium. I remember buying a mediocre hot dog and a Pepsi (I hate Pepsi). I don't remember much of the specifics of the game, other than that it was hot, Michigan won, and I had a new camaraderie with my floormates (who had gotten up early that morning to attend College Game Day) and about 100k other people.
I now have a young son and will be sharing my love for Michigan with him early. He already loves when I sing him The Victors.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 6 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 3 days 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.
|39 weeks 8 hours 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.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Amen||
Best website in the world. Thanks for all your and the staff's fantastic work.
|1 year 4 weeks 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 26 weeks ago||72-63 Michigan||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||63-58 Michigan||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Ideas||
For shots - knowing the type of defense (zone, man)
Title - Full Court Press
|2 years 50 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 23 weeks ago||Birthday present||
So I am turning 30 tomorrow. I would love a national championship as a present.
|3 years 28 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 34 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 35 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 42 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.