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|1 week 18 hours ago||Ohio Stadium||
And that's not being a homer. I've been there twice and both times was shocked at what a dump it is.
I expected it to live up to its reputation in stadium rankings and what I got was a cynder block. The whole thing is solid concrete, and what few parts aren't concrete are painted grey to match the concrete. Even the routunda was riddled with cracks and off-color patches to the concrete all around it, while the upper bowl looks like it has gotten zero maintenence since it was first put in. Its cracked, chipping, and ugly.
By far the worst stadium I've ever seen. This is out of Michigan Stadium, Spartan Stadium, Ross-Ade, Bryant-Denny (not for a game), and Bronco Stadium (also not for a game, loved the smurf turf though) for reference.
Haven't been to enough other venues of different sports or the NFL to make a call on any of those, although I will say I liked the Superdome when I went for the Sugar Bowl, and I thought Progressive Field was pretty nice when I went to the Frozen Diamond against Ohio, in terms of non-Michigan, non-Detroit venues I've been to.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So if they joined for just||
So if they joined for just one sport, why are we so sure they're going to get into the CIC?
I mean, it would be great if we DID allow them in, but what's stopping us from doing that anyway? The CIC still has Chicago in it, and whether JHU joins the conference for lacrosse or not, they certainly aren't affiliated with another major conference in any way, so they could just let them in anyway. While it is practically speaking all the B1G schools, its not like they couldn't make an exception if they wanted to.
Also, if the conference is willing to take on an affiliate member for sports only a handful of schools are sponsoring...
WHY THE HELL DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET A HOCKEY CONFERENCE!?
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Wow, what a schedule. Think I||
Wow, what a schedule. Think I need to get season tickets this year instead of going individual.
Just hope the team is up to playing it, unlike last year.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I was pretty confident I'd||
I was pretty confident I'd get in, although I was a little insecure about my ACT score and decided to take it again just to be safe. I got accepted two days before my new score was released. Talk about a waste of $50 and a Saturday.
Applied to MSU and MTU as backups but frankly never figured it'd be a problem anyway. I guess I thought of MSU as the backup, but in reality I likely would have gone to Tech in that case.
Also, thanks to the internet, I knew before I got the letter I had gotten in. IIRC, they milked that pretty hard though. They just e-mailed me saying they had decided, then made you go to the website, go to a page, and then click on "View Decision" to find out...
Also, totally jealous of your age. You were here at a rediculously good time on the athletics side of things. Hockey team coming off a national title coming in, and them and football getting one a piece while you were in school. HAVE PITY ON THE CLASS OF 2012, but have more on 2011 because that's actually probably worse (assuming 4 years)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That 64-bit integer...||
Is it signed, unsigned, or two's complement?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I liked the picture...||
Until I realized they are playing my old high school in it. =/
Oh well, he'll be a good guy this time next year.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I think you can make the case||
I think you can make the case either way, but what I felt ultimately made that a block was the guy make ZERO effort to twist to get to either side of Morgan even though he clearly should have known Morgan was likely going to beat him to that spot.
If he shifted at all and hit Morgan more to the side, that's a block or a no-call I think, but the way he proceeded to knowngly crash right into the middle of his chest I think sealed his fate.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Thought it was pretty even,||
Thought it was pretty even, although they definitely let an awful lot go. I felt this game was pretty physical.
Only truely horrible call was that foul on Burke.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Allegidly||
Gotta remember the second one.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||This season was definitely a||
This season was definitely a failure for which the team deserves criticism for. True enough, the streak was never going to last forever, but we've had less talent than we did this year and won the conference; these guys just couldn't learn to play like a team until they dug themselves into a hole just a little too deep to get out of. Injuries didn't help, but they still should have been good enough to at least be more competitive than they were.
BUT, there is a difference between being critical of the team and being a fairweather whiner. Completely ceasing all hockey coverage falls into the latter. That isn't legitimate criticism, it's completely turning your back on the team because they aren't living up to their collective draft statuses, and I think it is unbecoming of the largest Michigan sports blog, and particularly one that regularly covers hockey. The fact Brian came out and said he wasn't covering hockey because he was mad at how they were doing is even sadder. I can understand being less motivated to keep up given the cisrumstances, but just admitting you're rage quitting and mad you bought season tickets is pathetic.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||True||
But there's getting a break or two to fall your way and then there's the crap ND and OSU have gotten away with this year.
Ohio I don't know got an excessive about of luck; only the MSU fumble really stands out to me. ND, however, has gotten every break and every call. They barely beat a terrible Purdue team, they only beat us by a TD even though we gave them 6 turnovers, they needed two gifts from the officials to beat Stanford and Pitt, and they managed to get USC one week after their starting quarterback went down with a shoulder injury. That is more than luck, that is backing into a title game, but I guess that's okay because you need a lot more than luck to beat Alabama.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||That would be excellent. Do||
That would be excellent. Do you have any more specific instruction to that site though? I'm looking at a map right now and I'm not seeing anything on sattelite that looks like what you're talking about near there. Searching for the location only yields two results that are on the other side of town.
EDIT: Think I found it.
Google Maps search gave me the state-wide HQ which is across town. A general search turned up that, which is right where you mentioned and a VERY good parking location for $10.
Very much appreciate the advice. Given your word on the people running it and the fact it is off to the side enough to be out of the way of passer-bys on the way to the stadium, that looks to be perfect and I will definitely go there. Thanks!
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||Nope||
Should have taken the tickets. If going to the game means I have to wait until we win at the end to stand up and cheer, so be it, it is worth it to attend.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Because||
Notre Dame fans are unbareable enough when they aren't winning national championships and trash talk like they do. If they actually DO get another one then it is going to be that much worse and I don't want to deal with that.
Also, this year in paticular, because I feel they are grossly overrated. Yes, I know, it is difficult to say that about a team that is undefeated, but they've had more than a championship team's worth of lucky breaks this year. It took a 2-minute drive to beat Purdue, a team we now know to be exceptionally bad. We dominated their offense and lost because Denard had the worst game of his career, and we frankly moved the ball at will when we weren't turning it over. They beat Stanford on an absolutely bogus goal line call. They beat Pitt because they were not flagged for having two guys with the same number on the field.
They did, to their credit, beat Oklahoma. That game was not a fluke, they showed up ready to play and they beat them. That, however, is the only quality opponent they've beaten this year without help from the other team beating themselves or help from the officials. They are a good team, good enough for 9 or 10 wins, but they have gotten quite a few breaks to be able to call themselves undefeated and I doubt that is going to cut it if/when they play in the NCG.
To be clear, too, there are a lot of title teams that survive a game on a lucky break. I'm not saying that should preclude you from being deserving of a title, merely that ND has had more than one, and a couple of them have been poor officiating (although not as bad as Colorodo's 5th down; that one deserves an asterisk next to their title).
|33 weeks 3 days ago||K-State and Oregon||
I know ND gets a lot of brand-points to put them in over either of them, but ND has played almost every game very close and KSU and Oregon have been blowing out pretty much everyone,
It would be a travesty for ND to get in ahead of either of them the way they are playing right now. I'd say Oregon would get the nod by virtue of the extra game they will play against a theortically quality opponent in the PAC-12 title game. If they should fall though, I still have to believe K-State's resume is good enough to overcome the bias if they win out.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Whether mythical is the||
Whether mythical is the proper term or not, I don't think much of anybody can dispute our claims as national champions those years considering how badly we usually beat everybody we played.
What's even more mind-blowing is that I seem to remember reading in Bacon's class that Yost liked to punt on 3rd down in case anything went wrong on the attempt. We put up 100+ on people working with two downs...
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Good to Know||
I've been wondering this for a while now. Definitely not happy about the date change though. I just submitted my holiday time-off requests and changing them might not be possible if it gets moved up, and it might interefere with a bowl trip if it moves back.
|38 weeks 7 hours ago||The computer scientist in me||
The computer scientist in me gives you +1 for using two "=" signs to denote equality.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Is it just me?||
I really don't think we were doomed to lose that game from the start. There were a LOT of plays in the first half that, had they gone our way, we would have been very competitive and perhaps even won the game.
In particular, Denard several times overthrew wide open receivers that would have at least gotten a first down. Alabama also got two trouchdowns off of two turnovers on us. Don't forget that missed facemask that, as a result of Lewan's penalty on the same play, effectively killed the drive rather than force a do-over on the down. Make a few of those receptions and take away the turnovers, and we're maybe down a touchdown at the half, if that.
Make no mistake, Alabama has the better team, and that's why the things that happened, well, happened, but even in our current state, they were in fact beatable. We just didn't execute anywhere near well enough to make it happen and it'll be a year or two before we can go toe to toe with them and be able to recover form some of the mistakes we made.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Bama like ND||
Sounds like Alabama fans are a lot like Notre Dame fans. Run of the mill guys are terrible, but the ones who actually go to their games and know a lot about football tend to be nicer.
To clarify, I am basing my experience with ND fans with how I was treated two years ago at their place against the kind of fan I and probably many others run into on the streets or at work. It was kind of creepy how nice they were, actually. I'm going back this year, so we'll see how that goes the second time, especially if we beat them in the last moments for the 4th time in a row.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I sure hope not||
If we lost two of those three we'd be kind of screwed this year.
|1 year 5 hours ago||300 points!||
Yikes. Guess hitting up my friends still in school for road game tickets was a good idea after all, because I won't be qualifying for them outside of that for a long time.
|1 year 5 days ago||Guilty...||
Definitely thought the same thing, and then got REALLY confused when I read "Denard Robinson" and "game used" as I was scanning the OP for the link.
Then the eBay page loaded and it all made sense.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||To make the screw-up clear||
To make the screw-up clear for those who don't get it and don't get the veiled answers to it above, the fail here is with SEC hockey. Not only does it not exist in conference form, but no SEC schools have a varsity hockey team, and there is only one D1 team in SEC country (that being Alabama-Huntsville, which is probably not going to last a whole lot longer).
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Computer Forensics?||
My goodness, somebody in recruiting dropped the ball bigtime on that one.
At Michigan, we don't need to dedicate a department to that. We have Halderman to teach everything these is to know about things that can be remotely considered a computer.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thinking about how smart the||
Thinking about how smart the people of Ann Arbor are suppose to be just makes me wonder why everybody in this county is so bad at driving. You'd think turn signals were rigged to bombs in all the cars.
Then again, maybe I just haven't been living here long enough to be driven completely insane by the complete lack of respect pedestrians and bike riders have for large moving metal objects.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I suppose...||
Have to admit though, I was voting for Reeths-Puffer if it was on that list. Then I saw it wasn't a state of Michigan thing, so I was okay voting for Muskegon.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I figured as much||
I posted this mainly because I felt it was absurb enough to share regardless of the reason; that article just happens to make an implication connecting the two.
I would be curious to know what the increased athletic budget is for though. The CS department may not be getting the axe to fund athletics, but if that $2 million is for somthing dumb, it could certainly be used to save the department as extra profit. That's another reason I'm proud to go to Michigan. We not only turn a profit, we usually pump at least a couple million back into the general fund every year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||All that may be true||
But is does not change the fact that as an athletic department we still turn a profit, and even if it means making a little less this year, we should not be embarassing ourselves and doing a disservice to the team by not sending our band to a game as big as this.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Gotcha||
So you can do whatever you want to a guy as long as it doesn't injure him and no penalties should be assessed.
Sorry, but Red Wing fans are going to continue to be convinced the league hastes us until they give us a reason to believe otherwise. That slap on the wrist for Weber's actions is a joke. They were even joking about it in practice the next day. Nashville finds it FUNNY that Weber got away with clear intent to cause a head injury.