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|1 week 2 hours ago||Not an Obligation, but a Privilege||
As others have said: Kudos to you, sir, for doing it right!
My wife and I are both alums and huge fans. For the kids, we never made UM sports an obligation, but we treated it as a privilege. After being "allowed" to go to a couple games, my oldest started getting upset about not being able to go to the "important" games. One season she went to her first MSU game; by two years ago she got to go to UTL. By then she was hooked.
Now, both daughters and my son are completely into both football and basketball; still working on hockey. We don't get to many basketball or hockey games, but are fortunate enough to have five tickets for football.
The point is: you can't make them care about it, but when they do, it truly is a special bond. Sharing Michigan memories with my college roomates, my wife, and now my children is one of the best parts of my life.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Eh||
You kind of can't control it anyway.
My oldest daughter is 15, younger daughter is 12, and son is 8. The biggest internet issue we've had is is with my son searching for Lego and Minecraft YouTubes and finding other stuff. But if you shield them from it forever, they won't know how to cope in the real world.
As for the OP, I'm with you, man. My girls bleed Maize and Blue. In Feb of '12 my wife and I were in AA for the weekend. We were at Yost on Friday and the M-OSU basketball game on Saturday. Both times my daughter was on twitter letting us know by text where Denard and 'Tree were and when they got to the games.
My older one actually knew about Peppers before I did. We were in the car driving home, my wife read me the update, I yelled out "Yes!" and my daughter said, "Oh yeah, I saw it about 45 minutes ago. I just figured you knew."!
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Band Travel||
The MMB and its travel is about to get more complicated.
In the past, with MSU and Ohio on alternating years, the band always went to that game. Typically, the band would always also travel to ND and any bowl game. With ND, MSU, and Ohio now in the same year, the band has hard choices to make in 2014. Three road games in one season is a lot.
Planning to travel to significantly more games, like Ohio is, requires quite an effort in terms of planning and commitment above and beyond the dollar cost. I'll be curious to see what unfolds.
I'm expecting the MMB to only travel to Lansing this year. I expect they would plan to attend the B1G championship game if the team made it, but I don't know. That's a busy time for students as well.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
Even if GRIII and McGary are good, good friends, if the media is giving all the love to Mitch, maybe GRIII works that much harder. The good news is that because they're such good friends, I don't think it turns into any kind of rivalary, but rather a mutually beneficial motivator.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||One word||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||All Well and Good||
But who gets Bean?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Opposite Plan||
Well, I was pretty dumb about my application plan. Unlike the OP, I limited myself to only applications that had a single one-page essay or less. My family is from Michigan, but I grew up all over the US and spent most of my time in high school in Texas.
I ended up applying to, and getting accepted to, Michigan, MSU, Texas, and Texas A&M. Back then, if you sent your SAT scores to UT and TAMU, that qualified as your application; admission was determined by a sliding scale that included HS GPA and SAT score.
Considering the curriculum and grades I had in HS, maybe I should have applied other places. But I had toured Michigan with a family friend the summer before my senior year of HS. There really was no other school I wanted to attend.
By the time I received my accptance letter the only decision was M or MSU. My dad went to MSU and my best friend applied there. If he had gotten in, we probably both would have went, but he didn't. The decision was finalized well before Thanksgiving.
Knowing I was going to Michigan and watching the teams go to a Rose Bowl and then win the national championship in basketball just capped off what was a great end to my high school graduation year of 1989.
The only other decision I had to make was whether or not to try out for the Michigan Marching Band. Long story long: I did. After 3 Rose Bowls in 4 years with a Gator Bowl in the middle, I think I made the right choice! Interestingly enough, it wasn't until the fall of 1993, after I graduated, that I entered Michigan stadium for the first time NOT via the Tunnel.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
I have the Delta card and the Chase Sapphire.
If you're a regular flier, and fly Delta a lot, the Amex is great. Otherwise, as mentioned in another post, the Amex cash back card is great, too.
We then use the Sapphire in those circumstances when AMEX isn't accepted.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Section||
As for what section, I absolutely love my current seats. We're fortunate enough to be in the front row of the West Side Chairbacks. Section 25. I think they're the best seats in the Big House.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Math...||
Gotta do some math:
All home games, ND, MSU, OSU, Bowl Games from '89 - 92 except 1/1/90 Rose Bowl when I was in school in the marching band. So that's, I think 33.
One or two a year at home, plus two PSU games from '93 - '97 when I lived out East and was in Biz school in Pittsburgh, so let's call that 10 more.
From '98 through '12, all or all but one home games every year, plus Nebraska and the Bowl game last year. So assuming 7 per year + 2 that's another 107.
Hard to say without spending a lot of time in the wayback machine, but I would guess a cool 150 games.
Good living if you can get it!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Was it Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?||
And it ain't over now.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Frustrating. But real.||
I'm no lawyer, but I think this is one of the few rational posts on this thread.
The law of the land is pretty clear, even if we don't like it. To the poster above who said, "Litigate!" I ask, "Litigate what?"
Even if we feel differently, by law we don't own these broadcasts. In fact there is a disclaimer at the end of every one of them affirming that we don't.
Another unfortunate offshoot of these laws is that it is incumbent on a person or company to protect their intellectual property. If they don't, it becomes part of the public domain. If a content owner could be shown to have known about this and not acted, they could lose their rights to profit from their work.
An interesting counter-example is HBO-Go. Right now on HBO-Go, if you're a subscriber, you can watch tons and tons and tons of content. It isn't free, but there's a lot there that HBO is making available.
What we need is B1G, ESPN/ABC, Michigan and others to get organized and host all this content online. If it seems like that would be expensive, well, that's the point... If there isn't money it it, then a company won't do it. For those of you complaining about the ads on the YouTube pages, how do you think Google/YouTube are making money if not from ads? Without money, the services go away. Even if cloud storage is cheap and efficient, somebody's got to pay for it.
A happy medium would be if content owners could somehow see a small benefit from something like Thorin's work and allow the postings to stand on YouTube as long as they are only used for non-commercial purposes. But copyright law and copyright lawyers make this hard to implement practically.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Football - Yes, Basketball - ?||
M-Den does custom jerseys for football, but I don't think they do them for basketball.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||T||
You have H for Harmon, who is T for Tom? Also Harmon?
Maybe T for Tshimanga "Touchdown Tim" Biakabutuka
Also: Where's Schembechler?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats and Good Luck!||
I never cease to be amazed at the doors that have opened as a result of my U of M degree. Now: walk through and make something happen.
Congrats and GO BLUE!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Mesmerizing||
I couldn't turn away.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Oh man...||
The discussion just went into plaid.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Correct||
This is correct. CRISP goes back to well before phone or online registration. It's just that there was a computer operator who actually entered your requests into the system.
By the time I got to school (fall of '89) LSA and other schools were separate. Engineers had to register in person, at a particular time, on North Campus.
Part of why I remember these details so well is that in late March of 1992, my wife (then girlfriend) went to the Final Four in Minneapolis with a friend while I stayed in Ann Arbor because my CRISP time was at 8:00 in the morning the Monday of the National Championship game. If I had missed that time, I might not have gotten the classes I needed to graduate the following year.
At least we got to go to New Orleans the next year!
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||We'll miss you Tim||
And ESPN/B1G Network will miss knowing exactly to whom the camera should pan when we needed to see what TH Sr thought about things...
I think Brian's assessment is right: he probably wasn't going to move up to a lottery pick no matter what he did next year. After all, Kentucky will have another six guys competing for those spots.
For THJ, one more year of college won't be the determining factor in whether or not he will make it as an NBA player; his ability to adapt to that game and other NBA players (and ability to stay healthy) will be.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
If I recall, it was 3 players (Tripp, Tony, and ????) in 3 consecutive games there. The Metrodome turf was the WORST at the time. In places you could see corners of the turf coming up with the slab of concrete visible.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe...||
...slightly more douchey because he actively chose *not* to play one of those years. Obviously a personal decision as to whether or not to go pro, and he did get drafted.
Really hard to say because if he felt like he wasn't benefitting from the coaching and/or playing experience, he just needed to leave. And I guess that's kind of the point.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm||
Wasn't it the Gopher astroturf?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Godspeed...||
...farewell, and Go Blue.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Another Opinion||
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|10 weeks 6 hours ago||First Oldipo, now Zeller||
All we need now is for Crean to go with them.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My Experience||
Well, my experience is 20 long years ago in New Orleans.
First, the Final Four is not like the regionals. It is more of a Super Bowl environment. There are a ton of people that go to the Final Four every year no matter who is playing. That being said, there are scalped tickets to be found. StubHub now being a thing, I suspect, makes this way easier (and makes the market more efficient -- this could work for you or against you).
Second, I agree with Coach Schiano... We were in the nosebleeds of the Superdome and the games were pretty far away from us. It wasn't *bad* but it was far.
Good luck and have fun!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Belushi's||
We watched the M-Kansas game at the bar in DTW and got to London Saturday morning.
My parents stayed at the hotel with the kids last night and we went to a bar in London Bridge called "Belushi's." Seems like they specialize in a lot of American sports. There was a group of about a dozen that seemed like regulars and several more. My wife and I made friends with 3 current Ross Business School students that are here for a 7 week assignment.
Needless to say, we had a blast. Beer was good, appetizer plate we had was decent, and the game was awesome.
From what I can gather, Belushi's has about 5 locations in London that show games as well as several others in England and Western Europe. On short notice, it was a home run for us. We're staying right near the London Eye, and it was just two tube stops and a short walk away, and we felt very safe the whole time. Highly recommended.
Also, this site seemed to have a lot of information:
Good luck. Hopefully, our flight Saturday morning isn't delayed!!!!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Like so many others...||
...I say congratulations and best wishes for your son.
Nothing is scarier to me than a sick child. My son had nowhere near the problems yours does, but has dealt with asthma all of his 8 years. Now he cheers for Michigan almost as loudly as I do, working those lungs like crazy.
Kids are amazingly tough and here's to hoping yours puts these challenges behind him as soon as possible. Thoughts and prayers for all the best.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Same Thought||
When I saw the headline, I had the same thought. My brain went to, "They can't think about expanding the footprint to FLORIDA, can they?" And then, "They've only had basketball for a few years."
Fortunately, I think we're safe. ish.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||And an uncalled traveling||
Also, IU's next rebound was a travel that went uncalled. Oh well, IU was up a lot so why bother officiating?