- Member for
- 6 years 10 weeks
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nuts to that watch, where can||
Nuts to that watch, where can I get Harbaugh's rad tie?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Oh dude you KNOW M-Den will||
Oh dude you KNOW M-Den will be selling #4 "stock" ones again
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I like the legacy jersey idea||
I like the legacy jersey idea but not the execution. I thought maybe a small block M patch on the collarbone with the name underneath it without any sort of backing would look nice. Maybe even Gold so it's different from the Maize.
I wouldn't limit the number to that retired player's position though. Let it be a generalized "we think you work hard and have promise, kid." thing.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Because there's no longer||
Because there's no longer only one scout at most of those tiny rinks in Sweden. Everyone follows Nils Andersson around hoping to get the next Lidstrom.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I'd rather go to Under Armour||
I'd rather go to Under Armour when the Adidas deal expires, if only because BOY will that annoy Notre Dame to have THAT deal usurped as well!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I'm brand new alumni! I want||
I'm brand new alumni! I want that email!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Are we sure this is them||
Are we sure this is them changing something? As I understand it, we started winning with the GLI alternates and decided to just ride that wave out. Athletes are nothing if not superstitious, especially in hockey.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Pros and Cons||
I'm for the most part pretty ambivalent about the GA change as even though I'm a senior, I'm a UM-Flint Senior so I'm commuting in and out anyway.
What bothered me about the whole thing was how meticulous they were in planning the "outside" part of the GA and how half-assed the "inside" part was. They set up this huge winding queue to get wristbands, which I didn't have to be in because I showed up at 6 PM. I was given a red slip for Section 26. Things were orderly and fine.
Once inside, things were not orderly and fine. If they're going to hand you a ticket for a section, there should be queues and barriers set up to make the flow of traffic better getting into the section itself. Section 26's pile of people actually converged upon lines for both concession stands around the entrance, making it confusing as to whether we were in line for hot dogs or our section. A mass of people crushing against the entryway while ushers do whatever they're doing (Standing around? Not letting people in at all?) and State Policemen glare and shout at us is not a safe environment. There was a girl barely pushing 5 feet tall in front of me in the mass that I was legitimately worried for. People were shoving on me as if I was just not moving fast enough. I'm sure I wasn't the only one like that.
Our "line", for lack of a better term, finally started moving at about 7:05. We were basically led to believe, as there was nothing even resembling an informational process, that they weren't letting anyone in until then. People who did not have section 26 tickets were allowed to stand in the wrong mass of people until they got into the bowl before they were turned away, which made traffic flow much worse. If someone, anyone, had been giving us information, I think things would have gone smoother. They had MSP officers there who essentially just yelled at the crowd to "shut your mouth." That's not particularly informational.
I was pleased with the freedom to choose which section I was in, and I was happy to end up on the 5 yard line. I was not pleased with the seeming lack of planning and forethought to the second half of the logitics of getting students in. The ushers were essentially forced to be exceedingly hostile, which damages relations for every game, not just the ones where things are stressful. The easiest fix for this is to simply put someone out there with a bullhorn giving out information on the wait time, and the second easiest fix is to set up a real "line" that each section queues in to reduce the danger of a stampede or crush.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||You're absolutely proving my||
You're absolutely proving my point.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think you're making my||
I think you're making my point.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't think this is about||
I don't think this is about politics. I think it's about racism. Michigan has a very diverse fanbase politically, and obviously it's their desire to be apolitical in the booth, as any athletic department should be. I believe it was Michael Jordan that said "Republicans buy sneakers too." For years, Frank's politics have been a non-issue and honestly, I believe they are still a non-issue. He doesn't rant about socialists and liberals inside Michigan Stadium and I don't listen to his non-sports broadcasts on WJR.
The point here is that Frank wrote an (or approved a ghostwritten) article in a major newspaper that claimed that African-Americans were wrong to be offended by fried chicken and watermelon jokes. That's racist. Even if he didn't mean for it to be, it's racist. Even if YOU think people are "too sensitive," it's racist. At worst, it's overtly racist. At best, it's an older man from an older generation and an older culture being tonedeaf to issues of racism in America. Neither are good.
Michigan does not want, nor should they accept, racist statements associated with their University or Athletic Department. Whereas Frank can be politically anonymous in the play by play booth, it's far more difficult to "take back" statements that are racial in nature. No amount of apologizing makes up for the damage done. It's just not a situation the University wants to be in.
Obviously this all assumes that Michigan made the decision for Frank to "retire," allowing him to claim it was his idea. I believe this is a likely scenario.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The correct replacement,||
The correct replacement, obviously, is Al Randall.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||DOOOOOMSDAY||
Man, some of the doomsday scenarios being suggested are quite hysterical. Nobody's going to be camping out for a fortnight for anything. Come on.
However, I don't think the AD has thought this through entirely, as no details were given on how gameday is going to work. I suppose they have some time to figure this out, but just letting it be anarchy outside the gates until 10 AM while the stadium staff looks on through the fence is going to backfire too. I would personally prefer "blocks" of GA sections assigned by seniority to give people a slightly better chance of going where they want to go rather than just letting every student in at once.
The people who want to be in the 5th row in 2013 are the exact same people who wanted it in 2012. They were already there at 10 AM.
Also, to complete a thought I had started about Hockey, the worst offense to the "premium" section at Yost was not GA tickets (we were all there early anyway) or the M-Card (which was silly and just made transferring tickets more cumbersome), but rather the elimination of about 4 rows worth of space in the section to be given to... nobody. It would have been moderately less annoying had they put wheelchair seating or even super rich jerks there, but they carved out a huge chunk of the section and stuck 3 folding chairs in it for the American Red Cross volunteers. No offense to those guys, but what the hell?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||A Couple of Positive Reasons||
I like this for a couple of reasons that benefit me personally.
1. Ticketholders driving in from Flint and Dearborn who probably weren't going to get totally hammered can be rewarded for already driving in early to find a parking spot.
2. Isolated single tickets like mine are more useful as GA than they were previously, as it's easier to hook up with friends already down there or plan something on the fly. It's also theoretically easier to sell off a ticket for a game I can't get to.
As much as I thought I'd hate the GA tickets for Hockey last year, it didn't affect me simply because I was getting there an hour before puck drop anyway. The tickets tied to our m-card was the more irritating part of that change.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Uncle Buck's||
I'm from Durand and the whole Uncle Buck's saga has done wonders for us to shed our old "Durand Dirties" image.
Oh wait, it hasn't at all.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||For Brandon to claim that||
For Brandon to claim that it's unfair that Florida, for instance, might have to play in the cold when they get an extra home game every January is ludicrous and dishonest.
I'm noticing a disturbing pattern with that guy.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Pads/Helmets||
All hockey gear is really stiff when you first get it, especially goalie pads. They break them in at practice where it doesn't matter that their mobility is limited in them. The helmet has specific sight lines and sits on your head a certain way that a new one takes some getting used to as well. They typically just keep painting over the same two until they need to replace them.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Nobody In Front||
Something I noticed about our powerplay and offense in general is that Michigan is content to hang out at the periphery way too much. We don't utilize anyone up front to stand in the goalie's face and tip passes or even just be there to try a point blank shot. Sometimes a man will cycle through the crease to take a pass like that, but it's not part of the offense. We make the PK way too easy for our opponents because all they have to do is chase around the outside of the zone and wait for a blown pass.
Which always happens, because passing is not a strong suit in college hockey.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Sugar Bowl Design||
I wouldn't mind the Sugar Bowl jersey being picked up as our new Road jersey.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Gyarmati||
Gyarmati was wearing #99 last year. Did you mean he changed to 59 from 99 or was this a mid-season thing last year?
|3 years 3 days ago||Amway hasn't selected a||
Amway hasn't selected a corporate anthem yet, so the Joe is holding off out of respect.
|3 years 3 days ago||That whole article reads like||
That whole article reads like it was written by a guy who has never followed college hockey before and got the assignment forced upon him.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Summary of Weinreb's article:||
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Ugly Win||
I'm a little tired of losing games we should have won, so I won't feel bad about winning one we shouldn't have.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Sousa? Really?||
I teach high school marching band, and I gotta tell you: Nobody gives even the slightest bit of a crap about Sousa marches at football games. You have to play contemporary stuff because you're right next to the student section, the engine that drives your crowd reaction. It would, in fact, hurt them to play Sousa.
If our goal is to move away from the era of "DOWN IN FRONT", contemporary music from the MMB and skillful use of piped in music is crucial. 114,000 people ought to be used as a weapon against our opponents, and contemporary music is part of that arsenal.
In summary, stay home, grandpa.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I was a firm believer in the||
I was a firm believer in the NO STADIUM MUSIC thing until that game last Saturday. That was so much fun and whoever they've got running the PA knows when to hit the play button. Unfortunately he may not know how to hit stop, if all the stuttering and skipping songs were any indication.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||They still look utterly||
They still look utterly ridiculous.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||The "Monarch" should have his||
The "Monarch" should have his copy of Photoshop rescinded. That is a horrible gif even by the worst standards of photoshoppery.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Thank you for the newspaper.||
Thank you for the newspaper.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||First Day at Yost||
My first game at Yost, my friend had given me his student tickets because he was working WOLV that night. It was me and my 60 year old dad, and I had not gotten into Michigan yet. We absolutely did not belong in the student section. Someone caught us right away and asked us "Is this your first time?" I nodded. He handed me a section of the newspaper and said "You're going to learn so much. Stand and play along."
Michigan beat UNO 10-1 that night, and I don't know if I'll ever match the experience.