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|1 year 9 weeks ago||Compliment and Third and Long||
The piece is fantastic for a couple of reasons. First, the insight into what actually happens before I turn on the TV on Saturday is really nice. The chapter in Third and Long about a day in the life of Denard Robinson helped explain what the players go through, but this is really nice for the insight into what the coaches do. And, anyone who ever watches Hard Knocks realizews at the pro level the incredible work and thought put in by the coaches.
So Bravo, and great job Heiko.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||On Second thought...||
I just went to UConn season ticket window, and i basically paid for season tickets. Literally, I could order season tickets (even with the required seat donation) and paid same amount as I just did on Stub Hub. I suppose, if I wanted to go long Uconn football tickets and try to sell the other gamesd for $10 or $20/ticket (maybe), I could have come ahead.
So, if you are looking now, definitely check out the season ticket option. If I had not just bought them, I would have bought seasaon tickets to ensure delivery, authenticity, etc.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Great Point||
And one I didn't realize -- the Uconn Stadium is in East Hartford -- decent car drive from Storrs. This really makes no sense then. Mayeb they should have looked at the Yale Bowl..It is about an hour from Storrs (as opposed to 25 miles), and seats 65,000.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Just bought 4 tickets||
I just bought 4 tickets for the family...I have been waiting for tickets to become available.
I think the opposite...prices are only going up. As we get closer, tickets will be scarce for this event. The reason they are keeping the game in Storrs is that they want the event on campus, and everyone will want to be there. And it will be an event...I bet it will be described as the biggest football game ever played in Connecticut. Draw on Uconn fans, New York and Boston crowds. And in a small stadium.
I didn't even know the tickets were on Stub Hub -- I have been looking at Craigslist periodically and haven't seen it listed. As we get closer to September, I am guessing the tickets will be some student tickets, and few decent seats. UConn fanbase has been waiting for this game for years. And face value? Hmm...you can only get this game as part of season ticket package, so the face is actually skewed for all the other games you don't want (I actually looked into buying UConn season tickets too.)
Anyways, I have 4 tickets, now, and if I overpaid by $100 a seat or whatever, small price to pay for certainty for me and kids.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||National Appeal is still pretty large||
Coming from New York, the weekly slate is usually pretty weak. I can't believe that the UM/MSU alumni base can't generate better ratings than a random Big 12 or SEC matchup.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Kudos to Heiko||
Been a UM fan for 20 years, reader of the site for 5 or so, almost never post. But Heiko's posts make my day. Literally, I wait for the posts now - the bubble screen questions make me howl, if for no other reason than they are so true! These guys never say anything anyway, so at least something of value is discussed. I bet Borges knows when he calls a bubble screen, Heiko notices and will ask. It displays a knowledge of the game, offense and strategy light years ahead of the typical question.
And let's give a shout out for his truly hilarious tags when he asks a question. Classic.
Keep up the good work!
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Recruiting||
The delibater pace and speed might be appropriate if this were September -- but it is January and recruiting season. We have cancelled one recruiting weekend. ANd we have no coaches recruiting (or I speculate that given that they have all been fired.)
Speed is important here, for the team -- and the recruits.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Same old thing||
All top programs go through down cycles. Texas (the 80s and 90s). Alabama (Mike deBord?). ND? Florida (Ron Zook?). LSU pre Saban.
The key is not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up.