that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|1 day 20 hours ago||But, everyone counts tickets||
But, everyone counts tickets sold as the minimum for attendance AFAIK
|1 day 20 hours ago||Your conclusion? I can't see||
Your conclusion? I can't see your conclusion that we were under 100k for any games last year. The stats seem to indicate the opposite. There was almost always 100k tickets sold or "comped" and the announced attendance was near that amount each time. There are at least a couple thousand employees, media, support staff, etc. The closest they got was Utah when there was 96k in ticket attendance. If you don't believe the "other people" add up to that much, check out the PSU game and the MSU, Iowa and Wisco games from 2010. Even when there is a high demand for tickets and a sell out, there is still 7k or so "others" for each game.
|2 days 19 hours ago||How does this logic work?||
If the Ravens can visit the Browns for a night game, then why can't we have MSU at night?
Just because another town allows a lot of mayhem, why can't we do the same?
If New Orleans can host Mardi Gras, why can't Birmingham, Michigan? (BTW - Locals in NO seem to hate everything about that holiday, except the influx of money).
So, a southern city will put up with being pissed on and overrun with potentially dangerous drunks, just to increase expsoure and/or revenue for the sole sports teams in the state, why can't we sink to that level?
|3 days 12 hours ago||Party at MSU||
I often spent weekends in college driving from Ann Arbor to EL to party with friends. The women were hotter and "easier."
|3 days 12 hours ago||destination||
that is because Ohio is a drive through state and Michigan is a destination in itself.
|6 days 10 hours ago||behavioral indication.||
there is your internal consent. pretty nebulous area legally. but, few women will ever agree how grey that area is to men.
|6 days 11 hours ago||No internal consent?||
How often do people get a "yes I want sex" as part of the act? Most of the time it is unspoken and very welcome on both accounts. There is no such thing as internal consent? As you serious with that claim? In fact I know you are not otherwise the legal consent issue would be a man offering proof of verbal consent.
Officer: Were you sure?
Man: I think so. She seemed into it.
Officer:There is no internal consent. If you are not sure, then you are going to jail.
Thanks for not over-stating things....
|6 days 11 hours ago||Reparations||
Let's pay for the sins of previous generations. I love that idea. As a white male, I should be fine with things that swing too far against me in the other direction just because the previous genertions were abusive. Your logic is infaliable.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Make no mistake||
I am not trying to say it is OKAY for colleges to be like that. I was just explaining why they are like that/
Having lived in the "real world" now for a long time, I see how silly the whole college atmosphere really is....
Remember, I am the guy who is concerned that frat members will have their lives ruined by being charged with felonies for being young, drunk and destroying an underwater hotel. But, it may hapen because of the "social justice" of teaching rich kids a lesson about respect. (Of course, they should have to repay actual costs.)
The social justice warriors in college need to just go to work and realize that the world is more concerned about much more serious issues.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Emblematic of the problem||
The statistics pointed out in the first comment are overbroad. Someone responds to say as much. You respond they are right, but they are discounting rape too much. Meanwhile, no one has any clue what is right or wrong. This is often based on internal thoughts and feelings.
The problem is that women may feel "forced" into something when maybe they aren't really being forced. Plus, men are concerned that they have no control over what type of "real consent" is going on inside the mind of a woman.
Unless you have a verbalization of "No," this all exists in the mind of the woman. She may internally consent. She may not internally consent. No one, but the woman knows...and sometimes she is unsure.
That puts the woman in a tremendous position of power.
|1 week 8 hours ago||?||
colleges have different standards than law enforcement for many reasons. first and foremost, it is voluntary place you send your kids at the age of 18. parents and kids want it safer than the real world. second, there is no jail time or crim record here. third, it is a place that is concerned more about being progressive more than other institutions. other things that are different in college than the normal criminal justice system: hate speech, cheating in an ethical sense to get ahead, Marijuana possession, etc.
|1 week 10 hours ago||seriously?||
doesn't everyone know that without tickets or turnstiles that it is just some random reporter guessing at a numbet? Michigan could have had 40K or 80K plus! it is literally just a wild guess. no science. no basis. how do you compare something like that?
|1 week 3 days ago||offers||
I don't know if there is a cut off in ranking, but Michigan gets a majority of in state kids they offer. might not be a fence, but it is probably similar to the percentage of kids in Ohio with an OSU offer that go to OSU.
|1 week 3 days ago||exceptions||
don't disprove the rule.
|1 week 3 days ago||we almost always||
do get the best in state. where have you been?
|1 week 6 days ago||Fun||
Francisco. That's a fun name to say. Frannnccisscco.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||my take||
I have run it a couple times including last year. I have never brought my passport on race day. The chances of getting stopped are very minimal although they may profile others or something. I took the Amtrack to and from it when I lived in Chicago. If you have to work on Monday, stretching and moving around the train beats being in a car. Of course, it is more like a 6.5 hour trip by train.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||michigan centered view||
so you think a guy who wins two SEC titles in 9 years at Arkansas is a top ten coach? you can look at the 11 wins Stat unique to the current Era (more games) and horrible Big Ten (outside OSU, who beat them in a home night game by double digits). So, the lots of wins each year thing is good, but dependant on a lot.
I think Believe should definitely be higher than him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||crap program||
it seems from your post that you are in the camp of MSU being a squarely crap program. I think as a Michigan fan, you are viewing them as Indiana/Purdue tier. I can't say I agree or disagree with you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Dantonio||
For everyone who thinks Dantonio is not rated high enough, I have a question. Don't you think Beliema should be ranked higher than Dantonio. He did more at Wisco than Dantonio did at MSU. Both schools recruit about the same and have about the same supprt. If you want to argue that Dantonio took over a program in worse shape at the time, that is fine, but you are getting four years of crappy teams from him at first to show for it. Beliema would have had to get a struggling Wisco up to speed too.
I think a lot of you just think MSU is a crap program, so a couple Big Ten titles there is way more impressive to you than at a better big ten program (Wisco, Iowa, etc.).
So, if you see MSU as a worse program than Iowa or Wisco, then you might think what he did is miraculous.
If they are on the same level as those type of schools, then what he did was very good, but not amazing.
What say you?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MSU ' s reputation||
I think you are basing this more on the crappy MSU history. as a Michigan fan, you know they are the historical equivalent of Purdue. so, you value what Dantonio did more than someone who just sees them as a historical middle of the conference team. Dantonio won two conference titles in 9 years. that is top 5 material at Indiana. it is top 20 effort at a middle of the road big ten team.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Floor is now 8 wins to me.||
Floor is now 8 wins to me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||BTN. Things really started||
BTN. Things really started to change when the money wasn't almost all going to ESPN and CBS. Even the deals with those networks now provide a lot more money to the conferences. That trickles down to the Coaches,
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Alumni flag game before?||
Alumni flag game before?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ncaa bylaw 13.09.2 provides||
Ncaa bylaw 13.09.2 provides that once you enroll in college you are no longer a prospective student athlete. Wayne Lyons should not be subject to ncaa bylaw 13.10.2 regarding the public mention of a PSA. So, both Zordich and his mom should be okay. Unless, it isn't as simple as the wording in the bylaws.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Franklin||
How did those camps work out for Franklin? Any commits? Any guys in this year's class with PSU leading and who went to the camps?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Character||
I miss it. I miss the character. I miss the unassuming look of the place that opened up into a sea of people once you walked inside. It was unique and awesome.
The new stadium feels similar to other large sporting venues. It is loud. It is big. It is a large building.
Of course, as an old man, the amenities, extra exit points and other features make the new place nice. But, I would have put up with that.
I do not miss the lack of handrails on the stairs heading down to seats. I do not miss the fire safety issues in the stadium. I do not miss hearing the wind blow louder than the section across the way. I do not miss the lack of a replay board.
But, I would take it all back, just like I would take back Bo (despite any drawbacks with the modern game).
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||great stuff||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||woo hooo!!!||
let them burn!!! they call people names and peopke call them names. But, we have something to prove and that will solidify our inferioriry!!!!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||mre 401||
that is all. thanks for playing.