Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
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- Disenfranchising students with higher ticket prices
- Allowing the B1G to screw up our seasonal home schedule cadence by putting OSU and MSU as road games in the same season
- Scheduling neutral site games with other big-time programs instead of home-and-homes
- All the stuff you listed.
|9 hours 57 min ago||How much of an affect Lewan||
Probably not as much an effect as Borges randomly shifting blocking schemes that ensured the OL never got effective at anything the offensive staff wanted them to do. If Lewan wanted to have an impact on the units performance, the best thing he could've done was approach Borges or Funk and plead the case of picking a blocking strategy, sticking with it, and getting good at it. Now maybe that conversation did take place last year and fell on deaf ears, in which case, shame on the coaches. Still Lewan being a dick to the younger guys on the OL unit probably had less to do with how bad the blocking was last year than having an OC who couldn't decide what we were going to be as an offense.
|16 hours 56 min ago||While listening to his||
I'd like to further addend to your thought by adding that I wish more members of Congress sounded like this.
|17 hours 56 sec ago||At first I didn't detect the||
At first I didn't detect the sarcasm, but then I realized your username wasn't "1928" and the sarcasm came ringing through.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Buzzkill...||
Jordan Kovacs is above making a sack. Your argument is invalid.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Eek!||
I read this and had a panic attack until I read the succeeding paragraph. You know, Ace, that shit's not funny!
|1 day 11 hours ago||Give me a T! Give me an||
Give me a T!
Give me an R!
Give me an O!
Give me an L!
|1 day 12 hours ago||Shocking...||
I'm shocked, shocked, to see that there is gambling going on here....
|1 day 13 hours ago||Yeah, yeah, but what about||
Yeah, yeah, but what about Jabrill Peppers actual height?
|2 days 14 hours ago||For me, "hot seat" simply||
For me, "hot seat" simply means whether Hoke's job is in danger this season, which I don't think it is. We could have a meh performance this season and Hoke could save his job by the team going out next season and winning a conference title.
I think you can differentiate between Hoke's job status and the trajectory of the program. It's easy for me to see scenarios where Hoke manages to hang on as head coach, but the program overall continues to limp along, mired in uncertainty over his leadership, but the team doing just enough to allow Hoke to hang onto his job for 4 or 5 more years. On the other hand, I think a great season from the team this year could energize the fanbase behind Hoke and the staff, punctuated by a big contract extension from Brandon, ensuring recruiting momentum is maintained, and the foundation is laid for the next decade or so of Michigan being a major player on the national scene. It's feels to me that the program has kind of arrived at that fork in the road now, which sucks because we all want to believe we have one more grace year before what looks to be a very promising 2015.
|2 days 15 hours ago||While Hoke's seat may not be||
While Hoke's seat may not be "hot" from the perspective of his relationship with the AD, this is a pivotal season for Michigan. If the program wants to continue the recruiting momentum it's enjoyed the past few seasons, then Hoke needs to get a contract extension to extinguish the perception that his position as coach is tenuous. The only way Brandon can credibly give Hoke an extension is for Michigan to have an impressive season. An 8-4 season with losses to MSU and OSU again, and it's going to be a tough sell to extend Hoke's contract, and without that, it's going to be tougher to keep pulling in top recruits and keep morale high around the program.
A lot of us are pointing to 2015 as the year Michigan really gets "back", but I'm concerned that 2015 might be too late. The trajectory for this program is going to be set this season and there are enough question marks surrounding this team to make all of us nervous. Here's to being pleasantly surprised this season.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You will wear a coat and||
You will wear a coat and tie. Don't have coat? Then borrow one from your Old Man. Don't have an Old Man? Then find a bum, trade him for his.
|3 days 12 hours ago||There could be no one in the||
I was and there was not. I don't remember the actual announced attendance, but I do remember the stadium-wide guffaw that was uttered when Howard King announced a number higher than 100K. Obvious lie was obvious.
|1 week 1 day ago||The only thing missing from||
The only thing missing from that video was for Stephen to toss in a "beat Ohio".
While it's sad that he had to give up playing football, I hope that he gets to have a long and happy life to pursue new dreams....and catch many Michigan football victories in the future.
|1 week 2 days ago||Rob Houghtlin||
Rob Houghtlin.....f#*king Rob Houghtlin....
|1 week 2 days ago||My three year old daughter,||
My three year old daughter, who usually just eats the icing, would probably be asking, "What cake?"
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I believe that filling the||
I believe that filling the stadium will be resolved for the 2014 home schedule. It will just be resolved by random fans picking up surplus tickets off of Stubhub for $6 a pop, which is not the business model we want to ensure the long-term financial health of the Michigan Athletic Department.
Michigan will probably not have much trouble packing 100K+ fans in week-to-week, but they won't be paying top dollar. The problem is that 1/3 fewer students opted to purchase season tickets this year. The problem is that the wait list for purchasing football season tickets has gone from a 5 or 6 year wait to a no year wait surplus in just the past few seasons. We're seeing signs that the demographic of the football attendee starting to shift away from the life-long season ticket-holder to the game-to-game purchaser, which should alarm Brandon, and yet all signs seem to suggest that it doesn't.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Your point is well taken, but||
Your point is well taken, but the Michigan Athletic Department has a PR problem right now with the fanbase in general and this latest promotion just underlines the impression for most that Brandon refuses to acknowledge it. Brandon shouldn't be trying to incentivize those fans still paying to be season ticket holders in a desperate attempt to hold onto them, he should be trying to entice disenfranchised / new fans to come into the fold. That's his job too, probably his most important job given that season ticket demand has gone from being a years long wait list to a surplus in just a few seasons.
I'm not saying a open-to-the-public Movie Night at Michigan Stadium would solve the problem; obviously it wouldn't, but it's symptomatic of the mindset within the Athletic Department that you only matter if you're supporting Michigan financially, otherwise you're expendable.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||It's what plants crave....||
It's what plants crave....
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||And they were a pain then||
And they were a pain then too.....
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Well, to be fair, 10 years||
Well, to be fair, 10 years ago we didn't have Hi Def Godzillatrons installed in the stadium, so Movie Night probably couldn't have been a thing.
If Brandon is trying to redefine Michigan Stadium from being, "the place we watch football" to "the entertainment center of the University of Michigan", I don't think that's a huge deal. Whether there are movies being shown outside in Ann Arbor at Top of the Park or at Michigan Stadium, it's the summer and it's the offseason.
I'm as uncomfortable as the next fan at some of the moves Brandon has made and worry that it's diluting the Michigan football experience. I just don't think that this is one of them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Actually I'm pretty sure it's||
Actually I'm pretty sure it's science.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Jesus, get some||
Jesus, get some perspective.
Things that Brandon has done that actually hurts the Michigan football program.
Things that Brandon has done that doesn't really affect the Michigan football program despite some fans not liking it that much.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was just sitting around||
I was just sitting around thinking that what the board could use today is another thread of fans bitching about Dave Brandon planning to have fireworks at Michigan Stadium this fall. Imagine my delight when I clicked onto the site to find just that very thing. Hooray.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is it cynical to believe that||
Is it cynical to believe that the Free Press is trying to capitalize on a proven formula that negative press against the state's most prestigious University garners clicks and sells newspapers? Sure, but that doesn't mean that it is necessarily untrue.
The only thing that I'll regret when that rag of a periodical dies is that there won't be a physical grave that I can visit to piss upon.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well....||
I've been to Columbus twice and I've had stuff thrown at me...twice. I agree that not every OSU fan is a bad person, but there is definitely a mentality down there that grants some level of acceptance for treating Michigan fans badly. I've visited every B1G football venue (at least before the Nebraska, Rutgers, Maryland expansion) and the treatment I've received at Ohio Stadium is orders of magnitude worse than anyplace else I've been....it's not even close.
That said, every fanbase has their share of assholes, no doubt, but generalizations exist because they have some basis in reality.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||*One such verbal foray by an||
See, now I'm just dying of curiousity as to what this numbnuts could've said. We can't even get a hint?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean||
Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean that I might not be able to break out my "Even LeBron Hates Ohio" t-shirt anymore? That makes me sad.
Of course, having LeBron reject Cleveland again and being able to print up, "LeBron Still Hates Ohio" would be delightful.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Creepy Indeed.||
Purdue's mascot could've understudied for the creepy clown head that Richard Kiel's character Jaws wore in the Bond film, "Moonraker".
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Well, at least Bolier fans||
Well, at least Bolier fans will now have something to cry into during the game.....
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Deepest condolences to you||
Deepest condolences to you and your family.
I didn't know your father, yet from what I can glean from the above picture of a man resplendent in mustache, shirt, tie, and stocking feet, with an ear-to-ear grin at midfield of Michigan Stadium, I have reached the obvious conclusion that your father was awesome.