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|5 days 9 hours ago||It shouldn't matter, but it does||
I fully agree that, in the end, his intention shouldn't matter. Unfortuantely, he's driven a wedge so deep in between himself and students/alumni/fans that decisions like this are questioned almost instantly, even though they should be looked upon in a positive light. It's hard for people to overlook being misled/blown off at almost every turn and not question something like this, especially given the timing. Is it right? Not necessarily. Is it understandable? Absolutely.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I won't shit on him for lowering prices||
Good for him. It's about time. And credit to him for finally getting that part right, even if I don't entirely believe that he did this on his own.
I will, however, shit on him for not pursuing this relationship with students in the first place. He never should have waited four years to do stuff like this. He never should have blown them off in the first place. It's too late to call this relationship "important" and not be laughed at. If it were actually important, he shouldn't have destroyed it in the first place.
|6 days 20 hours ago||3:00 PM||
It's in Flint. Link.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'd add one other thing||
See if they'd be willing to scrap the validation fee required for the student section. That should eliminate a few (or a lot) of the no shows since students can sell their tickets, and those who buy won't have to worry about paying an extra $40 or $50 in addition to the ticket.
|1 week 5 days ago||You want an actual rebuttal?||
Fine. Here. The Free Press report was full of holes, misconstrued quotes, and other irregularities (to put it nicely). The entire student body knew it and therefore didn't take it seriously. Perhaps you forgot that the old BOX house put up a sign that said "Rosenberg punches dolphins" in response to the story. Athletics never gave anyone a real reason to protest those games because everyone involved knew the article was crap.
Contrast that with the attitude of the athletic department since Brandon has taken over. The students have been treated like crap. Donors feel alienated. The only ones who seem to be happy are the athletes themselves (I don't blame them for that) and those who have an obscene amount of money to donate.
|1 week 5 days ago||Except it's not||
I've wanted Brandon gone since 2012. And I know I'm not the only one.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hey Dave||
If your relationship with the students was actually "outstanding" then they wouldn't be protesting at the president's house calling for your resignation/firing.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||It's over 10,000||
As of about five minutes ago.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This remains one of the best things ever posted||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, but if the band alone is||
Yes, but if the band alone is responsible for getting a Weather Channel anchor to show up then I'll be shocked.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, because Michigan really||
Yes, because Michigan really needs someone from the Weather Channel to create a wow experience at halftime. That's definitely going to create a good memory for everyone and make them want to come back.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Possibly quite long?||
A large portion of the student body would line up for that, as would most recent alumni. Then add everyone else...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sat with a giant pack of Utah||
Stood with a giant pack of Utah fans in section 1 at the end. The ones I talked to while waiting in Crisler loved the arena as well.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||How did the hipster burn his tongue?||
He sipped his coffee before it was cool.
For reference, there are a ton of great ones in the comments here.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||In that vein||
A baby seal walks into a club.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||The lack of a track is only||
The lack of a track is only going to increase the intimidation factor there. They did a good job with the renovations.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Sark's at USC||
Petersen is now the coach there.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Last year was the perfect storm||
Dortmund suffered a ton of injuries and slipped up enough to allow Bayern to win a lot earlier than everyone would have expected, even with that long unbeaten run. Given that Martinez is out with a torn ACL and there's no way BVB suffers another injury crisis like that, I expect it to be a lot closer this year.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Still waiting...||
One more week until Bundesliga starts (at least the Pokal starts this weekend), but for EPL, go Liverpool.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Found part of it||
I'm not going to track down the rest of it since it's likely the teams in question would be on this list. Obviously Akron, Kansas State, and Rugters are no longer (or shortly won't be) on this list. Link.
Edit: Cincinnati also drops off the list come 2017.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You can forget about Oregon State||
They're on the schedule next year as a one off home game. But your point still stands.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It's on GolTV||
Good luck finding it anywhere.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Yes, it's taking a||
"Yes, it's taking a game away but you're ticket is still good. You just have to drive 3 hours."
Great! So the money that people spent on tickets just went up a lot more because now, in addition to the ticket they already paid for, they have to pay for gas, food, and quite possibly lodging, instead of having the game at Yost like everyone expected. That's a bait and switch. And that's bullshit.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Wrong analogy||
Yes the Madrid-United match was a great way to expand the sport in the US but neither one of those teams gave up a home match to play over here. It was part of a pre-season tour and was solely marketing based.
This, on the other hand, would be fine if they hadn't ended season ticket renewals five days before announcing it. A bunch of other people have beaten that to death at this point, but that's the main problem. Factor in that you just removed one of the two best games on the home calendar and it's a huge slap in the face to everyone who bought season tickets.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a student specific one||
4 of those 15 non-exhibition games occur during a break. The Renssalaer series is during Thanksgiving break, while the Wisconsin home series is during the first weekend of spring break. That schedule is beyond pathetic.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The attendance for that game||
The attendance for that game was slightly over 12,000. I'm not joking.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||They did this for the Winter||
They did this for the Winter Classic as well. I can't say I'm totally surprised.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||So we can't expect him to||
So we can't expect him to depcapitate a goalie? Darn.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. FOX (the main station)||
Yes. FOX (the main station) has it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||There are a ton of tickets on||
There are a ton of tickets on Stubhub (there were over 4,700 last night when I checked).
In other news, Cristiano Ronaldo is now going to be at the game. Link