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|1 week 14 hours ago||Paying players||
Couldn't agree more. I always hear sideways comments that the southern schools are paying people. I've seen the anonymous "Bagmen" articles in magazines every few years. I've read Bacon's books where UM players talk/hint at southern recruiting shenanigans. Yet, nothing concrete ever comes out. Seems like someone who turned down those types of benefits would talk about it, eventually. Seems like a former player would get disgruntled for whatever reason and spill the beans - but it never happens.
If it is truly so rampant (either in the south or everywhere) why aren't there more detailed examples and reports? Why do people with any level of insider connections (Brian, Sam, JUB, etc.) always hint at it but never say anything definitive about it? It's like the whole thing is very common knowledge among the Illuminati, but all of us unconnected masses are left in the dark to speculate.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Shady||
I'd like to see this help publicly expose some of the shady practices that teams, concerts, etc. use. I was under the impression that existing MSU season ticket holders were able to renew (with the UM game) but not purchase additional UM tickets. New season ticket holders have not been processed, individual games have not gone on sale, so where did all the extra UM tickets go? Hollis said they were held back for recruiting and university use, or something like that.
Could the ticket office be working with their ticket partner Stubhub, to release tickets there, where the prices will certainly be much higher than they can sell them directly?
|40 weeks 5 days ago||bummer||
This was the best way for someone who wasn't a big time donor to get tickets for big games at face value - I used it pretty much every year to get an extra pair of MSU/OSU/ND tickets even though they weren't great seats. Calling Michigan Athletics will not get you a ticket to one fo those games, at least not without a package deal.
On the same note, I am sure they had a hard time selling those FCS and MAC tickets. Probably bettter off giving the seats back to the AD and selling them as season tickets.
It never did get you away tickets, though.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Selling him short||
That's negative TEN MILLION points.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Lloyd Brady||
Why has nobody suggested this one yet?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hall||
A dollar says Jaraymond Hall.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Ducks?||
Why the Oregon love in the middle of Minnesota? And anyone surprised the Nebraska and Wisconsin are about the most consistently dominant teams, in their states?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Glove||
Harbaugh hoping to snag a foul ball at the A's game?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||oversigning.com||
This website had good historical info on this, but seems to be all jacked up now. Anyone know what happened?
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Miles||
Ok, can someone really explain the Miles thing to me? As Bacon emphatically repeated tonight, quoting quotes in his own books, Miles "would never say no to Michigan."
So what REALLY happened with the Herbstreit/Martin/Sailboat/SEC champ. game? Seems like someone who would never say no to Michigan wouldn't let some crossed up cell phone lines get in the way of taking the job.
Maybe I'm just obtuse, but I have never exactly understood what really went down - and I read the books.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Who knows.||
I have heard that we have no more stringent standards for athletes than the NCAA minimums, so we are just like everyone else.
I have also heard that we have "higher" standards, whatever that means.
I have no idea what the truth is, and have wondered the same thing. Someone should look into this for us.
Seems certain we have higher standards than most for JuCo and transfers, but it's unclear when it comes to initial admissions.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Crisler||
Come on, that's Crisler's seat. Yost dug the whole, so he gets most of the seats. Crisler has the ONE.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||two hearted||
here's two a better result than many expect.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Bo?||
Didn't realize it the first time around, but I am definitely a member of the Bo Clan as described here (and in the past). I thought I was more progressive than that.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||State Smells||
Enough said. Go Blue. Go Ducks. Go Hokies.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||And us?||
So what's the consensus here? Do you think we have a bag man network in Ann Arbor?
On one hand, I say no because I hope we don't and I haven't really seen evidence of such. On the other, couldn't I just be naive with my head in the sand thinking that way?
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Marginal?||
Come on, it's more than "marginal" superiority, isn't it?
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Perspective||
This reminds me that recruiting, although important, is far from the be all, end all. Just look at QBs, for example - I am amazed how many top 10 high school QBs I have never heard of or did nothing of significance in college. What's the "success" rate of a top 10 QB, something like 25%? I feel like it should be higher, but this suggests otherwise.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Is this a post bang?||
|3 years 1 day ago||yeah||
I am happy.
|3 years 1 week ago||No worries||
You are probably right. But remember, even if this was a playoff year, Sparty probably would have been on the outside looking in. I think Stanford would have gotten that 4th spot over them.
Of course the bowls this year showed that to be a flawed idea, but if the 4 team playoff was this year, I see it going like the pre-bowl BCS rankings: FSU, Aub., Bama and Stanford.
Just another argument to prove that we still don't have the right system.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||You are all behind.||
It is already 2014 in some parts of the world. The clock is striking midnight somewhere every 60 minutes. If you aren't drunk yet, you're slacking!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Agree||
Sadly, I don't think you are going out on a limb with that.
I hope we are both wrong though.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Don't listen to the naysayers.||
It's fine, bring your kid. My baby has been to the Big House, Yost and Crisler this year. My advice. (for yost and crisler):
1. You don't absolutely need a ticket.. If you have a whole family, just stack all your tickets together, hand them to the usher or fan them out to have them scan successively. Let your whole family through. Never tried that for football though.
2. Brought a backpack sized diaper bag, with bottles. No problem, can't remember if they searched it or not.
3. We have a baby bjorn thing - allowed in no problem.
4. Prepare to walk the concourse as needed.
5. It's really not that loud of a place. The crowd won't be nuts and there are no real loud intros or pyrotechnics or anything.
As long as you aren't planning on giving 100% focus to a basketball game for 40 minutes, and have no expectations of what you will actually see, it will be fun. Take some pictures. You'll remember the family event far longer than you will remember anything about the 2013 Holy Cross game (if you were to go without the kids)
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Awesome. I love this.||
Awesome. I love this.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Kelly'd||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Sort of agree||
Yes, unmet expectations suck. But I would rather fall short of a high standard than be so terrible as to not merit consideration to that standard.
And, Itoo have learned with age to invest far less emotional currency in the outcomes of sporting events - especially when I have risked no real currency on them.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||2008||
Although Hockey was good, football was historically awful and basketball was regular awful. 2013 was tough in relation to our expectations, but miles ahead of 2008 in raw performance.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||not as bad as it sounds||
Several of those are graduate transfers, so it's not necessarily a full-on dumpster fire over there.
But, they will be left with just 2 scholarship QBs, something we know too much about, unfortunately.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Would we?||
Would we be happy to pay $7M/year for a coach that has the track record Saban does? I know we probably don't want Saban himself, but some less-annoying version of him that still wins lots of football games?
I say definitively yes.