FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|15 weeks 3 days 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?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Marginal?||
Come on, it's more than "marginal" superiority, isn't it?
|25 weeks 2 days 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.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Is this a post bang?||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
I am happy.
|28 weeks 5 days 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.
|29 weeks 5 days 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!
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
Sadly, I don't think you are going out on a limb with that.
I hope we are both wrong though.
|30 weeks 2 days 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)
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome. I love this.||
Awesome. I love this.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Kelly'd||
|31 weeks 5 days 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.
|31 weeks 5 days 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.
|31 weeks 6 days 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.
|32 weeks 3 days 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.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Uhh, what?||
I'm so confused....
|33 weeks 2 days ago||grounding?||
BGSU QB just got called for intentional grounding, he was getting pulled down by the defender and didn't get the ball back to the LOS. So, any time that a QB fumble is called an incomplete pass because his arm was going forward, couldn't intentional grounding be considered?
|33 weeks 2 days ago||90 minute||
90 minute ipa with some MACtion? Now that's a good night.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Gone||
|35 weeks 3 days ago||With just 3 buttons?||
With just 3 buttons?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||What is Jalen wearing?||
I'm not really a fashion guy, but do we now wear ties with button up long sleeve polos? What's up with that?
Then again, coming from a guy that thinks the mobster look shows you have won at life, coupled with that suit he wore on draft day, maybe that's expected.
I love the Fab 5 though, Jalen most of all. I can't talk about clothes anymore.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||But what do season ticket holders pay?||
I know that's the stated policy, but I'm not sure I know exactly what season ticket holders pay per game, and I'm a long time season ticket holder. There is a face value price listed on all the tickets ($75 or $95 for this past year, I believe). But, when I buy my tickets in April I pay something less than the sum of the face values. But, I also pay a PSD - a PSD that is not consistent throughout the stadium (and aren't some people still grandfathered in at $0 PSD in the endzones?).
So what is the minimum price with dynamic pricing - the listed face value or something else?
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
I certainly hope that this entire press conference was just coach speak, and Hoke is singing a very different tune as soon as the reporters leave the building.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||What about the reverse?||
As evidenced by this thread, there are plenty of MSU students that are UM sports fans. I have personally seen and met plenty of them and appreciate that their heart is at least in the right place
But, I have yet to find a single UM student/alum that is a Sparty fan. Thankfully, I don't think they exist.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Georgia||
Is the best option, in my opinion.
Anyone else remember in the past when our AD said they didn't want home-and-homes with the SEC because we had too many bowl tie ins with them? Things have changed a lot since then.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||What was that at the end?||
Go Bluh? Go Blech?
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh||
I always thought the best use of my seat cushion was to clearly identify where MY seat was. It was a good deterrent to the butt creep that occurs in an overly packed row of fans.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Princeton should talk to a||
Princeton should talk to a big time athletic department (ours included). Seems like athletics has no problems finding new things to spend money on.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Sam Webb||
He's talking about it right now on wtka
|1 year 12 weeks ago||But that's the fundamental problem of all polls||
I don't know of anyone who has ever been able to tell me what a poll really is. Is it:
1. A ranking of the best teams, in your opinion, where #1 should usually beat #2, #2 should usually beat #3, etc. if they were to play tomorrow.
2. A ranking of what teams have accomplished to date (schedule comes into play)
3.. A prediction of what the final standings/polls will be (schedule comes into play)
I think we all want it to be #1, but the long-standing model where we count losses, and if you lose you drop (even if you lose to a team ranked higher than you) blows that up. So, #2 and #3 are factors and schedule matters. QED.
But really, who cares in April and it just gives us something to blabber about.