the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|37 weeks 5 days ago||OK, I guess you aren't a||
OK, I guess you aren't a basketball season ticket holder so I'll try again since you still don't understand. They could have offered long-time season ticket holders the chance to buy the same seats at a higher cost. Instead they invoked a point system which just gave you a place in line but no sense of where you were in line or where you would need to be to get equivalent seats. You had to make the donation just to secure a place in line, with no option to back out of the donation if you didn't like the seats you ended up with. They gave extra points to long-time season ticket holders (although they only credited 20 years), but again there was no attempt to give fans any idea of relative value of those points. I think they should and could have devised a system that gave long-time tickets holders the first option to retain their seats at the new going price, rather than putting us all in a new line with no idea where we stood.
I am not a football fan, so points, seat licences, etc are new to me. Frankly I can't conceive of spending $5K per year for football tickets, but I am glad you feel you get your money's worth. I have been a college basketball fan for more than 30 years and I do understand how money drives college sports. I think they could have easily devised a system that would have increased revenues while still giving loyal fans the option to keep their seats. The fact that they didn't try means that they really didn't care about fan loyalty.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||You missed my point. I don't||
You missed my point. I don't mind a reasonable increase in ticket prices. But my problem is that after 23 years of gradually getting better seats, I am now paying more for worse seats. There are a lot of loyal long-time season ticket holders in the same situation. Loyalty to the program doesn't matter.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||After 23 years of basketball||
After 23 years of basketball season tickets, including sitting through the Ellerbie years and a lot of other really bad teams, I had to make an extra $200 "donation" to stay in the running for season tickets in the same section I sat in for years. And the donation didn't even help as I got worse seats than I had before. They wouldn't refund my donation when I complained about getting worse seats. This is why I don't like Dave Brandon and why this will be my last season at Crisler. No respect for fan loyalty, only for maximizing revenue.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Sailing is my favorite||
Sailing is my favorite activity at Michigania. The boating staff are the best. I grew up sailing on a small lake in Wisconsin, but hadn't sailed in years until I went to Michigania. The first time I tipped a boat, there was a boating staff guy there in a whaler offering a hand almost as soon as I hit the water. Great service, even if you are very experienced dealing with capsized boats.
I never minded the lifejacket requirement or the proficiency tests. It's just basic risk management. It's not good for business when campers are drowning or wrecking boats.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Camp Michigania||
Best benefit from the Alumni Association - Camp Michigania.
If you have young kids and you like outdoor activites like sailing, shooting, riding, doing ropes courses, etc., it's a great vacation. You get to have a great time while a superb staff of college students (many from UM) takes care of your kids, who are also having a great time. Plus you have the opportunity to make friends with other alums of all ages, listen to faculty lectures in the evening if you want, and best of all, you get to stand up and sing The Victors multiple times during your week there.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||There are no legal places to||
There are no legal places to run your dog within the city limits of Ann Arbor other than Olson Park, Swift Run Park, or your fenced yard. Be a responsible owner and buy the dog license. Surely you can afford less than a dollar a week.
Don't be one of those people. I am a dog owner and I think that people who let their dogs run off leash in places like the Arb, Bird Hills, Argo Pond, Slauson Middle School, etc. just make life more difficult for the rest of us.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I am older than 29, have had||
I am older than 29, have had season tickets since a few years before the Fab 5, and went to almost every home game when they were here. I was a huge fan of them and completely enjoyed the hype that surrounded them. I fully understand the impact they had on the culture of that time.
I was also hugely disappointed when the scandal broke - disappointed in the players who took money and in the coaches who ignored what was going on. They broke the rules and we all paid the price. Michigan fans should expect more.
I find it hard to understand how so many of us can be so indignant over OSU's violations but ignore our own. The games were vacated because they broke the rules. The banners mean nothing.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||No, I wouldn't schedule more||
No, I wouldn't schedule more games during the holidays, but instead replace some of the non-conference games we play in earlier in December with conference games.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||A better solution||
Instead of worrying about exactly what kind of cupcakes we schedule, how about dropping some nonconference games and instead pushing for a return to a full round robin home-and-away conference schedule. I would much rather see four more conference games. It would give more weight to the regular season conference tile and eliminate arguments about who had the weakest schedule. It will put more fans in the seats earlier in the season. It's good for the fans and good for the conference.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My high school history||
My high school history teacher regularly told us to read silently from the textbook rather than actually presenting a lesson. One day I was sitting in class reading about the lead-up to the Civil War and came across a line that said, "Stephen Douglas was a master debater." It was too much for my bored teenage brain to handle and of course I got in trouble when I couldn't explain to the class why I was laughing so hard.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I was in the upper section,||
I was in the upper section, closer to the MSU fans that were there, and I can say without any doubt that the Michigan fans were louder. When MSU briefly took the lead, things got a bit quieter, but overall it was a more raucus UM crowd than usual. There weren't any instances of the "Go Green" chant overwhelming the home crowd as there were in the past.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Agree - any parent who||
Agree - any parent who refuses to help support his or her child's education due to a sports rivalry is simply a jerk.
My kids grew up in Ann Arbor as Michigan fans. But when it came time to apply for college, they all said that it was time to leave town and live somewhere else. I respected and supported their desire for independence. One son chose to go to MSU, is getting a fine education there, and has become a die-hard Sparty. I appreciate that - I have never respected fans who didn't root for the school they attended. He roots for MSU, I root for UM and we get along just fine.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||As another Fordie (actually||
As another Fordie (actually an IPPSter, but that dates me a bit), I also pass on my respects to the Ford family. Betty Ford was a great woman, with the courage to give outspoken support to issues that were contrary to the direction her husband's party was headed. She will be missed.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||This is just so much BS.||
This is just so much BS. Michigan is great school, but that doesn't mean that all the other B10 schools suck. Lots of very smart kids go to schools like Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, etc. because they provide an excellent education at in-state prices. Many of them also have individual programs that are higher ranked than those at Michigan. To say that anyone who goes to one of those other schools just couldn't get into a more prestigious school is ridiculous.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||A bit of Ann Arbor trivia -||
A bit of Ann Arbor trivia - the songwriter who penned "One Shining Moment" is an Ann Arbor resident.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||As a parent of 3 teenagers, I||
As a parent of 3 teenagers, I think you did the right thing. Avoiding the realities of life in order to protect teenagers causes more harm than good. That doesn't mean going out of your way to expose them to those realities, but I don't think you did that. Running away from Hash Bash would have left them feeling that there was something forbidden and exciting going on there rather than the not so pretty reality. Going out of your way to shelter kids just removes the opportunity to have any influence on how they view those things. In the end, they will make their own decisions no matter what you do as a parent.
I do hope that in "the talk" afterward, you were careful to separate the facts from your political beliefs. I would be more disturbed if my daughter came home from such an occasion spouting a worldview to the right of Rush Limbaugh, and would be equally disturbed if a coach of one of my kids was spouting any extreme political view, left or right, while my kids were in their care.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Some of the comments here are||
Some of the comments here are embarrassing. There is some very funny stuff on Eleven Warriors today - go to the main page and check out the stories on Tressel's next coaching job or the one about his tats. I am impressed that some Buckeyes don't take themselves quite so seriously.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||What makes you think Matta's||
What makes you think Matta's program is clean?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||He's 10? Start working on||
He's 10? Start working on his essay now. My teenagers procrastinated so long it just about killed me.
Don't know what the essay question will be 7 years from now? You can be sure it will have something to do with diversity. Every one of the schools my kids applied to had a diversity-related essay question.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more. We'd||
Couldn't agree more. We'd hear the same whining if he had dished it off and we had missed the three.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Coach K and Duke||
Coach K and Duke suck
Tournament loss is painful
Wait until next year
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This is my 20th year of||
This is my 20th year of season tickets for UM hoops and it is definitely my favorite team. How could you not love a team of over-achievers who aren't intimidated and never give up?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Morris has had an incredible||
Morris has had an incredible season - looking forward to even more next season.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Wow - great game!||
Wow - great game!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Taking the day off - wouldn't||
Taking the day off - wouldn't miss this one!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Everyone lies?||