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- Number of previous seasons you purchased season tickets, as student or not, excluding 2014: 12 (including as a student/grad student)
- Number of tickets renewed for 2014: 0
- Number of tickets NOT renewed for 2014: 2
- Bonus question: Did the Nuss hire or the Penn State night game announcement sway your decision? Not at all.
|1 week 4 days ago||Jim Grobe||
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||On a related note||
Re: "nonstop waking up in the middle of the night." Best to have a rule between you and the misses that what is said to each other between 2am and 7 am stays between 2 am and 7am. Me and the MgoWife had some pretty heated Veronica Corningstone-Ron Burgundy verbal fights in the middle of the night when trying to figure out why we were such terrible parents that our son wouldn't sleep; sleep deprivation does that to you.
She once told me that I looked like a blueberry. That one kind of stung.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Congrats||
As a fellow Chicagoan MgoDad, here are some thoughts:
(1) The first month of being a parent is brutal. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Nonstop waking up in the middle of the night just wears on you. The good news? Babies sleep way more than they're awake, which is clutch for football season. So, no, you probably won't be watching at the Diag, but you'll be surprised how easy babies are when it's not 3am.
(2) I "care" the same about UM's outcome, but I can't prioritize game watching like I used to. However, I record every game on DVR and watch it after the fact.
(3) Never too soon to indoctrinate. My son's first multiple-word phrase was Go Blue. He thinks all blue/yellow shirts are "Go Blue Michigan" shirts, and he's now learned the fight song. Those area a ways off for you, but not as much as you think!
Some of this is a tongue-in-cheek. Just enjoy man, being a parent is freaking awesome. I spent half of the Sugar Bowl and the entire Bama game rocking my fussy son to sleep. I considered it a gift from him to me for the Bama game... If you gotta take a break from UM FB for awhile, don't worry; it;ll be waiting for you when you and your little one are ready!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||When I saw this post||
1. When I saw this post, I thought, "ah, this is going to clutter the board from normal content."
2. After I read this post, i thought, "WHY HAVEN'T YOU BEEN DOING THESE SORTS OF POSTS ALL ALONG?"
Seriously, I dug that. Thanks for sharing.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Billionaire buys team in Seattle||
Moves them to OKC, and then... is cheap because team is in OKC?
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Rockit||
I don't know if the Hubbard (River North) Rock-It is UM-affiliated, but the Wrigleyville (Clark, across from Wrigley Field) definitely is.
The Diag (http://www.diagchicago.com/) typically gets a good crowd, too, as does Matilda (Sheffield, south of Belmont). Matilda is an odd bar; you wouldn't take it as a sports bar, but UM fans go there so that's all you really need.
All are fairly close to the Red line. Not familiar with the south side UM bar scene, sorry.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Chad||
Mike'd in college..
Forgot to in the pros...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||For those that aren't excited||
Go to the game at UW (I know, I know, clear your dance card almost a decade from now...)
It's an awesome experience. I'm glad to see them back on the schedule.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Way too premature||
Seriously, I'm sure that immediately after the Tressel SI "bomb," PSU "death penalty," etc. bold proclamations were made about their immediate future recruiting. I bet they were mostly wrong.
And here, all we have is some confirmed "sources" about the investigation. Just wait and see.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||UGA and TCU||
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Could be something||
But the three links suggest the same rumor that's just making the rounds; not different sources corroborating something. Bad info getting retweeted/reposted doesn't make the info any more plausible.
Again, we'll see.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is not a difficult decision||
He's getting booted and he's likely in trouble with the law.
Not a lot to parse here; victim wasn't even looking at him when he got clocked. Short of the victim flashing a weapon at Jones to trigger York's reaction, that was just incredible behavior from York. Perhaps the victim called York's toughness out; York sure as shit didn't seem tough in his response.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||If I could ban the words "class" and "classless" on the internet||
I would. I'd also sentence all users to prison.
As for the pic; huh, I bet UM is going to try to beat OSU now.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I think you're wrong||
Read the whole article. Klinsmann did say that... and yet I came away MORE enthused for his approach.
Again, read the whole article vs. a sound bite. He's realistic; the USMNT isn't ready to play 7 games out of it's mind, but if he gets to shape the program like he wants, they may not be far off. That doesn't strike me as pessimistic.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Wonder if J Leman was making a run at Giselle, and Brady is just||
upping his patriotism game.
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm surprised you don't realize what a big leap you made||
I mean, couching it in "I hope that X isn't true" doesn't change the fact that it's irresponsible to introduce X into the conversation.
If I saw you have a drink, and said to a bunch of people, "geez, I hope ilah17 isn't an alcoholic" I'd consider that to be a really rude suggestion, even couched in "I hope NOT"
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Did not renew||
I may differ from some of y'all here, but my reasons for not renewing are straightforward -- I no longer view my status as a season ticket holder to be all that important of an identifier as far as my UM loyalty goes. I love UM more than almost anything -- my wife and I have 4 degrees from UM, and my son's first learned phrase is "Go Blue"; in fact, the first word he learned on sight is "Michigan."
But it comes down to cost/benefit. With the continued increase in ticket prices and my living in Chicago, at what point does the status of being a season ticketholder not matter enough to me? Well, not sure the precise point, but I'm past it. I'll still plan on going to a game or 2 this year (same as always since I've moved to Chicago), but I won't pretend to like the approach of this current AD. I'm loyal to UM; but I think the diluted gameday experience (my opinion only), rising ticket prices, shit scheduling, and other general thumbing of the nose towards the fan base is irritating.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Deserting the program?||
They put up multiple banners to a program that was banner-starved, and are now going pro. They'll likely be carrying the UM banner in the pros, and continuing the trend of pro-UMBB vibes.
They have done far more for the "program" than 99.9% of students that come to UM. Come on.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Same was said of THJ||
Fact is, no one is truly NBA ready (maybe Lebron?) until they get up to the league, log some practice time with the big boys, work on the holes in their game that can only be fixed by playing top competition, etc.
GRIII is going to be fine. Wish he had come back, but he's an NBA player. Might be a rough adjustment in year 1, but by year 3 or so, I bet he's rolling.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||This is probably semantics||
Yeah, OP overstated "greatness" here, but your response seemed overstated, too.
Let's try again -- (1) for a rookie point guard, (2) on a really bad team, (3) going against one of the top 10 players in the league, and (4) perhaps one of the 3-4 best pure scorers, and (5) KNOWING that Burke's got a long way to go on defense,
Trey Burke had a good game last night...
No one is protecting Trey Burke. That's silly. Criticize all you want; I just thought you were being a touch pedantic towards the OP. Curry went for 37 and 11 in a loss to OKC in January. I would say Curry had a great game offensively against OKC and a great game offensively against Utah, too, despite the different results. If Curry poured in all of his points against Burke on isos, then so be it, maybe Burke is a net negative on the court despite what he brings offensively. Nonetheless, for a rookie going against a certified offensive star and on an out-matched team, Burke had a good game last night.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
Of course he wouldn't. But standard athlete/coach-speak doesn't override the objective evaluation of a player's performance. Bball is a 5 on 5 game. Believe it or not... sometimes 1-2 guys play objectively well but the overall 5 man team gets trounced
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I am shocked the finale has gotten heat||
My wife and I thought it was one of the best series finale we've seen.
I'm being serious; it reminded me why I used to like the show. The past few seasons have been incredibly dumb, but the finale got back to elements in the early seasons that worked.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||It is decidedly unweird||
That after watching UM's OL play the past couple of years, this thread topic isn't met with optimism.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Major thanks to the site||
I get "over" tough UM losses in a different way in my early 30s than I did in my youth, but I was heartbroken for Morgan/Stauskas/GRIII, etc. yesterday. Ace and Brian's posts were fantastic, and the site's coverage of all things UM (with it's refined focus on football/basketball) is as good as ever. Thanks to the whole crew.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||It seems like you object more to the certainty in his tone||
Than any bias. If BISB thinks things that walk like a duck, quack like a duck, and swim like a duck are ducks, I don't think presenting it in a softer sense shows he's being "unbiased."
The tone may turn you off, but he's not shading facts -- he's addressing them head on and reaching the only logical conclusion he thinks one can.
Bias is more, "BISB wants NU football players to unionize because of Y, so he's shading his arguments by cherry-picking some facts to support X." Here, BISB is laying out facts 1, 2, and 3, and saying he's not sure how anyone can add those up and reach anything but 6.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||America||
Fuck yeah, brother.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Here's the thing||
I got about 5% in and didn't see anything that interesting. I then realized this was War and Peace, unedited, and stopped. I know, TL;DR, but my point is, if there's something in there you think is worth posting, edit it down. Just copying/pasting an novel from another message board is... less useful.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Nice piece, and as someone else said (re: kids)||
It gets pretty great when they're old enough to cheer along with you. My son isn't yet 2 and a half, yet everytime a sporting event of any kind is on, yells some combination of " GO BLUE DADDY" or "WOLVERINES!' or, perhaps my favorite, the Ufer-like "Meeeeeeiichigan is on!"
I'd be lying if I said my sports consumption hasn't taken a huge hit since fatherhood, but since I married a non-sports loving wife (UM grad, thankfully, but not interested in sports), I'm actually looking forward to when my son is truly old enough to watch entire games -- we'll outflank her and dominate the TV together.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||As others have said||
The "people will be surprised" or "I'm going to shock the world" language is boilerplate nonsense. I have no problem with kids doing it, and it's true in some sense (whenever there are 3 teams with massive fan bases hoping a kid will choose their school, I'm sure the recruit sees so many tweets/comments etc. from other fan bases that he does, in fact, think he'll be "surprising" a lot of people). But all it does is unwittingly help the myriad recruiting databases churn out more content and BS to sell subscriptions.
Which is why I really dug Josh Rosen's approach. Maybe it didn't help Rivals/Scout/247 generate "IS CA QB 'DREAMIN' ABOUT A NEW SCHOOL???" articles for a week, but who gives a shit. Checks out a school. Likes the school. But admits that it's probably not going to change his mind.
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||For the record||
Listening to people talk about their brackets at the bar during a game is high on my annoying list. People talking about their brackets in a thread... about the NCAA tournament... on a sports blog? Less annoying.