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|5 days 12 hours ago||Any clue if this one really||
Any clue if this one really doesn't have the New Era logo on the side? The preview doesn't show one, the M-Den preview does, but they are both New Era 59fifty hats. It would be nice to have one without the logo.
|1 week 10 hours ago||This differs with the way I||
This differs with the way I remember it - I thought the parents moved in the 03-04 season. I had student tickets in section 17 for 02-03 (right on the aisle next to section 18) and remember a big fist fight between (IIRC) Ferris St. parents and some students in the top half of section 18. The next season (03-04) the opponent parents were on the other side of the arena, and I was in section 18 behind some random non-student Michigan fans between the students and the opponents' bench.
I might be off on some of the details there, but 03-04 was my last year with season tickets and I remember at least one season of the parents being moved.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't think there's much||
I don't think there's much disecting to do for the Brady Hoke tenure - he was a poor head coach who lost way to many games. This was plain for anyone to see, and only rare Michigan Man true believers were disputing his firing. I think this post is more for the Dakich's of the world who were contending that there were no complaints with the athletic department or Dave Brandon if the football team was winning more games.
|1 week 5 days ago||The target demographic was||
The target demographic was stated many times: the family of four from Grand Rapids that only goes to one game per year. These families are frequently going to minor league baseball games, so they thought if they made Michigan games more like minor league baseball games they would draw all the casual fans from around the state.
Of course they forgot the main reason these families go to minor league baseball games is because they are relatively cheap while Brandon was charging through the roof for Michigan tickets. Or that minor league baseball games don't feature hours of traffic backups, $50 parking fees, and get you a full seat more than a foot wide. Going to Michigan games means putting up with a lot of annoying stuff but doing it anyway because you're a die hard, but Brandon decided to change what the die hards liked to try and draw people that were never going to come anyway.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Office guy seems to have||
Office guy seems to have copied a picture Holly Anderson had on Grantland last week. Although if the guy was just taking her idea he probably would have just taken her image, maybe he just also came up with the idea on his own since it's a completely different image and editing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Too many people have their||
Seriously, people need to watch this video, get the joke, and get on with life. It wasn't a serious threat.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||You're probably not in the||
You're probably not in the target market for this. Most people this will appeal to are already paying close to $100 for cable alone (and even more if they are getting premium channels). And probably more than $35 for high speed internet. And already have some streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc on top of it. So if these people can get most of what they use cable TV for with the Sling service, it's an easy way to save a lot of money. If you can get all the cable TV and high speed internet you need for $100, it's clear this isn't the most appealing deal, but you're in a shrinking minority. Cable bills are only going up.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In defense of the AD and||
In defense of the AD and football staff, I'm pretty sure no other no other fanbase needs any football sooner than our fanbase. Last year was mostly a waste as far as hope for the future is concerned, we need something material to cling to ASAP.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||FTFY||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||In Beilein we trust and all,||
In Beilein we trust and all, but I'm just not seeing it without the offense improving massively in the very near future. Right now I'm filing this in the same bin as the "What happens to Hoke if we win out" question from early October: technically it's possible, but not really.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You mean like the "Recent||
You mean like the "Recent Posts" link near the top of the left sidebar?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW Brian has written an||
FWIW Brian has written an official mgoblog stance on the topic. Only really old timers remember it and it isn't linked in the about bar anymore, but here it is:
There are innumerable websites on the internet for those need to see hawt chicks. It shouldn't get me in trouble in HR if I spend a few minutes checking for new Michigan news while my code compiles, but once bikini pics get involved it's a problem. Please grow up and stop it.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||https://www.reddit.com/r/Twit||
EDIT: And now the Twitter status page shows it
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure the Raiders want to||
I'm sure the Raiders want to believe they are strongly in play for Harbaugh still and have told Glazer that. But it doesn't matter because It's Happening.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure it's possible||
I'm sure it's possible Lochman was being a good soldier while fighting Brandon on all this stuff, but...
I doubt it.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Fun note: I went back to the||
Fun note: I went back to the article with Lochman's quotes so I could snarkily paraphrase some of them in honor of his fleeting four-year relationship, but the Denard quotes have disappeared down the memory hole. But it still talks about how smart the dance contest is.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Well, you seem kinda like a||
Well, you seem kinda like a jerk, and he was in charge of finding 20 girls willing to date you, so by the end the pickings were probably kinda slim.
And given the way the last guy got treated for not being a Michigan Man and the ADs focus on getting any Michigan Man the next time, there aren't going to be many plausible candidates jumping at the chance to coach Michigan until you get to the Hokes of the world.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What is it about Wisconsin||
What is it about Wisconsin that makes their coaches want to leave for middle of the pack programs in other leagues? First Bielema, now Andersen.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Why do they need to be a head||
Why do they need to be a head coach? If we limit our search to that, the pool of previous head coaches who would come to Michigan is extremely limited unless we want to try a MAC coach again.
I don't think we should try for Narduzzi because not only do I think he would turn us down, I think he would make a big deal about turning down Michigan to stay at Michigan St. to the delight of his fan base. But I think eliminating any coordinator right off the bat is short sighted.
|13 weeks 11 hours ago||At least they announced he'll||
At least they announced he'll be back so the coaches know what the (near) future will be while out on recruiting trips. What do our coaches say?
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||It's "free" and doesn't||
It's "free" and doesn't require a login if your ISP pays a per-subscriber fee for it. They're trying to make the internet like cable TV where people pay for a bunch of stuff they don't watch, and it's crap.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||"Maybe we shouldn't annoy our||
"Maybe we shouldn't annoy our paying customers at every possible opportunity?"
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'd bet a dollar the open||
I'd bet a dollar the open scrimmage this fall was a "maybe we should do something nice for fans for once" thing mandated from on high. Too bad it took masses of unsold tickets for the AD to do it, and then any good will bought by the event was undone by all the blunders afterward.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Verizon FiOS is listed on the||
Verizon FiOS is listed on the login page, so that's probably the reason you don't have to log in.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Who is your ISP? ESPN3 isn't||
Who is your ISP? ESPN3 isn't free, it's "free" if your ISP pays a per-subscriber fee to ESPN (and then of course those fees get passed on to the subscribers). Those ISPs then get directly into ESPN3. Some cable companies also pay the fees, so if your ISP doesn't pay you can use your cable login to get access. DirecTV doesn't pay that, but IIRC Comast does.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||While there was a certain||
While there was a certain amount of "getting it done" involved, no amount of "getting it done" would have made it happen if Meyer was still coaching at Florida. Who knows if Michigan could get it done right now if Meyer was available given the general chaos of the past few years, but it doesn't help that there isn't a multiple national championship winning coach available and looking for work.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||The thing about EECS 100 is||
The thing about EECS 100 is that they weren't trying to teach you C++. They were trying to teach you how a computer works, and the best way to do that is to start by programming the 1s and 0s (don't miss you, LC2) and then show how that evolved into C++.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||If you ever wanted to see||
If you ever wanted to see what it was like to have MSU take over Michigan Stadium, by all means bring Hoke back. They'll be the only people looking forward to that game, and chomping at the bit to kick us while we're down. At least we won't have to worry about being unable to give away tickets for that one.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||What about a power-based||
What about a power-based scheme makes you think the offense would have been any better? As I said up thread, we hadn't been running one the previous couple years under Carr - those last couple offenses were all zone-based schemes, and Carr had been recruiting Molk-type linemen more suited for zone blocking than man blocking. The line woul dhave been even more inexperienced in a power-based scheme than a zone-based scheme. Why do you think this would have improved anything?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||What offense did you think he||
What offense did you think he should run?
People with this complaint act like Michigan had been running a man-blocking scheme under center forever, when in fact Michgan had switched to a zone-based run scheme for the last two years under Carr. In 2007, damn near every game started with a zone stretch behind Jake Long because that was the base play of the offense. Switching to a man scheme and running isos would have been an even further departure from what we had been running under Carr. In fact, as far as the O-line was concerned, it was pretty much the exact same thing. Only real difference in the run game was that the quarterback was always in the shotgun and occasionally kep the ball to keep to keep the defense honest.
As far as the quarterbacks go, you act like no QB available could do what RR asked of him, but do you really think they would have been ok sitting in the pocket, surverying the field, reading coverages, and making accurate throws? Threet couldn't do this at ASU after he had a few more years experience. An old school pro-style offense relies even more on the QB than the spread, and the options available for that didn't look promising.
The problem for the offense that year was that the line was incredibly inexperienced and couldn't block anyone, and the quarterbacks were young and sub-par and couldn't overcome the line. They weren't going anywhere that year, especially if they switched to some half-ass pro-style that they hadn't even been running the previous couple years. The 'refused to adjust his offense" meme needs to die.