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|2 hours 53 min ago||I agree that it should be||
While would prefer the the color-coded version, the biggest advantage the old recruiting board had going for it was that it was updated frequently and had it's own front-page link. The key was you could get a relatively recent 10,000 ft overview of the recruting situation all the time. If this post was perma-linked and updated occasionally, it would be 90% of the old board right off the bat, which would be great.
|5 hours 47 min ago||This reminds me, the site||
This reminds me, the site should really bring back the old recruit tracking chart. Maybe I'm just getting old, maybe I'm not paying enough attention as I used to, maybe it's because recruiting updates now cover multiple years, but I had a much easier time keeping track of all the recruits when Mr. Blue, Data, and Nefarious Eduardo were helping me out.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I still don't see how this||
I still don't see how this argument relates when the access is controlled. I see how the first amendment issues apply if I film a player walking down a public street, but that doesn't seem to relate if I can't get access to film the player playing a game without paying the schools first. The TV stations wouldn't be paying the schools millions of dollars for access if the players weren't playing a game, and the players think they are being anticompetitively restricted from a larger share of those milliions.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
But this isn't a public event, it's a private event with television companies are paying millions of dollars for access in order to film and broadcast it. Until competing companies can show up and film for free I don't really think this applies here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Once a player voluntarily||
Isn't this where the whole digression into the Sherman Antitrust Act comes in? While the players are "voluntarily" signing their rights away, they are doing it because the NCAA is anticompetitively taking away their other options.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This isn't my idea, someone||
This isn't my idea, someone else mentioned it in another post on this topic. But I think one of the big factors in the decreases demand is the change from season ticket waiting lists to the donation points system. Ten years ago when I graduated, I signed up for the season ticket waiting list even though I was moving across the country. Supposedly the waiting time on the list was 20+ years, and if I waited until I moved back to the area (or could afford to buy tickets just to fly back for the best games) I would never make it to the top of the list. And this rewarded loyalty from ticket buyers - if you made it to the top of the list, you better buy or else you might never get another change. And if you had tickets, renewing got you better seats, and if you didn't renew you might never get another chance to buy them.
Now the wait list is gone, and season tickets are given out based on donations. If the product is bad you can save money on tickets, and if you ever change your mind you can just put the money you saved towards donations and get your tickets back. Loyalty means jack squat if someone else donates more money. And behold, all customer loyalty has been lost.
And IIRC this change was done under Martin, so this isn't all Brandon's fault. Although he hasn't done anything to make the situation better.
(I don't know if the article goes over this stuff, but the site is crashed and I can't read it yet. But I'm assuming it's similar to all the other arguments that have been on this site before).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Are there really casual||
Are there really casual sports fans that think the US has a realistic chance to win the World Cup? And how many of those casual fans are going to bother to read a profile of Klinsmann?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for that||
The full quote:
Yeah, outside of head-in-the-sand homers I don't see the problem with that.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I think the lack of a||
I think the lack of a basketball/hockey preview has something to do with it. Last year still had a goal of $30,000, but it offered a basketball/hockey preview along with the football preview, and the $30 combo package was by far the most popular option. This year has only the football preview, and now the $15 package is the most popular option. That's going to cut into the contributions no matter how much malaise is going on. Add in the general malaise that follows a 7-6 year and a chunk of procrastinators waiting until the last second and you're going to get lower totals.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Despite no running game, no||
Someone has to buy the tickets the first time for there to be a resale market. This wasn't a regular season game were there are lots of season tickets holders trying to pawn off the crap games once things go south, outside of the corporate sponsor freebies not many people are going to get tickets unless they want to go. Stubhub prices leading up to the game were slightly above face value, and I ended up buying tickets ahead of time so I could just relax and enjoy the time before the game instead of searching for deals.
(I went through the BWW website instead of the UM ticket allotment because I could pick my seat instead of playing the last row lottery, plus the later deadline allowed me to track Stubhub longer, but those things still apply to the people who went through the athletic department for tickets).
I'm pretty sure this was the first game in a while that was drivable distance for a lot of people in this part of the country, which probably helped the demand.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I guess this means that when||
I guess this means that when we have to watch the football team play Rutgers and Maryland this fall instead of teams like Wisconsin, Iowa, or Nebraska, at least we'll be able to find comfort in the fact that the athletic department will have marginally more money to pay coaches.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Isn't a "firepit" a hole in||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||That gif starts too late||
When ESPN showed her reaction, the best part was her glum look when she thought it was a home run, followed by the sudden shift to the reaction her on the catch. This gif cuts off the glum look.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I guess this might be a||
I guess this might be a problem for people who can't get/don't want internet streaming services and want to get all their TV through cable/satellite. But I think those people are going to be in a shrinking minority, and for everyone else most of the problems you listed won't be an issue. Netflix and Amazon and the like provide tons of content for the entire family, even obscure content. Even if there is a connection fee on top of the channel fees, cable channels are going to have to price relative to streaming competition, and I think that will be a win for most consumers.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sports channels like ESPN and||
Sports channels like ESPN and BTN might be able to use team allegiances to raise rates, but all the other channels are going to have to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. People aren't going to need that many unlimited steaming services, especially if they plan on using the sports packages they pay $37 for. Given how many arms and legs cable companies are currently charging, consumers will still come out ahead, even if they are sports fans.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||They have profiles, I set it||
They have profiles, I set it up so her profile has a bunch of her shows on it.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||Families are served pretty||
Families are served pretty well by Netflix too, they have lots of streaming kids shows. Even if I had to pay $37 for the sports channels (I doubt that number, at least if they want to keep customers), that plus Netflix would still be way better than what I'm currently paying for DirecTV.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That's EECS 373.It was my||
That's EECS 373.It was my favorite class too, also because of the project. We had a remote control bulldozer that used a sonic ranger to find a box and then launch a ball into it.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||John Wangler mentioned||
John Wangler mentioned multiple times - how has this not been posted already?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Sometimes I wonder if the||
Sometimes I wonder if the people complaining about WiFi in the stadium also want the live blogs on this site shut down. After all, if you're typing something in or reading other posts, you aren't paying full attention to the game!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The problem isn't the||
The problem isn't the statements. The problem is the members of the media who insist on turning the statements into "OMG QB controversy" stories.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The ball got dropped when||
The ball got dropped when they added Maryland and Rutgers, watering down a conference schedule already weak on marquee opponents. I hope those cable fees are worth this.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||Professional sports regulate||
Professional sports regulate what the teams pay, but outsider compensation of the athletes is completely unregulated. No one is going to care if I give Lebron James a 5-year-old TV or fix his grandfather's tractor.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Not the only way||
A better way to solve it would to make outside payments from things like bag men and endorsements legal. Then you no longer need to police something that isn't against the rules and players can get compensation more in line with what they are worth to the universities.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I've seen people mentioned||
I've seen people mentioned John Oliver in multiple places, but I'm not buying him as a good replacement. Part of what was great about The Colbert Report is that while the material complemented The Daily Show very well, Colbert's schtick made it a distinct and different show. While Oliver did a good job replacing Stewart last year, having him replace Colbert and do that would just make it The Daily Show Part II. I don't think that's a good idea.
(Of course I don't have any suggestions about who would be a good idea. But I think something to make it different from The Daily Show is a must).
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||I'll admit this part made me||
I'll admit this part made me pause a little bit.
Excuse me while I look at the recruiting fall off under Rodriguez and tug at my collar.
|13 weeks 9 hours ago||Especially when anyone could||
Especially when anyone could predict what is going to happen 90% of the time. I could have made a post about Stauskas going to the NBA a week ago and claimed to know first and it would probably end up being correct, but that doesn't actually mean I knew anything. Then you remind people of the times you were right and ignore the few surprises.
This reminds me of the reports about Rodriguez getting fired a few days before he was actually fired. Way to go out on a limb there guys.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure Hoke decides||
I'm pretty sure Hoke decides what the team does for the spring "game". So the fact that the first 2/3 of the event consisted of punting drills and other boring things instead of stuff the fans are excited to watch falls on Hoke. Not that those drills aren't important to the team in the grand scheme of things, but no fans would show up to watch them without the carrot of an actual scrimmage at the end.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe it depends on the||
Maybe it depends on the situation? I wouldn't trade the Big Ten title this year for the Final Four, but Michigan made the Final Four last year and hadn't won the Big Ten outright in 25+ years. I think that did a lot more to establish Michigan as an elite program here to stay than another good but not great Big Ten season followed by getting hot in the tournament. Besides, Wisconsin lost to the same team we did, they just got to to face them later.
HOWEVA, Wisconsin under Bo Ryan has won multiple Big Ten titles but never made the Final Four, getting the label of a great regular season team that flames out in the tournament. Would Wisconsin trade another great regular season and tourney flameout for this Final Four trip? I don't think so.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||An old coworker of mine used||
An old coworker of mine used to have a similar image taped to his door. It just popped into my mind after seeing those two images up top right next to each other.