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|1 year 2 days ago||Father/Son Camp - Great!!||
I attended the Father/Son Camp last year with my then 8 year old. It was an awesome experience. A little light on the basketball skills development. It was skewed more towards fun and games and fostering a love of the game. And a love of Michigan Basketball of course. Very well run, very well organized. Beilein was there every day. Tremendous access to the players and facility. Highly recommend it. I would do it again this year if the dates had worked out.
As for the 1/2 day camp which my son did last year as well. The same critique applies. The camp was a little light on the skills development and more skewed towards fostering a love of the game.
If you and your son are Michigan basketball fans I cannot think of a cooler thing to do than the Father / Son camp.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||10/26. Denver||
Gorilla Run. Halloween costume set for the next five years plus.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||OMG!!||
How is the Michigan Stadium and Ann Arbor Infrasturcture going to be able to handle all the Canadians coming across the border for the Winter Classic? Didn't anyone know its going to be cold January 1! And the throngs of media for that game. How will the stadium handle it?
Ann Arbor is doomed!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Simple math||
Yes, very rough math assuming 25K students out of 100,000 total fans. As you said the overarching point is Michigan has 75K or more people coming in from outside the AA borders to attend a game. The same thing happens on every single campus of every single major player in college football. The infrastructure argument holds no water.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I disagree completely||
Of the 75,000 non-students who attend a Michigan home game, 65,000 or more live outside Ann Arbor. The city has no problems handling that number of people coming from outside the city. A playoff home game would see very little difference from a Michigan - Ohio game. People drive in, park, tailgate and drive out. People travelling from out of state find rooms in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Brighton, etc. Drive in, park, tailgate, drive out. People who have RV's do the same. They drive in the night before like always, park tailgate, go home.
This happens every Saturday in the fall in college towns across the United States. People are now trying to create issues where there are none.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Serious?||
Not trying to be rude, but are you serious? An NFL Stadium, take the Super Dome or Georgia Dome, Joe Robbie Stadium or Univ. of Phoenix Stadium, is even less equipped to handle the "colossal draw of humanity," all showing up in RV's.
Have you been to a SEC game where 1/4 of the fans show up in RV's. Or a Penn State or any big time college stadium? This argument is nearly as laughable as Hancocks!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Idiots||
So, it appears that Hancock has not been to a big time college football game in a while. Let's take Michigan - Notre Dame from this past year or Michigan - Ohio from 2006.. You're telling me that there will be more media attending those games than a National Semi-Final? Maybe a handful.
As for fans, if he would walk around a campus he would easily see that for the 100,000 fans inside the stadium, there are another 25,000 outside without tickets tailgating, watching at bars, etc. Infrastructure. Laughable.
The real reason is cold weather and money. Southern teams / conferences don't want to entertain the thought of playing at Michigan Stadium or the Horseshoe in December. Also, the power brokers are looking at having a windfall of money by having sites bid on the games while charging $300 plus per ticket for the semi-finals and probably a Super Bowl-esque $500+ for the National Championship.
That is absurd. It will lead to less than optimal attendance at the semi-final games and the less affluent fans will save their money and only travel to the Championship game.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Ahhhhhhhh!||
Hide the women and children!!! Urban Meyer and Mike Stoops are coming!!! We're doomed!!!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||RVB||
RVB = ladies man.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Bring it!||
OSU. You want Urban Meyer as coach. Fine. Bring it. I ain't afraid of him or anyone he puts on his staff.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Wow||
Is that a shoddily written report. The Detroit Lions are no closer to being on the verge of financial collapse as Mark D'antonio is on the verge of being a classy individual.
An NFL franchise is a medium to print money. I doubt the writer of the story took into consdieration all the various revenue streams for an NFL team. In fact most teams can be profitable without selling a single ticket. The only area where the Lions are not maximizing revenue is in the sale of Club seats and Suites. The purchase of those is directly coorelated to winning.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Northville||
Barnes and Noble in Northville had 20 or so copies left as of 1pm. But they were selling fast. Even the clerks were a little befudled as to the popularity of a book they had never heard of.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||FYI, they were nearly sold||
FYI, they were nearly sold out of Three and Out at the Barnes and Noble in Northville. The clerks were very confused over why this book was flying off the shelves.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||My money||
Is on NC State with a close 2nd to Ole Miss.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||They put on the gloves of green and picked l'il brother clean||
Wayne State Tatars: 24
|3 years 35 weeks ago||The Big Ten ain't expanding||
Unless it is Notre Dame or Texas. There is no need otherwise. Those are the only two schools out there that will increase the revenue each Big Ten school currently receives.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||If the 2 sources above don't work.||
I've got two in Sec. 7. $100. email@example.com
|3 years 35 weeks ago||5-years old||
5-years old and older. I've taken my son to a number of games from birth on. He is now 6. Last year was the first year he was able to sit through the majority of the game and have it be enjoyable for both of us.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Wayne State||
I immediately thought they were patterned after the Wayne State Tartars!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Bitch & Moan||
If Michigan were a Nike school, people would bitch and moan about their quality too.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Handicap seats||
Trade those tickets for 2 in the handicap seats. You can do that through the ticket office.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Group D||
Could that be renamed Group of Death, meaning is death an option? I hate all those teams!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Newcastle||
I would add Newcastle to the list as they are a competitve club, though they have not challenged for the title in a few years.
As an Arsenal supporter as well, this has been a supremely difficult offseason. At some point they have to stop being a feeder club and bring in some talent in their prime, much like they did with Bergkamp and Henry. Which also saw them winning trophies.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||It's hard to say who to root for||
as usually there has to be some personal connection. For example, I support Arsenal because when I was over in London in 1996, I was able to go to a game at Highbury, their old stadium. After that experience I was hooked.
My suggestion would be to go to Wikipedia and start reading up on teams that are in the EPL and see which ones suit your fancy.
Two teams that you may want look at would be Fulham and Everton as they both have Americans playing key roles in Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard respectively.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Maybe someone was trying to steal his car stereo?||
No wait, that was Shonte Peoples.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Granger, IN||
Which I believe is outside South Bend, between SB and Elkhart.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Well||
There goes his career.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Beckmann||
I believe you are referring to Frank Beckmann who has a conservative leaning radio show on WJR. Not Brandy. Beckmann does the play by play. Brandy is the color man.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Having some experience with deals like these...||
The deal is probably for somewhere in the neighborhood of $25-$50k per year. Unless you are a Tom Brady with national appeal these local deals are not worth as much as you'd expect.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||79||
I am going to assume, since I got moved from 34, that they are going down the middle essientially.
As for rows, you are going to be better off with row 79. I sat in 46 for the last 15 years, which was a great row, but the further away the action went, the more difficult it was to follow. It will be easier to follow the action on the far end much better in 79. in 23, you are low enough that anything past the 50 yard line will be hard to follow.
A side benefit will be the ease of entry and exit. The lines to enter and exit the section can get ridiculously long, being just above the tunnel will be very useful, especially at halftime.