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|11 hours 55 min ago||I actually have more data on||
I actually have more data on that end. Will post when I get a chance.
|15 hours 38 min ago||Just some numbers to||
Just some numbers to consider:
In 1980, 6 games, student tickets were $8 a game, so a $48 package. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI inflation index, that comes out to $135 in 2014 money (purchasing power parity.), or $22.60 a game
In 1998, 6 games (including Syracuse and Notre Dame and Michigan State), student tickets were $14.15 a game, so an $85 package. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI inflation index, that comes out to $121.38 in 2014 money (purchasing power parity.), or $20.23 a game.
In 2006, coming off the "worst" Michigan season since 1984, 7 games, student tickets were $22.42 a game, so a $157 package. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI inflation index, that comes out to $181 in 2014 money (purchasing power parity.), or $25.90 a game
In 2011, 8 games, student tickets were $30 a game, so a $240 package. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI inflation index, that comes out to $248.36 in 2014 money (purchasing power parity.), or $31.05 a game
In 2014, with the "worst" Michigan home schedule in recorded history, 7 games, student tickets are $42.14 a game, so a $295 package.
So yeah, maybe, just maybe, the spike has been a bit rapid.
|1 week 5 days ago||As one of my favorite quotes says...||
"Bobby, sometimes there is only one right choice, and you thank God when it's so clear."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know Mark Champion is a||
I know Mark Champion is a Spartan, but NO ONE gets angry or more conspiritorial about the refs screwing your team than Champion, which is what I want when listening to Michigan football.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The only way this gets fixed...||
Is if you persistently email all of the places that have the wrong logo, with the links to the VP of Comms office and the correct logo. If you bug them enough, it will get fixed. Yahoo! fixed it. ESPN fixed it (Blue block M is actually better looking on white backgrounds). SI at least moved to one that was in the 20th century from their 1996 style 8-bit abomination.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And there's Guptill||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That said, I'm just a little nervous...||
Does anyone else remember what happened the last time Michigan played a team nicknamed the Terriers at the Bradley Center....
Cripes, I've just made myself sad.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Mostly seconds here..||
But definitely seconding The Big House, Bo's Lasting Lessons, and especially From The Inside, which is Canham's memoir.
Natural Rivals is great and it is my understanding that John Kyrk is currently working on a book on the Yost/Stagg rivalry, which pretty much defined college football in the early 1900s.
Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football by Murray Greenberg is also very interesting about the late Yost era in Michigan football.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The better billboard would be||
Bank of Ann Arbor knows that Ty Law should have knocked the damn ball down.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||This is indeed that movie.||
This is indeed that movie.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I loved this movie||
Not just for the Michigan Dad, but I loved this movie. Phil Hartman and Nora Dunn have small roles as college resume experts.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Oh||
And a nod for Moses Fleetwood Walker who was in the athletics bracket, which also had, non-football.
Glen Rice, Rudy Tomjonavich, Barry Larkin, Branch Rickey, George Sisler, Aaron Ward, and, of course, Red Berenson
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Me...no seriously...||
Well, we had actually contemplated the list for coolest Michigan alums for a bracket, so my #1 seeds were:
Arts and Media
But Clarence Darrow, Tony Fadell, Tom Hayden, Arleigh Burke, Bob McGrath, Chris Van Allsburg, Dan Okrent, Brad Metzler, David Paymer, Randy and Jason Sklar, Chip Davis, Bert Sugar, Thomas Dewey, Irwin/Scott/Worden, Sid Meier, William Upjohn, Jessye Norman, you have some options (and that isn't even the deep part of the bench.)
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Nuss-o-Meter||
Nuss-o-Meter is coming. We're just finalizing some things.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||On point...||
I knew something didn't sit right with me when I read that answer, now I have a larger sense of what it was.
The price chart is the killer.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||For me...||
I don't know that it's the Gameday experience, as much as it is the relentless idea that Michigan athletics is something to be sold to you. I suppose it's great that I get emails thrice weekly about the women's basketball team playing at home or some such, but it's also the sort of cheesy LCD manner that they are written that makes me feel like it's minor league.
Michigan has always commoditized the experience, just read Canham's ~From the Inside~, but the difference is, and Bacon gets to this in ~Fourth and Long~ is where the money is going? Is this money that is being asked for us from every corner going towards something other than building athletics palaces on South Campus for every sport? And is that really what we need/want? It's not a value judgment, I think it's great that we want to treat our crew athletes as well as any other for instance, but you just start to wonder if that monetary capture is easy when things aren't going well.
Take the stadium, as one example. I am sure many of us here walked into the stadium on an off day, took a look around, walked on the field maybe even. But between security and monetization, you can't do that any more, but you can take the Friday tour for $10.
Take the schedule poster issue this year. Awesome 3-D lenticular schedule poster...that we want to sell to you for $5 when the traditional one has been free. (BTW, this did not go as well as hoped, given that they were giving them out to season ticket holders at the M-Den this past weekend.)
I feel like Bacon's quote is on, even if I know it's not the whole story, because I feel like the idea that the things that we like can have a price tag placed on them is the way of the world today. There were price tags in the past, but they were fewer and further between.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||You know what, that's||
You know what, that's actually even better. In terms of the man, that's pretty much dead solid perfect.
I also like, that even if accidental, the L in the signature is pointing at west Michigan.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||My hope||
It is my hope that whomever makes these decisions gives serious consideration to making the ship's motto "The Leaders and Best".
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, he looks like Homer||
Agreed, he looks like Homer Simpson's theory of the shifty eyed dog who is secretly the villain of the wholemove. Well done.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Aggh||
Friggin Reggie Ho!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Totally worth it...||
If only for the tremendous Neil Diamond CHART!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Ironic Lilt||
Yes. There are many great things about being a Michigan football fans, but as has been noted, there are very few major upside games for Michigan. Had Akron or Connecticut won, their programs would have had a signature victory. We would have seen replays for years, reminders from every corner of the Big Ten and beyond.
It's part of the price of being a Michigan fan, the bar is so impossibly high for what would be memorable and awesome that those changes come few and far between. When you measure yourself in national titles and Rose Bowl and Big Ten championships, but it's been a while since those things have seemed possible, the fear of the bad is going to outweigh the possibilities of the great. But that great, when it happens, is so great, it's what allows us to deal with that fear.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||No, it's cool||
I've tweeted this information out all season, nothing bad has happened.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Alas...||
Thanks to NASCAR and ABC contractual requirements, the Richmond race was airing on ABC while Michigan/Notre Dame UTL II (and UTL I two years prior) were relegated to ESPN.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Also||
355 straight games with points, six short of BYU's NCAA record of 361.
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||Here's why I like this||
We're not around Hoke the way the players in that room are. But my sense is that Hoke is going for one of the true rules of teaching: never be too high or too low emotionally. Young people cue emotionally off people in leadership positions. Hoke's message is clear here: There is a lot to work on, and we will work to get it (it's encoded in the discussion about the five team goals, he's taking them back to the fundamental basis for this team. They know those five goals like the back of their hand.) He's pointing out that they got one of them, but not the other four, and that is unlikely to happen to great frequency.
But if Hoke isn't a screamer, isn't crazy eyes, can you not tell that this is a frustrated man who knows he has to do better, his staff has to do better, and his players need to do better? There's a tonality there, one which is probably more familar to his players who have heard him for weeks since Fall camp started. They know this is not normal and they know what is coming.
Crazy only works in tiny doses, after a while, it's seen through. But a leader who keeps a level head, discusses where the corrections are to be had, and begins accountability with himself, that is someone who holds the room.
Will it work? Will they learn? Will Michigan play better next week? Time will tell. I'm hopeful, but cautious, because we did see some flaws today. But if you wanted Hoke to be angrier or more passionate or more downright pissed, well, that is for you to figure out why you want that.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I cannot speak on his behalf||
But our Borges-o-Meter official probably wanted a game where Devin Gardner literally threw for six touchdowns then ascended into the heavens on a maize and blue cloud paid for by Stephen M. Ross to earn a 10. You need to have somewhere to go, I suppose.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
The Free Press was using the Split M for the first two rounds. Just saying...
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Sidenote||
In the footnotes, Holly notes:
Recently granted a medical hardship for that season, giving him an additional year of eligibility, Gardner won't say whether he intends to stick around Ann Arbor long enough to use it. "I've just got an eye on this season. I just want to win every game. That's really all I'm focusing on now."
Is this the first official confirmation of Devin being granted his redshirt?