John U. Bacon on seat licenses, Athletic Department profits, and fan loyalty.

John U. Bacon on seat licenses, Athletic Department profits, and fan loyalty.

Submitted by Wave83 on December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Here is the latest blog post from John Bacon, discussing the new seat licenses, the "business" of sports, and fan loyalty.  I have to say I agree with him completely.  I also remember the very same "old days" he describes at the Stadium.

http://johnubacon.com/2012/12/tradition-for-fun-but-mostly-profit/

OT: Thursday Night Football

OT: Thursday Night Football

Submitted by Avant's Hands on December 13th, 2012 at 10:51 PM

For anyone with NFL Network, some Michigan players are making big plays in the Eagles-Bengals game tonight. Avant has a few catches, Leon Hall got his first interception of the season with a nice run back, and Brandon Graham has gone ham tonight. He has multiple sacks and one of them was a strip sack. Great to see Graham finally getting a chance and doing well.

Rutgers/Maryland to the Big10 in 2013?

Rutgers/Maryland to the Big10 in 2013?

Submitted by ghost on December 13th, 2012 at 1:55 PM

With the Big East imploding Matt Norlander at cbssportsline is suggesting Louisville and ND may go to the ACC a year early.  Have to think Rutgers would do the same.  That would leave the Big10 at 13 and the ACC at 15 for the 2013 season.  I would think in that case Maryland and the ACC would come to an agreement that would see them in the Big10 in 2013.

 

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketba…

Reschke recruiting Dawson for MSU, Dawson doesn't notice.

Reschke recruiting Dawson for MSU, Dawson doesn't notice.

Submitted by Butterfield on December 13th, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I dislike Mark Snyder more than I dislike Rosenberg.  I'm not sure why.  I'm not sure it matters why.  Probably because in my head, he's the guy wearing the black framed glasses drinking a PBR at the end of whatever bar is hipster this month.

But I'll still read his stuff in the off event that a useful tidbit of information will be hiding amongst the otherwise drivel-filled paragraphs.  Today, he has two separate pieces that were terrible but did produce these quotes:

Jon Reshcke, on being a recruiting tool for MSU:

"I've still been recruiting guys, like (Cass Tech offensive guard) Dave Dawson, and it's actually helpful," he said. "You can tell guys we need you to step in and help us get a better record next year. It can work as an advantage." 

David Dawson, on his recruitment status:

"Those are the three I'm listening to," he said Wednesday at the Free Press/National Football Foundation Dream Team banquet at the Dearborn Inn. "All three programs have a lot to offer, in football, academics, and Ohio State and Michigan are close to home. Alabama, that's a great program." 

No mention of MSU, so Reschke may be more "helpful" if he were to focus on keeping the committed two stars in Dantonio's class rather than trying to attract new "elite" level talent. 

Reschke story: http://www.freep.com/article/20121213/SPORTS07/312130307/michigan-state-jon-reschke?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports 

Dawson story:  http://www.freep.com/article/20121213/SPORTS06/312130313/michigan-recruiting-david-dawson-alabama-ohio-state?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports 

 

McShay's latest mock draft has Lewan at #9 overall (#2 OL)

McShay's latest mock draft has Lewan at #9 overall (#2 OL)

Submitted by Moleskyn on December 13th, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Todd McShay released another mock draft yesterday (LINK, $). In it, he has Lewan going #9 overall to San Diego. Here's what he had to say about Lewan:

The Chargers must protect QB Philip Rivers better. They hope the healthy return of LT Jared Gaither will fill one spot, but they would still need a right tackle in that scenario and Lewan would fit the bill. He has the length to be effective in pass protection, and he's a tenacious run-blocker who gets under the skin of defenders.

I don't know about you, but I know I would definitely pass up an opportunity to be a top-10 overall pick, a hefty signing bonus, and risk injury for a chance to improve my draft position by 7 or 8 spots. It would be an easy decision. No brainer. Wouldn't even have to ask me twice.