John U. Bacon recently quoted his new book on Twitter by posting the following statement by a friend of his:
“Michigan athletics used to feel like something we shared. Now it’s something they hoard... Anything of value they put a price tag on. Anything that appeals to anyone is kept locked away, and only brought out if you pay for it... And what’s been permanently banished is any sense of generosity.”
Bacon added the following: The suits will find your fun, buy it up, and charge you for it.
If you are a season ticket holder or frequent attendee of home games, does this fit your experience? If so, how?
I have watched the vast majority of Michigan games from the comfort and safety of my bathysphere*, so I have no opinion on the matter and don't mean to engender any particular response.
A final thought: It would be better to say (if this is even accurate) "My game day experience has changed for worse since Brandon became AD in ways X, Y, and Z" than to say "Dave Brandon sucks!" That being said, it's a free world, baby.