Wolverine Devotee

April 16th, 2017 at 10:06 PM ^

Announcing one week from today, a day after his visit is pretty significant.

He walked past me a few times at the Spring Game and looked to be having a great time. Lots of kids asking for a picture/autograph.

Wolverine Devotee

April 16th, 2017 at 10:19 PM ^

I only get autographs at sanctioned signings when the players can receive payment for the signing at the event after they leave Michigan.

Frankly, I think getting recruits to sign things is silly. What happens if they don't come here?

Then you have the eBay whores, which are just the absolute worst. One of if not the biggest reason Fan Day is no longer a thing at Michigan.

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StephenRKass

April 17th, 2017 at 6:18 AM ^

I don't mind kids getting an autograph, or true fans. What I DON'T like are guys my age getting a bunch of autographs just so they can turn around and sell them to someone else. I understand the desire for a "certificate of authenticity," but somehow the whole idea of having jerseys or posters or mini helmets signed with the sig of someone who might be famous someday just seems . . . pathetic? Some of the man caves overstuffed with all this stuff are just too much, imhe.

1464

April 17th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

My personal opinion is that as an adult, it is weird to ask a teenager for an autograph, fan or no.  Kids are fine.  Adults getting autographs for their kids are fine.  Adults having an 17-year-old sign a jersey for their basement - that shit is weird.

jblaze

April 17th, 2017 at 9:18 AM ^

We (public) cannot buy a Jumpman McCaffrey jersey. The closest we can get is a Jumpman jersey with his number and no name, but that in theory can be for any player who has ever worn that #.

I guess you can get a cheap replica from China, but then everybody loses (Nike, McC, Mich, local store...).

The Harbaughnger

April 17th, 2017 at 8:26 AM ^

I know the NCAA prohibits this (or tries to), but with the current set of regulations in place regarding student athlete compensation, I wonder if there are any loop holes that would allow for accumulation of future payments. Vision would be: All done in the light of day, with obvious adherence to current regulations, explanation as to why said payments are not improper, and all backed by expert lawyers who represent as a group anyone the NCAA tries to take down...

Thinking along the lines of, "How would JMFH get around this, and all above board playing by their stupid rules?" Like he's done with satellite camps...

I'm sure after any success the NCAA would just move to clamp down, and maybe I'm an optimist, but I would think that as long as exchange of payment does not take place until after it's permissible, there's always going to be a way around their verbiage...

Any NCAA bylaw experts here?

lilpenny1316

April 17th, 2017 at 3:18 AM ^

One thing Najee Harris liked about Bama's pitch was that he doesn't have to be the man.  Since NFL RB's have short careers, he can spend three years in college in a timeshare situation and save a pounding to his body.  That way his body stands a better chance of a longer NFL career.

Maybe Harbaugh can sell him on 3-4 years of NFL-level coaching preparing him better than whatever is going on with Josh Rosen.  He seemed to go from sure fire #1 pick to "Poor damn Josh Rosen".  DTR may like the pitch where he gets 2-3 years of prime tutelage and one full year to showcase his skills without getting the type of pounding and injuries that Rosen suffered in his second season.