MGoAuction: Something WAY different - Passes to cut the line and no cover at Rick's for Homecoming!

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on September 23rd, 2011 at 7:43 PM
In thee eternal words of the Monty Python crew "and now for something completely different..." (and if you don't know who Monty Python is, go look it up). One of our committee members just posted this item and, since I know there is a large population of undergrads and young alums in the MGoCommunity, I thought this one might go over well. Rick's was kind enough to give us a certificate for a group of four to cut the rather enormous line on Homecoming weekend and four passes for no cover. Click here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=142365624 . Starting bid is only $50. In other news, please tell me that people haven't forgotten about Brandon Graham. It's killing us that this jersey he signed for us isn't getting any love. Please feel free to do so. Click here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=131053556

Comments

JHendo

September 23rd, 2011 at 7:53 PM ^

My apologies if this auction is going to a good cause and what not, but I'd rather wait in line forever to use a dirty port-a-potty then skip the line/pay no cover to get into Rick's. How so many people continue to frequent that place is beyond me.

Feat of Clay

September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

Every fundraising auction I've ever attended (or checked out online) has things up for bidding that I could not give a rat's ass about. You get a variety of items and a variety of bidders and it works out.
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<br>I think it's great that they're adding items that appeal to a different sort of bidder and are advertising it to make sure more people know about it.
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Gulo Gulo Luscus

September 23rd, 2011 at 8:54 PM ^

but c'mon the dude is trying to raise money for a good cause and you know someone with money leftover from his pink polo and STD screen budget will grab this.  good on ya for raising money to help deserving kids pay for a fine UM education, OP.

James Burrill Angell

September 23rd, 2011 at 9:39 PM ^

Look you all.

1) I am of an era when they actually played live music at Rick's and the dress code was jeans, t-shirts and a flannel around the waist....and that was the girls. Accordingly there are those that will come back Homecoming weekend looking to go back there because, like most things people do when they go back for Homecoming, it reminds them of when they were in school.

2) regardless of what you think of the place, Rick's f-ing stepped up and volunteered to help out raise money to help dudes like many of you who are dissing them incur less student loans and possibly afford to have a life that might include a house or vacation as loan repayment may not choke them to death.

CRex

September 24th, 2011 at 1:37 AM ^

Dude, it's MGoBlog, you're going to get snarked at around here.  Rick's is popular with a specific crowd and I'm pretty sure that crowd is not internet surfing on Friday night (unless there was a problem with their roofie shipment).  

It's awesome Rick's is stepping up, but I don't think your target audience for this auction is on the blog.  Hit up the Pan-Hel council and ask them to send out an email advertising this.  That will get those passes moving and the charity a nice profit, rendering our snark meaningless.  

 

OMG Shirtless

September 25th, 2011 at 9:33 PM ^

It's nice that Hesse is "stepping up" and all, but he generally lets 40-50 people skip the line and cover on any given Saturday.  I was waiting in line after the Notre Dame game and saw dozens of people just show up and skip the line.  Hell, I had skip the line privileges for years just because I was friends with some of the bartenders and other managers. (I don't even know if they have any more managers than Hesse these days).  I was just disappointed they seem to have expired this year as everybody I know that works there has finally graduated/moved on.  You used to be able to go to Ricks right after a noon or 330 game, buy a drink, get a stamp and then leave and come back at any point in the night and skip the line.

It's like getting a skip the line pass at Cedar Point or Disney World, it's nice to have, but it doesn't cost the establishment jack shit.

MGoRob

September 23rd, 2011 at 10:13 PM ^

Be wary of Rick's coupons to skip the lines or free enter.  My friend had some awhile back as compensation for giving her license away to another person.  We tried using these passes on a Saturday night and the bouncer told us that we couldn't use them on Saturdays.  The passes said no such restriction on them.  So be wary.

Stephen Hawking

September 23rd, 2011 at 10:14 PM ^

1. Bid on passes and win them

2. Acquire successful wingman

3. Go to Rick's at about 11pm

4. Take your pick of lovely coeds waiting in line with inferior dates

5. ???

6. Profit?

From here on, the ball is in your court. Whatever the outcome, you're supporting a good cause with your bid.

Lionsfan

September 23rd, 2011 at 11:42 PM ^

I wish I could (it's a good cause afterall) but I don't meet the age requirements yet for Ricks. And I'll have to think about the Brandon Graham jersey, don't have the $$ now but if it stays under the radar by mid-October I'll have to give it a look