No All-State Goal Post Nets in 2013 Season

Submitted by NeilGoBlue on August 14th, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I was so pissed about the potential for adverstising in Michigan Stadium, I sent off an email to my contact in the AD requesting clarifcation.

He confirmed that there would NOT be All State nets in the 2013 football season.  Unfortunately, he did leave the door open for the future.  



August 15th, 2013 at 6:12 AM ^

It might just be me, but I would rather think the kicking game is in good hands than have the State Farm logo up there, as then our kicking game would apparently need to "Get To A Better State". The again, watching some of the drill involving Lewan, Schofield, Pipkins, Washington and some others, it seems like we might have "All Your Protection Under One Roof".

*drops mic*

NOLA Wolverine

August 14th, 2013 at 11:40 PM ^

I'm glad that we've encompassed the trifecta of oogling over brand new five star hotel athletics facilities, complaining about ticket prices, and complaining about the possibility of advertising ALL on one board. 


August 15th, 2013 at 7:34 AM ^

Well that's kind of expected, isn't it?  The whole college athletics / money being spent on it  thing is just getting out of hand.   225+ million for stadium suites for the wealthy, ever-better athletic compounds built, and then the inevitable corporate intrusion of advertising to help pay for it all.

I fully expect ads to make their way into the stadium at some point, and eventually they'll be selling ad space on uniforms, not unlike you see on pro soccer teams.


August 14th, 2013 at 11:42 PM ^

should just create a MGoComplain board on its own so all AD-related topics can go there since it's a guarantee any move the Athletic Dept. makes will have incessant bitching about it


August 15th, 2013 at 7:09 AM ^

I wanted to doubt you and your source...but a recent post of yours included your email address ending with all-state.  

As you are an insider, we grant you 12 months and task you with the mission of tossing a monkey wrench into the plan.  


August 15th, 2013 at 9:42 AM ^

Umm... this has my MGoLawyer senses ringing.... Shouldn't this be confidential?  I can't imagine they signed a license agreement without even a standard confidentiality provision that should prevent these types of disclosures except to officers, directors and employees "on a need-to-know-basis" until such time as the information is allowed to be released.  If so, as a fellow MGoBlogger, I would recommend that you do not share confidential information on the internet (I don't want you or your colleagues to get in trouble for breach).   


August 15th, 2013 at 9:59 AM ^

Every single year (for 7 years now) I have asked why our nets didnt have the Allstate logo on them. The years that ND had them I would get the @ ND tickets for us. I simply got a phone call saying great news Michigan is adding the nets in 2014 and now you can recieve tickets. Being an agency owner, means I am as low on the totem pole as possible in terms of corporation tactics and decisions so if I know, alot of other people do as well. But thank you for bringing it up. 

Section 1

August 15th, 2013 at 7:29 AM ^

My own guess is that the Athletic Department would have very much preferred to roll out the bad news on its own terms and timing. And that this news leak will cause some problems. I don't like it at all. I hope (and expect) that there will be some very public opposition.

As always, my question will be; "What's in it for us?" I want to know exactly what we are getting, for this offense to the aesthetics of Michigan Stadium.

And geeze; what a lot of adolescent garbage in this thread, compared to somebody from Allstate who really knows. What a general low-level embarrassment.


August 15th, 2013 at 6:51 AM ^

See the huge deal about the lack of advertising. It really makes no difference whether or not there is an Allstate hands thing in the net. They have to pay for all of these facility upgrades somehow...


August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 PM ^

No need for the quotation marks, advertising in the outfields of baseball stadiums has been around since the dawn of the game.  I know we think the "good old days" were so pure, but commercialization of sports has occured forever.  The Big House has been a rare exception to this point. 

For instance:

Ebbets field:


Braves (Boston) Field





August 15th, 2013 at 8:41 AM ^

While we're at it, lets remove "Wilson" from the footballs because advertising, also I'll take my Coke in a red Solo cup, err wait a second just a dark cola drink in a red cup.  Also, better make sure we stop those pesky planes from flying overhead in Big House air space.  Hell, better make sure we cover up the John Deere logo on the med cart, and make sure all cars parked on university property are debaged both for "pimpness" and advertising reasons. far as "advertising" goes the nets are really small potatos. 

lexus larry

August 15th, 2013 at 9:38 AM ^

The bevvy cups from years past had Pontiac logos, Coke logos, now they have Coke and Sodexho logos.  Plenty of corporate names/logos on the pillars in the concourses (Marathon Oil comes to mind).  The ATM's are brought to you by Huntington Bank.  Actually, U-M has been very aggressive in keeping the air traffic to a minimum, citing FAA/Homeland Security concerns...which never seem to be a problem at Super Bowls over the past 10 years...but the AD can then cut out that free advertising for which they seem to think they're owed a cut.

lexus larry

August 15th, 2013 at 9:41 AM ^

There was a "Maize Out" against Wisconsin, and AT&T gave away tens of thousands of t-shirts.  Probably wouldn't happen today, since the AD's brilliant HAIL program will give a student a free maize t-shirt AFTER the student attends all 6-7-8 home games (on time), >12 home basketball games, >8 home hockey games and >6 non-revenue producing games.  They wouldn't want AT&T horning in on their incentivization!