Player depictions in email from ticket office yesterday

Submitted by mGrowOld on May 29th, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Yesterday people with over 100 priority points received an email announcing the availability of game packages that had some interesting  artistic depictions of a few players.

FWIW - If that's Jake Ryan Desmond Morgan in the Go Blue M pack and if they were trying to make him look fierce I think they missed.  

 

Comments

MH20

May 29th, 2014 at 1:32 PM ^

Upper-left corner of the picture says it's Morgan.

They may have missed their mark, though.  He looks pretty stoic.

bronxblue

May 29th, 2014 at 1:39 PM ^

It's a pensive take on what should be an interesting season.  I suspect they'll pumping NPR's weekend Jazz recordings in during the photoshoot, so as better to identify with the wine and cheese crowd that might want to spend a couple bucks on those ruffians matriculating the oblong ball hither and to the athletic field!

Wolverine Devotee

May 29th, 2014 at 1:41 PM ^

If you go on twitter, it seems every player has taken that picture but with a black screen behind it. Probably so each player can be used in various marketing ways. 

Dr. Explosion

May 29th, 2014 at 2:14 PM ^

The athletic department can do absolutely nothing without a thread being created on this blog pissing and moaning about it in some form or another. 

This must be the new "cool" thing to do - disparage our own school and athletic department, even for actions as benign as photo selection. 

I just don't get it. 

ST3

May 29th, 2014 at 4:19 PM ^

My brother sends me stuff about the AD and he doesn't contribute here. This place is just a microcosm of the larger M football society.

EDIT: Got this an hour ago from my brother:

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/05/michigan_football_projecting_s.html#incart_river_default

Basically, it says that student attendance is projected to be down by ~5000 from last year. That's directly related to the AD's inability to properly project student ticket demand and set the price accordingly, yet I don't see a thread on our board about it. (Yeah, I know, just wait a few hours and it'll be there.)

mGrowOld

May 29th, 2014 at 2:29 PM ^

It's not a "photo" - it's a graphic designer's idea of what a football player look like.  And generally speaking I'm not very impressed with the quality of their work which is surprising given Brandon's alleged knowledge of marketing.

And FWIW - this to me was one of their better efforts - startled Desmond Morgan notwithstanding.  The Group Ticket design redefined the word cheesy and we've whiffed on a spellcheck or two.

lbpeley

May 29th, 2014 at 2:53 PM ^

was to bring attention to yet another cheesy or bad art release from the AD's marketing side then it was lukewarm at best.

If it was to yet again beat the dead horse of "g zuz crust the poor kids how tha fock do they live what with all these perks of being D1 scholarship athletes!!!1!!!", let me be the first to state I could not give one shit less. It is every bit as tiring, annoying, and detrimental to the enjoyment of most readers of this blog as the cryfest that was Mwolverine and his ilk before The Purge. 

MGoBender

May 30th, 2014 at 4:59 PM ^

The athletic department can do absolutely nothing without a thread being created on this blog pissing and moaning about it in some form or another. 

This must be the new "cool" thing to do - disparage our own school and athletic department, even for actions as benign as photo selection. 

I just don't get it. 

 

Please.  Complaining about the complaining is just as annoying.  Actually, judging from the points on posts (such as yours), it's a vocal minority that are complaining.  Just ignore and move on if you don't like it.

However, why should the creators of the blog stop the complaining?  It's not like the complaints are totally invalid.  There's serious concerns about amateurism right now (have you not heard about O'Bannon and Northwestern and all the other stories?!) and this is one of the least transparent uses of players' likenesses to promote sales ever.  

I don't personally think it's a huge deal.  However, it does bother me a bit.  Used to be that Michigan athletics marketed Michigan athletics, not specific players. 

If you can't/don't want to hear viewpoints that are different than yours, then you're not really being open-minded.  One of the most important pieces of life advice I've ever been given was to watch [cable news station that leans opposite my political views].  Reasonable people can have differing opinions and if you want productive discourse, you don't totally dismiss their views.