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02/28/2018 - 4:02pm ICC

The two highest attended soccer matches in the history of the US were ICC matches at the big house, one in 2016 and one 2014.

They didn’t come back last year due to a scheduling conflict.

They’ll be back this year. Stephen Ross owns the ICC and has made a commitment to at least one of the tournament’s sponsors.

02/10/2018 - 5:41pm She is terrific

Smart. Aggressive. Knows what needs to be done. It’s not her holding it back. She would have been great. This dude is gonna be more of the same.

02/10/2018 - 2:42pm Kathy is the only rockstar USSF has

I’ve worked pretty closely with SUM over the last few years. They are not good. But Kathy is a machine. Would have been great for US soccer.

05/02/2017 - 5:58pm Correct

That's the announcement. Big House didn't work due to scheduling issues with the teams and other matches happening during the tournament.

01/31/2017 - 8:33am Their top recruit on the 247

Their top recruit on the 247 composite would be 13th in our class. But they are 31st overall, so not that different from a typical Sparty class in that regard.

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10/25/2016 - 11:08pm Uh

You just said the same things Brian said. Glass houses and what not.

10/11/2016 - 8:28am Always

We always want OSU to lose, preferably by a lot

10/08/2016 - 10:57am Just being objective in

Just being objective in general, Lacy and all of those other Alabama backs were top 10 RB talents coming out of high school, regardless of the coach they had solid odds to become NFL backs based on talent. Toby was a 3 star FB, not even a top 50 player in CA coming out of high school.

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10/08/2016 - 10:53am As just an ob

As just an ob

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10/03/2016 - 9:36pm Definitely don't check his

Definitely don't check his Twitter feed and see what Willis and Micah Parsons are saying. Don't do it to yourself.

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07/26/2016 - 12:04pm Beer Garden

There will be a Heineken beer garden before the match inside the gates but outside the stadium. They are also bringing a human foosball table to the garden so I imagine that will be the spot a couple of hours prior to the match up until kick off. There will be beer vendors walking through the aisles so no need to get up during the game...

07/09/2016 - 10:03am Darnay Holmes 17th

Darnay Holmes 17th

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05/04/2016 - 10:23pm You are missing something

You are missing something

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04/04/2016 - 11:26pm Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu

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03/24/2016 - 12:12pm Stephen Ross owns Ascendent Sports who own the tournament

100% fact that there is a game in Ann Arbor versus somewhere in Texas (either Dallas or Houston) as ESPN preferred because he said so.

No link available, heard this directly from his team via work...

02/15/2016 - 8:35am WME + IMG

William Morris Endeavor bought IMG.WME is the largest artist and talent agency in the world. They actually represent the NFL. The CEO of WME is Ari Emanuel, yes, the real person the "Ari" from "Entourage" is based on.

So while IMG technically got out of the Agent business, in actuality they got significantly deeper into the business. Only now with a very thin firewall.

Having done a lot of work with WME over the last couple of years, I can tell you that the firewall is more like a laser pointer with the sole purpose of distracting a cat.

01/29/2016 - 12:18pm Eubanks

Our later commit was pretty much a sure thing to Alabama until this week...

11/06/2015 - 12:09am A Belgian should be Belgian

Corn doesn't belong in a Belgian. The leffe brand is hundreds of years old. Corn didn't exist in Europe at that time. It only made it to Leffe after ABI bought Leffe. To save lots of money. Same with Stella. Although the that has been shit for years. Ask any European.

11/06/2015 - 12:00am Leffe is owned by ABI

It is a Belgian brewed with American corn. Find a new Belgian if you like Belgians. Belgian.

11/05/2015 - 11:58pm That is really something

Never heard anything like this before. I have no reaction other than wow. I think you are truly unique.

10/19/2015 - 4:52pm This is funny.

Congrats on forcing our punter to drop the ball. Amazing play call. We must add that to our playbook.

You really pulled it off.

I know we are back because you are winning the way you used to. Randomly. Enjoy this year. A lot.

10/12/2015 - 9:20am Hill's Twitter

His Twitter account was all Michigan yesterday, including multiple retweets of Woodson's exploits for the Raiders yesterday. He is quickly moving into "lock" area for us...

09/28/2015 - 4:30pm This one

Well obviously this is the right one then. Case closed.

09/28/2015 - 4:27pm Tennessee

Which must be why Tennessee is sitting at #14 after losing to the worst version of Florida.

09/28/2015 - 1:52pm Or...

1 play away from being a 3-1 team who beat Nebraska, Boise St., and UCLA. This game of yours can work in many different ways...

06/06/2015 - 4:04pm Best drinking game ever

Drink a Heineken every time you see Heineken during a Champions League game.

Fox wouldn't have brought Champions League games to the U.S. without Heineken's money and commitment. True story. So I for one will gladly drink a Heineken or 5 in gratitude.

06/05/2015 - 10:47am Toys R' Us is an absolute corporate shit show

He's going to fit in wonderfully. Absolute mess of a company and has been for years.

05/01/2015 - 10:33am Math

Half of 1st rounders were 4 or 5 stars. Only a fraction of recruits are 4 or 5 star recruits. Math.

03/03/2015 - 8:28pm don't want to lose to Jacksonville at anything

that is all

02/16/2015 - 1:43pm But...it worked. So...

This is game theory man. The shotgun approach to admissions doesn't work for everyone, but it can work obviously. Everyone has to figure out their own odds based on their own resume. My strengths were in my work experience and commitment to the school. My GMAT was above average for Ross but not good enough to overcome the poor grades (for Ross) on their own. I knew all of this from talking to the Head of Admissions at the time.

Point is, there was almost no chance of me getting in without going with a different strategy. I think the OP is in a similar situation given his background. And that's probably true for any of the other top 15 - 20 schools that are worth going to full-time. So my reco is take a different approach, just figure out the best for him...shotgun probably isn't the answer if he wants to get into Michigan.

Maybe there were 5 others that would have worked otherwise. But from conversations afterwards, I know for a fact that the only reason I got in was because of this approach.All of the stories are N=1, so good of you to offer a different view.

For what it's worth, I was also on the admissions committee for Ross for a couple of years before work got the better of my schedule, and the bias I saw (and live by at work as well), is that you admit people who show a bias for action, not just a pretty resume...

02/16/2015 - 12:42pm Yes

You can absoltuely mitigate a low GPA. I did the exact same thing and took a couple of night classes at NYU in some quant classes to show I had that muscle. It just takes a lot more effort to make up for middling grades...

02/16/2015 - 12:37pm Progression

The key is show progression in life. My experience is that the Ross team really cares about people "who care" and are always learning and moving forward from what they learn. Find those kind of schools, and you'll have a much better chance of getting in (i think)

02/16/2015 - 12:13pm 2.7ish

But I had almost two years of 2.3ish. Spent a lot of time drinking and not much time schooling. It takes some longer than others to find their "purpose"...

02/16/2015 - 12:00pm Go all in

If you're serious about Ross being your #1 choice, then show commitment. Apply to ONLY Ross this year, and let them know you're only applying to Ross. This is your dream, and you'll do whatever it takes. They need to know that.

My guess is from the background provided, you probably won't get in, but maybe land on the waitlist. Or maybe you get lucky. Make sure you get an on-campus interview so you can drive home your commitment.

Assume you don't get in, then you ask them what you need to do next year to get in. But come with suggestions. My guess is you won't get your scores to a place where they HAVE to let you in, becuase anything under 800 won't make that a mandatory. Your work experience won't get appreciably better where you currently are and my guess is a new job won't either if you stay on the current path. 

My guess is the way to prove you're "Ross/Michigan man" is that you do something incredibly committed on the non-profit side over the next year. Show you're more than just a guy who wants to make a career change. Show them you want to go to Michigan to be a part of the incredible network, and you want to be a contributing member of the network by showing them how you can give back. Even better if you do that locally in Ann Arbor/Detroit/Michigan.

It's all about tie-breakers in MBA admissions. If you a) show your commitment to Michigan is real and b) you're they kind of person who cares more than just making money then they'll see someone who will give back to Michigan long-term. That's the tie-breaker you need.

This approach above parallels my strategy when I originally applied back in '04. It took me two years to get it in and I had some pretty crappy undergrad grades to get past, but it worked and I finally got that Ross degree. In the last 7 years I have tripled + my salary and am working at my dream job. I have also continuously given back to UM/Ross whenever I get the chance since I know none of my current success would be possible without the Michigan brand. Plus season tickets for two years man. Season tickets.

In year two I applied to other schools in case I didn't get in, but didn't end up needing them, so I'd reco that as well since you never know...

Cheers, good luck, and go blue.

02/15/2015 - 6:55pm You can't beat newkie brown, old reliable...

You can't beat newkie brown, old reliable...

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02/02/2015 - 9:21pm This

Just this.

02/01/2015 - 3:08pm Leach --> Welker

Those are really common measurables for Leach receivers, Welker ran a 4.65 at the combine. So I choose to say he's like Welker, only taller.

01/17/2015 - 5:05pm Cardale

Cardale Jones was an afterthought in High School. He was the last guy into their class and they barely extended him an offer.

01/09/2015 - 12:40pm Logic

Unsure of your logic here. Not sure how a 2 hour interview with someone you don't know would be more telling than bringing in people you know, respect, and have worked with in the past. As a hiring manager at a big global company, I am jealous of JH's ability to use the latter method. Way less risk.

01/04/2015 - 5:14pm Occam

12/30/2014 - 5:31pm I got you boo

Not going anywhere boo boo, don't you worry.

11/09/2014 - 11:15am "Has become"?

I have a different take on your timeline...

10/04/2014 - 11:09am One other note

It was under Brandon's leadership that they began the strategy that has led to the resurgence. The first commercial that admitted their pizza sucked and the accompanying menu that proved they were fixing it came out right before he left.

He also hired the current CMO away from Pepsi, and the guy is a rockstar who put the whole plan in motion.

The OPs post is classic example of what is wrong with our fan base right now. A pretty chart doesn't come close to telling the whole story.

DB should go, but not because he can't run a company. He's lost his consumer base. That's the exact opposite thing he did at Dominoes.

09/04/2014 - 4:00pm Translation

"They are watching super close to make sure we don't give you guys TOO much money before/during college, so here's an IOU for a super big check we'll give you after college".

Weird. Would have thought he'd focus on stuff like the National Championships and what not.

08/31/2014 - 11:39am 1/2 agree

I like Glasgow at RG, but continue to be convinced that we are better THIS year with Mags at LT. It's not a question of skill, it's all about physics. Cole doesn't have the mass to handle the better lines this year.

Next year, when he's put on 20 lbs of muscle is a whole different story...

08/29/2014 - 6:32pm Ornery cat

They played one year of high school football. I won't judge how good they are, but that pretty much guarantees flying under the radar.

08/28/2014 - 4:38pm D bags

Maybe he is racist towards whiny little d bags?

08/21/2014 - 6:03pm Oline

Way too specific prediction for the starting o-line for the Notre Dame game:

LT- Mags

LG- Kalis

C- Miller

RG- Glasgow

RT- Braden

08/20/2014 - 6:35pm If I was a betting man...

...I would be broke. But I would also bet that the starting line for ND will be:

LT- Mags

LG - Kalis

C - Miller

RG - Glasgow

RT - Braden

I buy that Cole has been exceptional for a true freshmen, I don't buy that he's better than Mags at this point in a game situation. The current "starting" line has to do with Glasgow's suspension and Kalis' injury.

Pure conjecture...

08/17/2014 - 8:23pm I agree

Reading between the lines of the coaches comments, I think you're right, but only time will tell for sure...