Member for

10 years 3 months
Points
60904.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
10/17/2018 - 7:04pm So, Harbaugh won't talk…

So, Harbaugh won't talk injuries, but program insider will. Desist.

10/17/2018 - 11:59am On the contrary, I went to…

On the contrary, I went to the game in 2009 with a friend whose parents had a parking pass in one of those structures, and it was kind of awesome. Never thought I'd enjoy tailgating indoors, but it was great. Way easier than the time I tried parking on Munn and got stuck in the mud. I'd do the structure again in a second.

Honestly, if you think Michigan has problems with parking, you should talk to MSU donors about their constant struggle with their athletic department over tailgating and gameday parking.

10/16/2018 - 8:58pm Could staee not be a thing…

Could staee not be a thing anymore? I mean, really. We're so much better than RCMB talking about Meatchicken and SCum.

10/16/2018 - 7:47pm Dammit, I forgot to logout…

Dammit, I forgot to logout of the Bando account...

Discuss.

10/16/2018 - 3:38pm Wasn’t the undefeated/ND tie…

Wasn’t the undefeated/ND tie year 1966?

10/16/2018 - 12:29pm [Insert Andy Samberg's "Iran…

[Insert Andy Samberg's "Iran So Far" here]

10/16/2018 - 12:27pm Taking Friday off to…

Taking Friday off to mentally prepare.

10/16/2018 - 10:08am And that's a bad thing…

And that's a bad thing... why, exactly?

10/16/2018 - 10:04am When you start to watch…

When you start to watch press conferences as an exercise in journalists going for quotes to go with their stories, you start to realize that it's the only reason they exist. They're not supposed to be comprehensive, tell-all conversations. This is an opportunity for people doing a job to do their job, and for the coach to do his due diligence in promoting and representing his program. If anything, the fact that they're now spectator sports of their own has made them less helpful or useful for both parties.

10/16/2018 - 10:01am Sports journalism isn't real…

Sports journalism isn't real journalism?

(Pulls John U. Bacon into the frame to explain why you're wrong)

10/16/2018 - 10:00am That's not true. There were…

That's not true. There were weekly depth charts during the Lloyd years. He may have occasionally done the OR thing at QB/WR/RB, but there were definitely depth charts.

10/16/2018 - 8:49am It’s almost certain they at…

It’s almost certain they at at least passingly know each other, they overlapped at Michigan by a year or two. This is a GREAT idea.

10/15/2018 - 11:07pm If you conservatively…

If you conservatively estimate that the university sells about 600k full-face tickets every year (accounting for student tickets and all), how much do you really think they’re going to take off the ticket price with a few ads literally no one wants? They don’t need the money. And no ads is something fans clearly value.

10/15/2018 - 11:01pm Jim Abbott was my hero as a…

Jim Abbott was my hero as a young Michigan fan. Got to see him pitch late in his career when he was back with the Angels, IIRC, he came out of the pen in relief at Tiger Stadium. One of the absolute greats as a human being, beyond being great as an athlete.

10/15/2018 - 3:55pm It was Steve Spurrier the…

It was Steve Spurrier the last time in A2, IIRC. It was a few days after he quit at South Carolina.

10/15/2018 - 3:46pm No clue what that is.

No clue what that is.

10/15/2018 - 3:44pm What exactly do the "it's…

What exactly do the "it's not loud enough" people want? What's the metric?

10/15/2018 - 2:36pm No, that's other Michigan…

No, that's other Michigan fullback Men Bason.

10/15/2018 - 2:35pm I'm beginning to think that…

I'm beginning to think that GameDay low-key hates coming to Ann Arbor because Michigan doesn't do much to give them anything interesting and puts them as far away from the stadium as you can get on campus without putting the set in the meadow behind Baits Housing. And hence, Chainsmokers. Plus Fowler micro-aggressing about the crowd all night.

10/15/2018 - 2:22pm RIP Let's Go Blue chant…

RIP Let's Go Blue chant before the team left the tunnel...

10/15/2018 - 2:21pm I'll say this: I saw a post…

I'll say this: I saw a post about the possibility of the Milton package being instituted into the gameplan elsewhere in the Michigan Football interwebs on Saturday afternoon, and sure enough, there it was a couple hours later.

If I can find that on a board searchable on Google... Batten down the hatches.

10/15/2018 - 2:02pm I'm pessimistic and…

I'm pessimistic and expecting the worst because this is my lot in life as a Michigan fan. Anything else would be uncivilized.

10/15/2018 - 1:52pm You know what the halftime…

You know what the halftime show was for the 1969 OSU game? A full-on anti-nuclear proliferation extravaganza that included a mushroom cloud AND two gigantic peace signs (which has its roots as a symbol in the anti-nuclear movement). Sometimes the band pushes the envelope a bit.

Yet in this case, it's voting. Not any particular policy position. Voting. Just. Voting. The show even included quotes from members of both major political parties. It was a show entirely devoted to encouraging student participation in the electoral process. For shame.

10/15/2018 - 1:37pm Uh... What? OK, just rebuild…

Uh... What? OK, just rebuild the entire stadium?

10/15/2018 - 1:32pm Pretty sure it's random. We…

Pretty sure it's random for ticketholders. We don't get one every week, but the emails always come a couple times a season.

10/15/2018 - 1:31pm You should have seen some of…

You should have seen some of the comments on the MMB Facebook page. You'd think they went out there and did a tribute to the North Korean Mass Games for 12 minutes. Never thought voting could be so controversial.

10/15/2018 - 1:29pm No one is talking about…

No one is talking about being able to hold a conversation during play, but nice red herring.

10/15/2018 - 1:27pm Sure, why shouldn't I enjoy…

Sure, why shouldn't I enjoy going to a game with friends or family if I can't talk to them about it while we're there?

10/15/2018 - 1:26pm Other stadiums literally cut…

Other stadiums literally cut to the TV feed during downtime. Northwestern shows minutes of other games at a time during TV timeouts. It's pretty great.

10/15/2018 - 1:24pm This has nothing to do with…

This has nothing to do with earbuds and Beats by Dre and everything to do with the fact that Special K has no damned idea what they're doing. It's been almost a decade of week-by-week spitballing on how to make RAWK work in a stadium with decades of engrained gameday traditions. It doesn't work. Watch around the stadium. No one reacts to most of this stuff when there's nothing else going on. It's just noise.

10/15/2018 - 12:56pm It's a valid point to say…

It's a valid point to say that downtime isn't a bad thing. When there's literally nothing going on, why do I need to have my head blasted with ear-splitting songs that have absolutely nothing to do with anything happening, much less anything to do with Michigan? Why can't the band be a bigger part of the experience, and not just a spectator while Special K plays some sick beatz?

There's a time for noise and excitement. Yet the sheer barrage of noise merely for the sake of noise, at all times, never-ending for four hours, which is what Michigan is apparently going for these days, isn't making the stadium experience any better.

10/15/2018 - 12:28pm Let's not talk about…

Let's not talk about politics, so here's a couple paragraphs about politics.

10/14/2018 - 7:30pm IIRC, row 1 is actually row…

IIRC, row 1 is actually row 3--there's a row A and B.

10/14/2018 - 3:16pm If you stand and you’re the…

If you stand and you’re the only one doing so, yes, the ushers will do something about it. And they should. Because read the room. I get it, you want to stand. But that doesn’t mean you have the right to ignore everyone around you.

Unpopular opinion around here, I know, but I don’t get why it’s so controversial to be considerate.

10/14/2018 - 2:53pm I was walking on campus last…

I was walking on campus last Sunday and someone zips past me on a scooter, angular hair blowing in the breeze. It’s Evans. Dude looks like he’s having a maximum time all the time. And it’s awesome.

10/14/2018 - 2:03pm Seems to me whatever injury…

Seems to me whatever injury issue was nagging him last year is back. The ball was coming off his foot all sorts of strange all night, just like last year.

10/13/2018 - 11:28pm You do realize how good…

You do realize how good Taylor is, right? Sometimes a great player's individual performance transcends his team laying an egg. 

I'd say you're better than this, but... No.

10/13/2018 - 11:27pm He played, M won, I'm cool…

He played, M won, I'm cool with it.

10/13/2018 - 10:55pm Also see: Chase out there…

Also see: Chase out there recruiting on the way into the tunnel.

10/13/2018 - 10:51pm Chase Winovich's lustrous…

Chase Winovich's lustrous locks.

10/13/2018 - 9:05pm I wonder how you'll feel…

I wonder how you'll feel when Taylor runs roughshod and those 0 points that weren't 6 points that weren't 14 points matter. This is shaky.

10/13/2018 - 9:03pm Sure as hell looks like…

Sure as hell looks like whatever injury was nagging him last year is back. That ball is coming off his foot all kinds of funny, precisely like it did when things went south in 2017.

10/13/2018 - 7:42pm Stadium looks gorgeous on…

Stadium looks gorgeous on that wide shot.

10/13/2018 - 7:40pm To be fair, he was nowhere…

To be fair, he was nowhere near set.

10/13/2018 - 7:16pm Good god, please let this be…

Good god, please let this be Sparty's annual overachievement week.

10/13/2018 - 7:14pm He's had a rough go of it…

He's had a rough go of it for a variety of reasons, and didn't always reach out to get help, even when people in Ann Arbor were offering. I thought he looked mostly fine, gotta remember that he's almost 60 years old now.

10/13/2018 - 10:58am Is it just me, or does…

Is it just me, or does Michigan basically give ESPN nothing to work with for GameDay? This is free advertising for the program, but watching the show it doesn’t even feel like it’s a Michigan show. And it’s not the first time it’s been like this. Fort Schembechler strikes again.

10/12/2018 - 11:42pm It's not good to lose this…

It's not good to lose this one, but this game is always weird, year in and year out. Not going to act like the sky is falling when Michigan hockey loses a game in October.

10/12/2018 - 3:40pm I have to say this game…

I have to say this game scares the hell out of me at -10.

10/12/2018 - 11:37am So there is such a thing as…

So there is such a thing as five block Ms too many.