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12/12/2018 - 2:35pm Blame Title IX? Here we go...

Blame Title IX? Here we go...

12/12/2018 - 1:14pm More expensive tickets for a…

More expensive tickets for a schedule that's only great every other year and a diminishing in-game experience spent listening to blaring RAWK and watching the red-hat man stand on the field for hours at a time? A student section that only shows up for the big games, and then only about 2/3 of them, arriving late and leaving early? Variable gametimes that aren't announced until days ahead of time, completely divorced from what players and coaches and fans alike prefer?

System's broken. Breaking point is dangerously close for me.

12/10/2018 - 1:17am /endofthread

/endofthread

12/09/2018 - 10:53pm Curtesy? Hm.

Curtesy? Hm.

12/09/2018 - 3:37am Michigan has bagmen?

Go on…

Michigan has bagmen?

Go on. Because that's a pretty stupid claim to make.

12/07/2018 - 1:58pm Aren't they basically just…

Aren't they basically just mining sports to get money to prop up their online programs? This fits them to a T.

12/07/2018 - 1:54pm To put it delicately, the…

To put it delicately, the ways that the Liberty University base shrugs these days to just about everything that they would previously meet with righteous moral indignation, you can safely file this under "Nothing Matters."

12/07/2018 - 12:09am There was long a rumor of an…

There was long a rumor of an outdoor swimming facility in or around the Fingerle property in the 2000s, but I'd be really surprised if it ever happened. The water problem under the property is a huge issue--there's supposedly a limit of how much/how tall of a construction project can replace what's there. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if this ended up as surface parking. Which, unfortunately, would be pretty shitty, but would fill a need, I guess.

12/07/2018 - 12:04am This story goes way past the…

This story goes way past the 2010s. MGoBlog crashing for hockey games? Did that ever really happen?

We got our season tickets in 1994-5, IIRC. We gave them up this season because it was just too much with the ways the schedule has changed. I'm not sure what you want for your story, but my impression has always been that the hockey fanbase is a specific subset that overlaps with football, and to a much lesser degree basketball, but yet remains relatively unique. Hockey people are a breed of their own. It's just about strong enough to sell out Yost for a big weekend, and that's just about it. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Student support ebbs and flows, but hockey tickets have always been too expensive, and it seems to me the formalization of the student section into this stupid "Children of Yost" thing hasn't helped anything in the least. Student support at Yost is sad. Sorry if that's too much of a hot take, but it's just that. Sad. Students these days just dont't get it.

12/06/2018 - 11:07am Yet another thing people…

Yet another thing people associated with Tennessee's athletic department took from the Michigan football program that year.

12/04/2018 - 11:14pm A win's a win, but I'm not…

A win's a win, but I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't confident that three was going straight in and the court was going to be rushed in about 15 seconds or less. Because I like Michigan sports.

12/04/2018 - 3:37pm This "Buckeye Nation" stuff…

This "Buckeye Nation" stuff is just... yeah.

12/02/2018 - 9:41pm If you're going to the Rose…

If you're going to the Rose Bowl, absolutely worth every penny.

But the bowl tour for everything else is pretty much the ripoff of the century. It's amazing they still do this, and that people still pony up.

12/02/2018 - 9:40pm I mean, maybe if the bowl…

I mean, maybe if the bowl games or teams tried to hide it... For a lot of bowl games, this is readily available and public information. When I went to the Alamo Bowl, it was in the bowl materials, IIRC. The Rose Bowl was always pretty public about it, too. It's not treated with the secrecy of, say, away games, when the visiting team will stay somewhere miles away from campus in all but an undisclosed location.

It's not like you're going to be able to go knock on doors, or that players or coaches will just be sitting around the lobby to kibbutz with the masses. For the most part, they're in and out for events and practice.

Your best expectations will be what it's like if you happened to walk by the Campus Inn when the players were there for the Friday nights before home games. They'd walk around the neighborhood on Saturday morning, but would just politely say hi and keep on walking if people tried to talk to them. 

12/02/2018 - 7:35pm Well, the thing is, for most…

Well, the thing is, for most bowl games, this is information that's usually easy to find out. They tend to use the same hotels, year after year, assigned to the particular tie-ins/home or away/etc. With all the public events and such, this isn't actually a terribly creepy question on its face. That being said, the hotel will usually be locked up between the team, the university and other folks, often that'll be where the Alumni Association tour will have some rooms, etc.

12/02/2018 - 5:16pm I've never been this…

I've never been this underwhelmed about a bowl matchup. Nothing is exciting about it. I don't care what has changed about the bowl system--playing on December 29th should be what happens when you go 8-4 or 7-5. Screw this.

12/02/2018 - 3:17pm Absolutely not.

Absolutely not.

12/02/2018 - 12:39am This team is way better than…

This team is way better than a bowl game on December 29th. This bowl system sucks.

11/30/2018 - 10:09pm These threads are great for…

These threads are great for outing the local MGoMen's rights advocates, that's for sure.

11/30/2018 - 9:22pm Good.

Good.

11/30/2018 - 12:19pm I have too much Ellerbe and…

I have too much Ellerbe and Amaker in my past to fully expel the BPONE in my MBall fandom, but I'm getting really, really close. This is the golden age, and I shall bask in it.

11/28/2018 - 6:45pm And when one revisits where…

And when one revisits where the fanbase was on Runyan, say, that first week of September... This is awesome news.

11/27/2018 - 7:19pm This is not a thing.

This is not a thing.

11/26/2018 - 11:35pm Might go have myself a…

Might go have myself a pretty nice little Saturday, gonna go to Home Depot... Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, but I don't know, don't know if I'll have enough time.

11/26/2018 - 7:46pm This is the first time I've…

This is the first time I've looked at the bowl game and thought "Mm, do I have to?"

And that includes RR's team going to the Gator Bowl on life support.

11/25/2018 - 5:03pm 24 hours later, I'm pretty…

24 hours later, I'm pretty sure I'm emotionally dead inside.

11/25/2018 - 2:35pm And when they have boo-boos,…

And when they have boo-boos, you can’t touch players, and when you can’t touch players, you can’t hear football. 

11/24/2018 - 6:36pm Michigan did not get blown…

Michigan did not get blown out in Columbus in 2004. I was there. That was not this.

11/24/2018 - 5:26pm There was nothing Lloyd…

There was nothing Lloyd-esque  about that. Let’s stop using Lloyd as a stand-in for mediocrity and boredom.

11/24/2018 - 5:23pm I’m fine losing if it means…

I’m fine losing if it means not compromising on any of that stuff.

11/24/2018 - 5:22pm Got an alternative? No? Cool…

Got an alternative? No? Cool. Harbaugh is fine. I’ll take a guy who plays by the rules and goes 10-2 over the alternative.

11/24/2018 - 5:06pm With this in mind, you'd…

With this in mind, you'd think a coach that guaranteed a win in 1986 would put on a better public face than he did, and it's fair to assume he wasn't doing anything different in the locker room based on the performance today.

11/24/2018 - 5:05pm I'm not going to say he's a…

I'm not going to say he's a moron. But the fact that this guy gets paid millions and puts together game plans like this and can't string together a coherent thought in an interview is disconcerting.

11/24/2018 - 5:04pm If anything, today was more…

If anything, today was more vanilla. Sure, just keep running it up the middle on 1st and 2nd downs for a yard or two and set yourself for a 3rd and long for Shea to either take a sack or throw it straight into the ground 2 yards short of the marker. Great strategy in the 1st or 3rd quarter.

11/24/2018 - 5:02pm I don't understand how…

I don't understand how Gentry pretty much just wilted into nothing by the end of the year.

11/24/2018 - 4:45pm Because obviously this is…

Because obviously this is the time to talk about basketball.

And I say that as a basketball junkie.

11/24/2018 - 4:44pm Higdon or Evans down the…

Higdon or Evans up the middle was never a thing. But, hey, let's keep trying it.

11/24/2018 - 12:00pm OH MY GOSH he picks Michigan…

OH MY GOSH he picks Michigan.

(goes and hides in fear)

11/24/2018 - 11:59am Oh god, Herbie picks…

Oh god, Herbie picks Michigan. Reverse psychology bullshit. Ruh roh.

11/24/2018 - 11:57am The thought that keeps…

The thought that keeps coming to mind is that the answer to every question around the program, both as a student and an alum, is "hm, I don't know, go ask Maggie."

11/24/2018 - 11:55am No way Corso says no to the…

No way Corso says no to the Brutus head, and it will cause me to lose my mind irrationally.

11/24/2018 - 11:45am I'm fully prepared for an…

I'm fully prepared for an evening in which I internally muse on what our people did to the general thrust of the universe. Surprise me, please.

11/24/2018 - 11:43am Only Ohio State gear could…

Only Ohio State gear could make a gazillionaire like Bryce Harper look like a schlumpy truck driver.

11/24/2018 - 11:41am BPONE is my default state…

BPONE is my default state. Today is killing me.

11/24/2018 - 11:26am So that cryptic hint WD…

So that cryptic hint WD dropped about a uniform thing for today was... absolutely nothing.

11/24/2018 - 11:12am I'm speechless. Maggie was…

I'm speechless. Maggie was an institution. She was the first person a lot of us met at Revelli, and often one of the few people we'd always see coming in and out of the building. An incredibly nice person who did everything for the band program. I don't even know what else to say other than this is just a terrible, terrible loss.

11/24/2018 - 11:02am Buster Douglas is a riveting…

Buster Douglas is a riveting interview. 

11/24/2018 - 10:59am It don't matter to Jesus.

Laughable, man. HAHA.

11/24/2018 - 10:58am This week is basically…

This week is basically Villain Puff Piece Rehabilitation Tour on GameDay. First the Urban segment, now this Saban piece. He couldn't look more anxious to get past the 10 seconds he has to spend with Walt Gary. He barely stops moving, forces a smile and small talk, and can't get to that door quickly enough. Not to mention the Bama players talking about a "kid" when Walt is much, much older than them...

11/24/2018 - 10:16am Bush league psyche-out stuff.

Bush league psyche-out stuff.