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07/16/2015 - 10:02am Harbaugh and Cracker Barrel
07/16/2015 - 9:51am  I still can't believe

I still can't believe Brandon spent $2.8 million on the electronic billboard. Unnecessary waste of money.

07/15/2015 - 10:19pm No one has an answer

The Case of the Missing Decals

07/15/2015 - 9:48pm The deal is for the hardcover

The deal is for the hardcover book (original price is $27.99).

07/15/2015 - 5:26pm The late 90s away uniforms were the best

Yep...

 

07/15/2015 - 5:06pm 1 hockey team

Not really surprising since the NHL has the lowest TV contract. The Leafs benefit from having their own channel (Leafs TV). 

07/15/2015 - 2:19pm And our TV contract is worth

And our TV contract is worth a lot more. Their NBC contract is worth $15 million annually (begins in 2016 and runs through the 2025 season), meanwhile B1G schools are projected to make $45 mil annually in 2017.

07/15/2015 - 2:04pm To hell with Notre Dame...

The fact that we signed with Nike for an amount in the same neighborhood, tells you how much more Michigan is worth. Besides, even if it was a lot less, I would still go with Nike over Under Armour. 

07/15/2015 - 1:58pm The fact that we signed with

The fact that we signed with Nike for an amount  in the same neighborhood, should really tell you how much Michigan is worth. I bet the Under Armour and Adidas offers were huge. 

UA can try, but they will never be as big as Nike.

 

07/15/2015 - 12:20pm delete

wrong thread

07/15/2015 - 12:14pm Don't forget the next B1G TV

Don't forget the next B1G TV contract is supposed to be at least $45 mil per year. With that type of money, greed would be the only reason to increase ticket prices. 

07/15/2015 - 11:46am Even Bill Martin is impressed

07/15/2015 - 10:30am He was also on the Rich Eisen show

http://www.podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=705&pid=522577

07/15/2015 - 10:25am ESPN putting out a clickbait

ESPN putting out a clickbait article in the middle of July. I'm shocked...

07/15/2015 - 10:11am At least someone finally called out Adam Shefter
07/14/2015 - 11:20pm Something like this?

http://www.mden.com/shopping/product.cgi?ADC809+1031

http://www.mden.com/shopping/product.cgi?ADC1508+1031

Nike version from the 90s

 

07/14/2015 - 10:53pm (No subject)

07/14/2015 - 10:49pm I got Hoke's autograph back

I got Hoke's autograph back in 2011 (when it was called Fan Day). It's not worth much anymore, but I keep it with my Sugar Bowl memorabilia.

Overall, it ended up being a memorable day since we spent a lot of time waiting in line inside the tunnel. I got to see the players walking by me to take the team photo.

07/14/2015 - 10:06pm Lloyd Carr hat from 2006

 

07/14/2015 - 5:41pm It was done well at the soccer game

07/14/2015 - 9:42am (No subject)

07/14/2015 - 9:32am (No subject)

07/14/2015 - 12:19am My favorite retro photo

07/14/2015 - 12:12am It's truly an amazing sight

It's truly an amazing sight walking by the stadium gates on a winter night.

07/13/2015 - 11:47pm Is that an inflatable Pepsi

Is that an inflatable Pepsi can?

07/13/2015 - 9:41pm That's the book cover photo of Tales from Michigan Stadium

Here's another great shot of the stadium and old press box at sunset...

full size https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunrie/325412257/sizes/o/

07/13/2015 - 9:39pm UTL shot from above

full size http://i.imgur.com/sTSUA47.jpg

07/13/2015 - 8:07pm My favorite Michigan road jersey

07/13/2015 - 7:34pm BANG BANG!

07/13/2015 - 6:40pm I agree

That's why I like this version better.

07/13/2015 - 6:03pm Speaking of Mike Hart...

07/13/2015 - 5:32pm Football: Denard
Basketball:

Football: Denard

Basketball: Burke

Hockey: Hagelin

07/13/2015 - 5:18pm Thanks for the info

In isolation I wasn't too happy about this project (it just moves economic activity from one place to another), but across Woodward from the new Brush Park development, it suddenly becomes a big piece of the puzzle in this bid to achieve critical mass between Midtown and Downtown. Detroit is also getting a new hotel, residential and retail complex on the JLA site so in a way it could be a win-win situation. 

07/13/2015 - 5:01pm I have Comcast and pay $120 a

I have Comcast and pay $120 a month for the TV/Internet bundle (includes HBO and the sports package). My biggest complaint is the fact that they don't carry beIN sport in HD. 

07/13/2015 - 4:48pm LOL

The Coca-Cola is for the administrative staff in the athletic department. I promised to bring them a souvenir, and we're going to throw these at Dave Brandon's car windows.

07/13/2015 - 4:21pm The Seattle situation is a bit different

A majority of the investment is being made by private investors, and the project represents one of the largest private investments for an Arena project in North America. The public consideration for the Arena plan is “self-financing,” as the debt service on the City and County’s $200 million contribution will be funded by tax collections that would not exist if the Arena were not built, and NBA and NHL teams were not returned to the market. Any shortfalls are paid and guaranteed by the private investors. Unprecedented safeguards have been put in place to protect the City’s contribution and insure that taxpayer dollars are not at risk, and that even under the direst circumstances the City and County will be repaid in full.

http://www.sonicsarena.com/info/summary-sonics-arena

Also, the MOU requires the purchase of an NBA team before they can start building the arena.

07/13/2015 - 4:07pm They have?

Snyder supported giving public money for the new Wings arena. Coleman Young did the same thing with Joe Louis Arena.

Scott Walker is supporting the new Bucks arena in Milwaukee. Kevin Johnson did the same thing in Sacramento. 

It's actually harder to find politicians who oppose giving money to these teams, otherwise it wouldn't keep happening all over the country. Seattle is basically the only city that told the NBA to take a hike.

07/13/2015 - 3:52pm Case in point... Scott Walker and the new Bucks arena

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/06/11/when-does-scott-walker-like-public-spending-when-it-supports-the-local-nba-team/

07/13/2015 - 3:09pm Here's an old Alumnus article explaining it

https://books.google.com/books?id=NwDiAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA16&lpg=RA4-PA16&dq=&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

07/13/2015 - 3:01pm I don't fault the owners for

I don't fault the owners for using loopholes to their advantage. Any smart businessman would do the same. Maybe if our lawmakers were held accountable, meaningful change could be made to the system that allows it to happen. 

President Obama made a proposal to end taxpayer-subsidized stadiums, but Neil DeMause wrote a great column (it's a great read) explaing why it won’t be close to enough to end stadium subsidies entirely.

07/13/2015 - 2:29pm (No subject)

07/13/2015 - 2:28pm He makes a good point, but

He makes a good point, but the Brits also wasted away a ton of money on the London Olympics.

07/13/2015 - 12:42pm We got our revenge...

07/13/2015 - 11:13am Why can't they fly it over

Why can't they fly it over with a helicopter?

I would love to see Wrestlemania 33 at the Big House. They can break the all time WM attendance record held by the Silverdome (would be fitting for the 30th anniversary).

07/13/2015 - 11:13am Lions-Packers on

Lions-Packers on Thanksgiving!

07/13/2015 - 9:28am Harbaugh in France
07/13/2015 - 8:56am Here's an awesome aerial

Here's an awesome aerial video of Michigan Stadium. Watch it every time I need some motivation to get me through the dog days of summer.

07/12/2015 - 9:15pm Probably...

07/12/2015 - 5:50pm I always bring a display

I always bring a display protector to keep my ticket in good shape. 

07/12/2015 - 3:53pm How accurate are the crystal ball predictions?

They have Daelin Hayes at 48% to Michigan and 24% to USC (even though he's a hard commit). 

http://247sports.com/Player/Daelin-Hayes-25739