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03/24/2018 - 5:01pm And they've got sound on now

And they've got sound on now

08/29/2016 - 7:47pm I will be unofficially

I will be unofficially designating Tower 12 (remodeled and unfortunately updated version of Fenner's) the Michigan bar of Hermosa Beach because Baja Sharkeez is just too Ricks for a Michigan game.

08/29/2016 - 6:57pm Thanks!

Thanks for taking all the heat as I wanted to ask a similar question.

A drove of Michigan fans will be descending on Burlington/Essex, Vermont and were hoping to find a bar to watch the game prior to heading off to a wedding. Any suggestions?

01/20/2016 - 11:54pm its already started. northern Virginia got the

its already started. northern Virginia got the lightest dusting and there are accidents everywhere. I couldn't even make it from Fairfax back to Arlington (15 miles), it's a hotel for the night. god help us all this weekend.

12/30/2015 - 10:48pm Has anyone scouted out

Has anyone scouted out parking for the Citrus Bowl? Or bought parking passes?

12/16/2015 - 3:13pm Thanks for your help Moe. Greatly

Thanks for your help Moe. Greatly appreciated.

12/16/2015 - 2:51pm I'm going with a group of mid to late 20 year olds

I'm going with a group of mid to late 20 year olds as well, and the wall st plaza party seemed like our favorite option that we had found. Do you think we could get into a bar to watch the msu game there? Would it be worth it to get the $100 VIP tickets that are all you can drink with 2 am breakfast provided? What kind of setup would you compare it to? Is it similar to the Jacksonville landing area? Thanks.

04/30/2015 - 3:02pm Monterey and 11th. ten months in and it's just

Monterey and 11th. ten months in and it's just like college all over again.

04/30/2015 - 2:00pm Hermosa beach, ca. Nowhere

Hermosa beach, ca. Nowhere better in the states.

04/24/2015 - 2:25pm You lived in Hermosa? I live here now, magical

You lived in Hermosa? I live here now, magical city isn't it?

01/31/2015 - 10:09pm well Ralph's is selling $10 handles of Smirnoff.

well Ralph's is selling $10 handles of Smirnoff. It'd be fiscally irresponsible not to purchase that in bulk.

12/17/2014 - 10:26am android

for the three of you defending Hunter lochmann, he is the one that moved hockey and then football to general admission, he is the one that oversold student basketball tickets, he is the one responsible for the coke debacle, the noodle, chobani, etc. He has made numerous terrible decisions, and kept his job thru all of this until Dave Brandon finally "resigned". Glad to see Hackett actually holds people accountable. I don't believe the resigned story either.

11/28/2014 - 1:01pm bcbs

that was my black Friday shopping as well. four bottles of the bourbon county brand stout. Will try to get the coffee one in a bit too.

09/30/2014 - 1:47am You missed a step. Fire

You missed a step. Fire Hunter Lochmann, the worst Chief Marketing Officer in the country.

09/24/2014 - 9:55pm My Story

I was at the Big Ten AD Golf Challenge held between Michigan and MSU probably three years ago now, and I was one of at most 20 spectators. I was wandering the course with a stranger, mostly ahead of the field.

On our way back in towards the clubhouse, we passed by the Hollis/Brandon pairing and Hollis passed the two of us dressed in Michigan clothing and asked us how our day was going unprompted and we had some polite chit-chat back and forth for a couple of minutes. Then we passed by Dave Brandon and gave him a Go Blue, and absolutely no response.

That's the difference between the two athletic directors. Who would you want representing your university? I have had respect for Mark Hollis ever since. And my hatred for Dave Brandon has grown ever since he moved Michigan hockey student tickets to general admission. I told Hunter Lochmann (Associate AD of ticketing) at that time that if they went that way with football which they were leaning towards, it would go disastrously. But hey what do I know, I'm only an engineer not a great business mind like those two. /end rant

09/06/2014 - 1:09pm I was told that Sharkeez in

I was told that Sharkeez in Hermosa, and The Parlor in Hollywood are the Michigan bars in LA for this season.

03/21/2014 - 9:22am Ricks, just start buying

Ricks, just start buying shots of tequila.

02/26/2014 - 1:53pm PSA

you guys do realize that survivor is premiering tonight right? beauty brains brawn! definitely watching that instead of the second half.

02/15/2014 - 8:14pm Well I take that back. If you

Well I take that back. If you have Comcast buy the sports and entertainment package and cancel after the game tonight, it will cost you less than 50 cents. It's on fox college sports central.

02/15/2014 - 7:57pm Does anyone have a stream for

Does anyone have a stream for this game? I see that it's on FSD and FCSC, but not available down here in Maryland. I had to pay a bar $20 last night to buy BTN for the month, awful state.

02/13/2014 - 9:41am Bad Comcast

I hate Comcast as well, but mostly due to continuous outages that follow me wherever I go. Today I lost picture on NBCSP in the second period of the USA hockey game and has not come back yet. On the bright side, due to their continuous outages, I usually am able to only pay half my bill each month due to credits.

02/08/2014 - 4:12pm To be fair you should give

To be fair you should give him at least 2.5.

02/07/2014 - 12:19pm ill be at PSU this weekend and if franklin is at

ill be at PSU this weekend and if franklin is at any of the hockey or lacrosse games ill be sure to tell him he's a douche. I hope there are some recruits with him.

01/27/2014 - 5:14pm I'm a Michigan alum that just

I'm a Michigan alum that just moved to Towson for work, what bar do you recommend for Michigan games? I believe the green turtle is the only bar with btn right now?

01/12/2014 - 9:39am On top of that Evan, Alex,

On top of that Evan, Alex, and Maia are all Ann Arbor Huron grads.

01/11/2014 - 4:58pm So on a more important note,

So on a more important note, what's going on on NBC? Why has the ice dancing free skate not started yet? I thought it was supposed to come on at 4:25. Michigan/Ann Arbor Huron represent.

01/08/2014 - 9:08pm With a hefty buyout too. If

With a hefty buyout too. If he wanted to move up to FBS, he could get a head coaching job, definitely not Ambrose.

11/11/2013 - 11:32pm Stubhub pulls tickets a

Stubhub pulls tickets a certain amount of time before game time. For baseball it's two hours before first pitch. So I imagine he means on the street.

11/11/2013 - 5:20pm If/when you give up your

If/when you give up your season tickets don't do so just by failing to turn in the form. Call development/victors club and tell them exactly what your grievances are and why you're giving up your tickets. The bottom line is clearly what matters to the ad, and when they see people are giving up their season tickets, the reason why will hopefully spur positive change.

11/05/2013 - 8:46pm They definitely have been

They definitely have been there well past their student days, last I heard they bought thru current students. I'm not sure what they did starting last year when they started being put on mcards, but I'm going to assume they just pay the validation. I can't fault them much as there a re a few of them that travel to the less well attended regionals which I can't say many others attend.

But yes it would be nice if the student section in general would stop dancing at every opportunity possible and start heckling. That's what being part of the crowd is being about, no? I've tried talking to a few friends in the student section about this but they're set in their ways. Thus, I won't sit in the student section anymore. The atmosphere isn't worth standing for anymore.

11/05/2013 - 7:36pm Yep CoY is a decent concept

Yep CoY is a decent concept that tried to copy the Maize Rage, but one of the great things about Yost was how spontaneous everything was, especially the cheers. You'll be hard pressed nowadays to hear a unique cheer at any specific game.

I'm sure you remember how intense that BC game was in 05 (?). Compare that to the BC crowd we had this year. A whole new animal. Yost used to be an intimidating place to play, but I just don't see that anymore, and it's real unfortunate for the fans as well as the team.

11/05/2013 - 4:48pm I agree with that. It's just

I agree with that. It's just not the same now that it's done at every Michigan sporting event. It is real neat to see the crowd get into it though, but I miss the single guy that would do it and the uniqueness of that.

11/05/2013 - 4:45pm They'll do the

They'll do the name-sieve-name-sieve chant. As well as goalie-sieve-goalie-sieve. And also ugly goalie. But other than that, these last two years I haven't heard anything creative. I rarely ever even hear "Hey goalie, you're not a goalie you're a sieve, you're not a sieve, you're a funnel...etc." Someone correct me if I'm wrong. And definitely no phone "hey goalie, it's your mom, she says, you suck." Yost is a shell of its former glory and yes it is devastating. Once again I blame Hunter Lochmann, chief marketing officer.

11/05/2013 - 4:42pm The student section at Yost

The student section at Yost this year is definitely a lot better than it was at any point last year, so maybe it is the winning that helps. Or it could be the bigger matchups (BU, BC, Umass-Lowell). But it's still nowhere like it was pre-renovation, your last year.

I would say a large portion of it is that they moved the students away from the boards, with only a couple sections allowing you to be down low. The sections behind the Michigan and away bench are visiting family and sponsors with the students not being allowed to sit there until the 12th row or something like that. I know we used to be the fourth row behind the Michigan bench so we could read Red's shootout cards. This also helped when the opposing team would call timeouts. When BU called a timeout, there was not much anyone could do.

In addition, I feel like general admission hurt the student section. Now the student section is everyone crowidng over towards the band side, and it's not spread out as much. It also is the same chants over and over with no creativity. And also bringing of as many flags as possible. The part about Yost I loved was the random things that the students would yell based on the situation, rather than preplanned routines.

And that is why I stopped buying student season tickets and just bum tickets in regular seats as much as I can. I will not in my 9th year now get there 30-60 minutes early to get a seat on the glass. Just not worth it anymore. And that is also why I hate Hunter Lochmann.

10/04/2013 - 1:23pm If you have wifi at the

If you have wifi at the stadium and want to text, look into google voice. Let's you send texts over wifi instead. And it's free. It's best integrated for sprint users.

09/26/2013 - 2:35pm I thought that there was no season ticket wait

I thought that there was no season ticket wait list now. As long as you pay $500 to show interest you could buy season tickets.

09/26/2013 - 1:21am Well that's unfortunate. It

Well that's unfortunate. It never seemed overwhelmed, but I imagine they didn't want ppl like me to stream live video on it. My fault guys. It should still be relatively easy to get the new password unless they change it on a game to game basis. But I expect them to be too lazy to do that.

09/25/2013 - 9:45pm I also grabbed it on a tour.

I also grabbed it on a tour. However when I tried to use it before the notes dame game from the student section (3 hours before the game), I couldn't detect that network. I think I was out of its range. As a helpful hint, yost and crisler have a similar password, which is great for streaming games over wifi. I believe I was the only person at yost that was able to watch a big ten tourney game two years ago. I've done similar things at the joe as well to watch NCAA games. Worth trying in the future if there are sport conflicts.

09/25/2013 - 11:50am "Yeah, it's heat of the

"Yeah, it's heat of the moment, but come on, would you say that to me in person?"

I KNEW you were Mike Hart. Don't worry, I never insulted you in a live blog.

09/25/2013 - 12:36am Hypocrisy

The best part is the hypocrisy. This is Brian's post back in 2009 that ShockFX referenced.

http://mgoblog.com/content/long-mcfarlin-thread

He does worse than chitown ever did by posting a 16 year old kid's email and phone number. But of course, it's his site and he'll do what he wants right? Yes, I realize that he realized his mistake and all, and can't do anything to correct his wrong, but the banning seems a tad harsh when he's done worse.

09/23/2013 - 8:48pm I wish I could donate to the

I wish I could donate to the student athletes, and support them, but every dollar I donate to them goes to show Dave Brandon and Hunter Lochmann that what they are doing is working. The only way to protest their actions is to not donate. Words do not matter to them, as long as the bottom line is looking good that is all they care about.

And you've hit it dead on, I've taken this very personally. This stems back to when they took hockey students to general admission a year ago. They took away my 8 years of priority seating, and put us all in the same bin. How would season football ticket holders feel if all of a sudden the seats you've had for years were just randomly redistributed (yes I know it's GA and not random)? I was in fact able to get Red on my side, and he asked the ticket office to help me out, but Hunter denied this request. If I was a high level donor, my request would've been fulfilled, but as a student I was ignored. It doesn't matter that I was a handful of students to be in Albany and St Louis, loyalty doesn't matter to them. And thus, loyalty when it comes to the athletic department does not matter to me.

P.S. Red is a great man.

09/23/2013 - 7:34pm Amen

Amen. I am also of the mind that I will not donate to this administration, specifically as long as Hunter Lochmann is still part of the athletic department.

I recommend that you donate instead to a non-rival athletic department, and make sure this AD/Victors Club knows about it. When they see dollars that could be going to them, go elsewhere, they'll realize that they're doing something wrong. (Personally I donate to South Carolina for no reason.)

09/19/2013 - 9:47pm I agree, props to you Mick

I agree, props to you Mick for hosting people, nice of you to offer. Of course we've reached the age where everything is turned into a joke so that they can receive the props of their internet comrades and everyone is a stand up comedian. I blame reddit.

09/19/2013 - 1:46pm But if it was just the

But if it was just the student section ticket price that got increased to pay for this stunt, people here would be saying "Student prices are so low, they need to pay an additional dollar to show their dedication to the program." When it's you paying, there's OUTRAGE.

09/18/2013 - 6:38pm Ogbonayya (sp) should get the

Ogbonayya (sp) should get the start in the short term I believe, and he has had a couple games as the starter if I remember correctly. Rainey is the one with the upside. There's also rumors that they will sign McGahee. For the record, in the league where I desperately need backup rbs, I grabbed Rainey only.

09/18/2013 - 12:42am Untrue. In previous years,

Untrue. In previous years, you could sell the games you couldn't go to and recoup your cost for that game. Now that's a serious risk as the person you sell to can choose not to go to the game and affect your status.

09/18/2013 - 12:22am Don't even bother walking.

Don't even bother walking. Just team up with a friend, and have one drive while the other goes in and scans both tickets.

09/18/2013 - 12:18am Not following you. There have

Not following you. There have been 4+ sections in the upper bowl for students for at least two years now. That doesn't mean they've been overselling in years past.

09/18/2013 - 12:03am Actually, you probably would

Actually, you probably would if the Olympics were hosted in the US. I can't find anything about the 96 Olympics, but look at the 2014 World Cup. Brazilian citizens get a discount on tickets, and Brazilian students and senior citizens get a large discount on tickets. So yes, this does exist.

09/17/2013 - 11:48pm Ok, I thought when you said

Ok, I thought when you said "It doesn't explicitly say that students won't receive refunds to games not attended in that Daily article, so maybe they will." that you were talking about tickets they don't claim. I imagine a lot of games they will end up double selling those tickets as you say, and if it is to the general public, I imagine it will be at a higher cost (it has to be at least face value otherwise it hurts season ticket holders). The ticket office is just praying that there isn't a game where more than 3000 students claim a ticket.

P.S. John Navarre is the best.