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11/24/2018 - 10:21pm I’ve been to the shoe three…

I’ve been to the shoe three times, including 1 vs. 2, and that is enough for a lifetime. In 2004 I watched fans throw full beer cans at a five year old in a michigan outfit from a balcony while state troopers stood by and did nothing. I’ve had items of all kinds thrown at me, drinks poured down my back, people screaming at me inches from my face, and threats of violence. And all of this while being accompanied by OSU friends that spent as much time being bouncers as watching football.

Its a fucking awful experience to go there and its no badge of honor to sit in the cold and be treated like such shit for 4 hours.

11/24/2018 - 8:36pm It usually is - you have to…

It usually is - you have to remember that most fan bases are made up of decent, hospitable people .

Ohio State just isn't one of them. Going there is a purely awful experience. 

10/21/2018 - 11:27am The first weekend in…

The first weekend in November is the last week TV can just decide. For the last three weeks of the season the schools have to agree.

10/21/2018 - 11:26am Fox/ESPN still have a 6 day…

Fox/ESPN still have a 6 day hold in their pocket. So either tomorrow around 11am or Next Sunday around 11am.

03/29/2018 - 9:22pm 105/106

I bought tickets from the M ticket office and that’s where I was told they were.

The X is awesome.

01/01/2018 - 7:32pm Maybe I’m missing something,

Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t limiting the playbook/routes typical when you have so much youth in the passing game?

I’m not saying that that excuses the anemic state of the offense, just that it maybe provides somewhat of an explanation?

I don’t know. Just searching for any sort of rationality in a world of frustration.

10/23/2017 - 1:07pm Fox has the world series that

Fox has the world series that night, so they can't take a night game. So they picked it as an afternoon game instead.

10/09/2017 - 12:08am This hits the nail right on

This hits the nail right on the head. The number of drunk people for a state game isn't the issue to me : it's the post game logistical nightmare that does. Ann Arbor just isn't set up for Michigan Football in general, and the crush of everyone leaving at once is just too much for it to handle. While day games are no cupcake either, people are far more likely to linger in town when it's not already 1130pm, lessening the post game traffic jam.

That said, this is the inevitability of the future. We're only going to have more of these, not less. Considering our schedule balance, expect any major non conference game, state, and penn state to be annual night games.

08/28/2017 - 2:15pm Which is an extremely low

Which is an extremely low bar. These are awful.

07/25/2017 - 6:39pm When you donate non-cash

When you donate non-cash property to a charitable organization that has appreciated in value, you're entitled to a deduction at the property's fair market value. Basically the issue here is that Ross took a deduction of $30M on the donation the property, which ross acquired for $3M, and UM had appraised for $6M and sold for $2M. The extra $25M or so in value gave ross a $3M -$5M tax break, more than even what he paid for it per the tax court.

The entire tax planning industry is a game of finding open doors and putting as much stuff through them until Congress or treasury closes those doors. Then you find new doors. Stuff like this happens all the time in large organizations, including the penalty assessment.

07/12/2017 - 12:11pm GGG


06/14/2017 - 5:49pm Mayweather 120-108 (or less).

Mayweather 120-108 (or less). As the greatest defensive boxer of all time, he won't  knock McGregor out, but will simply outbox him, and maybe pick up a knockdown.

That said, what a terrible boring fight this is going to be. I advise everyone on this board to invest in Canelo-GGG instead, which will at least have some value. Buying this thing is the equivalent of pissing $100 down the drain.

01/07/2017 - 12:08am And the fact that Michigan

And the fact that Michigan would have its own exclusive window vs sharing with any other game. I have no issue with this.

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11/26/2016 - 8:16pm Make that a good chance of

Make that a good chance of south beach. Remember: our tie in with the Orange Bowl means the highest ranked B1G team not in the rose bowl and CFP goes there unless outranked by an SEC team. That will be a B1G team considering how highly ranked they are this year.

I expect 3 B1G teams in NY6: Rose, Orange, and CFP

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11/05/2016 - 7:52pm What I'm saying is, the

What I'm saying is, the official policy is you may enter with any valid Buck ID...they aren't checking to make sure its yours.

11/05/2016 - 11:25am From my memory (this may have

From my memory (this may have changed) at OSU you don't need to upgrade the ticket if you show a OSU student ID. And by that I mean ANYONE'S student ID. If you're taking your daughter's friends ticket, ask to borrow her student ID as well.

11/05/2016 - 11:19am I've done it

I grew up in Cleveland, and sat in the student section with my OSU friends in my Michigan gear in 2006. Here's a list of things that happened to me during the game:

  1. Skittles/coins thrown at me all game long.
  2. Water bottle empied down the back of my shirt.
  3. A guy in the row behind me threatening to fight me, which my friends defused.

I also sat in the student section for the 2008 game, when none of these things happened.

Although I wore my Michigan gear during the game, I wore a black coat over all of my gear outside the stadium before the game. Where it can get really out of control is outside the stadium, where ushers (who in my several experiences down there, have always been friendly and gone out of their way to make sure I could come to them with any issues) are not present. 

Based on my experience, the inside experience should not be something you're worried about. Just be careful outside the stadium. And no, no one will ostrasize the ticket seller because you're a Michigan fan.

10/16/2016 - 3:29pm Agree with you 100%. The guy

Agree with you 100%. The guy took RUTGERS into the top 5. And to top it all off, he's only 50...he's got plenty of coaching years ahead of him. Schiano should be their option 1

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10/04/2016 - 1:38pm IBD


09/10/2016 - 11:49pm Sociable Road Rash. Delicious

Sociable Road Rash. Delicious

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09/01/2016 - 1:35pm For tonight, I like Tennessee

For tonight, I like Tennessee at -22.

09/01/2016 - 1:25pm "What number is that?"

"What number is that?"

09/01/2016 - 1:24pm Spreads like this are

Spreads like this are generally just so uncertain, since it depends so much on how fast Michigan would get out to a big lead. 

There are plenty of other games to take action on this weekend. I'd suggest you do that.

05/31/2016 - 4:51pm Ann Arbor MIP:Meaning on

Ann Arbor MIP:

Meaning on first offense, pay the fine, 6 months non-reporting probation, no testing, and then expungement from the record. (assuming first offense)

Fake ID is a separate charge.

05/31/2016 - 4:29pm But why, both in general and

But why, both in general and specifically in this case? What's the difference between student government president and football player on scholarship, or football player not on scholarship?

05/31/2016 - 2:18pm On what grounds? Are we

On what grounds? 

Are we really going to judge this person to a different standard than anyone else? We don't know the details of what happened on the sidewalk, but in regards to the fake ID, this seems to be a victimless crime and should be treated as such. 


05/31/2016 - 1:32pm The kid used a fake ID to get

The kid used a fake ID to get alcohol (pending charge) and was convicted of a civil infraction for blocking a sidewalk.

That's not dumb. That's normal for any 19 year old in Ann Arbor. 

04/28/2016 - 3:07pm Honestly, you don't even need a separate division for that

Instead of going to the New Mexico Bowl, get the group of 5 conferences to send their top 4 conference champs (with the exception of any qualifying for the full CFP) to a 4 team tournament to be played during the bowl season. its a way to give these teams something to play for against other high level talent within the group of 5.

04/08/2016 - 9:55am I second this

It is a well known secret amongst many that the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (at least it was around 10 years ago when I matriculated) was the backdoor to guaranteeing central campus. Two classes in the dorm (freshman comp in the fall, an arts/writing class in the spring) and your commitment is over. And at least in that program, the overwhelming number of participants were in it for the same reasons your son would likely be for it.

He should reconsider MLCs and their commitments. Not even necessarily from an academic perspective, but from a pure housing situation.

03/23/2016 - 3:27pm North Dakota is a D1

North Dakota is a D1 school...just in the Big Sky Conference. Not much different for our perspective, but they made the jump a few years ago.

03/05/2016 - 10:12pm Yep. Close-ish games that

Yep. Close-ish games that were always somewhat out of our reach was the hallmark of the amaker era. This year has very much felt that way.

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02/28/2016 - 4:54pm I don't think they have

I don't think they have access to those channels outside of football season. Same reason that they don't show every home basketball game and push some to BTN+.

02/06/2016 - 6:18pm I'm a Ross MAcc grad, so I'll

I'm a Ross MAcc grad, so I'll chime in.

MAcc programs, like those at Michigan, are 100% geared towards careers in public accounting. That's not to say the jump to finance is impossible (I have friends from the program in both I-banking and trading), but they had very uphill battles to fight to get to where they are.

Since leaving Ross, I've worked my entire career within the big 4. Exit opportunities tend to flow into other accounting based opportunities, but that is not always the case. However, as a tax person (and not an auditor), I don't see as much variation in where people go vs the audit side.

With a 720 GMAT, you can take your pick of high-end accounting programs (Michigan being one of them). And at a school like Ross, where the Big 4 are literally drooling to pick up new hires, finding a job in accounting would be relatively easy.

Would be happy to go into more detail if you'd like. Drop your email below if interested.

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02/06/2016 - 3:33pm This is on point. He hasn't

This is on point. He hasn't recruited a single successful big man other than Mcgary since he's been here. An inside presence would create space for all of the shooting this offense is based around.

No tournament this year or next and it should be time to move on.

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01/28/2016 - 4:26pm No, but you've generalized an

No, but you've generalized an entire generation by stating that everyone with student debt isn't making an effort to pay. Considering I'm one of those people, I have a very difficult time believing that to be true.

01/28/2016 - 4:20pm Do you know anyone under the

Do you know anyone under the age of 30? And have you read the responses of people on this board? 

01/28/2016 - 3:06pm College is not the right

College is not the right place for everyone. But it is the right place for some people who don't have the means to pay for it. 

I also view my student loans as an investment. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today and I'm thankful that that opportunity was available to me, but just as I view student loans as an investment in myself, society at large can view subsidized education as an investment in an educated population, which will reap benefits for the economy as a whole. People shouldn't believe that their loans should go away because they are entitled to it (with exceptions of course, such as fradulent recruiting tactics), but if the entire country is better off in the long run wiping the slate clean and moving forward, then its something to consider.

01/28/2016 - 2:41pm But federal student loan

But federal student loan rates aren't adjusted for the cost of borrowing: for grad school, they are 5.5% for stafford loans and 6.8% for plus loans. And those rates are set regardless of what interest rates are accross the board. And granted, those are lower than when I was in school 5 years ago, but not by a whole lot.




01/28/2016 - 2:39pm You're arguing that anyone

You're arguing that anyone who can't afford to go to school without some sort of governmental assistance should not, yes? Because at that point, you're saying that only the wealthiest quarter to half of the population should be eligible for college.


01/28/2016 - 2:12pm Also Darien Rowayton Bank.

Also Darien Rowayton Bank.

I shopped between all three and was able to use their offers against one another to get an even lower rate. Don't be afraid to haggle that rate lower (and get a sign-up bonus).

01/28/2016 - 1:56pm Is this relevant? It seems

Is this relevant? It seems that most people are talking about debt forgiveness because of its impact on this country's economic health, not to promote the interests of certain people over others.

01/26/2016 - 12:57pm Agree that this could be

Agree that this could be handed better, but allow me to present a parallel:

Getting admitted to college occurs before senior year final grades are in. Colleges can (and will) recind offers of admission if grades are not kept up. Rescissions often occur after a student has turned down all other offers of admission.

My point is, the staff should evaluate recruits on their entire body of work, and continue to evaluate them until NSD. If they do not like what they see, and give advance warning that their offer is in jeopardy (like what seems to be done in this case but could have been done better), then I have no problem offering scholarships and rescinding them on a limited basis. 

12/18/2015 - 11:04am Han shot first

Han shot first

12/10/2015 - 12:44pm backdoor sluts 9

backdoor sluts 9

12/07/2015 - 8:28am I was a student manager for

I was a student manager for basketball. I emailed the coaching staff as a freshman and got a response from the head manager. I was brought in for a practice to watch what was involved and sat down for a brief interview and got the job.

My position was 100% volunteer. And I believe the football student managers are the same.

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12/06/2015 - 1:36pm There's something more: With

There's something more:

With limited exception, Ohio State fans hate losing more than they hate us. They'd rather go 11-1 losing to us than 4-8 and winning the game.

That does not hold true for State fans (again, with limited exception). We're the sun which their entire athletic department revolves around.

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12/05/2015 - 5:22pm Hickory dickory dockOh!

Hickory dickory dock


12/02/2015 - 3:22pm Dude stop clogging up the

Dude stop clogging up the site with these snowflake threads. 

11/30/2015 - 11:51pm Don't worry. Whoever we draft

Don't worry. Whoever we draft will be a total bust. That's the Browns QB way.

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11/30/2015 - 11:47pm As both a Browns and Michigan

As both a Browns and Michigan fan:

What a disaster for game ending special teams this year. I truly think the odds must be more than 1/1,000,000

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