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12/23/2018 - 10:00am Catalina ?! In December?! Do…

Catalina ?! In December?! Do you not like her?

12/13/2018 - 5:22pm Yeah, because football isn’t…

Yeah, because football isn’t a team sport - “l” give it a rest has been...

11/07/2018 - 6:11am Except for the minor detail…

Except for the minor detail that edibles are processed by your liver and can have serious effects on metabolic syndrome, yeah, sure, definitely the way to go...

10/03/2018 - 12:31am Hawt takes are hawt...We…

Hawt takes are hawt...We read short to deep in this offense.He’s not afraid to let go of the ball. He’s going through progressions. He didn’t do that at Ole Miss. it’s called development 

10/03/2018 - 12:23am We get it. You’re from Ohio…

We get it. You’re from Ohio. And you live in fear. Pull on your big boy pants and root for your team. And if that’s soooo difficult or beneath you because you’ve done drugs and are super cool because of it... The Schlick is tired, 

09/15/2018 - 10:56am Man card. Pulled. For life.

Man card. Pulled. For life.

09/15/2018 - 9:46am Chores are for the gap in…

Chores are for the gap in calendar between bowl games and March madness.

09/15/2018 - 9:45am Glad someone said it!

Glad someone said it!

09/05/2018 - 10:40am For a guy allegedly so good…

For a guy allegedly so good at drugs, I think you need to pick up an old habit or two to make it through the season...

08/28/2018 - 7:27pm See, Danielson, Gary...

See, Danielson, Gary...

08/09/2018 - 11:31pm Costco 


07/30/2018 - 12:46pm Not a big uniform, shirts,…

Not a big uniform, shirts, or shorts guy, and shoes are functional and last a long, yes. Plus, blue suede...

07/29/2018 - 6:44pm They look great, feel great…

They look great, feel great. Much better in person. $225 retail so $350 is steep...

07/20/2018 - 1:03pm He was released from his…

He was released from his UCLA scholarship this morning. He's a good kid. His family is a mess. Needs to go away to school. 

07/20/2018 - 12:58pm Fly into and stay in Chicago…

Fly into and stay in Chicago, hire a car to/from game (or take the train), profit

05/29/2018 - 5:40pm Exactly

And the ROI on the investment in hybrid or electric systems is not there yet - the additional cost to lease or finance a more expensive “fuel efficient” model (as opposed to a standard engine) more than offsets the “savings” at the pump

05/29/2018 - 5:36pm Dodge Charger Scatpak 6.4L HEMI

Average a solid 9.8 mpg. It’s loud. It’s fast. It’s fun as hell. And even though a Tesla could walk it from 0-60, where’s the fun in a silent propulsion-creeps me out whenever I’m in one...

04/30/2018 - 7:54pm These scientists didn't know either...

As the authors emphasize in the study, there are challenges with the way this information is collected. Right now, it's all retrospective, for instance, and families have to fill out questionnaires, remembering information that may come from several decades back, and it's hard enough for most of us to remember what happened last week," said Hales, who was not involved in the new study.

04/30/2018 - 7:51pm This is junk science

Based on recollection after the fact, and no proven causation - always be careful with "associated with" "seems" "linked to" in studies

04/27/2018 - 8:31pm It takes awhile...

To figure out how to use Costco and the instacart app will tell you what stores are available near you. There's so much that's useful about a membership and if you use it enough the executive membership is more expensive but it gives you cash back at 5% or something.

They send emails pretty regularly that help you learn how to use it (insurance, pharmacy, delivery with instacart, etc.).

But you have to use it for the membership to make sense.

Little known fact is that Costco actually is a subscription based model and makes its money primarily on annual memberships, rather than the stuff it sells (I think highest mark-up on any item is 5%).

04/27/2018 - 7:45pm Costco + The Prisoner

Costco because they've partnered with instacart, which means someone else shops with the unwashed masses and delivers to your door. Within a one hour window - i.e., you tell them when to deliver and it's from 11-12 or 3-4, etc.

If all you need is produce and personal products it's great for that. Instacart/Costco doesn't have everything you'll probably want/need but it takes care of the vast majority of multikid family needs without having to go to the store. Really convenient.

Plus, gas and tires and routine car maintenance is inexpensive.

Also, as I recall you take trips with kids and their travel agency has amazing value pricing.

The Prisoner because it's an easy drinking red and sometimes that's what Friday is all about.

Oh, and who is the biggest market maker/influencer in wine? The French press? No. The American consumer? No. The Chinese? No. The restaurant industry? No. It's the wine buyer for Costco - she has such purchasing power that what she wants/needs is followed very closely by the producers. So great prices on high end hootch as well.

Hope this is helpful.

04/13/2018 - 4:05pm What kind of doctor?

If you're seeing a family physician instead of a doctor trained to deal with athletes web experience in same, there's not a disconnect. As a potential scholarship athlete, did you see the former or the latter because the latter would be less likely to miss. And doesn't matter where the doc graduates from for med school. Residency much more important and field experience is tantamount.

03/31/2018 - 9:53am Leave that shit in Ann Arbor

If you want an unobstructed view buy a floor seat or first row in the section above walkways. If you're infirm, there are seats for those with such conditions as not being able to stand. Part of the bargain of being in the building is that it's a life event with lots of people who may yell and stand. I've lived in LA since 200 and have been to countless events at Staples and have never heard "down in front" ever, until the western regional this last weekend. My very polite response? Leave that shit in Ann Arbor.

03/25/2018 - 8:34pm San Antonio isn't ATL

Prices will come down

03/23/2018 - 4:12pm Careful with floor seats! Not much elevation.

The "down in front" crowd has traveled from Michigan to Staples center! We were getting yelled at by a couple of dudes that looked like the movie critics from the muppets, because we were going crazy and standing up and cheering in the first half. We can't see when you stand up! Um, then you should be standing up and cheering too!! But, we're up by 22 points! Have you ever seen a basketball game, dear sirs?! They were told to leave that sh*t in Ann Arbor! They pointed to their UM lapel pins. Unbelievable.

03/19/2018 - 6:44pm Newport and need rideshare?!

You're not doing it right. I'm betting actual abode is in Costa Mesa

03/19/2018 - 6:36pm Southwest

Every hour on the hour. Go to both games. He can sleep on plane and in car on way home

03/19/2018 - 3:00pm LA based advice

If you're local, there are always deals on stubhub 2 hours pre-game - just make sure your stubhub account is setup and your payment information is preloaded into the app on your phone. 

I have an office down the street from Staples and I've had the opportunity to sit even in suites for as low as $35/pp for multiple hockey/basketball/events using the last minute method.

However, sweet 16 is a different animal, especially in markets such as LA, CHI, DAL, etc. There will be plenty of college basketball fans not associated with a particular team that want to go for the scene.  There will also be losing team fans that want to dump tickets but the lack of guaranty and hassle may not be worth discount. 

I would buy the full strip now, as I do not see good seats being significantly discounted. I (hopefully) bought my full strip before the 1st round games, and the pricing is about the same. Paid about $100 over face for the PR sections at Staples (they take drink and food orders at your seat so you don't have to get up or deal with lines) and that's generally holding steady. 300 level seats aren't great, but there is more softness in those sections.

I will say that the "all in" price is cheaper using stubhub (the official reseller has like double the fees).

For "get in door" pricing, its been holding steady, and the $90 difference you pay for the full strip as opposed to just the first session is relatively nominal and you know you'll be in the same seats, etc., if that's important to you.

03/18/2018 - 7:49pm StubHub app

Also has POV when you click on a particular section

03/18/2018 - 7:44pm Availability going down not up is the NCAA official ticket exchange

03/18/2018 - 7:36pm NCAA partners with reseller that guarantees seats

I'd use that site first. Also, the all session pass gets you Thur and Sat sessions so 4 games

03/18/2018 - 7:33pm Depends

If its truly corner mid, it's a good POV. The Lakers season ticket website let's you preview the vote from every available seat. I bought corner mid last week. 300 level is high

03/18/2018 - 7:30pm Take the train

Drink both ways

03/08/2018 - 4:32pm Lack of resources for enforcement

Because we've spent it on everything else that may or may not matter

03/08/2018 - 4:31pm Aggregation = 1/2 billion

You should get into that business

03/08/2018 - 4:31pm Details brother

Nonprofit only means they didn't show a profit, as in, let's overpay for everyone and everything, because what's $460 million between friends.

03/08/2018 - 4:29pm Econometrics!

I was under the impression there would be no math.

03/08/2018 - 4:28pm You can read, excellent!

Congrats sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

03/08/2018 - 9:56am Generated over a billion and only $560M made it to schools

$47,129,872: Net investment income

The NCAA says its investments are in debt and equity securities, mutual funds, and “U.S. government obligations having a maturity of more than three months.” The NCAA’s in the stock market, not unlike many other old, wealthy entities in the United States.

$26,338,166: “Gain — other”

Based on a reading of the NCAA’s statement, this appears to mostly be from the sail of ArbiterSports, LLC, a “game management solutions” provider that the NCAA notes, apparently seriously, helps teams and conferences with the process of “paying all participants.” The NCAA sold its 68 percent stake in ArbiterSports for about $25.3 million.

$19,958,458: “Sales and services”

The smaller, non-TV things the NCAA sells, not including ArtiberSports, which brought in nearly $11 million in its own LLC (and which the NCAA recently sold).

$6,738,688: “Contributions — facilities — net”

This is money that comes from the NCAA’s various property and office-space deals. The organization operates out of a big complex in Indianapolis, and it got a sweetheart deal to set up there just before the turn of the century. The NCAA thus makes a couple million dollars per year on real estate, which doesn’t hurt.

$2,000: “Contributions — other”

This is the money the NCAA finds in its couch cushions’ couch cushions.

And that’s not even all the money the NCAA gets.

It had another $16 million or so flow through various LLCs that it’s set up, including one for the NIT, one for college football officiating, and one for ArbiterSports.

The NCAA spent all but about $103 million of this revenue.

Its expense sheet, which is consolidated like its revenue sheet, includes:

$560,034,866 in distribution payments to Division I schools

$93,552,478 in expenses for Division I championships, NITs, and programs

$42,232,549 in Division II distributions and championship and program expenses

$28,169,295 on Division III championships and programs

$181,007,972 on “association-wide programs”

$38,027,735 for “management and general” costss

The NCAA says “association-wide programs” include costs for “student-athlete programs and services,” member education, legal services, and governance committees. (That includes the Division I Council, which makes major college sports’ rules, and the Committee on Infractions, which punishes schools that get caught paying their players.)

The NCAA is a 501 (c) (3) organization, so it doesn’t pay federal income taxes.

The government considers it a nonprofit, a la the Red Cross or Amnesty International.

01/09/2018 - 7:55am Vegas rarely wrong

The Wolverines have the fourth-best odds as 10-1 favorites to win the four-team College Football Playoff in January 2019, according to early odds from the Westgate Las Vegas Sportsbook. Alabama (5-2), Clemson (6-1), and Georgia and Ohio State (8-1) are ahead of Michigan.

12/03/2017 - 12:18pm From your lips...

To god”s ears! And this coming from a guy in LA , surrounded by Trojans he doesn’t like

11/16/2017 - 10:52pm Um...

Why would you cut it in half before eating it?!

11/16/2017 - 10:47pm Collared?!

I prefer my greens without shirts thanks

11/15/2017 - 4:23pm Anyone?! Bueller? Anyone?!

I think it's time for UM to go independent. We own a money cannon. We have a brand. Playing in the "toughest division in college football" isn't responsible for any of this. Hurts more than it ever helps. While there may be penalities for opting out of conference, that would be offset by TV down payments. Let's get all ND up in here and win one of two non body bag games per year and be in the discussion and eligible for the mythical national championship. Don't care about MSU. Don't care about Minny. Don't care about Iowa. Rutgers (rivalry game) can pound sand. OSU once a year. Florida once a year. Then service academies and smart schools that need some cashish, I'm all for helping Vanderbilt, Stanford, Northwestern, Columbia, etc. Amiright?!

11/09/2017 - 2:27am Just no...

I mean, a starter Porsche versus American muscle? No.

11/09/2017 - 2:22am Um...

Do your homework and stop talking without knowing. Ford products don’t hold a candle to the charger, challenger, srt or limited build dodge line. The dodge models are all really fast daily drivers, that have near luxury interiors, including the hellcats etc. And they not only hold value, but often have “equity” at lease end (ie market value > residual). If you drive a top of the line mustang cobra versus a hellcat (or even a standard srt or even a scat pack) there isn’t really a competition. And those of us without our balls in a jar on the shelf do push our vehicles hard and do dust people off the line.

11/08/2017 - 9:20pm Mopar or no car!!!

Mustangs don’t hold value and get dusted off the line

11/01/2017 - 7:30pm Maiden is back!

Stop drinking. Go to bed

10/25/2017 - 12:52pm Xanax is your friend

Oh, look!  Another sky is falling post from Maizen. I'm shocked. Just shocked. Dude, step away from the keyboard, breathe deeply, it will all be OK.

10/20/2017 - 4:14pm Totally, incontrovertibly, untrue

This board is hilarious. I know BA, my kids know BA, and his coaches. He may not make it to MI, but it’s not because of anything spewed by this recruitnik or anyone on this board. Everyone relax.

Literally, some negative nancy posts nonsense, all other posters respond to the nonsense, and everyone looks silly.

And BA in particular, his coaches generally and other CA do read this board. So behave.