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10/19/2018 - 12:12pm Hahaha this^

Hahaha this^

10/18/2018 - 12:24pm You know, that's just, like,…

You know, that's just, like, your opinion, man. 

Whatever drugs you're on, you should try switching to the stuff that makes you happier 

 

 

10/16/2018 - 1:10pm What are you talking about? …

What are you talking about? 

You criticize the OP, saying this isn't board worthy. 

I then say it is clearly board worthy.

Then you somehow infer that I am all-in for Mr. Mahmoud, the Ayatollah, and the entire destruction of Israel.

Here's the whole story that you seem to be missing: a dude halfway around the world, who used to be very powerful, tweeted about an American football team. Our Wolverines, no less.

In other words, shit's ridiculous yo.

10/16/2018 - 12:42pm This is absolutely board…

This is absolutely board worthy. The ex-president of one of the most influential countries in the world just tweeted about Michigan football. I for one am grateful to the poster who made known a fact, that I would've otherwise been oblivious too.

10/12/2018 - 1:26am Hahaha definitely the third…

Hahaha definitely the third one. Clever and barbarous. 

09/18/2018 - 4:57pm First off, a proportion of…

First off, a proportion of Tuition should absolutely be counted as an expense. Secondly, even if you remove tuition, non-revenue programs are still in the red.

  • In 2014, all tuition & grants only made up 24% of total expenses
  • I mean, how many fans are throwing cash at the UM swim program? Is it really that controversial to say that these types of sports lose money?

Put it another way. Where do you think the Millions from not paying players go exactly?

  • There aren't Owners taking profits like the NFL. Power 5 AD's only make like $500k on avg... but maybe they're hiding it all in the Cayman islands?
  • While the NCAA & Bowl committees are a different story completely, those bandits only syphon off less than 10% of revenues. 90% still goes to the respective Athletic Dept.

Intentional or not, the main issue is that academic institutions throw millions upon millions to prop up sports that the student body could care less about. These figures are startling: "Nearly 130 athletic departments rely on subsidies for over half their revenue." - Scroll down to the table

Again, I'm 100% behind paying players. I would just make it so an athlete's pay is more in line with the actual profit/value that their sport provides.

09/18/2018 - 2:22pm Everyone likes to blame…

Everyone likes to blame coaches, facilities, or some indistinct AD caricature for taking advantage of players not getting paid. But NFL teams spend plenty of cash on player salaries, stadiums, and coaches. They don't have men's lacrosse, and women's volleyball though

09/18/2018 - 2:20pm How is this ridiculous? I…

How is this ridiculous? I feel like this is the first time someone is actually being honest about the finances of this whole situation. I'm all for paying players but consider the facts:

  1. Nearly all Athletic Departments are in the red
  2. Football and Basketball are the only real revenue/profit generating sports
  3. On the whole, the budgets of all other sports operate in substantial Net Losses 

With those facts it's a simple equation:  by paying players, athletic departments would have to make that revenue up by eliminating other expenses (i.e. non revenue sports), or borrow more $$$ from the academic/student side (i.e. tuition). It's all the other sports that benefit most from not paying football and basketball players.

09/11/2018 - 11:53pm Omg! I love this game…

Omg! I love this game.... What if Moeller killed jimmy hoffa?!

05/08/2018 - 8:15pm Agreed

Hot Wife the HOT takes!

04/04/2018 - 12:03pm Wagner's decision is the only way to get an answer to this

If Wagner stays, we are almost certainly going to be better and should win the Big10 outright, (especially with all the talent that is leaving the other Big10 powers) and be a favorite to win it all.

If he leaves, its imposible to know. We are going to rely on Beilien working his magic on nearly every player on our roster in order to impove significant holes in their current game. This is Beilien we are talking about, so there's reason to believe this is very possilbe.

Then there's the question of how our incoming freshman will contribute, since we will count on them for significant backup (or starting) minutes. Personally, I think Iggy and Johns (especially Iggy) are eventually going to be absolute beasts. How long it takes them to get there, remains to be seen.

 

04/01/2018 - 10:23pm 2nd best Wagner but #1 in my heart

Whatever his legacy is, it should be set to this music. Can someone do a highlight reel of Wagner squared in A-squared?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGU1P6lBW6Q

 

03/25/2018 - 7:30pm LOL...

Duplicate

03/25/2018 - 7:28pm LOL...

Kaminsky won every POY award... the Wooden Award, Naismith Award,  Associated Press POY,  NABC POY,  Oscar Robertson Trophy, Sporting News POY....etc. He also lead his team to a Big10 Title, and a Championship game. But yeah... your high school sports Strawman probably makes more sense.

03/25/2018 - 4:06pm Kaminsky was legit

 

I think you underestimate how good Kaminsky was. I mean the dude won the Wooden award, had a better shot than Wagner, was a great passer, and has an inch or two on Wagner. Granted his potential as a NBA stud was curbed a bit, given he was athletically limited and a Senior.

 

It’s not a knock on Wagner to say Mo is not the best player in all of college, which Kaminsky was.

03/20/2018 - 2:06pm You like the BIG guys, huh?

Next year with MAAR gone, who is Poole’s backup at the 2?  Nunez… Our least heralded recruit?  Sure. we can shuffle around a bit, but as far as returning production for positions 2,3, AND 4, we only have Poole, Matthews, & Livers.

Furthermore, barring injury to Wagner or Teske, Davis will in all likelihood be riding the pine again next year.  So its 2 years of potential production for both dudes. It’s certainly not OBVIOUS… well, unless you’re John Beilein!

Wait a minute, Guy Fawkes = Beilein?!  I never really got a masquerad-ie / anarchist vibe from you, but I guess that Che Guevara tattoo on your shoulder makes a lot more sense now

03/20/2018 - 1:12pm Why wouldn't it be Davis?

Davis has half the minutes of Ibi, and with Wagner, Teske, and eventually Castleton his positional need is almost as crucial Ibi's.

Bottom line is Beilein knows who should go. In fact, Beilein knows everything. We must trust the Beilien.

03/20/2018 - 1:12pm Why wouldn't it be Davis?

Davis has half the minutes of Ibi, and with Wagner, Teske, and eventually Castleton his positional need is almost as crucial Ibi's.

Bottom line is Beilein knows who should go. In fact, Beilein knows everything. We must trust the Beilien.

01/31/2018 - 12:23pm I live out of state now...

There must be something we can do to at least get someone at the Atheltic Department thinking about this. It's a win - win - win across the board, with a few disgruntled season ticket holders.

More people in the stand (esp. more rabidly drunk students), is a win for the:

- Team and Beilien

-Game Experience for anyone attending

- Recruiting

- Athletic Department's bottom line in the long run.  More people in the stands, and more wins overall translates to:

  • More people who want to watch Michigan (both on TV & at Cri$ler)
  • More eyes watching = More Adverti$ing revenue
  • More wins = higher willingne$$ to pay
  • Selling more Michigan Apparel = $$$
  • More Brand Loyalty ... student$ who go to the games while in college are bound to be the alumni with more fervor in the year$ to come. Not to mention it's a hellluva lot easier to be a fan of a winning team and an electric in game experience.

So.... Anyone have Warde's cell?

01/30/2018 - 4:46pm Next Steps???

Love this piece... I've been perturbed by this fact for years now. The fact that Nebraska might be a more hostile place to play right now than Crisler is embarrassing.

Mods-- is there anything we, (or you), would recommend doing in order to encourage some of these changes? I’d gladly write a polite letter imploring the athletic department to pursue certain ideas if I knew whom to address it to, and whether it would be well received in first place...

11/21/2017 - 10:32pm Boom

Nailed it.

09/06/2017 - 2:03pm With 10 People in your party,

With 10 People in your party, Jolly Pumpkin will be hard to beat, (especially with their outdoor patio upstairs). Go with the Truffle fries and a Truffle pizza... if Truffles are your thing.