Absolutely the market will be broader. But if the current auction tracking is any indication, the broader market is sending the same message that the more narrow one did.
I was kind of surprised the helmets start at $1,500. They had them for sale the day of the spring game for $1,500, and plenty (see the auction site) didn't sell. They probably should've started the auction at $500/helmet, and I doubt there would be any left at the end of the sale (and several would be bid up higher than $500). Seems to me the market spoke the day of the spring game, and a lot of the helmets will go unsold at that same price.
In related news, Harbaugh is sifting through the names of the second and third string QBs at the dregs of the Big Ten in the hopes of landing his next transfer QB.
On the bright side, cleaning up popcorn will give the guy something to do--he's scored zero points in three of his last five games. Nice use of the 8th pick overall, Sacramento!
Am sitting here trying to figure out if Oregon's sugar daddy is Phil Knight or Herbie.
Good article, but this year's Ohio State team went 11-7 in conference, not 9-9.
The University of Iowa is in Iowa City, not Des Moines.
Maybe, but they played well against OSU (48% from the field, 47% from 3-pt range). Point being, they would've beaten a lot of teams playing the way they did on Saturday.
Is the NIT option a joke? This team could probably lose the rest of its games and still make the dance. I've got to figure that option is only being voted by jealous troll Michigan fans, who are probably looking at a CBI bid.
So let me get this straight--M Man created a wholly-unsupported fiction that was in Michigan's best interest, and now has been proven wrong? Stop the presses....
Still waiting on some shred of evidence that Jay is running Jim's Twitter account. You don't have any? I didn't think so.
Face it--your coach is every bit the grandstanding clown that we thought he was. This Twitter nonsense is just the most recent manifestation of it.
So it's "rather obvious" that Jay is running the account, even though:
1. The picture associated with the account is Jim, not Jay.
2. The Twitter handle includes "CoachJim" and not "CoachJay."
3. The description says Head Coach, and not Tight Ends Coach, or whatever other title it is that Jay holds.
4. It is a Twitter verified account for Jim, not Jay.
There is zero evidence that this is Jay. If you have even one piece of evidence, by all means, let us know. Clearly, the presumption is that Jim's running the account.
How about Shannon Scott on the bench? Especially if Russell's running the point (which he does a lot of these days), Scott's basically just taking up space out there.
Nice pic of the Michigan football program at the top of this article.
It would be a recruiting violation for Harbaugh to contact Weber prior to being named the UM head coach. So I'm sure Jim did nothing of the sort. /sarcasm
Has anyone seen M Man and his bucket of excuses for Frank Clark? I guess no one really expected him to show up and admit he was wrong...
Not sure if you're referring to Maryland or Penn State. After all, it was PSU coach Franklin's classless comments in the offseason that started all this ridiculousness.
Didn't M Man, just a few months ago, claim that Brandon was one of the best ADs in the Big Ten? Or did he claim that Brandon was the best?
How's that working out for you, fella?
"Placed upon them?" I think not. The players willingly signed up to the rules.
So you're advocating that the NCAA member institutions (who after, after all, the ones who make the rules) shouldn't follow their own rules? That's great logic.
You're missing nothing--you've hit the nail on the head. Some people are so against the rule that players can't profit from things like autographs that it causes them to view other unrelated institutions as part of the "problem."
Nice work. I'd only add one thing to the end--you left out the part about Brandon and Hoke allowing Gibbons to suit up for the Michigan football team several days AFTER the university made its determination against Gibbons.
M Man is nowhere to be found? Who would've guessed that? Oh, right. Everybody.
Bingo. Disciplinarian Tuberville will suspend them for the yawner against 0-3 Miami, but conclude they did everything necessary to be reinstated just in time for the tilt in Columbus.
Back up off the Cincinnati Kool-Aid. They've played one game, against a Toledo team sporting a 1-2 record with their only win being against the New Hampshire Wildcats (spoiler alert: NOT an FBS team).
Praise like this for Cincinnati based on that one game is as ridiculous as anointing J.T. Barrett the next Joe Montana because he threw 6 TDs against Kent.