"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
So I was at the hockey game last night and saw on the twitters that since the game was on FSD the cute girls they've had promoting their teams all summer were there, so I walked around the stadium to find them and get a picture. Who is there standing right next to them but Brian himself. I was more concerned about the picture with the girls at the moment, so I didn't say anything to Brian, but he managed to make it into the picture my friend took of me:
Feel free to save it for future photoshop purposes.
The Mgoboard turned 3 yesterday. I remember the day it went live, because I suddenly found a new and far more interesting way to while away time during my summer internship.
Take this momentous opportunity to read the MGoBoard FAQ if you haven't already.
Then, go check out the user created HOF to re-live some of the best (and worst) of times.
Lastly, think of what a dark and lonely place your life would be without the MGoBoard. What would you be doing, spending time with your families?
I usually listen to the podcast of Brian Cook on WTKA after it's posted, and it's usually posted by now at www.wtka.com. However, it seems there were 7 segments on the show today, and none of them featured Brian. If anyone was listening live, was Brian on today with Sam and Ira?
EDIT: It seems now they've uploaded an 8th segment, so perhaps they were just slow in uploading today. I'll check back (unless someone was listening and can confirm Brian was on).
This is a question for Brian, but I'd like everyone to view it.
With the recent ground-shaking change in our program, site traffic exploded and mgoblog went into a slightly-altered shell to weather the storm. User log-ins limited, and the site slowing up at times.
At a time like this, I feel it is most important for people to be able to log on, and express their opinions. My question to Brian is, can we as users, do anything to help improve the site?
In other words, if it takes money to upgrade the traffic this site can handle, I will gladly pitch in a few hundred (I probably should have done so by now anyway).
I hope that others will do the same, and pitch in whatever they can.
CALLING ALL MGOCITIZENS:
Donate and Sustain MGoBlog
(Disclaimer: This thread was invented and created by profitgoblue alone, with no prompting from Brian, Tim, Tom, or any other "officer" of MGoBlog. I post this thread as a concerned member of the MGoCommunity, one MGoPerson wanting to preserve the content that I hold so dear. Again, no one "put" me up to posting this thread and I am not affiliated in any way with Brian and/or Tim, other than being a faithful follower of his work product.)
Imagine a blustery winter night, deep in an evergreen wood somewhere in Northern Michigan. The wind is whipping through the trees, blowing snow against the walls of a small log cabin. The temperature dropped well below freezing hours ago, yet a dim light emanates from one of the small cabin windows.
Inside, an unkempt (no offense!) young man sits in a far corner of the one-room cabin. The only light comes from a small kerosene lamp hanging from a rafter and the glow from the monitor of an outdated laptop computer. The man's wife twitters around the room in her worn slippers, tidying up and preparing for sleep while the man types and types on his laptop until his fingers can type no more.
It didn't used to be like this. The young man once lived in a nice apartment with his then-fiancée. He was the talk of the blogosphere and adored by thousands of Michigan fans. But alas, just as all good things come to an end, so too did this existence. The man, unable to sustain his trade without outside help, was forced to cut back and cut back until there was nothing left to cut. Defaults on rent payments, credit card obligations, student loans, and utility bills forced him into seclusion and a life of solitude, removed from society. On the brink of complete collapse, the man is moments away from agreeing to sign his one last prize away . . . The man is about to sell the rights to his website to the Detroit Media Partnership - the agency that oversees the operations of the Detroit Free Press - in order to avoid losing his log cabin and the rest of his life as he knows it . . . NO!!
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO END LIKE THIS!
JOIN ME IN THE FIGHT TO PREVENT THIS OUTCOME!
How many of you have thought to yourselves, "self, if I ever meet Brian or Tim or Tom, I'm going to buy them a drink"? How many of you have decided that if you ever run into either you'll buy them two drinks? Three drinks? A keg? That thought has crossed my mind several times recently, most often while reading UFRs and learning something new about the Denard-led spread offense. But, alas, I resigned myself to accepting that I will likely never be in their physical presence. But that does not mean I cannot have a personal impact on Brian, Tim, Tom, and MGoBlog!
Yesterday, while sitting here at my desk, avoiding work to the best of my abilities, I had an epiphany in the form of a post by VideoTom. See http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/tomvh-quick-chris-bryant-update#comment-821293). And I said to myself, "EUREKA! That's it! I'll buy Brian, Tim, Tom, and MGoBlog.com a virtual drink and donate to the MGoHumanFund!"
One click on the "Beveled Guilt - Make a Donation" button (located in the upper right of MGoBlog.com) . . .
a few more clicks in PayPal . . .
and it was done. Imagine my immense feeling of satisfaction? It can be yours too!
Join me in the good fight to keep our beloved Brian, Tim, and Tom in our employ for the foreseeable future! Below is a guide for those who might not be sure how to proceed:
- High schoolers: You're too young to drink. (Damn kids.)
- Undergrad students: Buy Brian/Tim one drink ($5).
- Graduate students: Buy Brian/Tim two drinks ($10).
- Young members of the workforce: Buy Brian/Tim three drinks ($15).
- Tenured members of the workforce: Buy Brian/Tim four drinks ($20).
- Investment bankers and hedge fund managers: Buy Brian/Tim an entire bar ($100,000). (You can't fool me. I know your bonus this year will cover it!)
Because, really, how can you say no to a needy face like this???