this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Throughout the search process, there were SO many different stories written by so many different outlets. Each of them contained some level of truth and some level of bias. Some were more truthful than others, while some were FAR more biased than others. Some (e.g., all ESPN NFL reporters, etc.) were just up their own ass.
By the end, I wasn't looking at anything but the Searchbits. I appreciate Brian and the blog for wading through the garbage to find the gold. And for presenting the useful information in a relatively non-biased way. Each Searchbits showed the good and the bad, and gave supporting and logical evidence for the good and detracting evidence for the bad.
As the search hype ramped up, I had so many people randomly telling me about shit they read, which was usually ESPN or some other major news outlet, and was usually wrong/stupid. I was constantly regurgitating the Searchbits from memory in order to explain how dumb those writers were and I probably sounded like a total homer duche. But I was right. And so was the blog.
tl;dr: Props to MGoBlog on its excellent reporting of the coaching search. And thanks.
So, in a thread yesterday about MGoBlog F5 condition, I brought up how I use MGoFeed to get SMS alerts every time an MGoPost or thread is added to MGoBlog.
There were some people in that thread that had no idea they could receive MGoBlog updates. So for those curious or wanting to get the big news and would prefer an instant text message alert when a thread is posted, here it-
STEP 1- (Ignore this if you already have a twitter account)
Make a Twitter account. No, you don't have to ever send a tweet. Ever. This is just a "decoy" to get the SMS alerts
Once you make your account, you will navigate towards the upper right hand corner of the web page where you will see your profile picture (an egg for those who just made a Twitter account).
When you click on your photo, a menu will pop up underneath it. see example:
You will then click "Settings".
Once you click settings you will see a menu that says "Account" with a sidebar on the left side of your screen that contains various submenus. see example:
You will then click "Mobile" and begin your registration to enable SMS alerts. These alerts aren't any premium type deal and standard rates apply.
Once you go through the registration process with your cell phone which includes Twitter sending you a confirmation code, you will then go and search "MGoFeed" on twitter OR you can click here to get to the MGoFeed's twitter page.
This is MGoFeed's account photo FWIW
Once you are on MGoFeed's twitter page, follow MGoFeed. Then, right next to the "follow" button, will be a gear. see example-
When you click on the gear, a pop-up menu will be revealed under the gear. There will be an option on there to "turn on mobile notifications".
There it is. Enjoy! MGoFeed SMS alerts include a text message sent directly to your phone as soon as the MGoFeed tweets. These alerts will include all posts to main page, all MGoBoard posts and all posts in the mgo.liciou.us
Read the whole story here
The main bit regarding the e-mails:
On Oct. 28, MGoBlog.com published dozens of e-mails reportedly from the former Athletic Director to fans.
“I suggest you find a new team to support,” Brandon wrote in one. “We will be fine without you. Have a happy life…”
Other e-mails reportedly from Brandon were also met with anger and disapproval from the public. He told one to “quit drinking and go to bed,” and wrote to another, “I am sorry you are ‘upset.’ ”
Two days after MGoBlog.com’s report, Brandon stepped down.
The negotiations resulting in Brandon’s settlement are “confidential to the extent allowed by the law,” according to the document, limiting Schlissel’s ability to discuss the extent to which the e-mails pushed Brandon to resign.
“One thing I will say is I expect everybody who works at this public university to treat the public with respect,” Schlissel said. “That’s a sort of condition of working at this university.
“Everybody should be respectful to the public we serve.”
Here's the URL: http://www.michigandaily.com/sports/michigan-mark-schlissel-mgoblog-dave-brandon-emails-resign-comment-controversy
Just was curious about the history of this esteemed website and I was wondering if there was some information on how/when/why it was formed?
MGoBlog is cited at ~1:00.