a terrible blight on our fine country
I just wanted to thank the mgostaff (especially Brian) for their TREMENDOUS job this week with the season preview (as if HTTV wasn't enough) and related writings. It seems like there were 3 new articles up every time I checked the site. Ctrl-c, Ctrl-v into msword gives us the following appraisal of their dedication via word counts (and some famous novels for comparison):
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: 46,118
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: 49,459
William Golding's Lord of the Flies: 56,695
Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front: 61,922
Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: 67,707
mgoblog's Front Page 8/25 - 8/31: 65,719*
That's ridiculous, and that's not even counting the 2-hour podcast. I can't say that I've gotten through them all yet -- I've saved some position previews for lulls in the day tomorrow -- but if you've read the front page this week, you've essentially read a short novel. Further breakdown:
Brian = 35,228 informative sarcasm-laced words
Ace = 13,633 terms from an advanced lexicon
Heiko = 12,205 transcribed utterances
Seth = 4,653 articulations on the mgoblog draft
Thanks again guys, maybe you should take the next few days off to recover (oh wait...)
*[msword counts numbers, bullet points, etc as words, but regardless]
couple questions -
1) I have looked on mgoblue, and I can't find the news about this. Can anyone find the link that talks about the stadium being open for the game? Ugh.
2) Do any of you plan on going tomorrow?
We already have a Michigan-Bama prediction thread, but what do people think about the rest of the Big Ten this week? I say the following:
Minn. v. UNLV: The Gophers pull out a close one, probably by three points.
Boise St. v. MSU: The Spartans are too tough for Boise, especially at night in East Lansing. MSU is up 24-10 after three quarters of play. Boise leaves at the start of the fourth quarter for fear of being in East Lansing too long into the night, as three Broncos' fans have already been captured by cannibals. The game is accordingly forfeited to the Spartans.
Miami of Ohio (which is a school of giant d-bags) v. Ohio St.: OSU struggles a little with Miami's spread b/c OSU's linebackers aren't fantastic. OSU also has a few hiccups on offense, but they win 34-13.
Ohio v. PSU: The Bobcats give an overly-emotional PSU a hard time, and the Lions have trouble with their new offense. PSU wins, though, 20-14.
WMU v. Illinois: IIlinois' new coach is going to be good, but WMU isn't too many notches below them. Illinois wins only 24-21.
NW v. Syracuse: I have no idea.
Purdue v. E. Kentucky: "Purdue is playing the Hilltoppers?" you say. No, that's Western Kentucky. "Then who the hell is Eastern Kentucky" you ask, annoyed. The answer, honestly, is that I don't know, but I assume that they're a bunch of meth-heads who live near West Virginia. That may be unfair, but Purdue still wins 45-10.
Nebraska v. Southern Miss: Did you know that Brett Farve went to Southern Miss? You will be reminded of this 117 times if you watch this game. Nebraska will also win easily.
Iowa v. NIU (at Soldier Field): Iowa wins 23-20 against a game Northern Illinois, who comes out fired up to play in the home of the Bears.
Northern Iowa v. Wisconsin: Kansas thinks they can hotdog their way through this game, and they don't take Ali Farokhmanesh seriously. Northern Iowa plays like they have nothing to lose and advances to the Sweet Sixteen.
Indiana v. Indiana St.: Gene Hackman nearly outthinks himself, but in the end he calls a play for Jimmy Chitwood, and Jimmy drains the shot, because he is good and true and strong and because he has faced countless hours alone shooting under the dismal Indiana sky, where he transcended despair and found within himself an indomitable summer.
You may hear some decommitment rumors due to a commit's recent tweets, but someone close to the situation said its nothing to worry about.
Anyone hearing anything?
- Committed too early;
- It ain't nothing against Michigan I just didn't explore anything that was the first time I've been to a college campus
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