he grew a beard
Version 1.1 of the MGoBlog app is now in the app store.
It adds/fixes a few things that have been bugging me, and probably others:
1. You can now have comments listed "Oldest First". The option is available under the login menu (shown below).
2. You can now reload the board listing without going to the previous menu and coming back in. Pull down and press "reload". Image below:
3. There's now an email link in the "About" screen to my email address. Use this instead of bugging Brian.
4. Following links within a post/comment will now open a resizable browser window that works like you expect it to work. Backing out of that window will also take you back to the post, instead of all the way back to the board list.
5. App will now detect all links within a post/comment, even if they're not actual html links.
6. Board listing will now reload after waking from the "background" state in phones that support multitasking.
Let me know if you have any issues or requests.
Oregon #2, Boise St. #3.....MSU in at #7.
Full standings here: http://www.bcsfootball.org/
I have tried to read up on tailgating rules in Happy Valley, and am trying to be a good guest by following them. All the while trying to prove my family wrong with the thought that me and my friends will get arrested sometime during our visit. We are taking a RV and getting there friday night and I've been told they are a bit more lienent with the RV folks. We are also bringing a keg as it would be a cheaper and easier way to keep beer around. But I am still left with a few questions that I cannot find the answers to online...
1. Do they allow propane fire pits?
2. Do they allow kegs if you are in the RV area?
If you have any extra advice you can fill me in with it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
I have to admit to being a GERG fan after he coached my youngest son at the M Football Camp a couple summers ago (sentimental fool that I am). He was terrific to Evan and all the other kids.
Nonetheless, I have been perplexed by M linebacker play -- tentative, out of position, overrunning, but most of all, caught in the wash. Watching M LBs, they seem to initiate play from 3 or fewer yards behind the LOS. Watching other teams (and M teams past), you see them most often position themselves 4-5 yards back on anything other than 3rd and long. The difference is, what, 30-60% more distance? More decision time, more distance to get downhill momentum, more opportunity for angles to the ball, more distance and space for an OL (slower and less agile) to cover, and, importantly, a lot less wash.
Being over half a hundred years old, my own high school experience is probably less than relevant, but I do have vivid memories of my coach yelling, "Move back, dumbass!" more than a few times after I buggered up a play for any of the reasons mentioned above.
Any opinions from the more learned amongst us?
I just have to get this off my chest.
I was out at the bar watching the game yesterday, and from the first snap, I couldn't believe the misinformed, racist garbage spewing out of the mouth of one of the patrons at the table next to ours. As soon as Denard came out onto the field, I immediately overheard this guy complain, "I don't understand why they're still running that idiot out there at QB. Last week proved that he can't play QB. They need to put Tate in."
For a while, he kept to himself, but as soon as Denard threw that interception (his only interception of the day, mind you), he started mouthing off again, "What a dumb throw. A chimp could do this guy's job. In fact, this guy is a chimpanzee." WTF?
Naturally, Tate came in and had a pretty good performance, no doubt, but it was particularly frustrating hearing, "Look at how much better we look now" despite the lower completion clip and two picks that Tate had on the day. Even after Tate's second pick, the guy kept going on, "That's okay, we should leave him in. Denard needs to move to cornerback; it's obvious that's all he ever was."
It's bad enough that there are people who blame the quarterback no matter what is going wrong with their team (especially with THIS team), but it's just beyond frustrating to overhear this type of misinformed, racist garbage in this day and age. We have a quarterback shattering records left and right who has been very good throwing the ball, but some people would rather just adhere to misconceptions of how football "should" be played and what a QB should look like.
At work today I was listening to the post game wrap up via podcast that is hosted by Ira. I believe our fanbase is a cut above most, because we're Michigan, leaders and best, and I expect our fanbase to be similar. I always get a little smile on my face when I reflect on Bob Ufer's radio call from one of the big games against Ohio State, "And here we are in Columbus in front of a sellout crowd of 10000 alumni and 74000 truck drivers." , obviously poking fun at the character of the probably ravenous crowd, and think to myself how our fanbase would never be referred to like that. I'm beginning to think some of these truck drivers had switched alliegiance.
I never believed our fanbase could ever be as virulent as I expect OSU fans to be, but after hearing what Ira had to hear after the game, some of us could be mistaken for Buckeye backers quite easily. Ira endured so much bad mouthing, I couldn't believe what some people were calling up saying. Angry because Michigan couldn't cover the spread, folks sprouting off about about our record against our Big Ten brothers -which was hilarious because they kept using the wrong record-, tired of hearing the 'excuses'. Really angry, nasty stuff; one guy even called him names.
Ira was a class act. I couldn't of done it, how he didn't let the drunken haters get to him, how he kept the show going in the right direction, discussing rational topics callers phoned in about, as well as calmly and professionally sidestepping the shower of venom; if there was a 'Purple Heart' award for radio broadcasting, Ira earned it. Hell, he would of earned a Medal of Honor.
Look forward to hearing more from you when the winning starts, Ira...