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First, let me explain for those who were unaware - there would have been a thread like this for Notre Dame if two things had not happened last week. First, there would have needed to be no storm which knocked out power to 425,000 people. Second, I would have had to avoided being out myself, but alas, I was out until Monday at 9 PM or so. By then, between work and distraction, there was no time.
On Friday, however, did compile the data, so here is a brief summation - we did very well indeed. Against a total thread size (between first and second half) of 1,409 posts, we achieved an efficiency rating of 2.37, which means that 595 posts contained instances of tracked swearing. Of those 595 posts, 267 of them contained some form of "fuck" with calls for firing (mostly Hoke) being a distant second. Clearly, we had a high-percentage "fuck" game going there.
And now to yesterday's game -
I want to say this right out of the gate - one of the advantages in documenting the collective rage of a blog in this manner is that you start to see interesting things, and indeed, if some of the numbers are to be believed, we may as well have played ND again yesterday. Now, we were decided less angry on the whole - an efficiency of 3.44 against a thread size (again, between both halves) of 1,590 posts. This thread was actually BIGGER than the ND one, but a lot of people had something on their mind.
What was that? Well, we gave up a bit on "fuck" as a go-to strategy...
September 13th, 2014 might be remembered as a day where patience visibly began to wear thin on MGoBlog, even despite a win and the points for the Redhawks coming on a rahter quick series of untimely miscues. For the first time since I started doing this, the calls for someone to be fired (again, mainly Hoke, but with a smattering of Brandon too) topped all other tracked instances.
How prominent was "fire"? Of the 444 instances used, 197 of them involved call for firing a coach or the AD. Now, never straying too far from our normal modus operandi, "fuck" was second in volume, but a distant second - 77 instances of "fuck", so when wanting someone fired was not working, we did fall back to our normal "fuck" specialty. Also notable, is that there is a decided upward trend for calls to put Morris in games, but more interestingly, there is a small but vocal school that is beginning to throw an "ass" in there on occasion, with 31 times being the most it has ever been used to date.
Next week, the Mood Chart will reappear so you can see the mood around here mapped out just like last year. As more data piles up, other charts will come into play as well, but this early in the season, the discussion format is a little better.
So my Dad and I were able to attend the game on Saturday thanks to the awesomeness that is Seth. I think both of us had more fun than we had ever had at a Michigan game. Even when Miami came back and tied it up in the second quarter, I was in the stands laughing. Seth you are an incredibly funny guy. We had a blast.
So Seth I know we thanked you multiple times in person, but I felt a board post would make it official. So thank you sir. We really appreciate it more than you'll ever know.
It finally hit me after watching old footage of Michigan players especially from the Bo-era, anyone in line play seemed to wear shoulder pads which looked about 4 feet wide. Obviously the current players wear versions which are just wide enough to cover their actual shoulders. Huge visual difference and it makes the old school guys look superhuman.
But...I don't know why the change. Was this a rule change that caused this across the board or is there some kind of a torque or leverage thing that is an advantage to be able to twist an opposing player out of the way? Watching other games we follow with basically everyone else in the country.
Just curious, not the most exciting topic but I felt that I needed to ask the intellectual depth of the Blog for answers!
Does anyone know more about this? CMU said that some "issue" had come up on Friday, and offered no further comment.
Multiple reports on Twitter that Jack Dunaway, a 2015 defensive end teammate of Alex Malzone at Brother Rice, has accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Michigan. Dunaway, Malzone, and Grant Perry were all scheduled to attend today's Miami game. Dunaway's father, Craig Dunaway, played tight end at Michigan in the early 1980s.
Brandon Brown posted a names to watch item on Dunaway back in March. And here's his junior year highlights video: