I did not make this headline up
Tim quoted one of Allen Trieu's scouting reports on new grayshirt commit Jeremy Clark in his recent "Hello" post. This spawned the usual thread on GBW about "stealer monkeys" and the like with some accusations from Tom Beaver himself.
To clarify the policy we have here:
1. We don't play the "I heard it from somewhere" kabuki dance found at Rivals/Scout etc. where board members repeat the info they got from another site without sourcing it because sourcing it would get it deleted. Information is going to move either way even if you put up protests-too-much barriers against it.
Instead, someone posting information from another site is expected to provide a source and a link. Same effect except the right people get credit.
2. We do try to leave premium content premium. Usually quotes from premium articles reproduced here are months old; Clark's sudden rise and commit was an unusual case. They are always small sections of a much larger whole and fall under fair use. We acknowledge that the premium sites should not have their paywall strip-mined for all available info and will delete significant C&Ps of articles.
3. Anyone who would believe TomVH is not getting his own information is willfully ignorant at this point. Beaver:
that's my beef with them among others. THV recently dropped his sub here, so he isnt even paying for it, he's 'borrowing' some else's moniker even.
It's one thing to take info, or rumors, and then independently go confirm it and then report it ... we do that too ... to me that's part of the biz - tips come in from everywhere ... we confirm everything we report, else call it a rumor
But to blatantly steal, and that's it ... just-plain wrong ... that's not taking a tip and then doing your own work to confirm it and then report it ... big difference - "ethics"
This comes less than a week after TomVH spanked Scout's ass red on Kyle Kalis's visit. "Ethics" do not include telling your cultists that the other, much more grammatical cult is stealing all your chants when it's bloody obvious their chants predate yours. As literally anyone with a fifth-grade grasp of English knows, Tom's information is his own. He has predicted or broken dozens of commitments, interviewed even more prospects than that, and... oh, hell, what's the point? If you need to be convinced of this you can't be convinced of it because you can't percieve time. You are having a very trippy life.
[note for inevitable shouldn't you be on vacation/wedding thing -- gap in schedule caused by nails getting done -- your concern is appreciated.]
While we all wait to hear about the results of this exciting recruiting weekend, most of you are probably bored at work. I know I am.
Something fun to do is voting for the ESPYs, which are always fun to watch (last year, Will Ferrel being Jeff Vuvuzela was hilarious). Seth Meyers is hosting this year on July 13th, at 9PM est.
Some nominees of note are Terrific and Beautiful Tom for NFL player of the year, and Fennville HS for Best Moment. I usually don't ask people to vote for something, but Fennville really deserves this.
This is also your reminder to vote for Michigan over Clemson in the Pregame traditions poll if you haven't already.
Pregame Traditions - http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6686472/3-clemson-vs-11-michigan
As I await my standby* Houston to Detroit flight for 7:05 am, I would like to share my experience in the last 24 hours and hear about other airline "horror stories". Yesterday, the 22nd for those of you keeping score, our flight from Colorado Springs to Houston was delayed. Thankfully, the flight from Houston to Detroit was also delayed. No big deal, right? When we boarded the plane, 2 hours later, there was a "computer" problem. Another delay. With some rough calculation, I estimated we would be in Houston at 8 pm, with our flight to the D at 8:30. I was fairly close and our flight landed and we were off the plane at 8:15. Earlier, the flight attendant told us that our gate was move to E**. Nope. We went to the gate and were told that we had to go all the way to C**. Ok. We go to this next gate. Nothing. Gates closed, sign changed, 5 minutes before the flight was scheduled to leave. Usually this isn't a big deal, but when you have an exam to make the next morning in Dennison, it just sucks. On the bright side, if you need a place to stay in Houston, try the Towne Place Suite. Really nice. Continental Airlines, however, not so much.
Now that that's over with, what's your worst airline experience?
*Still waiting as of 7:29 EST
I have no experience using live streams to watch games online but am hoping to use them this fall as I will not be living in my teams market. I was hoping people could supply me with sites that will provide streams for MLB, NHL and NFL(if there are any games). Also, as I am completely new to this if they could explain how to use them or if any downloads are necessary it would be much appreciated. Thanks to you all.
Anyone having trouble with the MGoDroid app lately? Everytime I try to open content, it says it's loading, flashes the page, reverts to the mgoblog logo and then back to the main page. I already tried uninstalling/installing again and it doesn't help.
This has been going on for a couple of days...