to play football, not to play trumpet
Anyone else up for some sourdough-risen cheesy garlic monkey bread??
I’m interested in collecting some data on average user activity here on MGoBlog. I found myself wondering about how often I post here and how much of my work day is wasted clicking the banner atop the page and looking for a new ‘Hello’ post.
I thought this might make for an interesting case study, so I’m asking for some help from my fellow MGo-addicts. Simply follow this link to my Google Doc spreadsheet, enter your Username, your MGoPoint total, and how many years you’ve been active (be as exact as possible using decimal places to account for months). Columns D through G will automatically populate based on the numbers you input into B and C.
After the data is collected I’m going to do some basic analysis and will return some averages, standard deviations, and probably a cool chart or two, along with some other insights depending on what I find.
This will be my first (debatably) major contribution to the site, so your help is greatly appreciated!
Has also received coverage in the Chicago Sun Times and several blogs. The entrepreneur has her own blog: http://gingerambition.tumblr.com/
Personally, I think she should combine this idea with "Taxi Cab Confessions." Make the big bucks. The video is a LOL and marginally NSFW:
So, the other MGoPoll that went up today asking who will win a national championship first, Football or Basketball, got me thinking a bit, so I thought I'd throw up another here.
This year, for the first time in seven tries, we can hold our heads high when thinking about The Game. Unfortunately, we're now sitting on an 0-4 due to a localized trash tornado in East Lansing. Meanwhile, in basketball, things are beginning to break back towards even versus the wicked witches of the West and South, having split the H/A schedule with each this year.
I personally am of the belief that when a classic rivalry game becomes too one sided, it not only hurts the losing team's national perception, but the winning team's as well. The big rivalry games are sometimes the only time that sports fans and reporters from far away see a given team all year. If that rivalry game fails, even the winning team will lose national perception because not as many people will pay attention to them.
So, my question is this. If the football OR basketball team is going to win an NC sometime in the near future, which game of the four big games is most beneficial to our national profile to have it be close, competitive and full of talent?
I personally think that the nature of the tournament makes basketball rivalries a little less important on a national scale, but then again, when one program falters, that's one less "marquee" win. Still, I think M and OSU both benefit the most from The Game being competitive.
So, here's something completely off topic. My header and this sentence are to warn you: if you want to read about Michigan or Sports, this thread is definitely not for you. Please go back to the board to look for the latest on Akron State or new 4 star recruit hello posts.
However, this post kind of meets OT criteria:
- It isn't politics.
- It isn't religion.
- It isn't bewbz or Kate Upton GIFs.
- It is definitely in the public forum.
- We're in the middle of the Off Season, when Off Topic threads aren't verboten.
I'm curious the opinions of the mgoreadership on the Viral youtube Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen. It has already topped 30,000,000 hits, so it has hit a chord somewhere.
If I was more computer savvy, I could do one of those fancy polls. But I'm not that savvy. I'd love to hear your take on this. If you haven't heard about it, or have been living under a rock, or are too lazy to click on the thread, here's the skinny. A dad in North Carolina takes to youtube to refute a Facebook post from his daughter about how mean her parents are. He finishes the video by taking a 45 and putting 9 hollow tip slugs through her laptop.
According to the Chicago Tribune, there is a cultural divide between those who think the dad is a kook, and those who think he is a refreshing throwback.
I think that's too simplistic. But as I was thinking of the freethinkers at UofM, I couldn't help wonder where they would fall.
To make this easy, I'd ask just one simple identifier: are you under or over the age of 21?