"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
MGoBlog is trying to start creating photos, not just using them, and will have a guy on the road with Ace this fall getting pictures of recruits and etc. These will be Creative Commons licensed, so anyone can use them as long as they attribute them and don't use them for commercial purposes.
We've set up a flickr account to help us with this. I thought as long as I was doing this I would create an MGoBlog flickr pool.
The goal of the pool is to extend this pool of guilt-free photos to anyone who'd like to contribute. Photos for the pool should be:
- About Michigan sports or tangents (band, gameday things like tailgating)
- Creative Commons licensed. We are doing attrib-nocommercial but any flavor will do.
Unfortunately flickr does not have any mechanism via which I can enforce this latter requirement, so I'm looking for a few people to moderate the photopool to make sure. I'm not going to have a lot of time to monitor it during the season, so this might fall flat if no one cares to contribute. Email me at email@example.com if you'd like to moderate the pool.
If you're interested in contributing but don't know how to set this license on your pictures, go here for a rundown of what the various options are and to the licensing page to set your default license to some flavor of CC.
I know in the Mgoboard FAQ it says during the football season, off topic topics are not allowed. When does this go in to effect since we are less than two weeks away?
Sorry, my mind is still swimming from the whirlwind of this past week and I couldn't come up with a better title, but I figured I'd introduce myself.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with me, my name is Ace Anbender, and I've previously written at The Wolverine Blog, The Wolverine Magazine, and The Ace of Sports (I was quite the humble college freshman, I guess). I've been following football recruiting with more than a passing interest since high school, and while it has never been the main focus of my writing, I will be doing everything I can in the upcoming weeks and months to provide the expert analysis that you guys have enjoyed from the great work of Tim and TomVH, who both leave big shoes to fill.
I graduated from U-M with my bachelor's in history last December, after four-and-a-half years (including five, shall we say, interesting years in the student section) as a Wolverine. Though I was born in San Francisco, the undisputed greatest city in the world, I have lived in Ann Arbor since the age of five and started attending football games with my father during the 1994 season. I almost never made it here, as my first game in Michigan Stadium was supposed to be the Colorado game that season, but a serendipitous work trip kept my father from taking me and my mother sold the tickets - who knows what would've happened had I experienced my first soul-dong punch at such an impressionable age.
My favorite Wolverines of my lifetime - well, the part of my lifetime when I've been able to follow a football game - are Charles Woodson, Brandon Graham, Mike Hart, and Tim Biakabutuka, while my favorite games that I have been able to attend are '97 and '03 Ohio State, '07 Michigan State, '08 Wisconsin, '09 Notre Dame, and '10 UConn. I realize those games have a very recent flavor (a flavor which, I admit, had some bitter aftertaste), but I hope you understand that attending games as a student is an altogether different experience.
None of that has much at all to do with what I'll be working on here, and when it comes to recruiting I welcome any and all input, which will be a huge help especially as I get acclimated to the new job. Don't hesitate to contact me via Twitter (@aceanbender) or email (aceanbender [at] gmail [dot] com) with any advice, criticism, helpful recruiting tidbit or article, anything that you think would help me do the best possible job I can at the best Michigan blog in existence. I'll also be a constant presence on the board, posting under the moniker "Ace", so you can track me down there as well.
Thank you all for what has already been an outpouring of support, which is very much appreciated - I know that I'm following in the footsteps of a couple of great guys who did fantastic work, and I hope you all enjoy what I bring to this fine establishment.
Begins at 1 pm EST. Pryor speculated to be going in 5th by teams like Bengals or Raiders. Lions being pushed by some to pick up the RB from Georgia to try to Leshoure up their backfield. Thoughts? Comments? Don't give a damn about anyone but Mchgan? Discuss.
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Interesting read in today's NYT magazine about how David Foster Wallace "inadvertently created the voice of the Internet and ruined a generation of writers." Or, at least, that was the sub-headline in the print edition.
I still have a lot of work to do in catching up with DFW's work, but it is interesting to read about how some of his conventions have become ubiquitous in blog writing and to see how some turn up in Brian's posts.
As far as ruining a generation of writers, the author seems to be specifically referring to writers who copy the "slangy approachability" of his style while lacking his "roving intelligence." Clearly, nobody here would question Brian's roving intelligence so this does not apply to him.
Sam and Ira announced Brian will be on at 9 am, starting his regular in season Thursday segments on WTKA 1050 radio (www.wtka.com for live listen or maybe working podcasts), so tune in.
Edit: like almost right now. Turn on your radio/computer.