this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I know we aren’t supposed to talk about it, but this is an epic seismic shift in mgoblog-land. Brian has become the spirit of the living football team. He is the leader and the best, the victor, of the mgoblog-community. However, in recent times, Brian has happened to fall on hard times. Sure, first it was just Magnas, the OSU of mgoblog land, aka, the primary rival to most people around these parts. Most of us love to hate him, but we need him and his rebellious ways, and Brian needs him, because damnit, he’s part of what makes Brian so great.
So Magnus took over and won a few games, big deal, right? Brian will surely get it right back… NO! Not only did Brian get jumped by Magnus, but soon others joined Magnus in taking over Brian’s position as leader and the best (if only hypothetically in mgopoints, because we all truly knew Brian was still the leader and the best). Soon, Brian was in sixth place all time in mgopoints, far from where most of us thought he should be. But then came the 2010 season.
Sure, people were counting down to the event, and many claimed they saw it coming, but few actually believed their own words without worry. There was talk of mgopoint-inflation, and talk of Brian having to practice a little longer (in other words, allow points from a few years ago to be taken away) in order to succeed. Most of us wanted desperately to believe, but in our hearts, we were a little unsure.
Then, it happened. 2010 happened. Some call it revenge. Others purely payback. Redemption comes to mind. As does destiny. The moment has come. Brian is back at number one. Overnight Brian jumped 20,000 points and retook his rightful place in mgoblog land. Brian’s back baby! And I hope you all see the metaphor. Go Blue!
Quite OT, but I figured this would be of interest to a lot of readers since there seem to be a large number of EECS majors. Also, according to the latest surveys, everyone here is an Internet user.
Google and Verizon are reportedly close to having a deal to ensure Google traffic receives priority on Verizon networks. This is particularly disappointing to me since Google has been a key promoter of net neutrality but has apparently abandoned that approach and is now leading the way on taking advantage of a non-neutral future.
A lot of this is a result of a court ruling that the FCC, who tried to impose net neutrality, does not have jurisdiction over broadband Internet. So it wouldn't be surprising if this development pushed Congress to give the FCC that power, but if not it might move us in a direction where the idea of net neutrality is a thing of the past.
So I was reading UM Hoops basketball practice notes (MGoLicious), and at the bottom, they had some stuff about Evan Smotrycz, which I can neither spell nor ever recall how to pronounce. As such, my brain always goes straight to "Evan Metrics", which we all know is actually correct anyway. However, it did get me thinking about what other players have names that people stumble over. We're not replete with Timoshenko Biakabutuka's anymore, too bad, but I'm sure there are still some.
I actually have problems with T-Wolf. I dunno why, but I invariably stumble whether in speech or in writing and I try to put an "r" in there and make it Woolfork.
can't say i'm a fan of most of the "Michigan" cars...i'd drive this one
It is good:
I decided to post this because I think Pivot seems like a cool possibility for future web browsing, and because The University of Michigan comes up on a Wiki search.