Today Dylan from UM Hoops posted about the site moving to a subscription model. Apparently, site growth and advertising revenue aren't enough to continue making it worthwhile to cover so many games, write so much content, etc.
I've wondered about the subscription model coming here to MGoBlog. I know Matt Pargoff uses it for his site, though I don't know how much traffic he gets. Obviously, Rivals, Scout, and 247 all have sites that offer subscriptions. I think ad revenue is dropping across the board, so people are having to come up with new ways to make a go of it.
Anyway, Dylan wants to get to $2,500/month in subscriptions/donations. Feel free to contribute if you like their content. Here's the link:
Nobody's perfect. To err is human. To accidentally hit the gas half a second early and drive your Jeep into a mud hole too fast, having water suck its way into the engine (thanks Jeep engineer who put the air intake facing down on the YJ!) and killing your Jeep? That's a mistake. That's how my YJ died*.
Maybe you got swindled by a dealer, maybe you bought the F Series or the extended warranty , maybe you sold your coupe when you had kids because "you can always get another". What's your biggest automotive mistake?
*The YJ was brought back to life... I eventually got her running again but the engine needed a rebuild. It burned through about a quart of oil every 100 miles. Sold it to someone who didn't mind rebuilding the engine and bought the TJ.
It's finally here. The long winter of our discontent is finally over. March 27th heralds the realease of the 2017 Oberon.
While parts of the US get Oberon year-round (I'm glaring at you Florida and California), those of us in Bell's homestate of Michigan only get it seasonally. So get out your orange slices and enjoy the reminder that Summer is right around the corner.
As per subject, Graham Spanier, ex-PSU president has been convicted of one count of misdemeanor child endangerment. He was acquitted of a charge of conspiracy and a 2nd child endangerment charge.
Here's a write-up on PennLive. Not a lot of info, but perhaps more will emerge soon.
A developing story about a plane crashing in Ontario with no sign of a pilot inside. Police have traced the plane back to a missing U of M graduate student.
It's spring, when young folks' fancy turns to top-down cruising.
Unfortunately, convertible sales are tanking, and have been for a decade. http://www.npr.org/2015/08/20/433010969/sales-of-convertibles-are-decelerating-blame-the-fuel-economy
What's your best convertible experience? Story? Have one? Miss one? Want to buy a new one?
I used to not only go topless, but doorless! (not mine pictured) Being essentially outside was awesome, if somewhat terrifying on the highway. But, I guess the YJ was always terrifying on the highway....