Is there any way we can get a paid MGoApp published for those of us who are willing to pay a few bucks to remove the mobile ads on the iPhone/Android apps? Would happily pitch in $2-$10 given how much I use the app, to be rid of the annoying ads at the bottom everytime I open it. And judging by the number of times I click on them (0) it would probably be worth it to the site to get an upfront fee from me than to count on ad clicks...
Would anyone else be interested in such a "feature"?
For those who enjoyed the animated GIFs of Yu Darvish, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera you might also enjoy this animated GIF of Tiger Wood's golf swing through the years. It is interesting to watch his swing take some significant changes as he changed swing coaches. Link? LINK
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Michigan ranks at the top of the Big Ten for conference standings for 2012-13 (average conference finish). Minnesota's high ranking surprised me, as did MSU's low ranking (although they did not win a conference championship this year).
The author does not define "average B1G finish" but it seems to be a simple arithmetic mean. In any event, congratulations to our student athletes on their fine overall finish. Conference results below.
The tally: 1. Michigan 4.04; 2. Minnesota 4.43; 3. Ohio State 4.64; 4. Penn State 4.92; 5. Illinois 5.24; 6. Nebraska 5.57; 7. Wisconsin 6.10; 8. Indiana 6.22; 9. Northwestern 6.29; 10. Michigan State 6.83; 11. Purdue 7.35; 12. Iowa 7.58.
... MGoPoints. There once was a time not so long ago that the measure of a man was his aggregate MGoPoints. In what is becoming a yearly tirade, I will outline why we should go back to this:
1) MGoPoints matter. Yes they do, otherwise they wouldn't be displayed underneath your name, ipso facto they matter.
2) Life was more exciting. Is it the right time to make a Brady Hoke can't recruit joke without a "/s" behind it? Will people laugh and click, and will I get to watch the little green score rise until it says +37, or will my score plummet? I pity the unlucky souls who have never experienced the joy of a true posbang after a well-crafted remark, or the despair of a potent negbang after uttering the phrase "DickRod".
3) Do you dislike this post? What are you going to do, -1 me? Oops, I don't care, because I just gained 1 MGoPoint by posting my inane thoughts to the board.
4) How do we defend ourselves against the likes of King of Belch, RDT, or Magnus (when he gets in those grumpy moods)? There was no greater feeling of solidarity among the board proletariat in defense of the aggression of stupidity than to band together in an onslaught of red downvoting. What do we see now when 100 people neg someone? -1 Trolling. How ... uninspiring.
I leave you with this:
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
Brian Cook, I beg you, I urge you, I implore you. Let us become men, and put away this childish playtime of not keeping score. Give us back the old ways, the better ways, the times when we gained our MGoPoints not by virtue of pushing the submit key, but by paying the iron price of exercising our witticisms, well-thought rebukes, and Mike Cox jokes. Bring us back to the glory days. Bring us back to the days where THE_KNOWLEDGE would receive + 189 for saying "Comments commence". Do it, or I'll be forced to write this same post next offseason, just like I did last year.
"A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Southern Ingham County until 6:15 pm EDT. At 5:42 pm EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Leslie, and moving east at 40 mph." be safe
When: June 5th, 6-9pm
Where: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 540 N. Michigan Avenue, 5th floor ballroom.
Cost: $40 for Alumni members, $55 for non-members.
The Coaches Tour returns to Chicago June 5th. Come enjoy a night out with fellow Alumni, as Brady Hoke, John Beilein, Dave Brandon and other speakers talk about their plans for the 2013-2014 seasons. A silent auction will take place at the end of the night, featuring one of a kind Michigan items.
Last year was the first year I attended and it was a blast. Come out and have a great time listening to out fearless leaders from the gridiron and the hardwood, as well as Dave Brandon's vison of the future.