alternate headline: man does job
The Michigan Wolverines received a #2 seed today playing in the Louisville Regional. The other teams in this Regional is:
#1 Louisville (15)
We played Kentucky last year but lost. Ky is a speedy team this year too. Jessica Mendoza said this is the toughest regional in the bracket. She said this on the Selection Show.
The Tuscaloosa Regional is the other Regional on our side of the bracket. The teams are:
#4 South Alabama
Congrats to Northwestern for making the tourney as well.
Notre Dame gets a #3 seed vs Hawaii in the Tuscan Regional
Surprised I didn't see this. LA just went up on Phoenix 2-1. Quick let in a Cloutier style goal but otherwise Phoenix hasn't been doing much on the offensive end. Despite 2 goals, Mike Smith has been playing his ass off as usual. Go Yotes.
Rooting for my Gunners to close out their campaign with a victory and a Uefa Champions League berth. While watching, I think "I wonder how Detroit FC did last night."
Well, after twenty minutes of searching multiple websites, I can't find anything. Thus, I have two questions.
1. How did they do last night?
2. When you're trying to get any new enterprise up and running, especially a sports club, I think access to important information for fans/potential clientel is one of the most important things you can make sure you're on top of. I am a huge sports nut and enjoy following many minor league and amatuer teams. I guess what I am asking is, does anyone else get this frustrated when you can't even find a damn score? I have sympathy for the fact that the team is new and in a lower tier league, but I shouldn't have to sign up for a twitter account just to go and search through your tweets to find a score. I know the scores won't be on ESPN. But the least you can do is post it to your website after the game is over. After twenty minutes I just gave up. The NPSL website has nothing. What is the point of playing games if you aren't even going to let your fan base know the results?
That's my rant.
It's been pretty cool so far with all sorts of story lines: Can Kooch finally win a major, will the ballad of Ricky Fowler continue to be sung, and last but not least can Kevin Na finish let alone win with the swing demons he has to contend with. Kevin alone is a reason to load up on the booze; I can hardly watch him without my eyes bulging and lips pursing. I think his odds of suffering a breakdown are better than his odds of winning but he has been amazing none the less. Zach Johnson is still in it, Curtis is still in it as well as a couple of the Europeans. Heck, Mickelson and others can get in on it if the pressure gets to the leaders. I think it's going to be great golf drama but my money is on Fowler; the kid's a freak.
I suppose with the veritable cornucopia of worthy topics on the mgoboard this offseason I feel like starting my own RCMB-worthy post. I considered a ""hot or not" thread, or perhaps a "bump when you just smacked your b girlfriend" thread, but then inspiration struck:
With all the "for a day" front page posts, why not throw it out there. What would you change if YOU ran mgoblog?
Personally, I'd get rid of that CEFH douche. Lot of paint chips consumed in that one's childhood to be sure. Then I would bring back a merit based point system.
Ah yes, I suppose I did have a point. It is my contention that bringing the old "One Man, One Vote, Two Points" system back would return many utils of fun/entertainment to the blog, as well as some level of accountability.
Sad as it may be, back in the day having one of your comments/posts/diaries pos bombed was kind of a little thrill. Positive reinforcement if you will. Made you want to be a better poster.
Now seeing these poor impotent posbang threads just seems sad. Just watching these poor dejected bastards going through the motions out of sheer nostalgia...It makes a man yearn for days gone by.
Back in the day, a worthless post like this one could have been negged to oblivian.
There were consequences for a man's actions. Fortunes were won and lost at the turn of a phrase. It was an exciting time.
This subject has been broached here
but a review of the literature doesn't reveal much. Was there a reason merit-based points went away? Does anyone really like the new system?
I threw together a little poll just for kicks, you can throw in your opinion if you've got time. Dont expect it will change anything, but I dont know...Am I the only one who misses the way of the posbang?
Which do you prefer?
Enough of my tired ideas though...What would you guys change?
So, today was my son's first communion. I thought it was a big deal, but apparently so did Brian as he showed up too!
My MGoWife reads the blog and after the service she generously volunteered for the following photobombs. She's the one wearing the smile and I've redacted others from the images just because it made sense to do that. I also enhanced Brian a bit as the lighting was terrible.
Yes, Brian, we are creepy stalkers. You sit behind us at hockey games too. It is all I can do to keep my wife from screaming "muppets" when she sees you. I'm sorry and I'll leave you alone now and no restraining order will be necessary.