a terrible blight on our fine country
Sorry to post this on a Friday before a game, but a major and totally surprising piece of sports news.
Roberta Vinci, a 32 year old (300:1 odds) Italian beat Serena Williams in the US Open, denying Williams the chance of a calendar Gran Slam, last done in 1988 by Steffi Graf.
Quick question: What is the MGoCommunity's go to method for covertly reading MGoBlog content during the workday? I like to take a 10 minute break every day to view the blog and catch up, but...
- In an office/cube environment, with medium-heavy traffic behind me without a privacy screen.
- Can't spend too much time on the phone to read via the iOS app.
- Having MGoBlog up with all of its beautiful maize and blue, Har-BAUGH banner, and images draws too much attention.
Should we fundraise for a "panic" button which minimizes the window?
Is there a plain-text/monochrome/generic version of the site I could utilize during the work day (but doesn't deprive the MGoStaff of ad revenue?
It's over at TMZ. Mods, if this is too gossipy, feel free to delete. But it's probably the best account of what happened, directly from the fiancee. She said beer likely involved.
OT: looking to see if any MGoBloggers would have interest playing In the MoneyBall 3 on 3 in Lansing next year
I just played this last weekend in the second annual MoneyBall 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Lansing, MI. We took 1st in the Men's Open Division. Mods will probably delete, but I'm looking to see if any of you fellow MGoBloggers would be interested in competing in this tournament. My friend who runs the tournament played in the NBA for a short time. He's going to change the tournament weekend next year so it doesn't fall on Labor Day weekend again. He's trying to grow the tournament participation in the men's open and 35 and over brackets. It's not as fun as a Gus Macker yet, but it can get there if more teams get involved. There are many divisions from boys and girls which are what most of the teams in it consist of. Just wanna know if there would be any interest on here.
He also plans to lower the team entry fee for each team down from $160...not asure how much it will be, but I'm sure it will be closer to the Gus Macker entry fees
I have a question about tailgating and getting the game on tv. My plan this year is to go to all home games, but only actually go into maybe one or two games. The rest I plan to just tailgate and watch the games on tv.
Now I know that the Oregon State game is on ABC, as well as others may be throughout the course of the year. For the games on local channels, I plan on just using a Digital Antenna. Has anyone had any success / problems using digital antenna receivers at the game? (such as not being able to get anything to come in, or only a few specific channels come in)
My other question is about using Dish Network. I have DIsh at home already, and would like to take it with me to the game for times when they are on ESPN, FS1, etc. So far, I have researched it and it seems you either need to buy the "Tailg8er" or whatever it is, for some $300+. Or I also beleive you can buy a portable dish that receives HD, that sets itself up once installed for around $200. Basically I'm completely new to all of this, and I'm obviously looking to spend the least amount of money possible, but I don't want to sacrifice HD. Any advice and information is extremely helpful and I appraciate it!
By the way - I will be tailgating at the golf course all year.