alternate headline: man does job
Well, its been a heckuva a season, and i know that i have eaten up more than my fair share of bandwidth here. in my opinion, MGoBlog really picked up the basketball coverage this year. Ace provided pre-game analysis, post-game analysis, mid-game tweeting, and post-game giffing. Brian and Seth set the mood with poignant thought pieces, Mathlete hung around and did his thing. All the while, Brandon Brown kept that sweet sweet recruiting juice flowing and the mods kept tight reins on the whole thing.
the great thing about MGoBlog, for me at least, is that it is its own thing, its not part of a yahoo network or bleacher report or anything else. one benefit of this is that it can be whatever the editorial board, and to a lesser extent the users, want it to be. it can be a place where stats and narrative and memory and analysis and tidbits live without all the name calling, emoticons and childish behaviour of the rest of the sports internet. and all of this is given to us for free, no memberships required, nothing.
so, i have a challenge for you, fellow MGoBloggers, the first MGoBlog MGoPoints Beveled Guilt Pledge Drive. here's how it works: for the next 24 hours, you up-vote this post and i donate $0.50 for every up-vote. and just so it doesn't seem like i am hunting only for MGoPoints, a down vote will also get a $.50 donation. now, there are hundreds of thousands of visitors to the site every day and many of them are more computer savvy (aka capable of hacking voting system) than me, so i am going to cap my donation this first time around at an amount i have predetermined. based on what this number is, future donations may not be capped.
i encourage others to make the same pledge below, as well. maybe if we raise enough, we can talk a certain someone out of leaving medical school to rejoin the MGoStaff...
I want to say just how thorougly and sincerely thankful I am to the mods for stepping up and managing the board, especially through the past 12 hours. ZoneLeft, Seth, Profitgoblue, LSAClass of 2000, and justingoblue (I hope I'm not leaving anybody out): you guys rock. You help keep MGoBlog the class act that it is. (And of course thanks to Brian who is the one who set the tone for this blog from the beginning.) Your time and effort is much appreciated.