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Hail To The Victors 2014
Our preseason magazine is back for a third year as an independent publication, and back on Kickstarter. It is the same 128 pages of twisted blue steel, containing a full team preview from me, opponent previews from Ace and a selection of the internet's finest opposing team bloggers, technical football stuff to thrill and amaze your friends (read: dog) with, a healthy slice of Michigan history, and profiles of Michigan Men.
- FULL TEAM PREVIEW: No, the offensive line page isn't blank. It's full of hope!
- OPPONENT PREVIEWS: The enemy in detail. Ace brings the sass.
- PINT A MINUTE: I am very proud of my Gallon retrospective title.
- DECLINE AND FALL OF THE B1G: How this happened and how to get out, maybe.
- NUSS FUSS x2: Doug Nussmeier's background, and a separate article from Space Coyote on what he wants to do.
- HALL OF THE HIGHLY TOUTED: Mathlete evaluates the most touted recruits in Michigan history, because Peppers.
- 1964 UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Greg Dooley takes on a little-regarded portion of Michigan history.
- THE LAST BO TEAM: John Kryk on 1989.
- ORIGINS OF THE WAVE: A unique Michigan tradition, examined by former Daily writer Michael Florek.
- ORIGINS OF THE GAME: Craig Ross on the paleolithic.
This year we're offering a DRM-free e-book to everyone who purchases a physical copy. This should get to you as soon as we're done with the thing. Share it, sure. Please don't put it on Pirate Bay.
What about basketball and hockey?
We found that there was just barely enough interest last year to push the basketball and hockey magazine to even and that was after a national title game appearance. We're going to split that magazine out separately, because we probably can't justify printing it up again unless we hit a certain level we don't think we did last year. We couldn't be sure because we had one mega-kickstarter.
Our goal is to get an e-book of the same length out, with more expensive on-demand printing options for people who really really want a physical copy.
WHAT DO I DO NOW
you get an ebook!
I'll take it (I drive a hard bargain).
Brian, do you think you could explain the basketball/hockey book?
The way I read it is that you'll be doing one, but it won't be funded through a Kickstarter. Is that correct?
Or will there be a second kickstarter for it, that will require a smaller goal, because you're only planning on doing a digital copy, with separate sales of a physical copy?
Just wondering, because at this point I have happier feelings reading about the basketball team.
What the crap? I'm really beginning to think that I broke MGoBlog somehow. First the post I started when Malzone committed was ignored, despite being the first up, and now this completely innocuous question is ignored.
...as long as you promise to once again send me an autographed version addressed to someone other than myself. Hoping it'll be worth something someday...kind of like an incorrectly printed postage stamp.
No problem, 1954 Cornell Grad, no problem.
Brian responded personally to my comment!
I'm an MGoBlog VIP!
i have this vague memory of something i was supposed to do but it must have just been watching this video of swimming hamsters.
that clicked the hampster link first. Go against the grain.
My wife will have to lure me out of the bathroom again from reading this with bacon, like she did last year.
Why were you reading HTTV with bacon and what did she use to lure you out of your bathroom bacon eating reading jag?
Jake Ryan gets the cover? Why not the starting QB? Is it because of the QB controversy?
No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get the four-QB montage to come out right. Oddly, Bellomy's picture kept getting superimposed over the others . . . .
I clicked the wrong one. What do you recommend I do? Panic? See a doctor? Resume whatever I was doing?
Definintely thought I was gonna have to watch that hampster drown. Happy that didn't happen.
Who else watched the swimming hamsters all the way to the end?
And Not just because I had a dream last night that if I kicked in $100 we would win the NC this year...nope had nothing to do with it...
Looking forward to all the postiveness about O-line.
Really happy we could all experience the hamsters
Then realized that it was likely horrid animal abuse. Hopefulle they get dried off and warmed up and didn't die from stress and or low body temperature afterwards.
Super cute though. Oh yes... kickstarter!
In which I wax poetic about the dichotomy between the student and the athlete, and whether this is truly a team game or a game of the self played out with many selves.
Or I make "Louis Nix was fat" jokes. I forget.
I forgot my kickstarter password... ahhh..
Will sign up for one of the higher levels once I figure out how to retrieve my pw...
that's too hard to spell...
messed me up all the time when i was a kid... just like wednesday...
sounds like wendsday... why can't it just be wendsday!!
I write about what Nussmeier wants to do. Not what I want to do. What I want to do is likely of little interest to you. What I want to do is write a 127 page tour de force about how this is the year Al Borges gets it done at Michigan, just to troll all you bastards into oblivion.
Neither Seth nor Brian determined that was appropriate though. So alas, it's just about what Nussmeier wants to do. At least that's what they think it's about...
Brian let YOU write an article in HAIL?
Holy crap - I thought the equal time rule only applied to politicians with TV & Radio. Who knew that it also extended to offensive game planning analysis in football.
Just tellin' the masses how Nuss will kick asses,
Just writin' about the hire of the new OG OC Nussmeier.
No politickin' or agenda, just Doug in Bo's hacienda.
the whole article is just one line rhymes like that
Just did the $15 like everybody. If I bump up to the $50 to get two copies, can I get one shipped to me and the other shipped to a different address?
I look forward to this every year.
Last year, I was reading this on a plane and the guy across the aisle opened his bag, tapped me on the shoulder, and took his copy out. Awesome bonding/commiserating session followed.
i got in for the $100. it's fun watching the $$ meter move... it doubled in the last hour.
...when is the Mgoblog swimsuit calendar coming out?
cold weather schools should not have swimsuit calendars.... *shudder*
Why do you assume Brian, Seth, etc. don't look good in swimsuits?
For me, it's more that this year's issue couldn't compete with last year's. That's just really sad, you know? No offense to the rest of the guys, but you just don't replace or even try to move ahead with this thing without the perfect beach bod of Heiko. Now that was a man who could work a swimsuit cover.
Maybe because cold weather = shrinkage?
The offensive line page IS blank. Turn in your goddamn editorial!
I click on the link and see that there are 420 backers already. It is straight karma I tell you.