My favorite Michigan running back. I've been reading for just a couple of months
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
My favorite Michigan running back. I've been reading for just a couple of months
You've had the same seats since 1995? Have you ever requested an upgrade?
from my days on the mlive boards. When i started there, you could use any name you wanted, so I had like 1000 aliases. With registration came a mass purge.
The actual name is not that tough to figure out, and fits better here than Davie Faust.
The handle is an acronym that stands for Centum Primate Sodalitas. It is not so much a single user as it is a collective; a secret society of 100 highly intelligent monkeys that exists solely for one purpose: to follow Michigan football.
We have been "reading" MGoBlog since 2002. “2002?” you ask. “That’s impossible! This blog has only been around since late 2004. CPS, you are a dirty liar!” To which we respond “NO! It is Brian of MGoBlog that is the liar and he continues to deceive you to this very day!” You see, it was we that began MGoBlog in 2002, although then it was called Mr. Pinkerton’s Guide to Michigan Football and Dinner Etiquette (Mr. Pinkerton being our founding member), and we continue to write for it. How can this be? It’s simple. In order to harness our collective intelligence, we developed a system to integrate our minds with each other and with the Internet so that we could share our analysis of Michigan football. But it was during his time as an engineer with too much time on his hands that Mr. Brian infiltrated our network in 2004 and began posting our work as his own, all the while shutting us out. Granted, he’s added his own tweaks in a weak attempt to make it his own (for example, UFR originally stood for “Unbiased Football Reflections”), but the origins of this blog cannot be denied.
Unfortunately, we cannot remove ourselves from the network and we can’t stop thinking about Michigan football. I mean, we could, but we just love it too much. And so this charade continues. But eventually we will claim what is rightfully ours and fully expose the Mr. Brian's web of lies. We have existed since the beginning
of this comment and will continue to exist for all time. We are highly organized, and our members have been placed in key zoos positions around the country. Do not trifle with us.
Or CPS is an acronym of a nickname I had in school, and I began following MGoBlog around the time of the coaching search. The end.
so won't even try. Top ten post -- love the invisible ink!
I don't remember when I started reading; I think it was a couple years ago. A friend of mine mentioned this site a couple times, so I checked it out, and I've been reading ever since. (Sometimes I miss the haloscan days.)
As to my name: a long while ago I acquired an old army helmet, and for some reason I thought it would be great if I painted an M on the front and started wearing it to games. After a while, I painted the wings and the stripes on it, and it's been that way for several years now. (I did have the privilege of meeting Bo once, and he signed my helmet.)
To go along with the helmet, I acquired an old army trench coat (but I can't wear it to early-season football games, as it's heavy wool). I never had a nickname for that gameday persona, but one evening a couple years ago I was walking out of Crisler after a basketball game (during one of those infuriating Amaker seasons), and I heard a guy behind me say, "Look, kids! It's Sgt. Wolverine!" I decided the name fit, so I started using it.
So yeah, that's me in the photo to the left. That wasn't a pleasant day -- it was taken right after that miserable last-minute loss at home to Minnesota -- but it's still the best photo I have.
reading since shortly after the epic fail of not pitching the ball to Breaston, commenting for a month or two
within 80 miles of the belly of the beast (Dayton), and ever since 2002, I've felt like I've been living in exile in this strange and foreign land. I've become quite proficient in washing egg residue from siding.
Funny thing is I work at Wright Patt AFB and there are a lot of the Purdue and Penn St diaspora and I've become much more appreciative of other non-insane Big ten alumni. I've also inspired the creation of "Hawkeye in Exile", "JoePa in Exile" and "Sparty far away" as usernames on other teams' blogs.
Been reading mgoblog since the "OMG we need to follow planes" crisis of the post-Lloyd coaching search. Registered my user name after the "Brady Hoke is our frontrunner" series which caused me unmentionable pain. Been able to turn on some other Big Ten fans to reading mgoblog daily as they all think Brian's blog is the best one out there (except for my one Penn St friend who still thinks Black Shoe Diaries is the best-- que sera sera)
My wife used to complain about me reading mgoblog so much, but after the first appearance of the muppets, she's good with it.
live in wilmington and work in xenia. name says it all.
"Restive" is due to my penchant for being obstinate, and "neb" has been a nickname of mine since I was first learning to write -- because I wrote my name from right to left.
I was born to a couple of Wolverines, so I'm a life-long fan. I was a freshman in Ann Arbor the year Desmond won the Heisman and the Fab 5 were freshmen. Good times. My brother told me about this site when we were discussing recruiting. I've been reading the boards for months, but I finally managed to join VERY recently.
Ernis is "wolverine" in the Lithuanian language. The avatar is a modified Vytis, the national crest of Lithuania (that is Chad Henne's head pasted on there). Most of this derives from my proud ancestry, but I find the symbol entirely well-suited for Michigan fandom: ever-charging into battle with sword held high. Priešą parklupdyk!
PS- I've been frequenting this fantastic blog since the coaching search, though have been a once-in-a-while reader for about a year prior to that
I've been reading MGoBlog for about three years, I think.
I've been using this handle everywhere since I was about 14. When I was 13, there was a news story circulating the Metro Detroit area about a family from just outside Windsor that claimed their house had somehow been taken over by a hacker named "Sommy." They claimed that he'd turn the power in the house on and off at random, interrupt their phone calls, and harass them constantly. When they brought in the Canadian equivalent of the FBI to investigate, they found out it was just their son turning the circuit breaker on and off and picking up the extension and speaking in a weird voice to freak them out.
that story made me lol
cpt20 is Colts, Tigers, Pacers, and at that time 20 was Tony Stewert's number. So I decided to put it all together. I found this web site when I was looking for highlights of Fitzgerald Toussaint. Been reading ever since. And my picture is Danny Granger bc he's my favorite player.
It's just my initials and "blue." I discovered this site in the spring of 2005, I believe. I actually found the link from a Pistons website. Brian had found this really weird Japanese Piston fansite ("Go! Pistons" or something) and posted images from it. There were great pseudo-anime renditions of the starting lineup and Larry Brown. I've been visiting off and on since.
I've been a light reader since Brian first started, mostly getting posts sent to me by my dad who had a lot more time to hang out on the intrawebs than i did, it seemed. But ever since I became an adult, I had a lot more time to hang out on the intrawebs and haven't missed a post since 2006.
As for my name, it goes back to the haloscan days when everyone was asking gsimms for his opinion, and i was all like "dude, i don't know what SAM's gap responsibility is in this set"
of course, you can't imagine my disappointment when i couldn't log in because i kept trying to log in as "gpsimms not TO be confused with gsimms of gsimmons fame"
but i don't want to lose my 'member since' date, so i haven't made a new one.
allez bleu = go blue (in french)
was on my laptop in french class one day reading mgoblog (as i do in like all my classes) - i'd been a reader for awhile but never posted anything. can't remember what it was but i read something that really pissed me off and i signed up right there
reader since 2006
T-Mos is what my friends nicknamed me and 53 was my football number, I use it a lot...so yeah...
I've been reading the blog ever since The Year of Infinite Pain. I don't remember how I found it, but I was immediately hooked.
I have been reading here for a little over a year. My first vivid memory of Michigan football was sitting in the basement with my dad watching the Rose Bowl and hearing him curse at Charles White saying "He fumbled the g-damn ball, he dropped the f&^%ing ball!" That was the first time I also heard my dad drop the F-bomb.
I grew up in Michigan (Royal Oak) and graduated from UofM in 1993. I moved around a bit (Minneapolis, etc.) and have now lived in Atlanta since 1998. The natives have a saying/joke down here: What's the differnce between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee? A yankee is someone from the North who comes to visit; a Damn Yankee is a visitor who never leaves.
I started reading during the coaching search and became a huge fan of Les Miles. Since my Dad was an ex hockey captain and coach here during the time of Les I actually sent him an email asking him what was up and he actually replied to me because he knew my Dad, but only said that he loved Michigan and wished they'd pick up the damn phone and at least talk to him, but he never really got contacted from BM. Talk about a fiasco, but I digress.
My name is purely based upon myself being a student here at M...Ann Arbor that is.
because I am often mistaken for Kevin Kostner. However, after a closer look, people realize they are mistaken, since I am much better looking.
But in the real world that most of us live in, the most I have in common with Kevin Kostner's is his age. I do have have several Michigan degrees, hence the "blue" part. I live in Durham; however, I resemble Susan Sarandon more than I do Kevin Kostner.
My Avatar is a picture of two of my Shi-Tzu pups beggging in Michigan jerseys given to me by my Ohio State Alum brother.
Been reading MGoBlog for about 4 years due to a very M-obsessed employee of mine .
Several Michigan degrees? From Michigan? University of? In Ann Arbor?
Ann Arbor. In Michigan.
because as M fans we have multiple roles, including as funders, critics, analysts, etc. But our most important role is as those who cheer. So, from the Victors:
"Hail! to the victors valiant ...
We cheer them again
We cheer and cheer again
For Michigan, we cheer for Michigan
We cheer with might and main
We cheer, cheer, cheer
With might and main we cheer! ..."
Life long M fan, grew up in A2. Been reading MGoBlog for a few years, got hooked during the coaching search. Love the Blog, best content anywhere for True Blue.
I joined the summer before the Season of
Death I think. But was turned on by the comments after the Appy Sate game and then the coaching search. I was hooked when the flight tracker came up. I knew the blog was for me when it had that much depth. Or craziness, one of the two.
The pic of me is with my wife in Mexico on the beach. Family is very important to me. Route66 is a combination of a vacation I had with my dying grandfather and my college football number. One of his last wishes was to take The Route 66 so my cousin, uncle and I did that with him 3 years ago this week, actually. Some of my best memories with him were on that trip. I was a guard my jr and sr years so that is what that means.
I have been a UofM fan since birth. My first game was in '85 when we played Long Beach State. I was 5. Hooked ever since.
I wear my #1 jersey alot, and Braylon was one of my favorite players. I really can't remember when i first started reading the blog. Probably 2006 sometime. Not really sure. Avatar is snake oil, and is self explanitory.
Yeah I gotta say, trying to get an account on here is a massive bitch. Trying to keep out the Sparty droolers i guess? Well I took what you picked cause I couldn't get any names to work or get any emails (It wouldn't send an email confirmation thing to comcast or aol emails) so I made a yahoo and finally got it. I got tired of just reading this stuff and commenting to myself... But yeah about my name, I was born in 1992 so I'm a life long fan. Yeah, that's right MichFan1997.
Yeah I think my name is pretty straight forward. I've been reading for a good while I guess, maybe a year?, and I like what I see. I wanted to have an account for a while, but the emails never sent, so I randomly decided to try a yahoo email today and it worked. So there you go...
My nick is from a long-running procto joke about a friend of mine whose casual doctor visit escalated into 2 cold digits in the 2 hole, a greasy butt and a loss of dignity. For years (and to this day), within my group of friends getting any medical work done is referred to as getting the deuce in the deuce (fig. 1).
Contrastingly, my handle picture is a lighthouse near my house. Posting for 6mos, lurking for a couple more. The google led me here.
Name I made up way back in the day for email. Now it's my handle for everything.
Started reading before the 2007 season. A friend told me about it.
Been a life long fan. Really began to learn who the players were when I was in second or third grade with Tshimanga Biakabutuka. Since then my favorite number has been 21, even before I found out that it was Desmond's number.
That is me in the picture. I think that was after the Pick-6 against Wisconsin this year. I am in the Marching Band and the Basketball Band, I'm the guy with the giant "3" at Crisler.
favorite album by DJ Krush.
been reading for a year and a half now. forget exactly how i stumbled across mgoblog, but I think I heard it mentioned somewhere in the freep's user comments (i know.. i know..)
picture is from the front of the georgetown basketball student t-shirts (georgetown grad & basketball fan)
Not sure how or why I thought up my handle. I can assure you, though, that I am NOT a Mike DeBord handlejack, trying to remain secret.
Reading mgoblog since late 2005 or early 2006.
My first introduction to football was in 2006 when I joined UoM for grad school (international, from India). I had absolutely nothing to do for a few months before classes started and I spent all my time on Wikipedia reading up about the University. And the topic that seemed to be getting a perplexing amount of attention was the varsity football team. This confused me a great deal because in most of the rest of world nobody gives a shit about a college team. So, I obviously had to know more. I read, and I read, and I read some more. I graduated to watching videos on youtube. I started loathing OSU, and heckling other kids I knew who had admits from OSU. I learned the victors and got pumped the fuck up about Michigan football... all before I'd ever set foot in the US :)
I <3 Wikipedia...
So anyway, I got here, scalped tickets to the Central Michigan game that year, and have been hopelessly hooked since. I started reading everything I could find about Michigan football, but my analytical side (if you hadn't already guessed, yes, I am an engineer) craved more, and while searching for stats on something stumbled upon an MGo UFR. Have been reading ever since (circa October 06 if I had to guess).
A non emu is sort of a corruption of anonymous I guess. I was teaching at the time and I didn't want some random student of mine to find out how much time I spent here. I was "a non emus" for a while, and singulared it at some point. Nothing terribly interesting...
I disagree completely. I found your story fascinating. (No sarcasm!) I love that you transformed from someone with ZERO knowledge of college football into what sounds like a rabid fan. I love that you learned The Victors before you even came to the U.S.
The root of your name is also creative. I had been trying to figure out where it came from, and even though I kept thinking of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) when I saw your name, I knew that couldn't be right. Now I know.
Haha. This is why I love this place. There are other people who can understand and appreciate my obsession. Sometimes I wonder how I became this passionate about Michigan football. I think the nature of the game helped as well. Previously the little snippets of football I had seen made me think it was just a bunch of brutes beating each other up for no reason. Sort of like WWE without the wonky storylines if you will :) But as I learned more about it, I started to appreciate football what it really was - a sort of real life chess on grass with really fast, athletic, big, and strong people. Everything made perfect sense - why the linemen are big, why people lined up a certain way, why the receivers run certain routes. It is a fairly simple objective (advance the ball 10 yards in 4 downs/stop that from happening), but wrapped in some really intricate details, and rules that provide plenty of room for innovation.
The other aspect that I love is the school spirit. You couldn't help but get carried away by the excitement surrounding the team in '06. The 11-0 start, the badass defense. Even north campus came to grinding halt on the day of the Ohio State game :D Another example of this spirit was when I was with my parents (they had come over for my graduation and I was taking them around the country) at the golden gate bridge in San Fran, and this big bunch of girls look really excited to see me. Now, this has never happened before. Turns out it was the UoM womens water polo team that was there for a game, and they got all excited seeing the Michigan sweatshirt I was rocking. I ended being hugged by the entire team and took a bunch of pictures with them. Me, in the middle of 25 girls. My parents didn't quite know what to think.
Or, in other words... GO BLUE!
My first vivid UM football memory is the phantom touchdown during the 1979 Rose Bowl. Being a Michigan fan has always been bittersweet.
My username comes from a grad school mixer about ten years ago. The host had everyone write the name of thier first pet followed by their mother's maiden name on a piece of posterboard. We then held the posterboards over our heads. The host then told Smoky Rice, Ruffles Tollingsdorf, Snowball Tyler, and I that these represented our pornstar names. Sammy Little, unfortunately, stuck as my grad school nickname.
Old joke in my all-Michigan-alumni family - I actually still have the Tuba Uber Alles needlepoint framed. Played the big horn in MMB for four years, starting with AC's last year and going through Harbaugh - 2 Rose Bowls, a Sugar and a Fiesta (I took the Holiday Bowl year off). Of those, we only won the Fiesta against Nebraska, but that was a great game with some fantastic game calling by Bo. I was also able to enjoy the side trip to Hawaii with a small cohort of the band, earning beer money playing for alumni on the beaches. I still get choked up (and "wiggy" per my wife) when the band takes the field from the tunnel.
I found mgoblog sometime following The Horror, when I was searching for reason and hope and found Brian's blog. Rarely post and it's usually drivel when I do, but I spend waaaaaay too much time reading here.
During the summer of 1983 I was in High School and a 20 yr old Canadian girl my older brother met at Myrtle Beach stayed at my family's home for the summer. I used to call everyone "Jack". In place of "dude" or "man", I'd say "What's up Jack?". The Canadian chic thought it was funny and taught me the french equivalent, "Jomafalo". It became my nickname, amongst my brothers anyway.
I started reading Brian's blog last year after the coaching change. I've been a Mich fan since the '70's around the time Rick Leach was QB. I live in Ohio and come from a family of Ohio State fans, so I am the outcast. You are my family now... My Michigan Brothers!
i started reading because i saw someone reading it in class one day and i had heard of mgoblog before so i checked it out. i think that was about a year ago
A mixture of UM and my last name, Hannon. Picture to the left is my dog, Oliver. Been reading since 2006. The blog has become a very big part of my workday.
Been reading for several years, came via mlive, now this is the main blog I regularly frequent.
my name speaks for itself..a lil history behind it..i was born and raised in Wadsworth, ohio...a lil out of akron. i've been surrounded by OSU fans all my life... and thats speaks numbers for itself so i was always lookin for a team to root for. we have a lot of relatives in michigan and my bro ended up going to UofM. so i went to a game with my bro in AA and since then i've been in looove with UofM football. i get so much shit where im from but i dont care..UofM football is a family and i love everything about it..so thats how i became a fan and i'm the biggest fan in my area..cant wait for opening game this year.
that family values at Michigan have completely eroded!! lol
My name describes my status as an undergrad, I'm in my 10th year of eligibility here at UM. Eventually I'll finish, just call me Van Wilder.
I've been reading since the end of 06.
I was in the Marching Band, and I graduated in '82 (LSA). I started reading MGoBlog after finding about it at the MZone (RIP) in early '06. It is great to go to some obscure location to watch a UM game and scream "TACOPANTS!" and have at least a dozen people know exactly what you are talking about. Congrats Brian, judging from the ad content this must have become a nice gig you created.....!
I came here from EDSB (I think?), and stayed for the bizarre and hilarious commentary. My nickname stems from my addiction to adrenaline-producing sports of the whitewater variety...
Name is combination of last name and favorite sports number. LT, Pat Swilling, Woodley, etc..
Been reading over a week and I'm still pissed it took me this long to find this. I used to battle on myspace chat forums because i could never find this.
In case you didn't notice I think Mike Hart was one of the best players to ever play at the University of Michigan.
I'm a senior and soon to be graduate. I've been reading the site since I read about it in the Michigan Daily near the end of the 08 season but I am a first time poster. Now that I actually got off my arse to make an account I plan to start speaking my mind a bit around here.
A Wahoo (or more commonly 'Hoo) is an athlete, student, alum, and/or loyal fan of the University of Virginia. I grew up in Michigan and have been a Michigan fan since I was ohhhhh about five or six, having been raised properly by my U-M alum father, and have my undergrad degree from UVA, so MaizeAndBlueWahoo is exactly what I am.