But I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
Brian Cook still needs a hair cut.
had that one in the holster, ready to go. didnt ya? haha
Seem a little defensive about it...
I am just floored that he isn't Hispanic
I'm YOUR mom. Go eat your cereal before you miss the bus.
Eat your cereal, dammit.
He left in such a hurry that he took the cereal to school and consumed half of his geography book.
I never know what she's doing back there...
Does it feel a little icky to be praised by a Buckeye?
I might have to shower after that, if it happened to me.....
He doesn't understand us, he classified things like "Taco Pants" and "Unverified Voracity" as "odd ball vernacular."
EDIT: He=the author, not the Ohio guy from Eleven Warriors (both praised Brian).
Don't wait for the praise just take shower.
His hair is a beautiful thing. Locks of love baby, locks of love.
Get a real job!
Who cares about the hair? He's wearing a "Michigan Women's Ice Hockey" T-shirt. That's all that matters.
But dang, Cook, would it have killed you to put on an MGoShirt for the photo op???
Extend the brand, man, extend the brand!!!
The brand, the brand, the brand!
This thread is going down hill fast. Perhaps I should change the title to "Airing of Grievances or Angry Hump Day Thread."
The site is 69% male?
I am down with the whole haircut thing, but heck, compared to me, everyone on the board needs a haircut.
kind of amazing how influential and highly regarded this blog has become. Nicely done Brian.
Didn't I see you in your bath robe at the supermarket writing a check for a half gallon of half & half creamer ?
well that's just, like, your opinion man.
The dude abides...needs more white russian and dirty bathrobe but otherwise freakishly on point.
Do you go out...dressed like that...on a weekday?
The Dude abides.
is this "Shembechler" dude who has a hall named after him?
some enviable hair. Fearless leader is a blogstar.
David Brandon said that he had to eject you from his garden party. He said that you were drunk and abusive. Stay out of Ann Arbor, Cook. Stay out of Ann Arbor, deadbeat.
David Brandon treats objects like student athletes, man.
Nice to put a face with the name and writing. Keep up the good work Brian.
Its message boards are largely filled with constructive comments for and by Michigan fans.
Bring on the hot blogger groupies...
...hot FEMALE blogger groupies...
These alleged groupies better steer clear of Mrs. Cook, given her skill with various kitchen utensils.
Her blog shows a wicked skillset in the kitchen, fer sher.
From the last photo shoot?
"They are seen as credible news outlets now"
I just realized that my name is Brian, I have a goatee (albeit better trimmed), wear glasses but I have short hair.Has Dr. Cook produced Mgoblog Wunderkind clones? Genius my man, genius.
When did Brian escape from Azkaban?
You can't be Sirius.
/Saved to my Photoshop Opportunity folder.
hence the leaning
I hate to say it, but he looks like Chad Kroeger from Nickelback.
I'd say Eddie Vedder with glasses
I'm disappointed that you know what that guy looks like.
I had to search for this post due to Brian's comment about docking you points. Classic and genius!!
Screw the po-po. This comment was worth the two-day stint in the penalty box.
it looks like a mullet - sweet,sweet mullet
...loses all strength when his locks are clipped. Do not cut thine hair, Brian. The world will crumble, and a silver-haired fox named GERG will be the only survivor.
I used to have long hair until it started thinning and I looked more and more like a guy nobody would want to sleep with. Then I cut it short and nothing changed. Meh.
the general style in AA hasn't changed in 40 years.
Brian Superstar - do you blog like they say you are?
Good article, love that Mgoblog has become such a huge resource that I have old people (how do I turn on the computer?) from my dads work asking if I have emailed him today with any new M related information.
I love beating fans of other teams over the head with information from five different posts to prove my point. "You are wrong because..."
However, trolls on this sight have a tougher go of it.
Cook and his team fight off the trolls. The website's switch to a Drupal platform did away with anonymous posting, and drive-by trolls.
Cook is quick to ban people who cross the line. He also fights back by giving trolls the grief of 404 error pages and slow website processing speeds. Sometimes he just likes to have a good laugh and cave them, which means trolls can post but only they can see their posts. "I have guys email me saying, 'There is this weird bug where I log out and I can't see my post. I don't think anyone can see my posts,'" Cook says. "I always tell them, 'That is a very strange bug. I'll look into that.'"
that Brian's giving 'em a hard time with the hardware, nuts-and-bolts side of the site. It would be nice if the independent MGoVigilantes committed to troll-busting got a shout out too. However, ours is a labor of love, and comedy.
There is brief mention of the point system that was adopted so that certtain users could moderate others' posts, but as you said, we don't neg for glory or admiration. We do it for the love of the game.
ARE YOU TELLING ME I JUST SPENT THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS TALKING TO NOBODY?
em0? Is that you?
You created an account just to write that?
Feel free to direct your worthless post on the eleven warriors blog instead.
We were on Comedy Company together. I will see if I can find a younger (less hairy) picture of him.
I don't need to know how the Comedy Company shaves together.
Coulda fooled me. Hope those aren't all Michigan degrees . . . .
but thousands of young people, each and every year, earn a Michigan degree. It happened to me.
Why would you have long hair and not make them take pictures of it blowing in the wind?
Opportunity lost my friend.
Great article,nice to see the site and brian getting some love.
The readership is about 69 percent male, 55 percent college educated, 48 percent with $100,000 annual incomes, about one-third ages 18-34 and another third between 35-50 years old. Cook describes them as "all college-educated dudes without kids and lots of disposable income."
How do they tabulate this stuff? (Kind of creepy that they can find this stuff out.)
I'm surprised that only a third of readers are in the 18-34 range. I would've guessed that was 50 percent or more.
I'm guessing there's a disconnect in age between those who post frequently and those who just read the front page. My gut feeling is that the younger crowd are the ones more apt to be using the forum and posting on stories. Those posters aren't necessarily a reflection of the readership as a whole since based on the page view numbers, there's got to be far more observers than active participators...
no mention of my demographic....... am I the only one?
It also didn't mention what percentage are obese, percentage of users with certain eye colors, or percentage of users who have/had braces. I can't believe they missed that stuff.
MGoBlog really ties the Internet together.
Looks like a younger version of Ron Jeremy to me.