For the first activity of Festivus, we will now hear the airing of the MGoGrievances.
For being cheaters!
I am so sick of people talking about Urban Meyer ... Being the head coach of the Buckeyes does not automatically equal better recruiting classes and national championships. That team is seriously flawed between talent lost, scheme transition, and sanctions.
my wife, I am flawed for the same reasons
It pisses me off when someone responds to a comment that is close to the top even though it has nothing to do with their topic, just because they think their opinion should be heard. C'MON!!!
Also, I am ready for the Feats of Strength... come at me bro!!!
How the first post got to the top even though it came 20 minutes after the next post original post down.
If you don't think we are in a heated recruiting battle because of him then you are sadly mistaken. Ohio went from barely a top 25 recruiting class to a top 5 in TWO WEEKS!! It remains to be seen whether Urb will be able to coach'em up on D without the Marvelous Mr. Mattison, but we have our hands full with recruting at the very least.
and now...YOU'RE GONNA HEAR ABOUT IT!
....when I would shout,"MOAR SAFETIES!".
of half of the threads being filled with complaints about the post! (eg, "that was posted yesterday") Not sure why so many people feel the need to correct everything, especially after it was already pointed out. What's so hard about ignoring it and moving on to the next wonderful Mgoblog thread!?
The fact that you just referenced xkcd is more than sufficient to overcome the irony is that you just complained about the fact that a lot of people are complaining on the MGoBoard. Well done, sir
It is Festivus, fergodsakes!
On that same topic, I'm sick and tired of people starting new threads on topics that have already been posted (and would be revealed in a simple MGoSearch) and then forcing the Mods to spend time deleting them.
This complaint was posted yesterday. Please read the board before you post!
Uh, excuse me, but I think it is technically written out MGoBlog, not Mgoblog. Come on, bro.
I cannot stand some of the mgoslappies on here that will defend Brian's opinion to the death. Believe or not Brian is human and makes mistakes. Have an open mind people!
What??? He is? Shoot thanks for letting me know now.
I personally abhor the practice of labeling someone who happens to agree with Brian as a closed minded slappy.
Can't go wrong in following our *FEARLESS LEADER*!!11!
I believe Dear Leader is the correct title, but you can't go wrong following him in any case.
myopic slappies that are always disagreeing with Brian. Seriously, douche bags, think for yourselves for once! Gosh!
are contrarian slappies, technically-speaking.
I hate those open minded slappies who are so obsessed with their open mindedness that they change whether they agree or disagree all the time.
I agree. For the most part I think Brian is right, but just because he says something doesn't mean it's a new commandment or something. Obviously you have to respect the guy, especially because we're on his site discussing this, but I"m not afraid to discuss with him about many things
He has a metric ton of knowledge about Michigan football. He has many valid opinions, and many smart independent thinking people agree with him on many topics.
He is also likely the most stubborn person you will ever meet. Just one time, one time I would like for him to admit he was wrong. About anything. I was wrong. I say it probably 5 times a day. Guy seems utterly incapable of saying it. Ever.
but since I'm never wrong I don't view it as a problem. Seriously, I don't. I have a t-shirt that says so.
I was wrong. I was mad when Michigan hired Brady Hoke because I though it was a capitulation, that it was Michigan returning to the things that made it such a frustrating team to root for once Lloyd Carr stopped having the best defense in the universe....
This is not the case. It turns out as I was sitting in the stands burning up inside as Rocky Harvey scatbacked Illinois to victory or Michigan punted itself into oblivion against OSU, Brady Hoke was standing on a sideline burning up inside, whether it was at Michigan Stadium or somewhere in the MAC. Hoke does not want to lead by 17. He wants to lead by 21, dammit. If anything, the playcalling this year has been too aggressive what with the constant unleashing of the dragon....
If this feels like getting back to Michigan, it's the Michigan of your dreams, the Michigan you left back in Peoria when you shipped to Saigon. You've got one good picture of her and she's that pretty every day in an ugly place.
"This Is Michigan" is about the idea, not the reality—at least not a reality from the last 20 years. So far. Days like Saturday inch us closer to the picture in our heads.
It appears I was wrong. #6 today.
Once he reaches five years of marriage, he will have no problem saying it.
...he's said it a number of times here and other spaces that he was dead wrong about Hoke, both on the chances he'd be hired, and what that hiring meant, and his capacity for coaching.
What I imagine is frustrating is he'll do this thing I think all people who are proud of their own intelligence do where if you're arguing and reach a point where you're right and he's wrong he'll immediately be like "okay, here is why I was wrong because SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE and so I thought SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE and that led me to SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE RAWWRRR thus conclusion, but yeah you're right despite SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE."
Since I'm also one of those people who probably thinks too much of his own brain I actually appreciate this -- I like to see how a problem was solved and unravel the system that led to a false answer even more than I like to see a correct conclusion. But people tell me this can be very annoying.
I get that, because I do it too, but often (especially if done repeatedly), it just comes off as trying to rationalize why you weren't really wrong as opposed to just saying "I was wrong". I've found that just saying "I was wrong" tends to go over much better with people (my wife) than trying to justify my original thoughts.
I suppose that realizing this has made going back and revisiting why it appeared to be wrong at the time of the decision a very tiresome chore.
Dude, if you're wrong that many times a day on a regular basis. Well...sucks being dumb.
Yeah, I mean if Brian was soooo smart he would bring back negbangs and posbangs. Maybe he is smart for not doing so because I would neg his ass back to the stone age. While I am at it, I want my expired points back!!!!!!!!!!! Where are they? Somebody knows and when I find them I am getting them back and finding out who really shot JFK. Something tells me there is a correlation. Who is with me?!
I think it's the bug that makes going beyond the top-10 topics difficult. You have to open them in a new tab or page rather than just clicking on the error. That makes the top-10 threads premium real estate and people don't want that space littered with already-posted topics.
That's my opinion, anyway...
There is a Google-powered "Site Search" option in the upper right corner of this page. People need to use it. Also, I think its pretty safe to assume that news that has been out for at least an hour has already been posted. If people think its truly new information, use the search function first.
It isn't only about seeing if something was already posted so you can post it - not everyone is a ravenous, competitive, have to first poster. That thinking, and the clutter that follows, is what chews up all the front page space and the space within the posts. Sometimes you just want to be able to see recent posts more than an hour or so old.
You can't search for something when you have no idea what it is.
If you're going to post "new" content, do a site search to make sure the same thread hasn't already been created. A good rule of thumb is that if its been posted within the past 6 months, don't start a new thread unless its truly new or a fresh way of looking at it.
That wasn't my point, but that's ok.
His point is that despite the fact that it's new to you, it's probably not new to most readers of the board, ergo not worthy of a spot on the front page.
If you've got information that is new to you and most of the non-mgoblog public, post it on facebook or twitter instead. The reception will likely be much warmer, and you'll still have the satisfaction of letting more people in on it.
But my point had nothing to do with posting...he's answering something I never said. I was just supporting the guy who complained there were too many posts and the link to go to page two of the board list wasn't functioning correctly. If you're going to criticize and correct at least take the time to make sure you understand what was said.
I rarely post anything so have no dog in that fight.
If you want to be an internet cop at least just make sure you know who is breaking your rules
Why not just create a permanent sticky topic at the very top that says what you just said with a title like "***READ BEFORE YOU POST***" or somesuch. Then more people would know and maybe it would cut down on the all the goddam whining about things being "already posted."
Seriously, the goddam whining is the worst. Not all of us sit by the computer 24/7 hitting refresh and reading every word on the board, so honestly "already posted" doesn't mean shit to me because maybe I missed it the first time. You know?
I try to keep that in mind, that most (?) aren't continuously on the site, day in and day out. The only time I really get annoyed is when someone posts something that was posted just a few threads earlier. Other than that, I try to just unpublish duplicates, list them in the Moderator Sticky. and move on.
And it's a very good opinion. I tried to back you up below but the on-line police mis-read (or didn't read) what I was saying and started stomping on me, which of course only further validates your point and similar ones being made by others. Welcome to the internets.
The serial down voter, whom in my conspiracy filled mind, I've determined to be just one guy. He even down voted the recent "star wars" done with all of the Michigan people as the characters. He better hope I don't see him for the feets of strength later today.
I think this is what happened to Manny Harris.
in the following ways:
Your constant complaining about Ohio's two coaching staffs.
Your constant bashing and/or supporting of RR. HE'S NOT OUR COACH ANYMORE LET IT GO.
Your incessant posting of all things Sparty. They're good now, too. GET OVER IT.
You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe...I lost my train of thought
The incredible ability of some regular posters to effectively become trolls with the way they hijack threads with their vast and important opinions that get recycled everytime a topic comes up that they're sick of talking about and ready to "move on from..." as long as they get the final word.
Having to live in this hell hole...enough said!
It's not that bad here IMO.
Of Bama fans I guess. Northwest Alabama isn't too bad, maybe.
During the past year, you have disappointed me in the following ways.
Too many God D**n kittens!
Well I like kittens and the Three Stooges.
My kitten is lowering the population of kittens that disagree every time I post something.
I have a grievance to air with you, seriously, is there such thing as too many kittehs?
Why must you hate on the kittens and their hats?
People who post on threads for the sole reason of saying "I don't care about this thread".
When people try to tell me that Columbus is actually a decent town.
No. Fuck Jenny's Ice Cream, fuck Katzinger's Deli. Fuck everything about Columbus. Its only purpose for existance is to remind us that no matter where we live, at least it's better than Columbus.
Your sentiments are well taken, but I am gonna have to call shenanigans on dissing Jeni's Ice Cream - that is some serious gourmet shiz that is 100% deserving of the props it gets. I'm convinced that there is nothing on Earth she cannot make into awesome ice cream. It is a bit pricy, though. From last year, I remember a cone from Stucchi's - STUCCHI'S!! - being cheaper.
But Katzinger's? Whatevs. It's a Zingerman's wannabe and a perfect metaphor for how Columbus' collective loathing for Ann Arbor is borne out of its latent but futile quest to be more like A^2
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the airing of grievances. Hell people in Ohio are starting to join in. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Complaining about Michigan envy is a good start.
When people try to criticize a city due to a specific dislike of a sports fanbase. Columbus beats the hell out of any city in Michigan. It just sucks that they like a shitty sports team.
You do realize that Ann Arbor is in Michigan don't you?
Drop acid, not bombs, bro.
I don't get it.
Is this why people from Ohio vacation in Michigan?
I got a problem with people that automatically downvote my extremely insightful and informative posts just because they dislike me. It hurts my feelings and I hope they get coal under their respective Festivus poles.
I only do it since I can use the coal to burn in my ancient heater for my home.
This is already the best Festivus EVAR!!!
People who comment on how awesome somthing is, without actually contributing to the awesomeness. That makes it less awesome for everyone.
I have two issues with all of you here, and now you're going to hear about it!
1. The MGoGrammar Police (the ones who actually do it in all seriousness and not jokingly). Knock it off. It's a forum fergodsakes!
2. People who make sarcastic comments without the heads up that it's sarcastic. Sarcasm is near impossible to detect through just written word, so please tell us before hand. It just ends up making you and/or the person who replies to you look like an idiot (which is often me).
Thank you and enjoy your Festivus!
The /s kills all that is funny in sarcastic jokes, in my opinion at least.
Unless the sarcasm is very subtle I'd think most clear minded readers will get it. I actually enjoy the biting replies to posters who miss the sarcasm. That's where things get funny.
I agree that we should use the /s tag, I just tend to disagree that you should go around biting people...
agreed completely. it's really starting to get out of hand. it's no better than "see what I did there?" or any variation of that.
The MGoGrammar Police (the ones who actually do it in all seriousness and not jokingly).
People who make sarcastic comments without the heads up that it's sarcastic.
Please avoid sentence fragments.
I hate that I can't posbang this!
I am all about keeping a higher standard for this board but these people really seem to want to wallow in the minutiae. I'm going to give you a hint. If I'm posting on an evening open thread, there's a pretty good chance I'm drinking and I don't proofread as closely when the game is on. Please don't get on my case for typing noone. I'm pretty good about there, their, and they're but if I'm watching over my computer while I type I may mess it up every now and then. I'll occasionally call my friends out for who/whom because they know I'm joking but I don't scour the board for it because I'm not an asshole.
I think you mean "and now you're going to hear about them."
I've got a problem with people who enable n00bery. If somebody asks a question that could be answered by a simple MGo/Google/wiki search, don't answer it for them and let them catch up to the 21st century on their own time.
Also, wtf is with people glorifying multiple posts and upvoting redundancy? Cave that shit, FFS.
I am sick unto death of people who wander through, ignorantly labeling messages as "flamebait." Democracy is a beautifal thing. That's the purpose of MGoBlog- if everyone has the chance to be heard, we will hear many fine things we would otherwise have missed amongst the inevitable quantity of ho-hum posts. But adding democracy to censorship has the opposite effect. It drags the discourse down to the need to appeal to all, even when that's impossible. Flaimbait should be like overturning a play on the field- it should be beyond dispute. otherwise it's subjective.
Oooh, and don't think I don't know the fate of this post! Ahem- sarcasm.
Now...no one leaves until someone pins me in wrestling!
And the weakness in my character that tempts me to make the same tired arguments against said broken records. When I know that said tired arguments are exactly as useful and constructive as the original broken record's. That being not at all.
My new mantra: Its okay for people to be wrong on mgoblog. It's okay for people on mgoblog to be insane. Its not up to me to correct them. It's not even that constructive.
Serenity now, insanity later.
Are the students who complain about the alumni because we don't cheer loud or often enough, like to sit once in a while, prefer to sing The Victors rather than Sweet Caroline, find the Wave boring after 25+ years, serve craft beer at our tailgates rather than Natty Lite, arrive at the Big House before the kickoff, pay a hefty seat premium, etc.--the sames ones who call us every few months at dinner time to beg for money and job interviews?
Y u no cheer loudly?
That reminds me: did you get my resume?
Hey, I'm a student who drinks craft beer at tailgates. Drinking in the morning is best done with breakfast stout. Science. Seriously, who would complain that old people don't drink Natty Lite?
what has become of how crazy the mods are now. They erase all kinds of stuff now, and we're not allowed to talk about anything that's not directly related ot Michigan football. One of the things I love about this site is that you can learn or talk about just about anything that's not religion or politics. I found out Tool is playing in Toledo next month (Which I'm now going to) and I'm lucky because the thread was erased. Bunch of crap if you ask me.
Starting January 4th, you can post anything you want. Presumably Tool will still be a band by then.
Hopefully Nickelback wont...
I'm going too yey! would have never known if not for MgoBoard.
The vendor who uses "samesies" and "yey" sells very little.
1. Reposted thread topics. If you're going to start a new thread, read the first few pages on the MGoBoard to make sure it's not already posted. We've had several posts not just posted twice, but three or four times and it's irritating as fuck because it takes up front page space.
2. Properly label your threads. If it's offtopic, label it offtopic. Make sure people can understand what your thread is about from the title. A good thread starts with the thread title.
3. Please format better. If you want people to take you seriously and actually read your posts, it might be a good idea to have multiple paragraphs and to use capitalization. There's nothing worth than seeing a blob of text with no capitals. It's really harsh on the eyes. If you have something good to say, I want to read your post.
4. I reserve the right to add to this.
you can't format on the app (to my knowledge) so those who break news on the go are pardoned in my eyes. All other points seconded.
You can't do block quotes or any fancy formatting. however, what most poorly formatted posts need is just a coulpe returns in it, to make it more readable, which is possible to do from the app.
if you "Switch to plain text editor" and then use the html commands ("Raoul" excavated ShockFX's old html post from google cache, search under "html").
I have two grievances:
1.) If you try to edit a comment you entered under the plain text editor, it comes back translated into rich text editor and is unreadable, forcing you to start over again. It also turns all line breaks into [horizontal] double spaces. This can happen anytime, for instance, you overlook a quotation mark in a long html command. As of yet I still haven't had a pleasant experience with the "Preview" command, either.
2.) I don't know where to look for an explanation of the new board set-up [how to pos-bang, what is a "karma point," etc.]; the Mgoboard FAQ has nothing to say about the new system.
He/I was referring to from the iPhone app. I don't think it's possible to block quote or do any of the HTML text variations from there
two mentiun them idiots who kan't spel eether.
aw hell nah, ya'll jus dem haters. Iz dum AF tht you haterz kint see wut im sayzin dawg.
I hate when people respond to posts that need correction or addition, thereby making correction or addition impossible
... I still don't fucking get it. Nor do I get how a "tweet" from a 16 year old boy can get the people on this board all up in a tizzy. It's a fuckin text message. It really means nothing. You are being played.
Gary Danielson -- douche.
politics and the people who partake in the dark art.
D'Antonio, Saban, Paterno, and Tressel -- seriously, what horrible role models for young men. Yet, they still are revered by the media because they win at a game.
The media. What a fucking bunch of insecure jackasses who care more about generating false controversy and ignoring real controversy than they do about discovering the truth and doing what's right. All for $.
Thank you for listening. On to the feats of strength.
My grievance isn't with the board, it's with the bowl system in its current form: a racket run for the benefit of local old boy networks at the expense of universities and ultimately taxpayers in most cases. Fortunately Brian has been all over this. Just follow the "burn the whole system to the ground" link in the "bowl-lol update" paragraph in this post:
I've got a problem with those people (including my parents and in-laws) that order gifts online and send them directly to us, requiring us to wrap the gifts ourselves. Lazy, lazy, lazy!
I'm not crazy about your face. That goes for any of you.
During the past year, you have disappointed me in the following ways.
People who posts threads on prospects who are never, were never, and had no interest in coming here. Stefon Diggs, Noah Spence, Taylor McNamara, etc.
That I posted a thread about Stefon Diggs, and I immediately regretted the decision.
Too much negging, not enough MGoLove. Often half a thread disappears because someone's pissy. I posbang the crap out of this blog. If you disagree with something click "Reply" and type "I disagree." It's a forum fergodsakes. Sometimes its annoying how any actual discuussion on a topic gets buried on page 4 by 200 posts of "herp de derp" and pics of cats. I love that stuff, but sometimes that's the entire thread.
I agree with you on all points, save for the cats. And I pos-bang you, because we both know what's coming.
Agreed and seconded. Negging really should be reserved for actual trolls and people who are just disrespectful. The blog won't grow if people are afraid to type their opinions. Yes you can say points don't matter in the grand scheme of things, but it would probably be more effective to type disagree and explain your thoughts.
You may know this already, but you can alter your settings such that ALL comments appear, even the -1's and 0's.
Below any OP, there is a big heading that says "Comment viewing options." Change the the threshold to [-1]. Save settings. VOILA, flamebait in all its glory. :)
wrestle your father!
The automatic negging of any comment that is positive toward a non Detroit team playing against a Detroit team.
Bears suck White Sox suck Cubs suck Blackhawks suck Bulls suck.
At least we agree on the Cubs. And Caleb Hanie...
Although, given everything that's happening in Detroit, I could see there being justification for an inferiority complex.
I really only have a problem with anything Magnus says.
And I have a problem with people who hate on Magnus for voicing his opinion.
And I have a problem with people who reply in support of Magnus.
And I have a problem with people who have a problem with people who reply in support of Magnus towards people who hate on Magnus.
is that I can't assess his opinions with objectivity because I keep thinking he's Brandon Graham.
...i was the only one.
posts that bother me on mgo, except for the obsession with MSU. For years I have been reading about how sparty is so fucking obsessed with us and yet every other post seems to be about MSU at times, and this year it was more like 80%, for weeks after the loss. After we kick their green and white asses next year, please only spend a week rubbing it in, then move on to the next game. Thank you and have a great holliday season everyone.
Even with the MSU obsession, I still consider you all my mgobros!!!
1. FBS College Football - Can you think of any other sport where you can go undefeated and not have any shot at a championship? No one in college football controls their own destiny. No one.
2. Board Nazis - As you can see by my number of MGoPoints, I don't post much, but I do sometimes. Mainly, I love coming on here and getting information and just seeing the funny reactions to stuff going on. That being said, sometimes it seems like a junior high bitchfest sound board. "Learn the rules" or "this isn't OT." What the fuck is it to you, really? If you don't like it, move on to something else. If it didn't belong there and it is taking up your precious time and space, then you're making the situation worse by writing negative stuff. Just saying.
Wow, that felt good. I am really getting into the spirit of Festivus now. Happy Festivus Everybody!!!
This isn't OT always makes me chuckle. Who cares if the guy was playing it on the safe side? He'd get bombed if he didn't post OT.
I would love to share my opinion, but it keeps getting erased. Ironic, really.
If there are specific comments that were deleted, I would be happy to discuss them with you and try to tell you why they were probably deleted. I've deleted maybe 15 or 20 comments total in the last 5 months, and most of those are racist/homophobic flamebait.
That said, "Tool is coming to Michigan" is not an opinion.
when my post is labeled as spam! I never use swear words and I don't know why it is spam! Example: for the Halloween costume question, I wanted to know if Lloyd Brady was going as Lloyd Christmas or Tom Brady. SPAM. really??
As for a non MGOBLOG grievance, I am still annoyed that Armando Gallaraga did not get that perfect game. He was out, people! wait....that was 2010.
Re: Gallaraga. Some grievances stand the test of time.
Grievance validated. Festivus now enjoyable.
My grievances against are:
-losing to them four years in a row
-listening to their gripe about being "disrespected" by the sports media
-listening to their gripe against the common football fan choosing Michigan over them and labelling them "Walmart Wolverines"
It's on Sparty!
There is no Pos/Negbang anymore.
I dislike the pettiness that sometimes shows up and the occasional childish back and forth comments that have no bearing on the topic under discussion.
And fuck Ohio while I am at it.
WRONG WRONG WRONG.
is people who beat me to the punch.
but you started it!
(/s omitted as grievance against people who can't recognize obvious sarcasm)
More people need to have the balls to admit they disagree with another poster. And then, use some of that collective MGoIntelligence to have a decent discussion about it.
I have seem some kickass exchanges on here when two posters have different viewpoints and are willing to talk about them. Sometimes these discussions have even included rare phrases like "I see your point" and "I concede that you're right about that, but..." That is great stuff and I usually come away from those threads feeling smarter and nursing a shred of hope for humanity (which is in short supply when you spend too much time on other boards). I don't know why I don't see more of it here. You guys are opinionated and smart, so let's see it.
(I would attempt to set an example, but my knowledge of football is two clicks above "drooling moron" so I'm not equipped.)
I see your point, but I disagree that more people on this board need to have balls. If anything, I think the board would benefit immensely from a more robust female contingent.
Now go die in a fire.
Female. But not robust.
But it's Festivus. Ballsy complaint in order. What's the deal with this karma crap?
I know we're not supposed to talk about points, but karma is something else. I fail to use the /s (because I'm not macho enough to be truly sarcastic), and the more subtle /tic may be miscontrued as easily as the not-quite-serious comment that reduced my karma the first time. But since then? The karma comes, and then it goes, and I don't know why, but I know it's real because all the technology in my apt. (and even some of the upholstery) is failing at the same time, even down to my speakers and Ctrl key! So whoever's in charge of ruining karma, take a holiday break!
the convenient archives on the left side of the site are no longer there and I now have to go through the difficulty of searching for past content.
WTF? There are plenty of months that have 31 days. Come on you selfish bastards, give a day to February!
and then in 2013, it's back to 28.
"Black History Month Steals Three Days From March" -Every Three Weekly
you have disappointed me in the following ways:
1. People complaining and/or making every argument possible against Boise State. And not just in the world, but on this very board. We have never played them, we most likely won't be playing them anytime in the near future. Quit your fucking bitching. They are a GOOD team, and their season has NO effect on our beloved Wolverines. Quit wishing bad things on them, and rooting for them to lose. We are Michigan fans, and we are above such petty squabbles.
2. Women, in general, have pissed me off this year. If your boyfriend beats you, don't believe you can change him. If you leave a good man for an alcoholic, don't complain about how he won't go to rehab for you. If you choose to date nothing but assholes who treat you poorly, don't complain to me or the other good men how you can't find a good man. Open your eyes, quit being stupid, and quit making excuses for your jerk-off of a man. The longer you complain, the less sorry for you I feel.
3. Men who don't step up and act like real men. Do not beat your women, quit your fucking drinking, and show the good woman that takes care of you and puts up with your shit everyday a little appreciation. You may not see it, but you aren't perfect, and plenty of women who AREN'T in love with you see it. Appreciate what you got and do better to be the type of man that your family can be proud of.
4. Oklahoma. Just the state in general. Everything about you, from your weather, to your residents, to your sports teams (Thunder aside) is absolutely horrible.
Damn... that feels better.... Merry Festivus MGoBlog!
Point 4 sheds new light on points 2 and 3.
Though, still wondering why the original post was labelled flamebait. Oh well, still felt good getting things off my chest.
"There's only two things I despise in this world: people who are intolerant of other cultures and beliefs and the Dutch."
Seriously, there should be more XXX images on this site. What are you, a bunch of intellectual elitists too self-conscious to acknowledge your primal hunger for scantily clad coeds? We are men, this is football. J/K, but I'm serious.
But for real, there are a few girls on this site, and it would be nice to keep them on here, and not scare them away forever.
I also like being able to go on MGoBlog in public. I would not be a fan of having everyone in the library see boobs on my computer every time want to check up on the Blog.
Man, I knew that was going to happen. Just for all you /s enthusiasts out there, /S
I think we'd all agree that this site turning into a peep show would be bad for business, and business is a boomin.
I was actually going to post that one of my grievances is people who insist on posting boobz. For those of us who work in (theoretically) respectable offices, such pictures are frowned upon.
I hate hearing or reading new info, getting super excited to post it, I get pipped on this blog and end up the doubling posting douchebag. Don't you people work?
Does obsessively refreshing Mgoblog and ESPN while watching Sportscenter count as work?
I hate when some user donates $20 through Beveled Guilt and then feels the need to tell the entire blog about it.
I just donated $50, and I wonder why the people who only donated $20 hate Brian and this blog so much.
I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're going to hear about it.
Brady Hoke: Your pointing has decreased exponentially since August. This is ANGAR!
Dave Brandon: Where to start? I'll go with that rug you call hair because everyone else has done the big ones. One of these days, that damn racoon will either a. jump off your head and attack MSC or b. die and start smelling. It's getting really gray man, it's gotta be almost dead.
Greg Mattison: Only improved our defense from 109 to 18. WHY NOT 100 SPOTS?
Special K: You have the music selection skills of a pre-teen girl attempting to impress her older brother's heavy metal friends.
NCAA Compliance Committee: One bowl game? ONE?!? And 9 schollies? I can't even get into this. What is done is done. At least make sure Auburn burns to the ground.
Brian: 45,000 points? Textbook e-overcompensation. I bet you drive a sports car, too.
THE_KNOWLEDGE: Spurned as THE TOP FRIEND, I now aspire to be THE TOP NEMESIS. Also, I got a parking ticket last week. Thanks for the heads-up, jerk.
The Poster Formerly Known As Misopogon: I finally learn how to say your name and YOU CHANGE IT TO SOMETHING SIMPLE. Sonofabitch, how about that for a new name?
JMCWannabe: You're the only person that I actually know personally. Your partying has decreased substantially and I am disappointed. Drink MOAR when we hang out.
SixZero: User profiles, mofo, user profiles!
RationalMSUFan: Use less ration. I would rather dislike you with blind hatred than begrudgingly tolerate your opinion.
StephenRKass: We need a new picture of your wife on your profile. Reminds me too much of pictures of my mom from the 70s.
Everyone with a picture in their signature: GUH. Say something clever or funny. Under my self-appointed authority, I will allow SixZero to keep the BlockhaMs.
MGoVillain: Your nefariousness lately has been minimal, at best.
Bando Calrissian: You stole my thunder once this year. GET OUT OF MY HEAD.
ProfitGoBlue: No. 5 on Forbes' list? Increase profits!
Magnus: Why do I everytime I see you post I feel like Brandon Graham is posting? I'm pretty sure you're just Brandon Graham now.
Facepalm Guy: Y U SO TALL? Get shorter.
Lloyd Brady: No grievances.
[Disclosure: All comments directed at other MGoUsers are tongue-in-cheek, just in case your sarcasm meter is broken due to anticipation of the Feats of Strength]
How does one pronounce "sonofabitch"?
I hope you spend as much time as I did trying to figure it out! (although I really didn't spend THAT much time on your name haha)
How does one pronounce "sonofabitch"?
"Mee-SO-pa-gon," I think.
I'd like to see us treat semi-literate opposing fans that post here with a bit more respect, and not shout them down with negbangs just because they root for the wrong team. This probably goes in line with other grievances here about gratuitous neg-banging. Non-cretin OSU and MSU fans - all 2.4 of them in the universe -are a rare breed akin to unicorns and should be encouraged to flourish. Most posters here are pretty good about that, but I think the board as a whole could be a bit more welcoming to posters from opposing teams.
This is going to sound arrogant (fergodsakes), but we are better and classier than our rivals. Let's act the part.
No, we rally can't.
There are a few non-mouthbreathing opposing fans around here (GoBlogSparty comes to mind), and I think they are treated with a good amount of respect. The guys who sign up the day before the game, and come on here to post "WOOOOT U GUYZ SUX!!!" are the ones who receive in-kind responses.
You people have disappointed me in the following ways:
is that the mods are conspiring to deny us the knowledge that Tool is coming to the Palace.
DAMNIT WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE POST SOMETHING??!?!?!!?
The whole "Tool coming to the Palace" thing is MGoBoard's version of CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU. Everyone knows that it's not actually true that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU, but nonetheless, every time someone mentions that meme, it gets propogated. Similarly, every time someone bitches that the mods killed off the "TOOL IS COMING TO THE PALACE" thread, they in actuality are propogating the meme that TOOL IS COMING TO THE PALACE.
Of course, everyone should remember at all times that the fact that TOOL IS COMING TO THE PALACE is not suitable board material during the season, so everyone should stop reminding us that TOOL IS COMING TO THE PALACE
just like that.
re #4 - yes, we do know why.
Why do we even let them be a country?
was that how the mods run this site is become pretty silly. The "Tool" thing was that you guys deleted that string, and the only reason I found out about it was I was lucky enough to click on it before you decided it was not worthy. I don't have to blog here, and you can continue to do this however Brian wants. It's just way different now than it has been in the last few years.
My grievance is that you keep complaining about the same damn thing.
This grievance is seconded.
The rule for at least the past couple of years has been the same: no OT during the season.* I get that you like Tool, but this isn't Twitter. It's a Michigan sports blog. This is not your source for everything under the sun... at least during the season. If this is how you would like to use MGoBlog, I suggest you return in 12 days.
*There is also a sub-rule that says "No creating threads to complain about the deletion of threads." That one is just to prevent the space-time continuum problems brought in by an infinite loop of threads.
I yanked that Tool thread and I'm proud of it.
I really don't get the fervor about this one. I would say that well over 90% of Mgousers don't care about Tool. A lot of bands, comedians, other performers come to Detroit. If there's one fan of each on here and they post about it the boards going to get pretty full of very OT material. This is an athletic blog so we know everyone here is a sports fan and all of the sports related OT's seem to be allowed even though they're technically OT during the season.
I have to say it was kind of cool hearing some of the big news headlines (Jobs and Kim Jung-Il) on this blog. It can be kind of depressing watching the MSM these days. Thankfully reading about Michigan sports is rosy these days.
During the past year, you have disappointed me in the following ways.
Sam Webb- We all respect your "opinion", we just all wish it was right more often.
The MGoBlog poster with the picture of Zack Morris and A.C. Slater- Change your pic, or at least start posting as A.C. Slater would.
ESPN: Go fuck yourselves for stealing a briliiant recruiting insider, that was giving us premium info for free. Go die in a ditch! Excluding: Erin Andrews, Desmond Howard, Chris Berman, Bary Melrose, and Jalen Rose.....that is all.
Urban Meyer- Do you know what the difference between Urban Meyer and Ron Zook is? Tim Tebow.
Ohio fans: Yes, we know, Urban is going to lead another decade of dominance, and we should all be enjoying our "flash in the pan" win over you all this year. Forgive us for pointing out obvious things like the fact we have better line play, a top 5 recruiting class coming in, and a defensive coordinator who knows Urban Meyer's offense better than anyone outside of Rich Rodriguez.
People claiming they hate Michigan fans arrogance: Listen, we will never pretend that we're not the winningnest program in the history of college football. We don't have to make up national championship numbers to make our program sound better. 9 times out of 10, we got a better education than you did, and yes, it is the Michigan difference. We don't have to bend recruiting rules to get Top 5 recruiting classes, and we are infact, the exception to the rule that "no program is lilly white".
I don't see Harvard people complaining that we're too arrogant.
You want ESPN to die in a ditch but exclude Chris Berman?
Ah, you must want to kill him in some other, much more painful, way, all the time showering him with nicknames that were amusing in 1984. That's it, isn't it?
You stole the words out of my mouth.
I am irritated by serial negbangers. If you are ticked at someone, take it up with them, instead of just mindlessly negbanging everything they post.
I am irritated by rude and mindless negative responses when someone doesn't like a post. "Get the fuck off my board" is a stupid riff on what Morris said, and stifles dialogue and discussion. Go ahead and disagree with someone (including me,) but if you disagree, give reasons why.
I am irritated with obsessive posts about many things: MSU, Ohio (especially whether or not they were punished appropriately,) RR, Gerg, the Freep.
I am irritated with posts that aren't labeled appropriately in the subject line. When a post is descriptively and accurately titled, I can just skip it.
I am irritated that the religion and politics rule means that we can't even talk about where it intersects with Michigan sports.
I am irritated that the posbang and negbang moderate feature don't contribute to the point total. Not for me, I don't care about that. But because there are times I would like to reward someone else (who cares or needs the points) for insightful and helpful posts. And very rare times when I'd like to help send someone to Bolivian.
I am irritated that Brian and the mods are taking a vacation for the next week. No, not really. The truth is, I'm thrilled with all the content at Mgoblog, almost all the time.
I am irritated that TomVH left mgoblog. But I'm glad Ace and Heiko are learning the ropes, and hope they continue to improve as they grow into their positions.
FTR, I am NOT irritated with photos of attractive women. Can there be such a thing as too much Scarlett Johannsson?
My only issue is with the XXX stuff that can't be seen in public. While Lucy Pinder is beautiful, her M gear pics are a bit over the line.
Wait a minute. Nevermind. Its the Friday before Christmas and no one is here anyway. Post away!
A year makes...
Wait just one minute . . .
(Though it IS possible to do that now). And you get extra points for making it seasonal.
Tasteful may = no nudity...but I think the thread to end all thread didn't start with a lot more flesh than posted here. Now, it dengenerated to such levels (or is that raised up?...epic), But I don't think that was the original point.
Of course, the real question, does Mrs. Kass have a Scarlett exemption? If so, more power to ya.
by two rules which I am about to break.....
"God for President"
that feels better............
I got a problem with all you people who bitch about the grammar police and the moderating. Grammar and spelling police uber alles, I say. THIS IS MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES. Even if you didn't actually go to school there at least act like you got half an education in your life. And if you did go to school there, please write so that you reflect well upon your alma mater, which is the very raison d'etre of the board. I like these boards for the snark and the sarcasm and the fact that they're readable and don't resemble the ESPN or MLive mess. Please take half a minute out of your day to not make your post look like a 12-year-old's text message. The English language is not Nam, there are rules.
Thankfully, 98% of people do write well, because that is generally the board ethos. But I can't be bothered with your opinion if you can't be bothered to present it intelligently.
is with people who use fancy French words in their condescending lectures about writing good English.
You must just lack a certain Je ne sais quoi.
is between me and my doctor, fella!
I love that this board is a place where you can use fancy French words. And be understood.
a comma between MICHIGAN and FERGODSAKES.
I plead not guilty. It's not that I forgot a comma, it's that MICHIGAN and FERGODSAKES have merged (or soon will) into a single entity. Just as one would not say "Michigan, State," but one might say either "Michigan State" or "State" so too can you now say either "MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES" or just "Michigan." Why else would FERGODSAKES be on a shirt in college-block font, just as Sparties wear one that says "STATE"? Brady Hoke has simply added a new word to the school's name. Why, any day now, FERGODSAKES will be on the school seal.
Maybe we can get someone in a foam FERGODSAKES costume to run around the stadium. I'll bet it would really appeal to young kids.
be dissing 12 year olds when your signature line has the word "poops" in it.
I freely admit I have an inner 12-year-old that giggles at fart jokes and such. I just don't let him type my posts. Anyway, I can't even claim ownership of the quote:
Grammar Guardian and Purveyor of Diacritics.
Does anyone else feel like the servers are starting to get stretched to the limits? I've started to time out semi-frequently. It's the worst when I post something and I time out because I'm too afraid of a double post to refresh so I have to reopen Mgoblog and refind my spot.
Believe you me, this issue is ALL THE KNOWN. Choose the free web trafficking service of your choice and you'll see exactly why this is. Traffic is way up, and when we peak (big ones this year were the Hoke hire, Kalis commitment, and post-Nebraska) the spikes go into the kind of capacity there's no way we can afford without charging readers. There's also a ton of content: a hundred images, large images, gifs, tables, charts, embedded videos on virtually any page you go to, so even when the site's bandwidth is perfectly fine it can take awhile to load pages. The next big upgrade is in the works. Upgrades are paid for by donations so...hint hint nudge nudge bevel bevel guilt guilt...
Yeah, it was really more of a question than a grievance and I appreciate a mod response. I've wondered for a little while now but I didn't really want to start a thread about it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring it up. Thanks again.
I agree with the moar nonsense. This site has gotten way too inside internet for my taste. That said, everyone else seems to disagree, so I think it's here to stay.
Which is to say, I don't know the history of MOAR & ANGAR, etc. I have picked up that it is a current meme for the 10 - 25 year old set. I don't spend enough time on the Internetz (well, except for mgoblog) to be hip to all the lingo and slang. And I'm hopelessly beyond the 10 - 25 year old set.
Having said that, I internally roll my eyes when someone goes over the top (jumps the shark?) with endless references to
I have twin 10 year olds. What was "hawt" six months ago is so "lame" today. It is the same thing with most internet slang. Trying to be cool and with it usually dates you terribly, and means you're already out of it. (Guilty as charged.)
Anyway, too many of these internet memes just ends up being a pain in the rear, so I agree with the above posters on this grievance aired.
On that same token, mgoblog's own inside jokes aren't for everyone, either. You've got countless people with karma values of 2 just because they pander to the crowd and do one or more of the following:
a) 'Fred Jackson' the shit out of every recruit ever mentioned on the site
b) Talk about the changing tide in the rivalry
c) Spread public awareness about CRAIG JAMES.
It's not that I don't think it's funny. I do. Fred Jackson embellishes like A BILLION times more than anybody else. and yes, Hoke is personally walking down to Ohio and selling jerseys. and yes, no hooker is safe when Craig James is around.
It just doesn't need to be in every fucking thread. People can be funny with original material, too.
Craig James and his affinity for hooker killing is joked about on every college sports board. Not an inside joke. Although it is an awful and surely untrue rumor. That he killed five hookers at SMU that is.
I'm definitely guilty of MOAR and ANGAR, but "extension of some incredibly nerdy site" is just incorrect. It's just part of the blogging lexicon.
Read a newspaper if you don't want to see those words. Haha they seem to be pretty trivial anyway, better than making light of pedophilia with tasteless jokes.....
I scored the following:
65% scored higher (more nerdy), 2% the same, 33% scored lower (less nerdy).
It says I'm not nerdy but not hip. Sounds about right...
/shakes asthma inhaler
MGoBlog doesn't have nearly enough Ice Cream Socials.
"I'm not worried about Urban Meyer because we beat him in the '08 Capital One Bowl"
This has approximately zero correlation to future M/OSU matchups, IMO
When people question THE_KNOWLEDGE.
FEATS OF STRENGTH!
I think we should have a seperate FEATS OF STRENGTH thread, but thats just me.
until WE say they're over!
for those who don't like cheetos and Rush, screw you.
Posters who rip new posters for making mistakes like reposting something that was on the board before. Not everyone has been on this board for a long time. Welcome them with open arms, not snark.
Somebody's probably covered this, but if you have no interest in the thread, DON'T FUCKING CLICK OR COMMENT ON IT.
I just signed in to tell you how little I care about your take on these matters.
This would be easier to do if the MODS GAVE US COOKIES ON FRIDAYS(!)
Or Einstein bagels.
Just got myself a pretzel bagel for lunch. Tasty Friday treat.
Your point would have been better made if you posted a stupid picture or .gif, but your sentiment is noted.
(1) subtle violations of the no politics rule, and the people who upvote same. This includes Brian, despite his protestations to the contrary. It's not clever guys.
(2) SEC dominance, and (3) failure to acknowledge it. Someone has to beat them.
(4) Molk's performance against MSU. Seriously, what the hell?
(5) I believe I was the first person - anywhere - to claim Tressel would be dismissed for his lies, moments after watching that press conference. Documented on this site. Yet no cookie
Wait, Seth is misopogon? I'm so confused.
that contain negative FACTUAL information that results in countless downvotes for the OP. Stop shooting the messenger when you don't like the message. Grow up already, jeez!
I'm so angry when I can't find the droids I am looking for!
or any other OP, stop upvoting your own thread!
is that there are not more women who post on the blog - and I know why.
Too many ugly guys post way too often. It prevents incredibly good looking guys like myself from posting more. Posts from handsome men such as myself will definitely attract female posters and this blog would be a better place.
In summary - good looking posters gets hot chicks
ugly posters get more ugly posters
I'm pretty new here, and the comments on this thread sum it up well. I've been reading the blog for a long time but decided to join mainly because the season we were in the midst of having this year. I think overall this is the best M blog. My only complaint is that some people are a bit too strict on what should and shouldn't be posted. Let people air their opinions out, within reason of course. If you disagree, then explain why. It's as simple as that. Too often someone's valid opinion gets destroyed because of ANYTHING BUT the opinion itself. That's not the way open discussion should work. That is all. Carry on with your MGoBitching.
....WHEN YOUR LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY COLUMBUS.
I'm sick of not having Michignan Football on Saturdays. I'm also sick and fucking tired of LOLCats
We had a festivus party a few years ago. It got ugly during the Airance of Greivances. One thing led to another, and there was almost a full-on brawl between those that were close knit and those that were just at the party as a guest or random. Some chairs were broken, the TV was knocked off the wall, one kid got a broken nose, and ALL the women at the party left.
don't invite any Spartan footballers, just invite the engineering students.
It's people completely not enjoying the good times at Michigan. I can handle the meltdowns when we lose, because, well, we lost. Get it off your chest, even if you make it sound like the asteroid is coming and Bruce Willis is nowhere to be found.
But when we win, sometimes even against rivals in big games, and all we can talk/think about is "how much we sucked doing this or that..."...even hours after the game! Not legit breakdown of film on Wednesday or anything, but first reactions being..."yeah, sure, that was a glorious win against ND that will go down in history...but how can you be happy when our defense sucked, our offense sucked, our special teams sucked...".
Sports will make you all unhappy on your own. Don't take the glorious things and make them no fun too. Because then it's never fun. And it's time to find a new hobby.
Oh, and the shipping prices in the MGoStore. Outrageous.
fucking twitter conclusions of teenagers, really???
I hate posting on this droid app, although it's all I use. I can't post pics, videos or links with it. It is stifling my creativity. At least it's convenient.
Can we all chip in and purchase a two-day spa vacation for David from Wyoming? We won't have to hear from him, and he might come back a little happier and without the shitty attitude and vapid posts.
Enough man. Here's an idea: just post a blank space as your "responses." We can fill in the blanks.
Give David a break. You'd probably have a shitty attitude if you lived in Wyoming too.
it really sucks that you can't appreciate DFW's snark.
I resemble your remark. But given my wife's appearance, and that of our progeny, I can live with my own judgement. C'est la vie.
Pix or it didn't happen.
When I see the word GERG someone interpretate !! And why are we stalking a bunch of 17 year olds on Twitter.
One thing and one thing only. Say Merry Christmas fergodsakes people (im talking eveybody in world), I'm sorry to all other holidays but a large percent of americans are christian and celebrate christmas, I mean its not like were saying your holiday sucks, were just saying ours is more common. that is all.
The obseesion over Rich Rodriguez and the need to complain obsesivly about Al Borges and his play calling.
rather than re-hashing any of the above, it bears stating that my biggest disappointment was Kate Upton not coming home with me after sitting 7.73 excrucatingly distant feet away at the Ohio game.
Is this where we list the MGoPosters that we hope die in a fire before New Years?
Way too much bitching and moaning about posts that appear here. If you don't like it read past it. (I know, I know, bitching about bitching) Also... the grammAR thing really kills me. So we don't always type the king's english all the time. That doesn't mean the person on the other side of the keyboard isn't smarter than you, doesn't make more money than you, and didn't graduate from our fine university with a higher GPA than you. We're all on the same side. Go Blue.