A word of caution: A negbang isn't as hot as it sounds.
Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
A word of caution: A negbang isn't as hot as it sounds.
Posbangs, on the other hand, most definitely are.
Don't let the points bother you. Yeah, you'll probably get slammed occasionally. But, most users here are fair (sarcasm? nooo!). And fans of other teams are welcome so long as they aren't trolls.
My suggestion is don't worry about the points. They don't mean anything. Just say what you want.
And welcome to the Big Ten/MGoBlog
Well basically MGoPoints are free to opinion. You can give somebody a plus for a solid point or witty/hilarious comment, or neg them for being a jerk and/or taking away from the overall topic. As you will see, other fans are welcome to post. There are numerous Notre Dame, MSU, and OSU fans on here along with some others. The avatar is fine, as well. Helps us recognize you a little better. Hope you enjoy the site, and we always enjoy getting another fan's point of view, much like you are doing. I look forward to Michigan's future ventures with Nebraska, but I hope we crush you like a red-headed stepchild.
for me personally I like to chat and hear from others. However it seems to me us M fans only here from our lil' bro when he does something good and he dont shut up. This site is really pretty good I have been following for a few years but only started posting recently. From a football perspective I am excited about the addition and look forward to seeing these two great programs meet on the field on a somewhat regular basis.
So why is it that on everything I have read the last few days that the speed thing is brought up? Do most N fans really honestly think of the B10 as a slow conference?
to one of the numerous McFarlin re-engagement attempts....
"what is this mgopoints you speak of?"
It does sound suspicious. A pre-emptive negbang might be the correct course of action in this case.
No no no. Feeding trolls is a lot more fun.
It's another hotmail account, too. Also a very McFarlin thing to do.
That was the first thing I thought of. He'd be a pretty bad troll if he came back and we recognized him on the first day.
All use of "lol" is a red flag in my mind. But then again, I'm one of those people from the start of the board that demands punctuation and spelling to be at least close to correct.
The only thing I don't get is why, if it is McFarlin, he'd post this. I guess he could just be trying to throw us off by pretending to be a Nebraska fan.
Upvote his other accounts? Duh?
To answer #3, the points system is supposed to help weed out the type of people you'd want to avoid; we're pretty good at dealing with trolls.
EDIT: Yes we are :]
Unless you're a dude, in which case "not that there's anything wrong with that".
I know when I go to a site I haven't been to before, I check the "useful stuff" drop down menu, then go to "User-generated Hall of Fame", then I wade through 30 different thread topics to know exactly what's going on with Korean girlfriends and hated users.
And then I laugh at some of the stuff, because I've never been to the site before because I'm new and so I don't know what everyone is talking about until I read the incredibly hard to find drop-down menu.
And then I make depth chart.
And then I make another one.
And then I lolz!
A little too elementary to ask about hotmail.
So is this McFarlin.... or McFly?
In either event, welcome to the Big Ten (aka 12). I actually like the addition of Nebraska to the fold.
Welcome to the site and welcome to the Big Ten! This site is amaizeing and the people here know their stuff. I come here for everything sports, not just Michigan.
I've been coming here for awhile and I've been impressed. Mgoblog has stories out before some major websites, which is pretty good considering its a blog.
Four National Championships given for 1997...and three of them reside in Ann Arbor. Your team got a charity vote b/c your head coach was retiring. Enough said.
Couldn't have said that any better...we certainly don't "share" a National Championship in any practical manner. Michigan earned the 97 title whereas Nebraska's was stolen from the rightful owners.
1. All based on opinion of the other users, and the only significant number is 20, which is the minimum for posting new threads (which, since you made this one, I assume you know by now).
2. No. In fact, that makes it easier for us to know who you are, justHeck, I think its annoying when people change their avatars and I have to remember them by a new pic anyhow. Not that I blame them for wanting to change it up ever once and a while, but its still annoying.
3. No sure I get the question, but no, I guess? Only if they have a large negative point value, in which case they are probably a troll (With the exception of extreme negative values that indicate a nuclear negbang form Brian for making him mad. Only happened once, and after the joke got old his points were restored, but for a while he had -98000ish).
4. That I know of off the top of my head, we only really have Irish and Not a Blue Fan. We welcome rival fans for their take and inside input from their side when they are rational and can take some jabbing here and there. If you jab back, there will inevitably be users who react poorly and neg you, but by and large, we're good sports if you are and you should never have to worry about it as long as you're civil.
4. and poguemahone
I still feel bad about that happening to you...but at the time it was absolutely hilarious to see vigilante justice applied from a seperate and obscure thread post by Brian.
#1 is false. Didn't you get a sweet automated email telling you were a trusted user at REDACTED points?
That I know of off the top of my head, we only really have Irish and Not a Blue Fan.
What am I, chopped liver?
(You'll find that most Big Ten blogs - at least, the best ones like this one, Black Heart Gold Pants (Iowa), Black Shoe Diaries (PSU), and for basketball The Only Colors (MSU) and Hammer and Rails (Purdue) - are pretty good about welcoming fans of other schools as long as they're not jerks.)
I don't think I've ever noticed you around before, but since you have quite a few points, that's clearly a my bad.
Spartan Dan too then.
Was being semi-sarcastic. Point is, there are a few of us around. Know KJ's showed up a few times (though not exactly a regular), and I think at least a few of the BHGP and BSD folk pop up every now and then.
That would explain the self lol's
Do you like farts? Stick with me, you'll go places.
I'm Ron Burgundy?
I'll show myself the door now.
But, to answer your questions...1) Don't focus on the points. Just focus on quality. 2) No.3) Not really, I guess. 4) There are a few. As long as you're respectful and bring something to the board you'll be fine.
Dude, people peruse these boards at work. Let's not get someone fired.
I'm not sure why this was negged. He's simply repeating an official stance that has been taken on this type of subject matter by the author of this blog.
I don't represent anyone here but myself, but here are a few observations:
1. If you are a respectful opponent, you will get respect back.
2. If you are disrespectful, you will become a wrath object.
3. Most people here seem to love it if you have something to add about your team that we wouldn't know about as UM fans.
4. Most of us probably know you want your team to win, so exhortations such as "go huskers" probably aren't neccessary.
Basically, if you come here and post something like "Michigan sucks and we are going to kick your ass," it isn't going to go over very well, and you may find your point level so low that you will never be able to start a thread again.
If, however, you give backing analysis and post something along the lines of "it should be a hard-fought game, but I think the Huskers have enough to pull this one out," you probably won't get negged much for your opinion. Some will neg you on GP, but you will probably at least break even.
The poster known as Irish is often used as a prime example for "enemy" posters. You may even want to look up his handle and read some of his posts. He does a great job of straddling the fine line between obnoxious rival fan and valuable resource.
Hope this helps.
You shouldn't have many problems with us being respectful, we cheer for our opponents! I've been to many games, and what teams encourages the other team when we just lost?
oh fuck....I think that those pics were a bad idea.....
I like women as much as anyone, but seriously now. This is kind of a theme with you.
Let's talk about chicks, man.
Ahh... wow. So many stories are running through my head right now...
I dated this girl for a while. She was really a... nasty freak. She just loved to get down with sex all the time. It was like... anytime of day, she was like, "Yeah, let's go! I'm so nasty!" And I'd be nailing her and she'd be like, "Oh, you're nailing me! Cool!"
think I just found my second favorite Big Ten team!
That first girl is kinda ehhh...
The second one has a killer body and looks like she might have a hot face, but I am reserving judgment until I see a photo of her tople...err, helmetless.
Those are soybeans in the background not corn, this didn't come from Nebraska.
Wait until you meet Herbie's smoking hot cousins, Annie Alfalfa and Suzie Sorghum.
Breadbasket to the world, bitches. We're the breadbasket to the world.
like to read this blog at work. If it starts getting filtered out thanks to the_big_house_500th I'm going to be pretty pissed off.
Thanks to Brian this is one of the best blogs on the internet. And 99 percent of us are big M fans. I never hang out in any other teams blogs...but if they happen to be as great as this one than may be I would!!!! Welcome aboard!!!!
All I can say is that a 1997 BCS national championship game between NU and UM would have been one hell of a game. Though we may have had one of our best defenses in our school history. I think we had the edge here and I would have predicted a score of UM 22 to NU 13.
-1 for talking about mgopoints.
Well, I hope you like it here. The community is a disjointed collection of people that are nerdy, crazy, insightful, thoughtful, outrageous, and above all passionate about Michigan football. You'll probably notice people that you like and dislike pretty quickly; feel free to vote on their posts and move on.
1. A negative vote means someone didn't like what you said. Usually you get them for disagreeing with the majority without explaining your logic. If you do only one out of two, you'll probably be fine.
Talking about the split title could probably cause a lot of trouble, unless you explain yourself well. It's fine to get scattered neg votes; it's only when people fly off the handle that they lose privlieges...
2. Represent yourself and your team; it's fine. Just explain yourself well.
3. Doesn't matter; they can't do much to you.
4. There's one somewhat regular poster, and maybe a few others. As long as they aren't dickish, they're tolerated.
Welcome,and as others have said we do enjoy posts by informative fans of other teams. A good rule of thumb on this board is if you are going to argue a point have some facts to back up your argument. Nothing worse than a poster who wants to throw out statements that have no basis.
I am thrilled with Nebraska joining the BigTen. Nebraska has great history and tradition. Let alone a large fan base across the country which will bring in viewers. As far as 1997 goes, to be honest and fair, both teams deserved a split in an era where the top 2 teams didn't play. I do like Michigan's chances against Nebraska as UofM did better against common opponents. Although that obviously doesn't guarantee anything, it would have been a great game.
I don't get how H4L was able to start a thread. Did Brian grant special dispensation?
I can tell you about MGoBlog is that I am the most important person here. What I say goes.
Welcome to the site. I would have suggested not to give away the fact that you are female so early. As you can see by some of the pictures above, we are a little male-centric here. If you like that sort of thing, hooray (obligatory NTTAWWT reference here).
While we're exchanging pleasantries, a couple of things I really like about Nebraska:
That is all.
Early on, I pretended I was a guy.
...That worked well
We love to have female posters on the board.
So long as they post naked.
From a kiddy pool filled with astroglide.
Don't tell someone from Michigan that the best corn comes from Nebraska.
The best sweet corn, anywhere, ever, can be bought from most roadside stands in S.E. Michigan in August.
saying you're a girl is the easiest way to endear yourself to people on the internet.
Tits or GTFO begs to differ...