spoiler alert: i linked this
I really miss that certain recruiting ninja. When he was here, this blog was the up to the minute place to get truly inside recruiting info.
Not a dig at Ace, who is doing a tremendous job and showing great toughness and all, but it takes time to build up a network like TomVH.
the Ninja was in the bldg.
This new Assbender fellow is just learning the ropes and will develop connections/skilz but I've had to purchase inisder to get any good information in a timely manner so to say that the loss is not a tremendous downgrade would be an untruth. Thankfully he doesn't twitter about cake
Assbender... I lol'd.
Keep up the good work Ace!
That's a really dickish thing to say.
Oh, Lampuki22. Words cannot describe the level of anger I feel towards your steep ignorance.
FB and Twitter.
Little known fact: TVH got his start by facebook and twit stalking recruits. He then built that into a phone/interview relationship with many recruits. 60% of the time it works everytime.
That ole Webb guy is pretty good.
It is a simple opinion. Stop nixing comments b/c they're not 100% supportive of michigan or mgoblog.
I'm not sure, but I think he's getting the flamebait tag for the use of "Assbender".
I marked it flamebait for his blatant disrespect for cake.
But all I'm saying is sometimes you get what you pay for, and sometimes you get cake.
well in my opinion, people should not complain about something they get for free. and dude getting downvoted really has nothing to do with michigan or mgoblog. it is b/c it was a personal attack against someone that has done nothing wrong. the bottom line is Ace is giving an honest effort, and in my book, that will almost always get my support.
Well, it is of supreme importance that you get BREAKING NEWS on recruiting information. Your world would end if you got the info four or five hours later, wouldn't it? That seems like a good reason to insult Ace, since you had to waste some of your precious money on oh-so-important recruiting info.
People are upset because they are getting their rumors a little late and they cant wait. They have gotten spoiled. All relevant info is all out in a few minutes anyway. So, go ahead and pay for some website.
Ace, good job and keep it up.
Perfect response Magnus. I enjoy the recruiting information but it is not on my list of critical information hour to hour.
A stupid comment like this again will earn you a trip to Bolivia. For now, its Friday and I'm feeling generous so I will simply delete this comment in 3 . . . 2 . . .1 . . .
You didn't used to have a job as timekeeper up in Spartan Stadium, did you?
talks about Ace like that. You hold your tongue boy. Be thankful for MGoBlog and everyone associated.
After you got your paid for insider information? Was it worth the money? And how did knowing that "maybe" some teenager in California now may, rather than may not, come to Michigan in a month and a half, change your life, either today, or in the long run?
Methnks someone is just burning money fast than the Joker on the front page...
This site was 110% better when Lampuki22 wasn't posting. I know he's just learning the ropes when it comes to posting, but now I have to sift through his nonsense while trying to read a thread. Thankfully he doesn't twitter about cake.
this also applies to Ziff
Agreed. Anybody who works hard to bring top-notch info to thousands of people for free is groovy. And the fact that some people would actually criticize that work is just unbelievable. There are times that this place is no different than MLive or RCMB, and that's embarrassing (I'm looking at you, Lampuki22... hopefully you'll have learned some class by the time you graduate from middle school).
Is Ace not paid for his work on MGoBlog?
but the guy above was trying to say that we get it for free. Not that Brian, Ace, Heiko work for free
He was saying that we get the information for free. The blog, however is able to sustain itself and pay it's employees through Ads, the MGoStore, and Beveled Guilt.
Apologies, my first sentence was unclear. I wasn't trying to imply that he works for free, but that the content he provides to us is free, since we aren't required to pay anything to receive it. And because of that, it's really dumb when people criticize his work for no good reason.
Also Magnusson plead with fans to stop tweeting Garnett and leave him alone. Creepy that he even needs to say that.
While I'm not disagreeing with you, because I'm in the same camp that it's weird to directly communicate to 17-year olds you've never met before, "Creepy that it even needs to be said" is coming on strong.
Recruits enjoy interacting with fans on facebook and twitter, encourage feedback even. Whether it's Sugar Shane goofing around with pretty much anyone, DeAnthony Arnett teasing fans last year or Jordan Diamond tweeting his five finalists, twitter is an open communication tool that older generations still haven't accepted into their social interactions. It's just a problem when this overzealousness fandom meets the type of kid that doesn't like all the direct attention (...yet has an unlocked twitter profile).
Yeah, it'd be great if M fans didn't give Josh Garnett the creeps by constantly hitting him up on twitter. Again, these are the same kids that always leave the Big House saying "They knew my name! They were telling me I should come here! I get so much love when I visit."
Recruits always want "love from the fans" but often I think it's a case of be careful what you wish for (...you just might get 10,000 rabid followers that tweet you their opinion) rather than "OMG creepy fanz".
Twitter does have some blocking capabilities. If a recruit doesn't want interaction, privatize the account or don't have one at all. There are nutball fans from all teams, and as long as they aren't camped outside his house or something, a recruit has to understand that it comes with the territory a little bit.
Not saying its right, just somewhat inevitable.
...The trio of Kyle Kalis, Eric Magnuson, and Josh Garnette is mouth watering.
"The older generations" if we're saying 35-55 (not that old) are actually the main users of twitter. It's one thing to follow recruits on twitter but to try to persuade them to come to campus and argue with them through social media may be going a little to far. They want to be followed not tweeted at, and told to come to various universities by strangers.
I disagree with your statement that 35-55 are the main users. Middle and high-schoolers use twitter like a public text message chat room that doesn't have a monthly limit.
If you're using twitter as much as 25-35 year-old generation, let alone 12-25 year-olds, I'll eat a lemon.*
*Box of Lemonhead candies
This is from a quick Google search but I've also done more academic research in this area but didn't feel like pulling up a scholarly article
FWIW, this article just drew statistics from Google Ad Planner, which is unable to distinguish between a 35-55 aged person and a child using the computer of a 35-55 aged person.
It also happens that the 35-55 demographic is most likely to have children at home on the family computer, many of whom could be erroneously tallied. It also says nothing about frequency of use.
This may be a record for going back and reposting but after just meeting with the co-founder of twitter, it seems that older generagions (and by this I mean people older than older than undergraduates) are the main users of twitter. Granted I included a larger population, than the 35-55, but I still imagine they make up a significant portion of twitter's user base especially when you consider most news agencies and companies with twitter are being run by college graduats and older.
really think that tweeting Garnett is going to sway him? Really? Some strangers Garnett doesn't know send him tweets and he's supposed to listen to that advice and truly factor it into his deliberations? Or should he, instead, only consider the advice he receives from people in his life he loves, trusts and knows they have his best interest in mind? My God people are dumb.
the Mgo community is quite pursuasive. How else do you explain all the Mgo stuff from the Mgo store in my possession. Exhibit A: Taco Pants t-shirt.
of all things maize and blue might have a little something to do with that.
"Chaotic good" or "lawful neutral"?
I lol'd, but at the same time, most of the nerds from my high school are the doctors, lawyers, MBA making 7 figure-types.
I'm pretty sure he's a nerd as well and the comment wasn't meant to be mean.
Wow, you have multiple people from your high school making 7 figures? For doctors and lawyers, that's a ton of money, nerd or otherwise.
... lawful evil? j/k
I logged in just so I could say +1 to you. Glad to know I'm not alone.
You can't even +1 anybody....
Well, we all know that Ganrett is a level 12 half-ogre roadgrader, so I would assume...chaotic neutral. Duh.
This was funny, thanks for the laugh.
I guess I am not as geeky/nerdy as I once thought. Hell, I must be a regular Han Solo. Ah, damn it, there I go again.
Yes, where is the "Joshua Garnett update (Ugly)" Thread, Sergio Leone would be very disappointed with the lack of progression in these threads...
He'll make the right decision for him, and if it is Michigan, great. For some reason I don't worry at all about what he is doing in recruiting. I guess it is because the antics of some of the others bring out the parent in me and scream that they need guidance. Garnett doesn't.
he had UM in his top 5 6 weeks before signing day. this means that UM was not in his bottom 115, which is good for top 4% of all college football.
Yeah Magnuson on Twitter was like...damn people chill out with the rumors.
I wonder if these kids ever feel uncomfortable with all of the facebook/twitter stalking that goes on. On the plus side at least we still have a shot! MICH!
I love the title of this thread - I like to know if a thread about a recruit is good or bad before opening it so I don't get my hopes up only to read bad news.
Sounds like you don't have a Chick-fil-A downstairs in your building! That's unfortunate because a #1 combo with special sauce is sounding very good right about now . . .
I'm certain I must order incorrectly because whenever I've eaten at C-F-A, it's always been spectacularly underwhelming. Is there some nuanced enjoyment of chicken breast sandwich on white bread bun that I'm incapable of perceiving? I assume it's me because the restaurant seems to enjoy near universal approval.
Okay, I just had to get that off my chest. It always occurs to me around bowl time when Chick Fil A seems at its height of popularity.
Down here in the South, its good all year round.
I don't get the fried chicken sandwich, but the grilled chicken sandwich tastes spectacular.
was my favorite. Good eatin,no doubt!
Not that I don't want them, but I'd rather have someone that truly wants to be here. If they go elsewhere, I'll wish them the best. In the meantime, I'm not going to worry about what a 16 or 17 year old thinks he is going to be doing next year. We've seen too many 4 and 5 stars fizzle and walk-ons excel to get into an uproar one way or the other.
I'm sure they have contingency plans for almost all scenarios. David Perkins is a good example. The timing on the Dunn announcement made it possible for them to open up recruiting with Perkins. If Dunn had waivered for much longer and Perkins wasn't available, I'm sure they had other options.
As a non-objective observer, this staff really seems to have their shit together.
And Diamond is deciding later.
for (me and) my dad for Christmas from MDen yesterday!
The ship has sailed.
Here we go again . . .
Guys, this poster is trustworthy. He has access to insider sources that the rest of us could only dream of having. And even then, the number of insider sources in our dreams would still be less than half in quantity, and far inferior in quality.
Ok, maybe not.
Well if Ace Williams says so.
You should link to the paysite, no? That would be a service to them for their hard work.
The information is posted inside a forum, so there is not even a teaser link.
That something I posted is absolutely wrong.
You are so happy you are going to punch yourself in the face?
That in Belgium, that is supposedly a sign of great joy in a moment of great triumph.
Out of respect to the paysite, can you link the article?
Based on everything I've read about Garnett the other school is probably Stanford. Well, you really couldn't have a much better choice of schools. Hope he goes Blue but whatever happens I hope he finds what he's looking for by the end of this process.
It's hard to blame a kid for picking Stanford (assuming that will be Josh's choice), even over a great school like Michigan. I love Michigan, am an alumnus (2000), but can't blame someone for picking Stanford, even if their mascot is.....
can take it. Everything I read posted with that avatar is automatically in R. Lee Ermy's voice. And yelled right into my face.
They induce high blood pressure.
that anyone on this site who goes through some sort of length to give us pertinent information should be appreciated.
So happy that Puyallup is still in my Michigan vocabulary.
Maybe one day Ace will own many leather-bound books and his apartment will smell of rich mahogany...
DP and quote fail...sigh