You know the ones that bug you. I know the ones that bug me. Here's to a little Saturday-morning catharsis.
Cool story bro
You sir . . . anything
OPs complaining about other posts under the auspices of a meta tag
Cool Story, Bro
I dislike people asking opinions about things that have NOTHING to do with the school or athletics (Ex: Advice on Plute or Healy built homes...wtf?!)
I mean really people, do your homework. I am not going to tell you which lube works best after six hours of monkey love with my wife. Some things you need to learn yourselves.
Just saying '^this' is pretty fucking useless I think.
I saw David Cone in Georgia once at a restaurant, and I awkwardly approached him and asked him what he was up to. He seemed to be reviewing a movie script or something like that, but i didn't want to pry. /CoolStoryBroMoment.
Thanks, i was trying to figure out my compile error.
EDIT: I miss read the purpose of this thread. My Cone(r) story is true, i just never had any substance other than i talked to him for a few minutes, told him i appreciated his efforts as a student athlete and go blue! I never really had much to discuss other than that... so I was sharing my story here thinking it would be okay.
That said, i don't mind when others say "they met Lavell Blanchard" (because I did that too frosh year) I actually like those stories.
Which David Cone was it? Former Michigan QB, or former Yankee great?
First of all, David Cone was a Met great. Second, it was Michigan's David Cone, aka febreeze.
Didn't he pitch the no-hitter with the Yankees?
So did Doc Gooden, but doesn't make them Yankee greats.
Johan pitched a no-hitter* with the mets... is he a mets great?
*Say what you will, it's our only in Mets history dangit!
How many series did he win with the Mets?
Haha, that's fair. I'd rather call him a Blue Jays great than a yankees great. I loved me some blue jays in the early 90s. (My Peewee league team was the blue jays, so obviously was a huge Carter/Jays fan.)
Looking at Cone's career tho, it looks like he spent the majority of it in pinstripes :-(
Anything with male genitalia exposed. It's okay with me that some people are into that, but this is a sports blog. I don't need to see that here.
Or you conveniently tell your wife/significant other that you are on MGoBlog whenever you get busted for watching gay porn.
We are onto you...
I don't get all the kerfuffle. The OP asked what I don't want to see posted.
this page is oh too deficient in dongs.
MOAR GAY PORN!!!
And I respect your more dongs opinion. Just make sure you tag your post [warning: dongs]. It's all I ask.
don't be afraid to look at a Johnson...
unless you are afraid, which tells me that you are afraid that you might like it?
Far from it! Farrrrrrrrrrrr from it.
I'm so straight I once sucked a penis just to prove that I didn't like it!!!
So let me get this straight, you DON'T like banana hammocks.....AND....AND....you're FARRRRRR from homophobic. I've heard of switch hitters, but I heard there is also such a thing as switch pitchers too.
But what about the dong forest?
I think PKatz got this one right, but we dont judge here at MGoBlog so its no big deal homie...
I know I'm going to get negged for this, but...
My reaction when I see that is to automatically neg them. I mean, even they knew it was coming..
I know I'm going to get upvoted for this, but...
I'm going to start a "I know I'm going to get upvoted for this" trend. I want everyone to know how popular of a point I am going to make before I just make the point.
I've grown tired of the Kate Upton gifs.
You shut your stupid mouth.
(couldn't help myself)
Although I will never tire of the Upton gifs, it is annoying when they are inserted into a thread that isn't labeled "NSFW." I mean, I know that's the risk any time I'm on a blog site, so I'm not a victim here. It blows my mind how frequently someone happens to walk by me at work when something like that shows up. Meh, I guess being known as the "Upton perv" at work isn't all that bad.
"Cool story bro" is definitely overused. If the frequency was cut down about 90-95%, it may start being funny again.
I agree with you on the whole "Upton gifs in random threads" thing, but you probably wouldn't be known as "Upton perv" if you just scrolled by the pics instead of staring at them for a half hour.
if anything, we want MOAR Kate
I'm tired of Da Fak?
I personally do not fell ND should be counted as a BIG team in recruiting rankings, will be really stupid when we are not playing them anymore.
Also any mention of Manti
Ok two points:
1. They're a powerhouse and in our region and a direct competitor for recruits, they'll still probably play MSU and Purdue or someone in the B1G. I think it's okay to keep
2. Not related, but I'm thankful for this Te'o incident. Next year when Michigan plays ND, and an ND fan comes at me with something 'smart.' I'll probably reply "Hey, it's cool bro, my girlfriend here is a notre dame fan" (obvs pointing to thin air.)
Invisible girlfriends? Just how long has this been going on. When do they pass them out? Yeah, go ahead, tell me you have never seen one.
Ok, upon reflection, maybe this isn't an advantage after all.
Mentioning any big recruits that we just missed out on....over and over again.
Dee Hart- never 4get
I think it's one thing to have a little fun after the fact with a shared board moment (judicious use of references to Alex Kozen's protracted decision, for example, or any number of recruits said to go to bed a Wolverine and wake up as a ________). I know that there is not unanimous agreement on this first point, but I find it to be fun. It is another thing to endlessly invoke those players in "forget it, XXX is not coming to Michigan because Garnett/Treadwell/whoever did not" without any real analysis, or (much worse) bashing kids for their college choices.
Once I attempted to downvote a comment as flamebait, but it upvoted instead. I then attempted the same thing on a reply to the comment but it upvoted as well. Not really a post complaint, but it did make me sad at the time.
...telling you to lighten up.
I hardly ever down-vote comments. Flamebait should be used very judiciously, IMO.
Yes. Enough with the Kozan, Diggs, Frost, etc. comments. They are neither original or funny. Upon posting these comments, I automatically assume the poster has an intelligence level on par with Manti Te'o. Also...I don't think Manti Te'o jokes will ever get old.
"I think we're forgetting about Deveon Smith guys"
"If you don't like the post don't read it." Or its brother phrase, "If you don't like the thread don't click on it." Completely obnoxious. How about I start a topic saying, "Poster X is a fucking asshole." Hey, don't click if you're offended.
"This guy is a stud!!!" Oh, we're recruiting him so he can breed more of him, instead of to play football?
"I'm hearing that...." I actually don't see this on MGo too much, it's usually the pay-subscription sites. It's one thing when the sites operators do it. It's annoying as fuck when some schlub read something in the newspaper or on another site and passes it along by saying, "I'm hearing that...." You're not special and you don't have "sources."
The OT police need to be reined in. Just this week, there were threads on Thad Matta's raise and the firing of Sparty's DL coach that were responded to with "DURRR WHY SHOULD WE CARE?" Per the rules, this is not OT. And we should care about and discuss things like that because it directly affects Michigan athletics.
And don't get me started on threads clearly marked as OT that get responses to the effect of "And this pertains to Michigan... how?" It's marked OT. If you don't care, don't click.
I digress. OT Vigilantes is much more appropriate.
more about how good this team is after [insert number of games remaining until the end of the season]."
Translation: We will know how good this team is after the season has been played. Brilliant!
The word Beast. This guy is a BEAST!
You're right. That word should only be reserved for Tom Gholston.
Rodeo Monkey should be a moderate option.
It'd be great, but it would also be the only moderation option ever used, because ALWAYS MONKEY RODEO.
*OP makes an OT topic about Lions/Pistons/Red Wings/Tigers*
first post: "Who cares"
I feel like I may be the only one who feels this way based on voting patterns, but I could really do without "This is Michigan" being used in response to any dissenting opinion as if it's an argument. It's cool when Brady does it, from everyone else it is getting a little played out.
I haven't had time to really read this thread, because it "isn't my cup of tea," but does anyone see the irony of making people look at something they "never want to see again?"
But technically, I think the OP wants us all to read every comment, memorize them, and Never do these things again.
Then the Blog will be PERFECT.
Rainbows and unicorns, people! Rainbows and unicorns.
Rainbows and unicorns.
The same Te'o joke in every thread is a little much.
Hey OP, Festivus was last month.
One thing I am definitely not tired of is people calling others out when they mistakenly refer to Tom Gholston as Will.
People often downvote posts that they disagree with, even if there is nothing offensive in the post. Hide ratings should be reserved for obvious flaming and trolling.
I downvote Buckeyjonr everytime I see him because he's a Buckeye and he was mean to me last summer. He's the only one, though.
Also, he called me a man, I called him out on it, and he got all snippy. "How was I supposed to know?? I don't know if you are white or black..." Well, then don't say "he" if you don't know. I don't call you "Grumpy old white dude Buckeye" without knowing if they all apply.
especially in all caps. Repeating of the F's And the U's in all caps is super annoying. We are all watching it, we know the other team scored.
"Don't panic, but" (usually with regards to recruiting). I'm a grown-ass man. I'll panic when I want to panic.
That phrase makes no sense whatsoever in any language. It needs to die a rapid and violent death.
I stand by it.
I'm tired of all the national...no International...NO Intergalactic! comments about MSU. It wasn't funny the first time. Also any post containing "haz".
I'll agree with the haz part, but I stil find intergalactic jokes funny/
Intergalactic is pretty funny.
My biggest peeve is when people trash recruits, That has to go.
Might I add "DO WANT"
I haz a sad. Moar MSU intergalatic recruiting jokes plz!
Anything having to do with a recruit's twitter.
...and duplicate threads. It is not really hard to read the prior threads before creating a new one.
Particularly more than one Derrick Green announcement thread more than 4 hours before the announcement!
The designation "overrated." I have no idea what this means, especially as it relates to pretty neutral posts. Also, "trolling," especially when it's not. "Trolling" should be reserved for those obviously hateful posts, as opposed to the posts where someone is just being somewhat negative.
I think people use Overrated because they don't want to mark a post as flamebait or trolling, when it's really just a stupid post
I would much prefer "stupid" to "overrated." I like clarity.
I use "overrated" when I mean "incoherent" or "absurd". Don't worry about the adjectives; there isn't enough choice for any of them to be meaningful.
I use "overrated" when I feel a post is rated over what it should be rated.
I see it as covering everything not explicitly listed. It means the score of the post (or the rating, if you will) is too high, whatever it may be. If the post is rated a five and you think it's only worth a four, go ahead and moderate that shit down with the "overrated".
No more Sugar Shane
Srsly? Just drink. I don't really care what you are drinking.
Hey now, some good recommendations come from those. Their utility is most definitely non-zero.
Seriously, it's embarrassing that Michigan folks are so superstitious. Sports aren't magic, people.
just a little stitious
"Mods, feel free to delete..."
Yes, thanks for giving the mods permission to do their job.
We assume you will be sorry if this has already been posted. That is the default. You don't need to say it. If you have a different feeling, like, you are trying to post something twice, say that.
"SIAP but yadda yadda yadda I don't know how to use the search function."
"Should I buckle up".....and then have 50 pictures of seat belts
"Dude's a beast."
Often appropriate, but *very* tired and overused ...
Anyhing with the word "bitches" in it. Especially Space, bitches, space.....
Anything having to do with RichRod at Arizona. He is no longer our coach, and unless we are playing against him, what he does at Arizona has no impact on our football program. His tenure at UM is in the past, so let's leave it in the past. Going along with that, no more using him to bash on Borges. I get that some people are highly hurt by the departure, but it's time to drop it.
"Who cares!" Quickly followed by, "Well obviously you do since you took the time to comment lol."
Yeah, you really got them there...
1. "conference expansion" [in any context]
4. I CAN HAZ
5. "NCAA close to announcing Miami sanctions"
But mostly "This"
The word "butthurt."
Posts about Detroit sports teams. Most of the blog's readership doesn't care about the red wings or tigers, so we shouldn't have them taking up valuable UM space.
That's assuming that close to 100% of Michiganders are fans of every Detroit team, which I don't think is the case. It gets on my nerves when people post those threads without an OT label. This isn't the 'Nam. There are rules here.
How about posts that begin with an apology. "Sorry Im not an expert," or " Sorry if this has been posted already," or "Sorry this is from my iphone," or "Sorry im late to the discussion, I just now was able to remove the pickle." You know, stuff like that.
You guys realize that if all of these types of posts went away, there wouldn't be much to read on the boards, right?
I hate the posters who tell "the board" to settle down even though there is one or two negative posts out of 200.
You need to settle down there bro. Only a couple of people said to settle down.
[something completely out of his control] "Omg! Dave Brandon is the worst!"
about Craig James. or his hookers.
I can haz less of these:
- Grammar/spelling nazis. We all know. Move on. Unless, of course, an error gives rise to hilarity, in which case carry on.
- Internet tough guys. Your dick is still small. Go back to your Mom's basement.
- People who deliberately miss the point: i.e. "Is this THE YEAR for Michigan basketball?" response: "I don't know what you mean by THE YEAR." Put on your thinking cap, sir.
- Complaints against Kate Upton imagery. uh....wut?
- Contrarians who are contrary just for the sake of being contrary. You know who you are.
- Complainers against "O$U" or "Spartina", etc. as if you are engaging in some kind of travel on the high road. At the end of the day don't we all agree with the premise that underlies those things? And as for "Little Brother"... the plain truth in a nut shell. That's why it sticks.
I don't see anywhere in the link you provided where Brian commandeth that we refrain from stupid, juvenile nicknames. Sure, he mocks them, but he doesn't say don't do it. I understand the "stupid, juvenile" point, I just think those names contain elements we all believe are true, even those who complain against them.
Reading between the lines, it is pretty clear that the O$U and whatever other nicknames people throw about are not welcome. And honestly, everyone already knows the underlying meaning without the obnoxious mark-ups.
1. If Brian wanted to prohibit stuff like that, he'd say don't do it. If he says don't do it, then it is prohibited. If he says it sucks, is stupid, and suggests people should be shot then I take it as he thinks it sucks, is stupid, and added hyperbole to the same.
2. Who negs posts? This is not a rhetorical question.
Yeah, it is a silly argument. But you argued with me first! :)
I don't tend to use the terms myself, and I'm not saying I'm overly fond of them. I was just saying I get sick of people complaining about them, when I feel pretty sure the people complaining about them agree with the premise that underlies the term. Kind of hypocritical.
Regarding the non-rhetorical question..... as you say, moderators is an answer. Also, the mod function available to all of us is an answer. Since the answer is not Brian, I don't take negging posts to be support for your claim that the terms are prohibited on MGoBlog.
Craig James & hookers. For the love of God, make it stop.
So are you saying that CRAIG JAMES didn't allegedly KILL FIVE HOOKERS?
This immediately makes me think that you are an insecure homophobe.
I'm annoyed by the OPs that throw out the name of some coach or player that at best has a tangential connection to UM and doesn't go to the trouble of adding a phrase or two to tell who the person is or what the connection (if any) to Michigan is.
Generally speaking, I don't enjoy when an OP simply contains a title and a link. If people want to post something, at least take the effort to explain, quote, or offer an opinion on the subject. I don't think MGoBlog is meant to just be a feed of links to other material.
Unprovoked/unrelated MSU comments. Personally, I don't like recognizing them any more than I absolutely have to, so when we're talking about one thing and someone chimes in with "Dantonio would have let him play" completely out of nowhere it makes me groan a little.
People dissing soccer at every possible opportunity, as if their existence was somehow threatened by the fact that many Americans are beginning to like a sport that hasn´t traditionally been one of the ¨big four¨ sports in this country.
Nobody says everyone needs to like it. But there´s no reason to be a dick to the people who do.
basketball* and football. People who comment (sometimes repeatedly) on a thread clearly titled "Soccer" or "Softball" or "Axe Throwing" only to try to piss people off who do like the sport is a pet peeve of mine. Multiply this by about a thousand if it's a thread for a Michigan varsity sport, maybe by five-hundred if it's a Big Ten or NCAA championship event.
*College basketball. The NBA v. NHL mindset is one of the dumbest things I've seen, and also follows probably the most predictable script ever. "NBA players don't try hard and are selfish!", "You haven't seen an NBA game since the short-shorts era!", "Yeah, because it's terrible compared to the NHL!", "At least Americans care about the NBA!" and then sometimes you get a race to see which side can say the other hates the socioeconomic/racial constituency of the NBA or the NHL first.