Meta: New Banner
I enjoy the terrified eye of the Iowa DB. All hail the crippling fear that is encompassing this poor corn lad!
Color mismatch? But I am picky as hell about that stuff.
Y'all just chill. Brian's on the MFer. He's callin' the Wolf.
Damn! It's 'bout to get real if we're calling Mr. Wolf!
"Feel better, mothafucka?"
Sheeeeeiit. That's all you had to say.
With sugar on top, change the damn colors.
Different strokes for different folks; I prefer the new banner.
I love it. It's too bad the whole thing can't fit in the banner.
Is Gallon bobbling a bit after contact, or did that Iowa DB make serious contact before the catch?
The DB definitely made contact early.
Did the Iowa DB go from white to black then back to white?
Yeah, I pulled the photos down. My mistake.
Yeah, they were in order in the set...that was my mistake.
Great Photos. Living in Iowa and having all Hawkeye in-laws, it is nice to a couple more options for my desktop.
Much nicer when you see the whole thing. Great shot
Fear in the DB's eyes is beautiful. -1 for bitching about a new banner.
It's got the winged helmet, right? Good banner.
Why so much yellow piping? This banner brought to you by Adidas.
Is there an archive anywhere of old banners?
This is a great idea
I was wondering the same thing myself.
Too many people bitching and negging fellow UM fans here about everything. Hopefully a fresh dose of college football starting in 3 days will be the remedy.
+100 to you sir
I agree...everyone is so negative on this board
I don't like change. Tradition and Manball. Cool that Gallon gets a turn, but I'd like to see a Brady Hoke double point up there for the next 15-20 years. Turning to Brady Hoke seems to be working out for us so far.
I like the Iowa connection, or any connection to the teams in the West Division whom we will be playing sporadically in exchange for yearly showdowns with Rutgers and fucking Maryland.
Take a chill pill OP.
and since I am sitting at the beach with my feet in the sand and some beers in the cooler next to me, I'm not sure what more I could do to chill further.
What about my original post was not chill? I just expressed minimal disappointment in the banner, that's all.
Can't wait for Saturday.
That nameless Iowa DB will live on forever. At least until the banner changes again in a year or so.
to agree with the OP. It is a good picture, but the banner as a whole does look just kind of off the shelf from Banners R Us. And what about Gallon in particular would make him the face of the season? I don't know, seems a little shaky.
Maybe the fact that he has a chance at breaking some school records if the cards fall right.
The "MGoBlog" title is in Iowa's colors, not Michigan's. That should be an easy fix.
It's Brains blog he can do whatever he wants.....
(and nobody is saying he can't)
You were pondering what I was pondering, that without ears, we'd look like weasels...
He would be Brian or the brain behind this thing
Where is the Naked Man banner? That is all I care about.
+1. naked man may have been NSFW but he was definitely safe for cultural appeal YAKNAWWUTIMSAIYAN
I will count myself in as among those who like the new banner, primarily because the photo rather fits with the "Manball Is +EV" slogan, in my opinion. It seems fairly relevant considering how this team should look moving forward.
Looks great! The Denard pic was awesome but it's a new season and time for a fresh start.
Because you can see the "M" on the football, as well as the winged helmet. It looks cool! 9/10!
lulz I didn't even notice it until 15 minutes of Blog reading (clicked this post to see what the IDEAS were going to be for a new banner). However, +EV...that's like a grading for Vinyl reconds on Ebay, correct?
Positive expected value, I believe.
I come here for the articles, not the pictures...
It's hard to replace the Denard banner. It was truly an epic banner. This is a cool pic though, and it will look better when the color is fixed.
Wow! We need the seson to start NOW.
...but the font is really generic. Perhaps it's a nod to the Blogspot days? A nice varsity font shaped like the uniform numbers would look better IMO, but I'll get used to it and I'll visit the site just as frequently regardless. Not a big deal.
I like the picture, not the new font.
Actually the whole banner is a little generic, but the font on the MGOBLOG seems off. The all caps probably isn't helping either. (MGoBlog maybe?)
First World problems.
in any practical way, but from an art direction/graphic design/typography standpoint (not photography) the banner is underwhelming.
Avery's injury is what I'm bothered by.
Listen--I love this blog. I check it way too often. As long as Brian continues writing stuff like today's "The Story," that's all that really matters.
But the new banner seems a little lame. The photo is fine but the font looks generic...too bulky or something. I don't know--the quality of the banner doesn't equal the quality of the blog experience, I guess. And because I check the site way too often, I'll be seeing that new banner a LOT.
But yeah, whatever.
Will say that the font does match the font of the HTTV cover. Wonder if that's the link for using said font.
Fine with me. Probably will be replaced at some point during the season, but for now I'm happy. At least it isn't a "never forget" montage of failed OL recruits during the end of the RR era.
Take a look at banner Michael!
I don't hate it. I don't love it, but I don't hate it.
I am not crazy about it.. I am curious what the selection process for the picture was? Who else was involved.. what other shots? I don't mind Gallon at all tho.
As for the MGOBLOG.. it has an old school/traditional look to it. Which is usually right up Michigan's ally. I am not wowed by it.. but I can get behind it.
All in all, solid banner. Was just thinking about it the other day with Denard gone and a new era. I just hoped for a more "manly/manball" picture.. but in the end.. I won't care come Saturday.
This banner is not a clean as the previous design. While the font is the same, the letters are thicker and have less negative space between them. Also, the image on this banner has a lot more going on. There's an opposing player, a ball in flight, and fans in the background nearly the length of the banner. The previous one had Denard's helmet, his shoulder pad/number and a patch of green. Everything else was negative space.
Finally, MGOBLOG is right justified on this banner. So you're taking in said image first, and then reading the title since you're brain is trained to scan left to right. The left justified version felt more natural.
For me it's the difference between walking into an Apple Store and a Meijer's.
At the risk of sounding out of touch, can I ask what the 'is +EV' part of the manball is+EV?
plus expected value
I agree that Jeremy should be on there, but I don't like the look of the banner.
That is all.
Just imagine where we will all be in 2023 when this banner gets replaced.
I blame Dave Brandon. Wait this is an independant blog? I still blame Dave Brandon.
I spy with my little eye, the lack of an adidas or PNC Bank logo.
It's always funny to see half of the mgobloggers be insanely anal (sometimes downright catty) about every little thing, then the other half are all "yeah whatever". Maybe it's due to the age gaps. Either that or some of you have never had sex before. We all love this site and it's a privilege to be apart of it. We need to spend less time nitpicking and just enjoy the greatest college sports blog on earth
Looks good to me.
I have waited so long.
The font stands out, however, it looks a little too amateurish.
I agree. Not loving the font.
I challenge you to make a better one and post. I'm not sure why we don't do that anyway.
Was done in the past. The problem is that you cannot use any of the University's trademarks: The winged helmet, the block M, the name of the school, etc.
Basically, you have to use a picture you own or have rights to and still make it sharp without any of the logos.
And I think you even need to make sure you don't have any player likenesses.
MGoBlog received a ceast and desist letter way back for violating these things.
Is it really that big of a deal ? It looks fine.
Not a fan of the font or colors.