I was thinking the same thing. Glad somebody asked. I'm anxious to see an answer. For what it's worth I'm pretty sure Tom is on vacation via what i read on his twitter.
Meta: Tim and TomVH transition
TomVH is on vacation??
Who in the Hell does Tom think he is anyway? Taking a vacation knowing that I've been sitting at my computer ALL DAY waiting for my recruiting update.
I can't stand people nowadays... always thinking about themselves.
Maybe you should email Brian and ask him.
I was thinking about doing that, but I figured I am not the only one who has these questions. I know it has been a topic amongst my friends that follow the site.
I love mgoblog, and I would call myself a loyal and avid reader, but 50x a day?
50 times is nothing. More like 50,000.
It's not that I'm crazy. It's that you DON'T CARE ENOUGH!
You're probably the kind of guy that doesn't cut himself each time Michigan lets up a first down, aren't you? You can probably watch the game without "making a scene" too.
...makes me happy!
HAAA I am normal! I check this site easily 20X per day!
yah, at that rate, we should probably abbreviate "loyal users" as "lo-sers", amirite?
wenham wolverine...im officially calling out your fanhood. im also putting a floor on 50 as the MINIMUM amount of times a day to refresh this site or u are a loser
and u too denarded. now if u will both excuse me..."MOM!!! WHERES MY MEATLOAF?????!!!!"
you must be new.
yeah...pretty new. and very addicted. i have a rivals account tht i pay for but come here for all the latest info. love it
I thought the lo-sers were the ones with more than 50 visits per day? Now they're the ones with fewer?
I totally agree. I'm glad someone finally posted what we were all thinking.
And we don't need to know yet
You'll have a Tom recruiting post on Wednesday. The timetable's set but I'll leave it to Brian to elaborate.
When the changes happen, you won't be disappointed.
Ooh, Cryptic Misopogon. Perhaps being groomed to take over for Cryptic TomVH?
for he knows what the roasted shankbone and bitter herbs are for
Me? No. I said you won't be disappointed.
Cryptic Misopogon -- I like it.
one last time?
As per Tom's Twitter... He's on Vacation now...
Brian will let us know when there is something to tell us. Until then, we will all get nothing and like it.
50X a day? Seriously? Do/ did you work for Borders?
Between the iPhone app and having a desk job, I definitely pull the site up and refresh when I have a minute.
I think the people saying they check a few times a day are in denial.
Refresh at the desk whenever I have a spare moment (and even when I don't)... and check-in via iPhone/iPad app when I'm in mtgs, bathroom, lunch, etc...!
First step in overcoming an addiction is owning up to it... oh, screw that
...is definitely MGoBlog time. It's my fortress of solitude. Will Brian scream "eeewwwww" when he envisions his legions of followers dropping a deuce while frantically searching for MGoBlog updates? I don't think so. We're all human....well, except for "THE_KNOWLEDGE". His $hit don't stink.
.....is almost always an active tab in Google Chrome when I am home. Yes, F5 and I have an intimate relationship too.
The reaction of some of the board to the news of Tim's and Tom's upcoming departure reminds me of an old story about a guy who gave a homeless guy $5.00 every day when he saw him on the street but one day he forgot his wallet so he had none to give. When the begger found out he wasn't getting his usual $5.00 he complained to his friends that he had been "cheated" by his usual benefactor.
This is a free website guys that is supported by ads and the contributions of people who feel guilty at the enormous amount of fantastic free content we get on Michigan sports. The fact that it's spawned real career opportunities for two of its most notable contributors is nothing short of fantastic for Tim & Tom and speaks loudly to the quality of their work. And, as a business owner myself I can also say it speaks loudly to the overall quality of MGoblog and the people Brian has surrounded himself with.
The upcoming departure of Tim & Tom should be a siren call to all aspiring writers who wish to make covering Michigan sports an actual career as Brian and now T & T have. Great job Brian - you should be very proud.
We are so fortunate that Brian put mgoblog together, and for the contributions made by Tom, Tim, and many others. I hope many of those coming to this tremendous site appreciate what a privilege we have, and find tangible ways to express this. Between Brian's marvelous commentary, unverified voracity, upon further review, the analysis and tracking of recruits, the explanation of schemes and plays, and the interviews conducted by Tom, we have available more information about Michigan than is available for any other school in the country.
Maybe I missed it, but I think you are really reading a little too much between the lines with that poor attempt at analogy with that dumb bum story (no offense, homeless peeps). Maybe people just enjoy reading Tim and Tom's contributions to mgoblog, and maybe they just found good opportunities? Did Brian say they were feeling jilted?
I don't think you understand the analogy. Or I don't understand your comment.
There were multiple people in the original posts on the topic who felt like they deserved more from Tim and Tom, Brian should have paid them more to stay, or they should have stayed out of loyalty.
No matter if you liked my analogy or not the fact remains that a significant portion of the board is worrying about the upcoming quality of the Michigan recruiting information being provided to them free of charge. And the point I was trying to make was:
A. It's a free site - we have zero room to bitch about who is or is not contributing
B. When you run a successful business good people sometimes leave. But other good people generally rise up to replace them when they see that opportunity exists as it does here on MGoblog.
No, to the best of my knowledge Brian has not posted anything even remotely negative about the upcoming departures of his two of his best contributors. But many people here on the site sure have.
Your analogy wasn't lost on me. Your whole post was well presented and spot on if you ask me. Well said!
do you own Mgroworld?
My company sells medical replacement parts for hospital equipment. We are based in Northern Ohio.
Tim is taking over for Josh Helmholdt at Rivals.
I guess you probably knew this already - I didn't realize that Brian had mentioned this in his "MGoJob Available" post.
Rumor has it that TomVH is taking Oprah's slot in the afternoons.
You get a 5* recruit! and you get a 5* recruit!
Could the new guys get rid of this moderate option? I do not think anybody likes it and the old system actually kept the place in check.
It has nothing to do with any new guys, its all up to Brian, who said that he kind of likes it (and in the end it is his decision). Pretty much everyone here is with you, though, myself included.
Count me as one of the people who kind of likes it. It's not as entertaining as a negbang or posbang, but 99% of the time it effectively weeds out the stupid posts and promotes those that deserve it.
Losing two key contributers to your free blog is no excuse for slacking on the information that we have been spoiled with and have grown accustomed to expect. Don't lose site on what is really important here........... keeping ME entertained.
Upstate NY, do you? Just curious; I've noticed a tendency to use "on" when another preposition (of, about, to mention a couple) would be more appropriate up in these woods.
update from TOM
My wife calls this site my 'Facebook', except I would probably consider everyone here, who is not a troll, a friend..
BTW, I only check about 10x a day...
Yes, it's Monday and I'm very sad.
Michigan Daily writer Stephen Nesbitt tweeted this morning: "For all you loyal MGoBloggers, I'm not going to spill the beans, but you're getting a capable, talented and hilarious replacement for Tim."
And no, the replacement is not him.
The thought of THE_KNOWLEDGE contacting recruits is a little disconcerting
Now you know, entitled weirdo.