object, not that my vote would count anyway.
to play football, not to play trumpet
object, not that my vote would count anyway.
... but, at the most I would suggest shared space between the three sports (Football, Hockey, Basketball).
Football should always be in a banner about Michigan athletics.
I love Michigan Basketball, and pretty much everyone here does, but at the end of the day MGoBlog is a fairly football centered blog. That's why Football should at least be somewhat represented in the banner (at least if it's a long term banner like the current one at least)
It could just be a banner that goes up through the tournament, then we have a banner competition again for the next season.
I definitely like the idea of a tournament banner. But if we're looking for another banner that's going to last us a full year, I think it has to include football somewhat.
Unless we win the NCAA tournament, in which case I say we flaunt it for the year.
the picture of blood gushing from Zach Novak's head.
Or can't we do that without compromising his eligibility?
Love the bloody face pic idea. Novak epitomizes all the positive changes for our basketball team and the virtues of UM. I'm a basketball fan over football so I like the idea of it in the banner with football but i get it is a football first blog so can understand why it may just be football in any future banner.
I also think athletic facilities or school buildings (union?) may be cool in a more elaborate multiple sport banner
of Denard and 'Tree doing the jiggy on the basketball court as our banner.
Nothing summarizes this board better.
I doesn't matter what mood I'm in or what kind of day I've had. When I see that gif I'm instantly happy.
I too throw my utterly meaningless support behind this movement.
I'm saving the immense pull I have around the site for the "should we bring back the old pos/neg votes"....vote.
I wonder if Brian just laid out how much it would cost to get that done via donation if it could be worked out?
I would throw down I promise you that. This moderation system sucks.
Remember his meta post a few weeks ago where he asked for ideas on how to raise money to relaunch the magazine? I said put a dollar value you want to raise and if we do it, then you have to give us back the old point system.
I Bkfinest it that if he did that he would blow the doors off his fundraising.
Bringing back late night pos bang threads are priceless to me.
I swear, the day it goes back to the olden days I'm going to rip a bunch of people a new asshole. I've been keeping a list of everybody who's wronged me since this new system came around and I'll negbang them until they beg for mercy, and then I'll keep banging them.
on keeping us in contention for the conference titile in a conference that doesn't exist!
but it's my goal on my next standardized test. screw this 99th percentile shit.
the tournament. The team has represented Michigan very well in all respects. What greater honor than being recognized on the MGoBlog banner.
Football season is 12 months a year in these parts.
Also, celebration starts Monday after the B1G championship.
Spring practice starts in less than two weeks. Take your peach baskets back to Indiana.
Although football will always be Top Dog here at MGoBlog, basketball and hockey get enough coverage to warrant some banner real estate.
I think you meant B1G
Unless you are illiterate, this is a G, not a 6. Please learn the difference.
Yea, what word really works though? Can’t be too profane, yet you’d wish it could,.
One my grandma used on occasion might do the trick, … how about asinine as a mod option?
Glad you took the time to respond when you don't care. It really makes it obvious.
maybe drink less next time?
Or just grow up a little?
Back off. Last warning.
What are you going to do BISB? You think that you have the power to just redact someone's points and kick them off for a while?
What's that? You do, in fact, have such a power? Well, have a good day then, sir. Comendable post.
It's a 0...unless you're literate.
I don't know what you're seeing that everyone isn't, but according to the league itself, the third letter/number is supposed to be both a "G" and a zero.
And the basketball program was down for a lot longer than the football program. Would love to see them get some banner love.
though we could keep the subheading with a slight modification, "supporting the Clint Eastwood State Fightin' John Waynes on one Sunday in March for two hours"
I think adding two phenomenal actors into the title gives them too much credit. Perhaps something more along the lines of the Steve Buscemi Community College Fightin' Buseys.
I guess Ive always considered mgoblog a football-first blog... but that said I think your idea has a lot of merit. Great idea, sir.
I say we do a GRIT banner. Starring zack Novak, Hunwick, and Kovacs. BRILLIANT.
This is Michigan, fergritssake!
Yes. Racist against people without K's in their name.
And also want to commend BlueLotCrew for a non-obnoxious post.
He's a well known troll. Look at his posts regarding hockey and the non-revenue sports, the marching band, and his general attitude towards things Michigan fans hold dear.
Edit: and now four times more people have upvoted a thread by a pretty well known troll than upvoted CenterIce's front-paged diary, and twice as many as upvoted Tom From AA's user created HoF candidate list. Glad we have our priorities in order, people.
It means you made a post that was nice about basketball when it was the only post-game thread. Take a look at your comments, there aren't people on the board who want you here beyond your stupid pandering.
I'll upvote Tom From AA when he fixes "Inagural"
Then keep upvoting somebody who wants the band gone, wants every sport but football and basketball gone, and who trolls threads generally.
There are plenty of people creating good content, this guy is far from one of them.
I moderate content, not people. That's the point.
Were any of those posts not deserving based on content? And has the content BlueLotCrew provided in this thread been good to the extent that it outweighs anything else he posted?
When a poster gets to the point of trolling repeatedly, I don't care if he posted a semi-popular thread; it's not enough to outweight past transgressions. If you prefer, I'll say I negged him over what BISB warned him over, would that make you happier? It's the same result either way.
BISB warned him over what you goaded him into. He posted something worthwhile, and you derailed the thread to get all your e-friends to be mean to him. Any 12 year old would lash out in that situation. I mean, if he's intentionally trolling, it's not worth the time. If he's not, it's cruel. Just leave him alone.
Given some of his past posts, I could never plus user BlueLotCrew. Me negging the post has nothing to do with my support of the basketball team, which I am very proud of and cannot wait to cheer on in their quest to win the BTC and beat PSU on Sunday.
That, and he upvoted his own post, which I will never have any reaction other than to neg. That's just pathetic.
Why do you care so much about imaginary internet points? You should consider finding something better to do with your time.
The current banner has gone up we have dominated recruiting had a great football season and now having a great basketball season. Let's not jinx it I say leave it up at least until the basketball season is complete.
Good, no Great point....
No Great double Point
Leave it up for all time.
I am in support of this (though, as many others have mentioned, it doesn't matter what I think). A post-BTT, or hell pre-BTT if stars align Sunday, Basketball-themed Banner would be a great way to head into March Madness for the blog. (Just a menial idea/suggestion)
Eh, I honestly think our current banner is amazing. Not only is it a great tagline, but the graphic itself is awesome, and much better than anything users have been able to come up with in past banner contests. I would like to see it stay until it needs to go for some reason/something awesome comes around. Just my 2 cents.
We should just make the banner the Kate Upton GIF.
But it seem's you beat me to it... Now I must kill you.... Unless that hurts the Kate Upton Party's image, in which case I'll make it look like an accident.
How about a banner of THJ's face?
make it a three-part piece: THJ FACE | Kate Upton gif | Denard smile
With novaks, denard, stu, and who ever else represents four years of hard work that pays off.
I do revel in the current banner, but as this has been an excellent basketball season, I would definitely be supportive of a banner which would include support of our basketball team through the B1G Tournament and March Madness. I don't know about the football presence going away completely - that is by far the most extensively covered sport here, so it's seems central to the site's very identity, but I would be willing to look at specific designs.
Perhaps someone could come up with designs - multi-sport, competely hoops, etc... - for review by the group?
Hockey should be included as well. Otherwise, great idea.
Football and Basketball are all that matter. If they weren't, Vanderbilt would be relavent. Baseball fields and hockey rinks are meaningless when it comes to rating facilities. Those 2 sports will be dead in 20 years anyway, and are a drain on AD resources. Eff 'em!
Haha. Guess that's out then.
Given your karma value and how every post of yours on this thread is negged, no I'm not mad. I'm amused that you exposed yourself to the rest of the MGoCommunity, and I'm fairly confident you will be banned within the next hour or two.
One of the advantages of knowing the rules is knowing not to "not threaten" other posters. That's generally a no-no around here. Enjoy your last hour or so here.
Without the pink hair....
I thought I needed to tread delicately at first, given the tenor of the first posts. As for now, we're past that; I'm just waiting for the banhammer to fall soon, especially given his comments in this thread.
Mgrowold and others with support, thanks, I appreciate the kind words. This isn't about me, though. I just want this place to be as great as it can be, and I thought people should be aware of who, exactly, they were supporting.
I've never noticed him before, and the only thing he's done in this thread is call you names that appear to apply because you're being a total dick to him and said something annoying (but far from banworthy) about Roundtree. Virtually all of your comments are off-topic, and the only reason they're moderated up is because a bunch of people are joining you in bullying the guy. If you weren't going so far out of your way to be a dick to him, his stupid comments would get collapsed and nobody would notice the dumb stuff.
Look a little further, I'm not the only person saying these things, possibly because other people do remember his previous posting habits. I posted a few of his prior remarks if you're interested.
This is the last of my posts on this thread, barring something extreme. I've said what I have to say, and don't regret any of it, whether you would call it bullying and off topic or not.
Sorry, but plenty of hockey rinks have more character than basketball arenas. Yost isn't the only one. The problem with hockey is that outside of the northeast and the Midwest, schools usually don't have it. That being said, its value isn't diminished. Just accept its popularity on this blog.
"Look at all the support I'm getting with this post."
You personally didn't - nor will you likely ever, given your behavior in this thread and others - get any support. You simply stumbled upon an idea which actually isn't all that bad in the opinion of some. Even trolls can have a decent idea occasionally.
do not matter at all, and even if you did, hockey would still be relevant. Your comments and drivel are meaningless when it comes to rating collegiate athletics. You could be dead in 20 years anyway, and might even be a drain on government resources. EFF YOU!
But seriously. If you honestly think less people care about hockey every year, when in fact they've been kicking basketball's ASS in accomplishments, attendance, and recruitment since that big stain known as Ed Martin, that's definitely a YOU problem. Yes, college hockey is by nature smaller than college basketball as a function of having less D1 programs, but it is certainly not on the decline as you claim. In fact, Penn State has just bumped their program to D1 to help form the B1G Hockey Conference, which will only help college hockey because of the TV deals with the BTN. But whatever, it's only costing me my money to go to all our championships.
Justin is definitely someone here whose opinion I value. If he's says the dude's a troll.....he's a troll.
That's completely irrelevant. There are trusted users here for a reason, and their opinions will always be valued more than opinions like yours.
You're right. How silly of me to base my opinion of someone on almost two years of reading their thoughts and opinions and coming to the conclusion that they are a person that generally doesn't generally make overtly negative comments on other posters. As a matter of fact I dont remember Justin EVER going as strongly negative on anyone as he has in this thread against your past comments.
Candidly if Justin told me to "jump off a bridge" my guess would be it was because he saw a reason to do so that was probably in my best interest.
there was gold under the bridge!!!
That was MY secret.
You need a spanking.
It's Weber. And his career isn't over, he'll go to some mid major or Pac12 school and probably do well. And even if his career did end, that's amazing to you? John Beilein wouldn't think so.
I think it should be changed way more often than it is...It should be whatever is current in Michigan sports, IMO.
Maybe the banner should change to reflect the current mood of the viewer!
On the left, a picture of Novak's bloody face. On the right, the picture of him sans legs. The caption, "No pain, no gain. Novak, no legs."
I think it is a great idea and I support it wholeheartedly!! No suggestions on the design, I trust the hilarious, creative and dedicated minds we've all become accustomed to interacting with here on this phenomenal thing called MGOBLOG....Cheers!
I get it that MGoBlog is more of a football blog than anything else, but the basketball team has an opportunity to make a big run. At least changing the banner for the tourament run will show the community's support for basketball.
Lets go mustache guy!!!!
"This is MGOBLOG fergodsakes"
There are legal issues to consider. The redesign of the blogs banner has been an ongoing topic for a couple of years now and it's proven to be trickier than you think to come up with a aesthetically pleasing, topical banner that doesn't infringe on the University's copyright. That's why you don't see Block M's or pictures of players or unobscured images of winged helmets.
And yet, I miss the Brandon Minor graphic.
This thread had way more drama than I was expecting from the O.P.
I like the idea, not so much the presentation.
But my point total doesn't allow for it....
If I could, I would foresake sports and throw my support behind Kate Upton and Her MGOBEWBS....
MBB hasn't won anything yet so let's go with something we can all enjoy looking at every time we log in.
...I think Bruce Weber ended Bruce Weber's career.
I'd be on board with a BTT basketball banner. Changin' with the times.
I'd like to see cats on the banner.
<----------- This one please!
basketball is just a diversion
"Clint Eastwood Fightin' John Waynes" in frustration at the football team following the MSU or Iowa loss, so it's sort of derogatory. So why is it still there? I'm surprised with all the success we've had since then -- Beat Ohio, BCS, recruiting, MBB -- that annoying little line of text hasn't been updated to something more positive. Brian puts out so many great one-liners ... that little "blog sub-title" text is ideal for a "thought of the week" and yet he hasn't touched it in months.
About the sub-title line. Nothing against Brian/the blog what-so-ever, but it would be great to see sporadically changed to the new slogan/punch-line/jab at another team/thought of the week, every other week, or monthly even.
And yes, isn't the current line about Sparty?!?
I agree simply because I visit this blog so much that I see the current banner in my sleep.
I am not a photoshop genius, but if someone wants to make a bball-themed banner that doesn't suck I'll probably put it up. "Doesn't suck" is entirely up to me.
Love that this was posted in reply after only a couple minutes.
Haha, I have to admit that I didn't draw that ... it is one of the first results when you google "basketball ms paint".
Episode IV : A new Hoke, Episode V : The Maize and Blue Strike Back, Episode VI : Return of the Victors
What a disgrace...How can the poster hate on the hockey team here ? The sport itself embodies hard work, determination, and grit that is seen in all michigan athletes. Hunwick who is a 5th year senior walk on turned starting goalie for one of the most dominant college hockey programs ever. That story alone should be a reason to like the hockey program, let alone what is considered the greatest college hockey program, the NCAA record 9 NC's, 21 consecutive tourney appearances,2 Hobey Baker winners,and 2nd most NHL draft picks. Oh wait, nobody cares about hockey right ? The Big Chill set a record attendance of 113,411 people....but nobody in Michigan cares, right ?
are now my best good e-friend. High five, pal!
(High five perfectly received)
I would propose a Stu/Novak/Person wallpaper to showcase the seniors and below MGoblog have some slog about "True Grit" or "The Grittiest blog to ever grit grit"
If things go accordingly, some sort of banner (within the banner!) or SOMETHING regarding a Big Ten Title would need to be incorporated.
It's tough not to go all Stu/Novak/Grit while putting a new banner together, but I like the concept of what is there now. It's not a face or face of someone or something glaring, but you know it's Hoke (even without "Hoke Springs..") and you know it's all about Michigan Football. It's subtle, but you sure as hell know what's going on there when you look at it. Not that there's anything wrong with putting a collage of faces of our Seniors/Beilein who brought this program back, but subtlety/simplicity goes a long way and helps keep it classy.
Just my opinion; which again, doesn't mean much!
A banner within a banner? That's enough Charlie Kaufman.
Denard's smile (across the entire banner) with 'MGOBLOG' superimposed, written in the old Michigan Stadium lettering?
Tag: "be like dang"
This is a classic example of an OP with a good (great?) idea that discredits himself by alienating almost everyone that responds in the thread. Its too bad - the good idea now feels dirty.
"Pulling a Section 1"?
Is that a meme now? If so, its pretty darn funny.
Any and all sound good. Lots of things to celebrate this time of the year
What the hell is goin' on around here??!?!? (Lombardi voice)
Small Hockey(Sorry I don't watch it that often but I bet there are great after goal shots) on the left
Big Football(Denard Eating Soup Maybe)in the middle
Small Basketball (Novak bleeding) on the right.
I am sure there are some talented computer designers on here that could throw it together (Sadly I am not).