Mgoblog half decade club
RDT. Nuff said
Any story from CRex is always top notch. The MGoProfile series is also a good read. As far a new stuff on the blog, I really enjoy This Wek in the Twitterverse.
And lastly, Commitapalooza 2012 and Hello: ____ are like oxygen...
The Only Thing Corey Liuget and I Will Ever Have In Common will always have a place in my heart. It brought incredible levity to a sad time in Michigan Football. And it helped coin the term "dong punch" on this blog.
My MGoBirthday is tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.
The first thing I think about when it comes to MGoBlog is Mike Cox.
I'm not going to lie...It's kind of creepy that the first thing that you think about when it comes to MGoBlog is Mike Cox. I mean, I'm a fan of Mike Cox too, but a complete stranger sharing that same fandom just...ugh.
Yeah. I wish he would have produced!
first thing I think of is Jack Meehof
I joined around the time of the Jai Eugene debacle. I was hooked forever.
Congrat's Magnus, will you be eating your cake warm, cold, or room temperature?
Eleven Swans. Still one of the best posts Brian has written.
5 points in 5 years?
Your restraint is admirable.
I just made the cut at 5 years and 2 days. Really have to give it up to Brian for keeping this thing going.
Strangely, I remember the exact day I signed up.
There was a certain beauty to Haloscan... I feel like it should be brought back from time to time just for posterity's sake, although the site is probably too big to handle it at this point. At least live blogs are sort of a proxy for those days.
The absolute anarchy of Haloscan was awesome to behold.
You're right, it was like a permanent Live Blog about everything, all at once. The Michigan fan base's collective stream of consciousness.
I was on vacation in the U.P. and was without internet access for several days. When I finally was able to get online the entire site had changed and signing up was a no-brainer.
Haloscan was awesome for its time. The Haloscan thread on David Terrell and his B.A.D. was truly gold. Also I think there was a great thread on snowball fights in the quad with football players but I could be mixing things up.
I may only be 3 and 1/2 in MGoYears, but Eleven Swans was outstanding writing. Also, UFRs have changed the way I watch football. I never played, and thanks to this site I understand so much more about the game. Also, Muppets
Never played football either, but thanks to UFR I sorta know what a reach block is.
Probably the multiple rage filled posts with the title Jihad. The way that seething anger can produce some of the best writing in this sites history!
5 years and 2 weeks over here! I don't post much, but I'm on the site every single day and I don't know what I would do at work without it!
Considering you were around for the pos bang days, I have to assume that you meant "once per year" when you said you don't post much? I feel like you should get an award for only accumulating 33 point over the course of 5 years, it's quite a feat.
So accounts that aren't very active can lose points quickly
I see. Out of my own curiousity, is there any way that I can see how many posts I've created? I'm not sure I'd care to know, but it would still interest me.
Member for 4 years and 40 weeks, first two posts (besides this one) were 2 weeks ago. :)
Holy Mother of God.
What exactly happened two weeks ago that compelled you to post that did not happen the four years and 38 weeks before that?
I have to assume it was one of the 374 threads charging Meyer with murder.
I'm more or less like everyone else -- on this site all the time, huge Michigan fan, alum, football and basketball season ticket holder, etc. But for whatever reason I haven't felt like I've had a whole lot to add to most of the discussions, I'm more read-only I guess. Two weeks ago was the thread on how the local Detroit teams never draft Michigan players, and while that was true, part of the thread dealt with Michigan guys who even just played on the local teams (not that they were drafted). I had two obscure names I wanted to add to the list.
Haha, I feel like I've been reprimanded. I promise I'll try to post more often, like once every two years now!
I don't have much to add either, but my inner narcissist compels me to post.
You just doubled your point total in one morning. That's impressive.
Keep up the good work.
I've got to think that you're (we're) part of a huge majority of readers. Heck, I've been lurking around for 5 years, but only joined when I thought I had something original to add. I don't choose to pile onto the posts where most everyone is violently agreeing ("yeah... that was a terrible call" ), I choose not to reveal what I'm drinking on Friday (or any other day), and I sure as hell don't have anything to add to the expert discussion on whether a HS junior projects to SAM, WILL, or MIKE.
But I do enjoy reading the posts apparently, as I'm on the site just about every day.
Pretty much the same situation here. I don't have a lot to say on the board but I check it several times a day.
- 5 years 2 weeks
I just passed the 4-year mark with an account, but I've been on here pretty much every day since Fall 2006 and have rarely posted due to the demands of law school, then work, and now work and 2 young boys.
My favorite MGoBlog moment is whenever Brian mentions Jim Grobe when discussing the 2007 coaching search, as I'm the poor fool who suggested via email he might not be a bad choice.
I remember the depths of that coaching search when Jim Grobe was starting to look appealing. Those were some dark days.
Not a poster either, but a reader almost every day for last 4 years
Northwestern 2008, the lowest of lows. I stayed for the entire game and by doing that proved in no way that I was a fair weather fan. I remember driving back to St Louis and and feeling like a ton of bricks fell on me. Then Brian wrote this article below and now looking back I am proud of the experience. Like he said, it could never get any worse than that.
Last game as a student, wasn't leaving that one early.
I remember being so cold during that game to like clap/scream to make noise so we just turned our shoes on the bleachers to make noise.
I have a picture of me at the game framed on my wall with the ticket. It's a reminder that I've experienced as bad as it can get. And yes I'm being photo bombed by a Northwestern fan.
I'm still mad about Donovan Warren's pick six...
That was my senior year. I was there until the end, watching the band's post-game show with two friends. One simply said "It's not supposed to be like this" with such a heart-stopping solemnity that I will never forget it.
My first ever game, Mom asked me if I wanted to leave at halftime and I looked at her like she was the least intelligent person on the face of the earth. Her question did not deserve an answer; I simply turned around and continued to watch the game.
I forgot the name we gave it, but the Spamware shutdown (or whatever it was) sticks out.
The Liveblog from the game where RR tried to decline a dead ball foul comes to mind, too..
Anyway, I appreciate and enjoy this site, and the dedication to Michigan athletics from Brian, Seth, Ace, the mods, and users.
the Great Malware Disaster of 2011. Unless you're thinking of the other time.
Those were dark times.
Hands down the original Lloyd Brady thread. Never laughed so hard in my life. Anyone have a link? I can't find it.
I may be wrong, as it's obviously been some time, but I don't believe this is the original thread that I'm referring to. I believe it was a totally unrelated post, and someone noticed and pointed out the man we all now know as Lloyd Brady in a picture. The one that you link to is basically a continuation of that thread.
Brian should send you a tshirt for the thousands of hits you have generated on his site over the years.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time, several months prior to my official membership date.
Also, all the hoo-ha surrounding EEEEEEEBarwis.
I was drawn in by Brian's dismantling of the Freep.
My favorite user is still KoB.
I don't remember the exact date I joined (under another MGoHandle). I think it was around the [REDACTED], so 2007ish. Which, like, woah. I've probably already surpassed the 5 year mark. In fact, I might be approaching the 6-year mark. Is that even possible?!
It sure is... I'm sure you remember as I do the runup to The Horror ("Hot, Hot, Hot...") and then The Horror itself, and then the meltdown after The Horror.
Ah yes, I definitely remember being introduced to HOT HOT HOT on MGoBlog, so yeah, nearly six years.
I don't specifically remember the meltdown - I probably avoided it like I did all other TV, media, sports talk and human contact in the weeks that followed.
I forgot about "Hot, Hot, Hot". And kittens. Don't forget kittens.
Self imposed schadenfreude there.
You would have to have been a member of Mgoblog.org to be over the six year mark. The .com site has been here less then five and a half years I'd say.
oh blogspot. I do not miss you
Preaching to the choir on that one haha
Some of us have been here since the Haloscan days, so it's even longer than 5 years.
Oh well. I have to waste work time someewhere, it might as well be here.
i agree completely...i look at this as cheap therapy with other fans who feel the ups and downs of the teams we watch and talk about
Previous to this point Mr. Cook regularly joined in conversations, reminding everyone to stay classy. Shout outs to Dex in his mothers basement, beantown, chitown, bgh, and all the other originals who have since moved onto another handle like myself.
I was in the door at MGoBlog within the first week it existed. I used to post on another board Brian's brother moderated, and he popped in one day and said his brother started a Michigan football blog and that he wanted us to check it out. And so I came. And have never left.
I honestly never thought it would get this big. When the Haloscan era started to blow up and people were talking about MGoBlog all the time on campus... The first time I heard someone use an MGoBlog meme in a conversation and everyone nodded knowingly, I knew this place was here to stay.
made me lol
The most salient sort of thing about MGoBlog for me is the football knowledge you pick up around here. For example, it had never occurred to me before reading Brian that there were known pros and cons to cutting on your outside foot versus your inside foot.
(Had to look at my post to find out if I'm in the club or not yet. One more year!)
Yeah. Sometimes I think about all the things that have happened in my life since joining (had 2 kids, changed jobs a couple times) and it creeps me out how fast time flies.
11 Swans, for those unfamiliar
I think my favorite post is still Quod Erat Demonstrandum. Nothing like basking in the glorious afterflow of the ND media slurp crashing down in emphatic fashion.
My 5 year will be 1/1/14. I really believe that the low point was the Gator Bowl against Miss St. That just crushed all hope. High point is either UTL or The Trey.
Was there any moment for Rich Rod that was more depressing to watch than the halftime interview of that bowl game? I have never seen him look so defeated. He knew his time at Michigan was over and that his players didn't even believe in him anymore. Poor guy.
Way to make me feel old, jackass.
"never complain about getting older, it's a privilege denied to many."
I love this blog.
I found out about mgoblog in ME295 I think. Was learning about Catia and saw some other people in front of me on this mgoblog website, so I also elected to stop paying attention and go to that website. My life has never been the same since
And I think my favorite post might be Denard After Dentist. I can't remember many of the older posts, but it was great to soak in that victory of ND
The first three seemed like eternity.
I had to check, and yeah I'm at 5 years and change. I'm on the site everyday as most are and one of my favorite posts/diary was the Decimated Defense.. 11 Swans was one of the best posts that still gets to me..
my date is coming soon, I lurked for more than a year before actually signing up (or close to a year). Mostly a very good site on Michigan sports if a tad bit on the obsessive side.
My favorite memory was when the first thing I ever posted got bumped to the front page, the satirical "Open Letter to Coach Rodriguez Regarding Michigan Traditions"
If I only knew. It turned out to be not all that satirical.
1. Kittens after The Horror
2. Two kittens tussling and a third walks up and pukes -- after the ND game when both teams were 0-2 going in.
3. Peanut-butter-jelly-on-a-baseball-bat on the news that RR had been hired.
Glove: Only 1103 posts in 5 years?
Magnus does that by lunch.
In the faaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
I can't compete with Magnus, this is what he does. I work full time and am getting my second masters degree, so yeah I'm a little disappointed in myself. Haha Thanks for pointing that out bastard.
I've got two jobs and a blog to run. Step it up.
See here I thought I was being a good guy by not sharing my opinion on everything. Now I'm being ridiculed for it, fuck me right? I see now I'm just going to have to step it up.
Opinions are what make the world go 'round.
Well I'll definitely try to up my game, but there's no way in hell I see myself getting up to 28 hundred posts in the next couple years.
No, conservation of angular momentum is what makes the world go round
Time to step it up. Maybe Magnus will hire you.
The great debate: should there be advertising on the blog? I was resolutely against it. "No ads in the Big House; No ads on MGoBlog!" Don't I feel like an asshole. (Admittedly, Brian hadn't quit his day job yet at that point.)
When Brian labeled 2005 the "Year of Infinite Pain" and at the time, it really did feel that way. Again, doesn't that look foolish in hindsight.
I remember how worried we all were that Ron English might leave after the 2006 season. I remember when you came to MGo for the writing, but if you wanted the really numerical analysis stuff, you went to iBlogForCookies. And if you wanted to get it right in the feels, RBUAS had you covered. I remember how obsessed this board was with Mike Barwis (that one I still think we got right. Nothing against Coach Wellman at all -- but does he raise wolves?). I remember putting up the TomVH batsignal, and the original post by the KNOWLEDGE.
You can tell I've been in grad school for a long time, that I'm STILL wasting this many hours a day on this site, nearly 8 years later. Also, that's a serious testament to Brian, and what he has built.
But my favorite memory of MGoBlog? NAKED GUY!
It's kind of bittersweet now, but the period that sticks out for me is the fever pitch surrounding the RichRod hire: weeks of hopelessness as it became clear that Bill Martin didn't have any plan in place (except offering the job to Greg Schiano twice!), followed by the emergence of an impossibly awesome candidate. Suddently, after experiencing Mike DeBord (run left) and the Horror and all-second-half prevent defense, Michigan was going modern and experimental. We were hip. We were contenders for the top dual-threat quarterback ("everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever"). We were joining the 21st century, and it was exciting. Those days of speculation and flight-trackers and unbridled enthusiasm were a thrilling time for Michigan fans tired of the old guard and envious of fans with wizard coaches. For once, we were getting a new shiny thing.
I know I was jazzed. I played the Peanut Butter Jelly song like 5 straight times. Then I taught it to my kids. Then I wound up having de-emphasize the baseball bat part of it.
Now, I can't hear that song wihout going into convulsions. Both my team and my kids wound up badly bruised.
Ah, Haloscan. Been a long time since dem days.
I'm pretty sure I signed up the first day on the "new" mgoblog, and I can't seem to find anything before 6/30/08, so that was day 1, right?
That would explain the huge number of people who have been members for five years and two weeks.
except Brian. He's the only one who is earlier (5/26/2008) that i could find, but he owns the darn thing and had to set it up...
You are correct that is the day I believe Brian moved the blog from blogspot. Thus ending mgoblog.org and creating mgoblog.com.
Our beloved MGoBlog.com is officially known as MGoBlog 3.0.
Brian had the first ever post on it (natch):
I thought I held out forever before joining the boards.
The offseason always feels like forever.
"The Age of Miracles" is still my favorite Mgoblog post ever. I've always been fascinated by stories about the intersection of sports and life, and Brian wove those two things together poetically in that piece. It was my sole motivation for reading Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, one of my now favorite books of all time.
And I concur. That may be the best thing Brian's written.
Yep, Age of Miracles is probably my favorite. Instantly relatable, totally poignant. Really a fantastic piece of writing.
I was around when the WLA had a firm grip on all things.
The nights were as dangerous to post stupidity as the days back then, friends.
I yearn for those days again.
What happened to those guys?
Was Chitownblue a WLA guy?
They're always around... in the hushed corners of the back alleys in the night.
You can hear a whisper... WLA...
Seriously though, no idea, to both of your questions.
Chitownblue was a WLA guy.
What happened to Mgochris, or was it Chrisgoblue? He was a frequent poster back in the day.
I suspect you are thinking of either Chrisgocomment or OtherChris (I am sure I have the capitalization wrong on at least one of them).
I still miss haloscan and flight tracker during the infamous coaching search.
time flies, hit 5 years about a week ago, had lurked for a year & a half beforehand.
I'd like to say the eloquent 11 Swans post inspired me to sign-up, but honestly it was probably some stupid Barwis-riding-wolves-with-lasers thread that pushed me over the edge.
I just realized I missed my anniversary. Happy Anniversary!!
but I can't believe no one mentioned following Billy Martin on flight tracker. Epic days. Also creepy.
That is a good one. Nothing like creeping on flight plans, but sadly we were all interested in it.
I miss actual pos bangs
No kidding. I'm still holding out hope that they will come back at some point. Great satisfaction came from creating some picture, posting it to a thread and coming back later with 50+ pos bans.
I'm almost there, I have a few more weeks to go before I hit the big #5.
I still think the lloyd brady photoshop thread was my favorite. I laughed consistantly over that for like a week.
Agreed. You were tremendous in that thread. Tears were streaming down my face from laughing so hard. I think I checked that thread multiple times over the next week just to see if there were any late additions. And it might be the greatest posbang thread in the history of posbangs as far as total points awarded in one thread. Classic.
Even though I've only been here for close to a year, we have encountered so much as a fan base in these five years. From the low points of RR to the higher points like Michigan finally going dancing in basketball (and having a legendary run last season) and the New Beginnings of the Hoke Era. I don't know if a fan base has encountered so much in the past five years than us, but I do know that through good and bad, these are the types of things I live for. You guys have been great (except for the trolls and flamers), and I want to thank everybody. GO BLUE and 2013 is the year.
Posting just to see when I joined o.O
Edit: well I'll be damned...five years for me.
welcome to the club
5 and counting. . .
I am not a five year guy so I missed "Seven Swans" when it originally posted. Given the large number of people who've referenced it in this thread I went back and read it and was stunned by its poignancy, its eloquence and Brian's ability to send chills down my spine in reading his poetry. And yes...that was poetry in the truest sense of the word.
I couldnt help but wonder, however, after finishing it what the Brian who wrote that piece would've thought about the recent "Most Buckeye Thing Ever" post that generated so much backlash this past week. It seems to me like they were written by two different people given the literary heights one versus the pandering depths of the other.
It kinda made me sad.
From The Horror to Haloscan to Hokeamania.
Minor quibble, but the blog has actually been around for nearly ten years. The move to this domain was five years ago. Also, the first of the two coaching searches was almost six years ago, and it took place when the site was still over at Blogspot.
I think the most memorable thing Brian has ever written was this:
Obviously things didn't play out as that post anticipated they would, but much of it is still relevant. Irrespective of what came after it, the end of the Carr era did represent a very significant milestone in the history of this program, and that post perfectly captured the conflicting emotions that I think most Michigan fans felt about it.
My favorite Brian post was the one a couple of days later (he was on a role), the evening before Rich Rod's first game.
It was simultaenously reflective, naïvely optimistic, and eerily clairvoyant.
We are all Don Canham now. Rich Rodriguez comes in with a wildly successful pedigree but promises to finally tear down the culture of Bo’s program, to replace it with something uncertain. This has caused apprehension in some, joy in others, and disdain verging on hatred in a select group. The program risks changing into something people drift away from because it has drifted from them, or, worse, something that you only wish you could drift away from. It also promises fireworks and fun and victory and a feeling that’s something other than that thing we’ve felt so much before. Other fanbases go through this every five or ten or fifteen years; for us it’s been 40. I could welcome it, I guess, or celebrate it, or proclaim inevitable dominion over the land. But I don’t feel like it. Nor do I feel like fretting over imaginary scandals future. Like Canham, I just hope it works.
There was also the 'Story' post for 2008 with the infamous time machine parable:
The thing about time machines is this: you show up with a copy of tomorrow’s newspaper, and the day after tomorrow’s. On day one, you loudly proclaim “I AM FROM THE FUTURE” and people laugh at you and you make bold proclamations about newsworthy events, holding up tomorrow’s paper. The next day you’ve gained some credibility but skeptics remain, so this time you show them the day after tomorrow’s paper, which just has one story on the front page. The headline, in “WAR”-sized caps: “HOLY CRAP, THIS GUY IS FROM THE FUTURE.” Your credibility established beyond a doubt on day three—which is sometime in late August, 2007—you sit the Michigan fanbase down and carefully explain everything that is going to happen to them over the next twelve months, at which point they laugh at you again.
Man, it all seems so surreal now.
"Then Lloyd Carr retired and things got weirder . . . Brady Hoke was theorized."
I've been reading the blog for over 6 years, it was(and still is) honestly the most in-depth coverage for an obsessive Michigan sports fan I could find without having to pay for a membership. I check multiple times a day, and it's good to know I'm not the only insanely obsessed UM fan out there. Keep up the good work gentlemen, this is the best sports blog out there. I'm looking forward to reading this HTTV cover to cover.
My favorite from the Haloscan days was the Sissy Boy Blogger Slapfest of 2005: http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2005/06/pot-declares-war-on-kettles.html
That was back in the days of the triumverate of UM blogs: Mgo, iBlog for Cookies, and Straight Bangin'...
Lurking like its my job...
Just coming up on 4 years myself, but I started getting into MGoBlog awhile before I joined. In 2008 I graduated from Michigan, moved out of the state for the first time in my life, and started an MA program at Notre Dame. All of a sudden my Michigan identity went from being shared with everyone around me to being a hated, tiny minority. MGoBlog was certainly a great resource in those days.
Honestly, it was moving to ND that made me more of an all-sports Michigan fan, since I started following things via here and mgoblue.com, so I got updates on all the non-revenue sports and learned to love them (softball especially, of course!). All of us Wolverines in the diaspora really owe this site a debt of gratitude!
Cheers to that.
Personally, chunks the hobo was my favorite. Wish I had some of his stuff saved somewhere for posterity.
about the rush to be able to be the first one to post. 5 years, wow! Congrats Brian
We discussed the blogspot transferred below. You're right that was a great article.
well shit, that was supposed to be in response to FrankMurphy.
The best thing this blog has done in the past five-ish years (my MGoBirthday isn't til September but whatever) is without a doubt expose Rosenberg's drive-by hack job for what it truly was.
I've followed since fall of 2006 (the Wisco game I believe). The blog began in Dec of 2004, IIRC.
in those days, 2005 was referred to as the year of infinite sadness. 7-5 really opened everyone's eyes to the decay of the progam under Carr after 3-4 years of rumors about his health being in question.
that minnesota game in 05- woof
I'm officially a part as I don't remember my sign up date and am on the app, but in any case, don't tell my wife!
5 years on MGBog, 5 decades bleeding blue.
The first post I can remember reading was The New Math. It's possible that is what originally attracted me to mgoblog.blogspot.com, when I was looking for someone to share my joy and befuddlement at what just happened.
Since then, there are too many memories to count to pick a single favorite. The lead-up to the 2006 Ohio State game. Recovering from the start to 2007. The 2008 Gator Bowl. Communist Football. The truth behind the practice time scandal. The 2011 Ohio State game. The Final Four run. Many more.
I still remember my first post. It was roughly a week before my grandmother passed away and I had joined to start a thread about QB commit Shavodrick Beaver's flirtation to Tulsa of all places.
Prior to that thread, I had been a regular lurker on the site. How time flies.
The only thing I remember from that timeframe was that I would check the mgoboard at 3 AM during some all nighters trying to finish up a project.
/terrible old memories.
Earning enough points to start a message board thread.
Then being too fearful to start a message board thread.
I'm here for the 5 year pos bang! Haven't seen a lot of you in a while. Miss the good old days.
(usually when someone says that, they are a jerk, but I have to get this off my chest)
The horror and coaching search 1 were both in the old days (pre-current MGoBlog). Horror was labor day weekend 2007, and the first coaching search was Nov/Dec 2007. the current incarnation of MGoBlog (and thus your joined date) came on or after June 30, 2008.
Actually the blog started on Blogspot and was Mgoblog.org. It was moved to the .com site a little over 5 years ago. Just because you weren't apart of it doesn't mean it didn't happen... just to get it off my chest.
Had to get that off my chest.
Then that doesn't make any relative senses to his comments. Why would he question everything that was happening in 2007 if he was a part of the .org site?
The first thing I remember following here were, I think, Sam McGuffie high school highlight videos which everyone was so excited about around campus my freshman year (in retrospect, ha) and the recruitment of Terell Pryor (also ha). How long was Mgoblog around before that? At least a year, given this 11 Swans post I just learned of.
I was reading this thread thinking that 5 years was a very long time to be a regular reader of any board. Then I realized that I just passed my 4th year. It tells you how much most of us are just addicted to this place.
4 years, 37 weeks :(
My 5 years is a few months away. One thing I love about this blog is the next most awesome thing could always happen the next day. Sometimes it is an official post, sometimes it's something that get's started in the message board. Sometimes it is someone's incredible story in a diary. For me, I still hear a certain song in my head from time to time. Maybe because it captured everyone's feelings so well. Marybe the combination of video editing and song was just perfect. But sometimes when you're on, you're really F*&#ing on.
And a refugee from the old AOL boards of decades past.....
As I watched the horror in a sports bar, the guy I was with said something like I wonder what mgoblog is going to do after this. That Monday I found out -- getting on that weekend was a lost cause.
I don't have any one favorite memory. I love the UFRs every week, especially the defensive ones. Having never played, reading those has probably helped me understand the game more than anything else I can think of since I started following football back in the 1970s.
I miss Anonymous Coward. His posts were always the most entertaining.
That is what I take away from the years I have spent enjoying this blog. I think that Brian's writing style has continued to improve over time and of course what I love is that he had the balls to not pursue his degree choice because he knew that it would not fulfill him in the way that pursuing a passion would, and that he made something special for himself from just an idea, into one of the very best sports blogs on the internet today. Congrats and thanks.
I lurked here for more than a year before joining. I had joined the old M-live blog in '06 and thought that one blog was enough...but after discovering mgoblog it became my home and I would always mention mgoblog on the other blog! Since '09 this has been the only blog I visit! It has been great reading all the expert posts.
To all you redshirt senior bloggers who will be graduating an moving on to blogs in the real world at the end of this season. We'll miss you.
Well now I need to make a post because I can't remember when I made the account. I am also too lazy to just look. Haloscan uber alles.
ugh I'm already over the MGoHill apparently. My coworker here in the lab is an MGoUser, and a few random friends like Corey and T. We're an interesting and varied bunch. This is still one of my favorite lines Brian has written:
From the world cup 2010 era
"Soccer defies that. It is opera on a field. Not the Italian variety where a series of humorous misunderstandings yield mildly sexy results, but German opera—Klingon opera. Plenty of tridents. Sheets of rain. Thunderbolts cascading from the sky. In the background armies march through the mud, toward each other. Patterns converge in a rumble, pressure building until it's unbearable and someone falls over, a spear jutting out from his breastplate."
Where can I pick up my commemorative smoking jacket?
It was not only my high point as an MGoBlogger, it was my favorite blog post ever. Anywhere.
It was pre-coaching search. Survey says?
Not at the 5 year mark, but I vividly remember August 2010 and Doom. JT Turner was off the team, Warren went to the NFL, Cissoko was kicked off the team, Demar Dorsey and Adrian Witty never made it on campus, and then our Senior captian goes down with an ankle injury. I felt so hopeless after that injury. We still managed a respectful 7 wins that season and thankful Hoke has been able to turn around the defense, but at that moment our future was as dark as I have ever imagined it. Hope in RR was gone, the defense was horrible, and we had yet to see Denard Robinson start a game.
It was my personal Columbus experience.
Maybe I'm a glutton but my favorite memory was the utter RichRod meltdown following the 2011 Gator Bowl. We're in a better place now, so if you ever to keep yourself grounded with the idea that you're human and make mistakes, go back to that period and read your own posts. It'll remind you that when Hoke was stll Candidate Hoke, maybe three people liked the idea of hiring him.
do i get mgoscholarship points?
Is there a special club for people who signed up day 1 but hardly ever post?
Haha seriously, haven't posted in over 2 years. Still read every day.
I was in the student section in '05/'06 and saw a few guys with 'I [heart] [hart]' shirts and asked where they got them. They looked at me and said MGoBlog, as if I was the silly one.
I had to check it out and got to witness Tacopants, Robot Henne, and Lloyd Carr, poet laureate. It's been about 7 years now I guess.
Thanks Brian. A fan's fan.
Oh man, and Marques Slocum...
4 years and 46 weeks... so close
for 5 years 2 weeks.
Keep up the good work fellas. I'll be watching.
Haloscan, McFarlin, and Naked Man