So seeing it here is sort of redundant, unless you can add something new.
well that's just, like, your opinion, man
So seeing it here is sort of redundant, unless you can add something new.
I think he just wants a discussion on it OC.
I would also like our players to practice with a hard edge. Anyone else?
I think the original text was "ALL SOFTIES" but RR changed his philosophy just before practice started. I probably like "HARD EDGE" more.
I don't think TAKE IT LIKE A MAN is that inspiring.
But it seems to me that lately if I click on a MGoShoe post, it is nothing more than a rehash of something I've already seen somewhere else.
It's something I'm tired of in general, and prehaps it is just bugging me here. I'm just sick of retweets and reporting press releases on blogs without any commentary and the whole cycle of not adding value.
well some of us dont have twitter and some of us dont scour the internet for every little news story so its pretty nice to have things all in one place. Its also nice to see decent discussion on the topics instead of some of the garbage discussions that happen on sites like espn
So stop clicking on them then.
But the sidebar doesn't display authors. I'll be sure to use the MGoBoard link in the future.
Which sadly doesn't display original authors, either. Only diaries do that.
and two more seconds to determine the author.
On behalf of Shoe, and on behalf of those of us who found this interesting, I apologize for those seven seconds. We have credited your account accordingly.
MGoShoe adds a tremendous amount to this website, hence his ridiculous MGoPoint tally.
FWIW, I heard practice was absolutely brutal today.
Sounds good, but heard from who?
but I'm just going to leave it at that.
I can't verify this because I haven't been by Newsterbaan, but apparently they've put up some big tarps around the practice facility so no one can see in. Fort Schembechler is back.
The big tarps are also known as "Rosenbergs" or "Snyders."
But those were up last year as well.
They don't do much when the press is allowed on the other side, though.
We cut up between the practice field and the field hockey field all the time, and around through the Crisler lot. They go up, they stay up. The only places to see the field are the Stadium overpass and the grandstands in Wilpon, as far as I know.
negged for being informative
I appreciate keeping your source secret but was it brutal as in hard or brutal as in bad? I'm assuming hard if your source is a player. If it's a coach, it could go either way.
I keed, I keed.
As in "man, that practice was brutal, those coaches really kicked our asses"
"man, these guys look brutal, they couldn't find their ass with both hands"
Brutal as in, "Coach Rodriguez is a man on a mission, that practice was brutal."
Not in the negative sense at all.
By "brutal," do you mean it was just a very tough workout, or that things went terribly?
As someone who doesn't do twitter, I didn't mind the post.
not everyone is on twitter following a person who posts for another person
and so appreciates Big Shoe providing these tidbits in a timely manner in one convenient site.
(Baby Shoe, not possessing a hard edge, has never been allowed in the tunnel.)
I don't have a problem with an occasional post like this, but there's going to be a lot of useless posts if every tweet from RR becomes a new thread.
people are entitled to their opinions.
Nobody! And I mean Nobody NegBangs our Other Chris like that.
Only we are allowed to NegBang our Other Chris like that.
Show some respect, Cretins!!
negged for defending the revolution
Negged for negging.
An unauthorized use of an Animal House reference? Are you properly licensed? Can we dance with your dates?
police a sports forum. Even if this information was known to everyone already (it was new to me), why the hell do you care if it is posted again? If it is redundant to you then just ignore it.
Looks like the comments have a "hard edge" today too.
Save it for the practice field boys.
we're getting tired of negging our board-mates in the pre-season. You post with the same group of guys day in and day out, and things tend to get old quickly. We're looking forward to getting out there during the regular season and taking our frustration out on other schools' boards."
Oh that's just dirty.
But I lol'd a bit.
Oh dear. That guy is old.
but, I was not aware that "Hard Edge" was the motto for the season, nor was I aware that they painted the motto in the tunnel. I follow Michigan football pretty closely so I am appreciative of updates like this.
It has been in the tunnel since before last season. I'm not sure if was there for 2008 or not.
was the last time I was in the tunnel or able to make the Fan Day. It definately was not there then.
since that's the last season we actually had a "hard edge."
Perhaps someone really tall hit their head on that part of the tunnel and threatened to sue the University, so sometime between then and now they had to put up the warning "Hard Edge" as to warn really tall people to duck as to prevent them running into this aforementioned hard edge.
Since I had already seen this tweet. So live and learn!
HARD EDGE was painted in the tunnel in the summer before the 2008 season.
Honestly, not a fan, always liked the GO BLUE and nothing else in there, but whatever gets them motivated, I guess.
Carr had motivational stuff painted all over the locker room walls. I remember seeing "PURSUIT" and "GTTB" (Get the ball back) in huge letters.
be GTBB then? No wonder we had so much trouble recovering fumbles last year!
I think you're right - unless (being a Lloydism) it stood for "Get that tremendous ball." ;)
I'd like to give some of the cheerleaders a turn on my Hard-Edged Sword..wink wink.
Made me think of this...
(Not embedded, as NSFW...starting at the 1:07 mark, specifically)
Though the "wink wink" is doubly creepy with your avatar.
Jesus...I retract my statement. After watching that, I don't want anyone to have to go through it.
It's about time Coach Rod got back to having someone twitter for him...
I wonder what it says in other stadiums.
If we follow Valenti from his epic radio meltdown, Sparty Stadium should have a big "DON'T PUCKER !" sign.
I'm actually surprised it doesn't say "PAD LEVEL".....
and can post on your blackberry, update us. We crave info. What color shirt RichRod is wearing. The length of Denard's dreads. ANYTHING.
If this was MSU, someone would be shanked!
(any truth to their fall practices being held at Jackson Penitentiary? LoL)
to tweet. Apparently, I am to old to "get" social media. I have MGoBlog bookmarked so I don't get lost on the way here. thanks for the update.
this is the first I've heard of Hard Edge in the tunnel (wink wink). It's not the most earthshaking thing in the world, but it does give a small insight into RR's football character. Seems like many on the outside looking in believe he wants to play a patty-cake brand of finesse football, but nothing could be farther from the truth. And I don't care if any content on MGoBlog is from another source, since I don't spend half my day looking obsessively at other football blogs.
I just spend half my day looking obsessively at MGoBlog.
May I join your support group?
So it's not a warning for pumped up players in the tunnel with Woodson-like jumping ability. I thought maybe Barwis had a new calf exercise.
I would prefer Rob Parker saying, "C'mon win some games in October and November already".
Is it okay to poke fun at our futility?
Other Chris - MGoBlog is no longer for "some of us" - it's for the masses, hence you getting piled on. It's shameful that you lost over a hundred points for posting a legitimate criticism. Yes, seeing every news article or tweet that mentions Michigan from anywhere on earth reposted here is getting old. But people follow the pack here. Brian really really needs to fix the problem of automaton negging.
Quit whining:) I think alot of these posts are dumb too, but who gives a shit about the negs
They are just distracting and make for an unpleasant experience. Some negs are well-deserved, and I could not care less about them. But -200 for OC's comment above - really? That's negging at levels that should be reserved for trolls and the eventual banhammer - hence a system gone awry.
he could just create a point system where there is essentially no difference between having 20 points and 1.2 trillion points.
The system isn't designed to determine whose contributions are most worthy. It's just a way to filter out trolls and provide feedback to posters regarding how people feel about their comments.
I was unaware of that feature! I could save myself so much time if I didn't have to go around searching for all of someone's posts just so I could neg them!
stating Mgoshoe is a poster with a ridiculously good SNR (signal to Noise ratio). I found this post informative. If you and OC did not, move on and stop whining about it as if you are paying $$'s for this stuff. I think the fact that something that is 100% free to you is not ALWAYS going to be to your liking should not be a "OMG for reallzzz? " revelation. Get over yourselves.
Brian did say that before MGoShoe became so MGoUbiquitous.
He was being a dick, flat out. It was not "legitimate criticism," it was douchey. I follow this blog and our program every single day, and I had never seen that sign or heard that phrase. And others have said the same-and even if I had heard it, I likely hadn't seen the picture, so another good thing about the OP.
I've come to believe that he is a she, "but hey babe take a walk on the wild side". OC says, "hey sugar take a walk on the wild side."
And the colored girls say, "Doo do doo do do doo..."
Hmm thats funny because I heard at Notre Dame they're motto for the season is straight edge...
That looks like it would be difficult to undo quickly in case of a zombie attack. I would probably just carry the ax in my hand at all times if the threat was imminent.
-200 points for this? Wow.
negged for arithmatic
Negged for misspelling arithmetic.
negged for touche
Negged for getting the bit when no one else seems to be.
For informing the non-members...
Negged for all caps.
Negged for omitting a verb.
Negged for using a gerund.
negged for making it even more explicit.
Are you going to +1 him when the arithmetic is correct? Should be around 10am EST at the rate OC is losing points.
negged for assuming a linear relationship
Isn't it? I'm not around here much these days, but it sure is changing.
First day of practice and we've already had our first meltdown. Nuts, missed it again.
one-stop-shopping for me. Even if I had the time to check out the other sports blogs daily (keeping up on MGoBlog can be apart time job in itself), there is a lot of detritus to sift to get to the Michigan content I want. Nay, I need!
+1 for use of "detritus."
If you punched me in the face....I'd have to fight off the strong urge to thank you.
It's time to get tough and dominate other teams. There will be no mercy!
I'm laughing my ass off at how many times Other Chris has gotten negged on just this one thread. I myself fear the negbang and would have learned my lesson after the first -120. Then again I wouldn't shit on someone just for posting something that they thought we would find interesting.
I'm still looking for the context of this statement. "FWIW, I heard practice was absolutely brutal today."
Lesson learned in this thread is nobody fucks with Mgoshoe and gets away with it. His post's are second only to the great TomVH.
I'm putting that exact same sign above my office door.
I hadn't seen this, and am therefore pleased with the update, as well as the inside knowledge that we look great early and practice was tough today that would not have come about without me seeing this thread, at least not in a timely matter.
Other Chris, my apologies.
I don't have time to monitor tweets. So the mogoblog is my only UM source!!!! I gave up on the freep over 3 years ago!!!!
I have no idea what twitter is... then again, I don't have a cell phone, still use a vcr, and I write letters that need a stamp.
I don't post a whole lot, and am not part of the "army." But I have been lurking on this site for the better part of 3 years, and OC consistently has some of the best, most thoughtful, and insightful posts on this blog. If the MgoNoobs manage to run her out, this whole community would be poorer for it. The tone of the post might have been grating, but she expressed an opinion, and it certainly did not warrant a negbang of such epic proportions.
Having said that, as someone who hates twitter despite not being a 100 years old, I still appreciate the occasional update on some of the more interesting stuff going down in tweetworld. I hope Brian can add an OP author field to the sidebar so that we can avoid stuff like this in future. Maybe, in the interim, MGoShoe can prefix an MGoShoe tag or a twitter tag like TomVH does so that the folks that are active on the twitters can choose to ignore the thread.