spoiler alert: i linked this
Angry Michigan Blog Hating God?
Indeed. Surely this is a sign of the Apocalypse.
Maybe Brian is Michigan Football's only son sent down to save us.
Is he sacrificing himself to atone for our sins so that we may have a dominant football team once again?
to offensive guard?
Ya I have heard some similar rumors. I hope they aren't true. Would Tim be next in line?
i can't believe you're missing glee to rag on tim
It's a rerun.
so it's just the raging jealously then?
Nah, just my dislike for the way Tim responds to his readers.
morons deserve to be treated like morons
What are you doing in this thread? You have just made yourself a prime suspect in this fiasco!!!
While you may not like his response style, you have to admit he is more interactive with users than Brian. I rarely see Brian respond to questions in the comments of his posts.
That's because Brian kind of looks down on the board (as he should). If you email him something thoughtful he will always get back to you.
Tim's website was way cooler than yours.
That's probably true...and yet I still don't like the way he treats the people who read his website.
Brian's site is way cooler than mine, too, and I have no problem with him.
I think Magnus is offended that you immediately went to Tim.
I'd prefer Misopogon, Mathlete, formerlyanonymous, jamiemac, Blazefire...
Impaler-It was all your fault, the guy couldn't handle how you beat him up on the HaHa thread. You sent him over the edge with the 'Bama coach comment.
Mods...clean up on aisle Rampage9
I hope so. Maybe I could get some homework done.
EDIT: FIVE FAKES OUTA FIVE
This makes me a saaaaaaaaaaaad panda
Brian stated in a thread a month or two ago that...well...there really aren't any "bigger and better things." He runs the most successful college football blog, and writing for another website would probably be a step down.
I don't believe your sources.
The legendary Panic Killer
No reason to believe a mod edit or anything.
That's the thing about edits. They change the original post, don't they?
You still haven't gotten rid of your scarlet "O" like you promised...
I'm a bad person. It's really hard to find a freakin' picture that's small enough for the pixel requirements that isn't already taken by someone else on this site. I tell you what, if you send me the link to any pic of your choosing, I'll make it my avatar.
Why don't you find a picture that you like then re-size it so it fulfills the pixel requirements.
what is your favorite sandwich
Though, to be fair, normal edits can be cleverly disguised as mod edits with a judicious use of brackets, colons, and bolding.
Yes, there are bigger and better things.
Brian has been hired to replace Gerg. And will also be playing cornerback.
I would prefer him at linebacker, since he knows exactly what not to do because he has spent significant amounts of time breaking down Obi's play.
He probably doesnt have that Esss Eee See speed either
wow.....there goes my week. Best of luck to you Brian! You will be missed!
I feel like he's breaking up with me.
That doesn't sound good. Seems odd considering his comments during his interview with Six Zero...
Also: Bigger and better as in ESPN ANALYST?!
Working for ESPN seems like a big step down.
Brian Cook: Raising media standards since whenever he started raising media standards.
I was thinking more like marrying a billionaire supermodel and moving onto a yacht in the Caribbean.
Where's the Look of Disapproval guy when you need him?
I heard he's transferring to Eleven Warriors, said something about the family values going down the drain around here.
Why do we need Brian? We have The Other Brian. He can just slip right on in and take the reins and no one will ever know.
Edit: Should I have used the universal sarcasm /s? Or is it s/? I can't remember.
So you are still alive. We were concerned after the modus depressarondi you posted on your own e-blog.
Fuck. Our best blogger transferring. Even our blogs can't keep people around for more than a few years :(
For us anyway. Good on Brian, he's certainly earned his way.
How come The_Knowledge didn't break this?
And where can I cash in my points?
Edit: OK, so it's fake, thank the Happy MGoBlog Fan Loving Gods! (and can I still keep my points?)
confirm or slap down this rumor. I need to be able to focus on he latest hints from some 17 year old as to his college choice.
the mgoblog community loves rumors. I just heard denard transfered as well.
this is a joke right? Self inflicted mod edit?
If I could only embed video . . .
Its not a tissue for my eyes, but it will have to do.
This, is a sad, sad day.
I don't know if it can go on without him.
EDIT: I knew it was a hoax, I don't even own a fucking vacuum.
Banned or not, just for fun let's negbang the crap out of this guy.
Sign his email up for as many spam listings as possible. /sarcasm. /maybe.
We want the truth and I hope we can handle it!!!
Obviously he has been hired by the AD and due to conflict of interest can no longer run the blog.
Or to kill the thread...
And there it is. Pwned noob
that was our "War of the Worlds" moment.
What is up with you and all your confirmed sources tonight?
then brain decides he can't take it anymore? WHAT ELSE CAN BE TAKEN FROM US!?!?
But if your brain has indeed been removed, I am so sorry. Although I'd more expect to find you on MLive
Heart attack averted. To slumber I go!
Good. I don't want to see any "Hello: Brian Cook" posts showing up on the RCMB.
It's not exactly difficult to put a "mod edit" in your post.
[MOD EDIT] : Don't listen to him, it's actually impossible.
So... it is impossible then? Always thought so.
I knew it! This is the second thread he was talking about how he had confirmed sources. Fucking douche bag.
thank you baby jesus!
What could be bigger and better? Wait a minute....my sources in Pennsylvania tell me he is going to be the next Michigan Special Teams coach!!!! Wooooo. DON'T KICK THE DAMN BALL!!!!
Didnt 6-0 do a profile that quoted the grand master himself that it would be a long shot for him to leave his brethren? Well, if it's true I hope he strikes gold.
Shouldn't TomVH be breaking this news?
... TomVH, can you see how this impacts other bloggers who are thinking about blogging for Michigan? I mean, it opens a spot, but it also means we've lost a big time blogger.
Fuck RR, it's all his fault.
That was quite the little prank. He had this place more riled than when Manny got benched on the road at Iowa.
EDIT: Also interesting that his directory entry puts him on the no spam list. Just saying thats interesting (as I'm signing him up for match.com. jk)
Way to keep the faith, brother.
i think most of us were just too scared of even the thought of life @ mgoblog w/o Brian. its truly a frightening image. i almost fudged my huggies.
so, Brian--say it ain't so.
Not cool bro not cool.
THEY WERE STILL PISSED ABOUT RR! SHIT!
This guy's nite just went south.
I'm not supposed to reveal this, but Brian is leaving to become defensive coordinator for the Univeristy of Michigan football team.
take heart, though, Gerg will be taking over the blog.
The one man who could top Brian's locks?
What is going on? I see the mod edit but then theres a contradictory mod edit
That means no edit!
Setting fire to house now.
What am I going to do with all the time I spend on here? I might actually have to study and go to classes... haha, just kiding, I still won't do that.
Sidenote: Shit that means we're left with Bleacher Report and ESPN... Time to panic like a DB's transferring!
As sad as this sounds, this might be good news. This is like a cigarette smoker who just found out cigarettes would no longer be made.
Sure, it will suck for a while, but eventually life will go back to the way it was before you got hooked on cigs, and in the end you'll be better for it.
So Brian is not leaving, but he is leaving, but then we will know more in the future about Brian not leaving once he explains why he is leaving? I'm so confused. My brain feels like this:
Brian's pulling a Favre on us.
I will DEFINITELY not open any text messages from him if that is true.
it is with a heavy heart i accept my new charge as proprietor of mgoblog
first order of business: the site will now be known as mgofarts. adjust your rss feeds accordingly
Somebody should remove the fake mod edit, so the real mod edit looks more official... or at least make it clear that the fake mod edit came before the real mod edit.
I AM so confused. Is the truth out there?
Can someone tell me what is true and what is bullshit?
It's not true. The confirming mod edit is fake, which is why he was banned.
the M coaching staff to teach the football players how to--HOLD ONTO THE DAMN BALL!
I refuse to read anything that has been written above. I demand having it in movie form damnit!
I don't believe it...
I just went out to dinner and got back and was like what the f*&k just happened.
I am struggling to understand why this guy was banned, it was obviously a joke
probably because he pretended to be a moderator and posted something that would cause a blog riot.
I'm still loving the fact that he went to a -4,800,000. Never seen that many on anyone. Glad the Mod's threw me a rope, i was about to let go and fall to the bottom of the cliff.
Coming from the guy who wants to know how long it is until we get bent over the table again by OSU. I am not surprised.
1). Fox Sports buys YardBarker, stories about "is this the end of indie sports blogging" begin to crop up.
2). Bleacher Report and the Washington Post annouce a content partnership, which, until I actually saw the press release, I thought was one of the funniest Twitter pranks ever.
3). Someone "announces"
that Brian is leaving MGoBlog at the end of this year.
So we will go back to waiting for the third shoe to drop. Maybe it's Conrad Bain?
Godspeed little doodle. Oh wait, this is a hoax? Not cool, not cool at all.
If no mod has actually edited this post yet. And the OP was using is all as a guise to prank one of his friends (the person whos directory entry is posted). That would be a good one.
breaking news from the FREEP!
And finally, step 5:
my soul-dong hurts....
[MOD EDIT] : Word to the wise... don't include something like this in your post in an attempt to sound official.
that if a person was banned that all their comments were removed as well. This poster is all over the last few threads tonight.
Most likely headed to Colorado
to South Bend.
just could never hold up through that brutal Big 10 season
So, if Brian takes GERG's place on the coaching staff, will he required to perfectly coif his hair, or will he just get dread? Is there a MGoPaint for that?
.....and now back to our regularly scheduled board melt-down.
Just gas the damn thread.
Don't know what to believe...
Eds should be allowed to edit in blue type from now on. To prevent this kind of thing from happening again. Also, it would look cool
i dont know whats going on here. i wish someone would clarify for me
....if the blog end then maybe I can get on with things like getting a...
Why must you make me sad??
Not sure if this issue will come up again, but this was a really awkward attempt by to mods to clarify the issue. Maybe make the thread title more direct, like "Brian Not Leaving; Idiot OP Banned."
In short, MOAR INFORMATIVE TITLES PLEASE. Just kidding, I hate that shit. But this was fucking confusing.
this makes it sounds like there's a standard operating procedure or something. I tried to clarify and remove possible privacy violations without stepping on any other mod's toes, but we run a pretty ad hoc, fly by the seat of our pants moderation outfit
Shitty situation; we'll live
I'm so confused.
i head he's going to coach the DBs next season? possible even ha ha
QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART!!!!!
Permission to leave, denied.
Sit back down and start entertaining us.
Everyone else please return to your regularly scheduled programming.
why don't i feel better :(
is it because Brian's leaving?
HAI GAIZ WUTS NEW I DONT KNOW WUTS HAPPENING?
Now that Kenny Demens has solved our Obi Wan Linebacker problem, maybe he can step in and take care of all the "bad reads" around this here blog. But first, let's check to make sure he's not a Morrissey fan.
-48 million. WOW! Is that the record?
I just kind of lurk around here and have no idea how the points work, but that's the worst that I've ever seen. I would guess it's the minimum integer for whatever programming language they're using.