I searched for "What are you drinking?" and Google gave me 10,000 results from this site.
Why/how YOU came to MGoBlog
My buddy at work introduced me to the site when signing day last year was going on. I asked how I could check out recruiting news/signings and there it was. This site was also extremely helpful when we were looking for a head coach. No looking back, I visit the site atleast 20 times a day. We ride till we die MGOBLOG!!
I was masturbating.
My filters are blocking that gif.
I CAN see that.
After finding out that she's dumb enough to bang Mark Sanchez it's kind of ruining it for me. I'd say after him there's more than a good chance she has the herps.
If she was banging someone who banged out often, like Jeter, who gave herpes to my girl Jessica Alba, I might be worried. But I remember reading a story a year back about Sanchez banging out a 17 year old, and she was posting pictures of his messy apartment up on her twitter?
I'm sorry, but isn't Sanchez a relatively attractive rich young man living in New York? He's supposed to be able to do better than a 17 year old. (Like Kate Upton) The only reason I can think of is that he's sexually inexperienced, and feel more comfortable with younger girls. And if that's the case, I wouldn't worry about Herpes too much.
To answer the post's question, I was googling information on Michigan recruits and mgoblog came up.
That Alba has herpes, or that you know Jeter gave it to her.
(And I thought it was Magnus after he hit 30,000 MGoPoints)
And got arrested for sexual assault (wasnt he also implicated in the ecstasy pill ring with Eric Wright?), who is now the starting QB in New York is sexually inexperienced? I think a better reason he was ripping a 17 year old is that he's an asshole.
we REALLY need a TREMENDOUS choice on the moderate list, it should be worth at LEAST 20 Mgopoints
Will someone please think of Mrs. StephenKass?
Or was that just that thread?
Well, the "insightful" button just came in handy.
Touche my friend.
So i come to this site because it has the appropriate ratio of bewbs:UM information
To each his own. I personally enjoy touch the banner's boob to football ratio a little better.
2 Words... Jai Eugene.
My first Michigan game was The Horror. It was also my freshman year here.
After the Oregon game, I grew tired of knowing dick about football and this site got a decent amount of press. The UFRs won me over.
On my way to The Horror, I heard someone talking about how MGoBlog had said that Mallett shot laser beams out of his eyes or something along those lines. I heard another reference to it somewhere along the line too. Then, when Carr retired, I spent a lot of time on rivals, scout, espn, and MGoBlog trying to figure out who was going to be our next coach. I've been visiting 20-30 times a day since.
I came here before it was this popular. Now that it's too mainstream, I don't post here too often anymore.
AnnArbor.com. I was reading some mundane football article on AnnArbor.com, and one of the commenters wrote something like "A true Michigan fan reads MGoBlog, not these fluff pieces."
I was intrigued, checked out the blog, and was immediately hooked.
I think it was linked from one of the other sites or someone in a post mentioned the site so I took a look.
It was an extremely pleasant surprise, I was hooked at first glance but I kept my opinions to myself and didn't post much. (Lloyd hater)
Luckily this site spawned a few really good other blogs because the message boards on Scout and Rivals are unbearable anymore.
I was a Sophomore, my roommate was super into the Grand Rapids football scene (he went to CC there, I'm from California) and he heard about the blog on some forum he was reading. Could have been rivals for all I know. He started sending links, and I read casually until I was looking for things to do when bored at work in June 2007. Finally joined the forum about 2 years ago? Maybe one year ago, I can't remember, it will remind me after I post this. I don't post much, but more this season than any other.
maybe March 1st, 2010?
The free cookies and punch.
And my general obsessive personality for all things UM football (One stop-shopping for roster news, transfers, recruit rankings, decommit rumors, infjury status, depth chart, etc.)
It's the best way to get U of M insider information quickly and without having to dig around other sites and content.
While I do love the information and analysis on this site, and there are some great personalities here, it is becoming increasingly "stringent" and "arrogant" with the way some people moderate the comments in the threads. Just an honest criticism.
I still come to the site several times a day and recommend my fellow U of M fans to browse the site as well.
I think my brother mentioned it a few times so I started checking it out in late 2007. Then the RichRod hire got me hooked and I've been an addict ever since then. Like, really an addict.
Who is in your avatar? and what is in his mouth? A wine cork?
Watching a Wolverine Historian video and the site he linked to was the Mgoblog. I clicked the link and read a write-up on the UCLA basketball game and the upcoming Ohio football game and thought they were hilarious/accurate and have been hooked ever since.
We're both in a cake enthusiast club.
back when google.com/realtime existed near signing day last year, I kept seeing incredibly accurate and seemingly insider information being tweeted by some guy named @TOMVH.
After investigating how he was so 'in the know, ' I ended up here. I read a few posts, laughed at a few LOLCATS and I was hooked.
I posted on another message board with Brian's brother. He posted one day "hey, my brother started this Michigan blog the other day, you should check it out." And so I did. Been here ever since.
in a book.
I know the actual date that I first came to MGoBlog: November 25, 2007. I was introduced to the site through Brian's report that Kirk Ferentz had been offered the Michigan job.
My friend/classmate at U of M Dearborn mentioned something about it and he was constantly on it while we were in class...I checked it out, fell in love and haven't left since. I think he's still on here, too.
I found this from the sidetabs of another forum during the Demar Dorsey saga.
A little leprechaun brought me here
I think I was frustrated one night and just searched "Fire Rich Rodrigez" and this came up.
Between your user name and your spelling of Rodriguez, I'm getting the sense that you have something against vowels.
Its funny you said that. I actually emailed Brian about my name a while back-- it was an honest mistake-- and while he said he'd fix it, it has not happened. As it is, though, it is pretty funny. My mispelling of Rodriguez is shameful, as I have many people in my family with that name.
I don't know how much Brian even cared or cares about SEO, but I found this place on a simple search for Michigan sports blogs, IIRC.
Since mgoblog is THE site for all things University of Michigan sports-related, I started hanging out here a lot. Mgb sorta spoiled me for other teams, though. I follow quite a few college teams, but haven't really been able to find other blogs close to this one in quality for any other team.
Thanks to an earlier post from Roll Damn Tide, I did check out a couple of Bama blogs, and found one called the Capstone report that was really funny, complete with a philosophy that trolls should not be moderated, but annhilated by debate and numbers. It was sorta like looking at RCMB, but with intellect and diabolical humor behind the rather "creative" usage of the English language instead of Sparty Shenanigans.
They have one called Bama Pride that is sorta like an auto-blog version of the mgo.licio.us widget here, and their SB nation one isn't bad, but so far, I haven't found anything close to what we have here at mgoblog anywhere.
Suffice to say that, as Michigan fans, we are very fortunate to have mgoblog.
I listen to WTKA all the time and I heard Brian on there during on of the recaps in the afternoon, so I checked the blog out. I started right after the UCONN game because I remember reading some piece about combining Desmond Howards smile and legs with other body parts to create Denard, I was like what the hell is with this place? So I checked periodically during 2010, signed up under my real name, thought better of it, then made a username
It was 2006, my sophomore year, and during what was looking to be our golden season I couldn't get enough discussion, analysis, and other reading on all things Michigan Football. The 2007 season (the Horror and the Bill Martin/Les Miles drama) only cemented my obsession with MgoBlog, which has remained ever since... although it was only last year that I finally took the plunge and joined the MgoBoard.
Unrelated: my 'cool story bro' moment (re: the OP): I went to law school with Jim Carty. He's as bland as his writing style. Glad he at least steered you to the blog.
But he wrote outrageous things about the home team, so I had to read.
Actually had an email convo with him and Rosenberg (before he was ROSENBERG!) about Beilein's hiring. Then he took an email I wrote him as just commentary on one of his articles, took just a part of it that completely changed the context of the email message, and printed it without asking in a "reacting to readers" type column. Not too long after that he decided to go from annoying columnist to annoying lawyer.
I used to frequent "MaizenBrew" quite a bit and there were links there to this site. While I liked the content on MnB there wasn't much reader interaction and the updates could be a bit infrequent. I came to this site a few times during the 2008, 2009 seasons but never felt compelled to post anything. Then, in 2010 something happened (I don't remember what) that i wanted to talk about so I created a profile and joined. And candidly have never gone back to the old site except when it's referenced here.
Moral of the story? Links are not always the best thing to provide to your audience. Sometimes they find places they'd rather be than your site and they stay there.
after i was done weeping, i created a login to tell him the actual definition of decimate and how it is not as bad as michigan's defense and instead of a bunch of snarky posts, several people chimed in and thought it was interesting.
both my low brow and high brow have been getting satisfied here ever since.
... my low brow has also been getting satisfied.
I had given up on my mission to replace decimate with quintate, but now I have new hope.
I needed a site I could visit frequently that would push the "_______" porn site further down my computer's history list. Then I figured out how to delete the history but I continued to visit here. Weird.
Definitely made me laugh out loud.
Freshman in college, best friend goes to Michigan and has read this site for a while. I've been a Michigan fan since birth but never heard about this place until he started sending me links to different stuff by Brian and Tim; then I became a seven-times-a-day reader.
a place where my F5 skills came in handy.
and found the desimated defense and some of Mathlete's work and have been hooked ever since. I feel bad for my pre MGoBlog days, when I was pining for Michigan news from Freep, ESPN, and SI. Now I know what true quality sports analysis and writing is supposed to look like, it's hard to get information from other sources.
Think of what it was like in pre-internet days. The HORROR....
the 2009 season I did a google search for recruiting and this website shown up and ever since then I've been hooked to this website.
but I stayed for the OMG Shirtless and TacoPants.
I have always been a huge Michigan fan and I stumbled onto this blog a couple years ago in my pursuit of all things MIchigan. While the sports information is awesome, I find myself coming back for the inside jokes and sense of community.
You guys even make a lurker like me feel welcome!
I think I found Deadspin years ago through ESPN (maybe Bill Simmons?)
Deadspin picked up on the M Zone wonderlic scandal. Through M Zone, I think I found Mgoblog.
This is how I found mgoblog too. I can't believe it has been that long.
I began following the blog I believe off of a google search as RR was being let go and the search was under way. Decided to create a user name a few days ago and this is post #1. In the last year I've paid very close attention to all of the recruiting news and must say the site is awesome for ton of different purposes.
Last summer was when I first started following Michigan blogs and the first one I discovered was Maize n' Brew. After getting somewhat annoyed by the lack of content I branched out and clicked all the links to the related blogs and found mgoblog, which has become my hands-down favorite.
I would also like to praise Magnus and TTB too. I love his player countdown before the season and I am definately looking forward to that feature again in the coming summer.
who thought he was smarter than everybody else in the room, and was desperate to prove he was the Ann Arbor version of Woodward or Bernstein. He's one of the reasons I stopped reading the shambling, rotting corpse of the old Ann Arbor News.
Brian Cook could not have been a more starkly refreshing and intelligent alternative, and I'm still here.
Practicegate converted me. The coverage here was the nonesuch.
Believe it or not but Mike Valenti had mentioned TomVH on twitter so after googling his name I came across this website.
My family is all Michigan fans traped in the Worst State Ever. We have little pockets of Michigan fans here and there, but my younger brother and I stumbled onto this blog (the best blog EVER IMHO) around 5 years ago. I love being able to come here and talk/read about anything and everything michigan w/o the usual tOSU fan that's sitting in the room throwing in their $.01 (most tOSU fans I'm around don't have the spare change as far as common sense goes)
Also, the Posbangs are tremendous :-P
One of my good friends and a one time prominent poster used to talk about this place a lot back in the day while my fandom was growing to unhealthy levels. I lurked for a while in the haloscan days, and I became a .gif-making fool when someone said, "that wasn't very effective" during 2009 Illinois, reminding me of Pokemon. Ultimately, what made me come here way more often than I previously had done was the 2007 coaching search coverage.
During the summer of 2006, I was watching a Tigers game with a guy I had lived with while we were undergrads at Michigan. He asked if I had ever read this blog (I hadn't), and he started explaining UFRs. When I got home that night, I checked it out. I was a casual reader until the rumors of Lloyd retiring started heating up. Then I became a regular haloscan junkie. The Search 1.0 was a very entertaining time on haloscan with all the handle-jacking and "reliable" rumor sources.
It was the 2007 coaching search and I was reading something by Rittenburg on ESPN. I looked in the corner of the page and Mgoblog was listed as a relevant team blog. Still remember the "Profiles in Cronyism" post about Hoke coming to Michigan after Lloyd left.
Like a lot of other posters, I was pissed off during the RR years. I couldn't believe he'd try to run his offense with the talent we had on that roster. But, I still had so much hope that he'd lift Michigan out of the doldrums of offensive mediocrity, bland playcalling and risk aversion. So, I went looking for some other angry and passionate Michigan fans. I felt like Mgoblog gave me a fix... something to soothe my ache... so, I kept visiting. Eventually decided to put in my oar and as you can see by my point total... that occurs ever so rarely! This is the only site I check on a daily basis and since some days are slow, I find myself pouring through everyone's comments on OT stuff like this!
I also came near the end of the RR era. I wonder if Brian/other can make a chart of number of registered users versus time or numbe of newly registered users vs time. Might make an interesting chart.
My brother suggested this site to me. I started reading the interesting, intelligent stuff, UFR's, and all the humor, and was completely hooked.
Working in a bio lab freshman year for UROP in 2008 I'd always see this dude on MGoBlog, so I gave it a try, and here be me.
A professor told me about the site sometime in the Spring of '08. I remember checking it out a little bit then, but I had never followed recruiting closely, so I felt lost. But I ended up getting an internship that summer, and this helped pass the time. I've been hooked since.
In 2006 my freshman roomate showed me the blog. I'm 4th generation Blue so I instantly fell in love with the content and Brian's witty and irreverent style kept my attention. I've been lurking ever since. In 2010 when T. Woolf broke his ankle I wanted to share some of my knowledge regarding his potential for recovery and was forced to make an account and enter into the fray. When the posbang happened I made my avatar and decided it should stick around. Love this site, and I hope to help it in anyway I can. Thanks Brian, long live unverified voracity!
Was reading one of my favorite blogs called MotownSportsRevival because I had taken a job earlier that fall in southern Indiana where no one knew anything about Detroit sports, when I saw a link for Michigan football entitled MgoBlog. Finally, some people who actually analyzed Michigan sports and had opinions based on some analysis instead of the seat of their pants!
Been massively hooked ever since!
I came for the brunettes
Obligatory "why is Chad Kroeger wearing a Michigan hockey sweater?" comment.
First started following the site during the coaching search after RR firing. My friend said don't post because there would always be a few jackasses telling you about how it's been posted before. This was defninately true. I guess it keeps things from getting redundant.
I keep coming back because of the content and the Upton pictures. Love the cult figures that are created.
BTW, would love to see you photoshoppers design a T with Kate Upton. I don't know, maybe something like "Man Ball... let it all hang out"
I found it thanks to TomVH!
I think it was 2006 when a friend of mine in the band was talking up mgoblog during breaks in practice, saying how "this guy goes through and dissects every play for you," and I thought it was pretty cool to read. I was fully hooked by the time the first "Yakety Sax" was born after that wonderful ND game, and I've been an addict ever since.
Speaking of finding this place, what's up, join-date-brother?
I don't even remember anymore. I really don't. Possibly found it via EDSBS.
I was watching an away game during the 2010 season with my roommates (Indiana I think) and during half time one of my roommates was on his laptop and showed me the Llyod Brady photoshop thread and explained it to me. Suffice to say my mind was officially blown that a site that combined uber Michigan fandom and great comic relief existed. I began coming and reading posts regularly then finally created an account this season.
I was a freshman during the 2006 football season. I was on the 9th floor of South Quad in the computer lab, frantically trying to put together a paper from Great Books 191 that was due the following morning. I noticed a student on a computer next to me reading a Michigan sports blog. He told me it was MGoBlog back when it was mgoblog.blogspot.com. I got back to my paper several hours later and finished it at about 7 AM. I have been a chronic procrastinator ever since.
I googled "Michigan sports blog" sometime in 2007 and this site was my favorite.
people that were as angry as I was at what was going on with the Winged Helmet.
What I found was:
good tailgate info (from time to time)
what people were drinking all the time
pictures of Kate Upton (thank you again for that)
it's incredibly difficult to get to 100 points (mostly because I'm stupid)
and all the rage that the middle 50% of the world has to offer.
so... thanks for all that!
'05 I started really getting into the "please retire, Carr" phase and found SackCarr.com. After a while someone there mentioned this place. Don't remember if it was still 05 or 06 by then. Back then damn near every post here was gut-busting and Haloscan was a fricking wonderland of insanity. Stayed ever since.
and have been hooked ever since
I was looking at the ESPN B1G blog in August 2010 and seen the link to MGoBlog. I haven't left since.
I came for the recruiting news and stayed for the football UFRs.
I honestly cant remember how I ended up here but it was the beginnings of my obsession with Michigan football and having my own income to spend on it. I lurked for a good 6 months before I finally created an account and from there I've become the "guy" who all my friends text with about questions. I also email my dad daily recruiting updates which guys at his work ask him about so I guess I'm responsible for that too. Thanks Brian, Tim, TomVH, Ace, and Tremendous for making me feel loved!
PS for what its worth I signed up for 3 years of ESPN Insider just to get a TomVH fix and yea..that site blows balls compaired to here.
...er, not really. I was jonesing for some Michigan news (not much here in MN) so I googled. After visiting a few times, I realized I like the pretty pictures, alot.
(please, please let this happen...)
But I was actually here before that mind numbing video. I enjoy the UFR's, and the HELLO posts a lot, but to be perfectly honest, I probably enjoy the comments by readers most of all. This site has a good collection of intelligent posters who are also funny as hell.
....undeniably the best site for U of M fans to discuss topics that we are passionate about. Prior to finding MGoBlog, I spent a lot of time on MLive, which most can agree is a terrible site to try to have any type of rational discussion.
When I first came here, I immediately despised the point system. My first opinion of it was that is squelched the uncommon viewpoint. While this was true, it had more to do with the delivery than the opinion itself, and I learned to respect that some of my opinions were not the opinion of the majority. It didn't mean that I didn't share opinions that I felt strongly about. It just mean that I needed to choose my words carefully. I came to realize that the point system was necessary. Now that they are gone, I think it apparent more than ever.
Brian had mentioned that he intends on improving the point system. I anxiously await that day. People should have the right to have an alternate view point, but they should always think twice about clicking that send button.
I found the blog by googling best michigan football blog. I could never get enough of M Football and quickly realized the Freep was crap and living out of state couldn't catch anything on the radio. I quickly found out there was a place just for me that had, actally too much information for me. I have been addicted since summer of 2008.
Anyone remember the cowbell commander blog!? I just thought of that now. He had awesome crappy photoshop goin' on back then.
In the early days, Brian would offer delicious cookies ("Thin Mint-caliber") to people who visited his site. However, the cookie tasted more like a Samoa.
I thought Tim had a great site, and I then was introduced to this site via that avenue. I gradually started visiting this site more and more. When Varsity Blue closed with the migration of Tim to this site, the choice was obvious. This is the most comprehensive site for those enthusiastic about Michigan Football, Hockey, and Basketball. There is nothing else like it on the web. Period.
back when MVN was a thing, their M site was somehow the first result for "Michigan football blog". that was like June 2005? mgo was in that dude's blogroll. i went back and read everything i'd missed up til then (dec '04 iirc was blogstart), so i'm pretty sure there isn't an mgopost i haven't read.
I got hooked during the first days of the Freep Jihad. I was a big journalism nerd in high school, and my newspaper advisor loved the site. So I came hoping to figure out what the f*** was going on, and found Brian's approach to finding truth to be the best of any news media I had seen.
My cool story bro: I was walking by Crisler with my buddy on the day of UTL when I spotted TomVH standing by himself. We introduced ourselves and kind of gave him a razzing for his then-recent departure for ESPN but congratulated him on making the move he thought was best for his family.
Also, I met Brock briefly in the fall of '09.
TomVH's story is incredible. Wasn't he just a random poster at first who decided to be bold and send friend requests to recruits on Facebook?
He started facebook chatting with teenage boys and it got him all the way to ESPN. Some people try the same thing and they end up having a sit down with Chris Hansen.
Yea, he was talking with Ricardo Miller on Facebook. He did an interview with him and then Miller gave him the numbers for some other recruits. He started doing more interviews, got more numbers, and eventually grew into the recruiting guru that he is now.
I was trying to find the latest news on the coaching search after Carr's retirement. I ended up here and got hooked.
I read MGoBlog since Fall '07, my senior year, right around the time it sounded like Lloyd was going to retire. Early November maybe. I didn't really understand blogs at the time. I pretty much looked at blogs as long-form versions of twitter - basically a public journal - and I don't give a shit about what you ate today and how you felt about it. Obviously, my thoughts about blogs have changed.
I finally joined in Spring of '10 because my job got slow for a while and I could actually follow the board and other site-specific themes/memes (that and there was too much funny shit to not comment, especially when trolling the RR debate threads). I wish I had a June '08 membership date so I could brag about my e-peen, but alas, I'm only working with a '10er.
I joined back when it was on the .org site. I stumbled across it when I was on another michigan website that no longer exists. I have had the opportunity to experience the good and the bad: the horror, the jyhad, two coaching searches, and the crash that about ended it all. I still do not post much, but I check the blog every single day. I can honestly say that I earned a fandom endurance patch from the 2008 northwestern game. I moved to st louis six years ago and still make it to the majority of the games, home and away. I'm 29 years old and I will be checking this blog as long as Brian Cook continues to do it.
When Comcast and BTN were holding a contest to see whose penis was larger based on radio advertising budget, Michigan-Northwestern 2007 was put on BTN and I had to find a bar with the game. I ran into an old fraternity brother at the bar, and he told me about MGoBlog and how Brian called App State "The Horror" and had made the site go completely pink and put up kittens. I spent that night reading UFRs and discovering why I hated DeBord (not Ciulla) and was hooked.
And found this: http://mgoblog.com/content/spring-sprang-sprung
Loved the writing style and wasted a whole day at work reading through older articles. Got hooked. Lurked around for a few months before finally creating an account in order to make fun of someone's grammar.
It was a dark and stormy night and I was tired of cruising the Infobahn and needed a place to crash for the night. Mzone was booked full that night so I had to go down the street a bit to this place called MiGoBlog. It seemed like a nice place with quite a few cars parked in the lot. So I checked in....
Seriously, I think it was when I found one of my pictures from the UConn game posted here and I've been hooked since.
I think my brother-in-low (Sgt. Wolverine) may have recommended it. What kept me was the content, and the (generally) more intelligent commenters.
made me come to the site...
I used to get all my Mich info from Freep, AA.com, etc...
The day Devin Gardner was to announce where he was heading to college the above sites had nothing posted. I googled Devin's name to see if he had annouced yet and this site popped up as one of the choices. I clicked and have been hooked ever since. My work now suffers. It is a risk I must take.
I got tired of pressing the "Reply All" button.
I first came upon MGoBlog back in the good ole days when it was a blogspot site. It had to be in like 05 or 06 when some of the first rumblings of getting rid of Lloyd Carr started to pick up (I think ridiculous ideas like getting Lou Holtz were even being thrown around at the time). Desperate to find some info, I stumbled upon Mgoblog.blogspot.com to get my fix of Michigan news.
However, it wasn't until the much maligned coaching search that got us "he who shall not be named" that I became a dedicated, full time reader (but part time contributor). My life has never been the same since.
I ended up here by accident while looking for the official UM football site. I was a lurker starting toward the end of the '07 season, and was here for Brian's lengthy dispute of the Harbaugh allegations and the impressive (un-moderated?) thread of comments that followed. I finally signed up shortly after the '09 season to comment on a thread about historic uniforms.
Like a few people, I came to this site looking initially for information on the most recent coaching search last January, and not only did I find that right down to arrival and departure information on various flights, I found myself so engrossed in the discussions that I set up an account and volunteered to drive down to Willow Run Airport and personally greet the plane.
Since then, I have found this site to be far and away the best source for anything related to Michigan athletics, not to mention a host of other things which are intelligently discussed here. Arguably it is the single most comprehensive site of its type, and I am proud to be part of this community.
Mgoblog kinda saved me from going a little bit nuts.
By mid-way through the 2010 season, I was seeing so many things with the football team that I had never seen before. A complete disinterest in defense and special teams, a litany of mental mistakes on the field, extremely poor fundamentals, and a weekly article on U of M football that had nothing to do with anything actually on the field...
It looked to me like the team should have been improving more than they had been, as RRod himself said, they should've been further along. Of course, that's subjective, but I love football, love Meeechigan football, and it seemed like there were still a lot of things missing form RRod's 3rd team; some off-the-field stuff, some on-the-field, some coaching, some players...
I think it was after the Iowa game that I woke up at 6am on Sunday morning, hungover and depressed, and I went to the Internet in a desperate search for answers. I probably didn't google "What's wrong with Michigan football?" but my search term wasn't too far from that. And eventually, I came across MGoBlog, and realized that I HAD FOUND MY PEOPLE!
People speaking passionately and intelligently about Meeechigan football...honestly, it probably stopped me from throwing in the towel and just giving up on one of the biggest passions in my life. It was good seeing people talk about the pros and cons of what was happening, but for me, I saw that I wasn't alone in my maddening confusion and frustration!
Thanks, MGoBlog. You may have saved me from waking up, alone in ditch in a Bosnian ghetto with my face bleeding off my head with my last conscious thought before walking into the light being "Why would anyone think a 3-3-5 with a depleted, inexperienced defensive secondary would work in the Big Ten? ...Nanna...is that you...?"
has really come along since 1997...
I must be remembering it through the haze of the '98 Rose Bowl.
The Hub must've been down that day..
I also came here to escape the fact that my girlfriend is an MSU slappy and her entire family is too.. I can't tell you how annoying that is..
I couldn't stand MLive anymore. It was so painful going there, I would rather NOT have Michigan info than to wade through their threads. I think (like someone above in the thread,) I came here because of Carty. I loved it from the start, and never looked back. I used to read Johnny's site, and still will go every now and then over to Detnews & the Freep. Oh, and of course, to umhoops. But nothing beats mgoblog for information about Michigan sports.
I will say, while people can be pretty snarky and rude here sometimes, the mods and Brian keep things from an utter descent into anarchy. And who can complain about tasteful pictures of Scarlett Johansson?
I continue to come to this site for sports news, and because the mods help the site largely self-regulate. (or, they're busier than I realize in deleting posts I don't want to read or see anyway.)
I've got to say, the rudeness/snark is one of my favorite things about this site. On other non-sports sites it's sometimes hard not to start attacking other users like we can here
Some posts simply beg for a snarky or rude response. I have been guilty of more than a few such posts.
OTOH . . .
- it can be brutal for new users;
- Heaven forbid someone repost something that was already posted;
- Some people have awfully thin skin and take offense too easily when they disagree with something.
Like I said, Brian and the mods do a great job of moderating this. Deserved snark is allowed to ride. And if a thread is turning into a flamewar, well, they rein it in. I think, following Brian's own pattern of sarcasm yet restraint, the mods do a wonderful job of balancing this. They get rid of the mlive juvenile insult and troll type stuff, but allow fools to be skewered as deserved.
"And who can complain about tasteful pictures of Scarlett Johansson?"
I actuallly found this website(ironically enough) through a Freep link about the backlash they had taken during the days immediately following the beginning of "Stretchgate". I soon discovered there were actually other people as obsessed with Michigan sports as I was and thus this became my most visited site since.
I found it about a year ago. I'm going to Michigan next year, going to be a freshman, and my dad went to Michigan, so I've always been a huge Michigan fan.
Last year during basketball season I was always trying to find a good place to get some basketball info. After the disappointing football season, when Michigan's basketball team started to exceed expectations, I became even more obsessed than I was. I didn't really know where to find info though so I just relied on ESPN posting things every once in a while.
Then when Michigan was about to play MSU in Ann Arbor last year, I went hunting for some better analysis than what ESPN gave me. I went to the B1G blog and looked at the side links and found MGoBlog. I went here, and have bene addicted since.
I heard about the site during the stretchgate shenanigans. I even think it may have been mentioned by the freep at some point. Anyway I am glad I discovered the site and I visit multiple times a day. I am glad to see there are many people that are as obsessed with Michigan sports as I am. I am constantly surprised by the great content generated by Brain, Ace, Heiko, and especially the users of the site. I usually laugh out loud at least once or twice a day at replies I see on the blog. There are some very clever and informed users on the blog. I visit for the comments as much as the general content.
To find out who Tacopants was/is.
I don't remember if I read about it somewhere, if someone told me about it, if it was the sound of heads asploding, or the inevitability of its gravitational pull, but it really doesn't matter. This was where I was meant to be.
Hail and well met, MGoBlog.
The Michigan Recruits and Recruiting classes and I asked him: "Where the heck are you getting all this information?" BOOM!
I don't remember how I got here, but I think it was googling a recruits name. I haven't left since, but I did make did a trip to Bolivia for a bit.
coach replacement search brought me here. It was easier tracking Brandon's flights here than using the FAA flight plans and tail numbers. Actually, a frat brother of mine talked about Mgoblog quite often, so this had to be the best place for Michigan sports chat. I have not been disappointed. I thought I knew a fair amount about football. This site proved me wrong and has expanded my knowledge with a dose of snark thrown in at times.
mgoblog when the rumors of sam mcguffie transfering were at their highest... none of the major media outlets had firm information and i didn't want to pay for insider info on rivals or scout. so i did a search on "sam mcguffie transfer rumors" and about 10 links to mgoblog came up so i picked one and went from there. i slowly got hooked and then it got out of control when i lost my job because i had nothing else to do then sit infront of a computer all day and look for jobs and read mgoblog for 15 months...
Google took me to Maizenbrew before the season started. After noticing that the content on that site was a little sparse, I clicked on one of the links on the side, which brought me here. Saw a post about someone with a Tacopants jersey, and being curious, searched the archives to figure out who in the heck Tacopants was. From there, I ran across the UFR of the uConn game 2010, which had the "Denard Robinson killed Tacopants" tag. The UFRs hooked me instantly. I lurked for a few months before actually joining.
I found this site in the summer of 2006 as the hype was building for that season, when 2005 was labeled by Brian "the year of infinite pain," and remember fondly that we ran a lot of 3-3-5 on defence and Brian was making crazy arguments that some spread team from West Virginia was nothing more than an over rated gimick offence and had advanced stats that placed them no better than 13th and there was no way they should be rated higher than Michigan. Those were the days. The board was fun and intelligent and this place felt like a small insiders club. That was before accounts and upvotes and negbangs and almost all the content was about football.
I set up my original user account back in the blogspot / haloscan days. But I became a daily regular during the coaching search. (The first one.)
I waste entirely too much time on this site to have a normal life, checking it several times a day and posting several times a day.
I have ~4000 points for my obsession. How in the name of all that is holy and good do you people with 10,000+ points even function?
I found MGo the week before the Horror, but from surfing for M hockey info. After the Horror and the Oregon game, I checked out for the season in utter disgust (unacceptable!) and came back sometime before the bowl game. Been largely lurking ever since.
A previous poster mentioned something about this being an intimidating place for the first-time poster, which I both agree with and am profoundly thankful - keeps the content quality high.
After a Google search result the day Bo died. Didn't join until WAAY after, though.
I was curious to learn what Michigan fans were writing about OSU/UM the week before the 2006 game. Google sent me here.
The endless salad bar.
First week of law school in DC, walk into Civil Procedure. Look around, there's an open aisle seat, I like aisle seats, I ask the guy next to it "Hey, anyone sitting here?" "No man, sit down."
So I sit, and we start talking. What did you do before law school, what kind of law are you interested in, where'd you go to undergrad - "Oh, I went to Michigan." "No kidding? I grew up in Ann Arbor." "Wait, seriously? Me too."
So that's how I met one of my best friends. Who promptly upon discovering that I was as obsessive about Michigan football as he was (so, about 5 minutes later) introduced me to MGoBlog.
I'm 95% certain that this is the first MGoBlog post that I came across:
I was instantly hooked. It was linked to from the USCHO.com Fan Forum by some guy named FunkyMoses. That guy still posts around here from time to time, but he changed his username. Still has about a bajillion MGoPoints, though.
I searched for a Michigan app in the Android Market.
Well, I have a policy of refusing to sleep in the wet spot after any sexual encounter that lasts less than 45 seconds. Colin Cowherd got SUPER pissed at me about that, kicked me right out of bed, and snarled "You're the kind of stuck-up bitch who gets turned on by those effin' loser know-it-alls at mgoblog."
I was like, MGoWHAT?, did a google search, fell in love just like Colin predicted, and here I am.
"Our guest today is Brian Cook from MGoBlog." The rest is history.
Came here to see what people think about my cousin who plays for them right now. But, now I will probably always be checking the boards frequently.
When I was doing time, my friend Andy told me that if I ever got out, that I should find this big hayfield up near Buxton. One in particular, that had a long rock wall with a big oak tree at the north end of it. Said it was like something out of a Robert Frost poem. He said that's where he asked his wife to marry him. They went there for a picnic and made love under that oak. He made me promise that if I ever got out that I would find that spot and at the base of that wall, I'd find a rock that had no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. A piece of black, volcanic glass. He said there was something buried beneath it that he wanted me to have.
and this is how I found MGoBlog.
I think some of the funny OT stuff got me hooked on MGoBlog, rather than in-depth football analysis.
I was looking around the internet for information about M football last summer and found this place, lurked for about a month then created an account. I've looked at several dozen other college team blogs and never seen one as full of information and interesting as this one.
Btw, I sometimes wish the threads the mods delete could be locked and put somewhere that they can still be seen. The responses to the idiotic OP's are often the most hilarious and creative ones on the board.
Looking for the best free info on the best school in the nation. Does it even matter how I found this glorious place? All that matters is i will never leave it.
Looking for the best
freeinfo on the best school in the nation.
There, fixed it for you.