this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|5 years 4 days ago||True.||
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|5 years 1 week ago||Nader Purrha||
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|5 years 2 weeks ago||BANNER CONTEST! (mgo needs||
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|5 years 5 weeks ago||A little later I noticed he||
Thanks for the lesson.
"Borned" is especially funny to me for reasons I won't get into.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Living on the Interwebz, I ve||
Living on the Interwebz, I ve meet many idiot fans (which I have lots of complaints about). Today, I was working, which happens to be a place of working, and saw this post from some guy on MGoBoard. I was reading his handle and I noticed he was from Wisc. He was telling this idiot story about his first interaction with an OSU fan. I laughed out loud and sarcastically said to myself "god what a fucking great representative of Michigan fans". He seemed like a confused adolescent that should know better when working in retail, and it's kinda embarassing the brah was borned and raised in Michigan. A little later I saw another brah comment about this, inwhich he bragged about how the threw down against some OSU fans, and I don't blame them one bit for beating on the guy. This brah being a big mich fan thought it was all cool and awesome and shit. But you got to be kidding me, these guys are really acting like that and bragging about it? Does they really got to be such fucktards that it becomes easier and easier to see why people hate mich fans? This thread sucks.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||The difference between your||
The difference between your precedent and the present situation is that in your examples it is the message itself, whether conveyed inherently or explicitly, that lowers the level of discourse, thereby necessitating the institution of policy. A non-print-only link to the freep alone does no such thing, especially when ancillary to the main message of a comment, even if there is an intended underlying anti-boycott sentiment. The discourse only devolves thereafter, as you demonstrated. The problem isn't the link; it's the rabble that follows.
As a consequence, your proposal risks throwing the babby out with the bathwater, no matter the policy, and necessarily dictates acceptance of one side or another, rather than respect. To the extent you want policy on this board, how about one that requires respect of one's choice to support the boycott or not, and leave it at that. Don't force it down people's throats one way or another.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Two Questions||
Making what go away?
What precedent do you speak of?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||This insistence on having an||
This insistence on having an "agreed upon way" to link to the freep makes little sense. This is not a subject of communal agreement, but rather respect for those that don't give a shit about the boycott and vice versa. Communal agreement is fine for things that make the board readable. Posting freep links, in and of itself, does not contribute to making the board unreadable. It's the inevitable rabble afterwards that does, which goes to the heart of the issue - get rid of the fucking rabble, respect others' opinions about the boycott, and make the personal decision to click or not click the link.
It's as bad as me eating a burger and a vegan coming up and getting in my face about it. Dude, it's my choice to eat cow even if it's offensive to you, and it's your choice to eat lettuce for lunch even if I would rather kill myself. We don't need to have an agreed-upon menu.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Your smugness is delicious.||
So the real issue here is Carr's personal reputation. And he needed Section 1 of MGoBlog to place the focus on him to step up and comment on the story that disparaged his good name, something that is an intensely personal to him and him alone? How arrogant.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||*GASP*||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||There's that rightness||
There's that rightness again. Please continue to wallow in it.
I have little doubt that he understood the situation better than I. He clearly understood it better than you, Brian and many others here. Which makes knee-jerk responses like "his culpability would have been his inaction" all the more ridiculous.
Please, tell me. What would he have been guilty of had he not acted?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||And all he had to do was to||
Well, see, there's the thing. He didn't have to do anything. He put in 30 years at Michigan, and, as you acknowledge, he's continuing to put in more as Senior Associate Athletic Director. He doesn't owe you or me anything. He doesn't owe Trent or Rodriguez anything. He doesn't owe Michigan anything. He doesn't have to do a damn thing.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||An elderly, retired man with||
An elderly, retired man with a disdain for the media spoke up within a few days of the report first appearing on the internet. Get a grip.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Clearly the most important||
Clearly the most important thing to come out of all of this is that Section 1 of MGoBlog was right.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||You're right in one respect.||
In the discussions with SBN, termination of BBC's contract was never advocated. An apology to the wronged parties would have been fine. Termination of the contract was a decision SBN came to upon reviewing the evidence, discussing the situation with Jeff, the head of the BBC, and weighing all the factors involved. The folks at SBN took the situation very seriously, and rightfully so. They should be commended for it.
As a final note, the WLA is not playing the victim. I certainly do not feel like a victim in this. We stuck up for an e-friend. The only victim, if you want to identify one, is the guy who posted a picture of Kevin from The Office on the BBC and in return had his IP traced back to his employer followed by an email complaining about the picture as being "offensive content" in an effort to get him in trouble with his employer. If you don't believe that's a breach of trust or crossing the line, then I don't know what to tell you.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Worse than those fuckin'||
Worse than those fuckin' Geauxfurs.
Yeah. I went there.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE||
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES FOOTBALL PLAYER AND AN OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BUCKEYES FOOTBALL PLAYER?
A: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BUCKEYES FOOTBALL PLAYER WILL ENGAGE IN UNBECOMING, IMMORAL AND ETHICALLY DUBIOUS BEHAVIOR, WHEREAS THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES FOOTBALL PLAYER IS A STAND-UP YOUNG MAN AND HIGHLY THOUGHT OF MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Executive Summary||
Showing MGoPoints = Badt
Hiding MGoPoints = Goodt
|5 years 39 weeks ago||People will never get over||
People will never get over that notion. Not as long as this system exists. It’s simply too much to ask. Aside from scraping the whole system, the next option is to hide them completely.
No one can say "my points changed, I don't know why" if they can't see them in the first place.** All posting privileges remain, unless they fall under the minimum threshold. Neither they, nor anyone else, would ever notice a difference between 20 points and 2000 points. Yet it still serves it’s primary purpose: calling attention to particularly abusive posters and trolls.
Further, it might actually force people to start reading comments and forming their own opinions before voting, instead of voting en masse because a comment has already gotten several votes in one direction or another. Heck, it even force people to comment better, because it eliminates the e-peen and carelessness that can come from the knowledge of having many points. Am I going to make a thoughtless comment if I’m not sure whether I have 20 points or 2000 points? Probably not.
So basically, the point is to put them out of sight and out of mind. Trolls will still get negged, and threads like this one will hopefully be limited to one a year (or eliminated completely), instead of being a weekly occurrence.
**Isn’t this a complaint already?
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Why not just get rid of them||
Why not just get rid of them or hide them completely? It's much harder for people to complain about something that doesn't exist or that they can't see. And complaints seem to be the biggest problem that has come from this whole system.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I don't care how bad Illinois||
I don't care how bad Illinois is, I still wouldn't insult them like that. That's going too far, jamie. Way too far.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Well, it used to be Jay, but||
Well, it used to be Jay, but he abandoned us.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I didn't like Magnus as a||
I didn't like Magnus as a poster (except as...uh...um...I can't think of any exceptions), and I haven't heard anything good about him personally.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Already posted.|
|5 years 40 weeks ago||UM needs Carr to become part||
UM needs Carr to become part of the solution ASAP
Rodriguez is the solution, and he's just doing fine. Carr speaking out now would only undermine him. That would be a problem, not a solution.
You've certainly been no stranger to conspiracy theories in the past. This type of comment coming from you is not surprising. While I would like to respond more fully, because there is so much wrong in what you say, it's simply not worth further wasting my time on your imaginary collusion wrought from nothing more than conjecture about a man of few words opting to enjoy his retirement.
Watch out for those black helicopters.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||It's like clockwork.||
Not all the time, but every now and again you make comments that demonstrate just how far removed you are from reality. It would be fascinating, if it wasn't so sad.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Humor is subjective.||
Humor is subjective.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Fine.||
Maybe "bust" isn't quite what Brian was saying, but he did say this:
That would score one for ESPN's scouting service, BTW.
ESPN's scouting service graded Campbell at a 79. That corresponds to a high 3 star, according to their grading chart. That's still getting awfully down, awfully quickly on the guy.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Here's a gold star.||
|5 years 40 weeks ago||http://www.justcoverblog.com/||
Now with new, spiffy design.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||James Stapleton||
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Rodriguez can wear whatever||
Rodriguez can wear whatever he wants, on any day that he wants, and for whatever reason he wants. He doesn't owe me anything, least of all what he chooses from his wardrobe.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Yes, but do they look at the||
Yes, but do they look at the M-Card, as well?
|5 years 40 weeks ago||He calls it "Ol' Chomper".||
He calls it "Ol' Chomper".
|5 years 40 weeks ago||You and PurpleStuff should||
You and PurpleStuff should probably hang out together. Either that, or definitely not hang out together.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||No. You have no reason to be embarrassed.||
However, the athletic department should for scheduling a game like this.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||This made me laugh.||
fuck all of you who judge people and fuck everyone who doesn't know enough about someone to be judgemental on them
Which was immediately preceded by the following judgments about MGoBoard:
I'm not taking shit from a bunch of people that sit around and hump their hands all day cause they know they can't get pussy from a girl if they tried. Fuck all of you grammar nazis fuck all of you commies and obama lovers
I'm going to miss you.
P.S. It's "judgmental". The rest is pure gold, though.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Hey, that's just your||
Hey, that's just your epinion, man. No sugarcoat.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I've enjoyed La Chouffe and||
I've enjoyed La Chouffe and Chouffe, both of which are a pale ales. La Chouffe is spiced (coriander), but not overpowering. Low alcohol taste with a high alcohol content (~8%). It's carbonated, as are a lot of the Belgians that I've seen. I'm not great at comparisons, but I think it's comparable to Duvel.
It's basically a very drinkable beer, ime, without any flavors that will bowl you over. Not that that's a bad thing, but I like to just sit back and enjoy a beer while watching the game without thinking too much about it. I'm looking to try McChouffe, which is a darker ale, but I haven't been able to find it yet.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||La Chouffe||
Don't let the dwarf fool you. It's a pretty good Belgian beer.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Chestnuts ARE lazy!||
But in this case the specific term "No sugarcoat" was WLA/Scorn created, albeit derived from GBMW's regular use of the term "sugarcoat" or "sugarcoating".
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I'm afraid he did his board||
I'm afraid he did his board retirement post months ago.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Also WLA.||
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Hey there, tricky dick.||
You just pulled a Captain.
Don't pretend like it didn't happen.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Here's a list of suspects:||
Original WLA members
|5 years 41 weeks ago||But we were just getting to||
But we were just getting to know one another!
[Edit: At least he booed us. That should make MGoBoard better.]
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I believe you're thinking of||
It was classic.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I believe the record still|
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Your comparison to invading||
Your comparison to invading Iraq is pure garbage, so I will refrain from addressing it. In fact, most of your argument boils down to armchair psychology, armchair coaching and demonstrates why analyzing a decision in a vacuum is both misleading and lazy.
Up until Denard’s interception, Tate was 8/19 (42.1%) with 1 INT and 94 yards (11.8 ypc). The passing game was not working well. The running game, on the other hand, had been doing quite well with 200+ yards on the ground at a pace of 4.3 ypa. Denard had just finished an 11 play, 59 yard drive for a touchdown to put Michigan within a field goal of winning. He was, up until the interception, 3/3 with no interceptions and 30 yards (10.0 ypc), along with 49 yards rushing at a pace of 5.4 ypa (Tate had 26 net yards for 3.3 ypc all game). The only problem was that Denard made a freshman mistake and threw the interception to end the game, kind of like Tate did just a week earlier.
So with a freshman quarterback who is a talented passer but was not throwing particularly well for the night (and who makes freshman mistakes), a running game that was working, another freshman quarterback who is a talented runner and had previously led a TD drive (and who also makes freshman mistakes), you want to second guess the coach as to who should go in for the final drive for a field goal? I’m not saying the decision was right. I’m not saying it was wrong. I’m saying it was a coaching decision that was made with the best information and judgment available; information and judgment that is a helluva lot better that you or I had at the time.
But the thing that I find most astounding about your unsupported, nonsensical rant, is your accusation against Brian and Tim as not having played in any organized sport, thereby invalidating their defense of Rodriguez’s decision. Yet the person who actually made the decision that they are defending has been involved in organized sports for decades.
So, please, go on talking. You sound more foolish with every word.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Try one of these.||
You can get them from mgoblue.com on the Game Central page. Hope that helps.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||If you're not getting this,||
If you're not getting this, you're getting old, FA.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Nice personal attack. It||
Nice personal attack. It shows more about your lack of character than anything else.
Again, you wanna play internet tough guy...feel free. Calling people names and just trying to stir shit up is just a losers way of going about making your argument.
Just 56 minutes earlier:
So Lloyd was at Iowa as a guest of Iowa and their coaching staff alone? hmmmm....
yeah that is a middle finger flip and its not cool... Leach knows whats going on. Fk Lloyd. He is supposed to be an associate AD and that is not Cool. Fk him.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||More publicly vocal in supporting Rodriguez?||
Lloyd has already been as supportive as he can be without being intrusive. He distains the media, and has made a point even from the time of the coaching search that he did not want an active hand in matters. He purposefully distanced himself, and it would be hypocritical to inject himself back into the mix uninvited.
Most importantly, I could not think of any advantage that would outweigh the damage that would come from Lloyd speaking out. Rodriguez is halfway through his second season. There have been charges that he cannot handle the burden and pressure associate with this program. Nonetheless, Rodriguez has handled himself admirably in the face of alleged scandal after alleged scandal, each one ending up without merit. To have Lloyd come in at this juncture would undermine all of that.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||There are some lines that||
There are some lines that cannot be crossed, not matter how revered the man is.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Enemy?||
Dude, it's freakin' Iowa.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||The only one to make note of||
The only one to make note of Carr’s visit and make it an issue was Leach 5 days after the fact. No one else made a big deal of it. That’s not stepping into the spotlight. That’s putting Lloyd under a microscope.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||"Lloyd's silence during the||
"Lloyd's silence during the Freep fiasco speaks volumes about where he stands."
Where does this notion come from that Lloyd needs to say something or that his silence makes him somehow complicit in the attacks against Rodriguez? The only thing his silence speaks to is that he wants to remain out of the spotlight and enjoy his retirement.
As you said, Rodriguez has handled this well with little complaint about any internal divisions. He will continue to do so, and continue to shape the program as he sees fit. Lloyd doesn't need to say anything, and Rodriguez doesn't need Lloyd to say anything. Silence does not equal culpability.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||The fact that I post here has||
The fact that I post here has more to do with Brian than Michigan. The point total under my avatar testifies to jack shit, with the possible exception that I post here too much. If you equate that to obsession with all things Michigan, then I suggest recalibrating your criteria. It ain’t the fucking point total.
But the fact of the matter is that I do not obsess over all things Michigan. It’s ridiculous to do so, when there are so many other things in life that are more deserving of my time and attention. I like to watch the games and read news about the program. I have fun watching the team play and there’s no doubt that I enjoy seeing them win, but obsession over them winning ruins that fun. I prefer that the players and the coach be obsessed with winning, not me.
But by no means do I care if Michigan “wins” the so-called recruiting battle. I do not get excited over Michigan winning the coin toss. I am not kept up at night over the size of Michigan Stadium. I do not obsess over those types of things. It reduces fascination over the team to fascination over minutia. If that’s your club, I want no part of it.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||They are not mutually||
They are not mutually exclusive.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Here is a list of hobbies:||
- bird watching
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Wasn't serious.||
Needed to get Lloyd some playing time in that comment.
[Edit: Besides, "Williams" isn't an easy name to work with, so Woolfolk had to move back to safety with Kojak.]
|5 years 41 weeks ago||JG – I’m with you on the||
JG – I’m with you on the spelling of Woolfolk, but the OP brings up an interesting point that should still be addressed.
With Graeme, Van Berger, Marten, Row, Browne, Easy and Mooton all up front, Michigan should be in good shape to handle Dellaware. Do we really need those two back there as safeties? I think things are strong enough near the line such that Woolfolk can move back to safety with Kojak. Of course, keep Warden as the first cornerback, and let Lloyd get some more experience as the second cornerback. Personally, I’d like to see Eminem get some playing time.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Drop him a line.|
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Third?||
Why so low? The battle for the Jug should be on the minds of every Michigan fan every. single. day. Minne$ucka didn't just take it. They stole it, like thieves in the night.
Our boys faced ferocious odds and lost much of their innocence facing off in trench warfare with those beady-eyed rodent bastards, and they got it back. But those fuckin' geauxfurs will never quit, and neither can we. Number one, always.
Remember the Jug. Never forget. Never forgive.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Interesting.||
When I graduated with my engineering degree, I used it to get an application for a grad school. I also knew many who used their engineering degree to get into their parents' basements.
Here's what I've learned in the intervening 12+ years: The rankings mean very little, except maybe to the poor schmuck tasked with sorting through resumes to decide whether you get an interview for your first job. Beyond that, the rankings don't mean a damn thing. Undergrad degrees from virtually any institution are taken seriously as long as you take your time there seriously. Fuck around, and you're lucky to get any consideration at all. Excel, and you'll be fine.
Stop with the engineering conceit. You're making us look bad.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||"Who would be responsible for this -- equipment manager?"||
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Trouble letting things go?||
Trouble letting things go?
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I just posbanged you AND||
I just posbanged you AND chitown, and I negged Bea Arthur.
And I'll posbang anyone else that comes near this thread.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for continuing to ruin the joke.||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||And I say, that England's||
And I say, that England's greatest Prime Minister was Lord Palmerston!
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Wanna breed dogs?||
Wanna breed dogs?
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I'm McFarlin.||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for poor negotiating||
Negged for poor negotiating skills.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged because I BOOM Bernie||
Negged because I BOOM Bernie Madoff'd you.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for selling out to The||
Negged for selling out to The Man.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged because I'm BrokeNCYDE.||
Negged because I'm BrokeNCYDE.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||And savor it!||
And savor it!
|5 years 42 weeks ago||lol! Hai guys! Wuts goin'||
Hai guys! Wuts goin' on?
Love ya bunches!
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged because I've posbanged||
Negged because I've posbanged you too many times.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for being poor.||
Negged for being poor.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for posbanging||
Negged for posbanging everyone. Not for being a dick, though.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Negged for not knowing how to||
Negged for not knowing how to post an image, and for failing to read shock's sticky on html.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||You did now.||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I negged all of you.||
But know that I cried each time I did it, because I know how much every -1 hurts you. And I don't like hurting you.**
**Yes, I do.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||"Player X/Team X plays to the||
[Edit: "measuring intangibles", "measurable intangibles", calling something "intangible" that is most definitely tangible, and other variations of these is a close runner-up]
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I think he plays to win. In||
I think he plays to win. With everything he has. In every game. Period.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||WIN!||
That's going to look great with these:
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Yes...strong. Like an||
Yes...strong. Like an aroused bull with the powerful release of a fire hose. But the literary euphoria is momentary and fleeting, and between raptures his blog is empty, sterile and flaccid.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||and continue to voice my||
and continue to voice my hatred for Minnesota, which once again has expanded to include all professional and collegiate teams in the state
Children have an innate sense of the malevolence in that land of damnation.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Dude||
Plagiarizing Johnny ain’t cool.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|5 years 42 weeks ago||And to think that a mere||
And to think that a mere month ago he was trying to lead the way to show support for Rodriguez.
I suppose the chant after the National Anthem should have been:
Rich-Rod-Ri-Guez! (clap! clap! clapclapclap!)
(but if you lose, I'll whine like the jelly-spined supporter that I am)
|5 years 42 weeks ago||No worries.||
His bandwagon rides low and slow for easy egress and ingress. Just give it a week.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||That makes sense.||
Saturn is a gas giant, after all.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||THANK YOU!||
It's about time someone noticed.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||"The only reason anyone could||
"The only reason anyone could possibly care about the NFL is to cheer for Michigan players, anyway!"
I know, right? It's odd, because, like, I woke up today and I was a fan of the Browns, and then all of a sudden after I read this thread, I became a fan of the Jets. Weird.
It's like with the Colts. I was totally a fan of them, but a month ago I all of a sudden became a fan of their practice squad only. Then just earlier this week, I was a fan of the Colts team again. I can't explain it.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Excellent reference!||
And just in case explanation was needed:
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Cow Udder Eclairs||
12 fresh lean cow udders
Soak the cow udders in Nair to remove the hair. Repeat several times if necessary until all hair is removed. Rinse in warm water. Place a stick of butter into a warm frying pan. Wait until all of the butter has melted, then add the cow udders. Fry them for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Chop the artichoke hearts and smelt on a cutting board into fine pieces. In a large bowl, add the whipping cream, brown sugar and the chopped artichokes, and smelt. With a mixer on low, whip until creamy with a consistency like vanilla pudding. Remove the udders from the pan and make a long slice down the side of each udder. Spread the pudding mixture into each slit. Serve warm or cold and have an "Udderly Wonderful" snack.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Dude, are you kidding me?||
I have lots of class. When I watch football, I like to enjoy a nice whipped cream topped Irish Cream & Espresso while lighting up a Gran Habano #1 Broadleaf corona. It doesn't get much better than that, babby!
During halftime, I do my business and make sure to use my platinum bidet (always go platinum, never gold). When Forcier’s magic happens, I nod approvingly, ever so slightly, to the television, and raise my glass of Ardbeg 1979 Vintage 25 Year Old scotch if Michigan wins. If they lose, I go into a flying rage. That’s class.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Probably because Roh is||
Probably because Roh is pretty darn good for a freshman DE, Kovacs is pretty darn good for a walkon at safety, Mouton is the best option at LB even if he may not be the most optimal option, and Woolfolk, Floyd and Cissoko are the best options at CB even if they may not be the most optimal options. So you see some excel at some positions and make plays, whereas others do not do as well at their respective positions.
In a perfect world, everyone would be able to excel at their positions, but this is college football which is anything but perfect with 18-21 year olds running things. I really don't grasp your point in all this. Are you saying that Roh should be a CB and Kovacs should be an LB? I don't think that would work out so well. Aside from that, we have a couple players that made good plays. I don't think there's too much else to draw from that.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Sexed.||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Bastard!||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||It's in protest of Carson||
It's in protest of Carson Butler being cut by the Lions. Green represents the St. Patrick's Day Nerd Massacre.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||One can't demonstrate a||
One can't demonstrate a mindset or express a thought without taking the time to do so. That should be fairly evident, though I don't see two comments as that big of a time commitment.
Mostly I’ve spent time on this because I find threads worrying about points somewhat interesting, just as I find it somewhat interesting that you are continuing to partake in a conversation that you've already dubbed "silly". We all waste our time here for various reasons.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||No need to get petulant,||
No need to get petulant, particularly over a silly conversation that you started.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Human nature, but also a matter of how thick skinned one is.||
At most, I find it curious or humorous. So if I say "WTF?" in response to a -4, it's in that sort of lighthearted context only, and not because I have an issue with it.
Even if the reason isn’t apparent, I assume there is one. That is, we don’t get positive or negative points for absolutely no reason. Usually I already know what that reason is. But in the instances that I don’t, I don’t worry about it in the slightest. Because if the person can’t be bothered to tell me the reason, then I’m not going to be bothered trying to figure it out. In short, I've got better things to do.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Just start it out like this||
Dear MGo Forum,
I know this is going to sound like a crazy fantasy and I never thought it would happen to me, but every word of this story is true...
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I have a feeling this is one||
I have a feeling this is one of those situations where we had to be there to appreciate it. The internet is not always the best of mediums for relaying personal anecdotes.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I am prejudiced against the||
I am prejudiced against the "Stand Up!" tradition because it is so closely attached to Notre Dame football. I hate everything about Notre Dame -- all of its traditions, all of its supporters, etc. Whatever they do in Notre Dame Stadium -- including their tradition of standing -- is enough of a reason to make me not want to do it.
I'm with you. The forward pass can go to hell!
|5 years 42 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||CPSpouse is a Spartina. On||
CPSpouse is a Spartina. On Friday we had our fifth anniversary. On Saturday we watched the UM-MSU game. She annoyed me with her cheering, I annoyed her with my cheering, and CPSbabby told us both to shut up. That's pretty much how it goes.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Hey now, I've worked hard to get where I am today.||
We weren't all borned privileged with a Maize and Blue spoon in our mouths. When I was growing up, my family didn't have a lot of MGoPoints. But you know what? We worked hard and made do with what little MGoPoints we had. Did we ask for MGoWelfare? No! Call it pride, but I prefer to call it the good ol' fashioned MGoAmerican way. I fixed avatars, cleaned posts, and, back in the days of Haloscan, jacked handles. It was hard work, but it made me appreciate what I have.
Besides, do we really want MGoWelfare babbys?
|5 years 42 weeks ago||But everyone has an issue for||
But everyone has an issue for getting negged for no apparent reason.
No, not everyone. Some, but not everyone. And for those that do have an issue, I have to wonder why. If some anonymous stranger in this little corner of the internet has a problem with me and simply clicks an arrow because he/she is too lazy or reluctant to explain the reason, then I, for one, am not going to spend even the smallest amount of time, energy or emotion necessary to make it an issue.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Complaining is the way of things.||
While the prevention of trolls has been largely successful, I would suggest implementing a maximum number of points (e.g., 500) in addition to a minimum number of points to post on MGoBoard and in Diaries. This would address Blue Seoul's concerns.
I also suggest hiding the points, or at least point totals. People will neg particularly egregious posts, but prevent MGoMob mentality. I don't oppose making votes public (e.g., that I may see those who vote for or against my comments, or vice versa), but I can see problems with retaliation, which seems to defeat the purpose of the points.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||What can I say? I like to||
What can I say? I like to push the edge sometimes.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||This is going to be really||
This is going to be really uncomfortable, but if you would like me to point-jerk you, I'll oblige. Though I think the politically correct ;) term is plusbang.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||It happens. I have the same.||
It happens. I have the same. It's a rite of passage, I suppose.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I haven't negged you, and I||
I haven't negged you, and I have no reason to neg you, BlueVoix.
But thanks for the unfounded accusation, buddy.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I think you worry about||
I think you worry about points too much. They are less than insignificant. They are nothing, and they mean nothing.
[Edit: And if some feel especially sensitive about points, I say hide the points or get rid of them entirely. Give the mods more power to ban people, because preventing and banning trolls or abusive posters really seems to be the primary intention of points in the first place.]
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Tate White Jesus||
Tate White Jesus
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Not with respect to you.||
Not with respect to you.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||This is my favorite||
But again, late game heroics from Tate. This kid is incredible, I just wish they had called more passes earlier.
How old were you again?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Dear bcsblue,||
Thank you for your most thoughtful suggestion regarding our fair city of Chicago. You're idea of a "neg bang" is most intriguing.
While we have given much consideration as to how our city may be "fucked", you are no doubt aware that Chicago is operating under a very strained budget. Accordingly, despite our best efforts and attempts to brainstorm different cost-effective methods of being fucked, it does not appear to be financially feasible at this time. Union support was also very difficult to come by. Perhaps if the city had won it's Olympic bid, we would be having a very different discussion about all the many ways that Chicago could be fucked.
The City of Chicago Department of Recreation
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Yeah...double.||
I think you were counting things in your avatar instead of counting your posts.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||So what if he's a fellow||
So what if he's a fellow Michigan fan? Seriously. Why does it matter?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Will do. (p.s. - I know it's||
(p.s. - I know it's controversial, but I like Kittens better than Caputo.)
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Don't call it a comeback||
I'm gonna knock you out (HUUUH!!!)
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Encore||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||HockeyBear is my leader!||
All hail the glorious reign of HockeyBear!
(I wonder if he's related to CrankThatDonovan?)
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I'd love to help ya, dude||
But I'm going to be stuck in Kuala Lumpur for the first half of the game, and at half time I'm jetting off to Gabon for the second half.
Any suggestions on where I can catch the game? Preferably a coffee shop that allows me to slaughter my own cow and plays BrokeNCYDE on a loop. Thanks bunches.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I'm looking forward to the||
I'm looking forward to the game on Saturday. And once the clock hits 00:00, I'm going to be damn glad that Sparty week is over.
And I should add...cool story, bro.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||As an FHC grad, please extend||
As an FHC grad, please extend my warmest "FHN sucks" to Mr. WolvinLA.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||"would we all be as critical of Forcier as we are of Jimmah?"||
Doubtful. Some would be annoyed, but UM fans as a group are as homeristic as any other fanbase when it comes to supporting their players. They would eat that shit up, so long as Tate backed it up on the field.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||34||
Green is a secondary color. Maize (as a shade of yellow) and blue are primary colors used to make green. What the hell does this mean?
MSU stole Michigan's colors!
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Not good for raising||
Not good for raising CPSbabby?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I may not respect every rival||
I may not respect every rival coach, player or fan equally, but I respect every team and program equally. Just as Michigan is bigger than any one person, the same goes for the opponents. Doesn't matter if it's OSU, MSU, ND or Delaware St. Lose respect for a team, and we end up with The Horror, ime. So OSU and MSU get equal respect. Kurt Coleman and Dantonio? Not so much.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||That is BrokeNCYDE. Quite||
That is BrokeNCYDE. Quite possibly the worst musical(?) group I've ever come across. Some excerpts from Wikipedia:
Despite early commerical success, favorable critical reviews have been elusive. Metal Edge magazine has called Brokencyde "fucking horrendous". "Thrash Magazine" has called them "a mockery to the world of music". British commentator Warren Ellis calls Brokencyde's "Freaxxx" music video "a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture".
The New Musical Express stated in a review of I'm Not a Fan, But the Kids Like It!, that "even if I caught Prince Harry and Gary Glitter adorned in Nazi regalia defecating through my grandmother’s letterbox I would still consider making them listen to this album too severe a punishment."
[Edit: And no, we're not old. You and I just have a taste in music that doesn't involve ear rape.]
|5 years 43 weeks ago||You know it had to be done.|
|5 years 43 weeks ago||It's alright.||
His sig makes it a-okay.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I couldn't bear the thought||
I couldn't bear the thought of letting MGoBoard down.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Hey, there. Ain't tryin' to||
Hey, there. Ain't tryin' to stir up no trouble. Just relayin' a lame comment from Holtz. Figured I should be the one to bring it in light of everything.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||You weren't around last||
You weren't around last night, were you?
|5 years 43 weeks ago||That's just e-fact.||
That's just e-fact.
[Edit: though some would argue that they are one and the same.]
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Lou Holtz on Rodriguez||
"Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too."
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Now that's funny.||
Now that's funny.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||You forgot to mention that he||
You forgot to mention that he should savor it. That's what drives the comment home.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||This belongs in Diaries.||
This belongs in Diaries.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Too late.||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I wonder if he was scared off||
I wonder if he was scared off from being plusbanged. Maybe he'll come back once Brodie overtakes him.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||4-4||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Throw an empty water bottle at him.||
If it's good enough for our fans, it's good enough for the opponent's.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Followed by "Look, we had a||
Followed by "Look, we had a lot of fun and you're great, but.."
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I found it interesting that||
I found it interesting that Topher started a thread with "fill 'em in!" in the title, followed 8 minutes later by this thread entitled "Does size matter?"
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Does size matter?||
It's well-known that quarterbacks come in all shapes and sizes. Fans are obsessed with their quarterback's size, even if they don't realize it. Most fans live in constant fear that their quarterback is not big enough. What they don't realize is that a recent study, involving quarterbacks of all shapes and sizes, concluded that the average quarterback size is much smaller than originally thought.
So who says size counts? Mostly fans. I think that if you talk to a coach, he will describe the qualities that he looks for in a quarterback. You might think that size would be the primary factor, but it's not. Coaches are more impressed by what the quarterback does than how big he is.
Having a bigger quarterback doesn't hurt, but is it really important, when it comes down to the game? Really, the quality of performance is much more important than measurables. In fact, many large quarterbacks are known to be lousy. If a coach feels comfortable with his quarterback, he will overlook his size. If the quarterback is still able to stimulate the fan with his performance, then it doesn't matter how big he is. Whether 5'11" or 6'6", if used properly, a quarterback can satisfy any fan and provide
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Disagree.||
Rodriguez needs to know that he should do three things to win:
1. Call more touchdown plays on offense. Those are better than the ones that don't result in touchdowns.
2. Call more turnover plays on defense. This will allow the offense to execute more touchdown plays.
3. Call more touchdown plays and more turnover plays than MSU.
That's some coach talk for y'all.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Disagree.||
Our D is bad and it makes me sick.
I counter with "Our D is bad and I'm enjoying a fucking WIN!"
This post is just as stupid as the others. The other posts weren't bad simply because they were inflammatory (though that may be why they were frozen). They were bad because they were looking for a cloud in a silver lining, just like this post.
I know the D is bad. I know that Michigan's defense lacks depth and is already starting walk-ons. I know that a stiff breeze may break Forcier's clavicle. As you said, we expected these things. That doesn't mean we need posts like this a mere 7 hours after a fucking WIN.
We had 3 wins all of last year. We already have 4 this year. To anyone that feels the need to take a shit on that, I have to wonder what joy he/she takes in watching football.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I'm with you.||
I also hate being 4-0 with an exciting offense going into a huge rivalry game. It's getting harder and harder to find things to complain about. It even got pretty scary there for a while. I was actually starting to take some joy in watching the team play. Thanks for grounding me.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Change of plans.||
Backed off the Bruichladdich, and went for a 13 year old Gordon & Macphail Mortlach 1994 single cask vintage.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Not drinking yet.||
But when I do, it'll probably be Bruichladdich Infinity scotch.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Unless Brian changed||
Unless Brian changed something recently, of which I'm not aware, the threshold at which one can vote still stands at 20+ points. It's not high. Even the -42 points at which you now stand is not insurmountable.
Chill out. You can still post comments. You can still post new topics. You are worrying about imaginary points from anonymous people in a little corner of the Internet that won't make a lick of difference in your life.
Perspective, man. Enjoy a slice of it. Good night.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Not negbanging you.||
But I think it's because you're a fucking whiner, particularly when it comes to points.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||If he's married with a babby,||
If he's married with a babby, dex is a mysterious character indeed.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Hey! Some of us are married||
Hey! Some of us are married with a babby and respectable, professional careers.
We just act 12.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Absolutely correct.||
Terrorists bent on terrorizing America would never be interested in 108,000 people all sitting together in one venue at a set time on a set date watching one of the most high-profile college football teams play one of America's most beloved sports, all the while being broadcast live on television. Nope, that would never be an attractive target at all.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Understandable.||
It was hidden away and easy to miss.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I would argue that the first||
I would argue that the first chant you listed is among the best in all of sports.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I love you all for doing this||
I love you all for doing this bit. It makes me very happy, no matter how many times I see it.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||46/t/behind you||
|5 years 44 weeks ago||"i gotta say, im impressed w all the extra time y'all have."||
Says the law talkin' guy with a fine legal career who wrote the original post and followed up over the course of an hour with eight poorly punctuated, poorly capitalized and poorly written comments of his own, each slightly creepier than the last, in order to argue with the responses.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||If he is, he's been laying||
If he is, he's been laying low for over a year now. Got to admire that kind of patience.
And to the OP, I would say no. Don't interact with him. Don't do anything. Aside from any possible NCAA problems, it starts to get a little stalkerrific.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Please||
I'd like it to be loud, as well. But the point has been made. Time and again it's been made, usually by you. Enough.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Just to add on to Mr. death_roh's OP...||
I like things that are good. I also like things that are awesome. And I like good and awesome players. If Michigan can get good and awesome players, Michigan will be good and awesome.
But that's just my epinion.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||You just blew my mind, sir.||
In a time where we demand instant gratification, gaze off two, three or four years into the future, and sometimes can't see further back than a year ago, it's good to be reminded of what this program has already gone through. History is a valuable teacher. It grounds us. Hopefully we can learn from this, ease up on our mangled, overly-wrung hands for a moment, and trust that Denard will be fine. The future looks bright. Time for a beer (in a few hours).
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Close MGoBoard down early today.||
Best post of the day.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||"If Chad was a robot, what is Tate? Is Tate a mere human?"||
He is Tate White Jesus.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||What?||
Not a word about pad level?
I'm incredibly disappointed.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||This is probably a good lesson.||
Don't make definitive statements on something you know little about. You will likely look foolish in the end.
And I don't think Brodie is that much older than you.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Read.|
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo||
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I negged ya for the||
I negged ya for the "Suckeyes" reference. Let's save the juvenile, stupid nicknames for the Geauxfur$.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I love everyone and everything.||
Except the Geauxfurs.
Filthy vermin. All of 'em.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||How do you embed a penis?||
I really don't feel comfortable answering that question, especially on MGo. Might be something for Papa Stunna to explain.
[But to answer your question, click the link, and there should be a box to the right of the video with an embed link. Also refer to this post.]
|5 years 44 weeks ago||The Univer$ity of Minne$ucka Geauxfur$.||
I pretend they're not part of the Big Ten.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Agreed.||
The arrogance mixed with vitriol and malice is a stench that is too much to take sometimes. I don't understand how anyone can look upon this and not feel a little hatred burning inside:
Remember the Jug. Never forget. Never forgive.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||I'm not going to be dictated||
I'm not going to be dictated by Brian, Andy or anyone else as to how I show support for the team. Short of booing, I'll cheer however I damn well please.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||No, you do not welcome||
No, you do not welcome criticism. If you did, you would take it all in, including the ones that say your post is worthless, premature, tired, worn out, etc. If you can't deal with the scorn, then don't post in the first place. It's preferable to your whining.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Jesus titty fucking Christ.||
Enjoy the here. Enjoy the now. Michigan is 3-0. Have a beer. Don't worry about the QB situation until a clavicle or two is broken.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||You have a bad habit of||
You have a bad habit of taking what would be a reasonable position (e.g., that Robinson might not be a good passer), overstating it (citing four pass attempts, one of which was changed from a completion to an incompletion by the officials, as clear-cut evidence), and then being a jerk to people who question your overstatement.
Do you expect any more from Magnus? I don't.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||How is this different from||
How is this different from anything else the Geauxfurs do?
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Give me a fucking break.||
Don't give this crap about "if you don't want to read about the subject of the post then don't read it." That's a cop out. That's the type of thing that people say when they are afraid of criticism regardless of its form.
When you write a post on a highly visible, highly frequented blog dedicated to one of the most high-profile college football teams, you're inviting readers to the post. You're also inviting criticism, whether you like it or not. To pretend otherwise is bullshit. If you can't handle the criticism, including the ones that say your post is shit, then piss off yourself.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Apparently this thread is impervious to fire.||
Better try something stronger.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||K.I.T.H. Edumacation|
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Two Seths agree:||
Pete Fiutak is a terrible columnist.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||"Michigan might just make this a 9-3 or even 10-2 season."||
If this is your prediction, then it's unlikely Michigan will win the conference. More than likely (hopefully), Michigan will win its remaining 2 OOC games. So the 2 or 3 losses you predict will have to come in Big Ten play. No team has ever won the Big Ten with 3 losses, from what I could quickly verify via google. There have been only 5 times that a team has won the championship with 2 in-conference losses. With a 2-loss team, every other team needs to have at least 2 losses in conference play.
As nice as it would be, I just don't see it happening based on the overall predictions. More than likely, Michigan has to end up a 1 loss team, and that's a pretty tall order given the lines and competition remaining on the schedule.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Have some vision.||
For all you know, they might do a really crappy job on the practice facility to make Crisler look good by comparison. Now the average woman doesn't look so bad. Didn't think of that did ya, smart guy?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||People kept bugging him for|
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's come to the point that I||
It's come to the point that I would like to read more threads about [TEAM REDACTED] than yet another thread about the Irish. Maybe something about an article written by Matt Dorsey. (Who is that guy anyway?)
|5 years 45 weeks ago||This looks like a fun thread.|
|5 years 45 weeks ago||You can also use percentages||
You can also use percentages to resize the pictures (e.g., "width=50%" "height=50%"). I've found this to be much easier for maintaining the aspect ratio, rather than specifying pixel size for both dimensions. Also, I've found that setting the width and height to 100% keeps the picture inside the comment box, even if it's a large image.