spoiler alert: i linked this
|29 weeks 8 hours ago||Good to see people everywhere see how bad Anderson is||
|49 weeks 12 hours ago||maybe?||
My understanding is that a veteran is a person who has served at any point in time in any branch of the military. So even current members would meet that definition. But then again, there is an unspoken insinuation that the service is over.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||11W site redesign||
I hadn't been to 11W in a while and, is it just me or is the new web design trend of "OMG pictures everywhere" incredibly annoying? I value sites like mgoblog, google news, and reddit precisely *because* there isn't a bunch of superfluous crap all over the place.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||it's been so long, I just...||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I'm here for the posbang||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||My new favorite word||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||During the signing day liveblog||
During the signing day liveblog Brian said they are working on it and they want it to be more wiki-style. Yes, I know it's already kind of a wiki but maybe the change has something to do with the site overhaul that is apparently in the works.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||O'Brien||
O'Brien left because he lost the starting job. He was able to leave and play immediately because he graduated.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Agreed||
Agreed. I'd be okay with a freshman Shane Morris throwing to Gardner, Funchess, Gallon, the better of Darboh/Chesson and, fingers crossed, Laquon Treadwell.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||FOIA Time||
Let's just come out and say it: How is the status quo/near-future of college football not supported by illegal kickbacks or some other financial shadiness involving the blazer-adorned bowl buffoons and conference leadership?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Sweet names...||
I want to root for this team just because some of their names are so awesome.
Mix, Teal, Brek, Zarek ...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Also, regarding Dymonte Thomas:||
Josh Helmholdt: Alliance (Ohio) Marlington safety Dymonte Thomas is one of the fastest players in the Midwest for 2013, and overall an outstanding athlete. As a junior, though, he mostly played close to the line of scrimmage and we did not get a chance to see much of him in coverage. So, we did not get too bullish on his ranking until we were able to more thoroughly assess his coverage skills.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Not me.||
Dunno if you're referring to me or the (sparty?) troll, but I don't take kindly to being accused of aniti-semitism.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Saban's is interesting too||
He had OK ST at #4 with Stanford at #3
Troy calhoun (air force) had OK ST all the way down at 5!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||same issue on Safari||
I have the same issue on Safari -- as soon as I click to see the next "page" of threads they all disappear. Works fine on Chrome, though.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'm inclined to agree, but||
I'm inclined to agree, but if Stanford beats Oregon tonight, the ducks only have one impressive victory (Arizona St.) and two losses. They might snag a BCS bid...but maybe not.
Also, they'd still have to beat USC next week.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I don't know||
I don't know. The old old meaning of swag was literally, a bag of stolen clothes. So maybe it's cool to have swag because you're wearing clothes that you stole and are therefore a badass with swag?
Or maybe there's a new french-language thing in the hip hop community where it's cool to just not pronounce the last few letters of a word.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Seconded||
Seconded. "Swag" is even worse.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||booHOO||
I didn't mention Maryland, only UVA. Why do you care what allegiances inform my opinion?
I saw an opportunity to make fun of UVA and I took it. Go throw on some seersucker/pastel getup and deal with it.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||There are 3||
Football, basketball, and hockey. I haven't seen UVA do anything in any of those sports. You must be a lax brah or something.
The thing is, nobody cares about anything besides bball and football. Just look at the guy who always posts about UM softball on this site. Nobody even reads that shit. It's nice for the players and their friends and family, but everyone knows UVA sports are a joke because their basketball and football teams suck. Get over yourself.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||FWIW||
UVA athletic program is pretty embarrassing . . .
|4 years 36 weeks ago||welp||
I agree with some of that, and it takes us back to the OP longing for the old pos/neg-bang system. A lot of trolling can be eliminated with a good moderation system.
I'm not sure I agree with self-censoring just because a casual observer might "take these things as truth." A casual observer might look at the front page and think MGoCommunity friggin loves Freekbass.
I think it's a fine line and we just disagree on it's precise location in the proverbial sand.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Seconded||
People are so concerned about rising above "lol internets blog" status they seem to forget that this is indeed a message board. Leave the journalistic standards to Brian and his minions. If rumors are labeled as such and can be somehow connected to a legitimate source . . . I say go right ahead. If people go too far or are repeat offenders its nothing a little banhammer can't fix.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I think||
I think there's a natural tendency for recruits to slip in the rankings once they commit to a team because they sort of fall off the radar. There are other recruits attending camps and whatnot, so the ones who perform well get pushed up in the rankings. With the exception of maybe terry richardson, I think if you look at the recent 24/7 changes, most of our recruits that slipped probably did so because they haven't been hitting up the camp circuit over the summer.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||well, keep in mind||
well, keep in mind they were rumors to us, us being the internets. We don't know what brady hoke and others know. I can think of many scenarios where the young man should be kicked off the team even if he isn't facing charges.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I think your problem||
I think your problem is that the community doesn't enjoy. This is a worthless post. Smart-ass responses don't help you either.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||really?||
to me, it doesn't seem that much different from doing a tail jump or standing at the door of a C-130. Or even a blackhawk jump, for that matter. You just sit on the edge and push off.
If you've ever jumped out the tail of a small aircraft . . . this seems almost identical to that. Except you jump instead of walk back inside
|4 years 38 weeks ago||entry||
0 year bowl ban
FSU over Wisconsin
|4 years 38 weeks ago||THEN DON'T START THREADS||
To be fair . . .
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Sort of reminds me of the fake guy on the bball side||
Called himself Jonathon Paige, here's the story.
Guy just recycled the same news over and over. Before long he was seen as a bit of an "expert."
|4 years 40 weeks ago||No can do||
I posted a screenshot of the comment the other day but mods deleted it for some reason. Comment was legit though, TG made it on a public page. Look at the "players absent from media guide" thread from the other day for the leftovers from that discussion
|4 years 40 weeks ago||For Mike Martin||
Who's stronger -- you or Gary Yerden?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I DEMAND A RECOUNT||
Of all the negs I've accrued on this thread. Thanks Geaux_Blue, it was starting to get lonely up here
|4 years 40 weeks ago||ya'll are worse than OSU fans||
Ignoring something won't make it go away.
1. There were unsubstantiated rumors that Kellen Jones was kicked off the team for something along the lines of "no means yes.' Rumors removed accordingly.
2. News that Kellen Jones is not on the team arrives via the official UM media guide.
3. Rumors resurface because now they seem substantiated.
4. A facebook account with the name Thomas Gordon and Cass Tech/Mich networks writes on a public page that Jones is off the team for assaulting a woman.
Stop negging me, or keep negging me, whatever. This is news now. Refusing to talk about it because you don't want it to be true is just as delusional as OSU fans complaining about a witchhunt
|4 years 40 weeks ago||A magnifying glass might help||
but seriously, the rumor is in the thread. look harder
|4 years 40 weeks ago||trust me, it's here, keep looking||
You can do it!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||hmmm||
I can see that. I think VideoTom's idea of a small site that provides a composite score would be ideal. Just one place that uses a formula to determine a player's rating. I'm sure the big 4 evaluators wouldn't be happy with it though.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Not so fast||
I was sort of playing devil's advocate there and talking specifically about ranking players - i.e., if Scout has one 4 star ranked 75th and another ranked 125th - to me that's where the coin flip is. I assume (hope?) they see demonstrable improvement between 3 and 4 star players.
Recruiting is indeed an inexact science. But using inexact ratings further deteriorates our already limited ability to judge a player's potential. I agree that averaging the stars is usually most precise, but it's easily swayed if one site has gotten around to evaluating a player yet. Using only averages doesn't tell the whole story. And like you said, it's unwieldy.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Good point||
That's a good pioint. I think the criticism of Scout's decision to give out a blanket number of 5 stars evey year is logical because each year is different. But to argue the counterpoint, look at the huge sample size. Of the tens of thousands (or is it hundreds?) of players every year I doubt there's much variation in the top fifty players from year to year. Recruiting is so inexact, I sort of think a lot of these services flip a coin when deciding who to rank ahead of who. You could probably shuffle the entire Rivals 250 and have it be just as (in)accurate from year to year (save the handful of can't miss Jadaveon Clowney types every year - keep them at the top).
|4 years 41 weeks ago||look at basketball||
Look at basketball, I think NCAA rules in basketball go into effect when a player is in 7th grade. It seems strange, but the fanbase reacts to the coaches - if a coach is evaluating a player in his first or second year of high school, it seems fair that the fanbase does as well.
I think tweeting at recruits and facebook stalking them is creepy though.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||+1, but||
First off, +1 for the informative response. Thank you.
Second, I wasn't whining about it, merely hoping to understand exactly what has been going on . . . as I stated, I know little about malware and the like.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||serious question:||
What's the deal with all these malware issues? I'm pretty technologically inclined but I know very little about malware and whatnot - I've always associated that sort of thing with shady websites based out of places where people speak with russian accents. Is Brian (or his readers, us) being targeted specifically? Is the code he uses bad? Is there a human behind this, or is it a self-propogating virus?
The other day during the malware issue Brian wrote a paragraph-long explanation that was gobbledeygook to me. So, for anyone out there who understands this stuff . . . can you answer any of my questions in non-techie speak?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||It's time to dump netflix stock||
If anyone else pays attention to that sort of thing, it's time to dump Netflix stock. The company has had a ridiculous run the last year or so, increasing stock price about ten-fold (off the top of my head) and membership about 30%. But their problem is three-pronged:
1) People are starting to realize their streaming selection sucks and they're moving to other services (HBOGo, anyone?)
2) Amazon, Apple, et al are wanting to become major players in the marketplace and have the cash to drive up the price of contracts with movie studios
3) Netflix's contracts all need to be renegotiated in the next year or two. There's no way they'll be able to secure deals financially similar to the current ones, and to maintain even the disappointing selection of streaming content they'll have to pony up beaucoup bucks (see #2)
All of this leads to price increases and, I imagine, more price increases down the road. Short sale anyone?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Going dowwwwwwwwn in a blaze of glory||
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Maybe you should google google+||
Maybe you should google google+? Just a thought.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Count the fours||
Not saying you're wrong, but to play devil's advocate, count the total number of fours: Wisconsin has 17 and MSU has 6. Wisconsin has 5 commits that are consensus 4 stars and MSU only has 1.
So Wisconsin gets a bump because they have 5 players considered top-end talent and 3 currently-unranked guys bring down their average. Meanwhile, MSU has one top-end player and 9 good (but not great) commits. Again, not saying you're wrong but I think the answer lies in whether you prefer a few really good players or a few more good players.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Slight Discrepancy . . .||
Is 24/7 inaccurate in their listing of the Nittany Lions, or of the Wildcats?
Edit: Ditto what Rockediny said
|4 years 44 weeks ago||So TVH is assuming||
So TVH is assuming we add two more OL commits?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Yes I know||
Yes I know. Their advertising should stay there. If they want more advertising they should pay for it
|4 years 45 weeks ago||You should||
You should probably pay for advertising instead of using MGoBoard space. Brian is a blogger and I'm sure he could use the money
|4 years 46 weeks ago||What kind of assclown||
What kind of assclown would down-vote this diary?
Great content, thanks for posting.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Make me a bicycle clown||
Make me a bicycle clown!
YouTube says "Embedding disabled by request," but here's the link
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Welp,||
Welp, it looks like we just picked up another scholarship for 2012 . . .
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Not exactly||
Scout and Rivals both list nine offers - Alabama, Miami, Michigan, and Penn State are the only one I would consider big time. And 4 is certainly not "most." It was only recently that he was thought to be a huge Rutgers lean. Then we came in. Then he was a big Michigan lean. Then he postponed his announcement. I'm just sayin
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Indeed...|
|4 years 48 weeks ago||It's Loyd Christmas Brady Memorial Day|
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Point taken||
Point taken. The thought was that it was a question that would soon be on everyone's mind. A place to discuss this, instead of buried somewhere on page 6 of the Tressel Resigns thread. Of course TomVH came through with some info, and I've adjusted accordingly.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Go away|
|4 years 48 weeks ago||It is time.|
|4 years 48 weeks ago||The Lantern posted audio||
The Lantern posted audio of the interview which . . . makes it pretty clear that he said what they said he said
|4 years 48 weeks ago||same with||
same with Vince Biegel, but he's pretty solid Wisconsin. I wouldn't read into it.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I wish||
I wish I knew how to quit you
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Yeah well||
Yeah well Cartman called it crack baby basketball. So lick my butt and suck on my balls
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Yeah well||
Yeah well Cartman called it crack baby basketball. So lick my butt and suck on my balls
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I thought it was weird||
I thought it was weird that he'd be the #19 S in the country and only be three stars. Perhaps they stole my thought through internets osmosis
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Yeah but||
Did you see Dan Steinberg's piece about Prince George's county Maryland? PG county (where College Park is) has more NBA players per capita in the past ten years than any other county in the country. PG has also had more McDonald's All-Americans than any other STATE besides California.
I actually think Gary Williams was overrated. He recruited scrappy-type players that flew under the radar instead of the absolute monsters that are all over PG county-Washington-Blatimore. Maryland should be a top15 program every year. I think with the right coach they can be.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||+1||
+1 for the great handle
|5 years 13 weeks ago||or saban||
or saban gave out a couple more blumpkins to come up with the money for a higher $igning bonus
|5 years 13 weeks ago||CAN I GET A HAYMEN||
CAN I GET A HAYMEN
|5 years 16 weeks ago||D-Day analogy: step 2||
General Patton = Les Miles
Les Miles = ruse
real coach = Brady Hoke
I would not be pleased with this outcome, just as the Germans were not pleased with the outcome of D-Day. Let's hope these dominos planes aren't made out of fabric
|5 years 16 weeks ago||either way||
either way, that's another example of why that rule is a little screwy. For all intents and purposes, he was down. The only reason he wasn't "tackled" is because he happened to land on top of the guy that tackled him. His knee touches the ground, this game is probably in OT
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Here's a Lloyd template||
Here's a Lloyd Brady template for anyone who wants to create some goodness in the world. I'm too sad right now.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Where Art Thou||
Assuming that's an O Brother reference, it is r-u-n-n-o-f-t
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Good luck with this||
Good luck with this
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I've been waiting||
I've been waiting so long for it to change from "There are" to "There is"
Oh boy. It's almost saturday
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Any ESPN Insiders||
Any ESPN Insiders know why Lucien is rated as a 74-graded 2 star?
That is so far from Scout and Rivals, I don't know what to think of it.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Liquor before beer||
Liquor before beer, in the clear
Beer before liquor, never been sicker
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Frost is from NC, my friend||
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Big East?||
I think you mean the ACC
|5 years 20 weeks ago||The GIF||
The GIF of this is MUCH MUCH better
|5 years 20 weeks ago||That Miranda Kerr photo||
That Miranda Kerr photo would be SFW if Lloyd Brady's head was plastered on it
|5 years 20 weeks ago||There will be some good shots on SportsCenter||
There will be some good shots on SportsCenter over the next 18 hours or so
|5 years 20 weeks ago||GO ARMY, but||
I'm too busy watching the Big Chill to really care...
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I'm gonna assume||
I'm gonna assume he was kicking without a tee during spring practice. So that's an affirmative on question number four
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Oh my god you said /s||
Oh my god you said /s
/that's so funny
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Gonna coach at Denver???||
He misses Tebow. Gonna help that kid lose his virginity...
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Good article about Saad||
In the UMD newspaper...
|5 years 22 weeks ago||YEAH!!||
Last time we hired a fired head coach as a DC that worked out real well...
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Wisconsin Ahead of Stanford||
Both teams beat ASU. After that Stanford's best wins are #20 Arizona and USC.
Wisconsin's best wins are #9 Ohio State and #24 Iowa.
Both teams have one loss in an away game against a good opponent. Big picture, Wisconsin's resume is just a little better.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||winterblue75: quit stretching for things to||
Quit stretching for things to complain about. Bielema is a douche and Watt throwing a shoe was classless. Switch26 thought he saw something and wants to know if the rest of us saw it too.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Your Second Link is wrong....||
here ya go buddy, fixed it for you
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Is he right handed or left handed?!||
That's a clue too! If he's a leftie, we're F@$#ed
|5 years 25 weeks ago||UM or CAL!!!||
Look at those hats, he wouldn't pick a hat with a curved bill, would he??
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Yes to Phoenix||
Could use some strengthening on the Lewan/Roh pipeline in that area
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Half Court Line???||
The half court line is *barely* visible on the imbedded graphic, but I can't see it AT ALL on this actual photograph....is it just me, or is there seriously no half court line??
|5 years 25 weeks ago||perhaps..||
...he started creating the thread before the other one was posted. This is quite possible, esp. considering the post-game thread-creating frenzy. No need to be a dick about it, he found his mistake and corrected it. BRO
|5 years 25 weeks ago||6 Illinois Punts||
I repeat, SIX PUNTS. That's how we won the game.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Dizzyness||
RR just said at the post game presser that he was feeling a bit woozy after his last drive (possibly after a helmet to helmet hit).
He said he's not a doctor, so has no idea as to his playing status, but that Denard was smiling and celebrating after the game so hopefully he's o.k.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||South Park||
It's from last night's shitty south park episode
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Black and Blue||
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I liked Seth Broekhuizen's Halloween Costume||
He was dressed up as a field goal kicker
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Might get punched in the face||
Gonna be staying with a friend of a friend. Apparently our mutual friend did not tell him he is welcoming a couple Mich fans into his apt, because he told me to "be ready for white out"
.....also he asked me to pick up a couple bottles of everclear since we're driving up from Maryland and it's not sold in PA. This. Weekend. Will. Be. Interesting.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Pointers from a (successful?) noob||
After lurking for a couple months I finally created my account a couple weeks ago. Since then I've commented about 10ish times, and I've only been negged by a couple people.
Basically my best advice is to post pictures of Lloyd Brady or complain about Fitzgerald Toussaint's health. I think those were my posts that gained the most points. All humor aside, though, that's sort of good advice:
Post about things that people on mgoblog care about, but be original. Humor is always good. If something isn't funny or original, or it goes without saying, people will neg you. Think of it this way - after I read a post, if I feel like my time was wasted, I neg it.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||How long does it take to grow dreads?||
Maybe Fitz can have his dreads ready by the 2011 season opener. Then he'll be fine
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I Miss Lloyd Brady||
What about this banner?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Data?||
Is that Richard "Data" Yang from The Goonies?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||After||
After striking out with all the local hotels I reserved a van, but then a friend of a friend came through with a place to stay so I cancelled my reservation. I was all prepared to do it, though - if you rent locally and don't drive much it's pretty cheap for the rental.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Just rent||
Just rent a utility/molester van from the local Uhaul, throw an air mattress in the back, and park on a neighborhood street. Then you can get shithoused and stumble back to the van at 3 a.m. Keep in mind it's Halloween weekend, so you will indeed be shithoused.
Return the van the next day, good to go. $30 beats $130 for a hotel 30 miles away
|5 years 28 weeks ago||It's o.k. if you change sports, I guess||
Illinois had a kicker (peter christofilakos) a few years back who declared early for the draft and went undrafted. He bounced around the arena league for a couple years and ended up playing college soccer for a year or two because he hadn't exhausted his NCAA eligibility.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Has Denard taken step back...||
I think Denard has clearly taken a step back these past two weeks, but how much of it can really be attributed to the increased competition?
His running YPC is down because there haven't been 60 yd touchdowns. Ok, that's to be expected against MSU/Iowa.
His interceptions have basically been mental errors or horrific throws after checking down to his 2nd or 3rd option. Ok, there will be fewer players wide open against these good teams.
He started the double-clutch thing. This is the one that worries me. The double clutch thing is what un-polished quarterbacks do. Yes he is a sophomore. Yes these double clutch things are mostly mental...I'm just concerned that he is starting to regress a bit. I think from a passing standpoint, he is probably where Forcier was last year.
So if we're playing a good defense that will keep Dilithium from busting out 20-80 yard carries, who is the better quarterback right now? I think it's Forcier
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Demens had a couple big stuffs||
particularly on the first play of the game and that big third down towards the end.
But there were a couple times he got burned on pass plays...but still, 10X better than Ezeh. Remember the play where that pulling guard pancaked the S**T out of Ezeh?? Even the commentators were laughing at him
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Can Tate||
Can Forcier just pooch punt the kickoffs?? SRSLY
|5 years 28 weeks ago||KOVACS EATS WHEATIES||
Thunderclap. What a champ.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I bought on stubhub||
I bought a couple PSU-game tickets on stubhub and the only option was e-ticket print outs. Frown.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||There are only two controls||
There are only two controls on a parachute, called toggles, and they turn you clockwise or counterclockwise. The other lines he is grabbing are the actual lines that connect his parachute to the harness. In a normal parachute jump you will not mess with those lines, but since this guy is a fancy expert, he spends a lot of time manipulating the lines to do tights spins, etc.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||yessir thank you||
heatcat6 at live dot com
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Anyone have the Denard Action Figure jpeg??||
I've been changing them every week, and I'm sick of looking at this fucking Michigan State one. Unfortunately I was using the "set as desktop" option rather than the "save image as" option, so I don't have any of the old wallpapers on my computer.
Sooo if anyone has the Denard action figure saved on their computer...hook a brother up?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Gamecocks WAYY below Bama?||
South Carolina has an 8 point loss at Auburn, three crappy wins, and a 14 point win over the best team in the country the past two years.
I'd have a hard time placing the Gamecocks 6 places behind Alabama.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Toussaint AGAIN?!?!||
He's already redshirted, can we get this guy a medical redshirt too? Call it the Dr. Phillips backup plan.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||The article is spot on about...||
...Sparty living in a dump.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Let's go with||
Sibling Revelry. See what I did there? It's not much of a rivalry...