Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Class Size||
Can anyone explain the numbers behind why this class is going to be so small?
To my admittedly completely untrained eye, this year's class was good but alarmingly small. Sure, we had a pick or two go the other way, but with the monster classes of 4 and 5 stars our elite competitors are pulling in, is it a problem if we're looking at another small class, or can someone explain why these numbers are fine for us?
Thanks, if you jump on it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Kentucky||
Didn't they just lose to Florida by 1 with a chance for the win on the last possession?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly what I did||
Same year. '98! Applied the first day, received my acceptance letter in October. It made for an awesome, and very unproductive senior year.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
Pretty sure I read a huge percentage of the population at Michigan is sub-30.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Crazy||
All this talk of that ACT being low seems foreign to me. I got in fall of '98 on a 3.66 GPA and a 30 ACT (1360 SAT). When I asked an admissions counselor ahead about my chances, she said, "Oh, you're in," without even blinking. And I was. Rolling admissions, early.
I seem to have read online recently that the average student has a lower ACT than that, but I don't know how reliable the site.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This makes "brunette girls"||
This makes "brunette girls," a couple years after the situation must have been at least vaguely known, somewhat awkward.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||This isn't confusing||
But it is one of the most racist things I have ever heard.
You think being black is freely expressing yourself, being loud, being proud, being RUDE, and NOT giving a fuck. And you think it is awesome.
The only confusing thing is how you don't seem to realize how offensive you've just been to a particular race, even though you prefer those qualities.
|14 weeks 32 min ago||Hey Brandon,||
You've been doing a really good job.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
What do you expect out of the last six years? And Hart was our main back from 6 to 9 years ago. How many backs can one send to the pros during that time? Looks like there aren't too many lapses to me.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||StephenRKass is now my favorite poster||
M-Wolverine rest in peace.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||When I was a child||
I actually thought baseball was so boring that it was about to end because they would realize no one likes it anymore. I was very surprised later in life to find people still watch it.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Gah||
Claude Rains is amazing. And hilarious.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Giddy||
Read below about M-Wolverine. Someday I'll post my (respectful) email to Brian about reinstating M-Wolverine. Best poster here. I'd upvote you to my heart's delight if you hadn't said Big Lebowski is just ok. (Although you could've said you skip the drug trip scenes and I'd understand.)
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I miss M-Wolverine||
I miss M-Wolverine.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||8 teams||
Each conference champ. Two at large from non-auto qualifiers. Absolutely NO second teams from the six top conferences. So the SEC cant stack it with more horses in the race.
I don't know why I haven't heard more people argue for such a sensible playoff. There's no bias. And the conference champinships actually hold value.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||Agree||
There are so many useless negative posters that are itching for hammers before those guys. What you're asking about, I believe: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/bbrown-malik-mcdowell-shortest-text-conversa...
The OP is edited from the original, FYI. I think they were frustrated and genuinely care, but what comes across may have been what frustrated Brian. The overall persistent negativity towards BB deserves a defense, but I wouldn't say these are the guys dragging down the board by a long shot if my two cents were worth more than leaving in the tray.
|19 weeks 21 hours ago||That is exactly right||
Concern troll is spin. I've heard it applied in the last few days to many things related to this site and staff and honestly, the criticisms they were addressing, if taken seriously, would make elements the site offers better.
Now I am in no place to tell anyone to do their job, but I genuinely think all M-Wolve and Chop wanted was the best damn Mgoblog possible and were a little disgruntled at negatives they perceived.
Granted, it is a HUGE burden managing such a massive site and so many individual posters, but if their advice gets labeled "concern troll" and ignored, it'll be a shame. So, I am certainly not levying blame. But hoping perspective is applied to guys who really are contributing to Mgoblog's best and want it desperately.
Perhaps guys like that should be harnessed. But they are definitely on the good guys' side.
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||I miss him too||
Feel bad for the guy, wandering around in the ether like a lone wolf looking for a home.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Well said, Bodogblog||
The trolls are what was bringing down the board, not M-Wolve and those with dissenting, but really valid points. Even his comment in the BB recruiting thread was understandable given the tenor of the OP, which OP was then changed to reflect a more professional tone after he got the axe.
I really think it's the loss of self-moderation that's the problem. And with that, the idiots and yahoos would be fleshed out.
Brian's choice is his own, as is his business, but I'm hopingM-Wolverine is reinstated.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you for this, justingoblue||
As I said earlier in the thread, M-Wolverine was my favorite poster here. He will be sorely missed. His level head and wisdom were a bright spot on the board, and it really won't be the same without him.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
Thank you for the balanced approach. Like them or not, those posters added a lot of quality to the site, with analysis and discussion. I think chitown could be jerkish, but he was often right while doing so, as you said. And many posters who needed a vigilante mod beat down got one from him. Mechop abrasiveness wouldn't totally suprise me, yet i cant think of specific instances, but M-Wolverine was one poster I really appreciated. Many times he responded with a measured approach when being aggressively attacked for his points, which were usually right on. Honestly, I always wondered why he hadn't been asked to be a mod.
From your points above, it seems he was at least an ideal repeat consumer. You could always depend on his business. A thousand of him would fill up the board quick, but they'd be a consistent business model.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Gonna completely disagree about the sucking||
M-Wolverine was my favorite poster. His posts were consistently rational and well-thought out. Honestly, in most issues I thought he had great points. Now, clearly Brian felt he was a detriment to the blog, and he has the right to do whatever he wants on his site. He deserves his vision to be respected on his site.
But M-Wolve wasn't a troll, even if he may have not posted consistent with the vision here. A lot of people really respected him, and if we must part ways, I will at least wish him well in Mgoheaven.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks Brandon||
It's good to know you've communicated all this to them and they can know what to expect will be said. Thanks man!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||+1 funny||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Great idea||
It really should be clarified ahead as an interview that will be published if the conversation will be relayed verbatim. Also, if you send him a link to this, how do you think reading this report/post reflects on Mgoblog and Michigan, tangentially, as an impression he would get?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||True||
And while I hate to be one to yell wolf when there is none, if a private text conversation is published publically, arent there some legal issues if there isn't an understanding it will be released?
This could be wildly off-base, but I wouldn't want Mgoblog to face any issues.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
It erodes trust if they know their responses are not just going to be analyzed and relayed, but exactly copied for public release. I don't see how they could want to open up much when they know speaking to a particular guy becomes more of a press release scenario.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I think what we're talking about||
Is you would be shocked at how difficult it is to get a conviction of any crime. This outcome in no way means her testimony seemed dubious. It's much more matter of fact. The prosecution didn't believe they could win building a beyond reasonable doubt burden of proof. It doesn't mean at all they thought she wasn't telling the truth.
Police and prosecutors often know someone has committed a crime and have to let it go because they also think/know they can't prove it in a courtroom setting.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Not so fast||
Just because they didn't think they had evidence to convict doesn't mean he's innocent.
My neighbor keyed my mother-in-law's car with a metal poker he was holding in front of her next to the car moments after he threatened her and she entered my house. But bc there's no video tape of him doing it, he wouldn't admit it to the police officer, and he hid the poker afterwards, they wouldn't prosecute.
Still just as guilty as crap. But no charges.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||That guy's a troll||
He's trolling all through this thread. Might I suggest you use your night stick officer?