I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|11 hours 21 min ago||StephenRKass is now my favorite poster||
M-Wolverine rest in peace.
|11 hours 23 min 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.
|11 hours 34 min ago||Gah||
Claude Rains is amazing. And hilarious.
|11 hours 45 min 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.)
|11 hours 49 min ago||I miss M-Wolverine||
I miss M-Wolverine.
|3 days 23 hours 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.
|5 days 7 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.
|5 days 8 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.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I miss him too||
Feel bad for the guy, wandering around in the ether like a lone wolf looking for a home.
|5 days 11 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours 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.
|5 days 13 hours 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.
|6 days 9 hours 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!
|6 days 10 hours ago||+1 funny||
|6 days 10 hours 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?
|6 days 10 hours 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.
|6 days 10 hours 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.
|6 days 13 hours 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.
|6 days 13 hours 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||That guy's a troll||
He's trolling all through this thread. Might I suggest you use your night stick officer?
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't think he would say it||
Without knowing Brandon's mind. Hoke is conscientiously political and he knows his place. He's not going to go making remarks like that he doesn't have reason to be pretty sure of.
It might imply *barring massive offensive meltdown in the bowl. But that's a pretty solid statement, nonetheless.
|1 week 3 days ago||That '97 Iowa game||
is the earliest I remember in the stadium, though I've been going to 4th quarters since I was a kid. Behind the south end zone, comeback from 21-7. Still feel the magic.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know when I've laughed this much at a post||
This is the second time I've seen you post this comment and neither time it was answered. It gets humorously more pathetic every time. Please keep asking.
Btw, I have no idea either.
|1 week 3 days ago||Exactly two plays||
Out of all we run, I'd say that's surprisingly specific. And it would be simple to look for only two outcomes. I'd like to know how they knew.
|1 week 3 days ago||Did you read the article||
It wasn't the whole game, just that one play.
That's unacceptable and it has me re-evaluating my desire to keep Borges based on our competitive performance in the game.
|1 week 3 days ago||They were quoted saying||
Their coaches prepped them exactly on the two point conversion play that was coming, then it did.
|1 week 3 days ago||It does really smart||
That they knew what two plays it could be and we did one of those exact plays. Can't believe we could be so predictable. Shouldn't we be able to do any number of plays than have two scripted two point conversions plays prepared? And how are they so transparent (used before? predictable?) that OSU's coaches know them by heart?
|1 week 4 days ago||Those threads are buried||
On the second page of new and recent threads. I would've liked to have this discussion, which may not be feasible.
|1 week 4 days ago||Bring back the thread||
On osu knowing what was coming in the 2-pt conversion. I want to talk about it.