Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
|13 hours 1 min ago||Agreed.||
One thing I really like about Raoul is that he talks when he has something to say, which goes for any topic we've mentioned. This seems forced but I've got to plug Alton as the same type of poster, just maybe different interests.
How are your daughters? Are they still playing softball, and in hockey news did they see that USA U22 destroyed Canada tonight?
BTW if quiverfull is a crush on the board he's all that and more via email.
|13 hours 15 min ago||Glad you did too.||
He's also unmatched in womens basketball and underrated in mens basketball, IMO.
Off the site, he's a good follow on Twitter and I came away with a high opinion of him on my only private (online) interaction with him.
|13 hours 18 min ago||Same to MGoBrewMom...||
I don't agree with you on a whole lot (non-sports topics I mean) but I do enjoy your posts, WolvinLA2. She's got a good list there.
|14 hours 43 min ago||+1 Informative.||
And Brown Bear.
Edit: Also Alton, who should be on anyone's list if they're going by how informative a poster is.
|16 hours 40 min ago||This is sure to miss a ton of great posters...||
but gotta give props to profitgoblue/CooperLily22, LSAClassOf2000, ZoneLeft, BiSB.
Not in any order and definitely not all inclusive, I really like a2_electricboogaloo, CenterIce, B-Nut-GoBlue, saveferris, Gordon Berenson, JeepinBen, Erik_in_Dayton, OMG Shirtless, Raoul, joeyb. There are a good few that aren't posting any more (for one reason or another...) that I really enjoyed having around.
Excuse me for my huge list, trying to be inclusive even though I'm sure to have left a lot of guys off.
|18 hours 37 min ago||Probably do a better job||
Probably do a better job maximizing revenue by making the beer really cheap. $.50 beer, $50 bathroom pass would probably allow for Scrooge McDuck levels of revenue.
|21 hours 57 min ago||Can't view just yet...||
but Prevail and Ride is always worth a read and a +1.
|2 days 13 hours ago||+1 Truth.||
|2 days 16 hours ago||I think one of the "hooks" at the time...||
was O'Brien v. O'Leary. Other than that, I think everyone was confused other than Notre Dame and Navy did it.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Probably missed some stuff...||
or was unclear or whatever; if you have a question just ask it, it's really not a big deal.
Also, self TL;DR. Sorry. Didn't start that way originally.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Assume it'll come up somewhere along the line.||
THINGS THAT ARE NOT OFF TOPIC:
THINGS THAT FELL UNDER GREY AREA IN THE ORIGINAL FAQ THAT SHOULD JUST GET POSTED WITHOUT AN OT TAG IN 2014:
THINGS THAT ARE OFF TOPIC AND WILL BE TAKEN DOWN:
THINGS THAT ARE META:
THINGS THAT GET PEOPLE BANNED:
|3 days 14 hours ago||Sorry.||
No problems on laptop (Windows/Chrome), seeing it as a link on my phone (Android/Chrome).
|3 days 18 hours ago||Where were you, if you don't mind me asking.||
One side of my family has some ties to the Howe's as well, helping found one of the rinks in St Clair Shores with Gordie and playing on various teams with both Mark and Marty.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Ha.||
The only interesting answer I have there is that I have a Gordie Howe signed NHL rulebook. Apparently the only one in existance circa 1996, but I can't think of many fans who would take a rulebook to be signed by Gordie Howe of all people.
You're up, quiverfull, what's your favorite weight gaining meal?
|3 days 20 hours ago||Embed|
|3 days 22 hours ago||Don't you say a word against Dogsquat Rye Ale, sir!||
You'll rue this day!
|3 days 23 hours ago||No.||
He's said he'll come back if reinstated but won't make a new account.
I can do it to a point, but there are people way better at it than I ever will be. OMG Shirtless comes to mind.
|4 days 59 min ago||Might be more helpful for the guys who didn't.||
Not saying he shouldn't be having his priorities straight now, but if Cardale Jones is out of football and without a degree at 22 this would be much more useful to him down the line than a Zoltan Mesko type who, at eighteen, did indeed come to play school.
|4 days 1 hour ago||This is not OT.||
For so many reasons.
|4 days 2 hours ago||MGoProfiles...||
Six Zero is wicked busy but felt comfortable giving M-Wolverine "license" to use his name and format and that got some new ones done last year. If someone with the right kind of posting history wants to volunteer to get involved we could always ask Six Zero what he thinks of the idea.
The only issue I see, again having helped getting these done before, is that the only one that feels right for this point in the calendar is Adam Schnepp and even that would probably need to be ready to post by Saturday; that's a pretty tall order.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Just to add...||
Yeah, a Friday night open thread will work fine. Other than predictions there's also always a game on somewhere, same goes with MACtion earlier in the week.
The past three seasons it's gone no-OT after Saturday, to give a full game week before the first kickoff. Unless one of the other mods has an objection it'll be midnight on 8/24 like LSA said.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Braxton Miller cleanup.||
Braxton Miller cleanup.
|4 days 17 hours ago||I hope this announcement||
I hope this announcement lines up timewise with York finding a new home. Seeing the video it's pretty obvious he needed to be dismissed but completely throwing him out of the program before he could take some steps to get things together would have been a pretty cold move, IMO.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Is going for a cheap one||
Is going for a cheap one liner really the only option towards a guy who really adds value to the community in general? I get it, I really do, but it seems like the post above this one is the right way to go about replying.
100% just my personal opinion as a guy who really likes spending time around here.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Close call.||
We all agreed to make a concerted effort to leave up threads on this topic (see this, this and this, only including the latter two for ease of viewing). I saw that some of the stuff that derailed the Michael Sam threads got deleted, that'll be the new normal going forward on [athlete/coach/university person] comes out topics instead of aiming to be all inclusive.
|6 days 14 hours ago||RELAX||
Dusting off our snowflake policy for the first time this season.
PSA for the board: We're going no-OT at the end of the upcoming week. Your dual takeaway from this should be to post OT while you've got 'em, and threads might start being held to a bit of a higher standard so as to keep on topic content on the board.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Points Santa came early.||
You and MGoBlog HD should both be able to post topics/vote now.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Commodore 64's...||
really making a comeback in relevance!
|1 week 1 day ago||Lots of awesome stuff here:||
No dogs anal glands though...yet.
|1 week 1 day ago||And then there's the dichotomy of best reply/worst thread.|
|1 week 1 day ago||You probably thought this Iowa head coach was alive.||
Nope. Chuck Testa.
Bonus: ship from anywhere.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed.||
Glad to see the thread civil, and I can definitely think of at least "1" reason that's the case. Much, much better than the Michael Sam threads.
|1 week 3 days ago||Enter the blockquote commands in plain text editor.||
Also if anyone needs a refresher on basics check out the Pretty Posts Sticky.
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't forget intergenerational music wars.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Think of it the other way around.||
NTM isn't a conference team but they're on topic because they're on the schedule.
Any school in the Big Ten is always on topic.
|1 week 4 days ago||The only things that should really have OT tags...||
are pro sports and the completely random stuff like Jeff Bridges for Senate petitions. PSU is in the Big Ten which makes anything about Penn State on topic, and even if they weren't you're right that being a future opponent makes them on topic.
|1 week 4 days ago||+1 for understanding OT protocol.||
Hope he's going to be okay though.
|1 week 4 days ago||Agreed.||
He didn't come out and announce a campaign with a platform or anything, so as long as most of us can see the humor and not get hung up on Walsh or his mentioned donations there's no reason this thread shouldn't stay up.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was there for a week when I was 20 (ie underage).||
I loved it, it'd be near the top of the list for me if I could just pick a place to live. I liked it better than anywhere else I've been outside the upper midwest/Atlantic states.
Other than the outdoor stuff (which I personally enjoyed) the food was amazing and the scenery is beautiful. One thing that really stood out to me being my first time in Texas and first time spending any real time somewhere south not named Florida is that suburbia is suburbia, even in Texas. My friend down there lived in Cedar Park and other than different terrain and a lot more pickup trucks life wasn't any different than Chicago's northwest suburbs.
Eating on the patio at The Oasis at sunset remains one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen from a restaurant.
|1 week 5 days ago||If he's at all viable...||
as walk on, even at the lowest end of player, wouldn't you take him for the leadership/weight room example? Not like they're burning a scholarship, just the equipment and travel cost.
|1 week 5 days ago||Just as a PSA...||
anyone with "trusted user" status (500+ points) can edit the wiki pages like the depth chart or the user HoF.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't know, man.||
Watching the first one on Netflix right now and with the addition of Fulton Reid to the defense they've really toughened up. Definitely willing to concede that Adam Banks is a cake eater, though.
|1 week 6 days ago||No, and from what I understand that wouldn't work anyway.||
flwolverine isn't the problem, in any case. He's a normal poster that made a thread dumb enough that LSA made it so he can't make threads for a while. The real problem trolls are either the concern trolls that manage to hang on for years or the guys who just make new accounts when they're banned for the 4340380th time.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||CC:||
Now that's a throwback I had almost forgotten about. The days when profitgoblue was Russel Crowe in Gladiator and Brian dished him a million points so he could neg a million posts.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Me on the prospect of another season...||
of late night Pac 12/Tampax Bowl threads with no jhackney:
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||This needs to get to 100...||
for User Hall of Fame purposes, seriously.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I was originally asking if anyone knew if this was the case.||
Because, like I said above, I just can't picture another way to get a puck onto a thumb while blocking a shot.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The back of the glove is really well protected though.||
Especially at the thumb, where it sounds like his injury was and which usually has a hard plastic or fiberglass piece over that area. If he's diving right to left he's got that padding and if he's diving left to right he should have his stick in between at the minimum and likely his right hand or arm.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Was he trying to catch it?||
I'm almost having a hard time picturing a left hand injury on a righty blocking a shot.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also included in that thread:||
LSA jokes from his first two weeks on the site, jhackney (miss ya big guy) comments and Section 1 posting on grammar. Chunkums is also there but I think he's still around sometimes too.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't have said anything...||
unless it was linked in your (recently updated) bio, no worries.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MGoBlueline||
According to his Twitter bio. If he's half as good at his Heiko role as he is at writing hockey diaries, we'll be in good hands.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Awful lot of Northwestern||
Awful lot of Northwestern Alumni license plates in the parking lots for Team Illionis and Chicago Young Americans practices (two of the big local AAA hockey clubs). I agree that it isn't all that likely, but getting interest from the level of donor that buys club seats and gets a little extra access wouldn't be surprising at all.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Not exactly the same thing...||
but I've been wishing there was a way to get something Tampa Bay + Yzerman; it just doesn't seem like it would work for a coach/front office type, though.
About the story in general, there was a great article with a former Maple Leafs GM around the time of the Olympics, he was quite confident that most professional organizations had made a lot of the steps they needed to take to get women into positions like event promotions, ticket sales, arena management, ect. and that the next step would be scouting and coaching. I think it's great that such an established organization was the first to make this step but it does seem like this could signal the beginning of a new era for women on the "sports" side of big time sports.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Denard to Roundtree on the first play...||
was one of the prettiest plays of Denard's career in my opinion, and it's not like there's a short list to choose from.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Don't forget the weather.||
Fall would be my favorite season regardless, but football is an extremely awesome cherry on top.
On a side note, what's the flag on the left, opposite the block M? Is that a State of Michigan flag or what?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Could always do the seemingly annual...||
"who's your favorite poster" thread and keep tabs on how many times her name comes up. My guess would be a lot.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not all that odd for an evaluation scrimmage.||
Depending on the format of the camp just about anything can be normal. I can't speak to the USA Hockey national camps because I was never invited but I've seen plenty of regional evaluation camps use one period, two halves, ect.
They're trying to get a hold on like a thousand variables and working parts, the game itself is inconsequential.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Prefer the "Michigan"...||
but not a huge deal and I'm one who likes seeing it spelled out in several cases over the block M.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Did I hear 104 at the Rose Bowl?||
If so there's no doubt, the place looks packed.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Referring to problem repeats||
Referring to problem repeats which have shown up in the past and needed something further, not to anything a reasonable poster should need to worry about. Not a threat, a disclaimer.
I appreciate your contribution to the thread and hope you have a good night. Cheers.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I laid down nothing, I reminded what the norm was.||
Methinks you might be doing some projecting here.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I didn't say that and I've||
I didn't say that and I've never done that. It's been that way here for a good while, at least since the Boston Marathon and I believe going back to Fitz's broken leg vs. Iowa.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||"Please don't embed" link is fine...||
Thanks for being on top of that, alum96, that's SOP 'round these parts for gruesome type stuff for those who don't know.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Bears eat beets.||
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||All sports figures, though.||
When Obama came to Ann Arbor and shouted out Denard, I have to imagine he's a good bit more famous than any athlete is. If Devin were to meet him or the next president[s] around for his football career, I would assume that would dwarf any athlete in a "most famous" competition.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks for posting this.||
I was going to if nobody else had. Also note that this isn't separating head count scholarships and equivalency scholarships, so at an institution where tuition is charged by the credit hour this actually keeps money in the student athlete's pocket by not forcing the extra classes to maintain eligibility.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Has to be a really good excuse...||
like "day before game day posbang" or "night game drinking thread" or something equally as convincing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Curiosity...||
What's it called? I kind of want to see this.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||...and that Gladiator guy...||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'd full on adopt Nebraska as a second team...||
if he had shown up in a velour jumpsuit and some house slippers.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It has been suggested before.||
Maybe even by you, I'm not sure. That's above my paygrade though, an email to Brian or Seth is the way to go to get something like that implemented.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||LSA banned him.||
Expect an eerily similar account to be created by the end of the day. In the end it comes down to the question South Park posed about trolls, "How do you kill that which has no life?".
When some scumbag is as dedicated to trolling a site as this poster is, banning one particular account doesn't do a whole lot.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||As another mod that doesn't think...||
caving is always the answer, you do know that Brandon took an enormous paycut to be AD, right?
According to annarbor.com (http://www.annarbor.com/sports/david-brandon-introduced-as-new-michigan-...) he took an 82% paycut to take the job. Some people just seem to need to make up things to fit their narrative.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yep.||
Also featured this great and unbiased piece of analysis before the game took place.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nice!||
That's pretty funny actually, and have a safe trip back.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Appreciate it.||
But from the last I'd heard you would pretty much kill for some chicken salad, even if they're not baby back ribs.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I let you down.||
My first instinct was to write a sarcastic reply about not getting your sarcasm but then my mind went "ooh look, chicken salad" and I didn't revisit this thread until now.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||As far as not being for that comment...||
I'm definitely with you on that call. It could have been any number of posts that finally got the hammer brought down and I know more than one finger has been on the trigger in the past.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||lol||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Eh.||
She's beautiful and supposedly amazing. I'll bide my time until they have a kid in its formative years, they're probably too far gone to save at this point.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Getting on a plane...to Ohio.||
Best friend is marrying a buckeye. Their (already given) wedding present included a bottle of Woodson's cabernet and I have my Worst State Ever shirt pack packed for the trip.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Those are NFL rules.||
The NCAA doesn't have any power to dictate draft rules to pro leagues, that's between the league and the PA.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I was under the impression||
I was under the impression that NCAA athletes can't compete in intramurals in the sport in which they compete. That might be out of date but I'm pretty sure it's on the books.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think you're right about "gutting" Title IX.||
Or about repealing the equal opportunity clause; all you're doing is altering one of the prongs used to determine compliance. Without even getting to the pros/cons "is Title IX a good thing" portion, athletic scholarship distribution is a small part of the regulation and isn't actually codified into the law itself.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||.||
Needz moar John Stamos.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||LeVert # 27 and Irvin #41 in Ford's top 100||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, yeah.||
Typical response from a pony. *Looks around* Hope no golden retreivers see this and send me to Bolivia.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I just walked into Magic Kingdom...||
Should be an inexpensive, stress free day. Ugh, haha.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I agree.||
I just also think that, barring self defense, there's no reason for a man to hit a man either. Or a woman hit a man or a woman hit a woman. Nobody deserves to get hit, and if you're throwing punches you should be punished because you threw a punch, not because of the genders involved.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'd get behind...||
"not striking anyone" a lot more easily than singling out women. If a month is what's standard for throwing a punch at TTU (and that's what she actually did) then fine, but a punch is a punch. She should get the same punishment whether he was male or female or whatever.
This in no way defends what the guy here did. At least in my opinion they're two separate assaults that should be judged on their own.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||The process isn't actually deleting it.||
But yeah, you need someone with mod powers.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Done.||
Not a big deal or anything but just a reminder to everyone to be sure to click forum posts for everything that's not original work or an in depth compilation or anything else that screams diary.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yep.||
Emma Watson, and her educational history shouldn't exactly be looked down on.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Mike Barwis TV Star||
Don't worry about it wpns17, my first post was a double too. Probably a pretty big club, to be honest.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Never make plans...||
further out than you've been seeing each other.
How I Met Your Mother nailed that one (I'm fully expecting a reply correcting the original source of that rule, so it's cool if someone wants to.)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||.||
Uhh, aren't you a Senator? No wonder approval ratings are what they are.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Typo...||
On the Burke point. I realize this locks it in for you but reply with what you wanted and I'll edit. Nicely done +1.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely on topic.||
They're a future opponent. Next year they'll hit the "grey area" that everyone gets worked up about for whatever reason.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I could have sworn...||
that Hoke went away from numerical seating and to position group seating. It was some kind of mini-story about the difference between his approach and RR's. A couple quick Google searches didn't turn up anything relevant but it's been like three and a half years, so that's not too surprising.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Don't think that's needed.||
You never can say 100% but there is pretty compelling evidence that it's him. I'd go ahead and assume it is.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Hockey Hello: Niko Porikos (MODS Delete)||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Actual question:||
Would it be much different than Sochi and the Russian hockey team?
Please don't kill me if it is.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Can someone please explain...||
how the NCAA can claim this money isn't related to compensation for on field performance and also require a waiver to keep athletes receiving settlement funds eligible? Is this just typical nonsense we've gotten used to or am I missing something?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||...||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Other advice:||
Ah get born, keep warm
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Coming from a guy who has been lectured on maturity lately...||
so I'm definitely not trying to be preachy or anything but you were in perma-bolivian until Brian restored you (you might have seen his comment which was something like "hope there isn't an expiration date on the negs" with his infusion of points) and since then you've been nothing but a great poster to have around. As far as I'm concerned not repeating mistakes is basically what maturity is. Well done and +1.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Even if that doesn't include the SEC payout...||
kind of amazing that Alabama basketball and I'm assuming baseball can bring in revenue in the ballpark of $40m-$60m, if Alabama football brings in between $88m-$108ish million.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I shouldn't have posted off memory.||
If MGoBlog was accurate (the news article isn't archived) Denard actually ran a 10.28 and had the fastest 100m in the nation at one point during his senior year. Apologies to Denard, shouldn't have doubted him.
I believe 10.55 was something significant, though. Maybe his junior year state finals or something?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||10.52 is faster than Denard.||
Denard ran a 10.55 in high school.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I figured.||
And I agree with a lot of what you've been saying in this thread.
OT season is a perfect time for music threads if anyone ever wanted to start one, by the way.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||While I have no doubt you're aware of this...||
just as a general explanation of my post above, those are Eminem's own words off of Survival.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty damn good?||
Top five in this motherfucker (and if I don't make the cut, what? like I give a fuck).
|12 weeks 2 days ago||BiSB||
As you mentioned about yourself, I take little of this personally, but if you take a look at what mod actions were taken the night of the PSU game it was LSA and I dealing with a message board full of people that want blood. Outside of us I don't see what went on, but that was a stressful night that certainly felt like we were handling it and maybe without the full support of the MGoBlog Twitter feed.
I also have a different quasi-insider version of The Purge. This isn't to challenge you and your info, just to say that there are people with different info/opinions.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||My thoughts on repeated info:||
Do you understand that the world does not revolve around you and your do whatever it takes, ruin as many people's lives, so long as you can make a name for yourself as a[ hating repeated infor on MGoBlog guy], no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied along the way, just so long so you can make a name for yourself as a[ hating repeated infor on MGoBlog guy], no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied and dying along the way?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||It's slow motion.||
Looks like in real time GR3 realized it was over his hand which isn't obvious in slow motion. What you envision would be an all time epic gif though.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||It needs to be Brian.||
I can make a sticky but I don't think I can change the link address on the top bar. My plan was to wait until preseason to ask for a new one but if everyone wants a new one now opposed to a shorter one for football season I don't have a problem making the request.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Just passed the halfway point for work today.||
I'm both here much earlier than normal and accomplishing nothing despite putting in work. Very much ready to get out of here and pass out on the couch with the TV on.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Haha.||
The GR3 one was just homerism and I waivered on the basketball seed, but I do think we're due for a good year on the football field.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Soccer Sux||
Post sux'd. Probably best to not start threads complaining about what Brian decides to publish.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah they could.||
If we're talking 70 people though the numbers aren't going to work without a bunch of women's scholarships added.
On a side note hockey is an equivilancy sport (shared scholarships) as is baseball. At the schools where those sports make money that's one of my biggest beefs with the NCAA/Title IX. It's insane that anyone good enough to make the roster at Michigan hockey or Texas baseball can't be offered a full ride while the AD can sell thousands of tickets and TV rights every night those teams play.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||You'll find more if you go looking.||
But you get points for placing in every event in track and field. Most points at the end wins (unlike XC).
|12 weeks 5 days ago||At Hayward Field in Eugene, OR June 11-14.||
Assuming you can get to the womens tickets through the same link.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It's not sport for sport.||
It's scholarship for scholarship, and I don't know the numbers off the top of my head but I'd assume beach volleyball would't cover those numbers on its own.
That's just noise though, congrats to the guys in the program on another title.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Quick take on it.||
Over, under, over, over, over, over.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Are you on the app?||
If so, you probably just replied to a caved user. If I were to delete a comment all of the replies get nuked (many of you have gotten an email to that effect at some point).
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Funny you mention that.||
When he was still around, M-Wolverine had a list of future profiles he'd be interested in doing. The last time we talked about it he was going for either a newer poster or on a non-revenue focused guy or gal.
I don't know what plans Six Zero has to go forward with it, if any.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not looking at a list of former winners...||
so this is just, like, my opinion man, but in softball I'd always assume a pitcher is the favorite for an award like this.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Punctuation all wrong.||
"Oh no...mods delete before?? Becomes fodder."
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know about every year over the last six...||
but hockey at least pays for itself currently and has made money at least the last few years.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Technically speaking...||
you can also "foul out" in an NHL game. A third major penalty is an automatic game misconduct (also at the USA Hockey level two misconduct penalties is an automatic game misconduct but I'm not aware of the NHL rule), although with a minimum of fifteen penalty minutes racked up already it's not like it makes a big difference anyway.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I can't go searching for it now...||
but I'm almost positive the article you're talking about was published Thnanksgiving Day 2012.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Life has been changing fast, that's for sure.||
Lately I've been around a decent amount but not saying much, at least the past couple weeks or so. I'm working pretty much constantly these days but I'll be trying to get on more in coming days/weeks.
How have you been? Good I hope. If you ever get in the mood to drop me an email you have the address that gets my phone buzzing, had a pretty good talk with some fellow MGoBloggers about the Babcock rumors you've been calling for a while now just last week, so that definitely does work.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||Schofield threads||
Just clean up.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||I actually had some of that earlier this week.||
Good stuff, hope everything is going well up there.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||Ba doom shhhhh||
A thousand points to you until the next Friday night thread.
|15 weeks 16 hours ago||Congrats on the new home!||
Hope there was a clause in there regarding couch disposal, though.
|15 weeks 16 hours ago||Only from LSA* (haha)||
There's some number that my browser remembers and I use that unless I feel like adding zeros for effect. For me there's not a difference between any negative numbers (they're big enough that the negbomb expiring is the only way out) but different timeframes get used, usually by month.
There is a difference between going to zero and going to Bolivia, sometimes a poster just needs a break from posting threads or whatever the case may be.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||Serious or not?||
One of my answers is Ice Ice Baby and the other is the instrumental to How We Do by The Game.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||If it involves Michigan...||
people associated with Michigan, Ann Arbor or college sports it's on topic as a rule of thumb. Not like it's a big deal, just FYI.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||What threads are the missing posts in?||
If you're clicking through your recent posts list and the thread has been deleted, comments locked or something along those lines you won't be able to see that reply any more.
There could just be some kind of a glitch, but that would be the first thing I'd take a look at.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||They're usually well publicized...||
after they're signed. Don't know if this is the most recent contract or not but here's one copy.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Tell me about it.||
I got club seats and made big plans for game five and I'm really starting to think there's about zero percent chance that game gets played.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I had to leave...||
right as Howard got pulled but they did seem to get better at about halfway through the third. Obviously not good enough, but better than they had been looking.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Not something I'd ever claim||
Not something I'd ever claim to be an expert on but the weight and style of the fabric on the blue football jerseys seems hockey-esque. Maybe soccer as well.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I'd also add...||
that five innings is probably considered more prestigious by most pitchers. It's not uncommon for softball pitchers to be top hitters on their team (AFAIK that's very rare in baseball) and obviously you take the zero any way you can.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Very true.||
The reaction time required to hit a softball is ridiculous even in baseball terms, and it's harder to hit a rising ball than a dropping ball. One other thing I'd add is that many times the most athletic girls are steered into pitching and the bell curve for female athletes isn't the same as for males. A 99th percentile male vs. a 98th percentile male is much closer than the same in women, at least in my observation and looking at past results (chalk wins much more often in womens sports, for example).
I've seen Detroit play four games over the past three years and they are absolutely terrible. On that same note I've seen good, veteran pitchers miss out on a no hitter against them; it's an accomplishment no matter who the opponent is.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I'd pay billions...||
for Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, ect. signatures but I'm pretty sure their lawyers would advise against signing those documents.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||His wife is on the faculty...||
at Harvard Medical School. It's not like BC is unrealistic as a result (just assuming they wouldn't have to move or anything), but that would indicate some deeper ties at Harvard than your average Ivy coach has.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||It's raining here in Florida.||
Wipers on the first setting and people driving 10-15 under, other than that I got nothing that compares.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Jalen graduated from Maryland in 2005.||
Juwan graduated on time from Michigan while in the NBA.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Number three hockey city?||
Or not Hockeytown? One could be logical, the other is just blasphemy.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||How does any of it make sense?||
It's an ignorant and racist statement, I can't think of any of those that make sense.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Three bar.||
I've already recruited Wolf "The Dentist" Stanson to join my team. Good luck, everyone else.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||There's an old school||
There's an old school (pre-Red) hockey player that has a handle you'd recognize.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||This is the answer in a practical sense.||
I know it's almost all Brian that actually posts there, but it's an option when I make a thread or diary or whatever so the non real world technical answer is get mod powers.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Don't think you can unionize...||
when you're wanted dead or alive by a South American nation, but I'll have to look into that.
Also Brian's hiring and onboarding process > every single HR process ever.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||As someone...||
who considers himself an avid collector of OMG Shirtless autographs, this is an incredible opportunity. Your inbox will surely be flooded but that's the price of spreading the love I guess.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||It can be tough to do sometimes...||
but following the threading of messages always works. You posted a reply to Space Coyote's long post above.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Question for a buddy, guy or friend.||
Is it surprising that <2% of Canada's citizens are registered with Hockey Canada as players or is the majority of non-youth hockey not sanctioned (which is the case in the US)? I can't believe that so few Canadians are currently playing even if you factor in gender.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Again, good for who?||
I agree, I wish that particular phrase wasn't in the OP.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||My own biases aren't an issue (I hope!?).||
I've tried extremely hard to take pretty much all emotion out of MGoBoard, and I don't think I've given anyone a reason to believe otherwise. I thought I answered satisfactorially above, in that that's not how I read the OP originally. Joe Schmoe keeping 90% of his pension is good news for Joe Schmoe and his family, I don't feel like that's a political statement (take that logically as far as you want, I still think it's true). If someone suggests it's the good or right thing for Detroit I'm with you on the political element.
I didn't take any kind of mod action against the post I said was an example of what not to do and didn't against the OP, which very well might have been the political statement you think it is.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||I said recently that I'm not||
I said recently that I'm not sure you and I agree on pretty much anything but this post, especially the final paragraph, is gold. +1.
|26 weeks 15 hours ago||"Hi this is Mike Babcock" is||
"Hi this is Mike Babcock" is a pretty decent recruiting pitch all on its own, and I don't think he needs any lessons in x's and o's.
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Your last paragraph describes||
Your last paragraph describes anything that's entertaining to mass groups of people. Music is probably the best example but there are plenty of others.
The first I don't agree with because teamwork isn't the only valuable life lesson to take away from sports. Devin getting up off the turf for the sake of his team is one thing to admire in sports, but the boxer getting up off the canvas for his own sake is too. They're different mindsets, but both are admirable in their own way.
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Weird.||
I'm always confused when people talk about sports that "matter". What sport matters in a substantive way? To pose it in the direction of this coach, what does your sport bring to the world that football doesn't?
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||Nice present to turn the game on to.||
Nicely done, boys.
|26 weeks 20 hours ago||I haven't edited anything.||
Reading the OP for the first time I thought he was trying to say something else "city [workers]" which I wouldn't say is political. If it was a value judgement and trying to say "people of Detroit" than I would say it's another example of what not to do.
|26 weeks 21 hours ago||This post is a good example||
This post is a good example of what not to do to avoid turning the thread into a political flamewar.
Avoid value judgements that more or less fall on political lines when posting.
|26 weeks 21 hours ago||The last few were fine, IIRC.||
As were the new stadium threads despite having this as a backdrop.
Assuming most people can post like adults we'll just shun the others.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Who knows.||
It wouldn't be the first or last time an athlete was delusional about their abilities and limitations.
Somehow switched up "turn" and "them". Ugh.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
I mentioned Ali v. Holmes above and think it's a good comparison. Obviously incapable athlete being strung along by people looking to make a quick buck playing off of name/gender without a lot of regard for the consequences.
Specifically if it was Tom Cruise or another slight of stature gazillionaire I wouldn't feel that bad because the power dynamics are greatly skewed in his favor with the IFL. If this was Tom Cruise's great-grand nephew with pro football dreams who happened to look exactly like him I'd feel the same way as I do about this woman.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh.||
List of BCS conference teams with endowed coaching positions:
Actively seeking someone to endow the position:
As stated above, pretty much every Ivy League football job is endowed (and the lone holdout is Brown after removing Joe Paterno from the title) and so are many of their coaches in other sports.
The over/under for this getting mentioned on a broadcast after 2014 is in the range of one time per year.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe with their newfound||
Maybe with their newfound publicity they could get Slash to play at halftime.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Besides publicity, there is||
That's why this is cringe worthy. This lady took an opportunity pretty much everyone in her position would take (I don't think anyone trying out for a team would them turn down if picked) but it was offered by people with ulterior motives and it's her bones/head/tendons that are going to pay the price for a couple cheap headlines and party pack ticket sales or whatever.
This is sort of like Ali being "medically cleared" to fight Larry Holmes.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||This, so much this.||
In addition to making both Michigan and Penn State look bad, playing a full on contested game when you don't need to is stupid to the nth degree.
I'm not advocating pee-wee "make three passes and only defenseman can shoot" pretty much ever, but going up and playing dump and chase and cycling through lines is the way to get through the game with the smallest opportunity for bad outcomes, both in terms of injury/fatigue and allowing the team that's down an opportunity to break up a play in transition for an odd-man break. This is all assuming we can get into a position where we're up 5-0 or 6-1 early enough for it to matter, of course.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly...||
I don't see the difference between this, the Donald R Shepherd Director of Athletics, the Stephen M Ross School of Business, or the endowed titles I posted above for the Deans at Ford and Ross.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Obvious disclaimer that you saw it and I didn't.||
But in the NCAA it doesn't matter if his head is down or not, the onus is on the player delivering the check to avoid the head as a principle point of contact. Pretty much all of the Kronwall'd hits would be suspension worthy using the NCAA rulebook, for instance.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Let him handle his business,||
Let him handle his business, damn.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Nope.||
Middlebury was originally all male. Top ranked LAC outside of the Little Three, I believe.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||"Directorship of Offense"||
Michigan is slacking, we need someone to endow Nuss as a Legate or any number of titles inspired by crazed dictators throughout history or something, at least. Anything to get a promotion from coordinator, right?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Good call on the wife there.||
It doesn't blow my hair back, but if these two want to pony up ten million to have their names before Hoke's on MGoBlue and Wikipedia I don't see the big deal, especially since it's not out of the ordinary in higher education.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Is it really all that different...||
from having the Edward J. Frey Dean and Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business lead the business school, or the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy lead the public policy school?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||One million MGoPoints...||
to anyone willing to go jump on the large hill. No cheating and using "medical insurance" after the fact though, part of the deal is covering expenses out of pocket.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Very cool movie.||
And I find it kind of funny,
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Oberon...||
in Florida. Weird to have Hopslam in the fridge and Oberon on tap, but hey, whatever works.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||It happens in other sports too.||
Baseball and softball have fields that vary in size, have varying fence heights, ect. My understanding is that soccer fields aren't standardized either.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Just so we have everyone...||
I'm with you on everything you wrote, 100%. The only thing I'll add is that from my perspective this shouldn't open the door to an inappropriate reply. See the culture war thing I wrote below; taking that position isn't okay on the site but that's not a free pass for replying however you want.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||It would be really funny...||
to see a running clock rule kick in at an Olympic hockey game. Kind of sad too, but...Murica!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Huh?||
I said that males were bigger than females. Males are bigger than females, and it has nothing to do with equating weak males with females.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||It's not a judgement.||
It's biology and physiology. Human males are generally bigger and stronger than human females.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||One thing I didn't see brought up above...||
is that there already are women in NFL locker rooms. They're already walking around naked in front of straight women, there's also a near certainty that they've done the same with gay men before.
I haven't been in an NFL locker room and I certainly didn't ask out loud but from being in a couple NHL locker rooms (as a minor, by the way) the guys that are walking around naked don't give a shit who sees them.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Ties into the thread below.||
Great example of "good" trolling (good modifying trolling). This video doesn't sound like troll, just sounds like getting pumped up on a rivals lowlights.
Kind of funny they include the timeout, though. What was OSU MBB doing during the game that year? I bet it involved a TV.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Totally amateur.||
Unless that high school AP credit and taking my stats course through the psych department give me some real qualifications, which is why I tried to be a bit self deprecating in the first comment.
If you think about the trolls that really get under people's skin, they're not stupid, they're doing it for attention and they don't give a shit that it makes everyone else's experience worse. Rarely does the board blow up over what I'd guess is actual stupidity, and that doesn't evoke the same kinds of responses anyway.
I'd also argue that trolling is a skill, and hard to pass off as anything else if you're putting in an effort to looking for it. Watch a political attack ad you disagree with; having a visceral, negative reaction on a deep level isn't a case of the writer being stupid, it's "good" trolling. All that said, trolling isn't something to aspire to, it's lame and desperate and a cry for attention.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I don't agree.||
The stupid ones are easy, the posters that know that they're toeing a line and do it on purpose are the ones that get people angry.
The other traits don't surprise me, but narcissism and everything relating to a lack of empathy really are the hallmarks of troll behavior, at least from my e-psychoanalysis office.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Not a surprise from what I've||
Not a surprise from what I've seen both as a mod and dealing with that kind of stuff from "actual" users as well.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Nik Stauskas: Banging Home Triples and ... Blondes?||
Something similar had been taken down before, and I'm in agreement about not having threads devoted to the hottness of a given players girlfriend.
Another thing to keep in mind, it's one thing to have the Gisele or Upton posts but as far as I've seen these are personal* pictures shared through social media and I think that makes a difference when considering what goes up on MGoBoard.
*In the sense that they're not part of a professional photo shoot.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Czech Republic is playing a goalie? Hey-oh.||
But seriously, all Sweden so far, looking like a real medal contender.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Huh?||
I don't think you understood what I wrote.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I'm up for this one.||
If I were on the US or Canadian teams I'd be surprised I was on the ice with players that can keep up.