I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|12 hours 27 min ago||For the general tenor of the board...||
it certainly seems that this is the case, but that's not anything I'm more qualified to speak to than anyone else who reads the site and everything else.
I have a few things that M-Wolverine asked me to pass on, and then I'm done with it for the thread and the forseeable future.
He asked me to let everyone know that:
|13 hours 56 min ago||$.02||
Sounds like Brian is taking the steps he needs to take. The user moderation system needs to be fixed and setting a different tone/expectation for all of us to follow- whether that's me and LSA or everyone on Brian's blog generally- is definitely a very good thing. If someone asked whether I think MGoBlog/MGoBoard would be better or worse in the next three months than it has been the last three, I would point to both of those as reasons to be optimistic.
About the execution of it...I don't think it will come as much of a surprise to anyone that I'm not in favor of banning M-Wolverine. I'm not saying I agree with everything he's ever posted or that his position on the Brandon Brown hire isn't decidedly negative and vocal, but I'm 100% with Seth about throwing the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. M-Wolverine, whatever you thought of his internet persona (he definitely had his moments both ways), is a good guy that honestly does care. I'll miss him.
|15 hours 45 min ago||No.||
If it's some random troll the account just gets caved and is probably lost in the great abyss, if it's an actual poster Brian gets emailed about it, but it's not published anywhere on the site. That's how it works with the mods anyway.
|15 hours 54 min ago||Did anyone other than||
Did anyone other than pee-wee/bantam hockey players watch Mystery, Alaska? Cool movie, for sure.
Skating on a river like they had would be an incredible experience.
|1 day 18 hours ago||He'd be stooped over.||
Stick length is limited to 63 inches.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Between the natural hype that||
Between the natural hype that his talent draws and the statements he's made, I'm not sure he can get much more singled out than he will be already.
|2 days 10 hours ago||You're the best, man.||
He was angry enough about Sweatpants leaking, it must have been a shit show around him yesterday...
What do you think of 3005? My thoughts after one listen were that someone convinced him that he needed to get on the radio at all costs.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I've heard AM once over...||
I'll have to do it again. The rest of your list and Hart20's I'll definitely check out.
Also, music related and I've been dying to find a reason to post this on MGoBlog but haven't found one, so I'll force it and just put it here. I find this hilarious on an irrational level.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Don't think you're alone on that one.||
|2 days 13 hours ago||Music thread!!!||
What's on everybody's playlist right now? Looking to get some new stuff tonight. Dissapointed in the two new Childish Gambino singles but maybe B-Nut-GoBlue and a2_electricboogaloo or some mystery poster wants to hook me up with something good.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I've seen people saying...||
that Kovacs got cut by RR. I'm only like 99% sure I'm remembering this correctly, but didn't Kovacs make the team on his first tryout?
He made the team and then was at Schembechler picking up his gear when the team doctor (who was a family friend) had to break the news that he wouldn't be allowed to join the team due to a problem with the knee surgery he had in high school. The problem was fixed with fifteen minutes and a scalpel and Kovacs made the team again the next year.
Is there something I'm missing? Like I said, I'm pretty damn sure this is the correct timeline.
|2 days 16 hours ago||No, that can't be done with||
No, that can't be done with regular posting permissions. If you want that done just post in the mod sticky and we can take care of it. Or here since we're already talking about it.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I like your joke there, it||
I like your joke there, it made me laugh. But we're going to need to cut back on the snark because if not we're gonna banish you to Bolivia. I like your avatar.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Also there's a difference||
Also there's a difference between a criticism (DG made a bad read) and an insult (WTF DG is a dumbass, put Morris in). The latter will ensure that you're not posting on MGoBlog much longer.
|2 days 17 hours ago||If they lost their four||
If they lost their four highest rated recruits because of it, including their QB, he not only deserves a wrist slap but he should be canned. Maybe it isn't the worst thing in the world, but if you're behaving unprofessionally and it has that type of effect than it is a big deal, which is why I'd much rather not try to toe that line.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Gonna have to get them converted.||
What's the ratio of Schrute bucks to Stanley nickles these days?
|2 days 17 hours ago||I get what he's going for.||
I bet if Brian made some kind of shopping list, it'd have a major dent in it by Christmas.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Bo, Lombardi and probably||
Bo, Lombardi and probably every legendary coach have said that their approach varied between each player. Not everyone responds to screaming, and not everyone responds to a pat on the back.
FWIW I'd rather be a program where there aren't coaches calling players bitches right in their face in a random hallway. It's different when you're at practice, but that just seems like a less than ideal situation to say the least.
|2 days 19 hours ago||The dedicated button is gone...||
but there's still a link under the "About" header.
|3 days 7 hours ago||You had me counting syllables, so here's the haiku form.||
UGA real hurt
|3 days 8 hours ago||Posters can't edit after||
Posters can't edit after there has been a reply to their post. Until someone replies there should be an edit button next to reply.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I know this is /s /s /s.||
but they're going to be really good this year. Also hockey is ranked number three and it looks like they're for real.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Correct re: softball.||
Which I'm betting you knew for sure anyway, but yeah.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Well this is depressing.||
Had it in my head for weeks that this would be on BTN.
|4 days 15 hours ago||That and edited posts don't||
That and edited posts don't show up as new from mods. That's a big deal when you edit your posts like a certain, unnamed, mod who may or may not have a pony avatar.
|4 days 15 hours ago||No.||
|5 days 8 hours ago||Still haven't started to watch.||
But yeah, gotta get on that.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I'll send him an email right now.||
Last year he did, as I'm sure you know. Feel like LSA and I have been more accepting of big OT threads when stuff is going badly than when moderators were different*, WD thread probably would have stood tonight.
*Different. Literally. That's it.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Reminds me of the MBB title game this season.||
Beautiful game where M came out on the wrong end. Obviously investment in football vs. basketball comes into play here, but it's still The Game, regardless of what was at stake for Michigan.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I don't think that's fair to Gardner.||
If they could have used his legs, I'm assuming they would have (certainly hope that's the case, at least). If Gardner was unable to do it after the gladiator show he put on Saturday, that's unfortunate, but what else can you ask the guy to do?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Re: Seth...||
He should get some special appreciation for being as accessible/helpful as he is.
Brian needs no elaboration, IMO. Ace is a genuinely nice guy that takes his (seemingly non-serious) job very seriously and has done a hell of a job becoming a great contributor to the site. Heiko I haven't really had much interaction with but he seems like good people and hopefully he'll cure cancer. BiSB is the most exceptional golden retriever I have ever encountered.
Also, PGB/CooperLily21 and LSAClassOf2000 can't go without mention, so, uh...mention.
|6 days 8 hours ago||No, it's not.||
And probably not "long time guy" the way anyone else would use it. Nobody you would see on the top of the points list or anything, but someone with more than a year and 800 points or so decided to use a homophobic slur.
For me at least, that's about the only thing without some wiggle room (not just sexual orientation obviously but racial, ethnic, ect.) with regards to banning someone. That and personal attacks on student-athletes, although usually I'll delete and Bolivia once for a non-brand new account.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I'm down four today,||
I'm down four today, including a long time guy. Not sure what "house cleaning" is going to mean but it has been pretty bad lately.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Left that comment up so that||
Left that comment up so that this string could stay, don't think you or the reply to you said anything that crosses the politics line.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Fair weather fans||
Just not seeing the upside here.
|6 days 16 hours ago||No/||
Either email Brian or get agreement with another poster to share emails and I'll set it up.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Who let Urban's cousin ref the game?||
If the OP makes sense as a comment in another thread, it's coming down on game days (especially The Game...days).
|6 days 19 hours ago||Cliche as it sounds, sixty||
Cliche as it sounds, sixty minute game and they're not some pushover. They'll get theirs, let's just hope we get more of ours.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Just read the OP for the||
Just read the OP for the first time and all I have to say is, "Mom, I honestly thought I was gonna be raped for a second. He had the craziest look in his eyes. And at one point he said, 'Lets get it on.'"
|6 days 20 hours ago||And all the apathy||
And all the apathy dissappeared with that kick in the air. Emotions literally roared back. Long road ahead, but Beat Ohio!
|6 days 20 hours ago||He's out.||
Per Angelique Chengelis.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Sorry you couldn't find anything.||
I'll gladly leave some info for you to check out here.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Juwan Howard was mediocre?||
Juwan Howard was mediocre?
|6 days 21 hours ago||I was in the same boat as||
I was in the same boat as late as midnight or so, but with the clock ticking closer to noon the excitement is coming back in a way it hasn't the past few weeks. Honestly, I'm glad to feel like this, whatever the hell the odds are.
Gratuitous Go Blue.
|1 week 2 days ago||If there were MGoDundies...||
this would be coming from the most valuable non-staff. Thankful for LSA +1.
|1 week 4 days ago||Except Heiko, you mean.||
Except Heiko, you mean.
|1 week 4 days ago||Added.||
There's a new hockey section if anyone wants to add anything. I put in this and stephenrjking's 2002 regional story. Welcome to the HoF, guys.
|1 week 4 days ago||I concur.||
Anyone with trusted user status (I believe that's still 500 points) can edit the Hall of Fame wiki, but I'll do it tonight when I can think of a good header for it.
|1 week 4 days ago||This has to be the first time||
This has to be the first time the phrase "surrounded by buxom young ladies in lederhosen" has been written on the site. If not, that's a thread that was probably pretty crazy.
I'd probably cheer. And use a megaphone to yell.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, this.||
BiSB is doing some combination of picking up my slack and providing help that would be needed anyway. My living and work situation changed big time this football season and I've had to cut back on modding basically because there aren't enough hours in the day.
However, another temporary change will leave me with some more time starting this week, so y'all should be seeing some more of me in the near future, although that thought probably excites nobody (maybe BiSB and LSA haha).
|1 week 5 days ago||There were certainly problems||
There were certainly problems with the roster when Hoke was hired, but crater is ridiculous. The 2011 team had:
on the offensive line. Skill position starters:
The defense featured three players currently in the NFL, another that signed a free agent contract, Jake Ryan and Blake Countess. Four or five NFL'ers isn't exactly a crater.
Again, depth and recruiting were issues, but it wasn't dumb luck that 2011 included 11 wins and a Sugar Bowl win. That team was certainly not lacking in talent.
|1 week 5 days ago||There's an exchange in a book||
There's an exchange in a book I like that has one character offer a check for charity or something and says, "whatever number you write on this check is less than I would have written myself" or something to that effect.
In reality though, do you really think Saban would be able to stop writing zeros long enough to hand the check over?
|1 week 5 days ago||Mostly, good diaries seem to||
Mostly, good diaries seem to add a new dimension to a thought process, or find numbers to back up previously conceived notions. This was a truly unique diary in that it informed even the most informed posters on the board.
If you didn't have so many points already I'd jack them up big time, and if I wrote Dear Diary this would heavily feature. As is, please accept my plus one and my slow clap in your general direction.
|1 week 6 days ago||Do the numbers you're dealing||
Do the numbers you're dealing with have easily accessible ranks? That'd be nice to see for both charts.
|1 week 6 days ago||I wish I were drunker than I am.||
I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not as if I don't know how bad it can be...||
but I still actually believe that for the sites demographic and size.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not sure if that was "until||
Not sure if that was "until Monday, [I'm] already drunk, mods!" or "until Monday, already drunk mods!"
If you'll be drunk until Monday, congrats and I envy you. For me, there is no "already"; I'm just now able to get myself Coleman'd. No idea what's going on with LSA though, he's off Twitter right now so I'm guessing he's either doing responsible adult things or getting plastered. One or the other.
Excuse me for a minute while high proof Canadian whiskey and American Coca-Cola begin to corse through my bloodstream. In the words of Tom Petty, "one more time to kill the pa-a-ain [from Iowa]".
|1 week 6 days ago||What exactly in the speech is irrelevant today?||
Seems like Michigan fans should want a Big Ten championship. I'd much prefer a trophy in Schembechler Hall than in Columbus or East Lansing or Iowa City.
Having played team sports, you're better off having a team that plays well as a team than a few individuals that are great who play selfishly with no chemistry in the locker room.
Again, football is a team sport; to win, everyone needs to be accountable to the team.
In college football, the philosophy is much more team oriented than professional football.
Behaving as accountable teammates is an important facet of winning. Winning > losing, and Michigan has the expectation of winning.
Which part of the speech has "no relevance any more"? I honestly don't think there's one sentence that's irrelevant. Where did I go wrong here?
|1 week 6 days ago||If it was me I wouldn't have added the OT.||
Making up a guideline off the top of my head, if there's any way it has any meaningful effect on Michigan (both the U and AD as well as the fanbase) or the immediate vicinity of campus (basically Ann Arbor proper) it doesn't need an OT tag.
A Pac-12 game coached by RR and involving the number five team qualifies as "potentially having an effect on Michigan". A post about cute dogs does not, and needs an OT tag.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not OT.||
Officially "gray area" as it's a college football post.
|1 week 6 days ago||Arizona 42 vs. #5 Oregon 16||
Double, but we're gonna need a thread for this. Should be a lot of fun...
|1 week 6 days ago||Needs more Emmanuelle Chriqui||
Needs more Emmanuelle Chriqui and zeros on the bank account, IMO.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I spent a solid ten minutes||
I spent a solid ten minutes looking for another Stauskas to appreciate in the thread after the first one and after the official one. There was a Juan Carlos Stauskas that played for the Argentinian national soccer team in 1960, but alas, no pictures or a decent bio.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Hard to tell since it was||
Hard to tell since it was pre-internet (and the whole "I was -5 when it happened") and all, but Mario Lemieux has to be up there in terms of number one locks.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I gave him the points to post||
I gave him the points to post and he replied about upvoting in the other thread. I sincerely do not care if someone wants to upvote their own thread. IIRC PGB did it sometimes just for the hell of it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Solid post.||
But know that the site looks down on self upvotes, which is probably my fault for giving out these points. NEG ME GUYZZ... Oh wait, sorry.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's not a long sleeve||
That's not a long sleeve polo, it's a button up/dress shirt without a jacket. I'd lose the tie or add a jacket, but that's just me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Real answer:||
Post more, you need 100 points. Tonight's answer: You have the points now, go to the top left of the page and make sure the thread is informative.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, I can think of at least||
Well, I can think of at least five people that just need to go on to an elite career in academic administration and get the top job in Ann Arbor to raise the banners.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know this has been hashed||
I know this has been hashed out as many times as Owl alludes to and more, but is there one example of a raised banner for vacated wins (and changing "Finalist" to "Final Four" in 1992 shouldn't be done either) anywhere in the country? DII, DIII, University of Miami, Kentucky, anywhere?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree it's just a best colors contest then.||
Texas, USC, FSU, UCLA. I have an irrational love of Michigan pants because they have the M on them, but I don't know if that's awesome because it's awesome or awesome because it's Michigan and anything would be great. That said, I think we're in the top five on colors alone.
Other than that, maybe Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame and OSU.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This thread sux, I h8 these||
This thread sux, I h8 these gibbonses.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There's a fundamental||
There's a fundamental difference between your posts and the one that's no longer around, which is all I was trying to say. The report is the report and it's in the public sphere, but even in situations where something is proven true about a Michigan athlete we try to keep the personal attacks off the board, and we certainly don't have that with Gibbons.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||WHICH OTHERWISE LIKABLE HIGH||
WHICH OTHERWISE LIKABLE HIGH POINT TOTAL USER GOES TO BOLIVIA FIRST
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Like you say...||
Had the post said "there are some issues here I'm uncomfortable with", it would have been fine and stayed. That's not what it said, though, and personally insulting student athletes just isn't allowed on the site. Also a reminder, this wasn't hashed out in court or anything like that: it's a bad situation with little publicly available information and (from what I've seen) lacks anything definitive either way.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Almost a 22 hour bender.||
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||"I like it...very||
"I like it...very creamy...Great head...Would've liked a little more body...but overall, good"
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Since he didn't post it himself...|
|3 weeks 3 days ago||More like a goalie or pitcher...||
disaster averted, but fuck the disaster in the first place.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Just remember...||
You're always a winner in my book.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's not that..||
but thinking that opinion was out there just crossed my mind. The point is that we want broad thread topics after games; if not, we're going to have hour old threads pushed off the front page with the amount of content that would get generated.
That's where we take a look and remove a thread that says, "these are my expectations for the offense" but maybe keep one that exists to invite discussions of everybody's expectations for offense. That's it. Not our opinions on the subject matter, nothing like that, just whether it's worth the limited real estate on the board.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Caved before I saw your post here.||
My tolerance for over the top negativity and idiotic name calling is at about zero right now.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||2, definitely.||
To my knowledge, everyone who has modded the site in the past couple years is in favor of two threads. It really does make things easier.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Went to ban him and someone||
Went to ban him and someone else got there first. As for the second part, that's above my paygrade.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Same way.|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||http://mgoblog.com/category/t|
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Since I'm the one who sent you there...||
and just re-checked the reason why, Brian has absolutely nothing to do with it (unless a rule about basic civility/not trying to pick fights on his site is why he'd be at fault).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like this one needs a pony too.||
Article on Possible Player Transfers
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My response, in true RR debate fashion:||
Why the hell do people feel the need to put a "b" before "aha"? Or, in your case, an entire BWAH-?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Even before his injury he'd||
Even before his injury he'd said he was staying all five years. Obviously things can change, but if I had to guess that would go into the "wishful thinking for Buckeyes" bin.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||As always.||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Got that ELLL ESSS AYYYY...My||
Got that ELLL ESSS AYYYY...My Little Pony love.
Speed sounds so much better at the end of that phrase.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's me and LSA right now,||
It's me and LSA right now, and has been way more LSA than me the past few weeks. He deserves a lot of credit for that, by the way. BiSB helps out, Seth steps in sometimes and ZL mods when he has a free second.
I wouldn't be against another mod being added but I'm not sure who is both interested and would help on the whole. Getting someone just to get someone would be worse than being short-staffed. Not trying to say that poster doesn't exist, just that I would have to think about it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the oh-so-kind wishes M-Wolverine!||
Did some caving and deleting. Bando, every slur I've seen results in a caved poster, but I didn't see it. Sounds like it ended up happening anyway.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Another||
27 for 27 Meme Dead
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Take a step back, man. No use||
Take a step back, man. No use for all the namecalling.
|5 weeks 21 min ago||My first time...||
in the Sears Tower after they added the glass boxes over the edge of the skydeck I had taken way too much Robotussin. Just go with it, man. I'll be there in case you ban someone with a scary avatar or end up asleep at the wheel, no worries.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Got nothing from clicking the link or reading the thread.||
Probably a caved poster, what's the handle?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||They're there.||
Mostly those are comments/posters that you would look stupid/wound-tightly/draconian for calling out or taking mod action on individually, but are noticeable in the aggregate.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I don't really remember||
I don't really remember SpaceCoyote responding to many people with the "Borgess sux cuz h'es fat" type arguments. I could be wrong on that, but I don't think so. I think the whole point, and the reason there is such an outspoken sentiment backing him, is that shit has gotten ridiculous these past few weeks with comments that are nothing but negative for the sake of being negative.
I wish people that didn't find sports fun would give posting on a sports blog a rest. Newsflash: Michigan will lose to Ohio State again this century, basketball won't be winning every game by 73 and a relatively weak defense and young goaltending will lead to problems for hockey. It's fine to root for all of those to be false, but it's not worth the personal attacks on players, coaches or fellow fans and it's not worth bringing down the entire board in a sea of vitriol.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Re: penalty shots...||
I didn't get to see the BU game, but for UNH that was just a bad call. You have to have all three criteria:
There was a directive sent to NCAA officials instructing them to call a tighter game in regards to hooks and slashes to the glove, but I just did not see either a hook or slash on that play.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It will be pretty obvious||
It will be pretty obvious when the mods are going to ban a long time user. When the problem is someone rubbing you the wrong way or annoying you somehow we're just going to have to find a way to get along.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It makes me sad not to see I||
It makes me sad not to see I Love You, Man on any of these post millennial lists. Honestly cracks me up every single time I see it (which is more than just a few).
Also, if we're talking about movies on the Horrible Bosses/Tropic Thunder level, I wish Walk Hard would get at least a little bit of love. Not a top tier comedy but has a ton of easy laughs and is pretty damn funny overall.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||She seems pretty adamant about it.||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Actual original content about||
Actual original content about Michigan won't ever be removed. Personally, I'd agree that diary comments are nicer than board comments although this is a bit on the short side. OP gets my +1.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Manningham, with 1174 in||
Manningham, with 1174 in 2007. Braylon has the all-time single season mark with 1330; Gallon needs a hair over 83 yards per game to match that if we don't make it to Indianapolis, 71 and change if we do.
After today he's averaging 8YPG more than Braylon's 2004 season, backloaded schedule caveats and all that, though.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Just posted that as a reply||
Just posted that as a reply to part of the first reply. Besides, if he really wanted to be cool he'd just give a bunch of other people pony avatars or give himself a lot of points or something.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||We can find a way to make it||
We can find a way to make it closer. He's at the game and I didn't even think about it early enough to mention that I'll handle it.
Things can always improve, but LSA isn't sitting around saying, "I'll be so cool if I get these posts up before everyone else can".
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Getting the threads up before||
Getting the threads up before there are five or ten that pop up means less mod work and less redundant/unpublished posting. Think they should be up when they are or not, but this isn't like writing FIRST in the comments section on a front page post.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Here I was gearing up for my||
Here I was gearing up for my best impression and you're getting it posted from the game. Nice.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Have you heard a timeline for||
Have you heard a timeline for Racine?
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Embed was supposed to be in the OP...|
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Glad to hear you're feeling better.||
And Saturday...yeah, that was the least of the worries here. Second time I've hit the cave button on a poster I liked when they asked for it. It was sad.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You're back for real now.||
You're back for real now.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Garrett hired Lane||
Mike Garrett hired Lane Kiffin at USC.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||As far as current mods go, I||
As far as current mods go, I don't think either of us is pushing Brian's opinion more than any thoughtful agreement would allow. I guess you could say that LSA and I don't critisize him, but I'd be pretty surprised to see more than one or two critisizism posts if you click on either account.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Lieutenant General||
0-9 vs. 0-1 or 0-2. In other words a three star general, not a recently commissioned officer.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Question:||
If Hoke isn't "football savvy", why was he hired by Jack Harbaugh and Gary Moeller, and promoted by Lloyd Carr to do nothing other than teach football skills (and recruit)? What about his three conference coach of the year awards awarded by three completely different sets of coaches?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think a lot of people||
I don't think a lot of people think that, I think a lot of people do things without thinking anything at all, and that's where we are now.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I really just wish people||
I really just wish people would take a second to think about whether what they post helps make this place better or worse. We have something special here, but it takes thought and care to make sure MGoBoard can stay special. I don't have any illusions about the number of fucks in the game threads decreasing, but if you're throwing insults at players or other posters, it's time to step back and realize that you're making things worse.
Please don't think that I'm trying to preach or lecture or any other bullshit like that, but who wakes up in the morning and says "Gee, I have this forum I really like, I think I'll be as negative and difficult as I can possibly be without getting banned today"?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||There's a link to it in the||
There's a link to it in the Pretty Posts Sticky, just click MGoBoard and it's in there.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This ^^^||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If this is Erik_in_Dayton...||
(I can't see for sure but the evidence would seem to back that up) I'll cave your account because we've been told to do it when asked, but if you're ever interested in coming back on here, find a way to let me know. You've been one of my favorite posters here since I joined and it's a shame to see you go.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If you're not a "trusted||
If you're not a "trusted user" (<500 MGoPoints) and are wondering what happened, Brian put the site into lockdown mode. 100 points to comment, 500 for a new thread.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Complete Coaching Failure||
Another asking for a ban. Protip: post your opinions in the existing appropriate thread and you won't get "censored". Taking away thread posting privileges for blatant snowflake violations the rest of the night.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sober...||
and arguably rational. Take a break if you need it, I'll be glued here for at least an hour or so.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||While having no opinion on this prospect at all...||
there are worse comparisons than a guy who had 1237 yards on 222 attempts and 18TD's for 5.6YPC in a single season.
Conclusion: ear bitten off is way, way worse. The former might get you drafted; the latter...not so much.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Two things:||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I suggest that fans of a team||
I suggest that fans of a team shouldn't own/wear team jersies.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||What I didn't see touched on...||
is the possibility that an away game gets played internationally. In a situation where, say, Miami could get a big check to move the game to the Bahamas or maybe Cuba at a future date and would still come to Ann Arbor for the other half, that seems like an awesome spectacle with no downside.
Don't know if they could keep most of the payday to make it worth their while or how those negotiations would go down, but there are a couple schools that could be in a position to schedule a home and home with Michigan and find a lucrative contract in the islands, Mexico or Canada.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It would still be a dumb,||
It would still be a dumb, troll comment, but I've always wanted to see a comment like that on a thread about Gardner's stats or Mattison's blitz packages or something.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yes.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||They didn't mention...||
ability to afford porches in this post though.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Try this.|
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I can't listen to the podcast...||
but making all freshman ineligible has at least a few consequences to take into consideration.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Prediction:||
Something good happens. Several users are dissatisfied, make opinions known.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||According to his Hello: post,||
According to his Hello: post, his high school coach reported between 4.6-4.7 which drew two FAKES out of five from Tim.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yes.||
The rule is 30% of a season rounded up, so anything after the fourth game is a no-go.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Cam Cameron vs Gorgeous Borgess||
Some kind of little paring knife would yield some worthwhile discussion, but this was a blunt cleaver.
If someone wants to make the effort to compare some statistics, talk nuanced strategy or do anything else to bring new information to the table about any potential staff changes that would be welcomed with open arms. Throwing out Cam Cameron's name and asking "him or Borgess" isn't any better of a thread than asking whether Michigan should go after Ron English to replace Mattison or Mike Hart to replace Fred Jackson.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Final post here.||
Replying to this string of comments is probably a bad idea. RowoneEndzone is right in the above post, just take it all somewhere else.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Music analogy. ..||
Hammer by Keedy Black is a better song than the game the announcers called. YouTube that if you've never spent your time looking up lists of the worst things on YouTube. NSFW/H.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not my intention, sorry if that's how it came across.||
It was noted and dealt with on this end and I didn't think a comment that might inflame things would have any real upside.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Bolivia happened whether I||
Bolivia happened whether I commented or not, it happened whether I used the strongest or weakest words I could type. It was already done.
I replied to show that I had seen the comment and done what the board customarily does with such comments, not to call someone out or e-yell about an inappropriate comment.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Would it make a difference if I said anything else?||
The statement was accurate and let everyone know that the comment wasn't being ignored, which was its purpose. Nobody said anything about going out on a limb or there being some kind of heroic, out there stance on the topic.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe just don't say anything, then?||
That's probably the best course of action a lot of the time.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It isn't.||
Just not something that we want to see on the board.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Hey, at least I warned you.||
Profit and BiSB told me it would be a toga party. Ended up giving myself a concussion crushing empties when I found out they were watching something called Most Amazing 58 Games in Football History: Down Go the Buckeyes in the room next door. At least Brian tossed me a bottle of Jack afterwards, that hit the spot.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Looking to get rid of extra tickets for saturday||
Should be posted into the tcket spreadsheet.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Glancing down their Twitter page...||
BTHC mentioned that five Big Ten schools have 63 alums on active NHL rosters. 210 NCAA alums of the 690 players on 23 man rosters.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Whatever gets them fired up...||
but this is the same QB that led Michigan to a three touchdown win in their own house last year. Thompson had nothing in the box score for their last trip to Ann Arbor, which...yeah.
Nothing to get worked up over, but talk is talk unless you've shown you're able to back it up.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||So are comments like these;||
So are comments like these; please stop making them.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||370...||
points to the OP for bringing actually good news to the board.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||If his career trajectory follows him outside of football...||
I have three guesses, each more likely than the next:
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This was a fun thread...||
to come back to after a pleasant run and evening in general.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Enjoy it...||
while it lasts. It'll be a while before another one if the Wings have anything to say about it. :)
|9 weeks 3 days ago||http://www.macmillandictionar|
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Seems like a lot of pitching||
Seems like a lot of pitching talent graduated in '13 all around the country, as I'm trying to think of other deep bullpens this year.
Emily Lockman and Tatum Edwards will have Nebraska giving Michigan a run for their money as deepest staff in the Big Ten. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see Lockman blow up this season, but Driesenga is a year older and I do agree that she has everything needed to be dominant even on a national level.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Bad pick, but it might make||
Bad pick, but it might make some kind of sense if he had either Northwestern or Michigan going higher. Picking the Legends winner (title game loser) to get passed over for the BCS bid makes sense, but if Northwestern and Michigan are 7-5, 8-4 type teams Nebraska basically has to win the division. They're not getting a Rose Bowl bid with a loss to OSU in the title game, not to mention they're just not a good team in the first place.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Another way to look at it...||
what other coordinator in the conference is getting HC looks? Mattison could have one if he wanted, Narduzzi, and then...who? There wasn't as much talk about Paul Chryst because Wisconsin isn't the rivalry that MSU is, but even that situation wasn't something that Michigan fans just didn't talk about.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's not better than The||
It's not better than The Soprano's but it's not all that far off either.
Time to get to watching some good newer shows, kid.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'm unclear what "equal as a||
I'm unclear what "equal as a sport to professional sport" means, but it was LSA that let that thread stay up, not me. Every OT thread that isn't covered by a specific exemption has been deleted, it's a simple, easily understandable rule that the site uses to function.
I'm sure there are plenty of Breaking Bad sites out there, or you could always start your own. Same for any other off topic subject.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Screenshot of the votes page.|
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Threads get deleted with OP's||
Threads get deleted with OP's are either a) hopeless b) redundant or c) against the rules for posting new threads. Sometimes great comment sections will save a bad OP, that definitely wasn't the case in the Al Borges thread.
Each and every deleted thread (sometimes excluding situations where two posts are doubled within a few seconds or a double posted OP or something along those lines) is documented here. If it's something that requires a real thought process to see what the problem was, I feel like we're pretty good explaining ourselves. If that's not the case, it's pretty easy to post a comment along the lines of "hey JGB/LSA I don't get what you're going for here" or "hey, I think your reasoning is off because x and y"; we'll gladly reply to something like that as long as its done politely.
Your opinion of whether I'm a snarky poster or LSA is a snarky poster is your own and I don't have any allusions about telling people what to think, but lazy is way off base. Think what you want about the job we do, but there's a lot of time, effort and thought put into board and comment moderation.
If anyone has a problem with our work, there's always the button to contact Brian at the top of the page if it's something you feel is beyond resolving one on one.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Al Borges||
I don't know what to say, so here's a picture of BiSB's new companions.
Buffalo whooping on UConn
There's already a game thread.
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||HEY B-NUT R U THERE CAN I ASK U SOMETHING||
Seriously though, you always seem like you're on top of music, any hip hop/rap sticking out to you these days?
|10 weeks 9 hours ago||PLUS TWENTY FIVE POINTZ 4||
PLUS TWENTY FIVE POINTZ 4 U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Jeez.||
It's almost like this isn't as important to people. LET'S STEP IT UP MGOBOARD!!!one!!!
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||80 minutes in, 170 views, 9 comments.||
Pretty much on track to beat Hello: Jabrill Peppers. Any stats on that, LSA?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone posting that many||
Anyone posting that many ponies is just asking for it anyway.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I had mentioned a contact||
I had mentioned a contact email in a post last night which should be visable if you click on my username. If it's possible Brian and Seth set up a different solution I'd prefer not to post it multiple times since I do use it for a few personal reasons.
The mod sticky is a perfectly appropriate forum to ask a question in, but I'll reply to an email that has any potential to be constructive. If the email is just "why hasn't this poster been banned" or something, I won't be replying; I can assure everyone that the mods are plenty aware of the quality and style of pretty much anyone that would register an opinion from the posters.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Depends how you define spammers.||
Maybe a little pendantic but I have banned users since Saturday, just not any that had any intention of actual posting.
To air my grievances about your snarky replies to posters, this kind of little thing always rising up under otherwise perfectly good posts is unwanted. Maybe if it was something capable of filling the box it might be more appreciated, but I don't think anyone is happy with the short stuff any more.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Just to clarify, neither LSA||
Just to clarify, neither LSA nor myself have banned any actual users since Saturday.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Hold me BiSB.||
Hold me BiSB.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Aaaaannnd of course...||
nobody listens. Next post having anything to do with marijuana legalization will be Bolivia'd or result in a ban for the poster.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan should stop||
Michigan should stop recruiting Da'Shawn Hand because his teammate got mixed up in a bad situation and got murdered? What possible sense does this position make?
Not to mention calling any potential recruits "thugs" right now is probably not the smartest idea.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||We should have been more alert.||
I haven't been on top of a lot of threads like I should be in the past week or so. That's not for no reason, but I do accept my share of responsibility for letting things devolve. Beyond just a reminder to keep up, there is an ongoing conversation about how best to handle these situations and keep things as civil as possible.
You can DM me any time, MGoShoe, and I can get my email to you if you're ever in need of that as well.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you.||
Whatever your feelings on policies that may or may not have affected this case, MGoBlog isn't the place to be discussing them.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Meta is a tag used for||
Meta is a tag used for discussing anything about MGoBlog, as in the entity itself. Posts about things like site culture, discussions on recent posts, suggestions for improvement, ect. all fall under the meta tag.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I see exactly what your point||
I see exactly what your point is, but I just don't find it relevant to my reply. I had assumed the original comments were in regards to comments and board posts, and tried to write something that explained my thinking on it. If you and others were referring to front page comment then it's my reply that was irrevelant.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Take whatever position you||
Take whatever position you want on that piece, but even if you thought it was all of those things it's kind of unfair to expect mods to take down front page posts, no?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My own take...||
is to do something (usually ban right away) anything that goes outside the scope of the game. "Gardner fucking shit the bed tonight" isn't something I would post, and it's not pleasant to see 39483948 of those comments in the game threads, but it is providing some sort of opinion on his performance on that big grass rectangle. Anything like slinging personal insults or demeaning a player's character gets mod attention.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||To elaborate...||
Myself and LSAClassOf2000 are the guys tasked with handling the day to day of the board and comments on the front page. BryanMac and profitgoblue are both former moderators who retain their status despite moving on from the day to day, and ZoneLeft is a busy guy who helps out when he can lend a hand. All of the staff (Brian, Seth, Ace, Heiko, Brandon Brown and the aforementioned BryanMac) obviously have mod powers, and it's Brian and Seth that supervise the mods work.
As for Twitter, I'm not up in arms about you posting my handle or anything but my account is protected and aside from our DM chats and a lot of following (including a lot of the verboten subject here) I really don't use it much. For those following me/I follow now or anyone with my personal email I'm fine with you using that, if not the best way to get in touch with me is my username here at gmail.com.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Just curious...||
what would you want to see Borges do a bit differently? Anything on a bigger level or are you talking about some really nuanced stuff?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The concept of a game day||
The concept of a game day Heiko thread is hilarious, maybe I'll start one of those next time.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's not IUPUI and IPFW...||
being combined campuses that are the issues for IU's funding numbers, it's the medical school being its own entity in Indianapolis (and a small outpost in Fort Wayne). That's the biggest chunk of reseach dollars and a lot of metrics don't count those dollars for IU. If branch campuses are included with these figures, IUPUI's go with Indiana.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Since we're back on this...||
I thought I had replied here, but I guess not. I left the wrestling thread up because it was a sporting event at Joe Louis.
Don't feel like debating the definition of sports, but if the World Series of Poker or some big car race were to take place in Michigan during off topic season I'd let that stand too.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||That has nothing to do with how strong other teams are, though.||
If Michigan is the sixth best team in the nation and five Big Ten teams are better than them, shouldn't they be picked sixth in coference?
Michigan had some pretty terrible team defense last year and lost Merrill and Trouba, both honest-to-goodness NHL defenseman. Third certainly isn't an unreasonable preseason ranking.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, this was my reaction as well.||
The Big Ten poll exactly followed the CHN poll released a couple weeks ago and I think some other poll as well. Michigan has (way overblown) questions in the crease and a legitimate lack of proven defense both on the blueline and from the forwards.
Maybe that gets shored up, or maybe Michigan will be able to score four times a game, but I can't see anyone picking M over Wisconsin or Minnesota right now.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||When I was in high school I||
When I was in high school I played junior hockey and saw a guy take off his skate and try to stab somebody.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Always here for the response.||
No worries about that for next week, if you want to check and see what's visable.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, it hasn't gone unnoticed.||
His/her comments for the first third of the season were grating for the mods as well.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||...||
Tipped passes GOD DAMN
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Don't post in here yet Write||
Don't post in here yet
|10 weeks 6 days ago||In that case...||
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||That's not very nice.||
That's not very nice.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||I hear ya.||
It'll be tough to convince me that Saban wouldn't be a good option for Michigan, hopefully with Rich Rod as quarterbacks coach with a $1 salary.
In all seriousness, though, I completely understand. There are some other things at play but I haven't posted much at all this week, and I've been on more or less as much as usual.
Hope the lawyer'n and everything is going well.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Where have you been,||
Where have you been, Shirtless? Yesterday or two days ago or something I was wondering what the hell happened to you.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm glad you wrote it.||
I especially liked the same-team comparison of the stat since the job was up in the air (or at least perceived that way from the outside) for a good while last season.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||I have strong feelings about||
I have strong feelings about people being so down on the goalies last year. It wasn't perfect and Racine isn't without his bad habits, but the goaltending was more than adequate for a well rounded team to win with; M just didn't have a well rounded team.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Gotta hand it to the MGoBoard...||
It's definitely getting creative today between this and the STAEE skywriting photoshop.