there would have to be some to wash away
- Member for
- 5 years 44 weeks
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Constructive Alternatives||
1. Schedule teams people want to watch
2. Don't ruin atmosphere with ads and bad music
3. Keep the things that make the college football experience different (and in my opinion better) than the pro football experience. This includes things the band playing music, not piped in music.
4. Incentives to showing up on time, such as have been suggested by Brian and others on this site. Not incentive such as a t-shirt, which I believe they actually tried.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Dave Brandon||
What would it take, and what are the odds of success, of any effort to oust him? Maybe some pressure/petitions/campaign from alumni, current students, fans, former athletes. He clearly has no clue about anything other than money, but I'm sure we could find someone who can also make money, but can do so without ruining everything that makes UM and college sports so special.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe some MGoRules would help||
I'll get it started, please add as necessary. Maybe some part of these can become "official"
1. Don't be a dick.
2. No personal attacks.
3. If your post adds nothing, don't post.
4. If 5 other people just said the same thing you are about to say, then don't say it.
5a. It is possible to disagree with respect. In fact, it is now mandatory.
5b. If someone is disagreeing with you, it is not necessarily a personal attack. Do not react as if it is.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||agree||
Mild sarcasm is ok, but situations like that went way too far, and happened too often.
And once someone responds with appropriate sarcasm or humor, we don't need 15 other people to pile on.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Commenters were and can be awesome||
When I first came to this site, the comments were almost as good as the main articles. There were very insightful, and respecful people, it was a (mostly) friendly community. I often learned as much or more from the comments than I did from anything Brian wrote (no offense to him, because his stuff has always been great, but that's how just how great it used to be).
There were also great tangents, conversations that just went way off the rails, but in a good way (the isn't it ironic discussions, etc) instead of in a personal attack way. I read most of the comments on most posts becuase that was part of the fun.
That has really changed. I now usually skip the comments becuase it's mostly bad, and it takes a lot to sort though the crap to find the gems, and it's not worth it.
I know part of it is just because of is a curse of success, the more people come, the more likely there are bad apples. But I hope part of it is the moderation system, voting, etc, and we can at least get some improvement.
So, I guess I'm saying thanks Brian. Thanks for everything you do for the site, and thanks for trying to make is the best it can be.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||These tangents||
Are part of what made me love this site. You know, in addition to the great analysis and (what used to be and hopefully will again) insightful comments...
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska officiating bias||
I was wondering about the Nebraska post that statistically showed officiating bias against them in the Big 12. I'd love to see that, and see something show statistical bias toward/against all the B1G teams.
I keep hearing other fanbases complain that Michigan gets all the calls, but I always notice the calls go against us. Fan bias, I know, but would be nice to see if true.
Though obviously I'm too lazy to do any of this myself...
|44 weeks 4 days ago||That's||
That's what she said?
(Sorry, couldn't resist)
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Who asked what?||
I'd love to have every question list who asked it, not just the mgoquestions
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Question suggestion||
Why not ask some form of the Brian vs spacecoyote debate? Like "How much of the execution problem is that the players are not being put in a position to succeed or not preparing them properly?" I wouldn't expect an illuminating answer, but it's not like we're getting that anyway.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
My first reaction to reading this story was "So what?" The NCAA doesn't need to live up to legal standards of evidence. They obviously didn't in previous cases (PSU, USC). Not sure why they suddenly need to start now.
I'm not saying this investigation, and especially the NCAA, don't have other major issues, but this seems like a non-issue.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||The draft||
Yeah, that's been working out well for the Lions pretty well for the last 40-50 years.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||This is terrible.||
That poor grammar is NOT ACCEPTABLE at Michigan.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||How does free agency work?||
All the good players would go to 1 team or a couple of good teams. All of the other teams would have no chance.
What about when a player gets injured? What do they get paid?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||My first MS Paint creation||
I'm no Shredder, but I had to try.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||My dogs||
We have 3 dogs: Hailey, Bo, and Lloyd.
Hailey is a retreiver/chow mix. She is old and crochety.
Bo is a rott/chow mix. She is the best dog ever. Her only flaw is that she sometimes barks/snaps at strangers.
Lloyd is a great dane. Still a puppy, so we're not entirely sure of her personality.
We plan to keep up this trend with our future pets. Yes, they're all girls, and we gave them boy names. We couldn't think of any Michigan related girl names that actually sounded good.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Clay||
How do you know Tiger doesn't have a weakness for clay as well? I'd like to see how his game changes on a clay golf course.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Agree||
Most people don't know what college football will really be like once a playoff is instituted. I don't either, but I think that it won't be the rosy picture that most paint it to be. And once you go playoff you can't go back.
I also agree with steelymax and st barth. So what if we don't get a "true" national champion? Some years nobody deserves that title. Some years multiple teams might.
Anti-playoff proponents of the world unite!!!!
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Big East||
Don't think they could pull ND.
If ND were going to join a conference, then I think the Big Ten would be their best fit. More rivalries, better revenue, etc.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Right||
I think we can get the Big Ten officials to ignore the benefits (increased revenue from a title game, larger footprint, etc) in favor of a game that has only lived up to it's billing once in the last several years.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||How about:||
The Speed Conference? (so we could compete with the SEC)
The Bigger Than You Conference? (if we add more than 1 team we can become the largest conference in the country)
The Bad at Counting Conference? (this may clash with our academic standards)
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Better names||
I know someone on the board can come up with better names.
My suggestions from the simalar topic on the board:
The Extra Large Dozen?
The Bigger Than You 12?
The Big Ten Plus Still Larger Than Average 2?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||New Name?||
The Extra Large Dozen?
The Bigger Than You 12?
The Big Ten Plus Still Larger Than Average 2
|4 years 40 weeks ago||New name?||
Will the conference finally change the name?
Or will it still be the Big Ten? And if so, how will it incorporate a 12 into the logo like it incorporated an 11 before?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I think you got it backwards||
I want 21 5-stars and 7 4-stars.
Or maybe 4 7-stars and 5-21 stars?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Ok||
I appreciate the well reasoned response, and now understand where you're coming from better.
+1, and hopefully this will make you laugh: "farting boner"
|4 years 40 weeks ago||To Simi||
First, a comment about your post:
As stated in many comments above, people ask for links so they can judge the accuracy of statements for themselves. Knowing what the opinions are based on allows a person to form their own opions. This is a better system than just accepting or rejecting the opinion for no reason.
Second, a comment about your posting style:
You seem to rub a lot of people on the board the wrong way. I believe this is for a couple reasons.
1. You try to be too funny, and you're not as funny as you think you are. For example, using "axe" for "ask" is not funny or clever, it's just annoying. You also use absurd "examples" as an attempt at humor. For example, your Rich Rod giving Sentreal Henderson $500 quote in the OP. Occasionally something like this is funny. However, you take it to extreme, and do it too often, and usually it ends up being annoying.
2. When you're not failing at being funny, you're being purposely annoying. You seem to enjoy the negative attention. If it is true that you are/were KOB, then that's even more support fot this statement.
Is it really that hard to just write a simple post? In this case, you could have just written "I don't believe that every opinion post needs to be backed up with a link. Some things are truly just opinion, and I feel that asking for links has gotten out of hand." People could then agree or disagree with that statement, instead of focusing on you personally.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Trying too hard||
I think you're trying just a little too hard to be funny. A little less rambling and a couple fewer obscure references and you might have it.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Really?||
The players should have NO say in a decision about where they will have to go and where they will have to play?
I agree they shouldn't be the only voice in the decision, but their opinions should at least be considered.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Best Diary (humorous)||
I had problems creating that diary. For some reason it wouldn't accept the "Treehugger - Forcier/Barkley Chat Room" and kept leaving that out as a choice.
And it apparently left some choices off of other polls as well.
Damn, this is not going well.