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- Reader argues with the conclusion of a Jimmystats article. I argue back until the reader's case is thoroughly trashed.
- Reader posts a diary trying to refute the Jimmystats article, ignoring the argument in the comments. I argue with him again, even more thoroughly trashing his argument. He never addresses the points I give in refutation, but his replies do get more aggressive.
- Reader posts a board thread accusing the MGostaff of (in meaner words) being non-receptive to disagreement. That thread is taken down.
- Reader comes to Moderator Sticky and complains that his first amendment rights were violated and that he has a "right" to "believe" something other than the "official gospel" of MGoBlog, gets sent to Bolivia (points reduced so he can't create threads anymore, but can still participate on the blog).
|6 hours 23 min ago||Jake's mom buys HTTV every||
Jake's mom buys HTTV every year.* She didn't change her name.
*Yes compliance, she pays what everyone else does.
|6 hours 26 min ago||BRING THE PAN||
BRING THE PAN
|9 hours 19 min ago||Weirdly for Michigan, none of||
Weirdly for Michigan, none of those teams had a linebacker who'd really make a huge difference.
Are we supposing the player was on the team last year, or are we plopping a guy into this offense as a special Michigan State eligibility 9th year grad transfer scenario? Gardner with a year under Harbaugh would be special--Space Coyote's ass had a point or two but I think the overall argument sucks as much as Devin Gardner didn't.
Gardner's legs are better than Kaepernick's, and that changes the dynamics. Plus, we saw the Ohio State and Notre Dame games in 2013, when Gardner was making pre-snap calls and running simple plays and most post-snap reads were all "did Gallon stop there?" Harbaugh's offense isn't nearly as complex as Borges's, and most of the reads and calls are made pre-snap, something Gardner was much better at than the Borgesian post-snap progressions.
Gardner after 2014 was a mess though, and it was going to take at least a year to clean that game up. So if we're taking the grad transfer definition, it's Lewan. I trust Harbaugh will get a QB ready by the time we need one, and while Molk was a better college player, keeping Cole at center makes up the difference.
|14 hours 4 min ago||Great defensive line but can||
Great defensive line but can be exposed by a halfway decent aerial assault.
|4 days 11 hours ago||As in if we do this one more||
As in if we do this one more time the peons will quit.
|4 days 12 hours ago||The '70s ended?||
The '70s ended?
|4 days 14 hours ago||It was a "we prepared it,||
It was a "we prepared it, let's use it" call.
|6 days 11 hours ago||This is an awesome avatar.||
This is an awesome avatar.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Most of my part of this||
Most of my part of this week's post I wrote from the backseat of a car on my android. Kinda--I'd already written up Ricky Jones and waited until slot receivers were coming off the board to spend the draft pick on him.
My time commitment to this (which might have, say, plausibly gone to a Neck Sharpies) was mostly watching Nebraska footage. In the process I gained a better feel for MSU's linebackers, Wisconsin's offensive line situation, and how Iowa calls offensive plays. This was all on "off hours" since my daytimes are mostly managing the site's business, clientete, and events.
The reason we are so prepared to talk about teams Michigan hasn't seen in years is because we put in that time to scout. For me personally, I would have spent that time playing NCAA 14 rather than watch Nebraska games if I wasn't motivated to solve my rush end problem when Ace jumped on the guy I was targeting. If you read this article and pass along to a friend that Newby is a really good player on Nebraska, and he blows up for 20 TFLs this year, you'll look pretty smart. If you'd done the same last year after I did even more scouting on Joe Schobert (for the same problem) you'd be hanging that prediction over your friends' heads right now.
And if you don't care, just don't read the post. There's an early jump and other stuff to read here.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Look where Wilson is starting||
Look where Wilson is starting though. His bad angle made it worse, but you can't possibly expect him to come from 20 yards back to fill this before it's gone 8 yards. That's why it's an RPS play: Michigan is sitting in their base cover 1 with Wilson so far back he's not able to help.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Brian does earn money when he||
Brian does earn money when he does the OSU UFR, since it brings readers and readers bring pageviews and pageviews translate to cold hard cash.
It was the contractual obligation, not the money.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Yeah these picks were mostly||
Yeah these picks were mostly July 16-17, with Ace's final pick in this round (and his first pick of the next) on July 20.
|1 week 1 day ago||Depends how happy you are||
Depends how happy you are that this was published. Matt bought in on this explicitly from the beginning demanding completeness. How many years has Brian skipped the OSU UFR?
|1 week 1 day ago||Every player thinks about||
Every player thinks about transferring
|1 week 5 days ago||The link in question was a||
The link in question was a video that I watched 5 minutes of and didn't sense any effort. Nothing about making it a video made the content any more useful; it just had guys talking so the audience is more captive. If there was good info in there that I missed from someone qualified to generate it, I suggested the OP summarize and repost.
The B/R rule came about because Bleacher Report was blatantly ripping our stuff, and because they're the industry leaders in SEO and #content over content. Every once in awhile I check back in to see if they've decided to use all that capital to add something valuable, and have yet to find it. But the door stays open.
|1 week 5 days ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/pi|
|1 week 6 days ago||I already answered this|
|1 week 6 days ago||This is just awful news.||
This is just awful news. Let's stay in touch re: the NY Union game so we can help promote it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Censorship is about||
Censorship is about controlling ideas--moderating is about controlling noise. The point is to have a board that doesn't annoy and turn off readers. If you're coming to MGoBlog every day and finding:
a) Drew Sharp claiming Harbaugh is washed up
b) Chatsports claiming Tom Brady did copious amounts of heroin at Michigan, and
c) A Bleacher Report clickbait slideshow of the 10 Guys We Could Think Of
...then you will shortly be a) pissed off, b) malinformed, and c) annoyed.
Then say you found a substantive article on Rivals and want to post it because they got a quote from a Michigan coach that totally refutes something I wrote in the last Neck Sharpies, and don't notice that it was posted 4 hours ago already because it's been shoved off the radar by all that crap.
Our value proposition to readers is you should come here expecting to find high-minded Michigan content that takes a lot of effort to produce. A lot of other sites' value proposition is they can use psychology to trick readers into giving them clicks for minimal effort.
I doubt you'll find a site more open to our conclusions being challenged. Most cries of "censorship" around here come from someone who gets a negative reaction from saying something incredibly dumb. Por ejemplo this actual exchange:
Note that nothing of his was deleted until he went into "I DON'T NEED A POINT I HAVE A RIGHT TO MAKE SHIT UP!" mode. When the only good thing we can all agree on about your opinion is that you have the right to have one, you lose the right to annoy everyone with it here. We'll put up with, and even try to reason with, just about everything up to that point.
|1 week 6 days ago||don't have to report spam||
don't have to report spam posts you delete. Readers can report them here when they see them. Typical spammer lasts an hour.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's fine. Also once this||
Also once this thread falls off the front page feel free to go through and delete all the "daww, why can't I turn off 10% of your readership?" comments so we don't have to scroll through them all year.
|1 week 6 days ago||watched first 5 minutes and||
watched first 5 minutes and thought it was so awful it motivated me to finally post this year's mod sticky. But if you want to summarize and repost I'll let it stand.
|1 week 6 days ago||Bleacher report on Michigan||
...was predictably vapid.
|1 week 6 days ago||New Sticky||
On to 2016!
|1 week 6 days ago||Summary||
|1 week 6 days ago||They have him back at LB on||
They have him back at LB on the roster.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't know how I can hint||
I don't know how I can hint it better but he's not going to be taking over Taco's spot next year.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Long ago. We finished||
Long ago. We finished drafting weeks ago, except Ace still hasn't made his final pick.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Good call. That might be||
Good call. That might be Salim Makki.
But where's Cheeseman then? He and fellow LS Bradley Deeg are both #38 on the roster.
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