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Duplicate -

Submitted by umhero on June 29th, 2011 at 8:06 AM

This is amazing.  In the last round of this tournament around 84,000 votes were cast between us and Clemson over the whole week.  In one day against Nebraska over 60,000 votes have been cast. The other semifinal has ND vs. FSU and only 33,000 have been cast so far.  

We are currently down in this poll 49 to 51 percent.  It runs until next Tuesday.

Here's the link:

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6711772/11-michigan-vs-15-nebraska

Dhani Jones on Jimmy Kimmel tonight

Dhani Jones on Jimmy Kimmel tonight

Submitted by M-Wolverine on June 28th, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Subject pretty much says it all, Dhani on the book tour getting some TV pub. Searches for "Dhani Jones Jimmy Kimmel" come up with far more links to live web streams than actual episode descriptions, but if the Internet AND Comcast agree, they can't be wrong, can they?

If you're not around, or find out late, you can watch the episode in it's totality, with full permission, at Kimmel's website, (after the fact, I'm guessing)-

http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

OT - Google Chrome issues

OT - Google Chrome issues

Submitted by jmblue on June 27th, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Is anyone else having issues with Google Chrome - but not Internet Explorer - all of a sudden?  The last couple of days, it's just been sending me error messages and won't open.  My connection itself must be okay, since IE functions.  Is this just a temporary thing, or do I need to uninstall and reinstall GC?

meta: Beavermonkeys must die

meta: Beavermonkeys must die

Submitted by Brian on June 24th, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Tim quoted one of Allen Trieu's scouting reports on new grayshirt commit Jeremy Clark in his recent "Hello" post. This spawned the usual thread on GBW about "stealer monkeys" and the like with some accusations from Tom Beaver himself.

To clarify the policy we have here:

1. We don't play the "I heard it from somewhere" kabuki dance found at Rivals/Scout etc. where board members repeat the info they got from another site without sourcing it because sourcing it would get it deleted. Information is going to move either way even if you put up protests-too-much barriers against it.

Instead, someone posting information from another site is expected to provide a source and a link. Same effect except the right people get credit.

2. We do try to leave premium content premium. Usually quotes from premium articles reproduced here are months old; Clark's sudden rise and commit was an unusual case. They are always small sections of a much larger whole and fall under fair use. We acknowledge that the premium sites should not have their paywall strip-mined for all available info and will delete significant C&Ps of articles.

3. Anyone who would believe TomVH is not getting his own information is willfully ignorant at this point. Beaver:

that's my beef with them among others. THV recently dropped his sub here, so he isnt even paying for it, he's 'borrowing' some else's moniker even.

It's one thing to take info, or rumors, and then independently go confirm it and then report it ... we do that too ... to me that's part of the biz - tips come in from everywhere ... we confirm everything we report, else call it a rumor

But to blatantly steal, and that's it ...  just-plain wrong ... that's not taking a tip and then doing your own work to confirm it and then report it ... big difference - "ethics"

This comes less than a week after TomVH spanked Scout's ass red on Kyle Kalis's visit. "Ethics" do not include telling your cultists that the other, much more grammatical cult is stealing all your chants when it's bloody obvious their chants predate yours. As literally anyone with a fifth-grade grasp of English knows, Tom's information is his own. He has predicted or broken dozens of commitments, interviewed even more prospects than that, and... oh, hell, what's the point? If you need to be convinced of this you can't be convinced of it because you can't percieve time. You are having a very trippy life.

/rant

[note for inevitable shouldn't you be on vacation/wedding thing -- gap in schedule caused by nails getting done -- your concern is appreciated.]

OTish: ESPYs / Pregame Tradition Voting

OTish: ESPYs / Pregame Tradition Voting

Submitted by Mr Mackey on June 24th, 2011 at 10:29 AM

While we all wait to hear about the results of this exciting recruiting weekend, most of you are probably bored at work. I know I am.

Something fun to do is voting for the ESPYs, which are always fun to watch (last year, Will Ferrel being Jeff Vuvuzela was hilarious). Seth Meyers is hosting this year on July 13th, at 9PM est.

Some nominees of note are Terrific and Beautiful Tom for NFL player of the year, and Fennville HS for Best Moment. I usually don't ask people to vote for something, but Fennville really deserves this.

This is also your reminder to vote for Michigan over Clemson in the Pregame traditions poll if you haven't already.

Links!

ESPYS - http://espn.go.com/espys/#!/voting/ 

Pregame Traditions - http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6686472/3-clemson-vs-11-michigan 

 

OT: Your worst airline experience

OT: Your worst airline experience

Submitted by Prof. Brewsington on June 23rd, 2011 at 7:30 AM

As I await my standby* Houston to Detroit flight for 7:05 am, I would like to share my experience in the last 24 hours and hear about other airline "horror stories". Yesterday, the 22nd for those of you keeping score, our flight from Colorado Springs to Houston was delayed. Thankfully, the flight from Houston to Detroit was also delayed. No big deal, right? When we boarded the plane, 2 hours later, there was a "computer" problem. Another delay. With some rough calculation, I estimated we would be in Houston at 8 pm, with our flight to the D at 8:30. I was fairly close and our flight landed and we were off the plane at 8:15. Earlier, the flight attendant told us that  our gate was move to E**. Nope. We went to the gate and were told that we had to go all the way to C**. Ok. We go to this next gate. Nothing. Gates closed, sign changed, 5 minutes before the flight was scheduled to leave. Usually this isn't a big deal, but when you have an exam to make the next morning in Dennison, it just sucks. On the bright side, if you need a place to stay in Houston, try the Towne Place Suite. Really nice. Continental Airlines, however, not so much. 

Now that that's over with, what's your worst airline experience? 

*Still waiting as of 7:29 EST

Live Streams Question

Live Streams Question

Submitted by ILwolverine on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I have no experience using live streams to watch games online but am hoping to use them this fall as I will not be living in my teams market.  I was hoping people could supply me with sites that will provide streams for MLB, NHL and NFL(if there are any games).  Also, as I am  completely new to this if they could explain how to use them or if any downloads are necessary it would be much appreciated.  Thanks to you all.

OT: Connor O'Neil Credit Card info Hacked

OT: Connor O'Neil Credit Card info Hacked

Submitted by M-Wolverine on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:17 PM
Pretty OT, but I figure there are enough bar type patrons around here that maybe it might be of some concern. Sony, Citibank, Connor. Yeah. News just said it happened in April. Cancel at your discretion. http://www.annarbor.com/news/hackers-steal-credit-card-numbers-from-com…

MGoDroid issues

MGoDroid issues

Submitted by king_kerridge on June 21st, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Anyone having trouble with the MGoDroid app lately? Everytime I try to open content, it says it's loading, flashes the page, reverts to the mgoblog logo and then back to the main page. I already tried uninstalling/installing again and it doesn't help. 

This has been going on for a couple of days...