OT: Travel Help - Guide To Munich

OT: Travel Help - Guide To Munich

Submitted by brewandbluesaturdays on May 14th, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Way OT: I am traveling to Munich for work in June. It will be my first time Munich and I will be there for a week.

I was hoping the board could steer me in the right direction on restaurants/pubs to check out or any other cool things to do/quick sites to see when not at the office?

Thanks in advance.

OT: MSU to have largest incoming freshman class in school history

OT: MSU to have largest incoming freshman class in school history

Submitted by Maize and Luke on May 14th, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Ultimately I don't really care about their school enrollment but I did find this interesting and a bit perplexing. After such a highly publicized scandal and the despicable way it's been handled since this just comes as a big surprise to me. Apparently a public institution can be found guilty of deplorable acts and conduct, and still come out smelling like a rose. I guess my advice to MSU would be, keep doing what you're doing. Apparently it's working. Yikes. https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/msu-to-welcome-largest-most-diverse-…

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/13: OHIO STATE THREATENS

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/13: OHIO STATE THREATENS

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on May 13th, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Thank you guys for your dedicated participation as of late. We have grown to the third largest team in the game behind only Florida and Nebraska!

 

With that said, yesterday was a small step back for us. Despite vastly outnumbering Ohio State in each of Syracuse, Buffalo, and Penn State they still managed to win based on sheer luck (stop me if you've heard that before) in each of those three territories. So tonight our gameplan remains largely unchanged. We need to continue to push OSU away from our stronghold in Maine. 

 

Here are the official orders for today:

Birthday in January-March: DEFEND Umass

Birthday in April-June: ATTACK Syracuse

Birthday in July-September: DEFEND Army

Birthday in October-December: DEFEND Rutgers

 

Below are a few messages about recent updates with the game and instructions to join and play if you are new.

 

The creators of the game recently increased the aggressiveness of their bot detection to prevent the use of bots/alternate accounts. If you have created a brand new reddit account to participate in this game, then we need you to check the game page to ensure you don't see the message in below. If you see this, you are being flagged as a bot and your moves are not counting. Please DM reddit.com/u/bakonydraco to get the situation sorted out.

 

 

So follow the instructions and contact the r/CFBRisk mods if that happens. Also, the CFBRisk mods have indicated that they may start marking accounts as bots if they aren't "users on R/CFB". So we ask that in order to keep yourself eligible that when you go to vote everyday: just take a look at the CFB subreddit and make a post or two. There should be always something on the front page Michigan-related that you can drop a quick take on.

 

Instructions to Join:

 

To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php

 

If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us, you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, there will be a vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. Even if you don’t pass the vetting process, we can still provide less-secret instructions in the general chat so that you can still help us towards our goals until we can fully 100% trust you.

 

Additionally, we have formed "The Blue Alliance" with Florida and Georgia Tech. If you would like to meme about this, go to: www.reddit.com/r/CFBRisk/

 

Go Blue!

 

Instructions as to how to play:

At the beginning of the game. Every team was assigned one single territory, and so every territory is now named after that team. When you go to select an action in the game, you'll see option such as: 

"Defend Buffalo", "Attack Penn State", "Attack Kent State".

This means that we border the location that was originally assigned to Penn State and Kent State. If you choose to attack Penn State, you will attempt to take that piece of land next round. Defend Buffalo, means that we currently own Buffalo's original homeland, and defending Buffalo means putting your stars towards keeping Buffalo from being taken.

After you submit what you're doing for the day, just sit back at wait! At Midnight EST all of the picks from all of the teams go in, and a random number generator selects a winner for each territory. Then it all happens again tomorrow. 

 

Full instructions/explanations are available HERE

 

OT: More MSU scandal - Strampel was reprimanded in 2005, and kept getting renewed

OT: More MSU scandal - Strampel was reprimanded in 2005, and kept getting renewed

Submitted by 1VaBlue1 on May 11th, 2018 at 7:29 AM

Just when you thought it was done, they strike again!  The Freep (warning!) has a story about Strampel (Nassar's former boss) having been reprimanded for vulgar and inappropriate comments and otherwise poor conduct in 2005.  He was then renewed as Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He was also renewed several other times through the years, despite additional complaints from schools and administrators.  Kritsen Zayko, MSU's General Counsel (then a member of the GC office), documented the meeting with Strampel:

Instead of taking tough action against Strampel, now facing a hearing as MSU tries to strip him of tenure to fire him, the trio of administrators decided to simply place a letter in Strampel's personnel file, documenting the talk. They also got verbal promises from Strampel that he would change.

Clearly, he didn't change behavior...

Also, Zayko just resigned her post with this comment:

First and foremost, I am sorry that anyone has been assaulted, abused or harassed on this campus. When I was a student here, too many victims of assault and harassment were afraid to report or seek help. I am grateful to every survivor who has come forward to tell their story. You should continue to push and challenge this university until real culture change occurs.

The bolded sentence is the shocker.  So, as a student, she was aware that assault was a problem that kids were scared to report.  What did she do about that long standing problem when she had the perfect opportunity to help?  Nothing.

Burn MSU to the ground, please...

John Engler says student safety at Michigan State is priority over winning games (ESPN)

John Engler says student safety at Michigan State is priority over winning games (ESPN)

Submitted by GoBlueinEugene on May 10th, 2018 at 1:12 PM
When asked if he was worried about a culture that prioritizes winning over other issues, Engler criticized media coverage and said he was concerned about any woman who says she was assaulted, but not about how the school's high-profile sports have handled those accusations in the past.
 
"I think in Dantonio and Izzo you've got two coaches with great personal integrity who run very clean programs," Engler said. "That is not to say that everybody in those programs has always comported with what's expected of them."

 

LINK TO STORY

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/9: ATTACK THE NORTHEAST

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/9: ATTACK THE NORTHEAST

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on May 9th, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Thanks everyone for participating in the Reddit CFB Risk game over the past couple of days. Unfortunately, we have stagnated in the last few days despite being the fourth largest team left in the game. This is because of the fact that our player base is split between the midwest and northeast. Essentially creating two separate entities with armies half the size. With that said, we have decided to publicly announce our strategy in an attempt to better coordinate all of our manpower.

 

We are encouraging any users on here that have been attacking anything in Michigan or Ohio to send your resources to the Northeast. You can directly help by defending any of our current territories in the NE (Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Kent State) or attacking any enemy territories bordering them. But keep in mind that our goal is to eventually reach Maine to create a Michigan stronghold before expanding back out towards our home state.

 

Instructions to Join:

 

To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php

 

If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us, you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, there will be a vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. Even if you don’t pass the vetting process, we can still provide less-secret instructions in the general chat so that you can still help us towards our goals until we can fully 100% trust you.

 

Additionally, we have formed "The Blue Alliance" with Florida and Georgia Tech. If you would like to meme about this, go to: www.reddit.com/r/CFBRisk/

 

Go Blue!

 

Instructions as to how to play:

At the beginning of the game. Every team was assigned one single territory, and so every territory is now named after that team. When you go to select an action in the game, you'll see option such as: 

"Defend Buffalo", "Attack Penn State", "Attack Kent State".

This means that we border the location that was originally assigned to Penn State and Kent State. If you choose to attack Penn State, you will attempt to take that piece of land next round. Defend Buffalo, means that we currently own Buffalo's original homeland, and defending Buffalo means putting your stars towards keeping Buffalo from being taken.

After you submit what you're doing for the day, just sit back at wait! At Midnight EST all of the picks from all of the teams go in, and a random number generator selects a winner for each territory. Then it all happens again tomorrow. 

 

Full instructions/explanations are available HERE.

Map as of 5/9

 

OT- what do you do when you travel for business?

OT- what do you do when you travel for business?

Submitted by sheepdog on May 8th, 2018 at 10:11 PM
Friends- I travel some for business, maybe 16-18 weeks per year. Most of my business is conducted during the day so I tend to have a lot of nights free. Im not the strip club type so I usually find a decent restaurant bar, get a glass of wine and scroll MgoBlog.... Im doing it right now in Denver, Co, two deep and low on content. What do you do and where do you go? What restaurants, activities do you do to keep yourself preoccupied?

OT: Question for the Local Refs

OT: Question for the Local Refs

Submitted by uncle leo on May 7th, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Hey everyone, I am strongly debating working as a basketball ref on the side to make some money, probably doing some rec leagues or something lighter to start. I'm not sure if/when it will happen. Just wanted to ask everyone around here that has refed, and more specifically maybe done basketball, what it was like for you.

Is it worth the headache for the 75-100 a night you work?

Reddit CFB Risk Update - Operation Nutcracker

Reddit CFB Risk Update - Operation Nutcracker

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on May 5th, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Thanks to your guys' participation in yesterday's round of the Reddit CFB Risk game, we have made some monumental progress on our mission to destroy Ohio State and conquer the country. We gained valuable territories in Michigan back, managed to win Bowling Green in a massive upset, and made some progress in other regions. 

Meanwhile, Ohio State has almost been completely eradicated from the state of Michigan and the entire map for that matter. Ohio State has been forced to retreat to Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinatti. They also hold a small fortress at Eastern Michigan, but are surrounded by Michigan territories in AA, EL, WMU, and Toledo.

Tonight is a huge opportunity to potentially eliminate the Buckeyes from the game. We need your help to defend the territories we currently own or attack any neighboring territories as you see fit! This is just a reminder that if you signed up yesterday to continue playing and if you are seeing this for the first time then you should definitely join. 

To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php

If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/RBWRUPc. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, that there will be a mild vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. 

 

An update version of the map as of (5/5) can be seen below:

 

OT: Biggest pests in sports

OT: Biggest pests in sports

Submitted by 30swk18 on May 4th, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins just licked Ryan Callahan after the whistle. Marchand is a repeat offender. Beyond wondering who the fuck would do that, it’s clearly an effective way to get under the other team’s skin. Personally, I think Marchand goes too far and is a dirty player, but it got me thinking who other professional pests in sports were or are and who we wouldn’t mind seeing on a Detroit team.