UCF Liveblog

UCF Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on September 10th, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Thanks to BOBBY for making us liveblog software.We tried it out last week and learned that people need to be severely punished for asking/answering Rashan Gary's number. Also I got called out by a Trekkie. News for you Trekkie: starships might have photon torpedoes but  on a liveblog that would be ridiculous. Liveblogs have PROTON torpedoes. Everybody knows this.

Anyway we are finally out of beta.

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Nevermind still in beta.

FAQ:

The yellow/ orange bar is your mana. 
Sending messages costs mana. 
Messages cost more, the more active chat is. 
The red dudes on the side bar are lives remaining.

If you break the Board Rules, you lose a life. Lose three lives and you have to insert a quarter into your monitor. No no keep trying it, it’ll go in. As always, the Liveblog Chaos Mitigation Post is The Law.

Enter the liveblog here: http://kibitz.io/#/ucf (will open in new window. Sorry no embed yet. Tuesday.)

National Signing Day: The Hub

National Signing Day: The Hub

Submitted by Brian on February 3rd, 2016 at 12:57 AM

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via @Babcocks_Hair

HomeSure-Logo-NMLS-14_thumb_thumb_th[2]OKAY SO HERE'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. You're gonna load this page and it's just gonna sit there. You will not hit refresh. Our two twitter collections will update automatically, putting the news in your eyeballs. Twitter collection #1 is news-only, who has gone where. Twitter collection #2 is the ongoing exultation/panic/depression thread. To participate just @ me.

We are caching the front page, which means you will appeared logged out. You will be logged in on interior pages. Going to interior pages may result in 503s and the like; staying on the front page will get you the latest and greatest news without such risk.

OKAY SO HERE'S OUR SPONSOR. Yep, Homesure Lending. It's like all those Rocket commercials except 1) Matt was not a major contributor to the subprime crisis, so he's got that going for him, 2) Matt never wrote a letter to LeBron James in comic sans*, 3) Matt goes out to various companies to get you the best possible rate. My lender has the word "wholesale" in its name, and this makes me feel great. Also the rate.

Matt's got a ticket offer going for a Michigan football or basketball game. If you're buying a home or refinancing, he's the right guy to call.

*[Probably. I have not checked with him to make sure this is true.]

OKAY SO THIS IS THE SCHEDULE.

  • 8:10 AM: TN WR Nate Johnson. Michigan.
  • 9 AM: MI CB Lavert Hill. Michigan.
  • 10 AM: MI OL Alaric Jackson. M, Iowa, Nebraska.
  • 11 AM: MI K Quinn Nordin. Michigan.
  • 11:30 AM: AZ DE Connor Murphy. Michigan, USC, Oregon, ASU.
  • 1 PM: NJ DE Rashan Gary. Michigan.
  • 1 PM: FL WR Pie Young. Michigan, Louisville, USC.
  • 3PM: CA TE Devin Asiasi. Michigan.
  • 3PM: CA DT Boss Tagaloa. Michigan, USC, UCLA, UW.
  • 4PM: CA QB Vic Viramontes. Michigan, Utah, Cal.

OKAY SO THIS IS THE NEWS-ONLY TWITTER COLLECTION

OKAY SO THIS IS THE EXULTATION/PANIC/DEPRESSION THREAD

Answering questions whilst chained to my laptop all day. If I don't get to yours it's almost certainly because it's already been answered several times already, or I'm answering it right now. Greg Little is not flipping. I deeply regret ever bringing his name up in speculation.  There is no silent commit whose name isn't on the schedule above. Don't tweet at croots.

Signing Day Liveblog

Signing Day Liveblog

Submitted by Brian on February 4th, 2015 at 1:31 PM

FL RB Karan Higdon: flips from Iowa to Michigan
CT TE Chris Clark: inexplicably chooses UCLA
AL CB/QB Keith Washington: flips from Cal to Michigan
MI RB Mike Weber: sticks with OSU
GA LB Roquan Smith: picks UCLA

TN WR Van Jefferson: 1:30? 3:45? Vision quest? 
FL DE Shelton Johnson: 3 PM
NY TE/DE Ty Wheatley Jr: 3:15 PM
CA CB Iman Marshall: 4 PM 

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If you haven't tried Draft Kings before, give it a shot. We chose to play tonight's college basketball games even though Michigan's next game is Thursday because it's a more interesting slate otherwise. Also: weird guys.

It's a $2 entry (free for first-timers) and a $70k pool—the top 9,000 entries get paid out.

Details:

  • $70,000 prize pool.
    First place wins $5,000
    $2 entry fee (FREE with first deposit).
    Top 9,000 are paid.​
    Starts on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 PM EST
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THE LIVE-TWITTER:

To participate, hop on twitter and send a Q to @mgoblog.

Elite 8-Kentucky Liveblog

Elite 8-Kentucky Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on March 30th, 2014 at 4:45 PM

The Sponsor: There are a few defining moments which truly capture what it means to be a Michigan Wolverine.  Michigan Basketball, thank you for creating those moments for us this season.  Bring us home the championship!  Go Blue! - MaraWatch & Company.

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The Rules:  "You must have chaos within you, but mitigate it in your liveblogs, to give birth to a dancing star." –Friedrich Nietzsche

Sweet Sixteen Liveblog

Sweet Sixteen Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on March 28th, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Michigan versus Tennessee in something other than arguing about an award that was given to the most outstanding football player of 1997. Let's do this.

ds-main-logoHow we can do this: Our official fantasy game partner DraftStreet (hope you got in on the 40k thing in time) once again stepped up to support this. If you're getting bored between games today, head on over to their dashboard and sign up for any of their games. That link goes to the NBA one I just started.

How we shall do this. By following the Liveblog Chaos Mitigation rules.