A New Way to View UFRs

Submitted by WolverineBlue on October 3rd, 2011 at 8:39 PM

We all love the in-depth analysis provided by Brian's UFR posts on MGoBlog. But sometimes the voluminous stream of information can be daunting.

I have created a web application to make viewing of UFR data easier and more powerful. You can step through the game analysis play by play or search and filter using a wide range of criteria. For any play, you are just one click away from viewing the corresponding video clip. I am now happy to make this app available to the MGoBlog community.

Disclaimer: This is a user-generated project and not an official feature of MGoBlog. I am offering this on a trial basis. While I intend to continue to support and update the program throughout the season, I can offer no firm promises or guarantees.

I have created a simple web site from which you can launch the viewer for your game of choice. There is more information at the web site. It can be found here:


In the future, UFR data should be viewable in the utility within 15 minutes of the UFR being posted on the main page of MGoBlog.




October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 PM ^


Thank you, WolverineBlue, you are a god amonst men. Mgobloggers for generations to come will sing of your magnificence, and your name will be revered forever.

Brian, front page this shit.

Edit: The downside is that I will never again get work done on Wednesdays or Thursdays, but whateva.

Michigan Manders

October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 PM ^

This could potentially be awesome, but I'm failing to see the buttons or options when I click on a ufr. I only see the video.

(Correction: WILL be awesome, when it gets working. Using firefox on a mac, by the way.)


October 3rd, 2011 at 8:49 PM ^

That suggests that the Java applet is failing to load. There could be a number of reasons for this and it depends a lot on your operating system and browser. I will attempt to offer technical support at the target web site. See the bug reporting section or visit the forum.


October 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 PM ^

Ok, I have to give you props that this is brilliant.  I am quite impressed with the ease of use, and it should pretty much solve any legal issues for Brian.  This community never ceases to amaze me.  Glad this helps preserve the functionality of the post that made this blog great.


October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 PM ^

so now I can't edit my above post, no worries though. One suggestion - is there anyway to pause the video automatically after the play you choose to watch happens? This is awesome once again, nice work!


October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 PM ^

For now, you have to pause manually.

There is a scripting trick I can use to automatically pause the video, but I haven't implemented it yet because I was debating whether users would rather let the video run and hear the subsequent commentary. I may do a poll on this and make the change if there is popular demand. There are a number of video enhancements envisioned for the future.


October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 PM ^

I left my ipad, logged on to my computer to write this:

holy $#^#$% this is awesome.  A couple weeks ago I was hoping someone would put something like this out... incredible.  GREAT job

magnus_caerulus (not verified)

October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 PM ^

That is a pretty awesome effort, and I like the way you have it set-up.  Keep working on the formatting and page schemes, and I think you really have something here.  


October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 PM ^

This is phenomenal.  I tend to skim the play-by-play portion of the UFRs and just read the summaries, but this makes it so easy to rewatch the O or the D.  I love it.


October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 PM ^

Dude, even if there are issues down the line on the videos, just being able to select UFR cells on conditions would be great enough.

A thousand thanks


October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 PM ^

is, by far, the best web enhancement I have seen.


For whatever they are worth anymore, you deserve 10,000+ mgopoints.


Without a doubt, Brian needs to make people aware of this. 


October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 PM ^

I read the comments and the intro and then hit up the app. Totally blew my expectations out of the water. It does worry me though relying on Youtube to keep hosting these games when they could take them down at any minute.

I wonder if there is another video hosting service we could link this with that would be less likely to take the games down?

Also, yes, obviously this needs to be front-paged.

Swayze Howell Sheen

October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 PM ^

your "About" page should say more about what a UFR is, who created it, and what you have added to the process (an awesome viewer). It currently assumes a visitor knows all of these details; an unenlightened (i.e., non mgoblogger) visitor to your site will not know that you didn't do the UFR part, but rather just added the (awesome) viewer.



October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 PM ^

This must be what Hoke was looking at when he double pointed and made the I be like dang face.

[Edit: Sorry I missed that was already posted in my rapid scrolling.  Does a double double point make it better?]