Beginning of Off Topic Season POSBANG Thread! [Winners Announced!]

Submitted by justingoblue on December 12th, 2012 at 12:04 PM

As most of you know, the off topic season is reserved for "after football season" on MGoBlog. After some confusion about whether football season ended after The Game, or whether it ends after the Outback Bowl, I emailed Brian and got a response saying that off topic is now fine. Before we get to the posbanging, I do have a refresher for everyone who has been around off topic season before, and news for all the new members.

  • An off topic post is anything other than: Michigan athletics, scheduled opponents or Big Ten sports, the blog itself and University of Michigan topics. The gray area is NCAA sports in general and Ann Arbor topics. None of these require an "OT:" tag, and titles may be edited as needed; please keep titles and tags as clear as possible.
  • Threads about any of the following are likely to be deleted and may result in Bolivia/bans: politics, religion, Drew Sharp, Mike Valenti, Ace Williams. Tread very carefully with Bleacher Report. If in doubt, it's probably not a good post.
  • On topic season may still go back into effect before fall, but there will be an update posted before that happens.

profitgoblue and I are offering a 100 point prize to the funniest user-created comment in this thread.  Extra consideration goes to new content, funny .gifs videos, and especially mspaint/photoshopping, but we reserve all rights to determine a winner in our sole discretion and all rights to send people who post inappropriate items to Bolivia for the holidays.  (You may be asking yourself at this point whether Kate Upton pics/gifs inappropriate . . . you will likely soon find out!)  The prize will be decided by the two of us with plenty of crowd input, [ed] and will be up for grabs throughout the afternoon.

The winner of the 100 point prize is...BlueReign, for his mortar gif (according to profit) and his rhino gif (my pick). Enjoy the 167% point bump. ChopBlock gets 50 points as a runner up for his original photoshop. Honorable mention goes to WisconsinWolverine, but profit and I felt he was already a winner for this post yesterday.



December 12th, 2012 at 6:40 PM ^

Typical MGoBlog. Mods think they can tell others when to commence. Well I say BOO YOUR POST. The group-think around here is astonishing. You sheep are all "bahhh I don't know when to post." So you know what? I'll commence when I'm GODDAMN GOOD AND READY.



December 12th, 2012 at 4:00 PM ^

What do you mean "the new design"? Are you saying that's coming after the season, or that someday far in the distance, when a redesign becomes necessary, the old system will be reintroduced?

Also, when that happens, hopefully the 503 erros will be banished to Bolivia


December 12th, 2012 at 10:25 PM ^

Project DEATH TO THE 503 (that is really what we're calling it) is targeted to happen over this offseason, with most of the stuff happening as soon as basketball season ends. We're not screwing around this time, having already secured the services of one of the best web design firms in the country.

Money was what was holding us up; that's basically what the Beveled Guilt pile has been building up to.


December 12th, 2012 at 12:21 PM ^

"Threads about any of the following are likely to be deleted and may result in Bolivia/bans: politics, religion, Drew Sharp, Mike Valenti, Ace Williams."

Does this constitute an official lifting of the ban on Bleacher Report. I sure hope it doesn't.