Happy 10 Year Anniversary MGoSeniors

Submitted by the Glove on July 4th, 2018 at 12:33 PM

It was 10 years ago on June 30th that the blogspot era ended and the current Mgoblog.com began. Over the next few weeks, many of our MGoReaders will be celebrating 10 years following this glorious site. If you're also over the 10 plus years mark and were a MGoReader during the blogspot era, I give you a special tip of the cap as well. I'd like to thank Brian, Seth, and all the MGoContributors for the great work that they have done and are doing. We might not all love each other, but they have created a community where we all have one central theme, our love of the University of Michigan and its athletics.  Here's to another 10 years of following Mgoblog. I'm now going to go back to lurking on all of your comments and posts. I leave you with one of the most important things that I have been symbolically given by this blog, which is my 2008 Fandom Endurance Merit Badge.

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Comments

umaz1

July 4th, 2018 at 7:36 PM ^

Yep I remember lurking back in 06.  I even made it on a front page diary post after the 07 Wisconsin game when I emailed Brian about Tacopants winning the Heisman. But I didn’t have a screen name back then so it was just listed as “anonymous”. I finally figured out how to sign up in 2010.

Hotel Putingrad

July 4th, 2018 at 12:55 PM ^

This actually presents an interesting question! What Michigan sports event or incident brought you to this site for the very first time?

If it weren't for Brady Hoke leaving a concussed Shane Morris in against the Gophers, you people might never have been blessed with my presence (though I didn't create an account and post until we were fully imnersed in Harbaugh-watch).

scanner blue

July 4th, 2018 at 1:29 PM ^

I know exactly what event turned me from a lurker to a poster. I was a newly minted Event Team Member (read  usher) and we had our training date in Crisler and the Stadium where we were all briefed by one Dave Brandon on our new student seating policy...general admission. I think I emailed Brian with some particulars and commented on some post with my "insider" info. 

 

Here's the result of said GA policy. The kids loved it and Coach Hoke was the best.

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evenyoubrutus

July 4th, 2018 at 2:39 PM ^

Definitely the RichRod coaching search. I remember Brian reporting Carr's impending retirement before anyone else did, and IIRC, Sam Webb fielded a bunch of calls about it and apparently he did not have the info that Broan was privy to. He was basically skeptical of the report, but Brian obviously turned out to be right.

JWG Wolverine

July 4th, 2018 at 9:41 PM ^

I jut discovered and began following the site in 2008, although not too closely, but the horrible falls of 2014 and then the Harbaugh coaching search got me obsessed and I was reading everything every day. I guess I just wanted to share my opinions after the amazing 2016 season that just fell short, so I created my account.

Hail-Storm

July 5th, 2018 at 9:33 AM ^

I got a link through SI.com back on one of the decimated defense articles in '10 I think.  They were amazing and so well written.  The depth was so much deeper than any of the sports sites I was going to.  It was a little weird at first, like going to your first M-hockey game, as you don't know all the inside jokes and the chants.  But maybe 6 months later I signed up.  Watching the he Lloyd Brady thread and how it organically manifested itself out of a simple comment on one picture after a win was truly one of my favorite things ever.  

evenyoubrutus

July 4th, 2018 at 1:23 PM ^

I was a scared little bitch who had just graduated from college and was starting my first career type job. I'd been following the blog closely since the 2007 OSU game, and got really hooked by the coaching search. I was too intimidated by all the graphs and maths and fancy grad school words to start an account immediately, but eventually I came around.

redwhiteandMGOBLUE

July 4th, 2018 at 2:24 PM ^

I joined the original site right after that game as well. Visiting the site during the first coaching search was a multiple time daily addiction that continues to this day. Les Miles, flight tracker, stupid Herbstreit, RR, so many memories.

I was in the U.P. with no internet access until 7/8. I was surprised to see we were no longer on blogspot and re-singed up while watching Star Wars at the Franklin Square Inn in Houghton. I know, tl;dr so I'll leave you with this:

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Broken Brilliance

July 4th, 2018 at 1:44 PM ^

I joined about halfway through the 2010 offseason. I was halfway through my undergrad at EMU and the anti-RR sentiment was at it's zenith. I remember how high morale was during the early Hoke era and the dejection of the ensuing erosion. Anybody who kept their loyalty during those two eras has has earned a badge in my book. Keep the faith!

Broken Brilliance

July 4th, 2018 at 1:44 PM ^

I joined about halfway through the 2010 offseason. I was halfway through my undergrad at EMU and the anti-RR sentiment was at it's zenith. I remember how high morale was during the early Hoke era and the dejection of the ensuing erosion. Anybody who kept their loyalty during those two eras has has earned a badge in my book. Keep the faith!

LSAClassOf2000

July 4th, 2018 at 2:04 PM ^

I started lurking in the summer of 2008, and I even created an account which I maybe used ten times in the three years of Rodriguez. In January of 2011, I created this account and began contributing to a community of people just as nuts about - and consequently driven insane by - Michigan sports as myself. 

Bando Calrissian

July 4th, 2018 at 2:14 PM ^

I remember the transition and going back and forth for a couple days about whether or not I wanted to register. I did. Spent that summer at work in the UM libraries posting ambivalently about Rich Rodriguez. Feels like 30 years ago.