META: What are we doing with the extra HTTV money?

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on May 14th, 2015 at 6:44 AM

Are we having an mgobeach party? Is Brian getting the hookers? I'll bring the beer.

Comments

Lordfoul

May 14th, 2015 at 7:05 AM ^

It is interesting to envision Lordfoul at a beach party with hookers and beer though.  Maybe at Seareach.

I am happy to see Brian and MGoBlog making some early returns on HTTV.  Mentioning it in a coveting way in a board post, then lamely covering up with hooker and beer jokes, is unfunny and lowbrow, to me at least.

karpodiem

May 14th, 2015 at 10:11 AM ^

stuff that's posted on MGoBoard these days is eyebrow raising. Go to 4chan or reddit for that stuff, I don't see it as a value add here.

I could maybe understand someone making that as an off-comment reply after a handful of replies were posted, in trying to be funny, but to post that as the lead reply seems juvenile and attention seeking.

chickenbroccolibake

May 14th, 2015 at 10:34 AM ^

It's not like the amount over the funding amount is straight cash,  There are marginal expenses - printing, shipping, etc.

Brian and the MGo team deserve a payday, and I think they should get it.

But let's not pretend that he gets to take the entire $38K and put it in his pocket, and that with the profit from HTTV he is now Brewster from Brewster's Millions.  Although that would be awesome.

MGoViso

May 14th, 2015 at 9:38 AM ^

I noted with glee recently that the crowdfunding effort closes on May 19, and they have raised appx. $8K of $65K: https://www.funderbuilt.com/Cause/Projects/11322/hail-and-unite-the-mic…

The lack of any serious push to win donors (outside of desperate tweets to Madonna, Leo DiCaprio, et al.) confirms in my mind that the whole thing was about resume lines anyway. The H&U "CEO" has talked about how he became buddies with the Funderbuilt CEO - I think that was the entire goal.

LSAClassOf2000

May 14th, 2015 at 8:09 AM ^

I was going to suggest to our fearless leader the utimate grill-out at the MGoPatio near the stadium, although it is in the middle of a neighborhood and it could get noisy. Still, plenty of room for a celebration of decent size and with luck we could perhaps get Brian or Seth to present a faux quarterly or yearly review to the "shareholders". I will create the PowerPoint to go with that - "Blog Performance Vs. Beer Consumption" may end up a thing after all.

HenneGivenSunday

May 14th, 2015 at 9:25 AM ^

Has the blog ever considered "Going Public"?  I know it's probably an insane and stupid idea, but I would be willing to bet that there would be a fairly decent base with which to draw investors.  I mean, there were over 1400 peole that funded the kickstarter. 

chickenbroccolibake

May 14th, 2015 at 10:50 AM ^

It could be like the fan-owned sports teams.  I would happily frame my dividend checks rather than cashing them.  I would also happily pay up to be an owner of MGoBlog.

I also don't think that it would necessarily mean the Brian would have to give up control.

While I don't know that going public is necessary - the SEC filings will kill you - I could get behind an equity offering.