Mgoblog got punked

Submitted by Baldbill on August 6th, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Last night at some point I log into Mgoblog just to see what is going on and this is what I see on the front page. We got tagged by Sparty.




Edit: I can't seem to get the photo up.

I took a screenshot of the front page and at the top was an add for Spartan Football.



August 6th, 2011 at 11:11 AM ^

More than happy to have Sparty fund our site.  I mean, come on...they are not going to get any sales from here, and Brian gets to pocket a little cash.  I am all for robbing sparty blind. 


August 6th, 2011 at 11:13 AM ^

Those ads tend to say more about the user than the site (or a combination of the two). I am followed around by penis enlargement ads just because one time someone hacked my computer, just like what happens to all the celebrities and NFL players, and must have done a search for "penis enlargement". I, of course, have no need to do such a search. 

Are you a closet State fan? Or, was your computer just 'hacked' once also?


August 6th, 2011 at 8:36 PM ^

 I was on a family member’s computer during football season who is a Spartan. The only ads were for penis enlargement, erectile dysfunction, and pleas to buy Spartan Football tickets. From that moment on I understood his anger was not directed at me. Can you imagine the personal hell he is living as a Spartan Fan?


August 6th, 2011 at 11:15 AM ^

They are advertising their football team way to much. Why can't they be like their fellow "national powers" and just sell out every game without advertising or gimmicks.

Moe Greene

August 6th, 2011 at 11:26 AM ^

Yeah, readers of this blog are going to RUN to that AWESOME STADIUM to see a FOOTBALL JUGGERNAUT and NATIONAL POWER coached by AMERICA'S FAVORITE COACH.

And they have COOL NEW UNIS TOO!



August 6th, 2011 at 12:09 PM ^

Everyone's ads will be slightly different. It's based off of sites that you checkout. Say you were on Hugo Boss, for the next couple days you're going to have some of their ads. Theyre betting that you go back to their site.


August 6th, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

they're called retargeting or behavioral targeting ads. All based from on where you've been before or a certain set of behavioral that makes the ad server believes you will visit. My guess is that they paid for a shitty ad platform, because they should prob put in a business rule to not serve on sites like these.

Happy Gilmore

August 6th, 2011 at 1:03 PM ^

And definitely not from checking out Spartan stuff online. The ad I keep getting is for where they sell prints and canvases, which makes sense based off my Google-ing. I think it's their bad for using a Spartan ad for their site here, not actually MSU


August 6th, 2011 at 2:32 PM ^

Widely available in bulk ... $334 on stubhub for a season package can't generally sell out a 77,000 seat stadium with an enrollment of 50,000. So I can see why they need to advertise.


August 6th, 2011 at 11:33 PM ^

What are you trying to say here?  MSU has a bigger enrollment than UofM with a stadium that seats 35,000 more.  Lansing and East Lansing are also bigger cities than Ann Arbor.  They shouldn't have a problem selling out Spartan Stadium (except for the fact that no one likes that fucking team except students and alumni)


August 6th, 2011 at 6:03 PM ^

When I look at the ads on my page, I keep seeing Pottery Barn Kids. Either I need to stop buying my kids' affection, or I need to ask where the hell my Visa has been when my wife comes back from the mall....