MgoBlog - The Next Generation

Submitted by Six Zero on April 21st, 2009 at 8:42 AM

I've been a little quiet lately, just happy to read and gather info about the team and to some degree suppressing the typical need to offer 2 cents that add nothing to the conversation and only clog the pipes around here. But while reading all the latest on OMT (Our Man Tate) and especially during the Paulus fiasco, I noticed something...

There are a ton of new people around here-- people who are either new or have just been silent up until the spring. In many ways, I feel surrounded by strangers in a very comfortable place. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all-- Hello, I'm 60 and it's a pleasure to meet you. I love UM football like a kid loves dinosaurs, and I'm also really into sports branding and uniform design. I don't at all want to seem like I'm alienating anyone.

But what's happened to all the old regulars? Aside from Magnus, Glen Mason, the Chris's, WolvinLA, the Other Brian, Michigan Student, and a handful of others, I don't really recognize a lot of the names. And maybe I'm just not here as much as I used to be-- after all, it's offseason. But it's almost like going back to your old college bar in your late 20's... Like there's this brand new regime in here, and that's totally cool-- just wondering where some of the old guard has wandered off to.

And for the love a' Lloyd, what the hell happened to ChiTown???

Comments

gater

April 21st, 2009 at 9:04 AM ^

i've been thinking the same thing. it would be nice to have a post counter like a normal forum to tell the veterans from the newbies at a glance instead of looking at when they signed up.

jamiemac

April 21st, 2009 at 10:20 AM ^

is still around.

Visit the WLA, if you need your fix. A lot of us mingle over there where we dont obsess over the little things.....unless it has something to do with Lost or fantasy baseball.

You'll find a lot of oldtime mgo regulars over there.

ThoseWhoStay

April 21st, 2009 at 3:02 PM ^

Hi all. I've been looking to Brian for my everything Michigan for the four years I've been at U of M, but sadly, my time is drawing to a close. Having mentioned my loyalty and undying allegiance to Michigan Athletics, I realized that once I move to wherever my soon-unemployed ass ends up, I won't have people all around me with such a passion and devotion to the game of football as I have here. So, soon, you all will be the ones I will turn to when a new recruit commits, or when Michigan FINALLY beats Ohio State (sadly, has not happened in my time here.)

So I just wanted to introduce myself. You'll likely be seeing me around.

HartAttack

April 21st, 2009 at 3:26 PM ^

I'm one of these new generation guys that Six Zero is referring to and I just wanted to say that I'm glad to be here. It's nice to be able to post on a site like this full of useful info, colorful comments, and a simple love of the maize and blue. Anyways I just want to say thanks to the old guard for a nice welcome.

Ninja Football

April 21st, 2009 at 4:38 PM ^

Considering the first day available to sign up was last June, and the amount of people who sign up and how the site continues to grow, I'd say it's not that odd.

Most of us have been quiet for awhile, mostly out of frustration over trying to beat back some of the idiocy, partially because we have our own clubhouse (which you are all more than welcome to come join in- just bring it or risk being eaten alive), and also because it's the offseason. Most of what is talked about around here we discussed and disagreed upon and beat into the ground back in the days of Haloscan.

jmblue

April 21st, 2009 at 4:47 PM ^

You don't have to recount the history of this site for me. It's just funny how internet "generations" are so short. A lot of our "veterans" seemed to arrive during the '07 season; that's when the comments section for Brian's posts exploded into unmanageable, rarely-on-topic behemoths.

Magnus

April 21st, 2009 at 5:28 PM ^

I'm thrilled that I was mentioned first.

That's the first time I've finished ahead of anyone in anything since I was the fattest kid in my fifth grade class.

Six Zero

April 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 AM ^

Magnus, being the first one to come to mind isn't always necessarily a good thing.

As for you, LA-- actually I referenced two Chris's, so technically you're 5th not 4th.

I'd like to go on record that if you'd like to be ranked in a certain spot in future posts, I am very welcome to bribery.