What are your favorite Mgoblog features?

Submitted by blue in dc on July 11th, 2017 at 3:50 PM
What features do you particularly look forward to during the year?

What features would you most miss if MGoblog stopped providing them?

During the football season UFRs are definately my favorite (even after a loss). I personally love the addition of the PFF stuff this year - seeing how many snaps people played as well as the grades to compare to Brian's is a great addition. Its awesome to see an already great feature evolve to become even better.

27 tickets may be my favorite non-regular feature. For me, Brian hit a homerun here in finding a nontraditional way to make depth chart projections.

Hello posts are another place the blog excels in my mind. I love both the format and the content.

If I was asked to rank all the types of content on the blog, I think these would be my personal top three (but I suspect others may make cimments that make me consider others)

Comments

ijohnb

July 11th, 2017 at 3:56 PM ^

like all of the super hot girls in the Bad Idea T-shirts on the left part of my screen.  That is a good feature.

One idea that I think I think would be cool is having some archived columns posted on the front page, "Throwback Thursday" or something like that.  Sometimes I like to read old game recaps or other memorable front page content but can't really keyword search it that well.

BursleysFinest

July 11th, 2017 at 5:22 PM ^

Not exactly what you're looking for, but I'll bring up the "This month in MGoBlog History" diaries that Maize.Blue Wagner does.   Looking back to the articles/program of 10 years ago is sometimes depressing, but always an interesting read.

Perkis-Size Me

July 11th, 2017 at 4:02 PM ^

Opponent Watch - this section usually has me bursting out laughing at my desk at least once every few weeks during the season. We have some truly great writers who run this site. 

Previews - I learn about when I get to worry, or when I get to cackle with knowing glee. 

Hello posts

All of WD's new apparel threads

Snowflakes thread - we all celebrate together, or wallow in our misery together. 

 

Goggles Paisano

July 11th, 2017 at 4:15 PM ^

My favorite is Brian's post-game write up.  I also like Best and Worst by Bronxblue and also really liked ST3's Inside the Box Score before he hung 'em up last year.  

stephenrjking

July 11th, 2017 at 4:23 PM ^

The Monday game column is essential reading. UFR, of course. And I miss the old picture pages quite a bit, a feature Seth has sort of but not entirely replaced.

I'm a much smarter football fan thanks to this site.

blue in dc

July 11th, 2017 at 4:42 PM ^

I'd definately suggest starting with the summaries at the end at first. I've spent a bunch of time trying to do a diary using info from last years UFR and while my complete inability to format posts means it is likely to never happen, I feel like I've learned much more about this years team.

His Dudeness

July 11th, 2017 at 4:29 PM ^

Magnus

WD

The Jesus people. "Ohhh look at me and my best friend Jesus! We're so cool! Too bad you don't have HIM in your life!! Hahhaha!" Assholes.

EDIT: I seem to be a bit confused.

The Fugitive

July 11th, 2017 at 4:32 PM ^

1. Opponent Watch (whichever team is deemed the rock in particular)
2. Muppets
3. Hello
4. UFR
5. OFAAT
6. Guess the Score Win Stuff
7. Neck Sharpies

Everyone Murders

July 11th, 2017 at 4:49 PM ^

Best and Worst, from diarist BronxBlue, never disappoints.

Unverified Voracity is usually a good read, and typically links to points I would otherwise miss.

Brian's game summaries (not the UFRs, which are also good, but the narrative write-ups).

Clever photoshop threads.

Shit-show Board Posts that somehow morph into something wonderful - like the posts regarding expressing one's dog's anal glands.

DowntownLJB

July 11th, 2017 at 5:07 PM ^

One Frame at a Time

Best & Worst (diaries)

UFR

Unverified Voracity

Monday game write-ups

Hello! posts

 

(honorable mention to Muppets, but only because it means an awesome M victory has happened)

Sopwith

July 11th, 2017 at 5:24 PM ^

1. Brian's game column. It's still the most pure MGoBlog part of MGoBlog. He should publish an anthology of every column, win or lose, every few years. His ability to find some life experience metaphor for how fans feel at a given point is unparallelled. 

2. Opponent watch. For yuks per sentence of content, this wins hands down. 

3. UFRs. So we can find out this week's reason why the running game was clogged up. In the Hoke years, this was usually a type of primal screaming.

4. Hello, Rashan Gary.  Obviously.

Ali G Bomaye

July 12th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

Re: your suggestion to create an anthology, I enjoy going back and reading old game columns and UFRs. Some of the most interesting are the game columns from Hoke's final season, as things devolved into a pit of despair (interesting in retrospect because now we know that things got better quickly), and the UFRs from Denard's first few starts when we were trying to figure out how this supernova hit.