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03/23/2018 - 11:51am There is accountability in

There is accountability in that they will now give him 2-3 more articles to double-down on these rankings before doing it all over again for the final four with even more fanfare. It's about entertainment and attention rather than knowledge. If people are talking about something because its wrong then at least they are talking about it! More wrong == MOAR TALKY. It's basically how Stephan A Smith, Skip Bayless, Mel Kiper Jr., etc not only have jobs but are championed and given their own segments and shows.

08/24/2017 - 12:53pm Agreed -- crossing Lake

Agreed -- crossing Lake Washington for your commute means you will have a really long commute. Each town/area is pretty different, I'd recommend just finding a place near your work to rent at first and seeing which city or area gives you what you want. 

12/27/2016 - 7:38pm "Michigan did a great job

"Michigan did a great job bottling up Samuels a month ago."

Well, except for 3rd down in the 2nd OT.

*ducks out of path of flying bottles*

09/30/2016 - 5:51pm Last game I attended doesn't

Last game I attended doesn't exist anymore #thehorror

I will not be there tomorrow.

09/06/2016 - 7:51pm Missed opportunity to title

Missed opportunity to title this The Redshirt Wedding.  Shame!

05/12/2016 - 8:08pm I'm a little light on modern

I'm a little light on modern roster rules knowledge, why are there 4 #2's?

02/12/2016 - 4:46pm Tangential topic: If anyone

Tangential topic: If anyone is curious why Twitter would ever expand beyond 140 characters, this is the perfect example. That letter has a lot of sellable keywords and relevance data baked into it and posting screenshots of your Notes app is not searchable so it can't be used to serve up more relevant ads or follows or other recommendations.

That said. Beat Purdue!

02/03/2016 - 5:00pm Wouldn't a caching solution

Wouldn't a caching solution would be cheaper for the (relatively short) surges in traffic that the site sees?  Switching to a full AWS cloud architecture with properly sized instances and auto scaling groups would be fairly expensive*, require more attention to maintain, and a little overkill for the normal traffic patterns and days. A caching layer or CDN may not give you up to millisecond accurate data or posts but it would allow the site to continue to server traffic without breaking the bank

* I say this with zero knowledge of the existing infrastructure, cost, or budget.

11/27/2015 - 6:55pm As a west-coast wolverine, I

As a west-coast wolverine, I full endorse this decision.

10/11/2015 - 10:58pm and Blake O'Neill is...  #12!

and Blake O'Neill is...  #12!

09/20/2015 - 6:39pm There have been a bunch of

There have been a bunch of studies on this but one example is with a penny:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/gamblers-take-note-the-odds-in-a-coin-flip-arent-quite-5050-145465423/?no-ist

 

07/28/2014 - 5:53pm I wouldn't bet against him

I wouldn't bet against him

07/22/2014 - 11:32am The first Umich game is

The first Umich game is typically the weekend before the NFL starts so we do something in that game. Favorite one from the past was "How many total yards will Denard have?".

02/11/2014 - 4:36pm Tiger Woods.  If not in sheer

Tiger Woods.  If not in sheer numbers, definitely in percentage of increase*

*I have zero data backing up this claim

01/27/2014 - 3:04pm BUT DUKE DOES IT!

BUT DUKE DOES IT!

01/10/2014 - 12:14pm I don't have data to back

I don't have data to back this up but in the MLS case every stadium has different field dimensions.  Narrow/short fields favor defense-oriented teams while wider/longer fields are more favorable to possession-oriented teams that can spread out the field.   

11/04/2013 - 1:13pm hehe, duty

hehe, duty

09/13/2013 - 2:02pm In the modern stone-age it

In the modern stone-age it would be the new logo

08/26/2013 - 8:10pm How come Purdue always seems

How come Purdue always seems to attract terrible weather, home and away?

06/20/2013 - 12:10pm Q: What kind of bees make

Q: What kind of bees make milk?

A: Boobies!

</5thgradeHumor>

04/11/2013 - 8:01pm Why is he a fan?  He didn't

Why is he a fan?  He didn't even go to Umich

</sarcasm>

03/25/2013 - 10:05pm The playing to the advantage

The playing to the advantage of the rules should never trump playing the game.

I mostly agree with you but aren't the rules by definition part of the game?  Playing the game means playing to the advantage of the rules.

12/13/2012 - 11:36am *6 colleges are on the list.

*6 colleges are on the list.

12/04/2012 - 3:28pm It's OK everybody, Delany is

It's OK everybody, Delany is just sending in Bielema as a double agent to take down the SEC from the inside!

Or, something like that 

07/13/2012 - 1:35pm I don't know why this is

I don't know why this is bugging (and ever so slightly at that) but if you go from #21 to #19 in the rankings, shouldn't your change be  -2?  I get the relationship between "up" and + but it just feels awkward and unnatural.  

Clearly this is super important and resolved immediately.

02/08/2012 - 12:46pm "Easy" meaning that a quick

"Easy" meaning that a quick google search yielded a conversion of every pantone color to its hex value.

02/08/2012 - 12:30pm Pantone -> Hex conversion

Well, that was easy

Blue 282 --> #002654

Maize 116 --> #f7b50c

12/06/2011 - 7:45pm I believe Bobby Williams was

I believe Bobby Williams was black when was at MSU

09/14/2011 - 2:33pm PITCH IT TO BREASTON!

PITCH IT TO BREASTON!

09/10/2011 - 10:51pm beer me!

beer me!

08/29/2011 - 5:29pm Why are 2 Pac-12 schools

Why are 2 Pac-12 schools bringing officials to Michigian in the first pla...  Oh wait, nevermind

08/26/2011 - 3:43pm Woodson, Dhani Jones, Tom

Woodson, Dhani Jones, Tom Brady

08/26/2011 - 1:35pm Just a tremendous effort by

Just a tremendous effort by everyone in here

08/25/2011 - 12:53pm Freakbass for Heisman!

Freakbass for Heisman!

12/01/2010 - 5:58pm I'd argue that MSU's cheap

I'd argue that MSU's cheap shot on Martin's ankle had a larger impact overall than the loss of Odoms, although its a close call.

11/30/2010 - 6:23pm This may be my grumpy old man

This may be my grumpy old man side talking but what value is there in re-posting articles from detnews and freep on mgoblog?  Why turn the forums into what amounts to a feed aggregator of content?  I'm going out on a limb and saying that most fans that would care are already reading detnews or freep articles and get little to no value out of this apart from adding stupid images and "lolz" comments, which just turns it into clutter and frustration for everyone.  

There, I said it.  Buried under a bunch of comments on a post that will probably end up removed, but I said it nonetheless.  

11/20/2010 - 3:52pm definitely not kidding.  It

definitely not kidding.  It was right as they were going to commercial break after the fumble recovery by Mouton

11/20/2010 - 3:48pm And Stonum's crotch too!  I'm

And Stonum's crotch too!  I'm pretty sure my groin would have ripped in 16 places if it was me making that kick return. 

11/20/2010 - 3:47pm No, but I did see Gerg

No, but I did see Gerg rubbing a wolverine stuffed animal in players faces after our fumble recovery.  That was kinda strange/awesome.

11/19/2010 - 11:47am Oooh!  The first 400 students

Oooh!  The first 400 students (with a student ID) receive free admission!  

11/19/2010 - 11:44am It might even be

It might even be worse:


As a result of a coin toss held by the conference office Friday morning, Illinois will occupy the west team bench in the first half and Northwestern will occupy the west team bench in the second half and for all overtime periods.

The teams have to switch which side of the field they stand on?  What a joke.  

11/18/2010 - 2:52pm Actually, we would need Penn

Actually, we would need Penn St to lose to Indiana this week too since we have the same conference record as them and they have the head to head tiebreaker.

EDIT:  Oops, seemed to skim over the "co" part :-)

11/17/2010 - 2:33pm So you are saying they score

So you are saying they score 4 touchdowns?  

11/10/2010 - 3:13am Hope is not a clown.  Hope is

Hope is not a clown.  Hope is a many-dreaded thing.

Oh wait, nevermind.

11/08/2010 - 4:23pm Who is that?  It doesn't even

Who is that?  It doesn't even look like a natural motion

10/29/2010 - 6:45pm Worse.  He should know

Worse.  He should know better.

10/25/2010 - 1:39pm Do you use the same RichRod

Do you use the same RichRod presser image every week or is it a new image taken from the exact same angle with the exact same expression?

10/22/2010 - 2:37pm   Also, they seem to be

Also, they seem to be played by mostly women, who I know to either be: ugly, not very intelligent, and have a lot of free time on their hands.

I don't think this is as strong of an argument as you think it is because you are including girls that are hot, smart, and bored - a fantastic combination.

10/19/2010 - 12:08am I think you mean the

I think you mean the University of Ohio State.

10/17/2010 - 1:44pm Quite the log jam of BigTen

Quite the log jam of BigTen teams (including Nebraska)