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11/24/2018 - 12:00pm Convenient only for those…

Convenient only for those who live in Pinellas. Was and is a poor choice for a group attempting to represent the entire bay area.

11/24/2018 - 10:50am Anyone know of a M-friendly…

Anyone know of a M-friendly bar in Tampa (actual Tampa, not "Tampa Bay")? Hell, I'd settle for Big10 friendly.

The local club here chose Ferg's, which is in the ass-end of St Pete and a good hour away for anyone in the city of Tampa. Not exactly a great, inclusive, central choice for everyone in the bay area.

The bar map lists Bungalow, which is not a correct entry - I've been there a few dozen times for games and not a single M fan but myself has shown up. 

07/02/2018 - 5:07pm LOL. Just, wow.

LOL. Just, wow.


06/28/2018 - 10:45pm The new design took eons to…

The new design took eons to put in place. I wouldn't hold your breath.

I will say that many aspects of it are well-done and a vast improvement. However, there are a lot of finishing touches that aren't there, and some just plain weird UX decisions (the bizarre nested thread phantom boxes, and how spell check is broken on chrome in the text editor for comments, comes to mind). Kudos to the company who stepped in to get an upgrade done - Drupal is a hellish platform, and I'm not sure why a migration to a better one wasn't made - but the finished product smacks of a small regional firm that is relatively new to the industry, or just doesn't specialize in UX and design.

06/28/2018 - 8:01pm These are the real issues…

These are the real issues. And what's up with the funky bug at the bottom of the comments pages, with the content smushed on the left? CSS is hard.

06/28/2018 - 8:00pm Listened because I'm curious…

Listened because I'm curious to find out what kind of fruitbats are running for office up there since I left the state in my rear view for warmer climates and better economies. Does not seem to have improved. Same old rhetoric.

Anyone not aware of MGoBlog's runner's bias ("bias" is not a George Carlin four-letter word btw) might be surprised that a politician showed up looking for an interview. Honestly, that's pretty strategic on the part of the candidate: The @mgoblog twitter account has for a long time been a friend to left-leaning ideas, it's got a poopton of followers, and the site is well-known to be popular with the fan base and brings together people from all over the state. If someone was looking for exposure in a crowd sympathetic to their platform, this would be a good stop.

Even after listening, count me in the crowd that found it disappointing that MGoBlog decided to get involved and self-violate one of the most sacred rules (even though it's been said "it's for the public, not for the admins"). Looks like only about 30% of the replies aren't in favor of the politic-wading, so I doubt that's going to be a deterrent. Did it make me curious? Youbetcha. Was it interesting? Nah.

06/28/2018 - 7:40pm And slinging hyperbole is…

And slinging hyperbole is somehow better?

06/28/2018 - 7:34pm Hell of a burn reply. Too…

Hell of a burn reply. Too bad what he said is completely true. Other multi-party democracies are perfectly functional. 

05/29/2018 - 6:06pm What's crazy is that the

What's crazy is that the current site design has outlived them all.

03/08/2018 - 2:59pm Politics and Misogyny and Vitriol, Oh My

some lovely vitriol in a thread that's bringing out some dingers…

And woo let's fake like it's not…

03/02/2018 - 10:43am Time to get some new

Time to get some new spectacles for that beak, you may in fact be going blind. Let's break it down since you can't seem to stay on track here:

OP suggests that the balls changed.

East German Judge: "In addition..." suggests that maybe the players have better training and perhaps unknown drugs. IN ADDITION TO THE BALLS CHANGING.

Me: "It's possible, here's an anecdotal story that may lend to it" Not denying the possibility of additional factors for a situation in which we're not privy to all the details is reasonable, because we're not know-it-alls. 

Mr. Miggle: "You two are insane if you think that's all changed since the 2015 All Star game. The balls did."

Me: "I was agreeing that the balls have changed"

Mr. Miggle: "Am I blind or were you agreeing with a post that said the recent jump in HRs may be also due to players training more or drugs?"

You are blind. I wasn't agreeing or asserting that was the case. I was stating that it's possible. Because that's reasonable to do. Critisism is fine, but I'm not the one with the reading comprehension issues.

Grumpy Internet Guy is Grumpy, News at 11.

03/02/2018 - 8:19am My original post (the first

My original post (the first one in this thread) was exactly the argument you're making and you downvoted me for it. SMH. With great MGoPoints comes great responsibility, try reading before reacting.

03/01/2018 - 10:59pm The talking heads for the

The talking heads for the league routinely deny that the ball is different. They get really squirmy when "juiced" is mentioned. 

03/01/2018 - 10:42pm It's possible. I train

It's possible. I train (poorly) at a local gym in Tampa that services a lot of pros and ball players in the minors - the workouts they go through are insane. Atheltic machines, those guys. But at the same time it's hard to ignore some hard evidence that the balls have indeed changed.

03/01/2018 - 10:38pm Coppertail Free Dive

Coppertail Free Dive

Cigar City Invasion

Cigar City Florida Cracker

4 Daughters Beach Blonde

4 Daughters Bimini Twist

Cheers from Florida

02/20/2018 - 9:18am WIngs will continue to be

WIngs will continue to be mediorce until they dump Howard. I've been saying it for nearly a decade: Howard is not the answer. He's never been the answer. Consistently awful in the post-season, and streaky as hell in the regular season.

I was going to go to the game last Thursday here in Tampa until I found out he was going to be between the pipes. 'Lo and behold they got smoked.

Watching Yzerman sit down here and build a competitive product year after year is frustrating as hell. Holland is past him prime, and his mojo left long ago. The front office in Detroit needs a thorough spring cleaning.

01/13/2018 - 2:43pm Oh suck it up, Susan.

Oh suck it up, Susan.

01/06/2018 - 9:22am Have any of you actually met

Have any of you actually met him in person? He's the very definition of asshat. I know we don't need nice guys to win, but fuck he's SUCH an ass. 

01/06/2018 - 9:17am He was atrocious at CMU. I

He was atrocious at CMU. I have no faith.

01/05/2018 - 11:11am Well there was the "username"

Well there was the "username" field that might give them a clue...

01/05/2018 - 11:04am Holy crap someone tell your

Holy crap someone tell your devs about bundlers and minifiers

01/05/2018 - 10:57am is is public as of this post.

Not sure this is the actual beta, but the header images line up. If it is, this is more early alpha. Oodles of UX / css whoopsies. I'm just glad to see some forward momentum into the 21st for my favorite habitual site.

01/03/2018 - 4:55pm WARMED UP OATMEAL





01/03/2018 - 4:32pm As they're only 1.5 hours

As they're only 1.5 hours down the road, I support their claim. 

01/03/2018 - 11:06am Does anyone else realize that

Does anyone else realize that this post is a bunch of hooey without citing sources? Cite your sources.

01/03/2018 - 9:44am I'll be over it and tuned out

I'll be over it and tuned out if no real change is affected. And to me that means a firing of Drevno at the very least. If that doesn't happen, I'm done with next year and I'll check back in around late October to see how they're doing. After the "lost decade" and this roller coaster ride, I need a beather.

01/02/2018 - 12:05pm Looks like someone jumped on

Looks like someone jumped on Wikipedia and claims he's the new OC

01/02/2018 - 11:24am #FireHamDrev


01/02/2018 - 9:48am Christ on a cracker I loathe

Christ on a cracker I loathe Dan Enos

01/01/2018 - 8:15pm Dan Enos is an ass and is not

Dan Enos is an ass and is not impressive. You had me until that recco.

12/30/2017 - 6:17pm Wolverbear is my fav. I'm

Wolverbear is my fav. I'm making a few performance shirts for the folks going to the Outback Bowl with me, with that mascot on the back.

12/19/2017 - 1:08pm TurboGrafx 16. I am still

TurboGrafx 16. I am still butthurt that was not under the tree back in '89.

12/18/2017 - 1:07pm One wonders which bay-area

One wonders which bay-area high school they have doing the editing. The Tampa Bay Times is a joke, plain and simple, and they struggle to stay relevant down here. (They boast pulitzers, but won them before they went nearly all-editorial) They have a side periodical named "TBT*" that's a sarcastic, hot-take rag that gets more readership. 

Point being; I'm not surprised by this glaring error.

12/13/2017 - 11:17am Privacy Badger is the new

Privacy Badger is the new must-have extension. Created and maintained by the EFF. It can be a little overly-cautious, but easy to disable or allow resources. Whenever I start seeing that stuff via the ad providers, I turn those on. Usually wait a week and turn them back off to help fund the site.

12/13/2017 - 11:13am Nah still funny

Nah still funny

12/12/2017 - 12:02am Outstanding. That's right

Outstanding. That's right down the street. Anyone have info on when the practice is and if it's open? Would love to check that out.

12/11/2017 - 11:37am I'll echo the sentiment. I

I'll echo the sentiment. I even reached out the admins directly, well over a year ago, to offer my services gratis. I'm presently using the Stylish Chrome Extension and a stylesheet (that was no easy task to write, given the rather outdated html structure on the site) for that extension that completely changes the layout, colors, and fonts for the site to make it more readable and mobile-friendly. 

12/06/2017 - 3:48pm 100% co-signed, and also a

100% co-signed, and also a Tampa resident.

12/06/2017 - 3:47pm Fellas, if you were from

Fellas, if you were from Tampa then you shouldn't have forgotten that there is nearly zero humidity in January. It's the number one reason I chose that month for my wedding. Come on now.

12/06/2017 - 3:43pm Disagree with this

RayJay has enjoyed some great upgrades and it's hardly a dump. The area around it is less industrial than it is residential. The Yankees spring training facility is literally across the street. Lots of parking and space to tailgate. 

Haters 'gon hate I suppose

12/04/2017 - 11:45pm It's a pretty large metro

It's a pretty large metro area (not tri-county detroit big, but still). If you can let me know where you'll primarily be or what you'll be up to, I could def give you the heads up on the best areas. You wouldn't want to be stuck on the wrong side of a bridge (there are 4 across the bay) for certain events. AirBnB is a great way to go down here as well - always always stay in previously rated properties. 

Beaches (Pinellas County)

Avoid beach-area rentals right off the beach. You'll get hit with a premium and they tend to be kinda lousy. Shoot for rentals more than a block off the beach. You'll find larger houses and less expensive apartments/condos. I'd recommend Indian Rocks or Madeira Beach, and beaches south of that. Clearwater Beach while beautiful is always bananas. If you're looking to go North of Clearwater Beach, Dunedin (done-eed-in) is pretty cool.

Tampa Proper

South Tampa is the spot to be. A little higher cost but the AirBnB rentals tend to be better. I created a map to highlight the area with road boundaries that should help out when searching…

West Tampa is very Hispanic - nothing against it, just good to know. 

St. Pete

Lots of folks confuse "Tampa" with "Tampa Bay" and throw in Pinellas county, the beaches and St. Pete in the same bucket. If you're lookig to stay in St. Pete, the Old Northeast is a great area.  The city of Clearwater (different than the beach) has some nice areas with nice homes, but I'm not that familiar with it. 

Lots of apartments near Gandy Blvd in Pinellas/St Pete. I've stayed there in the past (before I moved down) and they're good. There's also Shore Acers right off Gandy with lots of waterfront homes if you're going to go all baller.

Areas to Avoid

If it's Tampa proper, you'll want to avoid staying Ybor, Riverside Heights, and Tampa Heights. All three are considered rough areas. Seminole Heights is the area that just dealt with a "serial killer" - it's a big mix of shady-as-hell and up-and-coming. If you dig Corktown in Detroit you might think staying there is cool. Avoid being near MLK. On one end it's industrial and on the other, well, it gets rough. Staying down by MacDill AFB is OK, lots of rentals down that way, but you'll be a good distance from everything. 

Do not stay south of 1st St and don't stay West of Tropicana Field in St. Pete. Avoid the other cities in Pinellas county; Largo, Pinellas Park, etc. They're not bad, they're just not great places to stay.

12/04/2017 - 4:59pm Sad Panda

Tampa gets no love from Brian. Tampa kicks ass though, if you need recommendations and have time to do stuff outside of the airport, hotel and stadium let me know. Happy to share the best parts of this place. 

11/29/2017 - 5:58pm Oh dear Lord the Cowbells

THE SINGULAR MOST ANNOYING FAN BASE EVER comes from South Carolina. I went to this game the year before I moved to Tampa, while I was down visiting my folks. We bought some generic didnt-care-where tickets and were surrounded by a legion of idiots with cowbells and whistles who proceeded to let loose the dogs of hell on those instruments on EVERY. SINGLE. PLAY.

Here's hoping this go round turns out to be significantly better.

Somewhat related; if anyone is planning on flying down/over and wants some Tampa tips, I'm happy to help. (I love this town)

11/25/2017 - 5:23pm There needs to be financial accountability

And administered by an "objective" third party. If their pay was based on their accuracy calling the games, we'd get the highest quality refs possible. There'd be no room for bias, or they'd be paid practically nothing, run out of the game by better refs.

Attach a dollar sign to how they call the game (please leave tin foil hats at the door) and you get an impartial officiating crew.

11/25/2017 - 11:08am OT Reply: Tampa Watching

I can't post new topics yet because I lurk too much. And yeah this is somewhat off topic for the thread - Is anyone watching at a central location in Tampa proper? Not keen on making the 40 minute trek to St Pete to watch at Fergs.

11/25/2017 - 11:05am Hoping for a miracle

but my inner realist is all...

11/22/2017 - 1:16pm Obligatory Optimism Incoming...

But what if we manage to pull off some/all of those wins? Would be quite the statement.

11/21/2017 - 12:08am Way to take a fun OP and

Way to take a fun OP and smear it with your special brand of diarehea. Go love a shark, or something. 

11/20/2017 - 9:23pm (No subject)

11/19/2017 - 2:58pm He might owe an apology for

He might owe an apology for general silliness, but you're the one coming off like an enflamed prostate here.