|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 http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-first-ever-female-head-coach-division-1-…
And woo let's fake like it's not http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/i-hope-isnt-too-political-did-you-see-msu-w…
|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||http://beta.mgoblog.com is||
http://beta.mgoblog.com 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||
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Enos
|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.
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 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tcX07stCZEGJsAX3tN1MAMcCrAD4iq5w&usp=…
West Tampa is very Hispanic - nothing against it, just good to know.
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.
|11/12/2017 - 2:13pm||For those interested||
Since it doesn't look like Blue and Joe is watching the thread any longer, I opened up the promo images in Illustrator and have started working on reproducing the font in vector format. Here's the finished "MICHIGAN" portion of the promo:
I worked around the smoothing and the outline present in the promo and put this together using shapes. This is not exact, and there are some artifacts that are so small I didn't feel like futzing with. When I get done I'll post the AI file on Github so everyone can use it, and hopefully, contribute small corrections where needed.
|11/12/2017 - 12:15am||I'm sorry but||
I saw what he did for the players and program at CMU during my last year(s) of the tenure of a better part of a decade in the flattest mountain of michigan. He's not a bad dude. He just turns various shades of red on a dime.
|11/12/2017 - 12:14am||(No subject)||
|11/11/2017 - 12:18pm||Great Work, But The Download is Busted||
This was exactly what I was looking for today. Was gonna whip up some custom shirts to wear to a Maryland bar here in Florida. Sadly the download is busted and sends a zero byte file. Any chance of fixing that up?
|11/09/2017 - 9:40am||It just bottles the mind||
how a site with so much insanely high-quality content can be so damn ugly. each visit is a nostalgic transportation to the internet of 1999 and the ancient design patterns of the 20th century.
|03/28/2017 - 1:25pm||I was 5||
And was in Traverse City at Jellystone Park for the annual Fall Weekend, which happened to be on the same weekend as the Michigan v Michigan State game. My father put a UM and MSU sweatshirt in front of me, told me to pick, and I pointed to the glorious maize and blue - because I liked the colors better. 5 year old rationality. It probably didn't hurt that my parents subliminally suggested that, given that my room walls were yellow and everything linen was blue. But there you have it.
I still have that hoodie hanging in the closet 33 years later.
|02/27/2017 - 6:58pm||Pro Kicker||
All day long. League minimum (last year) was 485k. I'd settle for being the worst their was, for a few years. And then sit back and enjoy retirement in my 30s.
|02/27/2017 - 6:54pm||My friend that lives in||
My friend that lives in Dallas just returned hom from visiting for the weekend and was telling me about shows that fail to sell out there - you're almost better off heading up there (in my case, I live in FL now) and working the scalpers for tickets after kickoff. That's our plan, and I'm hoping for a steep discount. May prove fool-hearty, but the guy has lived there for a few years now and has been to Jerry World a few dozen times, is pretty confident in the theory.