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06/22/2018 - 10:17pm Haloscan is dead. Long live…

Haloscan is dead. Long live Haloscan.

Seriously, MGoBlog 1.0 was awesome.

06/22/2018 - 9:00pm I wonder if Harbaugh would…

I wonder if Harbaugh would also invite all of the Michigan basketball players who never got to play for a postseason bid because of the sanctions he helped bring on their program, for which Webber has never shown any remorse whatsoever.

And I'll leave it at that.

06/22/2018 - 3:56pm Well this should be fun to…

Well this should be fun to watch unfold into certain internet chaos.

06/21/2018 - 11:49pm The Beer Depot is still…

The Beer Depot is still there. It just isn't drive-through anymore.

06/21/2018 - 11:48pm And this is why you don't…

And this is why you don't get it.

06/21/2018 - 1:10pm WD on the day the buyout was…

WD on the day the buyout was announced: "The best in the business is now the undisputed champion. Great stuff."

Yep, they sure are. Buy the competition, bleed out the competition, close the competition, then go straight to the mall. SMDH.

06/21/2018 - 1:08pm Well, that's what MDen kind…

Well, that's what MDen kind of did, they rebranded as "Moe's by the MDen." But then MDen put nothing on the shelves and turned what used to be one of the finest UM apparel shops in town into a ghost. Last few times I was in there, it was noticeable how little there was to choose from. It looked empty, it felt empty, and decidedly un-Moe's. It was sad.

MDen ran out the clock on an Ann Arbor icon. Not surprising they want to double down on being the Michigan store at the mall instead of nurturing what makes Treetown special. And not surprising that those who don't get why that's a big deal are the same folks praising every little thing MDen does.

06/21/2018 - 11:52am The Victors Collection…

The Victors Collection should be Moe's, really. That's the niche Moe's always held.

06/21/2018 - 11:31am Felt like this was coming as…

Felt like this was coming as soon as MDen stepped in the picture. An absolute shame. 

06/20/2018 - 8:55pm They go hand in hand? Or did…

They go hand in hand? Or did everything before 2010 not happen?

06/20/2018 - 8:54pm Meet MGoBlog 3.0.

Meet MGoBlog 3.0.

06/20/2018 - 8:13pm OSU fans rather notoriously…

OSU fans rather notoriously bought up tons of the single-game tickets back then (there were a lot of them, and I don't think they'd started pairing them with lesser games for ND/OSU/MSU yet). The AD was holding on to a lot of non-renewed season tickets knowing the renovations and ADA seating installation shifts were coming, as they planned to shift around tickets to make up for lost seating. Ergo, many, many seats were being sold as single games. During those years, our seats were surrounded by tons of random one-off people. Including that OSU game--I know because we got some drunk and confrontational OSU meatheads booted before the end of the first quarter.

But, really, why should the RichRod years be used as a baseline for normal Michigan Football trends?

06/20/2018 - 7:56pm 100% support. Hated this…

100% support. Hated this since the second the schedule changed. Bad for students, bad for anyone who travels for the holidays. 

06/20/2018 - 4:07pm In a word, no.

In a word, no.

06/20/2018 - 1:11pm Cowherd on Cowherd:

Cowherd on Cowherd:

"Actually, I've never considered myself a journalist. I just consider myself a performer."

i.e., he's not doing anything of substance--he's just trying to get a reaction. Pretty much find him to be a hack.

06/19/2018 - 4:08pm Are you forgetting that DUI…

Are you forgetting that DUI that Jalen picked up shortly before the Fab Five documentary came out, which he then got the press to sit on until about two weeks after the film aired? He ended up spending time in jail...

06/19/2018 - 2:38pm Good for him. These guys…

Good for him. These guys played nearly 30 years ago, and they still can't help putting themselves in the spotlight. Enough already.

06/18/2018 - 11:36pm Reason to redesign the right…

Reason to redesign the right-side interface to increase the number of linked MGoThreads: When Magnus starts a pile of threads about scholarship offers, that's all your going to see for a while. 

06/18/2018 - 11:06pm Don't like the font. Hate…

Don't like the font. Hate that they've used it for the numbers, too.

Nothing like having your imagery dictated to you by your corporate partner. #db

06/18/2018 - 3:43pm Michigan Hockey Summer™

Michigan Hockey Summer™

06/18/2018 - 3:30pm What's the industry term for…

What's the industry term for lettering like that? It's a halo, right? Seems worth a try.

06/18/2018 - 3:04pm Really don't like the Nike…

Really don't like the Nike font.

(ducks)

06/16/2018 - 5:56pm Brian covered this yesterday…

Brian covered this yesterday.

https://mgoblog.com/content/unverified-voracity-can-never-be-good-pick-tom-brady

06/16/2018 - 11:51am Look at the bar at the top…

Look at the bar at the top of your screen. See how the A in About looks like a staircase? The V in the M? The inside of the Os and the slopes of the Ks? Maybe I'm just OCD, but it drives me nuts.

06/16/2018 - 10:13am Well, we'll see if this…

Well, we'll see if this interface can even handle the flood of content that comes during football season. It seems to me it takes up too much space and displays too little information to keep up with much more than the current trickle.

06/16/2018 - 10:11am I don't know about apathy,…

I don't know about apathy, but the redesign has been a pretty significant obstacle for me reading and interacting with most board content. Doesn't make any sense to me, isn't intuitive in any way, so I just skip it. 

MGoBlog needed a redesign. This, however, was not it. Reboot please.

06/15/2018 - 8:02pm Wish they'd gone with the…

Wish they'd gone with the old font.

06/15/2018 - 9:46am One of my very favorite…

One of my very favorite places on earth. My grandpa taught me to fish on the dock directly behind Carlson's. So glad Fishtown seems to be on the rebound after a few dicey years.

06/14/2018 - 9:11pm Would love to see what would…

Would love to see what would happen if you said that to an actual student-athlete's face.

06/14/2018 - 6:24pm Doug Dutch still has…

Doug Dutch still has eligibility!?!?

06/13/2018 - 3:22pm The way the ball moves…

The way the ball moves around the arc, inside, then back out on that last gif is damned beautiful.

06/13/2018 - 3:02pm Kalamazoo? What a joke…

Kalamazoo? What a joke. Flint I get. Detroit, less so if we're talking 2018 and not 1988. But Kzoo?

06/13/2018 - 1:50pm Oh, the old and tired "you…

Oh, the old and tired "you can't do anything with a history major" hot take. Great contribution.

06/13/2018 - 1:36pm All I know is all of this…

All I know is all of this blank space, large fonts, 50ppp (which I can't seem to permanently change no matter what I do with the pulldown list), and limited display of threads on the sidebar is going to crumble with the amount and speed of content on a football Saturday.

The old design, for whatever "old internet is worse" faults it may have had, could at least display a lot of information, quickly and easily accessed, when things got busy.

06/13/2018 - 12:56pm User/post combination:…

User/post combination: Predictable.

06/13/2018 - 12:23pm Not many people are going to…

Not many people are going to become a "biologist" with solely a BS. Professional degrees (MS/PhD/MD) are what put you in the field, not an undergraduate degree.

To wit: One of my best friends at UM was an English major. They got an MA in computer science, and now they're a top-flight web designer. Both graduate programs and employers want people who can think in a variety of ways, not tailored specifically and solely to their job. You can, and maybe should pursue a major/double major in something other than your intended field if you know you're going to have to get a professional degree anyway.

06/13/2018 - 12:19pm I don't mind change.

I do…

I don't mind change.

I do appreciate functionality.

06/13/2018 - 12:11pm The old one was old. It had…

The old one was old. It had some quirks. Some of the functionality broke down. But it was at least logically organized and visually, well, not this. All this white space and boxiness... I feel like all I do is scroll around trying to figure out how any of it works. Aesthetically, it's clunky, weird, and totally unappealing.

Whatever. This is what we get. It's a free site, and the mods trust HUEL. I just don't get the appeal.

06/13/2018 - 11:45am Yep, plus the fact that most…

Yep, plus the fact that most/all language classes meet 4 or 5 days a week, often involve extra things like conversational hours and lab time, etc. That's impossible for most athletes, unfortunately.

06/13/2018 - 11:37am Honestly, this sounds like…

Honestly, this sounds like someone who would not thrive at a school like Michigan, but seems intent on sticking it out because they see their education as a transaction: I pay money, they give me the degree to get the job. Michigan is a world-class institution that draws highly competitive and motivated people. It's themselves, and not solely their major which makes them marketable. Just having the degree isn't going to get you the job.

All of the majors you listed, aside from BGS, are competitive programs filled with people just like that. If that isn't a good environment, cowering in the corner because Michigan is too Michigan is just kicking the can down the street.

06/13/2018 - 11:26am I just really hate the…

I just really hate the interface, can't figure out where anything is, don't think any of it is particularly functional, can't figure out how to replicate much of the everyday tasks from the old site, and simply can't prioritize spending the time it seems would be required to learn how to do it.

Maybe this is good, as I'll spend less time on MGoBlog, but this whole redesign seems like such an unforced error. There had to have been a better way of designing this thing.

06/12/2018 - 6:32pm 1. Daniel Day Lewis

2…

1. Daniel Day Lewis

2. Daniel Day Lewis

3. Daniel Day Lewis

06/12/2018 - 6:30pm "Thankfully of natural…

"Thankfully of natural causes"

I know a lot of her colleagues. She had a pretty awful fight with cancer. Nothing thankful about that.

06/12/2018 - 1:28pm Well, not really.

1…

Well, not really.

1. Michigan tends to buy out the single-game tickets for NU games across the board, as do the other B1G schools, and there won't be as many tickets floating around as you might think. They've sold out the prime sideline seats for season tickets and probably did quite well in the rest of the stadium for once (see below), but the rest of the stadium is pretty much fair game. You're going to feel more or less at home anywhere in the building.

2. NU tickets for the secondary market do drop to around $3-5 for low-interest games if you want to see them play Rutgers or something, but they stick around pretty close to face, if not higher for OSU/PSU/Michigan. Half thought about trying to get a cheap ticket for one of the bigger games last year, but they never dropped. 

Basically, the whole situation has changed a lot in the last five years or so. The old rules don't really apply now that there's some buzz around the program. They're going all-out on hyping this season as "THE BEST HOME SCHEDULE IN AMERICA!!11!" because they've got a rock-solid Big Ten home schedule, plus ND, which explains the run on season tickets this year.

In other words, if you want to be in the building for face, single-game tickets are the fail-safe strategy this year.

06/12/2018 - 1:28am I really wish they'd fix the…

I really wish they'd fix the fonts in the menus so they weren't pixelated. Looks like a CRT monitor from the 90s. 

06/11/2018 - 4:40pm http://www.reactiongifs.com…

I went to go post a picture, and apparently I don't know how to do that anymore.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/10/kramer-mind-blown.gif

I give up. Give me back 2.0 until we can get a functional, intuitive site.

06/11/2018 - 2:14pm I'm going to say it, with…

I'm going to say it, with all respect to HUEL and such: I'm having a heck of a time getting comfortable with the 3.0 (or 3.1 post Geocities interlude?). I know, I know, "resistant to change" or whatever, but it's not intuitive to me at all.

06/10/2018 - 7:09pm I'm now finishing David…

I'm now finishing David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon, the story of a series of murders in the Osage tribe in Oklahoma. It's an incredibly compelling story. On the fiction front, just finished David Mamet's new novel Chicago. Would recommend both as pretty quick summer reading.

I'd also recommend Masha Gessen's recent National Book Award winner, The Future is History, Ronan Farrow's War on Peace, and for a Michigan connection, UM professor Tiya Miles' excellent history of slavery in early Detroit, The Dawn of Detroit.

06/08/2018 - 6:51pm That's amazing, yet a…

That's amazing, yet a question: Why did she push herself to the point of delirium if she still won by over a minute?

06/08/2018 - 1:32pm Definitely the first thing I…

Definitely the first thing I too noticed watching the video of the race was that he was able to talk after crossing the finish line. How is that even possible? Is this guy human?