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09/21/2018 - 8:18pm I think that's a bug; I have…

I think that's a bug; I have noticed that the thumb appears blue when the page loads--even on low-traffic threads. Clicking on the thumb does what it's supposed to.

It's pretty minor, though.

09/20/2018 - 10:28pm Wait a minute. When did John…

Wait a minute. When did John Cooper become a west coast guy?

He was from Tennessee and although he had a couple of assistant jobs at UCLA and Oregon the closest he came as a head coach to the west coast was the three years he spent at Arizona State. Other than that he was at Tulsa and Ohio State.

09/15/2018 - 10:40am This is the kind of game…

This is the kind of game where I would not be surprised if they score 14 points. There are two scenarios where I see this happening.

The first is where Michigan doesn't take them seriously enough and it's a closer game than expected. I'm inclined to doubt that this will happen, but crazier things have happened. You know how Saban likes to sneak in a game against a non-IA team in the middle of the season? Sometimes those games are closer than you'd think (in the 45-21 range rather than 84-0).

The second is where the game gets out of reach early and the benches empty. If Michigan and SMU both play as expected, SMU is not likely to score against the first team, or the second. But once the bench starts emptying the odds go up.

09/14/2018 - 7:46pm If Brian does punch a horse,…

If Brian does punch a horse, my fear is that the horse will kick back and Brian will be saddled with a long-term injury.

09/12/2018 - 1:14pm Alternately, are mobile…

Alternately, are mobile quarterbacks at higher risk of injury, and if so how much?

09/07/2018 - 10:46pm I see there's a link to…

I see there's a link to diaries now. Thanks!

09/07/2018 - 10:15pm Twitter forensics have…

Twitter forensics have predicted six of the last three serious Michigan football injuries.

09/05/2018 - 4:45pm I agree that in retrospect…

I agree that in retrospect it felt like the 2015 Utah game. The offense will improve as the year goes on; the only questions are how much and how quickly.

08/29/2018 - 9:01am Wanted to add a "me too" on…

Wanted to add a "me too" on the diaries thing--we should be able to look through previous diaries.

For instance, I missed the August version of "This Month in MGoBlog History" which I masochistically follow because it scrolled off the diaries list while I was on vacation. I can get to it via google, but I have to remember both that it is there and the title. 

There's a fair amount of quality content that currently just disappears as new diaries are added.

08/27/2018 - 8:31pm Michigan 24, Notre Dame 17…

Michigan 24, Notre Dame 17. I think this Michigan is better than ND and will show it, but they are playing on the road in the first game of the year with a quarterback who's new to the program.

08/26/2018 - 12:06pm I agree--assuming he doesn't…

I agree--assuming he doesn't get killed this year.

08/23/2018 - 4:49pm Big Lots Buckeyes! Big Lot's…

Big Lots Buckeyes! Big Lot's headquarters are also in Columbus.

08/20/2018 - 10:27pm I got mine and I am in…

I got mine and I am in Canada. Border crossings often delay the mail; we have not gotten a birthday card on time from my mother-in-law (who's good about this sort of thing) in ten years.

Now I don't have to admit that I was concerned about getting the damn thing because we're moving twice in just over two months. Whew!

08/19/2018 - 11:27am I agree, and I'd add that I…

I agree, and I'd add that I would find it helpful if the OP put Michigan in bold to more easily distinguish it from Michigan State.

08/16/2018 - 9:40pm The Canadian postal service…

The Canadian postal service is fine, and in my experience has usually been slightly better than its American counterpart; it's customs I worry about. They seem to arbitrarily hold onto some packages and charge duty at random. I swear customs has fabric-smelling dogs (they like to charge duty on clothing).

08/16/2018 - 9:14pm As long as I get one at my…

As long as I get one at my foreign-ass address, I'll be happy.

08/14/2018 - 2:57pm Some men just want to watch…

Some men just want to watch the uniforms burn.

08/11/2018 - 8:54pm Nice job!

One addition:…

Nice job!

One addition: Charles White had a 114 yards in the 1977 Rose Bowl as a freshman; per Wikipedia (here) UCS's starter and Heisman runner-up Ricky Bell was injured in the first quarter.

Also, the 1979 Rose Bowl needs a big SIGH for the phantom touchdown.

08/11/2018 - 3:30pm One of his sources may also…

One of his sources may also be holding onto more information--assuming they're motivated to damage Urban Meyer. Spreading out the reveal obviously keeps the story in the news and makes it more difficult for Ohio State to keep Meyer. 

08/09/2018 - 6:35pm Things I am not shocked by:

Things I am not shocked by:

  • Zach Smith's mother thinks Zach Smith is innocent
  • Ohio State troll can't read
08/02/2018 - 12:38pm If he was gay or just…

If he was gay or just sleeping around they might have a point.

08/01/2018 - 12:17pm Give Don a break. I remember…

Give Don a break. I remember it all too well and I never knew the title of the damn thing (beyond "that one Kid Rock song").

07/30/2018 - 3:37pm My big piece of advice is to…

My big piece of advice is to not worry about quality of your first drafts.

All of your first drafts will be crap, and that's fine. Everyone's first draft is crap. When you have a completed first draft, however, you have something you can edit. Editing and revision of that first draft is where you start to make it not be crap.

You may want to find a writer's group with people who are writing something similar to what you're writing. They can beta read what you're writing, and you can beta read what they're writing. The suggestions people make will help you get better.

 

07/28/2018 - 11:07am Bowden and Paterno started…

Bowden and Paterno started to struggle roughly about the time they were 75 years old. 

For Bowden, this meant some 7-6 and 8-5 years in which they lost some games to teams they shouldn't have (3-9 North Carolina State in 2006).

For Paterno, this meant some pretty bad seasons in the early 2000s (as bad as 3-9 in 2003). 

07/28/2018 - 10:58am ...and he'll look the same…

...and he'll look the same as he does now.

07/23/2018 - 1:20pm Smith's ex-wife is a much…

Smith's ex-wife is a much more likely candidate for this anyway.

07/21/2018 - 5:46pm I used to batch sparge or…

I used to batch sparge or skip it altogether. 

Not sparging at all cost more but the finished product was better, it was easier to do and I could brew a batch more quickly.

07/20/2018 - 7:16pm Litigious leprechauns. The…

Litigious leprechauns. The bastards.

07/19/2018 - 11:13am Exactly. His abs aren't…

Exactly. His abs aren't throwing the football or reading defenses.

07/13/2018 - 11:05pm That was on actually on sale…

That was on actually on sale when I went to the LCBO. but has a cork. We're in a friend's condo for two months and 3/4 of our stuff is in storage--I have no idea if I can find a cork.

07/13/2018 - 9:48pm Some kind of organic Italian…

Some kind of organic Italian Merlot. It's not great, but it's part of the eternal search for a cheap wine I like.

07/06/2018 - 10:58pm My sympathies! I know all…

My sympathies! I know all too well what you're going through. 

We moved last Friday into our friend's condo because we can't get into the place we bought for another couple of months. It sucked *and* we're going to have to do it again in September.

06/28/2018 - 6:02pm Sorry, Don. You need 80,000…

Sorry, Don. You need 80,000 mgopoints to start a new thread.

(It's probably user error but I don't see a way to start new threads either.)

06/20/2018 - 2:36pm Is it bad that I clicked on…

Is it bad that I clicked on this hoping to read that Cowherd had retired, been fired or otherwise taken off the air? 

06/16/2018 - 11:40am I'd like the tiles a lot…

I'd like the tiles a lot better if they included the most recent post. Instead I have to scroll down to find out if the site has been updated.

Sure, there are other ways to find out if the site has been updated, but I don't use them and it should be obvious when you go to the site.

06/16/2018 - 11:34am When the post went up, I…

When the post went up, I naively assumed it would be fixed quickly so I didn't say anything; later I posted it to the bug thread. I think other people did too.

06/15/2018 - 9:43pm Should be be able to post…

Should be be able to post comments to the latest Unverified Voracity? I thought this would be a transient issue, but several hours later there's still no comment box.

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

Unless this is a new editorial direction I missed.

06/09/2018 - 11:52pm Editing is key. It helps …

Editing is key. It helps (sort of) that my first drafts are barely readable.

06/09/2018 - 11:13pm Here's to finishing the…

Here's to finishing the damned thing!

I sort of have maybe three in the works now--that I can't realistically finish until I am done with the mildly prestigious IT vendor certification.

06/09/2018 - 10:16pm Pepperwood Grove Old Vine…

Pepperwood Grove Old Vine Zinfandel. In theory I am studying for a mildly prestigious IT vendor certification; in practice I am drinking.

06/06/2018 - 3:46pm It's on the front page and…

It's on the front page and went up by about a thousand dollars while I was resetting my Kickstarter password and reserving my copy.

06/06/2018 - 3:44pm Is "Thord" some kind of Old…

Is "Thord" some kind of Old Norse joke I just don't get?

06/06/2018 - 9:50am I knew I should have saved…

I knew I should have saved those Geocities gifs.

05/29/2018 - 5:53pm They were entertaining

Their twitter profile pic scares me, though.

05/29/2018 - 10:19am That could be the least of the problems with moving the game

As Well...Well...Well pointed out, Soldier Field's capacity is roughly 20K people smaller than Notre Dame Stadium. If the game is anywhere close to sold out, they'd have to refund a lot of tickets. 

This is not the kind of thing you can safely do this late in the year. It ain't happening.

05/28/2018 - 9:55am No scholarship

At least not now--hopefully he'll earn one in future years.

05/22/2018 - 4:42pm "Very little to complain about"

Did you go to games in the eighties and nineties? I sat in what I called the Bitter Alumni Section in the eighties. The people around us always found something they didn't like. Fans complained about how Bo never threw the ball or how he threw it too much or how simple his offenses were or how they only beat that winless Northwestern team 38-0.

Hell, if this board had been around in 1997 they'd have spent the entire year complaining about the offense and you can't win the big games without a better offense or how that one long run Tavian Banks had in the Iowa game meant the defense was doomed.

05/21/2018 - 8:41am Get better, Ace

Previews or no previews.

04/28/2018 - 11:20am I'm in Toronto

A big part of the problem is Toronto's recycling program, which gives everybody green bins to put food and other organic waste out for recycling. The idea is that this will get made into compost, which can be sold. The old green bins were thoughtfully easy to open, so of course it ended up being a racoon feeding program as well.

In the last couple of years the city has been introducing racoon-proof green bins. Shortly after they were introduced, though, the racoons had figured out how to open them. I imagine a racoon somewhere getting rich with a seminar on how to open them.

04/25/2018 - 6:16pm I can't believe I'm surprised by this

Per the article:

Strampel's work computer contained approximately 50 photos of "bare vaginas," nude women, semi-nude women, sex toys and pornography, in addition to pornographic videos and a video of Nassar performing a "treatment" on a young patient.