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08/14/2018 - 8:19pm That first link the best ad…

That first link is the best advertisement I have ever watched.

08/14/2018 - 7:54pm I think media copyrights…

I think media copyrights should be unenforceable if on-demand paid sites for the material don't exist.  You love your product so much big media?  Well get it out there!  It's 2018.  

Make it easy for us to give you money rather than spending money to irritate us.

 

08/14/2018 - 7:41pm Some questions are best left…

Some questions are best left unasked.

08/03/2018 - 12:33pm Thin ice this rag is on.  I…

Thin ice this rag is on.  I was just starting to forgive and forget.

08/02/2018 - 1:52pm I haven't been able to…

I haven't been able to reliably listen to WTKA podcasts on their website or a handful of other podcast sites for awhile now.  I hope they are aware of this and get it fixed but I am not motivated enough to say anything to them directly.  Easier to just mention it here and hope.  So many battles to fight in life...

07/29/2018 - 7:30pm Brian has a computer science…

Brian has a computer science degree or something right?  I suppose if so it would be nice to see some mea culpa's and roadmap communication precede local politics sure, but whatever.  The dude is an entertaining writer so I will stick around.

07/29/2018 - 6:18pm We are 1-7 in meaningful…

We are 1-7 in meaningful games since Iowa 2016.  That was an extraordinary team that got nada and last year was ugly.  We love our Wolverines, but my projection is right now we are all looking forward to seeing it on the field; talk is cheap.  

07/29/2018 - 6:12pm I don't know man.  Feels to…

I don't know man.  Feels to me more like picking your battles and appreciating when and where you have personal space for engagement within the colossus you built.  What have you done lately?

07/29/2018 - 6:04pm Building high-quality local…

Building high-quality local communities is the only way to fix our national quagmire.  When you have a voice, you use it for good.

07/29/2018 - 6:00pm Could we get 10/27/79 back? …

Could we get 10/27/79 back?  That was some damn fine innocent childhood living.

07/29/2018 - 5:55pm Contemporary America needs…

Contemporary America needs to shame those that get offended easily.  It is wholly inappropriate for the era and also one of the best non-partisan values to rally around.  Policy, not prejudice, is the North Star.  If you can't bring that to the table, shut the F up.

07/26/2018 - 1:49pm "a sentient bottle of AXE…

"a sentient bottle of AXE asking the world's smuggest question"

This is why I return here so often.  Bravo.

07/24/2018 - 12:33pm My 1998 Subaru Outback keeps…

My 1998 Subaru Outback keeps humming along just fine, but it feels slower and slower each year compared to everything else on the road.  Thank you for explaining why.

07/24/2018 - 12:07pm Well, we are 1-6 in…

Well, we are 1-6 in meaningful games since that theft at OSU in 2016 so it's hard to rate it all that high.  Since this is a feelings question I will add that Harbaugh's loss of sideline intensity negatively affects my rating more than it probably should; fight is important and the system stole that from us too.  Overall I just find myself oddly down right now so I will rate it a 6 but do appreciate the many parallels this year to 1997.  I hope the team is pissed off at the world, at each other, at everything.  This season is extremely important, that's for damn sure.

07/14/2018 - 1:10pm This is a society issue, not…

This is a society issue, not a law enforcement issue and also a perfect example of something fixed only through integrity, upbringing and community, not badges or fear.  

07/11/2018 - 7:13pm AC '79, Grbac to Howard, and…

AC '79, Grbac to Howard, and GOAT vs. MSU immediately came to mind.  Once again a reminder that born in '71, raised in Ann Arbor, and attending school in the early 90's...well, there is a reason I am a hopeless, life-long fan of the greatest college football program in the world.  Let's fucking get back on that train...right?  GO BLUE!!!!

07/07/2018 - 6:51pm I prefer solid water,…

I prefer solid water, especially when born with large dendrites.

07/03/2018 - 12:23pm Empire CO

Pros:

Location,…

Empire CO

Pros:

Location, location, location.  Our southern exposure at 8600 feet has a nearly perfect climate.  A 15-minute drive to the Berthoud Pass (11,300') offers 400 inches of snow a year and great backcountry skiing but some years I barely shovel my driveway because the sun vaporizes it so quickly.  We are only 45 minutes from downtown Denver (hour to the airport) one way and five ski areas the other but are separated from I-70 by a mountain that keeps our air quiet and skies dark.  Housing is still reasonably priced (although that is waning) and did I mention location?  Basically it's just a quiet mountain town with great access to everything.  

If you are chill and want to move your business here I highly recommend it.  Our restaurant space is currently unoccupied and being offered on the cheap for example.  Hell hollar my way at hansberg ,at, msn dot com if curious.

Cons:

Not enough eateries/business in town and the local government has their head in their ass about most things.  I am just outside the city limit otherwise I surely would be mayor; I love it that much.

 

07/01/2018 - 2:07pm Not so sure I like the…

Not so sure I like the metaphor of a Midwestern great Blue Wall.  Certainly let's not mention it with hubris; my gut says that may be poor strategy.

06/25/2018 - 4:13pm Perhaps it's time to stop…

Perhaps it's time to stop complaining about ESPN and just drop them?  That is how I roll when a product does me wrong.  It would certainly will save Hello: post time.

More importantly: Welcome Zach!!!

06/24/2018 - 11:45pm Rooting for great D-line…

Rooting for great D-line play is my favorite thing about football.  I get more of this?  Locking it fucking down this class yes.  Love it.  Welcome Mazi!!!  

06/18/2018 - 7:57pm I like the timeless clean…

I like the timeless clean look as is.

06/18/2018 - 7:53pm Sharp!  Love both the dark…

Sharp!  Love both the dark green monotone (no fake mower-tones) field and endzones!

06/18/2018 - 3:00pm I hope the reason it doesn't…

I hope the reason it doesn't look centered is just the camera angle?  Also hope new turf is less plastically/shiny-looking than the old one and that they toned-down or eliminated the fake mower contrast.

Otherwise: Love It!

06/13/2018 - 11:51pm Seth - Great to see this…

Seth - Great to see this thread.  To be blunt I think you guys were caught very flat-footed as to just how much the user experience degraded in 3.0.  Please go back and review every post since 3.0 came out as there was much constructive criticism given from the very beginning.  You will have a long list to work from, but seriously man, it is much less fun to come here than it used to be.  

As Don Canham once said: don't turn a one week story into a three month story.  Or something like that.  You have some serious but obvious work ahead to make this place enjoyable again.  Some mea culpa's and humble pie are probably advised too.  I look forward to you guys getting it done, but it is not just "change" that people are reacting too, it is new hassle and way too much scrolling/clicks/whatever to see and engage opinion. 

One specific request from me is show both upvotes and downvotes again, not just the net total.  Also allow editing of the posts.  Also fix the spellcheck to provide options or go back to see no evil. Thanks.

06/12/2018 - 12:06pm Electric AWD Ford Transit…

Electric AWD Ford Transit with high clearance.  

06/12/2018 - 11:37am True in past centuries, but…

True in past centuries, but unfortunately when you tweak the entire atmosphere no dilution remains.

06/11/2018 - 6:08pm Reddit Risk is emotionally…

Reddit Risk is emotionally sensitive stuff with mass opportunity for disrespectful commenting.  Post was locked-down immediately.

06/11/2018 - 5:41pm This is very helpful and…

This is very helpful and hopeful.  Thank you.

06/11/2018 - 5:06pm Exactly.  Considering Seth's…

Exactly.  Considering Seth's honest request for feedback I think it quite possible leadership is as yet unaware of the considerable decline in user experience with 3.0 and the many constructive suggestions given to date.  My comments are 100% to help that happen.  

06/11/2018 - 4:58pm Wish I could edit out my…

Wish I could edit out my slight overdramatazation above, or get correction options for misspellings when they are indicated.  Two more punch-list items.  Thanks man. 

06/11/2018 - 4:51pm Yes.  Seth please do review…

Yes.  Seth please do review those comments.  Unfortunately the 3.0 experience is proving to be far far worse than you would ever imagine (or perhaps are even yet aware of) based on your friendly request for feedback to me above.

I would suggest the MGoLeadershipTeam move immediately to the war room and prioritize improvements.  Sorry to say but it is that bad.  You are selling saline water to your addicts.  Seriously.  HTTV done?  Hope so.  You have a major problem to address.

06/11/2018 - 4:07pm Sorry Seth, but I don't…

Sorry Seth, but I don't think making a photo look all polaroid should be a front-and-center concern, there are considerably more important subjects to be engaging your users over right now. We are all addicts to your content and writing talents, but through the days I am finding it increasingly more irritating to come here, not more more comfortable as I would have expected. 

Just sayin'.  

06/11/2018 - 3:44pm I went all-in with Mac …

I went all-in with Mac (iPhone 8+ and MacBook Pro) about two years ago.  With the exception of build quality on the MacBook Pro I have been severely disappointed with the experience.  The software is less intuitive than I was expecting and my feelings shift between they take customer loyalty for granted at best to they are trying to rip me off at worst.  If I was into shorting stocks, AAPL would be on the list.

06/11/2018 - 1:12pm It feels like this project…

It feels like this project has a lengthy punch list.  Count me as one that finds the excessive white space and thin fonts now here and also on a number of other contemporary websites irritating.  Note web builders: this is not a design trend consumers like. 

06/03/2018 - 6:38pm Perhaps they are offering him

Perhaps they would offer him both positions?  The man can identify talent and being GM would allow him to keep prima donna's off the roster. 

Nevermind, this is a terrible thought and coaching in the NBA is an awful thankless job so let's all just forget about it.  The future is far too bright around here for this silly noise.

06/01/2018 - 5:33pm Indeed. 

Nuclear war with North Korea and Beilein to the Pistons feels distrubingly similar in both likelihood and outcome.

06/01/2018 - 5:24pm Contemporary Internet America

Contemporary Internet America has ruined great sarcasm like this.  Labelling it dimishes it.  Always.

05/30/2018 - 6:12pm That was very fun.  Very

That was very fun.  Very clever.  Loved it!  GO BLUE!!!!!

05/24/2018 - 11:29am Those damn spring penis

Those damn spring penis fleas!  Sadly they got at me a few years ago.

05/22/2018 - 8:07pm So lame.  Fuck you Delany for

So lame.  Fuck you Delany for creating this nonsense. 

I have never understood the cheering for 16-team "super conferences", 14 is already destruction.  

04/04/2018 - 12:28pm Pain.

Pain.

04/04/2018 - 10:44am To bring you along a little

To bring you along a little further: we cancelled the '20/'21 Va Tech series.  

04/03/2018 - 3:10pm Just looked at the roster for

Just looked at the roster for next year and it appears we have one more player than scholarships if Wagner stays.  Is this true?  Does this encourage a departure?  What would be another way to handle the situation?  

04/03/2018 - 3:06pm "Actually, what was striking

"Actually, what was striking was that they were well below their average in the first half (4-13, 30.8%), but we failed to capitalize."

I think that is the story of the game indeed.

04/03/2018 - 3:04pm I'm not suggesting we would

I'm not actually suggesting we would have won, I'm just saying in a slightly different fashion that we shot like crap.  Thought the 39% number was interesting, that's all.

04/03/2018 - 2:58pm I agree with you and thus

I agree with you and thus used "theoretical" but still think the stat is illustrative.  It shows how important shooting is (duh) and that an averageish performance would have had us in it rather than just enduring the second half the way we did.  

04/03/2018 - 2:00pm 9/23 3pt shooting (39%) would

9/23 3pt shooting (39%) would have given us 80 points and the theoretical win.  

04/02/2018 - 6:22pm Checking in from Denver. 

Checking in from Denver.  Headed out now to gather with like-minded folk.  Pestilence of D and drain the 3 boys.  DAhhhhhhh...LET'S GO BLUE!!!!!

04/01/2018 - 12:38am I would like a crowd-noise

I would like a crowd-noise only option.  This would be very popular and could save the networks some cash by cutting announcer salaries.  They have been horrid all tourney.