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07/22/2018 - 7:53pm A year ago at about this…

A year ago at about this time, how many people were predicting that Michigan's starting right tackle in the opening game against Florida would be this guy?

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07/22/2018 - 7:40pm FUN FACT:  On October 9,…

FUN FACT:  On October 9, 1976, two days after that other Michigan player was born, Rob Lytle ran for 180 yards on ten carries to lead the Wolverines to their seventh straight win over Michigan State in a 42-10 smashing of the Spartans at the Big House.  It was the most points Michigan had scored against Michigan State since 1947 and the Wolverines ran for a total of 442 yards on 62 carries.

Here's one of Rob Lytle's highlights from that game -- a 75-yard touchdown run to open the scoring for the Wolverines.

07/22/2018 - 4:32pm You are correct, sir!

At…

You are correct, sir!

At first, I considered using this photo, but (a) it's a road uniform and (b) the full number is blocked by his arm raised across his chest. I knew that the photo I used wasn't showing the actual game helmet he wore, but the photo I used allowed me to show the full number and also insert the word HOPE in my comment.

As someone who remembers watching those Bob Hope Christmas Specials with the AP All-American College Football teams as a teenager in the 1960s, I recall that players typically brought the shiniest helmets they could find for their introductions on the show.

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This photo might've been better.

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07/22/2018 - 4:02pm Happy to help.  Always…

Happy to help.  Always appreciate your countdown-photo reminders. Of course, those numbers (42 and 41) made it easy. 

One thing that made the mention of number 42 slightly difficult for me was reading about the tragic story of another number 42 for Michigan, Tony Boles.

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07/22/2018 - 3:50pm Thanks for the reminder. 

Thanks for the reminder. 

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07/22/2018 - 3:47pm This might work for you.



 

This might work for you.

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07/22/2018 - 9:33am The Chris Balas article on…

The Chris Balas article on Rivals about Grant Newsome's status is behind a paywall.  That might explain why that news has been hidden from those of us who still check MGoBlog 3.0 for information about the 2018 Michigan Wolverines football team. It's good to be reminded that umbig11 has far more inside information about the team than most of us do.

Because of the "Glitch Switch" to MGoBlog 3.0, I don't always check this site as frequently as I did in years past, but when I do, I check the MGoBlog 3.0 mainly to learn whether umbig11 has anything new to report AND whether any fixes have been made.  Stay Hangry, my friends, and Go Blue!

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07/22/2018 - 9:06am For today’s videos, here are…

For today’s videos, here are some Michigan football highlights in memory of and to honor the late Rob Lytle, courtesy of Dr. Sap and Wolverine Historian. LINK 1, LINK 2, LINK3

Added to MGoBlog 3.0 at the request of JWG Wolverine who’s away from his computer today.

 

07/21/2018 - 10:46am You might say that it's just…

You might say that it's just

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weeks from today!

07/21/2018 - 8:33am For today's video, if you’ve…

For today's video, if you’ve got 21 minutes to spare, here’s the first part of "PERSEVERANCE: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor"

Added to MGoBlog 3.0 at the request of JWG Wolverine who’s away from his computer today.

As an added reminder, let's remember that Ben Gedeon also knows the number of days until the Wolverines emerge from South Bend as Victors Valiant in the 2018 season opener.

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07/20/2018 - 7:58am For those of you who weren't…

For those of you who weren't alive or who were too young on July 20, 1969 to know what was happening on that day, here's to the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing!  "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind!"

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07/20/2018 - 7:53am Happy National Lollipop Day

Happy National Lollipop Day

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Looks like a good day to start finding ways to lick the problems of MGoBlog 3.0.

07/16/2018 - 8:01am "Go-live deployment" in the…

"Go-live deployment" in the case of MGoBlog 3.0 seems more like DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

07/15/2018 - 11:04am In the "good old days"…

In the "good old days" before MGoBlog 3.0, you would've been able to edit your comment, but that's in the PAST when MGoBloggers easily could both (a) copy and PASTE and (b) EDIT our comments.

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07/13/2018 - 5:50pm Suggestion for Those Who…

Suggestion for Those Who Collect, Trade and Monetize MGoBlog Points

Now that MGoBlog points are registering again, if you've not been upvoting comments before this morning, but you've been investing in the lucrative MGoBlog points collecting, trading and monetizing business, then now's your opportunity to go back to previous threads and upvote comments that you might've missed.  Apparently, those new upvotes will add points to the poster's account.

MGoCali, in your honor, and just because you've remembered the words of Kenny Bania, I'll be doing that for you.

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07/13/2018 - 5:31pm Was THAT the Friday the 13th…

Was THAT the Friday the 13th Surprise? Or is it just because it's National French Fry Day?

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07/13/2018 - 9:02am Somebody said that "The Dog…

Somebody said that "The Dog Days Are Over"  But you're still entitled to a banging!

07/13/2018 - 8:58am Happy National French Fry…

Happy National French Fry Day!

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07/12/2018 - 2:14pm Sing Sing Sign

Sing Sing Sign

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07/10/2018 - 4:19pm In the days when MGoBlog…

In the days when MGoBlog allowed embedded videos, by now we might've heard from Gary Numan about "the death of Cars"

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07/10/2018 - 1:58pm Due to late-season collapses…

Due to late-season collapses of the softball team (only 37.5 points for a 33rd place finish in the NCAA tournament) and baseball team (no points for missing the NCAA tournament), Michigan finished 16 points behind USC, the 4th place finisher in the Directors Cup standings and 12.25 points behind Texas, the 5th place finisher. 

Thanks to Michigan women’s rowing (69 points for a 7th place finish), men’s and women’s tennis (64 points for the men’s 9th place finish and 50 points for the women’s 17th place finish), women’s water polo (60 points for a 5th place finish) and men’s track and field (52.5 points for a 20th place finish), Michigan’s spring season wasn’t a total downer because those points might’ve made the difference between finishing either ahead of or behind Ohio State for the full year.

07/07/2018 - 7:55pm Anyone have a clue as to who…

Anyone have a clue as to who might've predicted an England-Belgium final in Moscow?

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07/04/2018 - 9:08am Hope his brothers are okay…

Hope his brothers are okay. LINK for those who've got no idea what you're talking about. Well played!

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07/02/2018 - 12:25am What's the Over/Under on the…

What's the Over/Under on the number of days before Seth updates his comments about the priority for the MGoBlog 3.0 "bug" fixes?  His last update was posted at 10:42 AM on June 19.

07/01/2018 - 10:16pm That's Electric!

That's Electric!

07/01/2018 - 12:53am Leonardo da…

Leonardo da Vinci
Aristotle
Thomas Edison
Johannes Gutenberg

HONORABLE MENTION (In No Special Order):  Confucius, SocratesHippocrates of Kos, PlatoSir Isaac NewtonAlbert Einstein, HammurabiNicolaus CopernicusMarco PoloAlexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great), King SolomonGenghis KhanQueen Elizabeth I of England, Benjamin Franklin,  Galileo GalileiCharles DarwinStephen Langton, Archbishop of CanterburyMartin Luther King, Jr., Horace Mann, Rosa ParksFlorence NightingaleLydia BeckerSusan B. AnthonyElizabeth Cady StantonHarriet Tubman, Marie CurieNikola TeslaHenry FordWilliam ShakespeareSamuel F. B. MorseAlexander Graham BellGuglielmo MarconiCharles BabbageSteve JobsVladimir Kosma ZworykinPhilo Taylor FarnsworthGregor MendelFrancis Crick and James D. Watson, Louis PasteurGeoffrey Chaucer, Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Mercury Seven Astronauts, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano, Jonas Salk, Alfred HitchcockStephen FosterIrving BerlinWoody GuthriePete Seeger, Chuck BerryElvis PresleyBob DylanJohn Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jim Henson, Michael JacksonCharles Dickens, Aesop, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Amelia Earhart, Thurgood Marshall, John Marshall, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Earl Warren, Prince Rogers Nelson, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Jim Thorpe, Jackie Robinson and many more.

06/29/2018 - 5:25pm Wolverine Devotee might be…

Wolverine Devotee might be 55 in Michigan-Fan Years.

06/29/2018 - 5:15pm Hoping that everyone in your…

Hoping that everyone in your family is well on the way to complete recovery from their injuries and that they'll be able to enjoy those tickets this year.

06/29/2018 - 5:07pm You might be right, but I'm…

You might be right, but I'm working from a PC desktop, using Chrome. The saved image file was too large at 7.2 MB for it to be uploaded into the IMCE File Manager.

I'm way too old (born during the Truman administration) to be tech savvy.  I had no idea how to shrink the size of the gif. Like every other "bug" in the Glitch Switch that's MGoBlog 3.0, there are no instructions available that indicate how to insert a gif from a large file.

Of course, using Google, I've discovered the miracle of resizing gifs by using the GIF optimizer available at GIFGIFs.com.  Now, if only the moderators or whoever's monitoring comments on this site had advised us old folks of a way to resize gifs so that they could be inserted in a comment.

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06/29/2018 - 8:46am Still pining for the…

Still pining for the Posbangs, but it's like pining for the fjords.

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Here's where I would insert the old Posbang gif of Denard Robinson and Roy Roundtree celebrating at a Michigan basketball game, if only MGoBlog 3.0 enabled me to do that.  All that's available now is the photo image.

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Enjoy the final two days of June, MGoBloggers!

06/27/2018 - 6:29pm France in 2002, Spain in…

France in 2002, Spain in 2014 and now Germany in 2018 -- as others have said, this might be the curse of the defending World Cup champions.

06/27/2018 - 6:22pm MGoBlog Glitch Switch – Has…

MGoBlog Glitch Switch – Has This Site Become MGoBlah?

Using Chrome from a PC desktop.

No Bug-Extermination Priority Lists posted since June 19.
Suddenly, the poster’s name and points total box has disappeared.
Suddenly, no way to start threads.
Suddenly, no way to log in without replying to a post.
Suddenly, no way to log out.
Suddenly, no way to know whether points totals have been updated since I last posted over a week ago.
Still no way to link to your account without posting a comment.
Still can’t paste text in the comments box without hitting CTRL + V.
Still no way to edit posts after posts have been saved.
Still having line breaks inserted while typing in the comments box and hitting the enter key, even though no line break is intended.
Still no way to edit account information.
Still no clue as to how to embed videos.
Still difficult, though not impossible, to insert images in posts.
Still no underlining button in comments box.
Still no highlighting feature for new posts.
Still way too much white space.
Still no reference to the numbers for both up votes and down votes for individual posts.
Still no way of knowing whether you’ve previously voted on a post.
Still way no to vote on the original post.
The “thread jumps” still don’t take you where you where you want to go in a thread.

Unfortunately, navigating through MGoBlog 3.0 is like being stuck in a leaky boat, lost at sea without a functioning GPS system.

I get it.  The site is free to users and a successful upgrade might cost far too much money for the moderators to underwrite from their own funds.  There’s still some interesting content being added and made available from the oversized images at the top of the page, and posters’ comments usually are good. Be grateful for the small things, right?

Still hoping that MGoBlog 4.0 will be a success.

06/19/2018 - 6:05pm "Those dreads out of the…

"Those dreads out of the back of the helmet" seemed to work okay for some guy named Denard Robinson from his very first play in The Big House and for Devin Bush, Jr. last year.

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06/19/2018 - 2:31pm I can't view your Diary post…

I can't view your Diary post. Maybe that's an example of another "bug" in MGoBlog 3.0 that needs to be exterminated. 

06/19/2018 - 11:56am How did you like it when Obi…

How did you like it when Obi-Wan Kenobi took down a Japanese train?

06/19/2018 - 11:35am Today I feel like Mike…

Today I feel like Mike LaFontaine, owner and founder of High Class Management, asking “Hey, wha’ happened?”

I don’t check this site as often as I did before what feels like the Glitch Switch.  The main reason why I’ve been checking the site recently is to see whether any of the bugs have been exterminated.

Neither the All Ancient-History Team (1879-1968) nor watching the basketball team’s NCAA Tournament Final Four semi-final game against Loyola-Chicago one frame at a time are of special interest to me now.  Yet those are two of three stories that are highlighted at the top of the page. The third, Brian’s recruiting story about Myles “Spider” Sims, is dated June 12 at 4:54 in the afternoon.

Since June 14, I’d been waiting for an updated moderator “sticky” post that lists the priority for fixing problems, reasons for the problems, and anticipated time for the problems to be fixed. Thanks to Seth, it came this morning at 10:42.

It might be nice to get a daily update on priorities being given to fixing the following problems:

Ability to edit posts.  Identifying new comments in a thread.  Ability to embed videos.  Easier way to insert images and gifs.  Removing the large photos at the top of the home page that highlight stale stories.  Reducing the excessive white space.  Getting a working search function.  Ability to easily return to a post in a thread without having to scroll through the entire thread, or what Seth calls “erratic thread jumps”.  Ability to edit your account information. Ability to easily see another poster’s profile.  Functioning points totals.  Determining totals for upvotes and downvotes of posts, instead of seeing only the net voting results.  Voting for original posts in a thread.  Having a list of all users’ point totals. Adding lists of links to (a) Michigan-related websites and (b) website for other schools in the Big Ten.  Adding an underlining button in the comments box.  Improving the spell-check feature in the comments box. Putting the comments box at the end of a thread, instead of at the beginning

Sadly for me, despite my hope that the change to MGoBlog 3.0 would be an improvement over MGoBlog 2.0, MGoBlog 3.0  has become the change I can’t believe in.  It used to be the first Michigan-related website I’d check. Now, it’s almost the last.  I hope that MGoBlog 4.0 will be a change that will make MGoBlog great again.

06/17/2018 - 12:02am USUAL Suspects . . . …

USUAL Suspects . . . #BringBackEditingForPosts

06/16/2018 - 11:54pm WARNING - DON'T CLICK ON THE…

WARNING - DON'T CLICK ON THE LINKS IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD ABOUT "THE USUSAL SUSPECTS"

A verbal commitment from Te’Cory Couch seems like a verbal commitment from Roger “Verbal” Kint, a.k.a. Keyser Söze.

The greatest trick Te’Cory Couch ever pulled was convincing college football coaches at Tennessee and Michigan that he’d be playing for them in 2019.  

06/16/2018 - 10:30am Apathy is an apt description…

Apathy is an apt description for how I now feel about MGoBlog.

Lately, I’ve been visiting MGoBlog significantly less often than I’d been during the days of MGoBlog 2.0.

I've been visiting here mainly to see whether bugs have been eliminated.  While I wait for those problems to be solved, I’ve discovered other Michigan-related websites that offer as much, if not more, information about Michigan Wolverines sports than I’m getting now from MGoBlog. 

My main “bug” now is that the site’s moderators have yet to post a “sticky” on the board that’s labeled “Priority for Fixes” or something like that, so that posters (especially some of those long-time posters who might’ve been driven away from posting comments or viewing the site due to the disastrous launch of MGoBlog 3.0), could determine (a) what the moderators and website designers consider to be the most important problems to be solved, and (b) how long they expect it will take before the problems are remedied.

SUGGESTIONS

Make a “sticky” post that would be something like a punch list that a homeowner would give to a builder when there’s more work to be done on a project.

Make another “sticky” post that would be something like a “how-to” list of ways to do things that seemed so easy on MGoBlog 2.0, but that are either harder or impossible to do on MGoBlog 3.0.

Make a “sticky” post that includes links to other Michigan-related websites.  I’ve made a post that could get you started on it.

06/16/2018 - 6:00am Hope that this helps:

Hope that this helps:

06/15/2018 - 8:17pm That blue carpet really ties…

That blue carpet really ties the Big House field together. Right, Dudes? 

06/15/2018 - 12:20am You might want to add…

You might want to add Wolverine Historian and Wolverines Wire to those links.

06/14/2018 - 11:53pm Because I also was among…

Because I also was among those who visited MGoBlog first before checking other Michigan-related websites, I bookmarked some of those other websites.  Hope that this helps:

I’d imagine that Wolverine Devotee might have a far more comprehensive list of links.

06/14/2018 - 10:49pm The gif won't load in the…

The gif won't load in the new Imce File Manager system for inserting gifs and images in MGoBlog 3.0 posts. Maybe the link to Freddy Canteen's footwork will work.

06/13/2018 - 9:23am Only The Shadow Knows your…

Only The Shadow Knows your points total.

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06/13/2018 - 1:26am Inserting Images In Posts

Inserting Images In Posts

That Imce File Manager system involves many more steps to insert an image than what was relatively simple in MGoBlog 2.0.  Through trial and error, I had to learn that I (a) first had to save an image to my computer, then (b) click on the Images icon in the Imce File Manager box, then (c) click on the Upload button, then (d) click on "Add File", then (e) find the image in the Photos file in my computer, then (f) click on that image, and then finally (g) click on "Select" in order for the image to appear in the body of the post.   And I still have no idea what it would take to resize the image OR how to embed a video -- two things that were relatively easy for me in MGoBlog 2.0.

06/13/2018 - 12:36am Alan Branch Sacks Anthony…

Alan Branch Sacks Anthony Morelli -- October 14, 2006

06/13/2018 - 12:14am Feeling sorry for Tigers…

Feeling sorry for Tigers fans among MGoBloggers.  Just checking his stats, makes me realize that Miguel Cabrera has been one of Major League Baseball's greatest players of this millenium. A certain Hall of Famer.

06/13/2018 - 12:02am LINK to the ESPN Story

LINK to the ESPN Story

06/12/2018 - 11:59pm Another MGoBlog 3.0 Lesson…

Another MGoBlog 3.0 Lesson Learned -- Don't Delete Photos from Imce File Manager

I've been inserting photos in posts by clicking on the Imce File Manager icon above and adding images that have been downloaded to my computer.  In the Imce File Manager Message Box that pops up when you click on the icon, each image that's added from the photos file on my computer gets listed in the menu to be selected and then added to appear in the post.

Because I'd added many photos to my posts after discovering how to do it, tonight I started to delete all of those photos from the Imce File Manager list.  Little did I know that by selecting each photo and clicking on Delete, all of those photos would be deleted from posts that I'd made.

In their place, you'll see small red x's.

Lesson Learned - Don't Delete Photos from the Imce File Manager List