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06/17/2017 - 4:32pm Keep politics out of sports

The notion ignores the fact that the NCAA and the professional sports leagues are cartels with federal anti-trust exemptions, not to mention their history of, uh, strong stances on racial and gender politics. Like it or not, politics are all wrapped up in this thing.

06/17/2017 - 4:19pm Please see the MGoBoard FAQ

In particular, read the "UNWELCOME, KTHX" section. I don't think Bolivia is particularly nice this time of year.

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoboard-faq

12/07/2016 - 6:59pm Hypothetical evidence for

Hypothetical evidence for that claim runs into several levels of selection bias.

12/07/2016 - 6:48pm > I'm wondering if there is

> I'm wondering if there is any reliable data to back up these regional generalizations

No.

> are they just canards.

Yes.

09/28/2016 - 1:47pm With Dave Brandon, all things

With Dave Brandon, all things (save success) are possible. You'll recall that he famously replied to frustrated alumni with snarky emails. The man is not right.

06/24/2016 - 4:56pm Huh. I've always thought that

Huh. I've always thought that was Sean Bean.

11/28/2015 - 3:23pm That's true. Nobody suggested

That's true. Nobody suggested it, but that's true.

11/27/2015 - 6:34pm Seattle support

This would be a welcome change for those of us on the West Coast. Watching The Game at 9 am just feels wrong.

12/24/2014 - 12:14pm ITT: people with a tinge of

ITT: people with a tinge of the Sparty Complex

The only logical/sane/reasonable answer to this question is "Yes." Of course, as Brian noted before when this topic came up, even if Braxton wanted to come to Michigan, there is no chance that OSU would release him to transfer there.

12/24/2014 - 12:09pm While true, Boren was not a

While true, Boren was not a great Michigan anything, so he had no legacy to tarnish.

09/06/2014 - 12:59pm Awesome. Which neighborhood

Awesome. Which neighborhood are you in? Derp, Issaquah.

06/29/2014 - 3:39am Just sayin': Jamal Crawford

Just sayin': Jamal Crawford was drafted eighth in 2000.

08/09/2013 - 1:07pm +1 (Sympathetic)

+1 (Sympathetic)

08/09/2013 - 1:06pm Another August job-changer

I'm in a similar boat: yesterday was my last day. Now I've got a week (and change) off before starting my new gig a week from Monday. It's only 10 am out here, and I have to go look at apartments, so coffee is the drink of choice. Later it will be a growler from TBD (whichever brewery catches my attention as I'm running errands today).

08/05/2013 - 11:45am Opera is fucking awesome.

Opera is fucking awesome. Current builds of Next are based on the Blink rendering engine in advance of the complete switch-over.

Also, to play up the hipster part: Opera was touting open web standards before they were even standards.

08/04/2013 - 3:18pm I miss calling him Kork

I miss calling him Kork Coupons.

08/04/2013 - 3:17pm You're correct

I noted it and considered using it, but ultimately decided to go in a different direction.

08/04/2013 - 12:09pm Not a browser issue

Those are intermittent server issues, likely caused by an error on the hosting provider's end (e.g., mixed up DNS resolution). If you get the Nginx page once and continue getting it, it's because you're using a browser with aggressive caching enabled (especially Chrome, which can be a web developer's nightmare, but also Firefox, Opera, and maybe IE10), so do a hard refresh (F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R) to instruct the browser to skip the cached version.

08/03/2013 - 5:14pm Please

Just stop it. The only one being embarrassed is yourself. Did having Landon Donovan play his prime years in MLS really damage the reputation of US Soccer? Even if it did, did that have any kind of tangible impact? No matter how you slice it, that's an absurd take on this news. The USMNT's best player and one of its best strikers will now play together constantly, and there is no logical argument that that is anything resembling a disaster.

08/03/2013 - 5:10pm Man, I was so excited to see that

I just accepted a new job in Seattle yesterday, so I really look forward to buying Sounders season tickets and getting to watch Clint play all the time. This will also hopefully do wonders for getting Eddie Johnson and him into sync for the World Cup. They could become a really dangerous combination going forward.

07/31/2013 - 10:57am Oy, I've been reading A Song

Oy, I've been reading A Song of Ice and Fire too much: I read that as "the Hand" and wondered which plot-line you were referring to.

07/31/2013 - 10:54am That's pretty basic

That's pretty basic functionality, actually. You should hop on IRC, which has been around forever, and really be amazed.

07/31/2013 - 10:42am Nope. Definitely Wiggins.

Nope. Definitely Wiggins.

07/30/2013 - 10:10pm This is exactly the point

This is exactly the point that nobody seems to grasp, and it's kind of surprising to see it from readers of this efficiency-obsessed blog. All points are not equal. Brandon Jennings is a good player and an effective scorer if you ignore all statistics that reflect efficiency. Was Brandon Knight going to be a star? No. Will this move make the Pistons a contender? No. I'd stick with the worse roster and wait a year before committing even that much more cash over the next few years.

07/30/2013 - 10:00pm Shrewd, but, man, do I feel

Shrewd, but, man, do I feel bad for Rondo going into this season.

07/29/2013 - 11:15am ... and they're all fucking

... and they're all fucking awesome.

07/26/2013 - 5:01pm I read it.

I looked at it. I enjoyed it. I didn't use caps-lock or sentence fragments. This is a good board topic, and that's the point: the OP will hopefully better understand what is on-topic as football (no OT allowed) season approaches.

07/25/2013 - 5:02pm This is correct. Michigan

This is correct. Michigan players are always Michigan players and therefore always on-topic.

07/25/2013 - 3:17pm Dude

That's not even remotely OT. In fact, it's explicitly on-topic.

07/23/2013 - 10:53am Speaking as a web developer

Speaking as a web developer (so my opinion comes certified), the Big Ten's site is horrible. I hope they don't actually pay CBS for it.

On the tickets, I might give it a go, but StubHub seems a better bet. Indy isn't a long trip from anywhere in the Midwest, but I doubt that that many people will have the appetite to make the trip one week after the end of the regular season and less than a month before the bowl game.

07/16/2013 - 11:28am Good catch

That would explain the huge number of people who have been members for five years and two weeks.

07/16/2013 - 11:26am Five years and two weeks

It's kind of bittersweet now, but the period that sticks out for me is the fever pitch surrounding the RichRod hire: weeks of hopelessness as it became clear that Bill Martin didn't have any plan in place (except offering the job to Greg Schiano twice!), followed by the emergence of an impossibly awesome candidate. Suddently, after experiencing Mike DeBord (run left) and the Horror and all-second-half prevent defense, Michigan was going modern and experimental. We were hip. We were contenders for the top dual-threat quarterback ("everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever"). We were joining the 21st century, and it was exciting. Those days of speculation and flight-trackers and unbridled enthusiasm were a thrilling time for Michigan fans tired of the old guard and envious of fans with wizard coaches. For once, we were getting a new shiny thing.

07/16/2013 - 11:09am eeee i'm a little girl for

eeee i'm a little girl for mike barwis*

07/16/2013 - 2:32am We might have something here

We might have something here come football season. I'm on the northeastern fringe of Queen Anne, near Fremont (Queenmont, for short).

07/16/2013 - 2:30am Yup, I know about Buckley's.

Yup, I know about Buckley's. More than going to a Michigan place, though, it would be cool to actually meet-up with fellow MGoBloggers for games and whatnot. Personally, I get more out of discussing the game than being surrounded by raucous drunks.

07/15/2013 - 10:43pm I think having local MGoBlog

I think having local MGoBlog meet-ups is a really good idea. Seattleites, assemble!

07/12/2013 - 4:29pm That damn dumb lamb!

That damn dumb lamb!

07/11/2013 - 3:07pm Indeed! I completely agree

Indeed! I completely agree with your strategy. Plus, relative to the number of spots to fill, there is a lot more scarcity on the lines than at the skill positions, so it makes a lot more sense to focus on them. Rothstein even notes the staggering number of quality quarterbacks, and the same applies to running backs, wide receivers, etc., so I'm surprised nobody really took advantage of that route. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, though: linemen aren't the sexy picks.

07/11/2013 - 11:11am Peyton Siva is an extremely

Peyton Siva is an extremely limited defensive specialist with a marginal chance of playing in the NBA on whom the Pistons took a flyer in the second round. He is not a point guard. Comparing the Siva pick with the hypothetical Burke pick is pretty silly.

07/10/2013 - 12:56pm Or Chris Perry. He was the

Or Chris Perry. He was the ultimate give-him-the-ball-fifty-times-and-watch-him-crush-your-opponent-into-dust guy.

07/10/2013 - 11:27am There should really be a

There should really be a "this one goes to 11" button.

07/10/2013 - 11:08am I don't see what I'm supposed

I don't see what I'm supposed to explain. See my comment above: I don't think Stafford is a great quarterback, whereas Rodgers is. In that same vein, you can't expect Stafford to single-handedly carry the Lions when he only has one (admittedly all-time-great caliber) tool. He is not, was not, and will never be that sort of quarterback.

07/09/2013 - 6:37pm Sure, but let's give him an

Sure, but let's give him an offensive line, running back, and defensive secondary before blaming him for that.

07/09/2013 - 6:35pm Would you really put Stafford

Would you really put Stafford in the same class of quarterback as Brady, Brees, and Rodgers? If not, he is indeed second-tier. He has oodles of talent as a passer, but he is merely a good (not great) quarterback.

07/09/2013 - 6:34pm Scott Mitchell

We will always have 1995.

07/08/2013 - 8:37pm To clarify: the knock on him

To clarify: the knock on him was that he was one of the best post-players in the NBA and did not post up enough. He has the skills, technique, and basketball mind to offer a lot to Monroe and Drummond as they develop their offensive games.

07/01/2013 - 11:27am Looking at the individual

Looking at the individual ranker's thoughts reveals a lot of silliness, e.g., CBS Sports having five SEC schools in the top-10 and Phil Steele putting six in the top-18 (with Florida State at 3, USC at 6, and Michigan at 24  behind TCU, Fresno State, and MSU). Aggregate or no, these rankings are to be taken with a sizeable grain of salt.

06/27/2013 - 10:27pm You know, now that I go back

You know, now that I go back and look through the players that were available, I have to agree with you. That means that I should revise my above statement to say that my problem is the combination of not picking Burke and not making the best pick. Could Caldwell-Pope turn into a really good player on the Pistons? It's possible. Do I think it's likely? Not at all. I don't trust players from bad teams in bad conferences, especially at the eighth pick in the draft. While I can't blame his team's poor performance on him, that makes me wary. Burke, on the other hand, is much more of a known quantity at a position of absolute need for the Pistons who made his team much, much better. The pick is reminiscent to me of many high picks in the Dumars era.

06/27/2013 - 9:58pm The Seattle Superson ...

The Seattle Superson ... wait, fuck.

06/27/2013 - 9:42pm For me, more than not picking

For me, more than not picking Burke, it's that they threw away the pick. Just as I'm boycotting the Lions until the Ford family sells the team, tonight might be the start of my Pistons boycott until Dumars is gone.