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09/01/2018 - 10:45pm Maryland is gonna kill us.

Maryland is gonna kill us.

Too soon?

07/18/2018 - 1:33pm I just signed in for the…

I just signed in for the first time in weeks to comment on this.  Its my first time even coming to the site in at least a week.  I don't use it anymore after the update.  For a primarily mobile based user, it's no longer convenient to get to, or enjoyable to navigate.  With all due respect to Brian and Co., I'm completely on board for progress and refreshing the site, but this one fell very flat and alienated the very heavy mobile contigent here.

I'm coming up on my 10 year anniversary of signing up on MGoBlog in a couple months here, and I've never used the site less than I have now.  I hope that gives the powers that be some perspective.

06/13/2018 - 12:17pm I'll upvote him for you.  I…

I'll upvote him for you.  I used to love my Blackberry Curve.  My kids use it now as their pretend phone.  Even though the Curve was a sleek, more fragile device compared to other Blackberries of it's time, I really miss smartphones that could take a beating and keep going.

06/13/2018 - 10:50am I wouldn't say redundant, at…

I wouldn't say redundant, at least to the audience.  A mobile app still has many more benefits when it comes to ease of use/access than a mobile "optimized" site.  A mobile optimized site is a must in this day and age, not a perk.  Releasing an app to go with the site is redundant only to those who running the site who don't want to invest resources and money into the development of an app.

I personally think going away from an app has adveresly impacted the experience of MGoBlog for me, and I imagine some others feel the same.  There's a reason a lot of sites with similar traffic and impact as MGoBlog have not just a better mobile version of their site, but an app to go with it.

I've said it before, but I hope Brian and Co. seriously reconsider their stance here.

06/09/2018 - 7:30pm I saw everyone running their…

I saw everyone running their own race today, a strategy that focused on their own horses' strengths and weaknesses rather than that of the other horses they were going up against.  Noble Indy for example has the speed as a horse that likes to get out in front early.  That didn't happen and it seemed like he was held back a little bit to see if he could have enough left to make a push down the stretch, which obviously didn't happen. 

If he did, Indy could pressure Justify enough to throw him off a bit and possibly open the door up for Hofburgs strong closing style.  That's just the stuff I expected to see at least attempted, and was dissapointed I didn't.  When you have a dominant horse in the field, you can't just run your own race and expect to win.

06/09/2018 - 7:17pm As a bettor who loves the…

As a bettor who loves the excitement of getting behind underdogs, and a fan in general who loves parity in horseracing, I'm in a sour mood after the conclusion of this year's American classics and how its been the past few years.

You can at least humor me with a conversation rather than a writing a pointless comment where a simple downvote would've sufficed.

06/09/2018 - 7:00pm I used to be a horse racing…

I used to be a horse racing fan.  It just hasn't been fun anymore.  I'm sick if seeing Baffert's face and I'm sick of races where no jockey really has their horse challenge the favorite. Yes, he's the superior horse, but there's a strategy component to horse racing to stop the favorite from running it the way they want to, and that just isn't happening in the american classics lately anymore (especially in the derby).

It's weird to say, but I couldn't care less that we just had a triple crown winner.

06/08/2018 - 1:26pm Some of the comments here…

Some of the comments here are quite eye opening, showing how little so many understand about depression, suicide and empathy.  I'm quite embarrassed for some of you.

It just goes to show how much work still needs to be  done to remove from the stigma surrounding mental health so that we all can play an active role in being better people who can better help each other in their dark times (that they may be hiding from the world).

06/08/2018 - 8:57am "As you move through this…

"As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life -- and travel -- leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks -- on your body or on your heart -- are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt."

- Anthony Bourdain

RIP

1-800-273-8255

06/06/2018 - 10:51pm I financially/logistically…

I financially/logistically get the whole taking advantage of a mobile optimized site as a reason to not deal with the develop costs and headaches of a mobile app.  Even moreso, I get thar historically, mgoblog has had some issues and reluctance when it comes to throwinf resources at mobile developerd.  But at the same time, I enjoy the app experience.

These days, seldom am I on a computer outside of work.  I do almost everything on my cell phone, and as petty as it is, I don't like going to my browser to pull up a website I frequent (even when mobile optimized) when in most cases, that website as an app.  The app is easier to get to, and even further optimized for a mobile experience.

I hope at some point Brian and Co reconsiders.

06/05/2018 - 7:47pm Log out and try to get back…

Log out and try to get back in again.  My password isn't sticking...

06/05/2018 - 7:46pm Um...I can only log in if I…

Um...I can only log in if I use the password reset option.

I'm on a Galaxy Note 8, using the Chrome browser.  When I first tried to login with the same info I've had for the past 8 years, I got an error saying there have been too many login attempts from my IP address.  I reset my password to get with the 1 time code, and changed my password to something else.  A couple minutes later, I logged out and tried to get back in and I got the same error.

If I'm only gonna be able to get in through the one time link, I might have to sit this site out for a bit until the quirks get worked out.  Anyone else having this issue?

06/01/2018 - 10:20am What Barnes Arico? Coaching women's basketball at

What Barnes Arico? Coaching women's basketball at U of M is not an easy gig, and in the Big Ten era for WBB, no head coach has gotten us to a postseason tourney as many times as Kim has...and she's done it every year she's been here so far to boot.

Given the success she's had with the level difficulty that comes with here, I think she deserves a spot on that list.

05/24/2018 - 9:27am Driving down to Youngstown with the wife kids

Driving down to Youngstown with the wife kids later today to hang out with the in-laws. Not a fan of the state or that city at all, but family time is family time.

Also gonna spend tomorrow in Pittsburgh and take the kids to the Carnegie Natural History museum...and will try to sneak in a meal at Primanti Bros if they let me. I never really liked Pittsburgh before, but over the past year or so, I have a new appreciation for really how cool of a city it's becoming.

Happy memorial day weekend, everyone!

05/23/2018 - 8:27pm Favorite: "Snickers satisfies." There's been many

Favorite: "Snickers satisfies." There's been many separate campaigns they've had under this slogan, notably the diva ones as of the last few years, but I think the peak was the Halloween one with the grocery store "lady."

Least favorite: Arby's "Good mood food." I hated it so much that I literally boycotted Arby's until they finally got rid of it. Worst campaign ever and I hope the marketing campaign that created it never got hired anywhere again.

05/22/2018 - 6:36pm How do you figure that? Just looking at stats,

How do you figure that? Just looking at stats, there's not a ton of difference between recently former U of M players and MSU players in the NBA in terms of individual productivity...

Besides, the comment you are replying to wasn't making a U of M vs MSU statement, he was speaking solely about MSU and a guy who's going to Depaul.

05/19/2018 - 9:54pm If that race today was 1/16th of a mile longer,

If that race today was 1/16th of a mile longer, Justify loses. In the Belmont, if there is a horse that goes at him early like Good Magic did today, a fast closer is going to outsprint him down the wire and prevent the triple crown.

05/17/2018 - 8:26pm This gives me the heebie-jeebies

Former RiverRat here. Really didn't see this one coming when the news came out he was arrested. We all really liked the guy, he was awesome and friendly. All of us baseball players at Huron were jealous that Pioneer had him as their coach and my wife liked him when he was her biology teacher.

Really goes to show how these predators can hide in plain sight...and often uncomfortably close with those most like his potential victims. The sentence seems much too short as the shame is often not enough to stop a predator like this from trying again when he gets out.

05/17/2018 - 6:50pm We've reminisced before on here, but...we strive

We've reminisced before on here, but...we strive to soar in '04! Yay 1.9 cumulative GPA!

05/17/2018 - 9:43am South Bend

My sister played basketball at ND, so I've been to Notre Dame Stadium the second most of anywhere else. The history is great there and the fans are surprisingly extremely friendly.

Honorable mention to Sun Devil stadium in Tempe.

05/16/2018 - 9:31pm I liked the

I liked the Halo.

05/10/2018 - 12:02pm Junior year of high school football, we played

Junior year of high school football, we played Grand Blanc and they had a DT with those exact stats (6'7", 370lb). I played LG and he was lined up against me all game. I pretty much just cut blocked him on every play and by the 3rd quarter he was whining and at the verge of tears. It was to the point he was hesitating on each snap so I was able to start just giving a shiver and slipping to the second level.

When they are oversized like that, it makes it fun and easier for me. I'll just chop down that slow, vertical tree everytime and take 'em right out of the game. There's a balance needed for size in football, and sometimes there is such a thing as too big. I venture that he'll struggle mightily once he starts facing well coached and experienced competition whether they put him on OL or DL.

05/08/2018 - 7:03pm To be fair, the bottom actually hovers right at

To be fair, the bottom actually hovers right at the top of the cooler. It's the poop that goes inside of it.

05/07/2018 - 2:11pm Those situations, yes. But mostly when the roomie

Those situations, yes. But mostly when the roomie was too inebriated to climb up the bunk, if I just needed to spread out for some reason, or if we had visitors like your mom spend the night in our dorm room.

05/07/2018 - 10:16am I'm 6'2" and in college was like 250lb and managed

I'm 6'2" and in college was like 250lb and managed to survive the twin bed in tge dorms just fine. To be honest, the comfort/size of my bed was the least of my worries that year.

While I seldom used it, my roommate and I bunked our beds and brought in a futon that converted to a fullsize bed when needed, so that may be an option.

05/05/2018 - 7:10pm I've been a huge fan of the American classics

I've been a huge fan of the American classics races, but 6 years in a row of the favorite in the Derby has frankly made it boring and overwhelming. From the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, to the most predictable 2 minutes in sports.

05/05/2018 - 6:39pm Betting ATB on My Boy Jack, Bolt D'Oro, and

Betting ATB on My Boy Jack, Bolt D'Oro, and Enticed, doing some boxed exotics with those 3 plus Vino Rosso.

05/01/2018 - 5:20pm You could at least provide the notable rankings in

You could at least provide the notable rankings in your OP...

05/01/2018 - 5:18pm It's gotta be the 'berg. I've won way too many

It's gotta be the 'berg. I've won way too many darts game down to count, and have only been an accomplice to just one broken boot.

04/29/2018 - 7:05pm I went to Directv Now like 6 months ago and

I went to Directv Now like 6 months ago and haven't looked back. It has BTN, all the relevant ESPN channels, the 4 major local network channels (Detroit at least, other cities may not yet). And most importantly, it has all the Disney Channels and the Nickelodean channels to appease my kids, which jmis the #1 priority.

I don't think any other streaming tv service includes all local channels, Disney channels and Viacom channels like Directv Now. Downside is no DVR...yet.

04/27/2018 - 7:48pm 1. water. i've been up since 5 something and am

1. water. i've been up since 5 something and am not in the mood for anything else.

2. Costco. I try not to support Walmart/Sams Club due to how they treat their employees, and Costco treats their employees very well. That's enough for me to make my decision.

Edit: I will say it was a bummer when Costco scrapped Amex for Visa. Now our corporate cards at work (all Amex) don't work there so we have go to Sam's Club for any non-catered events. It's created a bit of rift between the passionate pro-Costco and the mostly indifferent pro-Sams folks at work.

04/22/2018 - 12:10am There was a show on for a little bit about

There was a show on for a little bit about this...essentially an unclaimed luggage version of Storage Wars.

Dumb show, but a very interesting concept. I know someone who goes down Atlanta once a year primarily to go to the unclaimed luggage store.

04/20/2018 - 12:48pm Which is why it makes perfect sense for him to get

Which is why it makes perfect sense for him to get that feedback directly from the NBA on exactly what he should focus on improving to get to the next level. It was a no brainer move for him to do this in my opinion.

04/17/2018 - 5:20pm Meh, from my personal

Meh, from my personal opinion, they're both easily my least favorite, and I think critically and genre-impact wise, the general consensus is they can't hang with the first 3.  I give 808s a ton of credit for proving Kanye is a true artist willing to be vulnerable and change his style.  But while Robocop is one of my favorite songes ever of his, the album as a whole wasn't up to snuff for me.  Yeezus on the other hand, I just could not get into at all.  I tried, it wasn't working.

Out of the non college dropout series albums. My Beautufyl Dark Twisted Fantasy is my favorite, and makes a great case to possibly be my overall favorite Yeezy album (Graduation edges it out though).  Overall beautiful album, especially when tied in with his short movie.  I'm bit surprised it didn't get even more acclaim that it did, but I think that may be because it came out at time the public was starting to really get irritated with his public artist persona.

Honorable mention to his G.O.O.D. Friday series songs, which had some of the best songs he ever made.

04/17/2018 - 2:27pm To a lesser extent?

There is a very good argument that Chicago IS Illinois. Though the 46 people who live in Illinois outside of the Chicagoland area would strongly disagree with that.

04/17/2018 - 1:47pm Severely disagree. I get not likely Kanye as a

Severely disagree. I get not liking Kanye as a person or understanding the significance of the hip hop genre, but his first 3 albums are some of the greatest in hip-hop history.

04/17/2018 - 1:38pm What's wrong with the Backstreet Boys? Virginia

What's wrong with the Backstreet Boys? Virginia is the one that should feel bad...

04/11/2018 - 8:43am Because they have different opinions than you,

Because they have different opinions than you, they must be bandwagon fans? That's pretty naive.

That said, not everyone who plays for Beilein becomes a consistent contributor or remarkably improves, that'd be silly to think otherwise. But I hope he does if he stays.

04/09/2018 - 8:05pm I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, when I was

I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, when I was done with school, I moved out to Tempe, AZ to live with my fiance as she finished up school. We spent 5 years there (a place a lot of people retire to with all major sports, college and pro, nice weather outside of the brutal summers, driving distance to Vegas /resort areas of Mexico /skiing / and the pacific ocean). But we decided we wanted something else and money and job opportunities at the time weren't a concern.

We narrowed it down to 4 options: DC area, Seattle, Ann Arbor, or staying in AZ. We took multiple trips across the country to the point we began apartment hunting in Alexandria, VA. In the end, the siren call of home and the greatest city in the world was too great to ignore. So, as a resident of Ann Arbor again for the past 6 years, I'm already where I want to be and there's nowhere else I would want to live.

04/09/2018 - 7:17pm It's a tie for me between Nutrageous and

It's a tie for me between Nutrageous and Whatchamacallit.

Honorable mention to Cookies and Cream Twix, which I haven't seen in like 20 years, and I still miss it every day.

04/02/2018 - 11:44pm I of course am not OP. But before the clock hits

I of course am not OP. But before the clock hits zero during a tough loss, I'll send my mind elsewhere to emotionally disconnect from the game. I'm honestly too emotional about Michigan sports and it's best for everyone for me to not actually see what it is inevitably about to happen sometimes.

I watched some Good Eats on Cooking Channel tonight. I'm still pissed, but not wake everyone up, get in a fight with an ottoman pissed. Different strokes for different folks.

04/01/2018 - 6:36pm Same as it ever

Same as it ever was.

04/01/2018 - 5:54pm "The year we lost to Kentucky in the second round,

"The year we lost to Kentucky in the second round, that was our best team ever, I think."

Bahahaha. Your best team ever couldn't make it out of the first week? How embarrassing. At least Sparty fans this year can relate to their best team ever not making it to the Sweet 16.

03/31/2018 - 7:05pm This is the final 4. We're playing one of the 4

This is the final 4. We're playing one of the 4 best teams on the country who happens to be on the longest winning streak in the country. This isn't like the rest of the season. I'm panicking.

03/26/2018 - 8:16pm My favorite and most respected coach I ever played

My favorite and most respected coach I ever played for was the revered Chuck Lori (RIP). I'm sure there are quite a few of us here who had the honor of playing for him at Pioneer and Huron. He would scream at us at the top of his high pitched lungs, telling us that we suck, calling some of us "amenic little geeks" and even at one point breaking his clipboard over the (helmeted) head of a teammate during a particularly passionate pregame speech.

But he also routinely told us he loved us. And he was always there for us, on and off the field (hell, he was even my computer teacher in middle school and kept my paperboy of the month article up on his wall and called me up on the phone to congratulate me whennhe first saw it in the paper). Some of the best coaches yell and they scream, and they're lewd and they are passionate. As long as they're doing it with purpose and not maliciously as they lose control of a situation, it just works and oddly enough means something in the end.

03/26/2018 - 1:43pm http://www.mlive.com/drive/2018/03/zeke_upshaw_of_

http://www.mlive.com/drive/2018/03/zeke_upshaw_of_grand_rapids_dr.html

03/25/2018 - 11:04pm MSU and Nova both have more

MSU and Nova both have more championships and Tourney appearances than us. You're right, not bluebloods, but I think they are a step ahead of us in national perception...as much as I despise the thought. We win this championship and that really starts to change big time.

03/25/2018 - 10:52pm Nova is fringe

Nova is fringe blue blood. Tier 1B if you sill, along with UConn, MSU and Indiana.

03/22/2018 - 1:56pm Looking at the Alumni club in Dayton's website and

Looking at the Alumni club in Dayton's website and Facebook page, they seem to hold their basketball and football watching events at Flyboy Deli in Oakwood. I have no idea what or where that is, but it seems like it's the place to be for U of M fans.

03/07/2018 - 4:11pm Non-competes hardly hold up legally. Problem is

Non-competes hardly hold up legally. Problem is the other companies that for some reason honor their competitors' NC clause.