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07/16/2018 - 4:33pm Kliff Kingsbury at Texas…

Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech feels like a good candidate. He runs the peak Big 12 team with all offense and no defense.

My dark horse is Herm Edwards. He's the wild card. He might get canned after 2 games because he paid a recruit 50 grand and his response will be "WELL NO ONE TOLD ME YOU COULDNT DO THAT"

07/16/2018 - 11:55am I'm actually not wrong. I'm…

I'm actually not wrong. I'm exactly right. Soccer is the 4th most popular spectator sport in the US.

What does the 4.2 million registered soccer players have to do with it? We all know a ton of kids play soccer when they're young. Nothing surprising about that. We all know that kids in this country (largely) do not grow up playing backyard soccer or dreaming of being a professional soccer player.

07/16/2018 - 9:57am The answer will always be…

The answer will always be that soccer just isn't that popular in the U.S. Most everyone plays soccer as a kid, but it gets ditched for football, baseball, and basketball later on. Professional soccer (presumably the EPL) is probably competing for the 4th most popular professional sport in the US behind the NFL, NBA, and MLB. I'd guess it has eclipsed the NHL by now.

 

If the US cared about soccer like the rest of the world did, there's no reason to believe we wouldn't be one of the best in the world, but we - as an entire country - only really care about soccer every four years.

07/15/2018 - 11:55am There's a few sensible…

There's a few sensible changes that I think would make soccer more watchable

  • Diving / doing anything to get a set piece. Fix that somehow. Make dives reviewable and give someone a yellow for diving or something
  • The clock keeping is nonsense and results in stupid gamesmanship too.
07/15/2018 - 8:18am 100% agree.

My fiancee and…

100% agree.

My fiancee and I were talking about marriage and decided to shop for the ring together. She got exactly what she wanted and loves it. The proposal was still a surprise, but buying the ring together was a great idea

07/13/2018 - 11:40am When the cable bubble bursts

When the cable bubble bursts

07/13/2018 - 10:38am I used to love seeing a good…

I used to love seeing a good "Clemsoning". It was one of the most predictable schadenfreude events of the mid-to-late 2000s and early 2010s. Dabo snuffed that out entirely a few years ago. Very sad

07/13/2018 - 7:01am I think Joe Moorhead is an…

I think Joe Moorhead is an awesome coach. I'm not at all sold on Field Goal Franklin yet

07/13/2018 - 6:59am See though, Dabo still has…

See though, Dabo still has his ace assistant in Venables. Franklin lost Moorhead. I don't think Franklin is a good enough coach to make Penn State elite without a truly elite coordinator

07/12/2018 - 7:33pm Oops wrong thread. Can we…

Oops wrong thread. Can we not edit posts anymore?

07/12/2018 - 7:31pm I guess this should be taken…

I guess this should be taken with a grain of salt since I think it's dependent on various fanbases inclination to vote and enthusiasm for online polls (looking at you Nebraska), but it is fascinating that Michigan has San Francisco, NYC, and DC (plus the Boston suburbs)

I think this map also tells us that America's Bandwagon Team is OSU. So many random, rural counties with the block O. I imagine they're also big Yankees, Man U, and Dallas Cowboys fans. Maybe some Duke basketball too

07/12/2018 - 7:31pm I guess this should be taken…

I guess this should be taken with a grain of salt since I think it's dependent on various fanbases inclination to vote and enthusiasm for online polls (looking at you Nebraska), but it is fascinating that Michigan has San Francisco, NYC, and DC (plus the Boston suburbs)

I think this map also tells us that America's Bandwagon Team is OSU. So many random, rural counties with the block O. I imagine they're also big Yankees, Man U, and Dallas Cowboys fans. Maybe some Duke basketball too

07/09/2018 - 2:51pm I’d love to see Belgium…

I’d love to see Belgium-Croatia for the underdog / little guy aspect and to see someone get their first title.

07/06/2018 - 10:26am Sucks it's in Russia and the…

Sucks it's in Russia and the games are at 10a and 2p and I'm gonna miss them

and before someone chimes in that I should just watch at work, it's not the same even if I did.

07/06/2018 - 10:25am Edgy take

Edgy take

07/05/2018 - 6:29am Had some guys in one of my…

Had some guys in one of my engineering classes tell me about it and the rest is history

07/03/2018 - 4:40pm NittanyFan has always been a…

NittanyFan has always been a good contributor around here and isn't some JoePa defender. Not fair to discount him just because he's a PSU fan

07/02/2018 - 10:07am Your post wasn't political,…

Your post wasn't political, but discussions about SCOTUS appointments is inherently political

06/27/2018 - 8:15pm This Michigan Hockey Summer…

This Michigan Hockey Summer is brutal. I'm going from thinking we're gonna be awesome with all the great commits we have, to wondering how much of a step back we take this year

06/27/2018 - 8:05pm Wow. How DARE he take a…

Wow. How DARE he take a tremendous job opportunity. Didn't he think of the self righteous Michigan fans who would be offended??

06/24/2018 - 7:57pm All of those wins and losses…

All of those wins and losses are fairly explainable and 'it was a night game' wouldn't be in my top 10 reasons why any of them concluded as they did - except playing at night in Iowa City

06/24/2018 - 2:39pm Bluey is a great example of…

Bluey is a great example of a guy who's a huge dick about something and then likes to act like he's just the messenger being shot and truly doesn't understand why people hate him. Like the people who are huge jerks and then scream 'persecution!!' as soon as someone pushes back

06/18/2018 - 7:48pm Man, that looks GREAT

Man, that looks GREAT

06/18/2018 - 4:40pm Just like old times!

Just like old times!

....ouch

06/16/2018 - 8:00am It'll all work out in the…

It'll all work out in the end. I think they've already made some minor touch ups (number of diaries is down to 3, number of board posts visible is up I think). It's a new site plus it's June. I think once football season kicks into gear the board will be humming with activity again

06/14/2018 - 6:12am Some of these may have been…

Some of these may have been said already

  • It'd be nice if the red "NEW" showed up on new posts in threads again. Hard to tell what's new anymore without re-reading the whole thing
     
  • Being able to access your profile to see your own recent posts. I sometimes like to go back and see if anyone has replied to something I've said and it's not as easy to do that now
     
  • Let me see 300 posts per MGoBoard page and then have that setting save please
06/13/2018 - 11:51am You yanks just don't…

You yanks just don't understand

Playing in the SEC is so dern tough that it's like playing the Patriots every week.

06/13/2018 - 11:50am I'm still pissed we ditched…

I'm still pissed we ditched MGoBlog 1.0

06/10/2018 - 8:26pm If you're interested in a…

If you're interested in a history / civil rights read, I read the MLK biography 'Bearing The Cross' recently which was fascinating and am currently reading 'Devil in the Grove' which is about Thurgood Marshall. Really enjoying that one

06/09/2018 - 8:45am I've wondered for a while if…

I've wondered for a while if the NCAA / College Hockey Inc. has a contract with NBC to have them plug college hockey - at least during the playoffs. I find it interesting how many times the NBC guys will point out what university certain players went to

06/09/2018 - 8:42am If that is why Merrimack was…

If that is why Merrimack was added, then that seems like a silly solution. "We have too few homes games in 2019. Better schedule a random team for a random non-conference game on a Tuesday. That'll appease the season ticket holders"

06/08/2018 - 10:54am It's like the UNC academic…

It's like the UNC academic scandal, but even faster and stronger.

06/06/2018 - 8:01pm Cool. It’d be nice if they…

Cool. It’d be nice if they could pull it off, but I’m always a believe it when I see it guy when it comes to rumored D1 hockey programs. Hope it happens

06/03/2018 - 7:10pm I only lived in Michigan for

I only lived in Michigan for about 6 years, but the Pistons always seemed to be the 4th most popular Detroit team and I can’t imagine pissing off a ton of Michigan fans is going to help that a ton

06/03/2018 - 9:23am And a redshirt freshman at that

That's probably not gonna go well

06/01/2018 - 3:21pm Well Brohm's a good coach I guess

Plus the dude's offer list screams 3* or 3*/4* tweener. Coaches don't seem to think he's the 264th best player in the country like 247 does

06/01/2018 - 1:42pm It must be weird scouting and

It must be weird scouting and recruiting as a college hockey coach. You probably start to reach out to these guys when they're 12 or 13. 

05/31/2018 - 10:29am That the guy wasn't ready?

I don't even know what you're trying to get at

05/30/2018 - 6:21am I'm pretty sure Tarik Black

I'm pretty sure Tarik Black and DPJ would've been really good last year if they actually had a QB who could get them the ball (and Black wasn't injured obv)

05/29/2018 - 5:33pm My 3 go-tos used to be

My 3 go-tos used to be MGoBlog, Michigan Hockey Net, and Yost Built. I was sad to see both hockey blogs drop out at about the same time - though I know I still see the guy from Yost Built post here from time to time

Also- didn't Ace have a blog before he joined MGoBlog?

05/23/2018 - 9:31pm Like many a Michigan hockey

Like many a Michigan hockey game I've seen where they dominate the game and find themselves down a goal somehow

05/23/2018 - 9:30pm Go Caps

A Washington-Vegas final is one where I could be happy with either team winning

05/23/2018 - 10:15am My '97 Accord was a good one

I got it up to about 230k until the repairs needed on it were quickly nearing the blue book value of the car. Sold it to a guy who flips those cars for a living for a few hundred bucks. I'd like to think it's still out there

05/22/2018 - 9:38pm Wow. At lake state?

Edit: nevermind. They played at Yost in 16-17

I guess I thought they were one of the CCHA teams I thought still hated us based on their absence from any schedule. Still haven't played Northern or Western since the CCHA split. Nor BGSU or Miami - though those are a little more understandable

05/21/2018 - 12:13pm It sure seems to be that a

It sure seems to be that a decent QB can make Gentry almost unguardable, especially in the red zone

05/18/2018 - 4:35pm The novelty of outdoor hockey has been killed

I just think 'terrible ice' when I hear it now

05/18/2018 - 2:11pm We need to stop settling for mediocrity

We need to seek ok tri threat or even quad threat QBs if we want to beat MSU and OSU

05/18/2018 - 10:31am Some population group must care

Networks don't just do things for the sake of doing things. They clearly are making ad money off televising this circus or they wouldn't show it. Is it the 40-80 year old woman demographic that loves this stuff?

05/18/2018 - 10:28am I guess I truly don't

I guess I truly don't understand the fascination with the british royalty. I don't get it. Why do people care about this wedding so much? I think I saw it's gonna be on like 14 channels in the US

05/17/2018 - 1:06pm I do enjoy seeing the Bama fans on reddit can huffy about this

It's amusing to watch them try to say that it's ridiculous for UCF to claim this title, but in the same breath try to justify Bama claiming all the titles they claim.