Member for

10 years 4 months
Points
720.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
12/31/2016 - 12:20am "Like I said in the coaching

"Like I said in the coaching snowflakes thread...the most disappointing team in Michigan history. "

If ypu are 2 years old. You certainly exhibit the critical thinking of one.

02/05/2016 - 3:51pm Time to test him for CTE. All

Time to test him for CTE. All of the signs point to that with his increasingly erratic behavior.

09/03/2015 - 7:54pm How are you guys getting

How are you guys getting FoxSportsGo to work? I don't have it as part of my cable subscription. Is there an open stream? Thanks in advance!

06/20/2015 - 1:51pm Cool, HTTV is the best

Cool, HTTV is the best selling title in Football books on the Kindle Store! - http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/159841011/ref=pd_zg_h…

06/16/2015 - 2:48am Just move the site to AWS

Just move the site to AWS already. Will easily run on a couple of small-to-medium instances. No reason to be maintaining your infrastructure these days. Plus the m4 instances cut prices down even further. Put it in a auto-scaling group and forget about it.

03/12/2015 - 10:31am DST year round

if we are going to stick with a timezone, it should be DST year round. I don't think I could deal with the 3.45am sunrise in Seattle in the summer. Plus I hate the dark evenings in the winter.

If this is going to happen it has to be a national thing. The 3 hour time difference between EST and PST is bad enough. Don't want to be 4 for some part of the year.

tl;dr: EDT and PDT FTW!

03/16/2014 - 5:46pm http://www.cbssports.com/

http://www.cbssports.com/

03/10/2014 - 11:14pm Apparently he's added a bit

Apparently he's added a bit of weight since college -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Petway

Carries it well though :)

12/21/2013 - 6:05am Exactly

I just moved to Seattle this summer. Moving to the west coast was really healthy for my overall fandom. No more ruined days because we lost. The game's over by noon/3pm. I am still (relatively) sober, and can get over it and go do something productive.

And maybe because of that, I am not emotionally exhausted by the season and am really excited to go see my first bowl game. Got great seats on the 50yd line for a reasonable price and hotels look pretty reasonable too. So, I am leaving tomorrow and driving my way down to Tempe with the wife over the next week. Should be a fun trip!

11/30/2013 - 3:48pm Gardner panicked a little bit. he had the

Gardner panicked a little bit. he had the conversion if he'd run or had gallon coming open behind Dileo. And they didn't change the bloody play after Ohio's timeout.

Absolutely the right call though. Loved it.

03/29/2013 - 9:33pm 8 free throws missed and 3

8 free throws missed and 3 more potential free throws not taken because of missed front ends of 1-1s. Despite being we would still  be in this game if we didn't tighten up and be woeful at the line.

03/06/2013 - 7:06pm Wow, it's like a Minecraft

Wow, it's like a Minecraft version of Michigan basketball!

02/16/2013 - 5:15pm But seriously, I have ACLs on

But seriously, I have ACLs done on both knees. Did patella graft on one, and hamstring with the other. Looking back I would have done patella on the other knee too. My hamstring has never been the same since the surgery. 

And get surgery. I went two years without surgery on my left knee after tearing my ACL (long story), and really messed it up. Ended up badly tearing my meniscus as well and having to lose a chunk off it. I am fully resigned to arthritis by 40. I just hope they have some awesome replacement knee by then and I can finally be part-transformer :)

But post-surgery has been fine. There are still random aches and pains and the knee never got back to feeling completely normal, but I play sports, can run around, and have no problems with instability or anything else. The rehab is long, and it sucks, but really really push yourself. The key to full recovery and getting your strength back is being diligent about your rehab.

02/16/2013 - 5:07pm Knee replacement. Titanium >

Knee replacement. Titanium > Bones and Tissue

02/15/2013 - 1:22am Good to hear from him that he

Good to hear from him that he is doing well and still has his hunger to return and play after what was a really gruesome injury. Nice read, thanks for posting.

02/12/2013 - 10:46pm Wow. That was just brutal. I

Wow. That was just brutal. I had to turn that off (haven't done that in a long long time). That was an ass-kicking if ever there was one. This team will not go far in March if they cannot step up their physicality. 

02/01/2013 - 4:55pm I am confused. This is

I am confused. This is mgoblog. I always assume everyone is male unless proven otherwise (with pics, and even then 50% chance of being Ronaiah). I made no assumptions on Dix's marital status either. Dix needs someone to take care of his/her daughter and luckily there is one trustworthy(?) adult in Bloomington with nothing going on! 

02/01/2013 - 4:39pm Well.. just drive up your

Well.. just drive up your daughter and have the boyfriend look after her. Done and done.

01/29/2013 - 4:48pm It does go crazy every once

It does go crazy every once in a while and take almost all of the CPU. I usually kill the app after using it. It seemed like the problems started after I upgraded to ICS. The app has kinda been abandoned (or at least there has been no update in ages), and I think something with the new flavors of Android doesn't play well with the app. I use Watchdog Lite to warn me when an app goes above a certain threshold of CPU usage, and the Mgoblog app frequently gets flagged for going nuts. I just make sure I kill it every time I am done using it instead of just "back"ing out of it.

11/07/2012 - 5:49pm Also, to me he seems a little

Also, to me he seems a little more loquacious than he is now. Seems like he doesn't have his guard up as much. Interesting. 

11/07/2012 - 5:41pm Weird seeing Coach Hoke

Weird seeing Coach Hoke wearing what looks like Spartan green.

10/24/2012 - 6:53pm I have a nice big smile on my

I have a nice big smile on my face after reading that. Just love this defense. The Demens play where he doesn't tear after the QB but instead recognizes the delayed wheel route out of the backfield was awesome. Awesome not in the physically gifted player making insanely athletic play, but in the sort of nerdy way where superior preparation and coaching puts you in a position to succeed. We are doing this with no obious freaks of nature (except perhaps Ryan?) but purely by playing sound assignment defense and excellent preparation.

10/24/2012 - 3:36pm This is great. I sought out

This is great. I sought out this post thinking it would be more hand-wringing over a 3-star recruit with career trajectory predicted as riding the bench and maybe break into a starting role as an upper classman. Instead this is mostly bewilderment at his sub-par offers given his awesome highlight tape and general excitement about his commitment. I love it than Brian and co. aren't blindly taking the recruiting services at their word but instead doing their own assessments and giving their honest opinions. It seems like the consensus on this thread was that he would battle for time soon, if not immediately then after a redshirt year and that has pretty much borne out! 

10/24/2012 - 12:04pm Was thinking the same thing

Was thinking the same thing myself. I watched the game in a bar, and remember thinking that was the stop they needed to hold them to a FG, given the penalty prior to that and MSU's momentum. Watched the replay for the first time now and it is even better than I'd remembered it. Thomas Gordon had a number of other good plays in the game. Even on the long completion, he still had pretty solid coverage. It just turned out to be one of those slightly underthrown balls that guys like Junior Hemingway made a living on.

10/24/2012 - 12:02pm I believe the rule is unless

I believe the rule is unless the D-lineman makes contact he can jump back and forth across the neutral zone prior to the ball being snapped. If the ball is snapped while the defensive player is in the neutral zone, that's offsides, but in this case, Roh was in the neutral zone, but the O-lineman jumped just an instant before the ball was snalled and hence the false start. Was close though.

10/23/2012 - 11:21pm Haha, I did think about that.

Haha, I did think about that. But the Celtics practice facility is close to my place and I actually addressed him by name and he acknowledged who he was.

10/23/2012 - 10:56pm I know not exactly related to

I know not exactly related to this post but I just ran into Jared Sullinger at a Subway near my house. He looked leaner than I expected and seemed surprised at being recognized. I was rocking my Michigan sweatshirt. I said Hi, he glanced at my shirt said nice to meet you and ran out.

My cool story bro moment for the day.

10/23/2012 - 12:11am Yup the app frequently goes

Yup the app frequently goes nuts and consumes 100% of CPU. Especially on ICS and above. Use an app like watchdog lite that warns you if an app is taking a lot of the CPU and allows you to kill it. Typically I just kill the app if I am done with it rather than 'back' out of it (I use cyanogen, long pressing the back button kills the app).

The dev had plans to update the app, but he seems to have gotten busy or decided to abandon it unfortunately.

10/22/2012 - 11:26pm Wifi + 3g. But yeah, still a

Wifi + 3g. But yeah, still a lot, and almost all of it on browsing with a little youtube :) But thought that would be more instructive from a fraction of data used on mgoblog perspective.

10/22/2012 - 10:46pm I just checked my usage to

I just checked my usage to confirm, I've used 5.57 gb of data in the last month and 213 mb on the mgoblog. Also I am chronically addicted and use this app more than any other on your phone, so YMMV.

10/22/2012 - 9:45pm I believe so. It definitely

I believe so. It definitely loads faster than when viewed on the browser. A lot of the text/graphic elements, that exist on every mgo page is not loaded. I haven't measured it in actual bytes but I am going to guess it is pretty significantly lower.

10/20/2012 - 2:10pm You can only access the all

You can only access the all traffic profile if you are a current student or faculty. They recently introduced a alumni-retiree which is the only one you can use to connect if you are an alum. And as far as I can tell, you cannot access UM IPTV if connected to that profile.

10/20/2012 - 10:19am Pics of wife or GTFO!

Pics of wife or GTFO!

/RCMB'd

10/20/2012 - 12:21am Eh...

The rest of them are weak. Your wife is hypothetically going to be with you forever, but Michigan - Michigan State 2012 will never happen again in your lifetime. I believe if you are not in the country, BTN lets you buy either a game or a package of games for streaming online. I would look into that option. Will be the best quality stream you'll find.

10/17/2012 - 10:56am We got this

24 - 13

10/15/2012 - 12:23pm My issue is simple. RCN in

My issue is simple. RCN in Boston simply does not carry the BTN. It does not exist in their channel lineup in this area. Not in the premium, sports or any other package. Which basically means I either change my cable service for maybe 3 days a year, or watch a crappy illegal stream or go to a bar.
I really wish the BTN would stream the damn thing online and allow people to buy packages. I would gladly pay for that. Just seems like they are leaving money on the table given that they have already made the infrastructure investment to support Btn2Go.

10/08/2012 - 5:14pm I lol'd - 
 
I actually got

I lol'd - 

 

I actually got sleep. I was going to ask you something and now you’ve made me forget what it is.

“Something about the punters probably.”

Who was this?? And obviously the bit at the end was pure gold. I wish these exchanges were on video.
09/22/2012 - 12:53pm Lloyd Brady is on the

Lloyd Brady is on the Patriots and working on a chemistry test?? whaaa -

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2012/09/21/patriots-lloy…

09/11/2012 - 2:50pm Haha. Was the last question

Haha. Was the last question about Norfleet to Borges from Heiko?? If so, Borges really does hate him. That came out of no where.

09/08/2012 - 7:32pm Brian Cook

Death by UFR.

08/22/2012 - 12:36pm Foxboro would be great. Would

Foxboro would be great. Would save me the drive to Hartford.

08/17/2012 - 11:05am This is pretty misleading. I

This is pretty misleading. I actually think a lot of neck/spinal trips to the hospital are in fact precautionary. You want to err on the side of caution because of the potentially devastating consequences of a bad neck injury. For instance, my friends and I went skiing for the first time. One guy lost control ended up hurtling down the slope and crashed at full speed into an instructor at the bottom from behind. It looked pretty bad, and they carried her out strapped to a board and everything to a hospital. Turned out she just got the wind knocked out of her, and was back on the slopes the next day.

Happy ending, but my friend never skied again :)

08/16/2012 - 4:31pm The only ones I can get to

The only ones I can get to are St. John's on 10/27 and St. John's prep on 11/22. Not sure why they play all their home games on Saturday. Most of their away games are on a Friday. Friday evening home games would have made my life a lot easier. I wonder if they don't have lights for their field. I could maybe do the game at W. Roxbury. That's only a 10-15 min drive from work.

08/16/2012 - 3:38pm I work pretty much across the

I work pretty much across the street from Xaverian Brothers. Was really excited when Maurice committed. I was going to check out a couple of their games in the fall regardless. But since you've put the request out there, will try to give my uneducated opinions on how he looks.

08/12/2012 - 4:00pm I would be really impressed

I would be really impressed if Roundtree is back in two weeks after having his meniscus trimmed. I had it a few years ago and it took me a couple of days to even get off crutches and then another week for the swelling to subside. With therapy it was around ten weeks before it felt reasonably normal. Of course he is well conditioned athlete. But even then I would expect him to be out for at least 4 weeks which makes him doubtful for the Alabama game I'd think.

08/07/2012 - 9:27am Yup. Exactly what I was

Yup. Exactly what I was thinking. I didn't want this thread to devolve into another RR post-mortem thread, so didn't post. But when Woolfolk comes out and declares that Michigan would have won a NC with Hoke at the helm from 2008, and that people didn't respect RR as much since they didn't think he knew what he was talking about... that's pretty damning.

08/04/2012 - 7:45pm still haven't received mine.

still haven't received mine. was going to email Brian about it. starting to think mine wasn't sent for whatever reason. maybe I screwed up the survey.

08/02/2012 - 5:15pm mgoblog open source project?

I dont feel like the functionality offered by cil is worth that much. I feel like there has to be some decent open source alternative. maybe p2? -

andrewspittle.net/2011/03/06/replacing-coveritlive/

or we could get an open source project going and put this together. I am sure we have a few programmers/web developer sorts here. could be a fun project. probably won't be done in time for this season though.

08/02/2012 - 11:39am The best way would probably

The best way would probably be to get a capture card.I have one of these and it works pretty well - 

http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-Colossus-Express-Internal-HD-PVR/dp/B004OVE2B4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1343921778&sr=8-7&keywords=hauppauge+capture+card

It is fairly easy to setup and there are a few options for capturing raw streams from the card. 

07/22/2012 - 8:40pm That's the part I am most

That's the part I am most excited about as well. I refuse to buy consoles, but the lack of a college football game for the PC has been really frustrating. 2K does a pretty good job with the NBA series on the PC. Really hope they will continue to support PC gaming.