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07/18/2018 - 7:54am Any chance of being able to…

Any chance of being able to page through mgoboard topics from the home page like you were supposed to be able to do from the old site? When it worked, it was fantastic.

Will also drastically cut down on duplicate posts, especially when the season comes around and new threads are being created with frequency.

07/16/2018 - 4:19pm SkyPanther has to be a HUEL…

SkyPanther has to be a HUEL guy, right? Joined just before the re-launch and was all of the sudden posting a bunch of quality content with images embedded correctly, etc.

But I don't think there have been many recent posts from that account... now looking at the profile looks like some weird interactions and then cessation of posts for the last 10 days.

07/16/2018 - 9:30am In other countries, Soccer…

In other countries, Soccer/Futbol is basically the only sport. Kids are always playing and always have a ball at their feet so they develop a differential skill set.

In the US, soccer is one of many sports played by a lot of kids, with basketball, football, baseball, golf, swimming, track, etc. seasons eating into time that would otherwise be spent working on soccer skills.

Of course, this is probably just one of many factors and the population argument could theoretically help overcome multi-sport saturation - but based on that logic, China and India would win every competition in every sport, so I'm not really buying it.

Either way, I want to see the US field a competitive side in EVERY World Cup and major international tournament going forward!

07/15/2018 - 8:42pm Count me in the group that…

Count me in the group that frequented Tubby’s and was sad to see it go. Went there before every home hockey game as a student though it did help that I lived right across the street. Created an addiction to cheesesteaks whenever there’s a big hockey game. 

07/14/2018 - 6:13pm When I lived in Minneapolis,…

When I lived in Minneapolis, I bought a used one from 2nd wind for about $500 (if I remember correctly) and put it in the basement in front of an old tv and it worked out just fine.

My sister still lives in MN and when I moved away, I gave it to her. It’s been 7 years and as far as I know it is still kicking with the occasional waxing and tuneup.

That’d be my recommendation for sure, though I do have to say that it is a bit monotonous and I still tried to get outside for runs if possible even when it was brutally cold. That was always more satisfying even if it required some serious bundling up. The good thing about the twin cities was I lived near the chain of lakes where the paths were always cleared. 

07/13/2018 - 11:37am To me, it still shows you…

To me, it still shows you with 0, even after this post and at least 1 upvote.

Is it only updating for some folks and not for others?

07/13/2018 - 7:44am +1 just for a successful gif…

+1 just for a successful gif embed. Also for the tag - excellent work. One day we will learn how to use this site again.

07/09/2018 - 1:47pm My guess is Croatia & France…

My guess is Croatia & France... though I would really prefer to see Belgium vs. England.

I think it would would be a really fun matchup, plus it would be fun to see England go bonkers with a WC win, and I wouldn't feel bad about Belgium taking it home either.

07/06/2018 - 11:00am That said... if they really…

That said... if they really wanted to make it exclusive, they could have done a whole lot better job of creating a firewall for it than a simple promo code.

07/06/2018 - 10:57am Wow - talk about ruining…

Wow - talk about ruining what was supposed to be an AAUM members-only promotion.

07/04/2018 - 10:04pm NM I guess just the OP and…

NM I guess just the OP and the profile pages don't say the date you joined. Whoops... still getting used to where things are on the new site, obviously.

07/04/2018 - 10:03pm Woo! I wish it still said…

Woo! I wish it still said the date you joined, but still love seeing 10 years on the profile page.

Think I signed up the first day it was an option.

Ah, the haloscan days - where's the Wolverine Liberation Army?

07/03/2018 - 8:25am Can't believe we're inside…

Can't believe we're inside of 2 months - woo!

July and August always fly by so the season will be here before we know it.

06/22/2018 - 10:45am A posbang without any points…

A posbang without any points at stake? 

I'm here for it...

06/22/2018 - 8:26am Fair point - I generally…

Fair point - I generally agree with your analysis, though I do wish things were more active. Seems pretty apathetic for the moment.

A second thought - do you think SkyPanther is being paid to create all of these posts to help fill space?

Member for 3 months, suddenly super-active - must say that the content is interesting / discussion-worthy for the most part and the posts are high quality.

Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere but curious to get your thoughts.

06/21/2018 - 9:05pm (by now - not whenever it…

(by now - not whenever it wraps up)

06/21/2018 - 9:05pm Does it seem like a few…

Does it seem like a few weeks ago this thread would have easily had 50+ comments?

06/21/2018 - 5:11pm Think it starts the formula…

Think it starts the formula...

06/21/2018 - 10:39am What a bummer. Always loved…

What a bummer. Always loved Moe’s and it’s more low-key vibe. 



06/21/2018 - 8:54am Not necessarily a bug, but…

Not necessarily a bug, but can we get the Amazon support link back on the front page?

I used to use it pretty regularly and now to have to do a bunch of clicking and scrolling makes it a lot less convenient; sometimes I even forget because it isn't as top of mind seeing it every time I visit

Just a suggestion - not sure if it is a meaningful source of income for the blog or if it has gone down since the 3.0 launch, but I figure every little bit helps.

06/20/2018 - 9:59pm I agree - particularly…

I agree - particularly because of students. Blaming it on "weak" fans who sell to OSU fans is ridiculous. I don't specifically fault people for selling their seats - that's their choice.

However, if the game is situated in a way that makes it extremely difficult for a significant portion of our student body to easily attend, it is wrong and should be changed. OSU does not have nearly the same issue from a student POV which I think is a real challenge in preserving home field advantage.

Change it back to the week before Thanksgiving or push the whole thing back another week so that students can attend with ease.

06/18/2018 - 10:11pm I was on vacation when this…

I was on vacation when this was announced and only able to follow via twitter... were people seriously upset / unhappy about this? 

Looks great!

I might prefer a slightly thinner font but it will be fantastic come September.

06/08/2018 - 8:24am Let's do it!

Maybe also an …

Let's do it!

Maybe also an "HTTV-is-funded" bang?

06/08/2018 - 8:23am Somewhat related - sometimes…

Somewhat related - sometimes when I open threads I haven't even yet looked at, the thumbs up (or down, less frequently) is highlighted like I already clicked it even though I clearly couldn't have... anyone else see this?

06/08/2018 - 8:20am RIP. He will be sadly missed…

RIP. He will be sadly missed.

And for anyone who has spent time in Chicago, his visits to the Old Town Ale House were legendary. Will have to make a trip there soon in his memory.

06/07/2018 - 9:19am They are hidden if you’re…

They are hidden if you’re viewing vertically. If you’re really curious you can flip to horizontal for a second. Not ideal but it’s an option. 

06/07/2018 - 9:16am Yeah if you are viewing…

Yeah if you are viewing vertically they get hidden. I guess for the sake of space?

They are there if you turn your phone sideways, which as many have mentioned is not natural/ideal. 

06/06/2018 - 1:03pm One fun find if you're sad…

One fun find if you're sad you can't just click your username up in the corner to see your user profile, you can see your comment history at:[YOURUSERNAME]

So for me, it is

I don't see the points history where it used to say "you got upvoted" or "you downvoted a guy" but I'm sure that is coming.

Also I guess you can just make a post, then click your own name, but this is less obnoxious IMO.


06/06/2018 - 12:41pm NM - just saw Seth's comment…

NM - just saw Seth's comment above. Still getting used to the new format and trying to read threads... 

06/06/2018 - 12:38pm Somewhat related - is there…

Somewhat related - is there a voting mechanism for the OP? I can't seem to find it...

06/06/2018 - 12:37pm I like thumbs up. In fact, I…

I like thumbs up. In fact, I give this thread two thumbs up.

06/06/2018 - 7:38am I feel like I prefer the…

I feel like I prefer the middle one since the one on the left is so boring and the one on the right is just plain hard to read.

However, I think they could have done a better job than just arcing the words over the state image trope. Seems a bit lazy.

06/02/2018 - 11:52am Wooo!
In Seattle for another


In Seattle for another MGoWedding today. What a great city and a good excuse for a vacation.

Go Blue!

05/24/2018 - 9:32am Chicago weather is going to

Chicago weather is going to be perfect... time for some grilling, bar patio time, and general relaxation.

Plus a couple of small things around the house, but my office is closed tomorrow so hoping to take care of them quickly and move on to freedom...

05/22/2018 - 10:32pm Actually yes, you can tell

Actually yes, you can tell from the cheerleaders that it is Illinois... so maybe some of that info could be helpful in checking out what year it could be from.

05/22/2018 - 10:30pm Are those Illinois warmups in

Are those Illinois warmups in the background? Orange on blue? I can't make out any text of course... but it seems logical.

Maybe that would be another way to check - looking at their different warmups throughout the years?

05/22/2018 - 4:44pm Like it. Posbang time.

Like it. Posbang time.

05/22/2018 - 9:34am Nice analysis.

Nice analysis.

I'm projecting a 2006-style beatdown of ND to kick the year off culminating in Football Armageddon 2.0 the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Let's do it!

04/29/2018 - 6:18pm I've heard PS Vue is a good

I've heard PS Vue is a good option as well. Haven't pulled the trigger yet but tempted to check it out...

04/16/2018 - 8:19pm Very true - interesting to

Very true - interesting to see how they are developing that plot line - I'm going to be watching last night's episode this evening.

04/16/2018 - 7:14pm Have to recommend Silicon

Have to recommend Silicon Valley (though this season is off to a bit of a slow start without Erlich).

Homeland has ups and downs but is generally quite good.

Westworld is worth a watch if you haven't seen it.

Agree that Billions is more enjoyable than I had expected at the start.

And obviously the classics/mainstays if you haven't watched them... The Wire, True Detective Season 1, Boardwalk Empire, VEEP, Dexter, Californication, etc..

04/09/2018 - 2:34pm Not sure if it is my overall

Not sure if it is my overall favorite, but I can pretty much never turn down Raisinets.

I've definitely accidentally eaten the entire giant box at the movie theater during just the previews.


Also, IMO Salt Water Taffy is tragically underrated. Wish good salt water taffy were more easily/widely available.


For the record, Snickers, Twix, etc. are all damned fine candies. How is choosing a favorite even possible? I have a huge sweet tooth, so I say yes to just about all of them...

04/09/2018 - 2:29pm Every time I think I'm

Every time I think I'm getting a lime and it is sour apple again, I swear them off forever... until it slips my mind and I'm fooled again. Don't think I'll forget again.

04/06/2018 - 4:42pm Strong take. Still bummed

Strong take. Still bummed that we couldn't hang on for that last 5 seconds and take our chances in OT, but it is good to have feelings about hockey again...

04/06/2018 - 12:23am Damn. Gotta do better than

Damn. Gotta do better than that on the final rush, Lavigne.

Unreal. Someday it'll break our way for hockey again.

04/05/2018 - 9:16pm LET'S GO BLUE!
Time to go get


Time to go get it. These guys are fun to watch, and would be great to see them earn a title in a year where things are so wide open.

04/05/2018 - 4:16pm I felt the same way -

I felt the same way - that stretch was such a clear indicator of doom.

The phantom +1 call on Simpson was where I really felt things start to shift in their favor, and that string of calls could not be overcome - terrible shooting or not on our end.

The two fouls on Robinson within 20 seconds pretty much doomed his night from a shooting perspective and the rest of the team followed right along from there.

03/25/2018 - 6:12pm WOOOO! We'll take a bit of

WOOOO! We'll take a bit of puck luck to take the lead!

03/25/2018 - 6:03pm Cecconi WOOF

Cecconi WOOF

03/25/2018 - 5:18pm Damn... the slowplay on the

Damn... the slowplay on the 3-on-1 break a moment before stings even more now...