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06/19/2018 - 2:43pm More respect if you did that…

More respect if you did that while on the clock.

06/19/2018 - 1:32pm I'm with you. It's a triple…

I'm with you. It's a triple penalty: for a handball red card you give up a PK, you lose a man for the game (the whole game in this case since it was so early) and you're also suspended for the next. It's very harsh. I think just the PK and red for the game would be enough, i think the suspension for the next game is piling on. 

06/17/2018 - 9:45am Hey JBDaddy, if you happen…

Hey JBDaddy, if you happen to see this, I just want to say THANK YOU for this. I added the JS and CSS and tweaked it myself a bit, and now the site looks way better. It's not perfect but better than what it was before. 

FYI, I changed the following. My CSS knowledge is 0 so I just guessed at what I needed to change until the site reflected what I wanted.

heading margin to 1 since at 0 it was overlapping with the "submitted by" line. 

content font size to 1, because 1.5 was too big for me (obviously personal preference)

removed the blocks on the header, since it doesn't bother me that much, and it goes away when I scroll down anyway

06/17/2018 - 8:47am 8 years with this account…

8 years with this account and finally a chance to shine. You nailed it

06/17/2018 - 8:42am The comment on the US Open…

The comment on the US Open pushing the later games to FS1 gave me a scary thought: Joe Buck calling soccer. It puts me to sleep just thinking of it, and I'm not a soccer hater (just a Buck hater).

Speaking of awful announcing, what are everyone's thoughts on FOX's WC coverage so far? The guy that called the Peru-Denmark game yesterday sounded like a parody of a Mexican PbP guy. Alexi Lalas seems like a jerk but he wore a Detroit Red Wings shirt in Moscow the other day so I like him now. I just read that only 2 of the FOX teams are live, while the rest are calling games off a TV in LA. Seems like a pretty terrible shortcut for the world's biggest sporting event.

06/15/2018 - 1:55pm Dumb question: as far as I…

Dumb question: as far as I know, the next Michigan Stadium event is the Liverpool-Man City ICC match at the end of July. Why are the goalposts still up? Why are they laying down the turf now just to have to put a soccer pitch on top of it later? 

I'm sure there is some schedule that makes it all make sense (maybe not enough time in early August to do this before the team starts fall practice in the Stadium?) but it just seems strange that the field is being laid down now.

06/15/2018 - 12:05pm That's funny because I'm the…

That's funny because I'm the opposite - I love the beginning of the tournament, when the build up is finally released. Very similar to the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Also, they are similar in the group stage/first rounds are when the big upsets can happen. Also, to a casual fan, I like the openers because the announcers teach you about the players and storylines.

On the other hand, after the first 48 games (in both tournaments) I feel fatigued, and the middle rounds bore me as the stakes are not high enough to get excited. The semis and final are finally exciting again. 

06/13/2018 - 7:36pm Good point, the Rose Bowl…

Good point, the Rose Bowl should be permanent host of the most important games.

On the other hand, I saw what happened last week when Washington won the Stanley Cup in Vegas, and my new opinion is that every final should be there for celebration purposes.

06/13/2018 - 1:39pm Might be tough to get in…

Might be tough to get in during year 8 of the US-Canada War

06/13/2018 - 1:35pm With the change to the…

With the change to the redshirting rules in #2, what is even the point of having a redshirt rule anymore? The changed rule now basically gives you 5 years to play 4.33 seasons, is it that much worse to just give 5 full years of eligibility? I don't really see the point, since I think we've gone well beyond the original intention of the redshirt rule. I think any playing time restrictions are bad, so why not let players play 5 years, if they can?

06/13/2018 - 11:31am This is a tough situation. I…

This is a tough situation. I don't have a good recommendation, but I don't think you can go wrong with a math major. 

I don't think Ross would be good if the struggle is fitting in with "aggressive peers." Ross is the campus center for aggressive douchebags, as a double graduate I think it's okay to say that. I think it would be even harder to try that than finding something where there is an interest in LSA.

Best of luck

06/09/2018 - 2:27pm Don't forget to give credit…

Don't forget to give credit where it is due and let them know what upgrades you like and appreciate. I think HUEL did a good job with the design and layout, excess whitespace aside. 

On mobile particularly, it's very nice to finally have a mobile/touch optimized layout. 

06/09/2018 - 2:19pm This is important. The…

This is important. The diaries have far less turnover than the board, so the board should be in the more convenient spot for accessing. Furthermore, the diaries are generally high quality, so I'll go out of my way to see new ones. I think the site designers think in terms of quality = priority, which is understandable but wrong IMO. They should consider that for board users, the vast majority of time and navigation is spent looking for new posts and comments on the MGoBoard.

06/06/2018 - 9:22pm I'm not saying you're wrong,…

I'm not saying you're wrong, but that's a strange comment in a thread about a case where the perpetrators were caught, appropriately removed from the football team, convicted of a crime, and sentenced to some punishment. We can argue over details in this case, and whether they got off easy in their plea deal; however, this doesn't seem to me like a gross miscarriage of justice.

06/06/2018 - 9:11pm I'll leave this here in case…

I'll leave this here in case anyone hasn't heard of the best draft story ever: https://www.nhl.com/sabres/news/the-legend-of-taro-tsujimoto/c-438557

06/06/2018 - 7:19pm Bikini inspection line,…

Bikini inspection line, ladies step right up. No swimming until I'm done, though motorboating is allowed

06/06/2018 - 7:16pm Just like we've always said,…

Just like we've always said, no point in having Big Ten hockey without our number 1 rival

06/06/2018 - 7:13pm Call it the JoePa statue rule

Call it the JoePa statue rule

05/30/2018 - 3:54pm I second this. I have been

I second this. I have been living and working downtown since 2013/2014, and the development has been incredible. Old, abandoned property is being re-done to support commerce and it seems like its sticking. I know a good number of people living within greater downtown, significantly more than when I moved.

It seems to have accelerated within the last year. For the first time, I'm getting annoyed by the crowds on normal days. It's harder to get into bars/restaurants at peak times, and today the street was so crowded at a stoplight it felt like NYC; it never had before, to me at least.

05/28/2018 - 5:49pm I pick 2009 MSU. RR went to

I pick 2009 MSU. RR went to overtime in EL with a freshman Tate Forcier. If we win that game we likely finish 6-6 or better, and get to a bowl in RR's second year. The extra practice maybe helps the 2010 defense, maybe more success helps Forcier not go wild in the off season, and I think the RR critics settle down. Also, then Dantonio is 1-2 vs Michigan with a program going sideways, maybe he doesn't get to where he is now.

2016 OSU is a better answer, but this MSU game has always fascinated me with the counterfactuals and what ifs.

05/18/2018 - 10:58pm It would be grossly unfair to

It would be grossly unfair to the 1-0 winner, but they could make the championship game winner take all, instead of adding the Monday game.

05/18/2018 - 9:58pm Any sweaters for sale?

Any sweaters for sale?

05/17/2018 - 1:40pm Szmagaj

Szmagaj reminds me of Smotrycz - we're gonna need a mneomic.

Shoot Zombies More At Groin And Jaws

05/16/2018 - 5:18pm And to simplify greatly, it

And to simplify greatly, it all revolves around whether Jack Hughes, a kid who turned 17 (!) this week, decides whether or not he wants to graduate from high school this summer. Craziness.

05/16/2018 - 5:16pm I just posted this down in

I just posted this down in the Jordan documentary thread/Gretzky sub-thread. Didn't see this posted before I did that.

It took me years to realize that Gretzky was the last one to touch the puck before Stevie Y. I was too young to watch this game so I didn't realize until much later how big of an impact it had on the team and league.

05/16/2018 - 5:05pm My favorite Gretzky memory

I'll take this opportunity to remind everyone that today is the anniversary of The Great One misplaying a puck in the neutral zone in Game 7 double overtime leading directly to Steve Yzerman's series-winning goal.

05/13/2018 - 9:19pm Lucky teams are retroactively

Lucky teams are retroactively considered great

05/13/2018 - 9:19pm Lucky teams are retroactively

Lucky teams are retroactively considered great

05/12/2018 - 11:19am Bought tickets to the Tigers

Bought tickets to the Tigers game Sunday. It's also breast cancer survivor game, so she gets to stand up and be recognized along with the rest of the ladies there. My aunt will be there as well with all of her kids.

Afterwards, everyone heads to grandma's house.

05/07/2018 - 4:01pm For my job, I had to read the

For my job, I had to read the NBA CBA (around 2012). While I skimmed through most of it, I remember the specific requirements for team-provided lodging while on the road. It included 4 or 5 star hotels, and extra-long beds. I thought it was funny that it was so important it had to be bargained for and specifically included in the CBA.

04/28/2018 - 5:17pm Let's hope he can match

Let's hope he can match Mayfield's win total in Columbus.

04/17/2018 - 3:13pm If you replace fullback

If you replace fullback blocker types with returners, then already you are limiting the big body collisions which seem to be the most dangerous. It could be one way this rule nudges the game to become more finesse and less injurious, at least of the kickoff.

04/15/2018 - 6:21pm Coutinho is gone to Barca.

Coutinho is gone to Barca. LFC's star is now Mohammed Salah, one of the hottest players in the world. Unless Egypt makes a long run in the WC (Unlikely) I bet we'll see him for at least a half.

These are preseason exhibitions, yes, and the teams treat them as such by not playing full squads. However, they also know how important it is to put out a good product in front of the US market, because they have tons of potential fans here. In 2014 no one expected Ronaldo, fresh off a WC, to play for Portugal but he went out in the second half and everyone cheered for him. It was pretty cool.

04/15/2018 - 6:21pm Coutinho is gone to Barca.

Coutinho is gone to Barca. LFC's star is now Mohammed Salah, one of the hottest players in the world. Unless Egypt makes a long run in the WC (Unlikely) I bet we'll see him for at least a half.

These are preseason exhibitions, yes, and the teams treat them as such by not playing full squads. However, they also know how important it is to put out a good product in front of the US market, because they have tons of potential fans here. In 2014 no one expected Ronaldo, fresh off a WC, to play for Portugal but he went out in the second half and everyone cheered for him. It was pretty cool.

04/12/2018 - 12:46pm It's a Stranges thing,

It's a Stranges thing, mystifying, why these kids commit to a college then jump to the OHL.

Ever since Seth's spring practice post the other day I now have a hard-wired association between Mgoblog and Jesus Christ Superstar in my head. 

04/11/2018 - 6:32pm Every day is a bad day for

Every day is a bad day for Purdue football

04/10/2018 - 10:13pm Also, the away goals rule

Also, the away goals rule initially sounded stupid when I learned about it but now I think it's one of the best rules in sports. When it's in play, games swing from winning to losing without being tied in between, that's dramatic and pretty cool. It can happen in basketball if teams are separated by a point and go back and forth, and sometimes football is similar. But there is still a chance of a tie that is erased when a trailing team has an away goal advantage

04/10/2018 - 10:05pm I'm a Liverpool fan. Great to

I'm a Liverpool fan. Great to sweep Man City and weird to be interested so deep into the UCL. Unfortunately I'm mentally preparing for another last 4 letdown like the two we experienced last week.

04/10/2018 - 4:59pm I read the whole thing

I read the whole thing looking for more Jesus Christ Superstar references and I was disappointed there were none after the jump. Anyway, thanks for the update it's always good to hear what's the buzz.

04/10/2018 - 1:33am Michigan basketball's last

Michigan basketball's last victory was 69.54, I'll probably go with that. Seems like a nice amount.

04/08/2018 - 1:01pm Shohei the Money
My mind on

Shohei the Money

My mind on Ohtani and Ohtani on my mind

04/06/2018 - 3:55pm The last paragraph reminds me

The last paragraph reminds me of the 2016 football season recap, post Iowa and Ohio State. Yes, it feels like the train is coming. But there is no guarantee it gets here on time, if at all.

All three big sport programs are in a good spot, with hope for the future. Probably the first time you could say that since early to mid 90s.

04/06/2018 - 2:13pm Any uptick in recruiting

Any uptick in recruiting quality is more likely to be due to issues at other programs - the FBI investigation, problems for Izzo at MSU, new coaches at Xavier, Ohio State, Louisville, etc. I don't think Beilein and team will do anything different, but I hope the can take advantage of the more fluid situation at other places by offering a rock-solid program at Michigan, which has a demonstrated track record of recent success.

04/05/2018 - 8:46pm I was going to say the same

I was going to say the same thing. Bad luck to always get a top seed (well, 6 of 7) while MSU got an 8 and 5 seed in the 2000 tournament they won. 

Sadly, the odds would also say you would get at least 1 in 6 upsets over the 1 seed, but that hasn't happened yet.

04/05/2018 - 1:28pm 5. Do the unicorns have to be

5. Do the unicorns have to be female too?

03/28/2018 - 9:55pm Don't want facts to get in

Don't want facts to get in the way of a popular narrative, but the Yankees don't even have a payroll in the top five anymore and it's been fun to see them build this team with good young talent. Their big FA signings are guys like Sabathia and Ellsbury, who are marginal players. They're led by Judge and Sanchez and similar guys who came up through the minors. That being said, if they need to add a big SP for some other piece at the deadline, I'm sure they will bully the selling teams with more cash and better prospects.

03/23/2018 - 12:37pm They probably do talk but

They probably do talk but it's while we're in bed over here in Michigan. Also I'm assuming they all sound like Bill Walton so they don't make sense anyway.

03/22/2018 - 5:31pm I heard unsubstantiated

I heard unsubstantiated rumors Liverpool was coming but it was on a LFC Detroit Facebook page so it could have been just wishful rumor mongering

03/18/2018 - 11:28am Pretty sure it will be around

Pretty sure it will be around 7 and 9 pm EDT.

03/17/2018 - 2:19pm Agree with the posters above

Agree with the posters above that they did not allow re-entry during the same session.

LCA does have the bar/restaurants which are connected to the stadium but open to the public, so outside the ticketed area. For other events, I believe they allow you to leave with a handstamp and sit in the bar, then come back in. But, this was clearly not allowed when I tried to do this yesterday.

Depending on who cares more about being in the arena for the game, a potential compromise is to sit with your friend or dad in the bar (Mike's pizza, Sports and Social, or Kid Rock's bar) for one game, and use the ticket for the other game. Since there is no booze served inside, this is a much better option if you want to get wasted.