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08/19/2018 - 8:11pm https://mgoblog.com/content…

https://mgoblog.com/content/yes-your-hail-victors-coming

08/19/2018 - 5:58am I concur in MSC but I'm not…

I concur in MSC but I'm not ready to throw Drake in that pile.

08/18/2018 - 8:50pm "McMurphy reports further…

"McMurphy reports further unprofessional activities by Zach Smith at OSU"

Clearly Smith's behavior at work is relevant to whether Urban was right to overlook much more abhorrent alleged behavior out of work. But this thread got out of control, not just from the Buckeye trying to argue otherwise but the replies to him were awful too.

For some reason right now I can't Lock This Thread like I would normally so I took it down and I will let human element know we need that back

08/18/2018 - 8:32pm Fitting? WVU players…

Fitting? WVU players contract HFM Disease

Deleted the thread geez man making fun of hand foot and mouth disease? 

08/18/2018 - 8:09pm I changed the title

I changed the title

08/18/2018 - 8:06pm Yeah Shareef Miller is their…

Yeah Shareef Miller is their best DE. 

08/17/2018 - 9:00pm Justice is good. He's young…

Justice is good. He's young but he's better than a lot of "insider" reporters twice his age.

08/17/2018 - 4:20pm Closed group that my friend…

Closed group that my friend who introduced me to MGoBlog invited me to, but half the time i'm ready to leave it because people post some awful articles in there. Once in a while though I get something good, and a player's dad is in it.

08/17/2018 - 4:15pm Pro Football Focus. It's not…

Pro Football Focus. It's not a stat but a service who UFRs most FBS games and every NFL game, rating every player on every play and then adjusting game ratings based on opponent strength. That gives them a strong tempo-free evaluation for a player's season the way we get a strong evaluation for Michigan players from UFR'ing them.

08/17/2018 - 9:16am I think you go, you sit…

I think you go, you sit outside his room, and you say "If you change your mind I'll be right out here."

08/16/2018 - 9:37pm Eh, one every once in awhile…

Eh, one every once in awhile helps me communicate since not everyone checks emails and the front page every day.

You should see my inbox. I've had to give half of them to David just so I can work.

08/16/2018 - 9:23pm That all depends on the kind…

That all depends on the kind ass service in your particular foreignity.

08/16/2018 - 9:21pm This helps immensely…

This helps immensely actually. I didn't know until today that Florida and Georgia addresses were behind like the midwest.

08/16/2018 - 9:19pm Email me I'll get you a new…

Email me I'll get you a new copy if we have enough.

08/16/2018 - 7:47pm ??? The hell. We paid for…

??? The hell. We paid for 1st class delivery. Do you have a mailbox they didn't put it in or something?

08/16/2018 - 7:07pm (No subject)

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08/16/2018 - 4:00pm Not from English class. I…

Not from English class. I just read a lot and steal what I like. Most I don't remember where I got it from but this trick is Shakespeare.

08/16/2018 - 2:57pm Playing first string at…

Playing first string at rover and pencil him in as a starter again unless Brad Hawkins makes a big move. I didn't post on him because there's no change or really any update because partridge coaches the safeties and he hasn't had his presser yet. 

08/16/2018 - 2:03pm This and because two more…

This and because two more syllables made the line a complete sextameter and placed an Iam on the 4th beat, like at the end of a pop musical verse.

Da da da DA da da instead of Da da da Da. 

Just one of my many writing tricks. When I'm trying to sound fun and non serious I throw in these little tricks to put your brain in that mode. If I was actually trying to be mean to Bush that four-beat "four-year-old Girl" would put emphasis on the last word, like how you might say "You little Shit". By placing emphasis on an irreverent detail instead of the final metaphor I am intentionally trying to defuse the insult. Now you are slightly confused why I would say it which sets you up to enjoy the hard irony. "Is he calling Bush soft?" WHACK "Oh."

08/16/2018 - 1:52pm No. Long post that got…

No. Long post that got mostly deleted at some point just forgot to fix that. 

08/16/2018 - 1:27pm Now that is a known issue…

Now that is a known issue. It's on our list of things to fix but it's a big fix so it could take some time. What's happening is you are put at the spot where your new post is but after that happens more of the page loads and you get shoved upwards. 

08/16/2018 - 12:51pm I can't recreate this…

I can't recreate this behavior Can you take a screenshot?

08/15/2018 - 12:07pm I've been out of town and…

I've been out of town and came home last night and my kid is sick and helping the moderators (who do this for free) is like the 100th thing on the list of 85 things I'm responsible for here, including making sure everyone has their books, covering football practice, getting all of the ads sold and set up for this year, and the big site upgrade. Brian and Ace are both out this week for reasons it's up to them to share. I'm sorry if that means oversight of the message board is not up to our usual standards but please understand The Message Board is really a small fraction of our readership and our top priority remains providing content on the front page. As you can see that is slow and the board is going to suffer.

08/12/2018 - 7:18pm Local lies for clicks tool…

Local lies for clicks tool makes up a story

Unfriendly reminder that chat sports exists only to make up stories they think you will believe and we will not be part of it.

As per our policy the user who posted it is banned. 

08/08/2018 - 2:26pm I think we're probably right…

I think we're probably right up there with number of attacks and with how directed they are. Student hacker groups can get into big trouble if they target something critical to national defense, but the biggest indie sports blog in the country that covers a team you hate has a big maize target.

08/08/2018 - 2:23pm We tried to do this with…

We tried to do this with several other companies previously and each time the project waned and died and we had to start all over again. HUEL came on about a year ago.

08/08/2018 - 9:47am Yeah I could have included…

Yeah I could have included it as an HM. Simpkins was one of the greats, an All-American in 1979 and started every game for 3 years.

Mike Boren was alos a 3-year starter but spent most of his senior year injured.

I left them off because it's just those two. Rosel and Poole were more outside guys. The rest of the list is Obi Oluigbo before he moved to FB, Rob Curren (as an underclassman) and John Mumford (as an underclassman) from the '30s, John Lovette in 1925, and Louis Woytek in 1940. I don't have any starts for any of those guys while wearing 40.

08/08/2018 - 9:35am I couldn't tell. He had some…

I couldn't tell. He had some tackles but those could have been special teams.

08/08/2018 - 5:52am I'll ask the printer today…

I'll ask the printer today but zip code-wise it sounds like they were working the pile from the two ends. Maryland's zip codes are low and the first people who told me they got their books were there. NC is in the 20s. California and Hawaii are super high.

08/07/2018 - 4:26pm Adding the asterisk was…

Adding the asterisk was holding up the process.

08/07/2018 - 4:25pm posted on apps in OP.
Gotta…

posted on apps in OP.

Gotta get google search function working again. C'mon crawlers!!!

08/07/2018 - 4:25pm Thank you. Added to the list…

Thank you. Added to the list.

Edit: was already on there. For now I'll try to use width="100%" for embeds. Nothing I can do about links.

08/07/2018 - 4:22pm Added to the list. This is…

Added to the list. This is something our mods have been on about too.

08/07/2018 - 4:16pm I'll add the latest post…

I'll add the latest post thing to the list to look into.

If you read the OP I hope that will answer your question about marking new comments.

08/07/2018 - 3:54pm Wolfman became Strong Safety…

Wolfman became Strong Safety but for its time it was almost exactly like what Khaleke Hudson plays: a hybrid. He lined up over and just off the tight end, played mostly zone in the passing game, and blitzed often. You can see it in the diagram above. Michigan went to an Oklahoma 5-2 in the mid-'60s and Bo kept that for most of his career, morphing into a 3-4 over the 1970s. Note the strong safety's alignment.

I will go into detail on this in my presentation in Chicago in a few weeks but as defenses transitioned they didn't always jump to change a lineman into a linebacker--they spent years with hybrids out there until the hybrids just became their own positions.

08/07/2018 - 3:51pm Those who know me know that…

Those who know me know that's not going to happen. My first playbook had defense on the bottom so that's the alignment I have in my head and always will. When i draw offense sometimes I put them on the bottom but this post is about the defense.

08/07/2018 - 3:50pm And so was Tom Curtis. He…

And so was Tom Curtis. He was at least as good as Tripp.

That's the thing about this exercise: I had to force myself to get out of the same kid idea that Tripp was the best safety ever at Michigan and really look at some of the guys we've had in the past. Lowell Perry reinvented a position that used to be about acting as a de facto punt returner. Tom Curtis ruined passing in the Big Ten. Dave Brown is probably the best, though TW was so good I don't know what I'd do today with a #6 off. I do know that before I started learning about Michigan history I would have gone with #3 but I also love being proven wrong.

08/07/2018 - 2:35pm Yeah "starter" was relative…

Yeah "starter" was relative for that position. Bo liked 'em both so he'd rotate them almost evenly. Warner got to start the OSU game though.

08/07/2018 - 1:51pm Like I said above it can't…

Like I said above it can't just be one guy. Tripp is great, but the other 3s are half a season of Marlin, Stevie Brown and M-Rob. Is that better than Shazor and Dymonte?

08/07/2018 - 1:47pm Nope. You need more than one…

Nope. You need more than one dude there or else this is just a silly "Let's name the best player at each position" exercise and thus boring. The only corners or halfbacks (in the single platoon era) to wear 2 were Woodson and one year of Blake Countess that wasn't his best year. JT Turner rode pine. 

08/07/2018 - 10:22am You can get both, you know…

You can get both, you know. The content is so different we don't consider each other competitors.

08/06/2018 - 2:16pm Smallies are DELICIOUS but…

Smallies are DELICIOUS but they have a mud line (or mud vein) that you have to cut away or else they taste "fishy." I think most people don't realize it's there but it makes a huge difference in the taste. The smaller they are (you don't keep them if they're under 14 inches) the better the flavor. We like to have a big fish fry after catching them and that takes care of the perch and smaller bass. The larger cutlets become fish tacos or pate.

08/06/2018 - 2:12pm The stuffing is all…

The stuffing is all happening at the printer's, in Minnesota, and getting temp staff like that is expensive. That also took just over a week, which is fine.

The labor shortage we had this spring was Ace and I were both in and out of hospitalization with Brian getting a bad thing in there. I ended up writing the recruits, the letter from the editor, and most of the opponent previews this year in addition to my feature and editing the whole book. We're hard to replace.

08/06/2018 - 2:05pm Bass legal limit is 5 and 14…

Bass legal limit is 5 and 14 inches. We measure and throw back all the little guys. With 5 licenses on the boat and 4 fishing we usually don't have to worry about limiting out but this trip we had to keep count.

08/06/2018 - 1:32pm Yes.

Underground Printing…

Yes.

  • Underground Printing
  • The Bo Store
  • M-Den
  • Literati
  • Nicola's
08/06/2018 - 12:08pm It does have Rashan Gary on…

It does have Rashan Gary on the front and Chase Winovich on the back, but I'm sure there's a tackle or two inside who can protect you.

08/06/2018 - 12:03pm All part of our master plan…

All part of our master plan to starve readers for Michigan content so they'll buy HTTVs.

08/06/2018 - 12:02pm We go with a friend who's a…

We go with a friend who's a charter fisherman in Anchor Bay. My grandpa's grandpa owned a cottage up there and used to fish with the charter guy's grandpa. When I was a kid we'd all ride out there in my grandpa's huge Cadillac together, and my grandpa would always point at some tiny little house and say "That right there--that was my grandpa's cottage!" Funny thing is I don't think he ever pointed at the same house twice.

On a hot day all the fish in Lake St. Claire collect in the cool grassy drop-off near Strawberry Island. Also catch a bunch of rock bass and the occasional sheephead (freshwater drum) but we throw those back. I know Henry's looking for new customers (his are getting pretty old and starting to die off) if anyone wants to book a charter.

08/06/2018 - 11:46am Suck it, bass.

Suck it, bass.

08/06/2018 - 11:40am Fuck yeah we did.

Fuck yeah we did.

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