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01/18/2019 - 9:33pm This is going to be a fun…

This is going to be a fun read.

01/17/2019 - 12:26am I would like to see more…

I would like to see more Diaries... there are good writers here.

If only there was time.  Really  Brian should make diaries worth hundreds or even a straight K of points.  I mean... points are meaningful to people here.  Post a diary (like Don's up there right now) it adds value.

I would also like more info about Ann Arbor and the University.  Football, Basketball and Hockey and ... sports... this is a very small part of my nostalgia and connection to Michigan.  MGo could do that.

One last idea... maybe an occasional series like... MGoBooks - where people could take down their latest reads.  MGoFlix for movies/TV.  MGoChix for sad bloggers who can no longer touch their banners.

Ok ... one more...

Where the hell is Night King and how come it is taking him so long to get to Winterfell?  That is one slow dragon.  

 

12/24/2018 - 4:47pm My daughter is 18 and going…

My daughter is 18 and going through this as well.  We visited 29 schools in prep for her applications.  Williams was the most impressive to me along with 3 or 4 others.  My list did not match my daughters when it came time to send out the SAT, FAFSA\CSS profile and submit the actual apps.  None of my faves even got an app.

TLDR; We are letting her decide with the following caveats.

  • We will re-visit her final 3 prior to her decision - this is going to help me way more than her
  • She has to justify herself (it can't be a feels good thing...you got to have a take)
  • We are being transparent with her re: the money we have for her school.  Any money she can save under that amount is hers when she graduates.  She understands money just a little bit more than academic imprimaturs.

If you are truly worried about this... you need more help than a blog can provide.  There's no perfect parenting or college decision.  

I'd say good luck but you already got that.  Maybe just chill out ... (that is said in the nicest fellow parent way possible.)

if it were me... I'd look at the finances, my goals and abilities ... and go to a community college for free for the first two years.  (my daughter's not doing that either... joy.)

 

 

12/21/2018 - 9:06pm Sten - why aren't we hanging…

Sten - why aren't we hanging banners then?  Facts please.

12/21/2018 - 5:49pm It's happening!

 

 

 

 

It's happening!

 

 

 

 

 

sorry wrong thread.

12/21/2018 - 12:08pm Every school is different…

Every school is different wrt bagmen.  Michigan is no exception.  Fab 5 skank has not dissipated rancor even here.  This culture is as old as football and higher ed for that matter.  Miami (ntm) mandated that all faculty play football in the day (that would be my great-great grandfathers day btw - plus or  minus a great.)  Sport runs deep in the weirdest places.

This money doesn't come from school funds save a few inappropriate bagels and swag.  It comes from people like many of us.  

Let's divorce sports from education.  That will rid us of these bagmen. 

 

12/20/2018 - 2:29pm Once upon a time, we played…

Once upon a time, we played Alabama.  I was excited because I remembered a certain previous Orange Bowl.

18 odd years back my daughter came into this world.  I was excited because I didn't know any better.

I diarized a similar analysis for that game...

https://mgoblog.com/category/user-tags/geographic-analysis

I tried to get my daughter to apply to Mich.  (No force was applied... I am not that kind of Blue.)

Both times I was impressed by the power of proximity.  Both times I was given a rude awakening.

Diaries should be worth 1000 points.  I appreciate this and the time you took.  

Always ... Go Blue!

12/18/2018 - 4:47pm No it hasn't.

No it hasn't.

12/07/2018 - 7:52pm One of the greats.  If only…

One of the greats.  If only another year... sigh... money sucks sometimes.

12/06/2018 - 10:58am There is a way.

There is a way.

12/06/2018 - 10:53am Do whatever it takes to…

Do whatever it takes to monetize conference play ... share the wealth.

 

 

12/01/2018 - 7:13pm No injuries or foul trouble…

No injuries or foul trouble and no

 limits...every game has been a joy.

11/28/2018 - 11:34pm #1 seed muppets...!!!

 

#1 seed muppets...!!!

 

11/28/2018 - 10:28pm Go Blue!  Trying to work…

Go Blue!  Trying to work while watching... impossible.

11/27/2018 - 7:41pm Effing Beavers!

Effing Beavers!

EffingBeavers.jpg

11/22/2018 - 11:51pm The team with the most…

The team with the most points on the board will win... I guarantee it.

Harbaugh's guarantee shows Hart but it's also a legacy the game and sport doesn't need.  We could do with more respect and less strut.

Charles can strut all he wants BTW... he is as bad an ass as they come.  

Go Blue!  May the best team win.  In the end, it will be Michigan.

 

11/15/2018 - 12:44pm Stupid polls are stupid.

Stupid polls are stupid.

Swat downs like yesterday are glorious lifelong memories.  To have been at this game would have been even more glorious.  Last swat down I attended of this order was ... a long time ago... in Lexington when we shredded Virginia prior to visiting the Emerald City.

Watching back games is awesome.  Attending them (when Mich wins at least) is heaven.  

Forever... Go Blue!  Hail fellow Wolverines!  Are you not entertained?!

11/14/2018 - 7:20pm Go Blue! 

Hail!

Go Blue! 

Hail!

11/13/2018 - 12:56am TL;DR - he is a sophomore.

TL;DR - he is a sophomore.

We didn't see much of Higdon at this point in his career either...more but not much more... on a very different team/offense.

You can't worry about this if the guys on the field are getting it done...they are.  There could be issues... but does it really matter.  There's way more under the hood than playing time or snaps can explain until he becomes an upperclassman.  At that point, the players decide what's up.  Until then let it be.  

 

10/31/2018 - 11:36am Talk is cheap but this is…

Talk is cheap but this is good talk...

Please don't headbutt 84 out of bounds Josh.  Every season has its downs.  Let's make the ejection this seasons worst.

Feeling good before a game like this is a setup... but I feel good.  I am concerned that the loss last year will be a factor in the minds of the team.  Hopefully, that factor is to focus on execution.  I am confident with JM in the game.

 

10/25/2018 - 10:28pm It gets a little odd when…

It gets a little odd when these backs that you say aren't even close ended up on NFL rosters.  Clearly there were issues that god help us are behind us now ( please no more OT transfers.)

10/17/2018 - 9:50am Hmm... great OP as usual…

Hmm... great OP as usual... but ... for god's sake have some faith.

ND sucked but wasn't putrid.  Without some unfortunates, we shoulda woulda coulda won (Metellus we missed you.)

But come on, birds on the right... we are going to outright slaughter MSU if Harbaugh doesn't conservativate (suck it spell checker) the playbook or worse still not do his job (like spread punt in a clusterfuq... I mean pee into the wind.)

I look forward to next week's column.  Hopefully, it's an all-out Mea Culpa and not a perseverating Hart.  Harbaugh has a bit to prove this week to some of us at least.  I look forward to that deposition.

TLDR; - "Great Win! - Beat State - Go Blue"

Still didn't readers... Go Blue!

 

10/01/2018 - 4:01am Mens rea ... an intentional…

Mens rea ... an intentional abeyant CYA.  Losing Metellus at ND mattered.  So did this game.  Dillon was a miss for Michigan. Thanks for this diary.  Kemp and Mone... a resilient OL...good takes as always.

 

09/17/2018 - 11:41pm F*@k Yeah!

 

Go Blue!

F*@k Yeah!

 

Go Blue!

07/07/2018 - 11:08pm Are we talking about the…

Are we talking about the same Lebron?  The guy is a freak in a league of freaks.  Soccer also favors large defenders and strikers.  Seeing Maguire bully Sweden gives me pause to think Lebron could have been a monster.

If only he had been shipped off to a soccer boarding school when he was 10.  (Soccer makes CFB look angelic with respect to family values.)

Look up Jan Koller - all timer tall guy.  There are many large soccer talents...  but not too many 300 pounders. 

If they could take headers out of the game Soccer would possibly be the best sport - but then there wouldn't be any need for Peter Crouch.

It's better that Lebron is not wasted in a sport decided by penalty kicks.  Hands down the worst method of tie-break I can think of... other than a coin toss.  I don't know why they don't sub down a couple players or take out goalies in extra time either.   That would stretch the pitch and create more opportunities (unless I'm missing something wrt offsides.)

07/05/2018 - 2:38pm I am hearing he is a good…

I am hearing he is a good dude... dude knows dudes... 

Sometimes I run into OSU grads and fans out here in Oregon.  I have more in common with them than Duck dudes.

Nice link... nice kid... why did I just spend 3 mins watching a HS kid.

Oh yeah... nm.

06/29/2018 - 8:03pm My first laugh from the new…

My first laugh from the new site.

06/26/2018 - 12:01am I can't hide it... this…

I can't hide it... this class is starting to get me excited.

06/12/2018 - 10:19am IDK - but here is a…

IDK - but here is a workaround... force a pswd reset (not hard to do intentionally or not) ... you are forwarded to a once time profile edit page.  The signature option is not enabled yet BTW.

06/12/2018 - 9:38am Well... if ND colors are…

Well... if ND colors are blue and gold... I'd say it's fricking gold...right now.

Honestly though... I'm happy to spend the next month in this state if it works out.  

06/12/2018 - 12:44am Well shit... I've been…

Well shit... I've been fighting this ef'er for an hour it ain't working for me...

I'm getting this when I try and post...

 

Server Error 404 Occurred

You do not have permission to update node 124087.

 

I'm also not able to download theme... after following BKM...

I get this...

Clipboard04.jpg

I have turned every knob on OLW.

The only other thing I can do now is to try and create alt accounts... but honestly ... all I really want to do is create diaries when my wife isn't looking, neg bang trolls, re-edit my spelling fails and obsess about the whimsy of 17-year-old boyhoods.

Wait ... that didn't come out right... oh well ... that is my feedback.

 

06/11/2018 - 10:44pm Seth,

I don't see Diary as…

Seth,

I don't see Diary as an option.  I actually see pretty much everything else but that.  I'm assuming diarists are to choose "User Name:blog"

Thanks for this post.  3.0 is a work in progress.  I've seen these things turn to gold.  I'm hoping this one turns Maize pretty quick.

Thanks for this post.  I will try and do test diary soon.  It's hard to find the time.  

Go Blue!   To hell with ND and beyond.

06/06/2018 - 9:36am Yes...If this is true...then…

Yes...If this is true...then this site rocks...wait...can someone pls rock this site to make this true?

05/30/2018 - 9:17am Because life is an epic battle of good vs. evil?

Sometimes it is chocolate or vanilla and they both taste great.

05/27/2018 - 8:18pm What is the one sentence story with Chaos...

I'm trying to understand....my Google skils are no good evidently...

 

05/26/2018 - 2:03am You jinxed it...

He was coming until you posted this.  Not cool.

05/26/2018 - 1:57am Hmm... don't take other people's advice...

that said... here's my best advice.

Make your house in the wreckage of the future.  Enjoy every moment (preferably with some pics or it didn't happen... believe me... I can't even remember the sleepless daze... other than by the logic of cause and effect... I have a daughter... how did that happen?... oh yeah... these pics...) Forgive everybody for what is done (including yourself.)  You lost control (if you ever had it) when you became a dad.  Hmmm... be wary, enjoy, remember, forgive... but most of all... don't take advice.

Best book I have read recently is 'Algorithms to Live By' by Brian Christians and Tom Griffiths.  Not new... but if you really want advice...it's the only one backed up by hard data.

'The Master Algorithm' by Pedro Domingos is next up for me after many months of putting it off.  I just finished 'Sapiens' by Yuval Hariri. I liked 'Behave' by Robert Sapolsky.  Other than technical stuff for work and pleasure ... these have been good reads.  I am watching Wild Wild Country on Netflix (it's pretty good.)  Other than the occasional MGoBlog post... the rest of my  time is playing games with my family and trying to recall high school math before I am labeled a dunce by my daughter (not easy...)

Sincerely,

the Dunce.

05/25/2018 - 5:32pm Reading through this... there's a serious problem with...

users/stats vs. territories.  It just doesn't add up unless we are in an alternate universe.  

Stanford is way too successful.  The last place school in territory is first in user/stars.

What gives...?  Seems like there is a story here I'm not getting.

 

05/18/2018 - 3:35am redacted

must sleep...talk is cheap.

05/18/2018 - 2:52am Those highlights are very impressive...

This could be telling.

05/16/2018 - 2:18pm The whole thing is a cluster...

Three of my profs at Mich had in situ affairs with my classmates...  PSU was egregious.  MSU is more egregious.  The penalties seem to be less harsh.  Hmm...this reminds me of Monty Python sketch...nothing to see here.

This and other news ... makes me sad.

Chicago had it right... Michigan had it right (though for the wrong reasons and we came back)... we should dump the B1G.  But we have our own issues I suppose.

Never in my lifetime would I think that my identity as a Wolverine would be derivative of another school... but I am proud not to be from PSU or MSU.

This whole thing cuts like a knife and will never feel right.

 

05/10/2018 - 6:50am worth every minute...

the summer daze...

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05/10/2018 - 6:04am ...there's a league AFTER college?...I got to watch that...

then again... why?

 

 

I'm pumped about this post. 

I was ecstatic for Brandon's strip of Brady.

If it's Maize and Blue I'm with you.

If it's yellow be mellow.

...

 

I wish JP the best. Great post...best one in months.

05/02/2018 - 3:22am This study has disclaimers...not sure you're serious...

... not all CTE / Concussion studies are what you say...  This study has issues but "nothing to see here" isn't one of them.

There are disclaimers for informant reporting.  The datasets are small.  Would you rather these data weren't reported?  There is a far greater economic and social pressure to suppress this data than to misreport it.

Can you back that down Mr. Beeks? or better yet up?

Something tells me you won't though... hmm... I've read this before.

04/29/2018 - 11:49am You people... can't get it...

WD... you need to call a friend/professional who doesn't agree with you... and talk it out.

There is no US/Them on this blog...in this world... except in your head.

There are all sorts of schemes to pay players, change the game and change the world.  

Reason doesn't rule the day when posited unreasonably.  Us-Them memes are dangerous and unhealthy (unless they come wrapped in collegiality- which is what college is all about.)

Just saying... 

 

 

04/07/2018 - 12:05pm From the Recommended Stories below this one...

What the victims wanted us to know...ain't got no school... https://deadspin.com/what-larry-nassars-victims-wanted-us-to-know-18223…

04/03/2018 - 12:23pm I bought a Mazda3 2016

I cannot carry on a conversation with people in the backseat.

I knew about the issue but thought it was not a big deal given the fact that I would be driving most miles by myself and the driveability of the Mazda far outshines any other car in it's class.

I regret that.  I probably should have gone with a Subaru all things being equal... which of course they are not.

04/03/2018 - 9:44am I went to the alt bar on the Alumni list...

here in PDX.... the Alumni Association offered 2 different/additional bars to watch the game.  I sat in a 300 seat theater with  9 other Michigan people... none of whom offered a Go Blue! or Let's go Mo!.

It was hard.

 

I don't feel great.

 

Rahk... you did good.  Robinson... I will miss your turnaround season (why the  ef would anyone give up going to Williams... oh yeah... I figured that one out thanks to you.)  Simmons... thank you for putting some bodywork on Brunson.

 

Shit...what a season.

 

Forever Michigan.

03/31/2018 - 9:05pm Went to the alumni gathering in PDX...

saw an old friend... this is Michigan.

So much fun, so much friends, I'm so not going to work on Monday...

03/30/2018 - 10:21am I'm all for bio-metrics and I follow every weight gain/loss but

fitness is only one measure and it's poorly communicated.

Just win.