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01/12/2019 - 11:26am Because unlike the football…

Because unlike the football team, they win titles.

01/12/2019 - 10:41am I would assume each head…

I would assume each head coach hires for their staff, but the AD has veto authority.

01/12/2019 - 10:40am I saw it after it was first…

I saw it after it was first started and came back to check on it about 30 minutes later and it was already locked. At first I thought that maybe they had deleted a bunch of flaming and arguing, but then I realized there was no way for that to happen in such a short time. It would make sense to lock it if it went off the rails, but to do it preemptively seems a step too far.

12/27/2018 - 10:02am I know what an opinion is. I…

I know what an opinion is. I asked what you were basing it on.

12/26/2018 - 11:37pm What in the world are you…

What in the world are you basing your second point on? Or are you just making shit up to troll for upvotes?

12/17/2018 - 1:48pm And even if you do play 1A…

And even if you do play 1A football in Indiana, you can still end up the starting LT at a B1G school, so even that isn't going to stop a kid from getting noticed.

12/14/2018 - 9:27am I would assume they're…

I would assume they're weighing if another year of school and the potential improvement in their draft status is worth the risk of career-ending injury and delaying by a year the second NFL contract that could potentially change the financial outlook of their family for a couple of generations.

12/07/2018 - 4:43pm Those are the basic moral…

Those are the basic moral touchstones of nearly the entire planet. No religion has any claim of ownership over them. 

12/07/2018 - 4:40pm If they're sending their…

If they're sending their kids to that school, they won't care. What they believe is more important than any fact you could present to them. That's why they're sending their kids to that school.

12/07/2018 - 4:39pm The people that follow that…

The people that follow that cult won't make a noise about this. Fallwell tells them it is okay, and that's enough for them. All for the same reason they can charge the insane tuition they do for a shit education and get even more students the next year.

12/03/2018 - 10:42am Exactly. A paying subscriber…

Exactly. A paying subscriber has expectations that even Brian would probably admit should be met.

Someone using Patreon doesn't have quite the same expectation level, so Brian can just decide to not write stuff because he's decided to embrace his Gen X apathy and ennui for a few weeks.

12/03/2018 - 10:33am I remember when people were…

I remember when people were offering money for exactly those things. Instead, Brian hired an understaffed IT firm that can't figure out how to lock your preference for the number of posts that show in a thread. But on the plus side, they used that money to pay for a radio ad that seems like it was created explicitly to mock themselves.

12/03/2018 - 10:29am I'm not sure what you're…

I'm not sure what you're trying to argue with me. I have a feeling that you don't either.

12/03/2018 - 9:57am That right there is going to…

That right there is going to be their biggest hurdle to a true subscription service, and is probably why Brian brought up Patreon. Because you can opt in and out pretty easily with Patreon, he can get around people expecting content that they've "paid" for. 

So if he has a sad after a big loss, he can still just not really write about it, and doesn't have subscribers angry at him.

11/24/2018 - 5:41pm The thing is, the offense…

The thing is, the offense had modernized a lot this year. He did it with different-sized guys, but it was definitely using misdirection and a running QB to gain yards on the ground. For some reason, he decided to completely stop doing that today. It looked like the ND game all over again. I'd love for a reporter to ask him what it was that he saw in the OSU defense to make him decided that running Shea wasn't the way to go.

11/24/2018 - 5:32pm You know it's a bad game…

You know it's a bad game plan when my 72 year old mother is asking why Patterson isn't running to slow down the "guys blitzing" into every run play.

11/20/2018 - 8:01pm Maybe just use what the rest…

Maybe just use what the rest of the authors on the site use?

11/20/2018 - 1:28pm "despite him being one of…

"despite him being one of the team’s least-skilled offensive players"
Is he though? You certainly didn't provide any evidence or argument to back up this claim.
He might not be the best at any single offensive skill, but unlike the rest of the team, there isn't anything he is actually "bad" at.

He's a better 3pt shooter than Simpson, Matthews, and Iggy.
He's better at the rim than Brooks and Poole.
He's probably a better passer than anyone not named Simpson.
He's better at the line than everyone aside from Iggy and Poole.

11/07/2018 - 7:18pm I'm guessing the problem is…

I'm guessing the problem is somewhere between the keyboard and the chair.

11/07/2018 - 9:20am Not sure why he's making…

Not sure why he's making that pronouncement either. Just because someone played tonight doesn't mean they won't develop an "injury" before reaching the played games threshold and then red shirt.

11/06/2018 - 5:12pm Is this the first preview…

Is this the first preview post for basketball? I seem to remember a series being started about the entire B1G, but I don't think it was ever finished. And I can't remember if there were posts about the guards and centers. I know for football all of the previous preview posts are linked at the top of the post, but I'm not seeing that on this one. Clicking on the tags doesn't provide any links, and of course the search function doesn't show results in any sort of understandable order.

So yay! Wings!

11/05/2018 - 8:26am Most of us? Speak for…

Most of us? Speak for yourself.

11/04/2018 - 1:43pm "We’ll get a more…

"We’ll get a more informative update on him later."

I'll believe it when we see the one from the last guy that committed.

11/03/2018 - 8:34pm Best part of this game was…

Best part of this game was Ace doing the write up.

10/29/2018 - 3:52pm That's a really strange…

That's a really strange error message and very specific. It makes you think that HUEL was told to write it up, but it was accidentally implemented early. 

Unless they've worked out a deal with the rights holders, they can't put video content from a game behind a paywall. At least, that's my understanding. I've long thought that a subscription service is where they need to go moving forward to pay good writers to stick around and do this as a full-time job. The only problem I saw with that was how they would deal with video, since it's such a big part of the UFR.

10/28/2018 - 6:50pm I was just forced back to…

I was just forced back to Indiana, near Purdue, after two years in Wilmington, NC. I thought I knew what humidity was, but this summer nearly broke me. Florence doing enough damage to my sailboat to prevent me from moving aboard is giving me the excuse to get back to manageable temps. I'll take blizzards and ice storms over 72+ hours straight of the heat index staying over 100.

In fact, my plan now is to either move to Maine/Vermont or somewhere in the Rockies. I'll replace the sailboat with a tiny home. But I just can't handle the humidity any more.

10/28/2018 - 4:16pm Have you enjoyed the last 17…

Have you enjoyed the last 17 years of constant swamp ass?

10/28/2018 - 10:38am Because when it is WD, it is…

Because when it is WD, it is generally him being a pedant. 

Do you really think the majority of people on this blog have the hockey schedule memorized?

10/28/2018 - 8:30am Do you realize how comments…

Do you realize how comments like this come off when you type them up? Or do you just not care that you come across as an asshole?

10/25/2018 - 12:30pm "I do, however, want to be…

"I do, however, want to be sure you all saw this. Because this is some Big Ten shit."

A large, empty white space following this sentence might be the most Big Ten shit of all.

10/23/2018 - 8:48pm Hello posts again? …

Hello posts again? 

Excellent.

Maybe now we'll get the Cornell Wheeler one.

10/16/2018 - 8:15am Even though he acts like it,…

Even though he acts like it, he's not a child that has to be coddled. He's a state employee who complains way too much about being asked questions. When he acts like this it makes him look as bad as his colleague in East Lansing.

10/15/2018 - 3:47pm I'm pretty sure the Michigan…

I'm pretty sure the Michigan Marching Band is the only marching band that would much prefer if it were a chamber music quartet, and by god if they won't try to play at the same volume as one.

10/12/2018 - 9:20pm Was there supposed to be a…

Was there supposed to be a segment after the Gimmicky Top 5? The video stops at 45:56 for me, both here and if I watch it on youtube.

10/12/2018 - 1:57pm How is the concept of …

How is the concept of "inside" difficult? The median is the center, and the inside lane is the one closest to it. On a three lane highway, you drive in the center, exit from the outside lane, and pass in the inside lane. I understand that safe driving practices are generally difficult for Michigan drivers to understand, but I figured you folks could keep up with the vocab.

10/12/2018 - 12:00pm Maybe where you're from that…

Maybe where you're from that is what it is called. Where I'm from it is the inside or passing lane.

10/12/2018 - 11:47am This is a car you see and…

This is a car you see and just know that they'll spend most of their time on the interstate doing 3 mph over the limit in the inside lane, and then give you a dirty look when you finally give up and pass them on the right.

10/11/2018 - 7:38pm When did Pioneer stop…

When did Pioneer stop allowing trucks bigger than an F-150? A few years ago I parked there in a Ram 3500 Dually.

10/10/2018 - 5:05pm I've noticed that happening…

I've noticed that happening in the past when it's a campaign that is trending. I think it is just a matter of the site being a bit overwhelmed. You might want to try in off-peak hours to get it to go through.

10/08/2018 - 8:30am I think we all understand…

I think we all understand Ace is out, but didn't Brian hire a couple of new guys? And the commit post said that there would be a full Hello the next day. And honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if 3.0 is so broken that it just never published.

09/29/2018 - 10:53pm As soon as you acknowledge…

As soon as you acknowledge that one of the penalties was completely insane.

Another, Runyan's hold, doesn't make any sense when compared to the non-calls, like Chase getting tackled, going the other way.

And that a third was committed because DBs who play press coverage are coached to take a penalty when they're beaten off the line instead of giving up a nearly sure TD.

False stars and off sides calls happen. I still don't know what Thomas did differently from any other punt to get a penalty this time.

09/29/2018 - 9:23pm On one of the first…

On one of the first defensive plays of the game Bush hit Thorson after he got the ball out almost exactly like Hudson's hit from last week. I was sure there was going to be a flag thrown for it because the universe hates me.

09/28/2018 - 6:35am Who is getting the ad…

Who is getting the ad revenue for the ad on the GIF?

09/25/2018 - 8:35pm There are some tournaments…

There are some tournaments involving multiple teams, but those are in the fall. During the spring season it is all team vs team until the NCAA tournament where individuals can advance without their team.

09/25/2018 - 11:56am Why not? They have a more…

Why not? They have a more recent national championship than any of the sports that normally get coverage here. Probably the best coach at Michigan too.

09/24/2018 - 3:14pm If Gary was injured, it…

If Gary was injured, it would seem it was more likely his knee that they were worried about. He took a direct hit from Metellus's helmet on the interception, and then was limping shortly after that when he was trying to chase someone down.

And I'm not sure if Brian has ever played a sport where you catch a ball, but if your fingers and thumbs curl around it, you are definitely trying to catch it instead of trying to bat it down.

09/24/2018 - 1:17pm Thanks for blocking them. I…

Thanks for blocking them. I'm curious how you weren't aware that they were still around though. Are you also unaware that points don't work, we can't save our preferences in the comments section, and that the Diaries/MGoBoard come unstuck if you look at the website the wrong way?

09/24/2018 - 11:12am Gotta be honest, I'm not…

Gotta be honest, I'm not sure I would click on any of the ads here, outside of perhaps the couple for hotels that I see. They all look designed to infect my computer and steal my credit card info.

So I really hope you aren't counting on us clicking on them for you to get paid.

09/24/2018 - 9:53am I guess it's a good thing…

I guess it's a good thing for you guys that there is a ton of white space to slap ads in.

Any chance that the ads can not be ones for mail-order women? 

09/23/2018 - 9:10am Does anyone know if Ethan…

Does anyone know if Ethan goes to these, or is just transcribing the audio? I miss the MGoQuestions.