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12/05/2018 - 1:01am Lost in all of this: Brian…

Lost in all of this: Brian promised to eat a Lemon if Pardon went 24 on 15 shots. He did 20 on 10. It’s clearly Lemon time!

12/03/2018 - 9:34am I'd like the ability to mute…

I'd like the ability to mute certain people in the forum

11/11/2018 - 6:42pm Dunno. I’ve seen people…

Dunno. I’ve seen people behave like this and it’s usually accompanied by dangerous amounts of alcohol. Can’t possibly end well

11/11/2018 - 6:20pm Someone needs to get this…

Someone needs to get this guy help before he hurts himself. I know it’s fun to laugh at him, but this is a serious issue. 

11/10/2018 - 6:56pm Going to bump this back up,…

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11/07/2018 - 6:16pm That seems easier.

That seems easier.

11/07/2018 - 5:31pm Can the band spell:


Can the band spell:

“It’s up to us to make sure we compete for and win Super Bowls. That’s our only goal. We don’t raise division championship banners, we don’t raise NFC Championship banners. We raise Super Bowl banners. And whenever we don’t deliver that, I hope that you will hold me directly responsible and accountable for it. And we look forward to getting this thing back on track.”

11/07/2018 - 4:41pm You mean winning more games…

You mean winning more games in one college season than that Notre Dame grad from Ohio (Jed) has won in the NFL in 3?


I think Jim might sing a ditty at the postgame presser

11/07/2018 - 3:09pm just in time for someone to…

just in time for someone to post something about the midterms and get negged to oblivion!

11/04/2018 - 5:39pm This has all the hallmarks…

This has all the hallmarks of a trap game .First low key game after 3 marquee matchups. Rutgers isn't also playing better this last month. My guess is that this game is surprisingly competitive at halftime. Take Rutgers and the points .We won't be focused. 

10/20/2018 - 11:30pm Prediction: Michigan Monday…

Prediction: Michigan Monday cancelled at the Ozone.  Thoughts?

10/19/2018 - 4:40pm I listened to the whole…

I listened to the whole thing. One thing that struck me is LTT is very angry still about the incident and how it plays out. I'm not sure he's come to terms by the enhanced expectations that come with being in the public eye. 

It may be a lot to ask of a 24 year old, but he's still got a growth process he needs to go through. He currently lacks contrition. 

10/12/2018 - 1:31pm (No subject)

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10/08/2018 - 7:20pm Best of luck.  This site…

Best of luck.  This site will miss him dearly, but I hope he gets healthy and well soon


09/26/2018 - 7:04pm Adblockers are evil. …

Adblockers are evil.  Support the Internet or it will all be paywalled soon

08/25/2018 - 3:27pm I'm thinking Ace is going to…

I'm thinking Ace is going to medically retire via a pdf on twitter

08/25/2018 - 1:06pm Oh No!! Who's leaving? Do we…

Oh No!! Who's leaving? Do we get an exit post?

08/19/2018 - 3:01pm It's unclear to me if it HE…

It's unclear to me if it was HUEL or the mgoblog staff that screwed the pooch (the pooch was clearly screwed) .Sometimes the design firm is fine but the client is such a train wreck that bad things happen. 

Maybe the ads were part of their comp package. 

08/16/2018 - 10:51am I'd pay $10/month for moar…

I'd pay $10/month for moar football and less local election coverage.

Free, ad supported, media is in deep trouble these days .

08/16/2018 - 6:13am Is it a money issue? Brian…

Is it a money issue? Brian seems stressed about Ann Arbor housing prices and there are various health issues on the staff

Maybe we should just set up a premium tier where we get to read umbig11's posts a day early.

08/15/2018 - 10:37pm Go to the cloud.  No brainer…

Go to the cloud.  No brainer.  you get 12 9s of durability.  You can't compete on your local network

08/14/2018 - 7:09pm It feels like Brian & co…

It feels like Brian & co. are dialing it in now. V 3.0 lost a lot of core functionality and the site isn't as fun anymore. Content is weak and the commitment announcements scream "I'm kinda bored of this"

08/13/2018 - 4:48pm I don't see how they get 17…

I don't see how they get 17.  They have a new line, a backup RB and either a Frosh on his first start or Mr. Erratic.  24-3

08/10/2018 - 7:32pm So, did rivals make it up or…

So, did rivals make it up or is the sky falling?

08/09/2018 - 3:07pm You may be right.  Would…

You may be right.  Would love the mods to weigh in on whether the users like the update; they certainly have the data.  

08/09/2018 - 3:05pm Alot of last years issues…

Alot of last years issues were terrible receiver play/injuries.

Upperclass Junior Hemingway and Greg Matthews would have been an improvement over what we had all year.

Our Frosh are more talented but were lost most of the year.  The sophomores were a HUGE disappointment.

08/09/2018 - 11:16am Brian was using IFTTT for…

Brian was using IFTTT for social media integration.  I wonder if the site refresh broke it, like the mobile app.


A post of site traffic post 3.0 would be appreciated.  It feels like there has been a HUGE drop off

08/08/2018 - 10:24am Can we package up film…

Can we package up film festival Tix with this?


Still not over watching The Horror in Telluride

07/25/2018 - 1:25pm This isn't correct.  These…

This isn't correct.  These products would never pass a privacy review if they recorded your conversation without your permission. 


The reason that the pricing is so aggressive is that tech companies are in a land grab for the next computing medium

07/23/2018 - 10:26am I don't think it was about…

I don't think it was about revenue .you can make tons of money on mobile apps .I think it was a misguided attempt to cut costs on the mobile app, hoping the web would suffice .

They should just let a 3rd party build the app and do a review share agreement. 

06/20/2018 - 2:16pm yes.  It updated now to Penn…

yes.  It updated now to Penn State.  Must have been a glitch in the system

06/20/2018 - 1:37pm The system is asking me to…

The system is asking me to attack Temple, which is impossible as we dont border on it.  Flaw?

06/13/2018 - 1:38pm Old. b/c of the app

Old. b/c of the app

06/06/2018 - 9:38pm LOL.  The only incompetence…

LOL.  The only incompetence here is in the release of the new site.  It took 18 months and they reduced the user value in the process.  The mobile App was a critical part of the user experience; replacing it with a responsive web page was an uninformed decision.

The website failed to grok their users.  Please don't lecture anyone on incompetence when you lack context.  Maybe next time you'll realize your attacking someone who does this for a living

06/06/2018 - 6:07pm Can you direct that the…

Can you direct that the proceeds be dedicated to restoring the one line of code it would take to restore the mobile app?

06/06/2018 - 5:41pm Mgoblog should fire its…

Mgoblog should fire its product manager.  Oh wait: It's a bunch of journos randomly trying their hand at tech?  Well that explains this clusterf* of a launch.



Side note: everyone is super touchy on twitter about this

06/06/2018 - 5:38pm (No subject)


03/25/2018 - 3:51pm luxury boxes

they were serving in the luxury boxes, just not in the stands

01/09/2018 - 12:41pm Get better Ace!

You make the world a brighter place.  Looking forward to a healthier future for you

12/19/2017 - 7:22pm lidar

you'd solve this the same way you build self driving cars. using lidar and some good ML. coat the ball with something uniquely refractive and you'll know where it is.

10/05/2017 - 10:24am weak

These things used to be grade A shade between the two schools.  These columns were weak and whiny.  The daily needs to invite Mike Hart to be a guest writer for the next one

09/30/2017 - 2:18pm blotter?

Someone check the AA blotter?  They have to be getting ahead of something bad

09/30/2017 - 12:32pm Good one

Hayden Fry is a good one.  I was thinking in terms of scheme and forcing others to adjust, but coaching tree is another, equally valid, way of measuring impact.

My inspiration was Brian calling Mike McCray "a throwback" -- I feel like it was Joe Tiller and a few others that have caused us to feel this way.  If basketball on grass hadn't come along, would we be so excited about a 5'10 210lb middle linebacker?

08/30/2017 - 9:54pm 23-10

23-10 Good Guys

08/21/2017 - 4:58pm ugh

Beat me to it!

08/20/2017 - 7:54am local and offline

This isn't a good place to buy local.  Scaling requires lots of resources and the local service provider isn't going to have it.  Brian & Seth are either A) going to pay for lots of servers doing very little most of the time or (more likely) B) going to have the site crash every time something interesting happens.

The solution isnt very hard and you don't need to rewrite or massively rearchitect.  It's basically a Load balancer and an autoscaling front end.   It's not like the posts can be generated so fast that you need aything other than a decent mysql backend.  I imagine content consumption ~100x content generation

Here's the guide:

08/19/2017 - 2:23pm the cloud?

can someone set up a free Google Cloud account for Seth? we're past the age of using servers from the local MSP. its why the site crashes every time something fun happens

08/03/2017 - 10:04pm Car

Second on the car.  I'm a longtime resident.  Take a cab to the hotel in SF and rent a car when you leave.  Uber around as needed (or Lyft since Uber is now insanely evil).  There's been a rash of car break-ins in the tourist areas.  Things to do

1) Bike GG Bridge and take the ferry back from Tiburon

2) Go to the Ferry market on Saturday morning

3) Catch a Giants game.  Don't worry that they are terrible, its a fun time

4) Get dim sum in China Town.

5) hit the Museum of Science and spend a day in GG park.  Have tea in the Japanese tea garden there

6) leave and go to Napa for the day

On places to stay: AVOID all hotels in Van Ness/Lombard.  The top of Nob Hill has the classic hotels (Mark Hopkins etc.)  Hotel Vitale is the chic place near the waterfront.  Union Square has lots of hotels; the danger there is that tourists often wander the wrong direction and end up in the tenderloin.  Hotels at 3rd/Market are ok and near SFMOMA, which is nice.


07/06/2017 - 7:20pm free tier

You could upload the MD5/SHA256 to a free tier of storage and compare it to that.  The can assume that the free tier is backed by triplicate storage with bit error correction so that it's more or less always a golden copy.

Alternatively, you can safely assume that no one is going to care about corrupted pixels of Sam McGuffie's umpteenth concussion.  Or M00N. Or Shane Morris vs. Minnesota. Or anything between else that happened between Jan 2007 and Aug 2015 (except Denard videos -- those should be in the cloud right now)

07/06/2017 - 5:15pm Crashplan

I would assume that any small player in the backup space is going to die a slow death.  The economics of storage are brutal.  

If you are willing to do the work on your own storage media; that's the cheapest way to go.  You run the risk of a single source catastrophic event (e.g house fire) -- but Michigan football video from the Hoke era is the least of your concerns in that event.

I tried to rally Brian to the idea of cloud web servers a while back -- I don't think IT is his favorite topic.  I even used MgoBlog as my interview topic to get me a job at Google: its a good case study for a site with spiky loads and weak underlying infrastructure.