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06/16/2018 - 1:46pm He sounds like Horatio Sans…

He sounds like Horatio Sans doing a satire of a south-of-the-border announcer. 

06/16/2018 - 12:24pm (No subject)


06/16/2018 - 11:20am #mgoblogsowhite



My complaints are mostly wrt visual design, but I'm finicky about such things.

If the site stays up instead of going straight 404 during games, it will be a worthwhile sacrifice.

06/16/2018 - 11:17am ICELAND BEATS ARGENTINA 1-1


Gimme some Viking drums and clapping! 

06/14/2018 - 3:19am Every time I read that name,…

Every time I read that name, I just keep thinking...

"Ask your doctor if Quavaris is right for you."

06/13/2018 - 8:18pm Totally piqued my interest…

Totally piqued my interest about Spain's team. Cool.

06/13/2018 - 12:11pm It's not hard to imagine…

It's not hard to imagine. Jersey "officials" can be highly persuasive.

"Gee, that's a nice little World Cup you got yourselves there. Would be a shame if something were to happen to it."

06/13/2018 - 11:59am I'm an addict. An addict isn…

I'm an addict. An addict isn't going to quit just because the crack house got some new and questionable interior decoration.

06/13/2018 - 11:54am Perhaps we should get an…

Perhaps we should get an auto-bid for a combined "Canmexus" team, which might be decently competitive. 

06/13/2018 - 11:49am You must mean the one we're…

You must mean the one we're going to build along the border with our biggest existential national security threat: Canada.

06/12/2018 - 10:34pm Here's an out of the box…

Here's an out of the box choice for sheer range: Steve Carell. 

Compare the roles he played in "The Office," "40-year Old Virgin," "The Big Short," and "Foxcatcher." That's so much range the deer and antelope could play on it.

06/12/2018 - 11:25am I concur. As the saying goes…

I concur. As the saying goes, "Soccer is a gentleman's sport played by hooligans. Rugby is a hooligan sport played by gentlemen." But mostly, it's about drinking and singing to take your mind off how much it physically hurts.

Give blood. Play rugby.

06/11/2018 - 10:18pm Reddit. Come for the racism,…

Reddit. Come for the racism, bigotry, misogyny, nativism, and bullying. Stay for the family board games.

06/11/2018 - 10:15pm I hear it's just an…

I hear it's just an extension of politics by other means.

06/10/2018 - 11:21pm Wow. He's dense, indeed, if…

Wow. He's dense, indeed, if his self reported 258 lbs. is accurate. That's a spicy meatball coming downhill clearing out a hole for Higdon and Evans.

06/10/2018 - 1:43am I'd much rather have an…

I'd much rather have an offense that can execute 28 plays consistently than one with 1000 plays it can't execute.

06/09/2018 - 2:28am I think he goes. There's no…

I think he goes. There's no way they're going to build an adequate roster around him in a single offseason. He wants to walk into a situation where he's the missing piece. I watched how he went to the trouble of saying goodbye to everyone from the ushers to the ball boys... he sure had the body language of someone who's done in Cleveland. I don't blame him. 

06/08/2018 - 11:29pm Never been much of a "foodie…

Never been much of a "foodie" (I usually measure my enjoyment of dining out with the "Chipotle Test," which is "Am I enjoying this $X meal as much as I would a $8 burrito bowl at Chipotle?") but he really made me appreciate the whole process that goes into a meal, and even more, how inextricable food is from culture. It's impossible to separate one from the other-- you can't understand a place without understanding the food, and vice versa.

Loved the way he would just "take one for the team" when some tribal chief in a village somewhere would offer him something vile, knowing how much it would disrespect the whole culture if he said no. Braver than I'd ever be with food. Great spirit and bon vivant, under the money and fame, all people are just people with the same troubles. Sad end.

06/07/2018 - 6:37pm Ban social media while we're…

Ban social media while we're at it. It's a toxic cesspool of hate, tribalism, and baby pictures no one wants to see except the grandparents.

06/07/2018 - 6:32pm Dept of Interior is making…

Dept of Interior is making it legal to shoot wolves or hibernating bears in their dens. So, I don't think it really takes that much dedication or careful study of nature to shoot sleeping animals in a confined space.

06/07/2018 - 6:27pm What the hell, man. You're…

What the hell, man. You're lucky you live in this country, because in some places if you do that with an Oreo you get institutionalized quick, and probably rightfully so. 

06/07/2018 - 6:20pm 1. All beer tastes like piss…

1. All beer tastes like piss.

2. There is no ethical way to eat an animal, though some ways are less unethical than others.

3. Superhero movies are unrelenting shit because the scripts uniformly awful. 

4. Any team that is threatening to start JBB at LT is not going anywhere good this year.

5. Brady could have done better than Gisele. Bridget M was way, way better looking.

06/07/2018 - 11:51am YMRMFSPA Wes Welker.

YMRMFSPA Wes Welker.

06/07/2018 - 11:50am Whoa, where did you come…

Whoa, where did you come from? I thought you were in exile in Siberia someplace.

06/07/2018 - 12:14am Yup yup, feeling the same…

Yup yup, feeling the same way. Part of it was that the comments in the old version were encapsulated fully, like little index cards, and it made it easy visually to browse through. The current version has some lines that aren't borders, and no lines that are borders, i.e. the comments are "floating in free space" as it were. Visually, less distinct.

Will take some getting used to... but who are we kidding, I'm an addict and not going to stop using just because the crack house got a remodel I don't really like.

06/07/2018 - 12:06am Cosign all of these. I…

Cosign all of these. I understand the proprietors wouldn't have done it without serious technical necessity (e.g. stability, etc) but the user experience has really taken a hit. The visual design of the old one had better definition in the visual set-offs (for example, from one comment to another, from one post to another) and was much "cleaner" to my mind.

On the upside, I'm already more productive at everything else in my life. So there's that.

Plus ça change.

06/06/2018 - 4:28pm I adopted a new lab (2.5…

I adopted a new lab (2.5 years old) after the death of my previous guy and wasn't "ready" at the time, per se, but I had time off before starting my new job in Cali and felt I wouldn't have the opportunity to bond with the new guy if I waited too long. But there's no "replacing" the one you lost, there's just being open to new experiences. 

On that note, I notice a lot of people immediately suggest a "new puppy." Unless they're using puppy generically to mean dog, I'd put in a good word for an adult dog. One of the reasons we're massacring millions of adoptable pets in this country every year is our puppy/kitten fetish. They're just as lovable when full-sized, and for fuck's sake, don't buy from a breeder and encourage more breeding.

06/04/2018 - 1:54am Someone got to you.

Blink 3 times if there's someone in the room with you right now holding a gun.

06/03/2018 - 11:04pm Agreed.

"Inveterate sociopaths" would be more accurate than "hooligans."

06/02/2018 - 11:08am Damnit, Warde

bring the S.S. Bill Martin into the marina and get the cannon fuses lit. This better be you by Monday morning, bub:

06/01/2018 - 12:09am somebody go check on MGrowOld

because that game probably either killed him or made him snap so completely he's going to be on the news by morning.

06/01/2018 - 12:02am I don't know why he's even been there the past two years

He got Cleveland their parade. Check that box. He should have just said "Peace Out" and gone hunting more rings with A-level talent around him.  

05/31/2018 - 11:57pm The thing I just come back to with MJ vs. LBJ

is that MJ never won a ring without the benefit of at least two other All-Stars. He had to have that all-star power forward (first Horace Grant for the first 3 titles, then Dennis Rodman for the next trilogy) to make it work. 1994-5 season where he came back, he was playing lights out but they got hammered by the Magic in the playoffs because they couldn't cope with Shaq in the frontcourt-- he couldn't overcome that even with Pippen. 

I just don't think MJ could have racked up all the finals trips LBJ has made happen. Not seeing it.

05/31/2018 - 11:50pm Not a Cavs fan and not really an LBJ fan

but my god, I've never felt so sorry for a great player. He is just anchored by his mediocre teammates and up against lousy calls and a death squad opponent. 


05/31/2018 - 11:41pm and, of course, Draymond can't miss an opportunity to troll

and bait the dude into getting into a scuffle.

05/31/2018 - 11:39pm Usually when someone points "scoreboard" it's taunting


05/31/2018 - 11:34pm I don't know man

I find this SO much more entertaining than those grinding post-up and free throw contests of the 90s and 00s. This game has gotten so much easier on the eyes than that uglyball style.

05/31/2018 - 11:30pm Between the Warriors, the bad calls,

and his own guys sabotaging a chance for the winning shot, he might have to score 100.

05/31/2018 - 11:27pm What. The. Hell.

Is JR Smith doing?

05/31/2018 - 11:15pm I don't know if you watched last year's playoffs or final

but KD was by far the best player on that team. There is no way in hell they got to the finals, much less won a ring, without him. He put that team on his back. 

05/30/2018 - 4:46pm Chump don’t want da help

Chump don’t get da help.

05/30/2018 - 12:28am Somebody

get on the Counterstrike-Michigan Inside Info subreddit, quick.

05/29/2018 - 5:00pm Donte, Dante, Al Dente

they all pretty much trigger me at this point. 

05/28/2018 - 11:46pm I mean, what could Houston do on D?

Despite not being able to throw it into the Gulf of Mexico from 3-pt range, they were driving at will and keeping within range. But defensively, I mean, what can you do if Durant just falls away from 20-25 ft or more when he's got a guy all over him and he just keeps nailing it? There's no D for that. Must have been totally demoralizing to play such good defense and have that rain keep falling in the 4th.

05/27/2018 - 6:21pm Lived there for about 4 years

and seriously considered making it permanent. The best thing is how walkable it is. I was a student at the time and lived without a car-- with a family that's obviously different but it gives you some idea of how easy it is to get around on the "T".  Great sports town, great cultural town, unrivalled world center of the academic universe with only Oxbridge in the same discussion (and probably not even),  and I used to volunteer at Boston Children's and can tell you the staff are amazing people.

But that is a big, big cultural change from Little Rock. I moved there from Texas, and while I think you'll find it incredibly exciting, be prepared to feel like a fish out of water for a bit.

Go to Fenway Park even if you don't like baseball. 

The worst thing about living there is that seemingly none of the roads are parallel, rather they're laid out like spaghetti and the drivers are straight out of Mad Max.

EDIT: and be prepared to deal with guys exactly like this. Every day.


05/27/2018 - 1:53pm 100%

Memorial Day has really suffered from "holiday drift." It's specifically set aside for remembrance of those who served and died. If anything, it's supposed to be sober, reflective, and thoughtful. How it got entirely conflated with beer, swimming pools, mattress sales, and BBQ just sails right past me.

This isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I'm binging Ken Burns' The Civil War this weekend. Talk about sobering. The single day totals of war dead by today's perspective are just unfathomable.

05/26/2018 - 4:43pm In America, you can always find a party.

In Soviet Russia, party always finds you.

Every country has a city they make fun of. For example, in America, you make fun of Cleveland. In Russia, we make fun of Cleveland.

05/26/2018 - 2:44pm You nailed it, XM.

I wish I could upvote this more. 

05/26/2018 - 1:46pm SUCH a great movie. The only problem with "A Bridge Too Far"

is that people consistently misuse that phrase, including one proprietor of this here establishment named (cough, cough), well, I'll just refer to him as "BC" to protect anonymity.

"A Bridge Too Far" does not mean "you went too far." It means some mission or goal, however noble or worthy it may have been, was overly ambitious and largely doomed from the outset (the Allies' Operation Market Garden, for example, as brilliantly portrayed in the film).

THIS IS WRONG: "Maizen's posts expressing disappointment at missing a few high-profile MBB recruits were reasonable, but his insistence that those misses mean Beilein is a lousy recruiter and the wrong coach for this program is a bridge too far."  No, it isn't a bridge too far. It's just going too far and saying something dumb as a result.

THIS IS RIGHT: "Docking a bad MGoBlog commenter 100k points may keep them from posting new threads, but if the goal is to make them more responsible in all of their comments, that's simply a bridge too far." (in other words, it would be great if this thing worked for that purpose, but don't kid yourself, it ain't gonna).

Also right: "Sopwith thinks he can stop all the world's misuse of the phrase a bridge too far because he reveres both that film and the English language. But while posting scolding comments on MGoBlog might change one or two people's minds, trying to eradicate the misunderstanding entirely is a bridge too far. It's just going to end with him curled up in a fetal position cursing to himself the way he already does when people say 'literally' instead of 'figuratively.'"


05/25/2018 - 5:09pm Oh yeah, Stanford.

That place where all our offensive linemen go.