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07/13/2018 - 11:46am How now brown cow. How now…

How now brown cow. How now brown cow.

Unique New York.

The human torch was denied a bank loan.

07/09/2018 - 4:19pm Can't argue with any of this…

Can't argue with any of this. Site visits have to be at record lows since the redesign, and, unfortunately, I imagine people are creating new habits to replace the old habit of checking in on the blog. Ad revenue and sponsors will follow traffic trends, only they'll be slightly delayed. That's when I imagine we'll see some changes. 

07/06/2018 - 12:04pm I swear, those always worked…

I swear, those always worked on haloscan.

07/06/2018 - 12:03pm someonegettinghurt.gif





07/02/2018 - 4:23pm Surprised no one has done…

Surprised no one has done downtown Chicago yet.


  • Walk to Lake Michigan and 18 miles of Lakefront Trail
  • Tons of free shit to do all the time
  • Summers in Chicago are absolutely amazing
  • No need to own a car
  • Easy travel to and from Michigan, even without a car
  • Great food everywhere
  • People are always happy to come visit from out of town
  • Direct flights to just about anywhere
  • Tons of job opportunities
  • Good public transit


  • As noted above, horribly mismanaged state
  • Taxes are terrible
  • Too far from mountains
06/26/2018 - 7:24pm Oh, and to answer your…

Oh, and to answer your question, I like to spend my time with good people, outside whenever possible. I spend at least an hour every day running the shore of Lake Michigan. Day-drinking and THC are also quite nice.

06/26/2018 - 7:16pm Yep, just realize that…

Yep, just realize that nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, and everybody's going to die. You're sitting in a waiting room waiting for your number to be called. And it will be called. So find something to do that keeps you entertained in the meantime. Choosing to be stressed--and make no mistake, it is a choice--seems like a shitty way to spend your time to me, but to each his own.

06/19/2018 - 11:46am I consider myself a lurker…

I consider myself a lurker. I can probably count the number of original board posts I've started over the last ten years on one hand.

I can tell you I visited 2.0 dozens of times throughout the day every day, and I spent the vast majority of my time reading board posts and ensuing discussions. Any time I got bored sitting on the couch, in a meeting, or while out and about, I would open the app and check the board. Like, whenever I had a spare moment, that's what I would do. Not even really feasible anymore unfortunately. 

Yes, front-page content is great, and it's what got me coming here in the first place. But I primarily engage with this place on the board, and it's not a close call. Diaries are updated so infrequently that they primarily just get a glance to see if anything new and interesting has popped up. If I ever clicked on "Diaries" in the app though, it was an accident.

Literally, the first thing I used to do every morning was grab my phone, tap the app icon, tap MGoBoard, and swipe down to refresh. Now, I'll open the site at some point in the morning after I've gotten settled in at the office.

06/13/2018 - 12:41pm I personally do not recall…

I personally do not recall that last transition feeling like such a backward step. I think there was the initial "this isn't comfortable" period that you would expect, but this transition feels as though a whole lot of popular functionality has been stripped from the site and the experience in general.

I don't know if I'm the typical user of the site, but it seems pretty obvious to me that the beta testers do not interact with MGoBlog in the same way that I do. As others have noted, my visits to the site have already decreased significantly because of the reduced functionality and accessibility, and I wouldn't be surprised if user-generated content and discussions constrict as others who interact with the site in a similar way do the same.

I used to refresh the board on my phone (using the limited but perfectly functional Android app) probably 20-30 times a day and refresh the browser an embarrassingly high number of times on my work computer throughout the day. Now, I try to check in from time to time when I'm at a computer, and I'm already kind of over trying to navigate the site on mobile.

06/01/2018 - 7:41am Let's go

05/29/2018 - 8:09pm RBUAS was one of those rare

RBUAS was one of those rare treats right through its finale. Johnny is a fantastic writer. 

05/23/2018 - 2:17pm Ding! Ding! Ding!

If I could, I would put every dime into VTSAX. Because of limited options in certain vehicles, I'm also in VFIAX and SWTSX.

Can't get more diverse and can't get lower fees. The global nature of the S&P 500 eliminates any desire to go international, and I have no interest in moderating my growth with bonds. 

As other posters have said, I invest to make money, not to entertain myself.

05/21/2018 - 6:00pm Also confused.

Also confused.

Also Chicagoan, and don't eat Chicago style pizza.

05/15/2018 - 12:03pm Coach K is 71 and won a title

Coach K is 71 and won a title three years ago. Roy Williams is 67, and won a title last year. Belilein appears to still be getting better.

05/11/2018 - 8:04am (No subject)

05/08/2018 - 10:35am Agreed

I recently went to a stupid-fancy event, and I took it as an opportunity to wear something a bit foolish and flashy because it was a fun thing to do. And let's compare my credibility to Tom's. No, wait, let's not do that.

05/04/2018 - 7:24am Trying...

04/27/2018 - 7:57am (No subject)

04/17/2018 - 11:51am If you get rid of the kickoff

If you get rid of the kickoff entirely, you eliminate the possibility of an onside kick and, consequently, a lot of fun, late-game drama. While I don't personally like this rule, it does preserve the possibility of an onside kick while making every other kickoff essentially a touchback.

All that being said, I think we're going to see a new specialty arise, which will be the line-drive squib, which could create some fun chaos from time to time.

04/13/2018 - 7:49am Yep

03/27/2018 - 4:27pm This seems like an odd

This seems like an odd position to take, and not just because of your faulty analogy. Conceding that it's advantageous to have a coach with intimate knowledge of a program doesn't mean you have to concede defeat in the game Saturday night. 

09/26/2017 - 11:43am Don't forget the goalline

Don't forget the goalline fumbled snap at OSU last year as well. 

That OSU game is a weird one. Based on O'Korn's performance against Indiana, I was certain at the time that Speight was our only hope of winning in Columbus. And he made a number of excellent plays in that game. If that fourth-down spot call goes the other way, we're probably saying Speight was one of the keys to winning the game. 

There's no doubt, however, that his errors were a major culprit in that loss. 

07/14/2017 - 11:26am You, know, I looked around

You, know, I looked around inside pretty thoroughly. I even moved the furniture around, got out a flashlight, and checked underneath everything I could. I just couldn't find any outrage over a waiting period for two extremely wealthy people trying to join an exclusive country club. 

EDIT: HOLD THE PHONES! "which has amenities including . . . a curling rink. . . ." Yep, there's that outrage. 

06/12/2017 - 1:54pm I better jump in before the

I better jump in before the circle-jerk kicks off. Don't want to lose my seat.

05/12/2017 - 6:48am I'll be traveling to GR later today for the race

I'll be traveling to GR later today for the race tomorrow. I've been a member of the two-hour club for as long as I can remember. This is one of my favorite races, and I never miss it. Looks like we'll have a perfect day for it. Have fun!

03/30/2017 - 12:00pm I dedicate this post to my

I dedicate this post to my parents, Jim Harbaugh and Mother Teresa. 

03/29/2017 - 8:06am Yep

1. Go to Clemson spring game.
2. Place buckeyes on same field as Clemson football team.
3. Walk away.

03/21/2017 - 10:58am Didn't the NCRB have an

Didn't the NCRB have an elevated track as well? Or am I thinking of something else?

03/17/2017 - 5:51am Beat the Cowboys! Go

Beat the Cowboys! Go Blue!


Nice to see they have one of these too.

02/28/2017 - 12:38pm Doesn't Harbaugh know the

Doesn't Harbaugh know the rules around here?

I have a hard time imagining this one will be that controversial though. 

02/24/2017 - 6:48am Yes, Sir, Mr.

Yes, Sir, Mr. Freshwater.

02/20/2017 - 11:52am I believe Jackson's odds were

I believe Jackson's odds were 110-1 before the season started last year. SPEIGHT4H3ISMAN confirmed!

02/14/2017 - 9:34am Honestly didn't know there

Honestly didn't know there were adults who did this.

02/06/2017 - 4:01pm I hope to be pleasantly

I hope to be pleasantly surprised, but I think the angry mob is going to get some more fuel as this season winds down. Feels as though 4-4 is kind of a stretch.

02/06/2017 - 2:22pm Welp, I'm convinced. 

Welp, I'm convinced. 

02/03/2017 - 4:18pm Good news is welcome, but

02/03/2017 - 6:59am Cheers.

02/01/2017 - 5:13pm I bet those kids can't wait

I bet those kids can't wait to show up on campus now.

02/01/2017 - 5:08pm "Looks like Harbaugh and

"Looks like Harbaugh and Company plan to do the abroad trip after Finals ever year."

01/30/2017 - 4:03pm I wish it was a simple

I wish it was a simple answer.

Generally, my opinion is that I like having a place where all of the shit is set aside so that we can discuss Michigan sports. We all come here as a result of that one shared interest, so let's allow this to be a place where that shared interest takes center stage and won't be pushed aside for other topics that generate a great deal of passion and disagreement. That's not what we come here for.

On the other hand, there are circumstances in which I believe every stage-owner has a duty to put his or her stage to use rather than idly standing by. Whether or not our present circumstances cross that threshold is something we probably won't all agree on, and that's what makes it a difficult question. 

In the end, if you don't like the way someone is using his or her stage, you have the ability to disempower him or her by choosing not to watch or listen. 

01/30/2017 - 12:51pm Hello again.

Hello again.

01/27/2017 - 8:24am I'm enjoying the beautiful Rocky

I'm enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

01/23/2017 - 8:07am In case serious, that was

In case serious, that was "MVP."

01/20/2017 - 9:33am (No subject)

01/18/2017 - 6:57pm This should be great. Also, I'm expecting at least

This should be great. Also, I'm expecting at least one person to punch a ticket to Bolivia in this thread.

01/13/2017 - 7:15am Creepy.


01/10/2017 - 9:38am Should we send someone over

Should we send someone over to check on you?

01/06/2017 - 7:30am The fatigue is

The fatigue is real.

12/29/2016 - 1:20pm I don't think it's incorrect

I don't think it's incorrect to say that he could develop more as a player if he were to come back for another year. In fact, I think he could absolutely dominate if he were to return. Unfortunately for us fans, the relevant question is whether that development is worth the risk of passing up a first-round opportunity. 

12/16/2016 - 4:48am Yep, I'll drink to

Yep, I'll drink to that.