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08/28/2018 - 5:05pm Wow.

Wow.

08/25/2018 - 5:16am Hard to question these kinds…

Hard to question these kinds of thorough scientific findings.

08/21/2018 - 10:39pm Maybe let's solve the…

Maybe let's solve the problems that do exist before we start fretting about the ones that don't exist yet.

08/16/2018 - 9:34pm This is the most fun I've…

This is the most fun I've had on this site in a long time. How are these two conversations co-existing and carrying on like this? I am amazed.

08/15/2018 - 10:39pm Oh yeah, I'm not commenting…

Oh yeah, I'm not commenting on whether or not there is anything behind it. I mean, I'm starting to get pretty fired up about this team just looking at the talent and experience at almost every position. I don't doubt there is genuine excitement. 

Last year, though, Zordich was clearly using the media to communicate messages to his players during fall camp--as you can see in the video, that's not in dispute. I don't believe these guys are coming out here and saying things on accident. It's all very strategic. 

And, if there is a strategy behind what is being portrayed and how it's being portrayed to the media, it seems to be that there is an abundance of confidence in that locker room. It feels kind of like they are putting some people on notice. And, for the record, I don't think they would do that if they didn't think they could back it up. It's pretty fun.

08/15/2018 - 9:21pm This is not a comment on…

This is not a comment on whether their optimism is justified, but it kind of feels as though the goal here is to exude immense amounts of confidence and excitement about the team. I can't help but wonder if they are trying to get in Notre Dame's head a little. And, if they are, I love it. Make those Domers worry about what's coming.

08/02/2018 - 4:48am ITT: Michigan people…

ITT: Michigan people reminding you they have more in common with Ohio people than you'd like to admit.

08/01/2018 - 8:10pm I would actually love it if…

I would actually love it if it were Dantonio. Get him out of EL (where would they go next?), and no way his shtick would work in Columbus. We've already seen him mishandle just about every star player he's managed to get to EL.

08/01/2018 - 8:03pm Not only is the McMurphy…

Not only is the McMurphy piece a straight-up bombshell presented with all evidence nicely packaged with a bow, but it also comes one week after repeated bold-face denials by Meyer on national TV. Combine both of those things with the facts that OSU football exists in the national spotlight and there is very little other news right now, and you get a perfect storm here. No doubt McMurphy had all of that in mind as well.

08/01/2018 - 4:13pm This is an odd take. The…

This is an odd take. The underlying question isn't whether Warinner upheld his organizational control duties during his time at Ohio State. And I don't think anyone is suggesting Warinner should be held accountable for the actions of Smith. 

You have a guy in a prominent role in the locker room (and at the university as a whole) who was potentially involved in a culture of silence surrounding ongoing and long-term domestic abuse. The underlying questions are whether he contributed to that culture and whether he understands that it cannot be tolerated.

McQueary and Schiano have been blasted for having knowledge of abuse and not taking action to protect the victims. Rightfully so. If it came out that Warinner knew this abuse was happening and took no action to protect the victim, how would it be any different?

08/01/2018 - 3:16pm Thank you! I feel like I'm…

Thank you! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Fuck the record. Fuck football. This is a real-life situation in which someone was physically and emotionally abused for years at least in part because Meyer kept it under wraps, allowing it to continue. I want him gone today because more people who are used to wielding their power unchecked need to realize that there are consequences for their actions. 

08/01/2018 - 2:48pm This is why questions need…

This is why questions need to be asked and what he knew (and what he did with that information) is important. I've never been in a work situation where I have a colleague occasionally assaulting his wife, and the wives are texting about it, but I sure as hell wouldn't sit back and allow a victim to suffer because that person doesn't report directly to me or because I don't have hiring and firing authority. That's a person in need, and the fucking chain of reporting is irrelevant.

You've got a guy drunkenly taking Urban's female assistant home with him to his pregnant wife and then physically assaulting his pregnant wife for not letting Urban's female assistant sleep over. On the one-year anniversary of their marriage. Are you kidding me? This guy is a shameless piece of shit, and his wife was trapped in a terrible situation. (Totally unrelated, but is this the same assistant...?) And it was openly discussed among the coaches' wives.

It's possible Warinner didn't know anything. It's possible what he knew was insufficient to take action. It's possible he did take action, and it still got silenced. Hell, it's even possible his disagreement over the handling of things led to him parting ways with the OSU program in 2016. It's also possible he knew things and kept his mouth shut. But I don't think anyone here knows what he knew, so no one is in a position to determine whether or not he should be held responsible. 

We want to teach students to be great, to do the right thing, to stand up in difficult situations? We need to expect that from the leaders on campus. You lead by example. And that doesn't necessarily mean going to the media. If he did know what was going on, he could have told Urban he would leave if Smith didn't go. I don't know how anyone here can say that we're cool with the possibility of a guy contributing to a culture that enabled this predator just because someone else deserves more blame. Without the facts, you can't draw any conclusion. So questions need to be asked.

I hope Warinner's conduct, whatever it was, allows him to answer those questions without shame or remorse. 

08/01/2018 - 1:49pm During a one-on-one with…

During a one-on-one with Urban Meyer, you might raise the issue, ask if Ms. Smith is getting the protections she might need, ask how you are supposed to be teaching values to young men if this kind of behavior is being tolerated by the leaders in the locker room, and choose not to be satisfied with easy answers to those questions. There's a very easy starting point that would oppose a culture of silence. If you are told it's none of your business, you could threaten to escalate it or walk if it isn't handled. But there's a lot that can be done instead of nothing (which, in your scenario, is assuming someone else will handle it).

08/01/2018 - 1:25pm Bingo.

Bingo.

08/01/2018 - 12:55pm Yep. I hope these…

Yep. I hope these conversations are being had right now with an eye toward what action is appropriate. Might be no action. But it needs to be explored. This is an educational institution, and important lessons don't always come easy. But there are a lot of young men and women, both within the program and in the broader university community, who are being molded by the leaders on campus. This needs to be handled appropriately. 

07/24/2018 - 1:22pm I don't see anything in the…

I don't see anything in the article explaining how he is still eligible other than that the sixth year was granted. How is that? What is the basis for that decision? His clock should have run out, and losing a year to discipline, as far as I know, is not grounds for an exception. 

07/24/2018 - 12:58pm Agreed. This seems like the…

Agreed. This seems like the practical piece that's being overlooked. Generally speaking, your clock starts ticking when you matriculate, and you have five years to play four. This will be year six. How is he still eligible? 

07/24/2018 - 12:45pm Is it really sweeping it…

Is it really sweeping it under the rug when the media just doesn't care that much about MSU? If Harbaugh had done this, the media would jump all over him because the media jumps all over Harbaugh no matter what he does--whether making him a villain or a hero. Sparty generally gets a free pass because no one outside of East Lansing is really paying that much attention. 

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.

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

Surprised no one has done downtown Chicago yet.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

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!