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02/15/2019 - 4:28pm I still maintain the the big…

I still maintain the the big ten hockey conference is the worst thing to happen to college hockey since Steve Piotrowski retired.

 

That being said, since we're stick with it might as well expand. Illinois would be a good choice, and from what I recall, Maryland actually has a decent club team (as club teams go) with pretty good fan support. That doesn't always translate to a successful varsity team, especially in the quality of play department, but the fan support often carries over.

02/15/2019 - 10:07am I thought it was a reference…

I thought it was a reference to Marie Kondo ... As in "this posbang Sparks joy, so you should not discard it"

02/01/2019 - 11:23pm Up until today, I didn't…

Up until today, I didn't have thumbs up/down icons visible at all. Today, for the first time on the new board, I can finally see them - and in a very very limited experiment, it seems to work.

01/26/2019 - 6:10pm And the Pride, unlike the…

And the Pride, unlike the Magic, Lions, Solar Bears, and every other sports team that has ever tried to call Orlando home, actually play together as a team.

12/16/2018 - 6:47pm Sometime between 6:30pm ET…

Sometime between 6:30pm ET and 11:59pm ET.

12/02/2018 - 1:06pm Which one has a better…

Which one has a better chance of beating the crap out of UCF, so all the UCF fans will shut up about how great their team is and how they should've gotten a better bowl?

11/25/2018 - 12:43pm Not being in the band, I…

Not being in the band, I never met Maggie, but I recall seeing her on the sidelines, always looked happy to be there and proud of her band. From the friends I have that have been in the band, she was universally liked.

 

Condolences to her family and friends. 

11/24/2018 - 11:13am A quick google search…

A quick google search reveals that he's from Minnesota, grew up as a Gopher fan, and went to school in North Dakota, and that he's been graded high enough to work 2 "National Championship" games

11/24/2018 - 9:01am Go Blue! Beat the acorns!

Go Blue! Beat the acorns!

11/23/2018 - 9:05am Go Blue! Beat the acorns!

Go Blue! Beat the acorns!

11/09/2018 - 11:47am Points are working? I still…

Points are working? I still can't upvote or down vote anything

11/03/2018 - 7:40pm I think it's supposed to be …

I think it's supposed to be "Ahhhhhhhhh, you put the ball through the uprights!"

10/26/2018 - 2:17pm As a former goalie who at…

As a former goalie who played stand-up style, I'm a little saddened by the death of that style, in favor of the butterfly.

I feel like modern goalies are great at playing deflections along the ice, but are not as good at defending against high shots, wrap-arounds, or playing angles correctly.

09/23/2018 - 7:57pm Unless Will Hart wins it…

Unless Will Hart wins it first.

09/19/2018 - 3:58pm Shouldn't that be "split…

Shouldn't that be "split national championship still happen because Scott Frost made asinine comments"?

 

You don't win a national championship because you beat the team that beat one of the teams in the championship game.

09/18/2018 - 6:32pm Disney charges $3 or 3.25…

Disney charges $3 or 3.25 for a bottle of water, and I think 3.50 for a bottle of powerade.

09/15/2018 - 7:48pm Too much focus on the …

Too much focus on the "strength" part of S&C. I'm not impressed with Herbert. We will need much better conditioning to be able to stay competitive in the big ten.

09/15/2018 - 7:14pm So far, I'm not impressed…

So far, I'm not impressed with the S&C staff this season. No excuse for cramps late in the game. Happened at ND, and again today.

09/02/2018 - 12:37pm Yesterday's Michigan team…

Yesterday's Michigan team could've beaten yesterday's Arkansas team.

Regardless of beatability, I was looking forward to the Arkansas series, and was not happy to see Notre Dame replace them. Partially because my wife is an Arkansas grad, and we were looking forward to going to both of the games (possibly with her sister and brother-in-law, who have expressed a desire to go to a game in the Big House), and partially because my opinion is that if Notre Dame doesn't want to join the Big Ten in football, then screw em, no Big Ten team should ever schedule a game with them.

09/02/2018 - 12:13am After the number of players…

After the number of players that went down with cramps, the entire S&C staff needs to resign. Muscle gain is fine and dandy, but if you don't have the endurance, it doesn't mean anything.

The announcers kept saying it was really hot, but I'm was in the 70s. Yes, very humid, but I've seen games in higher temps with the same humidity with nowhere near as many cramps.

09/02/2018 - 12:05am Who was the player on the ND…

Who was the player on the ND touchdown pass that got out jumped? If he had just gotten a hand up and tried to bat the ball away rather than going for the int, I don't think they make the catch.

08/10/2018 - 5:09pm I mentioned the buttons not…

I mentioned the buttons not appearing on 8/1. Not quite sure why it's now "new information" on 8/7- https://mgoblog.com/comment/243008953#comment-243008953

08/01/2018 - 8:48pm I still cannot vote. I don't…

I still cannot vote. I don't see, and have not seen (since the switch) any buttons/icons/clickable areas which would allow me to vote, either up or down.

07/18/2018 - 5:43pm Not sure about the get rich…

Not sure about the get rich aspect, but it would be a way to get names, phone numbers and maybe addresses of high school girls.

07/18/2018 - 5:10pm Also a fan of the Dropkick…

Also a fan of the Dropkick Murphy's version of BC's fight song, "For Boston". (But not the BC band. Their version is awful)

07/18/2018 - 5:04pm 2nd best is Michigan Tech - …

2nd best is Michigan Tech - "In heaven there is no beer"

07/03/2018 - 4:28pm Grew up in Ann Arbor, went…

Grew up in Ann Arbor, went to school in Syracuse. Didn't bother changing my online identities when I moved to Orlando.

07/02/2018 - 7:10pm Orlando, FL

Pros:

Decent…

Orlando, FL

Pros:

  • Decent weather October-April
  • Lots of Michigan transplants
  • Detroit Tigers Spring Training and AA club nearby
  • We have a hockey team (ish)
  • If you like theme parks, there's quite a few of them
  • Lots of food/drink options
  • Generally friendly people
  • No state income tax
  • Good arts/culture options

Cons:

  • Weather is pretty unbearable May-September
  • Traffic is awful. Unless you like toll roads. And even then, it's still pretty bad.
  • People are dumb enough to actually spend money to go see the Orlando Magic
  • Weird obsession with soccer
  • Lots of cookie-cutter neighborhoods with no real character. Pretty much everywhere is governed by a HOA
  • Cockroaches that fly
  • Gators - the ones with a football team
  • Gators - the ones with sharp teeth
  • Schools in some areas are pretty bad.
06/24/2018 - 5:51pm Where on the priority list…

Where on the priority list is "not able to up/down vote" ?

06/18/2018 - 6:53pm Now if only we could get rid…

Now if only we could get rid of the stupid B1G logo. Or at least make it look visually appealing like literally everything else in this picture.

06/15/2018 - 6:17pm I live in Orlando, which…

I live in Orlando, which gets a good amount of rain, and thunderstorms. When we had DirecTV, we would frequently have service interruptions - ranging from about 5 seconds to hours at a time. Light rain was usually fine, but heavier rain would usually cause degradation.

We moved, got cable from Spectrum (BrightHouse) for a while, and then AT&T started offering UVerse in our area, and we switched. The AT&T installer asked why we were going with UVerse TV rather than DirecTV (also owned by AT&T), and we said the weather and service interruptions.

He said that a lot of the "signal interruption in the rain" issue could have been caused by the installer. Apparently most of the contracted installers will setup the dish and calibrate it so that it meets whatever their "minimum" standard is (about 17 "units", but I don't remember what unit they measured in), but that he (and other installers employed directly by AT&T, and thus not paid by the job) usually did a better job of calibrating, and that his own system at home got about 28 units of signal strength, and he almost never had issues due to the rain.

TL;DR - I had a bad experience with DirecTV and weather, but it could've just been a bad install.

06/13/2018 - 7:08pm 1. I can't vote (up or down)…

1. I can't vote (up or down)

2. On the old site, when you clicked on the link for the "jump" in an article, it would take you to an anchor within the document, so when the article loaded, you were already at the jump. Now it's taking you to the top of the article, so you have to scroll past the part you already read.

06/11/2018 - 8:53am I recall Tyrone Wheatley (Sr…

I recall Tyrone Wheatley (Sr) lining up as a punter once. Most obvious fake ever.

06/07/2018 - 8:32am And get rid of Notre Dame…

And get rid of Notre Dame. If they think the Big Ten isn't good enough for them in football, they should be banned from joining it in other sports.

05/24/2018 - 3:15pm The Magic are owned by the

The Magic are owned by the DeVos family. They know a lot about selling MLM crap, but not a lot about running a sports team. Remember, they hired Stan Van Gundy before he went to Detroit. Not exactly a great track record.

05/23/2018 - 6:17pm I'm pretty sure it was Fox

I'm pretty sure it was Fox Sports that had the "___ would be better if it were hockey" commercials. Those were pretty good. I remember bowling, golf, and billiards, there may have been others.

I also liked the MasterCard commercial with the guy who is the Stanley Cup escort ... "White gloves $4, silver polish $$, spending every minute with the Stanley cup .. priceless"

Lastly, not a big fan of Lou Holtz, but his Discover card commercial was pretty amusing.

Least favorite? Ambulance chasing lawyers. Buick, Dr Pepper

05/17/2018 - 9:18pm 2000 was a long time ago,

2000 was a long time ago, apparently my memory is going bad, but now that you say that, I do remember an Eric P, although I couldn't say if we had any classes together. My apologies.

05/17/2018 - 8:50pm Hmm ... I don't think so ...

Hmm ... I don't think so ... Off the top of my head, I remember Eric S, Erik K, myself (Eric A), and I don't remember if Eric N was our year or not.

05/17/2018 - 8:06pm I'm another River Rat from

I'm another River Rat from '00. (Hi, I'm Eric)

04/22/2018 - 11:55am (No, not that Ty Conklin

(No, not that Ty Conklin ... http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=46803 )

04/07/2018 - 1:24pm The Orlando Sentinel does not

The Orlando Sentinel does not exactly stand out as a shining beacon of journalistic integrity.

04/03/2018 - 2:02pm I'm excited for the Frozen

I'm excited for the Frozen Four, I'm sure we'll see some good exciting hockey, but it's a tough road. We split the season series with Notre Dame 2-2, and 3 of the 4 were one goal games. Our team seems to be at the top of our game right now, bit in a single elimination tournament, anything can happen. Go Blue!

03/29/2018 - 10:08pm I'm not necessarily sure that

I'm not necessarily sure that ND would end up in the Wild locker room. They could, but it may depend on how many locker rooms the X has. If they have more than 5, then they may not use the Wild locker room, because even without it, they'd have enough for 4 teams + refs. Some arenas will use the primary tenant's locker room for other events, some won't.

03/29/2018 - 5:07pm ESPN grill at the wide world

ESPN grill at the wide world complex is only open during events at the complex, and there aren't really any evening events. Unless you want to go watch Disney employee rec league softball (not recommended)

ESPN Zone at the boardwalk is the best sports atmosphere. Some of the bars at Disney springs will probably have the games on.
The local UM alumni club location is Friendly Confines, on Edgewood in Orlando, but not really close to Disney.

03/25/2018 - 9:38pm For the most part, "OSU

For the most part, "OSU Hockey Fans" isn't really a thing that happens.

03/25/2018 - 6:42pm My trip to St Paul just got

My trip to St Paul just got more interesting :)

03/24/2018 - 11:44pm Congratulations gymnastics

Congratulations gymnastics team!

03/24/2018 - 7:50pm I was very impressed with the

I was very impressed with the way we played defense tonight.

03/11/2018 - 10:02am The OT goal went 5 hole, and

The OT goal went 5 hole, and Lavigne's stick wasn't down. It also looked like he may have slid a little too far to the right, so wasn't at a great angle. As you mentioned, it was an OMR shot from the slot, so not totally on him, but it looked like had he played it a bit differently, it wasn't going in.

03/10/2018 - 5:40pm Why is the game at Nationwide

Why is the game at Nationwide rather than at the Schott? OSU can't fill the Schott for a hockey game, how can they fill an NHL arena?