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08/12/2018 - 1:54pm Indeed!

Indeed!

08/07/2018 - 6:58pm Spot on. (I still can’t vote…

Spot on. (I still can’t vote, so consider that your unofficial up-thumb.)

08/07/2018 - 6:57pm Glad there was at least one…

Glad there was at least one. Thx!

08/07/2018 - 6:54pm Yes indeedy. Itch scratched…

Yes indeedy. Itch scratched. 

(TO ALL: Apologies for injection of the “F5” colloquialism...which I don’t even use myself. But I see it bantered about on this here board, so I was trying to fit in and get girls. Since every device I own is an apple, I’m more of CMD+R fella myself. Carry on.)

Thanks for the sweet nectar, UMBig11!

06/19/2018 - 3:20pm I'm still not seeing voting…

I'm still not seeing voting capability on any apple device (regardless of browser). This goes for both iOS and regular desktop OS (Sierra, or whatever we're up to now). I refuse to believe a thumbs-up or -down exists until someone screencaps it for me.

06/13/2018 - 2:24pm Being considered correct is…

Being considered correct is not the same as being correct. The tragedy that enough people have misused a phrase long enough to force grammarians to throw in the towel doesn’t make something right. Otherwise, you shall be on the business end of my “supposably irregardless” pipe moving forward. OC (original commenter) was right. Something is “coming down the pike” is the correct etymology, and thus, the correct usage.

- Uber That Guy

06/11/2018 - 6:48pm Shameless plug, but if you…

Shameless plug, but if you’re looking to support a fellow alum, and a fellow MGoBlogger, may I humbly suggest “The Long Lost?” Read the reviews if you need an extra nudge, at bit.ly/LongLost.

Thanks to all who give it a chance!

06/08/2018 - 12:11pm Am I the only one in the…

Am I the only one in the blogosphere who still can’t see the upvoting feature? I’m using Safari on iOS 11 for ipad....????

06/06/2018 - 7:52pm Still not seeing up-thumbs…

Still not seeing up-thumbs and down-thumbs on apple iOS devices (phone or ipad).

06/06/2018 - 12:50pm I’m on Safari on iPad, OS 11…

I’m on Safari on iPad, OS 11...don’t see any thumbs of any sort. NEG.

06/05/2018 - 9:03pm Never!  I mean... nm 

Never!  I mean... nm 

06/05/2018 - 8:57pm Upvote to you, sir. Take it…

Upvote to you, sir. Take it on account until they fix it.Thx.

06/05/2018 - 8:55pm Rutgers doesn’t belong in…

Rutgers doesn’t belong in the B1G, so there are only 13 conference rooms. Until a team lost to Rutgers, then they no longer belonged, so there are only 12 conference rooms. Then Illinois is Illinois in all sports now, so they only need 11 conference rooms. State went 3-9, so they killed their conference room that year....down to 10. And so it goes....

06/05/2018 - 8:18pm Same reason you can’t quit…

Same reason you can’t quit me, I suppose? But thanks (if it’s me you’re up voting for)!

06/05/2018 - 8:07pm This is a subject near and…

This is a subject near and dear to my heart, so I’m fighting through site issues to (hopefully) leave a comforting comment. Your other pet will get over it sooner than the people will, as they don’t have the mental acuity to live in the past. I resisted every urge to do this myself, but the best thing to do in order to move forward (both humans and canines) is to bring another bundle of doggy joy into the home. It took us less than 30 days last time, and while we felt “guilty” for trying to “replace” our departed loved one, the healing came quicker. And now I can’t imagine a life without our newbie.

Good luck to you, and Go Blue! Long live 3.0 hawtness!

05/06/2018 - 9:06am Saw it

The video is online. I just watched it. You guys should go check it out.

05/03/2018 - 3:17pm Analysis vs. Color Commentary

His analysis is...fine, i guess. But as a color commentator, he’s horrible. Disease notwithstanding, he doesn’t know when to talk and when not to. And the job is both: analysis, AND adding life and color to the broadcast. Even excusing the monotony that he can’t control, all of this wouldn’t be so noticeable if it weren’t for the fact that they already have an ace in the bullpen. Rod Allen brings both entertainment and analysis to the broadcast in a way that neither Gibby nor Morris can. Why are we fixing what clearly ain’t broken?

I feel bad for Rod...he’s by far the best of the bunch, and got demoted because some Illitch decided an homage to the glory days would boost ratings. How’s that working out?

04/25/2018 - 12:24pm Checks Out

Couldn't get past the lede: "Michigan State is a cesspool with seemingly no bottom."

04/14/2018 - 11:26am Wonderfully Written

In an era in which most kids post a screenshot pic of a short 30-word statement, Mo absolutely nailed his farewell address with that letter.

04/13/2018 - 11:57am Sort of OT

Not what you're asking, but I've wondered if Amazon regretted picking THAT, of all seasons, to follow our team around. Bet they were banking on bigger things and higher drama...as opposed to 8 and 5 mediocrity.

04/11/2018 - 12:46pm Up thumb...

...for post title alone.

04/02/2018 - 3:28pm clicking

Clicking around this here website, waiting for 9:20 to get here. Duh.

04/02/2018 - 2:38pm Snap!

via GIPHY

04/01/2018 - 9:43am POSBANG this man!

POSBANG this man!

03/25/2018 - 1:46pm Yep

The man is well sung.

03/25/2018 - 12:14pm YouTube?

Anyone have a YouTube link, for those of us who are torrent-ly challenged?

03/20/2018 - 11:17am Valenti Tears

So, when we assert that we’re not obsessed with State’s dumpster fire of a program, we’re liars (according to Valenti)...and/or bad fans.

But when we don’t call in to opine on their tournament shit show (out of a mixture of ennui and simple, contented schadenfreude), it proves we’re not fans.

I don’t think you can have it both ways, Mike.

03/19/2018 - 1:37pm Correction

He will be on the bench watching a walk-on play out all of his crunch-time minutes.

03/18/2018 - 10:17am Doof

Double post

03/18/2018 - 10:17am One thing

That ain’t Lake Minnetonka.

03/13/2018 - 10:19am Actually...

...so do I. But they could beat ‘Nova.

03/12/2018 - 9:15pm +1 for...

“...the championship game took me longer to emotionally recover from than a grown man should admit.”

I remember texting my crew that night, “It’ll be a long time before I get over that one.”

[NARRATOR: It was.]

03/12/2018 - 7:56pm Great minds

Don’t join the pool, though.

03/12/2018 - 7:35pm F4

UVA, UM, Purdue, Duke

I think Purdue is being overlooked. If you had to build a championship team from scratch, it might look an awful lot like Purdue. Great post play, amazing shooters, wing threats, and well-coached. We made them look human in the finals. They are not.

03/10/2018 - 2:55pm What’s worse...

And he made that game plan known going into the game, professing proudly that we were going to try to outgun them. So we all knew it was going to be in the face, and we just had to stand there and take it. Then...the Fab Five...

03/06/2018 - 1:39pm ...

...needs to be widened so as to include a crestfallen Isaac Haas in the frame.

03/01/2018 - 8:00pm Quite

The replay even showed that the ref who called it hadn’t even finished extending his arm for the fifth count before he raised said arm to make the call. Utter B.S.

02/04/2018 - 9:24am Nice post, but...

...minor quibble. I don’t think our lack of scoring was solely do to the randomness of good shots not falling en masse. Outside of the two Purdue games and the State game, our offense has been grinding for a while now. The player movement and ball movement is not what it should be. I think we got into some bad habits of standing and holding the ball during our horrific scheduling gauntlet that resulted in tired legs. There seems to be at least a second or two of holding the ball and surveying a stagnant court every time each player touches the ball. Get those players and that ball moving again, and we should see good shots opening up again. (Also, we need to take the shots that come. It seems everyone is deferring now, and we end up with late-shot-clock possessions way more than is optimal.)

01/30/2018 - 8:36am On triples...

“Get those puppies organized!”

01/27/2018 - 1:36pm This

This is what I was thinking. Removing positional coaches (who recruit) this close to signing day would seem to be forfeiture of those remaining targets. It may not be loyal, but I think it might be smart to wait ‘til after NSD before canning anyone else.

01/26/2018 - 9:40pm not

I didn’t feel like it was confident or definitive at all. It was resolute and defiant. But he did not deny any wrongdoing whatsoever. Only that all incidents were reported to the authorities and not handled internally. I would expect far more resolve and forthrightedness if they were completely clean. This came across to me like false bravado...akin to Simon’s hot takes.

01/22/2018 - 8:24am One assist

Rutgers had one assist. One. That is some junk ball there, boy.

01/21/2018 - 9:27am Great Preview

Ace does an awesome job with these. But this one, Seth, may be one of the most entertaining Previews I’ve ever read. Great work.

01/14/2018 - 10:25am SOS

He said that LAST year too! How do we keep retaining seniors year after year? GENIUS!

01/10/2018 - 1:31pm Not Rip Hamilton

I think the comparison Brian was looking for was more Reggie Miller than Rip Hamilton. Hamilton couldn’t hit the three on the curl, as he noted. But Reggie Miller practically invented it.

Or, John Starks?!?!

01/10/2018 - 10:32am End Replay +1

Call me an old-timer, but I’m all for ending replay...even in college football. To be clear, I think a coach should be able to challenge a game-changing play once or twice a game, as in the NFL. But I HATE that college football games have to keep being stopped to see if every damn call was correct. Just play the sport!

And that goes for replay in college basketball. Let the refs make or blow the calls. Limit it, perhaps, to seeing if a shot at the end of a game got off in time. But, please...limit its use and only when necessary.

Limit replay as much as you can. It kills the sport of it all.

12/16/2017 - 11:27am I presume

Kickoff is at 3:09.

12/13/2017 - 10:39am Rogue is #1

I used to share this sentiment. But after giving it more thought, I put Rogue One ABOVE Empire. Once you eliminate nostalgia from the equation, there really is no contest.

And while Force Awakens pretty much followed the franchise formula (blow up a big space station? Who knew!), it was very well done and highly enjoyable.

Anyway, I POSed ya.

12/07/2017 - 9:45am Win

All your Pattersons are belong to us!

12/05/2017 - 11:37pm You rang?

He’s a Scot!