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07/11/2018 - 5:24pm Nice. Enjoy France.

I'm…

Nice. Enjoy France.

I'm going to Zagreb for the final. It's gonna be nuts there for sure. I was in Dubrovnik for the game versus Japan and I couldn't sleep after the match (street noise, fireworks). 

07/09/2018 - 6:35pm Haven't seen anything even…

Haven't seen anything even glass shattering on this blog lately. I hope more people read this and fewer spend time talking about watching the ND game alone in their basements. Well done. Nice positive spin based upon real historical data. 

07/05/2018 - 6:12pm But if one of his posts…

But if one of his posts doesn't live up to its hype, I'd say we KaBluey his ass. Enough is enough. He's paid 7 million mgoblue points a year, he has no excuse for even missing on a single 5-star topic. Don't even get me started on these unresearched posts with a high upside and room to rise up the board...

07/02/2018 - 4:32pm It's safe. Swiss safe. Like…

It's safe. Swiss safe. Like life in a staypuff marshmallow safe. 

07/02/2018 - 2:27pm Dubai (Abu Dhabi).

Pros

Dubai (Abu Dhabi).

Pros

  • Amazing weather ~6 months of the year
  • Sandy beaches and breathtaking deserts
  • Great salaries
  • Center of the world
  • Amazing time off (for Americans)
  • Booming cities, excitement and lots to do
  • Tons of opportunity
  • Extremely diverse and quite easy to find a group of friends. 
  • Great food, choices and costs are good. 

CONs

  • The other ~6 months of weather (sorry phoenix, had a friend visit from there, we've got summer worse than you. Hotter, more humid, and often dusty)
  • Cost of living and taxes/fees are getting out of hand
  • Culture of entitlement. 

So we are trying to make a move to Slovenia. Still keeping my UAE options but Slovenia balances out the limitations there. 

 

06/26/2018 - 3:39am This would be an interesting…

This would be an interesting study. Obviously there's interest and money. It might not even need to be a PhD, could be an un or underemployed member of this here board, if ThaiStreets is still available, crowd funded by our own community to look into all questions and theories thus far. 

I'd also be curious to see what confirmation bias, FOMO, and even the inevitable post commitment ratings boost to a major program does to a ranking. I then wonder if actual performance changes based upon ratings and recent feedback. I know as a child I was a wide receiver and played lights out after taking a protein bar. I received good feedback and thought I could only perform to that enegre level with a protein bar. It was a confidence induced placebo. 

 

Btw this board is fun this time of day. 

06/26/2018 - 1:52am Nice take MGoCali. Logically…

Nice take MGoCali. Logically it makes total sense. I was just thinking the same thing, especially after the Velazquez commitment. It's strange to see someone who is a perfect fit in our system be ranked in the 900s, but when you look at his Hello post, it's clear that scouting from a good staff should matter a lot more than what's publicly available. Our staff have resources and connections all over the coubtry reporting back to them, while the state of the recruitment sites seems like if the player didn't show up or play well during their camp, they won't give them much more than a cursory glance. 

I'm also less inclined to believe those who argue about past NFL success, moderators included, as indication of future success. 

I will concede that when a prospect trends up or down aggressively, it probably means more than their overall ranking, within 100 or so places, as you mentioned. 

But I can't wait to hear what others, who are very much experts, like Magnus, have to say about this topic. 

06/25/2018 - 11:04pm I don't follow the NBA much,…

I don't follow the NBA much, however a quick stat lookup yields a 40% 3 point shooting Stauskas. Is that incorrect, or not the correct take on Nick's career?

06/25/2018 - 4:02pm If I read it as #1 Urbz #2…

If I read it as #1 Urbz #2 Mork and #3 Moorhead, then I could buy it. Joe outcoached us with some great talent last year.  Mr. F. Hasn't done much to win me over. Can't get over the moment in our 2016 blowout win over him when he literally punted away his competitiveness. I don't think I'll ever see any other James Franklin than that one. 

I also agree with the boards assessment that Harbaugh is a better coach than Dantonio, though if we dissect it further Dantonio is better at taking less talent and getting more our of it than just about anyone out there. I also agree with the board that I can't stand the man and while I respect his moneyball, little brother embrace, I really believe he's peaked and is about to be dominated for about the next 5 years, or as long as his health allows him to coach and get wiped constantly. 

06/08/2018 - 2:41am WW, it's like I told you on…

WW, it's like I told you on the day of your wedding.  Just take good care of your wife. 

06/01/2018 - 5:50pm Not gonna get any love here

But I'm feeling like after a few days of great news, we are having a pretty bad day (you, WD, and even our reddit game).  So what the hell.  Let it all pass and to you an upvote.  Cheers to better news and posts tomorrow.

06/01/2018 - 5:45pm So Nebraska has been....

Cornholing the Cardinal?

05/30/2018 - 4:32pm Now let's look at how stacked our roster is....

Should be a great year!

05/28/2018 - 4:58pm Stanford

Sorry I'm not active in this game, and I don't read each and every comment, so this might be a duplicate, but wtf is up with Stanford?  As a bystander who has been watching each and every day, how can a team with 91 users and 181 stars hold 13 territories and maintain that general level each day?  Is there some Stanford Alumn Silicon Valley bias going on here, or are they just really efficient/lucky?  

05/23/2018 - 9:18am Still my favorite posts all summer long,

But be done with OSU at long last.  I'm sick of hearing how close they are to death.  Behead them.  Do it now.

05/12/2018 - 2:33pm This is my favorite

thing to open during the off season. I'm not going to participate, but keep going until you take back A2!

05/12/2018 - 2:31pm MK

Nice to see you get some Positive Love.

05/10/2018 - 11:31am MJ

One on one I'd take LeBron. To build a dynasty. MJ. But if LeBron keeps dominating until he's 36-37 he would one up MJ if only for the sake of longevity and stats.

That being said Jordan left a Bulls team that continued to win after his departure, LeBron's demanding nature and "win now at all costs" approach decimates teams in his wake.

So I'm again back to MJ. Damn him for his gambling and his brother for his drug problems (side frustration).

05/06/2018 - 1:22am Bold stance!

Bold stance!

04/23/2018 - 2:49pm I think we are about due

For a tough pull.

04/22/2018 - 12:56pm Man your too

Ripped!

04/02/2018 - 1:09am Bang

Let's do this. One more to Go, Blue.

03/31/2018 - 8:31pm We ready....

For anything.

03/25/2018 - 11:04pm Mup

Pets. Frozen 4, final 4, and hopefully a certain B1G championship and 2018 is a year for the ages.

03/24/2018 - 11:21pm Final four

Can't say no more. Go blue! Dancing all night

03/24/2018 - 2:33pm To another year to always

To another year to always remember. Let's keep it rolling good boys.

03/24/2018 - 2:31pm 2460944

2460944

03/24/2018 - 7:15am Woops

And thanks for not downvoting Marvin!

03/21/2018 - 4:49am Jordan Poole's identical high school game winner

Apparently he rehearsed this shot quite well.

https://usat.ly/2HJXxEi

Can someone please embed for the board?

03/18/2018 - 12:08pm At the MENA Special Olympic games in Abu Dhabi

volunteering with the group here and one of the Shriver gents.  It was almost 8 am local time by the time the shot went down.  Sadly so did my internet so I missed the whole thing, then just saw Poole running around like an idiot and Houston was down!  

03/03/2018 - 4:45pm Hell ya

Season sweep over MSU. Bring us one more matchup in the Tourney!

03/03/2018 - 11:29am A2 viewing

Hey MGoblogger. Will there be a contingency watching the game at Ann Arbor Brewing company today?

03/02/2018 - 9:28am I just touched down in Chicago

En route to a week in AA. PosBang local style for once.

02/24/2018 - 2:03pm Big Ten season

Posbang. Well done team.

02/20/2018 - 12:50pm I started a consultancy firm 5 years ago

While purely anecdotal, and I haven't collected stories from many other entrepreneurs, I also have some experiences to share. Considering my consultancy is a similarly functional agency as I expect your is, I have two points (plus a bonus because why not?):

1. Try to find, but don't force, a good partner that balances you. I couldn't have done it alone my first time around. Our first client, the largest bank in our region, told us bluntly that without both of us they wouldn't have hired us and if we don't both stay on, they won't retain us. Five years later they are still our best client.

2. Don't be afraid to take a big loss on your first contract. Even with a personal portfolio, you need the market to trust your new brand. Show them you can be trusted, but don't give any work away for free in an attempt to build your business. You need them to value the work and take you seriously, ie. get approval from superiors and get used to writing you a check. Oh, and value your loss against your normal pricing so you can eventually recoup it.

And now your bonus, 3. Be known for something. In the beginning you've got to create a following. Don't be too far reaching and bold, but figure out the next big thing or master a product that is already mainstream and then repeat, rethink, repeat, rethink, repeat...

02/16/2018 - 6:04am Bang

Am going to see it today. I'm sure it's all posbang.

02/09/2018 - 6:24am Snow bang

Send some of your snow to Dubai gang. We will take it all in exchange for....let's see, what do we have aplenty?

01/27/2018 - 2:23am Widespread problem.

We thought PSU was the worst. Now MSU is equal/worse than PSU. Does anyone honestly believe that other programs around the country aren't covering up similar stuff? I personally didn't think either of those two universities were "the worst" compared to what we hear about others. I'd like to see an independent body, monitor and control all universities in the country for the culture of sexual abuse in all university activities.

01/13/2018 - 2:26pm Yes

Yes fuck. Amazing.

12/30/2017 - 12:58pm It will be an equally long off season...

After we beat them cocks!

12/27/2017 - 3:48am I had to look that one up

And oh my, am I glad I did. How could Popeyes pay money to sponsor this game?

12/26/2017 - 10:06am How exactly do you beat cockS then Magnus?

How exactly do you beat cockS then Magnus?

12/26/2017 - 9:46am It might sound painful but....

Beat the Cocks!

12/26/2017 - 9:44am Did anyone else immediately think..

...of the random Umich athletic department employee who had this idea a month ago, then reached out to a targeted list of his or her peers and created this entire amazing holiday cheer across the NCAA and beyond?

12/25/2017 - 11:26am I predict

That I will watch the game. Then I will know the result :).

12/23/2017 - 7:12am Why didn't you ask him

If he was All Penn State. The whole JoePa'ing thing? Like fully Penn State'y? *Wink wink*. Then stare at him. Then you can smile.

12/23/2017 - 7:10am Thats a really...

...hard rider to beat!

12/11/2017 - 1:31pm Butter

!

12/08/2017 - 5:51am Create our own awards?

Off the top of my head:

 

1. Award that fails stats/logic award

2. Most corrupted award, award

3. Best bench-rider award

4. Most insane/steroided-out defensive coordinator award

5. Least biased big ten ref award

6. Most likely to transfer to UCLA, award

 

 

 

 

12/07/2017 - 2:28pm Fawk

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