Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sidebar Additions: Introducing the Borges-O-Meter

First off, your thorough analysis of tonight's basketball game: Michigan is better at basketball than Northwestern.

We've made a couple of additions to the blog sidebar. We've added links to our most popular Michigan-related quizzes on Sporcle, including our infamous "Sparty, No!" quiz.

Also, now that Al Borges has the personnel in place to run his desired pro-style offense, we're introducing the "Borges-O-Meter" to measure fan satisfaction on a scale from 1 to 10. Since we're nerds, each level corresponds to an appropriate short story by Jorge Luis Borges.

Here's a handy-dandy animated GIF of the Borges-O-Meter and a table of the associated stories:

10Tlön, Uqbar, Orbus Tertiusotherworldly
9Funes the Memoriousunforgettable
8The Alephcapable of anything
7The Garden of Forking Pathscunning
6The Lottery of Babylonfortunate
5On Exactitude in Scienceprecise
4Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixotepredictable
3The Library of Babelbaffling
2The Diskone-dimensional
1The Gospel According to Markhousefire

With the return of Taylor Lewan and the successful recruitment of Derrick Green, we're bumping the Borges-O-Meter up to a 6 (The Lottery of Babylon, fortunate). This is up two spots from its post-Outback Bowl rating of 4 (Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, predictable).

In deference to Charlie Blockham, the Borges-O-Meter is, and always will be, in Aachen typeface.

Update! Following MGoBlog's suggestion, we have swapped levels 5 and 6. So The Lottery of Babylon is now Level 5 and now the current state of the Borges-O-Meter.

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