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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Major Advertisers Flocking to MZone 2.0

"MZone.  Very Nice!"
Back during the halcyon days of the original MZone (OMZ!  Represent!), when Benny and I were introducing the college football blogosphere to wayward cheerleaders and new terminology such as the Buckstache, we used to get a fair number of requests to advertise on the site.  However, I always turned them down because then I'd actually have to keep this thing going.  And we all saw how well that went for the last 2+ years.

We also got a lot of inquiries about reciprocal linkage with other blogs.  A lot of them were betting sites that I wouldn't visit so I wasn't going to send our readers there.

Since our return with MZone 2.0: The Blog Who Shagged Me, I received one advertising inquiry and the linkage request below that I simply had to share.  Oh man.  Judging from the sentence structure and grammar, either the Nigerian dude who clogs all of our inboxes has started blogging, or Borat is a fan and wants to woo the audience here on the MZone.  Behold...


Hello Sir/Madam,

While I am searching for the fantasy football related blogs, I viewed your blog


You have lot of updated and upto date information about football events and players.  I have sports blog http://REMOVED.  I will link your blog.

Please give a link in your blog http://michiganzone.blogspot.com/ with the below information.

Title: Fantasy Football
Url: http://REMOVED
Description: REMOVED.COM offers fantasy football information, Football player ratings, football
updates and more.

Expecting positive reply from you.


Now, while this may come as a shock, I didn't take "Tom" up on this awesome opportunity to get the MZone in front of his obviously massive group of hackers audience and present our readers with the chance of getting a virus put on their computer great fantasy football information when they clicked on "Tom's" link .

But the very offer itself from such a respected blogger such as "Tom" shows that the MZone is back, baby!

Meet "Tom"


phil said...

Yost, you can't hold all Nigerian advertisers responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole Nigerian advertising system? And if the whole Nigerian system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of advertising institutions in general? I put it to you, Yost - isn't this an indictment of the entire Nigerian society? Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the great country of Nigeria. Gentlemen!

Andy said...

Please don't make Tom angry.... He is a close associate of a Nigerian Prince and I am expecting a check for 50 million dollars (US funds) from him any day now.

whetstonebuck said...

I got my check. You can get your's too! Just send me a small handling fee and I'll forward it to you ASAP.

Silly me, I almost forgot. Please send me your checking account bank and routing numbers. I'll deposit the check for you.

That's just the kind of guy I am.

Yost said...


Andy said...

Is it me, or is Borat standing behind a neon block M ?