I'm in the decided minority in that I think that Gottlieb is a good broadcaster. He produces interesting content, his hottakes are good show fodder, and he does some of the best radio teases in the business.
I suspect I'm not in the decided minority in looking at this: Gottlieb as a basketball coach would be an unmitigated disaster. Even giving him an interview is the kind of blunder that irreparably damages the reputation of that athletic department.
I work in Nike's HQ in Beaverton, Oregon. Wearing Michigan gear at work this week feels... different than other weeks. Wanted to share the friendly workplace back-and-forth with the gang here as you may find it amusing:
What my co-worker posted (linked if picture doesn't work):
What I posted in response (linked, again):
From the Avherald via the NTSB
On Mar 22nd 2017 the NTSB reported that the flight controls moved normally and were free to move, the elevator control tabs moved as commanded, however, the right hand elevator was jammed in a trailing edge down/aircraft nose down position and did not move, while the left hand elevator commenced a large nose up movement as the aircraft accelerated through 152 KIAS and continued in this position for 5 seconds, aircraft accelerating through 166 KIAS with no change in aircraft attitude however. The crew rejected takeoff, the aircraft reached a maximum speed of 173 KIAS. The aircraft went beyond the end of the runway and came to a stop about 1000 feet past the end of the runway. One passenger received a minor injury in the evacuation. The NTSB reported a post flight inspection found the right elevator geared tab inboard pushrod linkage damaged which restricted movement of the right elevator surface but allowed movement of the control tab. After the damaged components were removed, the elevator could be moved by hand.
The NTSB reported the pilot in command was Ameristar's chief pilot occupying the right hand seat providing captain differences training to the captain occupying the left hand seat and being pilot flying. The chief pilot had accumulated 9,960 hours total with 2,462 hours on type, the captain had accumulated 15,518 hours total and 8,495 hours on DC-9 type aircraft.
So I was way wrong in assuming it was pilot error. They rejected due to a mechanical failure of the elevator. So a big hats off to the crew, this could have been a lot worse. Wow I am glad I was wrong that it wasnt pilot error.
I have a good friend from Colorado (67 years old, but in very good shape and very active) who is going to Kansas City by himself.
Are there MGoBloggers he might meet up with there? Hotels? Restaurants? Bars?
I want him to enjoy himself after driving about 11 hours by himself to get there.
While standing in line at my local 7/11 today getting lotto tickets, on the check out counter were two cases of candy bars side by side with each holding 24 bars. They're made by "Morley's" MGOBLUE candy bars and had two left in their case while the "SPARTY" candy bars were all still there. LMAO ! - No respect.
There have been a few scattered posts on this topic but I thought this deserved its own thread. Walton is not getting any love in terms of NBA talk despite being one of the best college players in the country over the last 4 - 6 weeks.
I understand that he is not likely to be a future All-Star given his height and lack of top flight NBA level athleticism. However, I can't believe that he wouldn't have value as a 2nd round pick to be a backup point guard somewhere. He can shoot, drive and run multiple sets all while giving you hard minutes on your own half of the court with his defense and rebounding.
Most importantly, he is the definition of trustworthy in terms of being smart with the ball and rarely committing turnovers which I view as the most important trait in a backup point guard. You don't need them to take the game over, you just need to tread water until you can get your #1 back in the game.