and... i like them? I think I like them.
the awards keep rolling in for Nik. named to the Wooden team.
If you got past the horribly spelled title of this post then [EDIT - See below. No traffic shall be directed to the site that was linked here. - LSA] to get the rest of the joke (I'll wait).
I mean, holy hell, we thought that Ohio State fans had trouble with grammar and spelling? But this takes it to a whole new level. I get trash talking but at least make in creative, coherent, and spelled correctly. Oh well, what do you expect from someone with a Kentucky Middle School diploma*.
*I say Middle School because there is no way they made it to High School.
Hey! Sorry if this isn't forum-worthy, I just couldn't find it via Google and am ready for next season to start. Does anyone know 1) around when next year's schedule will be released and 2) when tickets will go up for sale?
Title pretty much says it.
Congratulations to Nik!
Interesting read on postgrad basketball academies. As you would expect, there is not much education at some of them. Food either.
Side-note: The author refers to one of the players in the story, Jamal Poplar, as a onetime Michigan recruit. A little bit of a stretch as Michigan never offered and barely made much noise on the radar based on his recruit profile page on UMHoops. The author used the only picture captured of Poplar at Michigan from UMHoops in the article. 2 of the players in the story played AAU ball for the Michigan Mustangs (Derrick Walton's former team).
Well, its been a heckuva a season, and i know that i have eaten up more than my fair share of bandwidth here. in my opinion, MGoBlog really picked up the basketball coverage this year. Ace provided pre-game analysis, post-game analysis, mid-game tweeting, and post-game giffing. Brian and Seth set the mood with poignant thought pieces, Mathlete hung around and did his thing. All the while, Brandon Brown kept that sweet sweet recruiting juice flowing and the mods kept tight reins on the whole thing.
the great thing about MGoBlog, for me at least, is that it is its own thing, its not part of a yahoo network or bleacher report or anything else. one benefit of this is that it can be whatever the editorial board, and to a lesser extent the users, want it to be. it can be a place where stats and narrative and memory and analysis and tidbits live without all the name calling, emoticons and childish behaviour of the rest of the sports internet. and all of this is given to us for free, no memberships required, nothing.
so, i have a challenge for you, fellow MGoBloggers, the first MGoBlog MGoPoints Beveled Guilt Pledge Drive. here's how it works: for the next 24 hours, you up-vote this post and i donate $0.50 for every up-vote. and just so it doesn't seem like i am hunting only for MGoPoints, a down vote will also get a $.50 donation. now, there are hundreds of thousands of visitors to the site every day and many of them are more computer savvy (aka capable of hacking voting system) than me, so i am going to cap my donation this first time around at an amount i have predetermined. based on what this number is, future donations may not be capped.
i encourage others to make the same pledge below, as well. maybe if we raise enough, we can talk a certain someone out of leaving medical school to rejoin the MGoStaff...