Sorry to go off topic, but I had this bar stool argument last night
Joe D's worst GM move
Drafting Darko or Signing Josh Smith
Pistons are 12-3 since they dumped Josh Smith, the guy was just not right for the team in any way. He jacked so many bad 3's last year (a historic rate). Josh Smith had a strong track history of being mediocre and a bad shooter.
Darko was widely considered to be the #2 guy. The conventional wisdom in the NBA is to take the Big Guy if 2 guys are about equal. Darko didn't have any screaming red flags around him. I know it turned out to be a terrible move, but at the time it seemed at least defendable.
On the road at Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight. Michigan is an underdog against a 20th ranked Iowa team.
Just a fun comment picked out of Nick's tweets - looks like both our coaches have the same personal expectations. I don't know John's policies on holidays or if he considers himself a pneumatic hammer.
Beilein says his personal expectation for himself is to never get sick. Michigan employs the weirdest two FB/BB coaches alive.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) January 22, 2015
For those who didnt watch this game i suggest you do because this team got help from some unlikely players. Dawkins had a nice game and AbdulRahkman showed some nice plays. Very impressed with Beileldts defensive game. Its only Rutgers but a win against the badgers would put us back in NCAA tourney discussion. Inside MBB covered the games against NW and OSU. Enjoy Trust in Beilein!
I know this won't be of interest to everyone, but maybe a few people are in my situation:
Comcast recently decided that they had been offering me their TV-on-internet service in error, and yanked it--annoying turn of events since they had offered me this service as an inducement to subscribe to one of their many dumb packages along with a free internet-based phone servuce that I do not use. I don't do cable, and have been watching most games on the internet for years. They want an additional $30; that will get me some cable I won't use and the Internet-on-TV service back. (I don't avail of their bad movies since we already sub to Netflix and Hulu.)
All of which I would consider if it got me Michigan basketball and football, but it doesn't. What it has obtained in the past is an often-bad ESPN feed (carrying some of the bigger UM games) that was usually bettered by online streaming at places like VIP sports, Front Row sports, and goATD.Net. The Big Ten Network is not available with Comcast's package, so my only option--apparently--would be to pay for that, too, although on the rare occasions when I signed for free trials with BTN, their stream was also often worse than those streaming "services."
The problem is that all of those services suddenly don't work for me, either, and I wonder whether anyone else is facing this. The blizzard of popups that go with a stream --some of which can be beaten off with the likes of ad block--are also now followed by a black screen and a "play" symbol to press that doesn't get me the games, just a whirling time symbol and a return to the black screen.
Anyone got any advice, other stream providers or ways in? I use Firefox, for what it's worth. I may yet succumb, but it seems like the option of $50 or so more bucks to obtain undependable streams, in this day and age--when all content is supposed to have long-since "migrated" online--is nuts. Would my best bet be to buy a tv tuner for my computer?
Thanks for any helpful thoughts, mglobules.