Champeen's thoughts on Zak Irvin's film.
Honestly, I wasn't super-duper impressed. However, I do have a heavy hate for highlight videos, because that's exactly what they are: highlight videos.
Looked lik he was going against very small competition that was okay with him getting to the line with little opposition. Hell, there was even a terrible shot in that highlight video.
I'd love to watch a full game of his.
Everything that I have read about this kid is that he is a pure shooter. From that video, he seemed to fell extremely confident driving the ball as well. From all accounts he is an elite level shooter, which is always a huge plus on a Beilien team, and it is a plus to see him developing his game and becoming an all around scorer. I love what Beilien is doing and I expect him and Walton to be key contributors on our team next year.
Just saying... lol
I would never dare post something off-topic in one of Brian's threads, hence, this post did not go in the "Merry Christmas" front page section. That said, it was a nice, early Christmas gift to see one of the Philly sportwriters paying a compliment to Brandon Graham.
I am no where close to having the points to start an original thread, and besides, the jury is out on whether each time someone writes something positive about a Michigan alum it's thread-worthy. I just figured with all of the frustration with OP's inability to properly title this thread, postive news would help put a smile on at least one MGoBlogger's face.
In this post, I wish there were more comments on Irvin, or Walton, or Irvin's film. All this stuff about an uninformative title is overkill and just piling on. I personally like
- informative titles
- proper grammar
- correct spelling
- good writing
- relevant posts about Michigan athletics
- limited profanity
- limited snowflakes
- limited rants
- limited over/unders
- limited Detroit pro team coverage
- limited memes (cool story, bro; I can see this will end well; orlly)
- no skanky pics.
But for crying out loud, when someone has a terrible title, a poorly written post, with numerous misspellings and grammatical errors, no paragraph breaks, full of f-bombs, about the Tigers, with ginormous bare boobs and repeated Internet memes that make me roll my eyes, well, I move on to the next post or website. People need to get a life, lighten up, and move on.
I personally like when people don't write a short story every time they comment.
That's funny. Touche.
I share your concern with certain posters' obsessions with relatively trivial concerns, such as a thread’s title. Many times they engage in “groupthink”, mindlessly repeating a criticism when initial posts start to “neg” a thread.
Certainly, the capacity to “neg” a thread can help us screen out intentionally destructive comments from rivals. It can prevent this board from becoming a cesspool like many others. However, mindless conformity with prevailing opinion and“piling on” to others’ trivial criticisms—often in a very nasty way--can make us become what we seek to prevent.
until "no skanky pics."
That last paragraph is an....interesting....take.
So here's how I have it both ways:
- I don't like the pics, because I want to go to mgoblog without worrying about someone looking over my shoulder at a skanky boobs photo.
- At the same time, I don't feel the need to neg such a pic, or to comment disparagingly. (All I do is exit out quickly, should someone else be around at my back.) The reality is that you or another moderator will delete if offensive enough.
For the most part, I think the site has come to an agreement with that view (with minor exceptions). Kidding aside, that post probably helped solidify the consensus feelings on it.
Point 2 isn't exactly the same thing, because it's not an individual post, but a thread. If someone created a look at these boobs thread you, and many others, would post objections to it. If this post wasn't an original but part of some other basketball/recruiting/snowflake thread I doubt anyone would have reacted.
Point 2b I don't know why everyone thinks I'm a mod. No offense taken, but there isn't a point threshold where you get mod powers. Magnus and some other big point earners aren't mods. I wouldn't joke around as much if I were a mod because it would reflect badly on the site. On my own all the blame goes to me; Brian has better mod choosing ability than that.
If the MGoMob is done with their MGoStandard MGoBitching maybe we can discuss sports? I agree with the premise of the OP. He shows impressive lateral quickness and a surprising handle. His passing ability and defense are far more than I expected. Are there any accurate reports of his work ethic, because from what I have seen he has a very high ceiling?
It's hard for me to imagine him showing that much polish on his mid-range game without him having a pretty impressive ethic. He seems like the kind of kid who's already spent a zillion hours in the gym, and I'm sure he and Beilein are going to love working together.
The thing I like so much about his video is how well it looks like his game is going to translate to a high-level college setting. Given the elevation he gets on his jumper, the smoothness of his handle, the quickness with which he can elevate off the dribble, and his length, I don't see him having any problem at all getting his shot against quality competition. It also looks like he has the tools to be a really elite perimeter defender, and to make the 1-3-1 into a turnover machine.
I saw it and figured it was some guy talking about Zak Irvin. Unfortunately I clicked on it because I like to see what mgobloggers think about Michigan recruits and instead got 25 rants about how poor a thread title it is and 20 (now 21) About how stupid it is to complain. What I really don't understand is the ppl that say they wasted time reading the post because they thought it was going to be about Irvin de-committing/dying(???)/deciding to become a Buddhist monk. Meanwhile the post was actually exactly what the title should have indicated to anyone who wasn't willfully ignorant: general thoughts on Irvin's potential as a collegiate basketball player. It's really not that complicated, guys.