Oh well, not a big surprise. Wish him all the best.
On a side note, listening to that clod Valenti giggle about it was the worst part. He has been making excuses for the Sparties soon to be loss all day. Give me back Stoney and Wojo...
This is from the same Terry Foster that said Deshawn Sims is leaning toward leaving this year.
Wouldn't be to surprised if this is true, but I'll wait for a more reliable source.
DeShawn Sims IS leaning towards leaving.
Manny himself or Beilein then I'll believe it. If it is true, good luck. I hope he gets drafted for his sake.
Yeah, that does't mean anything.
But what else do we have to freak out about?
Stoney and Wojo > anybody in sports radio period.
Not surprised Manny's not coming back, didn't exactly see eye to eye with coach B.
I don't understand where he would be leaving for, give up a year of eligibility to go play in Europe hes not getting a guaranteed contract in the NBA this year.
maybe he just wants out. His good friend will be gone, and he knows next year's team is going to be rough with or without him. If he isn't going to love playing, he might as well get paid for it.
I don't see how next season could be much worse (if we keep Manny). Our team is pretty young, so a year of practicing could do them a lot of good. Should be an improvement next year, IMHE.
I'm getting a bit sick of the rumors... looking forward to official word one way or the other from Manny so that they die down.
Even a generic "exploring my options" would slow this beast down a bit... but maybe they're waiting until the tournament is over and they can figure out evaluations / other processes that have to take place prior to a decision before saying anything.
97.1 refers to the percentage of the time those dumb shits are wrong
If that were true, then they would be WRIF.
I think you are giving them too much credit.
twice a day
Oh well, it's just Manny being Manny.
Words cannot describe how much I hated hearing that starting from when I moved to Boston and still to this day. That is all; carry on.
I'm not a Rivals subscriber, but they seem to be hinting that he will declare as well. Keep in mind, though, that he has until a week before the draft to return to Michigan if he doesn't sign with an agent. Given that ESPN's Chad Ford just called him the #85 draft prospect (in a draft in which 60 players are chosen), a return may not be out of the question.
There is also a big difference between declaring and hiring an agent. I think he would be wise to put his name in and get some feedback before he signs with anyone.
I also think the NBA lets you go to the pre-draft camp in Chicago before making a final decision to stay or go. Manny should definitely do that if he can and see where he stacks up against the best in the country. If his stock blows up he can take the money and if not he can always come back.
The final deadline is in June, seven days before the draft. He can go to all the predraft camps and even work out with individual teams, and still return if he doesn't sign with an agent.
I'll get worked up when Manny comes out and says, "yeah, I'm leaving." Until then, he's Ferris Bueller, and 97.1 is some chick in his economics class.
This is completely OT:
Did anyone listen to 97.1 out here in LA when it was Free FM. That was the best FM talk show, it is now pumping out Top 40 music. My favorite shows were the Tim Conway Jr. Show and Adam Carolla.
I listened to nothing but; really disappointed when the station went under. Adam Carolla was consistently on his game, and FH&F made me smile from time to time.
use cannot go - I forbeed it!
I'd bet he'd stay.
I know I would.
So Valenti can throw out as many outrageous claims as he want, and that earns him the right to giggle like a little girl when one actually comes true?
Call me when Gardner decommits from Michigan and goes to Florida.
this quote from manny makes it seem true:
“how did you find out about that? I’ll get back to you later on that.”
minor quibble, but the quote is
"How did you find that out?" he said. "I will get back to you later on that."
It's a little different. I mean, you know, it's just me grasping at straws, but it's DIFFERENT, DAMMIT
also said Rodriguez would be fired two weeks after Michigan lost to Ohio state. Someone let me know when one of their michigan sports predictions come true.
valenti hasnt exactly been sharp on the MSU predictions either
Manny will keep it fresh
I really liked Manny, probably my favorite player since Jalen. I will be sad to see him go but wish him nothing but the best.
One, you still listen to the clowns on 97.1. I have been 97.1 free for the past 2 months, and I have never felt better. Long gone are the days of me being aggravated and pissed because of the crap they spew daily. I say to all that read this, STOP SUPPORTING THAT STATION BY LISTENING TO THEM.
Two, If Valenti is picking MSU to lose tonight, then it's typical BS Mike. He does this, just in case Sparty does lose, to head off phone calls that would be made the next day by saying "I told you so". F*cking Clown.
Did Valenti have has hand in his pants while he was giggling about this?
if Deshawn Sims isn't leaning towards leaving, then the NCAA is leaning towards forfeiting a good chunk of our schedule next year due to an ineligible player. ;)
Freep's on the gone train:
I'm sorry, I don't read Freep links. Paraphrase?
Essentially that he's expected to announce that he's leaving according to multiple sources close to the situation...
You have to understand Valenti's M.O.: to manage expectations of the two programs. undersell MSU and over sell UM so that no matter what, MSU exceeds expectations and UM never reaches them.
MSU: this team has been thru so much, it's a miracle they even made it past the 1st round.
UM: there's so much talent on that team, if they start teddy ruxpin and HR puffNstuff at QB & safety and they should win 9 games.
BOOM EXPECTATIONS MANAGE'D