Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|19 hours 59 min ago||Birthday bang||
Off work today, just boarded a plane in Chicago, heading to New Orleans for my friends bachelor weekend.
Also, its my birthday. That's gotta be worth a Friday bang or two?
|2 days 4 hours ago||sounds like||
sounds like a name out of the key & peele east/west college bowl sketch
|3 days 14 hours ago||NBA talent||
Sucks to lose guys early, but I will focus on the positive bit Brian mentions. Pumping out NBA players will attract the attention of more. We may never have the cachet of Duke, Kansas, UNC, but have clearly moved up a peg or 2 in the eyes of the recruits.
|3 days 15 hours ago||onward and upward||
Onward and upward, young men! Best of luck in the league.
|3 days 16 hours ago||frightening||
|4 days 15 hours ago||hype relative to expectation||
For a guy drafted 24th overall (after 10 other guards), the offensive performance this year looks pretty good. There are holes in his game, but given the near uniform sentiment around here that he was making a big mistake/not ready when opting for the draft last year, he is certainly "killing it" relative to expectation.
Among qualifying NBA rookie guards...
PPG - 10.0 (ranked 4th)
Scoring per 48 mins - 21.0 (ranked 3rd)
FG% - .427 (ranked 4th)
3FG% - .353 (ranked 4th)
FT% - .828 (ranked 2nd)
|1 week 4 days ago||Browns fan living in Chicago||
I don't really care for the Bears, but they needed to fill a slot position between 2 studs on the outside (sound familiar, Lions fans?) and went with... Domenik Hixon, a poor man's Jason Avant.
|1 week 5 days ago||saw st vincent last night||
went to see st vincent at the riviera in chicago last night. she has the voice of an angel but thrashes guitar like a demon; very talented, very sexy, suitably pretentious for a musical "artist."
nothin much to say about sunday yet. took my lady-friend home, came back, hit a pipe and started mgobloggin. hoping to play pick-up ball later, but its right on the edge of warm enough to find a game outdoors in chicago today. is winter over yet?
|1 week 5 days ago||suggestion||
i understand the hesitance to make a board post about this, but you'd get better traction than you will from this comment. there may not be a ton of responses, but no one will perceive that as cluttering the board (there have been many posts around here about old game tapes to be given away/sold/digitized) and there is definitely a small segment of readers who may take you up on the offer.
|1 week 5 days ago||hijack, sure||
yeah you hijacked, but at least you kept in line with the dead horse beating.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||its real||
around here i'd be foolish to say it's a "trend" without actually looking into our propensity to blow big leads, but i'm with you. about 10 mins into the game yesterday i texted my friend: "tenn looks good but we look better. gotta extend this lead so we can do our usual take big lead, give up most of it, pull out a victory anyway thing"
since the fab 5 comparisons keep coming up... a theoretical kentucky run (the real one ends tomorrow) would have to be one of the best ever SOS-wise (using AP ranks). i threw in last year's tourney run just for comparison.
fab 5: temple, e tenn st, #11 oklahoma st, #3 ohio st, #12 cincy, #1 duke
2013 michigan: s dakota st, vcu, #3 kansas, #14 florida, #16 syracuse, #2 lville
theoretical kentucky: kansas st, #2 wichita st, #5 lville, #7 michigan, #4 arizona, #1 florida
|4 weeks 2 days ago||well played humblebrag||
Would be great to see smarty pants beat sparty pants
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hmm...||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||maybe||
Well a Rock'N'Roll HOF induction and offer to play couldn't bring the band back together, but maybe an Arena League Title can.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||and||
and I responded to myself instead of you... well may as well just keep digging this hole deeper...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||and||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||damnit||
Not only did you figure out his post before I finished typing my explanation, it was done via mobile and looks like shit!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||misinterpreted||
I think you misinterpreted his design, which gives the top 2 seeds byes straight to the semis, skipping the first 3 rounds. It's by no means the easiest method, but it works and does protect teams who earned the higher seeds.
8 no-bye teams (round 1) vs each other = 4 winners
4 round 1 winners vs. 4 single-bye teams = 4 round 2 winners
4 round 2 winners play eachother = 2 round 3 winners
2 round 3 winners vs. 2 "straight to semifinal"-bye teams = 2 round 4 winners
2 round 4 winners vs each other = 1 round 5 winner (tourney champion)
Kinda tough to explain without a bracket graphic, but I think what I just typed out makes sense...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Gino's||
Gino's pizza is delicious. Good call, coach.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||wait||
How is this easier than the top 2 teams getting a bye and the remaining 12 playing a first round game? You end up with a field of 8 in a round 2 quarterfinal, just like its currently designed.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Woodson photobomb||
The Woodson photobomb pic is as close as I've seen, but he's got his hand to his chin so its at best a sort of philosophical half-smile about how easily the faces of worldy beings belie their attachment to fleeting circumstantial emotion when blind to the cyclical unity of nature.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Time to bust it out||
Time to break out my "Henne Given Sunday" shirt again!
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||all good||
doesn't bother me really, but around here the rule seems to be "better never than late."
as for the product itself, i am curious what will distinguish it from the existing social networks. it's not really clear from what i've read, other than some buzzwords about accommodating the demands of today's college students in some special way...
... and the whole OSU exclusion thing.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||SIAP|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||huh||
always thought i was the only one checking out the wikipedia "hybrid animal" page
|6 weeks 3 days ago||WIN THE GAME||
WIN THE GAME
WIN THE B1G
WIN IT ALL
|6 weeks 4 days ago||As a Toledoan||
As a Toledoan, I... I... damnit. Got nothing.
As a Cavs fan... shit still nothing.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Here we go!||
Homosexuals and Christians are both OK by me!
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||2nd to PSU, now at PSU||
I'd like to think PSU would hesitate to hire a guy accused by anyone of committing a violation "2nd to PSU," but I don't believe in anything anymore.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||agree, but...||
I know you're criticizing the poster rather than GR3, but the relatively late recruiting profile leap that benefitted him early as draft prospect has caused some reactionary negativity. While it's absurd at this point to suggest Joe D (or any GM) would be making a mistake to pass on the kid in this year's draft, I would have said the same about THJ. Especially after his sophomore year, he didn't look particularly draftable to me beyond the athleticism and pedigree. A year and a half later, I'd say he has an NBA roster spot somewhere for a long time, topping out around intermittent starting "role player" or great 6th man.