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|2 weeks 3 days ago||On WRs||
One of my favorite WR in recent memory has been Jason Avant. He is a good example of a receiver that was not super fast but still a very solid receiver. He is listed as only 6' but he always looked taller/bigger to me for some reason. He was built like a brick. The guy could not run a 4.2 but, from what I remember, he pretty much caught anything thrown his way and some. Smaller DBs, albeit faster than him, definitely had problems with him because of his stature.
Braylon Edwards is another example. He was not particularly fast but he was a pretty big dude and smaller/faster DBs has problems with him for exactly that reason. The problem that Edwards had was that he had butterfingers and dropped many passes.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Whooaaaa!!!! 90K???||
Well, at least you get free shipping...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I searched the site and did not see a post||
and as far as the "the whole Michigan world knew yesterday", really? Can you prove that? So don't call me dumb.....you stupid fuck
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Grad of both schools as well||
Although I did my undergrad at Michigan and grad school at the Cuse. Love both teams but I will be rooting for U of M. My undergrad, my first love; Cuse won one more recently; would love to see Beilein get a crack at the NC.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||When the 'Cuse d clicks it can be very scary||
Right now Syracuse is playing lights out. The zone is working so well because Boeheim has the right kids in there, all quite big and tall, long arms. When they set up a perimeter and they hold, it is very hard to penetrate inside to the basket (because the perimeter is made up of a lot of big athletic bodies with a long range) which leaves you with outside shots. If Michigan is not successful penetrating and driving to the basket, they'll have to set up picks and give guys like Stauskas, Burke and Hardaway opportunties to make long range shots. Offensively, I think Syracuse is so so. The strength of this Syracuse team is really its defense. This is not the best Syracuse team Boeheim has had but it is one of the best defensive teams, when playing well. I think Michigan has a decent chance to pull out the W but they will have to be aggressive at the line of scrimage, and pound the zone with guys like McGary without drawing too many fouls.
You look at the key guys on Syracuse's 2003 championship team and other than McNamara, it's all guys in the 6'8" range, with a 7'1" and two 6'9" guys.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That is sort of how I feel||
and I think that is how a lot of people feel. I just did not feel as much a part of the community at Syracuse and I think that is how many graduate students feel.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Awesomeness||
Albeit I am in quite a predicament. Went to Michigan for undergrad, Syracuse for grad school....=) It is interesting that both teams ended their season slipping a bit and managed to turn it around in the tournament. Both are playing lights out at the moment. It should definitely be a great game if both teams brings their A game. I think I'll root for Michigan, as 'Cuse won in 2003 (I was actually in grad school at the time) and I would like to see Beilein get a shot at the national championship. I guess it is not a bad predicament to be in =), either way one of my teams gets a chance to play for the NC.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Hillarious....||
I would give it 999,999+ votes if I could....
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Beeker||
is the bomb!!!!
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||I am going crazy......||
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Beeker||
is the bomb!!!!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I am hoping that UNC can pull off the upset||
I would not want to play either team, I'd rather have OSU's road, but UNC has been down for a few years now, not playing up to their full potential, whereas Kansas is on a roll. I also think we match up better with UNC.
OSU got super lucky...but no worries, they'll have to deal with Louisville in the final four.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree||
Albeit, this year's Syracuse is not as strong offensively as some of Syracuse's past teams, they still have guys who, when they are playing well, can put some major points on the scoreboard. And, more importantly, as you mentioned, defensively, Syracuse is a headache to deal with. Indiana has not really faced a zone team quite like Syracuse and I think Indiana will struggle offensively. I am not saying Syracuse will beat Indiana but I would not dismiss Syracuse like you have. If Syracuse gets passed Indiana, they are goin go the Final Fou
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Madonna is aight..but my vote would be for Julio||
In all seriousness....what about Raoul Wallenberg, Arthur Miller, Gerald Ford?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I was in Bolivia in 2009||
I spent 6 months backpacking through South America and managed to visit Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Bolivians and Argentinians were definitely the most standoffish out of the countries. Peruvians and Colombians were SUPER friendly and Ecuador was a mixed bag.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Agree....she is enough of a reason to watch...||
Absolutely divine in her role....is impecable in her role of the queen of snobs. She is a pretty awesome actress...along with Helen Mirren, Lady Judy Dench, Emma Thompson, HB Carter...those brits can act. I digress.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||It is sort of a British version of the American show Dallas....||
albeit it takes place in the early 1900s. It is essentially a soap opera, a soap about the British aristocracy and the day-to-day dramas that likely took place on an English estate/manor house. That being said, the acting is a lot better than in any soap opera I can think of, and it is an interesting window into what life likely was on one of these British estates, many of which went the way of the dodo in the 40s and 50s. Many a manor houses were torn down simply because they were just too expensive to maintain , in large part because the "nobles" had zero concept of money (sort of like most of the brats on my Super Sweet Sixteen), just spent what the previous generations amassed, and made poor investements, if any. Most of the "lords/nobles" were complete degenerates who could not manage a chicken coop, let alone an estate that emplioyed hundreds of people. It is a lot better than your typical soap although it does have many of the dramas that typical soaps do (love triangles, sabotage, etc.)
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Hopkins LXS is on par with||
Syracuse, Princeton, Maryland, UVA....in other words, they are one of the best programs in the country. I guess, for the Big 10, they would be adding prestige to it's budding LXS program and for JH, they would be getting $$$ out of it.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I hear you.||
I pretty much don't, other than the PBS News Hour. I have CNN turned on in the morning when I am preparing lunch but it is mostly for background noise. In general, I find most American news outlets the opposite of good, on par with the NY Post. I remember when CNN actually had good coverage of national news and international news. But these days, CNN spends its time either reporting on the likes of Kim Kardashian or beating a dead horse, by which I mean covering the same story (i.e. Treyvon Martin, the CT school shooting) for an entire week and getting every talking head's opinion, as if there was nothing else of importance happening in the US or the rest of the world to report on.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||It must be a reall slow week in the world of news||
when everyone (not just ESPN, I am talking about you CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc) are so obesessed with the romantic snafoo of a 20 year-old kid. Come on CNN, can't you (expletive) cover something like -ohh, I don't know - Syria, Mali, Algeria, North Korea threatening us with nukes, Afghanistan, Iraq? This is really beyond ridiculous. Who the (expletive) cares whether some college kid was duped online by some dude. It really baffles me how much attention this is getting. A blip, fine, just because it was made into a big deal, the (fake) girlfriend dying, affecting his game, etc, etc, but come on news providers. I guess I should not be surprised by the likes of CNN when that trashy lady Kardashian's bump is one of the major headlines. BBC World and Al Jazeera (surprisingly) are the only decent news shows actually delivering local (national) US news and news from around the world.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Not weird at all...||
I collect signed books. Granted, most of the authors/poets are at least a few decades older than I am. I think it is pretty neat to have my favorite author sign one of my favorite novels of his/hers. I don't think it is "weird" or "creepy" asking your favorite author, player, actor, whatever, to autograph an item as a memento. Now, Randy Quaid look alike going decked out in Denard's gear with a HUGE "I LOVE YOU DENARD" sign definitely borders on the creepy side but a normal sports fan, no matter the age, asking for an autograph of one of his favorite athletes is fine, IMO. One of my friend's grandfather was a sports memorabilia collector (for ever) and he would write to athletes, go to games and hang out at the dug-out, and get a card signed here a program signed there. Fans come in all ages and nothing "creepy" unless you show up looking like this:
|16 weeks 6 days ago||One of my friends (a huge Cardinal fan) ran into Stan Musial||
in Cooperstown. My friend was with his young son and wanted to get something signed for himself and his son but did not really have anything on him at the moment. Being the kind and generous class act that Stan was known to be, Stan gave my friend his personal address and told him to send him as much stuff as he wanted to get signed. My friend mailed off a couple of baseballs and a few cards and, sure enough, in a few weeks he received a package from Stan with a personal letter and all the things he mailed off to Stan signed, as well as a few extra items Stan Musial threw in.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||WOW, the West Engineering Annex was really nice||
Couldn't the uni have done a better job when replacing the beautiful old edifice? The UGLI? Come on.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I do not get it...||
other than that maybe Ol' Miss, Okie St, Oklahoma have more better looking girls, Michigan makes all the sense in the world: (1) better academicall; (2) reputation wise, currently a better program (Oklahoma is a bit down) and historically, and on the rise; (3) a desperate need for the-it-guy at WR; (4) an incoming top QB with an upcoming monster O-line; (5) nicer campus; etc. etc. Maybe he is looking for a VERY passer friendly offense and feels that at Michigan he would not get the ball as much as he would like to pad his stats, and consequently throw a TO....
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I absolutely agree.||
Bagwell racked up 2314 hits and a .297 batting average to go along with his 449 home runs. He was a pure hitter, but his power numbers are still what he will be remembered by. His career OPS stands at .948, while his adjusted OPS+ at 149. Those numbers rank 22nd and 38th respectively on the career leaderboards. Bagwell's career WPA (win probability added to his team) is 59.31, good for 19th all time.
Bagwell posted some monstrous statistical seasons, but consistency was always a key to his dominance. From 1996 to 2003, he hit over 30 home runs every year and knocked in 100 runs all but once. Between those seasons (which didn't even include his MVP year) he averaged 38 home runs and 119 RBI. Also, one has to put his offensive numbers into perspective. Bagwell and Biggio played in a park that was NOT hitter friendly.
There was a lot more to Bagwell's game than hitting. He finished his career with 202 stolen bases, reaching his peak in base stealing with 31 in 1997 and 30 in 1999. He's part of the fairly exclusive 400 Home Run, 200 Steals club. He's one of thirteen other players in the club, which consists of notable names like Mays, Bonds, Griffey Jr., Dawson, Winfield, Aaron, Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson. He ranks fourth all-time among first basemen in WAR.
Bagwell could have finished his career with even more impressive numbers. In 1994, a broken hand and the strike robbed him a chance to complete an an all-time great season, as he was on pace to finish with 58 home runs and over 170 RBI but injuries plagued him in the second half of his career.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Don't matter to Soup Campbell...||
He has been immortalized by Andy
Maybe Chunky D will step in...
|19 weeks 1 day ago||That would be a bif fat||
no pun intended
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Good story....||
Even while at Michigan, Jason Avant struck me as someone with a good character. Not only was he one of the best possession receivers that, personally, I have seen play at Michigan (he literally caught pretty much everything thrown his way), but based on his interviews while playing at Michigan, and his character on the field, he always struck me as a very humble and hard working person. He was never flashy, in your face, flaunting. He went out, worked hard, made some crazy (one-handed) catches,
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I think the kid from A&M should win....||
Te'o is a great defensive player but there is a guy that is going to be playing against us in the Outback Bowl that, personally, I think is a better defensive player. I forgot the guys name, but there is also a chap on 'Bama that is statistically superior to Te'o. Again, not to diminish Te'o's accomplishments on the field but if you are going to give it to a purely defensive guy, Clowney and the guy from Alabama are just as dominant, if not more so, than Te'o. I understand that they play different positions on defense, but they should be in the conversation if Te'o is.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I was wondering the same thing, as in...what the heck happened?||
I guess any 18 year old can have a change of heart but I though that Treadwell was pretty solid with Michigan, especially given his strong friendships with other recruits in the Michigan class, and given that he would be the WR star at Michigan.