that is nice bonus change
|7 hours 31 min ago||A rotating selection of||
A rotating selection of tasteful (SFMSRK) pics and tasty organic recipes from Mrs. mGrowOld.
|9 hours 37 min ago||[move along nothing to see here]||
...or to Ann Arbor...
Hey look, a shiny object!!!
|9 hours 50 min ago||I remember thinking "HOLY||
I remember thinking "HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!" about nineteen times.
Okay, so that's 15.
|10 hours 45 min ago||"Outstanding" count:||
"Outstanding" count: 10.
That's, you know, excellent. Spectacular, even. Just wonderful.
|1 day 7 hours ago||"One of my 11 year olds made||
"One of my 11 year olds made some for herself."
As the father of two girls who are currently spelunking in the "I hate you and everything you stand for" cave of adolescent girldom, this gave me the heebies.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Jebus. Hieronymus Bosch||
Jebus. Hieronymus Bosch ain't got nothin on LongLiveBo. This is gloriously creepy. And creepily glorious.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Yep, that was Molkian. Almost||
Yep, that was Molkian. Almost like he was recruited to be a zone blocking ballet artiste...
|1 day 15 hours ago||What are the ground rules?||
What are the ground rules? Does he have to eat the rind? The pulp? Just the juice? Can he eat it like a sectioned orange or does he have to chomp on it like an apple?
We need MGoLemonEatingAdHocCommittee to rule on this. I nominate BiSB as Chair.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Yeah, maybe I missed||
Yeah, maybe I missed something but it seems like you need to run the stretch play to make it worth using the waggle as a constraint play. Again, I could be forgetting but did they run the stretch much?
|3 days 9 hours ago||My reaction to the news that||
My reaction to the news that he will play.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Funchess will be know as||
Funchess will be known as Gigatron one day. Bet that.
|4 days 7 hours ago||(No subject)||
|4 days 11 hours ago||Wait, you understand what it||
Wait, you understand what it means but it's still ambiguous? Didn't the explanation remove the ambiguity?
|4 days 16 hours ago||I'm gonna need you to||
I'm gonna need you to elaborate on this.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Quit being an azz Nassi.||
Quit being an azz Nassi.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I agree about Great Lakes.||
I agree about Great Lakes. But if you're able, try to get ahold of some of the stuff that's being produced down here in the Queen City. Christian Moerlein is old as the hills but is being brewed here again. And then the two new upstarts--Rhinegeist and MadTree are just knockng it out of the park day after day.
As a point of comparison, Rhinegeist Truth and Bell's Two Hearted are fairly interchangeable, and both the Rhinegeist Zen and the MadTree Sprye are excellent examples of whatever all-day IPA you like.
Is it 5:00 yet?
|6 days 16 hours ago||EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE||
|1 week 8 hours ago||Rihanna + Shy Ronnie >>>>||
Rihanna + Shy Ronnie >>>> Beyonce + Shy Tuttle.
|1 week 4 days ago||McFarlin and Bouje.||
McFarlin and Bouje.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not just pick six Stanzi, but||
Not just pick six Stanzi, but
|1 week 5 days ago||"I like to hit people really||
"I like to hit people really fucking hard."
- D. Molk, ca. 2010
|1 week 5 days ago||The referees looked...||
The referees looked... Underdressed.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, the rule of threes.||
Yes, the rule of threes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Er... So the rule of sixes?||
Er... So the rule of sixes?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Me neither, but any excuse to||
Me neither, but any excuse to post a Split Enz video is good for me.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well sure, but skulls with||
Well sure, but skulls with all of the flesh eaten off by carrion feeders are kind of by definition bald aren't they?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That Teske video is pretty||
That Teske video is pretty impressive and totally fits JB's MO of taking guys with lots of upside. I know far less about big men than wings and guards but I saw:
He is obviously skinny and needs to get a lot stronger and heavier, but that will come both from another year in HS and from Camp Sanderson. And, he definitely needs to improve his post moves and his shot, but he's starting out with really good fundamentals so I'm sure that will come.
Excited about this kid. Beilein uber alles!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm probably getting overly||
I'm probably getting overly semantic here, but I guess I think that they are both pretty awfully violent things to do to someone (not just the punching, but the damage it caused).
I would agree that if the explusion line is placed right at what Gibbons did, then I probably wouldn't say York's offense was at that line or worse. But I tend to think York's offense was also past that line, even though on balance I probably agree that Gibbons's is well past that line.
I guess I would turn the question around on you--why is (almost certainly) giving someone a concussion, breaking their jaw in three places, forcing them into weeks of recovery, and potentially giving them PTSD, not also worthy of explusion?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's kind of my point, I||
That's kind of my point, I think. If (1) Glasgow had hit someone with his car and broken their jaw and knocked them unconscious; and (2) there was high-quality video of it that made it unambiguous that he did it on purpose, people probably would have had a much bigger problem with it.
I was mostly responding to Brian's apparent chagrin that people were so ready to shitcan York. I think the video had a lot to do with that reaction.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think you have to||
I don't think you have to interpret what I said that way. For them to be treated similarly by policy doesn't mean we have to think they are exactly the same thing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm generally sympathetic to||
I'm generally sympathetic to dudes like York, and I think if all we heard was "Csont'e punched a guy in the face and broke his jaw" we'd probably give him the benefit of the doubt in the sense that we wouldn't know exactly what happened (a la Lewan punching megaphone Buckeye man).
And in a sense we still don't know exactly what happened because of no audio. But that video... I mean, this was not remotely a scuffle or a "heat of the moment" thing. He balled up, paused, and then drilled a guy looking away with his hands in his pockets.
It's easy for me to believe the kid said something or was generally douchey, but man. Some things you just can't undo, and I honestly can't get myself to a place where York should stay on the team. I'm not at all sure of the UM policies on this, but it seems like if Gibbons got expelled, York should too. Both are unconscionably violent acts and to me require revoking the privilege of attending UM.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not yoked.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Will you keep it down? Some||
Will you keep it down? Some of us have work tomorrow!!!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Guys, I think ZL has all of||
Guys, I think ZL has all of the mods tied up in his Swedish sex dungeon. Someone wake Brian from his absinthe-soaked slumber so he can let them out.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||WHY ARE THE NUMBERS STRIPEY||
WHY ARE THE NUMBERS STRIPEY AAAAAAAAAARRGGHHHoneHHH????!!!!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||How many times does 5 go into||
How many times does 5 go into a bajillion? Asking for a friend.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Meh. Duncan's a little too||
Meh. Duncan's a little too Macbeth-y IMO for that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I feel like "whereas" is used||
I feel like "whereas" is used oddly too. Can I get a simple "because?"
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Oh no, they killed Kenny!||
Oh no, they killed Kenny!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory.||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I was just glad to see that||
I was just glad to see that Houseofbigboobs donated at the Temptations level.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Was there any explanation for||
Was there any explanation for this? Did LC think it was 3rd down? Did he not know that the clock stops on change of possession?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||When will Venric Mark be||
When will Venric Mark be presented his Brooks Bollinger Memorial Eighth Year Senior Award?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Here's more evidence that||
Here's more evidence that college athletics is in crisis.
According to this article in The Chronicle, the most recent data I could find said that graduation rates of football and men's basketball players were at an all-time high. Per the article:
And according to this article in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the black male graduation rate for the general population was at about 35% for roughly the same period.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Got it. ...ahem... ...*clears||
Mods - please move to Forum Post!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks, I thought about that||
Thanks, I thought about that but it seemed too diary-y (i.e., long). But I'm flexible. Mods do that, right?
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Where'd you get that pic of||
Where'd you get that pic of Jeff Ryan for the cover?
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm pretty convinced that the||
I'm pretty convinced that the 3FG% isn't that affected by defense, especially in the Beilein offense where bad shots are verboten.
What would be a concern with DR (NTDR) is his usage rate. Can he get those shots off? Nik's evolution was punishing teams for (1) denying him the ball --> backdoor Game Blouses dunks; and (2) Closing out like maniacs on the 3 point shot --> getting in the lane for layups.
It looks to me like DR will have no trouble making shots he gets off, but whether he can add the other stuff Nik added is obviously up in the air. My gun to the head guess would be no, in which case he'll be Matt Vogrich But Taller.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||He seems like a shorter Steve||
He seems like a shorter Steve Novak or a less athletic Nik Stauskas.
/ Within-race, within-Eastern European heritage comparison
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Or maybe he's American. We||
Or maybe he's American. We are all "Candians" wheras the French, say, are "Can'tdians."
|5 weeks 1 day ago||No ability to detect double||
No ability to detect double secret reverse sarcasm. -1*
* Not really b/c I'm not sure either. What were we talking about?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I tend to agree, though||
I tend to agree, though quantity is important for any one class, since recruits are lottery tickets.
But given that most teams wind up with 85 scholarships (cough cough Saban), any one year shouldn't matter as much as, say, three-year rolling averages. That way the quantity in one year would be muted by the quantity in another and the average quality would rise to the fore.
Sounds like a Hoke Points to me.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We would have also||
We would have also accepted
|5 weeks 2 days ago||mcbainthatsthejoke.jpg||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Straight razor tips? They are||
Straight razor tips? They are sharp, I would imagine, as are the blades, so please be careful.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Pot, Thanks for||
Thanks for noticing!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the info but I'll||
Thanks for the info but I'll be having sex and breathing fresh air, not necessarily concurrently, that day.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||In the first scouting video||
In the first scouting video at 2:06 it looks like he tore the RB's head off and then felt bad about it.
I like both of those traits.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The Purdue dude is grimacing||
The Purdue dude is grimacing because he just tore his ACL.
/ not really
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Mrs. Stephen R. Kass isn't||
Mrs. Stephen R. Kass isn't even angry.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||That's just absurd. One dime||
That's just absurd.
One dime for heated sausage facsimile product vectors would violate principles of supply chain coordination and the profit monetization potentialities therein.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||I hope he doesn't call him||
I hope he doesn't call him "Mary McGary" or something.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||That, or tie the boat to Mrs.||
That, or tie the boat to Mrs. mGrowOld and let her swim it. Or is she not quite the fitness maven we've been led to believe? Hmm...?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe that's why it's only a||
Maybe that's why it's only a few plays. Seeing into the future wears down the batteries.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Man, fuck Kentucky.||
Man, fuck Kentucky.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||IU, 1979. We had shitty end||
IU, 1979. We had shitty end zone seats, until AC made them somewhat less shitty.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Mad Tree Happy Amber in a||
Mad Tree Happy Amber in a can.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Shit just got real.||
Shit just got real.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think you mean "he reminds||
I think you mean "he reminds me of Wes Welker."
/ every sportswriter
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm from Wisconsin and I||
I'm from Wisconsin and I approve of this message.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||How much is that in Loonies?||
How much is that in Loonies?
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||RIP Misteropogon.||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Cool Story Bro Alert: when I||
Cool Story Bro Alert: when I was at UM I was madly in love with a volleyball player but she was dating Rob Renes so I figured I probably shouldn't try to get in the way.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Don, I don't see how the||
Don, I don't see how the virtually unfettered sale of alcohol is remotely related to a thread about people showing little self-control and punching other people.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He does, however, have an||
He does, however, have an illegitemate shot.
BOOM TONYA HARDING'D
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This sounds dirty: "If they||
This sounds dirty: "If they get Pau they'll dump collison or perk off."
/ 5th grader
|8 weeks 5 days ago||We're laying in the weeds?||
We're laying in the weeds?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I am far from a free market||
I am far from a free market zealot, largely because there are no free markets--they are all regulated by human intervention to one degree or another.
However, it absolutely boggles my mind that it is illegal for someone to pay College Denard Robinson to appear at some golf outing by taking a cut of whatever entrance fee human beings with free will paid to be there, in part to see College Denard Robinson.
It also boggles my mind that when sales of blue jersies with maize number 16s suddenly spike in both volume and price, coincident with the attendance of College Denard Robinson at UM, probably 1,000 people are making money off of those sales and not one of them is College Denard Robinson.
I'm a little skittish on Michigan being able to offer KLS the Robert and Nancy Teitelbaum Endowed WDE position for $1.1M, but surely there are ways to distribute a bit more of the giant Scrooge McDuck Doubloon Swimming Pool to the people who fill it with doubloons.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I feel like, in the days of||
I feel like, in the days of concussion-consciousness, having wood-grained helmets and a "bring the wood" slogan is a bit of an odd choice.
/ Your grandmother
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I don't get it. LB is||
I don't get it. LB is Zoltan?
Does RDT know about this?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Meh. Sacto will be in Seattle||
Meh. Sacto will be in Seattle within five years anyway, so I think it's a great fit for him.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||You got that champagne taste.||
You got that champagne taste.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The whole country? And which||
The whole country? And which era? Weimar, sure, those guys were a bunch of hedonistic protohippies. But Third Reich era? I dunno, man.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The problem with Twitter is||
The problem with Twitter is the 140 character limit. He meant to say "coach d is the man who I will not be committing to play for a few hours from now."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||All your giant TEs are belong||
All your giant TEs are belong to us.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Of course... But maaaaybe...||
Of course... But maaaaybe...
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Now THAT's the Michigan||
Now THAT's the Michigan Difference.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I might agree with this if it||
I might agree with this if it were a total profit-sharing kind of deal. But if some struggling athletic dept. has a megawatt star on one of its teams (probably football or men's bb), and the school makes a lot of money selling the kid's jersey and selling his likeness to EA Sports (not sure if that point is relevant anymore), then it seems fair to me that the kid ought to earn a share of the profits from that jersey.
I don't see why it follows from this that the kid ought to pay to help balance the budget of said struggling athletic department.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||is TJ Leaf thinking about||
is TJ Leaf thinking about moving up his timetable or thinking about moving up his thinking about moving up his timetable?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Bring on the new Messiah,||
Bring on the new Messiah, wherever He may roam.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Also, I think Brian may have||
Also, I think Brian may have taken that one a little seriously. It was in a column called "soapbox" after all. I think the author's tongue was, if not planted squarely in his cheek, was at least flicking the inside a little.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That's ridiculous. A||
That's ridiculous. A freshman's first play is never that spectacular.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'll take tiny Ditka for tree||
I'll take tiny Ditka for tree million dollarce, and regular Ditka for twenty mill.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It is some news, I'll grant||
It is some news, I'll grant you.
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||Please please please let me||
Please please please let me get what I want... next time?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I guess just sit tight?||
I guess just sit tight?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It must be like looking in a||
It must be like looking in a mirror for Denard. Although I just noticed the non-authorized color palette on your little one. Expect a cease and desist order forthwith.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I LOL'd. But I fucking hate||
I LOL'd. But I fucking hate Roy Williams, so of course I would.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Where did all these chopped||
Where did all these chopped onions and dust in my eye come from? Just as I started watching this clip! Curse you, chopped onions and dust in my eye!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Ow my balls... Is what I said||
Ow my balls...
Is what I said after reading JUB's post.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||So... 1st down: D. Green||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. The OP presents an||
Agreed. The OP presents an intriguing lineup but it's basically a college team, and we saw how that worked out in 1988. By 2020 everyone on the roster will have 5-7 years of NBA or good international experience. Could be a nice team.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I hate how I always watch||
I hate how I always watch stories like this in a dusty room filled with cat hair while I'm cutting onions.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Obligatory.||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's actually Reggie||
I think it's actually Reggie Ledoux.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Like Sam the butcher bringing||
Like Sam the butcher bringing Alice the meat
- Beastie Boys, "Shake Your Rump"
RIP, Alice, er, Ann
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Don't ask me how I know this||
Don't ask me how I know this but the guitar player may or may not be a sociology professor at Boston University.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||You don't know how hot his||
You don't know how hot his buddy is.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I think the board would||
I think the board would object more if the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics David Brandon saved the Satchmo Q. Handerson Litter of Puppies from a burning building.
I mean, who donates money and wants naming rights to a litter of puppies in a burning building? That's just sick.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Voracious + veracity =||
Voracious + veracity = voracity
Viscous + veracity = verascity?
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Let's hope we can replace||
Let's hope we can replace "something" with "a coherent offense" and "someday" with "this season."
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||(No subject)||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Bork, Bork!!!||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||36-24-36, I believe.||
36-24-36, I believe.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I bet you don't look like||
I bet you don't look like Eliza Dushku so it's probably she.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||When Brian double posts, does||
When Brian double posts, does an angel have its wings plucked from its body like those of a fly trapped by two sadistic 5th-graders?
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||In happier news, Stauskas to||
In happier news, Stauskas to the Nugs at 11. Book it.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||More Wes Welker-y.||
More Wes Welker-y.
|15 weeks 17 hours ago||Best I could do, given my||
Best I could do, given my limited computer skillz.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I just noticed the two||
I just noticed the two players' heads that pop up next to her like groundhogs coming out of holes. Might need to be reverse gif'd, if that's a thing.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Also a bold move to have two||
Maybe DB is chucking future offers to play at the Jerry Dome and is scheduling a home and home with Tatooine U?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"Oh my God!" is Hutch for||
"Oh my God!" is Hutch for "Holy Fucking Shit!!!"
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That's some next level||
That's some next level Mission: Impossible latex face shit right there.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Some of it is just math--not||
Some of it is just math--not all of the 32 teams can be great, and the ones that aren't great have lots of problems that then get blamed on the QB. Put Henne as the starter of the '76 Steelers or the '13 Seahawks and he'd look pretty good.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Because awesome basketball||
Because awesome basketball should be outlawed? Did you watch any of the first round of the playoffs?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm... Well, that is||
Hmm... Well, that is basically what happened in the OKC/LAC game and the BKN/MIA game. In the former, Reggie Jax (NTRJ) was fouled (but no call) and the ball went off of Jackson but they gave the ball to OKC causing Doc Rivers to bust a spleen. In the later, LBJ fouled Paul Pierce (but no call) and the ball went off Pierce but they gave the ball to BKN.
So, while not an official rule, it seems to be working out that way (n of 2 I realize). You're saying the rule should be codified?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Why were you reading HTTV||
Why were you reading HTTV with bacon and what did she use to lure you out of your bathroom bacon eating reading jag?
|16 weeks 17 hours ago||As much as I admire that||
As much as I admire that crossover and as much as I'd love the chance of having Derryck Thornton learn from Derrick Walton, I don't really see how his game translates that well to Beilein's system, at least from the few tapes I've seen. Beilein doesn't run much point guard iso, and the tapes don't show him running the p & r much if at all.
So, I'm agnostic. That said, I have confidence that Beilein knows what he is doing and also that he could mold Thornton's game to fit what he wants to do while capitalizing on Thornton's skills.
So I guess what I am saying is that I'll allow this recruitment to continue.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I'm just glad that in our||
I'm just glad that in our search for a SAM, we went to Jared.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Shakey gonna Jake. Also, I||
Shakey gonna Jake.
Also, I love it when I read an article that doesn't surprise me in the least (that Trey and his pops have good heads on their shoulders) but is still worth every second of reading.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Psshhht... Utter bilge water.||
Psshhht... Utter bilge water. I only drink this whilst casting an arched eyebrow at J. Peppers.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Also, "dissension."||
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||It's the attention to detail.||
It's the attention to detail. The way the sign goes down before going up, just like a window shade. Vive le Freek.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Also, it would have more $$$||
Also, it would have more $$$
|18 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
Brian == Boromir, but more hairier.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Jesus, did Monte Carlo||
Jesus, did Monte Carlo simulations fuck your girlfriend or something?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I wish the young man good||
I wish the young man good luck in deciding, but Iowa seems... strange.
Hopefully for his sake they won't be the dumpster nuclear winter they were at the end of last year.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Would he have to sit out a||
Would he have to sit out a year?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I think it was implied in #2.||
I think it was implied in #2.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Once Utah trades up (or gets||
Once Utah trades up (or gets a lucky draw in the lottery) to get Jabari Parker, the Jazz could have a couple of nice young players moving forward.
Also, and no disrespect to Trey, but wow this rookie class sucked. I just remembered that Anthony Bennett was the #1 and Otto Porter (!!!) was the #3. Holy moly...
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Wow it seems like BB||
Wow it seems like BB recruiting is really heating up!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||NSFMSRK||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I love that the audience card||
I love that the audience card flag at 2:50 has 48 stars.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Synthetic, yo.||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||In before del--||
In before del--
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus approves of this||
Jesus approves of this posbang.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Not saying you're wrong,||
Not saying you're wrong, because I don't know one way or the other, but saying that Tony Gibson is not remotely close to being someone of whom you can be proud when representing Michigan in public seems like it needs one of those evidence thingies.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It's an interesting point.||
It's an interesting point. From an EV point of view the question would be what is the average shooting percentage from a corner three as opposed to a wing or top of the key three.
My guess is that even in college it is higher (certainly it's higher in the NBA because of the shorter distance, which the Spurs figured out before anyone else), but this might be because of the drive and kick game. That is, if a G breaks down the defense and gets into the lane, it's easier for him to draw a defender from the corner and kick to the man in the corner, thereby creating a more open shot.
So it isn't that the shot is intrinsically easier the way it is in the NBA, but rather that it's the place that more open threes come from.
|20 weeks 10 hours ago||I don't really like the||
I don't really like the baby/bathwater solution you suggest, but it is pretty tedious to watch excessive fouling. Hack-a-Shaq, end of game, whatever.
I will say that the solution is to make your free throws, but also another thought is to trim the shot clock to 30 seconds. This would give teams marginally more possessions to come back and might reduce the need for excessive fouling. My logic comes from the NBA, where teams will play it down to a minute or so before starting to foul, since up until then they have so many more possessions to come back without fouling.
|20 weeks 12 hours ago||Even though it's a good idea||
Even though it's a good idea I can't figure out why there isn't more support for fewer timeouts oh wait a lot of money is made okay then carry on.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Hand went to Bama because||
Hand went to Bama because Saban did the Nae Nae.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Man. I know nothing, of||
Man. I know nothing, of course, but coming out in THIS draft after two moderately successful (for individual stats) years...
Hopefully he'll go in the first round. No more Manny/Darius bizness.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Da fuq?||
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, it was probably his||
Yeah, it was probably his superego.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||"You are correct, Sir!" -||
"You are correct, Sir!"
- Leslie Miles, Toshiba Weedeater and Dustsucker Family Football Coach, University of Michigan
|20 weeks 6 days ago||The ultimate warrior is||
The ultimate warrior is LOLing... er, DOLing at this.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I'm from Milwaukee so||
I'm from Milwaukee so "bubbler" was all they needed to ask.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I think "OT" in this case||
I think "OT" in this case refers to "only topic." Like Denard is the only topic any of us should ever be considering, except not completely, so therefore "semi-OT."
/ best I got
|21 weeks 1 day ago||What if you really, really,||
What if you really, really, really believe they aren't employees? Then are they not employees?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Il allé. / French||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||This is never not necessary.||
This is never not necessary.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||We so badly need a shop of||
We so badly need a shop of Fitz in a Johnny Reb uni with a giant handlebar mustache
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno, but The twerk is a||
I dunno, but
The twerk is a type of dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.
The twerp is a small or puny person; one regarded as insignificant, contemptible.
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|21 weeks 5 days ago||Still not getting an El Jeffe||
Still not getting an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Incredibly tardy Jeremy||
Incredibly tardy Jeremy Gallon reference does not earn an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||First mention of Jeremy||
First mention of Jeremy Gallon gets an El Jeffe MGoPoint.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Just to be a bit||
Just to be a bit argumentative, I think this is the problem with Michigan fandom. I under no circumstances expect that we will win the B10 next year. I aspire to it--I think that is the goal, no doubt. But if we don't, I won't think it's a failed year. Expectations should be based on reality, not blind hope (not saying that's what you were saying).
I just always find the "We're Michigan, fergodaskes, we should win every year" to be a hollow claim. There are a lot of other good teams out there and all of them are trying as hard as Michigan is to win. So then the difference is Jimmies, Joes, X's, O's, and luck. I think our Jimmies and Joes are young in many spots (OL!), and it remains to be seen whether our X's and O's are on par with Meyer's (on offense), Narduzzi's (on defense), and other coaches'. I also think we got a bit lucky in 2011 (recovered fumble %) and a bit unlucky in 2012 (Denard's elbow, etc.).
|22 weeks 5 days ago||To me it's the indirectness||
To me it's the indirectness of it that just kind of smells bad. Like, somebody hired Gene Smith, and it is his or her job to hire good people, who then hire and oversee coaches who coach players. So whoever hired Gene Smith should get a performance bonus.
On a different matter, sometimes I don't understand how rich people think. If I were Gene Smith I would take that money and help fund a non-athlete scholarship. What's he gonna do with it, buy a used Buick LeSabre? That money would be much better used on good PR for the athletic department.
It's this kind of thinking that has catapulted me to the 45th percentile of my chosen occupation, I realize, but still.
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||fistpump.jpg||
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||These findings also provide||
These findings also provide statistical support for the 5-12 and 7-10 "upsets" every year.
Any idea why that is? I mean, why the committee keeps underrating the 10s and 12s and overrating the 5s and 7s?
Also, any idea why there is asymmetry in the overperformance of 11-seeds (0.041) and the underperformance of 8-seeds (-0.116)? The other two matchups--7/10 and 5/12 are pretty symmetric w/r/t over- and under-performance.
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||I don't get it. Aren't we||
I don't get it. Aren't we your "clients"?
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Please be getting the joke.||
Please be getting the joke.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Perspective, people.||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Man, fuck Kentucky.||
Man, fuck Kentucky.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||2014 NCAA Basketball Swag||
2014 NCAA Basketball Swag List:
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa made the tourney? Also,||
Iowa made the tourney?
Also, Godspeed, Patrick.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||But what if, instead of||
But what if, instead of bonking his head every once in a while, he flew at the pole with legs splayed and racked his balls repeatedly against the pole. Does that change the applicability of the metaphor at all?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I'm becoming increasingly||
I'm becoming increasingly excited about this class. Because I suppose one commit in 6-7 months will have that impact. And it looks like it'll be exactly the same as the typical Hoke class (in terms of when kids commit). Plenty in the early part of the cycle leaving not much at the end.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Brian and his 72,061||
Brian and his 72,061 MGoPoints want not your charity.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Holyfuckingshithowdidweloseto||
That is all.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||TWSS!!!!!!!!! *high-fives||
*realizes everyone has moved on from this thread*
*walks slowly away with hands in pockets, kicking pebble in road*
|24 weeks 1 day ago||This is the only proper way||
This is the only proper way to celebrate anything having to do with anything Irish, IME.
The game is OVAH!!!
|24 weeks 1 day ago||This is the correct analysis.||
This is the correct analysis. You have to assume that to have any chance at all, our offense has to click. I kind of wish we were built to lock teams down on defense (the loss of McGary patrolling the paint is particularly acute here), but we're not. So then, would you rather play an offensive juggernaut like Duke or a defensive juggernaut like OSU? The only logical conclusion is the latter.
I will also argue by anecdote that the path to the final four last year led through three defense-first teams (VCU, KU, and UF) and we got tripped up by the crazy shooting of Luke Hancock et al. in the final.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Swedish fish?||
|25 weeks 12 hours ago||Isn't it likely in an Occam's||
Isn't it likely in an Occam's Razor-y kind of way that the variability in opponents' FT% is due neither to random chance nor to crowd looniness, but rather to some other factors, like shooting background? I mean, it might still have something to do with the gym, but not the crowd.
Send out the Mathlete Bat Signal!
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||Beilein wasn't COY?||
Beilein wasn't COY?
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||Oh crap, Dakich is||
Oh crap, Dakich is Skynet?
Well, at least he'd be a pretty fun Skynet.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I like Bielfeldt and Donnal||
I like Bielfeldt and Donnal (right?) in the Caris baseline dunktacular/Dakich bobblehead one.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Tom Crean looks like he just||
Tom Crean looks like he just saw Chris Hansen walk into the kitchen.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Except when the defender||
Except when the defender (Morgan) slides under a leaping offensive player (the guy from IU). I thought they were going no-call on that since the IU dude had lost the ball, but that was an atrocious call. Block/charge is soooooooooooo busted.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Absolute chills.||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||And by "feels like" you mean||
And by "feels like" you mean "is exactly the same as."
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I second that emotion.||
I second that emotion.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||+1 MGoBlog six months ago||
+1 MGoBlog six months ago
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Is there any chance NBA||
Is there any chance NBA scouts don't know what the Wooden Award is?