|2 hours 20 min ago||Connor Cook||
The douche doesn't fall far from the bag
|2 hours 24 min ago||Disrespekt||
it can in East Lansing.
|18 hours 4 min ago||Johnny Mnemonic||
Bill Simmons used to write about "unintentionally" funny things. The dolphin in Johnny Mnemonic was the most unintentionally funny thing I've ever seen. It was a serious movie, but I just couldn't get past that stupid dolphin with the head gear in the fish tank.
|19 hours 50 min ago||Except for snow crabs||
That image has been used so many times, I'm surprised it's not a 1-seed.
|21 hours 57 min ago||His name||
makes me think he's the love child of TV's Elise Keaton (Meredith Baxter-Birney) and the NBA's Luc Richard Mbah A Moute.
|22 hours 7 min ago||ST3's final judgment||
I just graded the teams, position by position (excluding special teams and bench players) on a 4 point scale. 4 points for NFL draft picks or all-big 10 types who aren't draft eligible yet, 1 point for guys I've never heard of, and my own whim deciding for 2s and 3s. Final standings are:
That was surprisingly close. Congrats Seth for winning Draftageddon '15. (of course, it's just as likely that Seth drafted more guys that I've heard of than he actually has the best team.)
|22 hours 14 min ago||Draftageddon||
at first, I thought this was round 1 of Draftageddon 2016. I thought, a bit early for this guys? And then I realized it's a recap of Draftageddon 2015. A bit late, guys? Time has no meaning during the off-season.
P.S. I was also right about Nick Van Hoooooooose
|1 day 23 hours ago||that's the comp I'd use as well||
two other thoughts:
I saw him follow his shot, get a rebound and a put-back, which is exactly one more time than our entire roster last season. (That's one of my pet peeves with Beilein's coaching. They sacrifce the offensive glass to prevent the fast break. Yes, somebody has to be back, but the shooter has the best vantage point to see where the missed shot is going and has an advantage going after the offensive rebound. Always follow your shot.)
He played in a lot of near empty gyms. Don't people go to high school basketball games anymore?
|1 day 23 hours ago||Grundy, VA||
reminded me of this rhyme:
and the fact that when I was a little kid, "grundies" was a term used for poo.
|1 day 23 hours ago||not good enough?||
Sounds like somebody needs a daily affirmation. WD, repeat after me,
"I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me."
|2 days 2 hours ago||and then||
moderators rewrite the history books.
|2 days 2 hours ago||here's another||
It's unnecessary to point out other posters' spelling errors like unessesary. Unesserary? Really? That's not even close, man, but it fits your avatar perfectly. There's three spelling errors in that one word. Damn, that's impressive.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Shoot||
I thought this was going to be a post about supporting me for writing 60+ diaries about boxscores. I guess I'll have to get up and go to work tomorrow morning.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Irvin is the key||
thanks for doing all that data mining. The key to next season will be Irvin reversing that decline. I can explain why his numbers decreased from year to year (fr->soph, started drawing better quality defenders, soph->jr, back surgery) but that trend better reverse itself next season or I may be joining the chorus of Beilein critics.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I expect no one to ever get hurt ever||
We won 23 games without LeVert and Spike. That's only 2 off your expectation. Do you really expect to be able to survive two season-ending injuries to your best player and your sixth man? We shouldn't be playing in the first four, agreed, when we are healthy. All bets are off when you lose your best player.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Improvement||
Points per game, by year
Kaminsky: 1.8, 4.2, 13.9, 18.8
Payton Jr.: CC, CC, 13.4, 16
Costello: 1.5, 4, 7, 10.7
AJ Hammons: 10.6, 10.8, 11.9, 15.0
Loy Vaught: 4.6, 10.5, 12.6, 15.5
Some guys do make a big leap in scoring between the first and second year, but a lot of guys make continuous improvement THROUGHOUT their careers. We have 5 guys who can be expected to improve over last season. We are not bringing in a new starter or more, like a lot of teams are. We are not depending on a freshman to step up and fill a starting role. But it's not uncommon for freshmen to contribute right away, so having freshmen backups at a couple positions, especially when one is Ohio's Mr. Basketball, doesn't trouble me.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Beilein||
He's won the Big 10 conference twice in the past 5 years. When was the last time the football team did that? He's gone to the NCAA 5 times in the past 6 years. That's equivalent to going to a decent bowl game every year. The one year he missed was because LeVert and Walton got injured. That's like the year Harbaugh got injured at QB and the football team limped to a 6-6 record. Injuries happen. That sucks. You can't hold Beilein accountable for that. Well, maybe unrealistic people like you can. But I don't.
|2 days 21 hours ago||go back another decade then||
Oh wait, you can't, because the NCAA violations forced us to vacate most of that decade. Go back another decade. OK, you really want to use 30-40 years ago as a baseline?
Let's just forget about baselines. What are our expectations? Someone above said we're going to be below average next season. I'd respond, what's average? Average for the 300+ teams? Average for the Big 10? Average for what some people think should be our peer group? I've got news for them, we'll never be average in a group that includes Duke, UNC, and Kentucky. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
|2 days 21 hours ago||yeah||
because no one ever makes any improvement in college basketball from one season to the next. Darius Morris, Frank Kaminsky, Gary Payton Jr., and Matt Costello disagree. Heck, read Alex Cook's excellent front page post on Donnal. Check out the improvement he made from year 1 to year 2, and most people don't even expect him to start next year.
|2 days 21 hours ago||finishing 8th||
with a 10-8 record, 2 games out of third place, without your best player who happened to be a pre-season all-american. Not to mention missing the heart and soul of the team due to Spike's injury. Let's just put that into the proper context, OK?
|2 days 21 hours ago||a decade vs three years||
|2 days 21 hours ago||baseline||
a decade-long baseline is not unreasonable for a current comparison. Do you want to compare the football team's accomplishments to Yost's teams? Because even the great and mighty Harbaugh isn't coaching his teams up to outscore the opposition 644-12. Can we just be reasonable about the basketball team, please?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Wow||
Thanks for the hot take. You realize you claim the team is going to be below average next season and back that up with the depth chart. I can do that too.
There is a pretty good chance the basketball team is going to be, well, no easy way to say it -- above average next season.
PG - Walton, X. Simpson
SG - MAAR, Ibi Watson
F - Robinson
F - Irvin, DJ Wilson
5 - Wagner, Donnal, Teske, A. Davis
Let's see, that's 5 returning starters from an NCAA tourney team plus Ohio's Mr. Basketball and 2 bigs with experience off the bench. I'll take that.
Yes, there have been some transfers, but no one wants to be the 9th man in an 8 man rotation late in their career.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Sinking ship?||
If it was a sinking ship, someone like Kam (0.382 FG%, 0.265 3PCT) would be starting. Instead, he's struggling to get minutes. There are better options available. It sucks for us fans if the guy transfers, but if he goes to another program that better suits his game, good for him.
|2 days 22 hours ago||big house pick||
Their WR ran into the ref and then stumbled into our DB and we got called for holding by another ref 30 yards away, or something like that
|3 days 14 hours ago||Indeed||
Wow, it took 3 of us to write that joke.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Joshua Fedd-Jackson||
He's like Fred Jackson, but stong.
|5 days 20 hours ago||My brother||
Michael Thomas got drafted twice before Burbridge
|5 days 20 hours ago||An LS before Burbridge?!?||
|5 days 20 hours ago||Great pick||
I also love that Zettel pick. Burbridge still available. Hmmm...
|5 days 20 hours ago||He will benefit from the 3 OL picks||
Stafford will get destroyed behind that young line. Once they mature and gel, Rudddock will be ready to step in.
|6 days 26 min ago||Dressing 6 for 5 spots?||
That leaves you room for one in-game injury. Are you insane?
|6 days 29 min ago||Don't stop now||
We can do this
|6 days 18 hours ago||Maryland game||
that picture is taken roughly from my dad's season ticket area (section 11, row 74) and includes me as a dot in the student section.
The turf comment reminded me that I too have a piece of the old artificial turf, only I didn't have to pay for it. My brother and a few of his friends were walking around the stadium one evening when the University was pulling the turf out. They noticed that the gates weren't locked. So they snuck in, grabbed some turf and got out. I think he may have also snagged a "Section 11" wooden sign. For Christmas that year, he did the box inside a box inside a box thing. When we finally got to the present, it was a square inch of turf and his story.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Tunsil-itis||
I heard Rich Eisen say this was nothing more than a "man bites dog" story. I'd say it's even less surprising than that. This is a "dog bites man" story. The truth is revealed, so what. Only a very naive person would have believed that Ole Miss was on the up and up.
|1 week 18 hours ago||ministicks||
I've never seen that, but by the way you guys are describing it, that's definitely something I wish I had played growing up. Especially the boxing gloves.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Greg Mattison signed hat||
A spartan friend of my dad's saw Greg at a B10 function and asked for an autograph, knowing my dad would appreciate it. My dad gave it to me before he passed away.
See, not all spartans are jerks, just most of them.
I also have my replica #4 away jersey from when Jim Harbaugh was QB at Michigan. It's a little more authentic than a typical jersey in that the shoulders are sized to accommodate shoulder pads, but it's real narrow at the waist. It's too small to fit my 11 year old, so I just keep it in the closet.
I also kept my Rose Bowl ticket stub from the game we lost to Vince Young and Texas, but mostly Vince Young. That would be higher on my list if we actually won the game.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Recess||
yeah, I forgot to add the part about recess. We usually played at school on the blacktop and would come back to class with our shirts untucked if not torn, sweating all over, and your hands and clothes would get dirty from falling on the blacktop and then you'd wipe your face with your dirty hands.
I take back what I said about kicking. I think that was allowed and if you didn't like it, you just didn't play.
I saw my son and his friends playing a schoolyard game awhile back. They had a tennis ball and a wall and all sorts of rules I couldn't understand, but it made sense to them and they had a great time. Meanwhile, I was thinking, boys, there's a basketball hoop right over there. Why don't you play a real game. But I must've gotten old and forgotten that the best games are the ones you create with your buddies.
|1 week 1 day ago||MBB vs MMB||
I have trouble distinguishing the MBB and MMB abbreviations. When I first saw the thread title, I thought, "wow, the Michigan Marching Band offered someone a scholarship. Times have changed."
|1 week 1 day ago||Ace wins||
Durkin was guilty of looking ahead and had a bad day.
English proved he couldn't defend the spread.
|1 week 2 days ago||Apparently||
We don't play badminton at the same club
|1 week 2 days ago||fireworks||
why not? they do that every season on the Bachelor. Right, WD?
|1 week 2 days ago||Old QBs||
It's not completely unprecedented to play into your 40's:
I grant you that the game has changed since Warren Moon and George Blanda played, but in a lot of ways, it has become easier for QBs to play longer - rules to protect them, better nutrition and travel conditions, etc.
I'm 45 and I guarantee you I'm a better badminton player now than I was 5 years ago. Of course, I only started playing 5 years ago.
|1 week 2 days ago||Rush||
After that, I bought their self-titled debut album thinking, this album HAS TO include Tom Sawyer. Nope, again. Finally I learned my lesson and started checking the song list. I was such a naive shopper.
I think the first non-Rush album I bought was "Out of the Cellar." RATT and roll! Hey, don't judge me, Round and Round was a rockin' tune.
|1 week 2 days ago||Rush - Grace Under Pressure||
I remember hearing "Tom Sawyer" on the car radio and thinking I had to buy that song. When we got home, I went through the "buy 10 cassettes for a $1" mailer and found the only Rush album they had. I figured that had to be the one, but they didn't list the songs on the album. But, come on, if you are going to sell one Rush album, doesn't it have to be the one with Tom Sawyer on it? At least that's how 14 year old me thought. So I convinced my sister and dad to sign up for the thing, and I got them to allow me to "buy" Grace Under Pressure for a dime, or whatever. I got the cassette, listened to it all the way through, and I was shocked to find out it didn't contain "Tom Sawyer." I mean, even upon getting the cassette and NOT seeing "Tom Sawyer" written on the contents, I still thought that, well, maybe that isn't the name of the song. Caveat Emptor, my friends.
The first 45 I owned was a hand-me-down from my aunt of a couple Beatles songs: Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever. That's still the only Beatles stuff I've ever owned. What can I say, I'm not a fan.
|1 week 2 days ago||you are correct||
according to him, it's more like 8 or 9 years
|1 week 3 days ago||MSU-OSU||
I turned on BTN last night and saw MSU playing OSU in a League of Legends video game competition. I called my son into the room and told him his dream had come true, he could go to college on a video game scholarship. I then made some joke about going to MSU and OSU to play video games.
I did not make an OP on the MGoBoard about it.
|1 week 3 days ago||but, but,||
it was raining! you can't expect people to sit in the rain to watch a football game when HD TVs exist!
|1 week 3 days ago||Ulizio||
I watched him a fair amount of time the second time I watched the spring game. I thought he did well. I wouldn't be surprised to see him be a multi-year starter. He reminds me of those linemen Iowa gets that makes me wonder, why can't we get some of those guys? Well, we may have found one.
|1 week 3 days ago||Here I sit||
paid my dime
and only farted
|1 week 3 days ago||Make him embed this on the frontpage|
|1 week 3 days ago||it was linked to||
It was a long time ago, so I don't remember the specifics. It was probably a link from a Bill Simmons or ESPN.com article.
Did anyone else notice on the previews (/advertisement) HBO did before GoT last night, Bill Simmons got an ~1 second long screen shot for his show? In a 2-3 minute long montage of shows, they gave Bill 1 second. Seems fitting.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is||
the NBA Western Conference playoffs of this tournament. Strong from 1-8, but the top 2 seeds are really, really good.
|1 week 4 days ago||So that must've been you mother||
So sorry, someone had to make that joke
|1 week 4 days ago||Somethings can't be unseen||
A guy getting a spear through his skull? Sure, why not. A naked old lady? I would have been fine not seeing that.
|1 week 4 days ago||been there||
|1 week 4 days ago||Bang! Bang!||
That's good, but I prefer these "banging" songs:
|1 week 5 days ago||Durant's flagrant 2||
Was bogus, man
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll take our band's horn section any day||
am I getting your biblical reference correct?
|1 week 6 days ago||Kanye's music||
If his performance on SNL is any indication of his "music," I'd say I'm not a fan of his noise. He's a noisician, there's nothing musical about his dreck that I'm familiar with.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think his producers make good music||
and then they throw him out there as the lead singer because the girls go crazy for him. I have heard 2 of his songs and the music is poppy so I can see how kids like it, but his voice is terrible. It's just flat and nasally.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Totally unqualified?||
He was a three year captain at Michigan, so leadership skills, check.
He played four years under Beilein so he understands the system better than a current coach from another program, check.
He can probably recruit a little bit too:
You still think he's "totally unqualified?" Let's check his resume:
He's smart, he can shoot, he can shoot free throws and threes, he can rebound, he hustles, he knows how to take a charge. He has experience with the NCAA tournament and he's a proven winner. Come on, man, think outside the box a little. I'm not saying make him the lead assistant, but there are two spots open. I'd take him in a heartbeat for that second second chair.
And just so you don't think this would be completely unprecedented, Marquette's new head coach, Steve Wojohowski (sp?) graduated from Duke in '98 and two years later was on Krzyyzski's (sp?) staff as an assistant coach.
And I'm not supporting him because I liked watching him play basketball. What an asinine comment. I've played and coached my fair share of basketball, and I've attended numerous camps and coaching clinics. I know a little something about the game.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Who is MGoBlog's best ST Player?||
That's gotta be me. I'm ST and I'm a player.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||No evidence he can coach?!?||
Have you ever watched basketball? It's not like football where you are given a play and told to run it. Basketball requires that you have a coach on the court. There are only five guys playing at any one time. One of those guys takes on the leadership/coaching role and gets the guys in the right positions and runs the offense. He wasn't a point guard, but his leadership skills were obvious to anyone who followed his career at Michigan, and he's familiar with Beilein's system. I wouldn't be so quick to discount him just because he hasn't followed the traditional career path. Harbaugh would have been a great hire before he coached at Stanford. It just would have taken someone in the AD's office with some guts to make a non-traditional hire.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm feeling||
the Purple Pain.
It's such a shame our friendship had to end
Purple pain, purple pain.
Little Red Corvette may be the first song where I listened to it and thought this is the greatest song ever. (That was soon followed by Tom Sawyer.) I was 12 at the time it came out. Many have followed, but there will always only be one first "greatest song ever."
Friends and I tried to sneak into Purple Rain with some girls when we were 14. We didn't really care about the movie, just that the girls wanted to see it. An usher busted us and made us watch the movie we paid for, The Philadelphia Experiment, not to be confused (which I often do) with the movie, "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks that was released years later.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Toledo beat us on a pick 6||
because Lloyd left the cupboard bare at QB. Nick Sheridan and/or RS Frosh Steven Threet aren't taking a team to a bowl game behind that offensive line when we can't afford a major mistake against Toledo. So you're making my point for me. I don't know what else to tell you.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin||
Doesn't produce offensive linemen. In Wisconsin, offensive linemen grow on cheese.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Win %||
Is a function of how many cupcakes you schedule in the non-conference season. If you think our schedules are soft now, you should check the cream puffs Frieder scheduled.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm dreaming,||
But I'd love to see Zach Novak replace BA. He could bring the energy we need on the defensive side, plus a ton of grit and moxie.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Offense||
had a walk-on QB or a freshman QB, and the line consisted of:
LT 71 Mark Ortmann 6-7 294 Jr.
LG 62 Tim McAvoy 6-6 288 Jr.
C 60 David Moosman 6-5 292 Jr.
RG 75 Cory Zirbel 6-5 292 Jr.
RT 52 Stephen Schilling 6-5 295 So.
Schilling and Molk were good. Dorrestein and Ortmann were OK. Moosman was a better guard than he was a center (and Molk took the job from him as a RS Fr.)
Almost all of those guys are sub-300 pounds. Rich Rod wanted quick, slim offensive linemen. That didn't work so well the first year. Combine that with a QB with my arm strength and you get an historically bad offense. Look at what Carr left Rich Rod to work with: Ortmann, McAvoy, Moosman, Zirbel, and Schilling (I'm not counting the frosh because you never should rely on freshman linemen starting.) Combine that with Rich Rod teaching them a new offense, and yeah, you get a 3 win season.
You can have all the great skill position players you want, but if you don't have a line to open holes for them, or a QB to get them the ball, you aren't going to succeed.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A German and Danish man?||
So you're a polygamist? NTTAWWT. Actually, wait, there might be something wrong with that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Rtgers||
is the bst schol in the grden stte.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At least this guy approves of this topic||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Meh||
They probably just got tired of dealing with those torturous bus rides that MSU is famous for. I know that would make me quit. There and back, there and back, there's only so much you can ask of a student athlete.
-Mork D'Antonio explaining why his team played so poorly against Alabama in the semifinal game.
From: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/joe-rexrode/201... but don't click on the link.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Last palce||
That darn autocorrect, it's never there when you need it
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There's some truth to your comment||
but Los Angeles air quality has been steadily improving over the past 40 years. With what we pay for gas out here, it had better be getting better. It's not like the guy is asking about running in downtown Beijing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Unconventional musical combos||
I'll see your muppets and snoop dogg and raise you rap with hamburger helper:
Watch the stove. I recommend listening to all five tracks. It's surprisingly good for raps about hamburger helper.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I prefer||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Let's put these two answers together||
I can tell you this, it would have killed a lesser man but he is blue twisted steel and very flexible. Amazing. But, you know, it's one of those miraculous things and he is doing well. As to be expected, yeah."
"To the best that I know, I'm not a doctor, but talking to him a week or two or three at the most. So it's…it's a miracle right up there with Easter.
As to be expected, ... it's a miracle right up there with Easter. What he's saying is that he expects miracles equivalent to the Resurrection. OK, I'll buy that.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||You could have left that up a little longer||
I mean, his double posts were separated by over three years.
It would have been a good teaching moment for him to think twice before posting every little blue thought that pops into his head.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||WD, you are repeating yourself||
That's a sure sign that it's time to STEP AWAY from the keyboard. Why don't you go outside and get some fresh air? It might clear your MGoTroubled mind and do you some good.
See: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/blue-endzones-big-house from 2012
P.S. I came of age during a period in time when the letters were blue. Maize letters have always looked a little off as a result. Not terribly so, maybe like, 99.9% perfect; whereas blue letters are what they are supposed to be. I'm not a fan of the two shades of green in this photo, FWIW.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||hey now||
I thought they said there would be no math involved in this post
|3 weeks 1 day ago||one more||
The original comment that I was replying to said something about Kobe being selfish. Yes, he got some assists in his career, but he had the ball in his hands an awful lot of the time. So how do we quantify selfishness? The best stat I can find is the Hollinger Assist Ratio.
If you look at that metric for this season, Kobe placed 41st among 63 qualifying players, i.e., in the bottom half of the league. He was well behind noted chucker Carmelo Anthony. How is that possible?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||nice try||
anybody who plays as many games as Kobe did is going to rack up a bunch of assists. The more relevant statistic is assists per game. Kobe is 134th all time in that category (3 spots behind the immortal Foots Walker. Foots Walker?!? How have I never heard about him?) Not bad, but not 29th all time, either. Let's not forget he played a large portion of his career with Shaq or Pau, two of the better big men of recent times. With the double teams Kobe was drawing, he should have been able to garner more assists than he did, especially considering how much time he had the ball in his hands.
Michael Jordan, a fitting comp for Kobe is 93rd all time in assist per game at 5.25, more than 1/2 an assist per game more than Kobe, and he was passing to Wennington and Will Perdue in the post, or that stiff with the career-long migraine. Did Kobe have a John Paxson, Steve Kerr, or Craig Hodges to pass to? In other words, a marksmen that could pad his assist totals by nailing 3's? We'll never know because Kobe never established those guys, unless you think Derek Fisher was some sort of deadly shooter.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ironic isn't it||
the last thing he did in a basketball game was get an assist. Few and far between.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Mamba out||
FWIW, in the Lynn Swann as USC AD thread, I predicted Kobe would put up 50 shot attempts tonight. He ended up 22 for 50.
I AM THE KNOWLEDGE. ST3 out.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I am THE KNOWLEDGE||
OK, so I missed his point total by 50%, but I nailed his shot attempts. 22-50. What a chucker.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Kobe day||
Local radio announcers thought it would be great if Kobe went for 40 points tonight. I wonder how they'll feel when he does exactly that on 50 shot attempts. Good riddance.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||How about||
a series of lasers instead of one giant laser? You put a laser on your postage stamp and point it at the postage stamp in front of it. You end up with a sequence of laser postage stamps pushing other laser postage stamps. This might just work.
Why are we putting arbitrary criteria on this? Why do we have to go 20% the speed of light and get there in 20 years. Would the effort be any less awesome if it took 30 or 40 or even 100 years? Yeah, none of us would be around to see it, but future generations could look back at our foresight and wisdom and label us the greatest generation because we studied the universe using laser propelled postage stamps.
P.S. and in the effort of studying this concept, we might just end up with Tang 2.0
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm so confused||
Is it Tim D'antonio and Mork Izzo, or Tom D'antoni and Mike Izzo? Daymont Gren and Scot Skills? Ervin Magick Johnson? The Spartins get no respekt, no respekt I tell you.
EDIT: somehow, I forgot to include the immortal Kork Coupons
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent analysis||
I, and another user, went back-and-forth with Ace over his comments about Zak's turnovers. This analysis shows that he's basically the same as Jr. year Tim Hardaway in that regard, and Tim is having a nice NBA career for himself. I don't recall people bashing Tim about turnovers. This analysis shows that the BAD part of the 2015-16 season is Zak's three point shooting from the right side of the court and his ORTG.
By the way, the ORTG graph also shows Donnal exceeding Wagner in ORTG and usage. I wouldn't be so quick to ink Wagner into the starting lineup next season. (Pencil, maybe. Ink? No.)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Vinyl||
My advice for the Vinyl show runners - more Ray Romano and fewer scenes of Cannavale snorting cocaine. It seems like every fifteen minutes there's a zoomed out shot of Richie Finestra, he snorts something off his desk, the camera zooms in and he does some exaggerated, "Whoooo" face. I get it, drugs make you high. How about we develop some other story lines. And the other thing I don't like is sometimes they use real people (Elvis, etc.) and sometimes they use fake groups that suck (the Nasty Bits.) The musical quality is really hit or miss for a show about the recording industry.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I can't wait either||
for two reasons. 1, it means the return of GoT. 2, no more Vinyl.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I read the article||
I don't think it does a good job explaining how Vesey stole the hobey. I do think he was no better than third behind Connor and that Caligula guy from North Dakota.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||CBS||
Needs to lower the volume on their microphones. Every time someone tees off it disturbs my afternoon nap
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Things change fast||
Bogey, bogey, quad bogey. Just wow.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hoping for no choke||
You spieth too soon.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Sit ups and push ups||
My goal is to do 10000 of each this year. I do ~60 every other day. I also play badminton three times a week and I stopped drinking soda every day. I've lost 8 pounds since New Years.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Nolan Ryan?||
GOAT? No way. He had a career winning percentage of 0.526. I'd take Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson and Bob Gibson over Ryan, and that's just guys from the past 50 years or so.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Let he who has never double posted||
cast the first down vote
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I'm sorry||
you've exceeded my grammatical knowledge. I will say this, though, I don't like dangling anything. As Kramer so eloquently put it, my boys need a home.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Stop showing up||
That worked out fine for my personal hero, Peter Gibbons
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Iowa a 7?||
They've got to be Jok'ing
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||+1 for impregnable||
Since I can't up vote iron Mike, +1 to you
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Dangling prepositions||
Are not actually grammatically incorrect. Double negatives on the other hand...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||SPG||
1 steal per game would have put him tied for 2nd on the team this year with Caris. Walton was at 1.8. Irvin was third at 0.8. We don't rebound, we don't block shots, we don't get steals. What do we do on defense, besides avoid fouls?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Guilty as charged||
just be aware that many of us are in positions where we influence hiring decisions. If you don't have the time or attention to detail to get your resume right, what else will you be sloppy with?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Next season||
A quick check of the Big10 team stats shows we were tied for last in rebounds and second to last in blocks per game. We were almost 10 rebounds per game behind MSU and PU. Some of that could be pace dependent (I don't know how many rebounds we get per 100 possessions) but the point remains, we are being hampered by our lack of size inside. Donnal is the only one who tallied more than 10 blocks on the season. If we can actually play a 4 at the 4 and shift Irvin down to the 2 or 3, suddenly we're not giving up an extra 5-10 possessions per game. With our offensive efficiency, that could be enough to get us in the top 1/3 of the conference next season and a decent 5-6 seed for the tournament. But Chatman and/or Wilson have to grab that opportunity. That's the key difference between this team being merely good or having a chance to compete for a league crown.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Aubrey Dawlons||
Is another one of WD's alternative usernames
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Clever||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Serious question||
Is Jeff Heathcoat in the BB HoF?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Dantonio||
At this point, I honestly have no clue what his actual name is. I've just seen it spelled so many different ways.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ulizio, Pliska, Runyan||
I also rewatched the game and focused almost exclusively on those three players because I'm nervous about what happens after Magnuson, Kalis, and Braden graduate. I thought they played reasonably well and looked like Big-10 caliber linemen. The question is, where on that spectrum from Rutgers to Michigan will they end up? I noticed Cole getting beat just as often as Pliska, which has me a little nervous. Cole reminded me of some of the undersized, mobile centers we've had recently. He may have problems with the planet-sized objects at nose tackle like Mone, but his quickness should be an asset.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Cole at C||
I saw Cole get beat at center a few times. It just could be that our interior defensive line is that good.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Forgiveness||
60 Minutes had a thought-provoking piece last night about the German prison system. They stress rehabilitation and forgiveness. They have 1/2 the recidivism rate of the US. The Fab 5 have served their time. Put the banners back up, but before we do, let's put Shoeless Joe in the baseball HoF where he belongs.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Webber||
Reminds me of that kid who went to Cranbrook in the movie 8 Mile. I guess that makes Jason Bossard Eminem.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Breaking away from wrestle mania to post here||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||He can create 5000 accounts||
you mean like WD?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||welcome aboard||
I will try to learn how to pronounce his last name, but I suspect I'll call him Phil Paella for the next four years.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||he has put on a few pounds lately||
Johnny Rocket's Queen is another good song
|4 weeks 6 days ago||As opposed to Major Venison||
that describes Ted Nugent's dinner.
Sorry, didn't know how to end that. I can't believe that's the best I could come up with.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Then why were we 6th lowest in Division 1 in turnovers?||
Would you prefer Zak averaged -0.1 TPG like the commenter above?
Denzel Valentine averaged 2.7 TO per game, almost 1 more than Zak, and averaged 5 TO per 100 possessions, ~50% more than Zak, yet Sparty was still able to overcome that and get a 2 seed. Don't get hung up on turnovers. There's more to the story.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||If it's the ORtg, then say that||
but you keep going back to turnovers and you are just factually wrong on that point. I'm sorry that the numbers don't agree with your preconceived notions based on your recollections of the games.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Irvin||
his turnover rate over the course of the whole season is just fine as I argue above. You take issue with the last 5 Big10 conference games when he had 20 turnovers, or 4 per game. We lost 3 of those by double digits. An extra turnover or two did not make a difference in those games. Did he cost us a win at Maryland, the #6 ranked team in the country? Come on, you really expect to win on the road against a top 10 team?
We'd all like to explain why we didn't win every game this year, but let's be honest with our critiques. Zak Irvin's turnovers were not that bad, and certainly not bad enough to single out for criticism when the team as a whole is 6th best in the country at avoiding turnovers.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||turnovers||
He was quoting turnovers per 100 possession, I think. If you look at turnovers per game, Zak averaged 1.9 this season. So, yeah, if he didn't turn the ball over AT ALL, he could have easily cut his turnovers by two a game to zero (or negative 0.1 if you want to be precise.)
We all hate turnovers, but we need to be realistic and compare the actual numbers to what other players are doing. Our team is one of the better squads in the country at limiting turnovers.
Michigan as a team had the 6th lowest turnovers per game out of 346 teams. We were better than 98.6% of the other Division I schools. You all are entitled to your opinions, even when they are wrong. One of our players was responsible for 20% of our turnovers. Given how many minutes he played and how often he had the ball in his hands, I'm OK with that.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Brian Chu at FB||
we just had a season with a Tongan FB. It's time for a Malaysian FB.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I would just add||
I prefer a coach who takes a composite #215 player like Caris and turns him into a first round draft pick than a coach who recruits the #6 player like LaVell Blanchard and does zero development to the point where he never played in the NBA. The Blanchard class also had Gaines who "got arrested for drunken driving and was dismissed from the team. Transferred to Houston, where he was suspended for the second half of his sophomore season after being arrested for assaulting a woman. Gaines never played collegiately again and subsequently fell off the map." Crawford and Anderson from that class played 17 and 16 games for UofM, respectively. http://umgoblog.com/basketball/193-2/
Context is important and character counts. Recruiting 5 stars is not the be-all and end-all determinant of college basketball success.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||And Harbaugh gave Jeff Gordon a Michigan football jersey||
Wait a minute, what's that? The "2" is in Helvetica Bold font!!! What an outrage!!! It should be Time New Roman in italics. And the color is Maize RBGY247 when it should be Maize RBGY257!!! This is an outrage I tell you! AN OUTRAGE!!! Cats and dogs living together!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pittsnogle||
Similar to what I said about Frank Kaminsky, Kevin Pittsnogle wasn't KEVIN PITTSNOGLE! until his senior year. He averaged 11.6, 10.2 and 11.9 PPG his first three years. It wasn't until his senior year that he averaged 19.3 PPG.
Allow me to cherry-pick a few stats.
Sophomore Pittsnogle blocks per game 0.5, 3.7 reb/game, 0.368 3Pt%, 0.432 2pt%
Sophomore Donnal blocks per game 0.4, 3.7 reb/game, 0.303 3Pt% (but he was 0.368 as a frosh.) 0.635 2pt%
They look fairly similar but Donnal is much better inside the arc. Anybody writing him off or relegating him to a backup role may well be surprised next season.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Mean Joe||
You sure do take full advantage of the three hours a day you are awake.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||to Stu Daco, Stu Dacco, and Stu Dako||
Your negativity towards the basketball program is only matched by MaizeHaze. I suspect one or more or all of your negative posts about individuals who play basketball for Michigan led to your multiple banhammers. But keep trying.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Bo||
There was that time Bo was pissed they fired Gary Moeller so he hung 69 on them
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I like money|
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Dawkins||
What I would do with Dawkins is sit him in front of a Dennis Rodman highlight real and tell him the best way to get minutes is commit to defense and rebounding like the Worm. Rodman wasn't the biggest 4 around, but he had crazy jump out of the gym athleticism. Dawkins could do that if he put his mind to it. That would allow Irvin to move down to the 2 and give us a more athletic 4 for rebounding and defense, but I'm just dreaming so move on.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Irvin at the 2||
I'd like to see more of Irvin at the 2. You blame the 5's for not being rim-protectors, meanwhile we have a 6'6" guy (who looks more like 6'4") at the 4 who has blocked 7 shots in 3 seasons. But defense is apparently an afterthought to Beilein as long as he can get his mismatch at the 4 position on offense.
Donnal did block 25 shots this season.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Slick Rick||
Harbaugh's the only one on your list I can legitimately place ahead of Slick Rick. Rap did exist prior to 1990.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||last year was 2015||
The stretchy punty exhibition was 2014, if I'm not mistaken. So the recycled joke isn't even accurate.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||MaizeHater at it again||
do you ever have a nice thing to say about the basketball team?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Eric Riley||
I saw him in the West Quad cafeteria occasionally. My roommate was 6'6". Riley walked by us and my roommate said, "now that guy is tall."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Doyle||
he really could have benefitted from a redshirt year. Instead, he was pressed into action last season and expectations were raised. I wish him well. He needs lots of repetition to get the finer points of the game to come more naturally to him.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Stu Dacco?||
I smell a banned user returning with another c in his username. The question is, did you learn your lesson?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||the helmet||
I watched the 30 for 30 on the 85 Bears this weekend. They showed some scenes from when Ditka was playing in the NFL. He had a helmet with one bar across the face. I know they used to play with leather helmets and helmets with single bar facemasks, but it was still a little jarring to see. I'm used to seeing kickers with the single bar facemask, not tight ends. His whole face was basically exposed. Imagine a hockey goalie without a facemask. That's dangerous and can lead to broken noses and poked eyes and all sorts of facial trauma.
The boxing helmet idea intrigues me, because that still gives more protection to the face, but isn't hard where it could be used as a weapon with no fear of facial damage/head trauma. There is still head trauma with the hard helmet, but I think the players feel invincible with the helmet and massive face mask. They are tricked into thinking they aren't hurting their brain by the collision but in reality, it's the deceleration of the skull while the brain is still hurtling forward that is causing the damage. That shouldn't be as big a problem with softer headgear. I'd like to compare how many concussions there were in the old days with leather helmets, but I'm sure that data doesn't exist. The comparison to make is between modern football and rugby. I'd like to take the, "I feel this..." out of it and rely more on hard data.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Big 10 championships in last 5 years||
Indiana has two outright
Michigan has one solo and one shared
Wisconsin has one solo
MSU and OSU have one shared championship.
Based on Big 10 championships, we're the second best program over the past five years. But that's highly subjective.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||top 10 programs||
How do you figure we should be landing top 10 classes when we are not a top 10 program? Just off the top of my head, these schools should be expected to have better recruiting classes based off of history, prestige, past success, or whatever:
Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, MSU (sadly,) Syracuse, and Louisville. Who should we knock out of that list more than once in 7 years? I'd like to see more 11-20 type classes from Beilein, but let's be realistic.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
"Your" in play Flordia.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Wait||
So WD = Discuss Man = Jay Z = Tin Man?!?
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Donnal vs. Mo||
With all due respect, I wasn't at any practice this year and I suspect you weren't at all of them. I'm more inclined to trust the judgment of Beilein, who gave Donnal 659 minutes this season to Wagner's 258. That's 401 more minutes to expose his poor defense and whatever else, so it's understandable that we're not as excited about Donnal, but to not even include him in the good column while praising Mo is suspect.
Or more succintly, as Apuleius put it so well, "Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration."
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Mo||
You do realize that averages out to 2.25 makes per game. I get the irrational exuberance over Wagner's potential, but you may be short-changing Donnal's development just a tad. Donnal more than doubled his PPG and blocks averages from his RS Frosh season and nearly doubled his rebounding average. Forgodsakes, he quadrupled his assist and steals averages (going from 0.1 to 0.4. Yes, I'm being a little facetious here.) Maybe just as importantly, he cut his fouls/40min from 5.8 to 5.1. If he can get that down another FPG, maybe he can stay on the court and contribute more consistently.
Donnal was at 0.635 on his 2 pt FG%, and that's over the course of a whole season.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||pretty sure it's the NorCal school||
but purely for medicinal purposes
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||I was surprised too||
what else do they have besides hockey? Lots of schools win 1 championship, there must be more to the story.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||the ultrasound||
He was with his girlfriend
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||xx?||
Aw, I knew you loved us WD!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||most recently||
I didn't shed a tear, but I came close, when I saw a guy propose to his girlfriend after she had received a cochlear implant. He wanted the first thing she heard to be his proposal. OMG. Definitely sent shudders down my spine.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||My answer||
Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, but||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||assist to turnover ratio||
Michigan was 9th in the country in assist to turnover ratio and third in the Big 10, but you haters keep talking out your ass with no stats to back it up, that's what the internet is for.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Ns||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||MMSU||
The first time I called MSU Middle Michigan State University a few years ago, I was negged quite badly (no chance of that happening now.) I think it was because of the general feeling that we don't do the scUM or O$U thing on this blog, but now that MSU has actually lost to MTSU, I think it's hilarious.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That was a||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||If it's a repeat||
meaning Walton and Irvin are hurt and miss the big 10 season and Duncan has back surgery and the team still manages to win 20+ games and finish > 0.500 in the conference and win an NCAA tournament game, then yes, I'd say his job is safe. I certainly wouldn't want to pay a $6M buyout for a proven winner.
P.S. just keep doubting him like the rest of the general public. He was 17-6-1 ATS before the Tulsa game. Why does this guy get no respect? It's baffling to me.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Mischa Barton's dancing||
Is as stiff as her acting. Wait, what were we talking about?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It's the battle||
Of the Ant w/j uans
|6 weeks 3 days ago||serious jeopardy?||
good thing you're not the AD
|6 weeks 3 days ago||recent problem with the 1-3-1||
He doesn't have a great fit for the back 1. That guy needs to be super quick to get out on corner threes but also have some size in case they attack to a post player. Derick Walton and Spike Albrecht would usually get beaten badly down low in the 1-3-1. I think with Walton and MAAR he has two good guards for the 2-3 and Irvin and Aubrey could play the wings in the back line, if Aubrey could keep his head in the game.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I am of German heritage||
Your stereotyping of Germans is disgraceful. You should be ashamed of yourself for slandering the German people. I don't like your username and you are a loser with zero points. You post like a girlie-man with flabby arms. (is that obvious enough sarcasm?)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thank goodness||
the asian mail-order bride advertisement survived the blogapocalypse.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That's still my favorite t-shirt||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yale||
I'm impressed with their passing.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Are you suggesting||
That Mgopoints are equivalent to Chuck E. Cheese tickets?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Overrated: Section 1 returns||
Underrated: M-Wolverine returns
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not true||
Frank Kaminsky wasn't Frank Kaminsky after three seasons. Heck, even that Hammons stiff at Purdue made dramatic improvement this season
|6 weeks 5 days ago||When (if?) points return I'll likely be in Bolivian||
But until then, anarchy rules
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Improvement||
I just got done reading an article about Gary Payton Jr, the Pac 12 player of the year. You'd think that with his bloodlines, he'd be great from the get go. Not so much. He was 6th man as a Jr. in high school, played center as a senior, then went to prep school for a year. After that, he went to community college for 2 years. He was a reliable starter in his jr year (4th year out of high school) and finally blossomed this year.
If you need another example, look at Frank Kaminsky's career stats at Wisconsin. They are obviously exceptions or at the extreme edge of the development curve, but they are also examples of what can happen during a player's college career. So while many people here bitch and moan about this season, and claim that Beilein is on the hot seat, I am eagerly awaiting next year when we return everybody who contributed to an NCAA tournament team.
We thought that Aubrey and Doyle would improve this year. They didn't, but MAAR and Donnal did. Wagner's potential is obvious. I hope the bigs can step up and Irvin can be moved to the 2 where he belongs. Split 80 minutes among Walton, Irvin and MAAR and we're fine at the guard spots before you take into account the incoming frosh.
Robinson and Aubrey can handle the 3 leaving you with Wagner and Chatman at the 4 and Doyle and Donnal at the 5. What's nice about this is that every position has multiple options for someone to make that jump to the next level.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||TL:DR||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I have a theory||
Brian is actually upset over his fellow Michiganders voting for Bernie Sanders and his brand of European-style socialism in the primary. If you all want European-style socialism, that can easily be obtained with one click of the mouse, and just like that, BAM! we're all equals. How's it feel?
I'm sure if you study the writings of George Orwell, you'll find a story about monkeys and koalas that perfectly describes our present condition.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I got two emails||
I guess I'm just more special. (One was to explain I dropped below 500 points and the other that I dropped below 100 points. I thought it was for compulsively down-voting WD)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I liked this one too. Kermit the Frog University?!?||
HOW DO YOU LOSE TO KERMIT THE FROG UNIVERSITY WHEN YOU HAVE A NPOY FRONTRUNNER AND A HALL OF FAME COACH AND ARRWAODJIDOFIJDFO FUCK
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Went to the only colors to see their reaction||
I liked this one:
"Sixty-five teams are going to have the same experience...
…but this will be the hardest one to explain"
68 teams - 1 champion - 1 spartan team = 66 teams. Sparties can't even mathematically fail correctly.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||who?||
I didn't watch the game, but I did notice 13 spartans in the boxscore. Izzo must've been frantically trying any and all combinations to stem the flow of the Mighty MTSU.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Who is a bigger chocker?||
MSU or Marco Rubio?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Giddy up||
Giddy Potts. Giddy Giddy Potts. I'm giddy.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Giddy up||
OK, now I can admit it. I only created this thread to prevent me from jinxing the MTSU upset over MSU.
I'm giddy for Giddy Potts. He's my second favorite Giddy/Geddy after Geddy Lee.
A top 10 offensive coach would have figured out a way to beat MTSU. So sad, too bad, Middle Michigan State University. See ya!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I googled fugmug||
and got a picture of Cameron Diaz. I'm not sure how to take that, especially as it relates to Beilein.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Matta||
it's a ten year ranking, and he's had some pretty good offensive talent pass through his program over that time - Mike Conley, Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger, Deshaun Thomas, and D'Angelo Russell. (and yes, I intentionally left off one apple-cheeked young'un who was more noted for his defense than his shooting prowess.)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Defense||
they claim they didn't rank defense because it's too hard to do without individual statistics, or something. I think the defense can be fixed with 2 simple adjustments. 1) hire an assistant coach with a track record/reputation for being a good defensive coach, and 2) do a better job motivating the players. Defense is very dependent on attitude. Anybody can move their feet and keep their hands up. Understanding good defensive position takes a couple practices. The rest is just "want to" and athletic ability. Dakich can "want to" play good defense, but he's limited by his size. Dawkins has athletic ability, but does he "want to" be a shutdown defender?
|7 weeks 10 min ago||MSU - MTSU||
It's interesting to me that the committee would pit Middle Tennessee State University against Michigan State University, or as I like to call them, Middle Michigan State University.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||a few more?||
Which ones? We lost all but one game by double digits. His VORD (value over Ricky Doyle) was ~ 4 points and 2 rebounds. And how was Beilein supposed to know that Doyle was going to suffer from sleep apnea this season and only get 2 hours of sleep a night (according to the announcers for one of the recent games, can't remember which one,) causing him to regress painfully from his freshman season? Normal improvement from fr to soph year has him bettering Bielfeldt's numbers.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||I don't think he changes the overall record||
We lost all but one of our games by double digits. I don't think a 6'6" center who was a sixth man at IU is going to change the outcome of any of those games. Maybe we get the Maryland game we lost by 4, but that's the game Donnal scored 25 points, so I don't think we win that game either.
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||You know that old saying||
If you put an infinite number of monkees in front of an infinite number of keyboards, one of them will eventually call you a cock-up.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||who are you calling idiot?||
I believe his name is Captain Ass-Hat
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||like||
Taylor Lewan and Caris LeVert.
They were both considered high draft picks but came back for another year.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||LeVert's influence||
The team is shooting 38.0% on the season. Subtracting his 29 for 65 3 point shooting leaves us at 37.5%. I wouldn't call that a lot worse. Now you could be referring to the team's shooting before and after his injury. I don't have stats on that, but I would argue that the team shot better because of two factors, the quality of the opposition, and Caris drawing the best defender leaving Duncan open. My point remains that we are still a very good three point shooting team and anybody who says otherwise based on one game's performance, on the road, in a strange gym, is being a tad disingenuous.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You are wrong, but nice try||
We are 29th out of 346 division 1 teams in 3 point FG percentage, so if we're not good, there are 317 teams that are worse than us.
We are also 3rd out of the 14 B1G teams in 3 point FG percentage.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||1 of Zak's 3 TOs||
was when he was driving the baseline and slipped due to a wet court. If you guys want to blame him for that, fine.
He gets so much elevation on his jump shot, he can get that shot off any time he wants and his jumper from the elbow is turning out to be a reliable weapon.
There were a few times I saw him standing around on defense and not attacking the boards for defensive rebounds, but I was fine with his game. We don't win that game without Zak Irvin.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||MaizeHater at it again||
don't you ever get tired of this shit?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Urban Meyer||
might pull a Summer's Eve next year and be a douchebag.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||as long as||
Swannegan isn't a Swanigan-type, I think we should be OK
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Luiji Vilain||
If I'm not mistaken, the Luiji Vilain is Donkey Kong.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||football vs rugby||
my cousin has played both competitively and he contends that rugby players learn quickly how to tackle properly (head to the side) otherwise they have to quit the game early because of head trauma.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||spearing||
When I played youth football in the mid-80's, if you tackled with your helmet first, you'd draw a 15 yard penalty for "spearing." At some point in the intervening years, that penalty went away. I don't know if it was legislated out, or if the officials just stopped calling it. They seem to be bringing it back with the "targeting" penalty, but it will take some time for that to change the way the game is played. We, as fans, need to demand that officials call targeting or spearing instead of booing them for calling a penalty after a "big hit." No, that's not "big boy" football, it's an intent to injure and causes damage to both players. It's a great game that can be improved by enforcing rules that protect the players from themselves and the fans bloodlust.
The other big problem is the repetitive collisions at the line of scrimmage between the offensive and defensive linemen. I don't know how to fix that issue.