the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|6 weeks 20 hours ago||It was a block||
but gets called a charge more than half the time.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The "benefit of the doubt" point||
is where we disagree. I have too much faith in the power of variance to think that two hires says much about anything. You're ascribing the success of the hires to VCU's institutional advantages or Teague's process. I think an equally valid explanation is "random luck."
I hope the hire works out for Minnesota, since I like their program and their fans. But from here, it looks like a super-risky move.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Even if you're not throwing darts||
the level of uncertainty in hiring a young, generally unproven guy is much higher than in hiring someone with a track record. Maybe he's got unique insights, maybe he doesn't. But two hires isn't a basis to draw a real conclusion.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The list of young coaches||
with no real track record who became as good as Shaka Smart is much shorter than the list of young coaches with no real track record who did not.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry||
but "two" is not a sample size that is worth betting on. It's just not.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||People might be reading||
just a tad too much into two NCAA tournament games. Historically, hiring coaches based on one Sweet 16 run has not been a successful strategy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Noel, Poythress, Goodwin, and Cauley-Stein||
are all projected first rounders, and Calipari usually advises players to leave if they'll be taken high.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
There's basically no dispute that female participation in athletics at all levels went through the roof after the passage of Title IX.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ok, well I have an answer to yours||
We care about female athletes having equal access to athletics because, before Title IX, they were systematically shut out and discriminated against. Now what's the answer to mine?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No||
the question is "does the state have an overriding interest in addressing pervasive sex discrimination?" Title IX is not limited to college sports. And I don't get your point. I don't have an objection to "philosophical questions." I just want a good answer to mine. Why do we care if Denard gets paid more than Joey Burzynsky?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Title IX||
addresses pervasive sex discrimination, a consideration that's completely absent when talking about whether players on the same team should get equal pay. What's the overriding state interest in ensuring that Denard and Joey Burzynsky get paid the same?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I meant philosophically||
And the last thing I'd want to do is dump Title IX.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||There are two big assumptions here||
1. that the people being hired are capable.
2. that the salaries being paid are "market" in the sense that capable people wouldn't work for less.
I'm not definitively saying either assumption is false, but you're definitely assuming they're true without showing your work.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Serious question||
What's wrong with Denard getting paid more than Burzynsky?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||If you're looking for excuses||
to knock one off of MSU's list, Dwaun Anderson never made it to campus at MSU.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The last time||
rape accusations were discussed here, there were several rape jokes. And a number of people uprating those jokes.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Let's hope two things||
1. It isn't true
2. if it is true, the perpetrators are brought to justice and the victim gets the best counseling/treatment available.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Our band||
could be your life.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure||
Dakich's power rankings are literally "who has been playing the best in the past week," which is why he frequently has screwy things like Illinois over Michigan. Obviously, that's dumb for entirely different reasons, but would explain why he doesn't care that Illinois got crushed by Michigan at home earlier in the year.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
I've heard lots of people saying February would have gone differently for Michigan if Morgan had been healthy.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Durand Scott was out||
for Florida Gulf Coast, and Reggie Johnson was out for Arizona and Indiana State. The Wake loss was obviously bad.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||More likely||
a game to determine whether Indiana gets the title outright or shares it. And even that requires them losing to Minnesota.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Win out and there's no real conversation||
Michigan will be a #1 seed.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||We have wins over 3 of Kenpom's top 15||
despite only getting 1 highly-ranked team at home so far.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||RPI is dumb||
news at 11. Kenpom has our SOS at 8.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not saying it's a dumb change||
just that it doesn't seem like a minor one.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Wait||
How is the spike rule a minor change? Isn't that a big deal?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He was like falling sideways from halfcourt||
Let's not start pretending that's some high-percentage shot (or anything other than one of the lowest percentage shots imaginable) just because we got hit by the nasty end of variance.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Fulmer Cup Champions PAAAAAAWL||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Man, Ace||
I know you're probably sick of questions about your methodology, but I don't see a good argument that Michigan's class is better than either OSU's or Notre Dame's. They have significant star average advantages, and Michigan only has an extra 3 guys in its class.