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|3 days 8 hours ago||Learn something new...||
|4 days 13 hours ago||lol, whoops||
thanks for pointing out the typo.
|4 days 16 hours ago||By my (not-tech-inclined) understanding||
the server issues have largely been solved. (/knocks on wood.) We've done multiple upgrades, including a relatively recent one, as well as adding Cloudflare. The primary reason we got rid of the HD app is it was putting an enormous strain on the server, far more than it should've for the amount of traffic it was generating.
The NSD outage was a bit of really bad luck. Our database got corrupted (an issue totally unrelated to the server), and while it was something that could've been fixed pretty quickly, it happened to occur just as we'd arrived at the Bo Store to record the live podcast—we restored a backup from the previous day and reposted that day's posts when the podcast wrapped up. The server had actually been on a roll—I had no trouble posting Solomon's Hello post.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oops, fixed.||
Forgot to update those figures from the Indiana graphic. Thanks for pointing that out.
|1 week 3 days ago||This||
was my reasoning. A victory over a fellow bubble team doesn't do nearly as much for tourney hopes as other bubble teams falling by the wayside. Marquette and VT being on just the right side of the bubble instead of just the wrong side won't have a significant impact on M's tourney resume, especially since M will pick up another quality win or two down the stretch if they're going to have the resume needed to make the field in the first place.
|1 week 3 days ago||I won't bother with screencaps.||
I went through every post touch by Bryant last night. Double-teams were frequent but not constant, which I mentioned, and you posted a particularly misleading stat: while he was 3-for-8 from the field, he was 0-for-4 on three-pointers, which have nothing to do with the subject at hand (especially as it relates to Happ).
Davis did score almost at will. Incidentally, he got a number of touches against Donnal, and a couple of his buckets came when he was on the floor at the same time as Bryant.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I understand that.||
I appreciate the response; nothing you said jumped out to me from what I saw. There was just too much stuff on the borderline in those threads to sift through individual comments after a while. BiSB actually got to one thread before I did and cleared out the worst comments; there was still plenty that, at the very least, could be construed as making light of the issue. In this case, I'd rather err on the side of caution than not.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Locked three threads...||
...related to the sexual assault allegations at MSU. The original posts themselves are fine—what is happening in East Lansing is newsworthy. Many of the responses were not okay, however. Sexual assault is not a joking matter, and this is not fodder for rivalry trolling. There's plenty of source material for that elsewhere (see: Tuesday night) without making light of a very serious situation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's been inconsistent.||
They were the #2 defensive rebounding team in the B1G just last year. The year before that, #13. The peak Beilein squads were in the mediocre-to-below-average range, at least in conference play.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ellis has been playing more than McQuaid lately.||
I try to cover the whole rotation, but sometimes I won't get to everyone. Going over the current top eight is my main priority. Plus, McQuaid is really struggling; it's not like I skipped over a vital bench scorer.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Fixed||
No idea why I had that in my head.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Downside to having such a large fanbase||
TV networks know they can stick Michigan in any time slot and draw ratings. This year, unfortunately, that's meant they keep getting tagged with the less desirable time slot.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Last time: 2013-14 regular season finale||
That one ended rather well.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||lol||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for your continued input.||
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm sure his post||
was just as informative.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||yikes||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||No Najee||
Bad thread title, redundant thread, got pissy when called out, and a bewbs avatar.
Other than that, great job, OP.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||No impact NT yet...||
...but I think James Hudson is an impact DT. His senior film is really impressive. More polished version of Willie Henry.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Popovich, huh?||
He may not be with you on this anti-analytics front: https://digit.hbs.org/submission/san-antonio-spurs-data-driven-approach-to-win-games/
|7 weeks 3 days ago||JeepinBen has me covered for stats.||
So let's address this:
That is the hoops equivalent of "there are three things that can happen when you pass and two of them are bad." How's that one holding up in 2017?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||What would you call for him?||
Post-ups? Wildly inefficient and not his strongsuit.
Roll man on the high screen? Wagner is the better option there.
Perhaps we should take a 28-point, six-offensive-rebound, six-assist effort as a sign Beilein is utiliing him how he should be utilized. Not calling plays specifically with him in mind doesn't mean Michigan isn't running sets in which he's involved; there aren't many (any?) plays in Beilein's playbook designed to end only one way. Unless you want the ball in Wilson's hands at the end of the shot clock, I'm not sure what more you could want here.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Way off base.||
If Michigan is running their offense through Wilson, he's not there to get those six offensive rebounds, which is how he got a good chunk of those points. The rest came within the flow of the offense, which is ideal. He's a player who functions best that way; you don't want to run a bunch of Wilson post-ups or isos—he's not a guy who's going to take a defender off the bounce and he doesn't have a refined post-up game yet (not to mention post-ups are just about the least-efficient play you can call).
It's a good thing that a player is able to produce so much without being the focal point of the offense. Criticizing Beilein for how he handles Wilson after that performance is quite the feat of Beilein-bashing.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||No problem.||
I appreciate the constructive feedback.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I don't approach it that way.||
I have no intention of belitting the importance of DIB's commitment. The second half of the post is testament to that, I hope.
I can't think too much about the possible reaction of the subjects of most of the posts I write; if I did, it would be much more difficult to provide as fair and complete analysis as I hope I put out there for football, hoops, and recruiting. I'm quite aware there are some active players who read this site. For the most part I try not to think about it.
My intention with the introduction wasn't so much SpartyFreude, though I certainly don't mind that (I realize I tagged this with 'lolsparty'), but to call out the type of reporting on display in SpartanTailgate's coverage of Irving-Bey. To be frank, I found it dishonest and unfair to the kid, and I thought that was worth discussing. I don't think it's right to post that stuff behind a paywall when it's obvious the recruit is going elsewhere; at best, it comes off as sour grapes. That's the type of stuff that most often finds its way back to recruits—a writer from a credentialed outlet saying the player is overrated/not very good/not a take/etc.
I had a little fun with how I went about it, sure. I've been cranking out these posts; I finished Ruiz's right about the moment he went public, saw that DIB's announcement would be at four, and got this one put together in a few hours. I wouldn't try to diminish anyone's commitment to Michigan. I understand your concern; I'd hope the recruit would see it the way I do, but that can't be at the very forefront of my mind if I'm going to do this job very well.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||That explains that.||
Much obliged, Tim.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Pace matters.||
The Michigan game was UCLA's slowest of the season by five full possessions (64; they average 75). UCLA scored a season high 1.59 points per possession on Saturday night. Their next-best output this season was 1.49 PPP against Pacific, which has the #171 defense in the country.
There's no way to sugercoat this defensive performance even when accounting for UCLA's firepower.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yup.||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't it.||
Wagner: 4.1 fouls/40 minutes
Meanwhile, Wagner has a 15.9 to 10.5 edge in defensive rebound rate and doubles Donnal's block and steal rates (4.6 to 2.3 and 2.6 to 1.3, respectively).
The only real edges Donnal has over Wagner statistically right now are offensive rebounds and turnovers, and I find it very hard to argue that Donnal is the more effective offensive player despite those stats.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Damn emojis.||
Thought I edited quick enough for nobody to catch that, but alas. When a stray emoji makes its way into the post it cuts off everything that follows. Thankfully, had the draft saved.