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|1 day 6 hours ago||What are they at now?||
What are they at now?
|2 days 5 hours ago||This is worse than losing out||
This is worse than losing out to Kentucky in my opinion. Cal offers literally nothing that Michigan doesn't and Michigan probably offers more. This is beilein straight getting worked on the recruiting trail. No institutional disadvantage, no blue blood. Just got beat.
If anything this feeds the beilein can't recruit top guys meme more than losing out to duke or Kentucky.
|2 days 16 hours ago||This is incredibly annoying||
This is incredibly annoying and incredibly rude to Jaylen Brown. From all reports he is incredibly thoughtful, cares about academics, wants to make the best choice for himself and has handled this situation better than 99% any of us would handle being recruited.
But yeah if he chooses the best current basketball team in the country that is pumping out top 10 picks it must be because all he cares about is getting paid.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Ben roethlisberger has been||
Ben roethlisberger has been accused of rape twice, the steelers which are a well run team re signed him. There are just as many examples where guys who are talented have had no issues getting by in the nfl with off field issues. Manziels biggest issue isn't his habits, it's that he wasn't that good of a qb. If the browns thought he had the talent to be a franchise qb they wouldn't be giving up on him yet.
|4 days 14 hours ago||There was a witness to the||
There was a witness to the incident who has urged peyton to apologize and he hasn't. It being a 'prank' doesn't make it not sexual assault and he insulted her years into the league after "maturing" leading to another suit.
Winston is 'alleged' which isn't the same as being guilty. From all accounts was used to receiving free things from that Publix and a new employee turned him in and from all reports is a really intelligent guy who has 4.0 in an engineering degree, is loved by his teammates, and supposedly has a great work ethic. I'm not saying he is a great guy but Winston will be fine in the league if his talent can make it happen.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Peyton Manning had a sexual||
Peyton Manning had a sexual assualt proven against him while in college. He then in an autobiography insulted the woman he assualted and had to go to court again, years after college.
So there you go, a guy with the same character issues of Winston coming out of college doing just fine in the NFL. There is a long list of guys with character issues doing all right in the NFL, it isn't a pretty league to cheer for.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Having two centers in the||
Having two centers in the 2016 class still seems like weird roster management to me. Happy to be wrong and see it all work out but my issue with the offer was really only like 25% based on Austin Davis the player.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm no fan of the royals,||
I'm no fan of the royals, they were annoying like this last year too but at least two of the fights were not on them. The A's might have the most assholes on their team besides the blue jays and the fight came after an incredibly dirty slide that could have broken a leg. If you try to injure someone you have getting a ball thrown at you coming.
This one, don't know what the lead up was but someone yelling fuck you is a pretty short fuse to go off on.
|1 week 4 days ago||Oh I completely disagree.||
Oh I completely disagree. When a recruit chooses Kentucky or Duke or Kansas you sort of just shrug your shoulders and understand. Those are the blue bloods, have great facilities great atmospheres and give you the best shot to win in your one year.
Losing out to Cal would hurt so much more because it meant we had a legitimate shot.
|1 week 5 days ago||Order of the angel is a huge||
Order of the angel is a huge joke. Nobody cares about it anymore and it's not even the impressive people on campus anymore who are in it.
|1 week 5 days ago||We only won 15 games this||
We only won 15 games this year. People are going from a team that was supposed to get run staying close to the team playing well. Michigan beat one good team without levert. Osu. That's it, that's the list. This team was not better, we just played closer games than people expected.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Who cares if we only get two||
Who cares if we only get two years from those guys if those 2 years involved deep runs in the tourney? The point of recruiting is to put together a team that wins every year. Not one that will win every 3-4 years.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People need to stop using||
People need to stop using kamisnky as a comp for under rated big men. He was a guard in high school who grew like 7 inches in one year and spent his first two years of college adjusting to being tall. Those skills from being a guard are part of what made him the player he was.
You can't comp that to an unathletic big guy who has been a big his whole life. Maybe this guy will be good, though I'm not a huge fan of 6'10 guys who can barely dunk, but comparing him to kaminsky to prove a point is just dumb. Almost all elite players were that way in high school and while kaminsky might be an exception it is for pretty specific reasons that don't apply to this guy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There were a lot of top 100||
There were a lot of top 100 recruits. Manny Harris was a consensu 4 star, so was Deshawn Sims, Darius Morris was top 100, Mitch McGary, GRIII, and Stuaskas were all top 100. Trey Burke was top 100 to espn, top 150 to Rivals. Tim Hardaway was a top 100 player. I'm sure I'm missing others. Smotrcyz was, I think Horford might have been but not sure.
Also sure MAAR and Dawkins were better this year than Chatman, but they were not better than Devin Booker and James Blackmon jr who Beilein wanted. Or De'angelo Russel or Melo Trimble or any other number of freshman players this year. Langford, Winston and Battle could be those level guys. This guy will probably be worse as a freshman than Doyle, which isn't a bad thing but isn't making the team a national title contender.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It makes no sense to take||
It makes no sense to take this recruit now. Seems like Beilein knows he isn't getting any of the highly rated guys which is really dissapointing. I know we all like MAAR and Dawkins but james blackmon jr and devin booker were both better. Stars might not mean everything but they sure as hell tend to mean something. Just because Beilein is good at spotting under the radar talent doesn't make that talent better than the elite talent. Dissapointed to say the least.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I have an issue with the||
I have an issue with the movie because it portrays Kyle as a complicated hero when in fact he was accused of committing war crimes by shooting un armed civilians, is a racist, and claims to have shot people in New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina.
The idea that we would consider that man a hero simply because he wore an American uniform in war is an incredibly dangerous thought process. It has nothing to do with how I feel about the Iraq war and everything to do with the man himself being deifyed as a tragically flawed hero rather than the bigot and pathological liar he was.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Lol at the film showing a||
Lol at the film showing a nuanced opinion and showing flaws. Chris Kyle is accused of killing multiple unarmed innocent people in Iraq, brags about shooting people in New Orleans after Katrina (almost certainly not true but who the fuck would brag about that?) Is a pretty unabashed racist and islmaphobe in his book and all of that was taken out of the film. And of course the movie was a pretty clear good v. evil too. The movie is not nuanced at all. That doesn't mean it should be censored but the idea of Chris Kyle as an American hero is a sad day for America.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Because those guys win||
Because those guys win championships and send more guys to the NFL than anyone else. If your goal is to get to the NFL winning a starting spot on Alabama, LSU, or OSU now (previously Florida) is the best way to get there. These guys aren't going to these schools for the education, they are going to get the best chance at the NFL and that is still true.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It won't matter, all 3 are||
It won't matter, all 3 are good enough and the offense was at its best when pounding elliott.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Or see Michael Phelps. Got||
Or see Michael Phelps. Got busted for a second dui and was suspended six months from swimming. Its actually pretty common for sports teams to deal out punishments beyond the justice system. Getting no punishment for violating parol is certainly on the lighter side.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Lol an employer would||
Lol an employer would certainly know and most people do get impacted by being arrested and convicted. Take a look at the employment rates of people with criminal offenses and get back to me.
And fuck that being on a sports team is different than being at a job. The entire sporting world knows about his arrest and he is a reprsentative of the University. When high profile people get in trouble they often face penalties beyond the justice system.
And my bigger point was that since everyone here seems to agree with you I don't expect to see any more comments about how Dantanio and Meyer refuse to punish players in ways that could hurt the team.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is a bullshit lack of||
This is a bullshit lack of punishment. Glasgow should not play the first game of the season. It wasn't a do nothing or boot him off the team option. Glasgow can be punished by both the courts and the team, they are not mutually exclusive and if Dantanio or Meyer did the same thing we would be shitting on them for not wanting to hurt their chances of winning. If you are fine with this you can't think shit on any other coaches again.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If Jake Layman comes back,||
If Jake Layman comes back, and he should, Maryland is probably a top 5 team next year. MSU also has eron harris and Mcdonalds all american coming in plus a guy Beilein wanted, have to assume they will be top 20. Who does Indiana lose? Conference will be better next year.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Even if Jaylen does come I||
Even if Jaylen does come I wouldn't be that confident. Maryland is probably a top 5 team next year if Layman comes back. MSU is bringing in good talent and will be good. Wisconsin should be good if dekker comes back and purdue is bringing back its entire team. OSU will still have great talent. Big ten will be good again next year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||An after game interview is a||
An after game interview is a notoriously bad way to judge the intelligence of a person. You just had you adrenaline pumping for playing athletics, are coming off an either extreme high or low and have probably just pushed your body to its absolute limit. Not to mention public speaking and speaking in front of a camera can mess anybody up. Your conclusions reek of pre-conceived notions of what intelligence should sound like.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||What most schools actually do||
What most schools actually do is have a couple spots for guys right at the minimum that admissions will look the other way on and the rest have to meet a certain standard. So when you see a school like Maryland accept a guy Wisconsin wouldn't (which all just pure speculation and bullshit) it is because Wisconsin already has reached their cap of iffy academic guys.
Maryland's clearing house has actually stopped more than a few high level recruits from enrolling due to acadmics and Michigan football has more than a couple who just meet NCAA standards. It is what it is. Obviously some schools care more than others but in general for a top level recruit like Stone, every school would take him if he meets the NCAA base and that includes Wisconsin and Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The switch in color happened||
The switch in color happened because it "popped" more on hdtv, not because Adidas can't figure out how to make something maize. Anyone looking at OSU's uniforms over the last couple years knows Nike can make shit uniforms for big time programs.
And apparel sales are entirely tied to winning. It is hilarious to me that anyone thinks switching to Nike could make up a 4 million dollar difference annually. Winning could but that has nothing to do with apparel. Take whoever pays the most money, it could be Puma for all I care.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||There are a lot more big ten||
There are a lot more big ten alums than pac-12 alums in the DC area
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that there is no||
The fact that there is no Georgetown metro stop is the best thing ever. Pretty much when Metro was getting built old rich white people were worried that having a stop would let "crime" (i.e. poor people) get to them easier so they blocked it. Now everyone from G'town bitches about not having a stop. It is glorious.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Except the part about winning||
Except the part about winning championships is wrong.