Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|7 weeks 2 days ago||Pot||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I made that mistake already this year,||
betting against ISU as a point favorite when they played #7 UM.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Lloyd Carr would be a great coach||
Against Michigan right now: play it safe; when in doubt, punt for field position; better to let them lose it than us win it. Actually, UM is making a lot of opposing coaches look good this year.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Credit where it's due, part II:||
Refs who understand how to promptly spot a ball and signal ready for play. If I were Wisconsin, I'd be sending that game tape to a certain crew for training purposes.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||This has to have been asked||
Has anyone asked this yet of any coach? Have they given any kind of defensible explanation? I'm starting to wonder if all UM has are plays designed for 2nd and long; if they get something like a 2nd and 7, they don't know what to do. That's the best explanation I have for what has to be close to a record for average distance to go on 2nd down.
|19 weeks 12 hours ago||Good thing this was just an exhibition||
Or Concordia would have brought its A-game. You know they didn't want to show all their cards at an exhibition game, since Spring Arbor was probably there scouting them. If UM misses out on March Madness and the NIT and ends up in the NAIA tournament, Concordia will probably be favored. (Today I am a Concordia troll, if such a thing exists.)
|19 weeks 12 hours ago||Yes||
You'll hear people talk about how they played so-and-so in high school, and so-and-so is now in NFL. Those guys from last year will be telling their grandkids how they played against the one and only Burke in Crisler and gave UM a scare.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||You've convinced me||
I'm taking that one.
|37 weeks 10 hours ago||$100||
to win 10 gets you a little over $71. To win the Big Ten, $100 wins $500, at least on this site, over a month ago:
|37 weeks 11 hours ago||Does not include the bowl game||
Or any other championship game
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||Until late August,||
I would be quite content if this were typical of stuff posted here.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I think we all understand that it's almost a given that he's going pro, so anything at this point other than "Burke to go pro per Burke" isn't really saying anything.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Correct||
But at the time of the call, they wouldn't have known that. A ref trying to call things for Louisville would have called that kick ball on UM. A ref looking at the cheerleaders or whatever they were watching instead of the game misses that call.
|48 weeks 11 hours ago||Incompetence might suggest the opposite||
I'm thinking the calls they missed were too blatant for this. If I were fixing a game, I wouldn't blow an obvious goal tend at the beginning of the game. Or a foul on the wrong guy that I couldn't know would later help change the game. To fix a game, you shade your calls the other way, maybe get their important players in foul trouble, things like that. Which yes, those happened. But if they do all that plus blow horribly obvious calls, that just makes them bad refs. (Plus, they missed some ridiculous things both ways, like the kick ball. [How do you miss a kick ball at knee-height from a 6'10" guy?]) I'm not saying you're crazy and it couldn't happen. It's just a bad way to fix a game; it's too obvious. It's like the refs' version of The Man Who Knew Too Little.
|48 weeks 12 hours ago||Why we were 5th in the Big Ten||
Yet the only Big Ten team to survive to the end.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Years||
Or at least since UM/Kansas.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||I'll assume hyperbole?||
Refs call the wrong player for a foul all the time?
Missed goaltend (and off the glass/not based on trajectory) is part of basketball?
|48 weeks 1 day ago||No||
This game was quantitatively and qualitatively worse by many degrees, not just from other games in this tournament but from almost every sporting event I've seen. I can think of an NFL game and a college football game off the top of my head that I watched which had refs who called an equally imcompetent game, but this is easily top five. These were bush league refs calling the NCAA championship game. Every game has calls that are questionable; this had call after call which were clear to everyone but those paid to make them.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||To give the other side||
I was thinking exactly what the post suggested: someone on UM's bench better know that we're out of time outs and that person had better let the entire team know. If that sign made it any less likely that UM called a time out after that, I'm all for it.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||You're correct||
If you're doing something publicly that makes you look like a jerk, and it has nothing to do with your job, and you're in uniform, then bad career things should happen to you on Monday.
|1 year 1 week ago||Maybe||
But I bet the origins on something like this are going to be much more murky than you allow for. Maybe in some high school somewhere decades ago, a guy was all hyped up near the end of a close, intense game, and in the moment, he slapped the floor. Maybe his teammates liked it, and did it as well once in a while. Maybe another coach saw that, noticed the benefits you describe, and encouraged his team to do it. Then at some point a better-known team picked up the habit, so more people became aware of it. Or whatever.
My point is that you do a good job describing why there's a legitimate basketball reason a team would do it, perhaps even why MSU does it. But a thing's origin doesn't have to make sense.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Two elements||
You have to have a physical presence in a state and an intent to remain indefinitely. If you change your residency through DFAS while overseas based on nothing more than an intent to go to your new state, expect your old state to want some back taxes when it finds out.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Doesn't seem like he chose another state as his residence:||
(1) Article says he was overseas. (2) Letter he got from Michigan apparently denied him in-state tuition because of his "overseas service", not because he was a resident of some other state.
Obviously, getting the facts from only one side of the story, but there's no evidence he was stationed in another state and became a resident of that state. That may be what many in the military do, but it doesn't seem like that's what he did.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Michigan doesn't tax active duty income||
So he wouldn't have switched residencies for tax purposes.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||But just to be clear,||
I don't think this is evidence that UM "discriminates against vets". Only that they're a large organization that doesn't trust individuals, which is not surprising.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Since we're on the subject,||
So could Hollis'.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Which is an even more well-known military unit||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I take issue with the "presumed to retain" part||
I was in this guy's scenario a few years ago, and the presumption was definitely that I was not a resident. It was a paperwork battle and unpleasant experience. I had lived in only two places in my life: Michigan and overseas, on orders, but I never was able to convince UM that I was a Michigan resident. (Eventually moot, since I went somewhere else.) I'm not saying UM shouldn't confirm someone's residency status with independent documentation; it's just that the presumption was - once I lived outside Michigan - I was proving my residency from ground zero.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Story says "stationed overseas"||
So wouldn't have been able to establish residency in another state, if that's accurate.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Deep South||
I had to watch UM lose to Toledo at a BW3 in Alabama. Even though their Alabama/Auburn game wasn't on until after UM ended, they wouldn't put the game on anything but a tiny TV over the bar. We had 5 UM fans there, and the place was about deserted for most of the game (11am local start). Miserable game, my neck hurt from looking up a TV attached to the ceiling, and an OSU fan we passed on the way out got mad at us for UM losing, since it made the Big Ten look bad. Most of that has nothing to do with the SEC, but I still blame it all on Alabama. I spent three years in South Bend and about 6 months in Alabama and Florida, and I'd rather see ND win as well.