landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|4 days 21 hours ago||They're only stupid if you||
They're only stupid if you think the point is to have the best team win every year.
|1 week 18 hours ago||SILO||
SOLO SILO BOMB.
|1 week 1 day ago||I see no downside. It allows||
I see no downside. It allows us to play out conference more often, like we should be doing. I just graduated from Michigan and not once while I was there did we play Wisconsin, a conference foe. That's unacceptable.
|1 week 1 day ago||We had a losing record two||
We had a losing record two seasons ago. Nebraska, PSU and Wisconsin are all legitimate teams that have the coaching and or recruiting prowess that will allow them to win a B1G title any given year. They may not ever be the favorites but they'll almost always be competing
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree with Ace's list but I||
I agree with Ace's list but I expect Kemp and Davis to play this year. Both were early enrollees, and I think both will find the field for a bit this year.
|1 week 5 days ago||Nebraska lost a lot on the DL||
Nebraska lost a lot on the DL this year too, so his transfer was somewhat of a surprise.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If you go over to RCMB even||
If you go over to RCMB even they're admitting this is big.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This||
This is pretty important. State graduated 3 starting DL players this year, and two others were kicked off the team this spring. Knox would have probably started, especially since they don't have any veterans at DT.
State still has a lot of bodies and some talented players on DL, but most of them are very young. DL minus McDowell could be an issue for State next year,
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Also no mention of Jeremy||
Also no mention of Jeremy Clark in the secondary.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Right but that wasn't on||
Right but that wasn't on Kyrie, the entire Cavs roster has been through a massive overhaul since Lebron came. If you give Kyrie and Love this roster, plus the flexibility to improve the roster without Lebrons cap hit, this Cavs team is still very good.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||A team with Kyrie Irving and||
A team with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love is not nothing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Hunter Henry was the 4th pick||
Hunter Henry was the 4th pick in the second round this year. Henry is listed as 6'5 250, Butt as 6'6 248 on Wikipedia. Size wise they're the same, and they had the same production this year stats wise.
|4 weeks 43 min ago||Fantastic title. And by that||
Fantastic title. And by that I mean terrible title
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Why? Sexual assault is not a||
Why? Sexual assault is not a political topic, nor should it be controversial. It's a terrible thing and it's up to everyone, men and women to stop it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't||
Didn't the Pac-12 end up voting 0-11-1 on the ban according the all the stuff about the UCLA AD? So that would mean they would be 11 no votes right?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is all his opinion and||
This is all his opinion and nothin fact based, so take it with a grain of salt.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||MSU||
MSU now returns one player from their team last year who averaged over 4 PPG, that being Eron Harris.
Their starting center for next year at this point will be Gavin Schilling, who is a solid player but also a foul machine. They have a great recruiting class coming in, but they will all be incredibly young and thrust into the fire. Minus Matt McQuaid, I don't really see any guys on State's roster currently that look like breakout candidates for next year either.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Jon Horford||
Jon Horford is also on the Charge's roster, so the two are playing together once again.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm answering off the top of||
I'm answering off the top of my head so I may be wrong but:
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Use the NCAA March Madness||
Use the NCAA March Madness website. You get X hours of free streaming without a cable subscription, I forget how many exactly. But if you use incognito I think it doesn't register so you can keep watching through that
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||Glad we're in but how are||
Glad we're in but how are Syracuse and Vandy in, and Syracuse as a 10 ahead of us? Don't buy it.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||I disagree||
I disagree for 3 reasons.
1) How often is Hampton vs South Carolina State or Cal State Bakersfield vs New Mexico State or Akron vs Buffalo going to be on ESPN/ESPN2 normally? If not for the conference tournament, never.
These tournaments give the teams and conferences publicity they would never get otherwise. The average basketball fan, or even some of the die hards, would never really hear or know about Hampton or CSUB or the MEAC. These conference tournaments give both the schools and conferenes air time they would never get.
And then when the games are as good as CSUB vs NMSU they can go viral and gt even more publicity. And this publicity is probably more important than anything else considering most of the schools/conferences won't win a tourney game no matter which team is sent.
2) This sort of leads into my second point, which is the conferences probably don't care which teams they send at a certain point. For a conference like the MEAC or WAC or MAC, the #1 seed probably isn't that much better than the #3 seed. In reality neither team will probably win a tourney game.
Whether a conference sends the Kenpom #100 team or #150, both teams are going to be heavy underdogs against a Kenpom top 25 team, so who cares which one goes? To win either one is going to need to play the game of their life, which is equally as likely for either team. So why not have the conference tourney and all the publicity that comes with it?
And if the #1 seed or #2 seed is that much better, and doesn't win their conference tourney, they can still get at an large bid like Monmouth or St. Mary's or Valpo might. Then your league is a 2 bid league, which is great for the league.
3) Conferences tourneys spread the NCAA tourney wealth. In a smaller conference where all the teams are generally much closer in talent level, it's much easier for any random team to win their conference tourney. Compared to a larger conference, each team in a smaller conference has a better chance of making the tourney any given year and different teams make it on a more regular basis. This is a good thing for smaller conferences.
The worst thing that could happen to a smaller conference is for the same team to dominate year in and year out, make the tourney every year, but consistently lose early in the tourney. It hurts the other teams in the conference and looks bad for the conference as a whole. Conference tourneys prevent that and allows each team a chance to make the tourney and pump some fresh faces into the tourney.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Right but even if we had them||
Right but even if we had them we still wouldn't have been a Sweet Sixteen team. At least based on how we played early
|11 weeks 3 days ago||We||
We were supposed to be a Sweet Sixteen type team this year. Instead we will more likely than not miss the tournament, were absolutely embarrassed at home by MSU and Indiana, in back to back games no less, and have shown no signs of improvement over the course of the season. The best thing you can say about this team is that we're "predictable and mediocre" yet you expect fans to be okay with that.
Fans aren't mad at Beilein because we're predictable. Fans aren't even mad that we're mediocre. They're mad that we were supposed to be a good to great team, and instead have fans getting on their high horses telling us how we should accept "predictable and mediocre."
The issue is how underwhelming we were this year, not that we were predictable. If we were supposed to be a bottom 4 B1G team, everyone would be ecstatic with this year. Expectations matter. As a fan base we should expect more than underwhelming mediocrity, and if we don't there needs to be a huge culture shift in this program.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I||
I don't understand the people who say Michigan's resume should have them in the tourney already. Our resume really isn't that great. Sure, we don't have any bad loses. But we're 3-9 against top 50 RPI teams. That's awful. We beat the teams we should and lose to the ones we should, generally by a lot.
If I'm the selection committee, I'd rather put in a mid-major who hasn't had the chance to prove themselves yet or a team that has shown they can play with the top tier teams, even if it means a bad loss here and there. We've had the chance to show if we can play against top tier teams, and more often than not shown we can't.
Also, I generally hate the "eye-test" nonsense, but it actually applies to us here. We do not look like a tournament team. If you have watched us this past month plus, by no means do we look like a team that should be playing in the tournament. We need to beat Indiana tomorrow, and badly.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||LOL||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The Jags are already planning||
The Jags are already planning on releasing Gerhart. It looks like Denard will stay in town, but behind Yeldon and Ivory so touches will be scarce.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||But so many Michigan fans||
But so many Michigan fans credit Rudock's improvement to the improved coaching he got from a year of Harbaugh compared to 4 of Ferentz.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't say anything about||
I didn't say anything about the results though. I'm just talking about the straight up coaching. The inability to run any semblance of an offense that isn't hero ball against adequate teams. The inability to play any defense at all. The inability to run an inbounds play. The lack of player development. All of this means firing the guy is a valid conversation.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||How can anyone look at this||
How can anyone look at this team and think the coaching job here is anywhere close to adequate?