Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|7 hours 13 min ago||Sir||
If your email address is accurate (i.e. if you are who you purport to be) then this pisses me off more than I have ever been pissed off on this blog. And that's saying something.
|1 day 10 hours ago||This post||
makes me want to quit the band.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Harris didn't play||
Harris didn't play
|3 days 11 hours ago||Sorry||
If the poets are to be believed, he's not even the best press corner in his class. Plus, Jourdan Lewis looked pretty good in press coverage a couple of weeks ago.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Nah||
He was bad in run support and generally shied away from contact. He was still a phenom, of course.
|4 days 10 hours ago||It isn't about being 100% predictive||
It's about whether there is any statistically significant difference in the likelihood of making the next shot.
The theory behind the article is partially predicated on the idea that players may start hoisting heat checks, or that the defense will start rotating more, etc. However, as has been pointed out, there are problems with the analysis that led to their conclusions.
|4 days 11 hours ago||The issue, though||
is that no one has really ever found statistical evidence that those hot/cold streaks are predictive. In other words, if you've got a guy who's hit four shots in a row, statistics should show that his odds of making the next one are better than his overall average. But no one has ever really found that statistical link.
This paper purports to explain the previous studies that found no predictive relationship, and to detect such an effect by controlling for the alleged endogenous variable bias.
|4 days 12 hours ago||I've played a lot of sports||
And I've been "hot." But the wisdom of Crash Davis doesn't necessarily override the volumes of research on the subject just because he's hit 247 homers in the minors.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Interesting||
Though there are some possible methodological problems, so you really can't say that this article replaces/subsumes all of the prior Hot Hand research.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Why||
So a kid who changed his mind is locked into a school he doesn't want to attend?
|1 week 6 hours ago||Sigh||
|1 week 1 day ago||Death... I mean cake.||
YOU SAID DEATH.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah... no||
I am not implying that the only reason anyone wants to see Morris play is because Gardner is black. That would be a stupid interpretation.
What I AM saying is that, for a certain small portion of the participants in this debate, you see a LOT of the code words and phrases that accompany traditional quarterback racism.
Fine, I'll just say it. Some people's views on this are tinged by race.
|1 week 2 days ago||...||
A Michigan quarterback shout stand up straight and not spit up blood between snaps.
|1 week 2 days ago||It was||
And while I stand by it, I don't necessarily mean to suggest that if someone thinks or suggests Shane Morris should start it is just because they are racist.
That said, I have seen plenty of "Morris looks more like a traditional Michigan quarterback" stuff when both are tall, strong-armed downfield throwers who primarily operate out of the pocket. Often it's purely football-related analysis. Sometimes it's not. And the line is... subtle.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's fine||
But the point is that it IS manufactured. In the words of the coachspeak, no position is ever guaranteed. If Ben Braden had outplayed Taylor Lewan last year, he would have started. But we didn't get the regular stream of "Hoke won't name Lewan starter at left tackle" stories last year, and we aren't getting the stream of "Middle Linebacker spot up for grabs" stories this year just because Hoke hasn't explicitly said "Jake Ryan will start at the MIKE."
There is no reason to believe, based on history, statistics, rumor, or anything else, that Shane Morris will seriously challenge Gardner. And there CERTAINLY isn't enough to write the stories that are being breathlessly written.
|1 week 2 days ago||Eh||
English is much different in Canada.
|1 week 3 days ago||Fair||
But the acting industry is a little more gay-friendly than professional sports.
There is also an extent to which "coming out" provides some protection; if Michael Sam privately told all of the teams, "I'm gay," they can blackball him without any public cost. By coming out, he protects himself somewhat from the 'old straight boys club.'
|1 week 3 days ago||Nope||
But that just works with caved users. Deleted comments get deleted everywhere.
|1 week 3 days ago||...||
|1 week 3 days ago||There are issues beyond violence||
In Michigan, for example, it's still legal to fire someone for being gay.
|1 week 3 days ago||Also||
FWIW, I deleted comments about gays being bad, AND comments about Christians being bad. Again. Sports blog.
|1 week 3 days ago||Ack||
There are two things that don't get tolerated. One is statements that are racist/sexist/homophobic/immature /inappropriate/offensive/whatever. The other is statements that will inevitably start off-topic fights. Regardless of whether a statement is part of the former, if it is part of the latter it's gone.
There's also a HUGE difference between respecting someone's opinion and having to provide the forum to espouse/debate those beliefs. This here be a sports blog.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know if it's "around the clock"||
He came out this morning. The Michael Sam thing was big for a few days, but it's largely died down. People barely note Jason Collins anymore.
Compare that with OH MY GOD DID THEY FIND THE PLANE YET, and I think the coverage of this issue has (for the most part) been pretty proportional to the level of newsworthyness.
|1 week 3 days ago||Indeed||
|1 week 3 days ago||...||
Well done, everyone. Really well done.
/curtain drops on the conversation.
|1 week 3 days ago||Or||
Has he ever been a robot from the future photographed with Michigan gear?
|1 week 3 days ago||ADDITIONAL GENERAL STATEMENT||
I have deleted several comments about how gay is bad, and about how Christianity is bad because it thinks gay is bad, and about how the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the only TRUE path to heaven.
I have done this in the name of restoring order. I don't know if this makes me Pilate or Torquemada or what. But we're staying away from such things.
|1 week 3 days ago||I mean||
The board is currently debating "Who Wore It Better: MGoBender or The Guy From Titanic."
A relatively significant new thing that is sports-related is probably okay.
|1 week 3 days ago||GENERAL STATEMENT||
This news is board-worthy and discussion-worthy and not politics.
Please keep the conversation OFF of politics and religion and religion-politics and so forth.