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|6 days 19 hours ago||Denzel's turned out better than average for a||
Denzel's turned out better than average for a recruit in that range. Matt Castello is the better 4-star sparty recruit to pick on.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It wouldn't surprise me if he||
It wouldn't surprise me if he runs a sub 4.5 40. He has a very long stride, so he's faster than he looks...and he already looks fast.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I thought Johansson played||
I thought Johansson played well though. Hard to say if the US is a better team with Jozy up there.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It only takes a few bad||
It only takes a few bad apples to really create a hostile environment in a large group. If your team doesn't have leaders that can keep the bad apples in check, then you're going to have problems. If your leaders are the bad apples, then everyone is going to be miserable, and you'll likely have mutinous behavior, etc.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That's all true, but I'm not||
That's all true, but I'm not sure if any of Beilein's recruits would have gone to MSU if Michigan was still terrible. I'm guessing maybe Walton, but that's about it. Irvin isn't really Izzo's kinda player. GRIII would have been just as likely to go to an Indiana school once he exploded on the scene. McGary would've gone to Duke. All the other guys are outside of midwest or not big enough recruits for Izzo (or previously for Izzo).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What's interesting too is||
What's interesting too is that Beilein has never won a head-to-head recruiting battle against Izzo (although there's probably a few Izzo wishes he lost), so their decline in recruiting is mostly independent of Michigan's success.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||The only thing that seems||
The only thing that seems clearer is the reason why Lewan hasn't settled yet. The prosecution has a very shaky case. Nobody is going to believe the uber-drunk victims and Dileo's account doesn't really align with anyone elses, and she there's a possibility she's using this as some sort of revenge (not saying she is, but if you're a juror, you have to take that possibility into account).
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Well, that makes it clear as||
Well, that makes it clear as mud. Each person seemingly has a different version of events. Not sure how they get a conviction out of this. It all seems to rest on Miss Dileo's version of events, and whether a jury would view it as credible.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||It'll be Minny||
They'll reward them for building their new stadium with a SB. Just like they did for the Lions.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||MSU needs Valentine to carry||
MSU needs Valentine to carry their offense next year. I just don't see that working out. They'll probably end up on the right side of the bubble.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think so. They only||
I don't think so. They only needed one of them. The fact that they took both shows that they really liked them.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'm surprised scalpers are||
I'm surprised scalpers are confident there's going to be a strong secondary market. I'm not so sure.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||If he's 18, he shouldn't need||
If he's 18, he shouldn't need his parents permission. Why the NCAA requires this, I have no idea.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I don't agree with that. It||
I don't agree with that. It looks like it's off UW, but the angle wasn't quite as good...and they give it to UA, which is OK.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This is just what the media does - they fish for||
This is just what the media does - they fish for storylines. Most of them don't have a beef with Michigan. It's just their job to drum this shit up.
Just ignore it. The storyline will be over after the next game.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree. Stokes lowered||
I disagree. Stokes lowered his shoulder into Morgan's chest. Morgan had position and the ref was in perfect position to see it. That gets called 80-90% of the time, and refs aren't supposed to change how they call the game based on situation (althought they do). A make-up call would have been if he gently backed Morgan up and got called for the charge.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Scherzer is a smart guy that||
Scherzer is a smart guy that almost certainly understands the risks to a certain degree. He also knows how he's pitching going into the year and how healthy he currently is.
IMO, these are his odds:
CY repeat: 15%. $225 million contract.
"Ace" caliber season: 55%. $200 million contract.
Average season plagued by minor injuries: 20%. $90 million contract.
Major, but not career ending injury: 8%. $20 million.
Career ending injury: 2%. $2 million (someone will give him a chance).
Expected earnings = $163 million, "median" earnings is $200 million. Not shocking that he turned down $140 million, especially when he's already made $30+ million and (probably) doesn't really need the money - he can afford to take the risk.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Marquette is a real good||
Marquette is a real good situation. They're now in a major-ish conference and their school is committed to their b-ball program. Apparently, Smart is from the area, so it makes a lot of sense why he'd go there instead of UCLA.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||-1 to all for this nonsense||
-1 to all for this nonsense ;)
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Iowa & OSU were the 2 worst||
Iowa & OSU were the 2 worst teams from the Big Ten in the tourney. Not surprised they both lost. UW, MSU and Michigan will all hold their own. Nebraska might do some damage. This won't be the best tournament for the Big Ten, but even after the 0-2 start, I doubt it will be a disaster.
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||Miles should have replaced||
Miles should have replaced Brown in that list, imo. The others I'm ok with.
I think Marshall will almost certainly win it, with Bennett an outside possibility.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree. Crean's outburst||
I disagree. Crean's outburst could seriously undermine Meyer's ability to land a HCing position. An apology doesn't cut it in this case.
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||Pretty much guarentees a 2||
Pretty much guarentees a 2 seed for Michigan if they win out.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||The only disagreement was||
The only disagreement was from a bunch of Iowa fanboys who think Marble deserves the award because he got to double digits in every BT game.
I think most people would take Stauskas's ridiculous efficiency over double digits in every game on the conference's highest tempo team. Not to say Stauskas is head and shoulders above Marble, but I think he's pretty much wrapped this thing up.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Nail on the||
Nail on the head
|18 weeks 5 days ago||This is correct. Kenpom is||
This is correct. Kenpom is already schedule adjusted, so he just created a SOS skewed rating. But, hey, it makes Michigan and the B10 look good, so it must have merit, right? /s
|19 weeks 3 days ago||..and Petteway had a 3 game||
..and Petteway had a 3 game stretch, starting with his 5 pt outing against UM, where he was a sub 1 ppp player.
If you were putting together a team of Big 10 players, who would be your first choice? Petteway is solidly behind Stauskas and Harris in that metric.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||The 12th game and instant||
The 12th game and instant replay have both severely damaged the quality of the game, at least from a spectators perspective.
The 12th game in itself is not a bad thing, but when every single major program used it to add a cupcake home game to pad their balance sheet, it's severely diluted the non conference schedule.
Instant replay is 10-20 minutes of complete boredom added to each game in an effort to make the game marginally more fair. I know fans in every sport seem to think not having instant replay is backwards, but it cannot be implemented in football without hurting the quality of the game.
I would guess those 2 changes explain 25% of the decline in student attendance. The rest can probably be explained by cultural factors - kids growing up on cell phones, computers and not into athletics quite as much.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Horford's +/- was +18 in just||
Horford's +/- was +18 in just 20 minutes. Him and Walton really busted their ass out their tonight.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing ugly about the 2nd||
Nothing ugly about the 2nd half, except OSU's shooting.
Loved the level of disrespect we for Craft's outside shooting. The cushion we were giving him was embarrassing...for him.