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|1 day 15 hours ago||Hmm, it says "presented by",||
Hmm, it says "presented by", not "sponsered by". Clearly our athletic department does not have the expertise to perform this analysis, so they contracted it out to the world's foremost experts in data analysis - Cadillac.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Very favorable Big Ten||
Very favorable Big Ten schedule.
|1 week 4 days ago||East Lansing: worse than||
East Lansing: worse than Lafayette and Manhattan, KS.
About a quarter of that list is highly suspect.
|1 week 6 days ago||Doyle is expected to be a||
Doyle is expected to be a good shot blocker. If Wilson and him figure things out on defense quickly, Michigan could have 2 big time shot blocking threats on the court at times. That will be quite the change, even if they do not have Morgan's positioning. Of course, your concerns about foul trouble are legit.
The other big question is, can these guys rebound? From their HS tapes, I think so, but we'll see how they hold up in college.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||A lot to like in that video.||
A lot to like in that video. Irvin looks like he could be a legit 4, if need be. Holy crap did he get huge! Doyle shows more athleticism than advertised. Dawkins and MOAR both look very athletic. It seems like they defend with more intensity than they did in the games last year. All good signs.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I have trouble understanding||
I have trouble understanding how an offensive line with 2 senior offensive tackles, both NFL draft picks and a young, but talented, interior = WORST MICHIGAN OFFENSIVE LINE EVER.
Coaching? Maybe. Chemistry? Gotta say it's a very real possibliity.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Stanford's concern should be pretty obvious. If||
Stanford's concern should be pretty obvious. If you let players sell their likeness, then the best players are even more likely to play at the highest profile schools.
Stanford, and really the entire PAC 10, would be huge losers in this regard. ND, Michigan and OSU would be the top recruiting powers, instead of the SEC schools (though they'd still do fine).
Really, Delany should be a big proponent of allowing players to sell their likeness.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||I thought the water bottle||
I thought the water bottle ban occured during the Martin era. Otherwise, I agree with your rant.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||I wonder if this is just the||
I wonder if this is just the Regents reaction to the freep lawsuit, which is shining some very public light on their rubber stamping ways.
The other angle, of course, is that this reveals some serious discontent among the regents with Brandon. The Regents rejecting fireworks for a halftime show is totally ridiculous and should be viewed as a huge slap in the face to Brandon. I'm not a fireworks fan, and am glad they rejected them for after TDs during the PSU game, but the frickin' REGENTS rejecting fireworks during a halftime show is not about fireworks. It's about Dave Brandon.
|8 weeks 9 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.
|9 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.
|10 weeks 3 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.
|10 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.
|11 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).
|11 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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).
|12 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 21 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.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 3 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.
|20 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.
|21 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.
|21 weeks 5 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.
|21 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.
|21 weeks 6 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.
|21 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.
|22 weeks 3 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.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||-1 to all for this nonsense||
-1 to all for this nonsense ;)
|23 weeks 18 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.
|23 weeks 22 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.