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|2 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|3 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.
|3 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.
|4 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.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||-1 to all for this nonsense||
-1 to all for this nonsense ;)
|5 weeks 31 min 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.
|5 weeks 4 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.
|6 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.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Pretty much guarentees a 2||
Pretty much guarentees a 2 seed for Michigan if they win out.
|7 weeks 23 hours 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.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Nail on the||
Nail on the head
|7 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
|8 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.
|9 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.
|10 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.
|10 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.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||It's amazing how little $50 billion gets you||
It's amazing how little $50 billion gets you nowadays.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly. I'm guessing Home was trying to protect||
Exactly. I'm guessing Home was trying to protect Gibbons' privacy, but that was obviously a poor decision. Though I don't think there's much more to it than that from a conspiracy angle.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||They're averaging 1.3 turnovers per minute in the||
They're averaging 1.3 turnovers per minute in the IU/Nebraska game.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't really call him a||
I wouldn't really call him a system coach though. He coaches to his players strengths, and has changed both his offensive and defensive philosophy considerably since he came to Michigan.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Thread title needs to be||
Thread title needs to be changed to "Dan Dakich breaks Branden Dawson's hand".
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||Ryan has an interesting personality, but his teams||
Ryan has an interesting personality, but his teams are difficult to watch. Izzo is fine. I kinda enjoy his constant excuses - it's become his schtick.
I don't like Matta because he chews gum all the time. Unprofessional.
Tom Crean is a piece of trash. Knight was the biggest jerk, but he always commanded a certain amount of respect. Crean is just as big of a jerk, but he only commands the scorn and contempt of his peers and opposing fans. And he's a crappy coach.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not watching the game,||
I'm not watching the game, but I notice there's been 27 fouls called in 25 minutes. That's awful.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Compare Stauskas' stats to JJ||
Compare Stauskas' stats to JJ Redick's Duke's stats. Very similar, except Stauskas is already a better passer and rebounder than Redick ever was. Redick had a much higher usage his Junior and Senior years. Redick was known as a poor defender in college, possibly even worse than Stauskas. Redick was taken #11 in the horrible 2006 draft. If Stauskas continues to play at this level, I doubt I slips past #25, and more likely will get taken around #20 in a very good draft class.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||He's not going to beat too many NBA defenders||
He's not going to beat too many NBA defenders 1-on-1, but he'll still be good with the pick and roll. Add that to his shooting and improved defense and he should easily be a 1st rounder, I think.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||That should be Horford, of course...stupid||
That should be Horford, of course...stupid autocorrect.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||You're worried about Horrors and||
You're worried about Horrors and McGary?