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|2 days 2 min ago||Yes, and also because||
Yes, and also because Lidstrom was a captain and one of the best players ever at his position. So he deserves to be remembered more. But yes, Federov was truly amazing to watch and had a spectacular career.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||The ratings just got shuffled||
The ratings just got shuffled this morning and I believe he moved down two spots. So yesterday we was a 5* in the composite but today he's a really high 4*. Either way, great get!
Edit: Farn beat me to it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I do not watch a ton of film||
I do not watch a ton of film but that is one of the more impressive (and entertaining) highlight reels I have seen. I was actually chuckling at several points. Arm strength definitely seems to be there and the "lack of touch" criticism seems to be overblown. Showing good patience and cutting ability (maybe not a juker but plants and goes). Good but not fantastic speed. In short, a slower but better throwing Denard? Looks like he could work at QB or RB to me.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Well if your point is that||
Well if your point is that Jordan didn't win it all as a rookie and they had to mold the team around him, then yes. But he got better as a player, it wasn't all due to added pieces.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Well you make some good||
Well you make some good points but I was really not going by numbers but more the visual test. For example, Cartwright was pretty much on the downslide of his career when he joined the Bulls but became a decent player for the Bulls. Same for Wennington. And I think Kerr's Chicago numbers are significantly better than his others, despite playing with Tim Duncan.
Haslem in Miami was not awful. Also, Miami with Wade alone (not James or Bosch) was a playoff team and seen as a riser in the East.
If we want to just go by numbers than we can say JR Smith is a freaking all star since his numbers earlier in his career bear that out. His numbers are generally down from his Denver days. But I give LBJ credit that his presence has made JR Smith a tougher matchup.
Anyway, I think both of them made players better. I was a Pistons fans so I didn't root for MJ but I think he is clearly the more accomplished player at this point.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Fact: LBJ creates more||
Fact: LBJ creates more contact than he takes.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes, Jordan had Pippen. He||
Yes, Jordan had Pippen. He also had Steve Kerr, Bill Wennington, Bill Cartwright and BJ Armstrong. Those players were made because they played with MJ.
Also, I will disclose my bias that I hate the "backing down" offense that never gets called. I hated it with Shaq and I now hate it with LBJ. No doubt, he has developed into a great shooter but he still basically backs down and dislodges guys on half of his possessions. That's why the NBA has basically drifted off my radar.
|4 weeks 1 min ago||well I understand that Haeger||
well I understand that Haeger took the loss but she only gave up 4 hits (and 1 run) in 6 innings. Plus she is clearly FLA's best pitcher. So I think you have to go with her.
|4 weeks 4 min ago||But what you cannot see from||
But what you cannot see from those pictures is that the runner arrived (and the blocking occurred) before the ball arrived. Live it was pretty clear that See-Lo beat the throw and would have been safe without the block. While I would agree that you might argue the ball was there and it's a close call, I think that was a wrong call and I don't even think it was VERY close.
|4 weeks 9 min ago||Absolutely. I remember the||
Absolutely. I remember the band chanting that marching by our tailgate along with the "Gooo Michigan, beat the _________" chant. Harbaugh era in fact. HARBAUGH I said!
|4 weeks 12 min ago||You are likely right and yet||
You are likely right and yet that seems strange. When the Gators did it, the words seemed so awkward and not fitting the chant. I was left wondering if they just made it up on the spot. So I guess UM might be the late-comer but I will submit that our version is far superior. Suck it SEC.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Played hoops with and against||
Played hoops with and against Glen Rice and Rumeal at the CCRB a couple of times. Needless to say, I was the ball distributor.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||But then it's already over.||
But then it's already over. These classes were roughly 50% athletes and 50% non-athletes. I can guarantee that the UNC student body is not 50/50 for athletes and non-athletes.
And I pretty much despise the NCAA but if they are going to justify their existence at all, it seems like academic integrity is a good place to start. Otherwise, just make classes optional if the athletes want to attend and have colleges serve as a minor league farm system.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Or Oregon.||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Let me take a stab at a||
Let me take a stab at a completely wild hypothetical. What if the sham courses were created for the purpose of benefitting athletes and keeping them eligible. Other students ended up getting in on the fun but the purpose was to benefit athletes and skirt the NCAA's eligibility requirements. And a very disproportionate number of athletes (compared to student body at large) ended up in these classes for decades. Would you still think that the NCAA should not have the power to penalize for that?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Block M. More of a||
Block M. More of a "customized" look.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Wait, would that not||
Wait, would that not encourage coaches to encourage their non-producing players to transfer? I thought that is what we are trying to avoid?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Then you have to hope that||
Then you have to hope that the medical staff is not asleep on the job. Or if a player is hurt and the coach threatens to pull the scholly (which they would have less motivation to do), then give the player an option of getting an outside medical opinion before the player's scholly can be yanked.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Good luck and best wishes||
Good luck and best wishes from all of us here.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||So then will he be the third||
So then will he be the third or fourth highest paid member of the team behind Ulis, Lee and Johnson?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Well then where do I get my||
Well then where do I get my Final Four tickets?
|7 weeks 25 min ago||Do we turn this into a||
Do we turn this into a Triangle Posbang thread?
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||+1. Live here also and||
+1. Live here also and looking forward to it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Well for the marginal "less||
Well for the marginal "less exposure" you would get at Michigan, you are flat out going to get better coaching and development.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||But the other string of 5||
But the other string of 5 stars that didn't make it might agree. UK gets a bunch of kids to the pros but they also get plenty of McDonald's AAs that do not make it. Player development isn't really UK's thing - they are most of just a talent pool.
|9 weeks 27 min ago||Thank you for stating this.||
Thank you for stating this. You can't just ignore all of this other questionable things and then suspend Detroit's #1 Dman for the pivotal game 7. Well, I guess you can but if you do, you should be criticized heavily.
|9 weeks 30 min ago||Well he didn't leave the ice||
Well he didn't leave the ice until at impact. There definitely was impact to the head but it was from the front side with the skater having his head down. That typically has not been a suspendable offense (the big no-no have been the blind-side targeting of the head).
Did you see the Palat hit on Glendening? If so watch that and tell me who deserves to be suspended?
|9 weeks 33 min ago||That's just unbelievable.||
That's just unbelievable. Even before game 6, I thought the Wings were getting the short end of the officiating stick. Now you add a suspension to the #1 D-man in a game 7, it's just unbelievable.
Then you add in that Buff was not suspended for that post-goal assault on Perry (and yes, I hate Perry), and the whole Subban play and this is just outrageous. I wish Babcock would have just taken the fine and completely gone off on the officiating.
|9 weeks 37 min ago||Normally the #19 jersey would||
Normally the #19 jersey would be fine but tonight I would suggest wearing another number if possible. I pulling out the #13 jersey tonight.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, remind me again of the||
Wow, remind me again of the incentive for not breaking the rules? Seems like you can pay a recruit's father, oversign and cut kids, provide very sketchy recruiting "perks" or report hundreds of "minor" violations per year and get basically nothing but stretching too long gets you in a bit of trouble. I mean I want UM to do things right but it's turning into a pretty decent competitive disadvantage to, ya know, actually comply with all of the NCAA rules.