Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|7 weeks 4 days ago||I know we would never put||
I know we would never put muppets up for a win over Purdue...but a sock puppet would be nice?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Fun game to watch. Ace I||
Fun game to watch. Ace I hope we can get a gif of the alley oop from Spike to Horford: Momentary Nebraska player stuck to the court followed by Spike rodeo finger in the air.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||yeah i have to use those||
yeah i have to use those leading up to Easter as well
/s it did give me a chuckle though!
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||well I was thinking one||
well I was thinking one senario is MSU could lose one more game than we do before the end of the season. but there are probably one or two other scenarios too.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||I know the perimeter shots||
I know the perimeter shots were not going down, but the thing that looked really different to me was that we were rarely scoring in transition. It seemed we were setting up from a half court offense more than normal.
I would assume a lot of that is because it was raining 3's on the other end.
Somebody may be able to show it wasn't statistically different from most games, but that's what it seemed like to me.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||"now we are looking at a tie||
"now we are looking at a tie for the B1G at best"
Did you think about that before you typed it? I'm just curious what would make you conclude that's the best case scenario that could possibly happen?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I just don't get what people||
I just don't get what people think Hoke should have done. Put yourself in his shoes.
I find out that one of my players was investigated for a sexual assault in the past, but no charges were filed by the authorities who followed procedure. What would you do here? You would really perform your own independent investigation for something that happened under someone else's watch?
Then I find out that my player is being investigated again for this same situation...an alleged sexual assault. I know there are legal authorities in place to deal with it using proper procedures. So I am supposed to suspend my player, assuming that he is guilty before the investigation is concluded?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||i'm just surprised Iowa are||
i'm just surprised Iowa are still in this with the leg cramps and all. they are brave.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||was hoping for a gif of the||
was hoping for a gif of the 'Spike, you no get to call a timeout' fiasco but Brian's explanation of it is even better than the gif!
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||that explains it! thanks for||
that explains it! thanks for responding.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||question||
what made Beilein finally flip? I was surprised to see it, and about 10 different calls caused me to blow a gasket. But on this one he kept pointing towards his nose. Anyone?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||why wait?||
edit. sorry double post. everthing...moving...too...fast.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||why wait?||
Late subs are great!
If it wasn't 2.30am where I'm at, I would go get some. But for me they would be early subs. Not good. Early subs mean trouble.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||hope we get a gif of that ref||
hope we get a gif of that ref standing right over Spike and not giving the timeout
|12 weeks 6 days ago||"don't judge a person's||
"don't judge a person's character by what they do between the lines...judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family."
I guess I thought the definition of character is that you are the same person no matter where you are or what setting you are in. If I have to explain to you what areas of my life you are not allowed to judge my character by, then it pretty much reveals my true character?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Brian's best line||
"and the mind argues with itself about whether it should say "hooray" and wave a little flag or "did you notwant to win the Iowa game?" and wave a pitchfork."
And this is what will make my brain argue with itself for the next 12 months.
Part of me thinks I would feel better getting trounced in that game trying to run manball and know the direction the coaches are headed in rather than the feeling of having no clue what offensive system we are going to roll out next season.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I'm probably crazy too||
but i've been wondering for a while if Lewan has been subconsciously being more careful in games they should win so that he doesn't get hurt. But in this final shot at OSU, threw all caution to the wind.
That probably sounds like I'm calling his character into question, which I am not.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Hey Brian, thanks for writing||
thanks for writing this one. it answers the main question I had from your initial game summary where you mentioned the near-interceptions could be attributed both to predictable play calling and bad decision making.
So it helped to see the different categories and I like hearing your thought process on things.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||this one is my favourite||
thanks for the chuckles a2_electricboogaloo! needed a laugh today.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||not trying to pick a fight||
...but which one is it?
"That was a major cause of Gardner's near-INTs: Michigan was running the same things they always do and Northwestern was in the huddle on them"
"Guy has lost faith in his line with good reason and is making bad decisions."
It's probably some of both.
I would be more happy than sad if Borges was gone after this year. But I guess I felt like Gardner showed on Saturday why his short, quick passes could be more frustrating than the efforts to install a running game.
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||walton||
not just a passer!
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||did I watch a different game?||
wish I could have posted this when people were on the board, but I live overseas and watched the game from BTN archive. But can someone please respond to this?
I feel like I watched a different game. Why not go for it on 4th and 2? In the context of the season, it's worth the risk. We were not playing to stay undefeated...we are playing to get more experience and try to find some positive momentum.
Also, didn't Borges call all the quick, dump it off type stuff that everyone has been screaming for? Did we feel good about how that went? There should have been 5 or 6 picks from those 'easy' throws! I think Al put the team in position to succeed (perhaps with a few exceptions) but it just doesn't seem like Gardner is making great decisions.
...and, yes, lots of reasons why he may not be making great decisions at this point.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like we are in for a||
Looks like we are in for a long wait to see if Hoke is right or not.
To me this is as close as Hoke comes to transparency with the OL issue without totally making excuses...'we had about half as many OLineman in the fold as you need'.
As much as I hate to wait, it's where we are at. Everyone on this board was screaming to not run it up the gut at State. We didn't. We still got the same result.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I'm getting sick and tired of||
I'm getting sick and tired of this! ... the song we all hold hands and sing is 'You raise me up."
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I guess I don't see it as||
I guess I don't see it as holding an ace so much as it was worth the risk to try to establish the running game against lesser competition. But things did't develop as hoped...
|26 weeks 6 days ago||a season-long strategy||
I'm surprised at how upset people are about losing in OT. A win at that point would have tasted just as bitter, I think, because of how under-developed we continue to look for long stretches of the game.
But here's the thought I keep coming back to. Is it remotely possible that the coaches may have a season-long strategy in mind?
They want to re-establish power running. They have been risking tight games against lesser competition in order to develop the players. To me that's why Hoke/Borges continue to go to the run even when it's not working. Not because they are idiots or do not know how to mix up plays...they are trying to establish the run against lesser opponents. "Even if this looks ugly, we should still win this." Like the rest of us, I think they had hoped to be better by this point.
Now, if this is the strategy, is it worth the risk against a team like Penn State?
And if this has been the strategy, do we see the playbook gradually open up post-Indiana? (I would guess yes based on the 2nd half, bar going conservative when statistically it seemed we could kill the clock)
|26 weeks 6 days ago||...but what does Hoke mean||
When Hoke says, 'we are' does he mean 'we are looking at how we are coaching it and the way we should coach it?' or 'we are coaching it the way we should coach it.'
I think he actually meant the fomer.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||what is up with these fans?||
thought it flipped over to a showing of Happy Gilmore or something...taking our shirts off and booing Cabrera
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Also nice to have a man on base||
maybe just me, but seems like MIggy has come up to bat so many times this series without anybody on base. Anybody have a stat?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||in your face||
couldn't have been more classic... right after showing the 'Cabrara Too Bad You Suck" sign then the A's fans - I mean announcers - saying he can't drive the ball anymore!