"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|1 day 8 min ago||I think this is the best week for it||
Northwestern has a great defense, so bringing in an athlete like Peppers in a package they haven't seen could be very valuable. At the same time, Northwestern's offense, while not incompetent, isn't frightening. Saving him for OSU, as some have suggested, could be worth less (their defense isn't special). It also means that Peppers, who will have to use a ton of energy against OSU's offense could get winded a little more quickly.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Yeah, it's obviously shady||
In a thread about the Mass AG looking into one of them, I suggested they really need to be regulated, and this is just another example. FanDuel and Draft Kings are pretty similar sites. If you work at one, and see how everyone is betting at yours, you can be pretty confident the numbers are the same at the other site. It's clearly an unfair advantage (using confidential data), and you oughtn't be allowed to work at one and play on the other.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, the fumble doesn't count as a turnover in my book||
It was a QB sneak on 4th down and he lost the ball while stretching in vain for a first down he had no shot at getting. Maryland was going to get the ball at about the same place he fumbled. Unless you're making a careless lateral that costs a bunch of yards, fumbling in that situation is pretty much getting tackled.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Go Blue!||
Beilein über alles!
|5 days 14 hours ago||Woke up with the flu||
Game on the couch for me instead of some of those dirt cheap last-minute tickets. Stupid flu.
|6 days 16 hours ago||You don't sound very informed||
This hurricane is hundreds of miles in diameter. The center of circulation was forecast to potentially be in the DC area Sunday night to Monday, but the impact of the storm was forecast to be felt 24-36 hours in advance of that. You make the decision with the best information you have at the time, and the best information then was "This might not be necessary, but the risk is substantial."
If you call it a silly decision, I really hope you are never Ina situation to make such decisions, as you'll probably get people killed.
|1 week 1 day ago||Travel plans||
Quite frankly, the weather is going to screw over a lot of those travel plans already. I live less than 5 miles from the stadium, and we already had some flooding issues last night with about 3 inches of rain. Some forecasts are calling for double that Friday and Saturday. They're being smart to announce a change now in time for people to not travel to an area that could be under a state of emergency before the weekend is out.
|1 week 1 day ago||Came here to post the same thing||
Looks like it's going to be a very wet game regardless of Joaquin. If it actually makes landfall near that time, I'm assuming they'd postpone the game, but i wonder when they could make it up.
The smart decision might be to move up the start time, but you probably have to make that decision sometime tomorrow.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Don't forget Houston and Auburn||
Anyone else? A lot of transfers lately.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||If your choice is prohibition or regulation||
Wouldn't you rather have regulation?
I mean, things rarely move from totally legal to no-holds-barred. If you want it, just concede regulation. It doesn't have to be highly regulated -- just make sure that a) these companies have enough cash to pay out people who draw down their accounts (which I think PokerStars didn't do), and make sure that no one is allowed to cheat (for example, the company lets some competitors pick their rosters after games have started). I don't know if they provide tax forms to winners who make enough, but they should do that too.
That's not too much, just an occasional audit/reporting. If the government wants to dip their hand in the pot in the form of licenses (to help pay for the regulating or just make money), they could do that too, but it's not requisite.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Pot's decriminalized in Mass||
I get your point, sort of, but gambling is very regulated in states where it's legal, and in many states it isn't. I've got to imagine that daily/weekly fantasy sports does billions a year. If it's against the law and doing that much volume, they'd be neglectful to not look into it.
It's not the AG's job to write the laws. It's his job to enforce them. And one being blatantly broken at that scale.. Really I'm shocked no one else has investigated.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||His teammates||
If he's been unhappy and homesick, I'm fairly sure most of his teammates probably don't care. I don't mean that cruelly, but I'm guessing if it's the case that he's having trouble adjusting, he probably hasn't bonded with his teammates all that well yet. Accordingly, I bet most of them don't really pay attention to what he posts on Twitter.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||January 2011||
Or so Google tells me. ie after Sash had left, if you're looking for a possible connection.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||100:1 odds isn't a crazy bet to make||
Ohio State at 5:2 odds is a far worse bet.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||This is incorrect||
Deals for NBA players do not have to be guaranteed. Most in practice are, but some have partial guarantees, or are unguaranteed until a specific date, etc. Media reports often call these non-guaranteed seasons team options, but that is technically incorrect in NBA contract parlance. For example, Brandon Haywood has a $10.5 million contract this season with Cleveland, but it's completely unguaranteed as long as he's been waived by August 1st. Media reports might call this an option, but it's not, as NBA options have to be exercised by late June, and players cannot be traded if they only have an option year left on their contract. Accordingly, it's disadvantageous for teams to give out team options, except in rare circumstances, over non-guaranteed contracts. So almost every time you hear of a team option, it's probably a non-guaranteed year.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||He's doing fine||
He didn't really bet on himself last year. The Wolves could offer him no more than two years at the minimum due to salary cap rules. It's not clear what they chose to offer him, but they signed him to the one-year minimum tender after trading for Wiggins, so it's possible that the Wolves didn't want to commit to more, since their situation changed between draft night and when they signed GR3. Most second-rounders in his range signed for 3-4 years at the minimum, with 1-2 years guaranteed, so he's pretty much in the same place as everyone else. Just took a different route to get there.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I do expect it will be the minimum||
It's actually a very common contract for players with 0-2 years experience, to sign for 3-4 years at that level, so that players will not be restricted free agents when they come off the deal. His agent will be judged on what the guarantee level is on it. Getting two years guaranteed for him would be good work. I've been looking around trying to find out the amount of guarantee.. Haven't found it yet.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That would be wrong||
In addition to all the posts about American income levels, GR3 will make far more over the three years of this contract. Here are the minimum salaries he can make each year, per the NBA CBA.
Year 1: $845,059
That totals to $2,876,735 over 3 years, or nearly double what you imagine. And again, that's the minimum over three years.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||What boggles me is the short game||
People talk about his swing coach and all, but its the short game that's really left him. He used to be able to take aggressive approaches to holes, and when things went wrong, the wedge and putter could bail him out. Now even if he hits a great first two shots, you know the best he's getting is par.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, obviously||
But I was excluding our exalted host as he was not amongst the names listed.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Grbac made a Pro Bowl||
Granted, it was when most of the attendees were in diapers, but still, that's the top accomplishment of all the QBs in attendance. I'm sure he'll wear his Super Bowl ring too.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Just wondering how he'll qualify for Michigan||
He went to a CC for two years due to grades issues in high school. I mean, I wish him all the best, but I've heard for years on this board that someone like Moncrief can't get past admissions/transfer courses counting. Have I been misled all this time?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Not Ace||
Mexico City was mentioned by Brian in Unverified Voracity, not Ace in recruiting (unless I missed that somewhere and it was in both).
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe spring practices changed his mind?||
Not saying that Morrison is the mystery transfer -- just that a quote from January and a transder now are not mutually exclusive. It would say bad things about how spring practice went for Florida, but who knows.
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Was he?||
I think his post got edited, because now it says 6-foot point guards, but when I started replying I swear it just said "guards". Maybe I misread (bad on me for posting at work). Regardless, Tyus Jones measures 6' 0.25" at the combine yesterday, and Winston is still a junior in high school with time to add an inch or two (or six even). Heck, Russell only measured 6' 3.25". He's not some giant.
Again, all I said is that I wouldn't expect Winston to commit any time soon, not that I don't expect him to commit. Calm down, everyone.
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||2 years||
My post does say "2 years at most", so I allow for that. However, two of the top 4 projected players this year are likely to be guards who are freshmen (or would have been had they been NCAA eligible in the case of Mudaiy). Tyus Jones should be the third or fourth PG picked in the first round, and is also a freshman. If you're one of the top 3 PG in your high school class, 1-and-done is still reasonable.
And regardless, even if you need to prove yourself for 2 years in college as a guard, it's still better to start than sit behind a senior for year 1. What do you think Duke sold Derryck Thornton on? "Come start for two years here and enter the NBA draft in 2017. It'll be better than starting one year somewhere else."
|21 weeks 15 hours ago||Kentucky is having trouble recruiting this year||
Specifically related to my playing time argument. They're still getting some big recruits, but they're missing out on ones that they'd often get, and Calipari is making a big deal that his platoon system this year won't happen again. As long as the one-and-done rule is still viable, most top 3 players at their position (which is what Winston is) won't want to go t o a place where they might get 10-15 minutes per game as a freshman. And if Walton returns for his senior year, that's about all that would likely be available.
But if Walton makes the jump, that would be the third starting PG in a row that Beilein has gotten to the NBA, and Winston should very much consider Michigan to become the next PG in that trend.
|21 weeks 15 hours ago||Depends how long you want to stay buckled||
I don't think it's impossible he winds up at Michigan, but I'd be pretty surprised if that decision were imminent. Early playing time is so important to 5-star recruits, as they are planning to stay only 2 years at most (whether that happens or not is different, but that's the general plan). If Winston were to commit to Michigan before next April, I think it would only be if Walton were to look like someone heading to the NBA after next season. Of course, I do have those expectations for Walton, and thus expectations for Winston, but I'd be surprised if Winston signed on before February.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Go away||
Please just go back under your bridge in Columbus, East Lansing, Bolivia, or wherever it is.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||The refs weren't calling anything on rebounds the entire series||
I lost count of the number of pushes in the back delivered by Tristan Thompson and arm-bars from Mosgov. The entire series was played with the refs letting almost everything go on rebounds. Was it a foul? Yes. But taken in context of the previous 12.5 quarters of basketball, it was far from egregious. It was too much contact that led to an awkward injury, with Love pulling one way as Olynyk falls the opposite direction, and gravity did its work. It just as easily could have been Olynyk who got hurt on that play or a number of others in the series.
What I'm most surprised about is that Perkins walked away without an ejection or suspension. He checks into the game and immediately puts two hands to the face of Jae Crowder on a blind screen. Refs should have tossed Perkins then, and that probably stops it right there before Smith went MMA on Crowder (who was fouling Smith at the time) in the second half.
Or they shouldn't have suspended ejected anyone. If you want a really physical series, which again, they let happen, then you need to deal with the consequences, which are scrums and injuries.