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|1 day 10 hours ago||Is mgoblue working for anyone?||
I'm trying to listen to the feed from the web (not the app), and there's currently no feed. Can't use ESPN because that's blocked at work.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Tough position to be in||
Kids's the top qb in the country. He's undoubtedly asked for info a dozen times a day. He and or his family probably hoped that if he gave some people the scoop on condition of being quiet and leaving them alone, they'd be quiet and leave them alone. Didn't work, but I see why they'd want it to be secret. Just didn't want the fuss.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Presumably Brandon makes some money||
Being in the recruiting coverage business. The poster was criticizing the coverage business in general, but trying not to use broad brushstrokes and criticize Brandon, who had not leaked information he was asked not to leak.
|4 days 12 hours ago||To be fair to his predecessors||
A lot more early-season tournaments have formed. It used to be the preseason NIT, Alaska, or Hawaii. If you weren't Duke, you weren't going to one every year. Now there are probably a dozen or do options.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Yeah, pretty much identical||
Except whereas we lost three of our top contributors, they've got almost all of them for their senior year. No thanks. I'd much rather face Kansas.
|5 days 10 hours ago||He should||
He's inconsistent and can let his emotions take control, but when he puts it together he's a one-man wrecking crew. Not the player you want to see in single-elimination.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Need to win out||
That will take care of Wisconsin, since that necessarily gives them one more loss, either to us or someone less goof than us. Probably need Nova and Kansas to lose -- and I'm not sure who you want coming through the ACC tournament. It's possible, but Arizona and Florida have a #1 locked up, as does Wichita State if they win tomorrow, and maybe do anyway. It'll take a lot of help. But a 2 is easily obtainable. A win today gives us an insdie track.
|1 week 2 days ago||Broncos fan here||
I love Champ -- he's been a great player for a long time, but he simply doesn't have it any more. Teams learned in 2012 that they could pick on him, and last year -- ugh. I hope after testing the waters he returns to the Broncos on a one-year deal so he can get a ring, because you need a 4th cornerback, but he shouldn't be a starter, or even a nickelback, at this point.
|1 week 2 days ago||I love Miles||
Guys like JB and Miles, who enjoy their job, helping kids grow without throwing them under the bus or splattering them with blood from burst veins, are such a breath of fresh air compared to the Izzo's, Crean's, and Bo Ryan's of the world.
|1 week 2 days ago||The Fab 5 is why I love Michigan basketball||
Growing up in upstate New York it would have been easy to root for Syracuse like everyone else, but the fab 5 is what got me started on college basketball. Bums me out what happened with Webber, but CWebb, Juwan, Jalen, Ray, and Jimmy introduced me to the excitement of college basketball. I wish everyone could put the disappointments behind them and remember the excitement they created. The misery from 1998-2008 wasn't even that miserable. Just ask Northwestern fans. I knew we'd be back some day. We deserved a few tourney berths we didn't get anyway, as evidenced by our NIT success.
|1 week 2 days ago||Takes some people longer than others||
He's got tons of ability. He would not be the first kid to not his potential until his early-to-mid 20s. If you draft him at the end of the first or in the second round, you can have him on your team for very cheap (by NBA standards) for four years.. At the minimum salary if he's a second rounder, or not too far above it at the end of the 1st. If I were running an NBA team, I'd take that chance. If he puts it all together in year 3, I've got a starting caliber player in the cheap, which let's me pay more for a star at another position. Gambles like GR3 that pay off can really set a team up. It's a key factor in how the Spurs have stayed so dominant.
|1 week 3 days ago||His ceiling is Ray Allen||
I mean, ceiling, and he's probably not getting there, because Allen is a first-ballot hall of famer. But I can't remember any other lights-out shooters from 3 who also have his playmaking ability. Allen was famous for his work ethic, which Stauskas definitely seems to share.
And yes, I don't think it's a question that he's been better than Reddick, who really was "Just-a-Shooter" until his senior year.
The biggest thing Nik needs to get better at is consistent defense, if he wants to excel at the next level. In the NBA, they'll find you if you're the weakest link on the floor. When that happens enough, you find yourself playing a lot on bad teams, or on the bench of good ones. He's got the size to defend on the wing, and it seems like he's added the strength. At this point I think it's mostly about technique and consistency -- LeBron, hate him tho I do -- gives it at both end, and not one -- Bacari needs to remind him of that. His shot is great -- time to practice something new!
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm aware||
The poster was saying WCS doesn't score or rebound much, and isn't a great free throw shooter. My point is Drummond didn't do that in college either, still can't shoot free throws, and a) had no problem getting drafted in the first round, and b) is a valuable NBA player. The college game is different than the NBA, especially for centers.
Edit: I see now that autocorrect changed UConn to Utah, hence your correction.
|1 week 5 days ago||Cauley-Stein will go in the first||
And deservedly so. He's the best defensive center in the draft -- is one of the leading shotblockers in the country, and gets a respectable amount of steals. Despite being so active defensively, he blocks more shots than he commits fouls.
He doesn't score much, it's true, but considering he shoots 60%, it's difficult to discern if that's due to ability or the lack of his teammates getting him the ball. If I were a coach, and I had a 7-footer shooting 60% from around the hoop, I'd try to get him more than 5 shots a game. His free throw shooting has also improved from 36% last year to 49% this year. When you think about young 7-footers, he's much better at free throws than Andre Drummond, who shot a ridiculously bad 29.5% as a freshman at Utah, had no trouble getting drafted, is only up to 40% in his second season in the pros, and is considered one of the best young centers in the game. (His rebounding stats compare similarly to Drummond also). I hate Kentucky, but that team has multiple first-rounders on it -- possibly two in the top 10, which just goes to show how bad of a coaching job Cal has done.
|1 week 6 days ago||Saint Louis is a very good team||
Wichita State went in there and won on the road. That's as good as any of our wins. I wouldn't have been at all surprised if Wichita State could have put up a 15-3 or 14-4 record in the B1G. Undefeated, no way. But I'd rather face Kansas than Wichita.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||In the old days||
This used to be not uncommon in past centuries, and it was a big fear of some people, including Edgar Allen Poe. I believe he was buried with a bell contraption extending into his casket, so he could ring it if he were brief alive.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree completely||
Yes, it's a problem there are college athletes at a third -grade reading level, but that problem started well before the kids were "eligible" for high school sports, much less college.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Michigan couldn't expel him"||
I think "couldn't" is being mistaken for "didn't" in that statement. Part of the reason this has blown up is that perhaps Michigan "could" have, but didn't. Maybe they couldn't, I don't know, but I think to take it as a given that they would have if they could have is giving too much credit to the University at this point.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It'd be unlikely||
Not impossible, but a lot of it is out of michigan's control. If Kansas runs the table, shouldn't they be a 1-seed? Same with Florida, Zona, and Syracuse or Duke, and some of those probably don't have to win out. And then you have Wichita State, who has to be a #1 seed if they haven't lost since last year's Final Four.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Trying to take Amtrak from NY to DC||
Just crossing my fingers at this point.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He's also very pro-competition||
Mind you, FCC decisions are always political. But the politics may be that Wheeler (new FCC chair) disapproves of this merger partly to show his independence.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Grad year transfer||
Hoke should find one of those basketball power forwards who wants to play college football for a year to prepare for the NFL.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I work in the antitrust arena||
And while I'm not aware of the specifics of this merger, I would be surprised if this went through. The DOJ antitrust division has been pretty aggressive of late.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Don't get down by 14||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I can easily see LeVert being a first-rounder next year||
He made a pretty big jump from last year to this year. Another jump would take him to elite. He's also young for his class, which will help him on the draft boards. He's only like a month or so older than Julius Randle, and younger than a lot of the freshmen who went to prep school for a year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not really||
My understanding is that this year is very deep at the top, but thins out by the end of the first round, whereas next year a bit flatter in talent, but deeper.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Coach retention?||
Maybe by increasing Smith's and Manning's duties, this is a way to keep either or both from being poached by another school (like whomever we lost to OK last year).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I rarely downvote||
But I'd downvote that 20 times if I could.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's a pretty stuck-up viewpoint||
I highly doubt you've met any of them. It's a kid and his parents disagreeing about a major life choice. Happens all the time. Only difference is that 100s of reporters and bloggers are constantly asking about it, and having a race to be the first to tweet about it. No one has done anything other than disagree... There's been no hint of benefits going anywhere, no drugs... Just a kid who wants one thing from school and parents who want another and aren't willing to give in yet. That's it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Lance Stephenson||
That's who he reminds me of.