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|1 week 1 day ago||I will be back to neg or plus||
I will be back to neg or plus you depending on the way Gary goes FYI.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No way does this team||
No way does this team struggle to make the NIT. If they match last year's 8-10 conference mark (a pessimistic prediction), they would be 18-13. Last year's team was just on the wrong side of that bubble at 16-16, so 18-13 def gets you in
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The general rule I've seen||
The general rule I've seen stated for posting political comments is that if I can tell who you voted for in the last presidential election from your comment, it's a no-no (look at some of the most negged comments in this thread). I think the OP was fine here because he wasn't looking to blame/smear/support any particular party and most comments in the thread focus on the science/timeline of what happened.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||They are hilariously awful. I||
They are hilariously awful. I almost feel bad for them.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure what world where||
I'm not sure what world where a 20 pt halftime lead in basketball is equal to a 10 pt lead in football. We outscored them in the paint 20-0. They only rebounded 20% of their misses (off of ugly shots that produce weird bounces). They didn't get a FT. I'm not saying this team is going to the Final Four or even the tournament, but to be displeased with that first half performance (I'm not bringing the 2nd half so far into account) is to fundamentally misunderstand basketball and how Beilein teams have performed against this competition usually. I can point out many better UM teams who struggled much more against equivalent competition (Concordia game from a couple years ago, 2008 team against Saginaw Valley, etc.).
|8 weeks 5 days ago||And there is a whole half to||
And there is a whole half to play. They only lost to Nebraska by 15 (over the whole game). If we play a sloppy second half and that's the margin, then that's fine to be disappointed. But the Kenpom margin was 25 and Vegas was 29 so to be upset to be up 20 at half is ridiculous.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe it's because I don't||
Maybe it's because I don't often frequent open threads, but I'm trying to figure out how a first half where we are up by 20 (and saw the first mini signs of life from Kam Chatman) has a majority of super negative comments.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ok I'll be that guy (though||
Ok I'll be that guy (though this strays close to politics I think I'm safe because it's all in jest). He's framing the court storming argument in the same terms that Donald Trump uses when talking about, well anything really.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think a lot of the||
I think a lot of the reactions here were over the top as far as getting rid of Beilein, but I do think a hard look will need to be taken at changing asst. coaches in the offseason. Perhaps "encouraging" one of them to take a lower tier HC position. Of course it's also possible that they make me look as silly as I did when I posted that I didn't think the 2013-2014 team would end up being good after we lost to Arizona by 1.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I have a friend who works||
I have a friend who works with the AD who said basically Hackett doesn't want to move from the west side of the state to live in A2 full time (which is what a full time AD would have to do). The AD job would have been his if he'd wanted it, but he does not.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Michgian went 2-2 in one||
Michgian went 2-2 in one score games. They ended up around where you would expect their record to be. Until today, they conssitently performed like a top 10 would be expected to perform. THis is a massive overreactiont to an admittably awful performance.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Great stuff as always. I||
Great stuff as always. I think you have the WR Smoke/Inside Zone picture up instead of the NCAA route for Michigan's pass play though.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Even if you think Wagner is the best center based off of this game (a dubious assertion at best), Doyle is your number 2 center clearly. DJ Wilson is nice but he really shouldn't be a center.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I believe they are the number||
I believe they are the number of screen passes that Rudock threw. Obviously it's important that you throw a catchable screen but it probably shouldn't count into the DSR the same as a 10 yard hitch or a 15 yard out.
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||I feel people who dismiss||
I feel people who dismiss turnovers as "luck" are oversimplifying the issue. The only part of TOs I considered to be mainly "luck" is fumble recoveries due to the random bouncing of an oddly shaped ball. Forcing fumbles is something that tends to happen when you play physical, sound defense. You get INTs by pressuring the QB and making plays in the secondary. You avoid INTs by good QB/OL play. You avoid fumbles by having your ball carriers be sound technically. So when I see someone say that so-and so will not have the same TO luck, I only think thats necessarily true if they recovered an abnormally high rate of fumbles or lose an abnormally low rate of fumbles (i.e us in 2011).
|17 weeks 1 day ago||He actually got it a while||
He actually got it a while ago after the Rutgers game last year.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||At first I thought you meant||
At first I thought you meant Mason Cole and was very confused why you wanted our LT to be returning kicks.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||That's not really a fair||
That's not really a fair quote to juinor colleges, getting compared to Rutgers like that.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||2008 Purdue. My buddy's car||
2008 Purdue. My buddy's car broke down in Indiana and his dad had to come pick us up from SE Michigan. Needless to say not a great weekend.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||Considering both our||
Considering both our athlete's misconduct over the last few years and UM's notorious difficulty in complying with FOIA, perhaps we shouldn't throw stones here. Still an interesting topic to note.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah Liggett didn't have a||
Yeah Liggett didn't have a football team for a couple years (2007-2009), but they definitely have one now. Nowhere near as good as DCDS obviously (though we probably have a better baseball program)
|25 weeks 2 days ago||There honestly isn't that||
There honestly isn't that huge a difference between the schools. When I was deciding between Cranbrook, Country Day, and Liggett, I went on tours to all three. I would tell you to do the same and see where you are most comfortable. Personally that was Liggett for me, but to each their own.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Can I ask why? Other than the||
Can I ask why? Other than the fact that Grosse Pointe is an awful place. It's every bit the school as the other ones.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Love the fact that the goal||
Love the fact that the goal is a National Championship. I know we almost certainly won't, but the team should go into every year with that as the mindset.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||There really aren't more||
There really aren't more basketball scholarships being handed out at all. 300 * 13 = 3900 scholarships. 120 *85 = 10,200. Even if you include D2 schools it doesn't come close to matching the number of football scholarships (since you could then include FCS schools before getting to D2 for football)
|28 weeks 5 hours ago||So I don't know how in the||
So I don't know how in the world I got to 24 without knowing that I had the same birthday as Lloyd Carr. Happy Birthday coach!
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I still think the biggest||
I still think the biggest problem early last season was Walton getting hurt in the Vilanova game. He had none of his explosiveness afterwards and couldn't help Caris share the load. IMHO the biggest thing the team needs to work on is Doyle improving his PnR chemistry with both Caris and Walton.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||I think the fact that the||
I think the fact that the reaction to this is that OKC made some mistake firing one of the worst coaches in the NBA shows that few people actually watch the NBA. If they get an actual coach, they should be co-favorites for the title.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Haha was not expecting to see||
Haha was not expecting to see this name on here. She went to my high school (though I graduated the year before she got there so I follow her career at UM. Especially cool as my high school doesn't produce a ton of D-1 atheletes (though an increasing number since they starting *recruiting*)
|46 weeks 6 days ago||If defensive effot is so||
If defensive effot is so lacking in the NBA, why do so many college stars all of a sudden see their efficiency drop when they get to the league? The NBA has better shooters, athletes, and game action. If given the choice between a UM game and the NBA, I'd watch UM 100% because I love UM. But if given the choice between a random non-NCAA tourney college game and a random NBA game? I'd always pick the NBA.