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|11 hours 25 min ago||This was an impossible game||
This was an impossible game to watch coherently. The team will be really good next year, but hopefully some of the overtime karma comes back in 2016 because this year has been terrible.
|11 hours 50 min ago||FFS!||
|11 hours 59 min ago||This team really has enough||
This team really has enough gas in the tank for 40 minutes, but anything more and it is just watching teeth being pulled.
|14 hours 25 min ago||What? You mean to tell me||
What? You mean to tell me that Gregg Henson's "insiders" might simply be copying-and-pasting information from other sites?!?
I kid (a bit), but yeah, nothing here is new. You could find-replace with Hoke and Harbaugh and the QBs and publish the same thing from last year.
|14 hours 28 min ago||Basically everything we've||
Basically everything we've been hearing. Morris just seems broken by incompetent coaching, and who the heck knows what else.
Every year I hear about how practices are "X" and how that is different than "Y" last year. I think the hating on Hoke, especially now that he isn't here to defend himself, is becoming a bit excessive. I would not be surprised if practices were slower and less intense than other programs', but I remember hearing the same thing about RR and how Hoke's practices were much more "physical". So I'll take any discussions on that topic with a grain of salt.
I have yet to hear of a coach who comes into spring ball content with his team's conditioning.
|19 hours 32 min ago||This is a pretty fair||
This is a pretty fair assessment. I do think the position will help him, but I guess I look at him and I still see a bit of a tweener. He's quite tall for a SG but might be a step slow, but not heavy enough to play SF (by comparison, Kyle Singler is almost 30 pounds heavier and I don't think people view him as a particularly imposing forward). Obviously those are all problems you can work around, but if I'm evaluating him as an NBA scout I'd wonder about his ability to gain mass and develop a better shot to take advantage of his size. What stunk this year is that he got hurt just as the conference slate picked up, so you didn't get to see him play a certain level of competition week in/week out like you did with Hardaway and the like.
I took a look at his gamelog and I saw a guy who put up huge numbers against mediocre-to-bad teams, but (whether because of defensive shifts or one-on-one matchups) really struggled against the better teams on the schedule. I don't want to read too much into small sample sizes, but it is a concern that I suspect will be noted in his draft grade.
|19 hours 47 min ago||He's a different player. If||
He's a different player. If he gets bigger and refines his shot, he's good enough to be a solid contributor on a championship team. His floor is 3-and-D, and that'll get you a couple nice contracts in the NBA if you can add anything else. But nobody save for maybe Mitch have looked like potential "stars" in the NBA, but that's okay.
|19 hours 54 min ago||Makes sense. He's either||
Makes sense. He's either gone this year or next, so might as well take advantage of the service.
My guess is he gets a low 1st-round grade, which will put him in a tough spot. Based on what I've read and heard, he seems open to returning, but it might still be an uphill climb. We'll see.
|20 hours 30 min ago||It's funny, though, that||
It's funny, though, that Brian ALWAYS wants to talk about yolo. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
You could not pay me enough money to be a college or pro HC. The hours are brutal, you are constantly dealing with a million outside stresses, you have to compromise some part of your humanity to be great, and every season I'm sure stuff like this happens, many times behind closed doors. That's the thing - we hear these accusations and obviously wonder why they weren't investigated more intently, but I honestly wonder how many of these claims a coach hears a year that really don't amount to anything. All the while, you have to balance your player's, the team's, and the victim(s)' interests and protections, while also doing the million other things you have to do in a day. Just crazy.
|20 hours 35 min ago||I almost never read the||
I almost never read the sports sections for the NY Post or Daily News except if it is on the floor of the subway and I'm looking down at my shoes, but by all accounts those are full of terrible, reactionary writers.
At this point, if you have a column for a major newspaper you are appealing to the over-50 demographic, at best, so it is going to be filled with people who write 500 words a week and complain about "the kids".
|1 day 13 hours ago||And old Bret knows all about||
And old Bret knows all about partying too hard.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yeah, but I do think that the||
Yeah, but I do think that the vitriol he gets from no-name jerks on the internet whenever Duke comes in the crosshairs probably does get to him.
|1 day 18 hours ago||But what if the victim||
But what if the victim doesn't want to press charges, for any number of reasons? Then you have one of your players being investigated basically by yourself, with no real evidence except some second-accounts of claims made during a retreat.
It's a very thorny situation, and one that can lead to lots of unintended consequences. But what drives me crazy about this situations is that we tend to view them prematurely retroactively, assuming the worst and then chastising the major players for incompetence or cover-up when it likely isn't that. Is Coach K a squeaky-clean HC? I doubt it. But there are rules in place regarding sexual assaults for a reason, and sometimes it does put pressure on the victim to come forth, which obviously can be stressful and can lead to delayed charges. But on the other hand, nothing would destroy a team's chemsitry, and a coach's duty to everyone involved, more than unilateral policework by assistant coaches regarding every bit of hearsay or rumor.
I'm guessing there is smoke in this situation, but as with Gibbons, a HC can only do so much, and at some point (unfortunately) even if he may suspect something he might not be in a position to initiate an investigation without more solid information.
|1 day 18 hours ago||He's a Duke slappy, but I||
He's a Duke slappy, but I have to think a part of him is just saying that before we crucify another college athlete based on limited information, it might be worth pumping the breaks a bit on the pitchfork wagon and see what is actually going on. Yeah, there is some favortism, and on the other side I'm sure there is a fair bit of victim blaming going on, but the general sentiment that before a bunch of yahoos on the internet start passing judgment on very serious charges because they hate a program that wins at basketball, is one htat should probably be followed.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The issue isn't whether or||
The issue isn't whether or not a person making claims is lying, though by all reputable research I've seen false accusations of rape and sexual assault are pretty rare. The more important issue is that in a country that purports to hold someone innocent until proven guilty by a court of law, the university owes it to all parties to not make a value statement until such time as that determination of guilt, or at least the public acknowledgement of the situation, is completed.
Honestly - it's two wmen, seemingly unreleated, making similar claims. I don't know what happened (and I doubt anyone here does), but I wouldn't expect this to turn out to be some massive hoax perpetrated on Sulaimon.
|1 day 19 hours ago||It's a pretty bad loss, but||
It's a pretty bad loss, but it does happen. This wasn't really "the Phillies" as much as it was a bunch of AA/AAA players with the Phillies' laundry on. Still shouldn't happen, but it's not like this was a pro squad going to war with Tampa.
|1 day 19 hours ago||These are always tough||
These are always tough situations for administrators - you have to protect the student's right while the legal process carries on while also being cognizant of the victim(s) and the general perception if/when the details come out. This is why I was more forgiving of Hoke and co. during the Gibbons situation than his various other failings. At least Duke is handling it well now.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I remain concerned about the||
I remain concerned about the receivers, but it is nice to see that the offense should have a decent number of older players who help establish an identity. Seeing the number of wasted redshirts, especially on the defense, does make me sad.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Damn it Ace, stop spoiling||
Damn it Ace, stop spoiling recruiting with these titles. I am DVR'ing Scout today!
|2 days 1 min ago||Makes sense. He's a great||
Makes sense. He's a great tackle, but this team can't hamstring itself even more with another long-term contract like Suh. It sucks, but it makes sense to find a fix in the draft.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Proving that even idiots can||
Proving that even idiots can get it right every once and a while, I commend Schilling for taking on the mouth-breathers and assorted miscreants who think making inappropriate comments about others on the internet is fine because, well, nobody has come after them yet.
|2 days 3 hours ago||The vast majority of respones||
The vast majority of respones are "change the settings on your phone". Asking a whole site to change how it operates because you don't know how you change your iPhone is what is drawing the ire of many.
|2 days 3 hours ago||It's another opportunity for||
It's another opportunity for fringe teams to get a "big" win and get into the NCAA tournament, which helps each conference with prestige. They also make a ton of money, which is certainly appealing.
I used to not like them, but I get their utility and I think it helps to ramp up to the NCAA tournament, and in some ways has probably improved some of the earlier games because the teams have already played in "mini" tournament games already. I remember in years before how some teams that had clinched bigs early on looked a little, well, "rusty" because they hadn't played a meaningful game for a couple of weeks. Getting a warm-up like this helps them get focused.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Does any version of the app||
Does any version of the app push notifications to the header/console? If not, best option is just not open the app until you've seen the game. I have a kid too and don't always see games live, but I don't see why Ace and co. should change their style so as not to "spoil" a game already played just because people like me are behind.
|2 days 12 hours ago||This was a weird situation||
This was a weird situation all around b/c the OP to the post followed general rules; the debate sprung from a comment from a third party.
At this point, the mods are pretty good about handling clearly blatant C&P threads, and Brian/Ace/etc. all seem to follow a consistent code. What people post here doesn't reflect on the site's admins, and honestly I'm not sure what else can be done.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Nice trade. Needed another||
Nice trade. Needed another competent PF, and so far neither player has distinguished himself too much.
|2 days 14 hours ago||To be fair, a substantial||
To be fair, a substantial portion are in response to the PK show.
|2 days 14 hours ago||It isn't a constant issue on||
It isn't a constant issue on campus, unless college has demonstrably changed from 15 years ago when I was in A2. Yes, money is discussed in certain circles, but the idea that every frat member is rich and that there is this massive class divide reeks of lazy internet talk. But whatever, at this point these posts are just good comedy to see PeterKilma show up and trying to mitigate what happened with specious reasoning.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I agree the OP followed the||
I agree the OP followed the rules of MGoBlog; my issue was with the poster who said he should have posted more information.
My point about linking to another site is that at least in that context, the person who generated the paywall information has someone he/she can reach out to regarding the release of information that was previously behind a paywall. It's why (I suspect) Brian has a policy of limited "gist-ing"; if someone had an issue they could contact him. But an anonymous person on this site posting paywall information via massive copy-and-paste jobs exposes Brian but without any real means to stop the original user beyond a banning.
Honestly, I don't pay for any of that insider stuff because I don't care; being first in line to learn about something that isn't immediately relevant isn't a driving force for me. For others, having that access (or at least the perception of it) is. But my background in IP law as well as software development makes me a little sensitive to the issues surrounding content distribution.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Your arguments have gone from||
Your arguments have gone from semi-reasonable to just blatant, blanket justifications for whatever ax you are trying to grind. The crowd here as spoken, and you are in the severe minority.