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|2 days 15 hours ago||Sad.||
Rivalries mean nothing in the face of this kind of tragic passing.
Condolences to their families and friends.
|1 week 1 day ago||Choose your story ending:||
a) Don't ever criticize our rivals until you beat them on the field!
b) It's not like Michigan's innocent (then add a random comment about Brandon Gibbons or Big Will Campbell going all Dukes of Hazard on a vehicle).
c) Random apologist/self-loathing Michigan fan comment about Sparty "dominance" over the last seven years and while running on about how Coach Dantonio is "elite" and has proven more "at this level" than Harbaugh
d) Random apologist/self-loathing Michigan fan comment about tOSU "dominance" over the past decade while ignoring all shenanigans (Tressell, money, weed) and going on about Meyer's recruiting.
e) All of the above
|1 week 1 day ago||He gone...||
Much speculation on the Ohio State side...disquieting. Sad he didn't come to Michigan maybe things would have been different.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't know if it's above that...||
But I have a sort of assured confidence that this thing will turn around and particularly so under Harbaugh. I mean, it basically took the guy 6 games with a Brady Hoke roster and a transfer QB to right the ship (and lose in the absolute worst way possible in all of our lives).
I think we're above all that because, as Michigan fans, we've all lived dominance and expect it to return (yes, it probably is our birthright...too bad haters). That said, there is a reasl variance between Michigan slappies and Sparty slappies. Sparty slappies are the worst, most myopic, short sighted, football began in 2007, Coach D nut hugging, Harbaugh success denying donkeys on the planet. Michigan slappies are just overly hopeful and delusionally positive (see Hoke era).
|1 week 1 day ago||The shorts suck.||
|1 week 1 day ago||This.||
Apparently Nike makes them but they clearly retained Adidas designers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmmm...||
I thought I saw a bit more "Big Play" Ray Vinopal but with more speed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Draymond Green Arrested?||
Ain't that a kick in the nuts...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It bears considering||
...who comes up with these team names at Nike?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well...||
So glad to see that he's talented.
Seems this Jim Harbaugh is quite solid at talent identification.
Comments on the Hello post are now quite interesting...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This.||
Give me the 70's depth in players using era related crap equipment vs. Serena/Venus or the modern players and I'd be interested to see the results.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is not really a viable line of argument||
Based on what you're arguing, prior generations could not be considered in the discussion of greatest female athlete...so what's the cut line then? 70's, 80's? As well, if this is the case, then do Billie Jean King's wins get more weight as she pioneered the business of women's sports on tv, competed against males (though maybe staged a bit vs. Riggs), dealt with significantly more opposition to her athletic achievements (and sexuality).
Bottom line, of course you can include previous generations in any discussion of greatness. Much like baseball, football etc. you can only compete against your era and then discuss/debate that dominance as fans. People still talk about Koufax, Seaver, Rose etc. in baseball because they were so great in their time. Similarly, Jim Brown and Barry Sanders vs. their era similarly great. Gretzky in hockey dominated his era (essentially reshaped the game and how it was defended) in a way that had not been seen before or since.
Babe Zaharias, against her era was ridiculously dominant in a way that had not really been seen in women's sports. Where it becomes more interesting is that she was great in a wide array of different disciplines and competed at the highest levels in all of them. Williams is great at tennis in her era but not close to the kind of dominance era vs. era that Zaharias had across disciplines.
Greatness isn't only about the now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||LJ Scott, top 3 running back?||
Not behind that offensive line.
Unless they really ramped up the HGH program this past winter.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I presume you are not bullish on this one?||
Not even speculating on the TTB rating then...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Zach Collaros, late of Cincinnati||
I think he just signed with Hamilton 3 years a mil 5
I think that is the highest in the league. Avg. ovbs. below that
|4 weeks 3 days ago||LOL||
You don't choose the Leafs. They choose you.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||@Magnus||
I don't even know your work any more.
I was waiting for ttb rating -7
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Easy new guy.||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"I wish"||
Closer than I'd like though...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But.||
How much in endorsements in Toronto for Stamkos? Huge.
If your argument was legit on money then the Blue Jays and Raptors couldn't retain their players which has not been an issue.
Can we bet a few tailgate beers on this? I have Canadian craft beer on offer here.
FWIW, I think Stamkos re-signs after kicking the tires.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'll leave it here and answer your query clearly.||
As to how Toronto will move from brutal to good:
Hire quality front office (check)
Hire Detroit's coach (check)
Get exceptional prospects (check) keep solid core
Matthews/Marner/Nylander/Kapanen all top prospects to Hockey News etc.
VanReimsdyk, Reilly, Kadri, Gardiner all solid
Trade for Kerby Rychel today (not bad)
Get goalie that is not constantly injured so AHL goalie or Bernier is not starting (check). Average okay. (check)
Finally, you seem to forget this was a team that was purposively tanking since December to get Matthews or a top 3 pick. Clearly. Your analysis of the stats on the Leafs is pretty myopic when that is accounted. You can give me the prospects argument and I'll counter with LA, Chicago, Tampa in the past decade.
They will be young next year but not terrible; definitely on the rise.
I hope that's plain enough.
If I'm wrong in a year I'll own it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Damn.||
That Nani dive was the worst.
Dislike the diving on both sides.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Salty.||
You forget Reimer spent the last several years dealing with post concussion syndrome and his save percentage pre/post was markedly different. Not the same player, frequently injured due to this, and the Leafs could not stay with Bernier/Sparks. Again, too scary.
Andersen, looking at the advanced stats as opposed to save percentage, is almost completely average over 125 games but I'd take that over what the Leafs had (Bernier/Reimer/Sparks) in the past years. Too scary to stay with that. Assuming the cap remains stable or rises slightly then $5 mil per for stable middle of the pack/avg. goaltending is a step up for the Leafs and reasonable.
FWIW, Bernier's advanced stats don't simply reflect his defence in front of him but diminishment in his play. The Leafs would never have made the Reimer/Andersen moves otherwise given the relative cost.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting||
Last time I went to a Tampa game for the Leafs (easier to get top end seats than Toronto) it was tons of Leaf fans (snowbirds mostly and a bunch of people who flew in) and I got awesome seats, free cokes and hot dogs! Good times.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My point is the same||
I can get tickets to any game in Detroit easy.
I attended games at the Joe in the 80's Reed Larson era also. It was even easier then but the same concept applies.
It's a front runner fanbase. I guess that happens when you make the playoffs all the time.
We'll see how things go with the Leafs. Remind me in a year if I'm wrong.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Wolverines Football...||
...stealing prospects from my Temple Owls.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||A bit of clarification?||
a) All NHL contracts are paid in American dollars (which hurts Canadian teams, of course, when the dollar is 80 cents or so). Money a non issue except the Toronto endorsements.
b) The glare of the media, like Montreal, is much greater in Toronto because hockey matters there. The Leafs have a hockey show on TSN every day at lunch 12 months a year. It is true you require the right character to fit that. Stamkos has been under a spotlight since he was a kid and then in Sarnia though. He's from Toronto and would, like Kadri, get it.
c) If you are really considering that Blashill is the equal of the Hall of Fame coach Mike Babcock because of one season...same Babcock that coached your last cup...then /smh
d) Wings do have some nice young talent but it's either a wash or leaning Toronto (I mean, come on, Matthews/Marner).
FWIW, I think Stamkos re-signs in Tampa after kicking the tires everywhere.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"you traded your best goalie"||
You speak of the Leafs evidently Vezina quality netminders of last year...(throws up hands)
I like Reimer as a person and his loyalty to the organization/support of the fans is laudable. He more than most deserved the cup with San Jose. Post injury just not the same netminder as a few years ago. Unfortunate. Bernier just never translated from LA to the Leafs. Similarly unfortunate.
Andersson is a significant upgrade.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Here's the thing.||
Wings have had so much success and yet, there I was last year, sitting up front for an original 6 opponent. Bought my tickets day of game and without issue.
Great teams but the support is front runner. #truth
Leafs been bad since '93 but the support remains. I wonder how you'll frame it when the Leafs are winning?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Cool.||
I'm calling the Leafs to make the playoffs next year. Remind me if I'm wrong (but I won't be).
People dismissing Toronto's "prospects" forget that Matthews is a potential generational player (its why you go concensus #1), Marner is a phenom and the rest of their prospects have been marinating a couple years with the Marlies (Hunter doesn't like to bring up kids and run them early - although I expect Matthews up day 1).