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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Of the 20 players selected in||
Of the 20 players selected in the top 10 of the past two NBA Drafts, 18 were former top 75 prospects and/or players who spent at least three seasons in college. The only exceptions? Burke and Stauskas -- both of whom enrolled at Michigan as unheralded recruits, earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors as sophomores, turned pro and were selected in the top 10 of the subsequent NBA Draft.
Not that I don't want to believe, but looking at two years with relatively small pools, doesn't that really set off your fluke filter, Brian?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You need to find better||
You need to find better croissants. There should be more than enough butter in them already just to get the appropriate layering.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||They got a great draw in||
They got a great draw in their semi final (Stanford, Brown, Princeton, Notre Dame and Harvard), which was an easier way to advance compared to the other semi: OSU, Cal, Washington, Virginia, USC and Indiana. OSU is #1, Cal and Washington are both fast (probably faster than UM), and Virginia and Michigan are very close, though UM won by about 1.5 seconds. To get into the A final, Michigan they had to beat three of the teams in their semi.
It was very close between the top four crews, and going into the last 500m, Michigan was in fourth but came from behind and took Princeton by about .2 of second, and barely half a second separated Stanford, Brown, Michigan and Princeton. So they'll be racing in the A final tomorrow.
Looking at the results for the two A/B semis (one two), Ohio State looks to have a clear edge since they were almost seven seconds up on the fourth place crew in their heat, meaning they likely shut it down. Cal led the first 1500m of the race, and Washington was also pretty far up on the field and their splits also seem to suggest shutting it down, so their times are likely not indicative of their full speed. In Michigan's semi, with all of the three crews being pushed to make the final the whole way down the course, no one shut it down, so these crews are close.
My guess is Cal and Ohio State will be slugging it out for gold and silver, but it will likely be a very good race for bronze, assuming all of the crews in the second semi can get back up after fighting such a hard race to get into the final. Just being in the Grand Final is a great accomplishment, though. Should be a fun race to watch tomorrow.
edit to add, here's the finish line from the semi...wow:
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not everybody's the perfect||
Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||That was the original plan a||
That was the original plan a few years ago when they first started talking about it, and the men's team raised a substantial amount of money for it, but there's been some restructuring in RecSports that makes it unlikely that the men's team will be allowed to shared facilities as they have in the past.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||There is already an||
There is already an organized, "official" championship structure, though, in the IRA. Michigan raced as a club varsity team at the IRA (against fully funded varsity teams) until 2008 when the IRA voted to exclude club teams. This is probably the biggest reason why the team has been pushing for varsity status - the team is reasonably well-funded through team dues, alumni donations and university support - but without official varsity recognition from the school, they can't race at the sport's national championship.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Its difficult to do with||
Its difficult to do with rowing, because the team is so big - more than 70 athletes on the roster this spring, I think. There was a plan floated a few years ago to have a core varsity program of nine scholarship athletes from the V8, and to maintain the club program along side it, but after men's lacrosse went varsity, that obviously fell by the wayside.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you about the DC||
I agree with you about the DC side, but nine hours isn't bad for a road trip??? Two full work days spent doing nothing but sitting in a car? That sounds awful.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I suspect that HBO might.||
I suspect that HBO might.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I think proper fitting||
I think proper fitting clothing would be enough. That suit's terrible.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Er, creating a GIF of the||
Er, creating a GIF of the Instagram video is arguably transformative, and I don't really care about that part anyways, but that video is most definitely not public domain.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't that the point, though?||
Isn't that the point, though? Colter's argument isn't that they're not compensated, its that they are employees and that because of that they're entitled to the same protections that employees are, including the right to form a union? People focus on football because the case for its exploitive nature is the strongest, given that the athletes are not afforded the protections of employees while working in a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Not really - it doesn't add||
Not really - it doesn't add anything to the presentation of the data, nor it does not add any context to the story you are trying to illustrate. Keep it simple. But I'm on my little visual presentation of quantitative information soapbox.
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||Which implies that its okay||
Which implies that its okay to have sex with them?
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||And in the real world, drunk||
And in the real world, drunk people can't consent. End of story.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||John Henry came out 20 years||
John Henry came out 20 years ago. Now I feel old.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for taking the time to||
Thanks for taking the time to provide such a detailed response.
Can you provide a little more insight into what this means, or perhaps provide a recommendation for something to read about it? I don't know what any of this is describing.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Leach argued that the||
Leach argued that the incident was heavily mischaracterized, and Adam James himself called the incident "funny" in a deposition, and did not feel that Leach should have been fired over it.
Craig James (YTCJK5H) is Adam James' father, and had lobbied hard to Leach to get more play time for him. He helped to fan the flames over the incident, and worked to get the administration to force him to apologize. Leach told them were to go for an apology, and they fired him over it (also believed to be because of some acrimony with him in the administration). I think Leach is a brash guy and you could maybe argue that he's a douchebag, but definitely not over this.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Mike Leach? RR? Geno Auriemma||
Mike Leach? RR? Geno Auriemma is a douche because he "bullies every other team in the nation with his outlandishly superior teams" and doesn't want to take on the challenge of coaching a men's team? This list is terrible.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||He'd likely have similar||
He'd likely have similar bonii in his Michigan contract, wouldn't he?
|31 weeks 5 days ago||SORRY! I had to put my entry||
SORRY! I had to put my entry together. Please accept my apology.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Fraud State? A 92-12 record||
Fraud State? A 92-12 record in 8 seasons under Peterson? 6 top 25 finishes and 11 win+ seasons? 5 bowl wins? Are we looking at different teams?
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Morris' redshirt was||
Morris' redshirt was definitely burned unless there was a medical issue.
|41 weeks 6 hours ago||I thought they didn't do that||
I thought they didn't do that anymore.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||what year did you graduate?||
what year did you graduate?
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I also liked Glasgow's immediate release on another stretch||
I'm still learning this, but in the second video posted (after "I also liked Glasgow's immediate release on another stretch"), did Lewan make a mistake by not engaging the DE there and letting him into the backfield or is that by design?
|48 weeks 6 days ago||That OU video is the source||
That OU video is the source of my favorite GIF and a true work of art...NSFW if thujone/prevail and ride is not okay in your workplace.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||As the overwhelming majority||
As the overwhelming majority of rape victims are.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||My understanding was that the||
My understanding was that the transfer blocks had been specifically against schools whose coaches had contacted him prior to whatever deadline exists before which they can be contacted, but that may be out of date.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||i did this one a long time||
i did this one a long time ago