Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|1 day 17 hours ago||No, Coach K "does things the||
No, Coach K "does things the right way." Know this.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Didn't matter. The ref had||
Didn't matter. The ref had blown the whistle before MJ's first step to the hoop.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I wonder if Izzo might feel||
I wonder if Izzo might feel personally marginalized by the success MSU's football team has experienced - particularly this year. Subtle competition between sports in college athletic programs is probably fairly common.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Can someone explain why||
Can someone explain why Wisconsin is predicted ahead of us as a 2 seed? There must be a legit reason, but I haven't heard it yet.
|2 days 20 hours ago||RIP indeed. He brought the||
RIP indeed. He brought the Lions back downtown where the belong and loved that franchise as much as any one of us. Coaches and front office pros across the League knew him as a fair and loyal owner - maybe to a fault. He was part of Detroit.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Maceo Baston Arrived in the||
Arrived in the class that included Maurice Taylor, Jerrod Ward, Travis Conlon and Willie Mitchell. Played four years with with solid numbers. Wasn't implicated with Traylor, Bullock, et. al. - which seems like an accomplishment. I remember him playing with consistency and seemed to carry himself well. I would have loved seeing him with a better cast of characters.
|5 days 19 hours ago||"MICHIGAN" belongs on the||
"MICHIGAN" belongs on the front. "WOLVERINES" is too long and makes the gear look about as distinctive as the average high school uniform.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Looks like it's been updated.||
Looks like it's been updated. We're close to Duke in the basic metrics. I don't have access to home/road splits, but we have to be a lot better than they are. I live in the Triangle and have Duke friends who have been hanging their hat on the near-win at Cuse for a month. I've thought all season - especially after going to a number of games at Cameron this year - that Duke relies too much on their home court. Meanwhile, we notched a few signatures on the road this year.
|5 days 22 hours ago||GR - Gone. I'm not sure he||
GR - Gone. I'm not sure he is as interested in the college game as we would like him to be. Another year of invisibility will not raise his draft status. Someone will take a chance in the first round. If he stays, we might enjoy a season of beast-mode, but I doubt he has it in him at this level.
Mitch - 50/50. Leaving now could at least get him on an NBA roster for a while. Staying another year might expose his game and lead to another injury. Like GR, the upside to another year is small and while a Mitch beast-mode in 14-15 seems more likely than GR, I'm not sure it is worth the risk to a player of his age and injury history.
Stauskas is gone. It is a good problem to have.
I echo a small concern upthread about Caris leaving. Dude seems like Rondo without superhuman steal ability. End of the day, we get him for another year.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Yeah. Didn't you realize that||
Yeah. Didn't you realize that the official position of the board is that Jalen is a self-promoter who is only liked by older people who can't stop talking about a discredited bygone era of Michigan basketball?! And didn't you realize that talking about the Fab 5 diminishes the accomplishments of our current team? Didn't you?!!
|6 days 10 hours ago||Kenpom has Duke at #4 before||
Kenpom has Duke at #4 before this loss. They spent most of the year right around that. We sit at #10. Not sure what that all means, but there it is.
|1 week 17 hours ago||You might be right. This||
You might be right. This year will be interesting to see how he handles AA and possibly AAA by September. The Tigers don't have a problem jetting players through the system if they have a need. Luckily Kinsler probably won't dip below a negative WARP for two more years.
|1 week 17 hours ago||2B tend to age poorly.||
2B tend to age poorly. Kinsler is 32. He'll project ok at the position for this year and be a passable bridge to Devon Travis. Baseball America's #2 organizational prospect, #84 overall/top 100.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hopefully not true. *LOCK*||
Hopefully not true.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes. I also wonder how much||
Yes. I also wonder how much effort is involved with keeping guys who don't want to play school eligible for one year. Kentucky could be taking a one and done approach to players, as well.
|1 week 4 days ago||I would not watch another||
I would not watch another Michigan football game again if they wore this gear. Yes, I am that guy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||ND moved their traditional||
ND moved their traditional blood match against Purdue to a dome in Indy. That move alone clearly shows us how they feel about our rivalry.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||2014: The Meme wasn't that||
2014: The Meme wasn't that long ago.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing this was||
I'm guessing this was bullshit:
"I would like to apologize to The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan, my teammates, my family, the fans and the TV viewing audience for my behavior during yesterday's game. Wearing the scarlet and grey uniform is a privlege and an honor. I let my emotions get the best of me and didn't conduct myself properly in the heat of the moment. My actions do not reflect who I am as a person and teammate. I love The Ohio State University and appreciate everything it has done for me. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry and hope everyone can accept my sincere apology."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'll need to re-watch that||
I'll need to re-watch that episode as, well - I'm going off memory. But I think they wanted highlight what was likely Underwood's last true, intimate (not only sexual) relationship. In that space and time, he was closer and more honest with that person than anyone else.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Derek Jeter's intangibles||
Derek Jeter's intangibles alone regularly pushed him over the 100% effort range.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I hate Grant Hill. He played||
I hate Grant Hill. He played for Duke. And he is non-white.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"BEAT OHIO" is tribal.||
"BEAT OHIO" is tribal. Especially when its chanted during certain occasions - near the end of the Nebraska game in '11 or at The Game itself. It needs to be used judiciously. For example, in Boston, "BEAT LA" generally shows up near the end of a Confrence Finals win.
Their "I don't give a damn" song just sounds pretty fucking stupid. Like something a kid sings at summer camp. I never understood it enough to be put off, but they seem to have fun.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||There were some stories about||
There were some stories about a few Frieder-era players that ran through my circles that would kill programs in today's social media environment. I don't hold much of a grudge, but we might be lucky the banhammer didn't hit the MBB program earlier than it did.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||ThisThisThis. I enjoy the||
ThisThisThis. I enjoy the NBA game in itself approximately 4x more than college BB not involving Michigan. The skill level matched with playoff intensity - especially when player and team rivalries show up in June - make the game a helluva lot more interesting to me. And, yes, I agree that there are too many meaningless games and a debilitating star system (see also League pushes given to Dwayne Wade in '06, Lebron/Wade in 2012 and Jordan from about '86-'98).
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I like Tacos.||
I like Tacos.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||You know what, Willie? You||
You know what, Willie? You can leave.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||MSU and ESPN's campaiged||
MSU and ESPN's campaiged heavily on Saturday night that injuries were to the blame for their loss. I'd be shocked if State drops lower than #5.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||00:23? Or is that generous?||
00:23? Or is that generous?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I don't get it. Really. I||
I don't get it. Really. I don't.