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|7 weeks 3 days ago||Most have been mentioned||
The comedians I can listen to constantly and never get old:
Bill Cosby (I know, I know. Still exceptionally talented and funny)
Lesser known names:
For great story telling - Kyle Kinane, Trevor Noah
For dark humor - Anthony Jeselnik (unorthodox delivery, but hilariously awful content)
For creative comedy - Bo Burnham, Zach Galafinakis
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Auto-bench||
I first want to state I completely agree that the auto-bench strategy employed recently is too heavy handed and it frustrates me to no end. I fall more in the "minutes are minutes" camp.
The only plausible defense for autobench I can think of (that hasn't been discussed extensively) is the profitability for opponents to get fouls on players diminishes as the game progresses. I.e. 3 fouls in the first half is a lot more significant than getting a 3rd foul with 6 minutes left in the second half.
So by sitting his players in the first, Beilein is taking removing the temptation for opponents to attack those players to draw fouls. By this logic, you may actually end up getting more minutes out of an Irvin or MAAR since they can play more in the second half unmolested than they might in the first.
When they end the game with only two or three fouls, this could be caused by Beilein taking those measures so opponents didn't have an incentive to get additional fouls on them. Had they gotten their fouls earlier they might be under more duress all game.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I attended.||
I love college basketball and work in the area so I have season tickets to the upper deck bleachers for State games (getting to see some top level B1G basketball all year is pretty nice). It is almost worth it for the UM game alone each year so all these top 10 matchups is icing on the cake.
I was lucky enough to be sitting just a few rows from the traveling Maize Rage so I had some allies. Breslin was very loud to start - most notably the shot clock violation in the first few minutes.
One thing you definitely notice from game to game is how much more amped State fans get for this game. It is on a whole other level, so for UM to come out and perform like they did is very impressive. Typically solid plays, like the shot clock violation or a block, become standing ovations. I personally feel it is much tougher for UM to win at the Breslin compared to any other team in the B1G coming to East Lansing.
Overall, very fun experience. I had to endure walking out of the Breslin wearing Maize last year so this made it all worth it. Couch wrote an article about how expectation are so high for State at home is hard for them to play there and you feel it. Every missed layup or mis-play is a huge groan from the crowd. That has to weigh on their players. The fans expect (arguably rightfully) a top 5 performance every time out. It is the cost of high expectations.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Beilein Facial Tick||
That was not just a "Trey-Burke-needs-to-leave-the-floor" thing. He even has that in post game interviews. I don't remember seeing it before this year though.
Maybe is brought on by uncontrollable happiness. After seeing all these dunks, his mouth can't help but smile every couple of seconds.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I look at each team...||
and decide which fan base I hate more because by picking their team to advance I am guaranteeing their loss.
DON'T MESS WITH ME TEMPLE. I AM MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU KNOW.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Obvious:||
You should see the Family Resource Managment majors emerging from OSU.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||As mentioned later||
With Bradshaw and Jacobs out at the beginning of the year, they were extremely pass heavy to start, but when their running backs came back they evened out. I think the Giants are more of a running team than their season totals indicate.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||To be fair||
The team that played in the Super Bowl tonight was much better than a 9-7 team. They were banged up, missing a bunch of studs (i.e. Bradshaw, Jacobs, and some D linemen) when most of those losses occurred. The team on the field today may very well have been the best in the NFL,as evidenced by their close game with the Packers and beating the Pats at the end of the season.
I'm not saying you don't have a point, but this year may have been a good argument for a playoff because a team wasn't penalized for injuries at the beginning of the year.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Wow.||
This is the first I can remember I have wanted to turn off/leave a game early in a very long time. This is going to be a struggle to finish out. Offense looks disfunctional to put it nicely.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Echoing sentiments||
UFR-ing the whole offense seems a bit daunting with games at least twice a week, but I really liked your insight to the Stu Douglass screen play in this UFR. Personally, I would love to see a few videos of plays explained with why they work, namely how the master technician sets up and capitalizes on a teams created weakness.
I normally can't see why each play works, so if you have the ability to show two plays side by side and and the connection between them that would be awesome!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||"Smotrycz's Lobstryczs"||
Was an effort organized by this year's Maize Rage, they sent out an email early in the year asking for volunteers to wear them at every home game. It seemed to be a follow up because last year's McLimans/Big Bird kind of flopped (seeing as McLimans got next to no playing time).
Gotta love the student section getting a little goofy! Now if we could only get normal fans there to cheer......
|3 years 26 weeks ago||7pm||
Good win from the Maize and Blue! Defense looked solid, great rotation and understanding of their roles. We had a few balls bounce our way with Memphis not being able to hit anything, but still a great performance.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||You missed.||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Harris slight?||
Did he have a falling out with Michgian that I missed? I am a religous Jets fan and I have yet to hear him identify UM as the school he attended. For instance today, he went with "David Harris. Ottawa Hills." Anyone know what gives?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I've seen this movie before.....||
I can't wait until everyone tranfers because of a lack of family values :)
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Not even close||
Barca completely outclassed Man U today. Just too much fire power up front. There were a few more missed opportunities too for barca.
I LOVE watching messi play. For me he is one of the few players in the world that any lehman can look at and tell he is superior to his competeition. He just puts more touches on the ball than anyone else right now and can make defenders look silly because of it.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||+1||
For use of the term "falcon-punching." It doesn't get used enough in modern society.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Noooooo Nathan!||
Ahhhh! Nathan is always so good with twirling. I was pulling for him. But since I know nothing about the other guy other than what was posted here, I guess I can't comment on who deserved it more. I'm sure Nathan will keep tearing it up on the baton as always though!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Really narrowing your options||
Really narrowing your options there with the pre-requisite.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Green is mine too||
I love people with solid fundamentals and he does everything well. He seems like he has a solid head on his shoulders so I guess I root against him less than the rest. But I wasn't too upset when he bombed his last visit to Crisler so who knows :)
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Same||
Brady as a Jets fan. I was a Jets fan waaayyyy before I started cheering on the Maize and Blue. Brady to me means horrible beatdowns and unfulfilled seasons. Ah well, hopefully tides are turning!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Or my favorite line||
"they like to take charges"
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Lunardi = Not good|
|4 years 10 weeks ago||ehhhhh||
As a Richmond fan (Dad went to UR) I have to think the winner of Richmond-Temple matchup takes it handily. Dayton was sub .500 in the A10, and both UR and Temple won @Dayton. St. Joes is even worse.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Bullough||
Cited with a minor in "position." That's way better than a minor in possession. Gotta love the student writing in the MSU newspaper.
EDIT: lol, nevermind. They changed it just now.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Haven't seen Burke yet but....||
I assume he would be a better choice. He is a highly rated prospect and I think Douglass has shown this year he is definitely more of a set and shoot type of guy so the shooting forward suits him better imo. Hopefully Morris realizes how much he needs to stay and this situation doesn't come to fruition. He's good, but not NBA good yet.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Lunardi :(||
He is on the lower end of accuracy for people who do the whole tourney guessing thing. This website ranks them and he is hardly the best:
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Darius?||
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Didn't deserve to win?||
We kicked Indiana's ass up and down the floor for 35min. In the last 5 we stopped playing our style and let them come back. No one watching today can say we didn't deserve it.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Respect the colors||
As much as I dislike the Pittsburg sports, it is awesome all the sports use the same colors. I would love to make that a thing for other cities too. It would probably be way too hard to pull it off now, but cheering for the same colors regardless of sport would make everything much more unified.