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|23 weeks 1 day ago||Bret Bielema.||
It's not a perfect match, but a pretty successful Power 5 coach leaving for another Power 5 school. Stoops would be more of surprise, but not exponentially so.
|24 weeks 5 hours ago||While I liked this post, Brian,||
I think what this preview really boils down to is ethics in games journalism.
|48 weeks 6 hours ago||To the guy whose post was deleted:||
You provide an interesting template.
_Human_ knows a lot about the game. It's a shame he wastes _sport-I'm-passionate-about_ posts on an increasingly irrelevant entity like _league-I-don't-particularly-care-for_ and the mediocre _team-I-don't-particularly-care-for_ instead of _the-vastly-Superior-League-I-care-about_.
Seems like a lot of opinion-bashing for something a person has decided to care about. Let's try it out on something a bit closer to home:
Brian clearly knows a lot about the game. It's a shame he wastes football posts about an increasingly irrelevant entity like the B1G and the mediocre Michigan team instead of the Glorious SEC.
EDIT: The post I was originally replying to appears to have gone the way of the buffalo.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Brunson and Coleman are not mutually exclusive.||
We want Brunson for point and Coleman for SG, so if they were both interested, we'd take them. I don't think we'll get both, but it's not an either/or situation.
|52 weeks 10 hours ago||We should have seen the signs.||
He already roots for Virginia.
|52 weeks 12 hours ago||Or maybe|
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Last year, I think.||
The defense was better last year, and even though scoring is more balanced this year, last year's team would have a healthy McGary. And that team's three-headed center would have five additional fouls to give.
If McGary was healthy on this team, though, I might give the edge to this year's iteration.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I think it stands pretty attractive to recruits||
from a talent development standpoint. "Come to Michigan, play for a great coach and maybe get to the NBA in a year or two."
The "two-and-done" model is one that I think will increase over thenext few years. Most of those players will probably end up going to Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, and Duke. But not all of them.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It would also be nice to be able to filter what comments||
show up based on a threshold. Since downvotes are costly, a post with a below-zero point total is probably not all that worthwhile, and you could set it at -2 or -3 to counteract occasional accidental downvotes and squabbles. That way you'd have a very good chance of not seeing the worst posts.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I like the free upvotes/costly downvotes thing||
It should minimize vendetta-posting.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Fun fact:||
If you downvote someone else, you lose a point.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Finally, a return to groupthink!||
I'm a bit sad to lose the editorializing available in the previous(ly functional) iteration, but this is really great to have back.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Is this the real life?||
Or is it just a fantasy?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||That's what he gets for angering the Seth.||
That's what he gets for angering the Seth.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yeah,||
the bias does come through a bit. We lost major, major pieces in Tim and Trey, and I don't think anyone can overestimate what they brought to the table.
But we were one of the youngest teams in the country last year, and we managed to do ok. We also have five pretty talented candidates for the sophomore leap, including at least player with no discernable ceiling.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I keep hearing this,||
so it must be true.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||"A bird in in hand is worth two laying in the weeds?"||
"A bird in in hand is worth two laying in the weeds?"
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Also because we can't give mgopoints anymore.||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That breakdownsports guy does some decent stuff, you're right.||
My favorite thing about TOC, thoguh is KJ's rampant affection for scatterplots.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Honey Badger?||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Re: Luke Kennard||
There's not much you can do when someone's dream school comes calling.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I feel half as ready as I did a few seconds ago||
I feel half as ready as I did a few seconds ago, for some reason...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Really Ace?||
Failing to identify what is clearly the best rap album of all time:
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Rock Paper Scissors||
It represents schematic advantage between the offensive and defensive coordinators.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||So very excited.||
I don't have quite the same "Michigan basketball is going to be better than it has been in at least fifteen years" feeling that we had before last year, partially because of how great last year was. But it's a great feeling.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||They Are.||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||MSU has offered Bess,||
so he may be off the table by that point.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||If we're discussing Peyton Manning,||
this Grantland article is much more interesting.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You have my attention.||