"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Glad to hear everything went||
Glad to hear everything went well. My father had the sixtuple (is that a word?) bypass surgery a few years back. Still remember it well, realizing how close he was to having a heart attack (all were 70% or more blocked). Best of luck on your recovery!
|43 weeks 9 hours ago||The Stifmeister is back!||
The Stifmeister is back!
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I got the gun, you got the||
I got the gun, you got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Great scene with Omar in the court room. Was just telling my buddy that I need to go back and re-watch the series.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I've been searching||
I've been searching everywhere and I cant seem to find Molly, Molly, Molly, Molly
|45 weeks 6 days ago||17-13 Michigan||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Grocery is another||
Grocery is another mispronounced word. Easterners call it grow-sir-eee while Michiganders say grow-sure-eee.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I was out in Cali in April||
I was out in Cali in April and asked a waitress where the nearest party store was. After asking her coworkers, she said there was a Costco nearby where I could get party supplies like cups, balloons, etc.
That was very nice of her, but I just wanted booze.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The reactions of the players||
The reactions of the players from both teams and the coaches was truly heartbreaking.
Had this same injury happen right in front of me playing basketball in high school. An opponent jumped for a rebound and when he landed his leg snapped in half, bone protruding. I immediately looked at their bench and waved for someone to come over. Back in our huddle a couple teammates were fighting off the urge to vomit. Something I'll never forget.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||List of some of the in-state||
List of some of the in-state talent that has escaped Tubby since he took over:
2008: Jared Berggren (Wisc); Jordan Taylor (Wisc)
2009: Mike Bruesewitz (Wisc); Trent Lockett (Arizona St.). Also Royce White ('09 Mr. Basketball) committed to Minnesota then transferred to Iowa St before ever playing for the Gophers. *Other lightly recruited players in this class include Ethan Wragge (Creighton) and Mike Muscala (Bucknell).
2010: Kevin Noreen (West Virginia, '10 Mr. Basketball)
2011: Shelby Moats (Vanderbilt); Ross Travis (Penn St.). Other than current Gopher Joe Coleman, there was nobody really of note that year.
2012: Mr. Basketball Siyani Chambers (Harvard) was only a 3* according to Scout. His other offers were CMU and Nebraska.
2013: Similar to 2012. 3* Riley Dearring is going to Wisconsin but his other offers were Drake, Illinois St. and Northeastern.
2014: Five-stars Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn are two of the top players in the country with offers from all the traditional powers.
Aside from a few players, Tubby really hasnt missed out on much talent because, well, there wasnt much talent to begin with, particularly 2010-2013.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Im actually looking forward||
Im actually looking forward to the Wisconsin/Ole Miss game. Will be interesting to see if Wisconsin can frustrate Ole Miss and Marshall Henderson (aka Eric Devendorf Jr) and force them into playing Badger-ball. Henderson is one of those players that can go off for 40+ every game and single-handedly will his team through a few rounds.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think Burke will be fine||
I think Burke will be fine handling the press.
My two biggest concerns are:
1) if VCU forces the ball out of Burke's hands, how do THJ, LeVert, Stauskas and GRIII handle the pressure. Timmy is known to be careless with the ball at times and the other 3 are freshman.
2) How tired does Burke get if he has to constantly break the press by himself. Stamina could be a big issue late in the game.This is what teams like VCU thrive on. They dont necesarily force turnovers all game long, but they wear you down to where you are physically tired and thus more mistake prone in the second half. Saginaw High is a team that does this to perfection at the high school level.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Check out the article about||
Check out the article about VCU's press that was linked above.
Basically, two players were asked if Smart would call off the dogs. One responded by saying only if they were up big with a couple minutes remaining. The other said they would still press, just not trap, and that he has never heard Smart tell them to stop pressing.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This hurts. I tore my ACL a||
This hurts. I tore my ACL a little over a year ago so I have a pretty good idea of what Jake will go through. It's not fun and can be downright depressing at times. Him being a D1 athlete at a major university makes it that much worse. Unlike me, however, he does have 24/7 access to the best doctors and trainers out there.
One bright side is that it did happen early, so the coaches will have ample time to groom his replacement before season starts.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Seems like everyone is taking||
Seems like everyone is taking Louisville vs Indiana. I think one of them will not make it to the final four. Both have pretty tough roads. Louisville has a St. Louis squad that in any other bracket would be a favorite to make a long run and then either MSU or Duke. Indiana could face a talented but inconsistent NC State team, the zone of Syracuse and then an experienced Miami team.
If I had to guess, I would say Indiana will not be making the trip to Atlanta.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Wonder what Kentucky's||
Wonder what Kentucky's freshman will do regarding the draft. They clearly arent ready for the League, but that hasnt stopped guys before them. Im assuming Calipari has signed another full class for next year, what does he do if some of these guys decide to stay? Or will he 'push' them out?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Morris has been a known name||
Morris has been a known name since his freshman year while Walton wasnt very well-known until his signed with Michigan last year. Also working against Walton is James Young. Both are in the Metro Detroit area and likely split the vote amongst the voters, while Morris likely took the Tri-Cities, Thumb and Northern Lower.
And the fact that Morris has a state title and has been to at least the semifinals in each of his first 3 years doesnt hurt. Barring any crazy upsets this week, he will likely win his second straight state title as Beecher is Class C #1 at 23-1 with that lone loss coming to Class A #1 (and undefeated) Detroit Pershing.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Im getting kind of tired of||
Im getting kind of tired of the freshman/sophomore excuse. It's just that, an excuse. Freshman all over the country are playing very good ball right now and dont make the same mistakes that our guys make. That falls on coaching.
This team takes on the same demeanor as their coach: laid back, no fire, no sense of urgency. Defense and rebounding are all about energy and desire, two things this team lacks. They'll be lucky to win a game in the tournament.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'm in.||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Valentine's Day was 8 months||
Valentine's Day was 8 months post-op for me. Tore my ACL and meniscus last February playing basketball. Initially didnt think much of it and about 6 weeks later after the swelling resided I was back playing basketball until I landed with all my weight on it and it gave out again. MRI revealed the damage and I opted for surgery.
My doctor recommended the patella graft so that's the route we took. Im only 29 and still pretty active so it was the best choice. Biggest advice I can give is to stay diligent on the rehab. I only went to PT twice a week, but each visit they gave me exercises to do at home and I kept to a strict 3-times daily routine of rehab at home. After two months I was nearly back to 100% full range of motion and just had to work on strenthening my leg muscles. I didnt do any 'prehab' (doctor never mentioned it so maybe he didnt think it was necessary) but looking back I wish I would have now. The amount of muscle lost through atrophy is incredible.
So far no issues. Started playing bball again about a month ago. Just taking it slow and half-ass guarding guys in pick up ball but it feels good to be back out there. Few downsides to the patella option are the numbness you get on the outer part of the knee due to the nerves being cut when they slice you open to take the patella tendon. Also, it's hard to put pressure/kneel on that knee. Just feels really weird and it probably something I will have to get used to over time. Doctor said it may go away, it may not.
The first few weeks will be the hardest, after that you will start to notice daily improvements and see your rehab paying off. Good luck!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I hadn't heard of this kid||
I hadn't heard of this kid until now but he seems like a player. Consortium is a Class C school and appears to be on a collision course with Flint Beecher for the state title. Beecher is the defending champs, #1 in Class C and only loss (after blowing 18 pt lead) is to Class A #1 Detroit Pershing.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Never thought I would see a||
Never thought I would see a Caseville reference on this site (unless it was about Cheeseburger). . +1 to you
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Wish I could have gotten news||
Wish I could have gotten news like that. Tore my ACL and lateral meniscus last spring playing basketball. Had surgery in June. Just had my 6 month checkup last week, doc still says it is too weak for a return to sports. I guess ice fishing will have to be my wintertime activity. Best of luck with surgery.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Riley hasnt changed since his||
Riley hasnt changed since his days at Country Day......... lazy and uninterested. Has the tools, just a terrible attitude.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||The Two Escobars is my||
The Two Escobars is my favorite, hands down. Caught a little bit of the Bo one last night, really looking forward to catching the whole thing.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I was hoping I wasn't the||
I was hoping I wasn't the only one who caught that. If Mr. I is knocking on the door then the trophy presentation lady isnt far behind.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||30-14 Michigan||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ace, why did he play only 4||
Ace, why did he play only 4 possessions? I'm assuming blowout, but the score online says Loyola 28, Waterford 18. Pretty close compared to Loyola's other games.
Loyola should make a nice run in playoffs. D7 seems a bit down this year with only 3 undefeated teams left at this point.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Best line of the movie.||
Best line of the movie.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I agree. Unless the DNR||
I agree. Unless the DNR breaks it down into zones like other species, then I think a 6 or 8pt minumum state wide would be fine. Yeah some year and a half 6's are going to be taken, but mainly only in southern Michigan. I hunt in the NLP and very rarely will see you a nice 1.5 year old 6 pt.
The biggest problem I see with antler restrictions is going to be the baby boomer generation. Far too many of those guys (my dad included) hunted when there were practically no deer around anywhere but up north. They literally shot the first buck they saw, mostly yearlings, because it would likely be the only one they saw. This has continued for decades even as deer populations have exploded. You've seen it with shooting does as well. Back then, shooting a doe was considered taboo.
I've seen it firsthand with my dad. We have three guys in our hunt camp over 60 and it took us years of razzing, teaching, and pleading with them to get them to pass on the small bucks. It was ingrained in them from a young age and hard to change.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Michigan definitely has the||
Michigan definitely has the genetics and food resources to produce big bucks like other states.
We have witnesses it on a small scale on our hunting property. The 6 of us in our camp (took some coaxing on a few) and a couple of neighbors roughly agreed to pass on anything smaller than a 6 pt a few years back. Probably around 450 acres total. In that short time, we've gone from seeing nothing but spikes, 4's and scrub 6's with an occassional nice 8pt to numerous 6's, 8's and even a 12 pt with 11 inch brow tines that has been seen this summer. It may sound weird but I find joy in watching the little guys knowing that they get a free pass til next year.