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|21 weeks 4 days ago||Incredibly high-quality||
Incredibly high-quality content. Nice work, Ace.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||What's wrong with celebrating||
What's wrong with celebrating a team that, statistically, had the best offense over the past 12 years?
You have a whopping 29 days of experience on MGoBlog, so I'll let this be my last response to you.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||You should make a quick chart||
You should make a quick chart a la UMHoops of all the freshman point guards with KenPom ORtg and %Poss on the two axes. That would be the single best way to compare Waltons performance. I would include only those with minimum, say, 25% of minutes.
Just a thought. It would take like 5 minutes.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I like how you make fun of||
I like how you make fun of people who misuse statistics then do the exact same thing yourself:
"Through 20 games Burke has shown he can't shoot, is not a good defender, and is injury prone, but I'm not willing to sell him down the river just yet."
All three of these statements are incorrect or easily contestable.
1. "Through 20 games" -> He's played 8 games, not 20.
2. "Can't shoot" -> Burke has shot 40% on 100 field goals, 40 of which are 3FGA (and shooting it at 42%). His eFG% is 47%.
3. "Injury prone" -> Burke has had 1 injury and missed 12 games. Hardly enough to already call him injury prone.
Think a little more next time.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||This is not quite an "I'd let||
This is not quite an "I'd let him date my daughter" quote, but I assume that's because his coach only has sons.
Hey, careful with the assumptions. You never know, perhaps one day we'll hear a high school football coach say something like: "I'd let this young man date my son."
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Anyone know if you can buy||
Anyone know if you can buy the small laptop sticker from the video with the block "M" on it? That was pretty tight.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Get off your high horse a||
Get off your high horse a bit. I don't think the purported "academic superiority" actually makes that much of a difference in the end, especially as most kids -- even at U-M -- major in the sports disciplines.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Love the old recruiting||
Love the old recruiting board. Glad you're bringing it back, Brian. I think you had it in the Blogspot phase, no? Many ppl will not know the long, illustrious history of the board.
Sad Josh is an oldie but a goodie.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I think Darius's decision was||
I think Darius's decision was actually a smart one. Please don't disparage him by calling him not an "actual NBA prospect" when he's been in the league for 2 years now. He's already proven he was an NBA prospect. Keep in mind that Darius Morris made about $1,000,000 over the past 2 years.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I hate that this thread||
I hate that this thread exists. There is no question that he deserves his number retired. He's the best MIchigan player in 20 years.
Geesh, the effrontery to suggest that he has to stay four years to "earn" such an honor is pretty mind-blowing. He was an awesome player and an awesome representative of the program. Now he's going to get paid. Good for him.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Only need to look at the||
Only need to look at the Manny Harris model to see how important it is to develop your skills before you get to the bigs.
Sorry dude, people say this a lot and it's pretty ignorant.
Actually, Manny's decision did work out pretty well for him. He got the chance to audition for multiple seasons in the NBA, made NBA-money for 2 years, and got the chance to work on his game for a full year when he would have had to invest time in classes.
Just because he didn't make an NBA roster for 10 years doesn't mean his decision was a bad one.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I too worship at the throne||
I too worship at the throne of KenPom, but Florida simply does not pass the sanity check for me of a dominant #1 overall seed. Vegas appears to agree with me to an extent and gives Michigan 2.5-3 points compared to KenPom's 5. In terms of probabilities, Vegas thus gives us something like a 40% chance of winning.
Not tempting KenPom deity, but, in the end, it's just a model!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Should have been a flagrant||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Should have been a flagrant||
Should have been a flagrant 2, should have been ejected from the game. It was one of the most disgraceful things I've ever seen on a basketball court.
Basketball justice, too.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||We kinda have 3 of the best||
We kinda have 3 of the best shooters in the Big Ten. Not sure if asking for Glen Rice 2.0 is realistic...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||No doubt the dude's got game||
No doubt the dude's got game and would get minutes even in our backcourt.
HOWEVA, I was surprised how little lift he had on his jumper. The key will be stopping him from getting his shots off; if he does, he can obviously fill it.
Also, will he guard Burke? No chance in hell he can stay in front of him.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'm just a guy, but over||
I'm just a guy, but over the past year I actually haven't been that impressed by Walton's highlights. He's definitely guru-approved; it's just his tape doesn't jump out to me like Burke's did when he came out of Northland. His jumper doesn't look consistently smooth, and he tends to finger roll a lot of the bunnies. On the other hand, I do like his vision, and he's got good quicks especially of the pick-and-roll.
We'll see next year I guess how he adapts. I hope well.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Lot of assumptions there. I||
Lot of assumptions there. I don't want to speculate too much, but GRIII's dad has not been a big part of his life and I'm not sure what the family and personal situation is.
If GRIII is a top 20 pick like some of the pundits have him, it would be totally reasonable for him to go pro, and we (as fans) should support him.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Stauskis's TO rate is||
Stauskis's TO rate is actually very low -- in the Burke range. Not sure what you're looking at.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'd honestly prefer Vogrich||
I'd honestly prefer Vogrich over Levert. I'm not sure what extra he gives.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Amen. Someone with some sense||
Amen. Someone with some sense around here. Amazing how many people have no concept of probabilities.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Relax, brother. IU played at||
IU played at home in a big-time game. This was us working out the kinks in a mid-major's arena. It was a solid if uninspired performance.
We have 3 quality wins against KemPom's #2 major conference schedule. We're fine.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||And... MGoBlog becomes||
And... MGoBlog becomes RCMB.
The tenor of this discussion is really atrocious. Pyschiatric illness is NOT hilarious.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Hey Ace, nice write up. I||
Hey Ace, nice write up. I like the quick turnaround. It adds a nice feature to the blog.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Relax, dude. It's not that he||
Relax, dude. It's not that he "does not want to be here next year" as much as that he thinks he can make it to The League.
Support him either way. He's no less of a Michigan Man if he decides to try his luck in the NBA.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Addiction is a disease. It's||
Addiction is a disease. It's a lot more complex than just poor choices. Educate yourself.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I think you're just about||
I think you're just about right.
No way we see much of Morgan/McGary on the court together. I think their minutes wil be mostly split (with Horford as well)
I think Stauskas gets a ton of minutes, especially if he can defend well. I do think we'll see a little bit of Hardaway at the 2 as well.
At the 4, I think the rotation will be Smot, Robinson, and Beifeldt, with Robinson also getting some minutes at the 3.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||The NCAA basketball||
The NCAA basketball tournament started small (8 teams) and mushroomed to 68 (and counting).
I expect something similar to happen in NCAA football. No rocking the boat too much, just an incremental size in the tournament field over the coming years.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Please provide me with||
Please provide me with evidence why it would automatically be a bad decision for him to leave.
Don't let your affinity for U-M sports distort your view. Individual athletes must weigh many factors -- not just loyalty to an academic institution like U-M -- as they decide what path to pursue in their athletic careers. We're fans; this is his life.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||What is your evidence for||
What is your evidence for this assertion?