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|2 days 12 hours ago||I think this is bad. I can't||
I think this is bad. I can't blame the kid--Cal should be just as good as UM next year with Ivan Rabb coming back, the Bay Area is beautiful, and Berkeley's academics are on par with UM. But he would have been a nice addition--the kid played very well in the Ivy League. The level of competition is still a step higher, but nothing compared to the jump Duncan Robinson had to deal with jumping from DIII to the Big Ten.
|1 week 3 days ago||I read on PFF (I think?) that||
I read on PFF (I think?) that Taylor Decker is a projected bust based on his actual play throughout the season. Hoping the Lions avoid him in Rd 1.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||For college football,||
For college football, listening to Bob Griese cry at the end of the 1998 Rose Bowl was fantastic. Miami-Ohio State was an amazing game too, considering how heavy of a favorite Miami was going into the game.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Is that true? It's a||
Is that true? It's a fantastic piece of trivia if so. 9.5 against a 37-2 UConn team? I wish I was old enough to bet that game. I do remember Duke beating an outstanding Michigan State team in the semi-final.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thinking about it, the||
Thinking about it, the tournament as a whole was incredible, with the exception of the semifinal games. Besides tonight, there were at least 3 other buzzer beaters that I can think of. The half-courter UNI hit to beat Texas, Wisconsin over Xavier, and Iowa in the first round. Notre Dame also had closer to a buzzer beater. Then there were the epic comebacks. A&M making up 12 in the final 44 seconds,Syracuse against Virginia AND Gonzaga. And. I heard there was a 2-15 upset the first weekend.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Eh, Chalmers hit a big shot,||
Eh, Chalmers hit a big shot, but the game didn't end on a buzzer beater, and Memphis choked down the stretch. That game is behind a few for me. 1989, 2010, this game for sure. NC State and Villanova's first championship too, although I didn't see those games.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That's right. NC State won||
That's right. NC State won on a buzzer-beater dunk after a desperation 30-footer came up short, right? Too young to have seen that, but must have been amazing considering the magnitude of the upset.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Kentucky's PG (Sean Woods, I||
Kentucky's PG (Sean Woods, I think) hit a BANKED runner to go up one. There were about 5-6 lead changes in regulation and OT in that game. In a vacuum, that game was better. Considering circumstances that's as good as we'll ever see.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Agree on the "no tactical||
Agree on the "no tactical advantage" point, particularly for basketball. Aside from a few inbounds plays, a basketball game doesn't have a meticulous game plan like a football game would have.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Or Beilein doesn't want a||
Or Beilein doesn't want a repeat of what happened last year with Bielfeldt.
I'm not saying I agree with Beilein on this--I don't. But he's not necessarily proved a hypocrite because of Beilein last year.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Sparty tears taste like sugar||
Sparty tears taste like sugar
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Kid doesn't need to prove||
Kid doesn't need to prove anything, except that he can stay healthy.
If you were an NBA GM, would you pick a small-framed 6'6" wing who hasn't been able to last more than 10 games the last 2 college seasons? It doesn't make sense that this decision was made for any other reason than it was the only correct medical decision.
It's unfortunate for him and for Michigan fans, but hopefully it's what he needs to stay healthy long-term.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||EDSBS jumped the shark about||
EDSBS jumped the shark about the same time Spencer started doing other things and outsourced the writing. That being said, the Lee Corso Slo Jam was about the best thing ever created on the internet.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It's played in Raymond James||
It's played in Raymond James stadium this year. Not terrible, considering pro stadiums don't compare to college stadiums as far as game environment.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Alabama vs. LSU in Baton||
Alabama vs. LSU in Baton Rouge is on my 2016 Bucket List. It's 1-2 weekends after (hopefully) my last SOA exam ever. It may be the last time Les even coaches that game in Baton Rouge. And LSU has a great shot at the national championship this year. I think that is going to be an all-timer from a game environment perspective. I'm 100% going to that game.
Other stadiums: Beaver Stadium for a night game, Autzen stadium, Cal-Berkeley, Darrell K Royal stadium, Ole Miss (mostly to see if the Grove is all it's cracked up to be), Neyland stadium, Rose Bowl, Husky Stadium.
I've already been to Michigan Stadium for UM/OSU (it was the Desmond Heisman-pose game), the Orange Bowl, The Swamp, Sanford Stadium, wherever Miami played after the Orange Bowl, and I was in Columbus for the 04 OSU/Michigan game, but I didn't go into the Horseshoe.
Great off-season topic!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I've been examined by female||
I've been examined by female trainers many times in my (now long ago) athletic career. I've been examined by female doctors. At no time, in all the years of going through physical examinations by women, have I had the urge to purposefully thrust my genatalia into their face. Maybe I never felt the surge of testosterone that a possible stress fracture of the foot can induce, but this is something I would never even consider doing. I'd guess that close to 100% of MGoBloggers would never do anything like this either.
This argument that females shouldn't be trainers is also ridiculous. My mother is a physician. She never experienced much in the way of misogyny, but there are not many female doctors older than my mother because for of this same "the hospital is no place for a woman" logic.
Magnus, you provide great free content and I love 95% of your posts. But this one is very poor. And your attempt at an analogy between a female trainer in a professional setting and a single woman going alone to a frat party is just--an unintelligent argument.
As Mark Jackson would say to JVG, "Come on Coach, you're better than this!"
|11 weeks 1 day ago||My physics knowledge peaked||
My physics knowledge peaked at 17 with AP Physics, but I love reading these threads and the comments from the more intelligent set of MGoBloggers. I learn something every time I read a thread like this.
Thanks for posting!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Congratulations, Brian!||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I think he's confused by||
I think he's confused by seeing the letters "CJ" without the "K5H" behind it.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Not Michigan-related, but||
Not Michigan-related, but this list is a great illustration of why the Miami Hurricane job is such a good one with the right coach in place. 8 of the top 40 high schools are in the Dade-Broward-Palm Beach tri-county area. The right coach can win a national championship from that base of recruits.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'm all for generally||
I'm all for generally disparaging SEC West teams for paying players, but our last 2 recruiting coordinators are Chris Partridge and (unless every rumor out there is incorrect) Devin Bush Sr. Questioning other schools' motives for recruiting coordinator hires is probably not something us MGoBloggers should do.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Public speaking is||
Agreed. Public speaking is not a skill many 17/18-year olds possess. If we're talking about a 35-year old man, it's more reasonable. But to assume any sort of racial bias in a complementary comment about a 17-year old kid is... presumptive at best.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Mike Patrick and Ed||
Mike Patrick and Ed Cunningham. It was the same team that called the disaster game against Minnesota last year.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||The best coaches always seem||
The best coaches always seem to get the best out of their teams with a large break before the bowl games. Saban, Urbs, Harbaugh. I can't believe how much the line and Rudock improved over the last half of the season.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Game theory: Isn't Houston||
Game theory: Isn't Houston better off taking a knee 3 times then kicking what amounts to an XP to go up 10 with ~30 secs to go? As opposed to scoring and giving FSU 2 minutes and a TO to get 2 scores?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sorry, but anyone using||
I'm sorry, but anyone using the word "flirting" in the context of recruiting just creeps me out.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I think Ahmir Mitchell has||
I think Ahmir Mitchell has better things to do with his time than monitor MGoBlog to see reaction on his tweet.
Then again, I have better things to do as well and they don't stop me from commenting. So maybe, yeah.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I can't wait to see how far||
I can't wait to see how far in advance we see the Rashan Gary thread.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I'll take that bet. Put me||
I'll take that bet. Put me down for $10.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Durkin is NO LONGER a Known||
Durkin is NO LONGER a Known Friend nor Trusted Agent to me!