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|2 weeks 4 days ago||gift free throws will kill us||
Indiana consistently gets more free throws at home than most other B1G teams. I did the stats last year and it is no a random event..
|3 weeks 3 days ago||As a long suffering Browns fan I went sick when they picked him.||
Browns could have had Teddy Bridgewater (sigh).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Benny Friedman||
He is in the NFL Hall of Fame fer god's sake. Thanks Andrew.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Similar absurd word games for smart people (OT?)||
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The best 3P% for an active Michigan player belongs to ....||
Max Bielfeldt at .389. Caris was better but now not active.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||ps||
Gonna cheer me some Devin as loud as I can and try and get him a standing O.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||to(o?) wet and cold to bare (?)..||
...to bare some part of our anatomy that is wet???? I will be there wet and cold and hopefully not bare. I am thinking 5 layers and a wet suit.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Yes but||
will the defense lead the conference in Sacagaweas?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||At the scrimmage last night||
I noticed that the RB's were sometimes not patient enough to wait for seams to open up. There were several running plays where a slight hesitation or cut back would have turned 2 yards into 7. Still I felt that the O line had no push against the D line and the LB's and DB's were able to fill. The O line seemed more solid on pass plays and I noticed as Matti dialed up the blitzes that the O was more successful rolling the QB out and making completions. Multiple great catches by WR's with DB's all over them also. My brother mentioned to me after the scrimmage that he remembers Vikings teams from the late 70's that used a lot of short passes to the RB (Foreman) to get into open space and this substituted pretty well for a weak running game.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||yep||
Fun... but the Big Lebowski version of the Big 10 still has me laughing. mgoblog.com/diaries/big-10-meets-big-lebowski
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana?||
Why didn't he get an offer from Indiana?
|41 weeks 3 days ago||There was a true detective thread I see that I missed||
I will have to go back and read the comments since I loved the show.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||For those of you who might be intimidated the books||
I suggest you consider listening to them on discs or on audio books unabridged. The reader (a guy named Dotrice) is spectacular with different voices for all the different characters. If you have a long commute every day or a long trip planned this is wonderful way to make the time pass. I have read all the books and i am now listening to the story at about the same place in the story as the HBO show is now. I love all three and have found that each experience has been exceptional in its own way. HBO has really done an amazing job of adapting these stories to film and as usual on HBO the acting is superb. PS Was there a thread on True Detective? This was amazing TV as well.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||We have depth and talent at every position||
We have a great D coordinator, Defense will keep us in games and give us a chance to win games we might otherwise lose.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||We are very solid at receiver spots||
Yes- Canteen looked great but so did Funchess, York, Chesson, Dukes, Norfleet, and even Wangler who seems to have great hands. Jake Butt is likely to be back early in the season but AJ Williams, Khaleed Hill looked pretty good as well catching the ball. Shallman, Kerridge and Houma all looked good running routes and had some nice catches in practice as well. All the backs seemed pretty effective catching pases out of the backfield although Green was not as sure handed as Hayes. Even Capatina (walk on?) who holds for place kicking got some reps at slot and made some nice catches in traffic. I think receiver is very strong and Harris just adds to this list. The reciever corps may be the strongest and deepest area of our roster right now on offense. Nice to have great QB's throwing to them also.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||one other factor that I see that puts Beilein at the the top||
His players genuinely seem to like each other and support each other and play as a team with very little selfishness. The other coaches had some teams that played that way (especially Orr) but Coach B seems to have created an atmsophere where that kind of team work is the rule not the exception. Also these teams are the most fun to watch partly because of his offensive strategy. If he could get just a little more intensity of defense we could be in basketball Nirvana.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||yep||
Amen to that brother.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Don't you mean||
drive right through defenders?
|51 weeks 1 day ago||maybe||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Earth calling ESPN..||
We have been missing a pre-season All American all year, WTF indeed.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Or..||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I have seen him play here in NW Ohio||
He can shoot outside or come inside with finesse or bang if he has to do so. I agree there is a very positive future for Donnal
|51 weeks 4 days ago||sorry||
The chart came out wierd but you can find the data at the NCAA web site.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||data||
Here is a ...chart.
I took the total number of games played against top 50 RPI by each conference and calculated the winning percentage.
The ACC played 115 games against RPI top 50 and had a .287 winning percentage. For SOS this comes to playing 7.66 games per team against the top 50
The Big 12 (which is actually the big 10) played 141 games against top 50 and won .418 of them. SOS 14.1 games per team against top 50
BIg East played 79 games v. the top 50 and won .266 SOS is 7.9 games per team against top 50
Big 10 (which is actually the big 12) played 119 games agaisnt top 50 and won .370. SOS 9.91 games per team against the top 50.
For those with more ambition than I have, feel free to calculate the winning percentage against the other grouping and compare but this data is enough for me to conclude that the Big 12 (10) is the best conference so far this year. As others have pointed out, the conference playoffs and national tournament will give us a better view of the accuracy of this conclusion.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Crowd sourcing/prediction markets?.||
There are market places for predictions of elections and other future events. I am no expert but doesn't the Vegas line just depend on who is betting and they just try to balance the money on both sides. Is than not somewhat like crowd sourcing/prediction markets?
I found this article (admittedly written by Ohio economists) that suggests that the betting line is not very predictive for NCAA B ball but is better for NFL and NCAA football. They say overall betting markets like the Vegas line are not all that predictive. Hmmmm
|1 year 1 week ago||We must||
win the games!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Bacari was on the pre game video of BTN||
saying that Caris will want to go back to the Easton Mall next summer being able to say that he beat Ohio! Echoes of the Trey Burke tribute.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Caris needs to see the open guys when he drives||
He draws a lot of attention when he drives. Once he learns to hit the open man when the defense collapses on him, he will be even more dangerous especially on this team with our great outside shooters. As noted, he may not be as careless as he looks and he certainly can be exciting to watch. No one else on the team has that crazy jump stop move.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The top team in the B1G should be in the top 10.||
THe last several weeks the B1G had three teams in the top 10 and we beat them all two on the road. No way this team (or the B1G) should be without at least one or two teams in the top 10 and thus sayeth KenPom as well.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Wisky used up all of its positive Karma last year||
on the Brust "look what I just pulled out of my ass" miracle shot. May they get lousy officiating ad infinitum!