"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|17 hours 20 min ago||Guilty songs||
One day my wife caught me singing "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something. I knew all the words. That was years ago and she still gives me shit about it, but I am not ashamed.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Music||
I am Gen X, but similarly found most popular music awful in the '90s (especially the crap they played on the radio--groups like Bush, Silverchair, Third Eye Blind, Limp Bizkit, and so on) and then started discovering tons of great stuff and really expanded my horizons as far as genres and types of music once the digital music frontier really opened in the early 2000s.
|4 days 2 hours ago||No Code||
No Code is the only Pearl Jam studio album I listen to. I have a bunch of their live albums, so when I am in the mood for PJ that's usually what I listen to, rather than the studio material. But I make an exception for No Code.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Turn on the Bright Lights||
I went to an Interpol show last summer and just absolutely loved it. I get to a fair number of concerts (probably at least one every couple of months), but I think that Interpol show was my favorite one since the last time I saw Radiohead a few years ago.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Favorite albums||
My personal top-5 are probably Rage Against the Machine, Boy, Fear of a Black Planet, OK Computer, and The Clash. But I have tickets for NMH's upcoming show in Seattle and am looking forward to it.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Fraternity scandals||
"Top-100 2016 TX OT Jean Delance decommitted from Oklahoma in the wake of their fraternity racism scandal[.]" That's awesome, good for him.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Drew Henson||
I was surprised things didn't work out for Henson after he gave up baseball and went to the NFL. Evidently all the years out of football was too much for him to overcome.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Satellite camps||
Agree. I think the SEC's objective is to keep B1G teams away from what SEC coaches consider their turf. They are trying to preserve an advantage, not avoid a handicap.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Basketball recruiting||
Another factor is that one of Michigan's main selling points--the academics--might not be as important to the 5-star basketball guys looking to turn pro after one or two seasons. It's probably a more significant consideration for the second-tier (and below) prospects who are likely to stay four years, and for football players (who can't go pro for at least three years anyway).
|6 days 16 hours ago||talent evaluation||
It's also why John Belein is a successful coach with 642 wins, and the people working at the rating services are .... not.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Team names||
I don't really have an opinion on the city vs. state issue. But what does kind of annoy me are some of the illogical or awkward names that come from teams trying too hard to think of something that doesn't end in -s. I remember watching an episode of Jeopardy! a long time ago, and the final jeopardy question was to name the only two franchises in major sports whose names didn't end in -s; the answer then was the Red Sox and White Sox. Since then, it seems like half the new teams have to be "the Avalanche" or "the Shock" or "the Wild" or some shit. Well that's fine for referring to the whole team, but what do you call a single member of the Minnesota Wild? (I do know what to call an individual member of the Shock).
|1 week 22 hours ago||Montreal||
I was born in 1975 and started watching hockey probably around the mid 1980s or thereabouts. At that time, the Red Wings were in the Norris Division and their main rivals were teams like Chicago, Toronto, and Minnesota (the North Stars, not the Wild), as well as other formidable Campbell Conference foes like Edmonton and Calgary. Montreal was in the other conference and would appear on the schedule maybe twice per season. It's hard to consider a team like that a true rival, even if they may have been one back in the time of the Original Six.
|1 week 2 days ago||Or South-by-Leaders & Best?||
Or South-by-Leaders & Best?
|1 week 2 days ago||Honestly, neither Rich Rod||
Honestly, neither Rich Rod nor Harbaugh seems to me like the kind of guy who'd get worked up over whether somebody mentions his name at a press conference. (Unlike some Michigan State coaches)
|1 week 2 days ago||I had a law professor who||
I had a law professor who once told our class that when he was a young attorney and joined a big firm, one of the partners started asking him which country club he planned on joining. He replied, "I don't like golf. I like basketball." This was the professor's first clue that maybe big firm life wasn't for him. I always thought that was a pretty bad ass thing to say. So this might actually be my new favorite Harbaugh quote.
|1 week 3 days ago||Mad Dog||
I haven't drank Mad Dog in close to 20 years. But I always thought the stuff tasted pretty damn good--especially the Banana Red and Kiwi Lime flavors. The banging headache I could do without, but I don't recall taste being the issue.
|1 week 3 days ago||Spaceball||
Because space, bitches, space.
|1 week 3 days ago||Movies||
Point Break > Top Gun
|1 week 3 days ago||RBs||
If M really won't take any other backs except Washington, this is probably the reason.
|1 week 3 days ago||Assistant coach info||
That data could be useful in figuring out which coaches are good at recruiting though.
|1 week 3 days ago||Gold||
Back then, M used to just recruit a bunch of athletic guys and figure out where to put them once they arrived. It seems like the process has become much more specialized these days.
|1 week 3 days ago||Redshirting||
I think what Polo meant to say was that there would be plenty of opportunities for a back to still get carries between 2016 and 2020, even if he enters with two other RBs in his class. FWIW.
|1 week 3 days ago||Power moves||
Next step: getting the NCAA to ban new satellite camps, but grandfathering Michigan's in.
|1 week 3 days ago||I graduated in 1997 and still||
I graduated in 1997 and still keep in close touch with lots of my good friends from UM. Sports, and football games especially, are a big part of that; even though I live in Seattle, I get to see old friends every so often when I show up at the tailgate for a UM home game or we get together in Chicago to help take over Northwestern's stadium. Obviously this is all more fun when the team is doing well, but that's---whatever. I can see, however, that someone who is less connected to the school and who just follows the sports teams might grow disenchanted after years of frustration. But let's keep this in perspective: as bad as the last eight or nine years have been, we have had a Sugar Bowl victory, an appearance in the basketball title game, multiple B1G hoops championships, and some very good hockey teams. And now we have Harbaugh.
|1 week 5 days ago||Russell||
Always nice to see a young man make a smart decision for his future.
|1 week 5 days ago||There are a number of||
There are a number of anthologies that have contributions from numerous coaches; the one I am most familiar with is the Football Coaching Bible from the American a Football Coaches Assn. but there are probably others geared more specifically to your sport and age group. But that seems like a good way for you to go because you'd get a bunch of shorter pieces giving different perspectives from different people.
|1 week 6 days ago||Toughness comment||
I actually haven't seen the program yet; I DVR'd it and will get to it this week. But when I posted that remark, I didn't realize the "football is the last bastion for toughness" thing had come from Harbaugh. Obviously that changes the perspective and context of the remark significantly. I should have known better, given the thread topic, but it's too late to change or delete my post now.
|1 week 6 days ago||A good buddy of mine was||
A good buddy of mine was about the shittiest athlete you can imagine when we were in high school. Dude couldn't throw a spiral, couldn't even dribble a basketball. Except now he's a firefighter and paramedic, and routinely has to pull people out of wrecked cars or administer emergency treatment to people having heart attacks or ODing on stuff, often in some of the worst conditions imaginable. But yeah, he's obviously not much of a tough guy because he never played football.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hello Posts||
I always thought it was kind of an unwritten rule that "hello posts" are supposed to celebratory and that people should refrain from seriously criticizing the recruits. Surely there are plenty of other opportunities on this site to engage in those kinds of discussion. But doing it on the hello thread is kind of like showing up to somebody's wedding and saying "she should have held out for that cardiologist with the six-pack."
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||I think this is an||
I think this is an interesting discussion. In most subjects, harm reduction models (such as drug legalization or regulated sex work) tend to perform better than strict prohibitions. For that reason, and because I generally don't believe the government should attempt to legislate morality, I am sympathetic to the view that willing adults should be permitted to exchange money for sex.