"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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- Really good feet, both laterally on D and in terms of post moves;
- Good ability to go up vertically on D (with a few exceptions where he tried to hammer the ball through the shooter's wrists);
- Good hands on rebounds and post entries;
- Good form on his J and free throws.
- Not all football and men's basketball players are black, but a lot of them are;
- The much higher graduation rate for men's football and basketball players are included in the overall rate, so the rate for non-athlete black males is probably a lot lower.
- It is probably true that #1 and #2 roughly balance each other out, meaning that the college graduation rate for black male athletes is likely about twice that of the general black male population (Maybe 60 to 30 or 50 to 25 or so).
- Matt Hayes is a twit.
|14 hours 2 min ago||"I like to hit people really||
"I like to hit people really fucking hard."
- D. Molk, ca. 2010
|14 hours 7 min ago||The referees looked...||
The referees looked... Underdressed.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Yes, the rule of threes.||
Yes, the rule of threes.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Er... So the rule of sixes?||
Er... So the rule of sixes?
|1 week 1 hour ago||Me neither, but any excuse to||
Me neither, but any excuse to post a Split Enz video is good for me.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Well sure, but skulls with||
Well sure, but skulls with all of the flesh eaten off by carrion feeders are kind of by definition bald aren't they?
|1 week 23 hours ago||That Teske video is pretty||
That Teske video is pretty impressive and totally fits JB's MO of taking guys with lots of upside. I know far less about big men than wings and guards but I saw:
He is obviously skinny and needs to get a lot stronger and heavier, but that will come both from another year in HS and from Camp Sanderson. And, he definitely needs to improve his post moves and his shot, but he's starting out with really good fundamentals so I'm sure that will come.
Excited about this kid. Beilein uber alles!
|1 week 23 hours ago||I'm probably getting overly||
I'm probably getting overly semantic here, but I guess I think that they are both pretty awfully violent things to do to someone (not just the punching, but the damage it caused).
I would agree that if the explusion line is placed right at what Gibbons did, then I probably wouldn't say York's offense was at that line or worse. But I tend to think York's offense was also past that line, even though on balance I probably agree that Gibbons's is well past that line.
I guess I would turn the question around on you--why is (almost certainly) giving someone a concussion, breaking their jaw in three places, forcing them into weeks of recovery, and potentially giving them PTSD, not also worthy of explusion?
|1 week 1 day ago||That's kind of my point, I||
That's kind of my point, I think. If (1) Glasgow had hit someone with his car and broken their jaw and knocked them unconscious; and (2) there was high-quality video of it that made it unambiguous that he did it on purpose, people probably would have had a much bigger problem with it.
I was mostly responding to Brian's apparent chagrin that people were so ready to shitcan York. I think the video had a lot to do with that reaction.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't think you have to||
I don't think you have to interpret what I said that way. For them to be treated similarly by policy doesn't mean we have to think they are exactly the same thing.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm generally sympathetic to||
I'm generally sympathetic to dudes like York, and I think if all we heard was "Csont'e punched a guy in the face and broke his jaw" we'd probably give him the benefit of the doubt in the sense that we wouldn't know exactly what happened (a la Lewan punching megaphone Buckeye man).
And in a sense we still don't know exactly what happened because of no audio. But that video... I mean, this was not remotely a scuffle or a "heat of the moment" thing. He balled up, paused, and then drilled a guy looking away with his hands in his pockets.
It's easy for me to believe the kid said something or was generally douchey, but man. Some things you just can't undo, and I honestly can't get myself to a place where York should stay on the team. I'm not at all sure of the UM policies on this, but it seems like if Gibbons got expelled, York should too. Both are unconscionably violent acts and to me require revoking the privilege of attending UM.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not yoked.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Will you keep it down? Some||
Will you keep it down? Some of us have work tomorrow!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Guys, I think ZL has all of||
Guys, I think ZL has all of the mods tied up in his Swedish sex dungeon. Someone wake Brian from his absinthe-soaked slumber so he can let them out.
|1 week 6 days ago||WHY ARE THE NUMBERS STRIPEY||
WHY ARE THE NUMBERS STRIPEY AAAAAAAAAARRGGHHHoneHHH????!!!!
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||How many times does 5 go into||
How many times does 5 go into a bajillion? Asking for a friend.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Meh. Duncan's a little too||
Meh. Duncan's a little too Macbeth-y IMO for that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I feel like "whereas" is used||
I feel like "whereas" is used oddly too. Can I get a simple "because?"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Oh no, they killed Kenny!||
Oh no, they killed Kenny!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Obligatory.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I was just glad to see that||
I was just glad to see that Houseofbigboobs donated at the Temptations level.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Was there any explanation for||
Was there any explanation for this? Did LC think it was 3rd down? Did he not know that the clock stops on change of possession?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||When will Venric Mark be||
When will Venric Mark be presented his Brooks Bollinger Memorial Eighth Year Senior Award?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Here's more evidence that||
Here's more evidence that college athletics is in crisis.
According to this article in The Chronicle, the most recent data I could find said that graduation rates of football and men's basketball players were at an all-time high. Per the article:
And according to this article in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the black male graduation rate for the general population was at about 35% for roughly the same period.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Got it. ...ahem... ...*clears||
Mods - please move to Forum Post!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, I thought about that||
Thanks, I thought about that but it seemed too diary-y (i.e., long). But I'm flexible. Mods do that, right?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Where'd you get that pic of||
Where'd you get that pic of Jeff Ryan for the cover?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pretty convinced that the||
I'm pretty convinced that the 3FG% isn't that affected by defense, especially in the Beilein offense where bad shots are verboten.
What would be a concern with DR (NTDR) is his usage rate. Can he get those shots off? Nik's evolution was punishing teams for (1) denying him the ball --> backdoor Game Blouses dunks; and (2) Closing out like maniacs on the 3 point shot --> getting in the lane for layups.
It looks to me like DR will have no trouble making shots he gets off, but whether he can add the other stuff Nik added is obviously up in the air. My gun to the head guess would be no, in which case he'll be Matt Vogrich But Taller.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He seems like a shorter Steve||
He seems like a shorter Steve Novak or a less athletic Nik Stauskas.
/ Within-race, within-Eastern European heritage comparison
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Or maybe he's American. We||
Or maybe he's American. We are all "Candians" wheras the French, say, are "Can'tdians."