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- Elite programs that are very probably dirty as hell;
- Elite programs that don't have to be dirty because of their history; and
- Not-quite-elite programs that do not have the advantages of (1) or (2) but are getting close to elite because of their coaching.
- Take off your cardinal-colored glasses.
- Put on your maize-colored glasses.
- Quit drinking.
- Go to bed.
- Recognize that we are Costello's favorite because HARBAUGH.
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|1 day 2 hours ago||Pretty sure she's shilling||
Pretty sure she's shilling gigantic boobs. At least that's what I generally take away from the ads.
|2 days 10 hours ago||This is only a partial||
This is only a partial answer, but I think there is some truth to it. I had a good pal who was an assistant coach for a semi-elite AAU team. He said that what most people think about the AAU is incorrect--that it is riven with corruption. He said that 99% of the kids are not being paid by anyone.
But then he went on to say that the top 1% is unimaginably corrupt. Like, literally (and here I do literally mean "literally") duffel-bags-full-of-cash-left-on-relatives'-front-porches corrupt.
So then it seems like there are three kinds of elite or semi-elite programs:
I think UConn under Jim Calhoun and UMass and Memphis under Calipari are good examples of (1), KU and UK are probably on the border of (1) and (2); Duke and UNC are probably clear examples of (2), Michigan State and Gonzaga are probably on the border of (2) and (3), and programs like Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, maybe VCU, Wichita State, Butler under Brad Stevens, etc. are pretty clear examples of (3).
The problem is that most of the elite players go to (1) and (2) schools, making U-M's recruiting not look obviously stellar (McGary excepted). Let's hope that Jaylen Brown, Tyus Battle, Cassius Winston, Derryck Thornton, Jr., etc. flip that script.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Suggestion: Take off your||
|3 days 8 hours ago||Pssht. I watched that whole||
Pssht. I watched that whole video and I saw Costello throw a ball that his receiver had to extend his arms more than four inches for.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Is anyone else finding the||
Is anyone else finding the sexual tension between WD and Moe exhilarating? It's like Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in His Girl Friday.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Spike's||
Spike's left-hand-only-fake-layup-to-wraparound-pass to Max was sublime. I hope no one GIFs it; otherwise I'll spend the better part of an afternoon mesmerized and unproductive.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Space Bear, you say?||
Space Bear, you say?
|4 days 6 hours ago||Zac Irwin is my second||
Zac Irwin is my second favorite player on the team, right after Zach Ermine.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Between Suh's olde timey||
Between Suh's olde timey base-ball player pantaloons and Harbaugh's non-khakis, I feel like my understanding of men's sartorial trends has gone all higgledy-piggledy.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, that seemed a little||
Yeah, that seemed a little much. He was all of the other things Brian said--venal, obfuscating, mendacious, arrogant, preening, etc., but he probably has some redeeming qualities.
In any event. He brought us the LochDogg and his "digital engagement cycle," so while I'm not ready to lump him in with history's worst pieces of shit, I don't hold him in especially high regard, either.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm sorry to hear about your||
I'm sorry to hear about your VD.
|1 week 4 days ago||Planning on watching the NBA||
Planning on watching the NBA ASG by chugging a beer (prob MadTree Happy Amber) every time there is an uncontested dunk. I hope I don't get too loaded...
|1 week 4 days ago||Well, you kind of have to.||
Well, you kind of have to. Being a brew mom and all.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Because "unique" means "being||
Because "unique" means "being the only one of its kind," or "unlike anything else." You cannot have degrees of being the only one of your kind. You can have degrees of similarity and difference (Julian Edelman is more like Wes Welker than he is like a kumquat), but not degrees of uniqueness.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, it was really dusty and||
Wow, it was really dusty and my room was full of allergens and someone was cutting onions while I watched that Austin Hatch story.
Also I weeped openly because it was so sad and inspiring.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure if serious, but if||
Not sure if serious, but if serious, I present:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||16 pts on 7/8 shooting and 10||
16 pts on 7/8 shooting and 10 boards in 20 minutes. Great Mother of Jehoshaphat.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I fucking love cocaine bear||
I fucking love cocaine bear dot jpg
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Don'tcha think?||
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Yes, and let's hope the DB is||
Yes, and let's hope the DB is not as strong in this one as in that one.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||All your UT QBs are belong to||
All your potential UT QBs are belong to us.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Is "rebuttle" something a||
Is "rebuttle" something a butler does when quits his job as a butler and then changes his mind and comes back?
Sir: "Yes, Jeeves?"
Jeeves: "I have decided I was too hasty in tendering my resignation. I wish to return to this grand house and be your butler once again. In short, Sir, I wish to rebuttle."
*Sir sobs openly and embraces Jeeves*
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Werewolves of London!||
Werewolves of London!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I know fuck all about cars.||
I know fuck all about cars. Any MGoAutoEnthusiasts out there that can give me a sense of that truck's value and/or sweetness?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||AIRBHG. The more you know dot||
AIRBHG. The more you know dot rainbow dot gif at www dot www.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nope. The 1988 Luc Besson||
Nope. The 1988 Luc Besson movie. First commit of its kind.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am not BrianBOOM REVERSE||
I am not Brian,
BOOM REVERSE PYTHON'D
and this is a bit of a cool story bro story, but I have a good pal who was an AAU coach for a reasonably elite Ohio outfit, and he said that AAU ball gets a bad rap because 99% of it is squeaky clean.
He went on to say that the top 1% is unimaginably dirty. Like, duffel-bags-full-of-cash-left-on-front-stoops dirty.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Also spanky oh boy dot gif.||
Also spanky oh boy dot gif.
EDIT: harryddunn has it covered.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||May he have the same impact||
May he have the same impact as his Hallowed Predecessor-in-Surname.