further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|9 hours 48 min ago||I don't know if it's really in the law, but...||
...the term caused this wonderful bit of an ad that I found:
(no endorsement of the above attorney(s) implied by posting this - I have no idea who they are)
|12 hours 10 min ago||Co-sign||
This team is playing without any of last year's starters. There are valid criticisms to be made about recruiting, the autobench, and this play or that play. But this team - with this roster - should be a three-legged dog. It's a minor miracle that this season has produced anything enjoyable at all.
|1 day 6 hours ago||A thought re: Morris:||
The QB recruit with a big arm but accuracy problems has a very high disappointment rate. It's like recruiting an uncoordinated seven footer for a basketball team. He might become Frank Kaminsky, but the chances of him being a career back-up are much greater.
|1 day 9 hours ago||exactly||
The malpractice analogy only works if the young woman complains about the quality of the services themselves.
|1 day 9 hours ago||This should be a major black eye for Oregon||
I'll defer to others on the board as to whether Oregon CAN do this, but the fact that they DID do it is an abomination. I hope members of the media point this out.
|3 days 13 hours ago||RE: Ace's articles||
I'm pretty sure Brian would have heard about it if the paysites had a problem. We're talking about a small world. Brian does a radio show with Sam Webb of Scout every week. My guess is that Ace's articles increase visits to the pay sites.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Challenge:||
I challenge you to drive the length of Kansas. I've never done that myself, but I've driven through enough of the state to know that you will reach a point where you are happy just to see a single tree.
|6 days 7 hours ago||The flight attendents on my plane...||
...said it the way you described, and that's what I go with. But some people say "cutter" and even "gutter."
|6 days 9 hours ago||Travel facts||
Places I recently visited: India and Nepal
Airport I flew through: Doha, Qatar
How do you pronounce "Qatar"? I still don't know. People pronounce it differently even there.
Illness I acquired: Some sort of upper respiratory infection
Type of monkey I fed: A langur, who look a berry from my hand and then, because he was full of berries, dropped it and looked up at me with a face that said I'd wasted his time.
Attainment of elightenment: It was only the effect of cough syrup with codeine.
|6 days 9 hours ago||"not (completely) a hippie"||
I'm surprised that you're even part hippie, though I'm not exactly sure why. I suppose I don't imagine much overlap between "hippie" and "keen observer of sports."
|6 days 12 hours ago||I think you're generally correct re: the Thorntons of the world||
But it's worth remembering that McGary was the No. 2 player in the country when he committed. He only dipped later because his high school used him differently than his AAU team did.
|1 week 12 hours ago||A practical question:||
Does Baylor not have dorms for its players? Why was he ever homeless?
|1 week 1 day ago||Just my guess:||
Shiva and Kali will soon destroy the world.
|1 week 1 day ago||Garrett Moores||
That's probably walk-on QB Garrett Moores.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's worth adding this:||
False rape allegations are rare regardless of prior relationships.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hope people read this before they bash the woman|
|1 week 4 days ago||the 40 is limited in it's usefullness||
It took a long time for Funchess to unfold his big body and get going. More time spent running track might have fixed that to some extent, but he's not going to be using the track stance during games.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The idea of Beilein not being in contact enough worries me||
As great as the past three years have been, Michigan is still not a blue blood in the way UNC, Duke, Kentucky, etc. are. I hope he's doing everything he needs to do, because (at the risk of stating the obvious) guys aren't going to just show up on Michigan's doorstep. And as you say, the 2016 class is vital if Michigan wants to be more than just respectable.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||True enough||
My understanding is that he almost committed to Michigan on a visit in the not-too-distant past, though.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What are your thoughts on (apparently) backing off of...||
...Thornton? I don't understand that, though I'll happily admit that John Beilein's socks know more about basketball than I do.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||They recruit pretty well||
Oden, Conley, Buford, Sullinger, Bates-Diop, Russell, Turner, Koufus, Mullens, Thomas, etc. Just the guys I named were all four and five star players.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think the answer is pretty boring||
Matta is a persuasive recruiter and underrated coach, and he also has Indiana ties. They have a large and (often) passionate fanbase. They're the in-state school for top kids pretty regularly. They've sent several guys to the NBA recently. I don't think there's anything noteworthy as to why they get good players.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Thornton||
He says in the UMHoops link that Michigan hasn't been contacting him much lately. As much as I trust the staff, I don't understand that at all.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Are people missing the fact that Brian tweeted this?||
Anyway, we have work to do. This thing is going to need 20-30 lbs of bamboo per day.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Neal||
Sam Webb said this morning that he was told - and believes - that the story was a "complete and utter fabrication." He also said Neal's coach said, more-or-less, "You have to understand my situation, but Mattison is a guy I respect."
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Chatman and GRIII||
To add to what you said, GRIII came in with skills - leaping ability and shooting - that seem to me to translate to the college game immediately. Chatman is more of a passer and less of an athlete, and my guess is that it's harder for a guy like that to plug right in. He'll have to have an understanding of the college game and be comfortable before he can flourish.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Gotcha||
And you're very much right that he needs to pay off, IMO. As someone (Brian?) pointed out, it looks like he and Wilson are going to be the equivalent of the 2015 class, and Michigan hardly seems to have an abundance of impact guys (whether now or in the future) on the roster.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Robinson||
He may be able to shoot like Stauskas, but I have to believe he's not the same caliber athlete - probably not even close. Irvin would have to be Hardaway-plus for Irvin/Robinson to equal Hardaway/Stauskas.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Dear basketball gods:||
Please stop destroying this season. Alternately, please take all of your Michigan-related angst out on this season and then leave Michigan alone for the next many years.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Good enough||
I don't want to see the team caught off guard again by a dance competition that's used to break a tie.