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|1 day 6 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.
|3 days 8 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.
|4 days 41 min 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."
|4 days 2 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.
|4 days 2 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."
|4 days 5 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.
|5 days 5 hours ago||A practical question:||
Does Baylor not have dorms for its players? Why was he ever homeless?
|6 days 3 hours ago||Just my guess:||
Shiva and Kali will soon destroy the world.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Garrett Moores||
That's probably walk-on QB Garrett Moores.
|1 week 21 hours ago||It's worth adding this:||
False rape allegations are rare regardless of prior relationships.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I hope people read this before they bash the woman|
|1 week 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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."
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||re: his hips||
How does he project as a dancer of the samba?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sam Webb has been hitting on this same issue||
Mora has to get over the hump of convincing Clark that UCLA will use a tight end - which isn't to say UCLA won't land Clark.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Attrition is already a problem||
This season is evidence that Michigan is already hurting from sending guys to the league faster than they can add NBA-quality players.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with all of that||
Donnal is a 5. Doyle is a 5. Teske is coming in 2016.
I'd hate to miss out on a Thornton, Brown, Battle, or Langford because Michigan added a center of middling pedigree.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take as many Chris Williamsons as Michigan can get||
I'd love to see special teams units loaded with guys like this. OSU seemingly has an army of such guys to run down the field on kicks/punts.