...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
- Member for
- 5 years 14 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 hour 25 min ago||this could be strange||
When I think of the Boilermakers, I think of Johnsons. Now Purdue Pete isn't even going to have one Johnson? Odd.
|7 hours 52 min ago||I don't think...||
...many people here are down on him. I, for one, am simply blowing off almost-lost-Illinois steam with my posts...From what I know of Nash, I want him to have a bunch of money. He'll probably do good things with it. /no politics
|8 hours 4 min ago||As I thought||
It's bad when "did not face" seems like a good year.
|8 hours 6 min ago||Apparently...||
X + $9.8 million.
|8 hours 23 min ago||9.8 million dollars!||
I'd like to announce that I will be playing for the Lakers next year too.
|8 hours 29 min ago||Would this be history?||
Has Michigan ever defeated OSU in the conference tournament? The years of being knocked out by them have created a memory haze for me.
|10 hours 22 min ago||I'm a broken record this time of year, but...||
...I very much hope no one is expecting anything in particular in the BTT or the NCAA Tournament. The nature of a one-and-done tournament is to bite you in the ass pretty often.
|10 hours 26 min ago||I appreciate...||
...your upbeat outlook on the matter.
|10 hours 33 min ago||I can roll with a lot of things in a movie...||
...if I'm in the right mood, but Prometheus just didn't make any sense.
|10 hours 43 min ago||Thank you, J-Mo! Great relief!||
I hate these games, where you have little to gain and much to lose and the other team is in the opposite situation. Michigan has some major flaws - as we've always known - and needs to work on their offense against a 2-3 (which I assume most teams don't throw at Michigan much because of their shooting). But I will take a win in a box or with a fox. Time to move onto OSU or Nebraska.
|10 hours 52 min ago||alien life found in the atmosphere?||
I'm not talking about little green men, just bacteria (or something similarly small).
EDIT: I guess that doens't really fall under the umbrella of astrophysics.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I wasn't alive either, but it was pretty bad||
I always associate Musberger with the way he botched that situation. He referred to the men in an article as "black-skinned stormtroopers." This was taken as a Nazi reference by many.
|2 days 10 hours ago||An easy way to embed?||
Is there an easy way to embed the video? I can't get it to work.
|3 days 15 hours ago||let's not get carried away||
Every win has to be earned. Michigan could lose on Friday, for example.
|4 days 6 hours ago||that's the man in a nutshell, I think||
He's as gracious as anyone in sports but a hell of a lot more competitve than a cursory glance would have you believe.
|4 days 8 hours ago||I love the show||
I wish we'd learned more about the Yellow King/Carcosa mythology in the end, though. I don't mind Rust and Marty not catching every member of the cult, but we were given too many reasons to wonder about the nature of the cult/mythology to then be told as little about them as we were. That's not to say that I wanted a real monster at the end, but I did want to know more about what the Tuttles and Childresses believed. I also think Audrey's behavior was a bit too much of a red herring. She wasn't just a troubled kid - she was a troubled kid who acted out the exact manner of Marie Fontenot's death (or was it "just" sexual abuse?) with her dolls. I feel a little toyed with there.
Much of acting, much of the writing, and the cinematograpy were outstanding. I'm not sure I've ever seen a show that created such a vivid sense of place. The music was exceptionally well-chosen as well. The biggest compliment to the show I can pay is to say that I felt totally immersed in its story and place and wanted to spend some more time there searching for answers.
|4 days 11 hours ago||charge circle||
It seems to me that they won't call a charge if a defender is inside it - so it does serve some purpose - but they won't necessarily call a charge if the defend is outside it. That's correct in the abstract, but the problem is that there apparently are no charges now in the eyes of some officials.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Was Stauskas sick?||
He played well, but I thought he looked sick. His face was particularly pale, I thought, and he had black circles under his eyes.
|6 days 18 hours ago||DG and Morris||
With all respect to Morris, I think he starts over a healthy DG only the in the following sorts of circumstances: a baby alien bursts through DG's chest, DG insists he will only play if he can have a live parrot on his shoulder, Lady Gaga becomes Michigan's coach and decides she'll start Morris because she thinks he's a better dancer.
We all saw what the two players did and didn't do last year. I think it's good for the coaches to talk about competition, but DG is Michigan's starter.
|1 week 14 hours ago||the return to the board of guys who can run||
I'm very glad to see it. I know you can win with a pure pocket passer, but it's such an advantage to have a guy who can take off when things break down. Years of watching players like Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, and Troy Smith dismantle Michigan have made me heavily biased toward having a QB who can make things happen with his legs when no one is open.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think this has to happen||
I don't know why we wouldn't do it.
|1 week 1 day ago||I do remember||
That was before the Marketing Virus took over everything in sports...In a couple of years, we will on a daily basis hear things like "Today's love and support is brought to you by your wife and her corporate partner, Proctor & Gamble."
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh Stephen||
I respect you, man, but you are wrong on both an aesthetic and philosophical level here. These shorts (below) are perfect.
|1 week 1 day ago||Another look (from mgoblue)||
I am thrilled with the current state of the basketball program, and I want to start by saying that. I do not like the yellow flecking on the jerseys or the shorts, though. Michigan already has at least two tremendous sets of designs to work with: the uniforms worn in the Cazzie Russel era and the ones worn by the Fab Five. The 1989 uniforms aren't bad either. Stick with one of those. We don't need this new-fangled chicanery...And what's with Roosevelt trying to drive up wheat prices? What business of that is his?
|1 week 2 days ago||Kansas||
I would love to see Michigan have a run like KU's, obviously, but the Big Ten is a wholely different animal than the Big 12. Kansas can do what it does in part because the Big 12 halfway sucks most of the time. The conference is having a decent year this year, but most of the time keeping the likes of Iowa State, Texas, Baylor, and KSU at bay is only so impressive.
|1 week 2 days ago||halfway||
I see Beilein as being about halfway between Fisher and Knight, but I think our discussion ultimately highlights the absurdity of this kind of stuff. Webber, Rose, Howard, Jackson, and King both perceived and were perceived through the realities of the early 90s. Is Jackson imagining them playing for Coach Beilein now? Is he imagining Coach Beilein coaching them in the early 90s? Would the players or coach be different in different eras? Who is where - and when - and who are/were they then/now?
|1 week 2 days ago||yeah...||
He gives looks and does his three fingers sign. However, I remember Jalen Rose - and I loved this at the time - having a series of fairly long trash-talking conversations with Iowa's bench in a game in Iowa City. It was more than just "I made a three." ...And let's not forget about the butt whiping incident (which, again, MSU may have had coming).
|1 week 2 days ago||I take your point||
I think basketball culture has changed, so some of that is taken as less of an afront that it would have been in the past. I also think the Fab Five - as I list below - did some things that were more directly disrespectful to other teams (deservedly or not).
|1 week 2 days ago||I see it as being more about personality||
The Fab Five more-or-less got away with talking trash at other team's benches and pretending to wipe their butts on MSU's midcourt logo. I don't see that meshing well with Coach Beilein.
|1 week 2 days ago||Another fun fact:||
A (non-false) killer whale is a type of dolphin.