landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 13 hours ago||It's terrible!||
It's not my place to be chiming in this way, perhaps, given that I'm white, but I can think of an African American professor or two whom I had along the way who would (I assume) choke on their coffee if they read that piece.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Sure, I'm making this up, but...||
Maybe Donlon has a connection via the Horizon League. Maybe Novak or GRIII or McGary have some sort of Indiana-based connection to him. Maybe he really likes teams what wear a version of yellow.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Wilbon||
I don't think he's dumb in the sense that he'd perform poorly on a standardized test. But his ability to focus - if he ever had one - has been eroded by living in an environment in which the attention you get for saying something is more important than whether what you're saying makes sense. His piece is as backward as the day is long.
My guess is that he'd call people racist for saying his article is stupid, which it is, but the reality is that he happens to be an African American member of the 95% of sports journalists who are idiots. Sports journalism* is a refuge for the loud and the ignorant of all races. None deserve to be spared from being called on their behavior.
*I realize other types of journalism are far from immune to this, but no politics and all...
|2 days 13 hours ago||I'm pretty sure Vanderbilt and MSU...||
...both have spots.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I will hang onto this pipe dream...||
...until it's totally dead.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Well hey now...||
...don't lose your dinosaur.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Astronaut - the objectively best possible job||
|4 days 12 hours ago||Is Ken Starr's level of interest...||
...in sexual assault allegations dependent on the person against whom the allegations were made? Could that possibly be true?
|5 days 14 hours ago||That's an interesting suggestion||
I'm inclined to say Baruti received the attention he did because Michigan is going to be so thin on the wing this season, but it's true that Cain doesn't quite fit the typical mold. Kyle Young does fit that mold, though, so we'll see.
|6 days 3 hours ago||A time loop?||
Had all of this already happened? Hodor has been saying "Hodor" for a long time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Huh||
This doesn't seem like a big loss in the long run, but man will they be thin on the wing next year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good stuff||
Thanks for posting.
|1 week 3 days ago||It wouldn't be bad at all||
Dakich averaged 0.6 ppg and 0.6 apg, so even the average season would be a big step up from last year (a low bar, I realize).
|1 week 3 days ago||Xavier Simpson and expecations for his first year||
I've been meaning to post a diary about this, but I haven't been finding the time. The long and the short of the diary would be this: I looked at freshman PGs who in the last five years were ranked within ten slots higher and ten slots lower than Simspon on a given site (with the exception of Rivals, who unhelpfully doesn't distinguish between PGs and SGs).* I excluded PGs who fell within that ranking window whose first years playing were not their first years out of high school.
Simpson will score roughly 6.5 ppg and hand out roughly 2.5 apg if he meets the averages of those players.
*Example: Let's say Simpson was ranked #44 on a given site. I looked at PGs who were ranked 34-54 on that site within the past five years.
|1 week 5 days ago||I wouldn't be offended about this...||
...if Stephen didn't have such a long history here of incivility, swearing like a longshoreman, and posting long rants about Freemasons.
|1 week 5 days ago||oh shoot||
Was it? I missed that if it was.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It was very much a knowing nod||
I've seen the show's creator, Sam Esmail, say that in an interview.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW||
I didn't think the show fell off in quality at all. It and The Americans are the best shows on television IMO. I've recommended Mr. Robot to a bunch of people.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
It's not hard for me to imagine a basketball world in which Mitch is a high-achieving NBA player - but I also started watching basketball in the late '80s.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think defense is what keeps him benched more than...||
...anything. He's also behind some pretty good players.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan softball:||
Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't have any particular insight, unfortunately||
I imagine I must be more familiar with the Wright State program than the average Michigan fan, but I'm not sure I watched more than five minutes of a game coached by Donlon.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm very excited about Donlon coming on board||
It certainly seems to show that Coach Beilein realized that his program had a major weakness and that he needed fresh thinking to change it. And Donlon appears to be a stand-up guy who can infuse toughness and defensive ability into a group of players.
Here is another (fluffy) article about Donlon:
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
And I fall into every one of those categories.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's an interesting question||
Women and girls, by a great many accounts, are and have been frequently ignored or not believed when claiming sexual abuse. But I do think there's something unique to the sexual abuse of boys.
My semi-educated guess - and no more than that - is that some men ignore claims of abuse of boys because they find it particularly difficult to think about and because they victim-blame ("I would have fought him off"). But I don't know whether claims of abuse of boys or claims of abuse of girls are more likely than the other to be ignored or not believed.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thoughts on sex abuse and PSU||
Some general truths:
Few people are child molesters, but child molesters often have a surprisingly large number of victims. Defrocked priest John Geoghan allegedly had 130.
It's hard to sexually abuse a large number of children without people finding out over the years. I have a bit of professional experience to rely on when I say this. Kids talk, people accidentally see things, etc.
A mass child molester's known victims are almost certainly not the total number of his victims. People do not automatically come forward.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse (albeit not against 45 different people). Allegations of him abusing boys go back to the '60s. It sure seems like a safe bet to say that he abused a very large number of kids (more than those he was convicted of abusing) over decades.
What I take from this, FWIW:
The general truths I list above combined with the new allegations make me think it is highly likely that Paterno and other coaches were in fact aware that Sandusky was a danger to kids for at least a couple of decades. Would I convict Paterno of a crime based on this? No, but the court of public opinion doesn't have to use the "beyond a reasoanble doubt" standard. PSU's program should have a black mark on it for a very, very long time. And Paterno should be forever associated with turning a blind eye while a man raped boys.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I am not up for Osha and Rickon being tortured by Ramsey||
I hope they have something else planned. The Ramsey-the-sadist story line is old and unpleasant.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the explanation||
I wasn't sure why there was such a focus on unrecognized clubs.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You don't have to wait||
Any cable news channel will show you the slingshot right now.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Depth at the four is not good, to say the least||
I will hold on to my Alec Peters pipe dream until we know for sure it's impossible.