Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|14 hours 51 min ago||My cat is a Maine Coon||
Male Maine Coons can be 20+ lbs without being fat, big feet, big ears, ruff around their necks, long feather-duster tails. Max has the basic elements but he's more long, lean, and athletic than just plain big. He chases and swats ice cubes around the kitchen floor like a champ. Runs fast and jumps high. Call him Caris LeVert in feline shape.
|17 hours 52 min ago||Right now I think this is the best idea ever||
If we weren't a top four seed I would consider it a curious call or perhaps weird.
|18 hours 2 min ago||or short-sheeting them||
|18 hours 40 min ago||The lead changed five times in OT||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Calling him Little Hitler may be a bit unfair||
to Hitler. ba dum bum ching
|1 day 18 hours ago||No such problems for us.||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Another lesson he needs to learn from Beilein||
Dude needs to wake up and start paying attention. Fresh baked buns, Tom!
|1 day 19 hours ago||Plus Appling was a little pregnant||
Can't remember who came up with that one, but cheers.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Awesome||
I regret that I only have one upvote to give. Looks like you got a few others.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Re my great uncle above||
His little sister, my grandmother, had no interest in watching Saving Private Ryan or Band fo Brothers. Too close to home.
|1 day 19 hours ago||My great uncle was a lieutenant in Easy Company||
He died on D-Day, details are otherwise scarce. My mom (his niece, who was born a few months later) wishes she had contacted Dick Winters to ask about him, they lived close by during Dick's final years.
|1 day 19 hours ago||In the navy||
I worked for an international company from 2000-2010 which had operations in the US and Holland, with some sales offices just across the border in Germany. There was a general manager of the Dutch facility who worked there from the early 70s until he retired shortly before I arrived. The old company newsletter (published at the US headquarters) was fabulously subtle when announcing his hire and describing his past work experience. Something like "Klaus served in the navy during the war." He was a U-boat commander.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Something about naughty dentists||
and fatal mistakes.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Quote from my daughter, then age ~3||
"When everybody knows how they work, they will cheer and cheer and cheer and cheer."
She was "reading" a book called Let's Go Cubs, a gift from my cousin who lived in Wicker Park at the time. But the words apply darn well to Jordan Morgan. This one's for you, Jordan:
|4 days 18 hours ago||How sad that we'll never know if that's true||
If Izzo's players keep injuring themselves by hitting tables and hardwood floors, the injury-free juggernaut MSU team will remain the fruit just out of Tantalus Izzo's grasp.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I enjoyed his "there will be payback" pledge about our 2nd mtg||
At the time I thought "I hope you get starter minutes in that game, because you suck." A stat line of five minutes and two personal fouls = payback, apparently. Leaving the bench area in that situation was a dopey move. I like it when Sparties live up to stereotypes.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I like the maize jerseys||
The maize-on-maize look (home vs OSU and MSU last year) was not a good one, it made the text illegible. OSU played along by having a dumb jersey idea of their own, the "BUCKEYES" on everybody's name panel. That's in the same zone as all the guys named Freedom and Service on the AFA football team. But I digress.
The regular maize ones we wore during the tourney last year were tops. That we couldn't get any other uniforms due to a supply issue (lol adidas) was weird but at least they had some of our best-looking unis. I find the replacement of MICHIGAN by WOLVERINES across the front a bit jarring, but otherwise it's okay.
|5 days 15 hours ago||This intense||
|5 days 17 hours ago||Aha||
I see what you did there.
|5 days 18 hours ago||The team was looking pretty bad at that point||
on the heels of a disappointing <.500 campaign the year before and they were sitting at 11-5 with only one wins over a good team (at 22-12 Clemson) and headed for 11-9. Then this happened:
|5 days 18 hours ago||That was an epically bad team||
Probably the worst in a long run of disappointing squads. We lost to Penn State twice! Only win in the final 10 games was a win over Iowa at home (we beat them in Iowa City too, they must have been lousy).
It was the 2004-05 team that broke my spirit. I broke a kitchen chair during the 99-68 loss at Georgia Tech. I hung on to that chair for several years before realizing there was no way I could fix it. That team started 12-5 with some very close losses but lost 13 of its final 14 games, most by double digits. At the time of Horton's suspension they were 12-7. The rest of the year was Dion Harris and Dani Wohl running the point with walk-ons getting major minutes at the guard spots.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Mine||
Lavell Blanchard, Bernard Robinson Jr, Chris Hunter, Graham Brown, DeShawn Sims. Particularly Blanchard and Sims as they both were asked to do way too much and you could tell they were trying super hard all the time. I was happy that Sims got to play in the tourney.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Reading B1G previews for this season is a lot of fun now||
Basically everybody picked us third behind MSU and OSU, focused on the losses of Burke and Hardaway, predicted that McGary and Robinson would be the big time players on the team, predicted Gary Harris as POTY, said Nebraska would suck, and some of them put Stauskas on the all-conference third team.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Yep. See how much damage Morgan/Horford can do||
with a couple of athletic wings who can shoot the three. Imagine having to pick between:
1. Doubling Webber and leaving Stauskas/LeVert/Irvin open at the arc, or
2. Having any big man in today's college game defend Webber one-on-one
Heartburn. Sure would be nice to get a VHT big man on the team, maybe we'll get one in the 2015 class.
|6 days 7 hours ago||My memory of this has been shredded.||
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|6 days 10 hours ago||The funny thing||
is that last night he basically was just a shooter. Basically the best just a shooter you could imagine. Stat line: 7-9 on threes, 1-2 on twos, 1-2 from the FT line, two defensive rebounds.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Is that the Pinnacle Bank Arena behind the scenes video again?||
|6 days 16 hours ago||Self-esteem awards||
I'll grant that men's college players are probably criticized too harshly, given they are young and (usually) having to attend college classes. Commentary on women's sports in general swings far to the other side, with virtually no criticism of players or coaches. Imagine Dick Vitale calling a women's game, it would be sensational.
Next year there will be 15 players on the first team for women's hoops.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Sixth grade for me||
We were waiting in line to leave the classroom for lunch when another teacher came and told our teacher what had happened. The explosion happened at 11:38am, so it's possible this was just ~20 minutes later. One of the other sixth grade teachers had been in the running for Teacher in Space so that added to the impact. A very quiet lunch period. My best friend was immersed in Top Gun pilot space camp astronaut flagwaving patriotism at the time so he was particularly subdued.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Usually you pay double for that, Cotton||