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|2 weeks 2 days ago||And "picking up checks" is||
And "picking up checks" is all they are doing. Not one from the group of Stauskas, McGary, and Robinson is making a meaningful contribution in the NBA so far.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So many negative thoughts.||
So many negative thoughts. I'll get the one positive one out of the way: I love Michigan basketball. Beyond that, however....
- this team is painful to watch.
- Chatman is terrible. That is a missed opportunity for a redshirt.
- There are so many "young team" mistakes, that its no longer an excuse. So many dumb things happening, with Chatman's twice fouling of a 3-point shooter leading the way.
- Nobody on this team is ready and willing to "be the MAN" and take over. Not Caris, not anybody. I miss Nik so bad.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Caris is far from ready to||
Caris is far from ready to contribute in the NBA. Chad Ford clearly does not watch Michigan games.
Caris has made himself in to a good college player. That's it. Its a stretch to call him a star at the Big Ten level. He is skilled, and tall, which is a very good starting point. He is not where Stauskas was a year ago, and Nik, after being drafted in the lottery, is not making a meaningful contribution to the Kings right now. Caris would not fare better.
Caris has some huge positives: skilled, very tall/long, and seems like he has the work ethic and attitude of a great kid. He is infinitely better off returning to Ann Arbor both for his game and his academics. 6'7" and skilled or athletic is not a predictor of success in the NBA. 6'7" and skilled is average in the NBA. His first contract will be the only guarantee he gets.
I enjoy watching him play, but we are all a little drunk with the Wolverines-to-the-NBA run of the last few years. Lets see Caris become a star, and a very good college player over the next season and a half, and then wish him well in to the NBA.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I know there are a ton of||
I know there are a ton of these 'sources' out there, but...
A co-worker who played football at a smaller school, who is close friend's with a couple former M players that seem to be in the know about the search, insists that Plan B was indeed Payton. I doubted it a bit, also, but I don't know why they would be so firm about it if there was no truth to it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Start Dawkins over Chatman||
Start Dawkins over Chatman this weekend at Purdue. Do it. Do it now. Kam might be nice coming off the bench.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Suppose Harbaugh had been||
Suppose Harbaugh had been Michigan's coach this year already. Isn't it highly, highly likely that JH could have got better results out of Devin Gardner than Hoke did?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't Jon Teske a 2015?||
Isn't Jon Teske a 2015? Just a 7-footer with serious potential.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I had a good experience 2||
I had a good experience 2 weekends ago at American Sports Saloon at 1200 Decatur in the Quarter. Close to a lot of the touristy things, but they tuck about 25 screens in to what is otherwise a pretty typical corner NOLA location with bars on 2 floors. Food was solid and the beer selection was good.
I watched, while waiting for an M friend, with 4 Mississippi State grads, and relentlessly reminded them how nice it will be to have their coach next year. They seemed to think that was a real possibility.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I've got dual last||
I've got dual last resorts.
Nussmeier - lets see what he can do.
PJ Fleck - Row The Fuckin' Boat.
You said last resort.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, I am pretty sure he did||
Yes, I am pretty sure he did a prep year.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Why in the living hell would||
Why in the living hell would anybody want to go to NC State over the University of Michigan? The answer is not one trainwreck football season.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||My two best games as an||
My two best games as an all-conference high school basketball player were when I was sick as a dog with the flu. They didn't contain 'clutch moments' like last second shots because we blew the teams out, mostly due to my own early barrage. These were both outings like 15-18 in the first quarter and then finish with 22-26 because I'm sitting in the 2nd half or even in the locker room.
There is something that the studies miss or can't account for. Those were scenarios where I personally didn't want to think about anything, I just wanted to get out, play hard, win game, go home, sleep. Other games that didn't go as well, I may have felt a lot better, or maybe simply thought too much about the opponent I was playing or the shot I was taking. Those 2 big flu games, I didn't care what the circumstances were, who the opponent was, or which one of them had the misfortune to guard me.
Maybe its the adverse condition, the sickness, or in Horry's case, the pressure, that will make someone thrive. I don't understand it either, and I'm sure it has something to do with confidence, but I'm also sure there is a component of "not thinking too much".
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I have come to know this||
I have come to know this young man's grandfather quite well. I admire Grampa. If this kid is anything like his grandfather, which from conversations with the older man I know that young Jon is, then Beilein and the Wolverines have just signed up a very high quality kid. This is great news for the program.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||The Wizards just got Paul||
The Wizards just got Paul Pierce, so its going to be tough for this kid to get a lot of minutes for them real soon, especially with young Otto Porter still in Washington. His best shot would come with another team.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Close enough. 3-0||
3-0 Nederland. Suck it, Brazil. They were terrible.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||"Anything in a Glenn".||
"Anything in a Glenn". What movie?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Stauskas and Rice. Also my||
Stauskas and Rice. Also my 2 favorite ballers of all time.
|33 weeks 11 hours ago||Teske has some family roots||
Teske has some family roots in Michigan. I know his grampa here in GR and G'pa has a big influence in the kids life. One of his GR cousins is reported to be best friends with Drake Harris, and just went off to play hoops at Hillsdale or Spring Arbor or one of those.
I would love to see Teske in Maize n' Blue.
|36 weeks 3 hours ago||Teske's cousin from Grand||
Teske's cousin from Grand Rapids is Drake Harris' best friend. Hopefully that gets the big fella to give Ann Arbor a visit.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||But with a commitment to||
But with a commitment to Oregon, does he still have a visit to Michigan planned? If so, not a commitment, in our book.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I look pretty good in||
I look pretty good in purple.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||You make a quiver full of||
You make a quiver full of fine points. I relate especially to the part about teammates and being a white guy playing in a sport with a lot of blacks and wincing at the language.
The guy, in a way, has a right to be a racist dickbag. The comments, regrettable at best, were made in private and recorded without his knowledge. I don't mean to defend the guy's remarks at all, and they are remarks that would not come out of my own mouth, but I do believe there is a big can of worms being opened.
I sit out front of my own house, in my own yard, playing with my two little white sons. Because of the other kids that walk by and use that word, loudly and openly, someday I'm going to have explain to them the word, why they don't use it, and then somehow have to come up with an explanation for why these other boys "can" use it, and why that's "okay". For the time being, we just ignore it.
There's all this talk of banning bad language and terms like the N. And I'm okay if somehow rich white dickbags like Donald Sterling stop using words like that (which a ban won't cause to happen anyway). But there are a whole lot of other people using that very word with a very high frequency that would have to alter their behavior for any of this controversy to have any sort of positive impact in the end. It's frustrating.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I would assume that Urbz||
I would assume that Urbz would give the guy a 1-year scholly, whether he plans to use him or not, just to keep him from going to Michigan.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||This was nothing but exciting||
This was nothing but exciting to watch. I am going to watch again.
I am about 6'3", 240 - how in the hell did I not play linebacker somewhere?...
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Both of my parents are alum.||
Both of my parents are alum. Double bang me.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Just add a Vander and you're||
Just add a Vander and you're all set. Or a Vanden if you prefer.
|41 weeks 15 hours ago||Since I know nothing about||
Since I know nothing about interwebs or gateways, I just assumed there were 1-3 announcements about NBA draft status and the whole damn thing blew up.
|41 weeks 15 hours ago||Wouldn't Hoke stil have that||
Wouldn't Hoke stil have that privacy requirement in place? Making it so that he could not really say what was going on with Gibbons, and then the vague 'family matter' claim. I don't think he can just come out and say "Weellllll, Brendon is being investigated by UM for sexual assault, so he won't be kicking in the bowl game".
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Where the hell do you sit||
Where the hell do you sit when all the couches have been torched?
|42 weeks 3 hours ago||Yes. All of them.||
Yes. All of them.