Mike Lantry, 1972
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|13 hours 39 min ago||Recent article on ES||
I ran across a Washington Post article on Evan Smotrycz just this past week. Here's a link, if you're interested in reading it:
Summary: He had been sulking lately (which isn't completely surprising given what I remember of his on-court demeanor), but he seems to have turned a corner in the past couple of games.
I wish him the best, but I don't think his leaving had a negative impact on our team.
|1 week 4 days ago||"I don't believe...||
... what I just saw!" (said in the voice of Vin Scully)
No, really. I can't believe that shot went in from that angle. Over the defender (who may have gotten the smallest of pieces? Couldn't tell). Very tough shot, despite it's proximity to the hoop.
Bullet dodged. Happiness gratefully accepted.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seems about right.||
|1 week 6 days ago||Awesome, awesome gif||
When I first saw Caris' shot, it reminded me a bit of this (but with less green)...
(The man who made me cry on multiple occasions when I was growing up as a Pistons fan in the eighties)
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm...||
While I admit that "plenty" was poor/inexact word choice on my part--and I admit that "38 mins." was arbitrarily selected based on KD's average--Cotton isn't the only player to avg. 38 mins a game--well, at least not according to ESPN. ESPN doesn't let you sort college players by mins. played, but, for other examples, Deonte Burton of Nevada plays 39 mins. a game and Billy Baron of Canisius plays 38.5. As you say, my point doesn't wholly rise or fall on this matter. Obviously, even if a higher percentage of NBA guys will play more total minutes, in the case of a number of high-usage players, the gap between the pro and college players narrows and sometimes even closes.
Also, I can see that as the number of possessions rises, the chances of fouling may as well, given the situations in which fouls often occur (e.g., many shooting fouls stop the clock and then end positions). But--and I'm presuming you're not saying this--the number of possessions doesn't seem to necessitate more fouls in any strict sense. I mean, whether Durant is playing 70 seconds of defense spread out over two possessions at the college level or over three possessions at the pro level, that is still 70 seconds in which he might commit a foul (for example, a defensive, non-shooting foul). As long as he's on the floor and the clock is running, he can foul. I'm sure you know more about this than I do; I'm just clarifying things for myself since your point about possessions took me off guard at first. It sounded like you were equating "distinct possessions" with "opportunities to foul." Perhaps there is a known ratio that exists between the two that you're implicitly relying upon.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, but to add to that point...||
I think it worthwhile to keep in mind that while the total length of an NBA game is eight minutes longer, the best individual players in the NBA are not necessarily on the court longer than many of the best college players. Kevin Durant averages 38 mins. per game, third-most in the NBA. There are plenty of good college players--especially good players on teams that rely very heavily on their production--who play over 38 mins. a game. Bryce Cotton for Providence actually averages 39.5 mins a game. When Cotton has only five fouls at his disposal, the effect of each of his fouls is potentially greater in magnitude (as are the effects of bad calls) than in the case of Durant, since each plays similar minutes. Obviously, with respect to the sum total of players, their are fewer minutes to go around in a college game, but, with respect to high-usage guys, the difference in fouls allowed is not merely "proportional"--it's comparable, and thus the 5/6 distinction matters.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Refs screwed us over...||
Time to bang.
EDIT: Actually, upon reflection, I still care a little.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Jerk.||
-- Villanova alum
P.S. Just kidding, of course.
P.P.S. Glad that you made it out of North Philly alive.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed...||
Creighton is going the full "Loyala Marymount circa 1990" on Villanova. 21 three and counting. As a UM fan who remembers that tourney game--and as a Villanova alum--I'm none too pleased about any of this.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Nik Stauskas||
Ice. Cold. Animal.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, and...||
Death to "Death to Backboards"!!!!!!
Say goodnight, 2011!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Not quite sure if I'm understanding your question...||
But I believe you're thinking of George Atkinson, a RB who was suspended from their bowl game (by his account, for "texting" during a team event).
[Edit: He claims to have received a "late-round grade" from NFL evaluators.]
|8 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Me, too...||
AND I just recieved the ability to "bang," so here you go.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Party like it's 2014!||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Not just "happening"||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sex Panther||
60% of the time they rock every time.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||On top of that...||
Their discography includes such albums as Hole Patrol, Feel the Steel, and (the highly anticipated?) All You Can Eat.
Apparently, Smell the Glove was already taken.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This seems non-pornographic...||
Sorry... what was the question? Oh, right, uplifting.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure...||
I'm not sure this is a classic case of a guy "flying under the radar" or a case of human "brain failure." Jones is a top-100 player on Rivals, a top ten RB, and the no. 1 recruit out of Minnesota. I believe Steve Lorenz was the one who reported that Jones was considered a bit of an academic risk. Maybe he improved his grades this past semester, and between that and his UA game, more teams felt better about offering. I don't like bringing up academics as mere speculation, but, again, I believe it's been noted by others "in the know."
Anyway, I hope the kid takes a liking to Michigan and finds success here.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||"Big Ten did well."||
I know, the Big Ten, save Michigan, played a bit better than expected. But 2-5 is hardly a success by any stretch of the imagination.
Auburn, Alabama, and OSU losing is nice, although I would have exchanged a Michigan bowl victory for disappointment in all the other 34 bowl games. (I'm sure you would have, too.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This.||
I think the conclusion you draw is far more likely than the hegemonic opinion that Hoke is soft on the players, has little fire, etc. This latter opinion only gets traction because it's based on the supposed "evidence" of Hoke's "public demeanor." I think Hoke knows how to control himself and is very mindful of not embarassing the university, making controversial statements, etc.
In his introduction three years ago he balked at being called a "players' coach" because of its implications. I take him at his word that he doesn't want to be a playerers' coach, if it means being soft on the players. You can love your players and be demanding. I would hope that anyone who coached Michigan would exhibit both qualities.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa, easy now.||
StateStreetApostle was complimenting the earlier poster for the proper use of the subjunctive... not being sarcastic, and so not being a pompous ass. "Were" is correct.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||So...||
First of all, the above post is simply idle speculation, so I'm not taking this situation seriously, and we already have a coach....
As an "aside," though, were we to assume there is some truth to the above rumors, is it not a bit alarming that the 49ers would be willing to cut bait with a coach who's resurrected their franchise, has won 36 games in less than three years, and was close to winning the Super Bowl? I mean, that just seems like a huge red flag. Moreover, I don't understand the "he's just too intense for the NFL guys" line. So... he's "too intense" for the most intense level of football on earth, where billions of dollars are in play? There is no "too intense"--only "too much of a jerk." I'm not saying that Harbaugh is a jerk. I just don't understand how one could blindly run headlong after a guy, under the assumption that he's not wanted in his current situation, when there are a million reasons why he should be wanted.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Since this photo is updated...||
I'm just going to assume that it's a twenty-six-year-old Lloyd Brady who is on the verge of hugging Peppers' from behind.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||My first reaction to the OP's video...||
"Kate Upton. Snoop Dogg. Your move, Gaffigan."
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto, I think.||
So, as more of a lurker than a poster, I don't mind not being able to vote. What's strange is that I can't even see the effects of voting at all. Everything looks like it has for the past however many months, rather than how it looked under the earlier system where I could at least see whether posts had been negged or showered with favor. Is this how it is for you??
Reading these threads after the reinstallment of voting has been like being at a party in which I'm the only sober person. Everybody else is having a blast and finding everything funny, and I'm in an alternate universe.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||An upvote...||
The best gift this side of NCAA noncompliance.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||Not trying to make fun...||
... but this made me laugh:
"I thought, before the season we'd be 8-4. Maybe 9-3. I figured we would finish 3-5 in the B1G."
Not that I don't wish that beating Notre Dame counted as two wins and negated a loss.