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|4 days 16 hours ago||As if we needed another reminder||
(but some people apparently did) don't be an ass to players, recruits, or their parents on this site!
The Austin Davis hello comments were even worse.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Redshirt MAAR?||
I'd only consider it if we're 100% certain of Spike's good health. Otherwise, we need another ballhandler out there, to say nothing of his strong defense.
|4 days 18 hours ago||You're being very conservative||
by saying Sweet 16. The combination of talent and experience looks a lot like 2013 or 2014. If we get decent play at the 5 the sky is the limit. I think Doyle's got it in him, I really do. Very exciting!
|4 days 18 hours ago||Who's got it better than us?||
Who's got it better than us?
|4 days 18 hours ago||You were aware||
enough to see the possibility of a joke, but not fully aware so as to avoid walking right into it.
|1 week 1 day ago||1977 Ford Granada||
Piece of crap wouldn't start when it was under 45 degrees.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes||
Kid absolutely has some developmental work to do, and may not even see the floor until 2018. But he has some potential as a low-post scorer, which is something we've lacked for a while (other than McGary in the 2013 tourney). Plenty of bigs are slow and plodding, even some with NBA contracts. But if a guy is tall (6'10" is his floor, could still be a 7-footer), strong (Camp Sanderson), has good footwork (he does), and can finish (he shows some ability in this area), he can be a real asset.
|1 week 1 day ago||and the attendant gets the last laugh here||
Having endured that demeaning rant, she gets to chuckle after seeing this blow up in the news.
|1 week 1 day ago||Welcome Austin||
Glad to have you coming to AA to wear the Maize and Blue.
I love his GPA. Nice to see a balanced write-up of his abilities instead of last night's freak-out thread.
|1 week 3 days ago||Good Bye: TexanGoBlue||
It's been real.
|1 week 4 days ago||T-Wolves||
While their incompetence can be so bad at times as to border on comical, I don't think you can say they are the worst NBA team of the last two decades because that period includes 8 straight seasons during the first KG era in which they made the playoffs and played roughly .600 basketball. If you just take the last 10 years, the T-Wolves are probably the worst.
|1 week 4 days ago||Definitely similarities between the Steelers and Packers||
but what you say about the Packers having fans everywhere can also be said about the Steelers. You can find a Steelers bar in any decent sized city in this country. And I seem to recall the Packers had a pretty significant stretch of mediocrity before Farve showed up. The Steelers have had 3 coaches in 46 years. The Packers are in the running, to be sure, but I think the Steelers get the edge here.
|1 week 4 days ago||Pittsburgh Steelers - #1||
The most successful NFL franchise in the Super Bowl Era. A model of stability, both in terms of ownership and management/coaching. Rabid fan base and every game is sold out, even in down years. End of thread.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||New Glarus||
is stellar. Too bad you have to go (or send someone) to WI to get it!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Local IPAs||
Summit Saga now and later I will drink my last Surly Abrasive of the season.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
the state tax deduction makes it a no-brainer. 529.
At some later stage as (a) the kids get closer to college, reducing the benefit of the tax-deferred growth and/or (b) the amount in the 529 gets large enough that you risk oversaving for college (unlikely!), the OP can reduce or eliminate the 529 contributions.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||maybe the local schools are booked up||
I just don't hear of many kids who are willing to go to a school 600+ miles from home but wouldn't consider one 1400 miles from home, particularly when they have a close connection with the coach at the latter. If Smart had gone to UCLA, I could see your point more. If Williams is not considering Texas it's probably because he's pissed off at Smart, not because it's far away. The other possibility is that he wants to stay as close to home as possible, in which case he probably won't choose Michigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Order of magnitude?||
Twice as far, yes, but 10 times as far? Nope.
Anyway, maybe Smart's leaving makes him feel he was misled about his intentions and he's not considering Texas for that reason. If distance is a factor, I'd bet he goes to UNC or Georgetown. If he's willing to go to Michigan or Indiana, you'd think he would consider Texas as well, unless he no longer has warm and fuzzy feelings for Shaka.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Then||
Then why couldn't we win any GD games?!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
It's concerning when our first HB doesn't show up until just after an Australian model.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Dude hasn't won a single game for us yet! Clearly overrated.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||OK but part of my point is that||
Harbaugh at Michigan > Harbaugh in the NFL because of those ties. He can use his reputation and charisma to recruit his type of players to Michigan, whereas his ability to do that in the NFL is limited. In other words, he can and will have a stronger and more lasting effect at Michigan than he would with any NFL team.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I've been a Steelers fan||
far longer than a Michigan fan. But still, the answer is MICHIGAN and it's not even close. Jim Harbaugh belongs at Michigan. He and his family have a special connection to the Maize and Blue that cannot be approached by any NFL team.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Scotch||
Glenfiddich 19 year "Age of Discovery" -- very smooth. On sale here for $70 today and the store sold out.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, Jack||
Thanks, Jack, for the four years of hard work and leadership. Good luck in all your future pursuits!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
I have been trying to convince myself based on our OT losses to Wisc, MSU, and NW that we were actually above average, just unlucky. This blows that bubble. Still, plenty of reasons to be optimistic about next year.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This is what I think too||
Also, his players know they will ride the pine if they pick up a second foul in the first half. If they do it anyway, how can we be confident that they wouldn't pick up a third foul if allowed to remain in the game? It doesn't matter whether the foul was the player's fault or the ref's fault.
And it isn't true that all 40 minutes are created equal. Emotion and fatigue being what it is, some games are going to come down to the wire (if reasonably close in the first half). You just can't say that if Michigan had scored one more point in the first half last night that we would have won the game by one point in regulation. It doesn't work that way, at least not all the time. The last few minutes of a close game are the most important and you want to have your best players on the floor.
Having made that defense of the autobench policy, I still disagree with it, at least as strictly applied. There should be exceptions made depending, as noted by others, who the sub is going to be and how much of a downgrade he is. Another variable is the player's propensity to pick up fouls. A player who has a track record of fouling infrequently should be given a longer leash.
Because (1) Beilein is an outstanding coach and (2) he is very rigid in his application of the autobench policy, even when it seems clearly to be the wrong in-game call, I infer that he is driving home a larger point through the policy.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||OK||
but annoying irregardless
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Alright||
is also not a word. Those in glass houses . . . .
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
This is the way I look at it too. It will be important to get as many Ws on the board as possible in 2015 to keep the recruiting momentum going, and QB is our most unstable position on the team. If Rudock comes here, he will be gone in one year, so it doesn't take away any available schollies for 2016.
Maybe Shane or someone else beats him out, which would be great, as it would tell us that Harbaugh thinks we have a better option on our roster than Iowa's starter last year. I think we would win quite a few games with Rudock or a QB better than him.