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|1 day 8 hours ago||There is some||
There is some recent work looking at shot analytics and the difficulty of shots that supports the hot hand as well. The gist was that past made baskets increased the odds of making future shots once you accounting for the difficulty of the future shots.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Star Wars||
The original Star Wars film are good, fun, movies. But I would hardly call them brillant. For starters, Mark Hamill is a horrible actor (good voice actor, though) and his wooden ass is on-screen every two minutes. Carrie Fisher is slightly better, and I think that's because she was more fun stoned. Harrison Ford is excellent, but I'd much rather watch Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Last Crusade than any Star Wars flick.
|4 days 15 hours ago||*shrug*||
I mean they cover boxing, which is just as fixed and not even a quarter as entertaining as pro-wrestling. They cover fantasy football. Their regular daytime programming is dogshit anyway. Most of the time they post polls online and then discuss the results. Sometimes they let Skip Bayless and Steven A Smith talk. Now that's a crime against humanity.
|1 week 2 days ago||I appreciate the new info||
I appreciate the new info; it's nice to have something to chew on in the last few weeks before the season. However, I think every coaching change in the country, or at least in recent Michigan history, is followed by an avalanche of "NOW THINGS ARE GOING TO BE TOUGH, NO COUNTRY CLUB MOTHERFUCKERS!" hype. I think that's largely bullshit of the same order as the "New S&C Coach So-and-so is finally getting these guys jacked so they won't be pushed around!" posts that pop up repeatedly. I'm confident this team will be better than last years. I'm not at all confident that the lack of AC will be a even partially responsible.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be a little hesitant||
I'd be a little hesitant reading a lot into the tone of the questions. Some judges will push hard in questioning against the side for which they ultimately rule. I'm not sure all the bad science, text messages, and so on end up being nearly as important to the decision as they are to the internet. The CBA agreement governs player discipline, not the federal rules of evidence, or the rules of fairness, justice, and liberty for all. As far as I can tell the terms of the CBA are very favorable to the league and that may be most important.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Missing something||
Just feels like it was missing something. Like it was a little too low. If only there was a song that could raise the whole thing up.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Except||
Except the "Me so horny" line was first sampled by 2 Live Crew in their song, "Me So Horny." Sir Mix-A-Lot then took the sample from there.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That would be geat, but I'm||
That would be geat, but I'm not sure why we should think Chatman will be a better defender than Robinson, who is roughly the same size, or Dawkins, who seems more athletic. Dawkins was a poor defender, but so was Chatman. Part of that is freshmen learning rotations, but they should both improve at that.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Westbrook is great and fun to||
Westbrook is great and fun to watch but he desperately needs a coach who will actually punish him when he does something stupid like shoot a 39 footer 4 seconds into the shot clock. I think people are a bit too hard on him for immaturity when some of that is lax coaching. It's fine to chuck when that's your team's only hope, okc is too good for him to do that.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||This is a joke, right? Brian||
This is a joke, right? Brian talks about info from anonymous sources all the time. Where do you think the info about future medical red shirts is coming from, the sky?
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Anytime Mark Cuban is pissed, I'm happy.||
Anytime Mark Cuban is pissed, I'm happy.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Bummer. I became a Raiders||
Bummer. I became a Raiders fan because of my grandpa, and he loved Kenny "the snake." Iconic player, even if he wasn't the greatest Qb.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||No offense||
No offense to the other writers, but Alex's basketball posts are second only to UFR's when it comes to quality posts around here. Always interesting.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure they care somewhat,||
I'm sure they care somewhat, but the odds of pushing a 5 star senior out with a bogus injury to give a walk on a schollie seem much lower than the odds of pushing him out for a new stud recruit or transfer player.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||If he really does have||
If he really does have arthritis in his knee, I can imagine playing football and the conditioning that goes along with it are okay. He might literally be able to do it, but you can't undo whatever damage it might do. If you're not a solid pro prospect I'm not sure it's worth it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure that's the one||
Pretty sure that's the one referenced in the wsj article . It was a hearing before a private board authorized to enforce securities regulations. I don't think the nfl is similarly situated since they aren't enforcing any legal regulations, only contract terms.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly,||
I could give a shit. I have watched OSU get wrist slapped for illegal recruiting tatics and lying to the NCAA, turn around and win a national championship. I have watched PSU cover-up ghastly crimes, get hit with serious penalities that were later quietly reduced to a wrist-slapping. I have watched almost the entire goddamn SEC over-sign and cut scholarhip players while "dominating college football."
And we're hand-wring about stuff that is not even NCAA prohibited? Come the fuck on. I wish offers were commitable as soon as they were given, so coaches would be required to hold a spot for the kid and so kids would be unable to decommit without some sort of penalty, like sitting out for a year. But they aren't. So you get cases like Battle jumping ship at the last minute and coaches pulling offers. It's not ideal, but I don't get the vapors over it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Best part of these threads||
Best part of these threads is the flood of "obviously not a lawyer" folks chiming in with legal advice. Brady is testifying at a hearing pursuant to his contract, which is the CBA agreed upon by his union (the players union) and the NFL owners. He might have take an oath, but that doesn't mean he can be prosecuted for perjury. NY Law is broad on this but I'd doubt they'd consider lying at these proceedings perjury. See http://www.wsj.com/articles/deflategate-appeal-hearing-begins-1435066447... So no, he's not really putting his freedom on the line, especially since I'm sure he's been coached out the ass by his lawyers to evade directly refutable factual statements.
He doesn't have a presumption of innocence, because this isn't a criminal proceeding. It's not even a civil proceeding. It's an meeting that arises from the CBA, not from the law of any particular government. It's a private law creation. It's not in a courthouse and there is no judge, though there may be an arbitrater who also works or worked as a judge.
It's rather doubtful that Brady could sue for damage to his "brand" unless the NFL is violating the terms of the CBA. Even in that case I would assume the CBA sets liability limits for violations, but maybe it doesn't. Outside the CBA I'm not sure what the grounds for the suit would be. You can't just sue someone without a theory that ties the suit to a cause of action. The most obvious one here would be defamation. It's very hard to win defamation cases in the U.S. due to the robust protections the courts give speech due to the first amendment. He might be able to extract money via settlement simply by threatening to sue, but a suit itself would be unlikely to be successful.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Yep, so far maybe one post in||
Yep, so far maybe one post in 140 is saying that. Pitchforks for sure.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Did someone cancel your Maxim||
Did someone cancel your Maxim subscription this week? You seem exceptionally bitchy.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I'm skeptical.||
I'm sure a lot of players know about this blog (and the boards at rivals, etc) and I'm sure some of them have even occasionally commented. But I don't believe that every single athlete in every single sport at Michigan reads and comments on this blog. It's one thing to know that the blog is out there, but it's another to read it and comment. I know from talking with players when I was at Michigan that at least some of them stay away from blogs and what not (wisely, I might add). Things might be different now, but I doubt that they so different that EVERYONE reads the blog.
I could see some of the more internet-interested coaches reading the blog, but I can't imagine Belien sitting down to read Ace's recaps (no offense to Ace).
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||"The ideal gas law EXPLAINS||
"The ideal gas law EXPLAINS texts about deflating the balls! You need to understand science!"-Physicist Bob "Oppenheimer" Kraft
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, it will also chronicle||
Yeah, it will also chronicle his many nba playoff choke jobs. Sounds like a scintillating read.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Amen||
Contrary to popular opinion, Michigan had an good basketball program before the Fab Five, though to hear them tell it, they built whole program. When they left, the program went into a decade plus long shit cycle of which we have only recently gotten out. I wish they would've gone any where but Michigan.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not saying kill yourself,||
I'm not saying kill yourself, but I am saying you won't feel nauseous if you're dead.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Great get!||
Awesome rebound from the Jaylen Brown disappointment!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Great insight.||
You're right, people never say incriminating things to other people who could possibly be deposed in case of a trial. That's why, as an attorney, I never do depositions. There are completely pointless since no one ever tells a potential deposees anything incriminating.
Did I mention I never won a case and my law practice went out of business?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Somewhere||
Somewhere the lovely Bridget Moynahan is laughing her ass off.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I guess we better keep LeVert||
I guess we better keep LeVert in bubble wrap this summer. What a fucking dick punch.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Actually the last three times||
Actually the last three times includes a game against a healthy Michigan team in the BTT. Fwiw I think we split with them next year, but with brown we'd be the top team in the big ten.