Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|1 week 6 days ago||I'm here for a negbang||
I been down on Robinson and was hating on him this game. I'll take my medicine.
|1 week 6 days ago||Interesting note:||
In the past this board would be filled with calls for GRIII to set-up, but now we've just given up on that. If Caris and Nik aren't going it done, then forget it.
|1 week 6 days ago||About||
about as much sense as your post. They aren't rebounding, they aren't protecting the rim, and they aren't finishing at the basket. The guards shooting is only part of the problem. The reason we only have 12 fucking points isn't because the Purdue guards are making shots.
|1 week 6 days ago||Our bigs||
are playing like absolute garbage. Terrible.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||So the defense||
was fine, but we don't trust the guys running it? Sorry, but the turn-around from the joke defense RR & Greg fielded has bought this coaching staff plently of leeway on that side of the ball from me. *I'm sure that means a lot to them*
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Preview||
Sneak peak of Izzo's press conference :
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't understand||
why anyone would give two fucks about this anymore. I can't wait for WILL THE FAB FIVE RETURN for a 30 year anniversary mentioning of their names during a timeout at Chrisler.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah you're right||
GR3 played awesome!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||LeVert is actually||
playing pretty well. We'd be down 20+ without him. MorFord isn't good, but no one in their right mind thought either of them were going to be offensive stalwarts. Irvin taken what, three shots? He's a 3 point shooter put in the game for the sole purpose of sparking offense with his shooting. Stauskas is the only one who is close to GR3's level of shitting the bed today.
**Update: 4 minutes into the second half Stauskas, LeVert and Morgan are all playing much better. GR3's contribution: late help and a goaltend.**
|3 weeks 2 days ago||There is a bit of myth||
about GRIII, in that people think he's fast. He's not. He's got a slow first step on offense and doesn't have quick feet on defense. Notice that he usually guarded by a guy much larger and seemingly slower than him, but he can rarely get into the lane. Part of that is his weak handle, but part of that is his speed. He can jump high and has some good moves to finish once he's at the rim (not just dunks, but lay-ups around defenders and so on), but he isn't a complete athlete who can just out outrun, outjump, and outmove guys.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Haha,||
my bad. RGIII would probably be a better college basketball PF than GRIII at this point.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||RGIII||
is, to be nice about it, not a very good player. He's crazy undersized to guard Wisconsin's center, but he has apparently given up on offense. He should've gone pro last year-- the Flint Tropics would have loved to get him.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||An aside||
This is probably idiosyncratic, but does anyone else not like the fact that the coaches do the reading of the defense and call the play in a lot of the hurry up offenses? I don't mind the up-tempo offenses or anything like that, but wish there was a way to put more of the weight on the QB for the reading of the defense. In a lot of these offenses the QB runs up to the line and then stands there while the coach or OC reads the defense and calls the play. Now I know the QB still does have some reads and can (in some systems) audible after the coach calls the play, but miss the days when it was up to the coach to call a play (or set of plays) and then up to the QB to make the adjustments in light of the defense at the line of scrimmage.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I ask this in seriousness||
to everyone asking about statistics, why wouldn't a decrease in the number of plays decrease the chance of injury? Unless injuries are happening during non-playing time on the field, I would have thought reducing plays is a good proxy for reducing injury.
I'm not saying this is the best way to do it (you could, e.g. reduce the number of games in a season which I think would be better all around), nor is it clear that this will successfully reduce the number of plays. But I don't see how the opposing argument is supposed to go. The plays are more likely to be injurious when they are run with less time on the play-clock? This isn't like the QB data where there are big differences between the roles and hits taken by running vs throwing QBs.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||I'd||
rather start RG3 than GR3 at power forward. He's brutal. And I can't tell if LeVert cannot operate within the offense or just refuses to.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||GR3||
is really hampering the offense in my opinion. Teams are realizing that he is not a good outside shooter and this means he cannot effectively stretch the floor. Additionally, he is a very, very weak ball handler, and I do not just mean dribbling. He is not a great dribbler, but he is also not good at protecting the ball as he goes for a shot. He also has a slow first step-- watch how many times his defender is able to recover on drive following a GR3 shot-fake. This really limits his ability to drive.
His game is largely limited to put-backs and catching the ball while already in motion. Nik worked to make his game less point-guard dependent, while GR3 is still guy who has to be fed in position.
Compare him to last year's second option-- THJ. Hardaway was also not, in my opinion, a great ball handler. But he had a much faster first step and was a vastly better outside shooter. He spread the floor effectively and could create his own shot. Irvin gets so lost on the defensive end that I cannot support starting him, but he does atleast offer floor spacing offensively.
LeVert is a better second option than GR3 b/c he can shoot from the outside and create in the lane. But he often dispruts the flow the offense-- think of all the times he dribbles back up to the top of the key, calls for a pick, dribbles about, and then drives, jump stops, and shoots, while everyone else stands around. It's great that he is willing to get into the lane and he can hit some shots, but those aren't quality looks. He can't efficiently score going one on one (few players, mostly big men, can), but he's typically out of options because two of the other players on the court, GR3 and whatever big is in, have to be spoon-fed their looks. Nik has done a good job of helping the bigs, but there's only so much he can do-- he's a SF (NBA SG), not a PG. A great PG like Burke can spoon-fed both the 4 and the 5, but he's in the NBA. Walton will be a great PG, but he's only a freshman.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know||
I don't know how Brent Petway convinced Glenn Robinson to pretend to be his Dad, but I still don't think it will lead to an NBA career.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Everytime||
Everytime you think you want Michigan to run a 1-3-1, remember this 2nd half. They don't force turnovers and they'll get killed even worse than usual on the glass. For what it's worth, I don't know what the hell Spike did to get so much playing time.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
I read it for people bitching about comments. That's why I don't like the "Game Threads Turning into RCMB" post.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Stauskas||
He ain't Trey Burke. Not even close.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||At least LeVert is trying on the offensive end||
GRIII will be a great draft pick for a D-League team. I don't know what NBA team is looking for a guy with 2-3 size who cannot shoot for shit from long range, is an average rebounder, a below average ball-handler, and a below average defender. People saying he should drive are ignoring the fact that he can't handle the ball. He's Brent Pettway with a better jumper.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Caris LeVert||
and whoever's man was setting the screen (I didn't catch it) for fucks sake, every person in the whole goddamn arena knows Marble is shooting a three. Just a fucking joke.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW||
I don't think this team can play zone (1-3-1 or 2-3) for shit. They don't seem to trap hard enough to create turnovers so it ends up being a lot of soft traps and leading to open jumpers.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If I see||
another front page post mentioning LeVert as our best defender I may have a stroke. He is terrible at finding his man in transition and after switches on the defensive end. TERRIBLE!!
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Did anybody else detect||
some homosexual repression going on? For young, single, rich athletes who talk nonstop about bedding women, they rarely sleep with women. And they text each other a lot. A lot.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That's because you||
added "inferring their consent" to number 2. Seth says " if you get someone to do something," and I'm not sure what he means.
If someone infers another's conscent and has sex with him/her, then he is a rapist regardless of whether or not the victim is drunk. Look, even if the victim would have consented if sober but does not give consent when drunk, it's still rape.
Likewise for Seth's quote, i.e. If "get someone to [have sex]", means have sex with him/her without consent, then it's clear that doing so is rape. But again, whether or not he/she would have done it sober is irrelevant. Having sex without consent is rape. Whether you would consent if sober just does not matter. The issue is whether you actually gave consent.
Now things are not so easy as I made them seem. Someone might be too drunk to give consent and it's hard to formulate a test for when that is. But this counterfactual test won't work for this purpose either. It treats a person's capacity to consent to sex as dependent on who is asking. So A can be too drunk to consent to sex with B and at the same time fine to consent to sex with C. That seems wrong and also dangerous since it is the sort of thinking that underlies disbelief in spousal and date rape.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The soap box at point 8 is a bit||
confusing. If being drunk does not forfeit my right to make decisions, then how come decisions I make when drunk that I wouldn't make sober are not of my will? I have done, and will do, many things drunk that I wouldn't do sober (e.g. dance, sing karoke, make bad bets playing poker). That's part of what I enjoy about drinking. I'm going to take more risks, do dumber stuff, etc. These are still actions that I undertake voluntarily, provided my getting intoxicated was voluntary.
To see how bizarre this is, consider this case: Suppose the assaulter is intoxicated (as well as the victim) and he would not have performed these acts if he were sober. Do we then excuse him, saying he didn't act on his own will? I sure as hell hope not. Just because he would not will it sober does not mean he did not will it drunk.
This might seem pedantic, but I think it's important. If people with good intentions keep pushing a deeply flawed counterfactual standard of consent, which tracks neither the commonsense nor legal notion of consent, people are going to stop listening. And that's bad, because there are many cases where people are subjected to non-consensual sex acts.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I think they should put up the fab five banner||
and then take it down and burn the goddamn thing. Some of the players cheated, just like players at USC, (arguably) worse than players at OSU, and so on. For all the unadulterated bullshit and 30 for 30s about how the Fab Five CHANGED THE WORLD, they hurt Michigan basketball much more than they helped. I am so sick this crap.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Why is||
Why is Careless Levert playing??
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That shot||
That shot by Levert was just the worse. I don't know what the hell he is thinking when he decides to play one-on-one like he's Kobe.