Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|6 hours 21 sec ago||Princeton style||
The Princeton style within Belein's arsenal that you mention is dependent in part upon having a big man who can pass. We saw some of it last year with McGary, playing high, with the ball in his hands, like the centers of another era -- truly playing in the center of the half-court. Yet another personnel-based strategy decision.
|13 hours 26 min ago||Identity||
Joe was absolutely correct. And may even have understated the point: a team's identity can make it truly memorable, especially if that identity somehow matches the identity of the city/school they represent. The Bad Boys. Showtime in LA. The Blue-Collar Pistons of '94. The Bostoney style of play from the Celtics of the 80's. That sort of convergence between team identity and fan-base makes for great story-lines and the memorable stuff of documentaries decades later.
|2 days 15 min ago||Step-Back... Wanna kiss myself!||
Stauskas' step-back 3 always made me think of Eddie Murphy's bit on James Brown: "Jump back... Wanna kiss myself... Hey!"
|1 week 5 days ago||Winged Helmets||
I think you meant "Fritz Crisler".
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Epilogue||
Amaker stays put.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Upgrade||
Last year, Michigan's tournament run seemed like Bruce Lee's ascent up the pagoda in Game of Death -- where every level brought a totally different style. This year, every team seems to be an upgraded version of the one before. Perhaps the movie-analogy is from the Incredibles, where Bob next challenge is always a the next upgraded version of Syndrome's Omnidroid.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I can't answer that||
I can't answer that question, but no matter what the answer may be, I do recommend that you stay away from any comments regarding 4-inch lens length.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A Rugby Song, Anyone?||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hands||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Rebound||
Does that count as a board?
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Nik Stauskas||
Not just another player.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Collective Bargaining||
Fitzgerald has now gone on the record saying that if he is forced to engage in collective bargaining with the players' union, he will have to insist that they play in the fourth quarter.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan in the Record||
I just read the Opinion.
One interesting aspect is that Michigan makes a cameo appearance in the court record. The players' testimony included a detailed hour-by-hour breakdown of Northwestern's trip to Ann Arbor in the fall of 2012 -- the overtime decision set up by Gardner's heave to Roundtree.
"In the case of an away game against the University of Michigan football team on November 9, 2012,the majority of players were required to report to the N Club by 8:20 a.m. for breakfast. At 8:45 a.m., the offensive and defensive coaches directed a walk-thru for their respective squads. The team then boarded their buses at 10:00 a.m. and traveled about five hours to Ann Arbor, Michigan. At 4:30 p.m. (EST), after arriving at Michigan’s campus, the players did a stadium walk-thru and then had position meetings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The coaches thereafter had the team follow a similar schedule as the home games with a team dinner, optional chapel, and a team movie. The players were once again expected to be in bed by 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, the day of the Michigan game, the players received a wake-up call at 7:30 a.m. and were required to meet for breakfast in a coat and tie by no later than 8:05 a.m. The team then had 20 minutes of meetings before boarding a bus and departing for the stadium at 8:45 a.m. Upon arriving at the stadium, the players changed into their workout clothes and stretched for a period of time. They afterwards headed to the training room to get taped up, receive any medical treatment, and put on their football gear. About 65 minutes before kickoff, the players took the field and did additional stretches and otherwise warmed-up for the game. At noon, the game kicked off and Head Coach Fitzgerald, in consultation with his assistant coaches, was responsible for determining the starting lineup and which substitutions would be made during the course of the game. While most games normally last about three hours, this one lasted about four hours since it went into overtime. Following the game, the coaches met with the players, and some of those individuals were made available to the media for post-game interviews by the Employer’s athletic department staff."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Pick-Six||
"Pick-Seven" just doesn't have the same ring to it. Nor does "Pick-Seven-With-An-Option-To-Risk-One-For-The-Possibility-Of-Eight".
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Friday Night||
Just say you can't go because it's Shabbat.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Rivard||
Encore un Trois!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Laurent Rivard||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Wesley||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Sixteen||
Sixteen. So beautiful!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Seats||
Just got to our seats. Empty stadium. Most seats are either empty or filled with Wisconsin fans.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Princeton O||
Yes, I have seen several of those references already. Aside from the fact that Amaker wants his players to go through a series of passes before really looking for a shot, I don't think it really is a Princeton style offense at all. No back-door; no double curls; no running the offense through a Center stationed between the foul line and the top of the arc. Interestingly enough, I think Belein's playbook shows more Princeton influence than Amaker's does, at least it did last year when he would run sets through McGary stationed up high.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||I scored||
I scored tix! Nosebleed. But tix.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Or not.||
"Kid, the next time I say let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia."
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Wilson!||
Come back here, Wilson!
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Upset?||
"In my mind, today's game was anything but an upset," Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. "They've got a great team. Tough draw for us. In my opinion, they're one of the best teams we played all year."
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||It's so tough||
It's so tough, in fact, that no one has ever one it!
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Laurent Rivard||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Craft||
Familiar pose, on the floor at the end of the game.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Right Fit||
I think Harvard is a perfect fit for Tommy and vice versa. The only position I could see luring Tommy away from Cambridge is a call from Duke some time way down the road.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Harvard v. Cincinnati||
Actually, Harvard played on national television a record 10 times this season (Colorado, Denver, Green Bay, TCU, Rice, UCONN, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, Yale). Plus, I watched the rest of the games via online subscription.
With that said, I still don't know whether the trendy pick will pan out. I think there is always a lot of uncertainty as to whether success within the conference will translate to success in the general population. Plus, Cincy's D plays with aggressiveness that the Crimson have not yet faced. And Cincy will definitely not overlook them the way New Mexico did.
Harvard is efficient on both sides of the floor, and will certainly be in a position to win. That's as far as I'm willing to commit. I guess they'll actually have to play the game.