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|7 hours 4 min ago||The time has probably passed||
The time has probably passed for that. Yes, he's not even through the first NBA calendar year, but now he's on the outside looking in. Once you're out, its tough to get back in (see Darius Morris) and in a few months, there will be another batch of young athletic wing players ready to flood the league and take up developmental roster spots. He basically needs to work out and train like he's never trained before this offseaon, try and develop some sort of skill (defense would be a good one) and hope he can get an invite to a training camp and land on a roster. But that type of thing rarely happens. Usually, once you're out, you're out.
|8 hours 41 min ago||A roster in Europe perhaps||
A roster in Europe perhaps.
|13 hours 11 min ago||OK, OK||
OK, OK I may have overstated things. It probably means nothing, and he'll probably shock everyone and wind up at UCLA like every other kid in California.
|14 hours 55 min ago||Crawford and Costello||
Seems like the fact that Crawford and Costello are close, Costello knows where he wants to go and is planning on announcing in a few weeks, and now Crawford wants to try and visit Stanford in the next few weeks would seem like a pretty big Costello to Stanford indicator, no?
|1 day 17 hours ago||That wasn't the reason he dropped||
The NFTC camps and The Opening were all before he had mono, and he had all of the same accuaracy and touch issues at those camps. I was at all of them and saw it first hand. He started to drop then. Getting mono didn't help, but he was recovered from that by the time he played and practiced at the Under Armour game, and had all of the same issues. Maybe he improves his senior year if he doesn't get mono, but from what we've seen so far, I kind of doubt it.
|2 days 5 hours ago||And its why I don't have a||
And its why I don't have a ton of hope for him. If he hasn't solved the "don't rocket the ball at the guy standing 5 yards away problem by now, its doubtful he'll get it straightened out in time to be the starter. And I'm not even sure that's a coaching issue, because I guarantee he's been hearing that for years. I feel bad for guys like that. Lots of potential, and they just don't put it together.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I was||
I watched him a ton the summer before he enrolled and it very highly evident he needed a lot of work before he was going to be a college QB. That's why he dropped in a lot of rankings too. No one wanted to listen to it though because they had 5-stars in their eyes.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Morris had a touch problem||
Morris had a touch problem too. I remember at camps, The Opening, and Under Armour practices coaches were constantly getting on him for rifling the ball at a guy that was 5yds away when a pass with touch was needed. He never seemed to get that fixed.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Morris was a guy that needed||
Morris was a guy that needed a strong QB coach coming out of HS to break some of his habits and refine his technique. Add in the fact he's now on this third OC since he's been here and it may be too late for him. Would be easy for an underclassmen to pass him on the depth chart.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Same thing every year||
People take innocuous quotes and turn them into silent commits.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Happy Trails||
Think its time for happy trails on Costello. Also, I don't find those quotes THAT contradictory. "I don't think I'm going to" and "I think I might" are actually pretty similar. One is just a pessimistic view, and the other is an optimistic view. For a kid that hasn't made up his mind yet, that's not that surprising. Especially considering Harbaugh is pressuring him to make a visit.
|3 days 17 hours ago||DT is a giant hole||
The Lions don't really have anyone signed at that position now. Suh, Fairley, and Mosley are all UFA.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Might be fresh||
Fairley is an unrestricted free agent too. If the Lions knew they weren't going to franchise Suh last year, they should have at least picked up Fairley's option to give themselves some flexibility this offseason. Now they probably won't have either back next season and will get nothing in return. What a clusterfuck.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Lions f'ed this up||
The Lions should have signed him to an extension years ago. Another dumb mistake by the front office.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Job for the lawyers||
It does seem like a bit of a tough job for the lawyers especially if they've been sold out since the incident as someone else wrote below. But you have to wonder how many of those reservations were pre-existing. Also, how much damage to a brand/marketability is ~$200k? Doesn't seem like a ton to me.
I think the best thing to happen here is that it was a fraternity that did the damage and not a bunch of random people. At least Treetops can sue the frat instead of having to track down individuals, which appears to be damn near impossible in this case.
|4 days 12 hours ago||It definitely hurt their brand and marketability||
If you had a choice of staying at a resort that had been in the news for hosting tons of frat kids, being completely trashed and having hundreds of thousands in damage done, or a similar resort that hadn't been in the news, which are you going to pick?
Plus, they now have the distinction of being a hot spot (warranted or not) for loud and obnoxious college kids, which hurts their ability to recruit families for business. There's definitely been damage done to the brand.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Lol||
No, he was not a lock. And dude, slow your roll on the Cali pipeline thing. We're 2-3 months into the Harbaugh era, and really only a handful of weeks into recruiting the 2016 class. Maybe give it a touch longer before declaring a (brand new) pipeline good/bad.
|6 days 20 hours ago||No, it's ironic because 99%||
No, it's ironic because 99% of the time it's the recruit that gets screwed over in recruiting. In this case is the school getting screwed by the recruit. So because it's contrary to what you'd normally expect to happen in recruiting, that makes it ironic.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Dumb rule||
Its a dumb rule and they definitely got screwed, but I find it pretty damn funny. After them screwing over some recruits by backing out on them at the last minute, it kinda feels good to see them get screwed by a recruit backing out on them. Karmic justice.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Pretty sure it'll be ESPN.||
Pretty sure it'll be ESPN. NBC doesn't have the real estate for Big Ten football games, and FOX is already pretty heavily involved with the Big 12 and Pac 12. ESPN has way more money than FOX to spend on this and won't let the Big Ten package get away from them.
|1 week 10 hours ago||You do know ABC owns ESPN,||
You do know ABC owns ESPN, right? (And Disney owns both) ESPN is essentially ABC's sports division. And since they did a much better job than ABC was doing on their own they just made everything "ESPN on ABC" years ago.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Could not disagree more||
Luck has nothing to do with it. "I wasn't lucky" is the anthem of the losers. You work hard and prepare so that when the opportunity comes you can take advantage of it. And more often than not, your hard work and preparation will create the opportunity for you.
JaMarcus had his opportunity, did not work hard, and did not prepare for it. And that's why he failed. "Bad luck" at being on the Raiders had nothing to do with it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, its an annoying trend||
Its definitely an annoying trend. Although I will say I don't think Rinaldi and most of the ESPN reporters are guilty of this. He generally asks good questions. This is something you generally see from beat reporters and reporters at smaller stations. I also know for a fact ESPN has a guy on staff that offers regular seminars on how to (and how not to) ask questions, and those that resort to the "talk about" style of questioning get called out in house and told they need to stop.
|1 week 1 day ago||What's annoying about this is||
What's annoying about this is that the actual question would be much shorter and clearer than the rambling "talk about" mess: "How do you go about building competition in practice?"
|1 week 1 day ago||Talk about...||
Can you talk about how you feel about reporters?
Shit drives me nuts, and I work in the media. Ask a question dummies.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe its a typo||
Maybe its a typo and he's actually 6-4, 194. That would still be skinny but would make a lot more sense.
|1 week 3 days ago||All the RBs added weight||
I'm pretty sure all the RBs added weight. This is probably a directive from Harbaugh.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's what I'm saying||
That's what I'm saying though, he's in a program where they tell you what to eat, lift and train to add mass. 6-4, 174 is too skinny for WR. A 5'11" 195 CB could push him around all day long. Shit, on a windy day he might get blown over.
|1 week 3 days ago||6-4, 174lbs is crazy skinny||
6-4, 174lbs is crazy skinny. Like youve got to work at it to be that skinny. Wonder whats up with him. Would seem to be a good 20lbs away from seeing the field.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Michigan Difference||
That's the real #MichiganDifference there. Knowing which island is the more appropriate Napoleon analog.