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|23 hours 43 min ago||Boston||
Is never an easy place to play. Their new place has a history of its own ya know.
|1 day 5 hours ago||You're||
right. Tami was all bitter and Julie was a wreck. Yeah, perhaps he should pass.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Valid||
concerns. But I do think that Jennings is becomming the go to guy off of high screens, kind of the same way that they used Billups during the good ole days. Now is that a lasting formula, I doubt it, but he is coming up clutch lately.
|1 day 6 hours ago||That statement||
would have been just as supportable in 2002. Two years later they were the best team in the league. Not all teams are built the same way. What you are really saying is that they don't have a superstar. Well history says you don't always need one.
|1 day 6 hours ago||"Offsides||
on the big sexy linebacker with the broad shoulders......"
I guess you may see more "illegal shift" calls and perhaps some "hitting from behind below the waist" calls if ya know what I mean.
I will be here all week.
|1 day 7 hours ago||It may||
not be a trade, they just may not extend him and not match what are certain to be pretty big offers for Monroe after this season. They have money into Smith and Jennings, and Drummond is going to command max money after next year. It is possible that they trade Mornoe to a team that will seek to resign him after the season if they get the right offer, but I think Joe is really looking forward to having a little more flexibility at the end of the year with Stuck, Charlie V and Monroe all with expiring contracts. It may be that he just goes shopping this off-season. Hopefully he doesn't come back with Bread, Peanut Butter, Charlie V and Ben Gordon like the last time he went to the grocery store with money to spend.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Other||
than having the two best teams in the league (who the Pistons have competed real well against), yeah, the East is a joke.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Seriously||
though with regard to Burke, it hurts as a Pistons fan to see him lighting things up a little, but KCP is an interesting player. I definately see what Joe D saw in him. He could be a big time scorer.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Wow,||
I guess a lot goes into finding a Texas football coach, or perhaps this is a stall tactic before they have to tell fans that their first 5 choices aren't interested.
They should just hire Eric Taylor.
|1 day 7 hours ago||He still||
shows symptoms of that, but he has proven much more effective than I thought he would be at distributing. He and Drummond work really well together and Jennings gets into the lane at will. He is reeaaally quick, a fun player to watch actually.
|1 day 8 hours ago||This team||
is kind of built in that mold. They out-work some other more talented teams.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I get that take||
and not everybody has been thrilled with Smith, but he did go into Conseco and go for 30, also coming up with two huge defensive plays late. The Pistons have a surplus of strength down low, and Smith has a little bit more versitility than Monroe. I am just thinking of ways they can optimally use what they have and get what they need.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Smith||
does just jack from behind the arc, you are right there. But that also involves personnel. With both Monroe and Drummond, there is only so much room down low in any given offense. Smith is a 3-4 combo and they have invested in him not for a few years. There is only so much paint to go around and that is another reason why I think that Moose may not last here. The one ingredient missing here is a true wing, they have a few wingish players, but not a prototypical 3 man with a consistent face up game involving more than just step back 3s. That is a hole that needs to be filled.
|1 day 9 hours ago||How about||
just a bucket of KFC, so much cleaner.
Michigan running on all cylinders and being moderately hot from behind the arc can beat any team in the country. Right now they are getting about 1 or 2 cylinders at a time consequently the potential is very, very evident and pretty much everybody is just waiting for this team to erupt. The commentators that cover Michigan games unanomously see the potential and almost specifically ackowledge that they are watching the first strokes of what is going to be a damn fine painting.
Here is the question for Saturday. Michigan suffered a tough, really kind of unfair loss on Sunday despite really playing well. They will without question come out jacked on Saturday. The question is can they funnel that enthusiasm into hard, coherent play, or will their emotions get the better of them and play kind of stoked up but dysfunctional game. My prediction is that we will get a healthy dose of Spike. I think that the circumstances combined with the venue may be a little over Walton's head right now.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I did not watch||
it live and deleted off DVR because I hate watching losses but I have to say, Greg Anthony is going to have to get a little more animated for that arrangement to work out. I really don't know why CBS made that change. I think Nance, Kellogg and Kerr really call a good game together and really don't think Nance and Kellogg were bad alone. That role does not seem to fit Anthony.
|2 days 2 hours ago||It is not Little||
Brother Syndrome. The symptoms are much different that LBS but equally if not more troubling. The ailment common on this Board and with a lot of Michigan fans is an intense need to compliment and applaud Michigan State and their fans over and over again as though seeking acceptance from some club that they badly want in on. Yes, it is OK to give credit. But this is not a Michigan State blog and this post is just no longer relevant to the subject matter of this particular blog. OT would be appropriate.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Please tell||
me why the hell I would be "proud" of Michigan State?! Are you also proud of Ohio State's football program? How about Louisville basketball? The Green Bay Packers? Iran? What the hell are you talking about?
|2 days 2 hours ago||That is||
a good question. I have been awaiting this era and complete dominance for some time now and am getting a little antsy.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm||
just over recruiting period. A five star recruit is the equivalent of a pre-season ranking. George Campbell may end up being awesome or he may be Justin Turner. I hope for him that he becomes awesome and does so as a Michigan Wolverine but there are just too many variables for things like these to be seen as a big deal everytime it happens. Just get good players and coach them up. We get good players. Now it is time for the other part of the equation.
|3 days 4 hours ago||You||
are right, they have lots of pieces but for some reason the peices do not come together well in terms of a coherent finished product. I have no idea what the Lions are on offense. They have a complete absence of identity. "Throw it up to Calvin" is not a philosophy but it is the only discernable game plan that I take away from Lions games. I watch their games and I have no idea what they want their theme to be. Are we going to beat them this way? Are we going to attack this part? I don't feel like those questions have been thoroughly explored when I watch Lions games. It is a complete grab bag.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Speaking||
of Calvin, it is largely glossed over because of the incredible catches he makes but boy does he be droppin the pigskin. He has one inexplicable drop per game.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The translation||
of that is actually Jabrill Peppers telling Hoke to "step it up." Based on almost beating OSU I would say that Hoke got the message.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Yes,||
the NCAA has now ruled Akron a loss because "you cannot be serious" and our final record is now 6-6. I have to say that I kind of agree with their decision.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Well||
if we had a 10-2 record there would be no talk of anybody getting fired so I am not sure you can draw that conclusion.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I don't||
know, man, he is sitting in a pretty comfy chair right now. The Penn State gig with absolutely no expectations and the opportunity to build it ground up how he sees fit. If I were O'Brien right now I would be laying in bed drinking a chocolate milkshake and ruminating about owning the world is not so bad.
|3 days 7 hours ago||You||
know who else has been there about the same amount of time, yeah, Stat Padford himself. Stafford is just too inconsistent right now. I am not trying to absolve the coaching staff of any blame but this was Stafford's year to really put up. He has just not been good enough.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Discipline?||
Like on the field? MSU has a basket full of roses that say they were disciplined on the field. I have a feeling Texas is going to think they were disciplined enough to give him a serious look. I can't say that he is right for the Lions but don't kid yourself about how impressive Narduzzi has been.
|4 days 1 hour ago||There is a brief||
respite with Nebraska, Penn State and NW in a short stretch, but our schedule is pretty brutal beginning to end. I think an 8 or 9 seed will likely be where we end up.
|4 days 2 hours ago||He did||
to me too. I have been really confused as to why majority sentiment has turned against him in the last few years. If it is was confined to just a perceived underperformance of his teams on the field it would be one thing, but some of the stuff against him lately has seemed personal. I always really liked Mack Brown and liked watching his teams play.
|4 days 2 hours ago||She is soooo||
baked. I wonder if she smoked "Gorilla Panic" or "They're coming They're coming."