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|1 day 15 hours ago||I||
doubt that. You just don't waste a beer like that. I could see him drawing the line there and getting pretty fired up.
|1 day 16 hours ago||This||
has been an on-going issue, both last year and this year. This team is often right in games with five minutes left. Take this BIG season alone, Iowa, Maryland, and now Wisconsin. All three games were coin flips with five minutes to go, and Iowa was arguably in the bag. When the game is on the line, teams go to their bread and butter. Our break and butter is three point shots. Gunning from deep becomes more and more difficult the more that nerves become a factor. It is one of the traps of an offense based on shooting threes as the primary source of offense. As the time runs down, we stop making shots.
Indiana in the BIG tourney last year is one exception that comes to mind, and that is why we are all so collectively shocked about that outcome.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I||
have an odd feeling we are going to get this one. I see Walton having a big game after seeing the all go through the net a few times against Nebraska. I like the good guys in a surprise upset tonight.
|4 days 7 hours ago||It||
is not an argument it is a fact. I hate when people bitch about the tech. I don't care if he makes ten million dollars off the site, it is free to use and I never in my life have bitched about something I like that I got for free. Weird to me.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Have||
you ever paid anything for the content on this site? Kind of an odd thing to say.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Anticipatory||
Discomfort. Could it be a real thing?
|4 days 17 hours ago||I||
think the poor perimeter defense is a symptom of a bigger problem, and that is interior and help side defense. I think our defenders sag on the perimeter because they have no confidence in help and rotations. Once a player gets by a Michigan defender on the outside it is a layup, often entirely uncontested. We are a mess defensively. I actually think we have some decent perimeter defenders, it is team defensive principles that are entirely lacking......and that is a coaching issue.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Michigan||
comes out to a quick 6 point lead with a couple of 3 pointers and a transition layup that should be a dunk.
Alarm bells begin ringing after a couple of Nebraska easy baskets and Wagner picks up a second foul.
Walton misses 2-4 open 3 pointers, Nebraska gets a couple of baskets in transition. Leads by 4. Extends lead to 9 after Michigan gets very cold from deep.
Duncan Robinson gets hot, make a couple of threes before half to keep it from being lopsided at the intermission.
Michigan comes out and again looks to assert control, Irvin becomes more assertive, make a couple of mid-range jumpers to get the crowd "energized."
The easy baskets become too much. We go cold from outside. Players look frustrated, dejected, those that aren't graduating soon look like they want to transfer.
|6 days 13 hours ago||You||
are a brave man. I would not even consider hot sauce while driving. That is an easy way to ruin a shirt.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Strictly||
for research purposes, I may have to try that also.
|6 days 14 hours ago||When||
I was younger I ate all kinds of Taco Bell, all the cheesiest, beaniest, ridiculous items on the menu. Then I turned like 25 and I never ate it anymore because it was gross and it hurt. Now, I have discovered that if you just get tacos, like regular hard shell tacos with nothing globbed onto it or hanging off from it, it is actually pretty tasty and family friendly in a pinch. A taco box is a good deal and feeds 4 easily. A good alternate to a "pizza night." Certainly not like a once a week thing but a once in a while thing.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It||
is just odd that history would record it as a "nuetral site game." They can call it whatever "Classic" kind of game they want but painting Virginia in the endzone does not a nuetral site make.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Why||
was that Virginia game played at the Big House? Was the Pigskin Classic scheduled for Ann Arbor and we just happened to be playing in it? Strange how that would be called a "nuetral site" game.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I||
do have to say it was a rather stirring come back though. Penn State is clearly gross, but they played at a level this year at the end of the season that I really did not see them getting to under Franklin.
The moral of Penn State's resurgence is this, Michigan State is even more screwed than we thought.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I||
would like to hear Jalen Rose in that spot. He is turned into a very good radio personality.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Auto||
bench is in effect but it is not a factor. The players that are being taken out are not good and are not playing well, so we are not losing much when we have to sit them.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I agree||
with you to a point, but we cannot get stops primarily because we don't have any rim protectors. And we don't have any rim protectors because we don't have any real bigs, and we don't have any real bigs because real bigs don't want to play in Beilein's offensive system because the offense does not play to their strengths. What we have going right now is a systemic problem. When you get a couple of generational college talents like Burke and Sauce, it did not become apparent right away. However, at this point, I think the issues are as much a systemic problems on both sides of the ball as opposed to the failure ot specific players to develop.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Walton||
showed exceptional promise his freshman year and even against for the beginning of his second season. I remember actually thinking he reminded me of a stronger Jason(Jay) Williams of Duke. One foot injury was all it took. He never regained form after that. I don't know what happened with him.
|1 week 17 hours ago||He||
does not get touches where he can operate. There is no such thing as a "post feed" in this offense. I think that Wagner could be quite effective with headfakes, scoops and turnarounds on either post but, shrug, such novel concepts do not exist in this offense.
|1 week 1 day ago||They||
are absolutely not "Fab Five throwbacks." There is nothing about them remotely fab-five-ish. They are the exact opposite of Fab Five throwback.
|1 week 1 day ago||I||
am stunned by how bad the basketball uniforms look. That was Jumpman's big splash with Michigan hoops? They look like JV high school uniforms where you are wearing a uniform that somebody else wore a year and is close to the right size, but not really. Give me the NCG year Adidas uniforms over those.
|1 week 2 days ago||Outstanding||
post Wolfman. Now that is blogging.
|1 week 2 days ago||I||
think they did, Speight just overthrew basically every one of them. They did not do so against OSU because Speight's shoulder was mush and they had only DEATH to replace him. They went deep all day against Iowa and Wisconsin but he could not hit them, with the one exception to Darboh.
|1 week 2 days ago||One||
thing that is starting to puzzle me. Why does it seem so much of a reach for one of our freshman QBs, red shirt or otherwise, to play and play wel?. USC started a red-shirt freshman QB this year and won the Rose Bowl. Alabama played a true freshman and went to the NCG. I am pretty sure that Peters was close to both as a prospect at the college level. It seems like such a stretch for one of our freshman QBS to be the guy, right away, but it doesn't seem like that for a lot of teams. I don't quite get that.
|1 week 2 days ago||It is||
crazy to me that Ohio State was ranked #1 in the 2008 pre-season poll after getting hammer-smashed by LSU in the title game the year before and stomp-mauled the year before that by Florida.
|1 week 2 days ago||Where||
they should be. In the basement annex asking if they can come up to grab a bite to eat.
|1 week 2 days ago||We'll||
be alright but 12 is high. We basically lose our entire starting defense.
|1 week 2 days ago||Frankly,||
for as much as he has played, he arguably should already be on scholarship.
|1 week 3 days ago||I||
think (though I could be wrong), ratings are determined by how many households/individuals watch specific timed intervals during the game. If you take both east and west coast, no question more people would watch the whole game on a weekend, but more people than that will watch a portion of it tonight.
|1 week 3 days ago||They||
could take steps to make the game safer, and they are, the problem is the ultimate "soul" of football IS violence. They can only do so much to mitigate it before the game changes fundamentally and loses some of its visceral and emotional charge. It is a game designed around imposing your will, physically and forcefully, on your opponent. To take that out of it is to legislate the football out of football. I can tell you one thing, 110,000 people aren't paying $100 every Saturday to watch a rugby scrum. The football world has a real problem on its hands. It is too big to fail but faced with something it doesn't have a good solution for.