don't we all
|13 weeks 2 days ago||All about context?||
Since Hibbitts has been reported by everyone to be a Preferred Walk-on, seems like this scenario is "You're a walk-on and may have the opportunity for a scholarship any year that one is left over from the scholarship players. This year it's very likely we will have one for you."
The negative way would be "You're a scholarship player!" then two years later... "No you're not any more."
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Hibbitts comment vindication!||
I had the same thought about him when he committed, and now I feel smart. Yay me!
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Think they kinda maybe offered Hibbitts a 1-yr scholarship?||
Would be a reason not to have Max back; they'll give the scholarship to a walk-on, right? Maybe they offered it to Hibbitts for a year.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Cool story bro||
I was at a high school district playoff game he was pitching his senior year. Brighton was playing the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in football a few months earlier (Walled Lk Western I think). Henson struck out the first 20 batters, the last dude bunted and he threw him out at first for the perfect game. It was ridiculous.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Reggie Cleveland All-Star candidate?||
Seems like it to me, whatcha think?
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I like the creativity graph!||
Really an interesting (and new to me) way to think about an individual's contributions.
Might be helpful to label the quadrants (e.g., top right = creates for teammates and himself; bottom left = doesn't assist but needs assists).
Also, I'm curious how you arrived at the scale? Would it be possible to make the middle (assist rate of 20, percent of FGs assisted) the national median? Maybe you already did that or something similar...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Trunk Club||
Custom suit. Pretty sweet.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Player to be named later?||
Was that a part of the Fargas transfer?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Wisely||
There's a start-up called Wisely in Ann Arbor that is a super-interesting iphone/android app. The app uses payment data (credit/debit cards) to provide useful info about businesses to consumers. For example, the app tells you how popular the place is (how many transactions), how loyal the customers are (how many repeat transactions), how much most people spend, etc.
It's sorta like Yelp except a better source of truth because it's data driven with actual payment info, so not weighed down by random anecdotes or just made-up reviews.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Daniel Horton||
My freshman year (2002-03), team started 0-6 before a 13 game win streak including the best comeback I've ever seen in a game against the Badgers. Maize Rage was pretty sparse then but proud to say I was in it!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Holy Cross||
Also a non-bad RPI effect (RPI 134 and Kenpom 147). These are the types of teams I wish we'd schedule non-conference - bad enough to beat by 22 but good enough to have a decent W/L and challenge for a conference title (projected 13-5 in Patriot League, 1 game back from 1st)
|1 year 31 weeks ago||WTKA posts podcasts||
On the interweb; usually just a couple of hours delayed.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Committed 2/4/10!||
per 24/7 - almost 4 years ago!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Learning curve||
One of the major differences between last year and this year is that last year we were close to our ceiling right outta the gate. This year with a freshman PG and former role players stepping into key roles (or trying to?) there should be a lot more improvement over the course of the year. I think. and hope.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I concur||
We've gone to Mullett Lake near Cheboygan for the past 15 years or so and it's fantastic up there
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Also heading to London...||
haven't been so don't really have an answer for you... but I'm going to London in September and am hoping to go to a Premier League game.
Any recommendations on which London area team would be the best to see? Looks like Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, and Crystal Palace are home that weekend. I'm a casual soccer fan so I don't have a dog in the fight, mostly interested in experiencing a cool atmosphere...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I had the same question re: Bain||
I first think of Bain & Co, he works at Bain Capital. Either way, darn impressive.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||New DE?||
He's going to need to pack on about 100 lbs before challenging for playing time...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Are the Thome's related to Jim Thome?||
Mostly a shot in the dark, but I know he spend lots of years in Cleveland... just curious?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||No gerund jokes?||
In the post? I'm surprised. I think Channing needs a gerund related nickname.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Glyph - App that tells you what's best for you based on habits||
There's a Detroit-based (soon to be Ann Arbor-based) startup that built an app and website that peruses your spending history and tells you what card would be best for you.
Beyond that, every time you're about to make a payment, it will tell you which of your pre-entered credit cards will maximize your rewards.
Disclosure... a good friend is one of the co-founders. But seriously, I highly recommend, and so have Fortune, Tech Crunch, etc.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Return to center...||
that's a great line. But let's hope we don't read it next week.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||3 year starter CB||
In the late 90s if memory serves. He's from and coaches at Bolingbrook IL. 35-40 ish miles outside chicago.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Hardaway||
I seem to remember a game... last week that he carried against a pretty good team...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I second||
Been a rough week and a half
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Better days ahead||
Great thing about basketball is that you get to play em twice
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Any refs out there? - when a shot goes up...||
Re: the Ravenel goaltend... when a shot goes up, what do the refs look at? I think the priority is to watch what's going on under the basket rather than actually watching the ball and the hoop.
That being said, there are 3 of them in college, is one of them (maybe the one in the backcourt?) supposed to watch the hoop while the other two focus on contact between players?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Opponent's Center?||
This is really cool, great work.
I wonder if Morgan is more frequently going up against an opponent's top center while McGary might be playing against a backup more often. Could be a part of the difference - i.e., Morgan is 'less better' than the top center and McGary is 'more better' than the backups?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||What if Denard knew?||
WHAT IF DENARD THREW ALL THOSE INTERCEPTIONS TO MAKE SURE MANTI BECAME EXTRA FAMOUS BECAUSE HE KNEW THE TRUTH AND WANTED IT TO BE EXPOSED
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Love these posts||
Keep em coming!
I know little about football Xs and Os and learn a ton from this blog/comments. I know more about hoops and love the opportunity to chime in a little here!
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Setting up the screen||
Part of the reason #15 (guarding Burke) fights over the screen well is that Burks didn't do enough to set it up. In a perfect world, Burke & McGary should rub shoulders when Burke passes the screen, not allowing any room for the defender to fight through. It's basically impossible to get this to happen, but there are a few feet between Burke & McGary when Burke goes around the screen. If Burke takes another dribble toward the hoop before he dribbles left around the screen, #15 will have a harder time fighting over McGary.
Setting up the screen falls more to Burke than the screener because the screener can't be moving as long (or else it's a foul). So the dribbler needs to be work toward the hoop (in this case) before taking a sharp angle past the shoulder of the screener to optimize the chances for the dribbler to get a shot off.
That being said, Burke getting a shot off is only one option - on this play, Burke seems to be thinking #1 look for Stauskas's cut and #2 wait for the re-screen.
Just my two cents, I love how the offense has many layers and Burke et al work through them and find great shots.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Can we coin a new term...||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||"Of course it's flawed"||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||The Diag - Gamewatch in Chicago||
Anyone watched a game there? I just moved to the neighborhood and am planning on checking it out Saturday. Good place? Advice on how early to get there? Thanks.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||At this point their should just be a standing warrant...||
and report if there are instances when the police are not looking for him
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Congrats and welcome!||
ignore the negativity...
|3 years 11 weeks ago||+1||
Thats awesome wish he could be introduced
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Avant was awesome||
Great guy, amazing backstory, ridiculous hands.
Love this old Daily feature on him http://www.michigandaily.com/content/jason-avant-feature
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Wile||
Long fg. Love it.
I'm thinking Gibbons from close and Wile from 40 plus.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Jerome Lane||
Is he the son (or relative) of SEND IT IN JEROME!!! Lane from Pittsburgh basketball?
Wikipedia says he lives in Akron....
|3 years 26 weeks ago||pretty sure after the game...||
they rolled up the bleachers to be ready for 1st period PE
|3 years 27 weeks ago||POCIC!||
gonna be ethan
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Orlando : USA :: Navy Pier : Chicago||
you just pay lots for crappy chain food and trip over tourists.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bill Albert to Hillsdale fwiw||
not too relevant, but since he was mentioned figured I'd post...
reason I heard is that he's from my hometown.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Other hotbeds?||
I don't know much about HS softball, but am curious what the other two hotbeds of softball talent are (with SoCal being one).
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Darboh, Chesson & Braden||
Darboh and Chesson because of their incredible stories.
Braden because he was first (I think?)
|3 years 32 weeks ago||U-M vs CMU 2 games prior to that...||
that was my freshman year, when I was one of what seemed like 12 season-ticket holders. The low point to me was the game vs Central Mich that made us 0-5. Chris Kaman had 30 pts and 21 rbs and their PF had 28 and 9.
That freshman class (Horton, Brown, Abram, Hunter) may never have quite met expectations but I think really moved the program along from a super low point...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Awesome name - Dee Liner||
There's a DT named Dee Liner (#17 overall) - that's amazing
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Good for EMU - Bowl-watch?||
How crazy would that be if EMU makes a bowl?? Still work to do, but they play Buffalo and Kent St who each have 6 losses...
|3 years 48 weeks ago||maui?||
Anywhere on maui to watch UM? Or any that have BTN at least? On my honeymoon, wife and I wanna watch!
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Kenny Allen's||
Oregon St offer may have been pulled due to him not wanting to commit early-ish, per a premium site... am I allowed to post that? Thanks.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Guilty...||
Fiancee insisted on fall... But I looked at the schedule before picking the date, chose the EMU game and it doesn't start until 6. I tried....? Sorry... Drinks on me
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Interesting, I was wondering...||
either way, love the nickname - are there any better in the state? nation?
I know there is a certain HS in Man, WV - home of the Man Hillbillies
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Great quote||
and great description
|4 years 6 weeks ago||this blog is awesome||
I'm (mostly) speechless
|4 years 6 weeks ago||This tape is awesome||
I'd like to think that's how I would hit people if I was big and/or strong and/or athletic...
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I know those were the rumors...||
about why he left the Ann Arbor News, at least. Judging by his exits from Kansas City and an ESPN stint, they seem plausible. Definitely glad he didn't stick around A2 for long!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||please keep it||
I work there :)
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I had a similar thought||
and plugged in some numbers. For the 4 guys mentioned as glaring omissions from 1 of 4, I gave them the next ranking (so Day would be #251 to Rivals, Leggett = Scout's 301, Young = 247's #248, and Pike is ESPN's #301). Here's where they would shake out:
So, no big changes at the top, just 2 in the top 100
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Retroactive Name of the Year Blog?||
for 1889? Prettyman's gotta be a high seed.
Along with a guy named Ten Million (http://www.dailycognition.com/index.php/2009/04/13/15-craziest-funny-per...)
|4 years 15 weeks ago||The things you didn't know you never had...||
this is awesome.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Does Anthony Standifer have an offer?||
First of all - this is really cool, thanks for posting.
Second - I know there was some confusion earlier about IL DB Anthony Standifer. Does he have an offer? I don't see him on here, but Scout/Rivals say he has one? Just curious.
sorry - i see this was just posted...
|4 years 16 weeks ago||it seems we play the direction michigan schools||
Over and over (which is fine) have we ever played Temple or Akron?
Any recruiting advantages to playing one of them for the Akron/ Philly areas or does it not really matter since they're just MAC teams?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||who are his other leaders?||
Anyone know what schools are in the top group?
Looks like a pretty good amount of offers, but Scout / Rivals looks like lots of 'Medium' interest (at least to the non-premium readers like me...)
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Takin a break from St Pattys||
Takin a break from St Pattys Day in Chicago to watch us upset Ohio!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I think you gotta pull for IU||
I think you gotta pull for IU over Penn St - IU is our 'worst' loss and we would like them to look a bit better? But I think Battle is going to have a big-time final Big Ten weekend (though it may not last long)
Also, I think we root against BC against Wake, would be quite an upset but would hurt BC's bubble hopes.
I agree with you about pulling for Utah over SDSU, and along the very marginal help... let's root for Bowling Green over Western!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Tiki?||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Thoughts and prayers||
The photos on the story's webpage really show the emotion...
Unbelievable sad, thoughts and prayers with that family and community
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Agreed - that '04 comeback||
Agreed - that '04 comeback was unreal. I was working at scorekeepers during that game (gotta pay the bills...), which per usual was packed with visiting fans. They were unbearable for most of the game and then so incredibly silent as Braylon did what only he could. Such an amazing comeback.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Perfect||
The reply to this mail from David Komer was spot-on. Great post.
Michigan isn't going to dominate the Big 10, but they'll be fun to watch and the players will be guys we like cheering for. Those are very important factors to lots of U-M fans.