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|1 week 6 days ago||caveat emptor with those||
caveat emptor with those numbers though... he threw the ball 60 times that game. I don't buy any numbers attached to Oklahoma State QBs... or any QB in the B12 for that matter. Their numbers are generally super inflated..
|1 week 6 days ago||He probably ate the money he||
He probably ate the money he stole from the raiders.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Over the last decade it's||
Over the last decade it's definitely them.. however some people act like it's been this way since a million years ago and the truth is that until Florida won their first title, the SEC was seen like the 3rd or 4th conference behind the Big12, Pac10, ACC, and B10. Auburn went undefeated in 2004 and didn't get to the championship game. That would have never happened to any team from any other BCS conference at the time it did. USC was coming off a loss to UCLA that year and they still jumped an undefeated Auburn who had pretty much dominated every game they played that year. Hell, we almost did it again in 2006... it took a lot of politicking by ESPN and the SEC schools to keep us out of that championship game.
I honestly think that that's actually when the "turning point" happened. The SEC media hype machine started running in 2006 to get Florida into the championship game and it's been running full speed ever since. That's given them every advantage they could possibly have. They're the media darlings that get all the favorable coverage along with very limited negative press, favorable bowl matchups, scholarship number advantages(because of the lack of coverage from press, general complacency from their fans, and complete inaction by the NCAA) ect. Anything but dominace from them would be a huge failure.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The thing is they're expected||
The thing is they're expected to win every year. They get every single advantage swinging their way during bowl season. Most of their games are de facto home games(the big12 also benefits from this) and the bowl tie ins usually end up having them play lower ranked teams with worse records.
I'd love to see their bowl record if they ended up coming to the midwest and playing teams with equal records and rankings. However, just to use ourselves as an example, what outcome do you expect when a 7-6 midwest team plays a 9-4 southern team in the south? Or an 8-5 midwest team plays an 11-2 southern team in the south? At the end of the bowl season everyone laughs at our conference bowl record without examining the circumstances that led to that record. We usually play teams with better records than ours on their own backyard. When we get a fair matchup(like vs florida when no one gave us a chance to win that) we tend to do very well... but that rarely happens.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's very "natural"||
I think it's very "natural" for people with a medical education background.. because at least for me, fasciotomies remind me of first year anatomy lab... However, I can see how someone who hasn't gone through med school would find the whole thing horrific.
When people study medicine(and other health professions I assume) you go through a process of detaching what you're seeing with your eyes from what you imagine yourself experiencing. The layman sees a surgery or an injury and he immediately puts himself in the position of the injured or the person being operated on. Most doctors on the other hand see an injury and think "how can I fix this?" "what can I do to help?" It took me awhile to go through that process.... and awhile more to understand it once it happened.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So much ignorant homerism in||
So much ignorant homerism in this thread...... some people take a Jameer Nelson-Trey Burke comparison as a slight to Burke when the truth is Burke will be lucky to play at that level in the NBA. Most guys, even those taken in the lottery, don't get to start 7+ years for a team that even made the finals one year and become an All Star.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Ty Lawson is much more||
Ty Lawson is much more athletic. Trey's NBA analogue is Jameer Nelson. Their college stats are mirror images of each other too.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think they stay... I don't||
I think they stay... I don't think they'd double dong punch us like this.... They probably would've spaced out their announcements....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm starting to think this is||
I'm starting to think this is the work of a local group or individual. Had it been an attack by any large terrorist group they probably would have taken credit already, and if they had gone through the trouble of planning this out and getting people into the country I think they probably would have hit a bigger target using more explosives. I honestly think this ends up being the work of just 1 crazy person.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||How's his midrange jumper? In||
How's his midrange jumper? In the highlights it seems like he has the best midrange game out of any recruit Beilein has gotten since he started coaching here which I think it's really impressive. It seems like guys as athletic as him who can get to the rim at will neglect that part of their game until they get to the pros... and by then it's usually too late.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Arsenal supporter here||
Arsenal supporter here too...
Could you imagine our team if we still had all the players we've lost to Man City, Barcelona and United? We'd be head and shoulders above united and city and probably would be giving Barcelona everything they can handle..... sort of depressing . We get raided pretty much every year.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Your England example makes||
Your England example makes your argument weaker. Chelsea and City have not cut back on spending at all and they spend more than Man U.... a bunch of lower spending teams are competitive in the BPL and they're the league with the most big spenders.
You should proably take out England and the EPL and put in PSG and Ligue 1... now THAT was a spending spree that put them head and shoulders above every other team in Ligue 1.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They'll be fine... I think||
They'll be fine... I think all of their 5 stars leading up to their 2008 and 2009 championship game and final four appearances were actually busts.(one of them unfortunately, due to knee issues). TBH MSU hasn't really gotten much out of most of the five stars they've recruited. However, a lot of their lower rated guys have vastly exceded expectations. I think part of the reason is the way the game is played in our conference. The recruiting services rank players based on NBA potential, not Big 10 potential. Bo Ryan seems to be a wizard when it comes to this... he never seems to bust on the highly ranked guys he gets... they literally ALL have productive big 10 careers.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Your team needs a real||
Your team needs a real shooting guard. Having to give 28 minutes a game to Kyle Singler is brutal. If Knight "was a SG at this point" the Pistons would be starting Calderon and Knight instead of Singler and Knight....
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Every year a few players who||
Every year a few players who could have plausibly been lottery picks decide to stay for their senior year. Mason Plumlee probably was a lottery pick at the end of his second year, but stuck around an extra two years. Not saying it's good or bad... but it's not as rare as you're implying. Most of the examples I can mention are from either UNC or Duke though.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It sounds like it because||
It sounds like it because that's exactly what it is.....
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hahahaha... that guy is||
Hahahaha... that guy is obviously trolling....
You guys do realize RCMB is full of U of M trolls right? I've trolled there a few times myself....
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Weight gain is actually a||
Weight gain is actually a common side effect of many antiretrovirals...... you should really read a little before trying to be an armchair doctor. It makes you appear foolish in the eyes of those who actually know about what you're trying to talk about. Your posts are a disrespect to everyone that directly or indirectly has had to deal with this terrible disease. I've seen HIV positive patients of all sizes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||so an MD isn't worth it?||
so an MD isn't worth it? :-(
Hahahaha... in all honesty though, lottery picks in three years earn about as much as a doctor does in his lifetime. There's no degree at U of M that will net you that ammount.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Meassuring a guard's||
Meassuring a guard's defensive capabilities by his ammount of steals is sort of like meassuring a F/C's defense by the number of blocks he gets. Talking heads love to do it because it's easy to count and extremely general.... but it's not at all an accurate meassurement. Steals don't meassure how good a guard is at running over a screen, recovering, switching, or staying in front of his man.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||beat me to it||
beat me to it
|5 weeks 6 days ago||2008 Northwestern was||
2008 Northwestern was worse... at least we won in 2006.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No matter how much a team||
No matter how much a team invests in him, his likely upside tops out at "slightly better than Jameer Nelson." That's not bad at all for someone projected to go 5-10... Jameer Nelson was an all star a few years ago after all... Why is that his ceiling?
He has some physical limitations that he can't cover up with exceptional athleticism like CP3 can. I don't know that he's going to be able to create offense the same way he does in college once he has bigger and faster guards on him and I don't know that he's going to be able to defend those same guards. I'm not saying that he's definitely not going to be able to score on anyone or guard anyone in the league, but there's definitely risks involved. If he was the "sure thing" some of you guys seem to think he is he'd be #1 this draft for sure... no questions asked. Unfortunately there's a very good chance he turns out to be a bust... just like any other 1-10 draft pick. Most guys that go in that range don't become all stars.....
|5 weeks 6 days ago||All of you have failed to ask||
All of you have failed to ask him the only question that really matters. Can you perform basic office functions with terrifying efficiency?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You are misremembering||
You are misremembering things. When we offered Mcgary he wasn't even in the top 100. The best offer he held at the time was from Indiana, but our coaches had been talking to him long before that because of Zack Novak.
He went from no hype, to being #3(IIRC) to being a 4 star ranked in the top 40. We offered him just before he cracked the top 100 at 90ish.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's more likely that that's||
It's more likely that that's his ceiling... not his floor.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The possible one and dones in||
The possible one and dones in our program blew up long after Beilein sent them offers. The guys on that list were 5 stars since they were juniors and most clearly weren't going to last more than one year in college.... I'm not even listing the guys that ended up staying because they didn't live up to expectations in college but were considered one and dones before the season started.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think his closest analogue||
I think his closest analogue in the pros is Jameer Nelson. Similar size, playing style and athleticism. Burke probably won't be as efficient as Jameer offensively, but he'll be a better passer.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You are biased and wouldn't||
You are biased and wouldn't be saying these things if Burke wasn't one of our guys. Burke is a special player, but CP3 probably had a more predictable upside coming out of college.