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|5 hours 13 min ago||Their cross-town rival, Troy||
Their cross-town rival, Troy High, sends even more here.
|5 hours 14 min ago||Name me one city in the||
|7 hours 4 min ago||Haven't we done them already?||
Haven't we done them already?
|7 hours 6 min ago||Actually, GP North's ACT and||
Actually, GP North's ACT and other test scores have measurably declined over the past decade.
This not to say, of course, that it's impossible to get a quality education there, but the proportion of high-achieving students is lower now than it formerly was.
|7 hours 14 min ago||The aging of the population||
The aging of the population is not really related to the economy. Americans in general - especially those with above-average incomes - simply don't have as many children as they used to. Wealthier school districts across the country are facing the issue of either opening things up to students from poorer areas or facing declining enrollment.
This is an even bigger issue in other wealthy countries. Japan has been closing schools left and right due to its very low birth rate.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The author speaks of Bo||
The author speaks of Bo having a "pro-style tradition" on offense. That was only true for the second half of his tenure. Through the 1970s Bo was an option guy. In 1975, Rick Leach completed 32 passes - for the entire season.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I've always thought this was||
I've always thought this was staged. At the 1:00 mark, the supposedly enraged Everett just stops for a moment, and then throws a very gentle "punch" that clearly doesn't connect.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Coaches' contracts are||
Coaches' contracts are funny. I love how his "base salary" is $500,000 and the other $4.5 million is "additional compensation."
|3 days 4 hours ago||Don't forget when we drafted||
Don't forget when we drafted Freddie Hunter literally out of intramurals and ended up starting him several games the year before the Fab Five arrived.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I would argue that they||
I would argue that they landed that one guy in Rasheed Wallace. His five years in Detroit brought five trips to the conference finals, two to the NBA Finals and one championship. If the Pistons had drafted Carmelo, who was considered the only other option (no one was talking about Wade or Bosh), there is no guarantee that the Rasheed trade would have still happened.
The Darko draft was a missed opportunity for the franchise to prepare for the eventuality when the Ben Wallace/Rip/Chauncey group aged, but I don't know if they could have ever done that much better in the 2004-08 window than they did. There were a lot of title contenders in that timeframe - San Antonio, Indiana (with O'Neal/Artest), Dallas, Miami, Cleveland, and later Boston/L.A. We can't complain too much about winning "only" one title.
|3 days 6 hours ago||But the trade wasn't about||
But the trade wasn't about getting Iverson. He was never going to be in their long-term plans. It was about getting Iverson's expiring contract, which could be used to sign some star players and retool on the fly. The problem was that the $20 million ended up being badly used.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Even without those titles,||
Even without those titles, Hakeem would have been a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Can't really knock Houston for drafting him.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Trading for Iverson made some||
Trading for Iverson made some sense - he had a $20 million expiring contract. It was tough to give up Billups for him but was logical if you felt the team had plateaued. What was really bad was using all that cap room to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Darko was drafted in 2003.||
Darko was drafted in 2003. The Pistons went to the Eastern Conference Finals (or further) each of the next five years. It was a missed opportunity but hardly the beginning of the end.
|3 days 8 hours ago||There is a difference though.||
There is a difference though. RR/Hoke were college coaches at the time we hired them and thus had established relationships with a lot of recruits. RR, especially, basically just re-recruited guys he had been recruiting to WVU.
Harbaugh, OTOH, has been in the NFL the past four years and thus is starting from scratch with the kids he's now recruiting. It's hard to sway a kid who was a complete stranger to you three weeks ago.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Unable to listen . . . what||
Unable to listen . . . what did June say?
|3 days 9 hours ago||Jay Harbaugh's Twitter feed||
Jay Harbaugh's Twitter feed may be as entertaining - if not moreso - than his dad's. Currently he is mulling the possibility of acquiring a pet wolverine.
|4 days 9 hours ago||It's a shame Brady has to||
It's a shame Brady has to play for this jerk. Brady made Belichick's career.
|5 days 6 hours ago||I'm resigned to the||
That's not even a given. It used to be that power-conference teams with .500 records were virtual locks, but not anymore. Indiana went 17-15 overall last year and didn't get a bid.
|5 days 8 hours ago||But do you trust Beilein?||
But do you trust Beilein?
|5 days 8 hours ago||I thought - in all||
I thought - in all seriousness - that this was going to be about Investor's Business Daily, and that the OP was angry over something they had written about us.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Well, when you drink more||
Well, when you drink more milk than any man in recorded history, eventually the store might run out.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Are we consistent about this?||
Are we consistent about this? There have been a lot of "Mork Dantonio" and "Kirk Coupons" posts.
|1 week 8 hours ago||MSU didn't lose anyone for||
MSU didn't lose anyone for the season last year. Dawson and Payne each missed a few weeks during the regular season, but both were back by March.
We OTOH have lost our best player to a season-ending injury each of the last two years.
|1 week 3 days ago||Endowing coaching positions||
Endowing coaching positions is a nationwide trend at this point. It's not worth getting worked up over.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well, there were those who||
Well, there were those who thought Harbaugh would never coach here after his 2007 comments. I hope RR/WVU can eventually mend fences. It's his alma mater and the place where he made a name for himself as a head coach. With the passage of time it could happen.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not for a few years. He'll||
Not for a few years. He'll want to keep his distance right now and will probably land some other kind of coaching position for 2016. I don't think his career is over.
Gary Moeller didn't have much to do with the program for several years, maybe a decade, before he started coming back.
|1 week 3 days ago||If a guy was academically||
If a guy was academically ineligible, shouldn't the NCAA step in?
I know NCAA-bashing is trendy, but this seems like a pretty straightforward case.
|1 week 3 days ago||For RR, Michigan probably||
For RR, Michigan probably just seems like a pit stop at this point. He was only here three years, and the guys he recruited are gone. There's not much that would draw him back.
I think the more intriguing question is whether he'll ever patch things up with WVU.
|1 week 3 days ago||It was the Pistons who fired||
It was the Pistons who fired him. He had been flirting with other jobs, but the Pistons ultimately pulled the trigger.