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|16 hours 18 min ago||IIRC, Webber was the one who||
Not sure about DCD, but Perry Watson's Detroit Southwestern teams were thought to be pretty shady in this regard. That was where Ed Martin first started laundering his gambling money.
|16 hours 29 min ago||Yeah. Liucci may or may not||
Yeah. Liucci may or may not be a nut in his own right, but Ketchum appears definitively certifiable.
In other news, from the comments below, it appears that A&M fans are as obsessed with the "Wal-Mart" thing as MSU fans are, apparently.
|19 hours 50 min ago||Brian really gives a good||
Brian really gives a good interview.
|19 hours 56 min ago||And the plural of avocado is||
And the plural of avocado is avocados and not avocado's.
|1 day 18 hours ago||How am I dumping cold water?||
How am I dumping cold water? I'm not the one lamenting the Wisconsin or Purdue losses. I'm just noting that we've had our share of good fortune in close games, too (and Purdue wasn't exactly close anyway).
|1 day 19 hours ago||Of course, we could have||
Of course, we could have easily lost to any/all of Illinois, Minnesota, Rutgers and Northwestern, not to mention Syracuse.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The average||
The average season-ticketholder has two seats though, so 50K is probably an accurate guess.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I don't mind more||
I don't mind more wolverine-logo stuff, but I don't want us to ever wear basketball uniforms that say "WOLVERINES" again. I can't explain it, but that just looked really bad.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I actually get the sense that||
I actually get the sense that Fitz, while clearly still secure in his job, is starting to lose divine status over there. Back-to-back losing seasons after they'd gotten into the habit of annual bowl trips has started a bit of grumbling.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Agree||
And to go a step further, the game balls should be provided by the league. The players are professionals - they can deal.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Even before that||
MSU opened that game with a 6-0 lead before Novak drained a three and got fouled, and completed the four-point play, quieting the crowd. He was dialed in from the start.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Hopefully this treatment||
Hopefully this treatment really does work. I'd hate to hear about him 10 years from now with a bunch of ailments.
Speaking of which, Harbaugh's body seems to have held up pretty well despite a similarly long career.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Their cross-town rival, Troy||
Their cross-town rival, Troy High, sends even more here.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Name me one city in the||
|3 days 17 hours ago||Haven't we done them already?||
Haven't we done them already?
|3 days 17 hours 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.
|3 days 17 hours 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.
|6 days 14 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.
|6 days 14 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.
|6 days 15 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."
|6 days 15 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.
|6 days 16 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.
|6 days 16 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.
|6 days 17 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.
|6 days 18 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.
|6 days 18 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.
|6 days 18 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.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Unable to listen . . . what||
Unable to listen . . . what did June say?
|6 days 19 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.
|1 week 19 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.