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|13 hours 44 min ago||If it's pronounced like the||
If it's pronounced like the avenue in Paris, it's ay-lee-ZAY.
|17 hours 32 min ago||Looking at the sidebar, I||
Looking at the sidebar, I see three posts (out of 14, not counting this one) that are about satellite camps. Why not just ignore them and focus on the others?
|20 hours 41 min ago||Wagner could be the one||
Wagner could be the one manning the paint next year. He's shown some shotblocking ability.
|20 hours 42 min ago||Washington played on the WMU||
Washington played on the WMU team that upset us in Crisler. That was Ellerbe's debut, IIRC.
|1 day 17 hours ago||They also often wind up||
They also often wind up bankrupt post-retirement, though.
The big issue is that these guys live paycheck to paycheck even though their paychecks are enormous.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Why couldn't wood bat||
Why couldn't wood bat companies also bid for the right to outfit teams?
|1 day 19 hours ago||I'd love to hear the sales||
I'd love to hear the sales pitch someone gave about investing in Iraqi currency.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Probably not. The rat||
Probably not. The rat population of New York City was recently estimated to be about two million, or a quarter of the human population. Still a lot of them, at any rate.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't think the sky is||
I don't think the sky is falling here. I'm not sure any of Chatman, Dawkins or the post-surgery Albrecht would have made that much of a difference. I wouldn't compare this at all to losing LeVert, which was obviously a terrible break.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Is that his actual age,||
Is that his actual age, though?
|2 days 13 hours ago||They're talking about||
They're talking about Tarpley's pro career, which was sadly cut short due to drug abuse.
Joubert was a solid player, just not the superstar he was billed to be coming out of high school. There are a ton of guys like that.
|2 days 13 hours ago||We've had transfers||
We've had transfers throughout Beilein's tenure. But I think that's pretty much how college basketball is these days. OSU just lost a bunch of guys as well.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't think Beilein's||
I don't think Beilein's recruiting ability (or the lack thereof) is related to the number of transfers he's had. Thad Matta and Tom Crean are considered strong recruiters and they've also had a lot of transfers.
The fundamental issue is that you carry 13 scholarship players but are probably only going to play about eight guys in your rotation. It's hard to keep the benchwarmers happy and frankly, in a lot of cases it may not even be worth keeping them around. Big men can be late bloomers, but if you're a perimeter guy and haven't made an impact by the end of year two, odds are you probably won't.
|2 days 14 hours ago||We've had a lot of transfers||
We've had a lot of transfers under Beilein. Note that we've never really had a senior-led team in his nine years here. I think that's just how the sport is these days.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Not sure how much smoke is||
Not sure how much smoke is here. He averaged seven minutes a game as a sophomore and generally seemed like a square peg in our system.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I like Spike. He has good||
I like Spike. He has good floor vision and is a fine shooter. But even before his double hip surgeries, he struggled to break down his man off the dribble on offense and to stay in front of his man on defense. He was a good situational guy; he was not someone you wanted to play heavy minutes. And that was before both of his hips were operated on.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Well, that's like saying that||
Well, that's like saying that Michigan hasn't won a Big Ten title because we haven't won the Big Ten Championship Game.
The EPL was just a rebranding of the old top-flight league.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I don't like to see him at a||
I don't like to see him at a conference rival, but this is probably a win-win situation. He wasn't going to beat out Walton and quite possibly not Simpson, either.
|2 days 20 hours ago||The Pistons didn't fire Brown||
The Pistons didn't fire Brown because of his on-court performance, needless to say (two conference championships and an NBA title in two years).
|2 days 20 hours ago||Webber's relationship with||
Webber's relationship with Martin went back to when he was in middle school, and Martin was recruiting him to attend Detroit Southwestern. His situation is much more ambiguous than that of Traylor/Taylor/Bullock. Actually, it's debatable whether he even violated NCAA rules, because "family friends" are permitted to give gifts if their relationship predates a certain point (freshman year of high school, I believe).
|3 days 17 hours ago||The Wolverines will play||
Arrgh subject-verb disagreement.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Speaking of Lipson, he's got||
Speaking of Lipson, he's got to let U-M use "Across 110th Street" again for Inside Michigan Football. It's just not the same without it.
|6 days 14 hours ago||The issue is financial. Many||
The issue is financial. Many athletic departments are currently struggling to balance their books (e.g., EMU) and if athletes were to be paid a salary in addition to their scholarships, that would be a huge extra expense, especially since Title IX likely would require all college varsity athletes to get paid. The result of that would probably be the closure of a lot of sports programs.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It wasn't like they lost the||
It wasn't like they lost the game. They just happened to be outscored.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It's not just a mental issue.||
It's not just a mental issue. It can be tricky for a lot of big men to shoot free throws (or perimeter shots in general) as it's harder for them to get proper rotation due to the ball feeling smaller in their hands.
|6 days 17 hours ago||It's not the funniest gif,||
It's not the funniest gif, but Harbaugh's Huddle is my favorite. Love seeing the guys getting fired up by their coach to go out and dominate.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I really want to see this.||
I really want to see this. The underhand method seems like it'd be pretty easy once you get it down. Your arms are in a much more relaxed position. I bet it'll help him.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Selling stadium naming rights||
Selling stadium naming rights has become a global thing. Most new European stadiums do the same.
|1 week 17 hours ago||The "Second place is first||
The "Second place is first loser" argument is tiresome in general, but especially so in baseball, where the playoffs are basically a crapshoot. Under Ilitch the franchise has gotten to the playoffs, which is really all you can expect.
I'm not in love with the stadium he built and think the Tigers try too hard for a Brandonesque "wow" experience at the ballpark, but as far as spending what it takes to win, we can't ask for much more than what he's done.
|1 week 20 hours ago||GERG had free reign in 2009,||
GERG had free reign in 2009, but in 2010 he was running, or rather trying to run, the 3-3-5. This spawned numerous "Is it RR or GERG that's the problem?" threads here that season.