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|1 day 4 hours ago||Yeah, I had Cathy Guisewhite||
Yeah, I had Cathy Guisewhite as well for my commencement (I'm also class of 95) She wasn't bad, but considering that MSU had Bill Clinton that year (political leanings aside, a more accomplished public figure than the creator of 'Cathy').... chyeah.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I'm pretty sure that if such||
I'm pretty sure that if such a university existed Jim Delany would add them to the conference in a heartbeat to establish a foothold with the Middle East demographic
|1 day 12 hours ago||I've never understood why||
I've never understood why Ohio State fans crow about how many Michigan football greats are from Ohio... when all of those said greats MADE A POINT of leaving the state of Ohio to go to Michigan. Isn't that kinda like Jennifer Aniston and Gweneth Paltrow razzing Angelina Jolie that Brad Pitt was originally with them?
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||You're thinking of Tywin||
You're thinking of Tywin Lannister
|3 weeks 5 days ago||They won't be a Finals||
They won't be a Finals contender with Kobe on the shelf but with anything resembling a healthy roster they should be able to make the playoffs. Being in lower bracket playoff purgatory isn't necessarily a good thing, but it's not like they'd have had lottery picks anyways.
Morris will still be the #3 PG if Nash and Blake return (and both are under contract to do so) and justifiably so - Blake has played very well as of late. They should still keep Morris on the roster though next season - because at this point they will need warm bodies, period.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It's actually not all that||
It's actually not all that surprising that Morris had been stapled to the bench. Mike D'Antoni is infamous for a tight rotation of 8 guys. There was even one game this season (on a back-to-back, no less!) where he only played 7 guys because of an injury. That was a head-scratchingly odd decision to me, at least, but it's how he rolls.
And, let's not kid ourselves, Morris was mostly playing earlier this season only because both Steve Nash AND Steve Blake were injured and did not consistently distinguish himself when he was on the court. He's only seeing the floor now because the first four guards on the roster are injured and of those four, I think only a clearly hobbled Nash might play.
Steve Blake(!) has frankly been the only thing keeping us respectable in the absence of Kobe so Darius has some big shoes to fill. He can approximate Blake's surprisingly decent defense but is going to have to borrow THJ's NBA Jam cheat code to even keep L.A. in the game.
Darius may not ever get a better opportunity to make a case for staying in the league. It goes without saying that I'm hoping for the best - for both his sake and the Lakers' To be perfectly honest, though - it may actually be for the best if he does *not* play especially well because in this Kafkaesque clusterfuck of a Laker season, a run of inspired play is almost a certain harbinger of a long-term injury and missed playing time. :p
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Why does everyone have their||
Why does everyone have their panties in a collective bunch about this being fodder for OSU and MSU fans making fat jokes? RCMB and 11W were going to try and fail at being funny in that regard anyways.
I think this is a pretty cool gesture by Hoke to reach out to the fans - it's kinda like Paterno and Mike Krz-howeveryouspellit getting pizzas for students camped out for tickets at Penn State and Duke except that Hoke is neither an pedo-enabler or hypocritical corporate shill that looks like a goblin.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Best of luck always, THJ and||
Best of luck always, THJ and Trey, on the off chance you're reading this. You repped The University with class and aplomb and while we're sad you're leaving, we were blessed that you were here in the first place. Have a long and happy career in the NBA - hell, the work you did in college will wind up being 100000% more relevant to your job then most of us can say.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||The analogy of "if someone||
The analogy of "if someone paid you $1,000,000 to drop out of accounting school after sophomore year, you'd do it too" undersells the situation because you can be a rock star accountant until you're 80 - but you can't say the same for the NBA.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Not even mad anymore. Not||
Not even mad anymore. Not even certain Sparty/Ohio fans (you know, *those* ones) will get me down. In fact, I think it's pretty awesome that they watched our games this weekend instead of the Final Four games their teams were playing in.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Also.... not that they're the||
Also.... not that they're the ones playing for Michigan, but if you're a parent of a talented kid, do you feel better about him having Beilein as a mentor/role model or the Pitino/Calipari types?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'm on cloud five myself.||
I'm on cloud five myself. This was all things considered an amazing season.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'm so incredibly proud of||
I'm so incredibly proud of this team - from its coach to the last guy on the bench, I wouldn't trade any of them for any one else in the league. Go Blue.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||OK - debating going to the||
OK - debating going to the alumni association watch party tonight.
Here's the thing:
I've watched 4 of our tournament games this year at home. The one game I didn't watch at home was at my in-laws on Easter Sunday when we demolished Florida (though I was unable to tune in until we'd built the 41-17 lead).
HOWEVER - the last timeI went to an alumni association thing to see a Michigan game was the 2004 Ohio State game.
Should I go??????
|6 weeks 2 days ago||David Perkins has now||
David Perkins has now replaced Etienne Sabino as my all-time favorite OSU linebacker.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. If we had (gulp)||
Exactly. If we had (gulp) lost the game, many of us - probably including myself in the interests of full disclosure - would've griped about the no-call on THJ getting hacked, the 42426 grabs of Trey Burke, Albrecht getting nailed with no-call after his made 3, etc... and we would've been wrong to do so, even *if* all of our hypothetical ref complaints were justified.. We would've lost because we didn't make plays when we had to and Syracuse did. In the real version of events, we won because we made enough plays and Syracuse lost because they did not. Fin.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You are correct - I didn't||
You are correct - I didn't have a good picture for reference at the time I made my earlier post. Nonetheless, that just means Triche is still on the floor and he still commits a charge. And, yeah you also reminded me of several other missed fouls on Syracuse - the most notorious one being the made 3-pointer by Albrecht where he totally fell down because of an errant gust of wind and totally not because he was pushed by a Syracuse player.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||@ MGoShoe - One of my most||
@ MGoShoe - One of my most profound regrets today is that I have but one upvote to give your post. I was about to log in to say *exactly* what you said. If they call Triche for the obvious "clean block" foul on THJ, he's not even on the floor to also commit the charge against Morgan, unless we missed out on the memo where THJ's upper body is considered part of the court a la the refs. And let's not even get into McGary's face being hacked twice. Let's also not get me started on the "controversial" foul at midcourt on Carter-Williams - the announcers at the time all said that the defender gets assessed with the foul 90% of the time.... in other words, the thing that should usually happen in that situation happened. And... speaking of memos, it might be time to pull rank and get your co-worker to attach all the cover sheets to all his TPS reports.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||good game, syracuse. Sure||
good game, syracuse. Sure their schadenfreude is enjoyable because it means we won, but I'll derive much more enjoyment from the tears from the toolbags on RCMB and 11w after we win Monday.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||What about the no call where||
What about the no call where Hardaway was flat-out mugged going to the basket with a minute and change? Or the 234234 uncalled hipchecks? Refs didn't lose this game, Syracuse did.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||POSBANG. GIVE IT TO||
POSBANG. GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Mismatches at every position, lololololol
|6 weeks 4 days ago||re: the Woody Hayes toilet||
re: the Woody Hayes toilet paper that was discussed above...
I too have thought about getting toilet paper with the OSU logo printed on it. But... I couldn't do it, out of respect for my poop.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Best of luck to him.||
Best of luck to him. Hopefully he does well and makes enough money to take care of himself and his young child. You could argue that he was the B1G mvp, if not it's Most Outstanding, this year because for much of the season he was OSU's offense by himself. Seems like a good kid, and I would say the same of Sullinger and Craft - as far as I know, the OSU hoop team doesn't have any douchebags on the order of Reid Fragel or the brothers Boren.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio fans would *still*||
Ohio fans would *still* rather have either Craft or Scott, tee hee.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Another typically excellent||
Another typically excellent piece, Ace. I was going to extemporize onto a bit about how this reminds me of why blogging (in sports at least) has evolved into hands down the best way to follow your favorite team but it went nowhere and instead reminds me why you, not I, write for MGoBlog. Here's to many more years of not only living, but thriving, with ME. Don't overload too much when (not if) we win it all Monday. And, lastly, how grateful are all of us that you are here and not exacerbating your condition by instead having to cover Bo Ryan's Wisconsin teams?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Also, for some more||
Also, for some more Trey-related entertainment, Trey Burke's mom just laid the smack down on Darren Heitner:
I fail at twitter embedment, so....
|6 weeks 6 days ago||RIP and two thumbs up for a||
RIP and two thumbs up for a towering legacy of grace, humor and humanity.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, It's understandable - it||
Eh, It's understandable - it sounds credible enough at first glance and Trey-to-NBA is hardly a shock. It'd be like if Ace Williams reported that Kate Upton turned me down for a date. It's certainly newsworthy and relevant news even if the source's credibility doesn't hold up to focused scrutiny.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I can understand Heitner's||
I can understand Heitner's timing.
He wanted to be faster out of the gate than his Florida Gators were last Sunday.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It's bad form to quote||
It's bad form to quote oneself, but as I posted in the MGoBoard thread:
When you see an article from Forbes' website, divorce yourself from the notion you had of the respected finance magazine. Forbes.com has a similar model to Bleacher Report and HuffPo when it comes to their articles - it's basically a contributed content farm model that incentivizes page-clicks. Forbes hosts 1,000 authors blogging about ten times that many topics - the Forbes brand gives them a certain cachet but I'd question how thoroughly they're fact-checked. I wouldn't be surprised if the rumors are true (did anyone think Trey was staying?), but I would be equally unsurprised if this was a case of a guy floating a dubiously sourced hot tip to get page clicks.