Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|6 days 18 hours ago||It would be more games, but I||
It would be more games, but I read about a World Cup in the 80s where they went from 24 to 12, then did 4 three team groups and the winners of those went to the semis.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I think that only comes into||
I think that only comes into effect if teams tie on points, goal differential, and goals scored.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wonder if they even asked||
Wonder if they even asked Beasly if he'd play. I haven't kept up to see if he's playing well in Houston, but he would have been an interesting option.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Podcast||
He was on 538's Hot Take Down podcast this week and it was rough. The hosts (who are analytics guys) tried to explain the difference to him a few times and he was just happily ignorant to even considering it. It was kind of amusing to hear the hosts kind of fade off as they realized they had to either move on or tell him that he was an idiot.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Most people wear pants||
Most people wear pants
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know if there's||
I don't know if there's exclusivity in the NF / NBC deal, but I wouldn't mind seeing nbc get involved. They have done a nice job with the Premier League and have the ability to put games on multiple stations (I think all 10 BPL games were on last Sunday at the same time).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Agree||
$195 is a deal now, but in most cases the prices go down as the game gets closer. I would be surprised if $200 a ticket couldn't get you in to the worst seats in the stadium (what these will be) if you're looking on Thanksgiving. There are times when that isn't true, but it's probably a good bet to take.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting to see OSU in||
Interesting to see OSU in there. I can't remember them ever being available after the first group got a shot at them. Wondering if it's the first sign of the ticket price bubble starting to burst. My dad and I have gone down for years, but $195 a piece finally got us to back off.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Is that a raincoat you're wearing?||
Is that a raincoat you're wearing?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Add a 4th for Dookie||
Add a 4th for Dookie
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Philadelphia||
It's early, but the Union is in first place, so they can't be that bad.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Tiger Stadium||
I would love to see an MLS team here. My struggle with MLS has been lack of a rooting interest.
For location, I would love to have it at Michigan and Trumball. A small soccer specific stadium (with the flag pole still in place) would be a great use of the land.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||That's his job. To limit a||
That's his job. To limit a kid's opportunities because it will make your job harder is ridiculous.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Good to see. It was the right thing to do.||
Good to see. It was the right thing to do.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Not quite court||
It sounds like there is an internal UM policy that allows them to appeal the restriction and that's what Beilfelt had to use to go to Indiana. If the people making the rulings on appeals aren't athletic people, I would assume Spike could easily win this as there's very little reason to restrict him that isn't purely self serving on the basketball team's part.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Bad Move||
Beilein is just wrong on this. I am not a fan of transfer restrictions in general, but I can kind of understand it when the person is leaving and you want them to stay. When you tell someone they can't stay, it flies in the face of common sense that you are then allowed to restrict what they can do. In my mind, you lose all credibility in regards to student athlete welfare when you do something like this that is so obviously self serving and, in my opinion, unethical.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Thoughts...||
1. Walton and Irvin need to figure out what to do when they get to the paint. Not only can they not score at the rim, they can't even get a shot off.
2. Beilein has to come up with something different at the 5. Just seems like he isn't looking for the right thing.
3. Will be interesting to see how they manage the scholarships. Sounds like Davis is a solid student who has developed into a good player. Him going to prep school makes very little sense.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||He has connections on the||
He has connections on the committee. Pay attention to what he says around 5 on Sunday.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||UM was 2-10 against the top 7||
UM was 2-10 against the top 7 teams in the conference. They avoided bad losses, but it was pretty clear they were not as good as the teams that finished above them.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||2-8, sorry||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Couple More||
I am surprised not to see the "Eye on College Basketball" podcast. I really like Gary Parrish and they do a great job of giving the big picture view of college hoops. Norlander and Veccine are ok, but Parrish drives the show and is a really good listen.
I listen to "The Audible" for big picture college football. Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman are solid and they get pretty good guests.
More generally, "This American Life" is the all time classic. Calamari anyone?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't put him on the hot||
I wouldn't put him on the hot seat unless he refuses to acknowledge that he needs to adjust. 4-out, 1-in is a reasonable way to win, but the big needs to be an athletic scrapper who can dive on the pick and roll and there has to be someone who can take people off the dribble.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Is this where we say something about participation trophies?||
Is this where we say something about participation trophies?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||eh||
I don't see how you could clearly say it was or wasn't on his fingertips. Not over turning seemed like the right call to me.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Right after Ladbrook DRC||
Right after Ladbrook DRC
|26 weeks 3 days ago||We don't take kindly to people who don't take kindly.||
We don't take kindly to people who don't take kindly.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Not being a dick, but do you||
Not being a dick, but do you have any suggestions? I've been looking for something subtle but nice. Willing to spend mid 3 figures.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair, there were||
To be fair, there were several follow up tweets to this story saying that Hoke had been in the past.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Fired||
If someone who works for me texted a friend and identified a person they treated by name, they would absolutely be fired. Everyone who works in the medical field is trained on that from day one and is well aware of the consequences.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I think there's some truth to||
I think there's some truth to this. Between the offensive philosophy and the skill set Beilein seems to be looking for, I'm not sure there's a lot to take from Alexander. He could obviously do better, but it's a tough spot to be in.