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|1 week 3 days ago||Thank you!||
Just remember being near van dyke!
|1 week 3 days ago||So Sad||
We played against him when he coached the JV team at Madison Lamphere (?). Was great to look across and see him on sidelines. No idea how we did that game though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Did you bother to read where I said twice, it may not work?||
The league is a long shot. But it is the beginning of a concept that will attack the ncaa and its hypocrisy. The point of this thread.
The will attack the money factor and the lack of actually going to school for a lot of D1 athletes. My point with jabrill was not necessarily he did not want to go to school. But many kids have to balance that with families that are in need of hard cash today.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||They had better wake up||
Not sure that link is working but it details a new leauge that Tom Brady's agent is setting up in CA for players who don't want to go to college prior to the NFL.
I am not saying this league will work but the concept makes a lot of sense. If you are Jabrill Peppers or Malik Mcdowell and you know you are not staying more than 3 years in college why not go make some money for your family while you learn your trade?
Once again this league has a big hill to climb but they are on the right path to destroying the only sport I truly care about anymore (college football).
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Was responding to # 9.||
Just a contrarian view.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||or may be not||
You can equate the global warming hysteria to Prohibition. Deeply sincere people thought they were benefitting our country and ended up helping organized crime. Huge opportunity for corruption
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ike sucks||
Go Chiefs!! The original Utica high school!!!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Christ, who was taking the picture???||
WD or Desmond Howard? D'antonio looks like an ass.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Great write up Ace.||
Really informative, as always.
In addition, I wanted to comment last week regarding Wagner, but I was so pissed off about the loss and the comments were getting out of hand I did not. However, JACKFL33 summed up what I wanted to say, much better and more concretely that I could have.
My thoughts are that Beilein knows Wagner gives M a far superior chance to win than Donnal. But he is trying to send a message that effort and "want to" matter. I don't think he is willing to sacrafice games on purpose, but if that is what happens at this point of the season he will live with it.
Wagner can be special. If he becomes at least consistently average out there defensively then he is in the picture for some post season accolades this year or next. I have not studied all the bigs in the conference, but offensively he has got to be in the top 2 or 3?
Plus with him and Robinson out there at the same time that is two guys who coaches are going to go after hard.
Still don't know what to think of this team, it seems every year before conference play they have 2 or 3 games where I think they don't deserve to be in the tourney (except for that one magical year!). I don't know if we can consistently overcome nobdoy being able to attack with the dribble (MAAR can sometimes, but he is undersized)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||at least we agree on that||
So your an Eppler boy. I moved to town Freshman year. Born in Sturgis which is orange and black. Go Orange.
At least we both hate Ike.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry buddy Broncos rule||
BG sucks. kind of like Eisenhower. Go Chiefs
|12 weeks 6 days ago||love the thought||
But gotta get by alabama first. That would be a game. Harbaug vs. Voldemort/Saban
Curious if this would be (huge if, as I said above) the first time OSU/M played on a neutral site? I would think so.
Hate to even raise the question with so many unknowns and normal doom that surrounds M getting a break in voting.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||It feels like this should be a long shot||
But.... Did anybody see the tv ratings from yesterday? Harbaugh, Meyer and Saban plus who the hell cares. Ratings gold = cash.
IF OSU play M again probably highest rate game all time or close.
Yes I am biased, but it is crazy to deny money will be a factor. Plus we beat, PSU, Colorado and WI in head to head.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Kalis||
I did not watch him throughout game and curious how UFR will come out. But I can tell you there was one play in second half I believe where he runs cleanly through the hole and has one LB to hit. He literally falls over on his face and the LB crunches Deveon. If he does not fall over it is a long run DeVeon, a really long run.
I re-ran to see if his feet got tangled up, but did not see it. Just think he was moving to fast.
Once again, not sure how he will grade out, but man it is a weird play. I am sure Brian will mention it.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Excellent post||
Thanks for bringing this up and thanks for you thoughtful responses in the comments.
I too am in Chicago, my oldest is a sophomore at DePaul. He leans left as most do in college but the Milo thing really bothered him. Not because he agrees with Milo, he just wanted to hear what he had to say. Milo is over the top and was primarily looking for PR, but his perspective is important, only because it is unique.
I clicked on this post to see how many comments it took for it to blow up. I was shocked how civil it was(is). I think that in large part the quality of the responses and # of responses is due to the way you framed your post and your responses.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Trucking needs it bad||
I work for a large truck and auto manufacturer. I can tell you the number one problem trucking companies have is getting good drivers.
Can't blame the drivers, especially the Long haul guys/gals. It is a tough job. Never home, idiots cutiting you off, cops looking to ticket you, etc...
There is a huge financial incentive for trucking companies to do this. Not sure how long it will take, but we have taken a class 8 truck across the US with no driver ( I beleive there was one in the cab, but don't recall).
It also scares the hell out of some car companies because who wants to pay a premium if you are not driving?
Finally, the insurance is going to be interesting. I believe today insurance covers the driver. Going forward it will have to cover the car?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed that was the "faith" part of my post||
But Chatman was never going to play big minutes ever. He was a body. Games was way to fast for him.
I think Beilein has something up his sleeve for this year. But even if he does not it opens up a scholarship for next year and that is good.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I think Beilein is cleaning house||
He still has very high standards, but I do think he is starting to recognize the need to turnover this roster. His last two classes have been very subpar ( except for Wagner hopefully and I don't count Robinson)
He could not be stuck with this roster for two more years.
I have been skeptical of Beilein, but I think in the end he will adjust and make this program much stronger. I have nothing to base that on but faith, but I think these transfers are net positive. Chatman and Dawkins were veterans, but middle of the road big ten players at best.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Totally disagree||
As a fan only, this is a good thing. He was a below average player in the Big Ten with two years experience, maybe the light would go on, but it always appeared the game was too fast for him.
He seems like a great kid and wish him well. But this helps the program.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Warde Manuel||
Curious how much input he will have. I would guess a lot. He did pretty well at Uconn so he has a clue about how to win in basketball.
Not saying he takes over for Beilein but he make help "evaluate" assistants a little more.
I like his apparent views on the fab five. Not condoing what they did, but not ignoring that no matter what they will always be associated with Michigan.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||IMO "he is what he is"||
I have seen two years of him. He has not improved. He has very little lateral quickness, he can't elevate very well and he is sized like a 3. None of those "issues" can be developed.
Most 3's are your best athlete and can beat their man off the dribble. He is a poor 3 point shooter ( on a % basis) and has no mid range game. So he really can't play the three He is not strong enough to play 4 and start. I know Beilein does not run a traditional offense. But Chatman can neither create his own shot or draw the defense to the 3 point line.
IMO, he is not and will never be a quality starting 3 or 4 in the big ten. Even if he makes a leap like Donnal did this year, that means he becomes a quality 10 - 15 minute guy off the bench.
Beilein can do better.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I may be in a minority but..||
I am actually happy with the tweets and the Dawkins transfer. This team had a very limited ceiling as it is currently constructed.
I hope for one more transfer. That frees up this year and next year.
We need more talent. Period.
Coach B. with elite talent is unbeatable. Remember Hardaway's quote during the NCAA run?
"You give coach Beilein time to prepare and game plan and you are going to lose" (this is not exact, but you ge the gist)
M has to recruit more aggresively and adjust to elite players.
2013 does not have to be a rarity.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I think the was the posters point||
We all want to be squeaky clean, but it is exceedingly hard. I for one, aspire to be better than Northwestern on a regular basis. Some people are happy with that as long as we get really good guys on the team who stay 4 years.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah I agree||
I just don't see a high ceiling with Chatman. Looks like a great kid, but he is what he is. I know Coach B has had a few misses recently, but I like his talent evaluation. I would like to see the scholarship freed up.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||We were not a good team this year||
The difference is I would like the team to be really good, not just a little better than NW.
Aim high my friend.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Please god no.||
Even if Kam does develop it will be into a role player. He will always have IU, but Kam is not the answer.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Only if your nice and everybody gets a trophy||
Nobody like to see posters say negative things about these kids on a pesonal level. But jeezus, can't we critique their ability to play elite basketball?
Ricky will be fine in life and is more skilled at basketball than 99% of posters here ( I am assuming some ex D1 guys are on the board sometimes). But he was not a good big ten center. IMO, yes my opinion which carries equal weight to most of you, he was not going to get significantly better and his playing time would go way down.
Shouldn't this board be more outraged at Beilein for apparently "cutting" a kid than posters who critique a division one basketball player? We don't know for sure what happened, but I bet MAAR or Irvin does not transfer....
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Cool story Bro||
My brother in law's college roommate married Jennifer Garner's best friend a couple of years ago.
They let the couple use their Bel Air (?) estate for the wedding. It was a two day affair that my brother in law attended.
He met Ben/Jen and said they were extremely polite and down to earth (at least over the two days he saw them). They let people walk around the house, met their kids, etc.
They did ask people not to go around taking pictures and such, but he did get to touch the oscar for Good Will Hunting. It was actually the time Affleck was working out to get in shape for his Batman role.
That being said, the reason I think some people thing Ben can be a douche is how political he appers to be.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Jesus you are spot on Stephen||
It is a fan blog. Not a cheering only section. Yes, some people will get personal which is wrong. But I guarantee many people who love M basketball are asking these questions. Next years team is exactly the same as this years with one freshman likely to contribute.
The future is not doom, but it is far from bright wtihout significant turnover.
There are too many scholarships allotted next year, so somebody has to go.
|50 weeks 16 hours ago||Ok||
I should have used Duke, given current ncaa situation. By I have a college freshman and a HS junior and NC is a tough school academically. But yeah they kinda cheat.
Assume I said he has a Duke offer......