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|20 weeks 1 day ago||replacements||
I didn't think of Asif Mandvi, but that would be a strong choice. I like the idea of Al Madrigal having his own show, you would get a couple of years out of him mocking the two parties pandering to the Hispanic vote (actually that could be a never ending supply). Larry Wilmore and Wyatt Cenac could do well hosting their own shows. The lazy choice would be John Hodgman just stepping in and doing a similar 1% angle. They have lots of great choices and if Colbert is just going to do the same monologue 3 guest routine that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon are already doing then he can enjoy his enormous checks without me watching that show.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I think a lot of this board||
Is missing the beauty of the dribble drive offense and the way it opens up the offensive glass. When it's running well, the weave up top with the handoffs waits to get a matchup that they can exploit, forcing help defense that leaves Kentucky's bigs un-boxedout (probably not a word) as they crash the offensive glass. You can see Calipari have trouble getting his players to run this set, but when they do it's nearly unstopable.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Looking at Sullinger vs McGary||
It's hard to say what McGary could do next season to improve his draft stock. Even if McGary had the kind of season Sullinger had as a Freshman and Sophomore, McGary would still have the same back injury risk hanging over his head that lead Sullinger to be a late first round pick.
In B1G play McGary is 19% usg 109 ORTG and 92.1 DRTG
Sullinger had two years of 26.6% usg 118.3 ORTG and 89.5 DRTG.
In other words this might be as high as McGary's draft stock will be from this point forward. Coming back could be another huge risk for him and I'd hate to watch him make the same mistake twice. Well it'd be great to watch him in the maize and blue, but part of me would feel terrible for my enjoyment coming at the expense of his future.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
I was bringin up a team that was more comprable to Michigan than most of those included above. Michigan is 104 in defense, much closer to a 1 seed Texas that was 80th in defense than a 7th seeded DePaul that was 142nd.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||2003 Texas made the final four||
1st in offense and 80th in defense.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||No||
A burden would be being bad at basketball. Witchita State is very good at basketball and may well lose before the season is done, but it won't be because they won games played earlier in the season.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||How would you possibly know what it feels like to knock OSU out?||
This should be a cakewalk for UM, the perfect complement to our terrible defense is an incompetent offense. As long as Wisconsin doesn't make the final there isn't a real test out there for this team.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Are you kidding me that post is off the charts|
|24 weeks 4 days ago||a few things to consider||
It's insurance against a carrer ending injury - not a fall in draft stock.
It costs real money (20-30 thousand per year) at a time when the athlete has no income to cover such a cost.
Taken these two together Mitch McGary could have taken one of those polices out prior to this past season and he would have recieved nothing, even though he missed a year due to injury and has seen his draft stock slide.
This is for the program offered by the NCAA. The details for such policies vary.
A third thing to consider is to look at who the NBA drafts.
2013 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 5 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2012 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 6 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2011 5 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 3 were sophomores.
2010 6 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 5 were sophomores.
You have to be wary of giving NBA scouts too much film to pick you apart. This was his first season of not just a shooter, give them another year and they may see something they don't like.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I think GRIII would be wise to go pro now||
His draft rating is based largely on his potential, if he stays in college too long the questions about why he can't sustain a high level of play are going to overshaddow that potential.
Just happy that nobody is looking in Derrick Walton's direction. He is gonna run wild in the B1G next season.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||In B1G play only||
More than 25 minutes per game and a usage of approxiamately 20% or higher
Kaminsky has been a more effecient scorer than Stauskas and with a higher usage. Ferrell, Marble, Harris and Ross have usages that are so much higher than Stauskas's usage that they should probably be put in a different table. (don't compare ortg accross usages, see the first note here)
Ferrell, Marble, Stauskas or Kaminsky would all be deserving of the award, though Stauskas's platform is essentially best offensive player on the best team.
As for coach of the year I have no idea how they pick those, but if you can go undefeated and win a national title in your second year with a football program and not win your conferences coach of the year award then it is probably not the sort of thing a reasonable person should spend much time trying to figure out. I'd vote Bo Ryan because he seems to be the only coach in the conference that has figured out that you should try to limit your opponents 3pt attempts.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||It's points created per 100 possessions used||
effective field goal percentage, free throw rate, offensive rebounding, assists and turnovers are all taken into account.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think Cuse is a lock for a 1 seed.||
But Arizona, WSU and Florida look very strong. Somebody out of Duke/Syracuse/Virginia is going to come out of the ACC looking very good. The Big East is going to have Creighton/Villanova. Kansas from the BigXII. I don't think I can see Michigan getting past all but 3 of those teams with the time left in the season to get a one seed. Wisconsin's overall profile is probably better than Michigan's at this point as well (wins over Florida, STL and @virginia probably make up for not winning the conference).
|26 weeks 5 days ago||If you restrict your sample||
to B1G games, 25 min/game and greater then 20% usage then you get these top 10 offensive ratings:
This should probably be two seperate tables with Yogi, Ross, Marble and Harris as the high usage guys and Kaminsky, Stauskas, Dekker, Gesell, Hollins and LaVert as the less than high usage guys. Right now, if you are looking at high usage guys, it's Yogi Ferrell. If you are looking for most efficient, it's Kaminsky.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Corporations are people too||
So says Mitt Romney and the Supreme Court.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||All glory to the Hypnotoad.||
take your blame elsewhere.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I wouldn't worry too much about Ohio State||
Wisconsin and Iowa just had bad shooting nights.
Iowa was 3/20 from 3 point range.
Wisconsin was 3/17 from 3 point range.
This isn't Ohio State turning a corner, it's everybody focused too much on wins and losses more than quality of play.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||better off ted||
True, but you still get two good seasons out of it.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||serenity||
If you check out firefly, make sure to watch serenity also, it really explains a lot.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I like this little world you've created||
From now on everything I don't agree with has been done by members of rival orginizations. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Fickell has been co-dc||
at OSU since 2005 (except 2011).
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Whithers wasn't fired by OSU||
Might be the reason for no ceremony. He took the JMU head coaching position.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I've seen worse||
on Michigan. During games.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||It was tough for them to meet in the ALCS before 1994||
what with playing in the same division and there being no wild card.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Letting the team that was fouled inbound the basketball||
instead of shoot free throws has been tried. It was worse. Coaches, players and fans all hated it and the rule went away before even making it a full season. The team that is leading was constantly being fouled while trying inbound the basketball (which isn't always easy). So the choice for the team with the lead was keep trying to inbound the ball over and over again until you commit a turnover, or shoot your free throws.
The larger problem is that any game that is played with an official clock determining the conclusion of the game (with the exception of hockey) suffers from these types of problems when the clock winds down to the end of the game (or up in soccer, because almost everything about soccer is stupid. At this point they have seen hockey and how much better that version of the offsides rule works. Tthey have seen clocks that stop for stoppages in play and countdown allowing everybody to know how much time is left in the game. They just willing choose to do things poorly). Moving basketball and football to possession based game lengths would put an end to this type of crap and make basketball look more like basketball at the end of games. Mercy rules could also be put in place to prevent injuries to players when the outcome of the game has already been decided. Though even if you moved basketball to the possession based game length, you would still need the OP's rule so that when the offense needed three points, they could still have the opportunity to get three points.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||You, Strawberry. Hit a homerun.||
Brilliant strategy sir.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||31 points in the second half||
14 of those 31 points came in the final 50 seconds of the game.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Mr. Burns:||
Honestly, Spock, I don't know why Ohio State even bothers to show up. They barely even won.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Gene Stallings||
and his 1992 National Title would like a word with you.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||No||
What makes the rivalry great is playing with the big ten title on the line for both sides. Now we have to adjust that to playing with the big ten east division title on the line but that is the way the winds of college football blow. Purdue and Indiana can think about each other all they want, it's not going to be a great football rivalry until they both start playing great football.