...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|17 hours 17 min ago||Would agree if based solely on college play||
But Webber almost averaged a double-double his entire NBA career, and those were not all great Bullets/Wizards and Kings teams. I'm a bit surprised some of the other guys never acheived stardom, especially Jimmy Jackson. And poor Nick Anderson. He went from a solid 70% FT shooter to about 40% after missing those free throws in the '95 Finals.
|17 hours 25 min ago||Wings sorely missed a good D-man for the Power Play||
Maybe DeKeyser can be one of those guys, but the Red Wings power play, which opposing teams normally feared, was merely two minutes of rest for Jimmy Howard while the rest of the team played in the neutral zone or passed the puck around the perimeter in the offensive zone. I think that was what they missed most from Lidstrom on the ice. Hopefully they can fill that void this offseason.
|1 day 15 hours ago||We're finally in a demo and @ the big house!||
I don't remember them offering three separate matchups before. Then again I haven't purchased a game since 2010.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I hope this is first in a series||
Maybe they can start hunting opponents in the wilderness like the Golden Gopher promo that was posted here last week.
There has to be a Lane Kiffin doppelganger lying in the weeds out West.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Nice to see I don't need $600 for a new PS4||
I wonder if the PS4 will have a competitive number of titles on their platform compares to Xbox One. I hated going to the store back in the days when Xbox had 10 titles to PS3's 1.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Agree with Naval Academy||
It's location is amazing. Was blown away driving across the Severn River and seeing the campus in the distance.
You can do Google Maps for the satellite view over these stadiums and be impressed with the nature surrounding it.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Sounds like time for me to take a road trip!||
When I was in HS, Pepperdine was the first school I heard of with the locale near the ocean. I heard about it when the Fab 5 Michigan team played them in the tournament. Ever since then, I wanted to visit to the school to see if the view was really that great. Looks like I have a couple more schools to add to my next visit out the Cali.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I love that we beat the Freep with this news||
I guess things like this happens when the athletic department pulls an Isaiah Thomas Freeze Out™ of your newspaper's beat writer.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Two underrated campuses based on location||
Pepperdine: Right on the other side of the Pacific Coast Highway, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Bethune Cookman: Campus buildings are a little old and dated, but campus is less than five miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
|1 week 1 day ago||Orioles still play at Camden Yards||
Maybe you're thinking of Memorial Stadium which I thought was a dump.
|1 week 1 day ago||The Nets were coming off back-to-back Finals||
When Byron Scott was fired in midseason, they were still over .500. Frank should be able to succeed with the talent he had in a weak Eastern Conference. Yet he still couldn't manage to get the Nets to the conference finals.
Frank should have a better postseason record. Cheeks never had a team as the higher seed in any playoff matchup out in the deep Western Conference. Flip the conferences for those two teams and the story may be totally different.
|1 week 1 day ago||Can't do worse than Frank||
His hire didn't make sense when he was hired, but this may still be a marginally better hire. It will be nice to see how he can do now that he doesn't have to manage so many head cases (ie. the core of his Jail Blazer team and AI in Philly).
|1 week 1 day ago||Best: Tiger Stadium||
Never had a bad seat. I once sat two rows from the top for a '92 game against the Blue Jays and I could see everything without ever losing sight of the play.
Worst: Houston Astrodome. Great for little leaguers to run around on the field and upstage the major leaguers. Terrible for actually watching a game, unless you like the stale environment of baseball played inside a storage facility.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was expecting a pic of a plate of bacon||
I prefer this ending instead
|1 week 5 days ago||Our rivalry needs a nickname||
That's the only reason why I could see OK-OK State on there. I would replace that game with Texas-Texas A&M and still leave us and Sparty off the list. It's a top 10 rivalry, but historically it doesn't top those others.
It also helps when both teams are good at the same time for at least five years. That hasn't happened in my lifetime of 30+ years.
|1 week 6 days ago||The Malicious Tortfeasors would be proud||
They were a bunch of law school students who played Intramurals back in the mid-late 90s. I wonder how they'd feel seeing Harbaugh on their playing field for a change.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||OSU is a pretty good gig for a serious academic||
Despite the hatred, it's still a top notch public institution. Maybe my sarcasm meter is off, but you'll be hard pressed to find too many public university gigs outside of UM and Berkley better than them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||ND does not move the needle outside of FB||
Outside of football, they're more of a regional brand. You don't have people turning on TV sets in Cali and Texas to root against ND hoops or hockey.
JHU would immediately give a new B1G conference two national title contenders in them and Maryland. You're getting a quality product on the field and the casual lacrosse fan would be more likely to turn on BTN to watch them as opposed to two fledgling lax programs.
Federal research dollars are a factor, but football is still the driving force behind all this realignment.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would like to keep Fil||
It seemed like his mind was in another place after the trading deadline. Don't know if he was resigned to leaving or what. I heard some snippet on the radio about Holland referring to Filppula as "better to having the devil that you know". Don't know what it means but it's not a ringing endorsement.
I don't know if Fil is worth $3mil in the salary cap era if his productivity doesn't pick up. But I would like to see him back as long as it's a reasonable contract.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For the Wings current salary cap||
Datsyuk made $6.7 mil and Zetterberg is over $6mil as well. If the Wings are wise, they'd amnesty Samuelsson and Bertuzzi to clear up another $6mil. Fortunately, Filppula will be gone as an UFA.
With the younger, more affordable talent we saw on the Brunner, Andersson, Nyquist line, along with Helm hopefully returning at 100%, we can either find a trade partner with some of that talent, or sign a first line or second line scorer along with a top-6 defenseman to fix the issues had this season.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think I'll go back to the Beckmann thread now||
I think I'll go back to the Beckmann thread now
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What are Beckmann's shows like on the radio?||
I don't listen to WJR now that they broadcast Sparty. If that article and revised apology are more the norm, than the exception, then yeah, it's probably time for him to go. But if this was a rarity, I'd prefer to actually hear him out. I'd like to know what he was thinking, unfiltered from Dave Brandon and anyone else crafting his "apology".
This was an error in so many ways. Publishing an article under his name that he pretty much didn't write shows poor journalistic integrity. And the article was DOA once he hit send in his email program because it was a poorly thought out mess of words.
I think he deserves to keep his job right now, if nothing else shocking comes out. Even if it means he's on a zero tolerance policy going forward.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He has a serious issue with the Detroit media||
He thinks they're impotent and don't challenge players, coaches, front office personnel with any of the decisions they've made.
He also thinks that the sports talk radio scene in the city is a joke.
I agree with both points but with a lot less anger and curse words.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Check John U. Bacon's twitter feed||
He seems to validate Moss on this one. I think that Moss reports factual stuff about the local sports personalities. Most of them are idiots so nothing shocks me. But once he goes on to his ranting it's like a vulgar version of Valenti after the Sparty (HR PuffnStuff, Hurricane Katrina) meltdown against ND.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||John U Bacon agrees with Moss' take||
Apologies in advance if this doesn't work. You can go to John U. Bacon's twitter feed for the same thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Tootoo = Mistake||
It was just a bad signing. I don't see how anyone could justify it last summer, and I don't see it now. Tootoo did nothing in Nashville to say he should get a pay raise to be a square peg in our round hole of a puck possession team. I'm hoping Holland uses one of the two amnesty clauses in the new CBA to dump him and that contract.
I was partially joking about Brunner not getting a longer deal, since I see the low risk in a one-year deal. But I'm curious as to why Holland did not or could not sign him to an extension during the season. Brunner did enough in the postseason to get some serious looks on the open market.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'd rather call up kids from GR||
instead of spending money on Tootoo and Colaiacovo. Those two were known players, but not known for a whole lot.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I heard something on CBC after the Wings went up 3-1||
that he was hopeful to be back, possibly in the conference finals. I don't know if that helps or hurts the frustration, but maybe it's an indication that he's a fast healer.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Losing out on FAs happen||
But you don't compound matter by signing a fourth line winger in Jordin Tootoo for 3 years/$1.9 mil and a borderline at best 2nd line defenseman in Kyle Quincey at almost $4 for two years. I'd rather use the kids in Grand Rapids instead and save that money.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brunner is a UFA||
He can walk if he chooses. Good job on signing him, bad job on not at least a 2 year deal for him.