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|1 week 5 days ago||I noticed just in the Vine on||
I noticed just in the Vine on the front page that his delivery started very low and looked time consuming.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Analogy||
The way the US was to succeed in the WC finals was to focus on their strengths and play with a focus on increased variance. When a team keeps the game low scoring teams with lower talent can grab a piece of luck and win the match. Greece won a Euros going 1-0 on better teams doing just this.
Any steady fan will admit that we did not have the talent of ANY of our opponents. Bunker/counter and playing a low scoring match was the absolute best way for us to succeed. Until we have more talent this doesn't change things. For anybody who has watched through the last two cycles there has been a noticeable shift where we have been better on the front foot against teams with equal/less talent. But this does not mean we can control a possession based match against more talented teams.
To put it in terms everyone will hate: RichRod's ultimate coaching goal is to decrease variance by increasing possessions in a game, relying on his offense's skill to outscore his opponents by a small amount per possession. Teams that play more plodding styles, ahem DeBord et al, are relying on luck more than teams that aren't. But when you're devoid of talent in soccer that's the absolute best way. Almost everything JK did this WC finals was at the least defendable and at best a good decision. Anybody thinking we're more than we are isn't realistic. Anybody else, hop on for the ride. I am very much looking forward to the next 10+ cycles.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yup. Going with AO for the||
Yup. Going with AO for the entirety of the group stage. This was my last shot at it before I'm tied down with a family since there is no way in hell I'm doing WC Russia or WC Qatar. Trip of a lifetime and I'm glad I prepared (for years.)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Donate! Be a part of at least||
Donate! Be a part of at least one winning Michigan team this year.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I feel Heiko deserves some||
I feel Heiko deserves some credit too. Establishing a positive relationship with a coordinator like Borges and showing genuine interest in the process and using it for analysis is entirely different than cherry picking pieces of information to write hyperbolic pieces, whether flattering or inflammatory. Heiko asks great questions in a respectful manner. I'm glad he wants to be a doctor but it will be a shame to lose his ability as a reporter.
edit: homonyms: how do they work?
|45 weeks 3 days ago||THANKS, OBAMA!||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 1 week ago||So Vincent Smith has||
So Vincent Smith has graduated from 4 year starter to meme/gif poet. My happiness. It overflows.
|1 year 1 week ago||Yogi Ferrel and Trevon||
Yogi Ferrel and Trevon Blueitt were high school teammates. So it's not like Yogi's mother saying something is completely out of line.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Jim Delaney is clearly||
Jim Delaney is clearly Diamond Joe Quimby.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I admit up front I attended||
I admit up front I attended and still financially support both univesities. That said, it's a stupid rule. If you're traveling to a road game, you have a ticket, and you're a respectful fan you can expect to put up with some good natured harrassment for supporting the opposition from the home fans. But to be forced to wear the other team's gear or be shipped out is a dumb policy that a university the caliber of Michigan's should be above. For that matter all respected public institutions should be above it. Sports are fun. They're not supposed to be draconian in nature.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||IU has had ALL SORTS of||
IU has had ALL SORTS of trouble with Minnesota this year. Would not be shocked to see Minny go through that matchup if it comes to be since IU is pretty much guaranteed a 1 and Minny will need it for seeding.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Tim Robinson||
Tim Robinson (featured player this season) is from Clarkston. I imagine this might have something to do with it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Meijer social media guy is a||
Meijer social media guy is a really good guy irl too. Just fyi.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Damn. Folks from the||
Damn. Folks from the Indianapolis area immediately think of John Stewart, a Lawrence North/UK commit who died on the court in a similar manner. Just tragic. Really hurts to even think about it. Can't imagine how his family feels.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'll play||
Tyler "Mr. Maize" Schwartz was 29 years old.
It was probably obvious Mr. Maize was 29. He had an "I'm not supposed to be here smile" and a hairline that was betraying the lie that tonight, he was a college student. But the true harbinger of displacement, the actual color maize itself.
You see, Tyler is from an older school of fandom. A fandom where "The Victors" isn't played too fast by the band. A fandom that doesn't obsess over recruiting and the players' outside lives. A fandom that believes players will be players and supporters will be supporters. And all should be gentlemen. But for Tyler, the color of gentleman is not neon yellow. It is maize. With a beautiful blue block M on the front of it.
Tyler tried to go to college. He was a 3.91 in high school. 32 on the ACT. Enrolled early admission. But like so many other overly protected freshmen do he fell to the temptations of drugs and alcohol. They became more important than class. Bad grades caused him to slip into depression. Mr. Maize was lost.
But Mr. Maize in his heart was a true Michigan man and one that didn't quit. He enlisted in the Army and did multiple tours in combat in multiple locations. He wore his fandom proudly wherever he went knowing that while his successes may not have come as a result of a Michigan degree he still felt it in his heart. And nobody could tell him differently.
So, treating himself to a game with his little brother's ticket he once again felt it. The Michigan man inside him combined with the Michigan man inside the others surrounding him. Tyler may never hold a degree, attend an alumni event, or be able to shut up a sparty who claimed he didn't actually graduate from the University. But it was finally clear. He was a man. Assuredly a Michigan man. Tyler was Mr. Maize.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The teams are apparently||
The teams are apparently coached by legends Bo Schembarkler and Beagle Bryant
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The main takeaway I got from||
The main takeaway I got from this past weekend is that Minnesota is indeed that good. Indiana played 10 minutes of the best basketball you'll ever see and then Minnesota came right back at them and whittled it away until the end. IU was the beneficiary of some inconsistent officiating as well. Of course, just my opinion. The refs mainly let them play until about 15 minutes remaining in the second half when ever close whistle went against Minnesota.
Bottom line, if a team doesn't play at least their B+ game on the road against any of the top half teams in the conference, winning on the road is going to be close to impossible. The conference is just that loaded. We're getting 7 teams in the tourney at least (UM, IU, MSU, ILL, MINN, WIS, OSU) and Iowa is good enough to make it if they can take care of the bottom of the conference and pull two upsets at home.
It's a shame that we probably can't get multiple 1 seeds with Kansas, Duke and Louisville playing in conferences that are experiencing relatively down years. Because I think we have three of the top six teams in the country in this conference. Good luck getting out with less than 4 losses no matter how it shakes.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||petition to nickname Kugler||
petition to nickname Kugler "Great Kugley Moogley"
|1 year 28 weeks ago||that nose looks broken. Iowa||
that nose looks broken. Iowa is a tough out this year. If they can win 10 B1G games they're a threat to make a 7 seed run to the sweet 16.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||After seeing recent rulings||
After seeing recent rulings by the bodies that govern these decisions I'll remain skeptical until it's confirmed. Logic doesn't always rule the day.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||As an adult and a||
As an adult and a professional I'm happy our coaches aren't on the record saying something like that. And I would be hard pressed to imagine Mattison or Borges doing so. And Brady won't say anything remotely controversial in public.
However, I would also like Michigan to beat the shit out of OSU and for that reason I don't begrudge Coach Meyer his comments. I'm glad they're pumped. They're half of what makes this game so great.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||IU was missing a fair amount||
IU was missing a fair amount of wide open threes that they won't miss in most games. The takeaway from this game is that their defense is really improved, especially on the perimeter. They defended the ball screen incredibly well.
And then as always they just have too many bodies and play too fast for most teams to keep up with for forty minutes. There are maybe 12 teams in the country capable of beating Indiana more than 1 time in 3 on a neutral court. Five of them are probably in the B1G.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Let it be known that all the||
Let it be known that all the internet saw that man use his "one time." He gets no more.
Just looks like a group of people enjoying a game that puts their team in line to play for a national title. What's wrong with that?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||osu @ exactly 7. and it won't||
osu @ exactly 7. and it won't move more than a half point either direction.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Look at coach's head on the||
Look at coach's head on the Morgan backdoor pass. It's like he saw something that made him very astonishingly happy.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Bucknell is ~top50 kenpom and||
Bucknell is ~top50 kenpom and Purdue is a team with a changing identity that has some talent. I don't think your assessment is very strong at this point.
But even though they might be decent the B1G is so brutal that it may hide the fact.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||It's really a slippery slope.||
It's really a slippery slope. I mean... $185 over 7 years that a dude's ex wife used to buy bumper stickers? That's 9 games for each player and $1500 they must repay because their legal guardian bought them coats when they moved to northern Indiana.
I realize this doesn't equate, but I just donated a comparable amount of money to a kickstarter sponsored by Martavious Odoms that had his history as a Michigan player in the request text. I donated the money specifically because I admired the way Martavious represented the University during some trying times. Does this mean I couldn't direct my kid to play for UM?
It's a ridiculous thought, certainly, but after watching this university get pounded for stretching after a witch hunt by a newspaper looking for subscriptions, and seeing two kids getting benched 9 games each because a foundation bought them a coat and the leader happened to pay 185 bucks to a school the kids committed to I'm beginning to wonder what where the absurd line is drawn.