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|1 day 23 hours ago||Devil's advocate to the whole||
Devil's advocate to the whole "former players can't do it" groupthink but Jerry West has done alright for himself as a GM. Larry Bird also hasn't been terrible. If Lebron wasn't around that Pacers team would've at least made a Finals.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The quote is not indicative||
The quote is not indicative of its meaning out of context. His point would have been better made by saying, "Last year before playing them we didn't think Michigan was that good, just well coached." The implicit follow up would be, "Then we played them and they whipped our ass. It was surprising."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Causation v Correlation||
Causation v Correlation fallacy.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||There are a ton of resources||
There are a ton of resources out there if you want to have other options rather than salary vs insurance policy. I know 12-step programs aren't for everyone, but Overeaters Anonymous is a real thing and you can go to an open meeting and just listen. Also, several Behavioral Therapy/Solution-Focused Therapy counselor are out there in just about ever city who I'm sure would be willing to do an assessment and at least talk/listen to you about how you're feeling and then, even if you're not comfortable continuing with that person, refer you to someone who could really help you. I hope you get better.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||2nd||
I second this. Because of my ties to the community my college sports fandom has risen in my late 20s and early 30s as I feel connected. I was a HUGE Colts and Pacers fan when I was a kid but since leaving Indianapolis a decade ago I barely watch either team ever. Pandering aside this blog is probably a huge reason why my Michigan fandom has risen. I genuinely feel like I learn things about football, the NCAA, the B1G, and the University by being connected here.
The only reason I'll watch pro/club sports now is for a transcendent game or gambling.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||A&M is a good barometer for||
A&M is a good barometer for us as well. Other than Bama their remaining schedule looks fairly easy. 1-loss (no conference champ) A&M against 1-loss (no conference champ) Michigan is where this problem seemingly starts.
|21 weeks 49 min ago||Glue Depth||
I think it's foolish to underestimate the loss of leadership on this team. Ferrell and Bielfeldt were the difference between a 9-9 B1G team and a 15-3 one imo. Hartman was expected to be able to provide some more of that as well as replacing production of both Max and Nick Zeisloft. His injury is not his first knee injury and his loss is significant. Ultimately this team is riding on the continued excellence of Bryant, the development of Anunoby, and the emergence of one other guy to provide 20 great minutes in the backcourt. Johnson and Blackmon likely are what they are. They need help, especially defensively. This feels like a team to me that is an underdog to make the regional. 6-8 seed and RO32 exit seems just about right.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I'd take a flyer on +2000||
I'd take a flyer on +2000 probably that he plays another snap at Michigan after this season.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||It's a win for ROTC too.||
It's a win for ROTC too. North Hall was a dump 15 years ago. Can't imagine it still standing.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Well, if yout players hit||
Well, if yout players hit harder and ran harder and still lost by 30+ then who's fault is it that things ended the way they did, Scott?
In fairness this is likely how he needs to build his team. To go from 0-12 to competitive in the American they are going to need to build an attitude. Good for them for showing up today. If they do that all year they might win 6 games. That would be a few steps forward. I actually found myself thinking that his team was well prepared and resilient throughout the game.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know if I am||
I don't know if I am enthralled with or disgusted by Mr. and Mrs. Pool giving their son the name "Bumper"
If it's a nickname please disregard.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||That letter sounds like he||
That letter sounds like he really wanted to come here. I feel awful for the kid. I don't like offering or "offering" scholarships and then pulling them later after the kid commits. I know it's a point of contention and people are cool with it. I still don't think Michigan should do it.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I think they should probably||
I think they should probably pay a premium for the way Brian included them. I actually read all of them and looked forward to the humor. Some of the best integration I've seen.
|36 weeks 4 min ago||I got the same advice when I||
I got the same advice when I injured my left ankle ten years ago. I was poor and had no insurance so surgery wasn't happening. Was in a boot and off it for almost 2 months. I am probably 98% of what it was a decade later but it still hurts some days. Take your PT VERY seriously if you aren't going to get surgery. Don't end up like me.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
That's the face of a guy saying "This could end horribly... but I think I'm gonna let it play out and watch what happens"
I make that face almost every time I'm home for the holidays.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||HS teammate of Andrew Dakich||
HS teammate of Andrew Dakich
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I read all of these and||
I read all of these and Zordich is probably my favorite presser on the staff. He's the least "NFL polished" though he does have the pedigree. I feel like I'm learning something every time I read his answers. He's quite similar to Mattison in that if you ask a good question you'll get a good answer.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||A lot of it is confirmation||
A lot of it is confirmation of what we're seeing in UFRs, that Michigan is prepared schematically and tough, especially on defense. Rudock gets some defense from one of the anonymous coaches as well. It sounds like the coaches profiled were the coaches at UNLV and/or Utah as they specifically mention Rudock's progression in the BYU game, Smith being a load and some other things that occurred in that game specifically. The head coach refers to Harbaugh as "Jim" very familiarly so maybe that's Whittingham. Who knows really. Any way you shake it, the view is positive.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I just halfway assumed||
I just halfway assumed Joaquin Update was some 2018 DB prospect from Illinois.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Love the Purdue pick. They've||
Love the Purdue pick. They've played a good half in every game they've played this year. They're the sneaky "not as bad as they have looked" team while MSU is the sneaky "not as good as they've looked" team. I think fair line there is like 17.
IU I don't like. Their defense is going to get scored on. A lot. And OSU can stop the run. Sudfeld is good but if they can't rip 5 yards per carry he's not that good. Really like OSU this weekend.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I know he gets a lot of heat||
I know he gets a lot of heat here, mostly deservedly so. He really acts like a child sometimes. But this is on the harsh end of punishment in modern athletics. He probably laid a program for Holt after his first offense and Holt didn't live up to those standards outlined. So he dismissed him. Each one of these situations should be taken individually, imo, and if Crean did the wrong thing here I think I would understand the argument that he was too harsh before I understood the one that he was too lenient.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Most likely they misread and||
Most likely they misread and thought 1 was good and 5 was bad. That's all I can come up with.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||US Cellular is now just a||
US Cellular is now just a slightly below average ballpark, but I maintain that New Commiskey when it was built before the renovations was just awful. Especially in the upper deck. I'm a huge White Sox fan and it's just a shame really. The only positive are the wide concourses and organist, which just leads it to feeling like a nightmarish clown prison.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I guess you could say he was||
I guess you could say he was defeated?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||They have room for him||
They have room for him because they had already cut their roster to the max number of scholarship players before they kicked Mosquera Perea and Devin Davis off the team. Seeing as those two guys were the entirety of their big man bench depth after an assumed starting job for incoming Freshman Thomas Bryant, Max will have a big role to play there. 15 minutes a game in B1G play is certainly not out of the question. And Indiana has the talent to be a Sweet 16 team this year if the Crean implosion doesn't happen.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||No way Patterson is headed||
No way Patterson is headed back to IU. He departed on a really sour note during one of their scholarship crunch periods. It was claimed that he didn't meet academic eligibility requirements after his summer classes but I'm not sure how true that was. He was actually the type of guy that Crean typically helps turn into a productive player so it was a head scratcher at the time. He's a D and energy guy. Not a shooter.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Wanna do karate in the||
Wanna do karate in the garage?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The Kings has written off||
The Kings had written off McLemore last year as well. He's improved in his second year. Writing off a rookie is completely stupid. Nik has an elite NBA skill, he can shoot. He's smart enough to eventually become a passable team defender. There's no reason he can't stick on as a rotation player eventually.
That front office fired a guy who was actually doing fairly well coaching the team and hired one of the worst five NBA coaches of the last decade as his replacement. Nik hasn't been good. Yet. But jesus he's halfway through his rookie season. Give the guy a break.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I doubt it. This kid is Cam||
I doubt it. This kid is Cam Newton's size with good athleticism and showed that he can throw a nice, tight ball down the field, even if his receivers were WIDE open often. I get where teams wouldn't want to waste a high first on him, but he wouldn't make it past the second round. There are too many teams who need a QB to not take a flier on this guy. If he was smaller or hadn't thrown the ball as effectively I get it. But he had a hell of an audition and god knows he doesn't want to end up banged up like Devin did before he can sign a contract. I'd say there's a good chance he's out.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The outer and louder edges of||
The outer and louder edges of opinion will always generate visceral reaction. This is nothing new. Rupert Murdoch's bank accounts are all the proof one needs. Gregg is just another example.