Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|17 min 27 sec ago||Indiana-Illinois...||
There are 14 combined turnovers in the first half - Illinois has 8 of them and Indiana has the rest. Even more interesting, but maybe not shocking, is that both teams also have fewer assists than turnovers too.
Indiana 8-23 but 6-10 from beyond the arc, which makes for 47.82% eFG%. Illinois isn't doing much better, of course - less than 1% better actually.
|1 hour 16 min ago||Very Funny...||
These were pretty funny actually. Thanks for sharing them.
I particularly enjoyed the Southern Conference one actually:
"In existence since 1921 for some reason."
|1 hour 24 min ago||Bill James Log5...||
I always understood James' Log5 Formula to be based on the fraction of games won or lost by two teams, where Team X, for example goes 18-13 and Team Y goes 14-16, then you know that 18 games out of 31 is 0.5806 and 14 out of 30 is 0.4667. From those win percentages, the estimate would be something like this (going from memory):
((0.5806) - (0.5806*0.4667)) / ((0.5806+0.4667)-2(0.5806*0.4667)) = 0.6126, or Team X has an estimated 61.26% chance of beating Team Y.
Again, I haven't dealt with the Log5 calculation for a while, so if I am incorrect, someone please correct me.
|2 hours 22 min ago||Interesting Move....||
Considering that the story about Inhedigbo visiting only ran earlier this morning, this is some rather swift progress indeed. Last year, he managed 101 total tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery, according to the Baltimore Sun's article and that was statistically his best season to date. There are also 11 passes defended in there as well.
I do like the move though - if Inhedigbo can have productivity in the backfield like last year, that's huge for the Lions.
|3 hours 42 min ago||Embed For The Board...||
|14 hours 30 min ago||Brent's Deal...||
For someone who will be 75 in May and has Musburger's career, it doesn't sound all that bad - (LINK). His revised duties:
"The current contract of Musburger, who turns 75 in May, was up as of early this year. His new deal is for multiple years and includes calling a college bowl game on ESPN, as well as Big 12 basketball."
The article also mentions that, so far, they've got the SEC Network coming to 20 million homes.
|16 hours 1 min ago||Much Better...||
At least this time it was stopped before it began. I mean, as I recall, last year Baylor actually did wear the jerseys which were OSHA-friendly and would have allowed them to play hoops in the municipal right-of-way.
I will say, at least USC didn't adopt this - can't imagine anything but chuckles if someone came onto the court with something that read, "Sic 'Em Trojans".
|17 hours 5 min ago||Over At MGoBlue...||
(LINK) - MGoBlue had some stats for virtually everyone that tried out.
Some of the highlights on those who also participated:
In the bench press, defensive lineman Jibreel Black led all participants with 29 repetitions, while fellow defensive lineman Quinton Washington finished with 26. Wide receiver Joe Reynolds and defensive back Courtney Avery recorded vertical leaps of 37.5 and 36.5-inch jumps, respectively. Reynolds also posted a stellar broad jump with a distance of 10 feet, 5 inches. Linebacker Cam Gordon posted a 36-inch vertical and ran the 40 in 4.65 seconds.
|18 hours 13 min ago||The Louisville Game...||
I will admit to smirking perhaps a little bit when, a month or so after this game, Siva came out in an interview and acknowledged that he believed that now infamous block to be a clean block and that he wanted to tell Trey that after the game actually.
As someone said though, BTN should get some props for showing these games again - they were all pretty good games and part of a pretty good run, something that I definitely wouldn't mind seeing again sometime hopefully very soon indeed.
|21 hours 7 min ago||This Tweet...||
....also from Anderson, has the money mentioned in it:
|21 hours 55 min ago||Congratulations To Them...||
I will say that if the District V team were an actual team, that team would very likely destroy others from beyond the arc week in and week out.
In all seriousness though, it is nice to see the recognition for an excellent season come for John Beilein and the Wolverines. Well-deserved honors.
|22 hours 3 min ago||If You Ask The Lakers...||
Granted, the Lakers may be making an assumption, but their official statement is hopeful that he'll rehab in the offseason and be back at it next year. Indeed, Bryant himself expressed a desire to be there - and hopefully 100% - when training camp starts.
Given the Lakers state right now, there probably is no rush to get Kobe out there regardless, and he did recently sign an extension too - hard to imagine his production doing anything but slide though. If he never played another game, he would leave 4th in points and 8th in made FGs all-time, I believe, among a long list of other accomplishments, so he does have that.
|23 hours 18 min ago||I Think They Changed That...||
I thought that had been changed a few seasons ago so that you could get the grant-in-aid but at the sacrifice of a year of play. I seem to remember something from the compliance department to that effect, but I could be mistaken.
While people are mentioning McDowell, it may be of note that there is a deadline approaching for his saga per a Pete Thamel piece the other day. As I recall, he would need to submit either an NLI or a Big Ten tender by April 1st or MSU - if that's where he ultimately goes - would not be able to put him on scholarship until the beginning of the fall semester.
|1 day 4 hours ago||At The Moment...||
At the moment, it is only a few inches, but it is coming down at about an inch per hour here in Metro Detroit and some areas around here are supposed to get close to 10 inches of snow. They haven't even touched the surface streets yet, so my commute was basically 8 miles of of following ruts and trying to remember where the potholes were.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I Made It, But...||
My commute is all of the distance from Romulus to Belleville, but it was the most terrifying 8 miles of my life and I didn't go much faster than about 15 MPH for the entire stretch. I basically came in to conduct two Continuous Improvement meetings and then attend a staff meeting, after which I plan to go home and work from there for the rest of the day....after I shovel my way up my own driveway...again...still...
In retrospect, coming in at all was probably a mistake, but the director that was supposed to be at one session did in fact show up, so it might be a good thing that I did as well.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Put That Way...||
In the full knowledge that there are, at this point, too many possible outcomes to say that the odds are overwhelming, I am pretty confident that, if we confine this to last year's Elite Eight, it might be about a 1 in 4 chance of the best run being either Florida, Louisville or Michigan. Simply by the numbers, of course - ir is entirely possible that none survive to that point in different scenarios. That's merely based on some statistics and a lot of conjecture right now.
|1 day 16 hours ago||2004-2006...||
I don't think he saw the field in 2005 because of a medical redshirt, but yeah, he was in all but a handful of games in 2004 and 2006. I think he probably had his best statistical year at West Virginia in 2007, however - I think he might have even been in the top 10 in INT return yards in the Big East that year.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Decisive, And Yet...||
This was a great game, but what was always interesting to me about it is that it was not even our best shooting game in the Tournament. We were 30-65 on FGs and 10-19 from beyond the arc, making for an effective FG% of about 53%. Still, it was better than 10% over Florida's shooting, and that was good enough for me. I think Florida had something like 15 TOs in the game too, many of which proved costly.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Regarding Woodley...||
I think that Woodley is now #21 in NFL.com's assessment of the most sought after free agents in this offseason after this release, and I am pretty sure that he'll get the opportunity to do Woodley things elsewhere. He's only 29 and he's a rather good LB when healthy.
Someone on 105.1 here in Detroit was saying that Woodley has expressed a desire to return home, but I've not been able to find evidence of that as yet.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The Tim Miles Bit...||
I liked how Dan Revsine seemed a little taken aback by Beilein's reply and felt the need to reiterate that he was the media selection. You're right, however - John Beilein is a classy guy all around and is not afraid to recognize his compatriots in the conference for their impressive achievements as well.
|1 day 23 hours ago||A Bit Of Trivia...||
This is not strictly relevant to the Vegas odds for Michigan, but 20/1 sounds close to right historically for the 2-seeds in general. I think this was a couple years ago, but CollegeHoopsNet once did a historic analysis of the odds - by seed - of advancing and eventually winning, and I think it came in right around 4% for a 2-seed team to win it all by on historic averages (I think this study went back to 1985 too). The lowest seed with a projected chance greater than 1% was actually the 8-seed, I believe.
|2 days 21 min ago||If That's True...||
If he has in fact taken the position, then that's one hell of a mess to take on - some awful contracts, not a whole lot of draft picks to speak of, and a culture that some of the previous Dolan hires seemed to wreck, and by some accounts, a culture that Dolan himself had a hand in wrecking. It does not seem like the Knicks have the infrastructure for this to work all that well, but I could be wrong there.
What I know of James Dolan is limited, but how much authority would he be willing to give Jackson?
|2 days 1 hour ago||To Support That...||
I was actually looking at mid-major brackets the other day, and there are a fair number of conferences which do something analogous to the MAC, and indeed usually with fewer teams from the look of it. The Horizon, for example, also puts the #1 and #2 seeds in the conference tourney out into the semifinals as well. The Patriot has ten teams and the top six all get the first bye while 7-10 (i.e., 7 playing 8, 9 playing 10) serve as the play-in games for the #1 and #2 seeds. There are quite a few ways to do this, it seems.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Not Bad...||
I like the host choices - that regional round on November 16-20th could be a fun set of games to watch really. Of course, having now seen Oregon's court while a game was being played on it, I can only say that, even on television it is disorienting and requires Dramamine. I can't imagine what sort of relief it would require in person, or indeed if you are a player.
|2 days 5 hours ago||The Not Eating Thing...||
As I recall, the revelation that Hoke does not eat on game day came up initially in 2011 and I remember that he said that this is something that goes back to his days as a player too, so he's been doing that for about 35 years basically. Between playing and coaching, that's almost a year of not eating, assuming he's been consistent for all that time.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Ouch Indeed...||
That's certainly not what you want to hear if you're Joel Embiid or Kansas, especially since Embiid just won Defensive Player Of The Year in the Big 12 and, as the OP mentions, was a potential #1 pick in the draft. However, this sounds like something you probably don't want to mess with and make worse, this injury, so hopefully Embiid is on the mend soon.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Our Cats...||
I suppose that if our cats were MGoAthletes they would be on the gymnastics team as perhaps that would be the only sport where you could have someone fall from the top of the bookshelf, somehow stick the landing, look at you like "What the hell are you looking at?" and then walk away from the area. This was inspired by something that happened about an hour ago actually, right here in this very room.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Some Of The Massey Projections...||
I put Gonzaga-St. Mary's on myself, although I am flipping back to the repaly of the Kansas game from last year as well.
In any case, some of the Massey stuff....
Ohio University getting 92% against Ball State, and Eastern Michigan getting 92% against Western Michigan. Northern Illinois getting 66% against Bowling Green in the MAC as well.
In the game I am watching, Massey gives Gonzaga 67% against St. Mary's. BYU is getting 62% against San Francisco too.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I Will Watch Too...||
I will say that I am normally a very reserved person, but that might very well have been the first time in a long time where I actually resorted to jumping on a sofa. Granted, my wife was at work at the time and I had to get the beer smell out of the fabric before she came home (DO NOT hold a beer when you jump up and down on a sofa that will be used by people during a family party the next day), but it was worth every single ounce of Resolve to be that excited for Trey's Trey.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Congratulations To All...||
It is nice to see Michigan recognized for its outstanding talent, coaching and its performance in what is a very competitive conference. Nick was Big Ten player of the week for the fourth time, just this morning and now he's Big Ten Player of the Year. I wonder how how many times a conference player of the year has also earned the Wooden Award? I assume someone has stats on this, but I can't imagine it is all that often.