that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|8 hours 27 sec ago||At The End...||
But as Lonergan said, Beilein knows college basketball isn’t a one-year thing. He’ll get his guys back in the gym again next year, passing, dribbling and catching just like always. He’ll give his team a chance in the end.
That was a very interesting piece connecting Beilein's approach in the past to his present. Indeed, it shows you that very little about the basic philsophy around players and personnel has changed really, but that it has worked so well wherever he has been.
|13 hours 19 min ago||Later On...||
Only now switched to this after Tigers and dinner, but kept track on the phone :-(
I am trying to look at it like this - later on, I get to see if the Rangers continue their slow, steady beating of Sidney Crosby with various shoulders. No dog in the fight in that game, of course, but any time I can watch Crosby get his comeuppance, I figure.
|15 hours 33 min ago||Well, It's Something...||
The Tigers just got one back on a J.D. Martinez solo shot.
Still started into the Blue Moon over the that seven-run half-inning the White Sox just put up. Sometimes, it seems when Sanchez doesn't have it, he really doesn't have it.
|17 hours 4 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Part of me looks at Norfolk State vs. Rutgers and wants that to be "upset special" for all sorts of selfish emotional reasons. I am guessing offhand that Northwestern is not going to like Stanford very much after that game and Ohio State probably comes out when the bell rings and flattens the Hokies.
|17 hours 7 min ago||It Happens...||
I am pretty sure that - in 2005 - we got a small storm that dumper about 4 inches of snow in the Ann Arbor area during the last week of April or thereabouts, and growing up I can recall stray flurries on cold mornings in early May. Of course, I can remember a week in 2000 in March when it was pretty much in the mid-80s every day, and in 1997, winter was more like an extended fall complete with tulips accidentally blooming in the middle of January. This is a very odd weather state sometimes.
|22 hours 43 min ago||UniWatch...||
Per Paul Lukas at UniWatch, which is probably the best authority on these thing out there if that means anything, these have been vetted and this or something similar to it may very well happen. (LINK).
Behind the link, you can see the descriptions of the uniforms in all their brand management glory, with gems like :
"Using the colloquial LA will resonate in a profound way with the younger demographic".
|22 hours 53 min ago||Daredevil...||
My wife and I blew through all 13 episodes on Netflix last weekend (starting Friday night and finishing Sunday evening) and I will say that at no point will you be disappointed - it is a great series. Whether you can binge watch it or you have to space it out, do make some time to watch it.
|22 hours 58 min ago||Crazy Things...||
I was at the Tigers game where Steve Lyons decided to clean himself off at first base by taking his pants down for a few moments. That was the somewhat offbeat Lyons just being himself, of course, and yeah, if you've got dirt in your shirttail in baseball, it is inconvenient, but there was the problem of deciding to do that - however absent-mindedly - in from of about 25,000 people. It took him a few seconds to realize what he was doing, but by then Tiger Stadium was rolling on the floor laughing.
I also had the pleasure of being in attendance for the oh so wonderful (if you're a Wings fan) "Fight Night At The Joe". I think it was Shanahan, but that body block on Roy was and still is beautiful.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Quick Question...||
Is this perchance Craig Dunaway's son? I didn't exactly make the connection before, but then I remember Jack Dunaway walked on and I've heard mentions that their father player for Bo on various media. Very nice yet again to see legacy Wolverines, if indeed that's the case.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Hope He's Right...||
I hope he is right too. UMHoops threw this out there - LINK
If this is right, he's pretty close to graduating anyway:
LeVert said he’s factoring his health and his education — he’s “a couple more semesters” away from graduating. And, he admitted being part of the program next winter could be special.
With everyone back, I would think next season would be very interesting.
|1 day 9 hours ago||First Car...||
My first car was a 1991 Lumina that was manufactured during a moment in history when General Motors toyed with the idea of not using primer when when painting sheet metal. It was red with unfinished spots and looked like a bad imitation of a Twister board. That being said, apart from the fact that the A/C compressor suffered from a case of shitty bearings, it was an OK car.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I Get This, But...||
''First and foremost, requiring a year of readiness would make clear to prospects that they have a choice. On one hand, they would be free to pursue their sport as a vocation, where development in the sport is their primary - if not sole - objective. To the extent such avenues are limited in the sports of football and men's basketball, it is the responsibility of the professional leagues in those sports to provide such opportunities. It is not the responsibility of intercollegiate athletics to serve as professional minor leagues in any sport,'' - from Delany's letter
I understand what he is trying to say here, and fortunately this is not a proposal as he mentioned, but say in basketball for example, if the NCAA as whole really felt this way, I would have to think they'd try to work with the NBA (which would need to somehow amend its CBA) to go back to the old rules, if you will (they do not feel this way, of course). That wouldn't mean freshmen ineligibility, of course, but no one would go for it after over 40 years without it, especially with the way the very nature of collegiate athletics has changed.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Enjoying The Afternoon...||
Well, I managed to get home in time to enjoy some of the afternoon - pizza night, so we ordered that, and I went for a nice walk / run and now am sitting on my porch with the laptop and a Guinness, the first of many such beers tonight as it is Friday. I might catch up on Orphan Black in anticipation of the season premiere tomorrow too.
|1 day 15 hours ago||About This...||
NFL.com profile on Funchess here (LINK), for comparison
Their Bottom Line is what I tend to see when I think of Funchess and his NFL prospects:
Has mismatch-caliber size, but lack of vertical talent and below-average hands might negate the size to an extent. Funchess was used outside and inside at Michigan and had success from the slot. He has the feel of a hybrid player who can be a big guy at wide receiver or a mismatch nightmare as a move tight end with more weight on his rangy frame.
Thought the rough comparison to Gavin Escobar was interesting too.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Well Hello...||
So, I take that it is no longer "what do i write here" (it couldn't be because I did the block / ban myself that time), but now you have in fact discovered what you would like to write there, just not much else beyond this. Honestly, it only creates work for me - you're not even trying anymore, if indeed you are the repeater I believe you to be.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 23 hours ago||Starting Out Anyway...||
I have to spend at least the first half of my Friday crowded into a room with a cross-functional group of folks trying to solve a problem that I am not sure IT has the budget to solve at the moment. It's one of those things where if money were no object, we could have this hammered out - at least the theory - in about 15 minutes. Anyway, fortunately that last until 2 PM at the latest, at which time I find a workstation where I will be, tune into the Tigers game, answer some e-mails and probably go after that.
No real plans for the weekend. That's rare for me and I like it that way personally.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Yikes...||
At least this man worked for the side of good and good dentistry...
|2 days 8 hours ago||Notting Hill...||
If you're staying in Notting Hill (which is in Kensington And Chelsea), I think a typical room - pretty basic, that is - is probably a $250 / night proposition on average, or at least it was the last time I was there. Plenty of nice hotels in that area though and as other have alluded to, you'd have no trouble getting almost anywhere. Wembley is in Brent, I think, which isn't terribly far from Kensington (just north of there) so the haul to the stadium shouldn't be too bad.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Pretty Sure...||
I am beginning to believe that the interviews to be an official in most sports tend to look like this -
|2 days 11 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
All I can say is that I would attempt to model for $47 million in a year too, but aside from maybe my wife reassuring me that I do not look all the comical, there is no way at all it would ever happen. You're definitely doing something right when you can make that sort of money in an extremely competitive environment.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Nice...||
While I have these persistent reservations about how good this movie might be as a movie (and I could be completely wrong, of course), it looks visually superb just based on the preview. I would definitely go see it despite not being a huge Star Wars fan. That light saber was awesome - I will say that.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Apparently...||
A quick search - not comprehensive - for "Jim Beilein" in the search for the foundation of a snarky remark found only references to John Beilein, so if there ever was a Jim Beilein, he isn't of much note or there are some articles out there written by people quite new to the world of collegiate basketball (there was an obscure article calling him "Jim" and "John" - I only saw the summary though).
As for Max, I had thought there was an article saying he was leaning towards his hometown university of Bradley, but I admit that it would be nice to have him back as a walk-on, in my opinion.
|2 days 20 hours ago||My Two Cents...||
I think a coach that is engaged as Harbaugh is and makes results and progress as transparent as he does is someone who typically builds and sustains success wherever he goes, and indeed he has. What the transparency is doing is driving the accountability - for one's own results as well as well as the team's - and giving players a very real sense of how what they do affects team results. You have to be intense to enacy something like this, and I would say you can only be successful generally.
|2 days 23 hours ago||We Shall See...||
When I do the position / position by round version of this, I am hoping to find this out actually. Part of why I stopped short of present time in this diary was, as I said, to get averages that were as unmuddled as possible, but hopefully we get to see if part of the reason for this is buried in the NFL's draft behavior, if you will.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Entire Listing...||
This was taken from straight dumps by year from Pro-Football Reference, so everyone they had data on that was taken in any round is in this data set. There were probably only about 100 names over the course of 12 years of data that were name only and draft year but no other data on how long they were in the NFL.
|3 days 7 hours ago||My first interactions with a||
My first interactions with a computer go back to when I was probably 4 or 5 - we had an Apple II and a TI-82 in the house. Actually, the Texas Instruments computer came with a vast array of educational software and that's more or less how I spent at least some free time - the first version of Math Blaster, in fact, was on that machine.
My first interactions with what would become the Internet came probably in the 1989-1990 timeframe - I got a Prodigy account, although I got ne primarily because my father believed that this was "the way", if you will. I still remember chatting about this then new thing from ESPN called "Baseball Tonight" with another kid from out west. Amazing at the time.
I still use my AOL e-mail name - which I have had since 1994 - to this day.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Very Good News...||
Always nice to see fellow Hornets on the team up the road, but what a team indeed, eh? I know we're all excited about the national interest in Harbaugh, but it feels good to see kids from your old high school get noticed by Harbaugh and his staff.
Welcome to Michigan, Kevin Gross!
|3 days 8 hours ago||I Hope So...||
I would hope so, and only because this would be a perfect game to test out a little psychological warfare and set the cage next to the Rutgers bench. When they ask if it is safe, an assistant just shrugs and says, "I don't think there's a problem. Normally, it takes him a couple hours at least to get through the metal..." I think we get the advantage right there.
|3 days 9 hours ago||The First Recipient...||
Pomeranz was quick to say he’s not a Michigan fan, since he’s a proud Ole Miss alum. Asked if he’d worn it, Pomeranz said, ‘ “I wore it earlier. Not for the interviews.”
Well, no one's perfect and an appropriate award for an Ole Miss fan is not precisely something you want to keep large amounts of in a locker room necessarily. The helmet will have to do, but I don't get why you wouldn't want to wear the block "M" for interviews. Maybe this is my fandom talking.