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|46 min 30 sec ago||In Addition...||
There is also one on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, I believe, as well as one in Taylor, Westland and Livonia. I can't think of any others, but those are locations that I have seen in my travels. I've only heard of another mentioned in passing, but I wouldn't doubt there is one in the Novi area just because of Twelve Oaks and the population in that part of the suburbs - I don't know specifically where though.
|2 hours 36 min ago||Meanwhile....||
Over at Black Heart Gold Pants, there was this rather bitter soul:
"Frozen custard sucks."
This was, of course, followed by a defense of frozen custard and a compliment to Culver's brand in particular. A #B1G argument indeed.
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|4 hours 2 min ago||This Made Me Remember...||
The theoretical probability is indeed 0.65625 as the OP says, but this made me recall that there is also a site out there where someone tries to add another layer to the analysis (by specific series record and by sport) and then provided historic probabilities of series victory as well. The table also shows the difference when the winner of the previous game is the home team or the visiting team too. The table for "Leading 1-0" is here - LINK - and the links to the other tables are on the sidebar.
For example, in the NBA, as far as this person's data goes back anyway, the Game 2 record for teams that played game 1 at home is 228-108 regardless of playoff round and the historic win probability for that team in such a series is 0.848. Interesting data.
|15 hours 1 min ago||Other Offers...||
In addition to Michigan, he has almost 30 other offers. According to 247Sports though, he is "warmer" on North Carolina State with the "warm" offers being ours as well as Auburn, Duke, Ohio State and Tennessee. Other notable offers would include Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami (YTM), Notre Dame and South Carolina. He's also got Illinois and Penn State offers.
|17 hours 16 min ago||Current Standings...||
So the board is aware, here are the current standings current as of Friday, courtesy of Big Ten Network.
|18 hours 44 min ago||Most Likely...||
I had thought he visited Ann Arbor somewhere around this time last year and I don't think we offered at that point. Indeed, a quick look at 247Sports just now - if this is current - shows that we did not. His highest interest, according to them, would be in Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA, UNLV and North Carolina. His only Big Ten offers are Indiana and Ohio State.
|20 hours 34 min ago||The Stats...||
He averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game as a senior and finished with 2,136 career points."
That sounds rather impressive for season averages, but it seems as if he's an all-arounf contributor from everything I have seen. Glad to have someone who can make an impact like that come to Ann Arbor.
Welcome to the Michigan family, Muhammad!
|1 day 32 min ago||Good To Hear...||
It has been great to see Trey not really miss a step in his transition between college and the pros, showing that his presence and his game literally will improve a team all around. I also wonder if the level of hype would be greater if he was playing in a larger market, but the point to me is that he is getting some great recognition regardless - again, something that helps Michigan in a way.
|1 day 1 hour ago||The Icing Thing...||
I've heard more and more people say "stay warm" after workouts because icing extensively actually prevents the flushing that would reduce inflammation, which is considered the first step in healing. That being said, just as many do recommended rotating ice then heat (10-20 minutes generally with each, I believe).
There have also been articles recently that icing is not something that people with circulatory issues or high blood pressure should do much either. One recommendation I've seen and tried myself is a bath that's about 65 degrees or so - cool, but it still allows for the flushing of waste to reduce any inflammation.
|1 day 14 hours ago||As A Reminder....||
Not meant as a specific warning to you, but this particular crack means it bears repeating - one of the issues we're hoping to work on in the OT season is basic respect, so attempts to belittle or disparage people in threads such as this will potentially be dealt with and I do invite people to report things in the Mod Sticky.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Of All The Things...||
""The addition of (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier), with his resume, who he's coached, how he's coached and his own resume as a former player, has been significant and it's helped," Hoke says. "He's been positive. For both of them."
Of all the items mentioned, this one I definitely believe. It will be very interesting to see what both Gardner and Morris look like moving into August, although like others, I am decidedly wary of the coach-speak which would hint at a serious competition. It seems more like this is geared to motivate these guys, but then I could be reading it incorrectly.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Subsidies Perhaps...||
There were a couple stories about how, in addition to other incentives, Silver has floated the idea of providing subsidies for college athletes as an incentive to stay an extra year in college. This would apparently include providing for basic needs and the league covering for the attendance gap for provisions over and above their scholarship. He also brought up the idea of a more comprehensive insurance including disability coverage to mitigate the fear of injury. Granted, it has only been discussed broadly by colleges, the league and the union, but it is an interesting discussion, I am sure.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Just By The Wording...||
Given the wording of this, I have to think that this letter will also run in the ads that come with the Sunday paper, somewhere between the 3 / $6.00 sale on bags of shredded cheese and the 10 / $10 on cans of StarKist tuna. All three offers will be good until 4/25 at participating supermarkets, I would imagine.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Missed That...||
I did clean up a few of the comments. Let me know if there is anything I missed - I am a little behind as I had a rather lengthy Comcast outage to sit through last night.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Excellent Question....||
Of all of these, Mark Emmert needs to answer this one most urgently...
|2 days 3 min ago||I Would Agree...||
The playoff organizers stipulated that the Atlanta bowl’s name would have to become more in sync with the other five in the semifinal rotation, all of which include a traditional moniker as well as a corporate sponsor: Allstate Sugar Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio.
Yeah, if you read them as they are named, the format of the Rose Bowl name seems to sound better in this case. That being said, it is good to see the traditional name of the bowl somewhere in the name again, although the article seems to indicate that they could have very well gone in a totally different direction with this too.
|2 days 35 min ago||Not Sure About This...||
I changed this thread title because I'm an idiot
This was a thread on the Slippery Rock, which was to be deleted at the request of its author since it has been covered (although not for a while now, to be fair). As for the repurposing, that's probably what the open thread is best used for, to discuss whatever.
|2 days 48 min ago||Veggie Gardens, Etc...||
This weekend, possibly beginning with today if I can find the motivation, will be spent planning the vegetable garden that my daughter seems to want to start. We will actually sit down with some guides on things that will grow well in southeastern Michigan and I will let her select the veggies as well. I might tack on some that aren't fast-maturing so I can have a personal project, but in the case of my daughter, I an going to shoot for stuff that she can harvest relatively quickly (which, for some edible plants, is 60 days or so) so we can maximize the accomplishment here.
My other projected accomplishments are, as usual, sports, grilling and drinking with various family events built around that since it is a holiday weekend.
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|2 days 1 hour ago||More On Abdur-Rahkman...||
Here's some background on Abdur-Rahkman from an article earlier in the week - (LINK)
"As a senior in 2013-14, Abdur-Rahkman averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while leading Central Catholic to the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals. He earned his fourth straight PIAA Class AAA first-team selection, becoming the first ever four-time all-state selection in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley."
He has scholarship offers from Bucknell, Drexel, Lehigh, Harvard and Rice. Penn State and Boston College have also shown interest.
|2 days 4 hours ago||That Analogy...||
Actually, you wouldn't be the first person to bring up the Rodriguez thing here, and indeed, in a sense, what Beilein does is sort of like "spread basketball" in my opinion, for the reasons that you mentioned above. Not only does he adjust the schemes to fit his personnel, it seems like he will adjust it to fit the opponent's personnel inasmuch as possible too. It's why they've been able to maintain nearly the same average offensive efficiency all year, I would think - because they can essentially morph into something which maximizes their strengths while simultaneously attacking the other team. In other words, Beilein's teams are very good at imposing their will.
|2 days 14 hours ago||The Restrictions...||
USA Today actually had a piece a couple weeks ago where he actually expressed surprise at the restrictions placed on his transfer as it essentially limited him to Big Sky and Big West schools, as I recall. Given the limits, I am pretty sure that even Horace Greeley would have told this kid to go east.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Targeted Ads...||
Because I had recently been shopping for my wife's 10th wedding anniversary gift, my sidebar for the last couple weeks has been a combination of Zales and a few other stores. I actually haven't had a dating type ad like that, although whenever it is time to renew my alumni association membership, I somehow get the opportunity to meet local singles here in southwestern Wayne County. Not sure what the connection is precisely.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Had The Shirt...||
|2 days 20 hours ago||Just Yesterday...||
According to this, Beilein was asked about health being a consideration for McGary - HERE
He indicated that it likely would not be, and according to this piece, Mitch is progressing well enough if folks are to be believed, although this article mentions him as a 2nd round pick potentially. Some sites would agree, others don't - forunately, they are mock drafts, right?
In any case, as of yesterday, Mitch's dad was only saying that he is "back and forth" on the issue of declaring and has not really made any decision either way. Brendan Quinn does bring up something I'd rather forgotten about though:
Having lost the majority of his sophomore campaign to injury, McGary is eligible for a medical redshirt to retain his lost year of eligibility. While most assume it's a foregone conclusion that McGary will not spend four years at Michigan, a redshirt would serve as a logical contingency plan should he return to school.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Interesting Move...||
I like this as well and think it might lead to some amusing interplay between two former teammates. It will definitely be interesting having two former players from the Bump / Bo transition doing the radio broadcast together. Brandstater on play-by-lay will be interesting, but the idea of Dierdorf doing the color commentary is something that I think I could get used to, I think. I look forward to hearing them this fall.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Another LSA Sophomore...||
I was an LSA sophomore too, but I was decided...
Also, someone had some select footage from the parade! I was there in the cold with everyone else...
|2 days 22 hours ago||Excellent News...||
Very cool news and congratulations on impending fatherhood to Trey Burke!
Yeah, I think we can get our foot in the door early in his recruitment, and as others said, another team of NBA legacies in Ann Arbor is definitely not to be scoffed at. Sounds like excellent long-term planning to me.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I saw the title of this thread and thought, "I did?" at first, but in all seriousness, it's a pretty cool app from the look of it - here's the video that accompanies the article. Amazing stuff: