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- I like that it's personal. Every Michigan family has Michigan fans/grads and Michigan State fans/grads. We all have friends from the other fanbase. When you beat MSU, you USE the bragging rights. Speaking for myself, and probably others, I don't spend much time around OSU fans. The little brother thing is an example of the passion of the rivalry, but the analogy is true - it's a backyard, sibling rivalry.
- I respect that they've been consistently successful. I can't argue that they're a very strong program. The proof is in the pudding. An NCAA streak that rivals our now-ended bowl streak. Final Fours and Big Ten Championships. Can't argue with that, although we've been the stronger problem in the last 5 years (they haven't collapsed like our FB program...but can't argue with our resume stacked against theirs).
- I respect Izzo's passion, and I think he generally does it the "right" way. We can make fun of his press conferences, foul and injury complaints, and sometimes sour demeanor, but he graduates most of his players, he's been loyal to the MSU community, and has a good sense of humor off the court (his commercials and Midnight Madness are proof). And again, I can't argue with his resume.
- Favorite memories....Burke's steal, Stauskas' kiss, Morris standing up to the bully, Novak's anuerysm. Not so pleasant memories include the missed alley-oop to Sims (jersey grab?!?), and a parade of blowouts that included 360 dunks up like 30 points and "Go Green" dominating Crisler.
|3 days 8 hours ago||MD and Rutgers||
I'm totally fine with Maryland in the Big Ten. And Rutgers maybe too. Their football is respectable in a Minnesota type of way, and at least they represent an easy win on the hardwood? Recruiting doors opened up a bit more in that area it seems.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Nice feeling||
It's been announced that he's doing that, hasn't it?
|5 days 7 hours ago||My own horn||
I'll toot my own horn and say that I saw this coming. It's deep within the evidence of my MGoBlog profile on several occasions. He was written off because of lack of PT. But he always had fairly productive short stints as a rebounder and general big body. Opportunity unleashes potential. It's hard to show what you can do in 4 mpg stints, ask Nik how the NBA is going.
|1 week 1 day ago||Because||
Because he loves the team and his teammates, doesn't want to "go out like that," wants to go from borderline first round pick to the lottery pick that he can be (weak '16 draft, and he's very young, and wants his M degree for life after basketball.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hatch||
I agree with you. But if I had to bet, Hatch will ask for a medical redshirt after his Sophomore or Junior year if it becomes clear that he's still nowhere near contributing. He has a ton of integrity and will be honest with himself, and I can see him wanting to free up a scholarship for someone who needs it and can help the team when it becomes clear that his miracle recovery has a ceiling to what he will accomplish at the D1 level.
|1 week 1 day ago||Max||
Beilein has said continuously and recently that Max will not return next year.
|1 week 3 days ago||Irvin||
I like Zak, but I think he is what he is. That's a four year guy, great college performer. He's not an early entry candidate, unless he feels his age will hurt him too much and wants to gamble as a second round pick next year. I think his best case is to continue to develop and get drafted mid second round as a Senior, and have to body and refinement to stick around as a rotation 3+D. He's a decent athlete and a good shooter. But you can't really teach driving and finishing instincts. He doesn't have them. He's getting better with time, but the NBA athletes will put him back to square one.
|2 weeks 44 min ago||Gone Girl||
I went to see it with a girl who I had been seeing for a month. Things were never quite the same afterwards.
It was a really good movie though! haha
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
Burke was by all means awesome as a freshman. Darius Morris is the player we should think about and hope for in Kam. I'm going to hold his stock. I see the tools, he just has a long way to go to polish. And I trust our coaches completely in helping him reach his potential.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My sources||
My sources told me that Gideon was a bit frustrated with his role last year. After getting a fair bit of PT as a freshman, he seemed to get less meaningful play last year. I think he'll be licking his chops this spring with new coaches
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome Thread Idea||
I don't necessarily have a suggestion, but this is a pretty cool thread topic.
Somebody said Jim Abbott above...that's a great one. Broad appeal.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The same||
Many of us applied to and attended UofM, but there are plenty of good options in Michigan and beyond. Plenty of my classmates went to and graduated from MSU, and are doing well. Others opted for Kzoo, Western, smaller colleges in the Midwest, and the super bright might have gone Ivy.
So in conclusion, I don't think it is any different than living in any other city. Except that most still cheer for Michigan to some extent (some MSU grads completely shifted, while others play the "when they're not playing MSU" card).
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Donnal||
Donnal is also a young sophomore, redshirt freshman. And big men are notorious for being late bloomers. Neither Chatman or Donnal should have a grade right now.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan||
The degree matters, and they are close. But college is also only 4 years of life and UM will provide the best campus experience by far. I have friends who went to NW and they came to AA extremely often.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That's possible||
You're right and it's possible. But I think his most likely trajectory is Redick, not Adam Morrison and not Ray Allen.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Trey Burke||
Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas were overdrafted. As lottery picks, one might expect them to be superstars. They won't be. But I'll bet on both becoming valuable members of NBA teams throughout their careers. Jameer Nelson for Trey Burke, and JJ Redick for Nik Stauskas (I know, I know). And those are both fine NBA careers.
Meanwhile Hardaway was drafted mid-20s and seems like he's doing great when you compare to the other two. He'll have a similar career to Burke and Nik, but get more credit because he doesn't have the "Lottery" pick tag.
McGary is a wildcard. If he's healthy I think the sky is the limit, Marc Gasol style. But these injuries keep happening.
GRIII knew the risk he was taking. He made an NBA roster and earned a guaranteed contact. I don't think he expected 20 mpg as a rookie. But he is practicing with an NBA team and coaches, and working on his game every day. It's way to early to judge whether he left "too soon," because I think his career is probably on par with any reasonable expectation so far.
Darius Morris is on an NBA roster for the 4th consecutive season. He didn't leave "too early," because it's tough to argue that he would have developed more in school than he would have playing basketball 24/7 with NBA tutors. I think he just is what he is, and NBA journeyman at best. As a second round pick he would have been easy to just discard his contact. But he's still around, and he's a millionaire.
Manny Harris did leave too early. Guy played in the NBA, and played decently. But he can't seem to find a job in the league for whatever reason. A successful senior season could have at least given him a chance with a different path.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Today||
I got into and graduated from Michigan. But I doubt I'd get in today. It gets harder and harder each year.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Come on||
That's a rookie mistake. I hope the national media lets this go because it's way to early for my Harbaugh Honeymoon to get ruined by bad PR
|4 weeks 4 days ago||5s||
I don't think Wilson will be a 5. I think he played out of necessity earlier this season, but he's an ideal 4 who is athletic enough to play some 3. Donnal can play the 5, and I'm proud of the way he's responded physically already this year, but I think he's an idea 5. Jr. Doyle, So. Cook, and Jr. Donnal as a center depth chart would give Jon Teske a very clear destiny of redshirting.
Personally I think Beilein see's Wisconsin and wants to build a surplus of big men so he can create an almost guaranteed redshirt year for his big men. He's not exactly chasing McGarys, Plumlees, Stones, or Okafors. If that's the plan, I like it. Give everybody who we see as a center that college "prep" year.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Izzo||
That's not entirely true. He's been quoted saying (paraphrasing), "Do I respect Beilein. Tremendously. Do I respect Michigan. Tremendously. Do I like them? Not one bit."
I think that's an 100% acceptable answer from a rival coach, especially considering OUR particular rivalry. He's playing his role, we'll play ours. It's more fun that way. Taking off the maize and blue goggles, I like Izzo just fine to run MSU's program.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Serious Answer||
I'll give you a serious response, since I doubt you want to take most of the advice and come across as a total a-hole on Lansing TV.
I actually do have a lot of respect for MSU. Their athletic department is extremely strong right now. And yes, I enjoy rivalaries more when both teams are strong so I'm excited that our hoops program is 'back' and I'm hoping to see our football program rebound to match their suddenly strong program.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Again||
Another opportunity for us to get on our high horse. He was being totally honest. Maybe not politically correct, but I personally react to injuries as "well that sucks for them/him, but at least there's a benefit to my team." I felt that way when Barnett went down, Rayvonte Rice, and Trevon Jackson.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hatch||
Calling Hatch healthy is definitely a stretch.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No||
No, because that's a slap in the face and a step down for a guy with a bright future in coaching. I want to keep Roy, but the coaching carousel has other openings. He'll land as a position coach with a decent BCS conference team
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Who cares?||
Nothing for me to get upset about or laugh at here.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Btw||
My other post isn't a shot at you by any means. I just don't think there were any clues besides his plan to return. I'll be a hypocrite by speculating that he left the team to support somebody rather this deal with his own issues. Who knows though. Glad he's back, and hope it's all under control.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
I think it's best not to speculate, but reading between the lines it seemed like a family thing rather than a personal thing. Glad to see he's back.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||UA||
Football is fine but their hoops gear is supposedly way behind. Nike is the best choice, and I'd take Adidas hoops over UA. Wouldn't hate it, but Nike is the only sure upgrade.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Poor logic||
I can't give a figure, but most coaches don't coach the position they played in college. That's just a simpleton argument.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||These type of comments||
You write "JH would never" when you mean "Can't see JH doing"... He might just let Manning coach the DBs. How do you know what he would never do, Kawakami?