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|1 day 4 hours ago||PSU is by far the best game||
PSU is by far the best game environment.
Iowa City is the sleeper for best town.
Illinois is a toilet.
South Bend doesn't exist.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Consider the fact that the||
Consider the fact that the signing was announced at the very end of a big holiday weekend -- the media dead-zone, when far fewer people are paying attention to news reports. I doubt this was a coincidence. They just tried to sneak it past in order to limit backlash.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Yeah, let's start a new||
Yeah, let's start a new thread for every single random regional preview. When is Boise.com previewing the league?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're embarrassing. Fifty||
You're embarrassing. Fifty years from now, if and when people read your comment, you'll be a laughingstock.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You guys must be delightful||
You guys must be delightful at dinner parties.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Miami. There's a stable||
Miami. There's a stable environment for him.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well, given how few key||
Well, given how few key players graduated last year -- maybe a half-dozen or so important contributors -- that's a rather specific accusation.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Because hardship means real||
Because hardship means real hardship, ie: a player with a relative who's in bad shape, physically or financially. Usually the waiver is so the player can go home to help out, be supportive. I'm just not sure having a parent who can't fly to games due to a bad ear will qualify as significant hardship. Also, how many players have parents who fly cross-country to their games? Most definitely do not.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. Sorry about the mom.||
Agreed. Sorry about the mom. But an ear surgery that keeps mom from flying doesn't seem to merit hardship. Plus, the kid didn't come close to the 100-mile radius.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||In retrospect, Redd would||
In retrospect, Redd would have been wise to stay at PSU.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||LA Daily News writer Scott||
LA Daily News writer Scott Wolf, who hates the Big Ten, wrote:
Former USC tailback Ty Isaac is expected to transfer to Michigan, according to CBS Sports.com. Frankly, Isaac’s style seems better suited for the Big 10 so this seems like a good move for him.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Is anyone here plugged into||
Is anyone here plugged into USC enough to get an accurate consensus re Isaac's performance and potential there? Were great things still expected of him? Or was he expected to be buried on the depth-chart?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Also means we don't||
Also means we don't absolutely need to land a blue-chip RB recruit this year. Would be nice regardless. But since this recruiting class is unusually small, maybe that spot can now go to a greater area of need.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Well, if Isaac has to sit out||
Well, if Isaac has to sit out a year -- and this scenario seems most likely, given the rules -- the transfer shouldn't have much impact on Green. He already knew he'd very likely have other highly ranked backs coming in this year or next. He was fine when Harris committed. Now it looks as if Isaac may just be taking Harris's place. Granted, Isaac has a year's experience. But Harris is a phenom. Seems like a wash, more or less.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe the reports are wrong.||
Maybe the reports are wrong. But from what's been reported, the hardship involves his mother not being able to fly due to some sort of ear surgery. Not sure this will qualify as bona fide hardship -- especially since Ty didn't transfer to a school within 100 miles of Joliet.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||All that SEALS stuff was||
All that SEALS stuff was silly PR nonsense that really added up to nothing. I'm glad.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So the Elite 11 is actually||
So the Elite 11 is actually the Elite 14?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Ty Isaac" just sounds like a||
"Ty Isaac" just sounds like a Michigan tailback name.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||People always assume it's the||
People always assume it's the player, rather than the school, that cooled. Note that Crawford, unlike the other two decommits, has been conspicuously silent. So it could well be that Michigan cooled on him, for whatever reason. Programs, unlike players, rarely come out and say why a recruit has turned them off. To do so would be tacky and damaging to the kid. Better to just privately "allow the guy to resign," as they say in the corporate world. Happens not infrequently. Could well be the case here.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Dude, perspective. Every||
Dude, perspective. Every school has a few decommits every year.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Why do all these stars keep||
Why do all these stars keep going to Kansas, which consistently underperforms. Plus, they have to live in Kansas.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not surprising. But accurate.||
Not surprising. But accurate. Fitzgerald's "advice" is totally inappropriate and self-serving. He's a dick.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm. Can we have a thread on||
Hmm. Can we have a thread on this subject every day?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||The pistons need a PG, not||
The pistons need a PG, not more forwards. They'll take either Ennis or Smart.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||He's not a pg. His two||
He's not a pg. His two weaknesses are defense and ballhandling.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||Isn't the answer simply that||
Isn't the answer simply that the NBA has a right to set an age limit for the employment of its players? Assuming it's legal for the NBA to do so -- is it not? -- then there you go. Nobody seem to be challenging the NFL's age-limit. As for the NBA: young players who won't/cant attend college can play oversees or (perhaps) in the D-league. I realize the D-league is affiliated with the NBA. But maybe the arrangement can be tweaked to accomodate under-20s. Ideally, the NBA will turn the D-league into something more like a true minor-league system akin to that which successfully serves MLB.
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||I know we've had some success||
I know we've had some success with "pedigree" players. But I'm not sure that should be a key factor when choosing between recruits. By this point, the player is as the player is. His pedigree may have helped him develop. But it doesn't mean he's got some sort of advantage over other potential recruits.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know. He got plenty||
I don't know. He got plenty of opportunity this year. When Mitch went down, the door was wide open. Horford did fine in spurts. But he really got pushed around by top-caliber bigs. And his offense is limited. Also, M's system is ideal for finesse big men: movement, transition, lots of second-chance opportunities. If he thinks Florida is gonna use him as a go-to player, I think he'll be disappointed.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Florida, having graduated all||
Florida, having graduated all its key players, will likely be ranked lower than Michigan's team next season (assuming Mitch returns). But he likely would get more PT. So it's kind of a wash basketball-wise. Academically, though, he could do better. He seems like a kid who should have erred on the side of academics. There are a number of schools with better grad programs and tournament-caliber basketball: Cal, Stanford, Texas, Harvard. Florida seems a tad short-sighted, all things considered. But, hey, priorities.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think most experts think||
I think most experts think he's staying.