...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|12 hours 44 min ago||That kid got alligator arms.||
That kid got alligator arms.
|12 hours 55 min ago||Defense just stands around.||
Defense just stands around.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Have you considered that,||
Have you considered that, being the father of a player on the team, he might have special knowledge of what the teammates are planning to do? Obviously, his son probably has a good idea.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Not to give up on your team||
Not to give up on your team too soon or anything, midway through the first half.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ultimately, it's a good||
Ultimately, it's a good thing. If they find that M acted appropriately, then the matter will be dispensed with once and for, and no one will be able to claim M whitewashed it. (If they find wrongdoing, well, then the school has to be accountable.) We should just hope the investigation is swift and doesn't drag on forever. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting that the B10,||
Interesting that the B10, which is said to be the country's best league, has no teams in the top dozen. It is a very strong league, especially top to bottom. And, yes, parity tends to whittle away at W-L records. But I can't help wondering whether the B10 really has the best top-end talent. Other leagues have some great top-end talent, too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well, maybe not the uniform||
Well, maybe not the uniform part. Those yellow highlighter uniforms are pretty awful. And years from now, when we see replays of them, I think we'll all be a little embarrassed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Have you not watched a single||
Have you not watched a single football game played at Notre Dame Stadium? No one gets more homer calls
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think the real question is||
I think the real question is why, if you're able to give millions to a school, you'd spend those millions on a fucking football team.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I know regular students don't||
I know regular students don't make headlines. But I just don't recall ever seeing regular students booked for smoking small quantities of weed. And I went to three different schools. Almost always, cops just confiscated the weed and left. But maybe it's a north/south thing. Most of the players who get arrested seem to be in southern towns.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||An aside question: Why is it||
An aside question: Why is it that so many football players manage to get caught smoking weed? We know weed is popular among players. But I doubt it's any more popular among players than it is among students in general. And yet how many students actually get arrested for smoking weed? When I was in college, I was surrounded by stoners. But I don't recall a single one of them ever getting arrested for smoking a joint. I can't prove this, but it sort of feels as if maybe players get targeted -- especially black players in southern towns.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Morgan has been Wisky's bitch||
Morgan has been Wisky's bitch all day. A statue.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The refs have nothing to do||
The refs have nothing to do with why we're getting punked. Michigan has been slow and tentative all day.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Bright spot: it's pretty||
Bright spot: it's pretty clear Robinson and Nik aren't surefire nba material yet. They could well be back next year, and so could the big guy.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Dumars is as good as gone.||
Dumars is as good as gone.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||What an embarrassment this||
What an embarrassment this team has become. What good coach would ever want to step into this mess? Also, none of the good ones are available midseason.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Brian, please tell us: was it||
Brian, please tell us: was it Franklin or another coach?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Could be Malik was just||
Could be Malik was just gaming Marshall, in keeping with the rivalry. I imagine he wouldn't be the first kid to fake out a teammate headed to a rival.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Seems like we'll be fine if||
Seems like we'll be fine if just one of the freshmen proved ready and able to give us double-digit catches. Presumably, Darboh will be recovered enough to do what he was supposed to do last season. Darboh, Funchess, and Butt make for a good top three. Chesson seems like a solid fourth. Hayes and Norfleet should be serviceable slots. And I've got to believe Canteen and Harris will get some PT. We've got talented receivers, in a nice mix of sizes and speeds. They're just young.
To me, the issue is less about the receivers and more about the O-line. If they can provide a modicum of pass protective, the passing game will succeed; if not, not.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's always a||
I think it's always the parents' job to strongly advocate what is (in their view) best for the kid -- especially when the kid is still a kid. And 17-year-olds definitely are not yet adults. MM is a teenager who's still dependent on his parents and living under his mom's roof. But the parents, at this point, can't (and shouldn't) force him to choose one school over another. They should make their case forcefully, then make it again, then step back.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Can't blame MM's parents for||
Can't blame MM's parents for wanting him to attend the school with the best academics. I'd do the same as a parent. ("Hmmm. Stanford or Oklahoma? Yeah, you're going to Stanford.") Still and all, there's no reason why they had to go public with their family laundry. It's unseamly. It embarrasses their son. And it suggests that they've got larger issues.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Also it's reasonable to posit||
Also it's reasonable to posit that perhaps Webb was put off by the fact that M had prioritized and signed the one CB recruit ranked higher than Webb. Webb, it seems, wanted to be "the guy." He'd never be that in a class that includes Peppers.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Worst comes to worst, he can||
Worst comes to worst, he can just wait to sign on his 18th bday. Ultimately, she can't stop him from going where he wants to go. She can just be a pain in his ass.
(EDIT: Wait, you're saying he can't sign alone till he's 21? That seems ridiculous, given that 18 year olds can join the army at 18).
Granted, if he doesn't sign till later, there's always a chance that he'll reconsider and sign elsewhere. But if he wants to be a Sparty, he'll be a Sparty, regardless.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Whatever PR bump Malik gave||
Whatever PR bump Malik gave Sparty is now diminished; every time someone recalls his commitment, the story will include mention of his parents' low opinion of Sparty's academics.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Jeez. Think it might be a tad||
Jeez. Think it might be a tad premature to already dump Green -- who played as a true freshmen, behind the worst OL in history -- in the slag heap? Kids deserve the benefit of the doubt until they're upperclassmen.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The parents need to let the||
The parents need to let the kid go where he wants to go. That being said, this sad, vaguely sleazy melodrama is fitting for Sparty. There's something off about this.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Great guy, it seems. But I do||
Great guy, it seems. But I do worry somewhat re his desire to spotlight his singing career.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Kids are unpredictable. But||
Kids are unpredictable. But it's fair to wonder how Michigan, whose two most prominent coaches are D-line experts, lost their top two D-line recruits. D-line is supposed to be the heart of this team. We got a couple good ones, though.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Dick move by the AD. They||
Dick move by the AD. They always pull this sort of petulant crap, which always ends up making them look bad. M has never been big on transparency.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Why the hell are his parents||
Why the hell are his parents even commenting to the press? It's up to him. And if he isn't talking, why should they?