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- spring game attendance
- attendance of any kind.
- what braxton miller thinks about michigan sports attendance.
- what braxton miller thinks about anything whatsoever.
- whether lebron might be limited by his lack of a reliable jump shot (yes, they really said that).
- whether carmelo anthony's game would be "limited at the next level by neither being ultra-big or ultra-athletic."
- whether chris bosh would "ever be able to add the strength needed to become a star."
- if the "athletic guards of the nba would be able to contain the penetration" of dwyane wade, and whether he would add a jump shot.
|1 week 2 days ago||thank you.||
nothing more need be said, except condolences to you and your loved ones.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||i don't understand.||
...i don't understand the "what could go wrong" comment. i mean, i know we hate the free press and all that, but isn't this just a fluff piece?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||grr.||
"Michigan made a profit of 90 million dollars from 2007-08 to 12-13, an average profit of 15 million per year."
i can't tell you how much this sentence pisses me off. a university is not for profit.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||grading systems||
i dont' think i could parse out the relative values of the events on the grading charts, but it's probably worth remembering that the charts in question probably have less to do with "true" value of a specific event (as in UFR) than with motivating the players in the room during a team or group meeting. i'm guessing, too, that a recovered fumble probably does more to pick up a sideline than a forced (but unrecovered) fumble. same with a sack vs. a hurry - the hurry is hugely important but doesn't light up a sideline as much.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||so long, farewell...||
...good luck to him. loved having him around.
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||hm.||
i don't think the post was 100% serious.
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||love, love LOVE||
that brandon is thinking about (and using the phrase) "driveway to driveway." it really captures...the...um...
wait, what the hell was that? did i just have a stroke? there i was, reading what i thought were coherent sentences, and THAT shit popped up. weird.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||interesting.||
an extended riff on CAPA and NCAA hypocrisy is immediately followed by a note on this fall's trip to f***ing rutgers. these things are not unrelated.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||yes, it's a crappy schedule.||
...but if you think that this is a problem that gets completely fixed by a better one you are dead, dead, dead, D-E-D dead wrong. ticket prices are too damn high.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||oh crap||
i can't believe i brought up that one thing but didn't mention the other thing. i don't know what i was thinking!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||here's what i think||
he might come out but then again he might not and if he does then we'll play mark donnal at the five and drop someone else into the four but then again maybe donnal will play the four he's a good shooter you know and bulked up since last year and has been playing well in practice but the person i think is getting forgotten is max bielfeldt because he played quality minutes sometimes and boy it's too bad horford left we really could have used him next year i guess his girlfriend and it's okay because beilein is really great and he can really develop talent i wonder if we'll need a big man caris is a good wing player who can get to the rim and maybe we don't want a big guy clogging the middle and sparty has big guys izzo is whiney anyway mcgary is good i like his attitude we'll need someone who plays aggressively and besides if he stays he'll improve his draft stock the draft isn't as deep next year but lots of money either way and maybe he's just ready to go but maybe not and he might not want to be the last of the big three left but maybe he wants to make his own legacy.
i think that covers it. but then again, maybe not. someone should start another thread to talk it over.
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||gibson||
i think the killing of gibson the same way as the killing of stevie brown, or for that matter the killing of al borges: overstated because fans overstate. we tend to boil these things down as binary, either terrible or great, partially because it's fun to make a case and partially because it's way easier than trying to distinguish shades of grey.
i didn't like our secondary while he was here. there were many more reasons for our general suckiness than just tony gibson.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||best of luck to both.||
they were both big parts of two fun, fun seasons. they get to walk out with their heads held high and no regrets.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||6 fouls||
two things: first, i seem to recall the big east doing that for a few years a while back, possibly during the dark days of big east thuggery. i don't think it lasted too long, though. and second, 6 fouls makes more sense in the nba at least partially due to game length - 6 fouls per 48 minutes exactly equals 5 fouls per 40.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||well, i feel even dumber than usual.||
...although i could've sworn i'd seen one recently. guess not.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||time outs||
somebody, please ban the "falling out of bounds" timeout post-haste. if you're not in control of your body, you're not in control of the ball.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||arthur "2 sheds" jackson||
monty python forever.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||best of luck to him.||
a huge part of two fun, fun seasons.
every one of these guys gets to walk out the door with their heads held way up high and no regrets.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||it has absolutely no predictive value whatsoever.||
neither decision impacts the other.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||crap.||
didn't mean to copy your post, there. my apologies.
btw, +1 for that gif. FOREVER.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||all spring games are a joke.||
that is all.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||good god.||
we have clearly entered the dead season.
there are many, many things i worry about when it comes to michigan sports. things that are not on the list:
|14 weeks 6 days ago||i stand by my previous post.||
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||so...||
...why do we have to speculate anyway? can't it just be a private decision? it's really, really none of our business.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||bummer, but||
...he was an important part of the team for some really fun seasons.
hold your head high, jon, and thanks. you done good. godspeed.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||yes, revisionist history.||
calling out weaknesses is not the same as saying someone blew a pick.
the same cnn/si draft profiles wondered:
i'm obviously not defending the pick. obviously. just saying that dumars wasn't alone on that island. just like just about everyone else in the league. you can say that the herd mentality is dumb, and that a smart gm should have been able to see it as clearly, and you'd probably be right. doesn't change the fact - and it is indeed a fact - that nobody called it a dumb pick at the time.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||thank you.||
...the "darko was a blown pick" narrative drives me nuts, too. it was pretty universally regarded as the right pick at the time.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1028885/index... (this one is a personal favorite)
saying that the pistons blew the pick because dwyane wade is revisionist history, pure and simple. nobody - and i mean nobody - said that until it was clear that darko just wasn't going to happen.
i also wonder why larry brown doesn't ever seem to get part of the blame for darko...i get it, developing young talent wasn't as important as trying to win a championship, but he also didn't seem to give a shit about his development, either. i guess larry...uh...was never too concerned with long-term solutions, right? not to excuse flip saunders.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||this hadn't occurred to me, but...||
interesting that neither of our coaches were bitching about their injured / banged up stars all season long (hoke / gardner and beilein / mcgary), but instead just tried to keep banging away with what they had. unlike a certain basketball coach i could name that whined about it after every. single. loss.
you know, speaking of wanking motions.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||sigh.||
i haven't attended the spring game in about ten years, for a variety of reasons, but had attended, off and on, about 15 times before. i had seriously thought about making the 2-hour drive this year because, in my memory, the spring game was just about football. no scoreboards, no blaring rock music, no uniformz, no'presented by' hijinx...just a couple of bucks to walk in and room to move around to watch my team.
it hadn't even occured to me that the "extra" stuff would start bleeding into the spring game (although, in retrospect, i have no idea why i thought that)...when i read the 'man the barricades' portion of this post i was much less annoyed than i would have expected to be. i guess that means i'm a beaten man. a cash cow in a blue hat.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||hoo, boy...||
...i saw a headline (something like "payne with a spectacular 360") before i saw the dunk and didn't expect it to not match the hype. sparty uni notwithstanding, i think it's pretty sick.
he might have wanted to try something like that against uconn instead of standing out at the 3-point line for the entire game.