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|10 weeks 3 days ago||You might be surprised||
As someone who spent 4 years at Vanderbilt, there is some serious talent there (and in Nashville in general) as well. Probably not the quantity of Oxford or Athens, but very respectable, nonetheless.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Survey Answers||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||No Rose Bowl win since 2000 for Badgers||
Just for the record, it's been a while since Wisconsin won a Rose Bowl (2000). I know, I know, Michigan's drought is longer...
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Probably won't happen||
Probably won't happen. As the interviewee even states in the article: "Who is opposed to these kids getting paid?" Southerners have "no moral outrage" whatsoever to this behavior, and the momentum is currently swinging more towards this line of thinking nationally. The chances of this network going down in legal/NCAA flames is probably very low now, but the possibility of making it more fair, equal, and transparent with new rules may be coming in the near future.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting Analysis||
Interesting discussion here. When I started reading, I was hoping the OP would use the Points per Possession/offensive efficiency stats for each team for this game to help guide/determine which option would be better. In other words, based on 19:40 of this game, what is the true probability of UK scoring on that last possession? What had their FT percentage been to that point? While the above is an interesting way to look at it, I feel like you could use even more accurate data to get an even finer picture.
That being said, it's tough to second-guess this one, in my opinion. You've got a 35% 3-pt shooter (who had been shooting well in the second half, however) who takes a long (nba range), contested shot. That 35% is probably mostly on open looks, on the line, etc. You've got to like the raw chances of that shot missing, right? Rebounding that miss would be another story, and I agree with above comments that the put-back was the true play here.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Took 30-1 in November||
I was in Vegas for a conference in November and bet Michigan 30-1 to win it all. Now those odds are looking pretty sweet.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||An hour before the game?||
My apologies to the Maize Rage, but who cares about the atmosphere an hour before tip-off? Crisler was as loud as I've ever heard it during the game. The place only seats 14,000 or so as it is, and over 3,000 were students on Sunday. The students were there early because they had to line up & get in early to get their seats.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Shared||
In that scenario, we would share the B1G title. However, due to our wins over them head-to-head (1st tiebreaker), we'd get the #1 seed in the B1G Tourney.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Disagree||
I have to disagree here. Admittedly, I have no insider information, but based on being an athletic, active 21-year-old, he probably had a disc herniation & subsequent surgery to correct that. Without having spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, he may not ever need another surgery. In fact, disc herniations often resolve on their own, not requiring surgery at all. My best guess is that his was severe enough to require surgery.
If all this (all my guesses) is the case, he could be back by the end of the season.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome discussion||
I really enjoyed this discussion and the linked articles about randomness in sports--great stuff. But I'm a big Ron Fartburg fan and didn't appreciate Brian's Canadian brother belittling him (linked article about NHL overtime loser points).
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Actually attended that game||
I was actually in Miami for that incredible game. I remember being vaguely concerned about the Y2K hysteria that morning (Jan 1st). Bama fans were pretty tolerable then--the ones in my section were gracious in defeat. They had Shawn Alexander that year, who was a great RB. Amazing ending.
|31 weeks 22 hours ago||Wasn't terrible at Vandy||
I feel like I have to add my 2 cents here. Gee was the Chancellor at Vanderbilt when I was in medical school there (his signature is on my diploma), and I thought he was a pretty decent president at the time--agree with the "charismatic" comments above. He was very visible around campus, always approachable, great fundraiser, etc., just without the national media buffoonery that highlighted his time at OSU. He also was behind the restructuring of the athletic dept at Vandy (which was unpopular when proposed) that has worked out extremely well for them.
|35 weeks 19 hours ago||Excitement||
I'm excited for this game because I'm bringing my 5- and 6-year-old kids to their first U-M football game at the Big House. Weather looks decent...I'm psyched!
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I'm 9 years old||
"Gardner tries to fit a ball into Butt in a tiny window"
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Amazing||
It really just sounds like Borges has learned nothing from this horrific experience. I am disappoint.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||42-14 Michigan||
Jug stays home
|44 weeks 3 days ago||35-10 Michigan||
Chickens go home to South Bend embarrassed
|45 weeks 1 day ago||41-0 Michigan over hapless CMU||
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome!||
I specifically clicked on this thread to see if someone had posted this gif yet! I knew it! You never disappoint MGoBoard!!!!!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Preseason polls don't matter that much||
Agreed. Michigan started 1997 ranked 14th in the AP. Just win games on that schedule and we'll ascend accordingly.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Turkeys||
I agree. They ARE turkeys!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Go where she'll be happiest||
You can debate all of these factors forever--cost, connections made, opportunities afforded, grad school connections, "the name," etc. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that she choose the school at which she is the most comfortable. She's got to be happy with the place she'll spend 4 years, and has got to like her fellow students. At elite universities like those she's considering, she'll learn as much from her peers as in the classrooms. You have to choose the school that's the best fit. Period.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Just what Michigan needed||
I've seen Drake play in person several times (vs. East Grand Rapids), and I watched him on TV almost singlehandedly win the state championship for Christian last fall. When he was a Sparty commit, I tried to convince myself that he wasn't all that great, but I just couldn't. He is for real. Just as this column says, when he puts on a little more bulk/muscle, he'll be unstoppable. He already has the playmaking ability, body control, and incredible hands. Great day for Michigan (and for Drake!)!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Awesome||
I LOL'd for 30 seconds at this^^^^
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Great read||
Thanks, Ace, for your honest, heartfelt piece. As has been stated numerous times on this here blog throughout the season, we should really appreciate and treasure this '12-'13 Wolverines Basketball team--they are truly something special, even without the Final Four run (which, of course, makes it all the better!).
Thank you for sharing your personal situation--I love reading your pieces, and you're truly an asset to this blog/community, but your health should always come first!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||66-54 Michigan||
Michigan to the Championship Game
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Sample size||
While my first reaction is to agree with you & condemn all Sparty fans, you must admit these 2 encounters are just that: 2 encounters. I feel as if I have seen the same 2 reactions by the opposite fan bases--Sparties proclaiming mutual respect with Ohio fans hoping our team dies in a fire. Living in West Michigan, I come in contact with far more Sparties, and, in general (at least in these parts), they tend to lean towards the "I respect Michigan" side of things. I'm sorry you had to interact with such rude fans. Even if you truly hate the other school & fanbase with all of your soul, you should at least act civil in public (& with kids present!). Personally, I think all B1G schools are fine institutions, so why not hope for their success when it doesn't affect Michigan?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||69-63 Michigan||
69-63 Michigan to the Elite 8
|1 year 17 weeks ago||78-68 Michigan||
Good guys get revenge (and a good start to the BTT).
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Michigan shares B1G Title||
UM 78-Puredoo 67
UM 70-Hoosier Cabinets 64