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|6 weeks 10 hours ago||JR Smith, always reliable ...||
... when the game is out of reach.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||You're right, he never gets called for pushing off ...||
Oh, and you're delusional.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Has a player from the losing team ever taken MVP?||
It sure seems like ABC is pushing for LeBron to get it, win or lose.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, Socratic Dialogue ...||
Takes me back to college.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't disagree, but is is worse than winding down the shot ...||
Is it worse than winding down the shot clock then jacking up a three, which is often the Cavaliers offense in crunch time? Also, if anything I think Curry has been a little too passive at times (though I think he's done great work being patient in making the first pass on the pick and roll). It's a good sign that he's gotten aggressive again, as the score line will show.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Curry gets a ton of hockey assists ...||
Those initial passes off the pick and roll don't count on the box score, but his work running the offense has to take that into account as well as the turnovers. Takes a lot of discipline to stick to making the first pass, especially when you're the best shooter on the floor.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Breen ...||
Does regular play-by-play for Knicks when not on national call. Great as a homer, but shouldn't be one for the finals. Horrible.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||That sums it up.||
The constant push-offs are infuriating and the ridiculous turnovers are exasperating.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the heads up, and laugh ...||
Did not have the luxury of logging in yesterday and did not see the prior post. GIF is fantastic.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Not surprising and, on reflection, not at all thread-worthy ...||
... it was his being described as "dean" that set me back. Doesn't sit right. The other stuff is standard fare defense of a former colleague, as you note.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||GB Helmet = This is Your Brain on Multiple Concussions||
Major negative subliminal symbolism.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Only mildly entertaining thing is no MSU redesign. Apparently...||
... already garish enough. I'm sure, however, that this will be bulletin board material for Dantonio. "They don't even respect us enough to mar our helmet!!!!"
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I think Walton should do what he want to do, which likely ...||
... is to leave it all out there on the floor like the rest of the guys did today. That attitude will get M back to Big Ten title winning form much quicker than your approach of "constructive pessimism" to coin a term.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Knicks have been more enjoyable to watch with wierd guys ...||
It's been more fun to watch the collection of no-names the Knicks now put out on the court than any of the cut and paste "contenders" Dolan has pressured his GMs to concoct over the last decade or so.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Love the background music ...||
"I Believe I can fly". Thanks for digging this up.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Albrecht going all mini-Gervin||
Fade away finger roll. If that's a thing.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I really dislike these floor slappies ...||
We came out of the gate strong. The team knows they can win here.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Announcer: "Tropp is not a fighter..."||
Translation: he's a cowardly, cheap-shop artist POS who finally got what was coming to him.
|26 weeks 54 min ago||Not anymore.||
Get the eff off my spellin'
|26 weeks 56 min ago||Um, celebrating the win is living in the moment.||
Nothing wrong with taking a wider view, which is what you're actually doing, but it's more fitting to a mid-season review or end-season post mortem. Nothing invalid in any of what you're saying, just an awkward fit for this thread.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||Los Hermanos Subs will not be deterred from something ....||
Los Hermanos Subs will not be deterred from cheering something breaking good for the program.
But it's not like anyone is claiming we're going to take down Kentucky or cut nets in the NCAAs. The balance of comments on the blog is that an NIT run will be this team's ceiling.
Your question would be equally valid in the context of post-game threads for NJIT and EMU, but feels out of place here.
Nothing wrong with celebrating some smaller things. They eventually add up, and I believe Beilein's banked the benefit of any doubts over his tenure.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||Darius was a true master of the high post-haste dudgeon...||
Good to have a lot to choose from. Can't be enough water shed on and by Spartys, to my mind.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||I'll take fun every time ...||
A fun likeable team, well coached and reaching beyond apparent potential is fine with me. Much better than one-and-done teams that have little chance of living up to the stratospheric hype -- only one team can win the NCAA tournament each year, after all, and even the "best" can be taken down in one game.
Don't get me wrong, I want Beilein to get a title or two, and think he has the chops if the pieces and March luck fall in place, but for a program with class, style and longevity, wouldn't trade him for anyone out there.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Automatic Bid Can Be Our "next year"||
Can't we get one in the Conference Tourney? I think Beilein and crew can get themselves in shape for a run.
|27 weeks 12 hours ago||... and Subs!!||
He's a crazy good coach.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||At first I thought that was Charlie Weis's face superimposed ...||
Yes, I'm a little slow, but an understandable mistake?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||LOL, posted my play(er) pic of Marcus while this was going up.||
Agree with your analysis. Marcus was always always going for the knock-out blow, which was exactly what was needed, and deserved, in Boston's case. He could get away with this approach given the strength of the defense and backfield he was part of.
But the question was "who is your favorite player to watch" not "who was the most effective player". I'll watch prima donna OSU wide-outs get destroyed every time. If only we could suit Cris Carter back up and start there.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||This play(er)||
I will always adore Marcus for punking Boston. Weathers is a close second.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I was out of the country for the Wheatley years ...||
... only knew him from the rare International Tribune story, pre-easy-Internet. WHAT a Beast. Knew he had the stats, but never saw the combination of speed and power that accomplished it. Those Rose Bowl runs in particular. Just wow.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||MAN-Ball Doyle Style!!!!||