and... i like them? I think I like them.
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|7 hours 11 min ago||I never stopped||
groaning when Stauskas would attempt all those contested, off-dribble, impossible jumpers. More often than not, I was made a fool for doubting him. He may be "not just a shooter", but... those stats... those gifs... just, wow.
|3 days 23 hours ago||They actually changed the rules||
We need to be in the top 8 to make it to the Big Ten tourney. It used to be 6, but they changed it this year in anticipation of Maryland and Rutgers joining the conference I believe. So, not exactly a "crucial" game but the middle of the conference is still tightly contested so every game counts.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Well, eventually||
the dude was tackled by a principal. I imagine it might've been too chaotic for word to spread, especially seeing as it occurred in a period between classes. It's one thing to say "they should've tackled him" and another to be in the heat of the moment and have the courage (or stupidity, or both) to charge at a dude weilding a knife.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'd say Michigan||
because of the big ten regular season, but I think the teams were about even at season's end. As a fan, I'd rather have Michigan's season than Wisconsin's or MSU's.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's||
a valid point, but I don't think his emotions would've been that big of a deal before Twitter. The nature of sports news now led to his overexposure, which probably exacerbated any problems previously present with his temperament.
Also, on another note, the flaws in his game that have led him to drop in this year's draft (not big enough to be SG, not really a PG, not a great 3-pt shooter) probably would've been overlooked 20 years ago, just because the style of play was so different. Smart's got a better NBA body than most, so I think that, combined with his talent and reduced coverage of his "emotions", would keep him in the first round despite his sophomore status.
|1 week 2 days ago||agree with this 100%||
The league's talent may be watered down a bit by expansion but college kids today are every bit as athletic and talented as college kids 20 years ago. Probably more so, with advancements in athletic training, diet, etc.
|1 week 3 days ago||I highly recommend||
going down to Ray Fisher for a game on the weekend. The weather's clearing up, the team's competitive in every Big Ten game, it's cheap (free for students), and it's good baseball. There's usually 50-100 people there on any given weekend day, but they're fun to watch and deserve a bigger crowd.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Offense||
looked pretty lackluster yesterday. Good to see they could string together a few hits at a key moment, after getting totally shut down by Matthews. Looks like the bullpen issues are going to continue all season though :/
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Good for everybody involved||
except the school. Watching him this year I felt he had an NBA game. Strong finisher at the basket, pure shooting stroke, and there really wasn't anything to be gained by staying.
DraftExpress has him projected in the middle of the 2nd round, which... I mean, that's 10 spots below GRIII, and I'd definitely draft LQR over GR3, but what do I know? (insert joe dumars joke here)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That same logic||
could've been used to justify the Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon signings by Joe Dumars. This offseason has been horrible, save for the Kinsler trade and Ausmus signing. The bullpen is trash, the lineup has been severely downgraded, and the pitching staff is also worse in a season where the Tigers absolutely have to "win now". Dombrowski's made some good moves in the past, but those were widely lauded at the time too. These moves have, objectively, been horrible.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I got a midterm at 8.||
Think they'll postpone the game for me?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I would upvote||
the crap out of this if I could.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||One note:||
"Let's just say I can't see a Beilein team not knowing that you should try to steal the ball and foul quickly in that situation"
I think at some point near the end of the Louisville game last year Michigan failed to do that, when Beilein lost track of how many fouls there were. Just sayin.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It'd be interesting to see||
It'd be interesting to see what UM's assist numbers were like in cold starts vs. hot finishes.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I think a small part of the||
I think a small part of the problem is that at the beginning of each game, it seems like several possessions are devoted exclusively to getting GRIII going. These possessions mostly end up in contested twos or wild, unsuccessful drives to the basket. It also seems to be part of a larger problem; Michigan hasn't gotten into their free-flowing, ball-movement-based offensive rhythm until the middle of the first half. It's not that they're shooting cold, it's that the quality of their looks has been markedly worse in the opening moments of games than when their offense functions at full efficiency later in the game. This was definitely the big problem against Wisconsin; Michigan didn't record an assist the entire first half.
I don't know exactly why this is; it seems like a combination of not coming out with great focus, not playing smart to open up the game in addition to not being ready for the different defensive looks opposing teams throw at them. I'm not sure how they fix this, but it seems more likely that this is just randomness than a trend indicative of slow starts to come in March. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Because John Beilein's too good of a coach and this team has too much offensive talent to come out this cold this consistently. It's frustrating to watch but I bet they'll make an adjustment soon, either through some sort of tweaks to their gameplan or simple regression to the mean.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh||
is arguably the most desired/best football coach in the sport today. He could have just about any job he wanted, for just about as much money as he wanted. Michigan, as of right now, is a middle-of-the-road Big Ten team. Not exactly a "destination" job. So even if there is a rift, the chances of him coming to Michigan, realistically, are pretty low, no matter how great of a fit he'd be.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||(PAST TENSE OF)||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Stream just mentioned||
that JH has a 30-1 shot ratio in their first two games. As in, they've managed to take 30 shots for every 1 by their opponents. That probably doesn't bode well for Michigan.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Any word||
on whether 2014 target Malik McDowell might be in attendance?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||OT:||
James Harden took the Stauskas to the NBA tonight
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|7 weeks 6 days ago||General Admission||
As a student ticket holder, I am 100% in favor of a general admission policy. I think the university should reward real fans by giving the best seats available to those who are willing to show up early. However, I think the school botched the execution of general admission. I showed up early to UTLII and Minnesota, and was forced to sit near the field, as they were trying to fill the student section from the bottom up. But, as most fans know, those aren't the best seats to watch the game! So it was actually more rewarding for me as a football fan to show up 15 minutes to a half-hour before gametime, so that I could sit in rows 30-40 and be able to see the whole field. I think the GA policy would work better if the students who showed up early could just sit wherever in the student section. The student section wouldn't be as densely packed, so it wouldn't necessarily be as aesthetically pleasing, maybe, on the TV, but it'd make for an overall better experience for both those who show up early and those who show up near kickoff and want to sit up close.
That being said, the schedule next year sucks, the team is not very good, and the tickets cost too much anyway. So there's not much the school can do about that.
And I'm all for the face-punching of the students complaining about cell phone service. Get over it. You're there to watch football with your fellow students. What, on your phone, could possibly be more fulfilling or entertaining than that?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Several people||
pointed it out to him on Twitter (myself included). He tweeted about an hour ago that he was fixing the error, and now it's fixed. It did originally say the Buckeyes beat us.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
For the update.
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||2014||
Stauskas, "shut down" for 15 points on 9 shots.
Craft, with a "gritty" 1:1 A:TO
OSU with an incredible defensive second half, only gave up 44.
GRIII disappeared yet again in a big game... or maybe he just borrowed Gallon's cloaking device to get him an open corner 3.
Michigan, perpetually weak on the glass, got out-rebounded by -12.
TAKE YOUR NARRATIVES AND SHOVE THEM UP YOUR BUTT, BECAUSE WE JUST WON IN COLUMBUS.
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||2014||
Robinson clutch corner 3, followed by Aaron Craft airball in front of Dan Dakich. 2014. The best year ever.
Also, s/o to BiSB for adjusting his B1G rankings mid-week. He deserves as much credit as Walton for this win.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||One does not simply||
"Go away from Kenpom's rankings". What hubris is this, Bryan? Has 2014 boosted your faith in this team enough that you now deign to challenge the gods? The wrath of Kenpom shall strike us down with the full force of, like, losing at Northwestern or something.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair||
Overall bodies of work/overall schedules are taken into account when voting. Do Wisconsin's wins over Florida, Saint Louis, Virginia, and Iowa suddenly not count, just because of bad losses? I don't see any teams ranked below them who have more impressive victories on their resumés.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||nahhh||
Wylie E. Groves 4 lyfe.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||did the michigan dad||
look something like this?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Best-case scenario||
... is he turns out to be like a Manu Ginobili type of player. I don't know if Stauskas is quite as athletic as Manu but their playing styles aren't too different.