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|12 min 41 sec ago||They're also learning from each other||
And some of the best coaches in the world...
Go back and look at LeBron pre-Beijing Olympics with Team USA and post-Beijing Olympics time with Team USA. I use 2008, because that's when they implemented the current structure of Team USA after getting embarrassed in 2004 trying to play all-star game basketball.
He was a great player before and after, but his game was noticably improved in areas and you can tell he'd worked on specific things/learned a few new things.
Some would argue that was his transition from being a young player to a veteran. He actually started playing defense in 2008-2009, and his all-around game was what it is even today.
Does he get anything from playing with them now? Of course not, just a chance to play with guys near his level.
But in 2008? He left that experience a different basketball player. I've noticed the same thing in Davis' game, Griffin, Harden, Russell Westbrook, and so many others.
Westbrook is a great example - because there were so many PGs on the Olympic team he was forced to play a defensive stopper role. Which also worked because he wasn't playing a ton of minutes.
Go back and watch the camp leading up to that Olympics and watch the Olympics themselves, I used to watch just to see if the other team could cross halfcourt on Westbrook - he was insane. For a possession, he was by far the best on-ball defender in the world.
I truly believe that flipped a switch for him and made him realize - it's fun to be guard and be an elite defender. Now when he gets in lockdown mode, he's a BEAST for the Thunder. He didn't have that pre-Olympics. But playing a specific role, even as a superstar on his team almost opened his eyes to a part of the game he never really looked at before. Playing with a bunch of superstars will do that, Blake stopped being "just a dunker" pre-post Olympics.
There's so much experience and knowledge Trey can learn from being on that team...and it has nothing to do with Angola.
|1 hour 5 min ago||If Brandon hired Harbaugh||
There's no way he would've lasted more than 2 years.
Harbaugh would've won with Denard and the 2011 team just like Hoke did, after that he would've still had a better follow up and then he and Brandon would've driven each other crazy.
Hackett is the PERFECT AD for Harbaugh.
Warde Manuel will be a fantastic AD for Harbaugh as well, not enough ego to let the attention of the head football coach bother him. He was Jim Calhoun's boss for a little bit, Calhoun can do NO wrong in that community.
(and I just know from past encounters, he's an awesome man...very similar to Hackett, although I think Manual would be more in tune with what's going on in college sports whereas Hacket is amazing at finding the right people around him to make the right decisions).
Once Hackett is gone, I'd STRONGLY encourage Manuel (assuming it's him) to keep Hackett around as a mentor - he's a wonderful leader (in any form of business).
|1 hour 11 min ago||Infuriating||
FUCK DAVE BRANDON! EAT SHIT.
|1 hour 29 min ago||I've never liked the muppets||
Or any puppet like thing for that matter. The exception was Sesame Street.
Yup, I said it...
(I only like muppets on MGoBlog - because that means good things...but that's about it, just seemed weird and never interested me.
|1 hour 33 min ago||He should get some much needed experience this summer||
Working out with Team USA will only help - LeBron, Harden, Cousins, Griffin, Davis and many others have come back from the experience noticably better.
Hopefully Burke makes a strong improvement and soaks it all up as he prepares for a strong season with the Jazz (hopefully his last, would love to see him playing back east - or worst case, backing up Kyrie in Cleveland.
|4 hours 11 min ago||Wow, no apparel thread tonight...||
|6 hours 12 min ago||This isn't news||
He's been pissing people off ala Brandon since he arrived. The President even told him to chill.
IMO, he'll be gone as soon as it's somewhat fiscally responsible to do so.
|6 hours 45 min ago||Maybe college and pro football should do the same thing?!||
Then we'd have football year-round!!!
|6 hours 46 min ago||Nope.||
They can watch all they want though. I'd discourage combat sports and ice hockey as well (for those who care).
However, I'd ask this...what if your kid was a 5-star level player in football, but wasn't good in any other sport?
Would you then let you kid play if he (I guess I have to also say "she") was good?
|6 hours 50 min ago||*||
They can play whatever sport or have whatever job they want.
...they cannot do whatever they want. At least not without serious consequences in some cases.
|6 hours 53 min ago||Well||
What made it even worse was the SUPER tight camera angles.
They got worse throughout the Hoke era. It ended with basically just staring at the players face with other guys flying in and out of the shot.
It was pointless.
Meanwhile, you can turn on ESPN and see a full 15-minutes of practice and analysis from NFL teams.
I think there's a middle ground where you can show highlights of the team from very base formations that every team runs.
|6 hours 58 min ago||Yea...||
I was somewhat excited until I saw 2018, I don't think I'd even get excited for a 2018 football commit, in fact, I know I wouldn't. Do we even have anyone committed in 2017 or 2018 in football?
Anyway, congrats to Johnson on becoming a Wolverine and getting a chance to live out his dream!
|12 hours 7 min ago||MeanJoe07||
Troll move, brah...troll move.
Despite WD breaking the news, Michigan is relevant in the national media again. That alone turns this into a posbag.
|12 hours 34 min ago||Stephen A. Smith||
Stephen A. Smith
|18 hours 34 min ago||Which is why you shouldn't read RCMB||
Which is why you shouldn't read RCMB
|18 hours 35 min ago||The won.||
But I see nothing wrong with this comment. Not sure why people are so offended other than he's got ties to Michigan and the comment is not kissing his ass.
Everything stated was true. They still won, and props to them, but that doesn't mean it wasn't with 2 losses and against a very "meh" championship level opponent.
|18 hours 41 min ago||La-dee-da-dee-da...I'm just laying in the weeds!!||
|1 day 3 hours ago||Which means the B1G won a title||
It doesn't mean B1G schools should celebrate...but yes, the Big Ten conference won a National Championship. And they'll have it in their record books at their conference off and they'll most definitely celebrate it - as they should.
Notice, I said they and not "we."
Michigan is part of the B1G, it is not the B1G. That is a seperate office and organization and they did win a National Championship last year. The SEC, Big XII, ACC, etc. did not.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I get depressed||
Because nothing is even close to recent.
|1 day 4 hours ago||This is one of the best I've ever seen...||
Everything was timed perfectly and built towards the end. Love the smirk and the NOOOOOBODY!!!
|1 day 4 hours ago||Could be.||
Could also be like 10 other guys as well. Pretty quick clip for someone making a face and grunting while lifting.
If you would've said D. Smith or Fitz Toussaint, I could see both of those as well.
|1 day 4 hours ago||The Lions did not have Colin Kapernick||
This thread fucking SUCKS.
|1 day 4 hours ago||They all seem a little high on the chest...||
...dunno why I noticed that or if anyone agrees. It's been a long day. I really shouldn't be on the computer anyway.
|1 day 20 hours ago||What about helmet stickers?||
What about helmet stickers? Can we bitch about that? Is that apparel?
|1 day 20 hours ago||We're now to the point||
Where I want MORE apparel threads...just because I like to watch stuff burn.
|1 day 20 hours ago||(No subject)||
|1 day 20 hours ago||Racist.||
|1 day 20 hours ago||Both are true.||
Both are true.
|1 day 20 hours ago||BUT!`||
...what about SHANE?
(...and Dymonte Thomas)
|2 days 2 hours ago||Maybe I'll make one||
Anyone have a WrestleMania template at their disposal?