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|11 weeks 5 hours ago||The helmets||
made a lasting impression on a 6-year old kid living in Winnipeg watching UM v Minnesota football.
I said to my dad, "Those are claws on those helmets!"
Then he replied (in an imagination-induced Keith Jackson drawl), "No, son, those are the winged helmets of Michigan."
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Another old man||
seconds that. Have a pair of Curry's and they are the best bball shoes I've had.
Curiously they have not brought my game back.
Anyway UA doesn't have to be the garish horror show that MD and ND have trotted out. Methinks Hackett / Harbaugh would stop that.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Avia.||
Avia. Now those were some kicks.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Lots of rumours flying around here||
in Montreal - many are disappointed we blew out TB last night, as there might have been an outside chance they'd fire Therrien and start talks with Babcock.
The rumours are still around but fading. Too bad, I'd love to see him take over the Habs (along with many others). With his McGill connection not absolutely outlandish. Grand old team stuck in neutral with a zero coach.
Unfortunately you know the Leafs are going to go all-in on him...Resist, Mike, resist the dark side...
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Winged helmet is trademarked?||
Thought it was just a design, like stripes.
Princeton's trademarked too?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Of course KO knew what he did||
I just find it amazing that, in the context of a very phyisical series and a very physical matchup, people think what KO knew was that an arm pulled at this angle with this force will dislocate that shoulder and shelve Love for the rest of the playoffs.
He's trying to get the ball, Love gets position on him, he cheats with a bad play, Love gets injured. Tough, but that's the extent of it.
I understand Cavs fans being more than irate. However you'll beat the Bulls regardless and be in the finals, where GS or SA will put thee to the sword. Enjoy the run.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||The refs wanted physical||
they got it. As bluesalt says, shut it down with Perk. Thompson and Sullinger were at war inside.
Yeah a bad play by KO but not the murderous rampaging chanelling Artest fury some are desperate to paint it as. Two big guys wrestling for the ball, one starts to lose and yanks on whatever is in his way. Bad play, dumb play, not trying to separate a shoulder but cheating to get the ball.
He gets a game...tough to give him more after JR's foul only gets him two. He should have got five, KO 4 next season. Or better, suspend KO the first 2 or 3 or next year's playoffs, when the C's will probably be better and he will be even more important to the team and Love and deRozan are Faking it with Kobe.
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||Pateryn has exceeded expectations||
Really hope the Habs find enough room for him - entriely possible if we flame out the next round. Rumour is Tinordi is on his way out, so maybe.
Patches has disappoint. But he did have a suspected concussion just before the season ended. Still, disappoint.
I've never had any real ill-will towards the Wings, and even now that we're in the same division can't get up anything like Bruin- or Leaf-hatred levels. And our 70's show can hardly be compared with Ohio State, absolutely terrible analogy. Certainly wasn't the Habs fault that the Wings sucked then while we built maybe the best team ever.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Fantastic player||
Has been for the Rags since his first shift. The motor plus some touch. Really wanted the Habs to somehow deal for him before he hit the NHL.
Good luck to him.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||5 day surely...||
Cricket, Gaelic football, Gaelic hurling.
Like that Whirleyball thing though.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Priorities change||
as does what surrounds the game.
From Montreal, I grew up watching the Canadiens at The Forum. I still love hockey and follow the Habs, but going to the Bell Centre is exactly the 'controlled experience' StephenRKass describes above. I hate it - but there is no way to bring the Forum or that feeling back.
As a beginning UM fan I loved Bo, AC, then Harbaugh, Woodson, etc etc. But the money involved, be it profit or cost, has radically changed the experience. The Big House now is certainly not The Big House of then, and can't be ever again.
Still love the team, still watch all the games. There is no sense living in nostalgia though, and I don't like everything of what the game has become.
Now get off...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Cavs will be in the Finals||
unfortunately - if they can get past my C's.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||"It's never too late||
to start over."
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Youth basketball coach||
Have kids age 5 up to 13 in various programs, built / building them from the ground up. The kids will learn from your words, your attitude, the atmosphere you create and promote.
I strongly recommend Brian McKormick's 'The 21st Century Basketball Practice' for any sport. It looks at various approaches to coaching and how kids respond. Excellent & my #1 choice, no matter the sport (I have also coached youth baseball, soccer, and am doing some cricket this year, but the book applies to all).
Wooden's Blue Book and 'The Inner Game of Tennis' have been great motivators and philosophical guides for me. I've rec'd Wooden for parents frequently, with positive feedback.
Of course I love 'Bo's Lasting Lessons', and his overall themes of honesty, decisiveness, principles, and giving people a chance to become better resonate.
The 'Inside Youth Sports' website has good stuff in it sometimes. I'm also on 'Breakthrough Basketball' a lot, though that is more sport-specific.
Kids play sports for fun, friendship, some degree of success / improvement, with winning way down the list. Make them want to come back, have fun, meet friends, and they will get hooked by athletics. Plan every practice, let kids make decisions and mistakes, give them variety, be steady and unbiased.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Let's break out our||
Champion and Russell Athletic gear and take a nap.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||My new Steph Curry's||
are the best ball shoe I've ever had - and I've had a large many.
Never tried another UA shoe, but they are fantastic.
The uni's are what the AD approves...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Very underrated suggestion||
It's never even an issue. Hell they use a smaller ball, they are 1/2 way there.
9 or 9 1/2 would do.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Sure||
a small pg going high off the glass with a 6 ft 8 POY bearing down is sure awful.
It's like you trying to lay it up with Howard or Gobert d'ing up - except there is no way in hell you'd even get it to kiss the glass.
But hey, awful...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with this||
35 shot clock does the college game no favours. Boring is every team floating through their sets while flipping the rock to each other way beyond the perimiter, then start their real 'set' with 18 on the clock (oddly enough we have the 24 here in Canadian college). Widening the paint is also great. Hand check, well they've tried to ban it in the past and it always creeps back in unfortunately. Timeouts are absurd now.
Only thing I'd do different is eliminate the charge circle.
Geno is a brilliant showman and great at attention-getting. He's also a phenomenal coach and recruiter. He's better when he talks about strengths of WBB, intelligent movement, reading and react, spacing, defensive shifts, etc. Poor comment designed to draw attention to the WBB Final Four, nothing more.
The best pro teams embrace modern ball and are killing it - Atl, GS, Memphis, SA, etc. They are far better than any NCAA team just in terms of pace and movement.
That said, nothing beats the NCAA atmosphere in basketball. I am biased of course but really believe JB is at the forefront of modern basketball in college, maybe a few seasons ahead of his time - through a post destroyer 7-footer would still be nice.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly. DJ is what WCS||
Exactly. DJ is what WCS should aim to be. We dont know where the ceiling is but that should be his target type.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The kicks, man||
Pop into a House of Hoops sometime. All player-branded gear at the one here - zero team merch.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||And AAU ball||
is off the charts.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||DeAndre Jordan||
is probably what WCS could aim for with a lot more work on his athleticism.
In today's pro game it's rim protect (he can certainly do that), set pick and roll, look for lobs.
His straight post game on O is pretty mediocre. Towns at least can back shorter guys in, use that shoulder-elbow bump effectively, and is murder at short range.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||It's easy||
You're the Leafs. We're not.
But you know that a good number of our best ever players have not been French right? And anglos here are almost all Hab fans right?
Wonder if Mac Bennett might do something. In the AHL now I think.
|19 weeks 20 min ago||Trolololo||
Well done Max. Can't wait to see you and PK troll the borg in the playoffs. Oh wait...
Btw another ex-Wolverine Greg Pateryn is up with the Habs and playing 10-15 per game, playing well.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||Great stuff!||
Congrats WBB! Great to see this after that bad end to the season.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||Canada is still kind of a colony||
Queen is on our money and all that. But very very little cricket.
Our Ntl team made 3 WC's in a row (03-07-11) but there was very little coverage, and now the team is down in the dregs.
Very poorly promoted here. And facing impossible odds against hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, football.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||But England is the OSU of everything||
to everyone everywhere, at least in the rest of the world.
And they were nasty cricketers, once.
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||You got the most important part right: drinking.||
You got the most important part right: drinking.
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||Gotcha. I just couldnt see||
Gotcha. I just couldnt see anyone except maybe SA finishing top of that pool.