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|5 weeks 2 days ago||Fratty?||
I'm not so sure cray, yolo and amazeballs are "fratty" terms. Much more likely those would be heard at a sorority at Michigan State.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yedlin's a wing||
I'm assuming Brian has them both as wings. Green is more of a personal preference on that, with Yedlin I just don't see why you'd take him off the flanks when he obviously excels so much out there.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm||
Perhaps Brian is planning on Julian moving to the wing? I could see him playing the left wing with Yedlin on the right in 2018. Mix up top as attacking mid and Bradley back in his more comfortable position at the back of the mix.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Not attacking||
Not an attacking mid. He will likely move to mid, I think, but he'll be playing the wing.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Bagmen||
After reading that SEC Bagmen article, and then reading the article about the guy who just bought Doug Nussmeier (or however you want to describe it), does anyone else really pine for the day when chaos reigns and handouts from third parties is an option? Does anyone actually think that SEC Bagmen X (who owns a couple of Honda dealerships) is competing with the earth-moving-money guys that schools like Michigan, Stanford, etc. have? I suppose the only obstacle would be the fact that those guys are so wrapped up in making gobs of money that they don't have time to care about football recruits.
I realize this has tangibly little to do with this post, but it struck me as I was reading the article.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
I think NYC would provide a nice environment for Michigan and a definite home crowd advantage in most games (maybe with the exception of Maryland, which at best would be 50/50, I imagine, and I do think they'd outdraw Rutgers). Is the same true of D.C.? I'm not as sure. I certainly know they have a strong Michigan alumni base, but I'm not so sure it's any larger than other B1G bases like NYC is.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||CSMAS Article||
Did anyone else read that article? It noted in JANUARY OF 2013 that the CSMAS thought the ban should be reduced to half a season in addition to their recommended testing changes making it more likely that a positive test occurs. What a surprise that the NCAA, who are like super concerned about the student-athletes y'all, implemented the punitive recommendation of the CSMAS but not the rehabilitative one 18 months later.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Uh...||
Color me stupid but why should I be more excited about us in 2 years when Caris is gone and we add Cole Huff versus next year when we have Caris, a projected lottery pick, and not Cole Huff?
We won't know how this team looks and performs until next year, but I have faith in Beilein. If next season is rough sledding I honestly don't see why you'd think in 2 years it'll definitely be better with the Huff-Levert swap.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Good lord||
The amount of corporate-speak in this press release is maddening. Maybe next time you sell the naming rights to the head coaching position you should limit the name to something that can at least fit into a tweet.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Support GRIII's decision||
I support whatever decision GRIII reaches - which appears to be going pro - but am I the only one who doesn't understand his consternation at playing the "4" under Beilein? What exactly was he forced to do offensively this year because of being labeled a "4" that a "3" doesn't do under Beilein? It's not like we made him sit in the paint and body out for position. I just don't understand why he thought that was an issue.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, what gives?||
What gives? That other thread on March Madness that was just taken down seemed totally placid.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Really?||
People are FREAKING OUT while we have a 4-point lead at the half on a neutral floor against an OSU team we beat by double digits at home? Oh, and when we have a head coach who is notoriously excellent at halftime adjustments?
Yeesh. Tommy Amaker's ready and willing if you guys are that concerned.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||TuneIn||
I actually found it on TuneIn. Didn't know that app existed. Can use that on my drive. Much appreciated!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Radio?||
Unavoidable drive later today - any idea on what this is broadcast on nationally radio-wise? ESPN Radio? CBS?
Any help much appreciated.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Other||
I vote for the alley-oop and chirping-Denzel-Valentine mashup gif.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Cock-eyed judges||
Oh, if only these cock-eyed judges you spoke of were as prevalent as you imply. My job as an attorney would be much easier. I guess that also means my skills would be in less demand...
Hooray lack of cock-eyed judges!
The fact that the judge will likely not decide this on summary judgment - to the extent that the article's assessment is true - may end up being the only victory the NCAA is after. Putting a complicated matter like this in front of a jury will likely turn this case into a crapshoot, in my estimation. A crapshoot might be the best chance the NCAA could have hoped for.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
I agree re: THJ being a lone bright spot for the Knicks this year. It's a shame that Dolan/Woodson are so incompetent that they insist that JR Smith still get 30+ minutes/game and cut into Hardaway's playing time.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps||
Perhaps my ctrl + f function was not working but I found the same thing.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||#NODISRESPECTTOAARONCRAFT||
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Northeast||
College Football will always be an also-ran here in the northeast. It's just not in most families' blood and there's little to indicate that the traditions will change anytime soon. People here get up for NFL Sundays big-time - the local bars are packed, people are wearing jerseys. Saturdays when I venture out in my Denard jersey people look at me like I have 8 heads and clearly some suspect I must have confused my days of the week.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Semantics||
I think your quibble is semantics-based but I don't think saying it's "up for grabs" is a mischaracterization of what he said. I think we implicitly extract more meaning from that phrase than is actually there. An open competition means "up for grabs" essentially. Every starting job should always be up for grabs, really.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke's comments||
I think anyone who is begrudging Hoke's comments to the media needs a bit of a reality check. In an ideal world Hoke is able to tell us the truth and avoid any involvement in this matter, but this is not an ideal world.
While possible he did not hear from his own counsel or the AD's counsel on this matter, I find that difficult to believe. Assuming he did, there is no way - I cannot emphasize this enough - that they advised him to say anything that might implicate Gibbons' disciplinary proceedings or suggest that something larger was at play. No comment or "team rules" is an option I suppose, but one that would only invite further inquiry. If I'm counsel, I'm not risking further inquiry and a potential lawsuit against Hoke for defamation, or the University for violation of FERPA or any other privacy act because Hoke "owes the fans/media honesty." Sure, "no comment" isn't a violation of FERPA or any other regulations, but don't think that a crafty Plaintiff's attorney doesn't file a garbage Complaint capable of avoiding early dismissal based on the suspicion that comment engenders. Is the idea that they would vaguely mention a possible injury - which is probably vaguely true to most players on the team anyway - and allow the entire disciplinary process to resolve itself really that abhorrent?
If Hoke lied to players, parents' players, the University, investigators, etc. in an effort to protect Gibbons' butt, then go ahead and take issue with him. However, I don't see what the great travesty is that Hoke, probably upon the advice of counsel, possibly evaded the issue and fudged a response, claiming a "false" injury, in a media press conference. Football press conferences and "honesty with fans" are never going to take precedence over Hoke's or the University's legal concerns, and frankly, I don't really think they should. Brady Hoke is not your father. You will get over his misdirection - if in fact it is misdirection.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I'm fine with that||
I don't think Hoke maybe fudging at a press conference to avoid disclosing something as scandalous and potentially contentious as that is a black mark on Hoke. Perhaps the University lawyers advised him not to disseminate that information. It's not Hoke's job to tell everyone about a punishment levied by the University that doesn't arise out of his playing football.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Not exactly a HOT TAKE but I would encourage everyone to reserve judgment on how the University handled this until more facts come to light. Obviously the delay in judgment seems strange - and may very well be due to mismanagement on the part of the University - but there's no need to weigh in now when clearly all, or even a majority of, the facts surrounding this matter have not yet surfaced.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Nope - Doesn't attach||
It does not preclude subsequent civil proceedings or administrative proceedings against a person who has already been prosecuted for the same act or omission.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Enjoy||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
He was never tried or charged with those crimes. There's no double jeopardy. Also, the University of Michigan is not a court of law which triggers all of your constitutional rights that attach in a criminal proceeding.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair to MSU Students||
To be fair to MSU Students- I can't believe I just said that - searching RCMB to determine what MSU kids call Stauskas is like searching MLive to see what Michigan students called Jeff Smoker.
Though thank you for linking to that thread - it is VERY unintentionally funny in retrospect.
|35 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah||
Yeah, what a new, topical spin on the Knicks' season. Hilarious! Did he make any ESPN loves Tebow cracks, too?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Caris at PG||
I don't mind having Caris guard the opposing team's point guard, obviously, but Caris getting extended play at the point would be a disaster. His court vision is awful. Seriously, watch his head when he drives the line - 95% of the time and you'll see him charging forward with his head down. I like Caris' defensive play but I am wary of his utility as an offensive player. He can take the ball to the hole but he's not incredible at that aspect to the point that it outweighs his other offensive inefficiencies in my opinion. It's a shame that he appears to be the mirror opposite of Spike, whose lack of defensive prowess often overcomes his incredible ballhandling and passing skills which make him the ideal point for this team offensively.