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|25 weeks 11 hours ago||Cheeky British payback for Gus getting the World Cup...||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Hate what basketball has become with the "new rules"||
Especially for teams like us with old school coaches,,,
Teams that played great "help" defense: There is no more "help" defense... only fouls waiting to be given for any such attempt to do so. No more reward for squaring up on a guy driving... Only a blocking foul half the time blown before contact anymore because it's assumed.
Teams that play great perimeter, shooting, and ball movement offense: Congrats, try to get clean looks anymore by just moving the ball and kicking it to good shooters. In this era, defenses have learned to play way outside and cover you. There's no benefit to sagging off to help, because you can't help anymore. If you don't learn to put the ball on the floor and beat someone one on one to the hole... you won't win against those who do.
College hoops has become the mini NBA. Guys like Jabari Parker going to the rack ala mini Lebron, or even a Stanford point guard who knows to just run off people's shoulders (any M big) or just flat out through tem (poor Spike), will succeed wildly. Guys who settle for contested 3s or only drive trying to avoid contact will have a tough time.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Watch out! The ELPD is as we speak....||
trying to determine your identity to seek you out for inciting riot.... You're very close too "suggestive" there...
|39 weeks 2 days ago||It hit the cross bar support in the side of the net...||
And ricocheted up, into the corner. Caught my eye too...
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Perhaps for the bulk of mgoblog...||
The "interesting" part is the information disseminated... Perhaps you should examine what exactly your interesting part is. It seems lately a lot of folks have found it to be their own words/opinions.
No one is suggesting they have to change what they think, or how they feel. Just maybe they should think before so adamantly voicing displeasure with how the site goes about disseminating such info... It's very point for being. Opinions and free speech are guaranteed,.. Posting them on someone else blog may not be.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||How about in the very comment of yours that I replied to above?||
"That's what puts food on the Cook table."
Seems easy to pick out. It's something you and others always fall back on. The idea that he captains this conformity-laden vessel called mgoblog, solely for the sake of $$.
It may not have been relevant to the original topic, but as usual, when it came to defending your opinion, you went straight to the notion that you're up in the higher moral ground crow's nest, while he is in your theory ignoring the moral rocks while navigating to Dollar Island.
It's a DISSERVICE to someone/something that has always been first and foremost a labor of love, and I can't believe none of you realize it/are more thankful for it. I certainly wouldn't have had the patience to keep some of you around.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Some ghost accounts would be welcome.||
I don't care to comb through MGo archives for threads to support my belief, and it wouldn't be worth it anyway, as you are indeed delusional. (This truly isn't about just you, but you are the one currently discussing it.)
You and others have indeed taken tone or stance against people numerous times on this board. Yes, perhaps there are some like Section1 who go out of their way to rankle your feathers... Most times however it's one of you just trying prove less worldly/savant some poor poster who disagrees with you. You are indeed either delusional if you don't realize your actions, or, you truly take some form of perverse enjoyment from it, sitting there playing dumb while cackling aloud and rubbing your hands together behind your keyboard.
The fact that any of you have provided witty, insightful material at times does not excuse your normal behavior. Condescending attitude does not jive with acting like you're somehow taking the higher moral road all the time.
Finally, the whole "Brian isn't fair because he's only worried about making money..." meme is just tired, and naive. It's an easy cheap shot. It's the ultimate example of trashing someone while sounding righteous. You and most of these others need to decide if you can post in a civil manner, or move along, or get caved by The Man. If it's so like living in a dictatorship around here, for your own health and peace of mind, find a nicer sandbox to play in.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Uh, you're missing a big point...||
That section across is paying FULL PRICE. The problem with the students is they're getting a discount AND not showing up, when those seats could be sold for full price.
Now, I agree that in terms of looking at JUST paying ticket orders, things need to change too. There should be some sort of loss of priority points for every unused ticket. This would encourage even wealthy tix holders to make sure their tix are used, creating a full environment. Or, less prestigious fans might start to creep by them in pecking order if they are truly dedicated.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Do people understand student policies at other schools?||
As in BEFORE they start bitching about what options they have?
Try Duke, specifically for BIG games like UNC:
Too much to handle? How about Kentucky? Simply a lottery. You must show up on the designated night and HOPE to be called in the lottery. Only then can you buy student season tix. There is NO "just buying them". It's not hard to imagine that with such limited quantities, people (other students) are chomping at the bit to get any tix the original winners don't want. I.E. ensuring a passionate, dedicated to showing up student body at games.
In this day and age of athletics, UM is lucky to have 2-3 sports it's students care so much about, but even the students must realize that space is at a premium. If anything, the loose, generous, entitlement type system in the past was horribly outdated. Welcome to the new world. Student perceptions will change, albeit grudgingly, but if UM proves to stay succesful in its sports, no one will care soon.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Why is it being said it's unlikely to med shirt him?||
It doesn't matter if he red shirted already. If you have a year taken away from you due to injury, you're eligible to apply. Look at guys like Hummel from Purdue, etc. Even kids that have transferred, sat their transfer year (I.e. their red shirt year), then got injured at their new school, still get medical red shirts.
The only thing that typically prevents it is if the athlete plays part of a season. I.e. if he CAN come back, and we play him, obviously that'd kill all hope.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah, I couldn't get past PG...||
Jalen, or Trey???
|1 year 16 weeks ago||THEY ARE FRESHMEN!!!!||
Good Lord, give it a rest!
Tell me what you've read about any of the kids who've come into the program the past year. "Great ballhandler", "phenominal shooter", any other offensive term.
Ever remember hearing we signed a "lock down defender"? There's a reason for it. Kid's are recruited on their size/ability on offense (usually WITH the ball) or inside presence. They LEARN defense, in a system, it takes time.
This year we're lucky to be where we are defensively. We've hit the wall physically (as freshmen do if they play a lot early) at this point, because the length of season and physical demands are mor ethan they've EVER encountered before.
Morgan's injury hasn't let him return to form (like McGary's earlier). Stauskas and Robinson's recent struggles are due to the wear down that occurs by this point. The "freshest" guys out there are Levert and McGary b/c they've played tons less.
We will be fine next year, just on experience and conditioning alone. The ONLY "fix" that could help right now is moving GRIII to the 3, which requires not only 2 of our bigs to take the 4 and 5, but finding a suitable swap for THJ and Stauskas at the 2. It's not something Belien's seemed to want to do. Maybe next year with healthy bigs and Donnal adding to the mix...
Relax and enjoy the ride... if anything, losing gave us time to rest and heal (Morgan/THJ).
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Definitely toned down in the pics vs live...||
These are more, "Oops, I stepped in mint chocolate chip ice cream" vs the toxic green I saw last night... Maybe the "sports" setting on the TV has the contrast too high?!?!? It's night and day, glad I'm not the only one...
EDIT: This pic's better, and BONUS - alt shorts for "dark unis"...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You mean these?||
I still say I'd take these (UnderArmor) "board shorts" over that Adidas stuff. Again, at least has some vague tie to reality, even if it's just "Hey, everybody in the pool, we in South Florida!!"
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Finally some pics on the interwebz this morning...|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I don't know man...||
I think I'd even take UA before Adidas. I can get behind the whacked out Maryland crash dummy unis before what I saw tonight. It at least had purpose, based on state flag etc.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||They're worse than the green ones above for sure.||
The all white with the toxic green numbers and trim is something I just can't convince myself, "but the young kids of today really love them." The Cincy ones looked way worse live than above as well.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Look, I didn't mind some of it, I even like some of the...||
crazy alt unis, but it gone too far. Beginning to seem like it's a contest to see who can go the farthest before schools actually say, "no thanks."
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Reach or not, his 40 time sealed it.||
Lions need a DB and the only question was his speed. He's a Lion, unless someone else takes him first. Seldom a more sure bet.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||UM wins 78-63.||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||If you count Maryland yet...||
#4 was C Alex Len (7'-1") from Maryland; Oladipo as mentioned above; and no G Harris.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Nice pick up for the T-wolves in your site's draft...||
BOTH GRIII, and Hardaway.... Although Burke to Boston??? Yuck!
AND the Pistons taking DeShaun Thomas in 2nd round??? I don't like this draft!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Irvin's been tearing it up though too...||
If Walton/Irvin give us Burke/Hardaway-like freshmen seasons, we may be OK and then some. GRIII will be the tough one to fill so soon. I personally agree with above notion that GRIII stays, seeing more touches next year with others gone, and a potential lottery pick.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||"stupidly so, by his height"...||
Agreed. It's like they think he's the NBA's Russell Wilson... I just don't get it at PG... Chris Paul hasn't done so bad...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Don't know if surprised is what I'm thinking...||
2 years younger, shooting better, more physical (getting to rim and monster rebounding).... all for two guys same size otherwise...
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Saw a report that its 1.2 mill/yr, to be announced Tues||
Up from 0.5 mill currently at MSU. Sorry no link, don't know how to copy/paste on kid's IPad.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Am I missing something? This does not appear to change much...||
In so far as transferring AND playing immediately. It says the transfer can occur only if the student athlete has the newly enacted gpa (more restrictive). It only allows for immediate playing IF the former coach "permits" it.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||UM wins 73-57||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||UM 79-57||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Do you get ESPN3??||
It's live streaming on there.... or on ESPNU the channel...