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|1 week 4 hours ago||4-3-3 in name only. Probably||
4-3-3 in name only. Probably going to play closer to a 4-1-4-1 with Brian sitting in front of the defensive line and Rapinoe and Heath responsible for tracking back on the wings.
|1 week 7 hours ago||4 on 5||
The story goes, and this may be apocryphal, that Vivek had a lot of success defending with 4 and a dedicated cherry picker when coaching his daughter's team, so he either ordered a study or suggested that Malone try it as a strategy.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Should have added that the||
Should have added that the structural political constraints you mention are 100% right on
|1 week 8 hours ago||Rutgers AD isn't just using||
Rutgers AD isn't just using student fees. It's been drawing on the university's discretionary fund since the 2008 stadium expansion. This at a time when academic departments have seen significant funding cuts. The AD has pretty much poisoned the well (not that the Faculty Support Well is ever really that healthy). I'd imagine any facility expansion pretty much needs to be wholly donor funded at this point.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Rutgers||
More funding? Isn't the Rutgers AD already running a massive deficit and using a bunch of money from the school's general fund?
|1 week 10 hours ago||Zach Lowe Zach Lowe –||
|1 week 6 days ago||He was banned either because||
He was banned either because of Title IX or gay marriage posting. He could never quite get the No Politics rule.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Who would even play there for||
Who would even play there for the US? I love that set up, but aside from maybe Rapinoe, who I don't think I've ever seen play centrally, I haven't seen anyone with the ball control and passing skills to play that. I guess Morgan could do it, but there's no way to play with both Wambach and a false 9.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That was confusing. Did he||
That was confusing. Did he mean False 9?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Given all the problems with||
Given all the problems with the offense, the US defense has looked really strong since the early bobbles against Australia. In this game, Colombia hasn't really had a dangerous scoring chance.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. Red card is a game long||
Yep. Red card is a game long expulsion. The PK + red card for a foul on a breakaway is always a harsh punishment
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Good call on the||
Good call on the PK.
Wouldn't be surprised if Colombia started to melt down here.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That was orange. Can't||
That was orange. Can't believe it wasn't at least a yellow.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can't believe that wasn't||
Can't believe that wasn't yellow on the tackle against Johnston. Late and on the ankle of a defender clearing the ball? That's terrible reffing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The last defender was even||
The last defender was even and the ball wasn't headed toward the goal. I've seen those grounds justified as not DOGSO, but I think that was the right call.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly, they don't look||
Honestly, they don't look that talented. Colombia's better at linking short passes together and close control. The US backline is well organized and they've got good speed up the flanks but they struggle to hold the ball under pressure and link plays. Basically, they're reflecting the issues with soccer development in the US more generally.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Er, two beats.||
Er, two beats.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If you foul someone two bears||
If you foul someone two bears after the ball's gone, you're going to get yellow
|2 weeks 1 day ago||U.S. already resorting to||
U.S. already resorting to blasting long balls out of the back. Totally bypassing the central midfield. They look dangerous on set pieces and not much else.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fox sports ap if you get FS1||
Fox sports ap if you get FS1 on your cable package?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW, there are not really||
FWIW, there are not any real success stories of recovery from achilles tears by NBA players (maybe only Dominique). The link below has a list of players between 1992 and 2012 that have returned after an achilles tear (excluded are 8 guys who never made it back to the league). Now, a lot of these guys were on the down side of their careers anyway, but the evidence seems to show that would be foolish to count on Jennings next year (and it would be very Knicksian to trade for a player too broken to contribute).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Twins born at the end of my||
Twins born at the end of my first semester as assistant prof. That was fun.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is good advice, but also||
This is good advice, but also make sure that, when you do go on the academic job market, you get other people's input on you letter and materials. From running junior searches at an R1 (and serving as placement officer) I can tell you that about 1/3 of candidates eliminate themselves off the bat by not understanding the genre of the material they're writing for job applications. Also, go to as many job talks as you can, so you can see what works, and more importantly, what doesn't in your discipline
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Trust me, a lot of them, not||
Trust me, a lot of them, not all certainly, are working late into the night after their kids go to bed, or are getting up at 5 to grab a few hours. And a lot of what they're doing doesn't look like "work." That person sitting at the coffee shop at 11am reading may actually be doing a book review, or doing the secondary research to have their original research speak to their audience
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Studies have shown the||
Studies have shown the average faculty work week to be on the order of 55 hours per week.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. Very few runs aside from||
Yep. Very few runs aside from out wide. U.S. is tactically really crude. Just bang it in high and hope for a knock down. Like English League 1
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Problem is that, out of those||
Problem is that, out of those guys, only Smith can create anything on his own, and Smith creating is almost as likely to hurt as help his team. If the Cavs win 2, it will be a remarkable achievement.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Warriors in 5||
If the Cavs were at full strength, this would be a great series, but they're not.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||This is exactly what's he's||
This is exactly what's he's talking about. I noticed MSU, in particular, bringing the ball up on a wing, looking for a secondary break, and then slowly resetting their offense with the ball up top such that they would be 15 - 20 seconds into a possession before they even started to run an offensive set. They were essentially starting their offense at the same time an NBA team would on the shot clock, only with unnecessarily consuming 10 seconds of game time, while they passed the ball on the top without running anything off the ball or running any on ball screening action.
If the 30 second clock gets teams to initiate offense 5 seconds sooner, it will greatly improve the flow of the game.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||And just to add to this||
And just to add to this point, that stat line reflected a style of play that was unique at the time. Webber was memorable in his ability to see the court as a passing big man, stretch the floor, rebound and play inside. Those Kings teams are so fondly remembered not only because of their success and the way they got screwed in the famous Lakers series, but because they played in a different way than almost any other team at the time. In what was probably the height of NBA iso/2-man ball, the ball moved on the Kings like with no other team at the time. This was largely due to Webber's unique skill set (and to a lesser degree, Vlade's).
In many ways, he was an early version of the skilled big men, who can play in or out of the post, that have reshaped the way that basketball is played.