"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|10 hours 54 min ago||Marcus Ray wasn't too shabby opposite Woodson, either||
He had more opportunities, since QBs tried to avoid throwing towards Woodson, but Ray certainly made the most of them. Those LBs could play a little football, too.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was at that race! Inside of the third turn!||
Mears got passed by both guys on the same lap - I don't recall if he had some car problems. There was a yellow flag very late, but they went back to green and Rahal passed Cogan with a lap or two to go, and stayed just ahead to the line. Great finish, not that it was easy to follow in the stands - some guy sitting near me had a radio, but of course no video anywhere, and mostly everybody just saw the three drivers with a chance to win for a couple of seconds each lap. Watching a big race like that is almost entirely unlike watching football, hoops, or most other sporting events.
I was a HS senior, just graduated. It took longer to get home (Indy's northside) than it took Rahal to drive 500 miles. I had an attachment to Rahal because he was such a nerd - former teacher, big glasses - but not the kind you had at 9. My cup-eating sports moment was the phantom touchdown Rose Bowl. We lost, and it wasn't fair - a brutal experience for an 8 year old.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Or, in short,||
Indiana made more off bowl games last season than Michigan. Hm.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||This video sums it up for me||
I'm glad to see the issue really gaining traction. And, I'm sorry to see people confusing this with 'sissification' or 'just PC'.
This was the powerful ad shown during the NBA finals.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I've been off cable/satellite for several years||
at a savings of, well, thousands of dollars. Netflix streaming and discs for family stuff, so the only thing we miss on is sports. I watch football and basketball, and I couldn't justify that expense.
I rarely have any trouble watching any game that I want. In order:
1. I get some network tv over the air with rather lousy digital rabbit ears. As a Michigan resident, BTN and ESPN are the problem, not the solution - I used to always be able to watch ABC regional and national feeds of B10 football over the air. Now it's more likely the game(s) I want won't be available. But, the quality is usually pretty good when I can get it.
2. Bootlegged sports streams. Sometimes crappy resolution and the sleazy ads are the big issue, but It's not difficult to find them for any game I want to watch. I'm guessing the MGoStaff would rather not see any links to such sites in the thread, but that's what Google is for.
3. Friend's house. I do this a couple times in the fall. It costs me a six-pack and some snacks, much of which I'd consume anyway.
4. Bar down the street. Somewhat expensive, but I spend under $50 a month in the fall watching football in the bar (with wife and or kid/s), which includes beer and wings, and is still way under what I'd pay for cable.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||If he were a bit more clever||
he could have faced the other way next to the H and the I in the end zone and actually started to spell something.
Still, a bold move.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Especially if you imagine that||
R2 is delivering the dialog at the bottom of the screen!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||My sense is the AD is getting blamed||
here for not negotiating a little better about the rivalry game scheduling. Maybe a little less time scheduling the macaroni noodle and the Go Blue skywriting and a little more time on the horn with Delaney to ensure @MSU and @OSU aren't the same year every year.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||If you'd actually read the man's post||
you'd see he meant if RR had brought in his choice of DC in Casteel, who most people seem to think is a capable defensive guy. IF that happened, and IF Casteel had built a competent defense, THEN yes, I think you'd be pretty happy with the program. It's reasonable to assume RR's recruiting would have been better if he weren't on the hot seat from Year One on.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||The UMD AD has serious financial issues||
I'm thinking these guys will struggle in road games, since they'll be taking the bus.
But at home, with half the lights off to save on the electric bill, they'll be a force.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||What airport is IGN?||
The web indicated it's a minor airfield in the Phillipenes, so I figured you meant something else!
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Harrison had a really clear look||
Levert got back out impressively quickly once it was clear Harrison was pulling the trigger, but Harrison had ample chance to eye that shot, unfortunately. We'll never know if he would have hit that shot if Levert was in his business from the get-go, but Harrison definitely was able to set up, eye, and fly unmolested.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||This is why tourney success is overvalued.||
Last year's top-half of the B10 was pretty clearly better than this one's. And yet only Michigan went really deep in the 2013 tournament. Matchups and the random stuff that happens in a single-elimination tourney winnowed out some really good teams.
So yes, 3 B10 teams in the Elite 8 appears to offer solid support for the conference being the best in hoops this year (and just see how much tougher the league is next year when both UMD and Rutgers join up! Oh boy!), but, if not a one had made it this far, the conference would still have been the best in college basketball.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||It's the skin lotion he uses||
Smells great, too.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I lived down there a long time ago||
and in the early 80's many people in south central Indiana got the Louisville Courier Journal paper - there was a 'southern Indiana' edition with plenty of IU sports news, but it covered UofL sports, too. At that time people in my neck of the woods were about as likely to go to Louisville as Indy when they wanted to hit town, even though both were equidistant. Of course, Louisville as a lot more interesting than Naptown back then.
That said, once you got out of the New Albany-Jeffersonville area just north of the river I don't think many people followed the Cards closely. The hills down there were always pretty cream and crimson. As an IU alum I have long wished the Hoosiers maintained a regular game with the UofL, but I guess it wasn't... in the cards.
|19 weeks 12 hours ago||All caps M athlete Twitter king?||
Marques Slocum. And there wasn't even Twitter when he was around the program. Just the concept of a Marques Slocum daily tweet is enough to put him at the top of the list.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I largely agree with this||
As an IU alum, I'm bothered by a number of things about Tom Crean, including how he shuffled people out in his second and third year running the program. Crean has definitely skirted the line on oversigning. However, Brian overstates a couple of things here:
Given his knee issues, Creek probably shouldn't be playing basketball; regardless, he cheered on the team from the sidelines for years and earned his bachelors at Indiana. He did get on the floor last year on a much better team than this one. Crean did not run him off.
Abel was going to be a key piece of the team - Jamiemac makes the case well, and I'd add that Remy hit some ridiculous 3 point percentage before B10 play last year. He was not run off.
Crean certainly didn't run off Luke Fischer, who transferred late this past fall. Luke was in the rotation. A fair question is, why are so many guys who earned minutes on the court transferring? That does concern me at least. But it's not an oversigning issue.
Ron Patterson is the kid who ended up at Syracuse. Due to academic issues from high school, Ron had to take a summer course at IU before his freshman fall semester, and he didn't do well enough to be admitted. That was a university rule. It had nothing to do with the IU athletic department.
Brian didn't bring up the Matt Roth situation, but others have on this site. Matt Roth got his bachelors at IU. Matt got his masters at IU. He spent four years on the sideline and the court, and talked on Senior Day. Like many IU fans, I think the team could have used another year of Matt Roth, but I don't think he was mistreated by Indiana University or Tom Crean. If Matt felt that way, he hid it pretty well, since he came back to help out at basketball camp the next year.
Most of the Tom Crean hate around here, and around the league, springs from how he acts on the sideline, and that he's kind of a weird looking guy. The first is at least somewhat legitimate, while the second is sophomoric at best. There are real issues with oversigning under Crean's tenure, and, I think, real issues with kids not staying in the program, but the past two years are berefit of examples of Indiana running off kids to make room for others.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Randle El was more of a receiver/returner guy in the NFL||
He did complete 22/28 passes (16/18 for the Steelers!) with 6 TDs. Mostly he was a speedy all-round athlete and solid football player. I don't see Miller lining up at receiver much, though - he'd seem to be more a running back kind of guy who can throw some, and I doubt he's prototypical enough to excite a lot of NFL teams in that role.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||His comment had nothing to do with Michigan.||
IU alum here. His comments concerned Jeff Meyer's actions while an assistant coach at IU under Kelvin Sampson. Regardless of what Meyer may have done at Indiana (and I hold Sampson largely responsible for, yes, wrecking our program), Crean should never have confronted him, and indeed he apologized to Meyer right after the game.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Well, from those pictures maybe.||
If we spent some time traveling around Alabama we'd see the proportion of cute in that fanbase is maybe not so high.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||A top choice for camping||
The name says it all. It's in cans, which has advantages in the wild, and yes, you can enjoy it for hours at a time. It's also a good change of pace beer - IPA is not usually my go-to, and my wife is not a fan - but you can mix it in nicely with other things at tailgates and cookouts.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Good catch - I couldn't see what happened there.||
Huge night for Sparty.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||David Boston comes to mind.||
But as a team? No, I think you're on to something here.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Was that George Perlis in an OSU jacket?||
sure looked lik it.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Why play the safeties so far off?||
We had 6 in the box - or 7 when OSU had a loaded backfield - and were playing down a man.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||His nose is pretty big||
for Voldemort, but yes, I see where you're coming from. Wonder where he keeps his horcruxes?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I've really enjoyed P-CP this season||
thanks guys. Sometimes a dose of non-bayesian modeling is needed to maintain the balance.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||It's so reassuring to see John Cooper on the sidelines||
He's like that mythical father figure. No matter how it's going on the field, when they cut back and you see Cooper over there, you feel warm and secure, with faith that everything's going to be a-ok.
|34 weeks 3 hours ago||I checked before I posted||
and you are correct. I didn't mean for my post to appear to be sniping at the OP; I'm just grumpy about football lately and was annoyed by the content. Still... Jhon? Really? It's just impractical - everyone must spell that kid's name wrong.
|34 weeks 3 hours ago||Tahnks for the update.||
I wonder waht plan C is?