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|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'm||
I'm about to drive Chicago to Port Huron. Is this gonna suck?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||You||
You have low standards for "pretty good."
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'll||
I'll just put this here:
Our 3 bigs (Morgan, Horford, Bielfeldt) combined for an almost miraculous statline. They had 18 COMBINED rebounds and points next to 14 fouls. Once again: our bigs almost had more fouls than points and rebounds together.
Please never leave, Mitch.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Because||
Because he's a surefire top 7 or so pick in this year's draft, maybe top 5. Just about everyone in a position to know has been saying he's almost certainly going pro, for obvious reasons.
If I had to guess why he's visiting: why not? He gets to take a bunch of free trips all across America (he's Australian) and get treated like a goddamn Sultan. I'd do the same thing in his position. Why turn down free fun?
Seriously, don't even get a hint of a hope up here.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Sigh||
Stern is retiring this season. LeBron has 2 championships in his decade in the league. But there's always going to be some dumb, generic assertions to cast, I guess
|2 years 35 weeks ago||This||
This is Jennings' 5th year, and Smith's 9th.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Honestly||
It's a solid team, but not one that's ever going to do much as constructed. Defense is the best predicter of playoff success, and Detroit's defense is pretty bad.
Monroe has to go. That lets Smith slide over to the 4, where he belongs, brings in another asset, and prevents a horrifying cap mess in the frontcourt. Monroe supposedly wants a max (which is dumb), and Detroit can't pay him anywhere near that with Drummond's extension coming up in the near future.
If they can flip Monroe for a real 2 or 3, that'd be ideal. There would still be a glaring need for a star offensive threat (no, Brandon Jennings isn't taking you places as your best scorer), but not bad.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Yep||
"2 lines of fuckwits throwing their own shit at each other" pretty much perfectly encapsulates basketball game threads.
Maybe pop four Xanax, take a deep breath, and point out where I insinuated the team is above criticism. They aren't. I was summarizing what goes on when people pop blood vessels banging their keyboards and inundating everyone else with dumb, reactionary "commentary."
But that doesn't sound like something you'd know anything about, you prince of level-headedness, you
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Oh||
Oh, my bad. That's a perfect example of a dumb cliche that I totally forgot
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Agreed||
Look at all these super honored-feeling Native Americans.
No wait just kidding, they fucking hate the name, and severely outnumber the pro side.
But hey, who am I to doubt your expertise on the relative offensiveness of a word to an ethnic group you undoubtedly have no contact with
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'll||
I'll save everyone the trouble of reading the game thread, should we not win by 70
- GR3 isn't a D1 player
- Beilein got lucky with Burke
- Zomagawd we don't run any offense it's just drives h4yufytbfybjhbbf
- Something about not having a winning mentality
- worst Michigan sports year everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
- team will be lucky to make the NIT
- why doesn't Beilein teach defense or rebounding
You're all welcome
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Eh||
My respect for his football analysis has dropped after what he did to Rihanna
|2 years 36 weeks ago||well||
that's kind of a massive investment of time and money for a bit of nostalgia
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Uhhh||
What? He hasn't won 2 conference titles. In our haste to crown him God we're actively making up accomplishments for him now I guess.
And apparently "division titles" are a thing that matter now? Awesome.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Solid||
Solid comparison here. Michigan in the Big Ten is definitely comperable to Boise State, who used to play about 1 ranked team a year in their undefeated days.
Go ahead and find me a year in the last decade in which an undefeated Michigan would ever have been left out of a top 4. Or ever, really. It's never going to happen. If we win our games, it doesn't matter how good the Big Ten is.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Nah||
Nah, we really don't. We need to not lose our games. There will pretty much never, ever be a time when an undefeated Michigan won't get selected for the top 4.
It would only ever matter if we lost a game. In some years, we'd still end in the top 4 with one loss and a conference victory.
Here's what it boils down to: it's probably easier to go undefeated in an awful Big Ten (see OSU last year) than to lose just 1 game in a great conference, where you get some benefit for perception.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Re: Dantonio||
I think we overrate Dantonio because we're his bottom bitch. He's had several good years, but also several mediocre years. He coaches in a conference that no one (rightfully) has any respect for. Before this year, he had never won anything more than a shitty bowl game. And the peripherals are bad: he's a pretty poor recruiter*, he's got all the personality of a particularly boring pebble, and his style of football isn't exactly enthralling.
He's also not at all young. I can understand why he's not an attractive option for huge openings like Texas or USC.
* Yeah, he's great at finding underrated talent. But at these national programs, bringing in top talent is the expectation, and he's really pretty awful at that. How many of his highest priority targets has Brady Hoke (and everyone else) swiped in the last few years?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Not at all||
He's from the NFL. He's not going to pass up a big time NFL job because Penn State might maybe in the future be good enough to sometimes finish 2nd to OSU.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Honestly||
I only care if Michigan has a good coach. I actively hope every other team in the conference is a flaming tire fire. It would only ever matter if we got good enough that conference perception would hurt us in getting selected for the playoff - but since we're about a million miles from there, here's to hoping everyone else loses their coaches and has their facilities destroyed by freak tornado.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||You||
You and me both, peanut. What does UM basketball have to do? We went to the championship last year and it's a saturday game against #1. Either the non-students didn't show because we lost some earlier games (pathetic), or this program is never going to generate the loyalty they deserve. Either way, it's really annoying.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Those||
Those only lasted a few seconds before they got covered up ok, but yeah, no band hurt. It's telling how many UA fans there were, though, and all over the stadium. It just sucks that there were hundreds of students who tried and failed to get tickets for this when there were open seats and UA fans aplenty. And students have finals; everyone else has no excuse. It was honestly pretty infuriating.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Uh||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||It's probably||
It's probably been mentioned, but the non-students sucked a fat one today. We lined up two hours early in the snow and packed the place an hour before tip-off. Everywhere else, there were plenty of empty seats, and Arizona fans everywhere. For as much shit as the students get on this website, this is only fair. If the students were as shitty as everyone else today, we'd have 4 threads demanding they lose seats.
As it is, I wish 1/2 of the stadium could have been student seating. The demand was there. But alas: merely a bunch of empties who couldn't be bothered to come on a Saturday afternoon against the #1 team in the country.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Their record||
Their record is already worse than ours over the last 4 years, AND they have a fossilized legend trying to hang on too long. It's Penn State with less rape.
They are definitely worse off than we are.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Dat offense doe||
Is just an abject disaster, and has been for his entire tenure, injuries or no. It's Florida so he had a shitton of highly rated defensive talent (seriously, Florida's D has been studded with former 5*'s recently), but he's basically pulled a reverse Rich Rod.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Welp||
1. Sriracha is shitty
2. I'd be happy if the southeastern portion of the US got donated to Mexico or something. There'd be some initial confusion about the use of the word "football," but America gets some quality addition by subtraction.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Yeah||
Screw Beilein for not designing an array of alley oop plays for GR3, since that's literally the only thing he can execute with any consistency. If only he was like Coach K, who makes sure his players pass to the most talented player in America. Beilein would never do something so tactically advanced.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||We||
We have a first year writing requirement for graduation, so I can't imagine whoever posted that went here
|2 years 36 weeks ago||oh man||
Put him away before he gets on camera with a "begin the coup" sign and starts a government overthrow. The very fabric of reality is at risk: imagine the consequences of a "divide by zero" sign
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Eh||
Vishnu has more important things to take care of than fixing bowl results