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|1 week 13 hours ago||I've been playing it a lot.||
I've been playing it a lot. I'd say it's been more popular over these past two weeks than Pokemon Red/Blue were at the time if only because it is bringing in nearly everyone below the age of 30 and plenty of people older as well. This is like the Wii which targeted everyone as opposed to the original games which were mostly children. I'm sure it'll drop in popularity over the next couple weeks though.
|1 week 15 hours ago||One thing to keep in mind||
One thing to keep in mind about the 17-18 schedule is that MSU will likely be road-only
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You're way behind on this. I||
You're way behind on this. I think this was posted on the front page before Harbaugh's second account was even made.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Well, most upside tends to be||
Well, upside tends to be associated with athleticism and learning how to properly use that athleticism, so the fact that no one on our team is athletic adds to the fact that most of our players are pretty close to their peak.
For an example, look at Derrick Walton. What skills has he added while he's been at Michigan? I'd say basically nothing. His skill set boils down to: good spot-up shooter, great rebounder for a guard, good in transition. That's basically exactly what he was as a freshman with some slight improvement in his strengths.
Zak Irvin developed a bit his sophomore year but has stagnated since. All he has really added to his game was some better vision on the pick and roll, but he is so bad as a finisher/slasher that he can barely even use that skill.
Donnal went from unplayable to an average big when playing against bad teams. Idk how he is your success story.
Robinson can only shoot spot up jumpers. Yeah he drove maybe 6-7 times during the season, but he is not even a good shooter off the dribble. He didn't demonstrate to me anything that could reasonably be tuned into being a dramatically improved player.
Wilson has not even been playable.
Muhammad has some promise, but everytime he attacks it is very laborious. He rarely straight up beats a guy off the dribble and gets to the rim smoothly. If you want one of the vets to improve significantly, he is the most likely of them. But he's not a great athlete and is already very very old for a college player.
So yeah, that's all of our returning players except for Mo Wagner.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, it's hyperbole that||
I mean, it's hyperbole that he probably doesn't mean literally. But it's true that we haven't recruited a single player as good as McGary, Nik, GRIII, or Caris since 2012.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Haha woops. My bad. Basically||
Haha woops. My bad. Basically the same thing though.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe. But we got pantsed by||
Maybe. But we got pantsed by Xavier and SMU even with Caris and pretty much every other loss was a massive blowout as well, so I don't feel like we would have lived up to preseason expectations even with Caris.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Very fun. Seeing Irvin's 3||
Very fun. Seeing Irvin's 3 live was probably the best moment of the season for me. Was nice and combative between Michigan fans and OSU/Dayton fans. Dayton's arena is really really weird looking. So that was cool to see as well.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It isn't. It 's a super small||
It isn't. It 's a super small Jesuit school in Cincy that has had a string of great coaching hires over the past decade or two. But even then, it isn't a perpetual top 25 team or anything.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I would be ecstatic with a 5||
I would be ecstatic with a 5 seed next year. If we get a 5 seed and a recruiting class with a few top 100 players, I'll be excited about the program again.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree with what your||
I disagree with what your expectations should be, but I agree with the overall point. Michigan isn't a guaranteed elite program, but I feel like they should pretty much always be a top 25 program, which we have failed to achieve in the majority of Beilein's years here and are trending away from that currently.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Have you considered that||
Have you considered that maybe you're just a homer? I've been to nearly every single home game the past 3-4 years and have been a to a few road games over the span as well including driving 4 hours to Dayton, watching us beat Tulane and then immediately driving home. I have no concerns about my own fandom. Being skeptical and critical is not being a bad fan. I was optimistic before the past two years assuming that "Beilein would figure it out". But now, after these two failure years, I'm just looking at the roster and what we have objectively, and it's not super promising.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Returning all the starters||
Returning all the starters just means our baseline/worst case is approximately what we had last year. According to KenPom that's the 58th best team in the nation (which shouldn't be making the tournament).
As far as Donlon, his defensive ability is intriguing, but it is pretty ridiculous to expect him to make a massive impact in one year. For one thing, our PF is 6'6" 215 lbs and our returning starting center is soft, unathletic, weak and short for a center. None of our players are plus athletes and none of them are even above average one-on-one defenders (the only guy who I would character as even average is Walton). It also isn't easy to implement a completely new and different defensive scheme in one year. It's incredibly unlikely that the players will be good at it after first learning the system for only a months.
We have ONLY one freshman who looks like he can contribute early. Watson, Davis and Teske are all low ranked and projects. Xavier also isn't projected as a guy who is going to come in and be great right away. The best we can really hope from him is an average 3rd guard as a freshmen.
Walton, Irvin and Donnal have all minimally improved in their 3 plus years on campus, so I am not holding out hope that they make huge jumps as seniors. And Robinson is as "just a shooter" as you can get. Sure they'll probably improve a little bit, but I don't see them any of them ending up as consensus All Big Ten players. Walton is our only player to make an All Big Team (one of the two All Big Ten 3rd teams) and it was probably undeserved.
I anticipate an 8-10 seed quality of team. As I said, a 5 seed would require massive jumps from a few players.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Because anyone who watched||
Because anyone who actually watched this team knew they weren't tournament quality (although they deserved to make it based off the horrible process that the selection committee uses), and that many of its best players have already pretty much maxed out their potential as rising 4th year players (Irvin, Walton, Robinson, Donnal).
Basically the only hope to actually fulfill this 5 seed is if Wagner becomes a stud, which is a pretty huge assumption.
Oh yeah, and we lost all of our "depth" to transfers and it looks we are gonna go into the year with 11 scholarship players (with 4 of them only able to play center).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||NFL teams carry 8-9||
NFL teams carry 8-9 OL.
Usually 4 tackles, and 4-5 interior linemen.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I guess I'd say that low||
I guess I'd say that low conviction rates on rapes has more to do with the structure of our legal system than a societal conspiracy against women that downplays rape. The legal system is designed to be difficult to convict people. It's incredibly hard to present evidence "beyond a reasonable doubt" on cases that primarily take place in private bedrooms with the only two witnesses being the plaintiff and defendant.
Would require a dramatic change in legal values for anything to change on that front.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Our legal system is built on||
Our legal system is built on attempting to prevent false convictions.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This is probably not a good||
This is probably not a good idea for a thread.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He has a rep among the MSU||
He has a rep among the MSU student base as being a BMOC asshole. Combined with the fact that his accuracy is very sporadic, it's very reasonable to be concerned about drafting him to be your starter. It just makes me laugh how angry and defensive the MSU twittersphere gets over real concerns.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||Yes. When you load Mgoblog,||
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|14 weeks 4 days ago||Meh, we were below 85||
Meh, we were below 85 scholarships last year.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||We won't be losing a commit||
We won't be losing a commit to UDM. I'll guarantee you that. And Cain already has a good relationship with Beilein.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Replace "passion" with||
Replace "passion" with "financial incentive".
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure that near||
I'm pretty sure that near 100% of the students in Bursley, Baits and Northwood are freshmen.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah that was tough. I||
Yeah that was tough. I basically did all the projects by myself. There were some weeks where I would just wake up, eat, code and sleep.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Cultures of Basketball. You||
Cultures of Basketball. You talk about basketball and how the media/people portray basketball. Very fun and very easy.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||It reports news way faster||
It reports news way faster than the ESPN app.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Heads up. It isn't a free||
Heads up. It isn't a free style. It's the song "Bruh..." from his album.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Aren't there multiple guys||
Aren't there multiple guys who claim to have invented the jumpshot?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Solid verses. I hate how the||
Solid verses. I hate how the hook sounds though.