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|3 days 14 hours ago||That's...||
bullshit!! I agree with coach B
|3 days 14 hours ago||Frustrating..||
losing this game at the free throw line.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed||
The Fire Beilein crowd is very annoying with their premature "the sky is falling" yelling after every loss. There are legitimate concerns but such antics show an ignorance of the realities in college basketball, its ups and downs with roster turnover and the difficulty of winning consistently while staying clean like coach Beilein. If these fools had their way, he would have been fired before the amazing run a couple years ago.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great to see...||
X finally show what he can do! Quick with excellent ballhandling and changes of direction allowing him to get to the hoop or find the open man. He may still be the playmaker we need at PG next year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I still give him credit...||
for some amazing accomplishments which were more than "just luck." That's ridiculous. He's an incredible coach. That being said, I think you're right. He's probably lost his fastball. And he has some coaching flaws which are becoming more of a problem. Most of all, he's a very subpar recruiter. I don't think we've had a top 25 class since the Elite Eight run. That's also ridiculous. He's on the hot seat if we don't make the tourney.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Realty annoyed...||
AT&T had the game listed on espn2 so I was recording it or so I thought. Missed most of the game.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Charged with...||
possession of marijuana? And arrested? That's insane. If he is a minor, a simple citation should suffice. If he's an adult, it shouldn't even be a crime. It's a bad habit, imo, but that shouldn't make it a crime.
Police should be fighting real crime not victimless vices.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So where are the..||
fair weather "Fire Beilein" fans now?
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Too early...||
to call for Beilein's firing. He's only a little over 2 years from having this team at a championship level. But he has struggled recruiting while his coaching flaws are becoming more glaring. We are stagnating. I agree that if we don't show improvement this year that he should be on the hot seat. I would give him next year to right the ship but understand those who aren't that patient.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It's debatable..||
so I would still give him the benefit of the doubt. While he's responsible for harming his reputation, it's not fair to declare him guilty every single time something questionable happens.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||My most wanted recruit....||
is Filiaga. Harris would be nice but the key to a solid running game and pass protection is a strong OL. A great OL can make a good but not great RB and QB look like superstars. The converse is not true. Becton would be a great pick up too.
Other than that, Solomon or Tufele would be a huge get. And it would be nice to add a CB, maybe flip Elijah Hicks from ND.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This sucks...||
but we really don't know what happened or if there is significant evidence against him. It is not uncommon for people to be inappropriately charged or overcharged in cases like these. As others here point out, the alleged sexual assault incident apparently happened in line and in public. Unless his actions were flagrant and/or caught on camera. there may be a whole truckload of reasonable doubt here. I think it would be extremely hard to convict otherwise. As for the running from the cops/resisting arrest, that may be more problematic. He was possibly intoxicated with impaired judgement. I would hesitate to condemn somebody for panicking and running in such a state and would hope that such a charge is bargained down to a misdemeanor, again unless flagrant.
In any case, I hope the best for the young man. And I would reserve judgement until we are aware of all the facts.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong...||
"allegedly" touched a woman inappropriately and ran from police
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed..||
we don't know the details or if there is significant evidence of wrongdoing. Innocent until proven guilty. Allow the man his day in court.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||According to one report...||
he was re-suspended after charges were actually filed. Who cares whether it's "a great look?" What really matters is doing the right thing. Period. Maybe he's innocent or maybe at least not guilty of the charges filed. "Resisting arrest" can be a trumped up charge against somebody who was just very intoxicated. And who knows whether he's actually guilty of sexual assault. It sounds like it was a public incident which sounds a bit unusual for such a charge. Innocent until proven guilty. A suspension seems reasonable after charges were filed. But I would let the case play out to determine guilt before taking further actions.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||A disappointment but...||
our prospects for an excellent OL haul this year are still quite good.
Using primarily 247 rankings, this is the current picture:
We already have Kai Leon-Herbert ( #29 OT), Ja'Raymond Hall, (#33 OT), Andrew Steuber (#46), Joel Honigford ( #47 OT) and Phillip Paea (ranked as a DT by 247, #17 OG per Rivals). We lead for Cesar Ruiz (#1 C). And we are seriously pursuing Chuck Filiaga (4 star per 247) and Mekhi Becton (4 star per Rivals).
All of these are high quality recruits who have the potential to be great. They may not be 5 stars but neither were Long and Lewan.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Very disappointing..||
given our need for elite OL and our apparent lead for him.
I really hope we land Ruiz and a couple other quality OL, including Filaga. I believe we are fairly solid with Ruiz. What are our current chances with Filaga and what other OL targets are on our horizon?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||So...||
you "always thought it would be for a better reason?"
The possibly inappropriate suspension and expulsion of 10 possibly innocent students is not a good reason???
If not, then wtf is a good reason?
I don't know if they are completely innocent or not. But the evidence presented publicly so far suggests it is a strong possibility. They were not charged with any crime after apparently exculpatory video evidence was produced. Yet 5 were suspended and 5 were expelled anyway. That should be extremely troubling to anybody who values fairness and justice.
The university needs to prove that all of these punishments were justified and that all the accused were afforded due process. If it cannot do so, the accused need to be reinstated and all administrators involved should be fired. And the university and administrators should face lawsuits. If the accusations are proven false, the accuser should be criminally prosecuted.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly...||
maybe this is a watershed moment where there's major pushback against the hysterical crusade against the bogus "rape epidemic" and kangaroo courts on campus. Maybe it will help restore some sanity and justice to the system.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Great summary...||
of the myths and reality of this controversial issue. Unfortunately, the mainstream narrative of a "rape epidemic" on campuses conflicts with basic logic, common sense and known facts. And it's resulted in a witch hunt which is victimizing a lot of innocent people. I don't know the facts of this case but I am sympathetic to the players' concerns. Too often today, the standard seems to be "guilty unless proven innocent beyond a reasonable doubt."
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The Bruins...||
"may be" an elite team?
No maybe about it. UCLA is an elite tearm, the best team in the country right now. If they stay healthy, they will be the prohibitive favorite to win the tourney. They are probably one of the best teams in quite a few years, better than recent Kentucky teams which had less chemistry and poorer coaching.
Although I'm disappointed by the loss, I'm very encouraged by this game. Michigan would have beaten any other Big Ten team with their level of play today. They played like a top 5 caliber team. And UCLA would have routed any team in the country with their level of play today.
Let's hope they keep it up on the offensive end and tighten things up a little more on the defensive end. Then again, other teams won't be hitting contested 3's from the bleachers like UCLA did today.
I think they are a lower seed tourney team this year if they play to their potential.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Amazing half||
Michigan played better but UCLA hit some crazy low percentage 3's.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Wtf???||
McQueary directly witnessed a sexual assault AND didn't report this to the proper authorities, the police. Neither can be said of Paterno. And neither you nor I know wtf McQueary told Paterno. But we know Paterno relayed it to superiors who were supposed to notify police.
And why the fuck would anybody neg my post unless they think it's ok to witness a sexual assault, not intervene and then not report it to the police. And then make over $7 million off the f'd up mess. That's really f'd up. "Utterly ridiculous" doesn't do such fucked up thinking justice.
Look, go ahead and hate Paterno and PSU. Revel in your blind hatred. It seems to be the popular thing to do here. Maybe Paterno deserves it. I don't know and I really don't give a crap.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||McQueary is the...||
second worst individual in this whole shitstorm, only second to Sandusky himself. As others here point out, it is difficult to understand why he didn't do something to stop the assault he witnessed from continuing. I guess you can give him some benefit of the doubt since it may have taken him some time to process and understand what he saw. But it still makes any decent human being wonder. Beyond that though, why the fuck didn't he file a police report after he clearly realized he saw a likely sexual assault of a minor??? That's his most basic responsibility afterwards as a decent human being. Tell the police, not Penn State officials, the fucking police, a direct statement to the police so that they understand what might have happened and can investigate.
It is appalling that he made money off this.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'm glad they lost||
since I hate Urban Cryer and the Suckeyes. And any loss that detracts from Cryer's gaudy record at OSU is a great thing. But I see your points. If Michigan wins in Columbus, it takes some luster off the win.
In the grand scheme, it doesn't change anything. Michigan still controls its destiny, either way. It means that Michigan actually might be a favorite on paper this year. But beating OSU and Urban Meyer on the road is always a huge challenge so I would still give OSU an edge. We'll have to play our best to have a good shot at winning.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Louisville's misdeeds||
are far worse than the Michigan basketball scandal. In this case, a Louisville assistant was directly implicated in arranging for benefits that not only violated NCAA rules but were illegal as well. In Michigan's case, Michigan basketball staff had no direct involvement or knowledge and there was no illegal activity.
In a more just world, Louisville would vacate all wins involving implicated players as Michigan did with self-imposed penalties, Pitino would be fired and additional probation and scholarship penalties would be applied. These additional penalties should be in in excess of the Michigan penalties.
Unfortunately, the NCAA is not a fair and just organization and none of this is likely to happen.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||TD Houston...||
The OP is starting to look really really stupid.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||As usual....||
there are some nonsensical rankings. FSU #12 after being literally demolished 63-20 (63-10 before garbage time) by Lousville, ranked ahead of undefeated teams like Nebraska?? Seven (!!) ranked SEC teams after their pathetic performance out of conference this year?
At least the rankings aren't being used directly to determine playoff teams anymore so that SEC bias isn't determining the "national champion" any more.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed...||
The rule as currently applied is Insane and destroying the integrity of the game. Flagrant targeting (like in the Stanford-UCLA game) is not being called targetIng and clean hits are being called targeting.
In the interest of reducing serious injury, I think it's reasonable to keep the rule for now. But it needs reform. First of all,there should be a higher standard such as "beyond a reasonable doubt" to borrow a legal term. Second, the penalty should be tiered. The first targeting should be, at most, a simple penalty. The second targeting might warrant an ejection. And if a player is racking up more than a couple targeting calls, then maybe a suspension is in order. The current unevenly applied draconian punishment just doesn't work fairly.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, the very definition of targeting...||
Helmet to helmet, launched, targeted the head, probably caused a concussion.