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|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm, wikipedia disagrees slightly||
Speculating that lousy fighters are full tomato cans who leak red juice after being pounded for a few minutes. That would answer "But why a tomato can?"
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Canned vegetables||
Cans of corn (and cans of other vegetables) were stored on the top shelf in the dry goods store. When you wanted one, the clerk wouldn't bother to get a ladder; instead he would stand below the shelf, tip the can off the shelf with a broom handle, and catch it. So when an outfielder is standing still waiting for a fly ball to drop into his glove, it's a can of corn.
Tomato can is from boxing. People use empty tomato cans for target practice; hit the can one time and it falls over. A boxer who falls over after being hit once is a tomato can. The slang term for an unchallenging opponent then got extended into other sports.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I get all my fashion tips from MGoBlog||
Where I've learned that the new uniforms are always the worst ever.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Tough to make useful comparisons to 2014||
McGary played in all the non-conference losses (which also included the 7 point loss at #21 Iowa State and the 2 point neutral-court derp to #you'reshittingme Charlotte). The loss to Arizona was Mitch's final college game. So the team that blitzed the B1G wasn't quite the same one that dropped 4 non-conference games.
This year's team, of course, was missing Walton in the loss at SMU and missing LeVert in the loss at Purdue.
And of course the uniforms are different, but the worst-ever in both cases.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hardaway, Burke (LeVert)||
All three star (or lower), ranked outside the consensus top 100 in their classes. Here's a site for historical research.
Of course "can do nothing" described none of them. Beilein always looks for some skills from his recruits - that's why the team never has any of the athletic projects who take three years to figure out which end of the ball to hold.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas from 3||
Year Total B1G Fr 80-182 44.0% 30-81 37.0% So 92-208 44.2% 42-94 44.7%
As a freshman he was shut out @OSU (team's first loss of the year), vs Illinois (a comfortable win), vs. MSU (tight win), and vs. Wisconsin in the BTT loss. Oh, and vs. VCU and Syracuse in NCAA tourney wins.
As a sophomore he was shut out @Duke (humiliating loss), @Indiana(first B1G loss), and vs. Wisconsin (dominating loss).
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Trouble staying at home||
Doyle had a bad habit of leaving his man and attempting to block shots, which resulted in very easy offensive rebounds for the opposing center. This is not an uncommon problem for big kids making the transition from preps to college - it takes some time to really internalize how much bigger and springier the average D1 guard is compared to the guys whose careers ended in high school.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's more about movement and ball-handling||
The 3 and 4 spots in Beilein's offense are almost indistinguishable - they start out in the corners and on certain plays they move toward the middle, setting and/or receiving screens. The 3 man will start in the left corner and thus be moving towards his right; the 4 man will start in the right corner and thus be moving towards his left. So if Beilein has two wings, one left-handed and one right-handed, he'll play the righty at the 3 and the lefty at the 4 so that each one will be moving towards his dominant side when he moves towards the middle of the court.
The side effect, though, is that they're most likely to spot up for jumpers in the corners they started out in, and that right corner jumper just didn't fall for Chatman last year. Hopefully it will this year.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||He was 10/38 overall||
And he has non-zero percentages from other spots on the floor,
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Somewhere between six and eight||
5/7 = .714285...
Nobody calculates batting averages in their heads anymore, I guess.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Corperryale Punishment||
For leaving Manny off your list.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Explicating the inexplicable||
"This matchup choice confounded me, as John Beilein chose to put Robinson on Kaminsky when Nigel Hayes also took the floor for Wisconsin."
Three pointers. Kaminsky is now 25-61 from three, Hayes is holding steady at 0-0. If there's one thing your video makes clear, it's that defending the three point line is not Jordan Morgan's strength. In fact, he's a great matchup for Hayes, a shorter, weaker, less experienced post player. Unfortunately, GRIII can't stop Kaminsky in the post and there was no confusion in Wisconsin's hive mind about where the mismatch was.
|2 years 1 week ago||Just imagine||
How much he would annoy you if he were a Wolverine and LeVert a Bucknut.
|2 years 1 week ago||Husky and Starch?||
Animal and Mineral?
Mace and Bellow?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||As long as we're quibbling||
Chris Hunter played in 60 games for the Warriors
Courtney Sims played in 5 games for the Pacers, Suns, and Knicks
If Jamal Crawford's 17 games constitute a Michigan career, then Ekpe Udoh's two full seasons without any suspensions or indictments merit a jersey retirement.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Do you not have a hard disk?||
A thumb drive?
A fricking floppy disc?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||First they hired Tubby because he inherited a team from Pitino||
Then they hired Richard because he inherited a name from Pitino.
I guess next time they'll hire someone who contracted a sexually transmitted disease from Pitino.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||here you go||
64 32 16 8 UM 60 65 76 72 SU 66 68 65 54 UL 68 63 69 68 WSU 68 64 63 71
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Erm,||
"He has stayed off of the police blotter, and I don't remember him saying or doing anything stupid"
How many times have I told you not to rely on your memory? Ziegler was whistled for a DUI three days after we beat Pitt in the preseason NIT.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Good Timmy would be good||
There are several ways to attack the zone - Beilein knows many more than I do. One is to have McGary flash to the high post - he has all the skills you'd like for that role, i.e. he can make the jumper, drive to the hoop and finish, or pass to either a cutter or shooter. One drawback is that when he's out there, he's not in offensive rebounding position; another is that it puts a lot of decision-making pressure on a freshman.
Or, as you point out, you can have Hardaway flash and do the same things. Some drawbacks there are that you have moved one of your three point shooters into long-ish two point range, and that when Hardaway drives he is more likely to have his shot blocked (though Syracuse's bigs are perfectly capable of stuffing McGary, too). When McGary is out this is probably the best high post option, though, because Horford and Morgan don't pose enough of a threat out there to force the defense to react.
Burke penetrating, either with or without the ball screen, will be another way to attack, but I am wary of having him drive into the lane only to be surrounded by the zone. Will he be able to make an effective pass out of there? He certainly keeps his dribble alive better than anyone in the country, so I shouldn't underestimate him, but...
I'm curious about whether the pick and pop will be available. I noticed Burke using a screen from Robinson in the Florida game. I would think that having a three point shooter set a screen for Burke on the perimeter would result in one of the two being left wide open for the jumper.
Anyway, I think Timmy may have a big game - one thing about the zone is that you can change matchups just by moving the offensive player, so he won't have the other team's stopper in his face all game long.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Syracuse zone||
"Watching the IU-Cuse game I was struck by how the conventional wisdom about where you need to attack the 2-3—flashing to the free throw line—didn't seem to apply. Cody Zeller seems built to crush a 2-3 by getting the ball there and passing, shooting, or driving as the defense provides a wrong answer to the threat he provides no matter what they do."
Go back and watch the tapes of Louisville and Georgetown demolishing the zone by flashing Dieng and Porter, respectively, to the high post. I'm willing to entertain the possibility that Porter is a qualitatively better offensive player than Zeller, but Dieng? No way. I was certain that if IU's coach was smart enough and humble enough to learn from Pitino and JTIII, IU would have no problems. Then I remembered who IU's coach was, and a sliver of doubt crept in.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||If Texas Tech falls for that again||
They deserve it. They can't have already forgotten the Pat Knight years, can they?
Talk about schools with delusions of grandeur. If you have managed to be fired in spite of a national championship resumé, the 4th or 5th best program in Texas has a comfortable alternative to retirement for you. II I I i
I wonder if Tubby will schedule Larry Brown's SMU team in the non-conference schedule?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Also also||
The last line of defense when GRIII is being torched in the post is to have Hardaway defend the opposition 4 man - his technique is better, even though he's a stone lighter. When this happens, either Robinson has to defend a shooting guard (and his technique isn't much better on the perimeter than it is in the post), or he's subbed out for a perimeter defender - LeVert or Albrecht. LeVert's defense is better, but the experience difference between him and Spike really shows up on offense.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Who are these 7 footers?||
Their roster lists nobody taller than 6'10"
KenPom says their effective height is 29th in the country. Michigan is 138th. We probably won't see the Burkenspike combo for very long - that's one of the ways Crean lost the Sweet16 game.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||ༀ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ།||
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Different Personnel||
For those who aren't down with Ypsi sports, EMU's head coach Rob Murphy was an assistant at Syracuse for 7 years; he has run the Syracuse 2-3 zone as Eastern's primary defense since he got the job there before the 2011-2012 season.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Will be a huge challenge,||
according to the talking heads, because Michigan hasn't faced a defense like this...
...since the EMU game in December.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Did they stock ladders in all the team colors?||
Or was it preordained from the moment they left the hardware store?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||No, not at all||
Beilein considers Boeheim a mentor; Boeheim's recommendation was essential in every D1 job Beilein got before Michigan.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I challenge you||
to preach a Sunday sermon on resurrection without thinking about Friday's game.