The D-League as petri dish for weird basketball concepts.
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|1 year 4 weeks ago||Rules are meant to be broken!||
Rules are meant to be broken! This is a big game. We may want to let this one slide
|1 year 6 weeks ago||It would be more meaningful||
It would be more meaningful were they to look at all NFL two deep rosters.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I dunno, good question I||
I dunno, good question I suppose. Appling is damn good. Dawson is talented but a little gimpy after his injury last year. He is getting stronger. Nix and Payne are definitely talented big men, but also look lost at some points (as most big men under Izzo do). Harris is as talented as he was billed. I mean, they have pieces, it is just a matter of putting it together. Izzo tends to make it work once February/March roll around.
I agree on Minnesota, I do like their team. I actually think that Iowa may come up and not Illinois down another peg. I am not sold on that Illini team.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'll take a stab at it: 1.||
I'll take a stab at it:
1. Michigan - Obviously
2. Indiana - Really a 1a, I will be shocked to see them lose at Assembly Hall this year.
3. Michigan St. - Too much talent and coaching to continue to look mediocre all year.
4. Ohio St. - Same as I'm sure everyone else feels - how do they score if Thomas is taken away?
5. Minnesota - Scary talent that could move up the list if they put it together. Coaching is obviously good here, too.
6. Illinois - Can they continue to be as explosive as they have? Unlikely.
7. Iowa - Talented young team. Will scare people.
8. Wisconsin - Go away Bo Ryan.
9. Northwestern - Crawford injury really hurts this team.
This is where the teams are just plain awful:
12. Penn State
|1 year 11 weeks ago||As a former D-2 football player||
I can attest to how true this is. D-2 players aren't as exposed to steroids as D-1. I personally know guys who played at 4 different Big Ten schools that were using steroids. I am from Michigan and graduated from hs in 2004 if that helps narrow down 2 of those schools for you...
|1 year 13 weeks ago||"People treat a playoff as if||
"People treat a playoff as if it's more definitive than a regular season game, but why is that so? The winner of a tournament is nothing more or less than the winner of a tournament - it's not necessarily the best team. "
I'm going to argue against your straw man and say that the idea of a playoff isn't to decide the "best" team. It is an opportunity to give the best teams an opportunity to prove it on the field. Human voters and computers probably can get much closer to getting the top 6-8 teams correct than they can the top two. At least there is a little bit more wiggle room since the 7th best or 9th best teams have a much weaker argument that they deserve a chance.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This was my thought exactly.||
This was my thought exactly. GR3 is Bernard Robinson but more athletic and with a much better jump shot. While that reads like a Fred Jackson-ism, it may be quite accurate... lets hope this keeps up!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yesterday was the worst of||
Yesterday was the worst of all. That TD was pretty clear. Either the replay officials are totally incompetent or are on the take. Neither one is a desirable scenario.
Also, the safety was pretty questionable. The ref sat there for 20 seconds pondering the ramifications of the call. On the replay it was apparent that McGloin was outside of the tackle box when he threw the ball (despite what Spielman was trying to convince the audience of).
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Dammit, Jim, you're drunk||
Dammit, Jim, you're drunk again!
Alas, I also hate everyone... everyone named Gary F'ing Bettman!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Who is this McCarthy you||
Who is this McCarthy you speak of? Are there Communists that need to be removed from the B1G?!?
Mine: Burke, Tim, GRIII, McGary and Horford
Major Minutes off the bench: Morgan, Vogrich, Stauskus and Levert
McLimans and Albrecht will get a few minutes each half.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Knowing what we know now,||
Knowing what we know now, that defense performed that well DESPITE Gerg's presence, not because of it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Great analogy. Hopefully it||
Great analogy. Hopefully it will ring even more true with a World Series victory in the D (and starting a semi-dynasty in Detroit for 15-ish years to come?)
|1 year 21 weeks ago||To be fair, it is the||
To be fair, it is the Browns...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||45-13 - Go Blue||
45-13 - Go Blue
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yes, this stuff happens all||
Yes, this stuff happens all the time. No, it should not be completely overlooked. No, we don't need to spend any more time talking about it. Both coaches look like whiny little girls.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I played a lot of football||
I played a lot of football (high school and college). I had plenty of stingers. You don't do that with a stinger.
Also, you don't just lay on the ground "scared and frozen" either, especially if you are an "All-American".
I know you are trying to play devil's advocate, I'm just saying those two theories don't pass the logic test.
I was knocked unconcious momentarily in a scrimmage before my senior year of high school (wow, almost 10 years now?! yikes!). My helmet was off and I was not allowed back on the field the rest of the day. That is what responsible adults do.
Marky D is just like most of college football - he is a power hungry man who will do whatever it takes to win. He does not truly care about these kids, they are just a tool to elevate his status and make more money. This is why I like Hoke so much, he truly cares about his players on AND MORE IMPORTANTLY off the field.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Devil's Advocate||
I'm not trying to disagree, I generally like Leyland (even for as stubborn as he is playing some players *cough*Rayburn*cough*). But, wouldn't you agree that Leyland has been blessed with some tremendously talented teams compared to those of any of the slew of managers since Sparky retired?
Just like any sport, the coach/manager can only do so much with the talent he has. The good ones know how to put their players in a position to succeed, after that it is up to the player to do the hard part. Jim has been a good manager, but he also has been fortunate to have Magglio Ordonez, Miguel Cabrera, Placido Polanco, Curtis Granderson, Kenny Rogers, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, etc, etc, etc.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Except Jim Harbaugh doesn't||
Except Jim Harbaugh doesn't coach for Stanford anymore... was he at the game or something and I didn't know about that?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Boo this man!||
Boo this man!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Unfortunately, only about as||
Unfortunately, only about as much as it helped Western Kentucky...
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Nope, I think you are in||
Nope, I think you are in lock-step with all of us. That is the first thing that I thought. It all starts to make sense why the man is so successful when reading these types of things, though.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Meh, my inner Fred||
Meh, my inner Fred Jackson would say he is more like Jim Brown but more dominant...
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Well, since I watched the||
Well, since I watched the 2000 Orange Bowl last night, I think that my answer has to be to surprise Alabama's defense and have Tom Brady throw to David Terrell all night long. It worked then, I can't see why it wouldn't know!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I will be celebrating my||
I will be celebrating my mother's 50th birthday at a party with her a lot of my family next Saturday. Should be a fun party, but I am not going to have my full attention on my mother from about 8:00 onward!
I tried the DRIPA this summer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. in Warren. Highly recommended!
Best summer memory - I got engaged to my fiance out in Yellowstone a few weeks ago. That place is wonderful and was a great setting for a fantastic week.
If I can see one play this year, I want to witness Lewan piledrive Tom Gholston as Denard slices through the MSU defense for a long TD... yess [Mr. Burns style finger tapping].
|1 year 29 weeks ago||At least it is past noon and||
At least it is past noon and Friday [shrugs].
|1 year 29 weeks ago||This should actually be a||
This should actually be a mandatory sign at all televised events, especially Washington State games!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I was a two time All-State||
I was a two time All-State honorable mention safety in High School, two year starter on a D-2 team and had Al Horford throw down an Ally-Oop right over top of me in a high school basketball game.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Whoa, wait a second.||
Are you trying to tell me that my knowledge of a Cover 2 defense and evaluations of high school athletes that may or may not attend Michigan has NO bearing on my 401k nor my financial future?!?!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||That type of conversation||
That type of conversation will typically happen at the end of a season and at the end of spring 'ball with either the offensive/defensive coordinator, your position coach, or both.
I sort of doubt (read: hope) that that conversation did not happen just now, unless there was some sort of situation that set it off (really don't want to speculate on that).
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It is interesting that THAT||
It is interesting that THAT is what you noticed and decided to comment on.