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|4 days 8 hours ago||You mean the guy with offers||
You mean the guy with offers from Duke and Kentucky isn't going to end up at Michigan? But, I'm confused, we always win the recruiting battles with Kentucky.
To be fair to OP, it's nice to have some hope and Bamba hasn't said anything publicly, but yeah, I just don't see us beating out Duke or Kentucky even if Bamba is a little different than most prospects.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Not sure why people are||
Not sure why people are saying Ohio State. I don't want them anywhere near the playoff. I want us to beat them to deny them a spot in the playoff.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's no That Dude, but a||
He's no That Dude, but a solid prospect nonetheless.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Correct. And the NCAA has||
Correct. And the NCAA has basically gone on the record and said they would never use the death penalty for a major program again after seeing what it did to SMU.
Again, if the systemic cover-up of a pedophile head coach over decades doesn't get you the death penalty, then nothing will.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This isn't as big of a deal||
This isn't as big of a deal as it used to be since they essentially changed the rules. This is a legit opportunity to go get some feedback from NBA personnel on what they need to work on, etc. I've seen zero mock drafts that have Wilson or Wagner in the first round. It's always a concern that some unscrupulous sorts could convince them to leave.
But, seriously, anybody that's even a fringe prospect should consider doing this and that's been the general consensus for a while now.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm with you fellow Cubs fan.||
I'm with you fellow Cubs fan. I'm more pumped than ever for Opening Day!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||How does Valentine get a||
How does Valentine get a Final Four game? In what world is that okay?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||A quick glance seems to||
A quick glance seems to indicate that as recruiting coverage got more refined, that players have started to be ranked more appropriately and we're seeing more freshmen contribute.
Somebody mentioned it above, but I think expecting him to come close to Chesson's production from last season is more than attainable. I know Bill C.'s method considers returning receiving production to be very important, but I think Crawford and DPJ are very solid replacements for Darboh and Chesson. Add in McDoom doing his hybrid slot thing and Perry hopefully coming back and there's a lot of talent at receiver.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wife is a Maryland alum and I||
Wife is a Maryland alum and I would constantly comment about how frustrating it is to watch Trimble. He'd slip through two guys and get a bucket and a foul one play and then throw the ball into the third row the next. He also had a bad case of hero ball, specifically when the other team's best player made a big shot, it was almost guaranteed Melo would jack a contested three on the next possession.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Just saw that Messi got||
Just saw that Messi got suspended for 4 of Argentina's 5 remaining qualifiers. They are only 2 points clear of Chile who is currently in 6th place and would leave them out of the tournament. I can imagine that in those 4 matches, there may be some *ahem* creative officiating to help Argentina sneak in.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This recent fascination with||
This recent fascination with Vegas is no different than the fascination all the sports leagues had with the South in the 1990s and why many of those franchises have had issues in recent years.
MLB added the Rays, Marlins, and Diamondbacks. The Rays basically play in a mausoleum and are a threat to move unless they get a new stadium. The Marlins have been constantly in the bottom 5 in attendance for the better part of a decade. The Diamondbacks do seem to be rather popular, however.
NFL moved the Cardinals to Phoenix where it took 15 years and a new stadium for people to actually support the team. They added the Jags who were on the verge of moving until the new owner bought the team. Nobody went to Rams games last year and I don't think that's going to change this year. Good luck getting L.A. to support a second NFL team in the Chargers.
The NHL is failing or has failed in Miami, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Charlotte.
That said, there are some successes. Nashville seems to be an excellent sports town as the Titans and Predators have had success. The Lightning and Diamondbacks tend to do pretty well in Tampa and Phoenix respectively. The NBA seems to be immune as they've had success with recent relocations (Seattle to OKC, Charlotte to NOLA, Vancouver to Memphis).
Las Vegas is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the country (nestled in between San Antonio and Cincinnati). It'll be the 5th smallest market in the league. Green Bay is a special case. The Bengals and Saints have been in town for 50 years. The franchise's best bet is they get support similar to the Titans.
Also, this at least has a chance to work. The NHL putting a team in a desert city full of transplants when THAT FRANCHISE MODEL LITERALLY IS FAILING IN PHOENIX RIGHT NOW is the stupidest thing ever.
TLDR: I'm sure Las Vegas residents will come out and support the team, but this is moving one of the league's premiere franchises to a smaller metropolitan area that may or may not have the local support needed to sustain a professional football franchise in the long term. It still isn't as bad of an idea as the NHL putting a team there.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Anybody who is dismissing||
Anybody who is dismissing this clearly wasn't around in early February when half the board was basically praying Archie Miller would be the next head coach.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon deserves to win this||
Oregon deserves to win this game. I have zero idea how they aren't up 15 given how terrible we've played.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Excellent write-up, as usual.||
Excellent write-up, as usual. It's crazy to think that a month and a half ago, this team showed zero heart and effort in a home loss to an Ohio State team that didn't even make the NIT. My biggest Beilein complaint during that stretch wasn't the coaching, it was the motivation. They looked disinterested in the proceedings. That, ahem, isn't the case anymore.
The refs seemed to have been particular bad on the first weekend outside of even the most egregious calls. Lower-seeded teams especially always got the short end of the stick. On the 7 calls you mentioned:
This I can't really fault them for because you're always told to swipe up at the ball rather than slap down because it's a split second call and most refs will call a foul in that situation.
I don't know how you miss that. I could see it clearly from my television. He reached across his body, but there was no contact at all between him and Adel.
I definitely didn't catch it at home, but if you're standing right under the basket, I can't imagine it wasn't obvious. Especially since Chris Collins saw it and went rightfully ballistic.
North Carolina's travel/charge/travel/charge:
This was weird because I would've accepted a charge or a blocking foul (since the Arkansas player was moving), but I'm not sure how you just go, "Uh, play on" with such a weird play.
Arizona's Lauri Markannen blasting a St Mary's player out of bounds, for which the St Mary's player got call:
This was amazing because watching it live, I said out loud, that's on Markannen and then was confused when they called it on St. Mary's. Shades of Joe Bolden getting tossed for targeting after being thrown to the ground.
The Plessy v Ferguson flagrant in Seton Hall vs Arkansas:
This was ridiculous. Flagrant implies intent. If you want to follow the letter of the law, then EVERY foul at the end of the game should be a flagrant. It wasn't overly aggressive. On first glance, maybe, because the guy fell. But to go to a review and then still call it a flagrant is idiotic. The end of Baylor-USC had a similar situation and the refs DIDN'T call it a flagrant.
A horrendous charge call EC Mathews picked up in Oregon-Rhode Island:
I hate charging in general. The charge call was designed to prevent bigger players from running over people to get to the basket. On Bronson Koenig's 4th foul, Koenig jumps and Jenkins slides underneath him and gets the call. That's ridiculous. To draw a charge, you should have to be stationary before the offensive player jumps and essentially take a knee or shoulder to the middle part of your body.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Woof. Miami has gotten||
Woof. Miami has gotten outscored 45-17. That's uh not good.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Archie played for NC State.||
Archie played for NC State. My guess is that's who the Wolfpack want.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I saw something last year||
I saw something last year that said the PRESEASON AP Rankings were a good predictor of tournament success with the idea being that the season essentially resets on Tuesday and that teams with the most talent are more equipped to survive the haul that is the tournament.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||How the fuck did Minnesota||
How the fuck did Minnesota get a 5 seed?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Unbelieveable five days.||
Unbelieveable five days. Didn't even shoot all that well from 3.
Walton, Irvin played their hearts out. Totally deserved it.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Indiana basketball is in the||
Indiana basketball is in the same boat as Notre Dame football. Relevant back in the day, but with a view that they still belong in the conversation as an elite program.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Just want to point out that||
Just want to point out that after that dismal home loss to Ohio State where many (including myself) were openly calling for Beilein to be fired or at least put on a very hot seat, Michigan has lost 2 games.
- 1 of those was an outright robbery in which the opposing team shot 10 more FTs than a team has ever shot against a Beilein team.
- 1 of those was won on a 90 foot baseball pass that was perfectly thrown.
Both of those games were on the road.
We are most likely the hottest team in the country.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This officiating is straight||
This officiating is straight trash.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||FWIW saw on Reddit that Sam||
FWIW saw on Reddit that Sam Webb said Michigan did request a time change and the B1G told them no.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair, I got $7 tix to||
To be fair, I got $7 tix to tonight's first round games for the Big East tourney at MSG which has been in the same place for 35 years.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If he doesn't, I'd feel bad.||
If he doesn't, I'd feel bad. He seems like a decent coach and guy who cares about his players. I think Nebraska is just an awful situation to be in.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I was more pissed at the||
I was more pissed at the rebound. He grabbed it. Brought it down to his waist and let a guard just rip it away from him. He needs some of Mo's attitude.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||So that anonymous quote about||
So that anonymous quote about DJ being soft?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Donnal has lost his man twice||
Donnal has lost his man twice and bobbled an easy pass that led to a turnover. Sigh.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think they are a factor. If||
I think they are a factor. If I had to boil down the Committee's mantra it would be: Who did you play, who did you beat, and who did you lose to than you shouldn't have? That sounds simplistic (isn't that basically wins and losses), but if teams don't play anybody in the non-conference, don't beat any of the good teams they do play, and lose to bad teams, they probably sit lower on the bubble than others.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to keep updating||
I'm going to keep updating this throughout the weekend if that's all right with everybody haha.