“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|5 days 14 hours ago||I couldn't help but remember||
It bears repeating: the cobbles were not what did Froome in - he didn't even reach them.
|6 days 4 hours ago||As penance, you owe us a gif||
As penance, you owe us a gif of the shot against Kansas.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Great preview||
I certainly would have agreed with you about today's stage going in. Very surprising with the timegaps that opened up. Did TJVG just have a jour sans and will bounce back, or are his legs just not there for the third ? We'll also see what Bardet is made of. Pinot otoh looked really good today. I could see him passing Valverde, who's seemed to be laboring at times.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Note: there is a 30 for 30,||
Note: there is a 30 for 30, "Slaying Badger" on right now on ESPN on the rivalry between LeMond and Hinault. (I'm sure it will re-air a few times this week.)
|6 days 11 hours ago||Fun stage to watch today.||
Fun stage to watch today. Always awesome to see a breakaway succeed.
A reminder - there is a new 30 for 30, "Slaying the Badger," tonight at 8:00 EDT on the rivalry between LeMond and Hinault in the '80s.
|1 week 1 day ago||If you want to get doping out||
If you want to get doping out of the sport (or at least make it less prevalent) you can't rehabilitate Armstrong. The fact that riders now can't match Armstrong's wattage output suggests that cycling is, in fact, getting cleaner.
The Tour got it right by awarding those titles to no one. It didn't pass the buck and give it to the runners-up. It acknowledged that the whole era was tainted. No reason to revist that decision.
Now, I'd love to see Major League Baseball do the same for the steroid era.
|1 week 1 day ago||It made sense at the time the||
It made sense at the time the Palace was built. The Pistons drew terribly when they were in Detroit, and people were fleeing the city en masse by the time Davidson bought the franchise. He moved it to Pontiac and attendance spiked up. He then built the Palace and for a long time, attendance there was very good. It probably will bounce back if they get back in the playoffs.
Now, downtown Detroit is an acceptable destination for most suburbanites, but 20-30 years ago? Not nearly as much.
|1 week 1 day ago||People shouldn't get too||
People shouldn't get too pie-in-the-sky here. Chicago has lots of young adults living downtown, but its public schools aren't much more successful than Detroit's. Famllies there generally move to the suburbs once they've had kids (unless they can afford private school). Even a thriving downtown doesn't guarantee that your city won't be dysfunctional in many other ways. The South side of Chicago looks just like Detroit.
Still, to get to a situation where only part of the city is run-down, and the other part is actually highly liveable (schools aside), would be moving forward.
|1 week 1 day ago||150 events isn't realistic.||
150 events isn't realistic. 100 might be. The Palace is still a very functional facility for concerts and other events; there's not a ton of room to improve on it. The two venues will duke it out for big events. The Palace will have fewer but still get a lot, especially given that it's been the premier venue for a generation now and promoters are used to dealing with it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Couple things. First,||
Couple things. First, Detroit has a larger tourism industry than many people realize (around 15 million people a year visit the area). I don't know how much larger that number can realistically get in the near-term. The bigger issue is getting locals to spend more time in the city.
Second, all that tax revenue hasn't "fixed" Chicago's public schools, either. It's not quite that simple.
|1 week 1 day ago||In a city where one-third of||
In a city where one-third of the land is completely vacant, and vast additional areas are underpopulated, I don't think people should fret too much about newcomers moving in.
Detroit desperately needs tax revenue. If people earning enough money to pay income tax are moving in to the city, that is a good thing.
|1 week 1 day ago||The battle for 2nd and 3rd is||
The battle for 2nd and 3rd is still out there as well. I'm curious to see what happens in the Pyrenees. TJVG is probably the best time-trialer of the group there (other than perhaps Peraud, who has more ground to catch up), so the others are probably going to need to put time into him beforehand. Should be fun to watch.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, I was gutted for||
Yeah, I was gutted for Bauer. He deserved the stage win. Not sure why he didn't win the Combativity Award.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||That record is misleading||
That record is misleading though. We started out 1-6 in league play, had the Aneurysm of Leadership in East Lansing, and then finished 8-3 and ended up a runner away from taking Kyrie Irving and #1-seed Duke to overtime. We had one of the youngest teams in the country and it was the first year for the assistant coaches as well. The program is much more established now.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Unbelievable Tour so far . .||
Unbelievable Tour so far . . . a battle of attrition!
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||They definitely should have||
They definitely should have kept the crystal football.
I don't like it when trophies change in general. Iconic trophies aren't made, they acquire legendary status over time. The crystal football was doing just that - why throw it out the window?
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Two years ago, Caris LeVert||
Two years ago, Caris LeVert shot 31% from the floor (overall, not from 3) and averaged 2.3 ppg. Now everyone thinks he'll be in the NBA after this year.
A lot of guys improve over time - especially with our coaching.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Strange post coming from a||
Strange post coming from a guy who repeatedly made pro-German WWII jokes whenever Germany played this tournament.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think too many||
I don't think too many non-Germans have a problem with them waving their flags and whatnot. It's really Germans themselves who have hangups over it, having been scarred from the Nazi experience into thinking that any display of patriotism must be evil.
(BTW, "Vive la France" isn't a sports cheer. It's something politicans say. French sports fans would say "Allez les Bleus" - Go Blue.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ceremony snowflakes||
They really should have put the medal platform closer to the field. The players are having to walk halfway up the stadium to get their medals.
Also, why are the women with the medals dressed like that? Not really what I think of as Brazilian attire.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well, Gisele (a Brazilian of||
Well, Gisele (a Brazilian of German ancestry) should be happy. So Tom Brady should be happy, too. Outcomes that make Michigan greats happy are good.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's amazing how empty the||
It's amazing how empty the streets are during WC games. I saw a timelapse of a Sao Paolo street during a Brazil game and thought it was a still photo at first - no car drove by for several minutes.
I think the only sports event that could do that here is the Super Bowl, and even then I'm not sure.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Germany has given up four||
Germany has given up four goals in this tournament. One (Brazil) was in total garbage time and another (Algeria) basically was as well (it came in the 120th minute when Algeria was down 2-0). Only Ghana could score on them when it counted - and they did twice. But they didn't get out of the group stage.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That Christ the||
That Christ the Redeemer/setting sun shot is pretty cool.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, what a missed||
Wow, what a missed opportunity.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Does the Argentine anthem||
Does the Argentine anthem have no lyrics, like Spain's? Surprised to see no one on the team singing (and the fans seemed to be just making the same "loo" sound over and over).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is much worse. In 1950||
This is much worse. In 1950 they only lost 2-1, and it was in the final - a heartbreaking loss, to be sure, and a shock to an overconfident country, but really nothing to hang your head over.
Germany-Brazil was complete and utter humiliation, followed by a second embarrassment at the hands of the Dutch.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Actually they played 62||
Actually they played 62 competitive games during their unbeaten streak, so it'd be more like a decade for Michigan football. Still a long time.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agree, and especially for||
Agree, and especially for college football when the games are so rare. You wait nine months to watch a dozen games (plus hopefully an extra one or two after) - don't you at least want to watch it yourself?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You have to be careful there||
You have to be careful there - your tone of voice during those questions (especially "Do you want to know?") can give it away.