the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|2 days 17 hours ago||chrome? seriously?||
That idea could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.
|3 days 19 hours ago||McClain||
He was an atypical pick in that he had been a productive college player and apparently a team leader, as opposed to the guys with great measurables but limited college production (e.g. Darrius Heyward-Bey) that Al usually took. At the time, I thought it was a great pick and figured that Al might have finally learned something. Unfortunately, McClain turned out to have his head up his ass. I hope for his sake that he can get his act together.
|1 week 1 day ago||heh||
I went with 35.31. I figured 41.35 would be unsporting seeing as EDSBS is run by a Florida grad.
|1 week 2 days ago||sweet||
Bring on the Hokies! Nothing like a home and home with an interesting nonconference opponent.
|1 week 3 days ago||OSU||
Their offense should be good as long as Miller stays healthy, although I don't think their line is all that. They do enough to enable Miller to do his thing, but they don't take games over. Defensively their line won't be as good, but their back 7 will be more experienced and probably less prone to meltdowns. They'll probably have 4-5 close games this year compared to 6 last year, and it's highly unlikely that they'll sweep their close games again.
|1 week 3 days ago||short term thinking||
I'm a Liverpool fan and root against Man U, but I've long respected Man U's organization for their patience and commitment to stability. I would be surprised if they started acting like Chelsea and changing managers as often as they change socks.
|1 week 5 days ago||yep||
And one of the big themes is not so much that the altruistic characters invariably fail (some of them are doing reasonably well at the point I'm at in the books), it's that purist, absolutist characters of any type tend to do poorly in positions of power while the more flexible, pragmatic characters tend to fare much better.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||not seeing it||
To me MSU looks like a team that will have a very good defense and a very bad offense. Teams like that tend to play close, low-scoring games against everybody, and it would take a lot of luck for almost all of those games to break the right way.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||speculation||
Not to that point in the book yet. I suspect that the fighting actually will not last long, with the rogue group staying at Craster's keep and the other group running off and heading back to the wall.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||heh||
I'll take the mercenaries *and* the dragon, thankyouverymuch.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Speight||
That pic reminds me of Jared Lorenzen, but maybe it's just that the flak jacket makes him look wider than he actually is.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||run prevention||
M has now gone 11 straight games without giving up more than 3 runs. This streak includes all 9 B1G games.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||board ratings||
Someone tagged this post as "flamebait" when there is nothing disrespectful or unreasonable in it. Some posters on this board are far too free with downvotes. They should be reserved for flaming or trolling, not just opinions that you disagree with.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||butt||
As a show of respect, I just added the word "butt" at the end of a column of housing prices in the Los Angeles metro area.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||free throws weren't the problem||
We lost because we got owned on the boards after McGary picked up his 4th foul. Overall we played well enough to beat anyone else on our schedule, but as it was we were playing Louisville.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||matchups||
It depends on the opponent. Louisville forces more turnovers than anyone else except VCU. Against them, I think it makes sense to go for more ball security at the expense of some height and outside shooting.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||this||
It could have gone either way, so I think a no call would have been appropriate.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||good read||
"...one of the worst aspects of being sick—for anyone, in my experience—is being related to as a sick person by other people."
This is spot on.
I briefly had cancer 11+ years ago, and well-meaning people treating me as an invalid nearly drove me nuts. What really helped was to interact with people who didn't know that I was sick, which in my case was mostly students in the class I was a TA for.
Hope they find a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome sooner rather than later. In any case, keep up the good work.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||D3, maybe?||
She definitely would have started on my high school basketball team, which wasn't a bad team. Our center was a skinny 6-5 guy who wasn't especially athletic, and our best player was an equally skinny 6-3 forward who was also on the tennis team. D3 is obviously a cut above that but I think she would at least be in the rotation for a D3 team.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I had to tape part of it||
I was sitting on the couch, playing the tape back. I actually wasn't agitated at all, because M had been trailing by a decent margin for most of the game and looked like the weaker team: losing doesn't hurt as much when you expect to lose. So when M started to close the gap at the end I was thinking "ok, cool, maybe we can make this interesting." It was sort of like the MSU football game in 2009 when the team got pushed around all day only to come up with two TDs at the end and send it to OT.
Anyway, I still wasn't that worked up even when M had a chance to tie. When Burke shot the ball, I thought "oh crap, I hate it when they jack up these hopeless shots when there's still time on the clock...oh cool, it went in! Ok, I can't make fun of OSU anymore for pulling 3s out of their ass".
|6 weeks 6 days ago||worse than Lattimore||
It was disgusting. I don't want to watch it again.
He should be ok in time, but it's going to take a long time. I hope he's getting the best available treatment.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||weird game||
Kansas looked like the better team for most of the game, but if our free throw shooting had not been so poor (9-17) it wouldn't have been as close as it was. Our interior defense got abused for most of the game, but we actually rebounded better than KU did: M rebounded 11 of 38 misses, KU 7 of 31.
When Burke chucked up that shot at the end of regulation, I thought NO!...(ball in the air)...oh good.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||tough break||
It's not an easy thing to do when you're itching to get back out there, but I hope he waits until he's fully recovered to return. Sometimes guys come back too quickly and reaggravate the injury.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||we have met the enemy||
and he is exactly like us, just not as good. Wolters even wears Burke's number.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||agree||
UM underperforms against physical, defensive teams like MSU and Wisconsin. We do fine against smaller, more offense-oriented teams.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||that's just sad||
Anyone who would dis any Michigan team is not a real Michigan fan.
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||GERG, etc||
A better football analogy for this year's defense would be 2000, when the defense was young and breaking in 8 new starters IIRC, and understandably was inconsistent and generally not that good. What we're seeing now isn't the equivalent of the RR era when he was jerking his coordinators around and there was no coherent philosophy.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||they should move up after this weekend||
They've beaten the 3 ranked teams they faced and lost to the one unranked team. The wins over Washington and Arizona were decisive, so I think they'll move up with any result other than a blowout loss against NC State tomorrow. Going into this weekend I figured 3-2 would be a decent result, but now they have a chance to go 4-1.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||the preseason ranking was off base||
This was and is a very young team, and it plays like one. Spotty defensively, inconsistent from game to game, a lot of players with a tendency to disappear. It's basically Trey Burke and a collection of promising but raw players. I think their performance this year has been in line with what reasonable expectations should have been before the season.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||LOB||
ASU left 12 runners on base, M just 5. Good fortune, or the M pitchers and fielders' ability to stay focused under pressure, or some of both. In any case, I'll take it. ASU is a very good team.