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|9 weeks 2 days ago||Irvin-positive||
Just to be clear, my question (the 2nd from the top) was meant to be much more Irvin-positive than it ended up seeming (because I phrased it poorly). What I was trying to get at is: would Irvin as the 6th man give him the opportunity to get his game going against weaker defenders in a situation where he also doesn't have to carry the psychological burden of a starter. Would that potential benefit be a reasonable trade-off for the downgrade of having Robinson play defense against starters? Like I said, that's not going to happen so it's only a thought-experiment, although I sure wish that Beilein had tried it somewhere in the last 6 weeks, just to see if it could jumpstart Irvin's game.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||86.82||
Money cannon activated in honor of our own refugees.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ridiculous argument||
That's a ridiculous argument at this point of the season. Because of the number of games and the importance of post-season tournaments, basketball's seaonsal arc is completely different than football. Particularly when you schedule the way MSU basketball does.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||50 hours||
Two consecutive all-nighters to write papers at the end of a semester. I was an idiot for procrastinating, but I got As on both.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||That is just wildly untrue.||
That is just wildly untrue. Recruits visit all the time with no offer.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't read much into the||
I wouldn't read much into the order in which things happen. Recruits are busy. Coaches are busy. As long as everyone is communicating well about plans and expectations, there's no problem.
|48 weeks 18 hours ago||Co-signed. Long is absolutely||
Co-signed. Long is absolutely brutal.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Chelsea train station||
I got married in the old Chelsea train station. It's only "in Ann Arbor" in the sense of "in the Ann Arbor area", but it was incredibly cheap to rent the place (we paid like $325 a couple of years ago).
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I imagine that's because||
I imagine that's because there are a metric shit ton of Californians, so it's highly likely that they comprise one of the highest state-of-origin cohorts at any large school, particularly one west of the Mississippi. I also wonder if there are still ties to Oklahoma via Dust Bowl-era immigration, similar to the way that SE Michigan has populations with strong ties to the South due to WWII-era immigration.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Better headline||
"Partner companies issue press release claiming that within 12 months they will have a public test program for taxis that can be autonomous in an extremely limited set of controlled circumstances."
|50 weeks 6 days ago||NorCal||
NorCal is completely hilarious: Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State(!), whatever that horsehead thing is. My favorite, though, is Sacramento County, population 1.5 million people, who are sufficiently disinterested in Reddit and college sports that Kansas is the winner.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Donnal?||
You might be thinking of Donnal because Doyle was variously a 3-star or unrated.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||He's Congolese||
He's from Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the big Congo), which helps explain his apparent lack of experience. I'm pretty sure that the 2 years is only 2 years in the USA, but that he played back home, too. Not exactly sure what basketball in Lubumbashi is like, of course.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I loves me some MGoRadio,||
I loves me some MGoRadio, but, man, that was agonizing. Kudos to Brian for trying multiple times to steer the discussion somewhere more interesting.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||FWIW UNLV's website has||
FWIW UNLV's website has Dominic Baldwin listed at a more believable 265 instead of 230.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||VLC||
Will play almost anything you hand it.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||And the Kings reportedly want||
And the Kings reportedly want to hire Calipari to be their coach AND general manager, which is pretty strong evidence that they know less than nothing about basketball.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Seriously? You think that||
Seriously? You think that he's not a nice guy because he's in jail for armed robbery? Not because he probably MURDERED two people even though he was found not guilty? Hoooo-key-doke.
And I'm not comparing Frank Clark to OJ Simpson. I'm presenting OJ as example of where public opinion diverges from the results of the criminal justice system.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||First, Clark was found guilty||
First, Clark was found guilty because he pled to a reduced charge.
Secondly, criminal justice is something that informs public opinion but public opinion can and does diverge from trial results. I mean, OJ Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his wife and Ron Goldman. Ergo, he didn't do, right? And he must be an okay guy, right?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Yeah, but so what? The NFL is||
Yeah, but so what? The NFL is not a court of criminal justice. They get to decide who does and does not play in their league. Being found guilty of a crime is a simple yardstick for evaluating whether they don't want someone in their league, but it certainly doesn't have to be the only yardstick.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Exactly||
Exactly. c.f., "we think that he made a mistake but we also think that he's contrite and will represent us well going forward" vs. "we think that he didn't do it". There's a giant, yawning canyon between those two.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||And even worse, they appear||
And even worse, they appear to be backing his preposterous claim that he didn't assault his girlfriend (modulo "hit" vs. "assault"). To me, that's the real jaw-dropper here. Not that he was arrested or pled or whatever. It's that he continues to lie or, at a minimum, dissemble about something awful, and the Seahawks are just fine and dandy with that *and* willing to publicly say that he didn't do anything wrong. It beggars the imagination.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The NFL can ban guys for||
The NFL can ban guys for whatever reason it wants. It's their game. Due process has nothing to do with it.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Clark didn't hit her?||
Clark didn't hit her? Is that supposed to be some lawyerly distinction between "struck" and "assaulted"? If that's what he and the Seahawks are rolling with, it's some pretty weak sauce.
|2 years 6 days ago||Ting just resells Sprint.||
Ting just resells Sprint.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Totally not seeing that.||
Totally not seeing that. Kerridge is 1 on 2 against the end and the backer. Whoever he doesn't block is there for the tackle no matter where Fitz goes.
Watching this play live, I thought it was a misread by Gardner all the way, and I don't see anything in the clips above that says otherwise. He pulls, Kerridge blocks one guy, Fitz blocks the other and Gardner probably gets the edge if Funchess manages to occupy his guy for more than a second.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Math||
Ace was born in 1987? Jesus, I'm old.
|4 years 1 week ago||This wins the internets||
This wins the internets today.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||No chance||
Illinois tried to hire him last year and he said no. A guy who turns down Illinois isn't going to want a gig at Northwestern.