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|16 weeks 4 days ago||Don't you think, though, that||
Don't you think, though, that that's the case because there isn't legitimate discussion to be had? There aren't reasonably cons to satellite camps. They will help quite a few kids and hurt none. They will help small schools all over when they are able to pair with a Michigan or OSU and get in front of the kids not good enough to go to the top tier schools and perhaps they would have never seen those kids. It will hurt the top tier schools in the southern states in a pretty small way. That's why I don't think we see substantial discussion. I don't think they have a case.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||There isn't an original||
There isn't an original thought regarding publically funded stadiums. They are a shitty deal for the funding entity and it's not much of an argument. The point, for me, was more that he isn't going to be nuetered by HBO and I don't think there will be much off limits for him similar to Bill Maher. Actually, that's a perfect comparison. He was run off network TV because he said some things and Simmons was run off becase he said some things.
Your last paragraph is false. Have you read "The Book of Basketball?" It's a good read and I'm not even someone who would be considered an NBA fan. He's a better writter than 99% of the journalists out there right now and that's the reason he knows talent like Mark Titus when he sees it. I know that his fanboy attitude turns people away but for me it's kind of nice to see someone who doesn't apologize for being a fan when it seems like the whole industry just wants to run away from any sort of allegience to a team or program. He's also the guy that brought us 30 for 30, so to sit there and say his products are crap is wrong.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I was sold with the line "I||
I was sold with the line "I believe billionaires should pay for their own fucking stadiums."
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Insanity is still the best||
Insanity is still the best workout among the circuit training type lines, but I wouldn't start with it if I was doing it over. There is no modifier and I think I would have gotten much more out of T25 or Max 30 early on and I felt that Insanity was much harder on my knees right off the bat.
Again, I think it's the best toal body workout I've done at home, but it gets really intense.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Good point. I didn't consider||
Good point. I didn't consider cost. Usually I buy a different challenge pack every year so you basically pay half price for everything (which is still plenty but less than a gym membership).
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I would predict that if||
I would predict that if anyone with even a somewhat reasonable diet just cut out refined sugars, they will see results. Pile that on top of a diet heavy in lean protein, vegetables and fruits, and you will see great results. Sure, it takes a lot of work to get into great shape, but its doesn't take a huge adjustment to get into good shape. Get rid of processed foods, which will cut out a lot of sugar intake, drink water instead of all other things (milk is fine, I just don't really like it) and some moderate excercise will make a huge difference especially if you stay committed. If there is some sort of regimen I would lean toward, it would be paleo but I have found that for me, just getting rid of sugar was a huge deal. Until you sit down and really look at how many things you eat/drink that contain a refined sugar, you don't really realize how simple that change can be and how much it can do for you.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Same here. I would sya,||
Same here. I would sya, though, that if you are just starting back up, maybe T25 is better as it's just not as hard on you right away.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa State fan here. He's not||
Iowa State fan here. He's not there anymore. Morris was the only successful recruit he brought in and he wasn't a good defensive coach. Doc Sadler was brought in specifically to help on the defensive end when Mann was there. Could he help in Michigan? Maybe but there are better options.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||If you're not all there||
If you're not all there mentally, you don't get a 25 on the Wonderlic. You get a 15 or something. If the right team, like the Steelers for instance, take Jones, he will be the steal of this draft.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||He isn't at ISU anymore. He||
He isn't at ISU anymore. He brought in exactly one guy that turned out at ISU as well. I don't think he's a great coach but don't lay their defensive blame at his feet. Fred Hoiberg didn't care about playing defense (this isn't a narrative, he didn't care) and when the head coach doesn't care about it, there's not much he could do. That said, I wasn't a big fan of him while at ISU.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||All of that. Eat real butter.||
All of that. Eat real butter. Drink real milk and if you have to drink pop/soda, drink the real shit.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I left him out because it was||
I left him out because it was reasonable to think, as a recruit, he could be a one and done. He may have been the only one I would say that at the time he committed looked like a two year or less guy. Burke, Stauskas, Hardaway and Robinson all looked like at least three year guys when they committed. Robinson blew up but clearly he should have stuck around.
As a fan of another program (Iowa State) that has been a mediocre basketball program until recently and has had an awful football program for it's existence, it really irritates me when people complain about seasons that weren't all that bad especially if you consider the circumstances. Seriously, people need to step back and look at any team in the country, pull their best player off, take their best bench guard off, and then ask if Michigans result would be acceptable. I can think of maybe two teams that would definitely do better than Michigan (KU and Kentucky) under those circumstance. If you pull Allen of Duke, Niang of Iowa State, Valentine off MSU, Johnson off UNC, Brogden off UVA, etc, the results wouldn't be that much different. Then factor in he wasn't just 20 points a game, but more like 35 with his assist output, not to mention the other teams defensive focus and his own defense. That doesn't even take into account the experience issues and Spike.
I also think people really don't understand that when halfway through a guys season (Stauskas) you realize he could go pro, you don't have time to replace that. Basketball recruiting takes place to early to make that turn at Michigan or any other school save about 5 of them. Michigan is even tougher because of JUCO policy. SO, then you have to replace him the next year and you're counting on a freshman. Hell, Beilein being able to go grab MAAR is a case for him. That kid is going to be really, really good when all is said and done.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||JB just made the tournament||
JB just made the tournament with a roll of duct tape, two screws and a bag of assorted nuts and washers. Oh, and he did it without the best player on the team who wasn't just the best scoerer or rebounder. Caris made everything go and the team went into the season planning on him being there. Then all of a sudden you have 2 experienced juniors and a bunch of sophomores/freshmen that hadn't seen much time. Less than 20% off college teams make the tournement and Beilein did it without his best player and his 6th/7th man.
Get some perspective. The guy missed one tournament in 6 years, got to the finals and got to the elite 8 with 2 Big Ten Championships in there. All of this while hemorraging guys who you plan on having for at least 3 years, if not 4 (Stauskas and Burke). I think the guys earned a right to have a bad year when he also fought energies and freshmen due to the above reasons and then a year to get back on track. I thought Dakich should have been parked and he should have rolled with Mo from about midseason on but some of you act as if Michigan is Duke and should never have an off year. I have news. They aren't and they will. Off year #2 that everyone is so disappointed in ended in a tourney bid. Get over it. If you were offered that without Spike and Caris before the season, you would have taken it.
Now, I don't agree with the restriction. If he's not good enough for you, you shouldn't be scared of him playing with you. I will say it gets a little stickier when you start talking about how he could help another team from an information standpoint.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||They might get run by Iowa||
They might get run by Iowa State. That haven't seen as versatile of an offense as them. They can run if you give them chances and they can operate in a low possession game if that's what you want. It will be an interesting game. It probably comes down to ISU being able to slow down Brogdon and how well Virginia can match up with Niang. I expect a lot of Brogdon on Niang.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||It took the biggest fluke in||
It took the biggest fluke in Michigan history to finish with a worse record, not to mention all of the pure luck the 2011 team had.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, I don't think so. There||
Yeah, I don't think so. There used to be a time when younger people respected authority. Right now, it seems like the cool thing to do is disrect it at every turn. I'm sure there has been some of that in hostry as well, however, there were consequences before and there doesn't really seem to be any right now.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I think everyone is. If he||
I think everyone is. If he was "beating up" that kid, it looks like the kid came away pretty clean.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||What if said person Jaywalks||
What if said person Jaywalks and then tried to hit the cop? There's one way that ends.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I doubt ISU will have room||
I doubt ISU will have room for him on signing day. If Allen isn't in shortly, they will go hard after Pro Wells.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||From the Iowa State side,||
From the Iowa State side, I've wondered if UM wasn't holding him off since his visit. We really thought he was heading to Michigan.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||He would have comitted there||
He would have comitted there early had the previous stff offered him. They didn't but the new staff came in and went after him right away, then he began blowing up. His dad is familiar with the area as he was the head coach at UNI and KU so whatever decision he makes will be pretty informed. All of that and there isn't much ahead of him for playing time. I think you'll see a little more from this staff with guys like Allen in the future. They seem much better at connecting. I still think it's Michigan but I do think ISU is the second choice.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Allen has visits this weekend||
Allen has visits this weekend and Monday. Nebraska and Iowa State I believe.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||The only good one I've heard||
The only good one I've heard (I'm not real familiar with the stuff or how it affects you) is that there isn't a good way to test levels in a DUI type situation.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Link: https://twitter.com/Kan||
He may have gotten knocked over by a 50 year old woman. He certainly didn't get run over by a mob of students as the media would have liked you to believe. I also don't know how your leg breaks due to that contact.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Let's clarify some things. He||
Let's clarify some things. He was not harmed by anything that had to do with the court storming. He wasn't hit by a student. He may have been barely touched by a lady near him but by video, it looks like he pretty much went down on his own. The early media narrative was completely wrong. I don't neccearilly think the storming was justified but it was a rivalry game in which ISU trailed by 20 in the second half and they came back to win, so whatever. Kids lined up for this game on Monday and if they want to get on the court for a few minutes, let them.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Good to see people aren't||
Good to see people aren't going off the deep end in regard to Hoke. You have to admit the guy left a load of talent here. It's been hashed and rehashed but that defensive front is just incredibly talented and the dropoff behind them isn't significant. The OL is probably the same but those are places where it will take more scrubbing. The defense was already being coached competently.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Well, it was a guess based on||
Well, it was a guess based on what I had previously read and heard but things have really changed.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It's Wisconsin.||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||People are arguing that. I||
People are arguing that. I have yet to see anyone on the side of paying the athlete more approach the subject of how much they are already getting. I would guess $40,000/year is a conservative estimate and that's a significant chunk of value. Add on to that the value of their degree when they are done, and it's even more. People that think these kids are getting taken to the cleaners won't talk about that. "They're broke." So is every other kid that doesn't have parents able to pay for everything and they also are coming out of school with a large amount of debt that the money making athletes aren't.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||That may be true but there||
That may be true but there are also a lot of kids who may not have gone to college without football as an avenue but when they leave, they leave with a useful degree and a way to make a life different than the one they had previously. Vincent Smith, to me, is a great example of someone who gained a lot from being a college athlete and it didn't have to do with a pro career.
Also, if an athlete leaves college without a useful degree, that's their fault. They had an opportunity to make a lot out of those 4-5 years.