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|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'll be the first... Not a||
I'll be the first...
Not a fan of the night game, especially for Notre Dame. If we're gonna do it, why not do it to get some hype for some other game like Minnesota or Penn State or Wisconsin.
Plus, I'm not looking forward to waiting all day for the game. I love being able to go home after and still watch some football while getting some much needed rest.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'll go with .02 had a large||
I'll go with .02 had a large Irish stout and a tall bud light, though now am sitting in math class. Heading back out in 20 minutes!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Remember the Titans. Easy.||
Remember the Titans. Easy.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Um, I'll take a fraction||
Um, I'll take a fraction below 50%.
You do know they shot around 35% this year, right?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||And if he's in the league,||
And if he's in the league, he'll make the league minimum of $300,000. Even if he goes back and forth between the two, he's making money and gaining valuable experience.
He'll make no money at school and probably won't gain the same type of experience.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I believe him (maybe not the||
I believe him (maybe not the 'good authority' part).
Manny has nothing to gain by staying. Any progression in his game that he can make at the college level he could do in the NBDL under the supervision of his future employers while making a decent paycheck.
He has very little reason, from a career standpoint, to stay.
Now, if he wants to return to finish his degree and play another year of college hoops because he loves it, good for him. I just hope he makes the best decision for him.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'm just going to go out on a||
I'm just going to go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing you're taking this out of context.
I know it's pretty much an MGoLaw to hate on Valenti and Foster, but some people make some pretty ridiculous claims.
A quick "mike valenti pope comment" google search turned up nothing, so I find this a little hard to believe (at least in the context you're presenting).
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I did, several times. Turner||
I did, several times. Turner took the shot in complete rhythm, and was allowed to advance the ball without pressure.
We'll agree to disagree, I suppose.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Solid pick? The screen was||
Solid pick? The screen was about 15 feet away from Turner, so Stu wasn't even playing him tight enough to at all slow down Turner, which is the biggest problem. Stu recovered, but far too late and by the time he was able to get back in front of Turner, Turner had already risen and by the time Stu got a hand up, the ball was practically gone.
Given that Turner is 6'7" and Stu is 6'2", that's pretty uncontested as far as I'm concerned.
But whatever, I've finally moved on. This year was such a disappointment that I just knew that OSU was gonna hit some improbable shot. I just wish that we made it more difficult on them.
On to hockey and Munn North!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Well, I don't think that all||
Well, I don't think that all of Turner's 3's throughout the year were uncontested. He's also the a NPOTY candidate and practically by definition that means he's a clutch, big time player. Just like Manny, he may take bad 3's throughout a game, but there's nobody else you want in control of the game late.
I'll concede 20% may be high. But I don't think 15% is high.
And does this change if Deibler caught the ball? The same thing applies: we shouldn't be giving up that decent of an open look in 2.2 seconds.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||"Turner's shot was a 1 in 20||
"Turner's shot was a 1 in 20 prayer, and that might be a generous assumption."
Um, 1 in 20? No way. A 37-foot wide open shot is not a half court shot. I would say if Evan Turner took that shot 100 times, he would hit 15-20 of them.
When the other team has to go the length of the court in 2.2 seconds, they should not be able to get off a 15-20% shot. Hell, I'd argue they shouldn't be allowed to get off a 1/20 shot.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I think a big reason why Stu||
I think a big reason why Stu struggled this year was because he was asked to run the point and run the offense. As we saw today and have seen in the past, he's must better coming off screens and knocking down shots. He wasn't able to do that this year for several reasons:
Lack of experienced PG to run the offense.
Manny Harris' inconsistency sudden lack of the drive and dish that he had previously been so good at.
Fluctuating confidence level.
I'm confident that Stu will continue to be a major role and a positive one in his final two seasons as a Wolverine - the skill set is there and I thought he made great strides on the defensive end of the game this year.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||He got as good a look as you||
He got as good a look as you can get from that distance. Literally, he couldn't have got an easier look.
So, no, I am not fine with him getting that shot. There was no defense played at all.
The odds are not as bad as you make them seem. I bet Evan Turner hits that exact same shot between 15-20% of the time. We should be able to limit a team to a worse shot when they have 2.2 seconds and the full length of the court to go.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I don't think it at all||
I don't think it at all matters in this case, but for what it's worth, the officials start the game clock.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Um, cuz they're not students||
Um, cuz they're not students and they don't live in Bursley. Why would they ride the bus? I have a car on campus and if it's easier to drive somewhere, I drive.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Anyone know why he's wearing||
Anyone know why he's wearing a black glove on his left hand?
From his accident in 2008.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||There is a rift. This is||
There is a rift. This is fact. Beilein sat Manny at Iowa last year. Suspended him this year. Knowing people that work with the team, I think I can safely say that it's not all sunshine and lolipops.
Luckily for us, Manny played his way out of the NBA draft throughout B10 play.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||This wasn't a reactionary||
This wasn't a reactionary post to the loss today, rather it's more of a bunch of thoughts that I've been talking about with my friends since the end of a very disappointing non-conference season.
The thing that this season does - and was the main point of my original post - is puts a halt to all the student excitement that was generated last year. Last year student ticket sales went up 500% to 2,500. Judging by attendance of students this year, I think we'd be lucky to get to 1,250 next year. That is a HUGE (Yes, capital huge) step back.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Like I said, I was comparing||
Like I said, I was comparing the after-effects of the loss. I think that MSU loss will have more tangible (read not just embarrassing) negative effects.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Yeah sorry, I forgot that||
Yeah sorry, I forgot that even State blowout, alcohol driven thoughts of disdain over the last three years are completely unacceptable on MGoBlog.
Especially when you state that really you know and understand that this is short-term....
|3 years 10 weeks ago||My head says that's a silly||
My head says that's a silly and short-sighted comment.
My heart full of State and OSU hating rage and belief that what I've seen in Michigan sports the past two/three years is completely unacceptable, says preach on brother.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||This game was crucial to||
This game was crucial to getting into the NIT. That's still pretty important especially for a frosh point guard.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Manny is like 1-7. Just||
Manny is like 1-7. Just sayin'.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I've seen Avatar and||
I've seen Avatar and Inglorious Basterds.
It's easy for people to assume Avatar is a sci-fi CGI-fest with little more than stunning visuals to its credit. That's what I assumed. But I saw it this last week, and it is certainly more than a sci-fi CGI fest. I thought the acting was very good - Sigourney Weaver was so believable and likable in her role. I thought the villian dude was really good.
The cinematography was excellent, for the most part. The directing was pretty standard and conservative. Nothing outside the norm of what I would have expected (with the exception of a few zoom shots which I personally don't think fit the scene).
I don't think it was a "Best Picture" film. I thought it was a great, fun film and I actually saw it twice (just the second time I've done that).
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Mad props for seeing all the||
Mad props for seeing all the nominees. As someone who considers myself a film guy, I wish I had the time between school and work to get to all of them, especially in theaters.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Worst case if opening day is||
Worst case if opening day is sold out? Ummm... don't know what you think about the demand of Tigers tickets, but opening day was sold out in 40 minutes.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I like "OK. Inaccurate, but||
I like "OK. Inaccurate, but ok." Much funnier than Insane Zealotry.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||On Stub Hub right now there||
On Stub Hub right now there are $5 skyline tickets that were just bought (because these seats don't come in ticket packages) on sale for $85 each.
That's garbage. If I want to buy tickets to a game and, you know, actually use them, I should be able to before some fucking rat buys the cheapo tickets to make a quick, dishonest buck.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||You mean like this?||
I could easily see Matt Vogrich taking this up.