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|23 hours 15 min ago||As good as Eichel is, I'd be||
As good as Eichel is, I'd be hesitant to call him the likely Hobey winner. BU is a fairly weak team, so he will end up being the centerpiece of their offense, which can be a lot of pressure for even the best freshmen. Teams will play to shut him down as a result.
I remember when Phil Kessel was entering college with similar hype, but in a much better situation at Minnesota, with a lot of predictions of him winning the Hobey. He ended up with 51 points in 39 games, which was very good, but he wasn't even a finalist for the Hobey. I'd predict one of the Miami guys (Czarnik or Barber) will end up with the award, though there's always an outside chance a goalie, such as Wilcox or Hellebuyck, has a great season and swipes it.
|1 week 1 day ago||This. I mean, the||
This. I mean, the Stanford-USC major upset from the same year comes up regularly, and now Stanford is better than USC and has won four of the last 5. Nobody cares that we were a win over OSU away from being in the Rose Bowl that year. Nobody cares that we beat Golden God Timothy Tebow in the Capital One Bowl.
|1 week 5 days ago||the 20+ rule||
That rule only applies to players coming out of the Canadian major junior leagues. NCAA players, US juniors, or Canadian juniors outside of the CHL are not protected by that rule.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||I'm going out on a limb and||
I'm going out on a limb and assuming it's a heterosexual marriage, so he's probably not that kind of friend.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Based on the crystal ball||
Based on the crystal ball thing at 24/7, it's looking like a UK/KU battle. Pretty sure he's stated that he's 100% leaving the state for college.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Where is Peppers?||
Where is Peppers?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||He only did it for one game||
He only did it for one game at a time, but I'm pretty sure this was part of his Breaking Madden series.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Pure coaching ability, he's||
Pure coaching ability, he's top 5. But he hasn't won a NC yet, so they'll hit him on that. What I'm wondering is how many NC-winning coaches does ESPN put above him? I could see them putting K, Izzo, Calipari, Donovan, Pitino, Self, Williams, and Boeheim ahead. Ollie might be too new to the scene, Brown and Fisher are too far removed from their titles, and Tubby Smith has been terrible since he left UK.
I can't see many coaches without a title to their name being ahead of Beilein. Possibly someone like Ryan or Matta, since they've had a lot of success recently. So I'll say they put a few of the non-NC coaches in as well, and Beilein slots in around the 10-15 range.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Agree, even down to the||
Agree, even down to the strong ties to a feminine color (Marie's love of everything purple vs. Iowa's pink visitor's locker room).
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Surprised you didn't include||
Surprised you didn't include JMFJ in your list, considering he went 3rd overall in 2005.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sitting here, laughing my||
I'm sitting here, laughing my ass off at all the Penguins media and fans, thinking that they're just gonna swoop into Detroit and haul Babcock back to Pittsburgh as if he's been dying to coach the Penguins his entire life.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||I have a projector setup||
I have a projector setup (108") in my basement, and you absolutely want to get a high quality projector - 1080p or bust if you plan to watch movies or sports (I splurged for the Epson 8350 about 2.5 years ago when I bought my house, but there are cheaper options that would work reasonably well). And you need to not have ambient light, especially if you're looking at going cheap on the projector - I have blackout curtains for the lone set of windows that work really well.
I highly recommend projectors, since my entire setup (projector, screen, surround sound) was about $2k for what is effectively a very high quality 108" HDTV, and good luck finding one of those for that price. Plus it's great for hosting parties to watch sports/movies/shows, if you're into that kind of thing. You just need to take everything into consideration if you want to have something usable that's worth what the money.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||High school highlights are||
High school highlights are nice and all, but they're still just highlights. The college game is faster and has bigger players.
Also, I'm just trying to reign in my expectations.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Yes to Peppers playing||
Yes to Peppers playing safety. I've always thought that, if you can have an elite player anywhere in the back seven, a safety is the most dangerous. Maximize his impact in both the run and pass. I'd love to see him used similar to the way the Steelers use Polamalu (when he's not hurt) if his instincts pan out anywhere near his ceiling.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||When did Dennis Franklin||
When did Dennis Franklin start coaching Penn State?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||As long as the Penguins lose||
As long as the Penguins lose early, and preferably in a spectacular fashion, I'll be happy.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||1. Greatest event every year?||
1. Greatest event every year? Eh, not sure I can agree, but it's definitely top 5. Just too much else to compete with it, especially if Michigan is in a NC game for football, basketball, or hockey.
2. Greatest ever Masters performance is Tiger in 1997, but Sunday was a formality with no drama. These past two years with the playoff drama have been great, with some incredible shots (Bubba's 40 yard hook with a lob wedge, Cabrera's cold-blooded approach on 18 last year to force the playoff).
3. I'd like to see either Dustin or Rory win - probably Dustin with all the heartbreaks he's had, to pull through and win the big one would be nice. And Rory to atone for the atrocity that was his last 10 holes in 2011; he could have pulled a Tiger on everyone and just threw it all away.
4. I do think Rory pulls through and wins this week. Aside from Tiger, he's probably the most naturally talented player on the tour, and should be contending week in and week out. With two majors already in his pocket, he joins Phil in the "3/4 of the Career Grand Slam" club. And ignites some talk of him catching Tiger in career majors in the process.
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||That seems to usually||
That seems to usually indicate that he and London had an agreement of sorts. I'd be incredibly surprised if he doesn't end up in the OHL.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair, they have about||
To be fair, they have about as good a shot at Jackson as we do. Kid's almost assuredly leaving the state for college.
However, if you look at the other prospects with interest in MSU vs. those with interest in M, we better not get comfortable next year when they have a down year. Unless Izzo actually leaves (I'll believe he heads to the NBA the day after he coaches a game), they're not going anywhere because there's still a ton of interest from high-level basketball players in their program. And even if Izzo does leave? There will be plenty of interest in that job from some really solid coaches.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||WE'LL SELL YOU THE WHOLE||
WE'LL SELL YOU THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU'LL ONLY NEED... THE EEEEEEDDDDDDGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE!
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||That Stauskas off the||
That Stauskas off the backboard one touch pass to Walton in the corner is just so remarkable. I can't stop watching it.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Complex does not imply that||
Complex does not imply that the plays were hard to guess. You can run 100% of the time and have a complex offense if it takes perfect execution and years of practice to run the play effectively. Unfortunately, at the college level, complex offenses don't tend to be successful because you rarely have the combination of talent and experience needed to run them.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Well, technically, Naz Long||
Well, technically, Naz Long was the difference as he didn't do anything, leading to his team losing...
|15 weeks 19 hours ago||Unions are generally as||
Unions are generally as strong as the money at risk for the opposite side. For college sports, we're talking several billion dollars at stake when you factor in the revenue for the schools, conferences, and NCAA overall. There's a huge amount of power on the players' side; if they decide to strike en masse (unlikely, but theoretically possible), it won't be long until there are widespread changes to appease the players.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||Very few athletes, especially||
Very few athletes, especially those in revenue-generating sports, truly utilize the value of a scholarship, and many of those are not exactly on their own accord. Look at our very own coaches trying to steer Da'Shawn Hand away from engineering because they deemed it "too much work to balance school and football." Look down the roster and see how many of the basketball, football, and hockey players are doing things like "sports management" or "general studies".
And what about walk-ons? What if we're at the 85 scholarship limit and another Kovacs shows up. Now he's paying $40k as an out-of-state student for tuition and housing, playing football for a team that has a profit of more than $60 million a year.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||At the risk of trashing their||
At the risk of trashing their APR, and as long as they can convince any kids to hop on board knowing the university has no problem firing kids for having a bad week of practice.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||On one hand, I'm happy for||
On one hand, I'm happy for the players, and I think it's completely justified given that they've been basically unpaid university employees for a very long time. However, the implications of this and the O'Bannon case could spell total doom for amateur athletics in the NCAA, which isn't fun.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||?||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe because a lot of||
Maybe because a lot of parents of kids who are top-tier athletes in money-making sports like football and basketball see their kids more as meal tickets than wanting a classy coach. Hence the desire to play on glorified AAU teams like Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UNC, etc.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Oiho: still better than Ohio.||
Oiho: still better than Ohio.