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|12 hours 2 min ago||A rather contrarian argument||
A rather contrarian argument post, but ok, I'll respond. Fair and balanced means taking the players one team can recruit legally up against those the other team can recruit legally. Will certain teams have inherent advantages? Sure. The Florida and Texas schools will always be located in talent rich areas and have an inherent advantage. It isn't so great that a coach like Harbaugh can't overcome it and have a legit competition.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I quit watching when every||
I quit watching when every new guard and forward thought they were going to be the next Michael Jordan and forgot there were 4 other players on the court. About the same time, many teams started implementing the hack em if you can't stop em philosophy. That was unwatchable in my opinion. The game may have changed, but the NBA has not done anything to bring me back so I assume it's still the same. And yes, I know 12 people are going to immediately post Golden State and San Antonio, blah, blah. That's two out of 30 teams.
|1 day 8 hours ago||This is why I hate the||
This is why I hate the "paying players will solve everything" argument. It won't solve what I think the biggest issue is, a fair and balanced playing field. I'm guessing the majority of athletes would rather have that, than an extra $10 - $20K through their four years of college. I am much more in favor of taking the crap ton of money floating around and creating true on-campus enforcement, long term health care, and on-going research to prevent brain injuries than simply giving it all away and not really changing anything.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Thanks for posting. For those||
Thanks for posting. For those that did not read the full transcript. Ole Miss agrees with and is not disputing #1-3. They agree with, but are disputing some details of #4. The rest they are disputing. That means they basically accept the realities of three Level 1 violations. That's bad.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I hear they put a thermometer||
I hear they put a thermometer in Uranus.
|4 days 8 hours ago||I believe you meant: Our 3||
I believe you meant: Our 3 stars - become 9 stars.
|4 days 9 hours ago||But it was preceded and ended||
But it was preceded and ended with asterisks. I wonder if it was a clue. Three star commit? or SIX STAR COMMIT!!!
|4 days 11 hours ago||I was just about to ask that||
I was just about to ask that they make sure multiple posting errors stays as a feature on the new board. Some of the best moments in threads come from the unexpected multiple post.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I'll leave this story||
I'll leave this story here.
At one of the many points in the second half when Minnesota was shooting a free throw, the arena was completely quiet, except for one indiivdual yelling at the top of his lungs at the foul shooter. My first thought was, oh great, a drunk Michigan fan. Then I realized the source of the yelling was...Andrew Dakich.
The next time Minnesota was shooting a free throw, it got quiet, and the voice was back. My friend looks at me and asks who is yelling? I instructed him to look towards Michigan's bench. He looked and started laughing.
|5 days 10 hours ago||As a fan, I was happy to see||
As a fan, I was happy to see Beilein so demonstrative. As a ref, I would have told him he needed to back off. At one point I could hear word for word what he was yelling and I was on the opposite corner and end of the court.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I don't disagree the refs||
I don't disagree the refs played a role they shouldn't have. Even the Minnesota fans started groaning after the whistle was blown yet again.
What my coaches always preached about is managaing the things you can control and working around the things you can't. You can't control the refs. They are something you have to work around and adjust to. Most of the other things I have mentioned, you can control.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Beilein was working the||
Beilein was working the officials pretty hard most of the second half (rightfuly so). I have no doubt there was a bit of an anticipatory aspect on the T.
All of the Minnesota fans sitting around me were equally dismayed at first trying to figure out what the second whistle was for. Then they started cheering when it was clear what it was. A couple Minnesota fans made the "he had it coming" comment.
|6 days 49 min ago||I agree the officiating was||
I agree the officiating was poor overall, but what you can't see on TV that you can watching live is how easily Minnesota's dribble penetration got the defense out of position and reacting late. They also crashed the glass very hard and Michigan is a poor rebounding team. Add those two things together and that often leads to fouls. Minnesota kept working that formula all night.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Then there really is no||
Then there really is no reason to play the games since we have enough stats to tell us what's preordained to happen.
Minnesota lived in the paint and supplemented that with strong dribble penetration that Michigan had real trouble with. At least twice #2 on Minnesota (Mason, I think) split a double team, yes, split a double team with dribble penetration in overtime. You simply can't allow that to happen. #2 and #1 repeatedly were able to dribble around the hedge to gain the baseline. You have to cut that off. There are plenty of other things to nit pick about including defensive rotation and recovery, but like I said, they are college kids playing a game.
|6 days 1 hour ago||So past stats are a garauntee||
So past stats are a garauntee for an individual game performance? Stats don't mean shit once the ball is tipped. All of the issues I mentioned played a far greater role in who won tonight.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I was at the game, the refs||
I was at the game, the refs were bad, but they were bad on both ends of the floor. Both teams had ten plus fouls in each half.
|1 week 1 day ago||Probably shouldn't try to dig||
Probably shouldn't try to dig too deep to understand the dick, boobs, shooting spree....yep, I'm going to think about this all night.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sadly, most sports media||
Sadly, most sports media conversations don't go that deep anymore.
It's simply about picking a point and then arguing it louder and louder in the vain effort to try to win some one-upsmanship battle that no one will even remeber 30 seconds later.
|1 week 2 days ago||Of course Paul only lurks||
Of course Paul only lurks here. He certainly couldn't engage in intelligent dialogue.
|1 week 3 days ago||The key difference between||
The key difference between philosophies can be summed up with Paul's little comment after mentioning the trip to Rome, "I don't see what that has to do with football". The answer is nothing. It has nothing to do with football and everything to do with getting an education. You know, what college was originally intended to provide.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was waiting for JUB to||
I was waiting for JUB to mention Isaiah Wilson's coach and Georgia to see what Paul had to say about that. Sadly, opportunity missed.
|1 week 3 days ago||Minnesota already has ski u||
Minnesota already has ski u mah. Whatever that means. It is written on the back of their helmets. Maybe that's a Native American translation for row the boat, now that's thinking ahead.
|1 week 3 days ago||Other than the fact that||
Other than the fact that trademarks cost money to get and maintain, so yeah, WMU should have just paid for it and then given it away for free as a thank you gift.
|1 week 4 days ago||I like driving but would like||
I like driving but would like all cars to have safety features like automatic stop and lane swerve prevention. So let me drive, but keep me safe from those who can't.
|1 week 4 days ago||So I can't call anyone on the||
So I can't call anyone on the blog a dick head?
|1 week 6 days ago||I appreciate what Beilein has||
I appreciate what Beilein has done to get the program out of the crap hole it was in. What I don't get is people pretending Michigan was never better than mediocre in basketball (other than the Fab 5 era) and somehow we should worship Beilein for bringing unheralded glory days to the program. Michigan has a good basketball history to live up to. So far Beilein has met the standard with regards to win percentage and tourney performance. Doing it the clean way has been an added bonus.
|1 week 6 days ago||In the span of 20 years||
In the span of 20 years Michigan won at least 19 games 13 times. There was one year under .500. They went to the Championship game twice, and yet you think they were not consistently good. Ok.
|1 week 6 days ago||I prefer to go back to the||
I prefer to go back to the 70's and 80's when Michigan was consistently good in football and basketball.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ummmmm, what's Beilein's||
Ummmmm, what's Beilein's record against Crean and Izzo? How's Beilein's tourney record compared to Izzo's? Izzo's bad years still result in being in the tourney without question, even if, yep, Middle Tennessee St. just scored again. Beilein did great things for Michigan's program, but he has no where near the legacy Izzo does. As for Crean, IU did beat Kansas and UNC already this year and then the injuries set in. That's why IU fans are more understanding this year.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not convinced yet on the||
I'm not convinced yet on the win three of six and Michigan is for sure in. Currently the NCAA does not think a single B1G team is worthy of being in the top 16. That means the traditional .500 conference record may not be a garauntee. Also, if Michigan wins it's next three and then loses the last three, that is not a good look. If Michigan finishes 3-3, I think they may have to go at least 2-1 in the B1G tourney to get a good shot of getting in.