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|13 hours 2 min ago||... collapses into a 128 team||
... collapses into a 128 team playoff with 127 bowl games.
|13 hours 10 min ago||What I'd love to see is a||
What I'd love to see is a single, incredibly desirable game for the worst two BCS programs (without adding any other bowls). Put it in Honolulu, make the gifts incredible, play it on Christmas Eve on ESPN, call in the Better Than Your Stupid Bowl, etc. That way, teams would have to make a midseason decision about whether to try to "Shoot the Moon" - in Hearts terms - and risk looking like dicks if they finish as the third worst team and miss the bowl.
|13 hours 23 min ago||Right now (in April), I would||
Right now (in April), I would watch that game so hard.
|19 hours 42 min ago||So the logic here is that||
So the logic here is that when someone who has no idea what he's talking about says something consistent with what you're talking about, it shows how right you are, since even that uninformed guy could see it?
In that case, I'll scour the internet for uninformed, unqualified, or dumb people making similar points to mine as evidence that I'm totally right about everything.
|21 hours 30 min ago||I wasn't a fan of that||
I wasn't a fan of that blocking scheme either (and I love the OC switch), but since when does a post from some former defensive end no one has heard of who has no coaching experience or demonstrable knowledge about Michigan personnel or offensive football strategy enough to warrant a front page self-pat on the back?
|22 hours 28 min ago||In fairness, we happened to||
In fairness, we happened to hit a stretch of insanely good rebounding teams in the tournament and we lost a ton of our rebounding ability when McGary went down. Some of that is because McGary's a damn good rebounder and some of it is because having McGary would have made us bigger up and down the roster (e.g., with Robinson at the 3 instead of the 4, where he got killed on the glass).
|1 day 14 hours ago||Burke was obviously much more||
Burke was obviously much more productive than just about everyone else who plays college basketball. I actually don't think there was much separation between Hardaway and Robinson's output -- it just always felt with Robinson like he could/should be doing a lot more than he was.
Here are the stat lines from their final seasons at Michigan:
Robinson- 13.1 ppg/.532 eFG%, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, .9 spg
And career (2 years for Robinson, 3 for Hardaway):
Robinson- 12 ppg/.567 eFG%, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1 spg
I think it's possible that Robinson's game will translate better to the NBA than it did here, but I'm also not sure what to expect. He seemed reluctant at times (though not late in the season), and it's hard to suddenly see him being assertive with grown-ass men around.
|1 day 14 hours ago||If you'll excuse a bro hug,||
If you'll excuse a bro hug, you've become one of my favorite posters on this site. I skim a lot of threads but almost always read your posts because I find so much of what you say interesting or generally worthwhile.
Okay, bro hug over. Stop being so weird.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Plus, does he really have to||
Plus, does he really have to spoil Stauskas's announcement? Just let the kid announce the decision how and when he wants to announce it.
|1 day 15 hours ago||College basketball is really||
College basketball is really exhausting and frustrating to follow. Almost the second you get to know guys they're gone, and there's this annoying part of you that wants them either to be Burkean great or just barely not good enough to declare for the NBA.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I'm not criticizing the||
I'm not criticizing the thread at all - in fact, I really like it - but there are just too many unknowns for me to have any idea (and it'd probably be that way until the season starts). I have no idea what we have in our freshmen, true and redshirt, and I'm very curious to see what kind of progression we see from Walton and Irvin. Anything from 2nd place in the conference to a bubble team seems very possible to me.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I'm less skeptical of you||
I'm less skeptical of you than Leaders and Best (the guy above me) is, but you've obviously missed the first rule of journalism, which is to only report things that make your readers happy. This doesn't make me happy.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I think Trey and Tim's rookie||
I think Trey and Tim's rookie performances could be more helpful. If NBA front offices were worried that Beilein's wizardry made Burke or Hardaway look much better than they actually are, they can probably put that concern to rest. It seems that Beilein's wizardry just helped those guys turn into much better basketball players (with the assistants' help, of course).
|3 days 11 hours ago||Tennessee has been worse.||
Tennessee has been worse. They haven't had more than seven wins since 2007 and have had five losing seasons in the last eight years.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Maybe Frank Clark has been||
Maybe Frank Clark has been overhyped for the past year or so, but he has already outperformed his recruiting hype. He was a low 3-star, borderline top 50 in Ohio, and received few high-level offers (looks like just Michigan, MSU, Minnesota, Cal, and North Carolina).
|5 days 11 hours ago||That's what she said?||
That's what she said?
|5 days 21 hours ago||Ah, because you know with||
Ah, because you know with absolute certainty ("zero chance") what this kid's body will allow him to do five years from now. And think about what would be more insulting if you were in Austin Hatch's position: (a) people like me saying that we're not going to quit believing in the kid even if the odds are long or (b) people like you saying that it's hopeless (despite being a "great story")?
|6 days 11 min ago||Not to mention that Goodman||
Not to mention that Goodman didn't even specify which NBA. It'll be awfully convenient if Stauskas ends up in the Nevada Beekeepers Association and Goodman claims he nailed it.
|6 days 27 min ago||More generally, you have to||
More generally, you have to love the poster who decides that he needs to draw the line and be a realist here (not to mention that "great story" aren't the first words that come to mind for me). How about we let people be encouraging and optimistic here even if it isn't 100% rational?
|6 days 33 min ago||And zero chance that Spike||
And zero chance that Spike Albrecht will ever light it up during a national championship game.
|6 days 22 hours ago||I remember the Vince Helmuth||
I remember the Vince Helmuth recruitment. [Side note: That might be the most pathetic thing I've ever written.] At the time, he seemed like a bit of a reach in terms of talent and position, but apparently he was a great kid with crazy leadership potential. I think I remember Helmuth talking - in high school - about how he and the Michigan coaches were going to try to get him on a path to college coaching. I hope everything is working out well for the guy.
|1 week 19 hours ago||For the time being, I'm just||
For the time being, I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope that Oklahoma and Louisville are his grandmothers' names.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I agree. I also like the||
I agree. I also like the idea that a bunch of guys wake up every morning thinking, "I could be a starter but someone else could take it from me." We'd might as well give the O-linemen every incentive to out-work one another over the spring and summer.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Yeah, I don't get it. It||
Yeah, I don't get it. It seems like whatever the marginal benefit of the 15th spring practice is (minus the benefit of having a practice/scrimmage that's actually fun to watch), it has to be really small compared to the benefits of making this a really fun, interesting day for fans, recruits, etc. The whole thing feels like a wasted opportunity to me.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Then a seriously sad state of||
Then a seriously sad state of affairs for Oklahoma, too, right? And how about for all of the schools that would want Mr. Lindsay but aren't even being considered?
Plus, it's not like Louisville has been Eastern Michigan lately.
I boo your comment.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know, maybe start||
I don't know, maybe start with the fact that Michigan is a much better university in a much better city with a much more visible, high-profile football program that likely will be in much better shape when he arrives than it was in 2013.
|1 week 3 days ago||... thus meaning that he's a||
... thus meaning that he's a sophomore.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'll admit that I might be||
I'll admit that I might be overreacting because most of your posts piss me off, but this is really stupid. I get the impression that most posters think that all that should matter to these guys is draft position and lifetime earnings. Being realistic, no matter what he decides, chances are that Nik Stauskas (or Burke, Hardaway, McGary, Robinson, etc.) will be extremely wealthy for most/all of his life. If you gave me a choice between being super-rich and getting three/four years of college at UM and being super-rich (even super-super-rich) and getting two years of college at UM, I'd personally take the former.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Please, all of you, don't||
Please, all of you, don't tell Wisconsin about any of this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What the hell is an||
What the hell is an optimistic pessimist? Isn't that like hot cold water?