this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|45 weeks 4 days ago||I'll go with authenticity...||
I'll go with authenticity... kinda in a way that Clinton was known for being. When you're speaking to him, he's really listneing, no matter who you are.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Not sure if this is a||
Not sure if this is a ridiculous question, but I just cut the cord myself, and from what I understand, given that you are no longer paying for cable, are you still able to access WatchESPN and BTN2GO?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The suit makes me love Nik||
The suit makes me love Nik even that much more.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Just graduated with an MBA||
Just graduated with an MBA from the Ross Business School. While I have many fond memories from my grad school experience, the most memorable ones definitely came while following this school's basketball team. What a great two years to be here.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm not a native Michigander,||
I'm not a native Michigander, and am not too familiar with newspapers in Detroit. What's the story on the Free Press? Why don't people here read it?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Jon was a great teammate and||
Jon was a great teammate and is seemingly a fantastic person. A great basketball specimen, however, he is not. I can't remember watching a guy with worse hands.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I was in Champagne for this.||
I was in Champagne for this. As we were destroying them in the first half, I kept my composure and just modestly clapped for their great performance but when Nik drilled this three, I jumped up and when nuts. What a moment.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Please no||
As an LA native and Laker fan since '93, please no. There's no need to bring Cal into the mix. Despite having completely blown amazing opportunities to have Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw or Byron Scott at the helm, just about anyone else would be a better fit than sleeze-ball Cal.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Awesome!||
Thanks for the awesome vid!
I've had the incredible good fortune and good timing of having been a grad student here at UM these past two years. While not previously a UM fan, following the team has been one of (if not THE) top highlight of my grad school experience.
While other teams may have won more over these past two years, I cannot imagine any other program that I'd want to support more than this one. Kudos to Coach Beilein (who I met at Pizza House a couple weeks back!) and the whole program that he's built around himself.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Faulty logic||
What you are failing to consider is the expected value of a UM possession, which they would have had if they'd fouled UK twice around the 20 to 25 second mark.
Offensive rebounds is also not a relevant consideration since UK also would have had a chance to rebound their own board with a few seconds left of in-game play had we not fouled with a simliar (if not much more higher) likelihood than on a foul shot.
I'm not saying JB should have done that... obviously that strategy is highly untraditional, but an argument could definitely have been made.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Disagree. Kobe is articulate||
Disagree. Kobe is articulate but he's not a warm, likeable, interesting personality that you need for that role. Have you seen him in interviews? Well spoken? Yes. Interesting? No.
Given his lack of personality and charisma and given how polarizing he is across the country, I don't think he has an on-air retirement position available to him (assuming he'd even want it).
I think it's going to be very interesting to see what Kobe does with the rest of his life. As far as I can tell (having been a hardcare Lakers fan since 1993), Kobe has no social network, is estranged from his family, has no other hobbies and a rocky relationship with his wife.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I retract my earlier||
I retract my earlier statement that "they have made no attempt to unify all student UM basketball fans outside of the core groupies." Perhaps they have made attempts, but we, the students, have been largely unaware of them, and the attempts, as far as I can tell, have been very ineffective.
I also did not intend to imply that they were consciously trying to "maintain a clique." However, having attended one Monday night meeting, I can, anectodallly, say that it felt like it was pretty much just a chat among friends.
I don't have an immediate solution, and I don't have a great source of comparison (my undergrad university is a mid-major who is now best known for a guy running on the court to confront the opposing couch during a time out). All I can say is that with the energy surrounding UM basketball, the student fan base can do much, much better.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sitting 2nd row dead center||
Sitting 2nd row dead center in the Maize Rage today, and 4th row dead center in the Maize Rage vs. MSU, I can assure you that it was not louder today, not even by a long shot.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Was at the table nex to dad||
Was at the table nex to dad and son at BDubs enjoying burgers after the game taking in the Duke/Carolina game. They seemed happy.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Maize Rage needs serious work||
As a current (grad) student, I attended every home game this year except for two pre-season games and stood in line long enough to get into the Maize Rage bleacher section for all but one of those games (which meant waiting for between 2 and 6 hours before tip). I can say objectively that while the students brought the energy in large numbers this year, the actual Maize Rage club is awful. Their chants/cheers suck the energy out of the student crowd. They single handedly created the disaster that was the MSU pre-game. And they have made no attempt to unify all student UM basketball fans outside of the core groupies who make up the Maize Rage leadership. This was probably sufficient during the many years of UM basketball mediocrity, but as a current top program, UM athletics should dispose of the current organization and start from scratch in a way that will serve the team and its fans effectively and fairly.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I've been rooting for UM with||
I've been rooting for UM with all my might since I began grad school two years ago, but am upest to hear they beat my Santa Barbara Gauchos in water polo!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Does anyone else feel||
Does anyone else feel uncomfortable watching the coaches pre-game talks to the team? I findi them as interesting as the next guy, it just feels like these should be private discussions that should be kept in-house. If the cameras are there, who knows how they are sensoring themselves or how they're altering their behavior to play or not play to the cameras. Locker room talks are private affairs... really, we should not be having access.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||But it has "NBA" and "draft"||
But it has "NBA" and "draft" in its name... it must be valid!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||A few points I'd like to make||
1. Some may feel uncomfortable with him in the locker room, but this is not an issue that Sam should have to concern himself with. Those players will have to find a way to avoid the situations that lead to the discomfort, or just learn to accept the discomfort (like the discomfort they likely feel knowing that playing football causes brain damage).
2. Sam should be commended for coming out before the draft because A) it gives teams who don't want a gay player the opportunity to not draft him and B) this way his sexuality will not surface in the middle of the season, which would certainly be a major team distraction.
3. The attention he has and will receive is not his fault. The man did not want to live a lie (trust me, it's not fun) and the commotion that has follows is not his doing.
4. I can assure you that Sam would be more than happy to live his life as a gay man without all the extra attention. Unfortunately that is not the society in which we live.