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|2 days 17 hours ago||We hate noon games because||
We hate noon games because the tailgates are shorter.
|2 days 20 hours ago||You give us a better chance||
You give us a better chance of beating Minnesota and Rutgers than App State? Thats...curious.
|4 days 9 hours ago||That's Northwestern. They||
That's Northwestern. They don't start until late September and end in June. Every other Big Ten school including ohio is on semesters starting within the next week or two.
|4 days 9 hours ago||The Metrodome sucked really||
The Metrodome sucked really bad for the Twins. Terrible place to watch baseball. Target Field, however, is probably a top 3 stadium in baseball now.
Not a fan of the Georgia Dome either.
|4 days 16 hours ago||You want to talk alienating||
You want to talk alienating the students even more? Play the marquee non conference game of the schedule before they all move back to school. I can hear the "Fire DB"s from here.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I mean...students (and surely||
I mean...students (and surely others) already drink in the stadium anyways and it's not beer. I don't think long lines to pay 10 bucks for a 20 oz watered down bud light is going to significantly change crowd behavior at all. Like many have said, it works fine in hundreds of pro and college stadiums around the country already. If anything it'll liven up the people sitting on their hands out there.
|6 days 7 hours ago||You guys just made me way||
You guys just made me way more excited about the ND game. Their D sounds really brutal.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Relaxing at home before||
Relaxing at home before starting my senior year in Ann Arbor. My god does it go fast... I'm very envious of the few of you who are about to move in for freshman year. The first welcome week is something I'll definitely never forget.
Mostly I'm just incredibly excited for my last football season as a student to kick off. I need about seven more home wins to make my college experience complete.
|1 week 1 day ago||Doyle Double||
I'd just like to throw out the term "Doyle Double" to see if it sticks. Surely will be the first of many 10 and 10 nights for this man.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think that includes||
I don't think that includes nickel, and this is pretty much what we've all been expecting/wanting at the corner spot. Peppers will see nickel time I'm sure.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Are you kidding me? As a||
Are you kidding me? As a Wolves fan this is better than any deal I could have imagined when it became apparent that we needed to trade Love. Usually trades involving players like Love on a contract year are super lopsided against the team giving him away. I can't remember a trade like this where a lot of the fanbase on the receiving side wishes they hadn't done the deal.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I believe Allen is penciled||
I believe Allen is penciled in right now to be the kickoff guy. And I'd imagine Peppers will become the main kick and punt returner rather quickly, as Hoke has strongly implied (if not outright stated, can't quite remember) that he'll be tested out on special teams early this year.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Braden worries me a ton as||
Braden worries me a ton as well and I think any sign of early struggles on his part could push Cole into some meaningful PT.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Watson starting at SS? Almost||
Watson starting at SS? Almost no chance that happens. Even if Hill can't go right away they'd go Dymonte for sure and probably Clark over true frosh Watson.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You're aware that essentially||
You're aware that essentially the entire football team is there on Tuesday and Saturday nights in the fall right? Novak, Stu, Nik, Glenn, Mitch, Spike, etc. were/are all regular attendees as well.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The best damn sexualized||
The best damn sexualized culture in the land
|11 weeks 4 days ago||If someone could email me the||
If someone could email me the details I'd absolutely love to go. I'm a current rising senior interning in Connecticut for the summer. It'd be awesome to actually meet the coaches and get in touch with some alumni in the area.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Not from NY but good thing||
Not from NY but good thing for like 30% of UM alums. Overall I'm excited to have two huge markets in the Stanley Cup. It's great for the NHL in general.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Vikings would take Bortles at||
Vikings would take Bortles at 8
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah there really isn't a bad||
Yeah there really isn't a bad home game on the 2015 schedule. Of course it's the year after I graduate, but I guess that's just more reason to make trips back in the fall.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||No. I'm a Minnesota native||
No. I'm a Minnesota native and people don't have that extreme of accents, but it is funny to see on TV. In the Twin Cities there really isn't much deviation from a standard Midwestern accent, and up north you start to hear it a bit but not terribly bad. The "aw shucks" attitude they portray is more on point though. Really liked this first episode.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||In Beilein's offense the 3 is||
In Beilein's offense the 3 is a guard for all intents and purposes. I hope he can stick there and doesn't have to rotate down to the 4 like Glenn because of depth problems.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Irvin wasn't put in a role||
Irvin wasn't put in a role this year to show off his passing skills AT ALL and was rarely in a position to drive. Beilein had him in a catch and shoot role and took him off the bench for the sole purpose of draining a few threes. A lot like Stauskas just sitting in the corner his freshman year when he was on the floor.
He's already a better 3 point shooter than GRIII ever was at UM. Next year he'll start every game and get the opportunity to do more things on the court with that added freedom. I believe he'll show huge gains overall in his offensive game and be a multi-dimensional threat. Caris can stay Caris, we don't need him to change his role. Also Nik never was the PG this year, Caris had a stretch or two in a couple games where he handled the offense but just because Nik brought the ball up the floor or got iso'd doesn't mean he was ever playing the 1.
EDIT with some stats:
2012-2013 GRIII: .324 3pt% on 71 attempts, .652 2pt% on 221 attempts, 43 assists, 1312 minutes
2012-2013 Stauskas: .440 3pt% on 182 attempts, .500 2pt% on 116 attempts, 52 assists, 1190 mintues
2013-2014 Irvin: .425 3pt% on 146 attempts, .460 2pt% on 50 attempts, 13 assists, 568 minutes
For me, when you're looking at the stats I see a lot more of a potential for Irvin to become similar to Stauskas than GRIII. He's much more of a behind the arc player (at this point in his career) than GRIII ever was, and he chucked up only 36 less threes than freshman NIk on half the minutes. The potential is certainly there for him to carry a huge load of next year's offensive output.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not saying he's as good||
I'm not saying he's as good of a player as Stauskas is right now. Nobody thinks that. But his skillset and the way he was used later in the year reminds me a lot of how Nik was used his freshman year. Irvin can stroke from the outside and clearly has the athleticism to start to drive and create his own shots. A summer in AA should do a lot for him and he'll be getting Stauskas type minutes next year.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Irvin is plug-and-play for||
Irvin is plug-and-play for Stauskas.
Gotta figure it'll be a mixture of Donnal and Chatman at the 4. Donnal when we want to go big and Chatman when we roll out a 4 guard look similar to this year.
Then you got Walton at the point, Caris at the 3, and McGary at the 5 (Donnal can probably also get some minutes there when Chatman is at the 4). Doyle and Beilfeldt battle it out for the garbage minutes down low, and Spike and Wilson provide some added depth in the backcourt.
Bada bing bada boom, that's a squad.
EDIT: And of course Dakich leads what should be another strong bench celebration unit for UM. How could I forget.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||Grew up in Minnesota. I've||
Grew up in Minnesota. I've literally never heard that phrase.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||PSA||
Hash Bash is Saturday too, just so you all are aware. If you're coming with kids you might want to stay south of the main campus area.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Well now I can admit it, my||
Well now I can admit it, my friends and I bought around 20 elite eight tickets before the sweet 16. Wouldn't have dared to put that in writing before the game ended. Bang me.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Enjoy it in full||
Enjoy it in full resolution:
Let's do it again.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Go Blue Go Stu||