i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||ponderous?||
I'm pondering if you've seen BYU play football lately. Like Utah, they'd probably have beaten us more times than not in the last 10 years.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Contact sports||
You mean like every single sport offered to kids? Is it intuitive that kids should not play soccer, basketball, baseball, or even climb on monkey-bars? I've coached youth sports in all of those sports across three children, and the contact in other sports is just as significant as football. In fact, that is one of the first things I tell my teams while coaching soccer and basketball.
Kids bang heads running full speed at each other all the time in soccer. Kids fall and hit the back of their head in basketball often (happened to one of my boys last weekend). How about an errant pitch to the helmet in baseball - those 10 yr old pitchers don't have much accuracy yet. These would all be of the sub-concussive variety the OP says are most dangerous.
So what should we do, pull everyone off the fields until they're 12? Seriously.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||what?||
God forbid we discuss actual athletic events here. It's college basketball season, fergodsakes.
This is a great bit of research by Alex, which consumed a hulluva lot of time, and tells us how far our boys need to improve to make the tourney, with historical precedence.
Keep up the great work Alex, and please more college basketball.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I like the Nash reference, but I was thinking about this guy||
Plus, bonus C-Webb footage
|17 weeks 2 days ago||100% agree||
Of course we'll soon have a team that wins AND wins the right way. Devin was good for the program. He just wasn't a good QB. Some people can't wrap their heads around that.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||whoa, hold on||
Who you calling spotty-lipped?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Hi Kirk, Lloyd here...||
Hey, now that your boy is out of school...
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I attended both||
Went to UM for undergrad and GT for grad, both in engineering. Have worked in industry with grads from Berkeley, Stanford, etc., and helped with recruiting trips. I can assure you that Georgia Tech is every bit the school as the others. Once your in the top 10-20, it's more about the student.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||terrible commentary overall||
from the introductory comments you knew we were in trouble. I think espn really blew this game overall.
- no starting lineups for either team
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with Shaw 100%||
Stipend and tuition are in fact payments. This agreement is known in advance of the relationship and contract being bonded.
Let's pretend the student is a world-class <insert specialization here> researcher. Does that student now also deserve a bigger stipend/contract than his/her peer student, for the x years they remain doing the research. Or are they simply building their resume to get a kick-ass job when they've graduated. What's wrong with the age-old apprenticeship model, or is our society now too focused on immediate gratification/reward to tolerate that anymore?
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Big Dog||
The most dominant B10 player I've seen in decades is still Glenn Robinson II, aka Big Dog. That guy was just money - inside and mid-range was great. Calbert Cheaney prob should be in the top 5 too.
Does Brian Cardinal get honorable mention for figring out how to play 8 straight years?
|37 weeks 7 hours ago||Session IPAs||
Are where it's at for me. I would argue it's for the more mature drinker if anything, while the newbies tend to flock to the big beers.
But I'm growing weary of the those big beers (high alc, bitter). I've been there and done that. I don't need to feel like maybe I've been over-served after just a couple beers. I want to drink 3 or 4 and not have a headache in the morning.
I've brewed almost everything over the last dozen years, and I grow Cascade hops that I can dry-hop any time I feel like it, but you always go back to good ol' "drinkability"...
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Expansion||
As others have said, like it or not, expansion and TV market is the new reality. I'm in favor of rotating every 3rd year into the east/mid-atlantic region.
And you still can't beat Chicago as an all-around destination. Indy is Chicago's little brother.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Good ol' days indeed||
Up until a few years ago I always felt confident against sparty, regardless of the rankings. We always had better athletes across the board, and our coaching was more consistent. I really miss those days.
We're coming back slowly and surely though - This year the two teams should be equally matched, which is better than I've felt the last 5-6 years.
We need another W in EL.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||NPV||
If only there were some calculation where one could financially calculate the Net Present Value of two options given a set of assumptions... oh well...
|51 weeks 6 days ago||JB too||
I believe the quote was "country strong".
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
I was in high school with Frieder, college with Fisher, purple haze through the aughts, and now sweet relief. I watched all of these teams religiously, some live and alot on TV.
Frieder won with talent - period. I don't think anyone would call him a superior coach, so to have him #1 seems silly. 90s B10 hoops was just as good as the 80s (both were incredibly high quality basketball throughout the B10, along with the Big East and then the ACC slowly becoming superior by the mid-90s IMO).
Fisher was and is a great coach, and the 90s were awesome, and yes the fab five, but god dammit he's responsible for the f'in sinkhole that swallowed UM hoops for the next 10 years, which we suffered through year after year, through Ellerbe and Amaker. Dear lord those were terrible, terrible years.
It may be true that Beilein hasn't been around long enough. But if he keeps this up for only 2 more years, he is all alone as our best coach, and it won't be close.
|1 year 7 hours ago||1 little knit-pick||
It was fun to relive that last UM possession. LeVert was definitely beast-mode. However, the article fails to mention that Stauskas flipped the ball back to Walton for the 3rd shot, a missed 3 before the tip-in.
Otherwise, yeah I agree, great article.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I wonder too||
we dont seem to ever recruit the freak athlete project with long wingspan who can simply block shots and rebound everything. Most good programs do seem to target those guys - Cuse, Louisville, UConn come to mind right away.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||execution||
there's plenty of room for criticizing our inbounds play across the board. it's related to our general lack of toughness IMO. how many times have we needed TOs to get the ball inbound? We dont set picks well, and sometimes we dint even try.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||and ...||
"smokin' the reefer"
|1 year 8 weeks ago||beardog is right||
there's enough gray area here, simply due to her drunkenness, that a legal conviction of rape is not likely.
However, there's enough in the police report for anyone with horse sense to know that Gibbons was an ass hole from the first time they met, and did the wrong thing on that evening. It is clearly misconduct from a university perspective, and Lewan's subsequent threats are absolutely reprehensible.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||No elite teams||
There are no elite teams in the B1G as far as I can see, so I definitely foresee some addl losses.
I do agree that when Payne gets back Sparty looks like the team to beat. It will be dog fight in Ann Arbor for the rematch.
I am in total shock at just how average the Buckeyes are this year - so much talent and a Sr PG who is terrific at almost everything, yet they cant figure out how to score.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yup||
That was truly an ugly choke job.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Winning the conference||
is determined by the reg season.
Winning the tourney is just winning the tourney.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Holding Serve||
If there's one thing I expect, it's a lot of continued break serve all over the place. All these teams are good, and none of them are great.
For example, It's very easy to imagine MSU or Wisky coming into Crisler and stealing back a game. All it would take was an off night for Nik, or too many bad decisions from Walton, etc. Also VERY easy to imagine losing in Bloomington.
My prediction is 13-5 could tie, and 14-4 will be good enough to win outright. I'm feeling another 2012 logjam ending. Sorry. If I'm wrong and this team finishes outright #1, it'll be a an amazing story, and make this one of the best 12 month stretches of UM basketball any of us can remember... (oh, those lean years...)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Bingo||
I agree 100%. I'd be totally fine if UM started doing it - as you said, gets you mentally and physically ready to play D.
In fact I just slapped the floor here under my desk. I'm ready to some serious f'in typing now....
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Horford returns||
Likely have Horford backup up by Beilfeldt at C, with Donnal starting at the 4 as a RFr.
But yes, we'd be very very thin up front, maybe even needing us to play Ricky Doyle as a Tr Fr.
With MMG not seeing the court again this season, I don't see him ultimately projected into the 1st round. And if that's the case, more than likely he'd return (crossing fingers).
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Really solid win tonight||
We played very well, except for 3pt %age, which was somewhat predictable due to Iowa's length. Iowa is a very good team - deep and athletic, esp when Basabe play well. I think they're better than Wisky.
Both LeVert and GRIII both struggled tonight from long range, but Ace nailed it that the only guy who really didn't show up was LeVert. Overall, I really like the strategy to push the ball at every opportunity - I was hoping they would, to take away Iowa's half court D.
- They held Iowa to 20 pts below their avg and 47% and 20% from 3, with only 16 PFs.
- UM was 19-31 on 2pt FG%, with only 10 TOs.
- As Ace mentioned, Walton only played 3 minutes, while Spike dished 7 assists and ZERO TOs.
- Stauskas - time to begin enjoying the ride folks. His games at Michigan are numbered.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"Long Twos"||
My pet peeve in basketball analysis is bashing the 'long two'. At any level of basketball, if the shooter is in rhythm, and has a good look, take the shot. If you're GRIII, you're doing your team more harm than good by passing up an open look. The 1:48 mark Ace references is a perfect example of this. The 3 would have been contested, and his pull-up two off the dribble was great - got him into reasonably open space, feet squared and in rhythm - it just didn't go in.
And in response to another poster comparing him to his dad, Big Dog, (which, take it or leave it) I recollect him being an assassin with the pull-up, mid-range J. His stats show he took 3x the 2pt attempts as the 3pt attempts.
If you agree with regressing to the mean, then according Dylan's (UM Hoops) analysis, GRIII's best chance for improvement is from 2pt FG%. It also seems like GRIII isn't great at finishing in traffic. So, ...... I say let's see MORE mid-range driving and popping. Those shots will start falling, and this can improve over the course of the season as he gets more comfortable with the new offensive flow and works out of his current shooting slump.