Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||JB too||
I believe the quote was "country strong".
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||and ...||
"smokin' the reefer"
|11 weeks 2 days 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.
|11 weeks 2 days 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
That was truly an ugly choke job.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Winning the conference||
is determined by the reg season.
Winning the tourney is just winning the tourney.
|11 weeks 4 days 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...)
|11 weeks 4 days 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....
|12 weeks 1 day 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).
|12 weeks 2 days 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||It's Official||
Trey Burke is my new favorite NBA player to watch. I wondered how his game would translate to the NBA, where everyone is longer, but it still looks the same. And his jumper is so much improved from his freshman season at UM (only 2 years ago).
It's fun to watch THJ run with Felton.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I'd be interested||
I've run leagues in both usports and cbs, but refuse to pay, and don't feel the need to wager money either. Hook me up.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Vermonter here||
Love the Heady Topper gif.
I will also be at the UConn game, where I'm expecting a 3 TD Win. My only hesitation with that is that it could be a letdown game 1 week after ND in AA.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Clark + Eddie = Pure Gold|
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Mostly Blue||
Despite the "Maize out", I'd say the crowd was decidedly blue. Makes sense - how many people really own anything that's is maize (aka, highlighter yellow)?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Huge Failure||
My self-esteem just took a major hit, just like in '82.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I'd like to see more maize||
and less of the "highlighter yellow" in general.
But I agree overall, wear the whites in general, and bring out maize for the big games.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Gulo Gulo is right||
Even without the analysis, it seems clear as day that we can't afford that many OR in a game vs a quality opponent. We got lucky vs Illinois - lucky we have JB and not Bruce Weber.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Signed, Walter White|