...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 day 14 hours ago||I agree with you on Pettigrew||
I agree with you on Pettigrew maybe being a bit of a reach (in hindsight) at 20, but come on, you're saying that teams should expect to get arguably the best player ever at their position when drafting at 20th in the first round? Teams can't even expect that drafting at first overall.
|1 week 5 days ago||But do golden eagles =||
But do golden eagles = eagles?
|1 week 5 days ago||This is why we can't have||
This is why we can't have nice things...
I love it though...very few teams seem to have as much fun as Michigan the last few years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Did they rename cedar||
Did they rename cedar village? Serious question as I haven't been on campus in EL in a loooong time. Would make sense since cedar village had/has such a bad rep.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||True Detective...||
For those who enjoy going down rabbit holes of internet reading, see the links below. The cultish, unknown monster/organization stuff is a huge draw for me, so interesting. Once I started to read some more about The Yellow King (or King In Yellow), Carcosa, and all these mythical monsters in wierd fiction, I've become pretty much obsessed with the show and where it's going.
I'd bet a lot of money that Cohle isn't the killer. That said, I think he (and maybe Hart, not sure yet) have been investigating a larger consipiracy around these killings between 1995 and now.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Boardwalk pretty much lost me||
Boardwalk pretty much lost me when they killed off Jimmy Darmody (although I have been paying some attention since). I think the only reason House of Cards can move on more effectively than Boardwalk is because its main character is much more compelling and entertaining than Nucky Thomspon.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Time Warner Cable and Time||
Time Warner Cable and Time Warner Inc. are two different companies. Apple is in talks with Time Warner Inc. to include the content they own on the Apple TV somehow (CNN, HBO, etc.).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Saying you can talk||
Saying you can talk basketball at a high level and then claiming basketball is 99% effort in the next sentence is all I need to hear. This isn't middle school ball.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Why is it up to Nik to find a||
Why is it up to Nik to find a way? Isn't that the coaches job? Beilein runs a SYSTEM. Nik is doing what he I supposed to do in the offense most of the situations people are complaining about. This is not an ISO focused offense. It may have looked like it last year but that was only because our best ISO player was also our pg.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I loved our all big lineup||
I loved our all big lineup with Caris at the point. That has some potential against teams without an ultra quick pg.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. Exactly. This is||
Yes. Exactly. This is definitely out of the norm in a Beilein offense though. However they could switch GRIII and stauskas in the offense and run Nik across the lane for post up opportunities. That said, Levert is allergic to passing the ball in the post so...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah no shit. That's his||
Yeah no shit. That's his fault? He should twist up guys that are 6 inches shorter and quicker than him? Most players DO NOT have to deal with the constant face guarding he's seen the last few games. If he were playing completely outside the offense and jacking contested shots everyone would be complaining just as loud about how selfish he is. He's not Kevin Durant, he can't just take over and shoot over everyone. It has to come in the flow of the offense and if it's not happening then the coaches need to change things up to get him the ball in a position to succeed. That hasn't happened.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm so glad I don't have to||
I'm so glad I don't have to watch sports with you. This is probably the best post on our bball team from anyone other than Ace on this blog in a long time and all you can do is regurgitate bs cliches on trying hard.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan won two days ago.||
Michigan won two days ago. Iowa is absolutely not a middle of the pack big ten team by any other measure than conf record.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not disagreeing with the||
I'm not disagreeing with the assumption that, as a percentage of alumni, UofM has more "successful", "impactful", or "world reknown" alumni than MSU (although we're dealing with pretty nebulous terms here). I'm just saying that any large school can claim a handful of the uber-elite, so by mentioning three of our most famous alumni, I don't think you're doing much to prove that point. That's all I was saying.
One disagreement though, UofM absolutely does not have "thousands of Gores and Gilberts". I think your loyalty and pride in UofM is going a bit too far there. Both of those guys are on the Forbes 400 list and have accomplished more than 99% (likely higher) of UofM grads. Not a bad thing, just says a lot about them.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This actually happened a||
This actually happened a couple times. IU switched on the Stauskas screen and Yogi ended up on Horford or Morgan. Announcers even called it out, but Levert dribbled away from that side of the floor on one place and I can't remember what happened on the other.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My god this the dumbest||
My god this the dumbest statement ever. How did he do this?! What tangible impact did he have on Michigan Football after he retired? Please refrain from opining on the "Michigan Man" qualifications of a championship winning coach, that is unless you spend time developing young men while working for the university in arguably its most high profile job between hours spent trolling online. What a tool.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He was standing in the||
He was standing in the corner, which is what the offense calls for. Would you like to run right over to where Caris is dribbling around and bring a double team with him? Caris had several opportunities to kick the ball out to Walton and Stauskas and never did - just bulled into the lane and got very few good looks.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think we agree? Caris||
I think we agree? Caris deciding he had to go it alone is why I stated he needs to be reigned in big time. Just because teams have a specific game plan to "let" you have certain things, doesn't mean you should put your head down and do only that (that's exactly what the opponent wants). The coaches seemed intent on running our same sets even though Ind was dead set on taking that away. We didn't run Stauskas off a double screen once. People are accusing him of being timid but he really was just playing his role in the Beilein offense while Levert went one on one.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He did lose aggressiveness at||
He did lose aggressiveness at times in both halves, but his teammates also did a terrible job getting him the ball when he was open. Stauskas also played within the offense and didn't force things except one deep three late in the shot clock. This team (and the coaches) seem clueless on how to get Stauskas the ball when he's being denied or post him up when he has midget Yogi on him (only did it once and stauskas missed a great shot).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He created more poor shots||
He created more poor shots only for himself or turnovers than he did offense today. I couldn't be happier for Caris and his development. He is a great player when he plays within the offense. Today he tried to be the offense and rarely involved others. He's not ready to be THE guy. He also refused to feed the ball to Stauskas a couple times early when he was open (seems unwilling to make anything but an easy pass).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Awful offensive gameplan and||
Awful offensive gameplan and play. Defense was fine. Can't do anything about Yogi going off (except maybe deny him the ball just a bit late in the shot clock). Levert needs to be reigned in big time on offense. Dribbles the air out of the ball and dominates too many possessions when it was possible to feed Stauskas or kick it back out to Walton.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Tom Gores (Platinum Equity /||
Tom Gores (Platinum Equity / Pistons), Dan Gilbert (quicken/cavs), Jemelle Hill (kidding). Each School can claim top tier alumni. Agree with you, generally, just don't think trotting out a few famous UofM grads proves the point well.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And the Knicks and Jazz don't||
And the Knicks and Jazz don't suck?
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Infer vs imply. This one I||
Infer vs imply. This one I can't stand even more than others mentioned. Mostly because they simply mean different things. My boss, who is otherwise a really smart guy, says, "he inferred xxx" all the time when he really means someone implied something. I want to grab him and say "YOU inferred jackass!". /end rant
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Was just going to post||
Was just going to post something similar. It's a near impossible analysis given the subjectivity, but, as you've stated, the hypothesis would be that more fouls are committed, regardless of whether they are called by the refs, in B1G games than in other conferences. The reason that it doesn't show in Seth's analysis, is that B1G refs call a lesser percentage of those fouls when compared to their conterparts.
Someone else mentioned this, but a uber-detailed UFR of all games (including off ball movement - looking at you Gary Harris) would be needed to quantify that percentage. Anyone up for it?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You ain't come to mgoblog to play school...||
Good god this post is awesome. I love the non traditional placement of the % BEFORE the number.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||To follow up, the football||
To follow up, the football analogy to fouling when up three would be like jumping offsides or committing blatant pass interference on all receivers when the offense has one play to score a TD at the end of the game down 5...with the result a forced FG attempt and no chance to score the needed TD. Point being that would be ludicrous.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Except its a terrible||
Except its a terrible analogy. The proper bball analogy to the prevent in football would be running all your defenders to the three point line and beyond to prevent a three point shot and allowing a wide open layup, which is something you'd never typically do. The OPs point is that there really isn't an equivalent to fouling when up 3 (except maybe intentional walks in baseball, but that's a black hole with tons of "unnatural manipulation" I don't wanna get into)
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Literally and figuratively.||
Literally and figuratively.