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|19 hours 51 min ago||Guys like Chad Ford are||
Guys like Chad Ford are well-connected and their predictive power gets better as the early entries clarify, things begin to settle, and they start getting real feedback from real GMs and scouts.
This is a huge jump for McGary. I guess the question is, how well-connected is this Chris Mannix dude?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Presumably, corner shots go||
Presumably, corner shots go in at a higher clip than other three point shots, and at better than 1/3 worse than two points shots other than at the rim, hence the expected value per shot is higher. That's my guess.
And it refers to all corner three shots, not just unassisted.
|2 days 14 hours ago||That's not why Beilein played||
That's not why Beilein played him at the 4. Beilein played him at the 4 because:
- Won the B1G by 3 games and a tip-in away from two conference titles in two years
- National championship game appearance
- Elite Eight appearance
- Most efficient offense in the country followed by the most efficient offense in the history of KenPom
|1 week 14 hours ago||Coming from someone who's||
Coming from someone who's story is not all that different than yours....this doesn't make sense. I think the fundamental mistake you're making is thinking that the monetary compensation is linked to effort level. It's not. The monetary compensation is linked to economic generation. You only begin to touch on this in your point #2 in your last paragraph, and to that I'd say, if they chose the university for the primary purpose of doing the engineering/art/math/any other thing you refer to, and pretty much have to spend 40+ hours per week on that thing, and lots of other people surrounding them are getting systematically richer and richer every year as a result of their efforts, etc. etc. then yes, they should.
|1 week 2 days ago||It takes an exceptionally||
It takes an exceptionally talented person to reach the peak of relevance that Simmons reached. It takes a true legend to maintain that peak for more than 10 years. Whether Simmons has hit that second status or not, I'm not opining on, but my guess is that he knows that anyone's shtick would get worn out over time, and hence he's moved on to other projects like 30 for 30 and Grantland. I for one appreciate it and don't feel like he owes me something.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I have no idea why you're||
I have no idea why you're catching so much flak so far. I genuinely appreciate the effort and analysis in your post...it's quite interesting. Let's hope you're right!
I do disagree with your insinuation about his legacy, however. I think if he gets out now, while the getting is good, nothing that comes after will accrue to his responsibility. History would only remember the good stuff. But if he sticks and misses the tournament a few times, then everyone will note the downward trajectory at the end.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||These are all great.||
These are all great. Thanks!
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Nice.||
Or Married to the Bench Mob
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Dakich has probably earned||
Dakich has probably earned one.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Don't get me wrong, I'm not||
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. Whatever Beilein is doing is working great. I'd love to see us get to that next level; maybe we need to win a national championship, maybe we can never get there and be clean.
My only point was that we're not here because of getting above the radar guys. We're here because Beilein (and staff) is an elite talent evaluator, and an elite talent developer.
If this is the ceiling, it's a hell of a ceiling and I'll take it all day long.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah but we got most of those||
Yeah but we got most of those guys (McGary and Chatman the exceptions) when they were still under the radar. GRIII in particular. He was a three star type that didn't hold offers from Purdue or Indiana when we locked him up.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There is plenty of smoke||
There is plenty of smoke about issues of "cleanliness" in the Duke program. There is plenty to defend Duke on, but that's maybe not one of them.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Absurd||
Lunch Trey can't dunk on an 8 foot hoop yet calls JMo a "pussy". I'm glad J-Mo can use it for motivation, because it's a lot of things that are wrong with the world all wrapped up into one.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Appreciation thread?||
I appreciate that we went 2-0 against them this year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||KenPom www.kenpom.com||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Jumping on the bandwagon to||
Jumping on the bandwagon to say, Great stuff. Thank you!
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||And in the "Spike!" section,||
And in the "Spike!" section, you didn't even mention the charge he drew. His contribution level as a freshman and sophomore is just outstanding; when he was offered, I think most would have been happy with this level as a junior and senior.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's a version of Sam||
I think it's a version of Sam Cassell's big balls dance.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Play of the game was Sparty||
Play of the game was Sparty slapping the floor to open the second half. They proceeded to hold us to 45 points!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I view us as an underdog||
I view us as an underdog also, but not because of the last game. I mean, before the Wisconsin game, if you had pointed to the prior game, you'd have thought we'd win. A lot of people fall victim to the "what just happened will always happen" trap, but looking at only the last game is a bit much.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Win the Game!||
Win the Game!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I don't understand your||
I don't understand your point. More of bad is still worse.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||His age makes it more likely||
His age makes it more likely he'd take this shot before his career is up if he's ever had aspirations for it.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||I think the fact that Izzo||
I think the fact that Izzo has ramped up his whiny b!tch 'woe is me' routine to a whole new level this year is indicative of the fact that he knows this year is his shot. After this year, he's staring down a multi-year rebuilding process to be elite again. As said above...if there's any time for him to make a move, it's after this year. Not saying it's going to happen, but I would absolutely not dismiss it out of hand just because he's turned it down in the past.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||You do realize he didn't post||
You do realize he didn't post it, right?
Also...congrats on your new role as arbiter of what is interesting for everyone else that is not you! Big job, big responsibility, but you seem to be taking it quite seriously.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Uhhhh, did you read the||
Uhhhh, did you read the article that these comments are related to? Just assume I agree.
Let me also be very clear...I do still believe in Hoke's integrity, but the actions of the athletic department in response to the actions of the university create an EXTREMELY easy case to question said integrity, and that's ultimately the issue because media and recruits don't begin with the same biased affection that we do.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree. Or else, I'm an||
Disagree. Or else, I'm an exception. I've had a positive view of Hoke, and, in wanting him to succeed, the main thing that he had going for him that differentiated him is his integrity and desire to mold men rather than just football players. So, for me, having that leg potentially kicked out from underneath is both personally distressing but also I worry about the consequences out there on the recruiting trail.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The call I had most issue with...||
...was Walton's "two pointer". I mean, if you can't get that right even after a review.................................
There's a lot in the end-game that might have gone differently if Michigan had another point.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Huh? Do you understand what||
Huh? Do you understand what majority means?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||The key phrase being "more||
The key phrase being "more than 50%". Let's not forget that part before we start throwing around words like "barest amount". It's not like we're talking about 0.1%.
I can understand someone saying they're not willing to make a judgment without a higher burden of proof, but not being sure why others are willing to make that judgment when there is a majority of evidence seems a bit much.
To layer on top of that, Gibbons waived his right to appeal. I recognize he could still be innocent even in light of that fact, but I personally wouldn't count on it.