landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 16 hours ago||It's called auto-correct and||
It's called auto-correct and I was one letter off...
|3 days 4 hours ago||Did Irving receive any big ten honors last year?||
Irving being an All-American (even honarable mention) is a VERY big stretch
|3 days 4 hours ago||You're fucking kidding, right?||
You think Wagner coming back for his 3rd year is going to be a question?!
|3 days 5 hours ago||Yep, you just confirmed it||
You would make an excellent Chicago politician.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Did you just double count the elite 8 stat...||
...to make that data look better? You'd fit in nicely as an economist in Chicago.
|6 days 2 hours ago||No...||
...I can gaurantee that we did NOT strike fear into those teams. Despite scrapping out close wins against them once, they absolutely destroyed us in the other game we played them (Purdue times 2).
Those teams are head and shoulders better than us in just about every asset of the game. No good team feared us last year.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Yea...||
...its not a perfect analogy, but analogies rarely are.
|6 days 6 hours ago||They went to the NCAA finals||
They went to the NCAA finals in 2005 and lost to UNC
|1 week 3 days ago||ok||
|1 week 4 days ago||While my post was meant to be in jest...||
...MJ is well known in Chicago to hate white people. The article below illustrates some of it. From personal experience, I was at a Bulls game in 1996 when MJ was handing out autographs after a game. He said very emphatically, "I'm not giving no autographs to white people". My friends dad (Latino) call him a racist and told him to fuck off to his face. It was awesome.
Also, as aside. MJ is also well known in Chicago as a morally reprehensible person. I don't think he is idolized much here anymore.
Again, my original post was meant to be in jest. Sorry if I rufflled some feathers.
|1 week 4 days ago||yea...||
...I forgot the /s
|1 week 4 days ago||A lot of ethnic diversity in||
A lot of ethnic diversity in that video
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Then why did he play against Purdue late in the season?||
Then why did he play against Purdue late in the season?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Compare Wisconsin to Michigan and get back to me||
Compare Wisconsin to Michigan and get back to me
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How many games did we play||
How many games did we play last year...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'll give you Levert (obviously), but not Spike||
Spike was a good role player and served us in a lot intangible ways. However, he was limited in what he could contribute statistically. I like Spike, he just was't a "move the needle" type of player.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not talking about just this year||
I'm looking at this over the course of the past 15 years or so. But I can play along with you regarding this year. While what you said was true, MSU won the big ten tournament and then mushroom stamped us in our own house. MSU's first round lose was embarrassing no doubt, but I would trade seasons in a heartbeat. As for OSU, they beat us pretty bad and finished higher than us in the B10.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Amen!||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||As much as I dislike your line of thinking regarding...||
...elite talent and coach, I do get what you are saying. The biggest question is: can we at least do better than this? I'm not asking for elite (would be nice), just better.
It seems most of the board has given up trying to get to MSU or OSU levels. Which is a tough pill to swallow for me. But is it too much to ask to be at least as good as Wisconsin?! They have something good going even after a coaching change. They recruit at our levels and are clean about it like us. They run a very effecient O and they do it without flash. And they are probably the most consistently good team in the nation over the past 15 years (rough estimate). I know we like to use our historical achivements as some sort of barometer of who we should be now. Look at Wisconsin though. They have been punching above their weight for a long time now. Why can't we then?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever WD...... This much||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yea...||
...I tried reading that article. I think cure for cancer is imbedded somewhere in there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I know the future as much as you do dude...||
...so I don't know why you said that. I will reiterate, but hopefully with more clarity. Most (if not all) good/elite teams do a much better job reloading than we do. In fact, are still in the process of reloading because of some very sub-par recruiting. I can agree, rankings mean squat, but I can tell from watching film, that X is really the only person who has the ability to contribute this coming year. The rest are development projects. Granted, a couple will have to play if we cannot fill our roster spots appropriately over the summer, so maybe they turn out to be serviceable. We'll see I guess.
And I have said this to you in the past:
1. You can't expect people to just get better because of an extra year of experience. I think Irving and Walton have already hit thier ceilings. MAAR has some room to improve. Wagner has the most potential to improve. Donnal is barely serviceable now - maybe he makes a jump to something decent, but not really all that good. Duncan Robinson I bet barely improves next year unless he develops another part of his game.
2. And even we do get better, you assume that no one else in the conference will as well. We are not a particualrly talented team as of now.
I think we finish 4th in conference at best this coming year and we will get blown out several times in similar fashion as we did last year. But I guess since this is better than what Ellerbe accomplished, we should be grateful.
Also, I could be wrong here, didn't JB miss the tournament with Novak starting as well?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||McGary was the #2 recruit in||
McGary was the #2 recruit in the nation at one point...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A couple points||
1. The whole "losing kids early to the draft" is a poor excuse IMO. I think in all cases (except Staukus), we knew well adead of time that they were going pro before graduating. So there were no real surprises and we could have prepared better to fill those imminent gaps.
2. With regards to your reload comment - I think you are being a little too myopic. To your point, it would be difficult for many/most teams to reload after the scenario you outlined...in the year after. However, we are several years beyond that point. Most (if not all) good programs do reload within a couple years. We have not. And it is especially more concerning if we cannot fill our 2 open spots with someone other than a high-risk flyer. In addition, in our case, we were supposed to gain a "recruiting bump" after our the success from a couple years ago. We didn't (and some could argue it went the opposite direction), which makes the current state of this program even more baffling.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for your concern||
Thanks for your concern
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ha! Calling Chicago a||
Ha! Calling Chicago a horrible place...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||In my opinion......you're||
In my opinion...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Have you ever talked to someone from Saginaw?||
Have you ever talked to someone from Saginaw?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Caddie. 14 years old. Made 15 per loop||
Caddie. 14 years old. Made 15 per loop
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently, pretty good is a subjective term||
Apparently, pretty good is a subjective term