Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|16 hours 39 min ago||We need to make it to the BTT||
We need to make it to the BTT finals to get a 2-seed, I still believe that. If we have an early exit, it will be a loss to someone not named Wisconsin or MSU, and we will get docked a decent amount for that. Unless every other team in that area does the same, we're a 3. BTT tourney finals or 3 seed.
|16 hours 41 min ago||We would love the ACC tourney||
We would love the ACC tourney to be batshit crazy and have the top teams lose early.
|16 hours 42 min ago||Do not under estimate the M||
Do not under estimate the M presence in California and our inability to see Michigan play live sports conveniently. If we play in Anaheim, that place will be packed with Michigan fans, this I promise you.
|19 hours 50 min ago||What did he do?||
What did he do?
|19 hours 51 min ago||The Lions probably do.||
The Lions probably do.
|19 hours 58 min ago||You realize M fans don't hate||
You realize M fans don't hate most of those, right?
|20 hours 1 min ago||I'm actually with Section 1||
I'm actually with Section 1 on this one. I'm never going to root for a domer in the NFL, even if he's on my team. The Lions picking up players I cheered against in college is only going to make me more indifferent toward them. Most Lions fans likely have less of a college fball affinity than I do, or have a different one. But I will be cheering for Tate to drop the ball or get rocked every time he gets thrown to.
|21 hours 9 min ago||No, Yuri Wrong.||
No, Yuri Wrong.
|21 hours 16 min ago||Yes. We are getting a visit||
Yes. We are getting a visit from a 5 asterisk recruit. That's what's happening here.
|1 day 15 hours ago||OK that's fair, but that's||
OK that's fair, but that's not what I meant. And being in Anaheim isn't really moving - the Angels still play in the Dodgers shadow, and the Ducks do as well, to the handful of people who care about hockey. LA and OC aren't really different cities when it comes to sports.
Either way, that move was a long time ago. He had the choice between being in a small market like SD, or being second fiddle in a huge market. Since most of SD has always been Lakers fans anyway, that's like a distinction without a difference, or however that saying goes.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Probably the same reason||
Probably the same reason Fargas said USC and Mallett says Arkansas (or why Boren would say OSU, if he had anywhere to say it).
|1 day 15 hours ago||He can "feel free" to add||
He can "feel free" to add "something" to the "actual conversation."
|1 day 17 hours ago||OK, but their in-state||
OK, but their in-state tuition is still over 40k per year, over 10k per year more than Michigan's med school.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Only a little. Why do they||
Only a little. Why do they have two med schools? Why is the osteopath school ranked and the human medicine school not? Why is the osteopath school so crazy expensive?
The only thing you answered was "why is the MSU school of osteopathic medicince" ranked highly, which I didn't even ask. I meant more of why is it ranked in place of what I thought was their actual med school.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Think of it as if you're a||
Think of it as if you're a top student applying to med school (or law school, whatever) and you applied to like every school in the country. Every time you get an acceptance in the mail from a top tier school, you're going to be psyched about it, especially if you haven't really narrowed down which school is best for you yet. When you get the acceptance letter from Duke's med school, you might be speechless. But that doesn't mean that you don't have a similar reaction to 10 other schools, only one of which you'll end up at.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Because it's more of an art||
Because it's more of an art than a science. The jist is "this group of schools are all about the same, so there's no reason to distinguish them, but they're all better than that next group." If there are 60 schools in the "Top 50" then just think of it as "top 60" or "top tier" if that helps you wrap your brain around it.
|1 day 20 hours ago||You could certainly argue||
You could certainly argue that we still are. Those three schools are the three ranked immediately above us, so there isn't any separation between M and that group.
|1 day 20 hours ago||OK - here's the weird thing I||
OK - here's the weird thing I saw on this, and maybe someone can explain it to me: On the list for Medicine - Primary Care, directly below us is MSU's School of Osteopathic Medicine (not the School of Human Medicine, which is their "regular" med school). It lists crazy tuition as well, notably the $82k/year out of state tuition.
Anyone want to clear any of that up for me?
|1 day 22 hours ago||OK, that's an entirely||
OK, that's an entirely different discussion and I thought we were just talking about their abilility to do their jobs.
And I'm not trying to defend Donald Sterling or James Dolan, but lots of really rich dudes are also big time assholes. This is not a new thing.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Not if they happen to be at||
Not if they happen to be at the same event. If Woodson is calling recruits on the phone or reaching out to them in some way, that is a violation I believe.
But recruits "run into" previous stars at these sorts of things all the time. Sidelines at football games is a big one. You think every recruit hasn't met Steve Everitt?
|1 day 23 hours ago||Sterling is a better owner||
Sterling is a better owner than Dolan. Dolan is the flagship franchise of the whole league and can't do anything with it. Sterling plays second fiddle (by no choice of his own) in his own city to an absolute juggernaut. Sterling has not been a good owner at all, but he's had more stacked against him, and right now he has one of the best teams in the league.
|1 day 23 hours ago||They were a great team, but||
They were a great team, but unlike Phil's teams, they didn't have multiple first ballot HOFers.
I think Phil's rings should be taken with a grain of salt. In both of his stints, he showed up once the super team was already in place, and he coached them. He's a great coach, but I don't think he's the "ZOMG he's the best coach ever because 11 rings."
|2 days 2 hours ago||He will take it or he has||
He will take it or he has taken it? If it's the former, that's no different than what was reported yesterday.
|2 days 2 hours ago||But that's why I think him||
But that's why I think him putting on weight isn't a huge deal. Guys like Daye or Tayshaun have been very successful at the college level that thin. Levert too. I'm sure he'll put on some weight naturally between his senior season and his frosh season here, but in basketball that's not as big of a deal.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't know about that. I'd||
I don't know about that. I'd say you're 50/50 to have a player leave early. How many programs haven't had one in a few years - MSU, OSU, UNC, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Louisville. Did any of those schools have an early entry last year? I might be wrong on some of those, but I know I'm missing some too.
|2 days 3 hours ago||His college body of work is||
His college body of work is not meaningless, and will likely play a large part in determining whether he comes back or not. He will get his draft analysis, which will be built on what those people know. They know he was pretty raw, that he had a great tourney run, and that he missed almost a full year due to a back injury.
He has as much bad as he has good. If I were him, I wouldn't declare until I can show scouts I can play at a high level while healthy. Draft workouts won't show that, and as long as that red flag is there, I'm leaving money on the table. If you can improve your stock from 30th overall to 20th overall, the money you gave up will be made up for and then some.
|2 days 3 hours ago||You keep saying "it's his||
You keep saying "it's his dream." No shit. He's a college basketball player, and that can be said for probably 90% of all college basketball players, ever. That's doesn't mean every kid who has an NBA dream bails before it makes sense (though some do).
|2 days 3 hours ago||That's really not how it||
That's really not how it goes. You have about 30 players, total, among all NCAA teams, leaving early for the NBA. About 5 per conference, and some of them were there for 3 years, like THJr. That's not exactly a ton of turnover.
Sure, Michigan has had a lot of these guys lately, if you count the guys currently on the roster. But even very good programs like MSU and OSU haven't had much of this for a while.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Agreed. If he was just as||
Agreed. If he was just as good as a Soph, he would have been drafted higher. That's different than saying they didn't want to draft a guy his age.
I think this age thing is way overblown. Why does a team care if a guy is 23 instead of 20? That team will only have him for about 5 years (on average) anyway, and that's if he's not an initial bust. That takes him to 28, well within his prime.
And bigs take longer to develop. I'm sure a lot of teams would rather take a 23 year old who has had a lot of good coaching over a 20 year old who they need to pay 3 mil a year while he receives it.
|2 days 12 hours ago||This will be a big problem||
This will be a big problem for Kansas though. They have 8 losses now and have struggled lately, so if they don't win the Big 12 tourney, they'll drop to a 3 seed at best. That will make a tough road for them without their big man.