"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|6 days 20 hours ago||MEAT FOR THE MEAT GODS||
MEAT FOR THE MEAT GODS
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I've sat in the north end||
I've sat in the north end zone for all the Michigan games I've been to at Purdue due to going with alum relatives. The seats are fine, I had a great view of the hook-and-lateral play that beat us in '08 :(
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There actually is a weight||
There actually is a weight limit for heavyweight wrestlers (285, was 275 until about 10 years ago), but I have to imagine it's pretty rare for any decent high school heavyweight to be cutting weight to get to the limit. You run into the limit when your a friggin' freak like Brock Lesnar, but I'm sure he wasn't up against the limit in high school either.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The keeper is almost always||
The keeper is almost always the least of our problems. It's really the one spot on the field the US has truly produced world-class players. Timmy is great, but Guzan's no slouch himself, and surely others will show up as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm gutted to have let down||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Algeria has been playing||
Algeria has been playing fairly well. Nigeria not so much. But Germany is highly unlikely to lose at this stage. It's been forever since they've gone out before the quarterfinals, and this team looks strong.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I suspect that while||
I suspect that while Zingermans is probably too expensive as you note, I think a fair number of athletes are actually around over the summer, working out, taking a class to reduce their load during the season, etc.;
|3 weeks 4 days ago||They have a ton of talent,||
They have a ton of talent, but they are very young (3rd youngest squad in the tournament). Their starters' ages, by formation, are
25-28-28-27 (the veteran part of the team)
And a striker who absolutely would be starting if he wasn't injured is also 23. I think part of their "loaded with talent but haven't looked like they put it together yet" is that so many of these guys are young enough that they just don't have the team reps with each other that some of the other squads have. They're already dark horse contenders. They're going to be one of the favorites at Euro 2016 and probably 2018 World Cup.
(By comparison, the US squad is:
|3 weeks 4 days ago||UMGC? You have to have at||
UMGC? You have to have at least one eligible person in your group (student, alum, fac/staff, and certain donor levels). Not completely public, although anyone can pay for a membership in the Trueblood Club and get access.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||I think even at the high||
I think even at the high level most guys are just trying to put it on goal, since that almost always results in a goal in that situation. Get too cute with it and missing the net entirely is a far greater sin. It was just bad luck that he ended up hitting it right into the defender on the goal line.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And my every-four-year "wait,||
And my every-four-year "wait, why the hell isn't head to head result the first tiebreaker for a two-team tie" complaint finally finds the US on the possible wrong end of it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Bedoya being the faster of||
Bedoya being the faster of the two and a better defensive player, I'd be surprised if he doesn't start. They can tell him to blow it out and not worry about trying to last all 90 even moreso than Iceman. By the time Zusi would come in to take Bedoya's spot, CR7 shouldn't be quite as zippy.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The big problem||
Washington DC is all Federal.
Of course, FedEx Field itself is in Maryland so state protection could help them there, but stores in DC itself could sell without restriction.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||The next game is in a city in||
The next game is in a city in the Amazon jungle, so if heat and humidity was a problem it's not getting any better.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Correction: Hamstrings are||
Correction: Hamstrings are un-American.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Here's the thing: they're||
Here's the thing: they're doing everything on that right side, but until that very last play of the half Beasley was typically in good position and those crosses weren't easy to put on target, and the central guys were usually in good position to take care of business.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Brooks coming on for Besler||
Brooks coming on for Besler due to hamstring. I hate hamstrings.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||An elbow to the head like||
An elbow to the head like that should get you carded in most cases. Sometimes it is a straight red if you have a particularly sensitive ref.
It is utterly mindblowing that the guy wasn't booked for kicking Dempsey in the face though.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Univision streams all games||
Univision streams all games on their site for free.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pepe getting a red card was||
Pepe getting a red card was arguably the surest bet of the tournament. Too bad he couldn't save it for the game against the US, the man advantage would have been useful.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Heaven knows, you're||
Heaven knows, you're miserable now
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This game was a point in||
This game was a point in favor of Klinsy's statement that formations dont matter. I have no idea what that was, and it did look like a few different ones, but apparently as long as the talent is on tge field and the recognize their responsibilities who cares what it's called if it works?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It should be noted that||
It should be noted that Pelini himself said that you should be able to get out of the LOI if the coach leaves, so you can probably get rid of your "almost".
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If I wanted piped-in music||
If I wanted piped-in music and celebrity half time shows and all that kind of stuff, wouldn't I just go to a NFL game where you can't schedule a home schedule full of garbage? NFL season ticket holders complain about having to pay for preseason games. This year's schedule is barely better than NFL preseason games, and they have spent the last several years steadily decreasing what we liked about going to games and making it more like the pro experience.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||Fortunately, the guy we need||
Fortunately, the guy we need to be running like a madman for days is the fittest guy on the roster.
But yeah, maybe they play the 4-2-3-1 some that they have done a lot over the last couple of years but that's probably going to be in a game like Germany where they're severely out-talented and probably need the extra defensive help. Evans could conceivably play in that formation as long as Beasley is the left back. But I think it's got to be Beasley-Bedoya on the left side starting every match if possible, especially with the 4-4-2 diamond.
Beckerman is a good sub for Jones when we're holding a lead, and given Jones' proclivity for picking up cards, there's a good chance we need ol' dreadlocks to start a game if the team gets out of the group stage.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Tywin Lannister shits gold||
Tywin Lannister shits gold (into coolers)
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Uh, the kids who graduated||
Uh, the kids who graduated high school this year were largely born in the year I graduated high school. You are not old. Hell, I'm not old either.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Big deal, we figured out how||
Big deal, we figured out how to turn offense into cow shit at least six months ago
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Iowa State is Huell||
Iowa State is Huell Babineaux. The rest of the show just left him sitting in that room, waiting for all eternity, hoping that someone comes for him.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Illinois is Hodor.||
Illinois is Hodor.