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05/14/2018 - 6:38pm Pick up the beer drinker

Pick up the beer drinker guide to Munich:

The Beer Drinker's Guide to Munich https://www.amazon.com/dp/0962855545/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_u3G-AbMMH0Z4B

Or check out the old school website
http://www.beerdrinkersguide.com

Used it when I visited Munich 12 years ago and it was invaluable. Bunch of off the beaten path beer gardens and halls worth checking out.

05/10/2018 - 9:23am Taken out of context, it

Taken out of context, it sounds bad. But reading the press release, I took it as them explaining what occurred, not giving the "young and stupid" argument.

05/07/2018 - 4:45pm The Pistons were very public

The Pistons were very public in their gushing over Darko pre-draft, which is why I think everyone had him #2. I am more sympathic to their selection of Kennard, who looks like at least an average selection for a #12 pick. And a bunch of other teams passed on Mitchell as well.

05/03/2018 - 9:24am Gibby + Josh Lewin were a

Gibby + Josh Lewin were a really fun, entertaining combo. Gibson was a lot more dynamic and playful as an annoucer back then. I know a lot of "traditionalists" didn't care for Lewin, but I liked him too. 

05/02/2018 - 8:48am That's gotta be an oversite.

That's gotta be an oversight. Other places have him going high in the 1st round, which would be great for us. Walterfootball.com has him #1.

05/02/2018 - 8:45am Considering his height, #47

Considering his height, #47 seems extremely optimistic for Bush. #80-100 seems more likely, even if he has an All-Big Ten season, as expected.

The other guys draft positions seem more plausible.

04/27/2018 - 10:14am He has too much potential as

He has too much potential as a game changing pass rusher to not be taken in the 2nd round, even with legitimate concerns about his size and health. I guess we'll see if NFL GMs agree with that assessment today.

04/19/2018 - 3:21pm I would put MSU, Purdue,

I would put MSU, Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland as the top contenders in next years Big Ten, so it seems like this is a slightly favorable schedule. Michigan is the clear favorite.

Big Ten could be pretty bad again next year, unfortunately.

04/19/2018 - 11:28am That's a great schedule,

That's a great schedule, especially for Lions ticket holders. All the tough out-of-division opponents at home, save maybe the Cowboys. Should be an interesting season.

04/19/2018 - 8:47am When did one of our coaches

When did one of our coaches do that?

04/18/2018 - 1:14pm I will be surprised if

I will be surprised if Castleton doesn't get most of the backup minutes next year. I'm not ready to give up on Davis either, but based on what I saw this year, he's the underdog to get the backup minutes at the 5 next year.

04/17/2018 - 3:14pm Amazing Everclear is the best

Amazing Everclear is the best selling band Oregon's been able to produce. They only have a couple of single platinum albums.

04/12/2018 - 5:00pm Seems like a much less

Seems like a much less suicidal decision for Comcast.

04/10/2018 - 12:59pm That's surprising because he

That's surprising because he looks pretty skilled and fundamentally sound for a HS big. 

04/06/2018 - 1:37pm It would be against the norm

It would be against the norm if a few players didn't transfer before then. I'm guessing that will be a 3 man class.

Edit - this was meant as a reply to a comment above regarding the 2019 class.

04/02/2018 - 7:26pm That is awesome! Nice

That is awesome! Nice work.

03/25/2018 - 7:48am Z should've been DPOY. He is for the tourney

Z should've been DPOY. He is for the tourney thusfar.

03/18/2018 - 1:05am Manbun goes 8-22, makes maybe 1 basket on Z, and

Manbun goes 8-22, makes maybe 1 basket on Z, and all the announcers are still slobbering all over him. Can we get at least some credit for slowing him down?

03/18/2018 - 12:59am Agreed. And little man bun boy's dad looked

Agreed. And little man bun boy's dad looked tanked. He can suck it too.

03/17/2018 - 11:34pm Poole needs to stop making dumb

Poole needs to stop making dumb plays.

03/17/2018 - 11:25pm Yet he was left off the conference all defense

Yet he was left off the conference all defense team

03/17/2018 - 11:21pm 2nd foul on him was just crappy defense... legit.

2nd foul on him was just crappy defense... legit. First one, I didn't see.

03/17/2018 - 11:05pm Only on screens, and we're defending those the

Only on screens, and we're defending those the same as against Montana. No need to double him. He only beat Z one time off the dribble by my count (and missed a long layup).

03/16/2018 - 1:05am Except for the first 5 minutes, and Wagner's

Except for the first 5 minutes, and Wagner's butterfingers costing us what felt like 5 TOs, I thought they played pretty well. Good to see Matthews come out of his funk.

Teske is too good to keep on the bench. Wish they would play him and Wagner together, but it's probably too late in the year to experiment with that.

03/15/2018 - 4:28pm Dakich draws 3 straight

Dakich forces 3 straight turnovers, then throws it out of bounds. He had a pretty good run.

03/15/2018 - 12:46pm Not even close to a foul. The

Not even close to a foul. The other offensive call on him was a block too, though that was a tougher call for the ref. I agree he's gotten away with a couple push offs otherwise.

OU is pretty awful outside of Young. They don't defend or rebound.

03/11/2018 - 11:00pm I agree that late season play should matter more,

I agree that late season play should matter more, but just a little bit more...enough that OU would've been left out of the tournament this year. If they do start factoring in late season play, they should dump the committee and go to a computer generated field. If you let the committee use late season play as a factor, it will lead to even more curious decisions.

03/11/2018 - 7:20pm Houston in Wichita is a terrible draw.

Houston in Wichita is a terrible draw. Ugh!

03/11/2018 - 5:52pm If Xavier is a #1 seed, that's the region you want

If Xavier is a #1 seed, that's the region you want to be in.

03/10/2018 - 9:50am It's pretty crazy. The first couple months of the

It's pretty crazy. The first couple months of the year, our bench was a major weakness and Matthews and Wagner were the only guys that could score. The growth of this team has been incredible.

03/09/2018 - 8:47pm Pulling a guy's elbow into your face is now a

Pulling a guy's elbow into your face is now a flagrant 1 on the guy that got grabbed. Nice job refs (UVa/Clemson game. Flagrant called on UVa).

03/08/2018 - 2:51pm I agree on the Quadrants. I

I agree on the Quadrants. I really just wish they used a better rating system and just took the top X number of teams, like they do in hockey. If you feel the need to look at things like record vs top 50 (or now quadrants), it just shows that your rating system sucks. And, of course, the quadrants are based on that same crappy rating system...

03/08/2018 - 2:32pm IMO, the "eye" test shouldn't

IMO, the "eye" test shouldn't be considered by the selection committee. It's too subjective and no way the committee can watch enough games to be experts on all the teams in consideration for the tournament. Base it on their body of work, with a slight emphasis on late season play, and don't use garbage metrics like RPI or KPI, and use more mathematically sound rating metrics. 

03/08/2018 - 2:24pm It does sometimes, but not in

It does sometimes, but not in this case. Just look at their resumes...

https://crashingthedance.com/teams/NEB

https://crashingthedance.com/teams/OKLA

It's not particularly close. Now if you want to argue that the metrics the NCAA uses to select a team are flawed, then you would be correct. Even then, it would be hard to take Nebraska over OU, unless you wanted to strongly emphasize late season play.

03/08/2018 - 2:19pm Clearly you guys just want to

Clearly you guys just want to see Trae Young play in the tournament.

03/08/2018 - 2:06pm I will add, if the committee

[accidental duplicate post]

03/08/2018 - 2:05pm I will add, if the committee

I will add, if the committee decides to keep OU out because of recent poor play, then Michigan better get a 1 or 2 seed. I could be mistaken, but recent play was de-emphasized by the committee about a decade ago. If they've backtracked on that decision, then yeah, Oklahoma shouldn't receive a bid.

03/08/2018 - 2:01pm Nebraska is 2-9 in Quadrant 1

Nebraska is 2-9 in Quadrant 1 or 2 games. Oklahoma is 9-12. If Nebraska wins quad 1 or 2 games at the same rate with Oklahoma's schedule, they would be 4-17 in those games. Both lost to 1 Quad 3 team. You don't have to dig into it much further than that to realize OU definitely deserves the nod of Nebraska.

03/07/2018 - 4:24pm Well, for the next year at

Well, for the next year at least...

03/05/2018 - 9:42am Yup, that's the big

Yup, that's the big difference on offense (and Cassius clearly being the superior shooter). Z is the much better defender. I'm not sure if Cassius will ever become as good of a defender as Walton or Burke, and that's not saying much.

03/04/2018 - 9:26pm I'm pretty sure the semifinal

I'm pretty sure the semifinal session is almost always soldout, and frequently a tough ticket.

The stadium definitely looked packed. Michigan advancing definitely helped in that regard.

03/04/2018 - 9:19pm Yup. I've attended the

Yup. I've attended the tournament in Indianapolis multiple times, and always had a good time. The arena is near a bunch of bars and hotels in downtown Indy, which is a big advantage it has over the United Center in Chicago. Downtown Indy is somewhat bland and corporate though.

Little Caesars Arena would be a great place for the tournament as well. I think the downtown/midtown area has much more interesting eating and drinking spots than Indy, and the city would really cater to the tournament.

03/03/2018 - 11:40pm They're now #15 in the RPI. I don't see them

They're now #15 in the RPI. I don't see them dropping below a 5 seed. Beat Purdue and they're pretty much guaranteed a 3 or 4 seed.

03/03/2018 - 8:01pm This is not even close to Izzo's most talented

This is not even close to Izzo's most talented team. And they only won the big ten because their schedule was a joke. They will be lucky to make the sweet 16.

03/03/2018 - 5:51pm We might have already jumped Sparty on the S-curve

We might have already jumped Sparty on the S-curve with this win, which would lead to some pretty amazing whining by the MSU fanbase.

Obviously, the key is playing in Detroit. Don't really care if we're a 3 or 4 as long as we get to play at the pizza arena.

03/02/2018 - 10:59pm And then he just stands around if he has to give

And then he just stands around if he has to give up the ball. Pretty much the most anti Beilein player in the Big 10.

03/01/2018 - 5:45pm You know Iowa got a lot of

You know Iowa got a lot of calls when McCaffrey never had one of the patented freak-outs that he normally has 8-20 times a game. He did seem mildly upset that they called a foul on the guy that block MAAR 5 yards down the court.

03/01/2018 - 5:32pm Stone Hop Revolver Herkule.

Stone Hop Revolver Herkule. Normally a fan of Stone's stuff. This one has a weird peppery flavor though. Fortunately the other 3 beers in the variety pack are very good. And I have some Great Lakes Holy Moses in the fridge, which is a great Belgian White (brewed in Cleveland, naturally).

03/01/2018 - 5:22pm MAAR averages 1.8 fouls

MAAR averages 1.8 fouls committed per 40 minutes. Only 76 players in all of NCAA foul at a lower rate than that. Today he fouled out in 22 minutes, Wagner in 16. At least 2 of MAAR's fouls were total ticky-tack calls. Another 2 he was basically hit in the chest and the call could have been called offensive. Can't remember the last.

Just, WTF was with the refs today? Normally when I think the refs are bad, it goes both ways. This was the most lopsided called game I've seen this year.

03/01/2018 - 3:05pm They bear hug Teske on a pick

They bear hug Teske on a pick and roll -- no call. MAAR gets run over. Block. Any contact by Michigan is getting called as a foul.