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07/17/2018 - 8:11am I am going to get You Tube…

I am going to get You Tube Red because I need to watch episode 3 of Cobra Kai.  In contravention of all things known to mankind about what should and should not work on TV in 2018, the first two episodes of that show managed to actually be quite good.

07/16/2018 - 12:20pm You are being…

You are being unintentionally hilarious right now.  Do you think that anybody is going to conduct an investigation that includes questioning former unnamed player and coaches to determine whether you were an effective at "playing the point."  Is this something you really think is going to happen.

Teske was not rolling to the rim for an uncontested dunk, he had one step on a switching-back defender and Iowa had rotated a rim protected down already.  Teske is also a work in progress who frequently bobbles the ball in traffic on the catch if it is not absolutely pin-point.  It would have been a stupid pass for Simpson to attempt and that is why he didn't attempt it. 

07/10/2018 - 1:58pm It stems from his morning…

It stems from his morning show, I think.  I like Shep, but he NEVER wrong.  He will even completely change the parameters of a discussion in the middle of it so as not to have to modify his position or admit that he may have been off-base about anything.  You add that to the fact that his knowledge of sports outside of his preferred local/Detroit teams is really actually pretty limited and he rubs some people the wrong way.  He is a completely adequate PbP guy though, not great, but good.  It was and continues to be kind of foolish for him not to be Michigan play by play voice.

07/10/2018 - 1:49pm Huh?

Huh?

07/10/2018 - 12:37pm I think he was starting to…

I think he was starting to struggle a little bit anyway.  His calls were getting sloppy and it was probably time for him to be replaced, but with a real actual play-by-play guy, not by moving over his color commentator into a position he was completely ill-equipped to perform.

07/09/2018 - 12:06pm It doesn't matter what I…

It doesn't matter what I plan now.  I can plan whatever I want but I will inevitably be too intoxicated by 5 PM on that day to pull off anything except "keep drinking and order Hungry Howies at like halftime." 

07/03/2018 - 6:48am The problem is that there…

The problem is that there are certain parts of the government that are not doing their job right now.  We are getting exactly what I expected from the POTUS, he told us who he was.  But there are other branches of government that are supposed to be checking his worst impulses and there aren’t.  There are very conservative GOP members of Congress that are screaming that from the rooftops and being ignored.  That is the issue with the current SC vacancy.  If this is simply a POTUS “yes man” we really do have a problem.  It really isn’t a right/left issue anymore, it is kind of more a “survival of this republic” issue now.

07/02/2018 - 8:43am He looks completely ashamed…

He looks completely ashamed to be wearing that Arkansas jersey.  It does not look like that visit went particularly well.

06/22/2018 - 8:10pm Win the games.

Win the games.

06/21/2018 - 8:35am That game is at the top of…

That game is at the top of my DVR Rolodex.  I typically watch a few minutes of it per day.  I have probably watched the Texas AM first half 25 times.

06/18/2018 - 2:47pm "Based on your browsing…

"Based on your browsing history and any other data Google has on you."  That sentence would have sounded terrifying 10 years ago but now it just gets a nod. 

The robots are winning.

06/06/2018 - 1:20pm Can anybody else not get…

Can anybody else not get this site on a desktop PC yet?  I still get the crazy one that was up yesterday.

06/06/2018 - 10:55am I just think it is a shiny…

I just think it is a shiny new thing and it just may be enticing to him to do something different.  It doesn’t appear that Beilein has had any long held NBA aspirations, but simply that there is an NBA team in his back yard that is interested in him and that is intriguing to him because it is an opportunity he didn’t really think he would get.  As conflicted as Michigan fans are on this, I’m guessing he is having a hard time with this.  The sensible-rational part of him is probably him to stay where he is and do what he does best, while the other part is saying “It is the NBA, and you would not even have to move, take the job man!”

06/04/2018 - 7:28am What

went wrong? The glasses. Everything was on schedule and then out came the glasses.

06/03/2018 - 7:32pm How

does it not make sense for the Pistons? He played five-out almost all of the last two seasons. That is what basketball is now. Beilein gets it, the Pistons need to learn it. Does Kenny Smith make more sense?

06/03/2018 - 7:27pm It

would be a stretch for sure, unless he really sees something that nobody else does. That isn’t impossible. The Pistons are not completely devoid of talent. They don’t have a bunch, but from strictly a personnel perspective, they should be able to make the playoffs at a minimum. They just gave up on Van Gundy and Jackson going down did not help at all.

06/03/2018 - 6:58pm I

think it is remotely possible. I think Houston would consider it, I think they could clear enough space and he could be a defensive anchor and gobble up the boards. He would be a tough cover on the block for GS also as currently constructed.

06/03/2018 - 6:48pm If

Beilein takes this job it is nearly 0% about money. He makes 3.3 per year. That buys a lot of mulch. If this is about money, he is leveraging his recent success for a bump and for assistant salaries but he isn’t going to take the Pistons job for an additional 1.5 per as the primary reason, and there is no doubt Manuel will at least match Izzo’s 4.1 per year and has probably already told JB that. Beilein may actually think they have personnel to compete if they are given the right roadmap and they may be offering a lot of personnel control.

06/03/2018 - 6:35pm I

agree it is not an ideal fit, but he would have a stretch 4 who can shoot reasonably well from deep and a point. He would need them healthy. It would be addition by subtraction first. They have to part with Drummond. Trade him for literally a bag of basketballs and eat half of his contract or seriously bench him. I’m serious about that. It isn’t really his fault but he is an active deterrent to winning in this league.

06/03/2018 - 6:30pm I

don’t get that reaction. I would want both to succeed.

06/03/2018 - 6:28pm Why

would this alienate the Pistons fan base? It would suck, but I would actually watch the Pistons for the first time in like 8 years because I like Beilein and would want to see what he could do with them. And it isn’t like State fans would not like a good Pistons team because Beilein is the coach, most State fans have developed a begrudging but very legitimate admiration for Beilein. It could be exaclty what the Pistons need in a lot of ways. This isn’t Gores trying to troll Michigan, this would be a huge win for the Pistons, and Beilein would likely be walking into a lot of player personnel control for a first time NBA coach.

06/03/2018 - 6:21pm I

would have a big sad if Beilein took this job, but 1) why did it not occur to us that this could happen, he has proven to be one of the best coaches on the planet, 2) I might actually care about the Pistons again- better than him going to like Orlando, 3) he has turned the Michigan basketball brand into something bigger than himself, and if Yaklich isn’t the next coach, there isn’t going to be a shortage of quality resumes, 4) he would leave Michigan with full complete unmortgaged ownership of Tom Izzo, and 5) he has a son who might be worth a look a few years from now. I do, however, worry about disgruntled committed recruits. That could be an issue.

06/03/2018 - 2:56pm I

heard that it is Brandon Peters who is leaving because his grades are actually too good and he didn’t party enough. Weird.

06/02/2018 - 7:38am Michael

Jackson was like a human instrument. A music machine. I have to agree that he is often overlooked as just a “performer.” He was an incredible singer.

06/01/2018 - 6:47pm Drunk

and cocaine.

06/01/2018 - 3:23pm NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

06/01/2018 - 3:12pm Actually,

sometimes it can if your team is really really good.  Signed Jason White, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke and Troy Smith.

06/01/2018 - 1:35pm Yes -

your point?

06/01/2018 - 1:08pm I

thought it was Jalen McWilson?

06/01/2018 - 1:05pm I

don't understand how somebody could look at Michigan State, what they were, and what they have coming back and put them in the Top 25, let alone #11.  It doesn't really bother me, it isn't like that, I just really don't understand how somebody could come to that conclusion. 

When Anthon ranked Michigan football #5, I thought it was high, but I at least understood why somebody could speculate that Michigan is going to be very good.  Their defense already is, they have very good returning running backs, wide recievers that will mature and will likely have a breakout year, Patterson prospectively turn the biggest weakness on the team to the biggest strength.  There is reason to error on the side of overrating Michigan, there is reason to go there.

How could somebody look at the position Michigan State is in right now simply from a personnel perspective and rank them at #11?  How is that possible?  Frankly, Michigan State sucked last year and they lost their best players from that team.  Does the writer of that CBS poll not understand....... like, really anything about stuff?

06/01/2018 - 11:10am I

really really enjoyed watching Marquise Walker.  He is probably my favorite wide receiver that I have watched at Michigan.  The teams he played for weren't all that great, but he was a spectacular college receiver.

06/01/2018 - 9:30am Fundamentals -

That is what beat us against Indiana.  Fundamentals and discipline.  They sound like coach speak, I know, but in this case that is exactly what happened.  We did not protect the glass against Indiana, our interior players (Webber and Howard) floated around the perimeter too much and we didn't establish any real cohesive sets, got hurt overplaying with back door cuts.  Bobby Knight took Fisher to the woodshed.  That is how we lost those games.

05/31/2018 - 12:17pm Yeah,

whatever, that is fine.  The Pistons are so screwed in terms of roster, cap space, draft picks, fan interest, etc. etc. that it really does not matter.  A full decade of really poor management has finally caused the levees to break.  That is a franchise in a whole lot of trouble.  God bless whoever takes that job.  Juwan is fine.  He wears nice suits and actually may be able to teach Andre Drummond something resembling some post moves.

05/31/2018 - 12:12pm Let's

just say he walked into a unique personnel situation for a first time head coach.

05/30/2018 - 4:07pm I

am calling you a troll because there is a clause on the blog that requires you to be called a troll whenever you post even if what you say isn't trollish.

05/30/2018 - 3:42pm I

think at this point the silence is becomming deafening.  Could it be that we already have our answer?

05/30/2018 - 3:12pm Surely

THIS must be the straw that breaks the camel's back and forces Dantonio/Izzo to resign.

05/29/2018 - 7:54pm That

is funnier.

05/29/2018 - 7:53pm That’s

funny.

05/29/2018 - 3:57pm No

clue.  I am not too familiar with the personnel of the Orlando Magic.

05/29/2018 - 3:31pm He

is either staying in the draft or playing in Europe.  The one place he isn't going to be next year is E.L.

05/29/2018 - 1:48pm I

got gas.  Lots of gas!

               - Flo

 

05/28/2018 - 2:31pm Yes,

agreed, positive bang indeed.

05/25/2018 - 11:02am Some

people labelled him a troll a while back when he "guaranteed" Patterson's eligibility, that was about it I think.  You may have seen a particular thread where he was getting bashed, but nothing I have seen from him consistenty indicates that he is a MSU troll or anything like that.  He is a decent poster from what I have seen.

The joke is quite simple.  He is saying that since MSU gets ousted every year from the tournament pretty early in recent years, he does not get to coach through March.  Since the NBA season goes until late April, if he had an NBA job, he would be guaranteed to coach through March.  It was pretty simple tongue-in-cheek.  The rest of us got it.

It looks like in trying so hard to "stand up" to Mineral, you are actually beginning to act trollish.  I would let this go and move on, but that is just me.

05/24/2018 - 7:54pm MSU

fans already want him out, at least the ones that really follow basketball. And about the OTL allegations, the local Michigan media has no shame in terms of the cover they will give Izzo. If he took that job the OTL allegations would not even be broached locally, and nobody cares about MSU nationally. The only way he has to answer for it really is if he stays to coach what is going to be a super shitty basketball team that gets its ass kicked twice by Michigan. Not a great deal for him. If they offer I bet he goes, and really it might be better for everyone if he does.

05/24/2018 - 2:23pm I

actually think his obsession with legacy increases the chances he bolts.  If he left for an NBA job, it would be a "prestige" move for him and he could avoid getting pummelled by Michigan and Beilein until MSU fans want him out and his legacy completely shot.  If he left for the NBA he could take the "pursuing the next challenge" angle, could maintain his "legend" status at MSU and live in retirement weather with no literally no expectations that his team would be any good. 

And it is the NBA so he would not even have to really "coach," he would just need to establish a trusty substitution pattern, get a technical for some random call every now and then and have a couple of snarky passive-aggressive responses prepared for his sideline in-game interviews.  He also would never really have to deal with any of the OTL allegations either.  If I were Izzo, I would be stalking Orlando right now for that job.

05/24/2018 - 1:48pm The Orlando

Magic is still a thing?

05/24/2018 - 10:50am I'm

not going to watch Season 2.  I thought that the content in the Season 1 finale was exploitive and distasteful.  Just because you can show that doesn't mean that you should nor that there is any artistic merit in doing so (and making the audience wait 13 episodes for the "chance" to see it). 

From what I have read, the finale of season 2 tries to "out-do" season 1 and is getting hammered by critics.

05/24/2018 - 10:20am Damn -

Milton joke already used by another poster.  Carry on.

05/24/2018 - 9:37am More

annoying that he was in the first season?