|03/24/2019 - 6:34pm||The greatest TE ever…||
The greatest TE ever. Gonzalez has the longevity and was great in his own right, but Gronk to me is the GOAT TE. His past years were plagued by injuries, but when healthy (or even 50%), he was the Megatron/Moss of TEs.
This is the biggest loss Brady has probably ever had on offense. Bigger than Moss, Hernandez, Welker, Cooks etc....He is also one of the best blocking TEs as well, so the loss will be felt in a few areas.
The road for #7 just got much harder. Not putting it against TB12 to win #7, but this is a huge blow to their offense, though they have probably known about this coming for quite some time.
|03/24/2019 - 12:12am||I didn’t say this is a…||
I didn’t say this is a perfect comparison, but it’s very similar. This has happened with plenty of guys though. Look at CJ McCollum for example.
|03/23/2019 - 10:10pm||While Zion is the clear…||
While Zion is the clear number one. His weight and conditioning is gonna be a huge issue at the next level imo. The guy needs to get down into the 240-250 range. If anything, he needs to pull a Draymond Green/Lebron from summer 2014 and do a hardcore cut/weight loss. He will certainly lose some muscle, but his body will thank him when he gets into the 2nd half of the NBA season. I’m also very interested to see where he plays as well (both location and position).
He’s an insane athlete in leaping ability/top-end speed, but not quick enough laterally to guard or shake off NBA perimeter players at all, and he loses is size advantage if he goes inside, where he will be met by guys 4-5 inches taller and much longer than him as well. Even though he is serviceable at the college level, his perimeter shooting is also going to be a red-flag barring a great improvement.
At this moment, he looks like a 6-5/6-6 young Blake Griffin. Zion May have the highest ceiling of anyone in this draft, but he has a lot of issues. If he was in lay year’s draft, I’d have him behind Ayton, Bagley, and Jaren Jackson.
Ja’s biggest knock will be his lack of big time competition, but everything about the kid screams a young Westbrook/De’aaron Fox. He is a great slasher who is so smooth and in control, and has only a few flaws, which are all easier to fix than Zion’s.
I feel bad for one of these kids, because one of them will probably end up in NYC, where absurd amounts of pressure will be on them from day 1. Although it wouldn’t be appealing on the surface, the best place for them would be Memphis if they luck out and draft up top. Jaren Jackson looks to be the real deal and either of these guys would be an incredible foundation for a rather quick rebuild in a market where they wouldn’t be under a microscope. Atlanta/Phoenix would be another great place for them, as they would have established stars and other talent to take the pressure off during their early years.
This isn’t an Oden/Durant situation, but I’m happy I’m not a GM picking #1
|03/23/2019 - 7:54pm||IIRC, he was pretty…||
IIRC, he was pretty undersized and had a growth spurt. Basically what happened with Russell Westbrook at UCLA.
|02/24/2019 - 5:42pm||Pool is the lowest IQ player…||
Pool is the lowest IQ player I can remember.
|02/12/2019 - 10:53pm||You know your a worthless…||
You know your a worthless piece of **** program when you rush the court over a #6 win. What a bunch of losers.
|02/12/2019 - 10:46pm||As someone who lived in (and…||
As someone who lived in (and escaped) Pennsyltucky, I loathe that backwards child molesting/enabling school. Worse fanbase than Ohio State, and 10x as redneck.
The only thing worse than their fans, however, is the fact that they only have 1 chant...and its non-stop
|02/12/2019 - 10:36pm||I believe these refs are the…||
I believe these refs are the same refs we had at Wisconsin and Iowa as well:
Here are the ref assignments in the other 2 losses
|02/12/2019 - 10:13pm||Send a scrub in and let him…||
Send a scrub in and let him fly into a ref and end his career please. Refs like this are a detriment to the game.
|02/12/2019 - 10:00pm||These 3 fans yelling …||
These 3 fans yelling "ooooooohhhhhh" need to put a chode in their mouths or something because its annoying af.
|02/09/2019 - 1:41pm||I don't know what I dislike…||
I don't know what I dislike more in this game:
1-Absurd amount of commercials
2-Gus Johnson, who gets more and more annoying the more I hear him
3-The NBA on NBC theme being just abused
|02/01/2019 - 9:05pm||That last shot summarized…||
That last shot summarized this shit show of a game.
Team needs to find their balls and their brains.
|02/01/2019 - 9:00pm||AND DEY STAY DERRE...its the…||
AND DEY STAY DERRE...its the only sound clip they have apparently
|02/01/2019 - 8:58pm||Low IQ play...which has been…||
Low IQ play...which has been happening as the talent level has continues to rise on the team over the years. It seems there is an inverse relationship between our talent and shooting/playing smart. Its an eyeball thing, so nothing to back it up, but it feels that way.
|02/01/2019 - 8:43pm||Shitty play all night…||
Shitty play all night. Pathetic performance by this team.
Hopefully the team regroups and starts playing basketball again, because this is not basketball.
|02/01/2019 - 8:38pm||Man its like playing D on…||
Man its like playing D on James Harden...if the team even breathes on Iowa its a foul
|01/17/2019 - 7:30pm||So many bad ideas||
So many bad ideas
|01/07/2019 - 10:41pm||Kickers messing up…||
Kickers messing up everywhere this week
|01/07/2019 - 10:39pm||Honestly, and I don't mean…||
Honestly, and I don't mean this in a rude way - has Harbaugh even been remotely animated these past 2 years. it seems that ever since 2016 OSU he has been on downers.
|01/07/2019 - 10:37pm||Clemson is jail-sexing…||
Clemson is jail-sexing Alabama. This is absurd.
|01/07/2019 - 10:32pm||Wow. Clemson doing it big||
Wow. Clemson doing it big
|01/07/2019 - 8:53pm||WTF, THIS ISNT MANBAWL?!?!||
WTF, THIS ISNT MANBAWL?!?!
|01/07/2019 - 8:43pm||This game is too exciting.
This game is too exciting.
NEED MOAR INSIDE RUNS ON 1ST/2ND DOWN!!!
|01/07/2019 - 8:37pm||Never seen so many huge…||
Never seen so many huge plays to start a game. 5 minutes in and fireworks.
...Clemson scored right as I was about to hit save.
|12/22/2018 - 4:34pm||We live in Texas, so I told…||
We live in Texas, so I told the SO that I was taking her to a nice B&B for 7 days up near Lubbock/Texas Panhandle area.
I told her we leave Wednesday morning (12/26) for our drive there and need to pick up the rental car at the airport down the road (SAT) due to my car being on a fairly low mileage lease.
When we get to the airport, she will be surprised with a vacation to LA and Catalina island, with a full weekend stay at the Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria, complete with a spa package.
I originally had the trip set up with plenty of funds set aside just in case Michigan made it to the Rose Bowl (she loves going to games), but since they won't be there, I had this as a plan B.
|12/18/2018 - 1:54pm||I am not mad at Higdon at…||
I am not mad at Higdon at all for pursuing his dream, and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching him play here and be a feature back for the last 2 seasons.
Now with that being said, I do not think he will be drafted before the 3rd day of the draft. Simply put, he has no truly distinguishable attributes, exceptional skills or physical abilities that would make a GM go "wow" - he is slightly-undersized at best (prob closer to 5-9), has average speed, and is not the quickest RB out there. He also has not been featured enough as a pass catcher to really show off that trait in game situations (16 catches on his career, I believe). Simply put, he is an above average RB in college who's game may not translate as well into the modern NFL.
Now, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him as a backup RB in the NFL. However, teams do not draft backup RBs very high in the draft. In addition, teams also are more prone to take on project players as the draft moves on - you know, guys with boom/bust potential who are raw, but may just need coaching to become game changers or at least solid starters. These boom/bust guys usually have a distinguishing skill or two that could be of huge value at the next level (pass-catching, burning speed etc). He once again does not have this, it seems. Many great feature RBs that do well in college end up being drafted much lower than anticipated. I think he fits this category. Nothing to hold against him, since he did the most with the athleticism and skills he has during his time here.
That is why I said that. I truly think he has been a good RB here and the best feature back this team has had in years, and I wish him all the luck in his future. I hope I am proven wrong and that he ends up being a great back at the next level.
To BroadneckBlue21, who brought up Gus Edwards - you mean the undrafted Gus Edwards who has been a pleasant surprise this year? Yes, I think he can be that good or maybe slightly better. In addition, I never said a thing about RBs no longer becoming useful.
Apparently saying he will be lucky to be drafted before day 3 makes me a shitty fan (or apparently not even a fan) and an asshole.
|12/18/2018 - 12:59pm||Guy will be lucky to be a…||
Guy will be lucky to be a Day 3 pick. He is a slightly above average RB in college that is trying to get in a league thats shifting away from a RB focus.
|11/27/2018 - 12:36pm||http://insidethepylon.com…||
|11/25/2018 - 4:16pm||Just wondering, but how do…||
Just wondering, but how do you go about tracking this information? What site do you use or do you actually track it by going through each page?
|11/05/2018 - 10:04am||Did the NFL make a change in…||
Did the NFL make a change in the scheduling of seasons? You play one division from the other conference every year, so they would play in 4 years, after the Patriots play the NFC east, south, and west again. Although, it will be 8 years until these teams play each other in Foxboro again, but they will at least get a shot at Lambeau potentially.
|11/01/2018 - 5:19pm||1. How old are you and what…||
1. How old are you and what is your gender?
2. On average how many UM football games do you watch each year?
1 every-other year
3. Does your significant other give you grief about it or are they cool with it?
My 27 yo S.O. never saw Michigan play any sport until the final four. We live in San Antonio, so I took her to all the events downtown and watched the semifinal on the huge screens they set up for the final four concerts that Saturday evening. She felt bad for me when they lost in the final game, but she started to like them from that point on.
Then she got Amazon Prime, and we watched the Michigan series on there, and she became a big fan. She has a huge thing for Winovich after watching it, and can name half of the players just by seeing their faces or numbers now. However, once the season began, she took her fandom up a few notches. She watched the first few games of the season with me and cheered them on louder than me.
Then I took her to the Nebraska game last month for a 5 day trip to Detroit/Ann Arbor. She was clearly excited, but expected the Pats-Lions game to be way more fun "because NFL players are better"...anyway, when I took her to the MDen near the University downtown, she looked like a kid in a candy store. We only went to get some maize (she called it yellow at first so we had a talk about that) shirts, but she ended up spending almost 2 hours there at 8 PM. She ended up buying Michigan sleeping pants, a Michigan jersey, headband, socks, and 5-6 shirts by the time we left. We walked around the university that night and had a fun time.
On game day, she was totally decked out in all Michigan stuff and had the time of her life - I mean she cheered harder than anyone in our section, I think. Watching that blowout cemented her as a Michigan fan. The trip also included seeing a preseason Red Wings game, which she loved as well. Capping off the weekend with a Tigers/Lions doubleheader on Sunday afternoon made her a Detroit team lover in general...it really bring a tear to your eye...
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago, where I agreed to attend a quinceanera with her for her niece. I was so bummed to miss the game (Wisconsin), until during dinner, she positioned her phone in her purse and put on the game the ESPN app. I was able to watch the entire final 3 quarters whenever I wanted simply by looking down.
Needless to say, she does not give me any grief about watching games.
|10/17/2018 - 12:30pm||Regarding My-King, I didn't…||
Regarding My-King, I didn't believe someone could have such a terrible name until I found his Arizona Bio...He has an interesting named sister too:
Personal: Son of Nadette Lewis…Has three sisters, Lonnie Smith, A-Queen Johnson and Nadette Johnson…Sister, Lonnie, is a track and field athlete at Abilene Christian University…Undecided on a major.
|10/11/2018 - 10:27am||They are halfway through the…||
They are halfway through the newest season. And you gotta tune in to see if the golden god returns to his minions.
|10/10/2018 - 11:27am||I recently came up for a 5…||
I recently came up for a 5 day vacation for the Michigan-Nebraska game and stayed in downtown Detroit with my GF. I am from Philadelphia and currently live in Austin, and all you hear about Detroit is how much of a cesspool is. My only previous interactions with Detroit were trips to the airport and then to Ann Arbor, so I had only stories to go off.
I always figured the people who spoke so ill of the city were exaggerating a bit, but I was prepared for something similar to Chester, PA or Camden, NJ on the scale of a large city - slums, massive homeless population, infrastructure in disrepair.
While, I am sure the city has some terrible parts still, we were both pleasantly surprised. The streets weren't too dirty, the highways weren't that bad for north east/midwestern standards, and the infrastructure in the areas we were in was most assuredly first world.
We walked all over downtown Detroit for the Red Wings, Tigers, and Lions-Pats SNF game and felt relatively safe the whole time. Sure, there were homeless people walking about, and some less than reputable looking personnel, but this is to be expected in any large city. Just pay attention, and you should be good to go. My GF loved the city, and even fell in love with the sports teams (poor girl also became a Lions fan, though. She has no idea the suffering that she is in for).
Although I know there are still major issues in other sections of the city, if the city is really putting forth the effort to "rebuild" the city, and I am solely judging them by their downtown, they are doing a great job.