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01/17/2019 - 8:35pm NBA threads on MGOBLOG might…

NBA threads on MGOBLOG might be worse than gravy threads.  The takes here are so bad.  "I haven't watched the NBA in 15 years, it sucks".  Um, how would you even know it sucks?   

Skill level and defensive effort have never been higher - guys are guarding so much more space with the 3 ball era and it's a much more complicated defensive scheme.  Watch some actual 80s or 90s footage - it's embarrasing what kind of defense was played.  It was more physical but only in a caveman type of way. 

Talent level is currently on par with Bird/Magic/MJ era or Shaq/Kobe/Iverson era.  There is phenomenal basketball being played every night and there is also some good drama - KD as villain with Warriors, Butler craziness, will Bron succeed in L.A., etc.  

I love watching college basketball too but you're not watching the same class of athletes and you're not watching the same game for the same reasons if you like college but not the NBA.  

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12/17/2018 - 8:41am Disagree. I love it.  Helps…

Disagree. I love it.  Helps pass the UM time between basketball games and the bowl game.  It's like soap operas for sports-obsessed men.  Don't click on the thread if you are sick of it.

11/18/2018 - 11:24pm He was out with an injury.

He was out with an injury.

11/18/2018 - 11:18pm I agree! The National…

I agree! The National Championship game will most definitely be a bellwether for the program.

11/17/2018 - 4:21pm Livers at the 5 hitting 3s…

Livers at the 5 hitting 3s makes us really hard to beat.  Back to back games where he's come in and we've torched a team.  He's improved greatly and is still a glue guy.  It's hard to quantify with stats but he does everything well - his switch hand block on a GW player's reverse attempt was crazy good but hardly gets noticed.

And, no, I'm not his Mom.

10/22/2018 - 9:50pm Why do you wear panties?

Why do you wear panties?

10/19/2018 - 10:15am This can be statistically…

This can be statistically shown to be false.  Look at shooting percentage increases after 21 years of age in the NBA.  Look at what Jason Kidd became in his middle 30's. 

10/19/2018 - 8:48am Finally, a real take on the…

Finally, a real take on the CBB/NBA difference.  This thread is littered with horrible NBA takes that are based on myth.  If you are a fan of peak athleticism and skill and seeing that played at a higher level then you'll like the NBA.  I like both but they're different games.  I hated Jordan growing up because I was a Pistons fan and now I regret not taking the time to watch and appreciate him.  I'm not doing the same with LeBron.  This is a transcendent talent and a decent human being.  I haven't liked any team he's been on but I've thoroughly enjoyed watching his entire career.  It's stunning what he's doing at this age.

10/19/2018 - 8:44am Yeah, he's already 21. …

Yeah, he's already 21.  Definitely peaked.  No one gets better after that.

10/19/2018 - 8:43am Double disagree.  Love the…

Double disagree.  Love the NBA right now.  High skill and talent level than ever right now.  Go back and watch 80's NBA.  I love those guys and those teams but they're not playing the same basketball.  Guys today are amazing.

10/12/2018 - 2:04pm Get your score prediction…

Get your score prediction and any "Things to Make Me Look Stupid" comments in before Brian's official post is up.


UM 31-17.  Defense scores once.  Shea is cool and calm.

09/28/2018 - 12:20pm 28-7.


09/23/2018 - 1:23pm Sounds like you're on the…

Sounds like you're on the same medication as Urban.

09/22/2018 - 6:05pm (No subject)

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09/13/2018 - 11:39pm Yeah, and then got roasted…

Yeah, and then got roasted by OSU with no adjustments.

08/29/2018 - 3:08pm Good news!  Current forecast…

Good news!  Current forecast for the OSU game is that it will be cooler than it is today.

08/20/2018 - 9:48pm Doesn't specify why, though…

Doesn't specify why, though.  Would be curious to know, haven't heard any rumblings about this at all.  

08/20/2018 - 9:47pm Link:…


05/02/2018 - 2:23pm I think it does illustrate

I think it does illustrate one of Jim's weaknesses that we were aware of before hiring him:  his loyalty.  It most likely prevented him from moving on from Drevno after a couple of years rather than 4.

03/23/2018 - 11:54am Well, compared to my Rec

Well, compared to my Rec league team:  we go 5'10", 5'10", 6'0", 6'1",6'2"   So, really, both of these teams are huge.

03/20/2018 - 4:01pm So they could wreck their

So they could wreck their championship chances in July by trading Kyrie instead of in August?  I'm not a hater, I'd love to see LeBron get another.

03/13/2018 - 12:29pm We said this last year with

We said this last year with the loss of Irvin and Walton.  This year we scuffled and then figured it out.  I'd imagine the same thing happening next year.  The difference is the overall talent level is higher.  That's why I'd set my expectations higher.  I do agree with the Wagner-shooting-5 man being a step back.  Teske will have to be able to be a slight threat here.

01/28/2018 - 5:24pm I can't believe I'm the first

I can't believe I'm the first to notice this but...the article doesn't specifically say "no UM grads".

09/15/2017 - 9:59pm Beg to differ

I would imagine the format of UFR is dictated to Adam so I'm not sure how much choice he has in the matter.  Given that, I thought his voice was signifiantly different and enjoyed reading it.  Perhaps it's because I read it with Adam's voice in my head.  Given that I had no idea what Adam sounds like I assume he sounds like Morgan Freeman.  Thus, this is the greatest UFR of all time.

09/11/2017 - 7:33pm How would you know?

How would you know?

08/15/2017 - 4:05pm Matt

Do you think Duane has any chance of committing to UM.  Kids I teach that know him thinks he's all MSU and is waiting out an offer for them.

08/03/2017 - 5:54pm What will you eat if he plays

What will you eat if he plays in the preseason only?

05/05/2017 - 2:26pm Do you like websites?

It says right here that you like websites. 


05/03/2017 - 2:37pm Counter Balance

I'm 40 and I love Twitter and this post.  Very helpful to get your thoughts on a variety of good follows.  Thanks.  

05/02/2017 - 1:11pm DeJulius

is 2018, no?

04/19/2017 - 9:37am ?

You mean Jon Voigt?

03/23/2017 - 3:22pm Winner winner chicken dinner

UM 73-Oregon 69

03/20/2017 - 12:15pm Beilein Uber Alles

03/12/2017 - 6:15pm Yeah

I wish he'd recuirted:

Mo Bamba

Luke Kennard

Devin Booker

Tyus Battle

Josh Langford


03/01/2017 - 9:24pm uhh

Burke against Kansas?

Stauskus against Wisconsin?

03/01/2017 - 9:24pm uhh

Burke against Kansas?

Staukus against Wisconsin?

02/25/2017 - 6:57pm Also,

Also, the B1G kinda sucks this year.  I've liked our resurrgence though!

02/24/2017 - 10:58am Temp

I would test temp of balls as suggested earlier but test it verses COR (a measure of the % bounce a ball has from a heigh dropped).  I play softball with .52 COR balls but I wonder if that COR value changes when the balls are 90 degreeses vs. 45, for example.

02/06/2017 - 10:05pm Brooks

Eli Brooks had a huge game tonight too. 32 pt, 23 rbs, 6 assists.  I thought I read that you were not initially that high on him, Matt D., but are you coming around?  He's having a quite a season so far.

02/06/2017 - 7:29pm 40

What's his 40 time?

02/04/2017 - 6:43pm GoFundMe

Can we setup a GoFundMe to help pay for Mark Donnal to play somewhere else next year?

02/02/2017 - 3:20pm The Room

Obviously you've never seen The Room.

01/29/2017 - 9:56pm Well aware, just voting with

Well aware, just voting with my heart and not my head on that one.

01/26/2017 - 10:53am LN

Well, Lamar Norman lit up the school where I teach.  What's his ceiling?  Where's he going to end up?

01/26/2017 - 10:30am Godwin Heights

Do they not make this list?

01/25/2017 - 11:08pm Thanks!

Love this intel and the thanks for taking the time to write it.  It does feel super "Beilein" when you read through them all.  What did the Stauskus, LaVert, Burke, Hardaway and other 80-120 guys we've recruited in the past have that propelled them to the NBA that our current guys don't?   - I know if you had the actual answer you'd be a recruiting genius, just looking for your opinion on why we're down right now with similarly ranked guys.  Luck?

01/18/2017 - 6:29pm Disagree

I apply rankings to all areas of life.  You're the 545th best poster on Mgoblog forums, just behind Ghost of Hoke but ahead of Toby Flenderson.

01/17/2017 - 11:59am I did.

I did it last night.  One for me, one for my wife.  Seems legit and I'll take my money back from colluding dairy famers.