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05/05/2018 - 4:40pm Risk aversion at work

The benefit in Capela's case is his next contract will dwarf Clarkson because he managed to not only make it through the rookie contract duration, yet is now proving to be quite invaluable to the Rockets' success. So I see Capela/Clarkson as a bit of an incomplete comparison.

Mitch McGary was 21st in that same draft and is out of the league. He got his rookie contract and that was it, so being a first rounder gets you paid even if you don't stick. It's a higher ceiling.

So if risk averse, go if only you will be in the first round to make some life-changing money. If risk neutral (or risk loving), give the 2nd round or UFA route a go and bet on yourself and make more money sooner (e.g. Clarkson).

Funny aside, I thought the name was "Van Bleep" whenever I heard it. Imagine my disappointment to learn it's "VanVleet"...

04/21/2018 - 12:54am Alas I only have but one upvote to give

Clear as day now - thank you for the assist, brother! That was a rather funny back and forth haha


04/20/2018 - 4:28pm You made my day!

The username was just from eating spinach because it's good for you. Yet the avatar came from an MGoBlog discussion with another user (I can't go far enough back in time to recall whom). A reference to the inimitable Hulk Hogan came up, a little Photoshop and *poof*, here we are.

This blog is fun :)

04/20/2018 - 2:48pm Well shit

The Nights is one of my favorite songs, EDM or otherwise. I thought it was cool how his dad was in the video and they were just goofing around.
“Live a life you will remember.”

04/14/2018 - 2:14pm Funny you mention the Warriors

An old-ish article, yet he graces the cover as a potential target for them.

Fantastic quote about dreams. I'll remember that and him. What an amazing run.

04/10/2018 - 5:11am I don't think I quite agree with the 'chilly' part in summer

I grew up in Encinitas, north county coastal. Our house was about a mile from the beach or so. The weather is consistently awesome, and summer could get rather toasty the last 15 years or so. It would push triple digits at times due to a Santa Ana heatwave, otherwise 75-85 almost always.

Separately and to your micro-climate comment, San Diego is quite arid (I've heard it's technically a desert), so it can be either very hot at times or very cool. We'd occasionally have frost on the lawn in the morning. Nothing of note to Michiganders, yet not generally considered in the realm of possibility for San Diego. And this was still one mile from the beach.



04/10/2018 - 12:48am Perhaps Deadspin isn't mainstream

Yet I go there just for the comments. Posters there are pretty on point.

04/05/2018 - 3:38pm Thank you for that

I haven't laughed that hard in a little while. I humbly present my upvote to you sir (or ma'am).

04/03/2018 - 1:35am I so badly want Beilein to

I so badly want Beilein to win it all and prove you can do it the right way. The time will come. Hats off to Nova - they played a hell of a game. And a most sincere thanks to Beilein and the boys. What a memorable season and a precursor for more to come. Onward!

04/02/2018 - 11:36am Villanova was the one team all tourney I didn't want to see

But fuck it, who cares. Beating them will validate the entire tournament performance and tell everyone that said M only beat lower seeded teams to go fuck themselves.

71-66 good guys.

03/31/2018 - 8:18pm Well got damn

One more to finish!!!

03/31/2018 - 11:24am Ack double post

Nothing to see here

03/31/2018 - 11:22am The highs are great

But the lows are way stronger in their suckitude

03/30/2018 - 7:47am I seem to recall an email

congratulating me at 500 or 1,000 points. I was very proud in my nascent MGoBlog game. Maybe some larger threshold let’s you view all the infamous redlocked posts.

03/30/2018 - 6:10am Thanks Mitch!

Thanks Mitch!

03/30/2018 - 6:07am Bang bang ladies and gentlemen!

In a world with dishonesty, corruption, negligence and hypocrisy rampant, let’s bang Beilein and the Boys in Blue all the way to the title. That would be one of the most fulfilling sports stories in recent memory.

03/29/2018 - 10:20pm I agree with this

I'm not ready to have children, yet if I did, I would try to guide them towards some hard skills that can allow you to communicate effectively with people in their language, not your own. Simple example yet think of a product manager at Google. You'll be useless without a CS background (and thus not hirable) despite possessing any relevant business theory.

Business in itself is not complicated. Experience is the key to anything and everything is business at its core. Roles in non-profit, volunteering, you name it - all will benefit with some understanding of marketing, budgets, negotiation, etc.

Business degrees, undergrad or grad, provide polish and serve mostly as a signal to employers that you are in a certain percentile of the population based on a school's ranking and admissions criteria. That's why, in growing cases, it's less about the degree at the end but being admitted in the beginning, and possibly dropping out of school to get a jump on building professional experience.

It's really not what you learned in school that will serve you best, though school is a ton of fun and will teach you interesting things. It's more how you sorted yourself based on that insitution's acceptance of you into their program.

TL;DR >> be different somehow, don't rely solely on a generic business credential.

03/29/2018 - 9:56pm +1


03/27/2018 - 4:09am That was ridiculous

Should have been a retroactive T for unsportsmanlike conduct. So bush league.

03/25/2018 - 10:46am Better than Pea Shatterson

Gotta imagine he got picked on in high school

03/25/2018 - 4:23am It’s pretty awesome

No one player can be game-planned for - anyone of them can and will beat you at any given time. MAAR scuffling? Matthews is there. Wagner can’t get open? Z drives to create space. Anything is possible with the team. Whereas Houston and T&M could be neutralized by taking away a high usage guard, there is no such option against Michigan. They are too skilled to have everyone have a down game at the same time. It’s pretty damn fun to watch.

03/25/2018 - 3:28am A revelation is right

I wonder if he could have a future in the NBA... Pass first PGs (like Rubio) have succeeded before. Z doesn't turn the ball over, is a relentless defender and can get to the rim pretty shiftily. I gotta imagine some teams could use that.

03/25/2018 - 2:44am Maybe they just haven’t happened yet

Sounds like you have a lot of atoning to do, young man (or woman).

03/25/2018 - 2:40am THAT’S how Simpson is so relentless on D

X and Z in ur base and ur shirt

03/25/2018 - 2:36am Cumong man

I think Beilein deserves the benefit of your doubt, no?

03/25/2018 - 1:54am Champions of our hearts

That’s where it ends though

03/25/2018 - 12:00am Minor miracles are possible

Happened to Loyola. Happened to Michigan. The tourney's all about weird shit coming down the stretch in a single elimination tournament.

Coach Hamilton will be formidable next year, and that shot blocker (Obiagu) is on a different level. Yet if I were those players after the game, I'd be kind of pissed. I'd rather go down swinging.

03/24/2018 - 11:42pm Matthews was great

But I would have given Z the MOP. He was a difference-maker. His ball-handling was incredible. Defense was outstanding. Big shots and big layups at big moments. Incredible performance over four games.

03/24/2018 - 11:40pm It was kind of a surreal ending

They were about zero, sure, but if you're gonna lose, why not leave every option on the floor and fight to the last second?

I'll happily take it - this team can win any way, anywhere.

03/24/2018 - 11:21pm Let's get two more

Not too much to ask!

03/24/2018 - 11:20pm (No subject)

03/24/2018 - 11:16pm Muppets FTW


03/24/2018 - 11:09pm BANGS!

Don't stop!!!

03/24/2018 - 6:25am Carry on, Sir Charles

Carry on.

03/23/2018 - 2:48pm Double digit win

I think FSU, like A&M, is not disciplined enough to manage their own athleticism. What makes Michigan unique is they have nearly top notch, if not quite elite, athleticism while simultaneously being incredibly disciplined and smart on court. That confused the hell out of A&M and I expect the same on Saturday.

03/23/2018 - 2:47am Totally

Wish I could have seen the A&M bench in the 2nd half but seeing the last 3 was well worth the trade.

03/22/2018 - 9:34pm Starks was right


03/21/2018 - 2:12pm Not necessarily

Lot of arbitrage opportunities internationally, as it were. Money goes further.
That’s what my friends tell me.

03/20/2018 - 5:15pm Wasn’t a skills thing for me

Just seemed like he lacked fire to be dominant.
Still, you can’t teach tall and athletic. Will be interesting to follow his path

03/20/2018 - 5:13pm Trey Burke is carving out a nice role on the Knicks

Yes, it’s the Knicks, but you could make a strong case he doesn’t have that chance if not for the developmental league.

03/20/2018 - 1:22am Tom Tolbert used to do some great Walton impressions

My favorite (in Walton's voice) was when he said, "Sean Bradley, looking like Hakeem Olajuwon." I still laugh; so funny.


03/19/2018 - 5:20pm No mighty wall of bricks please

Let's leave that in Wichita k thanks bye

03/18/2018 - 10:22pm And Custer thought Little Big Horn would be a walk in the park

Carry on, Tom.

03/18/2018 - 9:33pm (No subject)

03/18/2018 - 7:29pm Would only ask for another UMBC win

House money at this point. What a weekend!

03/18/2018 - 5:45pm Excellent

It's all going according to plan

03/18/2018 - 5:24pm I wish I may I wish I might

Drink Sparty tears all day and night

03/18/2018 - 5:20pm He'll give excuses if he

He'll give excuses if he wants to talk about basketball. Maybe he can talk about his retirement instead.

03/18/2018 - 5:11pm Is 'manbun' a savage burn?


Still, I wonder if he has a shot in the NBA. Better than I thought he was.

03/18/2018 - 2:43am He changed it…