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05/22/2015 - 4:32am Frank. That is because the

Frank. That is because the rule changes have eliminated the big man. A 7ft man that can move quick enough to defend the hoop with a defensive 3 second rule is rare. You want to know why true centers are disappearing? LBJ would struggle if they took away the defensive 3 second rule so it is here as long as LBJ is the biggest star.

Take away the defensive 3 second rule and true centers return to dominance. But fans don't want a diverse game sadly. Fans want 3s being jacked and highlight dunks. So we will have more and more teams with no variety.

05/29/2014 - 7:35am All this money being spent

All this money being spent and they are falling behind. Kentucky has bad ass dorms for their athletes, Kansas is building bad ass housing for athletes. More will do the same and we're booked for years without. Facilities are nice but showing a potential athlete they can live better trumps facilities. Somewhere along the line this all needs to stop. The student athletes are quickly losing the student experience.

03/21/2014 - 10:30am I knew Nebraska had not had

Double post

03/21/2014 - 10:29am I knew Nebraska had not had

I knew Nebraska had not had much success in basketball but I had no idea they had never won an NCAA tourney game. Interesting article.

03/17/2014 - 12:02pm If anyone was still curious

If anyone was still curious it was the discovery of the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation. Proof of the big bang.

03/09/2014 - 6:48pm Wisconsin is now locked into

Wisconsin is now locked into the 2.

I'm curious how the bracket is aligned. I know we play the winner of the 8/9 which I believe is Indiana/Illinois(don't quote me on teams) but how does the rest of the bracket set up? I'd assume we'd play the 4 in the 3rd round(our 2nd game)

03/02/2014 - 10:22pm A rich person makes fun of a

A rich person makes fun of a poor person, in that moment who looks worse?

But perhaps I'm being too generous to those making fun of Carlos

03/01/2014 - 10:06pm Honestly Izzo may be done. He

Honestly Izzo may be done. He sounds like a wimp that got dumped. I've never seen worse leadership. Excuse, whine, excuse, wine, excuse, whine. If a coach isn't going to be a man how can you expect the players? I don't like Staee but I genuinely hate what a horrible human being Izzo is when things don't go his way. It's utterly pathetic.

03/01/2014 - 5:57pm I really don't understand

I really don't understand this site. Apparently there was a gameday thread but I couldn't see it. So I start one, now I can't seee that thread. But State lost, a win today and we are B1G Champions!!!

02/16/2014 - 9:49pm If you have any questions why

If you have any questions why the East is dog doo compared to the West just look at the reserves for each team. The West is loaded with near MVP quality players and the East has, umm, not near MVP players.

The league has to find a way to fix the dumpster fire that is theEastern Conference.

02/14/2014 - 9:18am It seems to be commonly

It seems to be commonly accepted Coach Bs teams can't play D. It's possible but, even with all his years of coaching, I'd say the jury is still out. When judging this you have to consider that almost all his career he has coached up inferior talent. Athleticism is a very big part of defense, not all obviously, but a big part. Coach has only recently had top quality talent and we seem to ignore howw crazy young that talent has been. Senior Morgan is a hell of a defender considering his physical attributes, Junior Horford is a hell of a defender considering his physical attributes. The rest of the team is freshman and sophomores.
We've already seen Walton improve, Levert, Stauskas, GRIII, McGary. I'd say judging by what we've seen it's safe to assume if everyone were to stay we're a good defensive team next year. If only Stauskas goes pro we're a good defensive team next year. It's no coincidence that's when our most talented class hits 3rd year in the program.

02/11/2014 - 6:43pm There's starting to be some

There's starting to be some buzz Michigan has a shot with him. It was originally thought it would be just the bluebloods competing for him. Coach B just has to keep developing the talent we have and we'll get a look.

02/05/2014 - 11:12am I came into the day not

I came into the day not terribly excited but I've been running through the signees in my head over and over and that's changed.

1 5*
8 4*s
And I really like what the lower rated recruits bring. I think Moe Ways is going to shock and awe. The level of improvement from junior to senior year breeds confidence.

I'm glad we didn't make any signing day reaches. We need a big year on the field next season and an attention grabbing class. I think we're capable of both.

02/02/2014 - 12:25am I stand corrected. I hadn't

I stand corrected. I hadn't watched a Brunson video in a good spell and I thought I remembered him looking a true 6'. But upon your input I went and watched some videos and he doesn't look 6' to me either. My apologies for the misinformation. Hopefully these kids have a couple inches of growth left. Or at least hopefully if one chooses Michigan he has a couple inches of growth left haha

02/01/2014 - 9:16pm I hate Duke but that

I hate Duke but that officiating was a travesty. Duke is winning so Jefferson gets his 4th on a bad call, Duke is still winning Parker gets his 4th. Duke falls down by 7 with no bigs so they bring Jefferson back and start climbing back in it, they bring Parker back and tie it up. Parker scores to take the lead, nope BS flop call. Then they get Jefferson out on another flop. Duke magically sends it to overtime and Hood who also had 4 fouls in regulation BTW drives to take the lead and gets hit on the arm making him miss the game winning dunk. Does he get the call, no! I should add Dawkins fouled out as well and no Cuse player was ever near foul trouble. I don't get why refs favor home teams so badly. Are they worried about being booed? They're professionals, the crowd and venue should be the only advantage of home court advantage.

02/01/2014 - 7:30pm This kid would be a nightmare

This kid would be a nightmare at Sparty with how they constantly push. Let's hope he wants a little freedom in his offense because nobody runs more sets than State.

It seems like we've made a nice push with Brunson and Illinois burned that bridge so we have a shot. The blue bloods like Kansas are getting involved though. I'd rather have Brunson because of size and he's a year ahead but if we don't get Brunson I'd be really happy with Cassius.(although as often is the case I have serious doubt about his listed height)

02/01/2014 - 5:31pm I think this State loss hurts

I think this State loss hurts the B1G bad. State is supposed to be one of our top teams. Losing to a dumpster fire like Georgetown right as the media starts to run with a B1G is overrated theme is really bad timing.

02/01/2014 - 1:34pm That's nuts, I read that and

That's nuts, I read that and I had to look it up myself for confirmation. If he or she had said Thad Matta was 60 I wouldn't have had a 2nd thought about it.

01/31/2014 - 9:18pm Tonight- 22 points on 8/9

Tonight- 22 points on 8/9 shooting and 6 assists. I should mention it's only halftime. He only has 9 shots because they're running the double at him. When does a team break out the box + 1?

01/31/2014 - 12:44am I love Coach B. Everything he

I love Coach B. Everything he does seems right. LeVert is loose with the ball but they keep using him because we need a secondary creator. Work the kinks out before the intensity ramps up. Love it..

Also love how he used this game to work on a few other defenses. It's no wonder his teams get better and better as the season progresses. We have our base and little by little we work on other facets. I can only imagine what he would do with a talented senior laden team. Doubt we'll see that because the players are too good to stay that long but it's nice to imagine.

01/28/2014 - 7:56pm Again, big MJ fan so I'm not

Again, big MJ fan so I'm not trying to have a dig. But while in PPG yes Mike has had great runs and seasons. But to score over 31 a game while doing it at the 2nd greatest PPFGA ever behind only Adrian Dantly is phenomenal. 1.58 points per shot and rising every game. It's crazy.

01/28/2014 - 7:38pm I tried to find it for you

I tried to find it for you but the NBA has so many crazy advanced stats now I couldn't make heads or tails of what I was reading.

I had heard that on some sports show and I was surprised to hear he was playing such good D. I don't remember if they said 3rd in defensive PER or a plus minus shooting percentage defense or what but I think it was PER. I remember specifically they said he ranked 3rd behind George and Leonard.

01/28/2014 - 7:11pm It's all good, you were

It's all good, you were right. I've only ever started like 3 threads so I didn't really think it all through. I just wanted a subject to push through until the Iowa/State game. If I had a real direction I probably would have elaborated.

01/28/2014 - 7:05pm Is someone going to start a

Is someone going to start a thread for Iowa/State? Big game

01/28/2014 - 6:52pm Big MJ then Kobe fan here so

Big MJ then Kobe fan here so you'll get no arguments from me. But I will point out what Kevin is doing is more than points. His efficiency is currently 2nd all time to Adrian Dantly. And he grades out to be the 3rd rated defender at his position behing only Paul George and Kawai Leonard. It's quite a feat all things considered

01/28/2014 - 6:43pm You're right, I'll add "is

You're right, I'll add "is ballin" but it's too late the thread should really just be taken down because we both know it's all about the title now

01/28/2014 - 6:39pm Check any NBA message

Check any NBA message board.

I don't post on any so I thought I'd throw it out here.

I don't get why many people can't enjoy both. They're both great.

01/28/2014 - 6:21pm Sorry about the format, I

Sorry about the format, I spaced it out but my phone didn't seem to put it through that way.

01/27/2014 - 10:16am That it's important to beat a

That it's important to beat a team at full strength. Nobody will care in 3 years.

Not about a specific team but it needed to be said.

01/25/2014 - 11:25am If we win today we will have

If we win today we will have beaten 3 of the 4 top 5 B1G teams other than Michigan on the road already. The other top 5 B1G team, Iowa, we beat at home. We are set up to run away with the title if we win. Things never go so smoothly so I assume we lay an egg today. Unfortunately State 73-61

01/19/2014 - 10:21am Harris was tweeting about

Harris was tweeting about Stauskas last night. People need to chill. The kid hates the process and the spotlight. Silence means nothing because he doesn't like talking to reporters. If he decides to decommit we'll hear.

01/18/2014 - 6:29pm It's quite simply not a

It's quite simply not a "fact". Polls matter to recruits. If we're top 5 every week of every year we have a shot with every kid in the country. We're not so we don't. Polls matter.

I get your point that the RPI determines your tourney situation. But there is more going on than that. You don't just recruit in March.

01/16/2014 - 7:11pm Why is there such a need in

Why is there such a need in sports talk to make things fit into the frame fans want?

For example. Ohio hires Larry Johnson and Michigan fans are like meh, good hire. That's completely phony, if Michigan had hire LJ Michigans fanbase would be doing back flips.

Here it's rankings don't matter, that's BS to fit the fact we aren't ranked. We need to get ranked and we need to overachieve this year for perception of the program. We are not a power, to become a power we have to perform like one.

Stop making everything fit your views and be honest.

10/31/2013 - 10:00pm While I'm no fan of Indiana

While I'm no fan of Indiana or their coach in particular I'm glad he went to a B1G school. A strong B1G is good for Michigan. And when you look at our depth chart it's easy to understand kids looking elsewhere. Best of luck to both.

We are in great position with great players in the next class, let's have an awesome season and keep building until schools fear us as a blueblood.

10/26/2013 - 3:21pm Reports are Michigan hasn't

Reports are Michigan hasn't had much contact lately. Possibly because he seems to love the spread pass offenses like Oklahoma State in particular. I've heard him rave about their offense too many times to even have hope for this kid. Looks like a damn good playeer too so it's a shame.

For those that like Whites film, check out Kearns film. Similar and more importantly we have a much better shot with Kearns

10/20/2013 - 12:48pm I really don't get this

I really don't get this board, Borges this Borgees that. It's like people watch the box scores and not the game. I don't like his play calling often but he does put the players in a position to succeed. If they don't execute it's on the players.
Take a real look at this team and you'll see weak spots at every position group but as a unit they've all managed to succeed. We're 6-1 without 6-1 talent.
I came here expecting to see people raving about Magnuson, he played lights out. You just watch the first TD drive alone and you realize he was HUGE for this team. But next to nothing about him it's Borges Borges Borges. The plays worked so now he's good? That isn't how football works. The players executed so now he's good.
There was nothing wrong with the play calls last week either, the problem was us shutting it down repeatedly figuring we had a FG and a win.
Game day coaching doesn't often determine success or failure, game day execution determines success or failure. People need to stop worrying about play calls and worry about play. Worry about actual football.
Bitching about the coaches makes people sound like the guy at the bar that starts talking football with you that you immediately realize doesn't know the game.
Props to the PLAYERS but we have a lot to improve on still.

10/05/2013 - 5:52pm I apologize if it's already

I apologize if it's already been covered but when, and why, did D.Smith switch to #32?

10/05/2013 - 2:53pm What I find disingenuous is

What I find disingenuous is telling others what they think. My point is people don't need to complain about everything, since you seem to disagree perhaps you should make a counter point? Isn't that how mature discussion is handled?

10/05/2013 - 10:52am I don't read about other

I don't read about other universities, do all fan bases complain about everything or is this unique to the University of Michigan?

Fashion, rabble rabble! Cushions, rabble rabble! Parking, rabble rabble! Attemps to make money, rabble rabble! The band wants to entertain, rabble rabble!

I was a Michigan fan from birth and my U of M baby blanket 17 years before my acceptance letter. If they want to wear pink frilly uniforms and do outrageous halftime shows I'll lose my voice screaming for a pink frilly outrageous team I love.

10/04/2013 - 10:00pm It's rather clear Leonard's

It's rather clear Leonard's brother only received an offer from Bama to entice Leonard. The younger Fournette isn't big enough or more importantly good enough to deserve that offer on his own abilities.

10/04/2013 - 11:51am His film isn't bad. He could

His film isn't bad. He could be a very serviceable player. I look forward to his Hello post

08/28/2013 - 10:34am Good attitude. Some boards

Good attitude. Some boards have rules about who delivers information and what can be brought from other places. I just didn'ty want to step on toes.


Basically Minkah is in the works to transfer and the popular rumor is to Paramis this year to play with JBB and Jabrill. We'll see where it goes.


EDIT-and there was good reason for nobody to talk about it, the transfer is NOT happening. Shame, but it's good to hear Minkah is still so interested in playing with Peppers

08/27/2013 - 11:49pm I'm amazed the Minkah news

I'm amazed the Minkah news hasn't found its way to this board yet. Maybe by morning

08/25/2013 - 12:47pm The problem is many people

The problem is many people don't think in real football ways. What is ideal isn't what is being prepared for. Everyone would love to redshirt Shane. But the coaches job is to prepare the best team for this year and worry about the rest later. The ideal and the redshirt are secondary to this team, this team, this team.(I know, I know)

08/24/2013 - 5:27pm I like the story of him

I like the story of him kicking the starters off the field, it fits nicely with the Peppers story about getting heated in the weight room. Leaders that demand effort from everyone around them. Yes please! I'm on board

08/23/2013 - 9:07pm Not sure where you are

Not sure where you are getting 18 months? Thought Harris intended to EE so he will playing Michigan ball in 8 months. 


Now, onto more pressing matters, where are the updates on East Lake?!

08/23/2013 - 5:02pm I don't fall in love with

I don't fall in love with every recruit but when I do it's a recruit like Shaun Crawford! We might have all known it was coming but it's still sweet now that he's commited. You watching Jashon? Where you at Hilliard? Go Blue!

08/22/2013 - 4:38pm But can he shoot?

But can he shoot?

08/18/2013 - 6:41pm since many have mentioned

since many have mentioned Baroid lets stack his career next to Miggys to this point

Baroid                    Miggy

86-223                   03-268   Miggy by 45

87-261                   04-294   Miggy by 33

88-283                   05-323   Miggy by 40

89-248                   06-339   Miggy by 91

90-301                   07-320   Miggy by 19

91-292                   08-292    push

92-311                   09-324    Miggy by 13

93--336                  10-328    Bonds by 8

94-312                    11-344    Miggy by 32

95-294                    12-330    Miggy by 36

96-308                    13-360    Miggy by 52


It's not as close as people would lead you to believe. Add that Barry pre steroids was worse than ARod in the playoffs and it only separates further. Since Miggy was hitting bombs in the World Series his rookie year.

08/18/2013 - 12:58am This thread got me thinking

This thread got me thinking about wins above replacement. That is a very flawed statistic with far too much weight on stolen bases. I love station to station baseball but c'mon, when 3 guys are ahead of Miguel it's broke. Trout, McCutcheon and that other kid are all fine players but every walk off hit should be worth one win on WAR or it doesn't make sense.