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09/19/2018 - 4:03pm Lol. I read both sites…

Lol. I read both sites. Brandon Brown was not-so-subtly hinting at it for a while before Steve/Sam were willing to address it. Don't get me wrong, Steve/Sam are the most plugged in and I'm sure they knew all the info Brown did. But sometimes they choose not to talk about things right when they know about them. Kids say "I'm solid" to school X all the time, even when it's abundantly clear they're not. It's called 'cruitin.

Btw, don't look now but an Ole Miss writer just Crystal Ball'd Eric Gray to Ole Miss.

09/19/2018 - 12:46pm Steve and Sam waited forever…

Steve and Sam waited forever to announce the Herron decommitment, even when people with almost no inside info knew it was going to happen. Sometimes their ties prevent them from reporting what they know.

09/19/2018 - 12:19pm Rivals is quite skeptical…

Rivals is quite skeptical that we hang onto Eric Gray.

09/10/2018 - 1:24pm Believe in the Michigan OL,…

Believe in the Michigan OL, even if it means sacrificing everything.

09/10/2018 - 10:22am Whoops. Meant to add "or any…

Whoops. Meant to add "or any other young players".

09/07/2018 - 3:47pm I mean, everyone could…

I mean, everyone could respond to every strategy-related forum post by saying "trust coach". But then that would be a very unfun forum to read, now wouldn't it?

09/07/2018 - 3:29pm Rivals staff. Seems like it…

Rivals staff. Seems like it's Solomon but they don't say who.

08/31/2018 - 2:42pm Brian - Very NIMBY comment…

Brian - Very NIMBY comment regarding the ski lifts. We need to create MORE zoning for ski lifts. That way it drives down ski pass prices for everyone and makes Ann Arbor skiing more affordable.

08/21/2018 - 1:05pm Yeah, but the guy is…

Yeah, but the guy is basically starting from scratch with radio. He did some writing for Rivals, but assume he never had a background or formal training on talking about sports full time. Probably takes some time to find your voice and find that healthy medium (being objective about a team while being a fan). Definitely prefer him on my airwaves instead of someone like Pat Caputo.

08/21/2018 - 12:51pm Why is there so much dislike…

Why is there so much dislike of Spath on the Michigan fan sites? It's not exactly can't miss radio, but it's Michigan related content so it's much better than the drivel at 97.1. He tries a bit too hard to do the "fair and balanced" thing with the team, but it's not like he's a Marcus Ray clone on that front (tried wayyyy too hard and ended up just being ridiculously annoying...the type where I'd turn the station to actively avoid listening).

08/20/2018 - 2:30pm This is the correct take…

This is the correct take. Michigan will be very good on D, but this team needs guys who can put the biscuit in the basket. Iggy can do that.

I think you could also see a fair bit of a Simpson/Poole/Matthews/Iggy/Johns lineup. Wouldn't shock me if that was your starting 5 by year end (though I think it's more likely that Teske holds onto his starting spot and that small ball lineup is used situationally).

08/19/2018 - 2:53pm I would happily be a coach…

I would happily be a coach. Couple millions reasons why.

08/13/2018 - 2:03pm For those curious, the…

For those curious, the minimum salary for a 1 year deal for a player with 1 year of experience like Walton is $1,349,383.

Random side note, after this year Stauskas will have earned over $14 mil during his time in the league; Burke $13.6 mil; Tim Hardaway Jr almost $40 mil; DJ Wilson $4.6 mil; Mitch McGary $4.3 mil; and Caris almost $5 mil

08/10/2018 - 11:31am Oh I didn't think Johns…

Oh I didn't think Johns looked amazing or anything, I just think it's not a high bar to outplay Davis. I don't intend that to be mean, but it's the reality.

08/10/2018 - 10:40am Hard to say when his main…

Hard to say when his main issue is his jump shot. I will say this though - if he and Brazeikis can be more consistent with their outside jumpers, look out. I think people are assuming that Iggy is gonna be a knock-down outside shooter from Day 1, but from what I've seen I think his % may be lower than people are expecting. Totally amateur-hour scouting on my part, but to my eyes he doesn't quite have enough loft on his jumper (similar to Matthews). He's gotta get a bit more air under the ball.

08/10/2018 - 10:20am Definitely. When you watch…

Definitely. When you watch the video, Johns is obviously bigger than Livers, so that makes me think he's got at least an inch, probably two, on Livers. He's not skinny, either. I think he's a legit 6'8". The real question will be if he's strong enough yet to hold his own against a guy like Nick Ward.

Honestly, I don't think it's that small of a lineup with Johns out there.

08/09/2018 - 9:42am Yeah, from everything I've…

From everything I've read, the increase in costs is more due to the ballooning of administrative and back office staff (all those people with titles that are more than 4 words), not the actual professors. Every school needs professors and people like a Dean of Students. It's debatable whether we multiple versions of "Assistant Dean of Blahh de Blah Blah Blah" in every single department.

08/04/2018 - 8:34pm There's talk that TMZ is now…

There's talk that TMZ is now on the ground in Columbus. If anyone can get to the bottom of this, it's them (not kidding...they've got really deep pockets).

08/03/2018 - 3:43pm Lol at those Columbus…

Lol at those Columbus journalists. Only one or two professions that are more self-congratulatory than that crowd (pat themselves on the back "we're so underappreciated by people...the people need us for FREEDOM and TRUTH").

In reality, most journalists are no different from most people in any other job. They aren't going to dig too hard when presented with facts that may negatively impact their own self-interests (protecting their own gig). Ratting on Urban or Izzo or Dantonio == blocked access to the program, so they don't tread on uncomfortable ground. They then rationalize it in hindsight with nonsense like "that's outside the confines of what I write about." So it's within your coverage to write about Payne being a media darling with a sick little kid, but not to write about the not-so-secret sexual assault allegations? Got it.

07/31/2018 - 3:36pm Yes. 

Yes. 

07/31/2018 - 1:43pm I would delete my post above…

I would delete my post above (since the Freep article pulled the Des Moines Register film that I linked) but for some reason we can't edit/delete on this new site.

07/31/2018 - 1:41pm Since nearly all of his film…

Since nearly all of his film is super old or paywalled, here are some recent clips.

07/27/2018 - 8:22am Looking forward to seeing…

Looking forward to seeing all the bros who spent 2 weeks at the London School of Economics wearing their jerseys and scarves and saying "Liverpool ARE really playing well".

07/18/2018 - 11:24am Video link since apparently…

Video link since apparently I don't know how to embed on this newfangled internet blog:

https://youtu.be/vrIDwhVSYKM

07/17/2018 - 3:58pm Saddi Washington watched him…

Saddi Washington watched him kill it the other day and reached out to him immediately after. He's now on the radar.

06/25/2018 - 4:12pm (No subject)

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06/22/2018 - 2:46pm It was Juwan Howard's son…

It was Juwan Howard's son Jace, most likely. Here for the UM basketball camp for the higher level prospects.

06/21/2018 - 5:18pm also, John Beilein is…

also, John Beilein is currently in Brooklyn supporting Mo at the NBA draft. Doubt he wouldn't be present for a top 10 recruit.

06/13/2018 - 3:38pm Tough life growing up with a…

Tough life growing up with a dad like that. Awesome to see a kid overcome those kind of obstacles...plus making a good career decision to go into nursing.

06/13/2018 - 11:04am Kinda funny to send an…

Kinda funny to send an assistant to recruit a top-10 player. Maybe not the best first impression.

06/11/2018 - 11:53am Ben Mason voice: "IF I WAS…

Ben Mason voice: "IF I WAS BRENDAN QUINN I'D BE KIND OF OFFENDED THAT YOU STILL HADN'T SUBSCRIBED TO THE ATHLETIC."

06/04/2018 - 10:31am I'm saying

I'm saying that if you're talking about height/length, your wingspan matters way more than how high your head is. Everything else being equal, I'd take a 5'11" guy with a wingspan of 6'6" over a 6'2" guy with a 6'2" wingspan.

06/04/2018 - 10:05am Yep

Yep, and in basketball that's what matters. Standing reach is really the difference maker, not where the top of your head is.

06/01/2018 - 4:14pm If I find out

If I find out that Warde was out on his boat when Beilein called to settle the extention before interviewing...

[arthur fist dot gif]

05/31/2018 - 10:50am Athleticism

I don't mind Wilson's lack of bounce. If anything, it may keep him in college a year longer. He reminds me of Trevon Bluiett with better handles. Love how aggressive he is going to the hoop, too.

05/30/2018 - 3:42pm favorite gif

favorite gif. what's it called?

05/30/2018 - 12:06pm This is the new Draftageddon

This is the new Draftageddon

05/25/2018 - 3:53pm Just glad

Just glad I don't have to hear a bunch of hipster American guys saying "Detroit ARE playing well this season"

05/25/2018 - 10:24am sooooo

sooooo much easier to make money when you start with money (or have access to it via family and friends).

05/23/2018 - 3:56pm Flo from Progressive / Dollar Shave Club

Awful. Just awful. Although the more recent ones with the guy who doesn't recognize the other guy are pretty funny.

One of my favorite ads of all time was the Dollar Shave Club launch campaign with the CEO or whatever walking through the warehouse.

 

05/23/2018 - 1:50pm ...

05/23/2018 - 12:44pm Pretty amazing

Pretty amazing that the best investment is also the easiest. God bless John Bogle.

05/21/2018 - 3:48pm not if

not if Izzo has anything to say about it...

05/21/2018 - 2:07pm mattD

Interested to see if you agree with this. Your rankings seem like they skew a fair bit toward valuing athleticism over skill (since, as a general rule, skill can be developed a lot more than athleticism). To take a random guy as an example, Trevon Bluiett may have been a bit lower in your rankings than he was in Scout/247/Rivals, due to his lack of burst. He always got buckets on the AAU circuit, and has been a great college player (in line with his ranking), but his athletic limiations seem to have kept him in college longer than he otherwise would be based on production. Would you agree with that? Like, if you were a college coach, you'd recruit more like Pitino than Beilein (i.e. athletes with a higher ceiling but lower floor due to skill).

05/18/2018 - 10:39am ...

I've never seen a diamond in the flesh. I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies. And I'm not proud of my address. In the torn-up town, no post code envy.

05/18/2018 - 8:32am Happy

Happy to live in a country where our royalty are all born in a Harvard dorm room or southern California garage or Romeo Michigan and not Windsor Castle.

05/14/2018 - 9:27am ...

glad to see Tom Izzo visiting the board. I'm sure you'll have him in the NBA after a solid 4 years in college.

05/14/2018 - 9:22am blowing up

He's been blowing up recently and ranking haven't been updated. When they re-rate, he'll shoot up.

05/10/2018 - 2:55pm Wilson

Glad to hear Jalen Wilson is now a silent commitment.

05/07/2018 - 9:22am Seattle kids

Seattle kids almost never seem to end up in the B1G (reminder that Jamal Crawford was like 20 years ago). Long ways from home.