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02/19/2019 - 2:36pm Congratulations, Ms. Leung…

Congratulations, Ms. Leung. Don't f this up.

02/19/2019 - 1:19pm In re: Donaghy--there's been…

In re: Donaghy--there's been some scrapping over at UMHoops about whether reffing is a problem. (Dylan is not interested in the question.) I'm not inclined to belly ache too much game after game, but it's clearly something leagues and conferences need to become more rigorous about. Giving fans legitimate reasons to question the basic fairness of outcomes isn't a good thing.

Poor calls and game-fixing are, of course, different. But a pro-active approach would likely be welcome. And we need statistics. 

02/19/2019 - 11:52am All in all he's been…

All in all he's been undeniably successful, though he's had a lot of stumbles since '09. I'd say they've become as famous for those washouts as the wins during the last decade. But I look at the world through maize and blue-colored glasses. 

02/18/2019 - 3:59pm I know he did some unsavory…

I know he did some unsavory stuff at Oklahoma, but he had a ton of strong teams there, went to Houston--hardly a big-time hoops venue--and has succeeded there. What makes you think he's such an awful coach?

02/18/2019 - 11:16am My bad. Looked it up before…

My bad. Looked it up before I posted, but missed it. Going to stop board posts until I get a dang edit function so I can avoid making a fool of myself. 

02/18/2019 - 9:47am Iowa permanently broke…

Iowa permanently broke physics with that shot. All bets are off now, and I am going sailing in the street.

02/17/2019 - 6:41pm You're mistaking the part…

You're mistaking the part for the whole. 

02/17/2019 - 6:40pm No, he's still theirs…

No, he's still theirs. Charles threw him back.

02/17/2019 - 6:32pm A while back my brother gave…

A while back my brother gave me a collection of Chinese classical music from the early part of the Revolution. One of the tracks was about a village welcoming the arrival of a new tractor. The important stuff. 

02/17/2019 - 2:38pm Yes, now that Michigan has…

Yes, now that Michigan has started to play tough D, too, it's a bit more ambiguous.

02/17/2019 - 12:04pm Thank you; I fixed it…

Thank you; I fixed it. Damaramalamtam. 

02/17/2019 - 11:08am So annoying that you can't…

So annoying that you can't get back into your posts to fix them--people used to go back and insert an EDIT comment about some issue they'd forgotten or where the conversation has drifted. Not sure why Brian wouldn't see that fix as a priority:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2019/02/15/he-fights-us-michigan-players-cool-john-beileins-fire/2883794002/

 

02/17/2019 - 11:07am https://www.detroitnews.com…

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2019/02/16/niyo-defense-helps-wolverines-make-grade/2893078002/

 

02/17/2019 - 9:56am From your burtcomma lips to…

From your burtcomma lips to God's big-azz ears!

02/17/2019 - 7:25am Impressive turning out copy…

Impressive turning out copy of this quality, insight, and great good humor with such a fast turnaround. It’s appreciated. 

02/16/2019 - 9:24pm You mean poor damn Tennessee!

You mean poor damn Tennessee!

02/16/2019 - 8:39pm I see that it's in…

I see that it's in Minneapolis; I think I remember some posts of yours about Minnesota hockey and football. Hope they make it!

02/16/2019 - 6:24pm Generally, statistically,…

Generally, statistically, this is likely true. But there's wiggle room here, because Poole and Iggy are much better three-point shooters than they have been for a number of games now and Teske is a 37% guy who pretty much went one for infinity this afternoon. Guess what I'm saying is that they may well have that extra 3-4% in them that would have made today really comfortable and might provide the difference against very good teams down the road. 

Much as I tend to fret about them, they're 23-3. Two big tests coming up. 

02/16/2019 - 9:47am You could have just examined…

You could have just examined the responses here and answered the question for yourself. 

02/16/2019 - 9:47am Just musing out loud, but…

Just musing out loud, but not all of us have the platform that he realized he did. He seized it. 

02/16/2019 - 9:45am Just in the interests of…

Just in the interests of getting you up to speed (since you're kinda broad-brushing it now). . . I can tell you for a fact that the people Kaep spends time with these days are no fans of the Clintons. 

02/16/2019 - 9:40am Well, we're tryin' anyway,…

Well, we're tryin' anyway, because when you're post looks ignorant it's a tell that it could BE ignorant. One tries to reserve judgement, but. . .

02/16/2019 - 9:36am That captures it pretty well…

That captures it pretty well. And as I understand it, the players all used to kneel.

But the evidence is also in that it worked--though quiet and respectful, it had symbolic power. The NFL put forth money for a lot of good programs, people talked, and people who were, in fact, racists, outed themselves over the issue. All in all a good day. 

02/16/2019 - 9:30am That's pathetic, you know…

That's pathetic, you know that, right? I'll have on my blue Michigan t-shirt and my hat. My wife wonders why I wear it in the house, but it's a winning combination. 

02/16/2019 - 7:42am I had never heard this…

I had never heard this expression before I saw that Austin Powers movie; I nearly crapped myself laughing. 

02/15/2019 - 9:00pm Maryland has been rounding…

Maryland has been rounding into form; we may have our hands full. 

02/15/2019 - 8:21pm Mods: Consider sending this…

Mods: Consider sending this clown to where the sun don't shine: the outer rings of inner Bolivia. 

02/15/2019 - 2:36pm Love them both dearly, but…

Love them both dearly, but it's a subject I find it hard to even contemplate. I wonder can we run on 'em and use (de)Liver. 

02/15/2019 - 1:43pm Denard. But I have to ask…

Denard. But I have to ask people who are excited about this--what do you see in it? Is it just that you love the game and like to have more of it to watch, maybe added wrinkle that they're playing around with the rules and such?

I just like college football, and rarely find the NFL compelling (though I like to see Brady overcome). 

02/15/2019 - 7:48am This is such calm and…

This is such calm and sensible advice it made me laugh out loud. We humans are crazy creatures, aren't we? It's fascinating that over a quarter century the net has become a place where we can sit down and relax and be outraged--I sometimes think that's the dominant emotion of the cybersphere. 

02/13/2019 - 10:48pm "It's a pity Ted Mack died,…

"It's a pity Ted Mack died, because you would have been a natural for Amateur Hour."

02/13/2019 - 10:46pm If I use this in print do I…

If I use this in print do I credit you?

 

02/13/2019 - 10:34pm I resisted and resisted but…

I resisted and resisted but this finally won me over. 

02/13/2019 - 7:58pm Look okay on Charles, but…

Look okay on Charles, but Iggy needs to relax that drawstring. 

Honestly, I have to say. . . this sounded like something there was no way to f*ck up. 

02/13/2019 - 7:55pm Deep. Six feet under, over…

Deep. Six feet under, over and out deep. 

02/13/2019 - 3:30pm The Purple People Killer has…

The Purple People Killer has zero credibility with me. 

02/13/2019 - 1:25pm You're right; 3 including…

You're right; 3 including travel, for M, but still looks like 5 and no travel for PSU. I assume that makes a difference. 

02/13/2019 - 10:38am https://www.youtube.com…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV-_Yuc228s

 

Feelings! Love 'em! I've had so many and in the end they are all my friends!

02/13/2019 - 7:47am We were working on two days'…

We were working on two days' rest; they were working on five, and at home. That was also the case with Iowa. People downplay such issues, but in the middle of winter with a six-man rotation I have to believe it may well be a factor, especially for X against a press. (You'll remember Iowa runs one, too.)

We get our own five-day rest now before MD, but will be going on just two days--if at home--against MSU. (I know, Minnesotat figures somewhere in there.)

This may be a year when, league title or not, it would be a good thing to bow out of the B1G tourney early and cop a lot of zs and have some great practices before working on a run in the NCAAs. 

Fans have to gird for multiple losses down the stretch here, though. Fun as the last two months have been, a few are probably coming. 

02/13/2019 - 7:35am Yes. When you lose by six…

Yes. When you lose by six and need a new hand to start counting the truly bad calls--and are likely out of a championship race because of it--the refs don't shoot the ball is not super-helpful. We DID likely shoot well enough to win, or at least lend a much different flavor to the game's denouement. 

02/12/2019 - 11:43pm More goofy than well-done,…

More goofy than well-done, but--hell--I laughed. 

02/12/2019 - 7:42pm Method acting. Greg Gard…

Method acting. Greg Gard teaches it. 

02/12/2019 - 6:40pm I dunno. Most people's…

I dunno. Most people's preseason rankings had Purdue among the top three, from a quick look around the internet. And Andy Katz, for example, had us fifth. Granted, a lot of people also had us among the top three. I like Painter, but I'm not sure Purdue has overachieved more than us. 

02/12/2019 - 6:10pm If you start from when…

If you start from when Beilein had his own players M's coach is out ahead. The record is what it is, but Beilein has not been a slouch.

02/12/2019 - 3:04pm I was a freshman in high…

I was a freshman in high school myself then; admiring that hair!

02/12/2019 - 9:59am I'm okay with it being…

I'm okay with it being questioned. But the next step is offer some proof. Poop or get off of the cooler kind of a deal. 

02/11/2019 - 9:04pm Yes, but they were all…

Yes, but they were all against Florida Lame & Halt.

02/11/2019 - 3:25pm You can almost give it…

You can almost give it directly to deSaintOnions himself, dim as his bulb has grown. . . 

02/11/2019 - 3:22pm We save so much on players…

We save so much on players that we can get coaches!

02/11/2019 - 11:04am Was gonna say; they could…

Was gonna say; they could clamp down and get stops at the end of games.