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I know you are a big time Noles fan, but he does have a point. Suspending the investigation because he declined to answer questions (not the same as taking the 5th) raises a question in my mind. I would think that is a good reason to ratchet-up the investigation.

This whole thing stinks and it is clear to me that the fix was in.
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
Despite the ESPN hype machine, the kid is 190 lbs soaking wet and has a marginal arm. It might be better for him (except for the $$) that he does go 2nd round or later. He'll get an opportunity to play in the NFL without all the pressure of having to play immediately for a bottom-dwelling team. Hmmm, I wonder if his team mates attended his B-Day party? (I just saw Draft Day)
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: ... So, L.A. will line up for Love and Durant
It finally dawned on me what's up with Jim Buss. How can he make his mark? What was going on with the Lakers when he was a young silver-spoon man... Showtime! Returning to Showtime is what is on his mind, what will earn him his "bones." Sure, Phil Jackson wins championships but the triangle offense is the opposite of showtime, so out he goes. Look at his moves, D'Antoni & Nash = Showtime (in his mind). This will guide his moves, in the HC he values and players he seeks. Don't be so quick to count out D'Antoni. I believe this Buss-light guy would rather win just enough games to reach the playoffs with "Showtime" then to win a championship with a less-glitzy offense.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: A&M left scrambling for a quarterback
This is the year we find out if Sumlin is truly an elite HC and A&M remains an elite program. Looking at next year's schedule, the non-SEC games are typically weak (for an SEC team)... the mighty Rice football Owls, with Lamar, SMU and La-Monroe all presenting little resistance. However, the SEC slate is brutal starting with S.C. I see a 2-6 conference record, 3-0 non-conf with the Rice game being a tossup. So, either 5-7 or 6-6... which is not elite.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Woodson wants a quick answer
Woodson is a good guy, a decent HC but in over his head with the Knicks. He would be a better college coach IMO. Rumors have him being considered at his alma mater (Indiana) if they dump Crean and I think that would be a good fit.

I don't see why Jackson would hire Steve Kerr as a rookie HC, so I don't expect it.
Posted Tuesday April 15, 2014, About: Stoudemire: Knicks can be the NBA's best
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain....

Regarding Carmelo's staying or going, I would say that he will do exactly what Phil Jackson wants him to do... that's how Phil works. He nudges a player in the right direction.

Regarding signing Odom, what the Knicks are doing is genius. By signing him now, they invest scant money to secure his rights and give Odom a chance to see if he can get it together. If he does the Knicks gain a solid player, if not they lose virtually nothing.
Posted Tuesday April 15, 2014, About: Can the Lakers woo Ollie out of UConn?
These Calipari and Ollie rumors are interesting and have me thinking. Having gone 0-2 with his choice of NBA-experienced (and fired/ran-our) coaches, Jim Buss is looking to pull a rabbit out-of-the-hat and grab a HC that will make him look like an out-of-the-box thinker. He seems desperate to make a HC choice that will impress. Jerry Buss tried hard to get Coach K a few years back and I think Buss-light remembers that. I'm betting that a poops the pooch again.

Is it just me or is anyone else totally unimpressed with the recent scoring binge of Nick Young? In my day they used to call players like him "gunners" who shoot from anywhere and play little defense. I'm a little tired of watching the Lakers street-ball offense and matador defense.
Posted Wednesday April 09, 2014, About: Devin Gardner: I'm still Michigan's No. 1 QB
An immobile Gardner is a better passing Gardner.
Posted Wednesday April 09, 2014, About: New offense for Kansas
Though tempted, I'm done making fun of Weis (and his schematic advantage)... he just isn't HC material. BTW, what is it with Kansas hiring these heavy-duty HC's. They had "Cannon" for years and now Weis, maybe they believe in hiring by pounds on the hoof!
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Devin Gardner: I'm still Michigan's No. 1 QB
The broken toe probably kept him from running... a benefit. You also have to figure in he was playing against the worst Buckeye defense in the school's history. Those last 3 games we made every QB look like Joe Montana!

Hoke was hired 1/11/2011 and the half of the kids for that class committed after Hoke came on board. According to MGoBlue's 3-deep lineup, 3 of his recruits from 2011 are starters (Beyer, Clark & Taylor) as well as your #1 kicker (Wile). QB candidate Bellomy is listed as 3rd team and a RB (Hayes) is listed as 2nd string. There are two of RR's kids from 2011 listed as starters (Morgan & Countess) and Hollowell is a 3rd team DB. The 2011 recruiting class (RR's and Hoke's) are well represented on your starting defense, with most being Hoke's guys, so to say this is only Hoke's 3rd year of recruiting isn't quite accurate.

So Yoop, I restate my question... why is Hoke's record getting worse as more of his kids see the field?
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Bird coming down to coach?
It may be a made-up story, but it is one heck of a good idea!
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Devin Gardner: I'm still Michigan's No. 1 QB
One other thing Yoop. There have been 6 seasons since you guys ran out Lloyd Carr. Since that time you have complied a pitiful 44% winning percentage in B1G games, only 38% last year and that counts two miracle wins versus Northwestern. The question ask is why is the team's record getting worse the more of Hoke's recruits come on-line?
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Devin Gardner: I'm still Michigan's No. 1 QB
Yoop, we've had this discussion, we just disagree. I am not a DG hater... the kid has skills! But, I don't believe he will lose the "run yips" that the porous O-line exacerbated in him last year. From what I'm reading the O-line may not be better this year. I believe that inheriting DR and DG has really set back Hoke and may cost him his job. What you don't want is a repeat of last year. After all, this will be Hoke's 4th year!
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Browns prefer Carr over Manziel
I'm a little tired of reading these blurbs that continue to show why teams like the Browns and Vikings (with Mike Zimmer's red flags) are as bad as they are. Manziel is what he is and if you don't want it pass on him, but why do they feel the need to disrespect him? As far as I'm concerned, Zimmer (who has always been a D-coach and never a HC) is the red flags. If the Brown think Carr-light is worth a 4th pick, then they deserve to stink.
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Will NFL team draft and sign Carr brothers?
Awkward......
Posted Tuesday April 08, 2014, About: Flacco's take on the new offense
Joe Flacco should say a thank-you to Anquan Bolden every night, because AB caught every pass thrown his way... me made Flacco look better then he is. Last year sans Bolden, Flacco looked very pedestrian.
Posted Sunday April 06, 2014, About: Devin Gardner: I'm still Michigan's No. 1 QB
If DG is #1 and gets the most reps in this fall's practices then Meechigan is in for a rough season. This is the year that Hoke was supposed to run his offense of choice with his shiny new OC. With DG at QB that won't happen.
Posted Friday April 04, 2014, About: Gasol done in L.A.
Laker fans... did any of you see the interview that Bill Macdonald did with Jeanie Buss a few days ago? If not, here is a transcript:

http://blog.lakers.com/lakers/2014/03/19/jeanie-buss-on-access-sportsnet/
Posted Friday April 04, 2014, About: Gasol done in L.A.
Jim Buss thought he was bringing back "showtime" by reuniting Nash with D'Antoni's street ball type of offense. Of course with Buss being so stupid to compare Pat Riley's team (which used big men and played defense) to D'Antoni's approach, it has been a disaster. Here's the problem; Jim Buss doesn't know what he doesn't know and with Kupchek as his "yes" man, it won't get much better.
Posted Thursday April 03, 2014, About: Nash proving he has something left to give
With one year left on D'Antoni's contract and the likelihood of no major improvement next year... the Jim Buss express may just let it ride and put all his efforts into the year after that. The problem is Kobe, he will not put up with a make-the-playoffs at best kind of year. If D'Antoni stays, Pau is gone and no self-respecting big man will want to play in a system where jacking up 3's is the offense. I expect Jordan Hill and Kaman to vamoose as well, leaving only Sacre. What most Laker fans fail to comprehend is that these are not the Buss Lakers and therefore all past history of success is null & void. These are the Buss-light Lakers which doesn't have the curb appeal of the past.
Posted Tuesday April 01, 2014, About: Will Izzo stick around for the rebuild?
I may be missing something, but I've not seen one iota of information where Izzo has looked to make a move. This is a made-up story.
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