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About Chris_H_2

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  1. That only thing about last night's game that really made me squirm is that I know people watched that game and thought, "wait, that's the Big Ten regular-season and tournament champion?!?" It really filled into every stereotype that people have about Big Ten basketball.
  2. Isn't being outplayed and outcoached what they should be ashamed of?
  3. You think the ratings for this series are low? Just wait until the Detroit/Milwaukee World Series.
  4. Good luck with that. I'm not sure if these were posted before, but if not, I recommend these two excellent articles about about Verlander and Bonderman's mechanics and decreases in velocity. They touch on the problems with examining video evidence of pitchers' deliveries. http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/verlander-and-bonderman-if-it-aint-broke-dont-fix-it-part-1/ http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/verlander-and-bonderman-if-it-aint-broke-dont-fix-it-part-2/
  5. Tuffy Rhodes would have a separate wing in that HOF.
  6. My point is that predictability for Izzo's offense isn't the problem. Izzo has been running the same offense for a decade, and people know what's coming. They push the ball in transition and, if they can't get a shot, they work it out and around the perimeter. And I don't think that I'm oversimpliflying it. You're right, they have been scoring 72 points per game. But when they score 42 points like in Wisconsin, chances are they lose. They lost when they scored 36 in Iowa. They also lost when they scored 70+ in Penn. St. But they also turned the ball over a ton again. Turnovers have been a problem all year. So when you look at their losses, you'll see that it's usually been one (turnovers) or simply shitting the bed on offense. Like I said before, this team really doesn't deserve higher than a 5 seed. Personally, I don't think they deserve a 5, but rather a 6. But I doubt that they drop that low. By the way, Wisconsin had 1 turnover. That's ridiculous. It's hard to beat a team that takes care of the ball as well as Wisconsin, just like it's hard to win when you're a team that doesn't take care of the ball.
  7. Frankly, Tom Izzo's offenses have always been predictable. It's just that prior teams weren't turning the ball over 20 times a game and were scoring more than 40 points per.
  8. I wouldn't necessarily call the Palace a neutral court for MSU. You're probably right. But with their horrible, horrible losses at Iowa and Penn St., the committee may not give them the benefit of the doubt this year. They have a chance to make a statement in Wisconsin. If they lay another egg on the road, I think that they'll have to make the Big 10 title game to lock up a 4 seed.
  9. Don't forget Drake and Butler. Frankly, I don't think that Michigan State deserves anything higher than a 6 seed. Their lone signature win came against Texas at home in December.
  10. Maybe also because he's left handed, something they sorely need in a lineup primarily dominated by right-handed-hitting players.
  11. I guess I'm curious as to how this makes it a good trade then. They definitely need to rebuild. And if they think that they'll be able to lure Crawford and Sabathia to Chicago when they hit the FA market next year without overpaying, they're mistaken.
  12. For those upgrading the team by 6-7 wins (or as much as 10) because of this particular move, are they forgetting that the White Sox don't have legitimate 3-5 starters? It wasn't above average with Garland, and now it's worse without him.
  13. So did this trade actually bring down the average age of the Sox starting lineup by about 4 years? What a weird, panic-driven trade. So this was the "big fish" that Kenny Williams talked about landing in the off season in early November? I guess the term "big" is relative. To give up that talent for someone that makes a negligible difference is baffling. The Sox are still 4th in a 5-team division.
  14. Think he's regretting not going to the Bears a couple of years back?
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