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BrooklynBuckeye


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Comment 27 Jul 2015

Good call. I love my 11w merch, happy to get more. I mentioned elsewhere, crashes are an understandable biproduct of free, independent, high-demand content. #staycrashin

Comment 25 Jul 2015
The thing about the improvement metric, is that it can be read two ways. Those two teams showed historic "improvement" because they both had TERRIBLE early season losses (statistically, with hindsight, the VT loss was terrible). Also, the BCS era teams have a better chance of a higher ELO at the end of the season because they played #1 or #2 team to finish season, teams before the BCS didn't always have that opportunity. Playoff champions have yet another opportunity to make a stastical leap because of the extra game against a top 4 team. Urban is obviously one of the best coaches ever, just pointing some things out.
Comment 23 Jul 2015

I just wanted to thank 11W for all that they do. Every time the site crashes, it makes me happy, because it is a reminder that this is a free, independent site doing something better than a horde of corporate behemoths... and it has a crapload of fans. 

#staycrashin

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Would love to see him get a Buckeye offer. I hope he knows too, that if he busts his ass to get it, and it doesn't work out, his grandfather would still be proud as hell.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.     --  John Wooden

Comment 11 May 2015
3 game winners were hit in two days. Blatts gaffe is infinitely more unique. Lebron then threw his coach under the bus by saying he changed the call. Superstars do change plays, but they usually don't mention it unless someone asks, or their coach says it happened first. That seems like a pretty juicy storyline to me.
Comment 11 May 2015
ESPN is always trying to be provocative. But if the refs had seen Blatt make that call, and given the Cavs a technical, it would have been the most boneheaded coaching move in NBA history. Nothing else even comes close to how devastating that would have been. He didn't almost make such a huge mistake, he did make the mistake, and is incredibly lucky that his mistake didn't cost his team a crucial playoff game. I don't think people hate Cleveland very much. I think most casual fans want them to make the finals at least. If Lebron scord 50 that's all they would be talking about in ESPN. They are just covering the juiciest angle on most popular team in the conference.
Comment 09 Apr 2015

Coach Cal's whole, "They helped themselves" thing is not true at all for both Harrisons, and Johnson. Had they left after last year, they would have been drafted higher. For Lyles and Booker, it's debatable whether or not they would have been better served NOT playing in Europe or China. 

I'm not blaming the kids for staying (or going to Kentucky), or Cal for handling everything the way he has. I'm just saying the line, "They helped themselves this year" is not true, but incredibly important for the marketing of UK as the far-and-away best option for going from high school to the NBA.  If Ulis went anywhere else, and actually got playing time, he would probably be projected as a first rounder this year. There is a saturation point at which you get diminishing returns for going to Kentucky. If D'Angelo were on that team, I doubt he would be projected as a top-4 pick this summer. 

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Yeah, I came on here to check on that.

So weird that I can't find any articles anymore on why I have to respect Calipari. Big Blue Hibernation.

Comment 29 Mar 2015
None have come anywhere near his recruiting success. The look at what his players are doing in the NBA argument hurts him more than helps him. How do you not reach the Final Four with a team that has John Wall and Demarcus Cousins on it?
Comment 29 Mar 2015
The only thing worse than Calipari, is the national discussion about how we're supposed to feel about Calipari. It's okay to just not like somebody. That's sports. Personally, I've played for the man at a basketball camp, and he seemed more likely to sell me a Buick lemon than give me useful basketball instruction. But I should have expected that because I wasn't an elite prospect. Why isn't he coaching the Domican National Team now that they don't have a top10 prospect on their team? What about the kids, John?
Comment 27 Mar 2015
I think I recall his name being floated post-Ayers. As was pointed out, lotta contention between two programs. Damon Flint's (is that right?) recruitment by OSU and Cincy got Cincy in some hot water for impermissable benefits. The big fact I can remember anti-Huggins contingent citing, was at the time he was being considered (at least by media) for OSU job, his players graduation rate during his tenure at Cincy was 0%. Not a good look.