Honolulu and Wichita equally dreary? Seems legit.
Hey, same here -- also now in the SLC area, originally from Columbus! I've spotted a bunch of OSU gear since I've been out here and have had some folks stop to chat when I'm wearing mine.
Everybody should text that there is an unruly, distracting, person who refuses to sit down during the game. Moreover, he incessantly points his fingers, pumps his fist, and does push-ups throughout the entire game. Truly disruptive.
"I'M MR. MOP"?
Class of 1998 here -- graduated with Mike Stafford!
Well put. There are even studies that show that the "momentum" phenomenon in basketball doesn't exist; or, it might even work exactly opposite than conventional wisdom:
Granted, "momentum" may be an impossible thing to quantify, and thus study, but there are implications beyond basketball and sports (the gambler's fallacy, for example, that "my luck's about to turn around").
You've pointed out the fundamental flaw with the raw Plus/Minus stat: that it doesn't take the quality of players you're on the court with into account. Basketball stat-heads have more recently taken to Adjusted Plus/Minus, which attempts to solve this problem. Here's an overview article on it [ESPN].
As with any other advanced stat, you can find articles that go very deep into its analysis. The ESPN article above links to some of these, if you wish to read more.
I'm with you. The more we see this squad play, the clearer it becomes that the game was an outlier. The trouble is, is that the margin for error in the B1G is especially small this year, and "spotting" the rest of the field a game hurts. The damage has already been done, but thankfully, it seems like this team has learned that it can't afford to sleepwalk again.
The 19 point loss to Illinois keeps looking worse and worse. The next two are hardly gimmies, as it seems like the B1G is even deeper than most thought this year, but should give the Buckeyes a chance to re-group and work on some obvious holes.
Wow, welcome guys! I loved reading BKAB on OHD and am excited to see it live on at 11W!
Wow, Jerry Lucas is a beast:
How on earth were you able to get 40 rebounds in one game, and what is your secret for rebounding?
JL: It goes back to when I was a child. I would take 5,000 shots every day with a purpose. I did things that other players never did. I would intentionally miss shots for eight straight hours just to see where the ball would go. I knew where every missed shot was going so 99% of the time I did not block out because I already knew where to go. I also had great timing and determination and the heart of a champion.
one thing to keep in mind with regard to the MNC game ratings are the casual sports fans who would have otherwise tuned into the game -- not necessarily because they're interested -- but because it's the biggest thing on tv that night. having the game on cable would likely shut a good amount of that audience out.
also note that this year's MNC game drew the highest cable rating ever -- even beating out all other Monday Night Football ratings. that's pretty impressive.