Interesting, this guy plays a couple minutes from my house -- I'll have to check him out this fall!
Not sure about your question, but I leave when Nickleback is turned on.
I hardly understood a word of this, and it sounded glorious.
Did you mean 'envelop' him?
Wright Bro's by 1. And it looks like I was able to vote on two different devices -- have I uncovered a flaw in the system, or was this vote designed by Illinois politicians?
Would love Coach Cal going to the Lakers. Would not love UK stealing Matta. Wouldn't he be on their list, and wouldn't Matta consider it? I'd put my money on Shaka Smart, and I hope UK would too.
We live in a weird, weird world.
Easy draw? I couldn't possibly disagree more.
You left out the part where he's the son of one of the all-time Buckeye greats. I still remember the first time I heard about Traevon Jackson. First thing I thought was, "Jim Jackson has a son going to college? Man, I am getting old." Then I thought, "Well, he must not be that good if Ohio State doesn't even want him. Wait, he's going to Wisconsin? Oh, this is going to end very, very poorly..."
Correct, my bad on Amir. Ever since we missed on Payne and ended up with Amir, I have blocked certain details out of my mind about Amir, this apparently being one of them.
Not backtracking on my comment though. It's sickening hear the hometowns of all these players.
How about we start by getting guys who can shoot, beginning with the guys in our own back yard? I'm tired of hearing about guys from Ohio that are playing or have played key roles on very good teams. Just off the top of my head -- Burke, Payne, Trice, and Lavert. I know you can't get everyone, but how about we get a decent percentage. Of the contributors on this past team, who's from Ohio? Craft, Amir, and Loving -- anyone else? Pretty sad if you ask me. This March Madness has been immensely enjoyable not just for the great games but because I have been able to watch teams who can score. This pains me SO MUCH to say, but Michigan is an awesome team to watch this year.
Three years ago:
- Point guard Thad Matta wanted: Shannon Scott
- Point guards Thad Matta didn't want: Traevon Jackson, Trey Burke
When you pass up kids from Columbus, worse yet kids that are sons of Buckeye legends, you better be sure you're getting greatness. I'd have to say Shannon Scott doesn't qualify.
Fair point, to an extent. Sibert got 10 minutes/game his sophomore year, which is alright but not a ton. But at what point do you as a coach have to draw the line? Not everyone can play 25 minutes/game every night. You're going to play the guys who are producing, or at least not sucking donkey balls, which is what <30% is.
Jordan Sibert couldn't shoot when he was at Ohio State either. Maybe I'm being ultra sensitive, but I'm reading into the tone of this comment, and what I'm reading is, "Matta should have played Sibert so we didn't lose him." Seems like revisionist history to suggest that Matta should have played more of a guy who was shooting under 30%.
I voted Other because I think I can legitimately say none of them improved significantly. Same goes for Craft and LSJ. ADV might be the best answer...I guess...
If I was ever going to read Rick Reilly, this would be the piece. But...I can't do it.
Rick Reilly will write about anyone if he can get a few clicks out of it.
DJ, I'm getting awfully used to these daily Skull Sessions. If you're not careful, you're going to keep growing on me. Definitely the most interesting writer here.
The Bucks picked apart the Cuse zone last time with a great high-low combo of Thomas and Sullinger. It's questionable whether we have the high now, and we most certainly don't have the low.