I'll tell Blaine you said that when I see him next. lol
The Midtjylland article is fascinating. I've thought a lot about a model like that for soccer. I'm clearly not smart enough to write such an algorithm, but good to see that someone is. The numbers don't lie.
Any list that has Amir on it is immediately illegitimate.
Just remember, he pulled those clothes out of the same closet where he keeps his dusty Balloon D'Ors.He can wear whatever he likes and everyone else can shut up :)
That Georgia State Vine is a thing of beauty. Aside from the guy falling off his chair there's the female assistant do a silly little jump and the guy on the end of the bench who throws his hands up in the air when the shot goes up intimating, "What are you doing?" and then goes nuts when it goes in. Great Vine.
Anyone else notice Tate try to do this last night?
I think this is actually a good matchup for us.
1. VCU is small across the board. Clearly our struggles have come against teams with height in the post.
2. VCU doesn't rebound particularly well. Teams that rebound well have killed us: Louisville, MSU, Wisconsin.
3. VCU relies on the 3. We can man up on the perimeter reasonably well.
4. Their defense is based on the press. First, if we handle our business on defense, they won't have the opportunity to press as much. Second, Scott and Russell are heady ball handlers. I actually think that we'll have some good opportunities that come from our ability to break the press.
This team has frustrated the crap out of me this season, so I'm not just a blind optimist. I think we win today and get humbled by Zona.
I once played a lunch time pick-up game against Katie Smith. She took exception to my tight defense and cleared me out with an elbow above my eye. I had a huge knot to show for it.
I had a nearly unblemished childhood wrestling record against my brother who eventually won a legitimate HS conference title. never mind that he was a few years younger than me and I obeyed no rules while wrestling in our living room.
I actually did play collegiate soccer and my son is a state champion gymnast.
The pics of Ireland are fantastic. I lived in Cork for a few years and would regularly have lunch at Blackrock Castle. Thanks for this find!
She needs to floss.
Call me old fashioned but if my son ever flew the double bird at anyone, oh my, we'd have words. He'd better make it worth it because he wouldn't be seeing the light of day for a long time.
Those Miami team were stacked. Magahee replacing Clinton Portis. Sean Taylor replacing Ed Reed. Winslow replacing Shockey. That's not just a serviceable guy stepping in, those guys are legends. I hate Miami, but it's hard to overstate just how much talent they had stockpiled.
Seeing all these wins influenced by great 'bigs' makes me sad for this year's team.
The first time they played Florida in the regular season about 4 years or so ago. My niece was born that day and was just fabulous to watch the Bucks destroy them and set the table for a great run that year. I think that was Sully's freshman year, IIRC.
#15s doing historic damage.
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Not to nit-pick, because that whole sequence was sick, but it sure looked like a double dribble after he went behind is back.
Michael Thomas will contend for the Biletnikoff this year.
I have an idea, let's bench the seniors on senior day...
Heather Ledger's inspiration for The Joker right there.
Imagine he and Russell on the same team...
No one really expected Joe to be good. Amir on the other hand...