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  1. LamarCheeks

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    You've got a wide-open 3 from the corner to win the NBA championship -- and you hit the backboard? ... Really?
  2. Michigan not only went all the way to Oregon to win a regional, but just took two of three from allegedly the best team in the country to reach the CWS. And it could've easily swept UCLA. ... And we won two of three in Ann Arbor. Makes you wonder what we could've accomplished had we actually shown up this postseason.
  3. LamarCheeks

    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    I thought he'd be about a .275-.285 hitter in the bigs, so I'm bummed he's only hitting .222 this year (and .227 for his career). But when he gets hold of one, it goes ...
  4. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Pretty interesting read on Mike Davis and his son. ... I always liked Davis, but I thought it was a mistake to hand him the keys to the IU empire after he really hadn't accomplished anything. After that interim season, the administration should've simply said: "We really appreciate you stepping in and getting us through a difficult situation, but we're going in a different direction." ... Initially, the optics wouldn't have been good, but if you bring in the right person, that is soon forgotten. (How many people remember that the Cubs fired Ricky Renteria as manager just because Joe Maddon became available? It was harsh and looked awful, but after four straight playoff appearances, including a World Series title, nobody even remembers that). ... Anyway, here's the Mike and Antoine Davis piece ... https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/06/03/antoine-davis-detroit-mercy-mike-davis-nba?xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=sinow&fbclid=IwAR2RS0KqWbbJCLl_0VPIKcnf1iSFNqxeUo8DA4yY8HXPbOLoRylZtsotuIQ
  5. Bases loaded. No outs. We don't score. Not good. We definitely needed to get on the board after allowing that 4-spot.
  6. Did this team just pack it in after the regular season? ... We need to wake the eff up!
  7. LamarCheeks

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    What Archie said about Jerome: "Jerome is in Bloomington. He's continuing with his rehabilitation. He's been elevated in terms of his activity level. He's doing a lot more individual stuff. But he's far, far away from having any indication or final decision on where he goes from here. We're probably looking towards July and August to see what he's capable of doing as we continue to progress ... We're excited to get him back on the floor. He's doing a lot more individual work, a lot more weight training and conditioning, so it's good to have him back and being active." What many IU fans seemingly heard: "Jerome has developed gangrene in both of his legs. They will have to be amputated and he will never play basketball again. Because of this, we are likely to finish about 10-22 next season, with no better than a 5-15 Big Ten record."
  8. LamarCheeks

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I don't regret that Romeo played his one season at IU. I'm just disappointed he got hurt and didn't have more of an impact season -- although 16.5 points a game ain't all that bad. But I have a feeling (call me crazy if you will -- many people have), that the team's chemistry will be better without him. I think there's something to what Seth Greenberg was saying about having one one-and-done. I think having Romeo -- while on the surface, should've been a big bonus -- was a huge detriment to chemistry. Even before the rumors about him and other players' girlfriends, I think some of the older dudes really resented him and the attention he got. That's their problem -- not his -- but regardless, it was there. I don't know that we'll be any better on the court, but I have a feeling the chemistry will improve.
  9. LamarCheeks

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I would suspect it's about 99 percent certain that Smith, Green and Durham are returning to school, but I haven't seen anything regarding their decisions. I believe the deadline to withdraw your name from the draft and still be able to retain college eligibility is tomorrow, so I guess we'll find out soon.
  10. LamarCheeks

    IndyCar thread

    Maybe the timing wasn't the best on that, but the Stanley Cup actually is the best trophy in sports. ... And I was born and raised in Indiana, graduated from IU and have watched the Indy 500 for 45-plus years.
  11. LamarCheeks

    IndyCar thread

    Seems very strange to watch the race on NBC after all those years on ABC ... If you're a Danica fan, my apologies, but I cannot stand her. Could definitely do without her as Tirico's sidekick.
  12. Ed Cooley is out. ... I always wonder in situations like this, when a coach "withdraws from consideration" -- did the interview not go well, and the school decides they weren't interested, so to save face, he says he's pulling out of the search. Or did he truly not feel comfortable with the school? ... Like when after Crean was fired and our search progressed, and it was became pretty clear Alford wasn't gonna get it, he goes on national TV and says he doesn't want the IU job. When you know you're not gonna get it, it makes it easier to say you don't want it! Either way, looks as if Juwan Howard is the front-runner now.
  13. LamarCheeks

    IUBASE Bracketology

    I've also seen a couple brackets that have us going to Louisville. Not sure if any is more reliable than the rest, though.
  14. A Michigan fan site claims the final four are Juwan Howard, Ed Cooley, LaVall Jordan and Shaka Smart.
  15. Exactly. ... Those guys are pretty good at what they do and how many mediocre coaches have we seen recycled again and again in the Association? ... Except for rare occasions -- Popovich, Sloan (when he was coaching) -- it seems as if many NBA coaches end up having worked for 3-4 teams before they hang up the whistle and clipboard. ... TBH, I think I'd actually rather coach 18-22 year-olds than headstrong dudes making millions, but I sure wouldn't want to have to travel all over the country begging those kids to play for me.
  16. Apparently, according to 247Sports, neither Stevens nor Donovan are interested. That's not surprising to me. The Detroit paper had an update saying Juwan Howard and LaVall Jordan are included on the Michigan AD's list. It also mentions there's been a lot of speculation on Shaka Smart. Also said Ed Cooley is a likely candidate. Interesting about Smart. Coaches seem to do very well at Virginia Commonwealth, but not so much when they move to a Power 5 school. Jeff Capel was great at VCU; fired at Oklahoma. Anthony Grant was great at VCU; fired at Alabama. Shaka Smart was great at VCU; still at Texas, but has been relatively mediocre. Will Wade was great at VCU; is in trouble because he's a cheating dog at LSU. Also, Jalen Wilson -- 6-8 four-star small forward from Denton, Texas -- asked Michigan to be released from his LOI. 247sports says he's a "big perimeter prospect that possesses shooting ability and skill." ... We apparently weren't in on him in his initial recruiting (before signing with Michigan, his other schools listed on that website were Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Arizona State). ... Hoping Archie at least takes a look.
  17. Not sure we could be more sloppy or more stupid than we've been in the top of the 12th. ... Really, really shoddy baseball.
  18. Apparently, Oats already has said he's not interested. ... Jeff Goodman threw Chris Collins' name out there, too.
  19. Hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling our best hitter taking a called third strike right down the middle of the plate with the bases loaded is gonna come back to haunt us.
  20. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB 2019-2020 Schedule

    Yikes. South Carolina the first night, and Baylor the second? ... That could be a couple losses totaling 80 or more points.
  21. Overall, I've got RMK at IU for 29 years and Piggy Lambert at PU for 29 years (though not consecutively). Anybody ever been at a B1G school for a longer period?
  22. LamarCheeks

    2019 Coaching Carousel

    Juwan Howard? ... He's a Heat assistant and been a candidate for a couple NBA jobs. Has no college experience, but neither did Penny or Stackhouse.
  23. LamarCheeks

    2018-2019 Governor's Cup

    This is great -- and no offense to all our sports, but I'd trade this for a football win and a sweep in men's basketball.
  24. I can totally see that. Not only is there the frustration with players testing the NBA -- maybe they come back, maybe they don't, and you don't know till the end of May. But he seems like an old-school guy who likes to keep things on the up and up, and he's probably tired of going to recruits with: "We can get you a great education at a great school. We play in the nation's best conference and on a national stage. We can make you a better basketball player." While others go at them with: "I can get you a hundred grand -- maybe 150 grand if you commit within the next week."
  25. LamarCheeks

    2019 Coaching Carousel

    If he hadn't just signed a new deal paying him nearly $5 million a year, I could see UM throwing a ton of money at Chris Beard. Maybe they'd still try -- he bolted UNLV not long after signing a deal there. ... Also wonder if they might try throwing big bucks at Tony Bennett. The thought about him has been that he doesn't want to be at a place where he'd be in a fish bowl -- and football always will be king in Ann Arbor. Jay Wright? After reaching two NCAA title games in the past few years, I don't see Michigan going small with this hire. I could be wrong, however (I often am), but I see them wanting to make a huge splash.