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Is Perry Mason what you get when you combine Perry Ellis with Frank Mason?
@drgnslayr Very well put. I definitely agree about not getting left behind in playstyle. I do think KY's success has rubbed off on Self, coupled with having some PGs who could penetrate & dish or score (Sherron, Tyshawn, RussRob better at it than EJ or Tharpe). Nobody knows how good a healthy, experienced Selby could have been in Yr2...Self does want a PG who can drive to put pressure on an opponent. I still recall RussRob's career high in a road game in TX somewhere when he went for 25pts, mostly from the FT line w/his dribble penetrations. Same thing for Tyshawn's senior season. Problem is our PGs have problems sticking in the NBA. Which comes back around to Self's combo guard thing. DRose is a combo guard, meaning he can score. But as the smallest guy out there...so he gets pencilled in to thd PG role. What else do you call a 'scorer'? We just need more TT and EJsized guys...
@drgnslayr If Buying Alaska was a drinking game for every time they said "Now THIS is Alaska!," you'd be dead at the end of the show. I'm a sucker for HGTV, but that show is stupid.
I feel your pain. I constantly see members indicating that Calipari is not a good coach; however, every list I have seen that ranks top college coaches, has Calipari ranked in the top 10 and most in the top 5. As I have said before, underestimate Calipari at your own risk. Maybe we don't agree with his methods (me, me, me), or don't like his personality (me, me, me) but it is hard to argue with the results.
The answer to Frank Mason's issue is easy. He was volume shooter and scorer in HS and he still has that mentality. At the UK game he kept driving to the basket, drawing a crowd, and instead to passing the ball to the open players, as the game plan called for, he tried scoring over the tall UK trees and we all know how that turned out.
If I were Coach Self. I would sit him in front of a screen and have him watch footage of RussRob. He also came to KU as a scorer and when he finally embraced his role as a PG/ball distributor/game manager, he became one of the better PGs in recent memory and a crucial component of the '08 Championship team; without his steady play KU likely does not win it all in '08.
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That bullpen is what's impressed me the most. I've seen Herrera for years terrorize Sox hitters. Davis is interesting. If you look at his stats, he's been a starter 3 different seasons, very average, if not below average stats, especially last year. 3 other years he's been a middle reliever with decent stats, especially this year. Phenomenal.
With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com.
Fruitless contract talks with the Suns soured point guard Eric Bledsoe's appetite for playing in Phoenix. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum level contract that he has been seeking, sources said, but because of cap restrictions, the only way he can join the team as currently constructed is through a sign-and-trade deal. Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.
@Crimsonorblue22 I don't like them either, but I have to say that " Brooke Sassin " is a pretty cool name. Since I am the master of originality (or not) I'm going to go out on a limb and assume her nickname is " Assassin " .
One thing I have to say about Coach Weis: he is no longer masking that he has no idea which guys can play and which can't.
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Thanks for the heads up. I know Cox was granted a 6th year medical red shirt since the KU Athletic site indicates that much, so it probably was Bourbon??? If that is the case, then he might not be coming back.
This article indicates that Bourbon was indeed honored as a senior, so he likely is not coming back. Bourbon is a 4.0 student so he might have finished his graduate degree and if the NFL is not in his future, it would certainly make no sense for him to come back.
On football related notes...how long before Muschamp (leaving Florida at the end of the season) becomes a candidate for the KU HC job?
Also, former MU player Chase Coffman fined $30K for hit on Raven's Assistant Coach...
Only a former MU player would do something so stupid. The article has a link to the video of the hit.
I added a News Feeds category and I pulled feeds from cjonline, kusports and wichita eagle, but only the cjonline one worked correctly. I'm reaching out to Gary Bedore about the kusports feed as I believe it should work with a small change on their end, and I'll see what I can do about wichita eagle one. This should be a really nice way of pulling our news from other sites in real time without having to manually do it.
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Pretty sure I've seen them. That cat avatar,,,baris? No idea how to do it though.