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I hardly ever look at comments at he bottom of stories as most tend to be very biased and uninformed. I don't know if race had anything to do with him getting away with as much as he did and many would say that it is indeed the case while others would say it is not. I personally prefer not to comment on that particular issues. I can only talk of the times I saw him in person at games and other times on TV and his behavior was always that of a bully trying to intimidate refs and opposing coaches alike. I am sure Temple fans seem him differently.
A very wise man once told me that there are 3 issues you just don't discuss in a public forum, race, religion and abortion and many add a fourth, politics. I strongly believe all four should be left out a sports forum all together.
If I compare the best of what Lucas has shown us this year and the best of what Hunter has shown in just this one game, I'll take Hunter as the 4th big any day of the week. Hunter is probably our only hope for any kind of a legit rim-protector. He sets solid screens, runs the floor really well, and he's smarter in every other aspect of the game than Landen. He bobbled a couple good dishes inside that would have added to his scoring, but that was rust. I sense a "beast mode" potential with Hunter that Withey tapped once in a while.
No reason for Lucas to still be so casual offensively and playing like dunking the ball is illegal. He has shown zero beast mode potential.
But.... the only reason we're even talking about Landen and Hunter is because of Cliff's slow development. He should be a beast, right?? Unless he's fed the ball unguarded for a dunk or layup or gets a put-back, offensively he's still pretty weak. He's had guys barely touch his arm while he's attempting to dunk it and clanks it. They should be getting the hell out of his way. Where's that jump hook he was supposedly working on the day he got to Lawrence? Physically, how could that kid not intimidate a team like Lafayette? I can't even remember the last foul he got banging someone inside. Usually his fouls are bad screens or chasing a guy out of the paint. OK... end of rant. Try not to expect anything from freshmen.
Against Texas KU is going to need every big it can muster. Texas is big and talented and they will be a load.
Coach Self has indicated several time in the past that he normally likes to have a rotation of 7 or 8 players; he is not the only coach that feels this way, I have heard other coaches state the same thing. However, earlier this year Coach Self indicated that because of the available talent, he might extend the rotation to 9 or 10 players. Looks like he is doing just that.
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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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Here is a nice bit from the KC Star on Coach Beaty. I am encouraged.
''I learned a lesson. I'm not gonna tell you guys who I'm starting.'' - Bill Self
@jaybate-1.0 Many parts of America have shelters that are night mares, while the dog is alive and death camps due to slim chance of adoption.
Several shelters on the local level just transfer dogs between them & advertise as "no kill" agencies. It can be heart wrenching to see inside & when you do go to see an orphan, the viewing generally takes place in an area or room without other dogs & you don't see the conditions they are kept. Some are absolutely starving. Rascal was skin & bones when we brought him home around 45 lbs. He is about proper weight now at 65-70. I don't believe he was mistreated as he is excellently house trained & other than jumping up & scratching you, really has no behavioral issues that we can see. Still has some stubbornness which is normal for the breed, but will get in his kennel for treats & a toy. Has not had any accidents either in home or the kennel & sometimes he's there for 8-9 hours. I'm still just flabbergasted that someone let a dog as well trained as this go. Must have been no other option for the owner. Boxers are not for everyone & unless they get plenty of exercise they can be a holy terror cooped up inside. But they do not live long lives if kept outside-is too much strain on their physiology as they cannot regulate their body temperatures properly. Can have heat strokes at 80 deg & go hypothermic at 25. We walk a mile twice daily, weather permitting & still have a couple of very active playtime sessions to boot. And man are they jumpers! My 500 ft perimeter around the house is 6 ft high & if he realized he could get a good run at it, would be over it fast. One is a good handful & two is a major undertaking. Mom has mentioned getting another but as much as I love them, nixed that very quickly.
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.