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Everything posted by atskooc

  1. Rub it in? Or let it go? A poll.

    I prefer this one: You’ll never hear someone say they overuse semicolons. —Grant Faulkner
  2. Rub it in? Or let it go? A poll.

    Well, they represent a break between two complete thoughts; Vonnegut can pound sand.
  3. Rub it in? Or let it go? A poll.

    He may have been referring to the fact that Nebraska rarely ever seems to come out on the good side of such decisions/breaks. At least that's how I interpreted the "beat the odds" comment. I could very well be way off with this. Props for the semicolon, though; you're always spot on with those!
  4. Probably a lot of answers to this question found here:
  5. Copeland

    Just like Grandpa.
  6. Offseason Potpourri

    So, Copeland is eligible for the full season! I'm seeing some dancing .gifs on Twitter.
  7. Bureau of Weights and Measures

    Just like Grandpa.
  8. Serendipity...

    Hopefully you told her about the "central" part, otherwise she might find us difficult to locate.
  9. OT: Eclipse Plans

    That was gorgeous!
  10. Bud

    That was the first boxing match I'd watched in years. I'd rather watch BattleBots.
  11. First Miles Presser of 2017-18

    He seems to have a Pandora's Box full of knowledge.
  12. D1 minutes

    Interesting stuff, indeed. We were going to be more experienced this year than last year regardless, as the guys who transferred would have greater minutes coming into this year, obviously. But what this information does (at the very least should do) is alleviate any fears of coming in with an inexperienced team even though we lost some pretty big cogs last year. This is a cool way to look at the experience we have coming back. Thanks @khoock and @Norm Peterson for doing the homework. I dig it!
  13. OT: Eclipse Plans

    Marysville has over a minute of totality. We've got things planned around town all day Sunday and Monday.
  14. Thorir Thorbjarnarson is N!

    I see they split the difference and went with 6' 5".
  15. We've had that ability for a while now, I believe.
  16. Next Years Starting 5

    Chimichanga? For fucks' sake.
  17. My Head Hurts...

    What would it be like? They'd sell fewer papers/have fewer clicks. If not, they'd probably already be doing it.
  18. Offseason Potpourri

    Apparently I misunderstood your mentioning of Jacobson and Pitchford having the opportunity to shoot threes as meaning they shot threes. Silly me. If if nothing else, Norm, at least we helped get this thread back talking about basketball. Enough with the soccer chatter.
  19. Offseason Potpourri

  20. Offseason Potpourri

    And Jordy is very much that unicorn (which is why he won't shoot very many [if any] threes in his career). If he does hoist one, he'll be the first one to do so in six years.
  21. Offseason Potpourri

    He is listed as a forward. The five guys I named above are the only players listed as centers in Miles' tenure (according to Huskers.com).
  22. Offseason Potpourri

    Well played!
  23. Offseason Potpourri

    So, your logic says that it's not a waste of time for Jordy to practice shooting threes because Pitchford and Jacobson (both listed as forwards, unlike Jordy, who is a center) shot threes. My logic says it is a waste of time for Jordy to spend time working on that shot because there is no call for him to shoot it (and, yes, he has other things to work on a bit closer to the basket). I took a look at some numbers. Centers (on Huskers.com rosters) in Miles' Nebraska career: Player/Career threes shot-taken under Miles. Andre Almeida/0-0 https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/andre-almeida-1.html Jordy T/0-0 http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/4066393/jordy-tshimanga Moses Abraham/0-0 http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/51318/moses-abraham Sergej V/0-0 https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/sergei-vucetic-1.html *Kye Kurkowski/0-0 https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/kye-kurkowski-1.html Have power forwards chucked up the three under Miles? Of course (some of them in bunches). But, so far as I can tell, no player who has logged any minutes listed as a center on the roster during Miles' tenure at Nebraska has ever shot a three. Not one. This isn't even taking into consideration Jacob Hammond (who many thought was the first true center Nebraska had recruited in several years) as Huskers.com has him listed as a forward...but he was 0-0 as well, or Ed Morrow (who was also listed as a forward but spent most of his time as a Husker playing the center position) who also went 0-0. Miles' system at Nebraska has a history of forwards shooting threes, but centers have no such claim. Unless you think he is a forward, there is no history (that I can find) that would dictate the need for Jordy, as the center he is, to shoot threes in this offense. It has literally never happened. Considering the total lack of centers shooting three pointers under Miles (based on roster position), it is laughable to think his center should spend time shooting the shot. You said earlier, "Yeah, because there's never been any opportunity for a big man in Miles' system to shoot treys." What you thought was hyperbole actually couldn't be more true if we're talking about guys who are listed as centers under Miles at Nebraska. And I don't think I ever hinted that it's either impossible or improbable for Jordy to make a three. I simply said he wasn't going to shoot them in Miles' offense (because he plays a different position from the two guys you mentioned). Heck, I've seen the guy make one; the day he signed his LOI he posted a video of himself hitting one from deep. So, yes, it is clearly possible for him to make the shot; there's simply no history of guys in his position under Miles even shooting one in a game, let alone making one. *Kurkowski was listed as a center for 12-13 and a forward for 13-14.
  24. Offseason Potpourri

    To suggest that Jordy and Pitchford are the same kind of big man (or that they would be used in the same manner in Miles' system) is laughable. Add Jacobson to that same mix. One was in the mold of a classic four, the other a stretch four who hated playing down low on offense. I would bet that Jordy doesn't hoist more than 12 threes this coming year (he was 0-0 last year). For this guy to be spending time practicing that shot (as anything other than just goofing around) when he is far from polished on the low block? That's a waste of time.
  25. Offseason Potpourri

    Jordy drops that he's wasting his time.